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Nylon The Manmade Fashion Revolution Susannah Handley A celebration of Design from Art Silk to Nylon and thinking fibres. Very well Illust. £12.00 Add
An Introduction to Fashion Illustration Madelaine Ginsburg A brief introduction to four centuries of dress and fashion illustration. Well Illust. £6.00 Add
Couture Bridalwear Pattern Layout and Design Margot Arendse Comprehensive guide to making your own couture bridalwear. Step by step diagrams, photographs and detailed instructions £35.00 Add
Pants Trousers, knickers, bellbottoms, hakama, jeans, jodhpur, sarouel, slacks. Laurence Benaim Detailed comprehensive survey - fully illustrated throughout. £17.50 Add
The Queen's Clothes Anne Edwards Introduction by Sir Norman Hartnell. Illustrations by Robb of the Express. A unique survey of a fashion story over 50 years. Very well illustrated. Some colour.128pp £7.50 Add
Magic of the Sixties Gene Anthony Text and photographs by this celebrated photographer. 250 photos portray the time that rocked traditional values. Personal stories and images evoke this amazing era. 184pp. £15.00 Add
The Fibrearts Book of Wearable Art Katherine Duncan Aimone A definitive collection of innovative clothing and fabrics focusing on many of the exciting techniques and approaches used. 39 featured artists and their work. Superbly illustrated in colour throughout. Glossary. 176pp. £12.00 Add
Gentleman - A Timeless Fashion Bernhard Roetzel A treasure trove of information about the fashion icons who have created style, with plenty of practical advice. A suberb survey of everything a man should know - his personal appearance, his underwear, his clothes, his style. Profusely illustrated in colour throughout. 357pp. £18.00 Add
The Theatre Crafts Book of Costume C. Ray Smith A presentation of ideas methods and the approach to the history of clothes used by practising costume designers. Many black and white illustrations. 224pp. £12.00 Add
Childrens Clothes Clare Rose A vivid history of childrens clothes over the last 200 years. An accomplished reference work widely illustrated mainly in black and white. 160pp, £22.00 Add
Wedding Dresses 1860-1940 Manor House Museum A survey of the wedding dresses that were held at the Manor House Museum until the disbandment of the collection. 18 outfits drawn in detail offering a glimpse of the developing styles, materials and methods of construction of wedding dresses during the period. 20pp. £10.00 Add
The Historical Encyclopaedia of Costume Albert Racinet Introduction by Dr. Aileen Ribeiro. First published in six volumes between 1876 and 1888. One of the earliest books on the subject, acclaimed for its scope and detail, being an exhaustive survey of contemporary costume, made all the more appealing by his charmingly idiosyncratic comments. Over 2,000 illustrations superbly reproduced from the original. 320pp. £25.00 Add
The Passion for Fashion Three Centuries of Changing Styles Adrain Bailey A history of fashion from 1700 to 1950. Well illustrated. 190pp. £12.00 Add
Tiffany in Fashion John Loring A visual feast with 250 glamorous images tracing the simultaneous growth of fashion photography and jewelry design. 271pp. £18.00 Add
Fabric of Society A Century of People and their Clothes 1770-1870 Jane Tozer and Sarah Levitt Essays inspired by the collections at Platt Hall, The Gallery of English Costume, Mancheste. Unique survey over the period. Superbly illustrated mainly in colour. 165pp. Top edge sl. grubby. £20.00 Add
Clothes for the Job J. E. Smart Catalogue of the Science Museum Collection. 67pp. Illustrated in black and white. Very small tear on last index page. £6.00 Add
The Tudor Tailor Reconstructing sixteenth century dress Ninya Mikhaila and Jane Malcolm-Davies An essential sourcebook for accurately reconstructing clothing from the 16th century concentrating on the reigns of Henry VIII and Elizabeth I (1509-1603). Superbly illustrated throughout. 160pp. £19.99 Add
Mexican Costume Chloe Sayer A detailed and authoritative survey. 36 colour and 115 black and white illustrations. Book plate on clipped FEP. Inscription on Title page. Main contents good. 240pp. £9.00 Add
I DO - 100 Years of Wedding Fashion Caroline Cox A captivating review of wedding fashion over the last century outling the changes from Edwardian times to the current day. Superbly illustrated with colour and black and white photos. 335pp. £20.00 Add
Miao Costumes from Guizhou Province South West China Deryn O'Connor Produced to coincide with the exhibtion that showed the scope of costume and textile design from the remote Guizhou province. Well illustrated with many colour photos. Location photogrpahy by Gina Corrigan. 80pp. £85.00 Add
The Rise and Fall of the Sleeve 1825-1840 Naomi E. A. Tarrant A catalogue of the costume and accessories in the Charles Stewart and Royal Scottish Museum collections. Many illustrations, some colour. 66pp. £18.00 Add
Harlequin Unmasked The Commedia dell'Arte and Porcelain Sculpture Meredith Chilton With an essay by Domenico Pietropaolo. Spendidly illustrated and engaging book features works from important collections, in particular the Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art. Nearly 150 porcelain sculptures. Superb illustrations throughout. 368pp. £20.00 Add
Costume and Fashion Volume Three The Tudors Book 1 1485-1547 and Book 2 1547-1603 Herbert Norris Two volumes. These are the scarcer volumes from this set of standard textbooks on Costume and Fashion. The two volumes stand in their own right as a complete survey of the costume and accessories of the period. Many line illustrations and some colour plates. Both volumes aged on prelims and all edges but all held and sound. 832pp in the two volumes. £60.00 Add
Baby Wore White Robes for special occasions 1800-1910 Heather Toomer Drawings and patterns by Elspeth Reed. A unique study of the history of christening and other baby robes through the 19th Century. Over 250 colour and black and white illustrations of over 70 baby robes and numerous adult fashion plates. 168pp. £36.00 Add
The Vogue Sewing Book
Revised Metric Edition. Superb professional guide to making tailored clothes. Now includes menswear. Well illustrated. 464pp. £12.00 Add
Viking Clothing Thor Ewing A unique detailed survey of the costumes of men and women during the Viking Age including and overview of textiles and dyeing. Black and white illustrations. 192pp. Covers sl. grubby. £22.00 Add
The Last Filipino Head Hunters David Howard A unique pictorial documentation of these amazing peoples from research in 1980 to the present. Reveals their art and craft, body decoration and clothing. Superb colour photos. 175pp. £25.00 Add
The Four Seasons the Costume Society extra Series No 6 Wenceslas Hollar Eight 17th Century engravings depicting costume of the period with an introduction by John Nevinson and topographical notes by Ann Saunders.14pp text. £12.00 Add
The Restless Image A Sociology of Fashion Rene Konig Introduction by Tom Wolfe. A pithy and readable analysis of the development and impact of fashion from the loincloth to hot pants. 235pp. Edges very aged. £18.00 Add
ViewCostume - The Journal of the Costume Society No 14
Dedicated to Anne Buck. Comprised of articles by authoritative costume historians on various subjects including Medieval Courtly Splendour, Charles I's Clothes, Embroidered Gloves, Maternity Dress 1845, The Second Hand Clothes Trade 1700-1978 etc. Many black and white illustrations. 192pp. £15.00 Add
ViewCostume - The Journal of the Costume Society No 25
Comprised of articles by authoritative costume historians. Includes A Georgian Lady's Personal Accounts, Mens clothing in Szentistvand and Tard, The Samfu in Rural Hong Kong, Peruvian Peasant Dress etc. Many Black and white illustrations.134pp. £8.50 Add
Costume - The Journal of the Costume Society No 10
Comprised of articles by authoritative costume historians. Includes The Paisley Textile Industry 1695-1830, Edinburgh Shawls, Scottish National Dress, Liberty's 1875-1975, Zandra Rhodes etc. Many black and white illustrations. 124pp. £9.50 Add
Costume - The Journal of the Costume Society No 12
Comprised of articles by authoritative costume historians on English Judge's Robes, Female Masque Dress in 16th Century England, Lucien Vogel, Millinery techniques in the 1920s, Star Trek Costumes etc. Many black and white illustrations. 132pp. £8.50 Add
ViewCostume - The Journal of the Costume Society No 11
Comprised of articles by authoritative costume historians. Includes Clogs, Buttons, Mans Coat 1735, Milliners Shop 1785, Corset Making etc. Many black and white illustrations. £11.00 Add
Costume - The Journal of the Costume Society No 13
Comprised of articles by authoritative costume historians. Includes The Monmouth Cap, Stays 1750-1850, Postmen, Buttons of Household Servants, Costume for Oarswomen. Many black and white illustrations. 106pp. £12.00 Add
Costume - The Journal of the Costume Society No 15
Comprised of articles by authoritative costume historians. Includes Tailor to Kings 1470-1504, Two 16th Century Tailors, the Printed Shawl in Scotland, Bermans and Nathans etc. Many black and white illustrations. 100pp. £12.00 Add
ViewCostume - The Journal of the Costume Society No 16
Comprised of articles by authoritative costume historians. Includes The Icelandic Skildahufa, Haircombs 1780-1880, Mr. Worth, Working clothes of a Faroese Fisherman etc. Many black and white illsutrations. 136pp. £12.00 Add
ViewCostume - The Journal of the Costume Society No 17
Comprised of articles by authoritative costume historians. Includes Queen Victoria's Wedding Dress, Englishwomens Dress in 18th Century India, 18th Century Waistcoat, Clothes in Fact and Fiction, The Snowshill Collection etc. Many black and white illustrations. 163pp. £15.00 Add
Costume - The Journal of the Costume Society No 18
Comprised of articles by authoritative costume historians. Includes Mary Tudor's Wardrobe, Pocket Guides to Fashion, The Cullercoats Fishwife, The Dress of the Cambridge Proctors etc. Many black and white illustrations. 138pp £15.00 Add
ViewCostume - The Journal of the Costume Society No 20
Comprised of articles by authoritative costume historians. Includes The Edinburgh Milliners, Aprons in Albanian Popular Costume, The Fez in Turkey, Clothing style of Russian Doukhobors in British Columbia etc. Many black and white illustrations. 129pp. £9.50 Add
ViewCostume - The Journal of the Costume Society No 22
Comprised of articles by authoritative costume historians. Includes Queen Victoria and Fashions for the Young, Ottoman Turkish Costume, Mens Fashion in the Netherlands, The Dandy in Thackeray novels, Marshall and Snelgrove etc. Many black and white illustrations. 140pp. £8.50 Add
ViewCostume - The Journal of the Costume Society No 24
Comprised of articles by authoritative costume historians. Includes Designing for the 7th Century, James I Gloves, 18th Century Quilted Dress, George Bernhard Shaw's Underwear, etc. Many black and white illustrations. 154pp. £10.00 Add
