SPLENDOUR AT COURT: DRESSING FOR ROYAL OCCASIONS SINCE 1700.

By: Arch, Nigel and Marschner, Joanna.

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Book Condition: Very Good


128 pp, 10 1/2" H. Profusely illustrated in b&w and colour with photographs, reproductions, drawings. "(P)rovides a lively picture of contrasting courtly scenes through the ages. It takes us from the paralysingly formal Court of Queen Anne to the outlandish ostentation of fifty years later when the Prince of Wales's dancing feet twinkled with 30,000 Pounds worth of diamonds attached to his shoe buckles. It conjures up the social butterflies of the Victorian age and a young debutante in the 1920's having difficulty tucking the essential three white feathers into her fashionably bobbed hair style. The fairy tale dresses and gold encrusted uniforms described and illustrated in this book have echoed or defied the fashions of the world right up to the present day. The last debutante to be presented at Court left Buckingham Palace in 1958, but in ceremonies such as the State Opening of Parliament courtly costume and tradition still linger with us." Spine is slightly twisted, minor toning on pastedowns. Dust jacket has light wear at bottom of front flap-fold, light edge wrinkling - mainly at top of rear panel, very soft crease down rear panel.

Title: SPLENDOUR AT COURT: DRESSING FOR ROYAL OCCASIONS SINCE 1700.

Author Name: Arch, Nigel and Marschner, Joanna.

Categories: British History, Fashion, Costume & Accessories, Royalty,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: London, Unwin Hyman, London, (1987), Ist edition.: 1987

ISBN Number: 0713526610

ISBN Number 13: 9780713526615

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 29697

Keywords: Court, Courtiers, Fashion, Social history, Clothing, Style, Dresses, Presentation, Parliament, Uniforms, Debutantes, Manners, Customs, Society, 18th Century, 19th Century, 20th Century, Costume, Gowns, London Season, Curtsey, Veils, Headdresses, Gloves, Jewellry, Jewelery, Fans, Bouquets, Upper Classes, Court Dress, Curtseying, Royalty, Trains, Mantua, Feathers, Queen Victoria.,