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A Handbook of Costume. London: Macmillan, 1973.
Much out of date for certain things like addresses and with bibliogrpahies,
naturally, before 1973, but nevertheless a brilliant book and
one of its first and best and starting point for the study of
"Dashing Amazons: the Development of Women's Riding Dress,
c. 1500-1900." in: Defining Dress: Dress as Object, Meaning
and Identity. de la Haye, Amy; Wilson, Elizabeth. (Eds.) Manchester:
Manchester University Press, 1999.
Francois. 20,000 Years of Fashion: The History of Costume and
Personal Adornment. Expanded edition. Paris: Flammarion, 1983.
A very good oversized book for everyone who'd like to get a first
impression of costume history through the ages.
Nancy. Historical Costumes of England: From the Eleventh to
the Twentieth Century. 3rd revised edition. London: George
G. Harrap, 1970.
Divided into the reigns of English Kings. Quite nice, but like
all of these books with pretty drawings not too reliable most
of the time.
Andrew. High Fashion in Stuart Times: A Study of Period Costume
with Pull-up Scenes. Norfolk: Tarquin, 1996.
This is a children's pop-up scenes book to be cut out, which I
didn't though, but the water-colours of the costume are really
& Helmut Skarbina. Kostüm und Mode. Leipzig: L.
I wouldn't rely on anything really here, but the booklet is just
lovely with its beautiful water-colour plates.
Dion Clayton. English Costume: From William I to George IV
1066-1830. London: A. & C. Black, 1937.
Michael & Guy Walton. Royal Treasures of Sweden 1550 -
1700. Washington: National Gallery of Art, 1988.
This fantastic exhibition guide could also go into the history
section, but there are so many brilliant photographs of extant
costumes in it, that I put it into the costume section.
Valerie. Exploring Costume History 1500-1900. London: Batsford,
Valerie; Ribeiro, Aileen. The Visual History of Costume. London:
B.T. Batsford, 1989.
It is a book on all periods, but there were indeed some pictures
for the 17th century in it, which I didn't have yet!
Valerie. A Visual History of Costume: The Seventeenth Century.
London: Batsford, 1984.
A lovely book for someone who just starts to be interested in
the Baroque period. A lot of primary sources, paintings and drawings,
I just wish they were not all in b/w, but I suppose the book had
been very much more expensive.
Phillis. Costume of Household Servants: From the Middle Ages
to 1900. London: A&C Black, 1974.
One of the very few books on the clothing of the lower classes.
Quite a fascinating read an though little on the late 17th century
still an indispensable book.
Phillis; Cunnington, Willett C.. The History of Underclothes.
London: Faber and Faber, 1951.
There are not too many books on historic underclothes, thus this
one is important, but I cannot help wishing for far more information
when reading it.
Willet C.; Cunnington, Phillis. Handbook of English Costume
in the Seventeenth Century. London: Faber and Faber, 1955.
A lot of line drawings, which are actually quite accurately taken
Mairead. Dress in Ireland. London: B.T. Batsford, 1989.
Fascinating book! The differences between Irish and continental
or English dress are striking. All those wonderfully preserved
garments from bogs... a feast for the costume historian.
Art: Fashion & Fantasy in the Eighteenth Century. Maeder,
Edward. (Ed.) Los Angeles: Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1983.
It's 18th century and not 17th, but I couldn't resist, the book
is just too beautiful. Such gorgeous photos of garments.
L. Eyewitness Guides: Costume. London: Dorling Kindersley,
1992. (also available in German: Kleidung & Mode. Hildesheim:
Although this is a children's book it has very good photographs,
and is simply a very lovely book, all of the Eyewitness Series
books are wonderful, wish they had been around when I was a child.
History of Children's Costume. London: Anchor Press, 1977.
Very interesting book for everyone wanting to do costumes for
their wee ones. Not overly too much for any particular period,
but even I found it an interesting read.
Everyday Dress 1650-1900. London: Batsford, 1984.
I was delighted when I found this book, because Tash wants to
make working class costume, and there are such few books about
anything lower than aristocracy around.
