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TRADITIONAL PALESTINIAN EMBROIDERY AND JEWELRY., Abed Al-Samih Abu Omar.
1 Abed Al-Samih Abu Omar. TRADITIONAL PALESTINIAN EMBROIDERY AND JEWELRY.
Al Shark, Jerusalem, 1986. 
144 pp, small 4to (10 7/8" H), hard cover (glazed pictorial boards) - no dust jacket (as issued). Profusely illustrated with colour photographs. Bilingual text (Arabic/English). Largely focuses on the wedding costumes (dresses, shawls, hats, veil s and jewelry) of Palestinian brides of different regions. Light scuffing to bottom edge of rear board and at corners, bump at bottom of spine. Very Good- 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
SPLENDOUR AT COURT:  DRESSING FOR ROYAL OCCASIONS SINCE 1700., Arch, Nigel and Marschner, Joanna.
2 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
 
 
THE SKETCH.  THE ROYAL WEDDING NUMBER.  NOVEMBER 26, 1947., Beauchamp, Antony; Knox, Collie; Baxter, Beverley; Franklyn, Charles A.
3 Beauchamp, Antony; Knox, Collie; Baxter, Beverley; Franklyn, Charles A. THE SKETCH. THE ROYAL WEDDING NUMBER. NOVEMBER 26, 1947.
The Sketch, London, 1947. 
Paging runs 282 - 308, 11 7/8" H, magazine format - stapled in wraps. Profusely illustrated in sepiatone with photographs, drawings, route map. Contents: Princess Elizabeth's Eight Bridesmaids; The Two Royal Pages; The Best Man; Some Selections fr om Princess Elizabeth's Diary; Philip Mountbatten; The Sketch-Book; Processional; The Honeymoon Houses; Clarence House - Their London Home; The Coats-of-Arms of the Newly Married Couple; A Selection from the Wedding Presents; Almost a Para l l e l R o y a l Romance; Bride and Bridesmaids (fashions). Interior - very light wrinkling in gutters of pages, minor wrinkling to pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear - mainly on spine, ve ry l ig ht so ft w ri nk les on covers, tiny closed tear at top/bottom of spine, minor soiling. Very Good- 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
PERIOD COSTUME FOR THE STAGE., Bicat, Tina.
4 Bicat, Tina. PERIOD COSTUME FOR THE STAGE.
Marlborough Crowood 2003 1861265891 / 9781861265890 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good 
144 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w drawings, silhouettes, photographs. "(D)emonstrates how to use basic costume and modern clothes to recreate the styles of the past. Written for all those - professionals, students and amateurs - who create theatre costumes, it will appeal particularly to those who work within tight schedules and budgets. Each chapter offers a brief insight into the world that influenced the design ideas of a particular century or era, and offers simple, practical and sometimes surprising suggestions for how the period can be represented in costume on the stage. Throughout the book, silhouettes and drawings, which capture the essence of a style or fashion, stimulate the imagination and help the designer to focus on the vital form and shape that will create a clear picture for the audience." Contents: The Ten-Minute Tour; Introduction; Basic Costume; Crusaders and Troubadurs 1066-1485; The Dark and Dazzling Tudors 1485-1603; Linen, Lace and Civil War 1603-1660; Culture, Curls and the Country House 1660-1789; Jane Austen at Home and Rebellion Abroad 1789-1840; Corsets, Communications and Queen Victoria 1840-1900; From Drawing Room to Battlefield 1900-1945; A World in the Living Room 1945-2000; Patterns, Modifications and Substitutions; Appendix - Useful Tips for Costume Makers; Bibliography; Index. Interior - tiny bump to bottom corner of approx first 20 pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - tiny corner crease on front cover, very light rubbing on rear cover. 
Price: 22.50 USD
 
 
PERIOD COSTUME FOR THE STAGE., Bicat, Tina.
