“Le Costume Historique”

“Originally published in France between 1876 and 1888, Auguste Racinet’s “Le Costume Historique” was the most wide-ranging and intelligent study of clothing ever published. Covering the world history of costume, dress, and style from antiquity through the end of the 19th century, the great work - “consolidated” in 1888 into 6 volumes containing nearly 500 plates - remains, to this day, completely unique in its scope and detail”

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