Years of Fashion. Rothstein, Nathalie. (Ed.) London: Vicotria
& Albert Museum, 1996.
The museum's catalogue is wonderful, especially when you've actually
been in the V&A
Women's Costumes 1600-1750. London: London Museum Her Majesty's
Stationary Office, 1969.
Although the photographs in this small booklet are only b/w, and
not of best quality, due to the date of publication, there are
some surviving items of dress in there which I have never seen
before. And in the back is a folded pattern of a 1720 mantua!
Men's Costumes 1580-1750. London: London Museum Her Majesty's
Stationary Office, 1970.
Men' Costume 1750-1800. London: London Museum Her Majesty's
Stationary Office, 1973. See above.
Knaurs Kostümbuch: Die Kostümgeschichte aller Zeiten.
München: Droemersche Verlagsanstalt, 1958.
German book with 750 coloured water-colour paintings taken from
original sources. It ranks in the likes of Racinet, but the artistic
execution is of course very different. Although this book is in
German, it is available in many translations, the original is
in Danish, the pictures are very pretty
(Ed.)Textiles 5000 Years: An International Survey. New
York: Harry N. Abrams, 1993.
This book gives you a good idea of which fabrics to use, quite
North, Susan. Historical Fashion in Detail: The 17th and 18th
Centuries. London: V&A Publications, 1998.
The best book I have bought for a very long time for the construction
of authentic costumes! Breathtaking photos of costume details,
and all the little important things you always wanted to know.
"The Mantua: its Evolution and Fashionable Significance in
the Seventeenth and Eighteenth centuries." in: Defining
Dress: Dress as Object, Meaning and Identity. de la Haye,
Amy; Wilson, Elizabeth. (Eds.) Manchester: Manchester University
Norman. Royal Courts of Fashion. London: Cassell, 1971.
(unpublished proof copy)
M.; Schwabe, Randolph. Historic Costume: A Chronicle of Fashion
in Western Europe 1490-1790. London: B.T. Batsford, 1929.
Although this book is rather old it contains useful drawings,
especially of costume details (including wigs and accessories).
The text is less useful.
Bjarne. Dressed in Time. Copenhagen: Tiderne Skifter, 1993.
The National Museum sold this booklet, and the English version
was 100 Krona more expensive than the Danish one, but we experienced
once more what we had seen and felt during our time in Denmark:
the Danes are so hospitable and such incredible helpful and friendly
people, it is a pleasure to be there! She saw I was so enthusiastic
about the fact there was a mantua from 1695 in the book (and museum)
I had never seen before, she sold the English copy to me for the
price of the Danish one. Thanks!!! The mantua cannot be displayed
anymore, because it is too fragile. 1993 was the last time it
could be seen. Better it survives in a dark spot in all its magnificence
(6 kg gold in the gold-green metallic brocade!) and is shown in
photos, than the garment deteriorating!
Carl. A History of Costumes: With over 600 Patterns and Illustrations.
New York: Dover Publications, 1932 [1928¹] (English translation
from the German original)
Good, though of course low quality photographs of original garments,
but rather simplified small scale patterns, I wouldn't recommend
to use these patterns, turn to Norah Waugh instead.
Francais. Jaques Ruppert et. al. (Eds.) Paris: Flammarion,
This book is indeed very nice, I just wish my French were far
better than it is...
Costume and Fashion: A Concise History. London: Thames
and Hudson, 1982.
Another one which I picked up really cheap in Rochester. I am
not impressed with it, it is far too inaccurate.
Gertrud. Kleine Kostümkunde. Berlin: Schiele &
It's a booklet in German, probably from the 50s or 60s with a
few nice photos of extant garments.
Costume: An Illustrated Survey from Ancient Times to the Twentieth
Century. London: Barrie & Jenkins, 1968.
Extremely pleasing pretty drawings, detailed descriptions, but
not very reliable.
Ans de Costume Francais: 950-1950. Jean Luisenier et. Al.
Thionville: Gérard Klopp, 1991.
Although the section on Baroque costume is only small in this
French book, the colour reproductions are brilliant.
