Okay, I totally want this:

According to, the above book, entitled The Ladies Dictionary: Being a General Entertainment for the Fair Sex is a "300-year-old book which appears to be the 17th-century version of Cosmopolitan magazine". It's full of helpful advice--feeling a little overweight? Bathe in claret! Worried about cellulite? Try a little "'Oyl of Foxes, Capons Grease, and Goose Grease' with 'Pine, Rosin, and Turpentine'. Boil with 'Virgins-Wax' and plaster on to the body".

The Ladies Dictionary goes up for auction next month, and is expected to fetch at least £2000.
Posted by: Julianka


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