St. Elmo. From this spot the forked top of Vesuvius is perhaps more intelligible than upon a nearer inspection.
Waverley appeared in 1814 and is considered the first British historical novel. The materials are Highland feudalism, military bravery, and description of natural scenery.
The allied sovereigns. The Duke of Wellington. The King of Prussia. Prince Regent (George IV). The Emperor of Russia.
Fashions under the First Empire — Sacks — “Personnes cossues” — A saying of Napoleon’s – White gowns — Valenciennes lace — Ball dresses; walking dresses — Polish “toquets” and bonnets — Turbans — Muslins — Artificial flowers — Wenzel’s manufactory; “The Offspring of Imposture,” Campenon’s verses — Parisian ladies, as sketched by Horace Vernet — Stays — Cashmeres — Protest by Piis — Ternaux assists in establishing the manufacture of cashmere shawls in France — Cotton stuffs — Richard Lenoir; importance of the Rouen manufacture — Violets during the Hundred Days — The “eighteen folds,” and white silk.
The Reminiscences and Recollections of Captain Gronow, being anecdotes of the camp, court, clubs and society, 1810-1860.
A French army of 1814 to 1815. The King’s Musketeers. Armee Francaise de 1814 à 1815. Mousquetaires du Roi. After a drawing by F. Bastin. From a series: Armee Francaise… Read More
French first empire modes under the Restoration. (Première Restauration 1814-1815) Les Modes sous la Restauration. From the Book: The Frenchwoman of the century; Fashions – Manners – Usages, by Octave Uzanne.… Read More
The Coquettes, Flirts of the First Empire 1804–1814 (Napoleonic Empire). Les Coquettes du Premier Empire. Les Modes sous la Restauration. From the Book: The Frenchwoman of the century; Fashions –… Read More