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The History of Underclothes (Dover Fashion and Costumes) (original 1951; edition 1992)

by C. Willett Cunnington

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Title:The History of Underclothes (Dover Fashion and Costumes)
Authors:C. Willett Cunnington
Info:Dover Publications (1992), Paperback, 272 pages
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nice little book with good background info ( )
  BunnysBla | Feb 19, 2014 |
A meticulously researched, well-illustrated and...very boring book. I think this would be good for people who enjoy costume histories, but it wasn't my cup of tea. Note: this book covers only British underwear. ( )
  meggyweg | Mar 6, 2009 |
Some good information. I only read the medieval section, since that's where my interests lie. ( )
  sprowett | May 28, 2008 |
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Cunnington, C. WillettAuthorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Cunnington, Phillis EmilyAuthormain authorall editionsconfirmed
Kennedy, Paul E.Cover designersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Fascinating survey of various undergarments worn by the English over six centuries. Well-documented, scholarly presentation enhanced with over 100 period illustrations depicting laced-up bodice of the 12th century, embroidered linen drawers (1500s), hooped petticoat support (c. 1750), footed long drawers (1795), 19th-century bustles, early 19th-century corsets for men, Victorian "bust improvers," much more.

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