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1 A Gentleman. THE PERFECT GENTLEMAN; OR, ETIQUETTE AND ELOQUENCE. A BOOK OF INFORMATION AND INSTRUCTION FOR THOSE WHO DESIRE TO BECOME BRILLIANT OR CONSPICUOUS IN GENERAL SOCIETY, OR AT PARTIES, DINNERS, OR POPULAR GATHERINGS.
New York Dick & Fitzgerald 1860 First Edition Hard Cover Good 
335 pp + (12) pp publisher's catalog, 7 1/2" H. Medium brown cloth-covered boards with blind-stamped decoration, gilt lettering/decoration on spine. Publisher's advertising on endpapers. Title page continues: "Containing Model Speeches for All Occasions, with Directions How to Deliver Them. 500 Toasts and Sentiments for Everybody, and Their Proper Mode of Introduction. How to use wine at table, with rules for judging the quality of wine, and rules for carving. Etiquette; or, proper behavior in company, with an American code of politeness for every occasion; and etiquette at Washington. Remarkable wit and conversation at table, etc., etc., to which are added, the Duties of Chairmen of Public Meetings, and rules for the orderly conduct thereof, together with valuable hints and examples for drawing up preambles and resolutions." Subjects covered include: American's Toast to the Queen of England; Balls in Washington; Deportment in the Street; How to call on the President of the United States; Masonic Toasts, Naval and Military Toasts; On Dress; Opinion of Lord Byron on Eating; Port Wine; Road-maker's Toast; Strong-minded Women; Sam Slick's Speech on the Clergy; Niagara Falls; Speech on Prize-fighting; Table Wit; Speech of an Undertaker; Art of Drinking Wine, etc. Fading to spine color and very light fading to edges of boards, light edge wear - one corner has moderate wear, some darkening and tiny faint foxing marks on edges of text block, small edge tear on front free endpaper - archivally taped, small tear on inside front hinge, previous owner's embossed name stamp on title page, two very small stains on page 5, a few tiny stains on some pages throughout book. 
Price: 70.00 USD
 
 
TRADITIONAL PALESTINIAN EMBROIDERY AND JEWELRY., Abed Al-Samih Abu Omar.
2 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.
3 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 M.F.H. WHO RAN RIOT!, Bateman, H.M.
4 Bateman, H.M. THE M.F.H. WHO RAN RIOT!
London Moss Bros. Card Good H.M. Bateman. 
Unpaginated (8 pages of colour illustrations and text, 2 page price list of Moss Bros. of Covent Gardens - printed on one side of leaves only with versos blank), buff coloured illustrated card covers attached with cord, 9 1/2" H x 14 1/8" D. Undated. A Master of Fox Hounds is outraged by the appearance of his field, but all is well after a visit to Moss Bros. the following day. A promotional brochure featuring artwork by H.M. Bateman. Interior - minor wrinkling on pages due to handling, small bump/crease at top edge of first three page leaves. Exterior - light edge wear, slight bump at bottom of spine, corner creases - larger one on front cover, a few small scuffs and small soiling marks, small water mark and a group of tiny water marks on front cover, rubbing to textured paper of rear cover. 
Price: 85.00 USD
 
 
5 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
 
 
PERIOD COSTUME FOR THE STAGE., Bicat, Tina.
6 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.
7 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
 
