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Ancient Costumes of Great Britain and Ireland. From the Druids to the Tudors. Charles Hamilton Smith. Introduction Doreen Yarwood. 1989. Bracken Books, London


A huge book with full page coloured illustrations of the costumes on one page and text on the opposite
The drawings are engravings by Charles Hamilton Smith and were first published in two volumes in 1821
Covers both men’s and women’s attire, sporting dress, battle dress and armour, religious, Royalty, fashion, clothing of the ordinary people such as fishermen etc

Ante-roman period
Roman period
Post-Roman period
Inhabitants of the Baltic
The Anglo Saxons
The Normans
The Plantagenets
The Tudors


217pp; coloured illustrations; historical notes; large over sized hard covers, gilt lettering; good condition; original Bookseller’s label ffep; 2cmx2cm damage to rear top cover corner
Dust jacket; good condition; damage to top rear corner corresponding to cover damage; 4cm tear lower front

Too large for scanner




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  • Seller location: Napier, Hawke's Bay, NZ

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