Meehan often does work based on historical museum collections and this one is an amazing collection indeed ~16 stunning paper doll costumes of 16 gorgeous dresses. Even more fascinating is the collection these designs came from, which is a doll collection owned by John Burbidge, which you have to see to appreciate. Check out THIS pinterest account to see the actual dolls (amazing!). The dolls are 29 inches tall and were used to model new fashions for ladies (so the details were very intense). Meehan does a superb job capturing those details as well.
And she just always makes a nice paper doll book ~ the context on each page, with a little vignette of the collection and her sketches make this book a joy to browse (I won't be cutting up this copy, but it's awesome enough to warrant a second, I think).
Anyway, you can get it at Amazon: Little Ladies of Fashion by Norma Lu Meehan. Twelve of the sixteen costumes are from the 19th century across each decade starting with 1856 and up through 1913. Sorry my images are a wee wonky; couldn't comfortably get the book on the scanner bed without wrecking the spine, so I cobbled these by various other means.