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Annotated Bibliography Updates

Just a quick update to announce that I’ve gone through my Annotated Bibliography to add 13 more entries (bringing it up to a count of 107!) and to add quick annotations to all of the entries on the main page. Now, on the main page, each entry has the basic citation and also a brief note about whether the book is recommended, recommended for the pictures, recommended only if there’s nothing else available, or not recommended. The negative notes generally contain a bit of extra information about why I don’t think the book is worth looking at.

There are a lot of recommended books on the list – because there are a lot of great books on historical costume out there – but hopefully my Annotated Bibliography can be some help in determining which books fit a given subject and are worth tracking down. Most of the recommended books have more detailed annotations included in linked posts of their own, for more details on content and usage.

For my own purposes, I find the A.B. useful when I’m researching a new period or a specific topic, or when I have a bit of extra cash and want to figure out what book to buy next. Sadly, some of the books I desperately wish to acquire – especially those by Norah Waugh – are consistently very expensive, and out of my price range. Someday! In the meantime, that is what libraries are for.

If you’d like to see the updates and peruse the reviews, visit the Annotated Bibliography page.

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AB: Butterick – Vogue Sewing

(This is an entry in the Annotated Bibliography.)

*Butterick Publishing Company, The. Vogue Sewing. Revised edition. New York: The Butterick Publishing Company, 2000.

This is the revised edition; it was previously published under the titles New Vogue Sewing Book and Vogue Sewing Book; first version published 1985. This is a decent general reference book for modern sewing.  I personally own this book, and would recommend it as a general reference, provided a copy can be found inexpensively.

AB: Harris – 5000 Years of Textiles

(This is an entry in the Annotated Bibliography.)

Harris, Jennifer, Ed. 5000 Years of Textiles. London: British Museum Press, 1993.

Alas, this is an incomplete entry in the annotated bibliography. More soon.

AB: Marsh – Styles and So Forth

(This is an entry in the Annotated Bibliography.)

*Marsh, Heidi, Compiled by. Styles and So Forth of the Era of the Hoop; with Glossary. Greenville, California: Heidi Marsh, 1994.

Alas, this is an incomplete entry in the annotated bibliography. More soon. However, I can say that I personally own this book, and would recommend it.

AB: Marsh – Hair, Hat, Hood, and Bonnet, Too

(This is an entry in the Annotated Bibliography.)

*Marsh, Heidi, Compiled by. Hair, Hat, Hood, and Bonnet Too; of the Era of the Hoop. Greenville, California: Heidi Marsh, 1993.

Alas, this is an incomplete entry in the annotated bibliography. More soon. However, I can say that  I personally own this book, and would recommend it.

AB: Shep – Civil War Ladies

(This is an entry in the Annotated Bibliography.)

Shep, R. L. Civil War Ladies: Fashions and Needle-Arts of the Early 1860’s; Primary Source Material from Peterson’s Magazine 1861 and 1864; Additional Hair Styles and Hair Jewelry from Campbell’s “Self-Instructor in the Art of Hair Work.” Mendocino, California: R. L. Shep, 1987.

Alas, this is an incomplete entry in the annotated bibliography. More soon. However, I can say that I personally own this book, and would recommend it.

AB: Dalrymple – American Victorian Costume

(This is an entry in the Annotated Bibliography.)

*Dalrymple, Priscilla Harris. American Victorian Costume in Early Photographs. New York: Dover, 1991.

Alas, this is an incomplete entry in the annotated bibliography. More soon. In the meantime, I can say that I personally own this book, and would recommend it.