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Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Near Fine
Jacket: Very Good


Price:
$20.00

Tapert, Annette & Diana Edkins
The Power of Style: The Women Who Defined the Art of Living Well
NY: Crown Publishers, 1994

First printing. Octavo. 224 pp; profusely illustrated in b/w & color; bibliography. Cloth with dustjacket. Near Fine/VG, a crisp, unmarked copy; unclipped jacket shows slight toning at top edge. The authors have selected the most stylish women of the 20th century - Rita Lydig, Elsie de Wolfe, Millicent Rogers, Daisy Fellowes, Duchess of Windsor, Mona, Countess of Bismarck, Pauline de Rothschild, Diana Vreeland, Babe Paley, Gloria Guinness, Slim Keith, C.Z. Guest, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, and Coco Chanel.
Inventory number #014627



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Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Very Good


Price:
$15.00

Arnold, Janet
Patterns of Fashion 1 : Englishwomen's Dresses & Their Construction C.1660-1860
NY / London: Drama Publishers / Macmillan, 1982

Reprint. Oblong folio. 76 pp; profusely illustrated with patterns and line drawings. Flexible covers. VG, a clean, unmarked copy. The first of four volumes, written and illustrated by Janet Arnold, that together form an indispensable core collection for any costume designer, for theatre film or reenactments. All the patterns and drawings are drawn from original specimens.
Inventory number #014626



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Very Good


Price:
$30.00

Hart Schaffner & Marx
Style Book for Men, Young Men and Boys. Autumn and Winter 1923-24
Chicago / NY: Hart Schaffner & Marx, 1923

Octavo. 20 pp; 16 full-page color illustrations. Color pictorial wraps. VG, some illustrations out of register (blurry), a few smudges on title page & last page, small stain to fore edge of most pp; cover edges chipped, cover image bright. Name of local merchant - Dan A. Donahue, Salem - on front cover.
Inventory number #014599



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Near Fine
Jacket: Near Fine


Price:
$650.00

Schiaparelli, Elsa [Inscribed to Journalist Kay Lawrence]
SHOCKING LIFE
NY: E.P. Dutton & Co., 1954

First American edition. Octavo. 254 pp; color frontis and 3 color plates; numerous b/w illustrations, tailpieces by Christian Berard. Black cloth with pink lettering on cover & spine in dustjacket. VG/VG, a clean copy with no marks to text pp, bottom front corner lightly rubbed, minor wear to spine ends; unclipped jacket has light edgewear. Inscribed on front free endpaper, "To Kay Lawrence, for a delightful home/time at 21. N.Y., Elsa Schiaparelli" Katherine M. "Kay" Lawrence (1908-1992) was a journalist who became the Women's Feature Editor of the Associated Press's Radio and Television News Dept. She was president of the New York Newspaper Women's Club in 1960-61.
Inventory number #014513



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Very Good
Jacket: Very Good


Price:
$475.00

Horst. Edited by George Davis, Preface by M. Agha
Horst. Photographs of a Decade
NY: J.J. Augustin Publishers, 1944

First edition. Quarto. 133 pp, nearly all full-page b/w photographs. Original cloth with scarce dustjacket. VG/VG, a clean, unmarked copy, binding firm; price-clipped jacket has small loss at top of spine & corners with a few tape repairs on the reverse of jacket. Horst's first book and uncommon in jacket.
Inventory number #014506



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Fine


Price:
$75.00

Birchfield, James D.
Kentucky Countess: Mona Bismarck in Art & Fashion
Lexington: University of Kentucky Art Museum, 1997

Quarto. 76 pp; color frontispiece by Dali; many b/w photographs by Cecil Beaton, including a portfolio of five full-page photos circa 1930. Paperback. Fine, a bright, clean copy with no former owner marks; covers with no wear. Published in conjunction with an exhibition at the University of Kentucky Art Museum, April 13 - June 15, 1997.
Inventory number #014502



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Very Good
Jacket: Very Good


Price:
$125.00

Martin, Richard & Harold Koda
FLAIR: Fashion Collected by Tina Chow
NY: Rizzoli, 1992

