New York, Philadelphia, et al. Godey Publishing Co. / Standard Fashion Company. 1889 - 1897.
THREE MAGAZINES. Godey's Lady's Book, January 1889; Godey's: America's First Magazine (formerly Godey's Lady's Book), November 1892; The Standard Designer of Fashions, Millinery, Fancy Work, November 1897. Total of 10 full page color fashion plates, numerous black and white in-text illustrations, approx 100 pages each, 11 x 8 to 9 1/2 x 6 1/4 inches, pictorial paper wrappers as issued (softbound). Light spotting and general wear to covers, chipping to cover edges and paper loss to spines of Godey's 1889 and The Standard Designer 1897, 2 1/4 x 1 inch paper loss to back cover of The Standard Designer, first color plate of same detached, light stain and ripple to upper edge of same throughout text block due to water exposure. Interior of The Standard Designer in overall good condition; interiors of Godey's magazines in overall very good condition. Beautiful chromolithographs depicting the elegant and tight-waisted women's fashions of the era. The Standard Designer is firmly focused on clothing and advertises patterns for skirts, jackets, etc., accompanied by some fiction and household articles. The two Godey's magazines consist mainly of fiction but include fashion plates and articles. "The Dress of English Women" by Jno. Gilmer Speed praises the low, sweet voices of English women but despairs of their outlandish headgear. "Among the Mad" by investigative journalist Nellie Bly recounts her stint in an insane asylum. Item #56669