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Books about peasant or working costume
- de Marly, Diana. Working Dress, a History of Occupational Clothing. New York:
Holmes & Meier, 1986. [ISBN 0-8419-1111-8]
- de Marly, Diana. Dress in North America, The New World 1492-1800. New York &
London: Holmes & Meier, 1990. [ISBN 0-8419-1199-1]
A fascinating book, tying social
and political history together with costume history! Helps a lot to understanding changes
in dress and reasons for changes. A "good read", cover to cover, as they say!
Not specifically on working dress, but great for determining what would have been worn.
- Ewing, Elizabeth. Everyday Dress, 1650-1900. London: B.T. Batsford, 1984, 1985.
- Lansdell, Avril. The Clothes of the Cut - a history of canal costume. London:
British Waterways Board, 197? or 198?. [ISBN 0-903218-09-7]
- Pyne, William H. The Costume of Great Britain. Great Britain: William Miller,
1805, reprinted ed., British Costumes. Ware, Hertfordshire, Great Britain:
Wordsworth Editions, 1989. [ISBN 1-85326-926-3]
Good costumed character illustrations, with descriptions of the characters and their
occupation. Some costume details in text, but great illustrations and colors. People from
all walks of life!
- Pyne, William H. Rustic Vignettes for Artists and Craftsmen. New York: Dover,
| Reprinted sketches of William Pyne's, which were originally published c. 1805.
Good for turn of the century - 1790-1820 era. Not a costume book, but lots of good ideas
Rustic Vignettes for Artists and...
- Williams-Mitchell, Christobel. Dressed for the Job, the story of occupational costume.
Paulton, Bristol, Great Britain: Blanford Press, 1982.