Ravensgard BadgeCostume Bibliography

"Katrine de Baillie du Chat". Medieval Costume. Albuquerque: Raymond's Quiet Press, 1980. 170 pp.

"Suliman ibn Jafar (Markus the Blue)". Moslem Costume. Sacramento: Lemur Publishing, 1982. 21 pp.

Alcega, Juan de. Tailor's Pattern Book. n.l.: n.p., 1589. (reprint)

Armstrong, Helen Joseph. Patternmaking for fashion design.

Arnold, Janet. Patterns of Fashion 3: The cut and construction of clothes for men and women c1560 - 1620 London: MacMillan, 1985. (ISBN 0-333-38284-6)

_____. Queen Elizabeth's Wardrobe Unlock'd. Great Britain: W.S. Maney & Sons, LTD, 1988.

Ashelford, Jane. Dress in the Age of Elizabeth I. New York: Holmes & Meier, 1988. (also titled A Visual History of Costume: the Sixteenth Century.)

De Baghdad `Ispahahan: Manuscrits Islamiques de L'Institut d'itudes orientales, filiale de Saint Pitersbourg, Acadimie des Sciences de Russie. Musie du Petit Palais, 14 Oct. 1994 - 8 Jan 1995, Foundation ARCH Paris-Musies Electa, 1994. (ISBN 2-87900-185-4)

Baines, Patricia. Linen, Handspinning and Weaving. London: Batsford, 1989. (Distributed by Interweave Press, ISBN 0 934026 52 1)

Barton, Lucy. Historic Costume for the Stage. Boston: Walter H. Baker, 1938. 605 pp.

Lots of text, very few drawings, all by author. Have not read. Older text book type.

Bigglestone, Janet and Carolyn Schultz. Elizabethan Costuming for the Years 1550 to 1580. Oakland: Othertimes Productions, n.d. 128 pp.

Black, Mary. New Key To Weaving. Milwaukee: Bruce Publishing Company, 1957.

Boucher, Francois. 20,000 Years of Fashion : The History of Costume and Personal Adornment. New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1987.

Bradfield, Nancy. 900 Years of English Costume. n.l.: Crescent Books, 1987. (ISBN 0-517-61670-X)

_____. Historical Costumes of England. London, UK.: Harap, 1958.

Broholm, H.C. and Margarethe Hald; tr. by Elisabeth Aagesen.. Costumes of the Bronze Age in Denmark. London: Oxford University Press, 1940.

Broholm, H.C. and Margarethe Hald; tr. by Joergen Andersen. Bronze Age Fashion. n.l.: Gyldendalske Boghandel Nordisk Forlag, 1948.

Bronsted, Johannes; tr. by Kalle Skoy. The Vikings. Baltimore: Penguin Books, 1965. 347 pp.

Brooke, Iris. Footwear-A short History of European and American Shoes. New York: Theatre Arts Books, 1971.

Burnham, Dorothy K. Cut My Cote. Toronto: Royal Ontario Museum, 1973. 34 pp.

Calthrop, Dion Clayton. English Costume: 1066-1820. London: A. & C. Black Ltd., 1963.

Cassin-Scott. The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Costume and Fashion-1550-1920. New York: Blandford Press, 1986.

Courtais, Georgine de. Women's Headdresses and Hairstyles- in England from AD 600 to the Present Day. London: B.T. Batsford, 1974.

Cowgill, Jane, Margarethe de Neergaard, Nicholas Griffiths, and Francis Grew. Knives and Scabbards: Medieval finds from excavations in London 1. London: Museum of London (HMSO),1987 (0-1129-0440-8)

Croutier, Alev Lytle. Harem: The World Behind the Veil. New York: Abbeville Press, 1989. (1-5585-9159-1)

Crowfoot, Elisabeth; Pritchard, Frances; and Staniland, Kay. Textiles and Clothing c. 1150-c. 1450: Medieval finds from Excavations in London 4. London, UK: Museum of London (HMSO), 1992. (ISBN 0 11 290445 9)

Cunnington, Phyllis and Catherine Lucas. Occupational Costume in England from the eleventh century to 1914. New York: Barnes & Noble, 1947. 425 pp.

Scholarly to semi-scholarly standard. Cunnington is a very respected name. Good illustrations--photos and line drawings that are so odd looking you know they're accurate copies and not prettied-up.

Cunnington, C. Willet and Phillis. The History of Underclothes. London: Faber & Faber, 1981.