5 Bicat, Tina. PERIOD COSTUME FOR THE STAGE.
Marlborough Crowood 2003 1861265891 / 9781861265890 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good+ 
144 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w drawings, silhouettes, photographs. "(D)emonstrates how to use basic costume and modern clothes to recreate the styles of the past. Written for all those - professionals, students and amateurs - who create theatre costumes, it will appeal particularly to those who work within tight schedules and budgets. Each chapter offers a brief insight into the world that influenced the design ideas of a particular century or era, and offers simple, practical and sometimes surprising suggestions for how the period can be represented in costume on the stage. Throughout the book, silhouettes and drawings, which capture the essence of a style or fashion, stimulate the imagination and help the designer to focus on the vital form and shape that will create a clear picture for the audience." Contents: The Ten-Minute Tour; Introduction; Basic Costume; Crusaders and Troubadurs 1066-1485; The Dark and Dazzling Tudors 1485-1603; Linen, Lace and Civil War 1603-1660; Culture, Curls and the Country House 1660-1789; Jane Austen at Home and Rebellion Abroad 1789-1840; Corsets, Communications and Queen Victoria 1840-1900; From Drawing Room to Battlefield 1900-1945; A World in the Living Room 1945-2000; Patterns, Modifications and Substitutions; Appendix - Useful Tips for Costume Makers; Bibliography; Index. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, minor rubbing on covers. 
Price: 23.00 USD
 
 
6 Clark, Rowena. Photography by George Mehes. Introduction by Marion Fletcher. LADY OF FASHION 1800/1935.
[National Gallery of Victoria, Australia], n.d. 
Unpaginated (approx. 35pp), square soft cover (10" x 10") - stapled in wraps. B&w illustrations. The catalogue of an exhibition put on by the National Gallery of Victoria, Australia. Interior - minor browning, soft curl/crease to top/bottom corne r of pages, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light browning, light edge wear, creases at corners of rear cover and bottom corner of front corner. Good+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
LACE FOR DOLLS & DOLLS' HOUSES., Collier, Ann.
7 Collier, Ann. LACE FOR DOLLS & DOLLS' HOUSES.
B T Batsford, London, 2001, reprint. 
128 pp, 9 3/4" H, soft cover. ISBN 0713480572 Colour photographs, b&w patterns, drawings. "The first chapters show how to make lace for costume dolls - Elizabethan, Georgian, Regency, Victorian and Flapper - which range in size from 6 to 24 inche s. In addition to bobbin and needlelace, the book incorporates embroidery techniques such as blackwork and quilting. The projects include lace collars, petticoats, ruffles, sleeves, stoles, fans and edgings. The author then turns to dolls' house s where patterns are provided for specific rooms - the dining room, living room and bedroom. A final chapter on dressing the dolls and making up the costumes is accompanied by pattern pieces which can be traced straight from the page." Interior - c lean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor rubbing, slight fading to spine color. Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE SPHERE.  ROYAL MARRIAGE NUMBER.  NOVEMBER 29, 1947.  VOL. CXCI NO. 2495., Gore, John; Graves, Charles, et al.
8 Gore, John; Graves, Charles, et al. THE SPHERE. ROYAL MARRIAGE NUMBER. NOVEMBER 29, 1947. VOL. CXCI NO. 2495.
London The Sphere 1947 Stapled in Wraps Good 
Paging runs 257 - 292, 13 3/8" H, magazine format. Profusely illustrated with b&w, sepiatone and colour photographs. The wedding of Princess Elizabeth (now Queen Elizabeth II) to Prince Philip. Interior - very light wrinkling in gutters of pages, minor wrinkling to pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear - mainly on spine, very light soft wrinkles on covers, small closed tear at bottom of spine, small crease at bottom of front hinge, rubbing and a few tiny edge tears on rear cover, minor rubbing on front cover. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
A PORTRAIT OF THE HINDUS:  BALTHAZAR SOLVYNS & THE EUROPEAN IMAGE OF INDIA 1760-1824., Hardgrave, Robert L., Jr.
9 Hardgrave, Robert L., Jr. A PORTRAIT OF THE HINDUS: BALTHAZAR SOLVYNS & THE EUROPEAN IMAGE OF INDIA 1760-1824.
New York Oxford University Press 2004 0195220412 / 9780195220414 Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ Francois Balthazar Solvyns. 
