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A HISTORY OF COSTUME.

by Kohler, Carl. Edited by Emma von Sichart. Translated by Alexander K. Dallas.

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Published
1928
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New York: G. Howard Watt, 1928. 464 pp, 8 11/16" H. Colour plates (including frontispiece), b&w photographs, drawings, measured drawings (patterns). "In this book I have tried to show by practical examples the history of the development of dress. This attempt is based on the conviction that nothing but the original costume, if that be accessible, can be… Read more
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OCCUPATIONAL COSTUME IN ENGLAND FROM THE ELEVENTH CENTURY TO 1914.

by Cunnington, Phillis and Lucas, Catherine. With Alan Mansfield.

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Published
1967
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Good+
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First Edition
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London: Adam & Charles Black, 1967. 427 pp, 9 1/2" H. Profusely illustrated in b&w with drawings, reproductions and photographs. "(This book) fills a wide gap in the history of costume, since former books on the subject have concentrated on the fashions of the more leisured classes (a minority) rather than on the clothes worn by people at work.… Read more
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image of ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW EPHEMERA - COLUMBIA  MASK (PROMOTIONAL ITEM.) - AS IS.

ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW EPHEMERA - COLUMBIA MASK (PROMOTIONAL ITEM.) - AS IS.

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Published
1974
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Very Good
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1974. Color card mask (10" H x approx. 7 1/4" W - ear to ear) of the character "Columbia" from The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Produced for the Roxy Theater, Los Angeles, 1974 - the original removable eyes and mouth section are NOT present. The production notes on the verso give the cast (including Tim Curry and Meat… Read more
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image of PIN-UP'S PROGRESS:  AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF THE IMMODEST ART, 1870-1970.

PIN-UP'S PROGRESS: AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF THE IMMODEST ART, 1870-1970.

by Wortley, Richard. Assisted by Jeremy Gibson.

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Published
1971
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Very Good -
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First Edition
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London: Panther, 1971. 175 pp, 7 3/4" H. B&w and colour illustrations. A social history of the pin-up. Contents: Introduction; Postcard Peeps and a few magazine suprises; Stars and Starlets 1918-39; The Girls Who Won the Wars; Magazine Mania 1945-63; Whiplash or Backlash 1963-70; Man and Superman; Who Buys and Why; Advertising Extra; Just for the Record.… Read more
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MODELING FOR MOTHERHOOD: HEIR CONDITIONING THE MODERN MRS.

by Heinz, Doris Hale and Bolt, Katherine Smith. Foreword by Frederic M. Loomis, M.D.

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Published
1946
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Very Good-
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First Edition.
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New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1946. 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… Read more
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image of THE ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS.  CHRISTMAS NUMBER 1955, No. 6081A, Vol. 227 + CHRISTMAS NUMBER 1956, No. 6126A, Vol. 229 + CHRISTMAS NUMBER 1959, No. 6274A, Vol. 235.  3 ITEMS.

THE ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS. CHRISTMAS NUMBER 1955, No. 6081A, Vol. 227 + CHRISTMAS NUMBER 1956, No. 6126A, Vol. 229 + CHRISTMAS NUMBER 1959, No. 6274A, Vol. 235. 3 ITEMS.

by Gilbert, Anthony; Macardle, Dorothy; Bucke, Marion; Bryant, Arthur, Sir; Laver, James; Aickman, Robert; Muir, Marie, et al.

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Published
1955
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London: Illustrated London News, 1955. 3 Christmas Numbers of The Illustrated London News (1955, 1956 & 1959), 14 1/2" H x 10 1/4" W. Christmas 1955 - 56 pp, articles include: Trafalgar from the French Point of View: The Report of Captain Lucas; "Give me a ring" by Anthony Gilbert; Art in cap and bells: Trompe-l'oeil masterpieces designed to… Read more
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image of HAUTE COUTURE:  NOTES ON DESIGNERS AND THEIR CLOTHES IN THE COLLECTIONS OF THE ROYAL ONTARIO MUSEUM.

HAUTE COUTURE: NOTES ON DESIGNERS AND THEIR CLOTHES IN THE COLLECTIONS OF THE ROYAL ONTARIO MUSEUM.

by Brett, Katharine B.

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Published
1969
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Toronto: Royal Ontario Museum, 1969. 68 pp, oblong (8 1/2" H x 10" D). B&w drawing, photographs. Contents: Preface; Introduction; Fashion Survey 1900-1967; Biographies in alphabetic order and Notes on Clothing; Milliners; Notes; Illustrations (pages 47-63); Ready-to-Wear; Selected Bibliography. Interior - previous owner's name/info. in ink at top of title page, light toning to edges of pages… Read more
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THE NETHERLANDS: A STUDY OF SOME ASPECTS OF ART, COSTUME AND SOCIAL LIFE.

by Sitwell, Sacheverell.

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London: B.T. Batsford 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… Read more
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IN MY SHOES: A MEMOIR.

by Mellon, Tamara. With William Patrick.

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Published
2013
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Very Good
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9781591846161
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New York: Portfolio / Penguin, 2013. 275 pp, 9 1/4" H. Colour photographs. "(Tamara) Mellon's business savvy, creative eye, and flair for design built Jimmy Choo into a premier name in the competitive fashion industry. Over time, Mellon grew Jimmy Choo into a billion-dollar brand. She became the British prime minister's trade envoy and was honored by the… Read more
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image of SPLENDOUR AT COURT:  DRESSING FOR ROYAL OCCASIONS SINCE 1700.

