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Image for World of Fashion, Vol. I. II. III.

World of Fashion, Vol. I. II. III.

By: N/A

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Charles J. Peterson: 1842

Seller ID: 2276008

Condition: Good


Hinges starting, address label on front endpaper, title and index pages missing, rear free endpaper loose but included, a few light stains on some pages. 1842 Large Hardcover. 188; iv, 188; iv, 192 pp. Three volumes in one. The Lady's World of Literature and Fashion, Vol. I. II. III. A collection of women's fashion and literature from the 1800s. View more info

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Fashion: The Mirror of History

By: Batterberry, Michael and Ariane

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Greenwich House: 1982

Seller ID: 2292241

ISBN: 0517388812

Condition: Near Fine


General minor wear to jacket. Top page ridge faintly foxed. 1982 Large Hardcover. 400 pp. With more than 700 illustrations, including 120 in color. ...a charming, irreverent study of fashion from the legendary fig leaf to the great masquerade of the 1960s and the eclecticism of the present. It is beautifully illustrated with hundreds of photographs, along with sketches, paintings, and caricatures. ...a view of social values--prestige, sexual mores, attitudes toward money, heroes, role models, religious beliefs, and political opinions. View more info

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The Curse of Beauty: The Scandalous and Tragic Life of Audrey Munson, America's First Supermodel

By: Bone, James

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Regan Arts: 2016

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2290050

ISBN: 1942872038

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. An excellent copy. 2016 Hard Cover. ix, 325 pp. The tumultuous and heartbreaking life of a world-famous model whose riveting story of beauty, fame, passion, murder, and madness in the Gilded Age captivated a nation. As America was stepping into the modern era, one great beauty became the artist’s model of choice. Her perfect form became the emblem of the Gilded Age and appears on the greatest monuments of New York and the nation. Supermodel, actress, icon—her beauty paved the way for a life of glamour, passion, and ultimately tragedy. She dated the millionaires of the fashio... View more info

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Stiletto

By: Cox, Caroline

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Harper Design International: 2004

Seller ID: 2289015

ISBN: 0060748133

Condition: Near Fine


Jacket edges lightly bumped. Bottom edge of front board bumped. 2004 Large Hardcover. 176 pp. Stiletto spells sex. Nothing else creates an erotically taut, arched foot or an overall come-hither silhouette quite like the stiletto heel. This exquisite book uncovers the compelling lure of the needle heel. A highly charged symbol, the stiletto suggests a multitude of contradictions - it can be elegant, vulgar, submissive, aggressive, subversive, conventional. The stiletto is phallic but supremely female, it makes the wearer at once vulnerable and in control. Six decades have seen the stiletto in v... View more info

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Makeup for Photography - Everything You Wanted to Know about Makeup, but Didn't Know Whom to Ask...

By: de Picciotto, Elliot

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Studio Press: 1992

Seller ID: 2291687

ISBN: 0934420157

Condition: Very Good


1992 Stapled Binding. [viii], 35, [5] pp. 11 x 8 1/2. Eva LaRue (of soap opera and CSI Miami fame) on front cover & throughout. Everything you wanted to know about makeup, but didn't know whom to ask - the lotions, potions, and tools you need; the theory and anatomy of makeup; the practical application of makeup for photography; It's all here, everything you need to make up our clients for better portraits. View more info

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The History of Beads: From 30,000 B.C. to the Present

By: Dubin, Lois Sherr

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., Publishers: 1987

Seller ID: 2292797

ISBN: 0810907364

Condition: Very Good


Jacket edges toned, board edges lightly faded. 1987 Large Hardcover. 364 pp. Looks at a variety of beads produced around the world, discusses their religious and social aspects, and describes beaded clothing in primitive societies. Illustrated within are more than 350 plates, most in full color, showing several thousand examples of beads, beaded jewelry, and beadwork. These splendid examples of beadmaking include a 30,000-year-old necklace, a late 19th-century Cameroon mask, and the stunning wampum beadwork of North American Indians, along with amber, pearls, prized Japanese ojime, eye beads, ... View more info

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Two Centuries of Costume in America MDCXX - MDCCCXX [1620-1820], in Two Volumes.

