1st Printing. Brick color color cloth, gold pictorial decor, top page ends gold gilt. Moderate general wear. No handwriting, no markings. Cloth torn at spine top, frayed at spine bottom. 78 plates. Every plate has been specifically made for this work from the existing artifact, either by photographs or by carefully made watercolour drawings by the author. Two introductions on the history of gloves and shoes, 78 plates with historically explanatory texts. Includes gloves, hawking glove and gauntlets of Henry VIII, gloves of Henry VI, Queen Elizabeth, Shakespeare, James I, Charles I, Charles II, Queen Anne and others. Military jack-boots, medieval shoes, boots of Henry VI, Elizabeth, Queen of Bohemia, Queen Anne, etc.