New Book on Regency Costume
Posted by Fred Struthers on October 23, 1997 at 15:07:51:
Federalist & Regency Costume: 1790-1819
R.L. Shep Publications is proud to announce the delivery of Federalist & Regency Costume: 1790-1819, a work 8 years in the making.
Contained in the book is a transcription of the oldest tailoring book in the English language, The Tailor's Complete Guide, published in London in 1796. The Tailor's Complete Guide is compared to its supposed reprint The Tailor's Instructor by Queen & Lapsley, published in Philadelphia in 1809. These are complete with patterns of garments for men, women and boys. Of great interest are the uniforms added to the American version which reflect on the War of 1812.
Additionally there is news and descriptions of fashions for women from The Lady's Magazine (1796) & La Belle Assemblée (1807), and for both men and women from Le Beau Monde (1806-9). Also included are numerous beautiful fashion plates and patterns for embroidery.
This is essential reading for historians, fans of Jane Austen, museum curators and costumers, and includes a 6 page glossary of terms and an extensive bibliography.
8 1/2 x 11 224 pages quality paperbound ISBN 0-914046-25-X CIP 97-30321 $25.95 + 2.75 shipping.
R.L. Shep has recently released the much praised REGENCY ETIQUETTE: The Mirror of Graces (1811). This primary source material is in large part devoted to “The English Lady’s Costume” with some charming fashion illustrations as well as sections of advice on dress, deportment, movement, which dances are correct, rules of propriety, recipes for health and beauty aids, politeness, and manners. Additional fashion plates from contemporary sources have been added to the end of the book.
both books are available now from R.L. Shep Publications/Fred Struthers. Box 2706. Fort Bragg, CA 95437. email: firstname.lastname@example.org phone/fax (707) 964-8662 OR by special order from any bookseller.
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