Royal and Historic Gloves and Shoes, illustrated and described by W. B. Redfern, author of ‘Old Cambridge,’ ‘Ancient Wood and Ironwork in Cambridge,’ etc. Methuen & Co. 36 Essex Street, W. C. London. pp. x, , 110 + XLVI + XXXII plates in b/w and colour. Ex library, with usual stamps and stickers. Publisher’s binding in red cloth and gilt lettering and decoration on front board and spine, gilt top edge. Binding slightly bumped and discolored, spine slant, library shelfmark on spine heel in white pen, hinges tender, browning to title page. Apart from this, and the occasional library stamp, the pages are clean and bright, and the volume is complete. A fascinating early-twentieth-century catalogue of historic gloves and shoes in public and private collections across Britain, including gloves that once belonged to Mary Queen of Scots and Shakespeare and shoes that belonged to Charles I. Complete with 78 plates, some in colour, and a colour frontispiece.
Redfern, W. B., Royal and Historic Gloves and Shoes, Methuen & Co., 1904
SKU: 034166 Category: Fashion Tag: Gloves Shoes Making Clothes Fashion Royal Historic History British Britain