568 pp, 12 1/8" H. 79 colour and 285 b&w illustrations. "The Flemish artist Francois Balthazar Solvyns (1760-1824) is little known, but his series of etchings of the Hindus provides a rich and compelling portrait of India two hundred years ago. With commitment to faithful representation and with the sensi-bilities of an astutely observant artist, Solvyns portrays the people of India in their occupations, festi-vals and cultural life with immediacy and sympathy. Solvyns' life is itself fascinating, and his portrayal of India constitutes an unrivalled visual account of the people of Bengal in the late eighteenth century." Contents: Francois Balthazar Solvyns Life and Work: Acknowledgements; Introduction; From Antewerp to Calcutta: A Flemish Artist in India; Return to Europe: Les Hindous; Balthazar Solvyns, Artist and Orientalist; Les Hindous: Preliminary Discourse. A Portrait of the Hindus: Solvyn's Calcutta; Castes and Occupations; Dresses of Hindu Men and Hindu Women; Servants of the European Household in Calcutta; Fakirs and Religious Mendicants; Musical Instruments; Festivals and Ceremonies; Sati; Modes of Smoking, &c.; Modes of Conveyance; Boats of Bengal; Natural History: Plants and Animals; Indian Heads; Appendix I. Solvyns in Libraries; Bibliography; Index & Glossary. Minor 2" wrinkle in cloth on front board, wrinkle in front pastedown. Dust jackat has minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, some light color offset fron boards on inside surface. 
Price: 95.00 USD
 
 
ROYAL WEDDINGS IN VOGUE, 1922-1981.  (THE ROYAL WEDDING THROUGH SEVEN DECADES AS VIEWED BY VOGUE.), Miller, Beatrix, ed.  (Aldous Huxley, Osbert Sitwell, Constance Spry, Andrew Barrow, Drusilla Beyfus.)
10 Miller, Beatrix, ed. (Aldous Huxley, Osbert Sitwell, Constance Spry, Andrew Barrow, Drusilla Beyfus.) ROYAL WEDDINGS IN VOGUE, 1922-1981. (THE ROYAL WEDDING THROUGH SEVEN DECADES AS VIEWED BY VOGUE.)
London Conde Nast 1981 Soft Cover Very Good 
96 pp, 11 13/16" H, soft cover (magazine format). Profusely illustrated in colour and b&w with photographs, drawings, reproductions. Taken from the pages of Vogue magazine. Contents: 1922 - HRH The Princess Mary and Viscount Lascelles; 1923 - HRH The Duke of York and Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon. The Wedding Breakfast by Aldous Huxley. Bridal Journeys by Osbert Sitwell; 1934 - Princess Marina; 1935 - Lady Alice Montagu Douglas-Scott. Poets and Weddings. 1947 - HRH The Princess Elizabeth and Lt Philip Mountbatten; 1960 - HRH The Princess Margaret and Antony Armstrong-Jones. Flowers and Brides by Constance Spry; 1973 - HRH The Princess Anne and Captain Mark Phillips; 1981 - Royal Engagement: HRH The Prince Of Wales and Lady Diana Spencer. Prince Charles picture profile. Random File by Andrew Barrow. Wedding Dresses of the Day, and the history of the wedding dress by Drusilla Beyfus. Engagement Day, February 24, 1981. Provides a wonderful overview of wedding fashions through the century. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor wear at top/bottom of spine, small sticker mark on front cover, a few small very minor wrinkles and light rubbing on covers. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE WOMAN IN FASHION., Moore, Doris Langley.
11 Moore, Doris Langley. THE WOMAN IN FASHION.
London B. T. Batsford 1949 First Edition Hard Cover Good- Fair Felix Fonteyn, photographer. 
