Cover of Le costume historique. Book Info. Icons, Metadata. Author: Racinet, A. Publisher: Firmin-Didot et cie. Published: Subject(s): Art and Design;. They are a six volume set, published between and and written by Auguste Racinet (), covering historical costumes. Racinet’s Costume History is a landmark in the study of clothing and style. From Eskimo attire to high French couture, this unrivalled encyclopedia.

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They are a six clstume set, published between and and written by Auguste Racinetcovering historical costumes, furniture, jewellery, weapons and carriages. Everything including the kitchen sink really!

We should really issue this blog with a warning because you are likely to spend quite a few augusre flicking through them when you really should be doing other things. Volume 1 mainly text gives a general introduction and a list of all the plates found across the full set of volumes together with an index, bibliography and glossary.

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Volume 5 begins with the end of the 16 th Century and the dawn of the 17 th, concentrating on Europe leading on to our favourite period, the 18 th Century. And so to Volume 6, the final one which continues 18 th Century European fashions and takes us into the 19 th Century, ending with a look at the Nordic countries together with Holland, Scotland, England, Germany and Switzerland.

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