Diana. Costume on the Stage 1600-1940. London: Batsford,
This book is highly recommendable for everyone who wishes to portray
Baroque theatre, very interesting to see the changes.
Diana. Fashion for Men: An Illustrated History. London:
Another book which is talking about many periods, but every little
bit of information helps.
Eva. Kostüme des 18. und 19. Jahrhunderts: Ein Brevier.
Braunschweig: Klinkhardt & Biermann, 1963.
A cute tiny booklet with some nice photographs of extant garments.
Albert. Weltgeschichte der Kostüme. rpt. Parkland.
(This book is also available in English and French)
This is the classical costume book of the late 19th century. Although
it contains hundreds of coloured drawings/engravings which are
relatively useful, though often the 19th century idea of
historic costumes, but surely pleasant, one should not rely on
Children's Clothes since 1750. London: Batsford, 1989.
Admittedly a bit too late but still quite useful if you can find
it cheap second-hand.
Costume in Context: The Stuarts. London: Batsford, 1988
A children's book, and the coloured drawings are not the most
pleasant ones, but remarkably accurate and the stories behind
the characters are very nice
Douglas A. Period Style for the Theatre. Boston: Allyn
and Bacon, 1980.
Again, a very good book for actors and actresses, and thus for
the Living Historian and/or Re-enactor
Costume Reference 3: Jacobean, Stuart and Restoration.
London: Batsford, 1977.
As already indicated in the title, this book is about the English
fashion only. Quite nice, but once more one of those with drawings
and thus less preferable than the ones showing original paintings
or even extant garments.
Olga. Fashions through the Centuries: Renaissance, Baroque,
Rococo. London: Spring Books, no year.
The book shows the development of costume exemplified on Czechoslovakian
costume. Quite interesting. Yet another of my Baggins Books Bazaar
of Costume & Assembly Rooms Bath. Official Guide.
Naomi. The Development of Costume. Edinburgh: National
Museum of Scotland, 1994.
An absolutely lovely book, I was most delighted when I found it.
It has some patterns in it, as well as stitches diagrams, primary
sources, very well researched text. It covers many centuries,
but it was a fascinating read.
Geschichte des Kostüms: Die Europäische Mode von
den Anfängen bis zur Gegenwart. Berlin: Henschel Verlag,
This book is highly recommendable for everyone who understands
German, but even if you don't, there are lots of reproductions
of original paintings and photos (although only black and white
because they were taken before the terrible destruction of WWII)
of Prussian court fashion of the court of August der Starke, the
costumes are now back in the Dresdener Kunstsammlungen (having
been given back by the Russian government in 1956 to the then
GDR) and are hopefully soon to be displayed in restored splendour,
now that the wall has been gone for quite some time in the Dresdener
Kunstsammlungen (Dresden museum)
Kostümgeschichte in Bildern. Wiesbaden: Drei Lilien
Verlag. New edition of Das Kostümwerk, late 19th century.
200 plates; 120 coloured. Pictures of original paintings and coloured
drawings. Not too accurate of course.
Phyllis & Eubank, Keith. A Survey of Historic Costume.
New York: Fairchild, 1989.
Doreen. English Costume: From the Second Century B.C. to the
Present Day. London: B.T. Batsford, 1975.
Very nice and pretty drawings of costumes, accessories, hairstyles
etc. Detailed description of items
Doreen. Fashion in the Western World. London: Batsford,
What I like in this book are again her pretty drawings, I admit
I'm a lover of costume drawings, although they are not too accurate
Cumming, Valerie. Gloves. The Costume Accessories Series.
Dr. Ribeiro, Aileen. (Ed.). London: B.T. Batsford, 1982.
Ledger, Florence E. Put Your Foot Down: A Treatise on the History
of Shoes. Melksham: Colin Venton, 1985.
Woolley, Linda. Shoes. London: V&A Publications, 1999.
Shoes. The Costume Accessories Series. Dr. Ribeiro, Aileen.
(Ed.) London: Batsford.
Jeremy. Socks & Stockings. The Costume Accessories
Series. Dr. Aileen Ribeiro (Ed.). London: Batsford, 1992.
