20 DECEMBER 1930, Page 29

Miss Iris Brooke has followed up her successful English Costume

of the Nineteenth Century by an equally attractive hook on English Children's Costume (Black, Os.), to which Mr. James Laver has written a delightful introduction. It is interesting to discover that there was no definite costume for children before about 1770 or 1775, and that children led the fashion with regard to trousers—little boys wore them for about forty years before their fathers. Miss Brooke's illustrations are very attractive and interesting. She has provided descriptions of children's dress. which will be useful for theatrical production or for fancy dress.