 
THE SHOE:  BEST FOOT FORWARD., Blanchard, Tamsin.
8 Blanchard, Tamsin. THE SHOE: BEST FOOT FORWARD.
Carlton, London, 2000. 
144 pp, square 8vo (8 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1842220667 Profusely illustrated with colour and b&w photographs. "From the erotic pull of the killer high heel to the trendiest cross-trainer (this book) takes you on an extravagant tour through the fashions of footwear. Capturing the latest trends and sensations and celebrating the enduring classics that have helped define the styles of today, (it) is every footwear aficionado's dream. 'No Pain, No Gain' surveys key shoe des igns - from dagger-sharp stilettos and high-rise wedges to barely-there thongs and foot-hugging slippers. It also looks at designs that provoke month-long waiting lists, as well as shoes that shriek money and status, glamourpuss styles enc r u s t e d w i th jewels, kinky boots, hi-tech cross-trainers, and the innovative designs that are paving the way to the future. Find out who wears what in 'The Who's Who of Shoes', and see what this reveals about your own personality - do you sl in k ab ou t in st ra ppy sandals or slouch around in Birkenstock clogs? With an A-Z of over 30 international designers and brands, 'The Shoe' will prove irresistible to all modern Imeldas." Small creases at top corner of page 113/114. Dust jack et ha s l igh t wea r /wr ink ling along top edge, light rubbing. Very Good+/Very Good- 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
ROBES OF THE REALM:  300 YEARS OF CEREMONIAL DRESS., Campbell, Una.  Foreword by H.R.H. The Prince of Wales.  Introduction by Michael W. Middleton.
9 Campbell, Una. Foreword by H.R.H. The Prince of Wales. Introduction by Michael W. Middleton. ROBES OF THE REALM: 300 YEARS OF CEREMONIAL DRESS.
Ede and Ravenscroft / Michael O'Mara, London, 1989, first edition. 
112 pp, 4to (12" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0948397616 Profusely illustrated in colour and b&w with photographs and reproductions. ISBN 0948397616 "(This book) marks (Ede and Ravencroft, royal robemakers of Chancery Lane)'s tercentenary , celebrates a unique history of service to the State, Church and Law, as well as describing some of the many ceremonies at which their robes are displayed to such magnificent effect....Coronations provide the robemakers with their greatest chall e n g e. Royal coronation robes are truly spectacular, being made of the finest and richest materials, elaborately embroidered in gold, while the officers of Church and State are arrayed in the full panoply of their ceremonial dress in honour of th e So ve reign. The Peers in robes of crimson velvet with ermine trimming and cape, the Knights of the Orders of Chivalry in richly coloured robes and insignia, the Officers of Arms in their tabards and the great Officers of State are massed in rank s of rar e and unforgettable splendour. There are many other occasions on which ceremonial robes are regularly worn, and seen and admired by millions. The State Opening of Parliament brings together the Peers and Judges, the Officers of State and t he Bish ops to hear the Queen's Gracious Speech from the Throne. The annual Garter Ceremony at Windsor is an opportunity to see the Queen and other members of the Royal Family in their blue silk velvet Garter robes, accompanied by the Knights of th e Garte r and the Heralds of the College of Arms. At the Lord Chancellor's Breakfast in October, marking the beginning of the legal year, the most senior Judges wear their splendid black and gold gowns - made of black damask elaborately trimmed wit h gold l ace and handmade gold ornaments - and the High Court Judges their scarlet robes trimmed with ermine, as they process with black-gowned barristers between the House of Lords and Westminster Abbey. The annual election of the Lord Mayor of Lo nd on give s rise to a whole series of events at which civic robes are worn, and also sees the gathering together of the members of the livery companies, whose officers wear a great variety of ceremonial dress. In the summer, degree ceremonie s take pl ace all over the country, and an extraordinary number of variations on the basic theme of the academic gown and hood can be seen. (This book) contains a full account of Ede and Ravenscroft's central role in these occasions as makers of robes a nd w igs for three centuries. They enter their fourth century determined to uphold and maintain the highest standards of craftsmanship and skill in keeping with the ancient traditions of which they are so much a part." Book is slightly coc ked, has plac e and da te in pencil at top of free front endpaper. dust jacket has light rubbing, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, very soft diagonal crease on rear panel. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 24.00 USD
 
