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SPLENDOUR AT COURT:  DRESSING FOR ROYAL OCCASIONS SINCE 1700., Arch, Nigel and Marschner, Joanna.
1 Arch, Nigel and Marschner, Joanna. SPLENDOUR AT COURT: DRESSING FOR ROYAL OCCASIONS SINCE 1700.
London Unwin Hyman, London, (1987), Ist edition. 1987 0713526610 / 9780713526615 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
128 pp, 10 1/2" H. Profusely illustrated in b&w and colour with photographs, reproductions, drawings. "(P)rovides a lively picture of contrasting courtly scenes through the ages. It takes us from the paralysingly formal Court of Queen Anne to the outlandish ostentation of fifty years later when the Prince of Wales's dancing feet twinkled with 30,000 Pounds worth of diamonds attached to his shoe buckles. It conjures up the social butterflies of the Victorian age and a young debutante in the 1920's having difficulty tucking the essential three white feathers into her fashionably bobbed hair style. The fairy tale dresses and gold encrusted uniforms described and illustrated in this book have echoed or defied the fashions of the world right up to the present day. The last debutante to be presented at Court left Buckingham Palace in 1958, but in ceremonies such as the State Opening of Parliament courtly costume and tradition still linger with us." Spine is slightly twisted, minor toning on pastedowns. Dust jacket has light wear at bottom of front flap-fold, light edge wrinkling - mainly at top of rear panel, very soft crease down rear panel. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
BIRDS, FLOWERS AND BUTTERFLIES: STAINED GLASS PATTERN BOOK., Eaton, Connie Clough.
2 Eaton, Connie Clough. BIRDS, FLOWERS AND BUTTERFLIES: STAINED GLASS PATTERN BOOK.
Dover, Mineola, New York, 1999. 
60 pp, small 4to (10 15/16" H), soft cover. ISBN 0486407179 68 b&w line illustrations, 12 color illustrations on covers. "In her latest collection of exquisite patterns, stained glass designer Connie Clough Eaton has put her aesthetic spotlight o n these three motifs. Included are full-page designs of lush baskets, vases, and garden flower bouquets, as well as butterflies and birds, set among floral sprays and in various bucolic settings. Masterfully rendered for stained glass wor k , t h e b e autiful graphics in this rich collection are also suitable for use in a myriad of other arts and crafts projects." Interior - dog-ear crease at top corner of several pages otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Ex te ri o r - cl e an . Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
3 Walter, Elizabeth. A WEDDING BOUQUET. (ELIZABETH WALTER REQUESTS THE PLEASURE OF YOUR COMPANY FOR A WEDDING BOUQUET TO CELEBRATE YOUR ENGAGEMENT/MARRIAGE/ANNIVERSARY AND THOSE OF YOUR FRIENDS AND RELATIONS.)
Collins, London, 1981. 
Unpaginated (approximately 41 pp), 8 1/8" H x 8" D, hard cover with glazed pictorial boards - no dust jacket. ISBN 000216864 "Here, delightfully illustrated with colourful Victorian cards, is a book for the married and about to be married, and for anniversaries." Describes many of the customs, traditions and superstitions surrounding the wedding. Contents: Wedding; Bachelors & Spinsters; "This Year, Next Year..."; Proposal; Engagement Ring; Banns; Times & Seasons; Wedding Ring; "S o m e t h i n g Old and Something New"; Wedding Dress; Colours; Bridal Veil; Wedding Bouquet; Best Man; Bridesmaids; Wedding Favours; Wedding Music; Wedding Bells; Husbands and Wives; Confetti; The Best of Luck; Wedding Breakfast; Wedding Cake; Boo ts & S ho es ; Ho ne ymoon; Special Cases; Secular Marriage; Marriage at Home; Across the Threshold; Envoi; Happily Ever After. Very Good+ 
Price: 10.00 USD
 


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