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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
 
 
THE SKETCH.  THE ROYAL WEDDING NUMBER.  NOVEMBER 26, 1947., Beauchamp, Antony; Knox, Collie; Baxter, Beverley; Franklyn, Charles A.
2 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
 
 
A PEEK INTO THE PAST 100 YEARS:  MIDLAND 1878-1978., Bell, Rena.  Mayor's Centennial Message by Moreland A. Lynn.
3 Bell, Rena. Mayor's Centennial Message by Moreland A. Lynn. A PEEK INTO THE PAST 100 YEARS: MIDLAND 1878-1978.
1978. 
148 pp, 10 3/4" H, soft cover. B&w photographs, many advertisements for local businesses. A local history of Midland, Ontario, with information on the mills, shipyards, grain elevators, schools, churches, hospitals, recreational facilities, etc. I nterior - previous owner's small stamp on inside of front cover, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, a few small soft edge creases, very light browning. Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
MADAME TUSSAUD:  A LIFE IN WAX., Berridge, Kate.
4 Berridge, Kate. MADAME TUSSAUD: A LIFE IN WAX.
Toronto HarperCollins 2006 0002008122 / 9780002008129 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
352 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w illustrations. "When she died in London at the age of ninety, a survivor of one of the most tumultuous epochs in history, Madame Tussaud had travelled far from her inauspicious beginnings in Strasbourg as the daughter of a common soldier and a housekeeper. Moving to Paris as a child, Marie climbed through the ranks of French society as the protegee of charmismatic showman artist Philippe Curtius, and witnessed the French Revolution in all its grisly detail. She survived the Terror and moved to London, where she struggled to find a foothold amidst the desperate competition of showmen from all over Europe. Her touring years were studded with drama and danger, and twice she nearly lost her life and livelihood - first in a shipwreck and then at the hands of a rampaging mob in the Reform riots of 1831. The core of her exhibition was Revolutionary relics given extra potency by her victim survivor status and the famous claims that she was forced to cast the death masks of Marie Antoinette and other members of the royal family, whom she had known personally when employed to teach modelling at Versailles. But did her desire to make a compelling and commercial spectacle of the events unfolding around her extend to moulding her own dramatic story? The story of a business empire sculpted out of the ashes of one of history's most turbulent periods reveal a woman who - in exploiting the human fascination with the rich, the famous and the infamous - was far ahead of her time." Very small bump at bottom corner of both boards, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, very light rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE SHOE:  BEST FOOT FORWARD., Blanchard, Tamsin.
5 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
 
 
FOURTH ENTRANCE TO HURONIA:  THE HISTORY OF OWEN SOUND., Croft, Melba Morris.
6 Croft, Melba Morris. FOURTH ENTRANCE TO HURONIA: THE HISTORY OF OWEN SOUND.
Owen Sound, Ontario Self-published 1980 0969031521 / 9780969031529 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good- Signed by Author
352 pp, 11 1/4" H. Dark blue boards with silver lettering on spine, silver lettering/crest on front board - no dust jacket (as issued). Signed by author on page 352. Pictorial endpapers, b&w photographs, reproductions, maps. Contents: Tread of the Moccasin; The Transition; The chronological history of Owen Sound; Artist Authors, Photographers, Potters; Boat Listings (By the Year); The Political Scene; Ministers & Priests; Bibliography; Glimpse Into the Future (Pictures); General Index. Tiny stain at top edge of front endpapers, slight bump at top corner of boards, bump to bottom corner of both boards and at top/bottom of spine, a few tiny minor scuffs on rear board. 
Price: 65.00 USD
 
