Ian Allan 1st 1978
4to, v v slightn discolouration to page edges o/w VG++/VG++
(Order reference 12018).
All brides, we know, are beautiful ...
In this book Pauline Stevenson looks at the evolution of bridal adornment through the ages and the many quaint customs that have been associated with the wedding ceremony, both in the church and after it. She spans in text and pictures the great gulf in time, outlook and behaviour between the shrinking medieval 'bride of convenience' to the emancipated marriage partner of today. She looks too at rings and cakes and trousseaux, and what used to be called bottom drawers — 'six flannel pairs (if these be worn)'.
This beautifully illustrated book will prove a delight to those who still look on weddings as a happy and civilised means of adapting the human condition.