An Act for the Reform and Regulation of Female Apparel and to Amend and Refrenate the Customs relating to Crinoline and other Artificial Superfluities and the Profusion thereof, with the Powers, Provisions, Clauses, Regulations and Directions, Fines, Forfeitures and Penalties, to be observed, applied, practised and put into execution for securing the proper observance of the same.

By: SATIRICAL ‘ACT OF PARLIAMENT’

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Folio. pp. 4, drop head title. Creased and frayed. A satirical pamphlet dressed up as an act of parliament, regarding what women could wear. “Barrel or Tub Pattern Petticoats forbidden. That it shall not be lawful for any female above the age of Forty to wear, deck or bedizen herself in any underskirt or petticoat, the pattern of which shall be red and black striped, tub or barrel pattern, nor any other pattern approaching to chess or draught board pattern, or any other pattern or color, which shall be likely to take the cause the taking fright of any Horse, Ox, or Ass, or shall be calculated to cause the unnecessary barking of Puppies, or draw forth the precocious remarks of any small Boys, or Charity Girls of the present generation, who may espy the same, although the same remarks may be gratuitously delivered.” The sometimes extravagant dress of this period was much commented on and was the frequent butt of satirical cartoons. Copac lists only three locations: BL, V&A and Guildhall Library.

Title: An Act for the Reform and Regulation of Female Apparel and to Amend and Refrenate the Customs relating to Crinoline and other Artificial Superfluities and the Profusion thereof, with the Powers, Provisions, Clauses, Regulations and Directions, Fines, Forfeitures and Penalties, to be observed, applied, practised and put into execution for securing the proper observance of the same.

Author Name: SATIRICAL ‘ACT OF PARLIAMENT’

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Publisher: William Coney, printed by Jeremiah Rounce and Alfred Bar, 1859.:

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