By: Earle, Alice Morse

Price: $70.00

Publisher: The Macmillan Company: 1903

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2279030

Condition: Good


First edition. Spines toned, rear hinge of first volume weakening, spotting on rear board of first volume. 1903 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 824 pp. (paginated continuously). An illustrated history of two hundred years of American clothing and associated customs, with portraits of important colonial figures throughout. View more info

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The Antique Design or Spider: In Many Variations--Showing Yokes, Corners, Edges and Insertions (My Book Number G)

By: Farnes, Emma

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Iva Rose Vintage Reproductions: 2008

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2279779

Condition: Near Fine


2008 reissue of 1910-1915 original. Sticker adhesive on rear wrapper. 15 pp. This is a very unique collection of crocheted edgings, insertions, medallions and yokes that were considered antique back in the Edwardian Era. It could be that some of these designs are from the early 1800's! There are medallions and frilly edgings all worked in crochet. Some are worked into yokes and camisoles and patterns are included. View more info

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The Garb of Country New Englanders, 1790-1840: Costumes at Old Sturbridge Village (Old Sturbridge Village Booklet Series, No. 22)

By: Fennelly, Catherine

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Old Sturbridge Village: 1966

Seller ID: 2292310

Condition: Near Fine


Spine lighly toned. 1966 Stapled Binding. We have more books available by this author!. 47, [1] pp. Photographs by James C. Ward. A history of clothing and fashion in New England with black-and-white illustrations. View more info

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Textiles in New England, 1790-1840 (Old Sturbridge Village Booklet Series, No. 13)

By: Fennelly, Catherine

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Old Sturbridge Village: 1961

Seller ID: 2292313

Condition: Near Fine


Near fine. 1961 Stapled Binding. We have more books available by this author!. 40 pp. A history of textiles in New England with black-and-white illustrations. View more info

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Godey's Lady's Book and Magazine: Volume LXX - From January to June, 1865 [Vol. 70]

By: Hale, Sarah J.; Godey, Louis A.; Harland, Marion; Mrs. Denison; S.A.T.; Frost, S. Annie; Stahl, Marie; Townsend, Virginia F.; Janvrin, Mary W.; et al

Price: $140.00

Publisher: Louis A. Godey: 1865

Seller ID: 2292000

Condition: Very Good


Rebound in navy blue cloth with gilt titls and new end sheets. A few pages lightly foxed. 1865 Hard Cover. 565, [5] pp. 8vo. A compendium of useful information & entertainments for the 19th Century lady, with color plates, engraved illustrations, and diagrams throughout, including several fold-outs. View more info

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Klaededragtens Kavalkade Tegnet af Ebbe Sunesen, Mogens Bryder og Kaj Norregaard, I Farver (Dutch Text)

By: Hansen, Henny Harald

Price: $10.00

Publisher: 1954

Seller ID: 2280982

Condition: Very Good


Quarter-inch chip to jacket spine head and to jacket spine base, one-inch tear along bottom edge of rear jacket panel, a few other minor chips and minor tears to jacket edges, jacket faintly toned. 1954 Hard Cover. Dutch text. Klaededraget's Cavalcade Designed by Ebbe Sunesen, Mogens Bryder and Kaj Norregaard, In Colors. A history of clothing and costumes from various cultures throughout the ages. View more info

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Feeding the Eye: Essays

By: Hollander, Anne

Price: $12.50

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2263557

ISBN: 0374282013

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Jacket spine-head and spine-base very slightly bumped. Top page ridge very faintly foxed. 1999 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xi, 336 pp. Since the advent of cinema more than a hundred years ago, visual art has tended to be perceived as if it were in motion, and as the century ends, we notice that artists create less often in fresco or carved stone and more on film or tape, on the dance stage or in the ever changing, ever moving medium of clothes. In this remarkable collection of writing that ranges over art of the past century with unusual depth of hi... View more info

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The Cowboy Catalog

By: Kauffman, Sandy; Martin, Billy

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Clarkson N. Potter, Inc. / Crown Publishers, Inc.: 1980

Seller ID: 2276263

ISBN: 0517540355

Condition: Good


Rear hinge repaired. 1980 Large Softcover. 191, [1] pp. For rodeos, ranches, and hard riding on the range or city streets, here is the very best in boots, jeans, belts, buckles, spurs, chaps, saddles, and all kinds of Western gear. The Cowboy Catalog is a compendium of clothing, equipment, and information for cowboys everywhere. More than an assortment of illustrations and full shopping information about the finest Western goods, this book is a guide to buying, wearing, using, and caring for all the various articles of cowboy dress and tack. View more info

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Arctic Clothing of North America - Alaska, Canada, Greenland

