Qty:1
  • List Price: $29.95
  • Save: $6.22 (21%)
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
Only 1 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com.
Gift-wrap available.
Victorian & Edwardian... has been added to your Cart
+ $3.99 shipping
Used: Good | Details
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: Good Condition. Reasonable wear. Still very usable. Clean, mark-free interior! SHIPS W/IN 24 HOURS! Processed by DHL with USPS delivery for an average of 3-5 Day Standard Shipping & 2-3 Day Expedited Shipping!! FREE INSURANCE! Fast & Personal Support! Careful Packaging. No Hassle, Full Refund Return Policy!
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 2 images

Victorian & Edwardian Fashions for Women, 1840-1919: With Price Guide (Schiffer Book for Collectors) Paperback – July 1, 2007


See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Paperback
"Please retry"
$23.73
$20.95 $12.29

Stubborn Fat Gone! by Jorge Cruise
Stubborn Fat Gone! by Jorge Cruise
Check out the newest book by Jorge Cruise. Learn more
$23.73 FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Only 1 left in stock (more on the way). Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.

Editorial Reviews

About the Author

Kristina Harris of Springfield, Oregon is one of the antique clothing field's recognized experts. A member of the Costume Society of America, she is an enthusiastic writer, lecturer,and workshop director.
NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Best Books of the Month
Best Books of the Month
Want to know our Editors' picks for the best books of the month? Browse Best Books of the Month, featuring our favorite new books in more than a dozen categories.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Schiffer Publishing; 2 Revised edition (July 1, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0764315773
  • ISBN-13: 978-0764315770
  • Product Dimensions: 10.9 x 8.4 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.7 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,655,043 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Authors

Discover books, learn about writers, read author blogs, and more.

Customer Reviews

3.5 out of 5 stars
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Joseph A. Admire on April 11, 2007
Format: Paperback
This book is a perfect companion to Alison Gernsheim's compilation of vintage B&W fashion photographs (for Dover). Schiffer, best known for its books aimed at antiques collectors, presents this survey by Kristina Harris (who herself models some of the outfits) of women's fashion decade-by-decade from 1840 to the edge of the Jazz Age. Most of the outfits presented here are reproductions, but perfect ones; as Harris explains, real vintage clothes dating back to the Victorian and Edwardian periods are often too fragile to wear and are better suited for display purposes. The photography is mostly full-color, of modern models wearing the clothes (mixed with an ample number of vintage photographs and illustrations) and excellent. The text is smoothly written and highly detailed, going over every detail of Victorian costume from hats to underwear. Put this in your vintage-fashion library!
1 Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Kathryn Roloff on November 11, 2010
Format: Paperback
The premise is great, but this book is one of the most disorganized and badly shot that I have ever seen. Way too many of the pictures are out of focus and 1 is obviously upside-down.

I found it very frustrating that clothing from different eras have been all mixed together without regards to text, i.e. pics of Edwardian and late Victorian dresses in the 1860's chapter and vice versa.

A few of the construction details are shown , which is nice, but the dresses are "modelled" (ack!) by people who are not wearing period underpinnings. A 1862 dress worn without a crinoline?!?! The editor was obviously far more concerned with the models' faces than the clothing - it's soooo frustrating to see only part of a dress that isn't even hanging properly! A lot of side shots, too, so that the model's arm occludes the waistline and the front.

Most of the clothing was also shot out-of-doors and for some weird reason black/dark dresses have been shot in heavy shade, so that details (lace? pleats? waistline?) are invisible.

Don't waste your money. I tried to keep this one for a year, realized I rarely opened it, then it went off to Goodwill.
1 Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Arabella on March 28, 2008
Format: Paperback
I enjoy all of Kristina Haris' books on fashion, and I am so thankful that she has taken the time to show everyone actual pieces of fashion history. One poster remarked that it was hypocritical of Kristine to photograph women in these delicate vintage clothes that need to be preserved -- as a museum director, I understand that remark, yet I believe that sometimes it is good to show how the clothes would have actually looked on a real person, especially with accessories. I am just delighted Kristine shares pictures of these outfits with us, because good color photos of authentic historical dress are very hard to come by.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more
Victorian & Edwardian Fashions for Women, 1840-1919: With Price Guide  (Schiffer Book for Collectors)
This item: Victorian & Edwardian Fashions for Women, 1840-1919: With Price Guide (Schiffer Book for Collectors)
Price: $23.73
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com