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Druitt, Herbert.
A Manual of Costume as Illustrated by Monumental Brasses.

London Alexander Moring Ltd.: 1906.

One of the most popular hobbies surrounding monumental brasses of the Medieval Period through the 16th and 17th centuries is to use them as clothes horses of a type- to examine them to see how people were dressed during various periods. I shall not delve into the hazards of attributing specific styles in this manner others better versed than I have done so much more convincingly. However, it does seem to be generally agreed that there is something to be learned from such study, and the resources the brasses afford are certainly generous. This early study groups the brasses, as they usually are grouped, by type of dress and gender.

Hardcover. 6"x9", xxii + 384 pages, many b/w plates light wear, a nice copy.

Inventory #: 9570
Price: $ 60.00      

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