The "History of Costume" or "Zur Geschichte der Kostueme" was originally published as individual plates in a German magazine titled "Muenchener Bilderbogen." Later, these plates were collected and bound into book form. The total publication consisted of 125 pages, with four pictures per pages, for a total of 500 costume designs. These plates consisted of historical dress from antiquity to the end of the 19th century. This book is an excellent source for students who are studying the history of fashion and for costume designers.