 
SURREY IN THE SEVENTIES:  PHOTOGRAPHS AND MEMORIES OF THE 1970s., Davison, Mark and Currie, Ian.
7 Davison, Mark and Currie, Ian. SURREY IN THE SEVENTIES: PHOTOGRAPHS AND MEMORIES OF THE 1970s.
Frosted Earth, (Coulsdon, Surrey, 1995). 
164 pp, small 4to (10 1/8" H), soft cover. Profusely illustrated with vintage b&w photos. "Surrey saw some spectacular sights as the Swinging Sixties gave way to the Seventies. Some town centres changed beyond recognition as demolition workers ma de way for the new, and on the streets, out came some strange new fashions - hot pants, loons, flared trousers, ponchos and plafform shoes. As youngsters danced to the Bay City Rollers, Slade and Gary Glitter, local cinemas were emptying a n d c l o s i n g down. The Seventies was also a decade of protests, strikes and other forms of industrial unrest, culminating in the 'Winter of Discontent' in 1978-9. The following pages look again at the Seventies in Surrey and recapture tho s e ti me s o f ha pp in es s and sorrow, Ford Capris, Austin Allegros and Morris Marinas." Interior - printers ink smudges on page 55 (text still very legible), small stain at bottom edge of rear cover, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ow ne rsh ip ma rks . Ex ter ior - small soft creases to fornt cover, minor edgewear/rubbing, spine flat and uncreased, tiny scuff to edge of spine. VG- 
Price: 20.00 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
 
 
MODELING FOR MOTHERHOOD:  HEIR CONDITIONING THE MODERN MRS., Heinz, Doris Hale and Bolt, Katherine Smith.  Foreword by Frederic M. Loomis, M.D.
9 Heinz, Doris Hale and Bolt, Katherine Smith. Foreword by Frederic M. Loomis, M.D. MODELING FOR MOTHERHOOD: HEIR CONDITIONING THE MODERN MRS.
New York John Wiley & Sons 1946 First Edition. Hard Cover Very Good- Very Good- Doris Hale Heinz. 
74 pp, oblong large 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w line drawings (VERY 1940s!) by Doris Hale Heinz. "Underlying the amusing text and gay illustrations are sound advice and facts, carefully checked by prominent obstetricians. (This book) will guide you through the problems of pregnancy and start you off to becoming your own slim and attractive self again." Advice on maternity fashions, exercise, posture, diet and how to keep 'hubby' in the process! Endpapers are made up of four blank charts: Your Appointments and Orders; Your Personal Record; Equipment Need; Expenditures - Spent and Owing. A wonderful piece of nostalgia from the Dick & Jane era. Pages are browning very lightly, soft crease down free front endpaper, tear at bottom of page leaf 39/40 archivally taped, light edge wear/rubbing to boards, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, area of light fading on rear board, light wrinkling on spine. Dust jacket has light edge wear/rubbing/browning, tiny chips/creases at top/bottom of spine/flap folds, two tiny stains on front panel. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
LONG CLAWS:  AN ARCTIC ADVENTURE., Houston, James.
10 Houston, James. LONG CLAWS: AN ARCTIC ADVENTURE.
McClelland and Stewart, Toronto, 1981, first edition. 
32 pp, 8vo (8 3/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0771042566 B&w illustrations by the author. "Since their father's death, it has been a starvation winter for Pitohok, his siste Upik, their mother, baby sister and grandfather. Frozen lake t rout that they find, with the help of a snow owl, provide their first food in three days. Though winter is nearly over, how can they survive when the fish is gone? Their only hope is a frozen caribou their grandfather had buried last fall , t h r e e d ays' walk away, because he was not strong enough to carry it. Pitohok and Upik must make the arduous journey to find the caribou. Using frozen caribou skin, with the remaining fish as cross supports, Grandfather fashions them a pri mi t iv e sl ed . Th en brother and sister set out on their perilous trek across the storm-swept tundra, sheltering at night in small igloos they build. The caribou is there, they load it on the sled and turn homeward - only to face a terrifying or dea l. A h uge ba rr en- ground grizzly bear, know as Long Claws, picks up their trail and follows them. Helped again by a great snow owl when they lose their way in an ice fog, the children are nearly home before the bear closes in. How can they fi ght him ? A nd y et t o gi ve up the caribou means certain death by starvation...." Minor edge wear. Dust jacket has very minor edge wear. Very Good+/Very Good+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
11 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
 
 
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.)
12 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
 
