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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

Seller ID: 032057

ISBN: 0810900564

Condition: Near Fine


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

Cutting a Fashionable Fit Dressmakers' Drafting Systems in the United States (First Edition)

By: Claudia B. Kidwell

Price: $25.00

Publisher: City of Washington, Smithsonian Institution Press: 1979

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 033397

Condition: Near Fine


Includes a signed (by the author) Compliments letter from Claudia Kidwell of the Smithsonian Institution. Paperback. Illustrated. Frontispiece. Previous owner's name stamped on front free end-paper. viii, 163pp., index. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

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The Perfect Wedding Dress

By: Delamore, Philip

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Buffalo, NY, Firefly Books: 2005

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 035942

ISBN: 1554071313

Condition: Fine


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 by dress part -- necklines, backs, veils, trains, and more. A helpful glossary in each section defines the terms used to desc... 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

Seller ID: 032378

Condition: Very Good +


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

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Oriental Carpets (Jumbo)

By: Gantzhorn, Volkmar

Price: $22.50

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

Seller ID: 036844

ISBN: 3822805459

Condition: Like New


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

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Dangerous Liaisons: Fashion and Furniture in the Eighteenth Century (Metropolitan Museum of Art)

By: Koda, Harold; Bolton, Andrew; Hellman, Mimi

Price: $125.00

Publisher: New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art: 2006

Seller ID: 042912

ISBN: 0300107145

Condition: Like New


Like new copy. Hardcover. Private library mark. Not paginated. Full refund if not satisfied.During the reigns of Louis XV (1723-74) and Louis XVI (1774-92), fashion and furniture were not simply meant to be beautiful but were also intended to arouse, attract, and seduce. Published in response to the critically acclaimed and hugely popular exhibition held at the Metropolitan Museum in the fall of 2004, Dangerous Liaisons focuses on fashion and its interplay with the paintings, furniture, and decorative arts of eighteenth-century France. Featuring beautiful color photographs of the exhibiti... View more info

Visual Encyclopedia of Costume

By: Pepin Press

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Amsterdam, Pepin Press: 2002

Seller ID: 036914

ISBN: 9054960795

Condition: Like New


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 ornaments from Benin. Paperback. Illustrated. 544pp. 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

Seller ID: 037615

ISBN: 0810932911

Condition: New


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 settles for the ordinary; here instead are evocative scenes of dressed-to-scare young trick-or-treaters "modeling" t... View more info