Anatomy of Costume

Robert Selbie
(illustrated by Victor Anbrus)

Crescent Books / ISBN 0519223686 (1977)

This has been one of my "go-to" books for a long time.
It has beautiful descriptions of both the clothes and
the customs they were worn under (see especially his
lovely little offering on 17th century mourning clothes.)
Going through it before planning your costume theme will
give you a wealth of new ideas on the times and people.


dimensions: 12.4 x 9.2 x 0.7 inches / weight: 1.8 pounds / volume: 137 pages


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