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Medieval Costume, Armour and Weapons

by Eduard Wagner, Zoroslava Drobná & Jan Durdík Dover Publications (May 05, 2014)

Accompanied by a scrupulously researched and well-documented text, over 400 royalty-free illustrations trace the evolution of clothing styles, armor, and weapons during the medieval period in Central Europe...

Illustrated Handbook of Western European Costume: Thirteenth to Mid-Nineteenth Century

by Iris Brooke Dover Publications (February 04, 2014)

This valuable survey uses theatrical costumes as contemporary clues to the clothing that was in vogue throughout much of western Europe from 1260 to 1840. 176 black-and-white illustrations.

A Dictionary of Costume and Fashion: Historic and Modern

by Mary Brooks Picken Dover Publications (June 26, 2013)

Compendium defines over 10,000 words associated with wearing apparel and fashion. From bateau necklines to trilbys and vamps, words are grouped alphabetically according to dress parts, fabrics, and other style...

Everyday Fashions of the Forties As Pictured in Sears Catalogs

by JoAnne Olian Dover Publications (August 16, 2013)

What American men, women, and children wore in the 1940s, shown in 122 fully illustrated and captioned pages selected from rare copies of Sears catalogs. Reproduced in large format on high-quality glossy stock....

Authentic Victorian Dressmaking Techniques

by Kristina Harris Dover Publications (March 25, 2013)

This vintage how-to manual — the first modern American sewing book — provided turn-of-the-century seamstresses with clear instructions for altering patterns, hand-sewing stitches, and creating shirt-blouses,...

The History of Underclothes

by C. Willett Cunnington & PhiIlis Cunnington Dover Publications (July 04, 2013)

Fascinating survey of various undergarments worn by the English over six centuries. Well-documented, scholarly presentation enhanced with over 100 period illustrations depicting laced-up bodice of the 12th century,...

American Victorian Costume in Early Photographs

by Priscilla Harris Dalrymple Dover Publications (June 26, 2013)

Over 280 rare photographs document "Sunday best" clothing from the 1840s to the 1890s. Bustles, pantalets, top hats, waistcoats, bowlers, other attire, as well as hairdressing and tonsorial styles.

English Women's Clothing in the Nineteenth Century: A Comprehensive Guide with 1,117 Illustrations

by C. Willett Cunnington Dover Publications (June 26, 2013)

Remarkably thorough descriptions, information about hundreds of fashions: morning dresses, riding outfits, bridal gowns, more. Also millinery, footwear, etc. Based on contemporary sources. Indispensable for...

Bloomingdale's Illustrated 1886 Catalog

by Bloomingdale Brothers Dover Publications (June 27, 2013)

Famed merchants' extremely rare catalog depicting about 1,700 products: clothing, housewares, firearms, dry goods, jewelry, and more. Invaluable for dating and identifying vintage items. Also, royalty-free graphics...

Victorian and Edwardian Fashion: A Photographic Survey

by Alison Gernsheim Dover Publications (March 12, 2013)

Bonnets, capes, caps, shawls, bodices, and crinolines as people actually wore them from 1840 to 1914. More than 200 photos depict aristocrats and members of the middle class as well as celebrities.

The Mode in Hats and Headdress: A Historical Survey with 198 Plates

by R. Turner Wilcox Dover Publications (August 29, 2013)

This stunningly comprehensive survey of hats and headgear from ancient Egypt to mid-20th century illustrates an astonishing range of styles — plumed turbans to modern homburgs, plus images of hairstyles, jewelry,...

Everyday Fashions of the Fifties As Pictured in Sears Catalogs

by JoAnne Olian Dover Publications (June 27, 2013)

One-piece strapless bathing suits and dresses with plunging necklines for women; business suits with wide lapels for men; bluejeans and plaid shirts for girls; and much more. Over 300 black-and-white illustrations....

Classic French Fashions of the Twenties

by Atelier Bachwitz Dover Publications (April 01, 2013)

This fine reproduction of a 1929 catalog features fashions for all occasions, with 54 color plates showcasing everything from chiffon promenade dresses to a white alpaca jumper and a silk-and-lace evening gown....

Gallery of Late-Seventeenth-Century Costume: 100 Engravings

by Caspar Luyken Dover Publications (January 24, 2013)

Magnificent reproductions of 100 rare engravings from a much-imitated reference work depict with precision and elegance a wide range of social classes — from royalty and merchants to military officers and...

Ancient European Costume and Fashion

by Herbert Norris Dover Publications (December 26, 2012)

Clothing styles from prehistory to A.D. 1066 displayed in over 160 illustrations. Draped robes of classical Greece, the apparel of a 10th-century Byzantine emperor, garments of peasants, as well as footwear,...

Western World Costume: An Outline History

by Carolyn G. Bradley Dover Publications (December 26, 2012)

Well-illustrated view of Western dress, from prehistory to mid-20th century. Footwear, headgear, accessories, typical colors and materials for each era. 491 black-and-white illustrations.

Costume in Greek Classic Drama

by Iris Brooke Dover Publications (July 12, 2012)

This work describes how performers were dressed in plays by Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides, and explains how the actors' performances influenced the cut of their costumes. 53 black-and-white illustrations....

