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A complete view of the dress and habits of the people of England, from the establishment of the Saxons in Britain to the present time illustrated by engravings taken from the most authentic remains of antiquity. To which is prefixed an introduction, containing a general description of the ancient habits in use among mankind, from the earliest period of time to the conclusion of the seventh century. By Joseph Strett Vol. I [II].

Joseph Strutt

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A new and improved edition, with critical and explanatory notes, by J. R. Planché, Esq, F.S.A. author of The history of British costume, etc.


London: Henry G. Bohn, York Street, Covent Garden, MDCCCXLII

Physical Description

2 vols.; 315 mm.

General Note

Plates are not bound in the order in which they are numbered. The printer statement is found at the foot of the last page in each volume, 'G. Norman, printer, Maiden Lane, Covent Garden.'


Vol. I: cxvii, 117 p.; Vol. II: vi, 279 p.; 153 colour plates. At the end of Vol. II is 'A list of the MSS. containing the illuminations from which the chief part of the dresses in this work are taken' (p. 269-275) and 'A list of the plates contained in this work; with references to the mss. from which they were selected' (p. 276-279).

Binding Note

Spine lettered 'Strutt's Dress & Habits of the People of England' amd 'I [II]'.


Costume England History