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From coifed hair to cufflinks to corsets, we explore the history of fashion and costumery through books and prints

Fashion Academy by Hartman, Emil Alvin (editor)

NY: Thomsen-Ellis Company. Very Good with no dust jacket; Boards worn at corners and spine.. 1938. Hardcover. Quite an elegant little Art Deco number with wood grain patterned paper, cloth spine, and debossed copper foil plaque on front boards. Gilt-acc...

From Old Saratoga Books


Harper's Bazaar 1935 March (Magazine) by Erte, Carmel Snow, Robert Buckner, Christa Winsloe, Catharine Brody, Virginia Cowles, Lionel Wiggam, et al

New York: Harper's Bazaar (Hearst Magazine Corporation). Very Good. 1935. First Edition. Magazine. Folio ; 138 pages; All shipments through USPS insured Priority Mail. . ...

From William Chrisant & Sons' Old Florida Book Shop, ABAA, ILAB, FABA



Paris: Chez A. Barraud, 1873. Limited to 99 copies, this no. 8 (text volume numbered 54). Some of the text and about 10 of the plates are foxed, all else fine and bright. A lovely wide-margained copy. Limited to 99 copies, this no. 8 (text volume numbe...

From First Folio


Falbalas and Franfreluches by Barbier, George

Paris: Meynial, 1925. First Edition. George Barbier. A complete and excellent set of the five annual issues illustrated with a total of sixty beautiful pochoir plates, complete with decorated pochoir title pages. 'Falbalas and Franfreluches' (Fr...

From Rare Illustrated Books


Vanity Fair January 1930 Issue (Magazine) by Frank Crowninshield

New York: Conde Nast Publications. Very Good. 1930 01. First Edition. Magazine. 4to 11" - 13" tall; 96 pages; Additional images and further information provided upon request. ; All shipments through USPS insured Priority Mail. . ...

From William Chrisant & Sons' Old Florida Book Shop, ABAA, ILAB, FABA


1940s Hairstyles by Daniela Turudich

Streamline Press, 2001-04-01. First Edition. Paperback. Fine. excellent condition ...

From Sagebrush Valley Book Shoppe


Theatru Mulierum by Hollar, Wenceslaus

London: Laurie & Whittle, 1792. Circa 1792. 8vo, original plain blue wrappers in modern cloth folding slipcase lined in marbled paper. Extreme lower edge of front wrapper creased and fragile; mild wear at lower spine. Internally attractive with strong...

From marilyn braiterman rare books


Godey's Lady's Book and Magazine, January - December, 1870 by Edited by Mrs. Sarah J. Hale and Louis a Godey

Philadelphia: Louis A. Godey, 1870. Very Good, solidly bound in 20th century red cloth ( small George A. Simonds & Co. Bindery, Wash. D.C. label with pencil date of 1935 rear paste down). slight fading to cloth at spine, light foxing. The complete yea...

From Dale Steffey Books



Magnificent and rare!RAPHAEL JACQUEMIN Iconographie génerale et Méthodique Costume du IVe au XIXe siècle. Collection gravée. Avec introduction et table methodique. Paris L'auther Rue Royer-Collard 1869. First edition. Folio. 200 hand colored plates, ...

From Skarstedt Rare Books


The costume of the Russian Empire by ALEXANDER, William

1803 1ed RARE Costumes of Russian Empire Illustrated Scandinavia Russia Finland William Alexander's 'Costume of the Russian Empire' is one of the best illustrated portrayals of Russian culture from peasants to royalty. Alexander took information availabl...

From Schilb Antiquarian Rare Books


Madeleine Vionnet by Kirke, Betty

San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 1998. First English language edition/First Printing. Hardcover. Fine/fine. ISBN:0811819973 [Folio] 244p. ill.(plates_some col.) epilogue. bio. appendecies. index. First English Language Edition. Translated from 1991 Japan...

From Green Globe Books


Harris Tailors Trimmings Book No. 4, the Most Complete Trimming Line in America by Harris Co, William Harris

William Harris Company, St. Paul Minnesota, Harris Tailors Trimmings. This Book of Harris Tailors' Trimmings Represents The Most Complete Trimming Line in America. "We are Always at Your Service"Containing 369 fabric samples on 101 pagesWm. Harris Woolen ...

From SRG Antiquarian Books


Double RL (Ralph Lauren 2001 catalog) by Ralph Lauren

New York: Ralph Lauren, 2001. [72] pp., many photographs, lyrics by Johnny Cash and Townes Van Zandt, essay "Going Places" by Jim Harrison. 4to (26 x 21 cm), black cloth over printed boards, in matching board slipcase. A little light abrasion to lettering...

From Aves Rarae


Art Deco chromolithographic perfume & cosmetics catalogue for 1926. by [Avon] California Perfume Company

New York: California Perfume Company, [1926]. Oblong folio. Original limp black cloth with fold-over lower cover, bound with metal rivets, title and floral design to upper cover gilt. Chromolithographic title and 31 plates depicting beauty products, each...

From Alembic Rare Books


Grace: Thirty Years Of Fashion At Vogue by Lindbergh, Peter; Weber, Bruce; Roberts, Michael

Paris: Edition 7L. Hardcover. 3882438185 408 pages. Signed and inscribed by fashion icon Grace Coddington upon title page, otherwise clean, bright and unmarked with light external wear. Reviews the life and prolific fashion accomplishments of Ms. Codding...



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