English Costume from the 17th Through the 19th Centuries

English Costume from the 17th Through the 19th Centuries

by James Laver, Brooke
     
 


Over 400 detailed illustrations span 300 years of fashion history — from  extravagant costumes of the Stuart period to cycling knickerbockers for
late 19th century women. 28 plates in full color.
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Over 400 detailed illustrations span 300 years of fashion history — from  extravagant costumes of the Stuart period to cycling knickerbockers for
late 19th century women. 28 plates in full color.

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An overview of historic costume offering a comprehensive (but not minute) description of the evolution of English fashion. Includes 400 copyright-free illustrations (28 of them full-color plates) arranged chronologically. In addition to typical clothing for men, women, and children, the reference covers hairstyles, beards, hats, and cravats. The original 1937 Macmillan edition went back to the 14th century; this Dover reprint comprises the original work's final three chapters. It has no index. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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ISBN-13:
9780486412399
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Publication date:
10/27/2000
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
6.13(w) x 9.22(h) x 0.73(d)

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