Buy this book!
Everyone who has a keen interest in the history of costume or just needs a good range of books for research, I highly recommend you buy this book. It is such a brilliant source of information and really helps inspire me. It begins right at the beginning of history in the ancient world and over 463 pages delves into every period imaginable, with pages that focus on things like the fashions for sport in each period and what both men and women would have worn. Well worth a purchase!!