Arnold, Janet. Patterns of Fashion 3: The Cut and Construction of Clothes for Men and Women c. 1560-1620. London: Macmillian, 1985. Print.
— A fabulous resource. In addition to all the other garments in this volume Ms. Arnold also included details of the Sture Suits (doublets and plunderhose) which are located in Upsala Cathedral.
Burgkmair, Hans, Stanley Appelbum (translator). The Triumph of Maximilian I. Dover Publications, Inc.: New York. 1964. Print.
— A series of over 130 woodcuts commissioned by Emperor Maximilian I. These were designed to illustrated the Emperor’s power (ie, propaganda). Good visual source for ideas.
Barich, Katherine, and Marion McNealy. Drei schnittbucher: three Austrian master tailor books of the 16th century, 2015. Print.
— Details from several German/Austrian period tailoring manuals. The books shows the patterns and discusses other topics relevant to the tailoring shop.
Breunner, Graf Augus Johann. Marion McNealy (editor). Landsknecht Woodcuts: Kriegsvolker im Zeitalter der Landsknechte. Nadel Und Faden Press, On Demand Publishing, LLC-Create Space. 2013. Print.
— 150 woodcuts depicting Landsknecht soldiers, officers and their ladies
Caesar, Gaius Iulius. Ringmann, Matthias (translator). Caii Julii Cesaris des großmechtigen ersten römischen Keysers Historien vom Gallier und der Römer burgerische Krieg. Mainz, Schöffer, 1530. Online: http://books.google.com/books?id=NxJCAAAAcAAJ&printsec=frontcover&source=gbs_ge_summary_r&cad=0#v=thumbnail&q&f=false
— History of Julius Ceasar, includes many woodcuts. Available online for free.
Grimmelschausen, Johann, Mike Mitchell (translator). The Life of Courage: The notorious Thief, Whore and Vagabond. Dedalus, Gardena, California. 2001. Print.
— A story written in 1670 by Johann Grimmelshausen describes the life of a woman the author calls “Courage” and follows her through her adventures before she became the author’s lover. The text contains interesting tidbits from the time period but was written much later and although it is written as a first person account, it may have been a work of fiction.
NcNealy, Marion. German Modelbucher 1524-1556: A compilation of eight German needlework and weaving pattern books (Renaissance Patterns). Nadel und Faden Press, Kennewick, Washington. 2018. Print.
— Organized reproduction of plates from eight German needlework and weaving pattern books.
Mentges, Gabriele. “Fashion, Time and the Consumption of a Renaissance Man in Germany: The Costume Book of Matthäus Schwarz of Augsburg, 1496–1564”. Gender & History, Nov 2002, Vol. 14 Issue 3, p382-402.
— An essay about the book written by Matthäus Schwartz of Ausburg.
Moxey, Keith. Peasants, warriors and Wives: Popular Imagery in the Reformation. The University of Chicago Press, Chicago. 1989. Print.
— Text about the images and meaning to be gleaned from some of the woodcuts.
Rublack, Ulinka (Editor), Maria Hayward (Editor), Jenny Tiramani (Editor). The First Book of Fashion: The Book of Clothes of Matthaeus and Veit Konrad. Bloomsbury Academic: China. 2015. Print.
— Reproduction of the plates and descriptions included in Matthäus Schwartz of Ausburg’s book. This book includes additional observations from the editor. This is a hefty book. It’s much more substantial than I expected it to be.