SPLENDOUR AT COURT: DRESSING FOR ROYAL OCCASIONS SINCE 1700.

by Arch, Nigel and Marschner, Joanna.

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Published
1987
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Very Good
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780713526615
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NZ$28.91

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London: Unwin Hyman, London, (1987), Ist edition., 1987. 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… Read more
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PERIOD COSTUME FOR THE STAGE.

by Bicat, Tina.

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Published
2003
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Very Good+
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First Edition
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9781861265890
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NZ$33.25

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Marlborough: Crowood, 2003. 144 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w drawings, silhouettes, photographs. "(D)emonstrates how to use basic costume and modern clothes to recreate the styles of the past. Written for all those - professionals, students and amateurs - who create theatre costumes, it will appeal particularly to those who work within tight schedules and budgets. Each… Read more
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image of CAFE RACERS OF THE 1960s:  MACHINES, RIDERS AND LIFESTYLE - A PICTORIAL REVIEW.  MICK WALKER ON MOTORCYCLES 1.

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London: Windrow & Greene, 1994. 96 pp, 10 3/16" H. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs. "Various events contrived to bring about the cafe racer era, together with the advent of the rocker - and subsequently mod - cults. New motorcycles such a s the BSA Gold Star singles and Star twins, Norton Dominator, Royal Enfield Meteor and… Read more
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image of A PORTRAIT OF THE HINDUS:  BALTHAZAR SOLVYNS & THE EUROPEAN IMAGE OF INDIA 1760-1824.

A PORTRAIT OF THE HINDUS: BALTHAZAR SOLVYNS & THE EUROPEAN IMAGE OF INDIA 1760-1824.

by Hardgrave, Robert L., Jr.

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Published
2004
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Near Fine
ISBN
9780195220414
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New York: Oxford University Press, 2004. 568 pp, 12 1/8" H. 79 colour and 285 b&w illustrations. "The Flemish artist Francois Balthazar Solvyns (1760-1824) is little known, but his series of etchings of the Hindus provides a rich and compelling portrait of India two hundred years ago. With commitment to faithful representation and with the sensi-bilities of… Read more
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WOMEN FROM THE ANKLE DOWN: THE STORY OF SHOES AND HOW THEY DEFINE US.

by Bergstein, Rachelle.

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Published
2012
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Very Good
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First Edition
ISBN
9780061969614
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New York: Harper , 2012. 284 pp, 9 1/4" H. Small b&w illustrations. "What is it about a pair of shoes that so enchants women of all ages, demographics, political affiliations, and style tribes? Part social history, part fashion record, part pop-culture celebration, (this book) seeks to answer that question as it unfolds the story of… Read more
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ETHNIC DRESS.

by Kennett, Frances. With Caroline MacDonald-Haig.

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Published
1995
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Very Good+
ISBN
9780816031368
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New York: Facts on File, 1995. 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… Read more
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TRADITIONAL TEXTILES OF CAMBODIA: CULTURAL THREADS AND MATERIAL HERITAGE.

by Green, Gillian.

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Published
2003
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Near Fine
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9789748225395
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NZ$101.19

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Bangkok: River Books, 2003. 320 pp, large 4to (11 5/16" H). "Subtle, enigmatic patterns woven into Cambodian silk textiles speak of origins in an ancient past, with resonances continuing to the present. While Cambodian textiles may justifiably be regarded as works of art in Western terms, their cultural relevance and vitality, which defines their quintessential character, is only… Read more
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A HUNDRED YEARS OF ROYAL STYLE.

by McDowell, Colin.

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Published
1985
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Very Good -
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First Edition
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9780584110715
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London: Muller, Blond & White, 1985. 192 pp, small 4to (10 1/8" H). Profusely illustrated in colour and b&w with photographs, drawings, reproductions. "(T)akes us behind the royal image - behind the panoply of royal fashion. With rare knowledge and informed wit Colin McDowell explains how the requirements of protocol and public relations combine to define the boundaries of royal… Read more
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CHRISTMAS CATALOGUE 1897. THE T. EATON CO. LIMITED.

by T. Eaton Co. (Eaton's).

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Facsimile Edition.
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Toronto: T. Eaton Co. / facsimile reprint by David E. Scott Publishing 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… Read more
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DAILY LIFE IN HOLLAND IN THE YEAR 1566 AND THE STORY OF MY ANCESTOR'S TREASURE CHEST.

by Poortvliet, Rien. Translated from the Dutch by Karin H. Ford.

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Published
1992
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Very Good+
Edition
First American Edition
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9780810933095
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New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1992. 208 pp, oblong (10 1/4" H x 12 1/8" D). Beautifully illustrated in colour throughout. "Characteristically evocative, the words and images in 'Daily Life in Holland' are rich in detail and delicate in coloration, and perhaps the most beautiful of any of Poortvliet's works to date. In this fascinating saga, he recreates the… Read more
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COCO: THE LIFE AND LOVES OF GABRIELLE CHANEL.

by Kennett, Frances.

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Published
1989
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Very Good
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780575045958
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London: Victor Gollancz, 1989. 160 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H). B&w photographs, b&w and colour illustrations. " 'Coco' Chanel changed the way women dressed, brought them a new chic, and liberated them forever. But she paid a tremendous price for her domination of the fashion scene, a reign that lasted six decades. She was driven by her ambition to… Read more
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