Clark, Fiona. Hats. The Costume Accessories Series. Dr.
Aileen Ribeiro (Ed.). London: B.T. Batsford, 1988.
Fashions in Hair: The First Five Thousand Years. London:
Peter Owen, 1965.
Very good book, the same as above, over 3500 drawings for all
periods altogether. It gives very good ideas and will support
the search for the proper hairstyle done with period paintings
Georgine. Women's Head-dress and Hairstyles: in England from
AD 600 to the Present Day. London: B.T. Batsford, 1973.
Lovely book, lots and lots of drawings, which are simple enough
to explain what the style looked like and elaborate enough not
Madeleine. The Hat: Trends and Traditions. New York: Studio
Foster, Vanda. Bags and Purses. The Costume Accessories
Series. Dr. Aileen Ribeiro (Ed.). London: B.T. Batsford, 1982.
Gibbings, Sarah. The Tie: Trends and Traditions. New York:
Studio Editions, 1990.
Alice. Shawls, Stoles and Scarves. The Costumes Accessories
Series. Dr. Aileen Ribeiro (Ed.). London: B.T. Batsford, 1986.
Alexander, Hélène. Fans. Shire Album 243.
Princes Risborough: Shire Publications, 1995.
& Taylor, Emma. Fans. Victoria & Albert Museum
Fashion Accessories. London: V&A Publications, 1998.
Beautiful and affordable book with many colour pictures of lovely
Fächer. Übertragung aus dem Englischen von Dieter
Krumbach. Erlangen: Karl Müller Verlag, 1995.
Beryl. The Fan and Lace. Lochlea Publications, 1991.
Fans. Exhibition Catalogue Harwood House, Yorkshire. 1986.
Phillips, Clare. Jewellery: From Antiquity to the Present.
London: Thames and Hudson, 1996.
Lovely book, which I bought in the Museum of London gift shop.
I often think that one must be thankful when at least a chapter
is about the late 17th century...
Farrell, Jeremy. Umbrellas & Parasols. The Costume
Accessories Series. Dr. Aileen Ribeiro (Ed.). London: Batsford,
Williams, Neville. Powder and Paint: A History of the Englishwoman's
Toilet Elizabeth I - Elizabeth II. London: Longmans, Green
and Co, 1957.
Very interesting chapter on Baroque toilet, including quite a
lot of quotes.
Costume Construction and Crafts
The Cut and Construction of Clothes for Men and Women c.1560-1620.
London: Macmillan, 1985.
The one and only, the great and, unfortunately sad for us all,
late Janet Arnold. Not our time period though, but still one of
the best books ever.
Patterns of Fashion 1: Englishwomen's Dresses and their Construction
c.1660-1860. London: Macmillan, 1964, 1972.
As fantastically detailed as the other ones she wrote.
Dorothy K. Cut My Cote. Ontario: Royal Ontario Museum Canada,
Lovely little booklet with very interesting and helpful information
on undershirts and dresses and folkwear.
Barbara. The Essential Quilter Project Book. Brunel House:
David & Charles, 1988.
Hill, Margot & Bucknell, Peter A. The Evolution of Fashion:
Pattern and Cut from 1066 to 1930. London: B.T. Batsford.
The focus is primarily on English fashion (divided into the reigns
of English kings), but what you don't find or understand in Holkeboer's
book, you'll find in this one and vice versa. The patterns are
quite simple, so please use this as a beginner's book or for theatrical
costumes, but don't use it for authentic costumes
Jean. Period Construction for Stage and Screen: Patterns for
Women's Dress 1500-1800. London: Bell & Hyman, 1986.
Quite detailed descriptions, drawings and patterns for female
garments, but as the title says, they are patterns for theatrical
costumes! Realise that the patterns are kind of simplified too.
Stuart. A History of Dyed Textiles. London: Studio Vista,
Katherine. Garments, Trims and Accessories from Ancient Egypt
to 1915. New Jersey: Prentice Hall, 1984.
The patterns are very simplified, but nevertheless useful for
a first learning and/or theatrical costumes.
