Queen Elizabeth'S Wardrobe Unlock'd - ARNOLD, JanetManey, 1988, Hardback in Dustwrapper..
Condition: Near Fine - in Near Fine DJ. In Near Fine Slip case. Hard to tell from a brand new copy.
The Inventories of the Wardrobe of Robes prepared in July 1600 edited from Stowe MS 557 in the British Library, MS LR 2/121 in the Public Record Office, London, and MS V.b.72 in the Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington DC. This book gives the first full transcript of the inventories of Queen Elizabeth's clothes preserved in the British Library and the Public Record Office, London, and the Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington, DC. Chapters are devoted to Elizabeth's interest in fashions from abroad, and her appearance as recorded in contemporary accounts, as well as in her portraits. Designs for jewellery and embroidery, and gifts of clothing to and from the Queen are discussed, together with the symbolism of motifs and colours. The book will be an invaluable reference work for students of the history of dress and embroidery, for social historians, for art historians working in the field of portraiture, and for those who recreate sixteenth-century fashions for pageants, dance, historic re- enactments, theatre and television. 376pp. Index. Size: 4to Medium (11½" x 9" approx.)
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