 
10 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
 
 
THE GEORGE STUART COLLECTION OF HISTORICAL FIGURES., Foster, Keith, foreword.  Inscribed by George Stuart.
11 Foster, Keith, foreword. Inscribed by George Stuart. THE GEORGE STUART COLLECTION OF HISTORICAL FIGURES.
Ventura County Historical Society/Museum, Ventura, California, 1985. 
31 pp, 11" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps). Profusely illustrated with color and b&w photographs. INSCRIBED AND DATED BY GEORGE STUART ON THE FOREWORD PAGE. The catalog of an exhibition of the amazing one-quarter life-size historical figures of George Stuart. Contents: Acknowledgements; Foreword; George Stuart - artist and historian; The Collection; The Renaissance and Reformation; The Tudors; The Stuarts; The Hanovers; The Three Louis; Marie Antoinette; The Romanoffs; The Fall of the Tz ars; The American Patriots; The American Founders; Queen Victoria; Abraham Lincoln; The Manchus. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean, very minor edge wear. Very Good+ 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
12 Fryer, Jane Eayre. THE MARY FRANCES KNITTING AND CROCHETING BOOK. OR, ADVENTURES AMONG THE KNITTING PEOPLE.
Philadelphia John C. Winston 1918 First Edition Hard Cover Good+ Jane Allen Boyer. 
270 pp, 9 3/8" H. Dark blue cloth with gold lettering on spine, color pastedown on front board. 8 color plates (including frontispiece) showing dolls dressed in finished projects, 8 b&w plates showing techniques - collated. Many additional b&w photographs & drawings throughout the text. Mary Frances learns to knit and crochet with the help of Knit & Knack, the knitting needles, and Crow Shay Hook & Wooley Ball. Further assistance comes from the fairy world in the form of Fairly Flew. The book takes the reader through projects of increasing complexity, building on skills learned in previous chapters. A step back in time, through the dolls' outfits, we can see the fashions of early 20th century America - scarves, shawls, petticoats, caps & turbans, slippers, sweaters, wristlets, mittens, sacques, garters, hand bags, purses, muffs, boas, stoles, etc. The book concludes with a section on Red Cross knitting, including knitted helmets, bed socks, hot water bottle cover, etc. Book is slightly cocked, light wear at top/bottom of spine and at corners, moderate browning to edges of text block and on endpapers, light browning to pages, 1" tear on page 51 archivally taped, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, two faint scratch marks on rear board. 
Price: 125.00 USD
 
 
TRADITIONAL TEXTILES OF CAMBODIA: CULTURAL THREADS AND MATERIAL HERITAGE., Green, Gillian.
13 Green, Gillian. TRADITIONAL TEXTILES OF CAMBODIA: CULTURAL THREADS AND MATERIAL HERITAGE.
Bangkok River Books 2003 9748225399 / 9789748225395 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good 
320 pp, large 4to (11 5/16" H). "Subtle, enigmatic patterns woven into Cambodian silk textiles speak of origins in an ancient past, with resonances continuing to the present. While Cambodian textiles may justifiably be regarded as works of art in Western terms, their cultural relevance and vitality, which defines their quintessential character, is only beginning to be be appreciated and understood. This is the first book to document and explain this rich textile and costume tradition. Written for collectors, curators, travellers, textile artists and aficionados, it identifies and explains the essential role textiles play in traditional Cambodian life, society and religious practices. Lavishly illustrated with over 300 colour images, the book includes images of antique textiles held in both private collections and major public institutions, historic images and specially-commissioned line drawings and diagrams. (It) also includes: end notes supplementing the information in each chapter; appendices with a word list in Khmer script and transliterated Roman forms; a technical and foreign language glossary; a full bibliography and index." One tiny dint on front board. Dust jacket has some small line indentations and light rubbing on rear panel, a series of very small and tiny dints on front panel - mainly at top. one or two other very small dints elsewhere on jacket. 
Price: 80.00 USD
 
