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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

Seller ID: 064175


Celebrates the role of women during the twentieth 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. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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Mariage - Exposition Du 16 Avril Au 29 Auot 1999

By: Anon

Price: £45.00

Publisher: Paris, France, Editions Assouline: 1999

Seller ID: 045682


TEXT IN FRENCH. The catalogue which accompanied the exhibition in Paris on the history of marriage. A very good clean hardback illustrated with colour and b/w photographs. 168 pages. Next post UK dispatch. View more info

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Modes and Manners Volume II the Sixteenth Century

By: Boehn, Max Von; Joshua, Joan [translator]

Price: £22.50

Publisher: London, George G. Harrap & Co: 1932

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 046655


From the library of J.B. Priestley with his bookplate on front pastedown. A good clean hardback which has faded spine. History of sixteenth century fashion with material arranged as far as possible in strict chronological order. Illustrated profusely with both b/w and colour drawings.290 pages including index. View more info

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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

Seller ID: 048707


SIGNED on the front endpaper with the inscription "To Sarah, Best wishes in your future - Angela Pattison Oct 98". Traces the story of shoes in the 20th century - showing how 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 on... 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

Seller ID: 045721


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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Una Giornata Alla Moda

By: Burke, Helen

Price: £37.50

Publisher: Milano, Italy, Idealibri: 1985

Seller ID: 045729


Una mostra di Fabio Inghirami a cura di Paolo Peri e Helen Burke. Text in ITALIAN. Some light sunning to page edges and rear cover else a clean bright copy in pictorial laminated boards. Price sticker inside cover - 67 pages. Next post dispatch from the UK. View more info

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English Costume Painted & Described

By: Calthrop, D.C.

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, Adam & Charles Black: 1907

Edition: Omnibus Edition

Seller ID: 064856


Deals entirely with civilian costume using the Conquest as the starting-point. Beautifully illustrated, glossy coloured plated along with line drawings. Generally clean throughout though some occasional foxing - 463 pages. Previous owner's name/date to ffep and some wear to the sunned spine. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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What Not to Wear

By: Constantine, Susannah; Woodall, Trinny

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, George Weidenfeld & Nicolson Ltd: 2002

Seller ID: 023237


Straight-talking advice which accompanied the BBC eleven part series. 160 pages in pictorial, laminated boards. Next post dispatch. View more info

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Looking for Jackie : American Fashion Icons

By: Craughwell-Varda, Kathleen

Price: £32.00

Publisher: New York, NY, USA, Hearst Books: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 047614


A fascinating look at fascinating women as Americans, with no monarchy to emulate, have long been drawn to dynamic women who possessed style, charisma, and grace. Includes more than 200 full-colour illustrations. Some faint sunning to page edges else a clean, heavy large format hardback in an unclipped d/w showing some shelfwear & tear - 208 pages including index. Next post dispatch from the UK. View more info

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The Art of English Costume

By: Cunnington, C Willett

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Collins: 1949

Edition: Second Impression

Seller ID: 045761


An original critical study from the fifteenth century to the time of publication. Good clean copy in an unclipped d/w, with small loss to bottom of spine, and now protected in a plastic coating which has been taped down leaving the usual residual marks. From the collection of the costume designer Colin Lavers and with his name/date to the ffep. Bottom edges untrimmed - 243 pages including index. Next post dispatch. View more info

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The Official Great British Factory Shop Guide

By: Cutress, Gillian; Stricker, Rolf

Price: £9.00

Publisher: Melton Mowbary, Leicestershire, Anthony Peters Product Development Ltd: 2005

Edition: 75th Edition

Seller ID: 020362


Unread, new edition, paperback guide to over 1,000 Factory Shops. Shows where they are, what they sell, and area information. Slightest signs of storage - 490 pages including index. Next post dispatch by Royal Mail. View more info

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Givenchy : 40 Years of Creation

By: de Givenchy, Hubert ( Introductory Note )

Price: £137.50

Publisher: Paris, France, Paris-Musees: 1991

Seller ID: 045792


Published to coincide with the exhibition marking Hubert's forty years in fashion. Divided into three sections; a portrait of Givenchy the couturier and art lover and, at times, interior decorator; an analysis of the development of his fashion house and label; and a study of his career and style. Magnificently illustrated, it ends with a chronological account of the period. Some faint sunning to page edges else a clean, large format copy in cloth over board covers which ... 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

Seller ID: 045767


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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Histoire De La Mode Au XXe Siecle

By: Deslandres, Yvonne;Muller, Florence

Price: £45.00

Publisher: Paris, France, Somogy: 1986

Seller ID: 045752


TEXT IN FRENCH. A very good clean hardback in dustwrapper. Chapters include: La Belle Epoque 1900-1914, La Grand Guerre et les Annees Folles 1914-1929, Les Annees 30 et l'Occupation 1930-45, La New Look 1946-1960, Les Annees 60 - 1960-70, L'epoque contemporaine 1970. Illustrated with both colour and b/w photographs. 404 pages. Next post UK 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

Seller ID: 031070


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

Seller ID: 045677


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 honoured 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 fron... View more info

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London : The Glamour Years 1919-39

By: Everett, Susanne

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Bison Books: 1985

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 045794


Surveys two decades of art and excess as one of the most extraordinary periods of English history is brought to life with over 250 b/w & colour photographs. Clean, large format hardback in an unclipped d/w - 208 pages including index. Next post dispatch from the UK. View more info

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Modes & Manners of the Nineteenth Century as Represented in the Pictures and Engravings of the Time - FOUR VOLUMES

By: Fischel, Dr. Oskar & Von Boehn, Max

Price: £185.00

Publisher: London, J.M. Dent & Sons: 1927

Edition: Revised and Enlarged

Seller ID: 058316


Good four volume set in green decorated cloth binding. Previous owner's name on front endpapers. Text block clean to all volumes. Slight bowing to boards Comprehensive study of 19th century dress translated from the German by M. Edwardes with an introduction by Grace Rhys. Vol 1 - 1790-1817 - . xxii + 186 pages. Volume 2 has slight crease to cloth on front cover, 1818-1842, x + 171 pages. Volume 3 - 1843-1878, x + 164 pages. Volume 4 1879-1914 - with two addition... 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

Seller ID: 045693


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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Il Guardaroba di una cantante vestiti e costumi del primo novecento

By: Fuso, Silvio e Mescola, Sandro

Price: £20.00

Publisher: Venice, Italy, Palazzo Fortuny: 1990

Seller ID: 045770


Clean large format copy with text in ITALIAN. From the collection of the costume designer Colin Lavers and with his name/date to ffep. Faint sunning to page edges and minor crease marks to cover - 100 pages. Next post dispatch from the UK View more info