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The Mode in Costume

Wilcox, R. Turner

Published by NY: Charles Scribner's Sons,, 1944
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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Hardcover, 7 1/2 x 11 1/4, xxii, 305pp, illustrations b/w, 163 plates, each with numerous objects, bibliography. “The wearing of clothes being a necessity, the individual owes it to himself to display in the front he presents to the world, the most pleasing exterior possible” – R.Turner Wilcox. Thus, the author speaks in the Forward to THE MODE IN COSTUME, and proceeds to present the prevailing costumes worn and information about their origin, date, fabrics, colors and accessories from the ancient Egyptians 3000 B.C. up to the French, 1942. There are 47 chapters, each containing several plates with important detailed features of the period, such as fans, headdress, parasols, silk scarves, gloves, hats, shoes, etc. drawn by the author.Excellent reference for designers, costumers, fashion historians, theatre costumers. Light wear to covers and corners, front hinge tender, but holding firmly, internally bright, clean, and fine. A VG copy. Bookseller Inventory # 160

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Title: The Mode in Costume

Publisher: NY: Charles Scribner's Sons,

Publication Date: 1944

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket

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