 
FABERGE: IMPERIAL JEWELLER., Habsburg, Geza von and Lopato, Marina.  (A. Kenneth Snowman, Carol Aiken, Ulla Tillander-Godenhielm, Anne Odom, Karina Orlova, Larisa Zavadskaia, Boris Ometov, Galina Smorodinova, Tatiana Muntian, Alexaner von Solodkoff, Paul Schaffer.)
14 Habsburg, Geza von and Lopato, Marina. (A. Kenneth Snowman, Carol Aiken, Ulla Tillander-Godenhielm, Anne Odom, Karina Orlova, Larisa Zavadskaia, Boris Ometov, Galina Smorodinova, Tatiana Muntian, Alexaner von Solodkoff, Paul Schaffer.) FABERGE: IMPERIAL JEWELLER.
Washington, D.C. Faberge Arts Foundation 1993 0883971100 / 9780883971109 Soft Cover Very Good - 
476 pp, square 8vo (8 5/8" x 8 5/8" x 1 3/8"). Profusely illustrated with color and b&w photographs. The catalogue of an exhibition. Contents: Faberge in Our Time; History of the House of Faberge; Chronology of the House of Faberge in Its Time; New Insights into Faberge from Russian Documents; A Few Remarks Concerning Imperial Easter Eggs; Imperial Easter Eggs - A Technical Study; New Light on the Workshop of Henrik Wigstrom; The Moscow Workshops; Faberge and the Paris 1900 Exposition Universelle; The London Branch; Faberge Drawings in the Hermitage Collection; Faberge's Houses in St. Petersburg; Kshesinskaia's Memories; A Treasure Found in Solianka Street; Tracing Faberge's Treasures after 1918; Faberge and America; 'Fauxberge'; Catalogue of Works; Hallmarks; Birbaum Memoirs; Selected Bibliography; Index. Interior - slight yellowing to edges of pages, faint lettering ink offset on title page. Exterior - light rubbing, light edge wear, two small creases at bottom front corner, crease down middle of rear cover, very small piece of laminate missing at bottom edge of rear cover, slight waviness to top/bottom of textblock, light wrinkling at bottom of spine, spine flat and uncreased. 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
A PORTRAIT OF THE HINDUS:  BALTHAZAR SOLVYNS & THE EUROPEAN IMAGE OF INDIA 1760-1824., Hardgrave, Robert L., Jr.
15 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
 
 
COCO: THE LIFE AND LOVES OF GABRIELLE CHANEL., Kennett, Frances.  Illustrated by Natacha Ledwidge.
16 Kennett, Frances. Illustrated by Natacha Ledwidge. COCO: THE LIFE AND LOVES OF GABRIELLE CHANEL.
Victor Gollancz, London, 1989, first edition. 
160 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0575045957 B&w photographs, b&w and colour illustrations. " 'Coco' Chanel changed the way women dressed, brought them a new chic, and liberated them forever. But she paid a tremendous pric e for her domination of the fashion scene, a reign that lasted six decades. She was driven by her ambition to build an international empire and become a millionairess. Happiness, however, eluded her. The luck that attended her professional ca r e e r was absent from her private life. The great love of her life died in a car crash. She was wooed by an English Duke, a Russian Prince and by one of the greatest French poets of the age. The man she finally sought to marry dropped dead in fr on t of her. She outlived nearly all her lovers and died alone, feeling a failure. This handsome new biography, lavishly illustrated with specially commissioned paintings and with photographs, tells of her extraordinary life, her tragedies and tr ium ph s, and explains her unique appeal both as a woman and as a great designer." Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, slight fading at edges of boards. Dust jacket has wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light to moderat e ge nera l r ubb ing and rub/indent lines - no color loss, small edge tear with creases - archivally taped, small area of surface paper loss at bottom inside of rear flap-fold. Very Good/Very Good- 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
17 Kennett, Frances. With Caroline MacDonald-Haig. ETHNIC DRESS.
New York Facts on File 1995 0816031363 / 9780816031368 Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
192 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H). "The immensely rich diversity of folk costume throughout the world is brought together in a unique and superbly illustrated volume. (It) introduces the reader to contemporary costume from every corner of the globe, country by country, region by region. The book explores a succession of styles and fashions, which cover everything from the dashing tartan ensembles of the Scottish Highlands to the softly rustling grass skirts of the Pacific Islands. It shows the many-hued regional splendors of the Indian sari, the beautiful ceremonial robes of the North American Indian, the colorful togas of the African Berbers and the exquisitely embroidered clothes of the hill tribes that live in Southeast Asia. (It) discusses how social history, climate, dictates of religion and other factors have affected how people dress and how their costumes have been adapted over the years. (This) is an essential reference book on folk costume for both the professional and the interested amateur. Never before has such a detailed text been combined with informative maps and about 500 glorious full-color photographs in one book." Minor wrinkling at top of spine, minor edge wear, one tiny corner bump. Dust jacket has light rubbing - faint rub lines on rear panel, very light edge wrinkling with minor wear, wrinkling at top of spine with tiny tears. 
Price: 27.50 USD
 
