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Tailors Pattern Books:
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  (1618 Spain)
- Freyle MS
  (1580 Spain)
- Anduxar MS
  (1648 Spain)
- Alcega MS
  (1580 Spain)
- Hungarian MS
- Polish MS

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Research>Website Bibliography

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This is a list of bibliographical sources used on this website. For information on how to obtain the various texts cited, go to About the Tailors Books and Sources.

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This section includes copies of Tailors Books from period, facsimile editions, etc.
This section includes texts written by experts in the field, texts containing examinations of extant garments, etc.
This section includes texts with fashion timelines, tertiary sources, texts on pattern drafting and design, etc.
This section includes texts on embroidery, textiles, couture techniques, etc.

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Tailor's Pattern Book, 1589
Juan de Alçega. Facsimile Edition. Translation by Jean Pain & Cecilia Bainton ; introduction and notes by J.L. Nevinson.
Ruth Bean, 1979.

Geometria y Traça para el Oficio de los Sastres, 1588
Diego de Freyle. Personal copy and translation.

Geometria, y traça perteneciente al oficio de sastres, 1618
Francisco de la Rocha de Burguen. Personal copy and translation.

Geometria y Trazas Pertenecientes al Oficio de Sastres, 1640
Martin de Andrúxar. Personal copy and translation.

Il Libro del Sarto della Fondazione Querini Stampalia de Venezia 1555 - 1580
Facsimile with commentary by Fritz Saxl and Alessandra Mottola Molfino. Modena: Panini, 1987.

A Polish Tailor's Cutting Guide
Germany, Breslau 1567 AC 1992.243.1

Manuscript housed in the LA County Museum of Art. Personal Sketches.

Historic Hungarian Costumes, Joseph Hollrigl 1939. Published by the Officina Budapest.
Facsimile of four pattern pages from a pattern book, circa 1641 from Kisszeben, housed in the Arts and Crafts Museum.

Dictionarie in Spanish and English, 1599
John Minsheu. EMEDD (Early Modern English Dictionary Database) Ian Lancaster, editor, Department of English, University of Toronto. April 1996.

Diccionario de Autoridades (1726-1739)
La Real Academia Español, PDF searchable files, Biblioteca Virtual website.

Oriental Costumes: Their Designs and Colors, Max Tilke. Berlin: E. Wasmuth, 1922

Cut My Cote
Dorthy Burnham, Royal Ontario Museum

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Costume in the Drama of Shakespeare and his Contemporaries
M. Channing Linthicum. Oxford at the Clarendon Press, 1936.

The Cut of Men's Clothes: 1600 - 1900
Norah Waugh. Routledge Theatre Arts Books, 1964.

The Cut of Women's Clothing: 1600 - 1930
Norah Waugh. Routledge Theatre Arts Books, 1968.

"Tailor's Masterpiece Books"
Ingeborg Petraschek-Heim, from The Journal of Costume, Vol. 6, issue 3. 1972.

A Handbook of Costume
Janet Arnold. S.G.Phillips, NY, 1973

Lost from Her Majesties Back
Janet Arnold. Costume Society Extra Series No. 7, 1980.

Patterns of Fashion: c. 1560 -1620
Janet Arnold. MacMillan London Limited, England. 1985

Period Costume for Stage and Screen
Jean Hunisett. Bell and Hyman, Ltd. London. 1986.

Queen Elizabeth's Wardrobe Unlock'd
Janet Arnold. W.S. Maney and Son, Ltd., Leeds, England. 1988.

'Rich and Fantastical' and 'Queen Elizabeth'
Lectures by Janet Arnold. Vancouver University lecture notes, Sept. 1993.

Fashion in Detail: From the 17th and 18th Centuries
Avril Hart and Susan North. Rizzoli International Publications, Inc. 1998.

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General Sources:

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Costume and Fashion: The Tudors II (1546-1603)
Herbert Norris. E.P. Dutton and Co., Inc., New York

History of Costume
Blanche Payne. Harper & Rowe, N.Y., 1965

The Evolution of Fashion: Pattern and Cut from 1066 to 1930
Margot Hamilton Hill & Peter A. Bucknell. B.T. Batsford, Ltd. London, 1967

The Costume Designer's Handbook
Rosemary Ingham & Liz Covey. Heinemann Educational Books, Inc., Portsmouth, N.H., 1992

The Costume Technician's Handboo
Rosemary Ingham & Liz Covey. Heinemann Educational Books, Inc., Portsmouth, N.H., 1992

The History of Underclothes
C. Willett and Phillis Cunnington. Dover Publications, Inc., N.Y., 1992

Fabric, Form and Flat Pattern Cutting
Winifred Aldrich. Blackwell Science Ltd., London, 1996

Clothes and the Child: A Handbook of Children's Dress in England 1500-1900
Anne Buck. Holmes & Meier, N.Y., 1996

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Ancillary Sources:

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Mary Thomas's Embroidery Book
Mary Thomas. Gramercy Publishing Co., N.Y. 1936

The Good Housekeeping Needlecraft Encyclopedia
ed. by Alice Carroll. Stamford House, OH. 1950.

The Bishop Method of Clothing Construction
Edna Byrte Bishop. J.B. Lippencott Co., Philadelphia, N.Y. 1959.

The Complete Encyclopedia of Needlework
Therese de Dillmont. Reprinted facsimile. Running Press. 1972.

Textiles, 5th ed.
MacMillan Publishing Co., N.Y. 1979.

101 Sewing Secret
Cy DeCosse, Inc. Minnetonka, MN. 1989.

Couture, The Art of Fine Sewing
Roberta Carr. Palmer/Pletsch Publishing, Portland, OR. 1993.

50 Heirloom Buttons to Make
Nancy Nehring, Taunton Press. April 1996

Larousse Concise Spanish-English/English-Spanish Dictionary
Revised edition. Larousse-Bordas, 1998.

Felt: New Directions for an Ancient Craft
Gunilla Paetau Sjoberg
Interweave Press
Traditional Textiles of Central Asia
Janet Harvey, Thames & Hudson, 1997
Beverly Gordon, Watson-Guptill, 1980
The Tarim Mummies
J.P.Mallory and Victor H. Mair, Thames & Hudson, 2000
The Mummies of Urumchi
Elizabeth Wayland Barber, W.W. Norton & Company, 1999

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