18th Century Women's Costume at Blaise Castle House Helen Bennett Unique survey of Items once held at The Museum and Art Gallery in Bristol brought together in this catalogue. 18 pages of black and white photographs. 53pp overall. Plus pattern of a mantua 1738-41. £32.00 Add
Seeing Through Clothes Fashioning Ourselves - An intriguing new look at image making Anne Hollander A vivid pictorial history of the changing image of ourselves in fashion. From classical Greek scultpture to the photographs of Avedon. Black and white illustrations. 504pp. Mark on lower edges. £12.00 Add
Costume and Fashion in Colour 1550-1760 Ruth M. Green Devised and illustrated by Jack Cassin Scott. Interesting and informative history of costume during the period. 80 Colour Plates and some L/Ds. Glossary. 234pp. £5.00 Add
The Book of Waistcoats Jacqueline Farrell Foreword by Tom Gilbey. Create and customise your own waistcoats using embroidery, fabric painting, beadwork, applique and a host of other techniques. Fully illustrated in colour throughout. 128pp. D/J clipped. £12.00 Add
The Aloha Shirt Dale Hope and Gregory Tozian Abundantly illustrated with over 700 images this tells the cololourful stories that lay behind the marvellous Hawaiian shirts. 211pp. £26.00 Add
Costumes and Settings for Staging Historical Plays Volume 3 The Elizabethan and Restoration Period Jack Cassin Scott Indespensible reference with many detailed line drawings by the author. 96pp. FEP clipped. Good in D/J. £25.00 Add
Fashion The Changing Shape of Fashion Through the Years Jane Dorner A witty and informative survey, concentrating on the last 250 yeasrs. Splendidly illustrated throughout. 128pp. £8.50 Add
Costume - The Journal of the Costume Society - Conference 1973 (Strata of Society) Compiled Proceedings of the Seventh Annual Conference of the Costume Society. Includes papers on Rural Dress in Norfolk, Dress of Domestic Servants in the Eighteenth Century, Victorian - Etiquette of Dress, ...Stays, eyc. Some black and white illustrations. 55pp. Title page clipped. £14.00 Add
On Human Finery Quentin Bell The classic study of Fashion through the ages. Witty and entertaining personal view first published in 1945. Some illustrations.199pp. £12.00 Add
A Frivolous Distinction Fashion and Needlework in the works of Jane Austen Penelope Byrde Unique survey. Some illustrations. 42pp. £10.00 Add
Costume - London Museum Catalogue No5 Compiled Unique catalogue of the collection held by the London Museum at the time of publication, with narrative offering a history of fashion from the 16th Century. Many photographs and some line drawings. 212pp. All edges sl. foxed. £9.00 Add
Handbook of English Costume in the 20th Century- 1900-1950 Alan Mansfield and Phillis Cunnington Authoritative standard reference work on the history of costume. Many detailed line drawings. 371pp. £45.00 Add
Roman Clothing and Fashion A.T. Croom Richly illustrated detailed survey of the range of style and clothing worn throughout the Western Empire revealing how fashions changed between the First and the Sixth Centuries. 160pp. £30.00 Add
Children on Brasses John Page Phillips Unique pictorial survey revealing the costumes worn from the 14th to the 17th Centuries. 95pp. Paper covers faded. £4.50 Add
The Perfect Lady C. Willett Cunnington Unique authoritative survey of costume from the early nineteenth to the early 20th Century. 16 photographs in colour by Alfred Eris. 72pp. Cardboard covers faded. £15.00 Add
The Art of Dress Clothes and Society 1500-1914 Jane Ashelford Superb authoritative and detailed survey using the rich resosurces of the National Trust - their costumes, textiles, portraits and documentation. Very well illustrated throughout. 320pp. £38.00 Add
Bekleidungskunst Und Mode Max von Boehn An authoritative history of costume. Text in German. 135 Illustrations. 128pp. Ex-Library. All pages aged. Decorated card covers. Part of spine missing. £15.00 Add
Vom Kaiserreich zur Republik Max von Boehn 'From Empire to Republic' A Cultural History of France in 1921. One of the author's more unusual titles. Text in German. 10 colour and 8 black and white stipped in paltes. Plus many other illustrations in the text. 491pp. Blue material cloth cover grubby. Spine cracked and needs repair. All edges aged but held together. £16.00 Add
China Chic East Meets West Valerie Steele and John S. Major An exploration of the evolution of Chinese Dress from the dragon robes and lotus shoes of the imperial era to the creation of modern fashions like the cheongsam and the Mao suit.Well illustrated. 197pp. £16.00 Add
From Nudity to Raiment An introduction to the study of costume Hilaire Hiler A survey of costume of very ancient origin and its relation to music, dance and the part it played in the human psychological aspects. Many illustrations, some colour. Additional notes and bibliogrpahy. Standard authoritative text. 303pp. Covers prelims and edges sl. aged. Contents clean to good. £25.00 Add
Costume in Context The 1980s Jennifer Ruby Concise introduction to the study of costume in the 1980s with over 100 detailed drawings. Top edge of FEP clipped. £10.00 Add
Designs of Modern Costume 1812 Engraved for Thomas Hope of Deepdene Henry Moses Reprint published for the Costume Society of Great Briatin. A unique collection of 20 detailed line illustrations depicting the costume of the time. Introductory text. £7.50 Add
Costume - A General Bibliography Costume Society Booklet Pegaret Anthony and Janet Arnold Revised and enlarged edition prepared by Janet Arnold. Important bibliography for costume historians and students. 42pp £9.50 Add
Hollar to Heideloff
An exhibition of Fashion Prints drawn from the collections of members of the Costume Society and held at the Victoria and Albert Museum 5th December 1979 to 18 February 1980. 46pp. £5.00 Add
Art Deco Fashion and Jewelry Compiled Authoritative concise survey with over 100 illustrations. 64pp. £5.00 Add
Rural Costume Its Origin and Development in Western Europe and the British Isles. Alma Oakes and Margot Hamilton Hill Marked with a small label on the Title Page 'Special Edition for the Readers Union'. A unique well researched survey illustrated with line drawings. Foreword by Donald King. Extensive bibliography. 248pp. Price clipped. £15.00 Add
Fashion For Men An Illustrated History Diana de Marly An original highly recommended authoritative survey. 96 black and white illustrations. 166pp. Softback. Very good. £14.00 Add
The British Tradition Simpson - A World of Style David Wainwright Foreword by HRH The Duke of Edinburgh. Unique history of the life of this famous store, and the fashion trends it revealed over the century. Over 200 colour pictures with Madelaine Ginsberg's captions illustrate the best of British tradition in clothing.152pp. Price clipped. £7.50 Add
Fashion and Anti Fashion An Anthropology of Clothing and Adornment. Ted Polhemus & Lynn Proctor Unique survey exploring the absorbtion of anti fashion into mainstream fashion. 190 illustrations, 10 in colour. 104pp. £45.00 Add
Metric Pattern Cutting Winifred Aldrich A unique completely metric method for designing beautiful clothes. Fully updated and extended. Profusely illustrated with line drawings. 160pp. Inscription on FEP. £25.00 Add
Fashion Design Joanne Brogden A survey of the practical aspects of design. Many black and white illustrations. 96pp. £4.00 Add
Sportswear in Vogue since 1910 Charlie Lee-Potter A reflection of the extraordinary transformation in sports clothes from the voluminous to the minimal. Superbly illustrated throughout. 96pp. £12.50 Add
A History of British Costume From Ancient Times to the Eighteenth Century J. R.Planche Reprint of the original 1834 edition that retains all the line drawings which vividly capture the costume of men and women throughout the ages, civil, religious and military garments, armour and body decorations. 376pp. £4.50 Add
Women C. Willett Cunnington Pleasures of Life Series. Witty and wicked commentary on the fair sex by one of the foremost costume historians of his day. Some illustratiosn. 253pp. Price clipped. All edges grubby. £6.50 Add
National Costume Reference - Scandinavia Marion Sichel A survey of the differnet types of national costume throughout Scandinavia. Well illustrated with detailed line drawings throughout. 63pp. Price clipped. £10.00 Add
The Decorative Twenties Martin Battersby Unique, witty and perceptive study first published in 1969. 56 fiull colour and 163 black and white illustrations. 224pp. £7.00 Add
Fortuny Nella Belle Epoque Nuzzi, De Osma etc Superb catalogue of the exhibition of his work in 1984 in Firenzi, Palazzo Strozzi. Many photographs of his costumes, including some in colour. 217pp. £45.00 Add
Designing for the Dancer Strong, Guest, Buckle, Kay and Da Costa Foreword by Dame Alicia Markova. An entertaining study of the history of ballet costume. Very well illustrated. 116pp. £8.50 Add
Liturgical Vesture C. E. Pocknee 'Its origins and Development'. 12 mono Plates. Bib. 56pp. Scattered foxing on prelims and edges. Inscriptions on FEP. Main contents clean to good in worn D/J. £18.00 Add
Renaissance Dress in Italy 1400 to1500 Jacqueline Herald The History of Dress series. An authoritative survey tracing the development of fashionable dress in 15th Century Italy against the lively backdrop of the social political and cultural changes of the period. 272pp.16 pages of colour.160 black and white illustrations. £320.00 Add
Yesterday's Dress A. A. Telford A History of Costume in South Africa. Covers the period from the time of the early Portugese explorers up to the end of the 19th Century. Very well illustrated with detailed sepia line drawings. Unusual study. Bib. 177pp. £30.00 Add
Why Women Wear Clothes C. Willett Cunnington Fascinating survey by one of our most important costume historians. Cover, edges and prelims slightly aged but fair to good overall. £32.00 Add
Costume in Detail 1730-1930 Nancy Bradfield Standard reference work being a superb survey detailing the construction of garments with detailed line drawings and descriptions. 391pp. £48.00 Add
John Spedan Lewis 1885-1963
Remembered by some of his contemporaries in the centenary year of his birth. £12.00 Add
Lingerie Design on the Stand Dawn Cloake Designs for underwear and nightwear. Well illustrated with line drawings. 96pp. £25.00 Add
Fashion Design on the Stand Dawn Cloake Practical guide to a modern technique used in dressmaking. Many Line illustrations. 96pp. £22.00 Add
Middle Eastern Costume from the Tribes and Cities of Iran and Turkey Jennifer M. Scarce Unique concise authoritative guide, Illustrated. 40pp. £35.00 Add
Hollar to Heideloff Exhibition Catalogue
Catalogue of an Exhibition of Fashion Prints drawn from the Collections of Members of the Costume Society and held at the Victoria and Albert Museum 5th December 1979 to 18th February 1980. 44pp. £10.00 Add
Van Dyck in Check Trousers Sara Stevenson Fancy Dress in Art and Life 1700 - 1900. Paper covers very sl. worn. Overall good to very good. £10.00 Add
Costume Language - A Dictionary of Dress Terms Stephanie Davies Includes lists of couturiers and designers, costume collections and exhibitions. Illustrated by the author. 183pp. £12.00 Add