The Cut of Men's Clothes: 1600-1900. London: Faber and
What would I do without this book? I'd be lost!
The Cut of Women's Clothes 1600-1930. London: Faber and
Ditto as above.
Corsets and Crinolines. New York: Routledge, 1965. Repr.
indispensable book for all things underwear if you wish to seriously
recreate the roper underpinnings.
The Art of Manipulating Fabric. Iola: Krause Publications,
An absolutely fantastic and indispensable book on any kind of
fabric manipulation, tucks, pleats, gathers, you name it, she
explains it with lots of photos and drawings.
Crafts: A Practical Compendium of Traditional Skills. Martina
Margetts, Ed. London: Conran Octopus, 1989.
Although not directly for costumes, many crafts are explained
which were used then, and are lost now, like tassel making, for
example. Very helpful book.
Embroidery 1600-1700 at the Burrell Collection. Glasgow:
Glasgow Museum, 1995.
Very good close-ups of 17th century embroidery
The Embroiderer's Flowers. Devon: David & Charles,
An absolutely wonderful book on historical embroidery: breathtaking
reproductions, very good descriptions
The Embroiderer's Story: Needlework from the Renaissance to
the Present Day. Devon: David & Charles, 1995.
I found this book yesterday in the Sussex Stationer's in Maidstone,
Kent, England. This lovely cheap bookshop, and it is a wonderful
book! Softcover, thick glossy paper and loads of wonderful pictures!
Ecclesiastical Embroidery. London: Batsford, 1958.
The Complete Stitch Encyclopaedia. London: Quarto Publishing,
The best book ever I have come across so far for learning all
those embroidery stitches.
& Liz Mundle. The Needlepoint and Cross-Stitch Directory.
Guild. Making Samplers. Brunel House: David & Charles,
Marianne & Brommer, Ulrike. Mit Nadel und Faden durch die
Jahrhunderte: Aus der Kulturgeschichte vom Sticken, Stricken und
Häkeln. Heidenheim: Rees, o.J.
Once more a German book that I'd like to recommend to those being
able to understand German
Pamela. Masterpieces of Embroidery. Oxford: Phaidon, 1981.
Metal Thread Embroidery. London: Batsford, 1968.
This is a book I highly recommend for those wishing to learn the
appropriate goldwork embroidery
Thérèse de. Encyklopädie der Weiblichen
Handarbeiten. Mülhausen: Verlag Dillmont, 1897. Reprint
1996 of the reprint from 1908.
This book is just as invaluable as the 'Big Book of Needlecraft',
probably even more so, since there are numerous lost crafts explained.
Metal Thread Embroidery: Tools, Materials and Techniques. London:
Mary. The Coats Book of Embroidery. Newton Abbot: David
& Charles, 1978.
Guide to Needlework: Techniques and Materials. Mary Gostelow
(Ed.). Oxford: Phaidon Press, 1982.
Embroidered Stuart Pictures. Shire Album 246. Princes Risborough:
Shire Publications, 1990.
Book of Needlecraft: A Book on Practical Information and Interest
for the Home Needlewoman, the Dressmaker, the Embroideress, the
Knitter and the Craftswoman. London: Odhams, o.j. probably
Wonderful book, because it shows all the crafts which are not
done anymore today.
Pat. The Identification of Lace. Princes Risborough: Shire
Publications, 3rd. rev. ed. 1994.
This is my bible! This book taught me everything I know about
lace for 17th century costume and how to differentiate it, how
to try to get something which looks at least similar to what it
should be like, even when it is impossible to get the real thing.
Pat. Lace in Fashion: From the Sixteenth to the Twentieth Centuries.
Guildford: Gorse Publications, 1991.
Fantastic reproductions, and the text is most helpful for making
Santina & Wardle, Patricia. The Finishing Touch: Lace in
Portraits at Frederiksborg. Copenhagen: Frederiksborg Museum,
Lovely booklet, very interesting, and I am sure if one writes
to Frederiksborg castle, that they will sell the booklet and send
Nenia & Barley, Catherine. Venetian Gros Point Lace.
London: Dryad, 1986.
