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20,000 Years of Fashion: The History of Costume and Personal Adornment (First Edition)

By: Boucher, Francois

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Harry N Abrams, 1967

Edition: First Edition


The story of how people have dressed themselves from the earliest times to the present (1967). A fascinating study of human history related to clothing and fashion. Red cloth with royal blue spine label and gold lettering. Previous owner's name written on decorated end-paper and title page. No writing in the book. Price written on dust jacket flap. 441pp., index. 1,150 illustrations (346 in full color). Solid copy. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

Dressed for Thrills: 100 Years of Halloween Costumes and Masquerade

By: Phyllis Galembo; Mark Alice Durant; Valerie Steele

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Harry N. Abrams, 2002

Edition: First Edition


A whimsical array of ghosts and goblins, spooks and skeletons, vamps and vampires parade through this unparalleled collection of more than 100 years of American Halloween attire. From Little Bo Peep with lamb in hand to beatniks and pirates, from monsters and witches to clowns and animals, this veritable "carnival" of costumes visually captures All Hallows' Eve like no other book before. In her celebration of Halloween revelry, photographer Phyllis Galembo never... View more info

Givenchy: 40 Years of Creation (First Edition)

By: Teleorder

Price: $250.00

Publisher: Paris, Paris-Musees, 1991

Edition: First Edition


This book was published to coincide with the exhibition marking Hubert de Givenchy's forty years in fashion. Divided into three sections, it presents 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 Hubert de Givenchy's forty years of creation.' First Edition. Folio. ... View more info

Godey's Lady's Book and Magazine (Volume LXXX - from January to June 1870) First Edition

By: Godey

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, Louis A. Godey, 1870

Edition: First Edition


3/4 leather with marbled boards. Many folding illustrations protruding from text-block. Multiple pagination. Spine leather very heavily worn and extremely dry. Labels gone. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

Oriental Carpets (Jumbo)

By: Gantzhorn, Volkmar

Price: $22.50

Publisher: Koln Lisboa London New York Paris Toronto, Taschen, 1998-06-01


Red boards with white lettering and design. Mylar cover. Illustrated end-papers. 532pp. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

The Perfect Wedding Dress

By: Delamore, Philip

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Buffalo, NY, Firefly Books, 2005

Edition: First Printing


This is the ideal guidebook for the bride as she begins her search for the perfect wedding dress. Filled with inspiring ideas and visual references, it will help her develop a vision of her dress while making sense of the overwhelming choices available. She can use it to show storekeepers what she wants or to work with a dressmaker on a custom design.Easy to use, The Perfect Wedding Dress is organized by dress style -- ball gown, princess line, mermaid, and so on -- and ... View more info

The Shopping Guide (First Edition)

By: E. B. Weiss and Maurice Mermey

Price: $150.00

Publisher: New York and London, Whittlesey House, 1937

Edition: First Edition


Extremely rare First Edition with Foreword by Grover Whalen, President of New York World's Fair 1939. Contains advice for getting your money's worth when shopping by experts from most of the big department store chains of that day (Macys, Bloomingdales, Abraham & Strauss, etc). Blue fabric cloth with black spine lettering and design. xi, 301pp., index. End papers age toned. No writing in the book. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

Visual Encyclopedia of Costume

By: Pepin Press

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Amsterdam, Pepin Press, 2002


From Introduction: The Pepin Press visual Encyclopedias are massive visual resources, containing thousands of high-quality line drawings per volume and featuring practically every country in the world. Besides classical themes such as Greek vases, Italian churches, and 18th-century fashion from Paris, in these books, one cal also find, for example, constructions and designs from the Solomon Islands, costume from Friesland, Cabo Verde and Uzbekistan, Eskimo carvings and o... View more info