British Costume from Earliest Times to 1820

by Mrs. Charles H. Ashdown Dover Publications (August 09, 2012)

Hard-to-find classic provides detailed, authentic coverage of British clothing (civil, royal, and ecclesiastic) from early Saxon era (ca. A.D. 460) to reign of King George III (1820).

Uniforms of the United States Army, 1774-1889, in Full Color

by H. A. Ogden Dover Publications (September 11, 2012)

Richly colored, hand-tinted prints portray U.S. army uniforms, from fatigues to full dress. Absolutely authentic in their painstaking detail, the 44 plates depict all ranks in full regalia. Captions.

English Children's Costume 1775-1920

by Iris Brooke Dover Publications (November 27, 2012)

Ruffled dresses, full skirts, pantaloons, and loose gowns of the "Empire" cut for girls; and for boys — long trousers buttoned to a shirt, sailor suits, and velvet knee-breeches. 32 black-and-white illustrations....

A Short History of Costume & Armour: Two Volumes Bound as One

by Francis M. Kelly & Randolph Schwabe Dover Publications (January 22, 2013)

Meticulously researched, well-illustrated history of fashion covers 800 years of style: civilian and military clothing of English upper classes for both sexes, 11th–19th centuries, plus accessories. 342 black-and-white...

Indian Blankets and Their Makers

by George Wharton James Dover Publications (October 01, 2013)

History, old-style wool blankets, changes brought about by traders, symbolism of design and color, a Navajo weaver at work, more. Emphasis on Navajo. 254 illustrations, 32 in color.

An Illustrated Dictionary of Historic Costume

by James R. Planche Dover Publications (January 22, 2013)

Thousands of terms associated with apparel worn in the principal countries of Europe appear in this extensive and convenient reference. Alphabetically arranged, the profusely illustrated volume features over...

Ancient Greek, Roman & Byzantine Costume

by Mary G. Houston Dover Publications (April 02, 2012)

315 renderings of Doric and Ionic styles of dress for women, gracefully arranged Roman togas, vestments of the Eastern Orthodox Church, hairdressing, jewelry, and other decorative elements. Includes instructions...

Ancient Egyptian, Mesopotamian & Persian Costume

by Mary G. Houston Dover Publications (February 09, 2012)

Over 250 illustrations, drawn in the artistic style of the period, depict apparel worn by Egyptian royalty, manual workers, and military, as well as by ancient Sumerians, Babylonians, and Assyrians. Flat patterns...

French Fashion Illustrations of the Twenties: 634 Cuts from La Vie Parisienne

by Carol Belanger Grafton Dover Publications (August 02, 2012)

Treasury of royalty-free motifs from famed periodical, drawn with wit, flair and charm. Slinky beauties in a variety of gowns, dresses, coats, suits, beachwear, and other stylish outfits.

80 Godey's Full-Color Fashion Plates: 1838-1880

by JoAnne Olian Dover Publications (August 29, 2012)

Superb, meticulously reproduced illustrations from rare source provide authentic views of Victorian dresses, gowns, coats, accessories. A must for costume designers, cultural historians, fashion enthusiasts....

Medieval Costume in England and France: The 13th, 14th and 15th Centuries

by Mary G. Houston Dover Publications (July 31, 2012)

Splendid pictorial documentation, carefully researched, of royal apparel, ecclesiastical dress and vestments, academic and legal garments, and civilian dress of all classes.

Fashions and Costumes from Godey's Lady's Book: Including 8 Plates in Full Color

by Stella Blum Dover Publications (December 20, 2012)

Over 400 striking fashion designs from rare issues of Godey's Lady's Book (1837-1869) — the most influential women's magazine of the period. Introduction and captions. 435 designs, 42 in full color.

Tudor Costume and Fashion

by Herbert Norris Dover Publications (August 29, 2013)

Monumental study of English fashions from 1485 through 1603 surveys clothing worn by all classes and includes headgear, hairstyles, jewelry, collars, footwear, and other accessories. 1,000 black-and-white figures....

Children's Fashions 1900-1950 As Pictured in Sears Catalogs

by JoAnne Olian Dover Publications (February 13, 2013)

Chronicles what youngsters, ages 4 to 16, wore during the first half of the 20th century — from knickerbocker suits for boys to elegant chiffon party dresses for girls. Over 300 black-and-white illustrations....

Accessories of Dress: An Illustrated Encyclopedia

by Katherine Lester & Bess Viola Oerke Dover Publications (January 22, 2013)

Illustrations of hats, veils, wigs, cravats, shawls, shoes, gloves, and other accessories enhance an engaging commentary that reveals the humor and charm of the many-sided story of accessorized apparel. 644...

Authentic French Fashions of the Twenties: 413 Costume Designs from "L'Art Et La Mode"

by JoAnne Olian Dover Publications (November 05, 2012)

Over 130 dazzling pages from famed French fashion magazine — haute couture by Worth, Patou, Molyneux, Paquin, Lanvin, and other greats. Introduction. Captions.