The Georgian Child F. Gordon Roe An engaging and fascinating survey with contemporary illustrations and drawings by Iris Brooke.124pp. D/J Price clipped. All edges foxed. £5.00 Add
Swedish Peasant Costumes Anna Maja Nylen 91pp including 32 full page colour plates of men and women's costumes district by district. English translation by William Cameron. Illustrations by Ingemar Tunander. Softback. Covers sl. worn. main contents good. £25.00 Add
The Elton John Collection Four Volumes complete in Slipcase Elton John The four catalogues of this artists unique collections of costume, jewellery, art nouveau and art deco etc presented in four volumes. Paper covers near Mint in very good slipcase. £40.00 Add
Pattern Drafting Childrens Garment Design M. Rohr 15pp of pattern drafts for children. Small printed name on first page and back page that does not interfere with text. Small company label on FEP. Paper covers. sl. aged and marked. Ring bound. Contents good. £40.00 Add
The Bon Marche Michael B Miller Bourgeois Culture and the Department Store 1869 - 1920. 266pp. £12.00 Add
Selfridges Gordon Honeycombe Seventy Five Years. The Story of the Store 1909 - 1984. 240pp.Top edges sl. grubby. Contents good. £90.00 Add
Everyday Dress 1650 - 1900 Elizabeth Ewing Authoritative guide with many black and white illustrations. 144pp. £15.00 Add
The Duchess of Devonshire's Ball Sophia Murphy Foreword by the Duchess of Devonshire. Signed by the author. 176pp. £28.00 Add
Bulgarian Folk Costumes M. Velev and EVG. Lepavtsova Text in Russian. Volume One. Folk costumes of the Bulgarians in Northern Bulgaria in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Illust. DJ tatty but plates in excellent condition. 332pp £100.00 Add
Dress Fitting Natalie Bray 2nd Edition metric. Basic Principles and Practice. Many line illustrations in this authoritative guide. 112pp. Sl. crush on top edge of spine. Edges, FEP and BEP sl. aged. Contents good to very good. £48.00 Add
The Look Adventures in Pop and Rock Fashion Paul Gorman Foreword by Malcolm Mclaren. Offers the definitive investigation into the links between popular music fashion and visual style over the last half century. Many photographs in colour and black and white. 191pp. £15.00 Add
Two Centuries of Fur Trading 1723 - 1923 Romance of the Revillon Family Marcel Sexe Fascinating history. Black and white photographs. Gold decorated faux leather boards sl. knocked on edges. Main contents good to very good. £70.00 Add
Madame Clapham Jayne Tyler and Clare Parsons The concise and unique story of Hull's celebrated dressmaker. Very well illustrated. 26pp. £45.00 Add
Fur in Dress Elizabeth Ewing Unique comprehensive survey with 144 illustrations. 168pp. Price clipped. Very clean copy with sl. wear to DJ. £15.00 Add
Papiers a la Mode Isabelle de Borchgrave and Rita Brown An ephemeral never to be worn collection of dresses from the 17th to the 20th century made entirely of paper. Beautifully illustrated in colour throughout. 56pp. Cardboard covers sl. aged. Main contents very good. £40.00 Add
Costume Jewelry in Vogue Jane Mulvagh Comprehensive and informative text with 345 illustrations, 64 in colour. Preface by Paloma Picasso. 192pp. Small black mark on FEP O/W very good. £10.00 Add
Federalist & Regency Costume 1790 - 1819 R.L.Shep Primary Source Materials that include descriptions and patterns for men and women. Fashion News and Illustrations from contemporary magazines. Uniforms. Embroidery Patterns. Ladies Riding Habits. Childrens Clothing etc. 217pp. Bib. Very slight bump on corner. £68.00 Add
Dress and Cloak Cutter Womens Costume 1877-1882 Charles Hecklinger Revised and enlarged edition with additional material by R.L.Shep. A pattern drafting system. Princess style dresses. All types of Coats, Wraps, Jackets etc. Fashions of American Women during the period. Illustrations from American Fashion magazines. Glossary of Fashion Terms etc. 119pp. £35.00 Add
Early Victorian Men R. L. Shep Editor Tailoring for many styles of coats taken from The Tailors Masterpiece All Kinds of Coats by George Walker1838. Plus Hints on Etiquette 1836 and Fashion Illustrations from Modes de Paris 1836-1838. 194pp. Spine faded. £35.00 Add
Tailoring of the Belle Epoque W.D.F. Vincent Vincent's System of Cutting all kinds of tailor made Garments1903. Revised Edition. Five parts in One Volume. Embellished with additional Illustrations. 418 Patterns including those for men and women, servants, uniforms etc. Plus biographical notes on W.D.F.Vincent. £120.00 Add
Civil War Gentlemen 1862 Apparel Arts and Uniforms R.L.Shep and W.S.Salisbury Pattern Consultant Betty Williams. Complete 1865 American Tailoring System. Includes Shirts, Uniforms, Fashion Plates and Illustrations etc. £40.00 Add
Brides in Vogue Since 1910 Christina Probert Fascinating pictorial survey. Over 90pp. Minor shelf wear and crease on front cover. £16.00 Add
Nineteenth Century Costume and Fashion Herbert Norris and Oswald Curtis Reprint of the work first published in 1933. Detailed survey from 1800 to 1900 with 200 black and white illustrations and 27 colour illustrations. 288pp. £7.50 Add
Making Kimono and Japanese Clothes Jenni Dobson Unique practical guide very well illustrated with line drawings and colour photographs. 128pp. Price clipped. £24.00 Add
ViewA Century to be Celebrated Terry Rawlings Approaching 100 years of Lee Cooper 1908 to 2008. Hundreds of colourful vintage historical and up to date images celebrating this original and unique company. 232pp. £65.00 Add
Court Dress Collection Kensington Palace Nigel Arch and Joanna Marschner This book explores the world of court, Drawing Room and Levee, court dress and uniform as a companion to the unique display of costume on show at Kensington Palace (1984). High quality imagery of the exhibits. Cover has small marks from storage. Two small marks on inside of cover otherwise very good. 24pp £25.00 Add
Fashion Revivals from the Elizabethan Age to the present day Barbara Baines A unique survey of the thread of nostalgia and revival in English Dress.144 black and white illustrations. 4 Illustrations in colour. 191pp. Price clipped. Remains of private bookplate on FEP otherwise good in grubby faded D/J. £35.00 Add
Forties Fashion from Siren Suits to the New Look Jonathan Walford Definitive guide. A must for anyone interested in retro fabrics and clothes design. Very well illustrated throughout mainly in colour. 208pp. £18.00 Add
The Windsor Style Suzy Menkes A unique insight into the luxurious post war life of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor. Over 120 photographs in colour and 74 in black and white. 224pp. £20.00 Add
Men's Fashion in the Twentieth Century Maria Constantino The evolution of mens clothes from the Victorian era to the developments of today. Well illustrated throughout. 160pp. All edges sl. scuffed but main contents good. £20.00 Add
Lace in Fashion Pat Earnshaw A detailed survey from the Sixteenth to the Twentieth Centuries. Many black and white plates. 168pp. Price clipped. £20.00 Add
Dress and Morality Aileen Ribeiro Unique study of the way the moralists have viewed the history of dress. Many black and white illustrations. 192pp. Price clipped. £32.00 Add
A Visual History of Costume The Nineteenth Century Vanda Foster Clear and reliable history with over 150 black and white illustrations. Includes a glossary of technical terms. 144pp. £25.00 Add
Clothes and the Man A Guide to Correct Dress for all Occasions Sydney D. Barney The How, Why, Where and When of being a Well Dressed Man. Foreword by John Taylor. Some sketches. 144pp. Paper covers sl. knocked on all edges especially the spine. Main contents good. £35.00 Add
Fashion in the Poetry of 'Umar Bin Abi Rabi'ah Tahra Abdul Hafiz Al-Siba'i Text in English and French and Arabic. A superb collection of colour photographs of ladies in beautiful Arabic Costumes. 116pp. £75.00 Add
Rough Diamonds - The Butler & Wilson Collection Vivienne Becker A study of the progress of Butler and Wilson from antique dealers to international designers of costume jewellery. Small tear on 1 page and price clipped. 176pp. £25.00 Add
The Trench Book Nick Foulkes An exploration of the evolution of the Trench coat an outerwear icon. Richly illustrated throughout. 318pp. £20.00 Add
The Leather Book Anne Laure Quilleriet An anthology of Leather that chronicles the history and transformation of this product. 400 Illustrated pages. £18.00 Add
Shirts and Men's Haberdashery 1840s to 1920s R.L.Shep and Gail Cariou Patterns Styles and History. Includes all types of shirts and workwear. 252pp. Corners and all edges sl. scruffy. Main contents clean to good. Signature on FEP. £120.00 Add
The Handbook of Practical Cutting on the Centre Point System 1866 Louis Devere Revised and Enlarged Edition. Men's Clothing of the Mid Victorian period, the US Civil War era and the Empire of Napoleon III. Practical cutting guide. Well illustrated. Over 130pp. Covers faded. Contents good. £210.00 Add
Understanding Fashion History Valerie Cumming The evolution of fashion history intended to make the reader think about how the subject has and is being written about. 144pp. Covers sl. faded. Contents very good. £18.00 Add
Gallery of Fashion 1790-1822
A selection of stunning costume plates from Heideloff's Gallery of Fashion and Ackermann's Repository of the Arts with accompanying text. Edges and prelims browned and aged. Main contents clean to good in aged D/J. £20.00 Add
Art Deco Fashion Suzanne Lussier Stylish survey of Art Deco Fashion with a wealth of evocative illustrations. 96pp. Price clipped. £15.00 Add
Dress Optional The Revolution in Menswear Rodney Bennett-England An analysis of menswear through the ages and an examination of the influences at work behind each item of clothing. Illustrated. 240pp. £60.00 Add
Dress in Ireland A History Mairead Dunlevy Unique detailed authoritative survey. Well Illustrated. 192pp. Corners sl. creased. Contents very good. £65.00 Add
The History of Haute Couture Diana de Marly Unique survey with 143 black and white photographs and 8 colour playes. 216pp. Top edge very grubby. Main contents very good in clipped D/J. £22.00 Add
The Costume Accessories Series - Jewellery Diana Scarisbrick Fully illustrated guide to the development of jewellery from Art Nouveau to current times. Price clipped and DJ sl. grubby. 96pp. £20.00 Add
Faking It Kenneth Jay Lane A study of this history of costume jewellery. Brand new still in cellophane. 160pp. £35.00 Add
Vintage Costume Jewellery Carole Tanenbaum An intimate tour of the author's private collection of vintage costume jewllery. DJ v. sl. grubby. 223pp. £25.00 Add
50 Heirloom Buttons to Make Nancy Nehring A gallery of decorative fabric, needle-lace, crochet and ribbon and braid closures you can create. Cover and edges grubby but contents clean. 113pp. £18.00 Add
Unterfrankische Trachtengrafik Angelika Mullner Text in German 'Costume Graphics of Lower Franconia' A study of traditional folk costume from the Frankish people. A general catalog and 24 aniframes. Cover has v. small marks. 80pp £8.00 Add
Costume Jewellery Deanna Farneti Cera A study of the history of costume jewellery by an ackknowledged expert in the field. Fully illustrated. DJ sl. grubby. 256pp. £28.00 Add
