Fashion - A History from the 18th to the 20th Century is a catalogue of the collection of the Kyoto Costume Institute, published by Taschen. The collection ranges from the 18th to the 20th century, and it’s divided into two big volumes. This is just one of the best costume history books ever, at least if you go by the pictures. The 18th century section is great with tons of beautiful photos of 18th century clothes, and some basic information as well.
This might not be the best choice if you want advanced in depth information, or instructions on how to make things, but the point of these books is the amazing and plentiful photos of absolutely gorgeous clothes. Definitely one of my favourite books.