"Here's a lovely old advisory from William Matthews Bookseller, explaining how to open a book for the first time, which was a major operation in the age of hand-sewn hardcover bindings."
courtesy: Dangerous Minds and Boing Boing
Undressing a Georgian / Victorian lady too perhaps needed instructions like the above.
In the passage below, just ignore the passions and focus on the skills:
"...“Let’s go to bed, Tillie.”
(from 'Maid to Match' by Deeanne Gist, 2010)
Artist: Thomas Rowlandson (1756 - 1827), 1791
(Michael Prodger, New Statesman, December 12 2013)