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THE NETHERLANDS:  A STUDY OF SOME ASPECTS OF ART, COSTUME AND SOCIAL LIFE., Sitwell, Sacheverell.
21 Sitwell, Sacheverell. THE NETHERLANDS: A STUDY OF SOME ASPECTS OF ART, COSTUME AND SOCIAL LIFE.
London B.T. Batsford Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
168 pp, 8 3/4" H. Top edge orange. Pictorial endpapers, b&w drawings, b&w and colour plates, fold-out map at rear. Contents: Introduction; Dutch Water Towns (Delft, Dordrecht, Haarlem, Leyden, Utrecht); Amsterdam (Churches, Canals, Houses, and their Interiors); Villages of the Waterland (Broek, Koog aan de Zaan, Krommenie, Monnikendam, Edam, Volendam, Marken); The Hague and the Work of Daniel Marot; Noord Holland (Haarlem, Alkmaar, Hoorn, Enkhuizen, Medemblik); Friesland (Costume, Towns and Villages, Religious Sects); Two Excursions: Sunday at Staphorst / Weekday at Spakenburg; Dutch Gardens; Cornelis Troost and his Times; Zeeland (The Islands of Walcheren, Noord and Zuid Beveland, Schouwen and Tholen, Zeeuwsch-Vlaanderen, Over Flakkee and Voorne; Index. Previous owner's name stamp on free front endpaper, minor edge wear, tiny bump at top of front hinge. Dust jacket has square clip at top of front flap - price is present; very light browning to spine, flap-folds, and some edges; very light edge wear/wrinkling, minor soiling. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
22 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).
23 T. Eaton Co. (Eaton's). CHRISTMAS CATALOGUE 1897. THE T. EATON CO. LIMITED.
Toronto T. Eaton Co. / facsimile reprint by David E. Scott Publishing Facsimile Edition. Soft Cover Very Good - 
72 pp, 8 1/4" H, - 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. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
KNITTING FASHIONS OF THE 1940s:  STYLES, PATTERNS AND HISTORY., Waller, Jane.
24 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
 
 
WHAT THEY DIDN'T TEACH YOU ABOUT THE 60s., Wright, Mike.
25 Wright, Mike. WHAT THEY DIDN'T TEACH YOU ABOUT THE 60s.
Presidio, Novato, CA, 2001. 
360 pp, 8vo (8 11/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0891417249 "It was the age of Aquarius. It was the Vietnam era. The Greensboro Four sat in and Martin and a few hundred thousand others marched on Washington. In Birmingham Bull Connor t urned out the dogs and turned on the fire hoses. Rock 'n' roll was definitely here to stay. The Beatles made their final American public appearance with the decade barely half past. Camelot died in Dallas. The Great Society foundered on t h e s h o a ls of the Tonkin Gulf. Free speech at Berkeley and not so free speech in Chicago. We didn't have Dick Nixon to kick around anymore and then he won the presidency. Grass wasn't just mowed, it was smoked rolled up in sheets of Zig-Zag. L on g h ai r an d hard hats. The Mets lost more games in one season than any team in the history of baseball and won a World Series. Broadway Joe guaranteed a victory by his upstart Jets over Johnny Unitas's seemingly invincible Baltimore Colts (Y es, m y c hil d, on ce upon a time the Colts belonged to Baltimore) - and delivered. And I haven't even mentioned sex - the pill, summer of love, free love. (The author) tackles the decade in which America changed forever, for better or for wors e. The 60s wer e s o re cent that even if you are a part of the post-baby-boom generation and didn't live through them, you feel like you did. Yet, the 60s ended over thirty years ago. Upon close examination, memories of those halcyon days, whic h s eem so pi cture -per fect in our mind's eye, have acquired the patina, and dust, of history. (Wright) breathes life into our nation's history while spotlighting little-known events and 'rest of the story' details, and always with a fine e ye for the hum an ele ment." One page with tiny crease at top edge. Dust jacket has minor edge wear. Near Fine/Very Good+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
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