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James Laver, CBE, FRSA (14 March 1899 – 3 June 1975) was an English author, critic, art historian, and museum curator who acted as Keeper of Prints, Drawings and Paintings for the Victoria and Albert Museum between 1938 and 1959. He was also an important and pioneering fashion historian described as "the man in England who made the study of costume respectable".Gibbs-Smith, Charles, Obituary in Costume (Journal of The Costume Society) no 10 (1976)

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Harmondsworth, Middlesex, England : Penguin, 1942
by Laver, James, 1899-1975
London : Privately printed at the Curwen Press, 1949
by Laver, James, 1899-1975
London ; New York : The King Penguin Books, 1943 ; (Edinburgh : R. & R. Clark : John Swain)
by Laver, James, 1899-1975
London : Published for the British Council and the National Book League by Longmans, Green, 1954
by Laver, James, 1899-1975
London, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1968
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