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Image for Il Guardaroba di una cantante vestiti e costumi del primo novecento

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

Condition: Very Good


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. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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Imagenes del Ecuador del Siglo XIX: Juan Agustin Guerrero 1818-1880

By: Guerrero, Juan Augustin; Wilson, Halo {text by}

Price: £45.00

Publisher: Madrid, Fundacion Hallo: 1981

Seller ID: 045706

ISBN: 842395269X

Condition: Very Good


TEXT IN SPANISH. Colour and b/w plates by Guerrero many of which feature people in Ecuadorian costume + musical examples of his work. A very good clean hardback in dustwrapper. 178 pages including index. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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The White T

By: Harris, Alice

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, HarperStyle: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 045804

ISBN: 0062701665

Condition: Very Good


With an introduction by Giorgio Armani. Fabulous tribute to the one piece of clothing worn by people of every age, gender, and shape. Some faint sunning to page edges else a clean, large volume hardback in an unclipped d/w - 146 pages. From the collection of the costume designer Colin Lavers and with his name/date to title page. Next post dispatch from the UK. View more info

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The Dream Makers

By: Henrey, Mrs Robert

Price: £14.50

Publisher: London, J. M. Dent & Co: 1961

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 058045

Condition: Very Good


The authoress is at her most brilliant feminine as an unexpected opportunity to act as an interpreter to a fashion artist from abroad plunges her into the international aspects of this controversial and often surprising enigma. Clean, square hardback in an unclipped d/w showing light shelfwear - 248 pages. Next post dispatch. View more info

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Issey Miyake

By: Holborn, Mark (editor)

Price: £45.00

Publisher: London, Taschen: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 045698

ISBN: 3822886734

Condition: Very Good


Defines the roots of Miyake's design revolution and traces the influences on Myake from African tribal colour to Japanese farmers' cloth and the organic forms of nature. A very good clean hardback in unclipped dustwrapper which has some light surface scratches to front cover. 160 pages. Illustrated colour and b/w photographs. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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Trousers, Vest, Breeches and Gaiter Cutting

By: Holding, T. H.

Price: £110.00

Publisher: London, Cutting School & Pattern Office: 1899

Edition: Third Edition

Seller ID: 059589

Condition: Good


Comprehensive instructions along with diagrams - 116 pages plus advertisements. Generally clean internally with some odd light thumb marks and tanning to margin and some minor, light annotation in pencil. View more info

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The Way We Wore : Styles of the 1930s and '40s

By: Hunt, Marsha ( Shown and Recalled By )

Price: £77.50

Publisher: Fallbrook, CA, USA, Fallbrook Publishing: 1993

Seller ID: 045739

ISBN: 1882747003

Condition: Very Good


Presents selections from the author's personal treasury of pictures, fashion layouts, production stills and publicity shots from her early days of film acting. Included among the outfits shown, are some by the now-legendary studio designers; Howard Shoup, Dolly Tree, Irebe, Edith Head, Orry-Kelly, Edward Stevenson, and Travis Banton. Clean bright large format hardback in an unclipped d/w - 438 pages including indexes. From the collection of the costume designer Colin Lav... View more info

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US Space Gear : Outfitting the Astronaut

By: Kozloski, Lillian D.

Price: £22.00

Publisher: Shrewsbury, Shropshire, Airlife Publishing: 1994

Edition: First British Edition

Seller ID: 045757

ISBN: 1853105155

Condition: Reading Copy


Covers the development of the suits for each manned spaceflight programme ( Mercury, Gemini, Apollo, Skylab, Shuttle) and the care and maintenance of the space clothing. Some light tanning to page margins and the book itself is slightly askew and with light bowing to boards. It is however a very good reading copy - 238 pages including index. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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Giorgio Armani

By: Krens, Thomas & Celant, Germano

Price: £28.00

Publisher: London, Royal Academy of Arts: 2003

Seller ID: 066512

ISBN: 1903973414

Condition: Near Fine


Heavy, large volume copy showing off designs, along with commentary, of the Italian luxury fashion house founded by Giorgio Armani. Faint sunning to page edges else a clean, glossy copy which appears unread - 381 pages. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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Mr. Godey's Ladies : Being a Mosaic of Fashions and Fancies

By: Kunciov, Robert ( Edited )

Price: £10.50

Publisher: New York, NY, USA, Bonanza Books: 1971

Seller ID: 045681

ISBN: 051713568X

Condition: Very Good


Entertaining and informative commentary on changing Victorian America's fads and fancies in clothing together with fifteen of the finest hand-coloured plates reproduced along with hundreds of b/w line drawings. Clean square copy in an entire d/w - 183 pages including index. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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Les apprêts Textiles : Tome III - Les traitements généraux et les Ingrédients

By: Lambrette, A.