 
MY CANADIAN LEAVES.  FACSIMILE EDITION., Monck, Frances E.O.
13 Monck, Frances E.O. MY CANADIAN LEAVES. FACSIMILE EDITION.
Canadian Library Service / University of Toronto Press, Toronto, 1963, facsimile reprint edition of 2,000 copies - this copy unnumbered. 
168 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), hard cover (green cloth with gold lettering and decoration on front board) - no dust jacket. Monotone photographs on front and rear pastedowns. A facsimile reprint of Frances Monck's journal of her year (1864-5) in Lower Canada (with marginalia and corrections by the author), detailing the social life of the upper classes - the travel, balls, personalities, sports, the military, etc., as well as observations on scenery, weather, modes of transport, settlement, etc. Mrs. Monck was the sister-in-law of Lord Monck, Governor-General of Canada, 1861-1867. Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Near Fine 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
TALKS ON BOOK-COLLECTING.  DELIVERED UNDER THE AUTHORITY OF THE ANTIQUARIAN BOOKSELLERS' ASSOCIATION., Muir, P.H., Editor.  P.H. Muir, E.P. Goldschmidt, Simon Nowell-Smith, John Carter, Howard M. Nixon, Ifan Kyrle-Fletcher & Ernest Weil.
14 Muir, P.H., Editor. P.H. Muir, E.P. Goldschmidt, Simon Nowell-Smith, John Carter, Howard M. Nixon, Ifan Kyrle-Fletcher & Ernest Weil. TALKS ON BOOK-COLLECTING. DELIVERED UNDER THE AUTHORITY OF THE ANTIQUARIAN BOOKSELLERS' ASSOCIATION.
London Cassell 1952 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good- 
105 pp, 9 3/4" H. B&w plates. Contents: Preface; The Nature and Scope of Book-Collecting, by P.H. Muir; The Period Before Printing, by E.P. Goldschmidt; The Language of Book-Collecting, by Simon Nowell-Smith; Fashions in Book-Collecting, by John Carter; Binding and Binders, by Howard M. Nixon; Milestones of Civilization, by Ernest Weil; The Theatre for Collectors, by Ifan Kyrle Fletcher. Previous owner's bookplate on front pastedown, gift inscription in ink from 1952 on front free endpaper, very light browning to edges of text block, soft corner crease on last page, light small bump at three corners, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very light edge wear. Dust jacket has light to moderate browning on spine, flap-folds and edges; edge wrinkling and a few very small edge chips - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds; 1"x2" piece clipped from bottom of front flap; 2" tear at top of front panel with old tape residue has now been archivally taped; protected in a mylar sleeve 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
15 N/A. THAT RED HEAD GAL: FASHIONS AND DESIGNS OF GORDON CONWAY 1916-1936. (EXHIBITION PROMOTIONAL PIECE.)
1980. 
8 pp, 8 1/2" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps). B&w illustrations. A promotional piece put out to coincide with the exhibition organized by the American Institute of Architects Foundation. Gives a very brief biography of Gordon Conway and a checkl ist of the exhibits, organized under the following headings: Fashion; Portraits; Advertisements; American Magazines; "Zina" Drawings; Theatre; "Presentation" Drawings; European Magazines; Films; Photographs. Interior - clean and tight with n o p r e v i ous ownership marks. Exterior - very minor rubbing on rear cover. Near Fine 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
LA GALLERIA DEL COSTUME INFORMA 1, 2 & 3.  3 VOLUMES., Piacenti, Kirsten Aschengreen and Francolini, Stefano.
16 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
 
 
UNIVERSAL OUTLOOK:  THE MAGAZINE FOR ALL INTERESTED IN DEANNA DURBIN.  COMPLETE RUN OF SIX VOLUMES, SPRING 1940 - SUMMER 1941., Stannage, James Robert, editor.  (Deanna Durbin.)  Joe Pasternak, Marguerite Slaney, Raymond H. Hill, Frederick Curtis, Julian Bagnall, Jay Gordon, George Hutter, Ronald Clinton, Lewis Howard, John Hackett, D.S. Washbrook, Nelson Blair, Paul Davis, et al.
17 Stannage, James Robert, editor. (Deanna Durbin.) Joe Pasternak, Marguerite Slaney, Raymond H. Hill, Frederick Curtis, Julian Bagnall, Jay Gordon, George Hutter, Ronald Clinton, Lewis Howard, John Hackett, D.S. Washbrook, Nelson Blair, Paul Davis, et al. UNIVERSAL OUTLOOK: THE MAGAZINE FOR ALL INTERESTED IN DEANNA DURBIN. COMPLETE RUN OF SIX VOLUMES, SPRING 1940 - SUMMER 1941.
Guildford Deanna Durbin Devotees of Great Britain Stapled in Wraps Good+ 
6 issues of "Universal Outlook" - a complete run of the Deanna Durbin fan magazine. **Please note: the 'Second Edition' (the second issue in the run) is the December 1940 'Special Reprint' ("revised, altered, with different illustrations and new features"). Apparently a reprint of the original Summer Edition had been planned due to demand, but "the entire make-up of the magazine,including all the photographic blocks, was destroyed by enemy action."** Approx. 8 1/2 " H, with many b&w photographs, plus drawings and contemporary advertisements. 55 pp, 42 pp, 47 pp, 46 pp,46 pp, 40 pp. The majority of the articles are about Deanna Durbin, her films, family, wedding, fashions, etc., but there are also articles about: Robert Stack, Helen Parrish, Gloria Jean (Schoonover), Joe Pasternak, Robert Cummings, Bebe Daniels, Nan Grey, etc. Interiors - Spring 1940 has a small curl and soft ceasing to top corner of pages; minor soft wrinkling to some pages in some volumes; light rusting to staples. Exteriors - small areas of foxing on front of two volumes; light soft wrinkling to some cover edges and corners; light edge wear - mainly on spine but heavier on the spine of Summer 1941; 3" tear at bottom of spine of Spring 1941 - archivally taped; rubbing and light soiling on rear covers of all volumes, light browning to edges of text block of some volumes. 
Price: 150.00 USD
 