Full-Color Sourcebook of French Fashion: 15th to 19th Centuries

by Pauquet Frères Dover Publications (August 24, 2012)

Illustrations depicting 500 years of French fashion, reproduced from a rare 19th-century publication, progress chronologically from flamboyant headgear and voluminous robes of 15th-century royalty to high-waisted...

Women's Costume of the Ancient World: 700 Full-Color Illustrations

by Paul Louis de Giafferri Dover Publications (March 12, 2013)

What fashion-conscious ladies were wearing 2,000 years ago — from transparent gowns and pointy-toed sandals favored by the ancient Egyptians to the graceful robes and tunics preferred by the Greeks and Romans....

The Corset and the Crinoline: An Illustrated History

by W. B. Lord Dover Publications (February 14, 2012)

Profusely illustrated fashion history examines how the use of wood, whalebone, steel, hoops, and tight laces had a gripping influence on shaping the figures of women from ancient Greece to 19th-century Vienna....

Victorian Fashion in America: 264 Vintage Photographs

by Kristina Harris Dover Publications (December 19, 2012)

Vintage photographs depict girls playing dress-up in their mothers' clothes, a boy dressed in Little Lord Fauntleroy style, and scores of other representative portraits. Captions.

Japanese Kimono Designs

by Shojiro Nomura & Tsutomu Ema Dover Publications (July 05, 2012)

This unique design treasury, consisting of lavish full-color pictures of a vibrant array of kimonos, is reproduced directly from two rare and costly original portfolios.

A Pictorial History of Costume From Ancient Times to the Nineteenth Century: With Over 1900 Illustrated Costumes, Including 1000 in Full Color

by Wolfgang Bruhn & Max Tilke Dover Publications (January 30, 2013)

Classic pictorial history of fashion from around the world depicts costumes over the centuries, from ancient Egyptians wearing pleated loincloths to well-dressed Parisian ladies of the late 1800s. 57 color plates....

Men's Fashion Illustrations from the Turn of the Century

by Mitchell Co. & Jean L. Druesedow Dover Publications (May 25, 2012)

Over 100 full-page, royalty-free illustrations document what well-dressed American men wore in early 1900s: checked and striped business suits, sporty knickers and jackets, elegant formal wear, long fur-trimmed...

Costume Through the Ages: Over 1400 Illustrations

by Erhard Klepper Dover Publications (September 27, 2012)

Detailed drawings in continuous chronological format provide a history of costume design from the first century AD to 1930. More than 1,400 illustrations, from Roman noble to Jazz Age schoolboy.

1920s Fashions from B. Altman & Company

by Altman & Co. Dover Publications (November 08, 2012)

Over 700 black-and-white illustrations, detailed descriptions, and prices for a vast array of upscale women's clothing and accessories — dresses, bathing suits, cloche hats, shoes, much more. Attire for men...

Hats: A History of Fashion in Headwear

by Hilda Amphlett Dover Publications (October 19, 2012)

An illustrated view of 2,000 years of head coverings, this engaging and literate survey features over 800 drawings depicting the headgear of both genders, all classes, and many nationalities.

Pictorial Encyclopedia of Historic Costume: 1200 Full-Color Figures

by Albert Kretschmer & Karl Rohrbach Dover Publications (July 05, 2012)

From ancient Egypt, Greece, and Rome to 19th-century France, England, and Germany, this treasury chronicles the full sweep of historical dress through the centuries. Beautifully detailed, full-color engravings....

Historic Costume in Pictures

by Braun & Schneider Dover Publications (July 19, 2013)

Over 1,450 costumed figures in clearly detailed engravings — from the dawn of civilization to the end of the 19th century. Features many folk costumes. Captions.

Historic English Costumes and How to Make Them

by Talbot Hughes & Kristina Seleshanko Dover Publications (August 09, 2012)

This well-researched guide traces the evolution of English fashion for men and women through hundreds of illustrations. More than a history of style, it's a dressmaker's delight, filled with scaled-down patterns...

A History of Costume

by Carl Köhler Dover Publications (April 13, 2012)

Egypt, Babylon, Greece up through 19th-century Europe; based on surviving pieces, art work, much more. Includes many clear, measured patterns for reproducing historic costumes. Full text. 595 illustrations.

Montgomery Ward Fashions of the Twenties

by JoAnne Olian Dover Publications (June 26, 2012)

This stylish collection offers hundreds of sepia-tone illustrations and captions that depict the fashions of the '20s — from women's chemise dresses and hats to men's suits and work clothes, plus kids' apparel....

Medieval Costume and How to Recreate It

by Dorothy Hartley Dover Publications (September 12, 2011)

This unique reference classifies the clothes and accessories of the 12th through 15th centuries along social lines. Garments of every type from the wardrobes of peasants and nobility appear in over 200 period...

Costume Design in the Movies: An Illustrated Guide to the Work of 157 Great Designers

by Elizabeth Leese Dover Publications (November 21, 2012)

Comprehensive, lavishly illustrated reference work provides biographical/career data for major designers (Adrian, Jean Louis, Edith Head, more). Updated to 1988, with over 400 new film credits. 177 illustrations....