By Ardern Holt
Twenty colour and forty black-and-white illustrations improve the alphabetical entries, that are as a rule for women's costumes yet contain a bit on kid's dress. Costumes variety from the peasant apparel of Austria, Italy, and eire to the finery of the six other halves of Henry VIII, Marie Antoinette, and different contributors of French and English royalty. extra entries highlight characters from Shakespeare and Dickens; conventional clothing of Egypt and historic Greece and Rome; Cinderella, Maid Marian, and different folkloric figures; in addition to clothes instructed via astronomy, the seasons, the animal nation, and different thematic matters. dress designers, reenactors, enthusiasts of Victorian type, and Halloween lovers will locate this ancient quantity an important resource of inspiration.
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