Academic Dress of the University of Oxford D.R.Venables Unique well illustrated survey. 39pp. Paper covers sl. aged. £10.00 Add
The Museum of Costume Picture Book The Museum of Costume Oblong stapled paperback with 16pp of coloured photographs of exhibitions at the museum. Covers grubby. Contents good to very good. £10.00 Add
Fashion 1500-1954
Superbly illustrated pictorial survey of the changes in fashion over the period concentrating on the 19th and early 20th Century periods. 237pp. Text in English French German and Russian. £7.50 Add
ViewNational Costumes of China Hu Hsien-Chin Short text followed by 12 coloured drawings of costumes. Stapled paperback. Inscription on front cover. Front and back covers grubby. Contents clean to good. Scarce item £40.00 Add
Anne Seymour Damer A Woman of Art and Fashion 1748 to 1828 First Edition Percy Noble Fascinating biography of this English socialite and sculptor. B/W Plates. Blue cloth cover scuffed and stained .Rough Cut Edges foxed. FEP Foxed. Main contents clean and all held. Scarce item. £90.00 Add
L'art Populaire En Russie Subcarpathique S. Makovski Text in French. 'Folk Art in the Russian (central) Carpathians' a selection of plates showing costume, jewellery and tapestry. Illust. Rough cut edges, sl. spine damage and generally grubby but contents clean and plates in v. good condition. 152pp £50.00 Add
25 Years of Rock John Tobler and Pete Frame A celebration of the quarter century anniversary of rock music with each year covered in detail. Fully illustrated. Price clipped, and page edges grubby. 252pp. £25.00 Add
Fashion, Italian Style Valerie Steele A stunning book discussing the rise of Italian fashion since 1945. Fully illustrated. DJ sl. grubby and creased. 131pp. £20.00 Add
Denim an American Story David Little A journey through the history of jeans, from their invention during the Gold Rush through the turbulent years that preceded the 21st century. High quality illustration. 144pp. £36.00 Add
Paris De Luxe Alexis Gregory A study of the Place Vendome as the 20th century Parisian centre for fashion and jewellery. High quality illustration throughout. DJ sl. tatty. 239pp. £30.00 Add
The Golden Age of Shop Design Alexandra Artley An opulent pictorial survey of design in European department stores, fashionable speciality shops and cafes from 1880 to 1939. Fully illustrated. DJ sl. tatty. 128pp. £26.00 Add
Robes of the Realm Una Campbell A study of 300 years of ceremonial dress for the royal family. Fully illustrated. Price clipped and DJ grubby. 112pp. £10.00 Add
The Art of Jose Del Nido - Deadly Seductions Jose Del Nido German and English Text. This issue contains the subjectively chosen best works of Jose Del Nido. High quality prints. £18.00 Add
Art Deco Fashion Martin Battersby A study and history of French designers 1908 - 1925. Well Illustrated throughout. DJ sl. grubby. 112pp £38.00 Add
Dresses from the Collection of Diana, Princess of Wales Christie's Sale catalogue for Christie's charity sale of the collection of dresses from Princess Diana. High quality illustration throughout. Bookplate on front end paper and annotation on back page but contents v. clean. 212pp. £120.00 Add
Moda Wiener Werkstatte Angela Volker Text in Italian. A selection of high quality fashion prints and sketches. 117pp. £25.00 Add
Soviet Costume and Textiles 1917 - 1945 Tatiana Strizhenova A fascinating major study, the late art historian Strizhenova chronologically traces the development of designs for fashions intended for the working masses. 311pp £45.00 Add
Gothic Fashion in Women's Dress Olga Sronkova A study of Gothic fashions of the late Middle Ages and their influence in Women's dress. DJ missing and page edges aged but contents clean. 265pp. £75.00 Add
International Steampunk Fashions Victoriana Lady Lisa This fashion backward collection features hundreds of intricate, creative, and visionary steampunk designs from top names in the business and fans from around the world. 192pp £30.00 Add
Fashion and Surrealism Richard Martin This text reveals the extravagent and ingenious creations resulting from the collaboration of Fashion and Surrealism. High quality illustration throughout. DJ sl. grubby. 239pp. £95.00 Add
Leon Bakst and the Ballets Russes Charles Spencer A re-write of the authors biography of Leon Bakst incorporating new material and giving further context to his work and the Ballet Russes. DJ grubby from shelf. 228pp. £110.00 Add
Divinely Elegant - The World of Ernst Dryden Anthony Lipmann A biography and study of Ernst Dryden and his works. High quality illustration throughout. DJ sl. tatty and edges grubby. 192pp. £10.00 Add
The New Look - The Dior Revolution Nigel Cawthorne Tracing fashion from the late Thirties through the war years into the advent of Dior's New Look, launched in Paris in 1947. Price clipped. 176pp. £40.00 Add
The Unknown Paintings of Kay Nielsen David Larkin A collection of unpublished paintings to illustrate a translation of "A Thousand and One Nights". £15.00 Add
The Best of Cosmopolitan - The '70s & '80s David Salmo A compulsive compilation bringing together highlights from Cosmo's archive and offering a fascinating chronicle. 176pp. £10.00 Add
Album of Fashions and Fabrics Barbara Johnson A unique window into 18th-century English life, into a privileged world of fashion, country houses, and travel as it was experienced by the author. Edges and DJ sl. grubby. 208pp. £120.00 Add
A History of Jewish Costume Alfred Rubens Enlarged edition, showing the variety and complexity of Jewish costume throughout history. DJ sl. tatty, price clipped and edges grubby but contents clean. 221pp. £130.00 Add
Scaasi: A Cut Above Bernadine Morris This gloriously illustrated retrospective of his highly successful career offers an inside look at American fashion. £20.00 Add
Fairie-ality: The Fashion Collection Eugenie Bird Enclosed within these covers is the latest collecion from the top fairie couturier, the House of Ellwand. Superb quality illustration throughout. DJ sl. grubby. £18.00 Add
Zelda: An Illustrated Life Elanor Lanahan A study of F. Scott Fitzgerald's wife Zelda, her history and creative achievements. Fully Illustrated. New, may have sl. shelf wear. 127pp. £120.00 Add
Denim: From Cowboys to Catwalks Graham Marsh and Paul Trynka A visual history of the world's most legendary fabric from high fashion to everyday workwear. High quality illustration throughout. Cover sl. grubby. 128pp. £95.00 Add
A Thousand Days of Magic Oleg Cassini Dressing Jacqueline Kennedy for the White House. High quality illustration throughout. DJ sl. tatty and grubby. 224pp. £42.00 Add
Period Costume for Stage & Screen Jean Hunnisett Patterns for Women's Dress 1800 - 1909. Fully illustrated. 191pp. £65.00 Add
A Touch of Class Berry Ritchie An informative and witty history about an ambitious entrepreneur with an exceptional talent for marketing called Austin Reed. Fully illustrated. 144pp. £12.00 Add
Fabulous Fakes Vivienne Becker This is a highly illustrated book tracing the history of costume jewellery from its Georgian splendour through to the twentieth century. DJ grubby, price clipped and inscription on front end paper but contents excellent. 232pp. £14.00 Add
The Hugh Evelyn History of Costume Margaret Stavridi Third Series 1500 - 1660. High quality colour plates by Faith Jaques. Price clipped and DJ grubby but contents clean. Wide folio. Bookplate on FEP. £20.00 Add
The Hugh Evelyn History of Costume Margaret Stavridi Second Series 1660 - 1800. High quality colour plates by Faith Jaques. Price clipped and DJ tatty, end papers grubby but contents clean. Wide folio. £20.00 Add
Black in Fashion Valerie Mendes A celebration of that fashion essential, the little black dress. Stunning photography and state of the art design. 144pp. £25.00 Add
The Fine Art of Fashion - An Illustrated History Julian Robinson A study of the changes in fashion and attitudes that have occurred throughout history. Well illustrated. Spine discoloured. 208pp. £23.00 Add
The Style Engine Giannino Malossi Spectacle, Indentity, Design and Business: How the Fashion Industry uses style to create wealth. High quality illustrations. 216pp. £16.50 Add
Khaki: Cut From the Original Cloth Henri Cartier-Bresson & Peter Beard An homage to khaki and its use in fashion. High quality photography throughout. 155pp. £21.00 Add
Ingres in Fashion Aileen Ribeiro A study of representations of Dress and Appearance in Ingres's images of Women. Fully illustrated. 259pp. £65.00 Add
Men and Women - Dressing the Part Claudia Brush Kidwell & Valerie Steele Looks at differences in men's and women's clothing, including infantware, and work, sports, and formal attire, and discusses the influence of social roles. 188pp. £35.00 Add
Fashion in Art - The Second Empire and Impressionism Marie Simon The dialogue between fashion and art is illustrated here by some 120 paintings - works by Renoir, Manet, Monet and Degas among them. 264pp. £75.00 Add
It's Behind You Peter Lathan An exploration of the history and development of Britain's unique love affair with pantomime. Fully illustrated. Price clipped and DJ sl. grubby. 144pp. £10.00 Add
The Book of Costume: or Annals of Fashion The Countess of Wilton Annotated and Enlarged edition of the work originally published in 1846. A study of costume and fashion through history. Illustrated. 502pp. £65.00 Add
The Who's Who of the Italian Fashion Adriana Mulassano & Alfa Castaldi Translated from the original Italian 'I mass-moda fatti e personaggi dell'Italian'. A study of important people in the Italian fashion world. High quality photographs. 372pp. £30.00 Add
Beauty in Exile Alexandre Vassiliev Translated from the original Russian. The artists, models and nobility who fled the Russian Revolution and influenced the world of fashion. 640 b&w illustrations. 480pp. £65.00 Add
Costumes: French Female 1037 - 1870 Wolfgang Hageney A study of the period in time that France influenced and formed the fashion tastes of the elite throughout Europe. Edges sl. grubby. and price clipped but contents clean. £75.00 Add
The Cutting Edge: 50 Years of British Fashion 1947 - 1997 Amy De La Haye This volume explores the elements which formed the key strengths of British fashion over the last 50 years. Featuring designers such as Amies, Westwood and Galliano. Sl. wear to DJ edges. 208pp. £35.00 Add
Broadway & Hollywood Costumes Designed by Irene Sharaff Irene Sharaff A study of the costmes Irene Sharaff has created for the stage and screen, including; Cleopatra and The King and I. DJ grubby and price clipped but contents clean. 136pp. £20.00 Add
Costume Costume Jean Cuisenier A study of the history of French Costume and Fashion. High quality illustration throughout. Sl. grubby. 328pp. £80.00 Add
Elite Fashions Catalog, 1904 Elite Styles Company An excellent reproduction of the May 1904 edition of the Elite Styles Catalog, offering a delightful, firsthand glimpse of what aflluent ladies were wearing at the turn of the Century. 76pp. £45.00 Add