Davenport, Millia. The Book of Costume. New York: Crown Publishers, 1948. (2v or 2v in one.)

PRIMARY SOURCE. Zillions of small, black-and-white photographs of period costumes from manuscripts, paintins, etc. EVERY ILLUSTRATION DOCUMENTED AS TO DATE, NATIONALITY AND SOURCE. That's all this title is, as a matterof fact, commentary is limited to descriptive notes about the photographs (identifying costume elements, original colors, identifying the person or scene pictured). No re-drawings, no (author's) original drawings. I think the older two=volume set pictures are slightly larger, am not sure. Photographs are not the best in the world but are consistent quality and are often as good as are available anywhere.

Davison, Marguerite P . A Handweavers Pattern Book. Swarthmore PA: n.p., 1944.

Edson, Doris & Lucy Barton. Period Patterns.

English Historic Costume Painting Book, No.'s 1-5, 450-1558. London: Windsor and Newton, 1947. 5 vols.

Egan, Geoff, Frances Pritchard, Susan Mitford, and Nicholas Griffiths. Dress Accessories, c1150-1450: Medieval Finds from Excavations in London 3. London, UK: Museum of London (HMSO), 1991. (0-1129-0444-0)

Fairholt, F.W. Costume in England-A History of Dress. London: George Bell and Sons, 1968.

Fairservis, Walter A. Costumes of the East. Riverside, Conn.: Chatham Press, 1971. 160 pp.

Fernald, Mary. Costume Design and Making.

Geijer, Agnes. Oriental textiles in Sweden. Copenhagen : Rosenkilde and Bagger, 1951.

Gervers, Veronika. The Influence of Ottoman Turkish Textiles and Costume in Eastern Europe (with partic. ref. to Hungary). Toronto: Royal Ontario Museum, 1982. (0-8885-4258-5)

_____; ed. N.B. Narte and K.G. Ponting. "Medieval Garments in the Mediterranean World. " in Cloth and Clothing in Medieval Europe: Essays in Memory of Professor E.M. Carus-Wilson. London: Henemann Educational Books, 1983. 279-315. (Pasold Studies in Textile History 2. ISBN 0-435-32382-2)

Glob, P.V.; tr. Rupert Bruce-Mitford. Bog People, The: Iron Age Man Preserved. n.l.: Cornell University Press, Ballantine Books, 1975.

Goddard, Eunice Rathbone. Women's costume in French texts of the eleventh and twelfth centuries. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Press, 1927. [New York: Johnson Reprint Corp., 1973]. (Series title: The Johns Hopkins studies in Romance literatures and languages v. 7.)

Gorsline, Douglas. What People Wore. New York: The Viking Press, 1952.

Green, Ruth M. The Wearing of costume : the changing techniques of wearing clothes and how to move in them, from Roman Britain to the Second World War. London: Safira, 1994. (ISBN 0952114119)

Grew, Francis, and Margrethe de Neergaard. Shoes and Pattens: Medieval finds from excavations in London 2. London, UK: HMSO, 1988, 1994.

Grimble, Frances. After a Fashion: How to Reproduce, Restore, and Wear Vintage Styles. San Francisco: Lavolta Press, n.d. (ISBN: 0-9636517-0-6)

Hald, Margrethe. "Ancient Textile Techniques in Egypt and Scandinavia: A Comparative Study " in Acta Archaeologica, 17 (1946): p. 49-98.

_____. Olddanske Tekstiler, Nordiske Fortidsminder V5. n.l.: Kommision Hos Gyldendalske Boghandel-Nordisk Forlag, 1950.

_____. Primitive Shoes. Copenhagen: National Museum of Denmark, 1972.

Hansen, Henny Harald. Mongol Costumes. London: Thames and Hudson, 1993. (ISBN 0-500-01585-6)

_____. Klaeddeddragtens Kavalkade. Copenhagen, 1954.

Hansen, Jens Pederhart, ed. The Greenland Mummies. London: The British Museum, 1991. (0-71412500-8)

investigation of the 1475 burials of six women and two children

Hartley, Dorothy. Medieval Costume & Life; A Review of Their Social Aspects Arranged under Various Classes and Workers with Instructions for Making Numerous Types of Dress. New York, C. Scribner's Sons, 1931.

Hill, Margot Hamilton and Peter A. Bucknell. The Evolution of Fashion. London: B.T. Batsford, 1967.

Hillhouse, Marion and Evelyn A Mansfield. Dress Design: Draping and Flat Pattern Making. Riverside Press, 1948.