This is an actual how-to book on making Needle lace.
Italian Lace Designs 243 Classic Examples. New York: Dover,
B. Stuart England: the Complete Background Book. London:
One of the many second hand books that I keep finding, which are
often out of date regarding their contents but nevertheless useful,
particularly for their images.
B. Michael. Barocke Tafelfreuden an Europa's Höfen. Stuttgart:
A beautiful book, highly recommendable, but only available in
German. Recipes, history and contemporary paintings and engravings,
and in general a very pleasing book.
The English Civil War. London: Thames & Hudson, 1974.
Correlli. Marlborough. Ware: Wordsworth, 1999.
The Kings and Queens of England. London: Weidenfeld &
Portraits from the National Portrait Gallery in London.
Charles. Age of Kings. Time Inc., 1965.
Food & Cooking in 17th Century Britain: History & Recipes.
English Heritage, 1985.
Louis XIV. London: Collins, 1964.
Daniel. Fouquet. Librairie Arthème Fayard, 1987.
This is THE book on Nicolas Fouquet, but unfortunately for me
(and my rather mediocre if not 'sad' French) it has never been
translated into any other language.
P.H. Old English Sports: Pastimes and Customs. Wakefield:
EP Publishing, 1975 repr., 1891¹
Very interesting little book for the Living Historian: which sports
and pastimes can we do when on shows and events? Here is the answer.
Philippe. Louis XIV. London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson,
Charles II: His Life and Times. London: Weidenfeld &
Nicolson, 1979. New Edition 1993.
My absolute favourite book about my absolute favourite King. God
save Charlie! *grins*
The Weaker Vessel: A Woman's Lot in Seventeenth-Century England.
London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1984.
The best book I know so far about women in the 17th century. But
then I adore Antonia Fraser anyway, her history books are fantastic,
lively, interesting, colourful.
The Recipes of Hannah Woolley: English Cookery of the Seventeenth
Century. London: Heinemann Kingswood, 1988.
Although this book is so new, not even 20 years old, it is out
of print! I got my copy from AbeBooks,
lovely online source. Brilliant book! All recipes are edited for
today's cook but are still the mostly original ones from 1675.
Hannah Woolley was the 17th century Mrs. Beecham, so to speak.
Her book was on everything to do with housekeeping.
English Glass. London: Collins, 1956.
Another second hand find, cheap and always very good as reference.
Claudio. Ludwig XIV und seine Zeit. Klagenfurt: Kaiser,
Nancy. The Sun King: Louis XIV at Versailles. London: Hamilton,
Fouquet ou Le Soleil Offusqué. Éditions Gallimard,
The same as above, only available in French.
and Times of Louis XIV. Enzo Orlandi. (Ed.) Feltham: Hamlin,
of London. Cumming, V., Merriman, E., Ross, C. (Eds.). London:
Museum of London and Scala Publications, 1996.
This is the guidebook to the museum, highly recommendable with
lovely photos of the objects.
John. Reason, Ridicule and Religion: The Age of Enlightenment
in England 1660-1750. London: Thames & Hudson, 1996.
Joanna. Louis XIV. London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1973.
What a miracle... someone who actually doesn't glorify Louis XIV
in a bibliography, nor does she condemn him. Well written, and
I like one quote "he was called the 'great King' but no one ever
called him a 'great Man'..."
Tanz im 17. und 18. Jahrhundert. Leipzig: VEB Deutscher
Verlag für Musik, 1988.
Williams, Noel T. Redcoats and Courtesans: The Birth of the
British Army (1660-1690). London: Brassey's, 1994.
I could have put this book into the military section, but there
is so much wonderful gossip and little anecdotes in it, that I
decided to leave it in here.
VI of Scotland King James I of England. London: Book Club
The Life and Times of Charles I. Antonia Fraser Ed. Weidenfeld
& Nicolson, 1972.
The Life and Times of Charles II. Antonia Fraser Ed. Weidenfeld
& Nicolson, 1972.
The Life and Times of James II. Antonia Fraser Ed. London:
Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1972.
The Life and Times of William and Mary. Antonia Fraser
Ed. London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1974.