Fashion at the Edge Caroline Evans A fascinating study of the dark side of 90s experimental fashion and its preoccupation with representations of death, trauma and decay. Edges and DJ sl. grubby. 326pp. £85.00 Add
Krizia Umberto Eco & Enrico Baj Italian Text. This book reveals the designs, fabrics and quirky attitude of the Krizia fashion house. Stunning illustration throughout. 295pp. £100.00 Add
Millenium Mode: Fashion Forcasts from 40 Top Designers Roberta Wolf & Trudy Schlachter For the first time in a single volume, 40 of the fashion industry's most acclaimed designers present their visions for the new millenium. Cover/DJ sl. grubby but contents clean. £10.00 Add
Loudon Sainthill Bryan Robertson A biography of one of the most imaginative theatre designers of his time. High quality illustration throughout. DJ tatty and page edges sl. discoloured but contents v. good. 64pp. £16.00 Add
Erte Jean Tibbetts A luxuriously illustrated volume with a rich selection of art from throughout Erte's long career and a detailed introduction to the artists life and work. DJ sl. grubby but contents excellent. 128pp. £75.00 Add
L'Impressionnisme et la Mode Gloria Groom and Collectif Text in French. A survey of how fashion and art of the period influenced each other. Coinciding with exhibitions in Paris, New York and Chicago. As new condition but for sl. marks on cover. 319pp. £120.00 Add
The Art of Dress Aileen Ribeiro A close analysis of a wide range of visual sources of fashion in England and France from 1750-1820. This is the first book to cover the history of dress from the point of view of an artist. DJ sl. tatty and top edge sl. grubby. 257pp. £80.00 Add
How the West was Worn Holly George-Warren and Michelle Freedman A history of western wear with very high quality photographs and detailed descriptions of each outfit. Fine condition but for sl. marks on cover. 240pp. £15.00 Add
Le Maschere Veneziane Danilo Reato Text in Italian. High quality illustration and detailed descriptions of the history of Venetian masks. Fine condition but for sl. marks on cover. 130pp. £20.00 Add
L'Orient des Femmes Christian Lacroix Text in French. Title: The Eastern Women. An exhibition catalog, this is an invitation to discover the ancient art of women's dress in the Middle East. Fine condition but for sl. creases on cover. 159pp. £50.00 Add
Ackermann's Costume Plates Stella Blum A selection of plates displaying women's fashions in England 1818-1828. High quality illustration and description throughout. good condition but cover sl. tatty and book plate on front end paper. 90pp. £9.50 Add
Les Vetements De La Liberte Nicole Pellegrin Text in French. A to Z of French clothing 1780-1800. High quality illustration and description throughout. very good condition with only minor marking to edges. 207pp. £50.00 Add
Fellini: Costumes and Fashion Giulla Mafai Comprises a number of warm tributes to Frederico Fellini that recall his remarkable versatility, his artistic genius, and his love of life with focus on costume and make-up. Many photographs. Cover grubby. 197pp. £60.00 Add
Dress in Ireland - A History Mairead Dunlevy Details many aspects of the evolution of dress: the effect of styles worn at the English Court in Dublin; foreign trade and fashions; the birth of middle-class aspiration and the eclectic fashions that it spawned. Cover sl. marked. 192pp. £80.00 Add
Fashion in the French Revolution Aileen Ribeiro Exploring the changes in dress during the French Revolution and linking them with the rapidly shifting political climate. Illustrated throughout. Price clipped and DJ v. sl. grubby. 158pp. £75.00 Add
Costume and Civilization: Louis XIV & Versailles Diana de Marly Focussing on the court of the Sun King and the magnificence of the clothing in Versailles. Well illustrated throughout. DJ sl. grubby. 139pp. £110.00 Add
The Fashion of Architecture Bradley Quinn The most comprehensive study to date of the relationship between architecture and fashion.Well illustrated throughout. Edges and cover sl. grubby. 254pp. £30.00 Add
Appearance and Power K. P. Johnson and Sahrron J. Lennon Tackling the charged and frequently painful subject of how appearance affects social interaction and the role of the majority in perpetuating and institutionlising it as an evaluative criterion. Cover sl. marked. 201pp. £11.00 Add
Model in Paris Valerie Thurlow An entertaining and racy story of how a young girl from the Midlands achieved the distinction of being a top model at the House of Balmain. Price clipped and edges and DJ sl. grubby. 156pp. £5.00 Add
Folk Art in Poland Ewa Frys & Anna Iracka & Marian Pokropek A study of folk art, costume and sculpture through history in Poland. High quality illustration throughout. Price clipped and edges and DJ sl. grubby. 349pp. £16.00 Add
ViewNarbilete av ein draktskikk Aagot Noss Text in Norwegian. Closeup of traditional costume from Norway. High quality illustration throughout. DJ v. sl. tatty. 326pp £105.00 Add
Estampas castellano-leonesas del siglo XIX : Trajes Y Costumbres Concha Casado Lobato Text in Spanish. Castilian-Leonese Patterns nineteenth century: Costumes and Customs. High quality illustration throughout. DJ sl. grubby. 220pp £75.00 Add
Thuringer Volkstrachten zwischen Rhon und Altenburger Land Magdalena Bindmann Text in German. A study of German folk costume. High quality illustration throughout. DJ sl. grubby. 120pp £30.00 Add
Lidove Umeni z Cech, Moravy a Slezska Jitka Stankova Text in Slovak. Folk art from Bohemia Moravia and Silesia.Well illustrated throughout. DJ sl. grubby. 198pp £22.00 Add
L'Ud Oravy V Minulosti Pavol Caplovic Text in Slovak. A history of 'Oravy People' and their dress. High quality illustration throughout. DJ sl. grubby. 198pp £30.00 Add
McDowell's Directory of Twentieth Century Fashion Colin McDowell An indispensible encyclopedia of style for today's fashion concious consumer showing the who's who and what's what of the history of modern apparel. Well illustarted throughout. Cover shows some wear. 320pp £12.50 Add
The Influence of Ottoman Turkish Textiles and Costume in Eastern Europe Veronika Gervers History, Technology and Art: Monograph 4. A study of the influence the Ottoman Empire on Eastern European costume and arts. Sl. grubby. 168pp £38.00 Add
Eesti Rahvaroivad Melanie Kaarma Text in Estonian. Estonian Folk Costumes. High quality illustration throughout. DJ sl. tatty. 462pp £40.00 Add
Seebach: Coutumes et tradition d'un village de l'outre foret
Text in French. Customs and Traditions of a Village in the Forest (Seebach). High quality illustration throughout. DJ sl. grubby. 167pp £8.00 Add
Drakt Solv Jorunn Fossberg Text in Norwegian. Costume Silver. A study of how silver was worn. High quality illustration throughout. DJ sl. tatty. 206pp £130.00 Add
Adolph Tidemand og folk han motte Aagot Noss Text in Norwegian. Norwegian Folk Costumes - Adolph Tidemand and the people he met. High quality illustration throughout. 249pp £170.00 Add
Tailor's Pattern Book 1589 Juan de Alcega Rare collection of 135 tailoring patterns originally published in 1589, this information is unique since Alcega (a master tailor) was the first to publish the secrets of the trade. With full English translation. Small marks on cover. 66pp. £185.00 Add
Ludovy Odev Na Spisi Maria Felberova Text in Slovak. Slovak Folk Costumes. High quality illustration throughout. DJ v. sl. tatty. 161pp £70.00 Add
Polskie Stroje Ludowe Jan Manugiewicz Text in Polish. Polish Folk Costumes. High quality illustration. Cloth cover has markings on one flap, pages are tanned. 71pp. £115.00 Add
Folketoj Pa Landet 1830-1880 Erna Lorenzen & Ulla Thyrring Text in Danish. Danish Folk Costumes. High quality illustration. Cover is sl. tatty. 108pp. £22.00 Add
The Greek Folk Costume Volume 1 Angeliki Hatzimichali Text in English. Volume 1 - Costumes with the Sigouni. A hugely detailed study of Greek national costume since 1900. High quality illustration. Cloth cover has some small markings. 399pp. £80.00 Add
The Greek Folk Costume Volume 2 Angeliki Hatzmichali Text in English. Volume 2 - Costumes with the Kavadi. A hugely detailed study of Greek national costume since 1900. High quality illustration. Fine condition with only tiny markings to DJ. 463pp. £80.00 Add
The Vanishing Tribes of Burma Richard K. Diran The result of the authors extraordinary obsession with recording the centuries old costumes and way of life of the Burmese tribes. High quality illustration. DJ sl. grubby. 240pp. £80.00 Add
Japanese Costume - History and Tradition Alan Kennedy A study of the 'Golden Age' of Japanese costume (1500-1900) presented in the light of the political and social changes that took place in this period. Well Illustrated. 151pp. £30.00 Add
Espana Tipos Y Trajes Jose Ortiz Echague Text in Spanish. Spanish types of Costume. High quality illustration. DJ is tatty, pages tanned. £75.00 Add
Alter bauerlicher Schmuck Gislind Ritz Text in German. 'Old Farm Jewellery'. A study of German folk costume and jewellery. High quality illustration. DJ has tiny tear on spine. 221pp. £40.00 Add
Trachten im Schaumburger Land Wolf Lucking Text in German. 'Costume in the Schaumburg District'. A study of German folk costume. High quality illustration. 143pp. £35.00 Add
The Folk Costumes of Croatia Jelka Radaus Ribaric Text in English. A one volume study of Croatian folk costumes with focus on their visual presentation. High quality illustration. DJ tatty. Ex Libris. £45.00 Add
Folk Art in Rumania Rumanian Institute Text in English. A study of Romanian folk costume, art, furniture and embroidery. High quality illustration. Pages tanned and cover sl. faded. 221pp. £32.00 Add
Resplendent Dress from Southeastern Europe Elizabeth Wayland Barber & Barbara Belle Sloan Lavishly illustrated, featuring stunning nineteenth- and twentieth-century ensembles from Macedonia, Croatia, Albania etc. tracing this twenty-thousand-year tradition of dress in fascinating detail. 275pp. £19.00 Add
Art Populaire Slovaque Rudolf Mrlian Text in French. A study of Slovak architecture, costumes and embroidery. High quality illustration. Pages tanned and DJ tatty. £35.00 Add
Ceremonial Costumes and Treasures of the Emperors of Japan Kirihata Ken Text in English. A study of Japanese costume, art and accessories. High quality illustration. Clean condition. 120pp. £28.00 Add
Trachten der Schweiz Lotti Schurch-Louise Witzig Text in German. 'Costume of Switzerland'. A study of Swiss folk costume. High quality illustration. Top edge sl. grubby. 232pp. £22.00 Add
Norwegian Bunads Bent Vanberg Text in English. A study of Norwegian national folk costume. High quality illustration. Tiny tear in top corner of DJ. 237pp. £90.00 Add
Lidove Kroje V Ceskoslovensku Dili Cechy Text in Czech. 'Folk Costumes in Czechoslovakia'. A study of Czech/Slovak folk costume. High quality illustration. Sl. damage to spine, sl. grubby. 232pp. £180.00 Add
Greek Traditional Jewelery Angelos Delivorrias Text in English. A detailed study of jewellery worn with Greek national costume since 1900. High quality illustration. DJ sl. grubby. 56pp. £25.00 Add
