By Iris Brooke
Notable reference spans three hundred years of favor background — from the extravagant costumes of the Stuart interval to such recommendations as biking knickerbockers for past due nineteenth century girls. Over four hundred illustrations (including 28 plates in complete colour) offer vital info of hair kinds, beards, hats, and cravats.
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