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Performing Arts : Costume

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The House of Viktor and Rolf ( Barbican Art Gallery, London 18 June - 21 September 2008)

Merrell / Barbican Art Gallery, London
1st printing. Large heavy 4to. in colour printed glazed boards, 255pp on thick art paper, numerous colour photos etc.
NEW unread copy
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Salvatore Ferragamo - the Art of the Shoe 1927 - 1960 ( Victoria & Albert Museum, London 31 October 1987 - 7 February 1988)

Centro di della Edifilmi, Florence
Heavy Square 4to in stiff glossy card covers, 263pp, colour plates, etc.
FINE, a well preserved clean and tight copy (speck of shelf rub to cover corner tips)
1st editionSoftcover
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Old English Costumes - Selected From the Collection Formed by Mr Talbot Hughes - A Sequence of Fashions Through the 18th and 19th Centuries

Victoria & Albert Museum / Harrods, London
Folio in boards, 79pp on glossy paper, mainly b/w photos of models wearing the costumes. Talbot Hughes was an artist who formed a large collection of English historical costumes and accessories, dating from the 16th to the 19th centuries, which he sold to Harrods, the London department store, which in turn presented it to the V&A in 1913
VERY GOOD- (cover corners a little worn, covers dusty, contents clean and tight, rear blank fly-leaf vertically clipped leaving about half)
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Franklin on Fashion (SIGNED COPY)

Pandora, London
Large 8vo in photo illustrated stiff card covers, 175pp, illustrations in text, etc.Boldly inscribed and signed by author on the title-page (no other inscriptions)
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy still close to new
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Satellites of Fashion - Hats, Bags, Shoes (Crafts Council Gallery, London 22 October 1998 to 10 January 1999 and touring)

Crafts Council, London
4to in photo illustrated stiff glossy card covers, 47pp, colour plates, etc
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy
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The Fashionable Lady in the 19th Century (Victoria & Albert Museum, London)

Her Majesty's Stationery Office., London
Heavy 4to in colour printed stiff card covers, 184pp, brief text, mainly captioned plates on glossy paper
VERY GOOD+, a well preserved clean and tight copy (tiny crease to bottom corner tip of front cover, surface scuff to rear cover)
Softcover
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Vivienne Westwood

V&a / Victoria & Albert Museum, London
1st printing. Large heavy 4to. in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, 224pp, illustrated in colour throughout index etc
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy in not far from new condition (minute speck of shelf rub to cover corner tips)
1st editionSoftcover
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Oliver Messel - An exhibition held at the Theatre Museum, Victoria Albert Museum 22 June - 30 October 1983

Victoria & Albert Museum, London
Large 4to. in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, 200pp, colour plates, illustrations in text, bibliography, index etc
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy in not far from new condition (hint of tanning, mild crease to spine - clearly a minor production flaw)
1st editionSoftcover
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Those Glorious Glamour Years - Great Hollywood costume designs of the Thirties

Citadel Press, Secaucus
Large, very heavy 4to. in silver boards, black lettering to spine, 384pp, numerous illustrations in text, etc
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (hint of tanning to leaves, mild paperclip impression to top edge of a very few leaves) in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket (hint of creasing to head of spine panel, looks new in its removable transparent protector)
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Fashion and Surrealism

Thames & Hudson, London
Large heavy 4to. in grey cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 238pp on thick art paper, colour plates, numerous illustrations in text, index etc
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy in a faintly edge-creased but otherwise FINE complete Dust Jacket (looks almost as new in its removable transparent protector)
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Masks - Masterpieces From the Musee du Quai Branly Collections

Musee Du Quai Branly, Paris
Extra Large 4to. in colour printed stiff card covers, 143pp on thick art paper, colour plates, etc. Text in English throughout
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1st editionSoftcover
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The Genius of Charles James (Brooklyn Museum October 16 1982 - January 16 1983)

Brooklyn Museum / Holt, Rinehart and Winston, New York
Extra Large 4to. in black cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 176pp, colour plates, numerous illustrations in text, bibliography, index etc
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (hint of tanning to leaves) in a lightly edge-nicked but otherwise VERY GOOD complete Dust Jacket (tiny chip to top edge of rear panel, slight crease to bottom edge of front panel, looks fine in its removable transparent protector)
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Feet and Footwear in Indian Culture

Bata Shoe Museum, Toronto / Mapin Publishing, Ahmedabad
Large 4to. in tan boards, silver lettering to spine, 171pp on thick art paper, colour plates, illustrations in text, etc
NEW copy in NEW Dust Jacket
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New Shoes - Contemporary Footwear Design

Laurence King, London
Large heavy 4to. in black faux cloth, silver lettering to spine. 207pp, colour plates, etc
Almost AS NEW (very small crease to top cover corner tips from bumping) in an AS NEW Dust Jacket
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The Slovak National Dress Through the Centuries

