Holograph Review [for Books and Bookmen], Signed ‘James Laver’, of two books: Dress in Italian Painting 1460-1500, by Elizabeth Birberi; Fashion Illustrated, by Deborah Torrens. 5 pp. 12 x 8 inches, in good condition.  James Laver (1899–1975) was an author, 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.