Holkeboer, Katherine Strand. Patterns for Theatrical Costumes. Englewood Cliffs: Prentice-Hall, 1984. 342 pp.

Houck, Carter ed. White Work. New York: Dover, 1978. 58 pp.

Houston, Mary G. Ancient Greek, Roman & Byzantine Costume and Decoration. London, UK: Adam and Charles Black, 1939.

_____. Medieval Costumes in England and France: The 13th,14th, and 15th Centuries. London, UK: Adam and Charles Black, 1939, 1965, 1979.

_____ and Florence Hornblower. Medieval Costumes in England and France.

Hunnisett, Gail. Historical Costuming for Stage. (Hunnisett was involved in the costuming for the BBC's production of "Elizabeth R".)

Hunnisett, Jean. Period Costume for Stage and Screen: Patterns for Women's Dress 1500 - 1800.

_____. Period Costume for Stage and Screen: Patterns for Women's Dress Medieval-1500. n.l.: Players Press, 1996.

Ingham, Rosemary and Liz Covey. The Costumers Handbook. Englewood Cliffs: Prentice-Hall, 1980. 294 pp.

Jervers-Molnar, Veronika. The Hungarian Szur. Toronto: Royal Ontario Museum, 1973. 142 pp.

Jessup, Ronald. Anglo Saxon Jewellry. London: Faber and Faber Ltd., n.d.

Kerimov, Kerim. Nizami: Khamsa Miniatures. Bak: Jazch, 1983.

Azerbaijanian garb, 14th-16th c.

Kohler, Carl. A History of Costume. New York: Dover, 1963. 464 pp.

Kunz, George Frederick. The Curious Lore of Precious Stones. New York: Dover, 1971. 406 pp.

La Fay, Howard. The Vikings. Washington: National Geographic Society, 1972. 207 pp.

LaMar, Virginia A. English Dress in the Age of Shakespeare. Washington, D.C.: The Folger Shakespeare Library, 1958.

Lawson, Joan and Peter Revitt. Dressing for the Ballet. London: Adam and Charles Black, 1958. 96 pp.

Linthicum, M. Channing. Costume in the Drama of Shakespeare and His Contemporaries. n.l.: Falconwood Press, 1936.

Milinaire, Caterine and Carol Troy. Cheap Chic. New York: Harmony Books, 1975. 223 pp.

Minnesanger. Baden-Baden: Woldemar Klein Verlag, 1953. unpaged.

Very large (14.5 inches tall) edition of at least some of the Minnesanger plates. All text in German. Spectacular size for studying costume detail, stealing things for calligraphy. Heraldry/heraldic display in almost every plate. Full color and gold.

Minnich, Helen Benton and Shojiro Nomura. Japanese Costume and the Makers of its Elegant Tradition. Rutland, VT: Charles E. Tuttle, 1963. 374 pp.

Recommended for Japanese personae. I believe Morimoto-sensei (An Tir's most visible Japanese authority, former Monsho Herald, OP) thinks this is the best book available in English. Detailed history of development of all aspects of Japanese costume; a couple of nice illustration sections (including color). Author lived in Japan and studied with Japanese scholars while doing here research and possibly the writing too.

Munkgaard, Elisabeth. Oldtidsdragter. Copenhagen: Nationalmuseet, 1974. 207 pp.

Newton, Stella Mary. Fashion in the Age of the Black Prince. Woodbridge, Suffolk: Boydell Press, 1980. 151 pp.

Norris, Herbert. Costume and Fashion. London: J.M. Dent and Sons, 1924-?. Vol 1, 2 & others.

Nunn, Joan. Fashion in Costume, 1200-1980. n.l.: n.p., 1984.

Oakes, Alma and Margot Hamilton Hill. Rural Costume: Its origin and development in Western Europe and the British Isles. London: BT Batsford, 1970. 248 pp.

Very good scholarly research type. Traces development of major garment types (tunic, mantle, corset/bodice, apron, etc.) thru illustrations; period to 19th century.

Owen-Crocker, Gale R. Dress in Anglo-Saxon England. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1986. (ISBN 0-7190-1818-8, LC 85-23186)

The primary work on Anglo-saxon dress.

Pattern and Loom. (2 volumes) Copenhagen: Rhodos, 1987. (ISBN 87 7245 151 3 and 87 7245 204 8)

Payne, Blanche. History of Costume. New York: Harper & Row, 1965. 607 pp.

