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Fancy Dresses Described: A Glossary of Victorian Costumes

Arden Holt



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Dover Publications Inc.
01 June 2017
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The Victorians adored fancy dress parties: what better way to escape the rigidity of social conventions than to spend a festive evening disguised as Cleopatra, a Swiss milkmaid, or Alice in Wonderland? This 1896 guide to hundreds of glorious costumes reproduces the sixth and final edition of a popular resource, transformed by time into an important historical document and cosplay resource. Alphabetical entries are enhanced by 20 colour and 40 black-and-white illustrations.
By:   Arden Holt
Imprint:   Dover Publications Inc.
Country of Publication:   United States
Edition:   6th ed.
Dimensions:   Height: 216mm,  Width: 140mm,  Spine: 20mm
Weight:   454g
ISBN:   9780486814254
ISBN 10:   0486814254
Pages:   336
Publication Date:   01 June 2017
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Unspecified

A British writer of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, Ardern Holt wrote columns on society and fashion, primarily for Queen magazine.

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