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Antiquarian Books, Maps, Prints & Photographs II Antiquarian Books, Maps, Prints & Photographs II DRESSES OF THE REIGN OF BRITISH MONARCY
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A collection of nine very fine hand colored lithographs depicting the formal costumes of the British Monarchy, from the collection of the British Museum.
1. The Anglo-Norman lady. Authority - The Cotton Manuscript in the British Museum, Nero. C.4.
2. Dress of the Reign of George the second. Authorities - Jeffery’s Collection, Spectator, Gray’s Inn Journal, Sir Walter Scott’s description of the dress of Rose Bradwardine, in Waverley.
3. Dress of the Reign of George the Third. Authorities -Wardrobes preserved of the court of Queen Charlotte, Prints and recollections of that style of Dress, The “Panier” Hoop (still in the possession of a Lady).
4. Dress of the Reign of George the Fourth. Authorities - Dresses preserved, and Recollections of Dresses at the first Drawingroom held by His Majesty, when Hoops were abolished by command.
5. Dress of the Reign of Stephen. Authorities – The Cotton Manuscript, A Psalter of the Twelfth Century, Strutt’s Habits &c. of the People of England.
6. Dress of the Reign of Henry the Fifth, and Early in that of Henry the Sixth. Authorities - Effigy of Lady Vernon in Tong Church, Shropshire, Tapestry in St. Mary’s Hall, Coventry, Royal Manuscript, Froisart, Montraucon.
7. Dress of the Reign of Henry 7th. Authorities - Copied from the Roman de la Rose in the British Museum. The ornament which fastens the Hood is the Colg, or Clock, mentioned in the ordinance issued by Margaret, Countess of Richmond, the mother of Henry the 7th, for “The Reformation of Apparell for great Estates of Women, in the tyme of mourning.”
8. Dress of the Reign of Queen Elizabeth. Authorities - Descriptions by Stubbs, and in many letters of that period, Stow’s description of the Ruffs then worn, Portrait at Henham, described by Miss Agness Strickland, other Pictures of that date, and Prints.
9. Dress of The Reign of Richard the First. Authorities – Montafaucon, Du Cange, Matthew Paris, Illuminated Manuscripts, Effigies in the Abbey of Fontevrand.