First edition. Quarto. 160 pp; numerous color & b/w illustrations; bibliography; index. Cloth with dustjacket. VG/VG-, a clean, unmarked copy, top & fore edge of ffep gently toned; jacket lightly rubbed at spine ends & top edge, covers scuffed. Laid in is a collection of 20 magazine & newspaper clippings, including articles and tributes written on her death in 1992 and the FIT exhibition of her collections a few months later, as well as later articles about her daughter China, and ex-husband Michael.
Inventory number #014501



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Near Fine


Price:
$295.00

Poiret, Paul
La Creation en Liberte: Univers de Paul et Denise Poiret 1905-1928
Paris: Piasa, 2005

Two volumes in slipcase. Quarto. 176, 205 pp; illustrated. Auction catalogue features the personal wardrobe of Denise Poiret, the designer Paul Poiret's wife and muse. The first volume features color photographs; the second volume contains descriptions & estimates of the 532 lots. Housed in illustrated paper-covered slipcase; illustrated paper sleeve containing mini disk laid in. Near Fine in VG slipcase, catalogue unmarked & fresh; slipcase has two tears/splits in paper covering at edges. The lots consist of dresses, coats, hats, shoes, lingerie designed by Poiret, a few personal objects of Paul Poiret, wallpaper & printed fabric samples, small furniture & models from Atelier Martine, and objects from his Rosine perfume line. Includes contemporary photographs of the Poirets at home. Sept 2006 article from W magazine, "King Paul" by Lorna Koski, laid in.
Inventory number #014464



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Very Good


Price:
$30.00

Fashion Institute of Technology
Fortuny [plus] The Magician of Venice: Mariano Fortuny 1871-1949
NY: Fashion Institute of Technology, 1981

Two exhibition catalogues. Quarto. 36 pp; color & b/w photographs; bibliography; list of illustrations. Color illustrated card wrappers. VG, slight loss of image on cover; else a clean, unmarked copy. LAID IN: The Magician of Venice: Mariano Fortuny 1871-1949, The Art Institute of Chicago, 1981. Small quarto. 16 pp; b/w photos. Stapled wrappers. VG. The exhibition was co-organized by FIT and the Art Institute. It was held first at FIT April 4 - July 11, 1981, and then held in Chicago October 26 - January 3, 1982. The two shows are not identical; there were some additions and deletions to the show in Chicago.
Inventory number #014463



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Very Good
Jacket: Very Good


Price:
$75.00

Dariaux, Genevieve Antoine [Inscribed]
Elegance: A Complete Guide for every Woman Who Wants to Be Well and Properly Dressed on All Occasions
Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1964

First edition. Octavo. 319 pp. Black cloth with gilt-lettered spine in dustjacket. VG/VG, a clean, unmarked copy; unclipped jacket with a few short edge tears & light edgewear, small chip at top of spine, white portion of jacket toned. Inscribed by Dariaux. Madame Dariaux was the directice of Nina Ricci for many years. She had opened her own fashion house before going to Nina Ricci.
Inventory number #014425



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Near Fine
Jacket: Near Fine


Price:
$100.00

Corbett, Patricia
Verdura: The Life and Work of a Master Jeweler
NY: Harry N. Abrams, 2002

First edition. Quarto. 224 pp; 182 color & 56 b/w illustrations. Cloth with dustjacket. Near Fine/Near Fine, a clean, unmarked copy; jacket shows light wear. Since the mid-20th century, Sicilian duke turned jewelry designer Fulco di Verdura has fashioned neo-Baroque jewelry which has become a status symbol. Verdura's patrons included Wallis Simpson, Marlene Dietrich, Greta Garbo, and Diana Vreeland.
Inventory number #014414



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Very Good
Jacket: Very Good


Price:
$60.00

Berch, Bettina
Radical by Design: The Life and Style of Elizabeth Hawes
NY: E.P. Dutton, 1988

First edition. Octavo. 214 pp; 16 pp b/w photographs; notes, index. Lavender paper-covered boards with dustjacket. VG/VG, a clean, unmarked copy; unclipped jacket with slightly sunned spine.
Inventory number #014377



