Re: Italian Tailors Book?
The actual title of the book is "Il Libro Del Sarto", and it's
edited by Alessandra Molfino, no author is specified. Interlibrary
loan is still your best bet. I've been looking to buy a copy of this
for at least 5 years, everytime I find a copy, it's already been
sold. But my search continues, and if I ever hit paydirt, I'll be
more than happy to share. Hope this helps!
--- In Italian_Rennaissance_Costuming@yahoogroups.com, nikki
> Has anyone seen a copy of the The Milanese Tailor's handbook(reported as a
> color facimile of a 1570 tailor's book in Drea's Costume Library)Alessandra.
> I've also heard it called the Tailor's Book by Mottola Molfino
> I heard it has info on period tents as well as costume.interlibrary loan,
> I've tried to get my county library to get if for me via
> but they can't find it. I might have the title wrong. It isdefinitely out
> of print, and I think that it's not available in English, but IREALLY want
> to see it. It's a period source.buy a
> What is it really called? IS there any library that has it? Can I
Hello Bianca --
Here's the library information from the University of
California's website; it should help your library
track a copy down.
Title: Il Libro del Sarto della Fondazione Querini
Stampalia di Venezia / saggi di Fritz Saxl ... [et
Publisher: Modena : Panini, 
Description: 72 p., 161,  leaves of plates : ill.
(chiefly col.) ; 30 cm.
Series: Istituto di studi rinascimentali Ferrara.
Notes: Includes bibliographies.
Subjects: Costume--Italy--History--16th century
Drawing, Italian--16th century
Other entries: Saxl, Fritz, 1890-1948
Fondazione scientifica Querini Stampalia
Holdings: Library Call Number Other Information
UCD Shields GT964.L53 1987 (circ status)
UCLA Arts * GT964 .F66 1987 Belt Library ARTBELT-*
UCSB Main Lib GT964 .L52 1987 Special Coll (circ
The English version is even harder to find, but it
does _occasionally_ show up on used book searches.
Look for "A Tailor's Book," or do an author search on
I've got a copy of the English version if there's
something specific you're looking for, but it doesn't
leave my house unless it's handcuffed to my wrist. On
the other hand, if you're likely to be in Santa Cruz,
CA, you're welcome to come over and look at it.
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>How about this one? I've been meaning to get a copy of this myself.
> > Has anyone seen a copy of the The Milanese Tailor's handbook
>(reported as a
> > color facimile of a 1570 tailor's book in Drea's Costume Library)
> > I've also heard it called the Tailor's Book by Mottola Molfino
> > I heard it has info on period tents as well as costume.
"TAILOR'S PATTERN BOOK 1589
Juan de Alcega
Translation by Jean Pain & Cecilia Bainton
Introduction & notes by J. L. Nevinson
This rare collection of 135 tailoring patterns was originally published in
Madrid in 1589 as Libro de Geometria, Practica y Traca during the reigns of
Philip II and Elizabeth I of England, when Spanish fashions dominated
European dress. It covers 23 categories of graments: for men and women, the
clergy, knights, for tournaments, and others.
This information is unique since Juan de Alcega, master tailor, was the
first to publish the secrets of the tailor's trade. The Spanish original is
reproduced from the copy in the Victoria & Albert Museum.
135 patterns, 256 pp., 8 x 11, quality paper, 0-89676-234-3,
Costume & Fashion Press"
Une grande boîte de trouble
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