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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
 
 
3 Barbachano Ponce, Manuel, introduction. LOS MAYAS: THE MANUEL BARBACHANO PONCE / MAYAN ART COLLECTION.
Rothmans of Pall Mall Canada, n.p., 1978. 
64 pp, 10 15/16" H, soft cover. Profusely illustrated in b&w and color with photographs, drawings, map. The catalogue of the exhibition. Contents: The Mayan Number System; The Land of the Maya; Mayan Ceramics; Early Classic, 250 A.D. - 600 A.D.; Mexico's Present-Day Mayas; Late Classic, 600 A.D. - 900 A.D.; Early Post Classic, 900 A.D. - 1200 A.D.; Mayan Headdresses; Chac Mool; Mayan Architectural Notes; The Mayan Calendar; The People: Fashionable Flatheads; Late Post Classic, 12 0 0 A . D . - 1500 A.D.; Glossary; Acknowledgements. Interior - faint cigarette odor, store label on inside of rear cover, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light edge wear, a bump with light wear and c re as e a t bo tt o m of the spine. Very Good 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
THE WOMAN IN FASHION., Moore, Doris Langley.
4 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
 
 
MILITARIA., Wilkinson, Frederick.
5 Wilkinson, Frederick. MILITARIA.
Hawthorn, New York, 1969, first U.S. edition. 
256 pp, small 8vo (7 7/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photos, reproductions. Contents: Introduction; Military Prints; Medals; Uniforms; Books and Ephemera; Military Miniatures; Military Weapons; Helmets and Headdresses; Belts, Badges and Bu ttons; Law and Order (Police items); Books and Collections; Appendix - Military Museums; Index. Book very slightly cracked at several places, faint cigarette odor, very light browning to pages, light browning to edges of textblock, book v e r y s l i g h t ly cocked. Dust jacket has very light browning - mainly to top edge, very slight fading and browning to spine color, very light edge wear/wrinkling, a few shallow dints on front panel. VG/VG 
Price: 10.00 USD
 


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