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A Century of Shoes (SIGNED COPY)

By: Booksales Inc. Staff, Inc; Pattison, Angela

Price: £22.50

Publisher: London, Chartwell Books, 1997

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author


SIGNED on the front endpaper with the inscirption "To Sarah, Best wishes in your future - Angela Pattison Oct 98". Traces the story of shoes in the 20th century - showinghow styles and designs reflect the changing moods and manners of the century, and have dictated the height of the heel, the thickness of the sole, the delicacy of design and the levels of practicality and comfort. A very good clean hardback in dustwrapper which shows signs of light shelfwear onl... View more info

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A Concise History of Costume

By: Laver, James

Price: £8.50

Publisher: London, BCA, 1979

Edition: Reprint


Offers a survey of the history of costume as well as the unerlying motives of fashion. From the library of Colin Laver with his details on front endpaper. Good, clean hardback with 314 plates, 58 in colour. Contains 288 pages including index. Slight tanning to page edges and light shelfwear to jacket. . Next post dispatch. View more info

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Artificial Silks

By: Trotman, S. R. And Trotman, E. R.

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Charles Griffin & Co, 1931

Edition: First Edition


With 80 illustrations. Describes the manufacture, properties, bleaching, dyeing and finishing of the different kinds of commercial artificial silks from the point of view of the student who has already aquired a knowledge of chemistry. Clean, bright copy in red boards showing light shelfwear and sunning to spine - 274 pages including index. View more info

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Black in Fashion

By: Mendes, Valerie D.

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, V & A Publications, 1999

Edition: First Edition


Celebrates that enduring fashion phenomenon the little black dress - from the feather-light pleats of Fortuny to the deconstructed 1980's creations of Commes des Garcons- with specially commissioned photopgraphys and a stylish layuot it effectively gives a history of 20th century fashion viewed from a single perspective. A very good clean hardback in dustjacket which shows signs of light shelfwear to edges. 144 pages. View more info

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Cachemires : L'art et l'histoire des chales en France au XIX siecle

By: Levi-Strauss, Monique

Price: £87.50

Publisher: Paris, France, Adam Biro, 1987


Clean bright large volume hardback in an unclipped d/w showing 'rippling' to laminate. Text in FRENCH. Housed in its own slip-case. 196pp inc Bibliographie, index des noms cites & Remerciements. Next post dispatch from the UK. View more info

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Chronisten der Mode. Mensch und Kleid in Bildern aus drei Jahrtausenden

By: Fischel, Oskar

Price: £20.00

Publisher: Potsdam, Germany, Muller & Co, 1923


Good clean copy with text in GERMAN. Some signs of shelf life with light sunning to page margins and rubbing to board edges. From the library of the costume designer Colin Lavers. 101 pp inc Sachregister. Next post dispatch from the UK. View more info

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Clothing : A Global History: or, the Imperialists' New Clothes

By: Ross, Robert

Price: £17.50

Publisher: Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, Polity Press, 2008

Edition: First Edition


Fascinating and clearly written addition to both the history of dress and world history in general. Clean, bright paperback which appears unread. Light curl to cover - 221 pages including index. Next post dispatch. View more info

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Corsets to Camouflage : Women and War (SIGNED COPY)

By: Adie, Kate

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Hodder & Stoughton, 2003

Inscription: Signed by Author


Celebrates the role of women during the twentieith century in war from nursing to land girl, to fighter pilot, revealing the way that the press have viewed uniformed women and illuminating the experiences of women themselves. Flat SIGNED by the author to the half-title page Illustrated with b.w. photographs. Glossy, large format hardback in an unclipped d/w - 246 pages including index. Next post UK dispatch. View more info

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Costume in Greek Classic Drama

By: Brooke, Iris

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Methuen & Co, 1962

Edition: First Edition


Contains all the available details of the period to assist designers or students in the production of classical drama who may have had difficulty in finding authentic costuming. From the collection of the costume designer Colin Lavers and with his name/date to the ffep. Some faint sunning to page edges else a good clean copy in an unclipped d/w protected by a plastic film which has been taped down leaving the usual residual marks - 112 pages including index. Next post di... View more info

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Dress in North America Vol. 1 : The New World, 1492-1800

By: De Marly, Diana

Price: £37.50

Publisher: New York, NY, USA, Holmes & Meier Publishers, 1991


Described as a reading copy as boards are slightly bowed and small bump to bottom corner, else a good clean hardback in dustwrapper which shows signs of light shelfwear. Offers a comprehensive account of the development of American dress from the arrival of the European explorers and settlers through the founding of the American republic. Illustrated with b/w and colour pictures. From the collection of costume designer Colin Lavers, with his name on front endpaper. 221... View more info

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Enteren op de Wind : Bridging the Wind

By: Schat, Anneke

Price: £35.00

Publisher: Amsterdam, Holland, De Brink, 1994

Edition: First Edition


Published to mark the occasion of the author's exhibition in Museum Van der Togt, Amstelveen from 6 May to 12 June 1994. Clean, glossy copy in a d/w - 112 pages. Text in English and Dutch. Next post dispatch. View more info

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European Costume : 4000 Years of Fashion

By: Yarwood, Doreen

Price: £12.50

Publisher: New York, NY, USA, Bonanza Books, 1982

Edition: Reprint


The author combines her enormous experience as the author of several distinguished costume histories with her skill as a precise and evocative artist to trace the history of costume and costume accessories in detail from the earliest European civilizations onwards. Clean, square hardback in an unclipped d/w showing light shelfwear & tear - 305 pages including index. Next post dispatch from the UK. View more info

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Fans in Society

By: Green, Ruth M

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, Safira Publications, 1993

Edition: First Edition


Examines the fans' social context and value, which have been largely neglected. Clean, bright copy - 94 pages. Laid in is a letter from the author to a friend touching on the subject. Next post dispatch. View more info

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Fashion Illustration Today

By: Drake, Nicholas

Price: £30.00

Publisher: Loggerheads, Nr. Market Drayton, Shropshire, Thames & Hudson, 1987


The work of twenty fashion designers including Ruben Alterio, Francois Berthoud, Lorenzo Mattotti, and Zoltan etc which should provide an inspiration for illustrators and followers of fashion and design. 214 illustrations of which 166 are in colour. 175 pages. A clean bright copy which appears unread. View more info

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Fashion in Film

By: Engelmeier, Regine & Peter

Price: £32.50

Publisher: Germany, Prestel Publishing Ltd, 1990


Presents the first major collection of photographs on the subject of costume design taking us on a fascinating journey through the history of Hollywood with 370 of the Munich archives finest pictures complemented by notes on the designers and by the first full list of all feature films that have been honored with an Oscar for Costume Design. A very good clean hardback in unclipped dustwrapper which has small repaired tear to head of spine. Previous owner's name on front... View more info