New York: Funk & Wagnalls Company, 1939. Second Printing. Quarto (29.5cm); dark blue publisher's cloth, stamped in foil, in pink and dark blue dustwrapper; xv,175pp. Textblock edges tanned; large tears /w material loss on rear dustwrapper panel, smaller tears and chips on spine and front; else, minor soiling and wear, Very Good.
A comprehensive dictionary of fashion-related terms, with pronunciations and b/w text illustrations. Includes over 8000 definitions for articles of clothing, materials, colors, and methods, contemporary and historical. Author Mary Brooks Picken was a very influential voice in the home sewing industry. She wrote over 96 fashion books and booklets; some sources consider this particular volume to be the first English language dictionary written entirely by a woman.