184 pp, 10" H. B&w photographs, colour fronispiece shows Vanessa Redgrave in pink tafetta dress. "(The author) possesses what is probably the finest private collection of English clothing of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, and she is also well known as an authority on the history and psychology of dress. (This book) makes use both of her collection and her expert knowledge, and in a particularly delightful way. The dresses have been photographed by Felix Fonteyn, as they were at the time when they were first made: that is, they are shown on living models and in appropriate settings. Set off by such interesting and distinguished women as Vivien Leigh, Ruth Draper, Margot Fonteyn, Moira Shearer, Beatrice Lillie, Googie Withers, Mai Zetterling, and many others well known on the stage, the films, and in similar spheres, the costumes (of c.1800 to 1926) 'come alive' in a way previously unknown either through old fashion plates or in the ordinary histories of costume. (Moore's) text is no less vivid and revealing than her illustrations. She enjoys the great advantage of writing as a woman, with a more than theoretical experience of feminine dress; and she shows herself to be an author of quite exceptional insight, sympathy, and expertise." Light browning to endpapers - small stain on rear pastedown, soft bump to top corner of pages, small bump at top corner of boards, light wrinkling at bottom of spine, scattered small areas of color fading on front board and on edges of boards, very small liquid stain on front board. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has very small stain on inside of each panel, moderate edge wear/wrinkling with some small tears and tiny chips, light fading and moderate wear/wrinkling on spine, light soiling and light liquid mark on rear panel, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 55.00 USD
 
 
MUNSCH MORE!  A ROBERT MUNSCH COLLECTION.  CONTAINS: ALLIGATOR BABY; ANDREW'S LOOSE TOOTH; RIBBON RESCUE; GET OUT OF BED!; Mmm, COOKIES!; SPECIAL BONUS STORY: DEEP SNOW; ABOUT THE AUTHOR AND ILLUSTRATORS., Munsch, Robert.  Illustrated by Michael Martchenko, Alan and Lea Daniel, Eugenie Fernandes.
12 Munsch, Robert. Illustrated by Michael Martchenko, Alan and Lea Daniel, Eugenie Fernandes. MUNSCH MORE! A ROBERT MUNSCH COLLECTION. CONTAINS: ALLIGATOR BABY; ANDREW'S LOOSE TOOTH; RIBBON RESCUE; GET OUT OF BED!; Mmm, COOKIES!; SPECIAL BONUS STORY: DEEP SNOW; ABOUT THE AUTHOR AND ILLUSTRATORS.
Scholastic Canada, Toronto, 2004, first edition. 
183 pp, 12 1/4" H, hard cover (glazed pictorial boards) - no dust jacket. ISBN 0439961351 Colour illustrations throughout. "You'll love these six great stories from Canada's best-loved storyteller. (This book) contains five favourite books with all their original illustrations: Alligator Baby; Andrew's Loose Tooth; Ribbon Rescue; Get Out of Bed!; Mmm, Cookies! - Plus one bonus, never-before-published story, Deep Snow! Also included are the stories behind these popular tales, and informati on about Robert Munsch and all the illustrators. It's the perfect collection for Munsch fans of all ages." A heavy book, which may require extra postage depending on destination. The integral bookplate on the free front endpaper has previous o w n e r's name/Christmas date, book very slightly cocked, light wear at top edge of front board, a few tiny edge dints, one very small corner bump. Very Good 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
SIMPLE SEWING.  PREPARED UNDER THE SUPERVISION OF THE DEPARTMENT OF SEWING EDUCATION OF THE SINGER COMPANY.  EASY-TO-DO BOOK SERIES., Paul, Edith and Zeitz, Barbara.  Illustrated by Catherine Scholz and Nancy Sears.
13 Paul, Edith and Zeitz, Barbara. Illustrated by Catherine Scholz and Nancy Sears. SIMPLE SEWING. PREPARED UNDER THE SUPERVISION OF THE DEPARTMENT OF SEWING EDUCATION OF THE SINGER COMPANY. EASY-TO-DO BOOK SERIES.
Wonder Books, New York, 1969. 
