The West-End Gazette of Gentlemen's Fashions.
London: Kent & Co, 1862. A lovely bound copy of the first year of this scarce fashion magazine. 12 issues from July 1862 - June 1863. Each issue is comprised of 4 pages of text accompanied by a folding / double page engraved diagram. These show cutting patterns for gentleman's clothing, (and one has a skeleton with accompanied text). To the rear are 10 full page colour illustrations with attractive hand colouring, showing fashions of the day. These with the mark of the fashion plate printer Louis-Joseph Mariton. In later gilt lettered three quarter leather binding. 270 x 210 mm (10¾ x 8¼ inches).
The Metropolitan Foremen Tailors' Society was formed in 1850. In 1862 they began the "West-End Gazette"
to provide patterns and illustrations of the clothing available. This collection of the first year's publication has been bound up - the binder has mistakenly stated "1850" to the spine rather than 1862/3 as should be embossed there.