National Minority Costume in China Ian Wong & Mary Seddon Text in Chinese/English. A fascinating study of folk costume from China's minority groups (Mongols, Tibetan, Hui etc.). High quality illustration. Small markings on end papers. 127pp. £90.00 Add
Tscheremissicher Schmuck - Ethnographische Untersuchung Ildiko Lehtinen Text in German. 'Mari Jewellery - an Ethnographic Investigation' A fascinating study of folk costume and jewellery from the Mari People (Finn-Urgic). High quality illustration. Cover v. sl. grubby. 372pp. £52.00 Add
Bulgarian Folk Art Penko Puntev Text in English. A fascinating study of folk costume, art and embroidery from Bulgaria. High quality illustration. Top edge sl. grubby, DJ grubby, Ex libris. 248pp. £35.00 Add
Historic Hungarian Costume from Budapest Various Written in conjunction with the exhibition of the same name, a detailed look at historical Hungarian folk costume with specific emphasis on Budapest. High quality illustration. Cover and end papers grubby but contents clean. 64pp. £35.00 Add
Lad og Krone - fra jente til brur Aagot Noss Text in Norwegian. 'headdress and crown from girl to bride' A study of Norwegian folk costume and jewellery. High quality illustration. Small markings on end papers. 272pp. £120.00 Add
Folk Costumes of Norway Gunvor Ingstad Traetteberg Text in English. A study of Norwegian peasant 'folk' costume. High quality illustration. DJ sl. faded, private book plate inside front cover. 42pp. £30.00 Add
Costumes of India Dorris Flynn A personal and critical approach studying the rich variety of Indian costume, the illustrations depict the distinct personalities that are inseperable from the costumes and eliven the text. DJ sl. grubby. 98pp. £52.00 Add
Goldhaube und Kopftuch Franz Carl Lipp Text in German. 'Gold Dome and Headscarves'. A study of traditional Austrian/German headwear. High quality illustration. Top edge v. sl. grubby. 196pp. £230.00 Add
Coiffes et Costumes en Bretagne autrefois G. M. Thomas Text in French. 'Headdresses and Costumes formerly of Briton' A study of French/Belgium folk costume and headwear in the Brittany region. Illustrated. Private book plate inside front cover. 131pp. £20.00 Add
Scandanavian Peasant Costume Kathleen Primmer A study of Scandinavian folk costume and adornment from first hand knowledge and extensive research. illustrated. DJ faded, pages sl. tanned and price clipped. 103pp. £12.50 Add
Rahwaan Puku Ildiko Lehtinen & Pirkko Sihvo Text in Finnish, some notes also in English. 'Folk Costume' A survey of the Finnish National Museum folk costume collection. High quality illustration. Cover has some small wear marks. 208pp. £170.00 Add
ViewFolk Costumes in Denmark Ellen Andersen Text in English.Pictures and descriptions of local dresses in the National Museum. High quality illustration. Cover sl. tatty and pages sl. tanned. 42pp. £75.00 Add
Ceux D'Alsace Types et Coutumes Charles Spindler Text in French. 'The types and customs of Alsace' A study of folk life and dress in Alsace. High quality illustration by Elzingre. Cover tatty but contents clean. 138pp. £42.00 Add
Maroc costumes, broderies, brocarts J. P. Bernes Text in french. 'Morocco costumes, brocade, embroidery' A study of traditional Moroccan clothing and weaving. High quality illustration. DJ and end papers sl. tatty. 90pp. £55.00 Add
The Hungarian Szur - An Archaic Mantle of Eurasian Origin Veronika Gervers-Molnar Text in English. A study of the Hungarian 'Szur' mantle a characteristic outer garment of herdsmen and peasants. High quality illustration. Sl. tanned but v. good general condition, private book plate inside front cover. 142pp. £18.50 Add
National Costume Reference - Japan Marion Sichel A brief introduction with lavish illustration to Japanese national dress from the earliest recorded times to the present day. Price clipped and some marks on DJ, top edge sl. grubby. 64pp. £8.00 Add
National Costume Reference - USSR Marion Sichel A brief introduction with excellent illustration to the variety of national dress in the USSR. Price clipped and some marks on DJ, top edge sl. grubby. 64pp. £18.00 Add
Indian Costumes A Biswas Text in English. A brief survey of Indian apparel through the ages showing the differences in different regions but highlighting the common heritage of all Indian costume. Illustrated. DJ tatty. 141pp. £12.00 Add
ViewThe History of Rural & Urban Costume in Cephalonia Helen Cosmetatos Text in English. An study giving an outline of historical costume on the island of Cephalonia dating from the early 16th century. Cover sl. grubby. 85pp. £20.00 Add
Hungarian Peasant Art Tamas Hofer Text in English. A study of the Hungarian peasantry, their clothing ornaments and art. Illustrated throughout. DJ sl. tatty and edges sl. grubby. £16.00 Add
Deutsche Trachten Erich Retzlaff & Margarete Baur-Heinhold Text in German. 'German Costume' A pictoral look a traditional German costume, very high quality prints. Sl. foxing to some pages and DJ sl. grubby. 80pp. £8.00 Add
Women's Costume of the Near and Middle East Jennifer Scarce A brilliant account of the development of women's dress from the 14th C. to the early 20th C. in the near and middle east within the context of the Ottoman Empire. Some small makrs on cover. 192pp. £70.00 Add
Costumes of Upper Burma and the Shan States R. A. Innes A look at the national costumes of Burma and the Shan states in the collection of the Bankfield Museum, Halifax. Photographs illustrations and descriptions of traditional clothing and bags. Cover sl. faded and inscription on front end paper. 58pp. £18.00 Add
Folk Arts of New China Jack Chen Text in English. A study of the great renaissance in Chinese folk arts and their integration into daily life. Paper cuts and illustrations throughout. DJ grubby and tatty but contents clean. £15.00 Add
The Functions of Folk Costume in Moravian Slovakia Petr Bogatyrev Text in English (translated from the original 1937 Slovak). The classic monograph on the functions of the Slovak folk costume. Illustrated. DJ v. sl. grubby. 119pp. £85.00 Add
Japanese Costume and Textile Arts Seiroku Noma One of 31 highly detailed volumes translated from the famous Heibonsha series covering the entire range of Japanese art. This particular volume focuses on the superb clothing and textiles produced in Japan from ancient times to the modern day. Price clipped, DJ and top edge v. sl. grubby. 169pp. £14.00 Add
Folk Dress in Europe and Anatolia Linda Welters A study of folk dress in Europe with specific emphasis on the relationship between dress and the body and beliefs about protection and fertility. Cover v. sl. grubby. 243pp. £18.00 Add
Die Entwicklung der Trachtenhaube im Fudlichen Teil des Oberrhein-gebietes Dr. Maria Riffel Text in German. 'The development of costume hoods in the southern part of the Upper Rhine Basin'. A study of German folk headwear. Rough cut pages and cover sl. faded. £55.00 Add
Original Tyrolean Costumes Baron Georg Franckenstein Text in German/English/French. A study of Austrian folk costume from the Tyrol region. High quality colour plates throughout. Pages tanned and cover v. sl. tatty. 60pp £23.00 Add
moldabckij nacionalbnbij kostjum - Moldavian National Costume W.S. Selentschuk Text in Russian/English. 'Moldavian National Costume' A study of Moldovan folk costume from history until the Soviet Era. Illustrated throughout. Cover sl. grubby. 144pp £7.50 Add
Coiffes de Bretagne Pierre Helias Text in French. 'Caps of Briton' A study of headwear from the Brittany region. Illustrated throughout. Cover shows some wear. £20.00 Add
Costumes de Bretagne Pierre Helias Text in French. 'Costumes of Briton' A study of traditional folk costume from the Brittany region. Illustrated throughout. Cover shows some wear. 36pp. £20.00 Add
Chinese Costume in Transition A. C. Scott Text in English. A study of the history and development of Chinese traditional costume, with line drawings by the author. Cover shows some wear and page edges sl. tanned. 110pp. £20.00 Add
National Costumes in Holland Riet Hijlkema Text in English. A study of traditional folk costumes from different regions of the Netherlands. Illustrated throughout. DJ is tatty and inscription on front end paper but contents clean. £18.00 Add
Costumes de Notre Terroir Charles Brun Text in French. 'Costumes of our Land' A study of French provincial costume, sections for each region. Stunning illustrations by Beuville, Clave and G. de Sainte-Croix. In original box with only v. minor wear to cover. £150.00 Add
Trajes Regionales Espanoles Manuel Comba Text in Spanish. 'Spanish Regional Costumes' A study of Spanish folk costume, sections for each region. High quality illustrations by Manuel Comba. Edges v. sl. grubby minor foxing to end papers but contents clean. 393pp. £55.00 Add
Handbuch der Deutschen Tracht Friedrich Hottenroth Text in German. 'Handbook of German Costume' A study of traditional German folk costume and its development over time. Sections for each period. High quality illustrations. Cover sl. grubby. 244pp. £26.00 Add
Das grosse Buch der Volkstrachten Albert Kretschmer Text in German. 'The Big Book of Folk Costume' A study of traditional German folk costume. A reprint of the original 19th C. text by Kretschmer. High quality illustrations. Fine condition. 167pp. £25.00 Add
Latviesu Tautas Terpi Latvijas Vestures Muzejs Text in Latvian. 2 Volumes 'Latvian National Costumes' A study of traditional Latvian folk costume. Produced by the Latvian Museum of History. High quality illustrations. DJs sl. tatty. 317 & 398pp. £85.00 Add
French Costumes Andre Varagnac & E. Lepage-Medvey English translation by Mary Chamot. A study of traditional French folk costume and its development over time. High quality illustrations throughout. Spine is split and book is in 2 parts and is generally tatty, however the full colour plates are in superb condition. £28.00 Add
National Costumes - Austria, Hungary, Poland, Czecho-Slovakia Andre Varagnac & E. Lepage-Medvey English translation by S. P. Skipwith. A study of traditional folk costume in Eatern Europe. High quality illustrations throughout. Spine is damaged, some pages are loose and book is generally tatty, however the full colour plates are in superb condition. £55.00 Add
Folk Costumes - Woven Textiles and Embroideries of Rumania Tancred Banateanu & Gheorghe Focsa & Emilia Ionesc Text in English. A comprehensive study of traditional Romanian folk costume, textiles and embroidery. High quality illustrations. DJ is tatty/grubby but contents clean. 423pp. £55.00 Add
Joza Uprka Stepan Jez Text in Czech. 'Joza Uprka - The fifth anniversary of his death' A study of the works by famed Czech artist Uprka. His work focussed on the folklore of Southern Moravia. A reprint of the original 19th C. text by Kretschmer. High quality illustrations. Cover sl. tatty, page edges tanned and spine sl. damaged but contents clean. 293pp. £40.00 Add
Die Rumanische Volkstracht des Kreises Tulcea Elena Secosan & Steluta Parau Text in German. 'Romanian Folk Costume of the Tulcea Area' A study of traditional Romanian folk costume, textiles and embroidery. High quality illustrations. DJ sl. tatty and edges grubby. 170pp. £16.00 Add