 
GUIDE TO THE COLLECTION OF LACE.  NATIONAL MUSEUM OF IRELAND., Longfield, Ada K.  (Mrs. A.K. Leask)
18 Longfield, Ada K. (Mrs. A.K. Leask) GUIDE TO THE COLLECTION OF LACE. NATIONAL MUSEUM OF IRELAND.
Dublin The Stationery Office 1970 Soft Cover Very Good- 
46 pp, 9 5/16" H. 22 b&w plates. "(A)rranged as far as possible for the convenience of the reader in search of a short summary of the general history of lace-making, as well as the visitor interested in special pieces on view. For further convenience the various classes of Irish work have been treated in a separate chapter, and the early history of the industry in Ireland has been dealt with in some detail. A Glossary of some of the principal technical terms is included - whilst the Bibliography indicates some of the more important books and other sources where the reader may find additional information." Contents: Glossary; Introduction - Evolution of Lace; Continental and English Needlepoint Laces - Italian, French, Flemish; Spanish, English; Continental and English Pillow (or Bobbin or Bone) Laces - ditto; Irish Laces - Early Irish Laces, Carrickmacross, Limerick, Irish Needlepoint, Crochet, Tatting; Miscellaneous - Machine-Lace; Bibliography. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light edge wear, very light rubbing, small bump at top of front hinge, very small crease/wear at bottom corner of front cover, light browning/soiling. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
A HUNDRED YEARS OF ROYAL STYLE., McDowell, Colin.
19 McDowell, Colin. A HUNDRED YEARS OF ROYAL STYLE.
Muller, Blond & White, London, 1985, first edition. 
192 pp, small 4to (10 1/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0584110715 Profusely illustrated in colour and b&w with photographs, drawings, reproductions. "(T)akes us behind the royal image - behind the panoply of royal fashion. With rare know ledge and informed wit Colin McDowell explains how the requirements of protocol and public relations combine to define the boundaries of royal style - not only in terms of clothes but also performance on state occasions and overseas travel and, i n d e ed, at all the crucial moments of the Royal Year. His own outstanding drawings, as well as a marvellous selection of photographs, illustrate and enlarge on the story. Colin McDowell's meticulous research, and his privileged access to designe rs , su ppliers and other sources closely involved in the creation and maintenance of royal style bring a very special authority to this fascinating and detailed survey. (It) concentrates on the style of four Queens, each of whom has or had a disti nct a nd individual style that epitomized the monarchy of her day. Two other ladies of remarkable style are added to complete the picture: one, Wallis Simpson, who became Duchess of Windsor, and who might have been Queen....but who, it can be argu ed, was un suitable exactly because of her style; and another, who all trust in due course will be Queen: Princess Diana, whose own style so happily does so much to glamorize and popularize the monarchy of today." Light fading to cloth - 1 1/4" st rip down hin ge side of front board, light waviness to edges of text block; place, date and initials in ink on half-title page. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, heavy fading to spine color - lettering is still vis ible, crea se down centre of spine, light rubbing with a few light line indentations. Very good-/Good 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE WOMAN IN FASHION., Moore, Doris Langley.
20 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
 
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