The Life and Times of Queen Anne. Antonia Fraser Ed. London:
Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1972.
The Stuarts. London: Collins, 1958.
Prince Rupert: Portrait of a Soldier.
von der Pfalz, Elisabeth Charlotte, Duchesse d'Orléans,
Madame: Briefe. Haberl, Annedore. (Ed.) Hanser, 1996.
Lieselotte's letters are most certainly also available in translations
into English, for example. An indispensable resource for an eye
witness's account of the life at the French court during Louis
XIV's reign and beyond. The editor gives explanations after every
letter, very fascinating and good reading indeed.
Bryant. London Coffee Houses: A Reference Book of Coffee Houses
of the Seventeenth, Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries. London:
Allen and Unwin, 1963.
A very specialist subject book, nothing I would buy for a lot
of money but second hand a very interesting reference book for
the Living Historian.
Nancy. Madame de Pompadour. London: Hamish Hamilton, 1968.
Later, but nevertheless very interesting.
Captain Charles. A General History of the Robberies & Murders
of the Most Notorious Pirates. David Cordingly Ed. London:
Maritime Press, 1998.
Nell Gwyn. Thrupp: Sutton, 2000.
A brand new book and very lovely, I enjoyed it tremendously. She
is my favourite for my favourite king.
Pepys. Ware: Wordsworth, 1997.
The Diary of Samuel Pepys. Kenneth Branagh (Narrator) Audiotapes.
Absolutely delightful! I have to drive to work every day from
Kent into Essex, and this is wonderful for the car. Of course
the fact that Branagh has a voice like smooth chocolate and I
lke his acting a lot, helps making it so enjoyable. *grins*
Restoration London. London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson,
An absolutely fantastic book for the 1660s and beyond. Not to
be missed! Picard is not a historian but a lawyer and thus interested
in 'evidence' which means there is information to be found in
the many chapters about just everything concerning everyday life
of the different levels of society, one can think of and hope
Dr. Johnson's London: Life in London 1740-1770. London:
Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2000.
Once again not really my period, but very interesting.
Sara. The Art of Dining: A History of Cooking and Eating. London:
The National Trust, 1993.
Gorgeous book! Beautiful photographs and paintings and also very
tasty looking recipes.
Eyewitness Guides: Pirate. London: Dorling Kindersley,
Cecilia. English Pottery and Porcelain. London: Collins,
Food & Cooking in 18th Century Britain: History & Recipes.
English Heritage, 1985.
1700 Scenes from London Life. London: Hodder and Stoughton,
Great book! What Liza Picard wrote for the Restoration period,
Maureen Waller has written for the end of the Baroque period.
Mr Pepys' Navy. London: G. Bell and Sons, 1966.
Joan; Brinson, Peter. The Polite World: A Guide to English
Manners and Deportment from the Thirteenth to the Nineteenth Century.
London: Oxford University Press, 1965.
European Swords. Shire Album 298. Princes Risborough: Shire
An Historical Guide to Arms and Armour. London: Studio
René; Back, Francis. Louis XIV's Army. Men-At-Arms
Series Nr. 203. London: Osprey, 1988.
Firearms. J.F. Hayward (Ed.) Victoria and Albert Museum. London:
Her Majesty's Stationary Office, 1955.
George. The Recruiting Officer. Ross, John (Ed.) The original
play is from the 1690s/1700.
By chance we found a reference to this play, and voila, Ben found
it on Amazon. Most invaluable! Where else would one find a more
Robert. Marlborough. Berby: English Life Publications,
This booklet with a foreword by the 11th Duke of Marlborough is
obtainable in the Blenheim Palace gift shop.
John. The Battle of the Boyne and Aughrim. The Windrush
Nothing for someone who isn't interested in meticulous figures,
but invaluable for research purposes.
Angus; Rickman, David. Peter the Great's Army 2: Cavalry. Men-at-arms
Series NR 264. London: Osprey, 1993.
Drill Book. Tincey, John. (Ed.) Partisan Press, 1986.