Nederlandsche Kleederdragten en Zeden en Gebruiken Valentyn Bing & Braet von Uberfeldt Text in Dutch. 'Netherlands Costume and Manners and Customs' A pictoral study of traditional Dutch folk costume and customs. Reprint of the original 1857 edition. High quality illustrations. DJ grubby and private bookplate stuck inside front cover. 74pp. £28.00 Add
Armenian National Costumes Arakel Patrik Text in Russian/Armenian/English. A study of traditional Armenian folk costume 'from ancient times to our days'. High quality illustrations. DJ tatty. 200pp. £70.00 Add
Traditional Bulgarian Wedding Radost Ivanova Text in English. A study of traditional Bulgarian folk wedding costume and decoration. High quality illustrations. DJ tatty and book plate on title page/front end paper. 151pp. £20.00 Add
Klederdrachten - een reis langs de levende streekdrachten van Nederland Constance Nieuwhoff & Willem Diepraam Cas Oorthuys Text in Dutch. 'Costumes - A journey through the regional costumes of the Netherlands' A study of traditional Dutch folk costume. High quality illustrations. Edges of cover sl. tatty and private bookplate inside front cover. 127pp. £35.00 Add
Romania - from the thesaurus of the traditional popular costume Mircea Malita & Tancred Banateanu Text in English, Translated by Mary Lazarescu. A study of traditional Romanian folk costume. High quality illustrations. 112pp. £20.00 Add
Swiss Topography & Costume in Prints and Watercolours Phillips Text in English. Auction catalogue from the sale at the Hotel Beau-Rivage, Geneva on Monday 10th Novermber 1986. High quality illustrations of several lots focussing on Swiss landscapes and costumes. 97pp. £12.00 Add
Folkdrakter ur Nordiska museets samlingar Anna-Maja Nylen Text in Swedish. 'Costumes from Nordic museums' collections' A study of folk costumes from the Nordic Museums collections. High quality illustrations of several pieces. 184pp. £40.00 Add
Vetements et Costumes dans la Savoie Traditionnelle Gerard Collomb & Ivan Cadenne & Louise Alcan Text in French. 'Traditional Clothes and Costumes from Savoie' A study of folk costume from the Savoie region of France. High quality illustrations. Cover sl. discoloured. 168pp. £18.00 Add
Trachten in Unterfranken Karin Genth Text in German. 'Costumes in Unterfranken' A study of traditional folk costume in the Unterfranken area of Germany. High quality illustrations. DJ v. sl. grubby. 256pp. £13.00 Add
Folk Dancing in Norway Johan Krogsaeter Text in English. A study of traditional Norwegian folk dancing and music and the costume worn when performing. High quality illustrations. 54pp. £15.00 Add
The Art of the Hungarian Furriers Maria Kresz Text in English. Translated from the original 'Nepi Szucsmunka' A study of traditional Hungarian folk costume made from sheepskin. Focus on decoration and embroidery. High quality illustrations. £20.00 Add
Ungarische Volkstanze Gyorgy Martin Text in German. Translated from the original 'A Magyar Nep Tancai' A study of traditional Hungarian folk dance, music and the costumes worn to perform. Illustrated. £12.00 Add
Les Coiffes Bretonnes Maurice Bigot Text in French. 'Caps of Brittany' A study of traditional folk headwear from the Brittany region of France. High quality illustrations. Rough cut edges, cover sl. discoloured, inscription on front end paper. £38.00 Add
The Stewarts J. Stewart of Ardvorlich Part of Johnston's Clan Histories, A study of the lands, history and tartans of the Stewart clan. High quality illustrations. Cover is sl. tatty. 32pp £16.00 Add
Ethnic Costume from Guizhou Nationalities Affairs Commission Text in English. Clothing designs and decorations from minority ethnic groups in Southwest China. High quality illustrations. DJ v. sl. tatty and pages sl. tanned. 102pp. £46.00 Add
Trachten Aus Osterreich Rudolf Fochler Text in German/English/French. 'Costumes in Austria' A study of traditional folk costumes in Austria. High quality illustrations. DJ sl. tatty and pages sl. tanned. £10.00 Add
Folk Costumes of Sweden - a living tradition Inga Arno Berg & Gunnel Hazelius Berg Text in English. Presented for the first time in English - A comprehensive survey of traditional costume from the across Sweden. High quality illustrations. Some small marks on cover. 239pp. £90.00 Add
Nase Lidove Kroje Blazena Sotkova Text in Czech. 'Our Folk Costumes' A study of traditional folk costumes from Czechoslovakia. 8 volumes of patterns and instructions to create the garments. High quality illustrations. Generally clean condition, some tanning/rough edges to some volumes. £165.00 Add
Costumes et Coiffes de Bretagne Hippolyte Lalaisse Text in French. 'Costumes and Headwear of Brittany' A study of traditional folk costume and headwear from the Brittany region of France. 100 High quality compositions by the author. DJ and edges sl. grubby but contents v. clean. £425.00 Add
Ceske Lidove Kroje Jirina Langhammerova Text in Czech. 'Czech Folk Costumes' A study of traditional folk costumes from the Czech Republic. High quality photographs. DJ sl. grubby. 150pp. £25.00 Add
Il Costume Popolare in Italia Emma Calderini Text in Italian. 'Popular Costumes in Italy' One of 1000 copies (No. 308). A study of traditional folk costumes from Italy, sections for each region. High quality illustration throughout. Tanning/foxing to page edges and cover sl. grubby. 366pp. £490.00 Add
Haft I Zdobienie Stroju Ludowego Kazimierz Pietkiewicz Text in Polish (mainly) some text in Russian/French/German/ English/Czech. 'Embroidery and Embellishment in Folk Costume' A study of traditional folk costumes from Poland with specific focus on detailed embroidery and decoration. High quality illustration. Cover and page edges sl. grubby. £25.00 Add
Costumes Moeurs et Legendes de Savoie Estella Canziani Text in French. 'Costumes, Manner and Legends of Savoie' A comprehensive study of traditional folk costumes, stories and customs from the Savoie region of France. High quality Illustration. V. sl. wear on corners of DJ. £70.00 Add
Bulgarian National Costumes and Folk Jewellery Maria Veleva & Snezhana Dancheva-Blagoeva Text in English. A complete monographic study of traditional folk costumesand jewellery from Bulgaria. Considering materials, historical influences and artistic form. High quality Illustration. DJ sl. tatty. 175pp £30.00 Add
Ethiopian Costumes Nancy Donovan & Jill Last Text in English. An overview of the fascinating kaleidoscope of people and clutures which make up the Ethiopian Nation, with particular emphasis on their traditional costumes. High quality Illustration. Some marks on cover. 34pp. £18.00 Add
Jizda Kralu - Lidovy Obrad Hra Slavnost Vacla Frolec Text mainly in Czech, some text in English/Geman/Russian. 'Ride of Kings - People's Ceremony Celebrations' A fascinating study of traditional folk costumes from Czechoslovakia, with particular emphasis on the Slovak folk festival called the 'Ride of Kings' High quality Illustration. 175pp £16.50 Add
Klederdrachten Collectie Hare Majesteit Koningin Wilhelmina 1948-1973 E. Bosch-van de Kolk & J. Duyvetter Text in Dutch. 'Costume Collection of Her Majesty Queen Wilhelmina' A study of the Nederlands Openlucht Museum collection from Queen Wilhelmina with emphasis on costume and jewellery. High quality Illustration. Sl. wear on DJ and private bookplate inside front cover. 52pp £7.00 Add
Het Platteland Rond Oranje J. Duyvetter Text in Dutch. 'The Countryside Around Orange' A study of the costume collection in the Dutch Open Air Museum in 1973-74. High quality Illustration. Sl. wear on DJ and private bookplate inside front cover. 67pp £5.00 Add
Van Hoofdbrekens en Kopzorgen J. Duyvetter Text in Dutch. 'Of Headaches and Headaches' (literal translation) A study of the Nederlands Openlucht Museum collection of traditional hats and headwear. High quality Illustration. Sl. wear on DJ and private bookplate inside front cover. 70pp £22.00 Add
Costumes en Trois Actes Noelle Guibert & Claudette Joannis Text in French. 'Costumes in Three Acts' A tribute to an essential element stage, stage costumes. Published in association with the exhibition by the Bibliotheque in 1997. High quality Illustration. 30pp £16.00 Add
Les Enfants Alsaciens Marie-Claude Monchaux Text in French. 'The Children of Alsace' A study of the works by the author showing French children in traditional costume for the region. High quality Illustration. 32pp £6.50 Add
Les Enfants Bretons Marie-Claude Monchaux Text in French. 'The Children of Brittany' A study of the works by the author showing French children in traditional costume for the region. High quality Illustration. 32pp £6.50 Add
Les Enfants Savoyards Marie-Claude Monchaux Text in French. 'The Children of Savoie' A study of the works by the author showing French children in traditional costume for the region. High quality Illustration. 32pp £12.00 Add
Les Enfants Normands Marie-Claude Monchaux Text in French. 'The Children of Normandy' A study of the works by the author showing French children in traditional costume for the region. High quality Illustration. 32pp £17.00 Add
Les Enfants Provencaux Marie-Claude Monchaux Text in French. 'The Children of ' A study of the works by the author showing French children in traditional costume for the region. High quality Illustration. 32pp £10.00 Add
Les Enfants Vendeens, Poitevins, Charentais Marie-Claude Monchaux Text in French. 'The Children of Vendee, Poitou, Charente' A study of the works by the author showing French children in traditional costume for the region. High quality Illustration. 32pp £18.50 Add
Modes Romantiques Viennoises 1800-1860 Jacques Wilhelm Text in French. 'Viennese Romantic Fashion 1800-1860' Produced in conjunction with the exhibition of the collections of the museum of the history of Vienna in 1969. High quality Illustration of traditional 'romance' period costumes. Cover sl. discoloured and private bookplate inside front cover. £20.00 Add
Danish Folk Costumes Ellen Andersen Text in English. Translated by John R. B. Gosney. A study of Danish folk costume and traditional life. High quality Illustration. Cover sl. grubby and spine damaged so pages are loose (all pages are present and complete). 36pp £12.50 Add
Le Costume Populaire Provencal Yves Fattori Text in French. 'The Folk Costume of Provence' A comprehensive study of French folk costume and accessories with sections of the book devoted to mens/womens/regional dress. High quality Illustration. DJ sl. grubby. 223pp £350.00 Add
Tradycje Tworczosci Ludowej Alena Vondruskova & Vlastimil Vondruska Text in Polish. 'Folk Traditions' Comprehensive study of traditional culture, costume, art and lifestyle in the Czech Republic and Moravia. High quality Illustration. DJ sl. grubby. £6.50 Add
Schwarzwalder Trachten Waltraut Werner-Kunzig Text in German/French/English. 'Black Forest Costume' A showcase of traditional folk costumes in the Black Forest region of Germany. High quality Illustration. 96pp £19.00 Add
Cypriot Costumes Eleni Papadimitriou Text in Greek/English. A systematic and detailed study of traditional greek costumes from the Island of Cyprus. High quality Illustration with many photographs and line drawings. Cover sl. discoloured. 129pp £46.00 Add
