A world of wonders, with anecdotes and opinions concerning popular superstitions by Albany Poyntz (Catherine Gore).
The memories of the British Inyswytryn, the Saxon Glaestingburge, the modern Glastonbury, or as it was sometimes called the isle of Avalon
Nine and a half miles, on horseback, from Jerusalem in the unique grandeur of its situation (the Wilderness of Engedi, near the Dead Sea), the Laura of Mar Saba…
The Textile Manual is an encyclopaedia of textile information, from material to yarn, from fabric structure to the finishing process. Encompassing practical tips for a range of textiles and detailed visuals, this ultra-accessible manual is the perfect companion for fashion aficionados and aspiring fashion designers.
Two groups of poets, living in the seclusion of two monasteries were particularly involved in the dispute when at its height.
Racinet's Costume History is an invaluable reference for students, designers, artists, illustrators, and historians; and a rich source of inspiration for anyone with an interest in clothing and style. Originally published in France between 1876 and 1888, Auguste Racinet’s Le Costume historique was in its day the most wide-ranging and incisive study of clothing ever attempted.
Covering the world history of costume, dress, and style from antiquity through to the end of the 19th century, the six volume work remains completely unique in its scope and detail. “Some books just scream out to be bought; this is one of them.” ― Vogue.com
Renaissance 16th Century. Frescoes and Arabesques of Raphael. Loggie of The Vatican. By Polychromatic ornament by Auguste Racinet.
Niellos and engraved metals. Ornamental decorations on utilitarian objects.
Indian arts and crafts of the 19th century.
Women’s head-dress of linen. Edged in front with white lace. — From 1750—1850.
The Pont au Double seen from the Pont Saint-Charles. The Washing Place of the Hotel-Dieu.
The Church of St. Sophia Thessaloniki. The grand scene of the Ascension is one of the best specimens of Byzantine mosaic extant.
The three beautiful daughters of James, second Earl Waldegrave was painted by Sir Joshua Reynolds in 1780-1 for Horace Walpole.