Barfoot, Audrey Everyday Costume in Britain
London: Jarrold and Sons Ltd., 1961.
A chronological account of the changing fashions in England and the surrounding areas from pre-Roman Britain to the 1900's. Contains a lot of illustrations of the costumes being described.
Cunnington, C. Willett A Dictionary of English Costume
London: A. and C. Black LTD., 1960.
A very comprehensive dictionary of historical names for various articles of clothing. All entries are dated as to origin and duration of popularity, as well as for which gender the clothing was meant for. Also contains some useful illustrations.
Cunnington, C. Willett The Art of English Costume
London: Collins Clear-Type Press, 1949.
Goes into the political, psychological, and social reasons for change in British fashion, e.g., the importance of color in determination of gender usage, the basic aesthetic ideals of 18th century society, among others. Contains several illustrated prints as well as photographs of the early 1900s.
Boulton, William B. The Amusements of Old London.
London: Ballantyne, Hanson & Co. (Date ?)
Discusses amusement and entertainment from the 18th Century through to the beginning of the 19th century. Includes Pleasure Gardens, Fairs, Parks, and Coffe Houses. Sites amusing stories of actual events and provides some illustrations.
Gunn, Fenja The Artificial Face
London: Trinity Press, 1973
A history of the development and abuse of cosmetics, as well as studies of individual cultures in which beauty aids and cosmetics played a significant role, either good or bad.
Leppert, Richard. Music and Image.
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1988.
Leppert addresses the role of amateur music in Eighteenth Century England. He compares the education and role of music for upper-class men and women. Furthermore, he uses paintings and portraits of the era to discuss his points.
Lewer, Henry William A Book of Simples
Sampson Low, Marston and Co., LTD., (date?)
A cookbook/anthology of home remedies with instructions on how to cook simple foods the correct way. A lot of good anecdotal information, as well as insight into how people thought about nutrition and health in the 16-18th centuries.
Plat, Sir Hugh Delights for Ladies
Crosby Lockwood & Son LTD., 1948.
A conduct-manual for cooking and other culinary skills for young well-bred ladies. Original text from 1609, with original recipes and arguments for women's behaviors.
Sands, Mollie. The Eighteenth Century Pleasure Gardens of
London: The Society for Theater Research, 1987.
The book focuses on Marylebone as a study of a pleasure garden through time (1737-1777). Includes advertisements, stories and music which provide a intimate look at the development of such a place.
Scott, Walter S. The Bluestocking Ladies.
Great Britain: John Green & Co., 1947.
A history of the 18th Century activity of gambling. Gives a general account of women's roles in the activity and also provides accounts of specific women living during the period. Talks about everything from the lives of these women to the way they wore their hair. Provides illustrations of the specific women talked about.
Squire, Geoffrey Dress and Society: 1560-1970
New York: The Viking Press, Inc. 1974.
Discusses in great detail the different phases/periods of fashion, e.g., Rococo, Neo-Classicist, Baroque, Materialist, etc., that occurred in Great Britain during the sixteenth through nineteenth centuries.
Williamson, G. C. English Conversation Pieces of the 18th and Early 19th
London: B.T. Batsford Limited, 1931.
A large-format books containing an introduction, annotated index of all the works included in the book, and full-page prints of paintings done in the 18th to early 19th centuries. Almost all the prints are in black-and-white, but the size and detail of the images are good.
Wroth, Warwick. London Pleasure Gardens.
New York: The MacMillan Co., 1896.
Provides a comprehensive and thorough look at the pleasure gardens in and around London. Talks about the major categories of baths, tea gardens, and pleasure gardens and discusses the determining factors for a successful or failed garden. This book has many very intricate paintings and drawings of the gardens.
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