Another older text type. Have been told its not as bad as some people say. Looks moderate. Nice illustrations, photos, line drawings look pretty accurate. Have not read.

_____, G. Winakor, J. Farrell-Beck. The history of costume: From ancient Mesopotamia through the twentieth century. New York: HarperCollins, 1992. 2nd edition.

Paxton, Diana L. Germanic Costume From the Early Iron Age to the Viking Era. (Greyhaven Costume Series #3) Berkeley, CA: Greyhaven, 1992.

Perry, Patricia ed. Everything About Sewing Ponchos, Capes, Scarves, and Stoles. New York: Butterick Fashion, 1971. 48 pp.

Racinet, Albert. The Historical Encyclopedia of Costumes. New York: Facts on Facts Publications, 1988.

Rajab, Jehan. Palestinian Costume. London: Kegan Paul Intl, 1989. (0-7103-0283-5)

Rogers, J.M. Mughal Miniatures. London: The British Museum, 1993. (0-7141-1457-X)

Scott, Margaret. A Visual History of Costume - the 14th and 15th Centuries. New York: Batsford, 1986.

_____. The 14th and 15th Centuries. London, Botsford, 1986.

Schnurnberger, Lynn Edelmann. Kings, Queens, Knights & Jesters: Making Medieval Costumes. New York: Harper & Row, 1978.

Shetelig, Haakon and Hjalmar Falk; tr. by E.V. Gordon. Scandinavian Archaeology. London: Oxford University Press, 1938. 458 pp.

Shoes and Pattens. London: Museum of London (HMSO), 1988. (0-1129-0443-2)

details of the excavations in London (book 4)

Smith, G. Rex. Medieval Muslim Horsemanship: A Fourteenth Century Arabic Cavalry Manual. London: The British Library, 1979. (0-9046-5412-5)

Soliman le Magnifique. 15 february to 14 may 1990, Galeries Nationales du Grand Palais, Ministhre des Affaires itranghres, Secritariat d'Etat aux relations Culturelles Internationales, Association Frangaise d'Action Artistique.

Sronkova, Olga. Gothic Women's Fashion. Prague: Artia, 1954.

Stavridi, Margaret. The History of Costume 1500-1660. Boston, Mass: Plays, Inc., Vol. 3, 1969.

Stillman, Yedida Kalfon. Palestinian Costume and Jewelry. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1979. 138 pp.

PRIMARY SOURCE. Prime example of responsible, scholarly research. Garments dealt with are 18-19-20th century, but Middle Eastern is a very traditional culture; principals of rectangular construction are timeless. Includes some very basic information on mens' costume but is mainly women's. Info on undergarments, headdress, jewelry, embroidery stitches.

Suleimanova, Fazila. Nizami: Miniature Illuminations of Nisami's "Hamsah". Tashkent: FAN Publishers of the Uzbek SSR, 1985.

Azerbaijanian garb, 14th-16th c.

Tarrant, Naomi E. A. Y. The development of costume. Edinburgh: National Museum of Scotland, c 1996. (176 p.)

Thirsk, Joan; eds. N.B. Harte and K.G. Ponting. "The fantastical folly of fashion; the English stocking knitting industry, 1500-1700." in Textile History and Economic History: Essays in Honour of Miss Julia de Lacy Mann. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1973. (ISBN 0 7190 0538 8)

Tortora, Phyllis, & Eubank, Keith. Survey of Historic Costume. New York: Fairchild Publications, 1994, 2nd edition.

Truman, Nevil. Historic Costuming. London: Pitman Publishing, 2nd edition.

Trump, Robert. Drafting and Constructing a Simple Doublet & Trunkhose of the Spanish Renaissance. (ISBN 0-9623719-2-0)

van Waateringe, Groenmann. Die Ledrfunde von Haithabu. Neumunster: Karl wacholtz verlag, 1984. (ISBN 3 529 1921 6)

Wagner, Eduard, ed. Medieval Costume, Armour, and Weapons (1350-1450). London: Andrew Dakers, 1956. (300 pp.)

Waugh, Norah. Corsets and Crinolines. n.l.: Theatre Arts Books, 1970.

Wilcox, R. Turner. The Mode of Footwear. New York: Charles Scribner's,1948.

Wilson, Serena and Alan. Serena Technique of Belly Dancing. New York: Drake Publishers, 1972. 201 pp.

Yarwood, Doreen. European Costume. New York: Bonanza Books, 1982. 305 pp.

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