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Very Good
Jacket: Very Good


Price:
$15.00

Coddington, Grace with Michael Roberts
Grace: A Memoir
NY: Random House, 2012

First printing. Quarto. 333 pp; well-illustrated with color & b/w photographs. Orange paper-covered hardcover with dustjacket. Near Fine/VG, a clean, unmarked copy with tight binding; unclipped jacket with slight wear to bottom of spine. A memoir from Grace Coddington, Vogue's longtime creative director, and a former model.
Inventory number #014336



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Near Fine
Jacket: Very Good


Price:
$75.00

Ross, Josephine
Beaton in Vogue [Review copy]
NY: Clarkson N. Potter, 1984

First American edition. Quarto. 240 pp; profuse color & b/w illustrations. Cloth with dustjacket. Near Fine/VG, a clean, unmarked copy; unclipped jacket shows minimal edgewear. Review Copy - Publisher letter & five press photos laid in. Cecil Beaton (1904-1980) worked for Vogue for more than 50 years as photographer, fashion illustrator, social columnist, war correspondent, and travel writer. His photos offer an intimate perspective and social commentary on the lives of the rich and famous - Coco Chanel, Pablo Picasso, Gertrude Stein, Twiggy, Greta Garbo, Mick Jagger, Audrey Hepburn, Mae West, to name a few.
Inventory number #014301



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Very Good


Price:
$175.00

Breuer, Gerda
Walde Huth Modefotografie
Koln: Locher, 2004

First edition. Quarto. 78 pp; profuse b/w & color photographs by Walde Huth. Text in German. Paperback with French flaps. VG, a clean copy with no inscriptions, top of spine bumped, tiny dent to bottom corner of text block; else a very good copy. Fashion photographs by German photographer Walde Huth, taken in Paris in the mid 50s. Uncommon.
Inventory number #014271



Binding: Leaf
Condition: Very Good


Price:
$50.00

Art Goute Beaute
Pochoir fashion ad for Paris bootmaker Thomas (May 1924/No. 45, Art Gout Beaute)
Paris: Art Goute Beaute, 1924

Advertisement for Paris bootmaker Thomas showing a woman in a pink coat trimmed with fur and a fancy shoe and color pochoir lithograph from the French luxury fashion magazine Art Goute Beaute, May 1924/No. 45.
Inventory number #014231



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Very Good


Price:
$20.00

Quant, Mary
Quant by Quant
NY: Ballantine Books, 1967

First printing by Ballantine Books. 7" high x 4.25" wide. 222 pp; 16 pp of b/w photos. Mass market paperback. VG, pages evenly toned, spine a bit cocked; spine creased, edge of spine sl. rubbed, light soiling to covers. This is Mary Quant's story of the rise of her career as Britain's top designer of Mod gear - from the opening of her first shop in London's Chelsea district to being discovered by Seventeen magazine.
Inventory number #014230



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Very Good
Jacket: None


Price:
$150.00

[Salesman's Sample Book]
KID GLOVE COLORS
New York: P. Centemeri & Co., n.d.

n.d. First Edition. 6.75" x 4.25" closed; four panels opening to 6.75" x 17.75.." Four panels of kid glove color swatches in accordion fold binding, with a total of 32 color swatches (8 per panel). VG, light edge wear, cover gilt a bit dull.
Inventory number #014190



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Very Good


Price:
$40.00

John Wanamaker
How the English Man of To-day is Dressing
Philadelphia: John Wanamaker, n.d.

ca. 1900. 6.25" x 3.5". 18 plates in fold-out accordion panel, bound with green silk cord in printed card wrapper. VG, a clean, unmarked copy; covers lightly toned, short tear at top edge of back cover. Not in OCLC.
Inventory number #014189



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Very Good


Price:
$35.00

Kyoto Kokuritsu Kindai Bijutsukan
Evolution of Fashion 1835-1895 : Roman Isho Ten : Clothing that captured the imagination of Japan, the Impact of Romantic Clothing
Kyoto: Kyoto Costume Institute, 1980

First edition. Octavo. Unpaginated, illustrated with 73 color & b/w photographs. Text in Japanese & English. Paperback with deep flaps. VG, a clean, unmarked copy; short edge tear along spine on front cover, minor wear to extremities. Royal Costumes fold-out laid in. (4 illustrations plus text). Catalogue of an exhibition at the National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto, April 5 - June 1, 1980, in cooperation with Kyoto Costume Institute and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY.
Inventory number #013842