Artia, Prague
Large 4to. in tan cloth covered boards, 38pp text in English plus 183 plates in colour and line
VERY GOOD- Very mild (and mostly barely noticeable) signs of damp affecting the top left corner of leaves but more obvious to the rear cover top corner in an edge-chipped and edge-rubbed but otherwise VERY GOOD Dust Jacket
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Africa Adorned

Collins Harvill, London
Very heavy Folio in brown cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 304pp, numerous colour photos, bibliography, index etc
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (merest hint of tanning to leaves) in a very slightly edge-creased but otherwise FINE complete Dust Jacket (looks new in its removable transparent protector)
HardcoverDustjacket
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U S Space Gear - Outfitting the Astronaut

Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington DC
1st printing. 4to in photo illustrated stiff glossy card covers, 238pp, numerous illustrations in text, bibliography, index etc
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Norman Hartnell (Royal Pavilion, Brighton 3 May - 21 July /

The Royal Pavilion
1st printing. 4to in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, 144pp, colour plates, illustrations in text, etc. Catalogue to two exhibitions starting in 1985 : 'Norman Hartnell' (Royal Pavilion, Brighton 3 May - 21 July) and 'Hartnell - Clothes By The Royal Couturier 1930s - 1960s' (Museum of Costume, Bath 28 March 2 February 1986)
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Agnes B Styliste (SIGNED COPY)

Abrams, New York
1st printing. Thick, heavy landscape 4to in photo printed cloth, 287pp on stiff art paper, colour plates, etc. Text in English throughout. Inscribed and signed in gold ink with a large heart motif by Agnes B on the blank verso of the front fly-leaf
AS NEW (rear cover faintly dusty)
Signed copy1st editionHardcover
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Hussein Chalayan (Groninger Museum, Gronigen April 17 - September 4 2005)

Nai Publishers, Rotterdam / Groniger Museum, Gronigen
Large heavy 4to. in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, 191pp, colour photos etc
A well preserved almost AS NEW copy (very small bump to front spine fold, slight crease to bottom edge of spine - both from poor handling of this otherwise as new book)
1st editionSoftcover
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About Molas / Hablando de Molas

Florida State University Isthmian Anthropology Society Publication / Panama Canal Press, Cristobal
8vo in glossy paper wrappers, 22pp English version at front, 21pp Spanish at rear, 1 map, 16pp photos.
A well preserved VERY GOOD+ clean and tight copy (end-leaves tanned, short closed tear to top edge of front cover)
Softcover
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Drama - its Costume and Decor

Studio Publications, London
Large tall 8vo in red and black printed boards, 276pp, numerous plates, bibliography, index etc
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy in a slightly edge-nicked and slightly sun faded but otherwise VERY GOOD+ un-clipped Dust Jacket (looks fine in its removable transparent protector). An excellent copy
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Dressed to Rule - Royal and Court Costume From Louis XIV to Elizabeth II (SIGNED COPY)

Yale University Press, New Haven and London
8vo in black boards, gilt lettering to spine, 237pp, illustrations in text, colour plates, bibliography, index etc. Inscribed 'Best wishes' and signed by the author on the title-page (no other inscriptions)
NEW copy in NEW Dust Jacket
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Fortuny - the Life and Work of Mariano Fortuny

Arum Press, London
Extra Large 4to. in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, 224pp, colour plates, illustrations in text, index etc
A well preserved very near FINE clean and tight copy (tiny spot of shelf rub to cover corner tips, slight flat crease to top corner of front cover)
Softcover
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Hussein Chalayan (Groninger Museum, Gronigen April 17 - September 4 2005)

Nai Publishers, Rotterdam / Groniger Museum, Gronigen
Large heavy 4to. in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, 191pp, colour photos etc
NEW unread copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Clothing Matters - Dress and Identity in India

University of Chicago Press
Heavy Quarto size (4to). in colour printed glossy card covers. 360pp, plates, bibliography, index etc
NEW unread copy
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Marriage A La Mode - Three Centuries of Wedding Dress

National Trust, London
Landscape 4to in cream boards, silver lettering to spine, 127pp, plates in colour and b/w, index etc
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy in an almost AS NEW Dust Jacket (tiny closed tear to top edge of spine panel, looks new in its removable transparent protector)
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Manolo Blahnik - Drawings (Full size large paper edition)

Thames & Hudson, London
Thick, heavy 4to. in colour printed stiff card covers, colour plates, etc
NEW copy
1st editionSoftcover
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1940's Hairstyles and Face You Can do

Chickenpie-Records
8vo in spiral bound colour printed stiff glossy card covers, 113pp, numerous illustrations in text, etc. Detailed examples of 1940's women's hairstyles and make-up with instructions for recreating them
AS NEW
1st editionSoftcover
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Ballets Russes Style - Diaghilev S Dancers and Paris Fashion

Reaktion Books, London
8vo in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, 256pp, plates in colour and b/w, index etc
NEW unread copy
Softcover
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