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"Historic Costume for the Stage" Book


Historic Costume for the Stage by Lucy Barton and illustrated by David Sarvis. Walter H. Baker Company, Boston, 1935 with new material added 1961. 609 pages.

This comprehensive and profusely illustrated book provides accurate information about what people of a given time were wearing. It starts with the Egyptians continues through Biblical, Greek & Roman periods, Renaissance, Elizabethan, Charles I, Restoration, Georgian, Directoire, Romantic, Crinoline, Bustle, Fin de Siecle and the New Century (20th). The black and white line drawings depict men's and women's clothing as well as patterns, furnishings and period motifs. The beginning of each chapter has a time line of important names and events for England, France, Germany and America. There is also a list of plays to be costumed in the period. Condition VG Spine splitting after flyleaf, several loose pages. (003costumebk) SOLD


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