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1 Bata, Thomas J. With Sonja Sinclair. BATA: SHOEMAKER TO THE WORLD.
Toronto Stoddart 1990 0773724168 / 9780773724167 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
341 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w photographs. "In 1932, when young Tom Bata watched his father's coffin being lowered into his grave, he silently promised to abide by the wishes expressed in his father's 'moral testament': that the Bata Shoe Company was to be treated not as a source of private wealth, but as a public trust, a means of improving the liviing standards within the community and providing customers with good value for their money. At the time, Tom had no idea of the challenges he would face in fulfilling that promise. Not only was he ill-equipped, at age eighteen, to step into the shoes of an acknowledged business genius, creator of the largest shoe manufacturing and retailing organization in the world. Worse than that, fate was about to deal him a series of painful blows. The subjugation of his homeland, Czechoslovakia, by the Nazis was followed by an acrimonious family rift, the expropriation by Communist regimes of all his holdings in Eastern and Central Europe and, in other parts of the world, economic and political upheavals that threatened the survival of the newly resuscitated Bata organization. Yet Bata actually thrived on the sudden change and adversity. From his new home base in Canada he built, this side of the Iron Curtain, a global empire that employs 70,000 people and plays an important part in the economies of many developing countries. (This) is the story of the man, his family and their business." Remainder mark (dot) on bottom of text block, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and at top of rear flap, very light rubbing. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
2 Bergstein, Rachelle. WOMEN FROM THE ANKLE DOWN: THE STORY OF SHOES AND HOW THEY DEFINE US.
New York Harper 2012 0061969613 / 9780061969614 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Nami Matsuo Scott. 
284 pp, 9 1/4" H. Small b&w illustrations. "What is it about a pair of shoes that so enchants women of all ages, demographics, political affiliations, and style tribes? Part social history, part fashion record, part pop-culture celebration, (this book) seeks to answer that question as it unfolds the story of shoes in the twentieth century. The tale begins in the rural village of Bonito, Italy, with a visionary young shoe-maker named Salvatore Ferragamo and ends in New York City with a fictional socialite and trend-setter named Carrie Bradshaw. Along the way it stops in Hollywood, where Judy Garland first slipped on her ruby slippers; New Jersey, where Nancy Sinatra heard something special in a song about boots; and the streets of Manhattan, where a transit-worker strike propelled women to step into cutting-edge athletic shoes. Beginnng with the well-heeled suffragettes in the 1910s, women have fought for greater freedom and mobility, a struggle that exploded in the 1960s with the women's liberation move-ment and culminated in the new millenium with our devotion to personal choice. Featuring interviews with designers, historians, and cultural experts, and a cast of real-life characters, from Marilyn Monroe to Jane Fonda, from Gwen Stefani to Manolo Blahnik, (it) is a lively, compelling look at the evolution of modern woman and the fashion that reflects - and has shaped - their lives." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine - also tiny tear at top of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling at top of hinges, minor rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
WORLD TALES:  THE EXTRAORDINARY COINCIDENCE OF STORIES TOLD IN ALL TIMES, IN ALL PLACES., Shah, Idries, collected and introduced by.  Note on the Illustrations by Ivan Tyrrell.
3 Shah, Idries, collected and introduced by. Note on the Illustrations by Ivan Tyrrell. WORLD TALES: THE EXTRAORDINARY COINCIDENCE OF STORIES TOLD IN ALL TIMES, IN ALL PLACES.
Harmondsworth Allen Lane / Kestrel 1979 0722668600 / 9780722668603 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good - Very Good - James Marsh, Chris McEwan, Peter Richardson, Carol Lawson, Ken Laidlaw, Peter Goodfellow, Ivan Tyrrell, Alan Tunbridge, Brian Froud, Alan Lee, Ivan Hissey, et al. 
259 pp, 11 3/4" H. "Folk tales are part of the universal heritage of mankind. This beautiful and unusual collection of sixty-five tales from around the world reveals the extraordinary coincidence of stories told in all ages and all countries. Some tales are found in nearly every society throughout history, with only the cultural details being different. This volume includes, for instance, an Algonquin Indian version of Cinderella and a Norse William Tell. Each story has a short introduction that traces its history through various cultures. Then, a single version of the tale is selected and evocatively told by Idries Shah. The hundred and one outstanding illustrations are by thrity-seven famous leading illustrators, all living in Britain. Each picture has been specially commissioned for this book." Areas of light fading to colour on boards (shows imprint of design on front panel of dust jacket) and spine, small slight corner bumps, two tiny marks on rear board, minor soiling on top of text block, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds; light toning to spine, flap-folds and edges. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 


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