Philippa's Bookshelf

This is a list of the books and patterns I currently own.  I'm putting online because Odette is making me.

Costuming Books:

  • Ambrose, Bonnie. The Little Corset Book. New York: Costume & Fashion Press, 1997.
  • Amphlett, Hilda. Hats : a History of Fashion in Headwear. New York: Dover Publications, 2003.
  • Arnold, Janet. Patterns of Fashion. New York: Macmillan, 1985.
  • Arnold, Janet. Patterns of Fashion 1. London: Macmillan London, 1990.
    Arnold, Janet. Patterns of Fashion 2. London: Macmillan London, 1990.
  • Arnold, Janet. Pattern of Fashion 4. New York: Macmillan, 2008.
  • Baumgarten, Linda, Florine Carr, and John Watson. Costume Close Up: Clothing Construction and Pattern, 1750-1790. New York: Quite Specific Media Group, 2000
  • Brock, Maurice. Bronzino. Paris: Flammarion, 2002 (this is really an art book which I am using as costume inspiration)
  • Courtais, Georgine. Women's Hats, Headdresses and Hairstyles: with 453 Illustrations, Medieval to Modern. New York: Dover Publications, 2006.
  • Crowfoot, Elisabeth Textiles and Clothing, C.1150-1450. Ipswich: Boydell Press, 2006.
  • Cunnington, C. Willett. English Women's Clothing in the Nineteenth Century: A Comprehensive Guide with 1,117 Illustrations. New York: Dover Publications, 1990.
  • Cunnington, C. and Phillis Cunnington. The History of Underclothes. Mineola: Dover, 1992.
  • Davenport, Millia.  The Book of Costume: Vol. 1. New York; Crown Publishers, 1966.
  • Dreher, Denise. From the Neck up. Minneapolis: Madhatter Press, 1981.
  • Hartley, Dorothy and Francis Kelly. Medieval Costume and How to Recreate It. New York: Dover Publications, 2003.
  • Holkeboer, Katherine. Patterns for Theatrical Costumes. New York: Drama Book Publishers, 1992.
  • Hunnisett, Jean. Period Costume for Stage & Screen. Studio City: Players Press, 1991.
  • Johnston, Lucy Nineteenth-Century Fashion in Detail. London: V&A Publications, 2005.
  • Lester, Katherine, and Bess Viola Oerke. Accessories of Dress: An Illustrated Encyclopedia (Dover Books on Fashion). New York: Dover Publications, 2004.
  • Mccunn, Donald and Robin Lew. How to Make Sewing Patterns. San Francisco: Design Enterprises of San Francisco, 1977
  • Mikhaila, Ninya. The Tudor Tailor. New York: Costume & Fashion Press, 2006.
  • Niccoli, Roberta. Moda a Firenze 1540-1580. City: Edizioni Polistampa Pagliai, 2005.
  • Norris, Herbert. Medieval Costume and Fashion. New York: Dover Publications, 1999.
  • Norris, Herbert. Tudor Costume and Fashion. New York: Dover Publications, 1997.
  • Norris, Herbert. Church Vestments. New York: Dover Publications, 2002.
  • Norris, Herbert. Ancient European Costume and Fashion. New York: Dover Publications, 1999.
  • Ostergard, Else. Woven into the Earth. City: Aarhus Universitetsforlag, 2004.
  • Payne, Blanche The History of Costume. London: HarperCollins, 1992.
  • Scott, Margaret. Medieval Dress and Fashion. Washington Square: British Library Publishing Division, 2009.
  • Tierney, Tom. Tudor and Elizabethan Fashions (History of Fashion). New York: Dover Publications, 2000.
  • Waugh, Norah. Corsets and Crinolines. New York: Routledge/Theatre Arts Books, 1991
  • Weiditz, Christoph. Authentic Everyday Dress of the Renaissance. New York: Dover Publications, 1994.
  • Wilcox, Wilcox. Mode in Costume. City: Simon Schuster Trade, 1983.

