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a copy of Kunstgeschichte des Backwerks?

There are NO copies in the MeL system, and there are a couple of woodcuts I'd like to look at. Not sure I want my own copy, as German is NOT my language for translations.
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Found out today why U of IA wanted an extra $11 for the ILL. Um, two volume set of BIG books. Yikes! I'll have to do an initial survey to decide what parts to scan. All is too much!

While I'm in a goofy-ass researchy mood... anybody able to point me to period treatises on orchards or poultry care?

Don't ask. Just walk away. You're better off not knowing. Really.
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I really do appreciate all the nudges and leg-ups I've been given as I try to expand my research skills. And I'm glad other people are finding some of the info useful/enjoyable. The plan is for a web page coming this fall/winter.

Toward that end, I wonder what advice you all may have in regards to finding period wills that might list clothing items or other fun stuff.

Parte the First - If you know the inventory number of the manuscript, how do you locate it? And what are the chances that, having located it, you might be able to obtain a copy? Most importantly, at a decent rate. The Bodleian has an Album AMicorum that looks interesting, but I'm not up for shelling out $60-70 if I don't know if it will be useful

Parte the Second - How do you systematically search for extant documents, like wills, that may not be obviously costume-related? And while I'm at it, other than the Alcega, Enns, and Milan books, are there other extant tailor's books anyone knows of? Has anybody spent any time at all looking into the Polish one in L.A.?


One other tidbit that's been knocking around in my brain. I noticed, when comparing, that the "Cheese Museum" ladies are all in dark colors, though none in blue. The ladies in Bruyn's Trachtenbuch are VERY often in blue. And a bit of yellow/ochre is not uncommon. Is this just a factor of those colors preferred by the artist? Or are we seeing a difference in dress? The Cheese Ladies appear to be middle class, in what Dad would call "Sunday-go-ta-meetin'" dresses. And dark aprons. The trachtenbuch ladies are sort of all over the map classwise. And there aren't enough Dutch ladies to REALLY get a feel. Is it just a Nord-Holland thing that eschews blue? Or is it a more work-a-day color, perhaps due to the cost of the dye. Which doesn't QUITE add up, as some of the Flemish ladies are in red in the trachtenbuch. And one of the Cheese Ladies was in Dark green, I think. Which is most likely to be weld over indigo or woad.

?!?!?!?

I'm chasing my tail here, if anybody has any thoughts, I'd be interested.

EDIT: I did find THIS one, which is interesting. I wonder how "German" the German cloak is.

http://www.vertetsable.com/research_freyle.htm
femkes_follies: (Default)
I really do appreciate all the nudges and leg-ups I've been given as I try to expand my research skills. And I'm glad other people are finding some of the info useful/enjoyable. The plan is for a web page coming this fall/winter.

Toward that end, I wonder what advice you all may have in regards to finding period wills that might list clothing items or other fun stuff.

Parte the First - If you know the inventory number of the manuscript, how do you locate it? And what are the chances you can get a fiched copy? And, while I'm at it, what are the chances you can get a copy without a huge price tag? There's an interesting-looking album amicorum at the Bodleian, but it's not part of their currently digitized collection. I'm really not up for a $50-60 slide set without knowing if it's of interest, though.

Parte the Second - How to you conduct a search for extant wills and other interesting documents that are not primarily related to costume? And while I'm shooting for the moon, other than the Alcega, Enns, and Milan tailor's books, are there any others out there anyone has stumbled across?

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