One of my favorite books is "Les Petites Dames de Mode an Adventure in Design" by John R. Burbidge. The book has authentic period costumes from the Edwardian-Victorian era. The details on each gown is outstanding and the gowns and the fabrics are breath-taking! Each picture in the book is large enough to view the beautiful details in the dress. There is also a synopsis on each gown and the year the gown was popular. I highly recommend this book if you love exquisite Victorian fashions!