64 pp, 8" H, pictorial board covers with plastic coil binding. Profusely illustrated with drawings. Chapter headings: A Message to You; Sew Safely; Sewing Tools for Your Sewing Box; About the Material You Buy; Pressing; Ready, Set Sew!; Machine Se wing; How to Take Care of Your Own Clothes; How to Make a Dress From an Easy-to-Make Pattern; Ballerina Halloween Costume; Embroidery is an Art; Gifts to Make for Special Occasions. Small area of surface paper loss on first page, minor wear a n d s o i ling to front edge of text block, light edge wear to boards, small bump at top corner of rear board, minor rubbing and soiling on boards. Very Good- 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
LA GALLERIA DEL COSTUME INFORMA 1, 2 & 3.  3 VOLUMES., Piacenti, Kirsten Aschengreen and Francolini, Stefano.
14 Piacenti, Kirsten Aschengreen and Francolini, Stefano. LA GALLERIA DEL COSTUME INFORMA 1, 2 & 3. 3 VOLUMES.
Galleria del Costume, Palazzo Pitti / Centro Di, Firenze, 1988, 1989, 1990. 
36 pp, 36 pp, 36 pp, 11 3/16" H, soft covers - 3 volumes. ITALIAN TEXT. B&w photographs, reproductions. Fashions of the Victorian, Edwardian eras, up to the 1960s - includes court dresses, uniforms, hats, jewellery, etc. V.1 La donazione Tornabu oni-Lineapiu Moda italiana degli anni '50 e '60. V.2 Spose in Galleria Abiti nuziali del Novencento. V.3 Cerimonia a Palazzo Abiti de corte tra Ottocento e Novecento. Previous owner's embossed stamp on first page of vol. 1, light edge wea r t o v o l . 1, bump at top edge of pages and rear cover of vol. 3 - tiny tear at top of rear hinge, minor rubbing to covers. Very Good- 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
YENTL THE YESHIVA BOY., Singer, Isaac Bashevis.  Translated from the Yiddish by Marion Magid and Elizabeth Pollet.
15 Singer, Isaac Bashevis. Translated from the Yiddish by Marion Magid and Elizabeth Pollet. YENTL THE YESHIVA BOY.
New York Farrar, Straus and Giroux 1983 0374293473 / 9780374293475 First Thus Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ Antonio Fransconi, woodcuts. 
58 pp, 10" H. First published in 1962, this is the first printing of a new edition illustrated with b&w and rust coloured woodcuts by Antonio Fransconi. "Recognizing that Yentl seems to have the soul and disposition of a man, her father studies the Torah and other holy books with her. When he dies, Yentl feels she no longer has a reason to remain in her village, and so, late one night, she cuts off her hair, dresses as a young man, and sets out to find a yeshiva where she can continue her studies and live secretly as a man. On the road she meets Avigdor, who invites her to come to his yeshiva. Yentl - now calling herself Anshel - agrees, and they study together. Avigdor suspects nothing and the two become close friends. Even so, Yentl begins to realize the folly of her actions: her quest for spiritual satisfaction has hopelessly entangled her in a life that is too emotionally and physically taxing to maintain. She must choose to live with her impossible situation or reveal herself and risk losing Avigdor forever." Dust jacket is price clipped, has minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
CHRISTMAS CATALOGUE 1897.  THE T. EATON CO. LIMITED., T. Eaton Co. (Eaton's).
16 T. Eaton Co. (Eaton's). CHRISTMAS CATALOGUE 1897. THE T. EATON CO. LIMITED.
T. Eaton Co., Toronto / facsimile reprint by David E. Scott Publishing, Canada, n.d. 
72 pp, 8 1/4" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps). An additional 10 pp, stapled at top corner and folded in half are laid in. Lots of b&w drawings. A facsimile reprint of Eaton's Christmas for 1897 with Christmas crackers, books, toys, perfumes, furs, jewelry, linens, hats, furniture and men's, ladies' and children's fashions, etc.. The additional sheets, which are full-sized and printed on one side only, show watches, rings, silverware, clocks, china and lighting. Interior - light to moderate browning, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light browning to spine and edges. Very Good- 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
17 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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