 
18 Stoddart, Jack, introduction. T. Eaton Co. Limited. THE 1901 EDITIONS OF THE T. EATON CO. LIMITED CATALOGUES FOR SPRING & SUMMER / FALL & WINTER. CATALOGUE 46 / CATALOGUE 47.
Don Mills, Ontario Musson 1970 0773710043 / 9780773710047 Facsimile Edition. Soft Cover Very Good+ 
208 pp & 248 pp (approximate - see publisher's note below) small 4to (10 1/8" H). Profusely illustrated in b&w. This facsimile of two turn-of-the-century department store catalogues gives fascinating insight into life over one hundred years ago. Fashions for men, women and children, patent medicines, furniture, curtains, carpets, oil lamps, cameras, china, horse goods, jewellery, sewing notions, and much more are included. Publisher's Note: "In this combined edition of the two catalogues for the year 1901 we have, in order to avoid inevitable repetitions, omitted certain pages. However, both indexes have been retained in their entirety and, as a consequence of the aforementioned deletions, if an occasional item is not traceable from one index it will be from the other." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very minor edge wear, tiny dent on spine. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
CHRISTMAS CATALOGUE 1897.  THE T. EATON CO. LIMITED., T. Eaton Co. (Eaton's).
19 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
 
 
KNITTING FASHIONS OF THE 1940s:  STYLES, PATTERNS AND HISTORY., Waller, Jane.
20 Waller, Jane. KNITTING FASHIONS OF THE 1940s: STYLES, PATTERNS AND HISTORY.
Crowood, Marlborough, 2006, first edition. 
160 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1861268629 Profusely illustrated in colour and b&w with photographs, reproductions, drawings, patterns. "In the first half of the 1940s, the wartime scarcity of wools and dyes produced inno vative, figure-hugging lacy designs and creative stitch techniques of bobbles, cables and ribs. In the post-war period, there was an even more acute shortage of materials, which meant that imaginative Fair Isle designs and embroidery techni q u e s b e c ame the only solution. As the 1950s approached, however, a greater availability of materials led to the voluptuous batwing look and looser garments. This lavish book celebrates the patterns and designs of 1940s knitwear. Drawings a nd p ho to g ra ph s from the original pattern magazines accompany modern colour phtographs of the garments knitted up for today's wear. In addition, it provides a history of wartime Britain and America, often using the actual words of the knitter s a nd des ign er s u sed b y the fashion magazines. Patterns appear chronologically, reflecting what was happening at the time, and progress from the very simple (snood, balaclava or WAAF doll) to the more intricate blackberry stitch and lacy des igns as the kni tte r be come s m ore fluent with the needles. Many of the designs are unusual and there are sequins, beads knitted into the fabric, and knitted buttons. American, British and continental needle sizes are included, as is America n ter mino logy; and meas ureme nts a re g iven in both imperial and metric. The material comes from a collection of over 2,000 historic knitting patterns." Very minor wear on bottom of boards. Dust jacket has tiny tear and wrinkle at top of spi ne. N ear F ine/Ve ry Go od+ 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
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