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Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Very Good
Jacket: None


Price:
$250.00

Bloomingdale's
BLOOMINGDALE'S YEAR BOOK AND CATALOG FOR 1915
NY: Bloomingdale Brothers, 1915

Octavo. 320 pp; b/w illustrations; 55 theater seating charts. Decorated cloth. Very good, some minimal aging/wear to the covers, pages lightly toned on edges. Information, history, products, prices and helpful tips. Scarce.
Inventory number #012477



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


Price:
$25.00

Lancaster, Osbert
WITH AN EYE TO THE FUTURE
Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1967

First printing of American edition. Octavo. 156 pp; 2 full-page color illustrations & numerous line drawings by the author. Original yellow cloth with dustjacket. Near Fine/VG, a clean, unmarked copy; unclipped jacket has edge tear at top edge on each side of spine with tape repair on reverse, jacket surface lightly rubbed. "A dazzling social history of the British upper-middle class world between the wars."
Inventory number #012070



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


Price:
$30.00

Core, Philip
THE ORIGINAL EYE: Arbiters of Twentieth-Century Taste
Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall, 1984

First edition. Quarto. 189 pp; nearly 200 b/w illustrations; bibliography; index. Black cloth with silver-titled spine in dustjacket. Near fine/VG, mild yellowing to jacket edges. The ten personalities in this book are the arbiters who have exercised their original eye in the hundred years since the impersonal eye of the camera began to document shifts in taste. They are: Robert de Montesquiou, Sergei Diaghilev, Elsie de Wolfe, Alfred Stieglitz, Filippo Marinetti, Cecil Beaton, Marie-Laure de Noailles, Peggy Guggenheim, Andy Warhol, and Malcolm McLaren.
Inventory number #011739



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Fine
Jacket: Near Fine


Price:
$20.00

Dorsey, Leslie & Janice Devine
FARE THEE WELL: A Backward Look at Two Centuries of Historic American Hostelries, Fashionable Spas & Seaside Resorts
NY: Crown Publishers, 1964

Quarto. 328 pp; profusely illustrated; index. Cloth with dustjacket. Fine/Near Fine, a clean, unmarked copy; price-clipped jacket has light wear at top of spine and corners.
Inventory number #010967



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


Price:
$15.00

Pakenham, Simona
IN THE ABSENCE OF THE EMPEROR: London-Paris 1814-15
London: Cresset Press, 1968

Octavo. 192 pp; b/w illustrations. Original blue cloth with gilt-lettered spine with dustjacket. Near Fine/Near Fine
Inventory number #010695



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Very Good
Jacket: Good


Price:
$15.00

Langner, Lawrence
THE IMPORTANCE OF WEARING CLOTHES
London: Constable, 1959

Octavo. 349 pp; over 300 b/w illustrations; bibliography; index. Dark blue cloth with gilt-lettered spine in dustjacket. VG/Good, This is the classic history of clothing that inspired the bold, young designers of the 1960s to create the controversial styles of the period, including the mini-skirt, the topless bathing suit, & the unisex look. It is essential reading for social scientists, historians, students, artists, librarians & all those who cover & adorn their bodies.
Inventory number #007436



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


Price:
$30.00

Baird, Rosemary
MISTRESS OF THE HOUSE: Great Ladies and Grand Houses 1670-1830
London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2003

First edition. Octavo. xvi, 320 pp; numerous color & b/w illustrations; notes; bibliography; index. Green cloth with dustjacket. VG/VG, ex-library copy - the only marking is small label on copyright page. Looks unread. A fascinating social history of the wealthy British women who became Mistress of the House.
Inventory number #006647



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


Price:
$20.00

Murray, Venetia
AN ELEGANT MADNESS: High Society in Regency England
NY: Viking, 1999

First American edition. Octavo. xvii, 316 pp; 28 b/w plates + b/w drawings in the text; bibliography; index. Cloth-backed boards with dustjacket. Near Fine/Near Fine. A social history of the Regency, an era of lavish parties, ferocious gossip, relentless bed hopping, and notorious gambling that set a new standard for elegance and vulgarity.
Inventory number #005845



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


Price:
$25.00

Laver, James
VICTORIAN VISTA
London: Hulton Press, 1954

First English edition. Octavo, 256 pp. Cloth in unclipped dj. VG/VG- minor tanning to spine. Very nice copy.
Inventory number #003656



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Fine
Jacket: Near Fine


Price:
$15.00

Halle, David
INSIDE CULTURE: Art and Class in the American Home
Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1993

Octavo. 261 pp; 91 b/w illustrations; appendix; notes; index. Cloth with dj. Fine/Near fine. A fascinating account of the uses and meaning of art for those who buy it and live it. This study ranges from Manhattan's Upper East Side to blue-collar Brooklyn to middle- and upper-middle-class suburbs on Long Island.
Inventory number #003074