By: King, J.C.H. [Jonathan]; Pauksztat, Birgit; Storrie, Robert

Price: $30.00

Publisher: The British Museum Press: 2005

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2293152

ISBN: 0714125687

Condition: Near Fine


Inscribed and signed by author on title page ('George, The very best of colleagues and friends! Jonathan King January 2006'). 2005 Large Softcover. 160 pp. In the Arctic, well designed and superbly tailored clothing allows people to hunt and survive in the world's harshest conditions. Both sea and land animals, birds and fish, provide raw materials for the creation of unique forms of highly efficient clothing - different types of parkas, trousers, layered footwear, gloves and headwear. Such clothing not only protects people but also connects societies to the environment that they inhabit and e... View more info

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Dressed in Black

By: Mendes, Valerie

Price: $22.00

Publisher: Victoria & Albert Museum: 2000

Seller ID: 2272888

ISBN: 0810966891

Condition: Fine


A fine copy. Still encased in publisher's shrink wrap. 2000 Large Hardcover. Celebrating a fashion staple--the little black dress--this unique illustrated book features designs from Fortuny, Schiaparelli, Dior, Balenciaga, Calvin Klein, Donna Karan, and many other fashion institutions. View more info

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The Days That Are No More: Some Reminiscences

By: Metternich, Pauline; Legge, Edward

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Royalty Digest: 2000

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: 2290455

ISBN: 190515934X

Condition: Near Fine


Limited edition, one of 100 copies. 2000 Hard Cover. 191, [1] pp. 8vo. 2000 reissue of the 1921 original. An autobiographical account by the Austrian socialite who championed the music of Richard Wagner and other composers (even going so far as to plan and sing in salon performances of their works), and whose fashionability played no small part in the development of the haute couture industry. View more info

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Metamorphosis

By: Normant, Serge; Roberts, Julia; Rossellini, Isabella

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., Publishers: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author. Signed by illustrator

Seller ID: 2173880

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed & inscribed without attribution by Normant on title page ('Love & Peace, Serge Normant'). Ink gift note on half-title page.Near Fine. 2004 Large Hardcover. 191, [1] pp. A collection of glamor photography of famous models and Hollywood actresses, focusing on Serge Normant's innovative hair styles. Foreword by Julia Roberts, introduction by Isabella Rossellini. View more info

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Peterson's Magazine 1880, Volumes LXXVII and LXXVIII [Vols. 77 & 78]

By: Peterson's Magazine

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Peterson's Magazine: 1880

Seller ID: 2291999

Condition: Very Good


Edges a bit rubbed with minor loss from fore edge of front board. 1880 Half-Leather. iv, 478, iv, 476 pp. 8vo. Calf spine and corners over cloth boards. Includes all twelve 1880 issues, comprising volumes LXXVII and LXXVIII. Numerous engravings and color fashion plates throughout, including several fold-outs. View more info

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Printed Cottons at Old Sturbridge Village (Old Sturbridge Village Booklet Series, No. 28)

By: Preston, Paula Sampson

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Old Sturbridge Village: 1969

Seller ID: 2292318

Condition: Near Fine


Near fine. 1969 Stapled Binding. 36 pp. A history of printed cotton in New England with black-and-white illustrations. View more info

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Catwalking: A History of the Fashion Model

By: Quick, Harriet

Price: $10.00

Publisher: The Well Fleet Press: 1997

Seller ID: 2265861

ISBN: 0785810935

Condition: Very Good


Light sticker adhesive on jacket front, jacket edges lightly bumped. 1997 Large Hardcover. 174 pp. Whereas the first models to grace the catwalks were hired from the ranks of seamstresses and paid wages on par with floor-sweepers, the model turned supermodel of the 80's and 90's has become the ultimate dream of self-made success. Catwalking is a stunning look at the world of the fashion industry and modelling, illustrated with a wealth of rare photographs and graphic material. View more info

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English and American Textiles: From 1790 to the Present

By: Schoeser, Mary; Rufey, Celia

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Thames and Hudson: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2291184

ISBN: 0500014736

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Jacket flap edges very faintly toned. A near fine copy in a near fine jacket. 1989 Large Hardcover. 256 pp. Here is a lavish pictorial celebration of two centuries of furnishing textile design, charting the changing tastes and technical innovations of succeeding decades from 1790 to the present day. The authors look at both the styles of the grand interior and at the textiles that were available for the average home. Copious illustrations of the fabrics themselves are supplemented with pictures of rooms, showing how they were used at windows, on floors, and in upholstery; while ... View more info