Price: £16.00

Publisher: Paris, France, Textile et Technique: 1948

Seller ID: 064052

Condition: Good


Clean, glossy copy with text in FRENCH. Top edges uncut with fore and bottom edges remaining untrimmed - 525 pages. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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A Concise History of Costume

By: Laver, James

Price: £8.50

Publisher: London, BCA: 1979

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 050220

Condition: Good


Offers a survey of the history of costume as well as the underlying 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. Prompt dispatch. 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

Seller ID: 045781

ISBN: 2876600005

Condition: Near Fine


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. Prompt dispatch. 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

Seller ID: 050352

ISBN: 1851772782

Condition: Very Good


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 photopgraphs and a stylish layout 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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Uniformen Der Armee Friedrich Wilhelms III

By: Merta, Klaus-Peter

Price: £45.00

Publisher: Germany, Brandenburgisches Verlagshaus: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 045679

ISBN: 389488018X

Condition: Very Good


TEXT IN GERMAN. A very good clean hardback in unclipped dustwrapper. Illustrated throughout with colour drawings of the soldiers of the various regiments. 140 pages including index. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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Fourrures Pour Homme

By: Municchi, Anna

Price: £25.00

Publisher: Modena, Italy, Zanfi Editori: 1988

Seller ID: 045759

Condition: Very Good


Le vingtieme siecle histories de mode, collection dirigee par leri Attualita. Some light sunning to page edges else a clean bright copy in an unclipped d/w showing a minor tear. Text in FRECH. From the library of the costume designer Colin Lavers and with his details to the ffep. 143 pp inc Bibliographie. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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Femmes Fin de Siecle : 1885 - 1895

By: Paris-Musees

Price: £82.50

Publisher: Paris, France, Paris-Musees: 1990

Seller ID: 045696

ISBN: 2901424198

Condition: Very Good


Musee de la Mode et du Costume Palais Galliera. From the library of the costume designer Colin Lavers and with his name to ffep. Light sunning to page edges else a clean bright, very large format paperback with text in FRENCH - 192 pp inc bibliographie. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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Nova, 1965-1975

By: Peccinotti, Harri ; Hillman, David ( Compilers )

Price: £267.50

Publisher: London, Pavilion Books: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 045815

ISBN: 1857931017

Condition: Very Good


Edited by David Gibbs. Fascinating look at the life and times of the magazine that above all came to epitomise the mood and style of the late sixties and early seventies, as their star flared brightly before quite suddenly fading. Some light sunning to page edges else a clean, large format hardback in an unclipped d/w - 224 pages including index. Next post dispatch from the UK. View more info

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Woman In Her Pursuit of Fashion ; Princes Street Parade

By: Pillans and Wilson (designed by)

Price: £30.00

Publisher: Edinburgh, Scotland, Darling & Company: 1946

Seller ID: 062556

Condition: Very Good


Illustrated coloured examples of some of the attire seen on ''the most beautiful street in the world'' between 1841 and 1936, along with commentary. Good, clean copy in an unclipped d/w showing light shelfwear and price stamp to cover/front flap - 31 pages including postscript. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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Palestinian Costume

By: Rajab, Jehan S.

Price: £17.50

Publisher: London & New York, Kegan Paul International: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 045737

ISBN: 0710302835

Condition: Very Good


Looks at the garments worn by three distinct groups : the Baladin, or townsfolk, who made up the sophisticated, commercial population and were open to foreign influences, the Fellahin of villagers, from whom came the most beautiful embroideries and the Bedu, whose embroidery and clothes were influenced by village styles but had their own individual features. Clean large format hardback in an unclipped d/w showing light shelfwear - 160 pages including index. From the col... View more info