Tui or Parson Bird Prosthemadera Novae Zealandiae. From: 'A history of the birds of New Zealand' by Walter Lawry Buller
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Le Costume Historique: Types Principaux du Vétement et de la Parure

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Date

1888

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Special Collections GT510 R274 188

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Publisher

Paris: Librairie de Firmin-Didot et Cie

Abstract

Originally published in magazine form over several years, this vast work was later organised into six volumes totalling nearly 2000 pages and 500 plates. It has become a classic in the history of dress. In this ambitious and imperfect work, Racinet draws on multiple sources including previous dress histories. He set a new standard in both scope and illustration, taking full advantage of then new reprographic techniques to produce colour plates of enduring appeal. Republished regularly, this work remains a touchstone and is true to its time. Racinet suggested that the tartan, shown in this plate, developed as a form of camouflage for hunting and was only later used to denote clan and social ranking.
(Chosen by Dr Elaine Webster, Director, Summer School, Otago)

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[Auguste Racinet], “Le Costume Historique: Types Principaux du Vétement et de la Parure,” ourheritage.ac.nz | OUR Heritage, accessed December 17, 2018, http://ourheritage.ac.nz/items/show/9983.

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