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By James R. Planche

Thousands of phrases linked to clothing worn within the crucial nations of Europe look during this vast and handy reference. The alphabetically prepared goods of garments span approximately 2,000 years of style historical past — from the onset of the Christian period within the first century to the start of the reign of George III, c. 1760.
From abacot, hacketon, helm, jipocoat, and bounce to xainture, ysgyn, zatayn, and zibelline, the sweeping scope of this quantity contains a amazing variety of all-but-forgotten lore. Profusely illustrated with over 1,300 exact line drawings, it deals an invaluable consultant for style and cultural historians, writers, designers, motion picture and theatrical manufacturers, and all others with an curiosity within the historical past of fashion.

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