English Costume 1066-1820, With Sixty-One Plates in Colour by the Author and Many Other Illustrations.
First published in four volumes in 1906. You know this book is going to be great when the first thing you see is the watercolor of "A Man in the Time of George IV" on the frontispiece. He's a gorgeous dandy, probably a friend of Lord Byron. Along with the color illustrations mentioned in the title, there are tons of b/w sketches throughout. The author is a wit, and you'll giggle and snort your way through this satirical treatment of the serious subject of fashion. 463 pgs. Red cloth, excellent condition. Adam & Charles Black, London, Hb, 1950. USED. $45.00