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cover of ART AND ARCHAEOLOGY:  THE ARTS THROUGH THE AGES.  AN ILLUSTRATED MONTHLY MAGAZINE.  VOLUMES XI and XII, JANUARY-DECEMBER 1921.  BOUND IN ONE VOLUME.

ART AND ARCHAEOLOGY: THE ARTS THROUGH THE AGES. AN ILLUSTRATED MONTHLY MAGAZINE. VOLUMES XI and XII, JANUARY-DECEMBER 1921. BOUND IN ONE VOLUME.

by William H. Holmes, Editor-in-Chief. Edgar L. Hewett, Zelia Nuttall, Arles Hrdlicka, Oldrich Heidrich, Henry Brush-Brown, Lena McCauley, Wilfred Jordon, Alfred Fowler, Lansing B. Bloom, Wesley Bradfield, Baron Cooke, W.G. Bowdoin, Frank Owen Payne, et al.

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Washington, D.C.: Archaeological Institute of America, 1921. 268 pp + 284 pp, 10 7/8" H. Volumes XI (January-June 1921) and XII (July-December 1921), bound in one volume with brown leather spine and corners, teale blue cloth boards. Spine has five raised bands, gilt lettering/decorations (including college crest). Floral endpapers, red 'splatter' effect to text block edges. ** Ex-college library** … Read more
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cover of OCCUPATIONAL COSTUME IN ENGLAND FROM THE ELEVENTH CENTURY TO 1914.

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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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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cover 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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1971
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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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cover 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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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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cover 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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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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cover of THE NETHERLANDS:  A STUDY OF SOME ASPECTS OF ART, COSTUME AND SOCIAL LIFE.

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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cover of PERIOD COSTUME FOR THE STAGE.

PERIOD COSTUME FOR THE STAGE.

by Bicat, Tina.

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2003
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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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cover 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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cover 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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2004
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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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cover of WOMEN FROM THE ANKLE DOWN:  THE STORY OF SHOES AND HOW THEY DEFINE US.

WOMEN FROM THE ANKLE DOWN: THE STORY OF SHOES AND HOW THEY DEFINE US.

by Bergstein, Rachelle.

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2012
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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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cover of TRADITIONAL TEXTILES OF CAMBODIA: CULTURAL THREADS AND MATERIAL HERITAGE.

TRADITIONAL TEXTILES OF CAMBODIA: CULTURAL THREADS AND MATERIAL HERITAGE.

by Green, Gillian.

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2003
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9789748225395
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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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cover of A HUNDRED YEARS OF ROYAL STYLE.

A HUNDRED YEARS OF ROYAL STYLE.

by McDowell, Colin.

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1985
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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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cover of CHRISTMAS CATALOGUE 1897.  THE T. EATON CO. LIMITED.

CHRISTMAS CATALOGUE 1897. THE T. EATON CO. LIMITED.

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

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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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1992
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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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cover of COCO: THE LIFE AND LOVES OF GABRIELLE CHANEL.

COCO: THE LIFE AND LOVES OF GABRIELLE CHANEL.

by Kennett, Frances.

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1989
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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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cover of INDIACOLOR: SPIRIT, TRADITION, AND STYLE.  (INDIA COLOR).

INDIACOLOR: SPIRIT, TRADITION, AND STYLE. (INDIA COLOR).

by Crites, Mitchell and Nanji, Ameeta.

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2008
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9780811853163
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San Francisco: Chronicle, 2008. 176 pp, 10" H. "Journey through this stunning visual landscape, where bazaars offer vibrant surprises at every turn, women in lively saris and men in striking turbans turn crowded streets into dazzling rainbows, and shimmering palace pools arise from the desert. With its 300 photographs and insightful text, 'IndiaColor' reveals the traditions, imagination, and creativity… Read more
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cover of PERIOD COSTUME FOR THE STAGE.

PERIOD COSTUME FOR THE STAGE.

by Bicat, Tina.

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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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cover of BEAD ON A WIRE:  MAKING HANDCRAFTED WIRE AND BEADED JEWELRY.

BEAD ON A WIRE: MAKING HANDCRAFTED WIRE AND BEADED JEWELRY.

by Miller, Sharilyn.

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2005
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9781581806502
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Cincinnati: North Light, 2005. 128 pp, 11" H. Profusely illustrated with color photographs. "Packed with techniques, projects and insider tips, (this book) is all you need to make stunning beaded wire jewelry. (It) features a comprehensive introductory section and more than 20 step-by-step projects. With in-depth, clearly-illustrated instructions, you'll learn how to: Construct jewelry without soldering tools or other… Read more
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cover of LA GALLERIA DEL COSTUME INFORMA 1, 2 & 3.  3 VOLUMES.

LA GALLERIA DEL COSTUME INFORMA 1, 2 & 3. 3 VOLUMES.

by Piacenti, Kirsten Aschengreen and Francolini, Stefano.

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Firenze (Florence): Galleria del Costume, Palazzo Pitti / Centro Di, 1988, 1989, 1990 36 pp, 36 pp, 36 pp, 11 3/16" H - 3 volumes. **ITALIAN TEXT**. B&w photographs, reproductions. Fashions of the Victorian, Edwardian eras, up to the 1960s - includes court dresses, uniforms, hats, jewellery, etc. V.1 La donazione Tornabu oni-Lineapiu Moda italiana degli anni '50… Read more
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cover of LADY OF FASHION 1800/1935.

LADY OF FASHION 1800/1935.

by Clark, Rowena. Foreword by Marion Fletcher.

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Melbourne: National Gallery of Victoria Unpaginated (approx. 35pp), square soft cover (10" x 10") - stapled in wraps - no date. B&w illustrations. The catalogue of an exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria, Australia. Interior - light browning, soft curl/crease to top/bottom corner of pages, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light browning/edgewear/wrinkling, creases… Read more
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