Costume Design and Making
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Adam and Charles Black, London.
Red cloth boards with blue lettering on spine.
Good, a few marks of age to endpapers and outer pages. Pencil notes on front inside cover and endpaper, and previous owner's name.
Fair, some tearing around edges and discolouration. Price clipped.
1948 reprint of 1937 first edition.
A guide to period costume design and making. Including 51 pages of diagrams and patterns, and 24 illustrations from contemporary sources.
Covering English costume from Saxon times to almost the end of the nineteenth century. There are many pattern designs which can be scaled up, with detailed notes on making the costumes and much more practical information on materials and colours. This book is as useful as it is attractive, and still would be of great help for anyone wishing to make accurate period costumes for the stage, pageants or fancy dress.