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BOHN'S ARTISTS' LIBRARY.

COSTUME IN ENGLAND.

HISTORY

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A HISTORY OF DRESS

TO THE

END OF THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY.

BY THE LATE

F. W. FAIRHOLT, F.S.A.

FOURTH EDITION.

ENLARGED AND THOROUGHLY REVISED

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The Hon. H. A. DILLON, F.S.A.

ILLUSTRATED WITH ABOVE SEVEN HUNDRED ENGRAVINGS.

Vol. I.-HISTORY.

LONDON: GEORGE BELL AND SONS, YORK STREET,

COVENT GARDEN.

1896.

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CHISWICK PRESS :-C. WHITTINGHAM AND CO., TOOKS COURT,

CHANCERY LANE.

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DIVERSITY

PREFACE

TO THE REVISED EDITION.

scarce.

The second edition of Fairholt's “Costume in England,”

in This fact, and the large amount of fresh matter which has since then been placed within our reach by the researches of numerous writers, and the many reprints by different societies, of rare books, are sufficient reasons for the present edition.

The editor has striven to make such corrections and additions as the present state of knowledge of the subject demand. The quotations have been restored to their original spelling; and the portion relating to the Druids, and the remarks on the private character of sovereigns, &c., have been omitted to make room for matters more germane. The additions have in many instances been inserted in footnotes, but in some cases they have been incorporated in the text.

Additional woodcuts, some of them from other works by Mr. Fairholt, and kindly contributed by Messrs. Isbister; with others, selected from drawings from original MS., &c., by the editor, have been inserted.

An index has been added to the historical portion of the work, as well as a list of illustrations, in which the nationality and approximate date of the sources whence derived have been noted.

A short list of works in which costume has been illustrated or described has also been appended for the use of readers.

The Glossary has been enlarged by the addition of about two hundred new headings, and several additional illustrations have been inserted.

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