Heinrich; Kölling, Hartmut. Europäische Hieb- und
Stichwaffen: Aus der Sammlung des Museums für Deutsche Geschichte.
Berlin: Brandenburgisches Verlagshaus, 1990.
Embleton, Gerry. The British Army 1660 - 1704. Men-At-Arms
Series Nr. 267. London: Osprey, 1994.
Swords, Daggers & Cutlasses. London: Quintet, 1995.
Wissen Serie (Eyewitness series, but in German):
Byam, Michèle. Waffen & Rüstungen. Hildesheim:
Illusions: Royal Master of Deception. Copenhagen: Statens
Museum for Kunst, 1999. Exhibition catalogue.
Another one of those wonderful catalogues I couldn't pass without
Raymond. Seventeenth Century Painting. London: Weidenfeld
& Nicolson, 1964.
des Barock. Walther, Ingo F. (Hrsg.) Köln: Taschen, 1997.
of Charles II. Wheeler, Charles. (Ed.) London: Royal Academy
of Arts Exhibition catalogue, 1960-1.
I found this small booklet on eBay for just 1 pound sterling!
Only b/w but certainly worth these old booklets, wherever you
see one for such a price.
Ages: Masterpieces of Dutch and Danish Painting. Statensmuseum
for Kunst, Copenhagen & Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, 2001. Exhibition
I don't believe in 'by chance'... Roseborg castle was closed in
the afternoon so we went to the Art museum literally round the
corner, and guess what, they had a special exhibition on with
masterpieces of Dutch art half of it from the 17th century! It
was so wonderful: like meeting finally old acquaintances, which
I had studied so many times. The exhibition is on in Copenhagen
until the 6th of May 2001.
Palette: 1000 Jahre Malerei in Deutschland, Österreich und
der Schweiz. München: Deutscher Bücherbund, 1968.
Liselotte. Kunst im Bild: Barock und Rokoko. München:
Naturalis Verlag, o.J.
Jane. The Life and Works of Rubens. Bristol: Parragon Books,
Phyllis. The Story of Western Furniture. London: Herbert
A book which is invaluable, because the clear line drawings show
the furniture styles. A wonderful quick reference and enjoyable
L.M. English Drinking Glasses 1675 - 1825. Shire Album
116. Princes Risborough: Shire Publications, 1984.
Dutch Painting. London: Phaidon Press, 1993 (revised edition).
I found this lovely book in the Copenhagen National Art Museum
bookshop for 100 Krona. What a bargain! *BG*
History of Art: The XVIIth Century I & II. London:
Heron Books, 1966.
Hals. London: Abbey, 1978.
Pewter. Shire Album 280. Princes Risborough: Shire Publications,
The Age of Baroque: Architecture, Sculpture, Portraits, Landscapes,
Interior Decoration. London: Hamlyn, 1966.
de Montclos, Jean-Marie & Robert Polidori. Versailles.
Paris: Edition Mengès, 1991. Deutsche Ausgabe Köln:
Although it is an architectural photographic book it has loads
of contemporary paintings and engravings in superb quality.
of Popular Antiques. Michael Carter, Ed. London: Octopus Books,
Henry Bedingfeld et.al. Eds. Greenwich: Brompton Books, 1993.
Andrew Stewart. Coats of Arms. Pitkin Guides, 1988.
Kurmärkische Manufakturen. Märkisches Museum Berlin.
Berlin: Argon, 1994.
Rubens, Van Dyck... Italiensehnsucht Nordischer Barockmaler: Meisterwerke
aus dem Museum der Bildenden Künste Budapest. Ildikó
Ember & Marco Chiarini Eds. Milano: Leonardo Arte, 1995.
The Golden Age of Dutch Painting. New York: Praeger, 1969.
and Times of Rembrandt. Orlandi, Enzo. (Ed.) London: Hamlyn,
Norbert. Vermeer 1632-1675: Verhüllung der Gefühle.
Sämtliche Gemälde. Bergisch Gladbach: Lingen, 1996.
Robert. The World of Rembrandt 1606 - 1669. Time-Life Books,
and Contents Copyright © N. Kipar 1999. All rights reserved.