New PDF release: Accessories of Dress: An Illustrated Encyclopedia

By Katherine Lester, Bess Viola Oerke

ISBN-10: 0486140490

ISBN-13: 9780486140490

From hats, veils, wigs, and cosmetics to cravats, shawls, footwear, and gloves, this beneficial reference offers an wonderful account of the varieties of own adornment women and men have used in the course of the a long time to reinforce their donning clothing. comprises illustrations from infrequent books and magazines, photos, and observations. 644 figures and fifty nine plates.

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