Embroidery Books

  • Campbell, Eileen. Creative Medieval Designs for Applique. City: Sally Milner Publishing, 2006.
  • Mccallum, Graham. 4000 Animal, Bird and Fish Motifs. London: Batsford, 2005.
  • Mccullum, Graham. 4000 Flower and Plant Motifs. London: Batsford, 2004.
  • Mccallum, Graham. 4000 Animal, Bird and Fish Motifs. London: Batsford, 2005.
  • Whiting, Gertrude. Old-Time Tools and Toys of Needlework. New York: Dover Publications, 1971.
  • Wilkins, Lesley. Beginner's Guide to Blackwork. Tunbridge Wells: Search Press, 2002


Period Cooking Books

  • Apicius and Joseph Vehling. Cookery and Dining in Imperial Rome. New York: Dover Publications, 1977
  • Hieatt, Constance and Sharon Butler. Curye on Inglysch. London: Published for the Early English Text Society by the Oxford University Press, 1985.
  • Hieatt, Constance Pleyn Delit. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1996
  • Santich, Barbara. The Original Mediterranean Cuisine. City: Chicago Review Pr, 1996.
  • Sass, Lorna. To the King's Taste. New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1975.


Illumination and Calligraphy Books

  • Backhouse, Janet. The Illuminated Page: Ten Centuries of Manuscript Painting in The British Library. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1997.
  • Backhouse, Janet, and The British Library. The Hastings Hours (Illuminated Gift). New York: Pomegranate, 1997
  • Basing, Patricia. Trades and Crafts in Medieval Manuscripts. Chicago: New Amsterdam Books, 1990.
  • Clemens, Raymond, and Timothy Graham. Introduction to Manuscript Studies. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2008
  • De Hamel, Christopher. Scribes and Illuminators. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1992.
  • Drogin, Marc. Medieval Calligraphy. New York: Dover Publications, 1989.
  • Drogin, Marc. Calligraphy of the Middle Ages and How to Do It. New York: Dover Publications, 1998.
  • Evans, Mark L.. The Sforza Hours. London: British Library, 1992
  • Hamel, Christopher. A History of Illuminated Manuscript. London: Phaidon Press, 1997.
  • Harris, David. The Calligrapher's Bible. Woodbury: Barron's Educational Series, 2003.
  • In the Beginning Was the Word: The Power and Glory of Illuminated Bibles. Köln: Taschen, 2003.
  • Kanter, Laurence. Painting and Illumination in Early Renaissance Florence, 1300-1450. New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1994.
  • Kirsch, Edith and Millard Meiss. The Visconti Hours. London: Thames and Hudson, 1972
  • Lynskey, Marie. Illumination for Calligraphers. London: Thorsons Pub, 1991.
  • Masterpieces of the J. Paul Getty Museum: Illuminated Manuscripts. Los Angeles: Getty Publications, 1997.
  • A Masterpiece Reconstructed: The Hours of Louis XII. Los Angeles: Getty Publications, 2005.
  • Morgan, Margaret The Bible of Illuminated Letters. Hauppauge: Barrons Educational Series, Inc, 2006.
  • McCallum, Graham Leslie. 4000 Alphabet & Letter Motifs: A Sourcebook. 1 Pap/Cdr ed. London: Batsford, 2009. Print.
  • Plummer, John. The Hours of Catherine of Cleves. New York: George Braziller, 2002.
  • Schacherl, Lillian. Tres Riches Heures: Behind the Gothic Masterpiece. Munich: Prestel, 1997.
  • Unterkircher, Franz. King René's Book of Love. New York: G. Braziller, 1980.
  • Walther, Ingo and Norbert Wolf. Masterpieces of Illumination. Köln: Taschen, 2005.
  • Voelkle, William and Susan L'engle. Illuminated Manuscripts. New York: Abbeville Press, 1998.
  • The Complete Guide to Calligraphy. New York: Oceana Publications, 2006.


Margo Anderson:

  • The Underpinnings
  • The Lady's Wardrobe
  • The Comfort Package
  • The Wardrobe Accessories
  • The Gentleman's Wardrobe


Pariod Patterns:

  • Classic Cotehardies #21
  • High Medieval Houppelades #26
  • Women's German Puff and Slash #46
  • Late Tudor and Elizabethan Gowns #56
  • Women's Undergarments, Ruffs, Collars, and Cuffs from 600 to 1600 #90


I also own an embarrasing amount of the "Big Three" pattens, but don't want to list them all



  • Diehl, Daniel, and Mark Donnelly. Medieval Furniture: Plans and Instructions for Historical Reproductions. 1st ed. Mechanicsburg, Pa: Stackpole Books, 1999.