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MR: INFO: Book review: 13th clothing Spain

Poster: CHARLAINE.C.COOK@Global-One.net

by Concha Herrero Carretero.  Madrid : Editorial Patrimonio Nacional, 1988
ISBN: 84-7120-127-5  Library of Congress Call no.: NK8862.M87 1988

For the costuming people into the 13th Century is book is a must see.  Alas 
the book is in Spanish and I have no Spanish but it is full of color 
photographs of real 13th century costumes taken from the tombs of royality of 
Spain.  Included are men's tunics and sideless surcoats, a woman's cotehardie, 
and sideless surcoat, a coif, a hat, samples of material and a Islamic banner. 
Some of the material included stripes, what looks like polka dots and stars.
Also included was armorial clothing which was a tunic covered in rows of the 
arms of Castile and Leon, very small, about 12 down and 6 across.

I only know of two copies in the United States.  Blessings on my local 
interlibrary loan librarian who pursued from September to July.  I thought she 
was waiting for the university copy to come back but she finally got it from 
the Library of Congress.   This was a blessing as I could make color 
photocopies of the all the chapters on women (copywrite prevented more) 
instead of going to LC to make only black and white.

If anyone knows enough Spanish to help me write the publisher and see if the 
book is still in print, I would dearly love to get my own copy.

Yours in service,
Alesia la Sabia de Murcia
Ponte Alto
<Char Cook, Falls Church, VA>
email: charlaine.c.cook@global-one.net
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