Macedonian Costumes Ioanna Papantoniou Text in Greek/English/French. A systematic and detailed study of traditional greek costumes from Macedonia. High quality Illustration with many photographs and line drawings. Cover sl. grubby. 152pp £80.00 Add
Women's Traditional Costume in Attica Greece Linda Welters Text in English. A systematic and detailed study of traditional greek costumes from the Attica region. High quality Illustration with many photographs. Cover sl. worn. 94pp £16.00 Add
Russian Folk Clothing
Text in Russian/English. Comprehensive study of traditional Russian folk clothing from the collection of the State Ethnographical Museum of the People of the USSR. High quality Illustration and photographs. Wear to spine and cover is v. tatty. 221pp £85.00 Add
Romanian Folk Textiles Joyce Winkel & Dr. Paul Petrescu Catalogue for the Romanian Folk Textile exhibition in 1978 at the Craft and Folk Art Museum, LA. Also contains a brief history of Romania and the development of costume and textiles. High quality Illustration and photographs. Small marks on cover. 48pp £22.00 Add
Horacky Kroj z Telecska, Dacicka a Trestska Jirina Matlova-Divoka Text in Czech. 'Highland Costume from Telecska, Dacicka and Trestska' Study of traditional costume and textile in the former Czechoslovakia, includes 12 large lace patterns. High quality Illustration and photographs. DJ sl. tatty. 47pp £25.00 Add
ViewSearch for the Golden Age Zdenek Mahler Text in Czech. Study of traditional life, costume and textiles in the former Czechoslovakia. High quality Illustration and photographs. DJ tatty. £10.00 Add
Unterfranken - Trachten in Bayern Reinhard Worschech Text in German. 'Lower Frankonia - Costume in Bayern' Study of traditional costume in Germany. High quality Illustration and photographs. DJ sl. tatty. 176pp £15.00 Add
ViewPeloponnesian Folklore Foundation - Catalogue Ioanna Papantoniou Text in English, translation by Helen Zigada. Fascinating catalogue highlighting the development of greek folk clothing from 'early man' to modern regional costumes. High quality Illustration and photographs. Edges sl. grubby. 87pp £75.00 Add
The Culture and Life of the Czechoslovak People Helena Johnova Text in English. A fascinating guide through the collections of the Ethnographic department of The Historical Museum of The National Museum in Prague. Several high quality photographs of the exhibits. DJ sl. grubby. 47pp £5.00 Add
Allmogekulturen I Estland Karin Aasma Text in Swedish. 'Peasant Culture in Estonia' Study of traditional folk costume and lifestyle in Estonia. High quality Illustration and photographs. Cover sl. tatty. 82pp £24.00 Add
Folk Traditions in Yugoslavia Ten Tours Leposava Zunic-Bas Text in English. Fascinating study of folk costume and life through 'ten tours' each showing a specific region of Yugoslavia. High quality Illustration by Zdenka Sertic. 177pp £16.00 Add
Le Costume Breton Marie-Claude Monchaux Text in French. 'The Costume of Brittany' Study of traditional folk costume and lifestyle in the Brittany area of France. High quality Illustration. Cover v. sl. grubby. 32pp £6.50 Add
Le Costume en Provence J Charles-Roux Text in French. 'The Costume of Provence' Study of traditional folk costume and lifestyle in the Provence area of France (Troisieme Edition). High quality Illustration and photographs. Cover sl. grubby and rough cut edges but contents clean. 250pp £50.00 Add
Portul Popular din Romania Hedvig-Maria Formagiu Text in Romanian. 'Costume from Romania' Study of traditional folk costume and lifestyle in Romania. High quality Illustration and photographs. Cover sl. tatty/faded. 340pp £25.00 Add
Medieval Clothing and Textiles - Volume 1 Robin Netherton and Gale R. Owen-Crocker Volume 1 of 10 - discussing known examples of Western European Embroidery before 1100, textile imagery in Old English poems and more. High quality Illustration. Cover has v. minor marks from storage. 185pp £40.00 Add
Medieval Clothing and Textiles - Volume 2 Robin Netherton and Gale R. Owen-Crocker Volume 2 of 10 - discussing clothing descriptions in an early Irish poem in relation to archaeological finds, the Latin inscription on the Bayeux Tapestry and more. High quality Illustration. Cover has v. minor marks from storage. 190pp £35.00 Add
Medieval Clothing and Textiles - Volume 3 Robin Netherton and Gale R. Owen-Crocker Volume 3 of 10 - discussing England, Flanders, France, Germany and Spain from the 7th to the 16th Centuries. High quality Illustration. Cover has v. minor marks from storage. 221pp £35.00 Add
Medieval Clothing and Textiles - Volume 4 Robin Netherton and Gale R. Owen-Crocker Volume 4 of 10 - a special focus on headdress, with papers analysing women's turbans in 15th C French paintings, the changing meaning of the term cuff and more. High quality Illustration. Cover has v. minor marks from storage. 227pp £40.00 Add
Medieval Clothing and Textiles - Volume 5 Robin Netherton and Gale R. Owen-Crocker Volume 5 of 10 - featuring several articles examining the interaction of medieval romance with textiles and clothing, French Gothic ivory carvings illustrating fashionable dress and more. High quality Illustration. Cover has v. minor marks from storage. 208pp £35.00 Add
Medieval Clothing and Textiles - Volume 6 Robin Netherton and Gale R. Owen-Crocker Volume 6 of 10 - presents groundbreaking articles in novel areas of textile and dress scholarship: an introduction to an unexamined class of embroidery, scholarly research on historical dress in Latvia and more. High quality Illustration. Cover has v. minor marks from storage. 225pp £35.00 Add
The 1977 Fashion Guide Kaori O'Connor The unique guide to shops and shopping in London for all the best buys of the year (1977). Cover sl. grubby and creased but contents clean. 379pp £10.00 Add
ViewThe 1978 Fashion Guide Kaori O'Connor & Farrol Kahn The unique A-Z London shopping guide to the best fashion buys of the year (1978) for men and women. Cover sl. grubby but contents clean. 360pp £10.00 Add
The Visual History of Costume Aileen Ribiro & Valerie Cumming Seven Centuries of costume history in one volume. Over 200 contemporary full-page illustrations arranged in chronolgical order, full commentaries with explanatory notes on the head, body and accessories for each illustration. Cover sl. discoloured. 240pp £20.00 Add
The Art of African Fashion Els van der Plas Text in English. Fascinating study of African fashion design, textile design, hair design and body decoration. Very High quality Illustration. 271pp £30.00 Add
ViewCostume and Accessories in the 18th Century Marion Fletcher A study of 18th Century costume and accessories held at the National Gallery of Victoria. High quality Illustration. 32pp £15.00 Add
The Fashion Guide 1976 Kaori O'Connor The unique guide to shops and shopping in London for all the best buys of the year (1976). Cover sl. grubby and creased but contents clean. 270pp £10.00 Add
ViewThe London Fashion Guide Spring 1975 Kaori O'Connor A guide to the 100 top shops in London. Designed to lead the shopper through the maze of shops and stores to what they want.. Cover sl. grubby and creased but contents clean. 150pp £8.50 Add
The Golden Age of Couture Claire Wilcox Paris and London 1947-57. A celebration of a momentus decade in fashion history that began with the launch of Dior's famous New Look. Stunning photography from the exhibition at the the V&A. DJ v. sl. grubby from storage. 224pp £50.00 Add
Die Mode in der Menschlichen Gesellschaft Rene Konig and Peter W. Schuppisser Text in German. 'The Fashion in Human Society' An intriguing book designed to give a in depth overview of fashion and its development since the earlies recorded mentions. High quality illustration throughout. DJ sl. tatty and edges sl. grubby. 527pp £35.00 Add
The Monumental Brasses of Cornwall Edwin Hadlow Wise Dunkin Facsimilie of the 1882 edition. 62 Illustrative plates with descriptive, genealogical and haraldic notes of the Ancient Monumental Brasses in Cornwall. High quality illustration throughout. Cover and end papers sl. grubby. £50.00 Add
British Fashion Designers - Paper Dolls Tom Tierney A lavish display to delight paper doll fans, this panorama of contemporary British clothing styles will also thrill fashion buffs of all ages. High quality illustration throughout. Cover v. sl. tatty. 16 colour plates. £50.00 Add
ViewTheir Majesties' Courts holden at Buckingham Palace Frank Burlington Fawcett A study of the holding of 'Their Majesties' Court' a yearly event. This is a valuable annual record from the 1935 event and focuses on the particulars of the courts and toilettes worn . High quality illustration throughout. Rough cut edges and DJ grubby. 118pp £48.00 Add
Fashion in the Age of the Black Prince Stella Mary Newton A detailed study on the short period of history during Edward of Woodstock's life 1340-1363. This period was remarkable for dramatic developments in fashion and for extravagant spending on costume. High quality illustration. Cover and edges tanned. 151pp £48.00 Add
Swinging Sixties Christopher Breward, David Gilbert & Jenny Lister A fascinating study of fashion in London and beyond from 1955 to 1970. High quality photography throughout. Cover has sl. wear from storage. 128pp £75.00 Add
De La Mode & Des Jardins au Musee Galleria Frank Horvat & Catherine Join-Dieterle Text in French. 'The Fashion & The Garden at the Museum Galeria' A fascinating study of the influence of nature and the outside world on fashion. High quality photography throughout. As new in protective cover. 203pp £85.00 Add
The Clothing of the Renaissance World Margaret F. Rosenthal and Ann Rosalind Jones An English translation of Cesare Vecellios' 1590 - Habiti Antichi et Moderni and presented with its original illustrations. This is an invaluable guide to the dress and customs of the world. Brand New. 600pp. £25.00 Add
Fashon Sketchbook 1920-1960 John Peacock & Mary Quant 120 full page sketches tracing every aspect of women's fashion through 40 momentus years (1920-60) in which the political status of women was clearly reflected in the things they wore. Cover sl. discoloured and title page has markings but contents clean. 128pp £17.50 Add
Wooden Shoes H. Noorlander A fascinating study of wooden shoes - their makers and their wearers. High quality illustration throughout. Cover has wear. 76pp £9.00 Add
French Fashion Plates of the Romantic Era Judy M. Johnson Featuring 120 full colour plates from the 'Petit Courrier des Dames' 1830-34. Cover sl. grubby, some pages creased at bottom corner but contents clean and plates in v. good condition. 160pp £21.00 Add
Dress in France in the Eigtheenth Century Madeleine Delpierre This charming book examines European dress as it evolved in eighteenth-century France, the country which had already established itself as the arbiter of fashionable taste. Illustrated. Cover has v. minor marks from storage. 166pp £70.00 Add
WIG WAG - The Flags of Fashion Alessandra Vaccari Text in English. A sample of the dense flow of images and allusions in fashion prompted by the theme of flags. High quality imagery throughout. Cover has some marks from storage. 140pp £6.00 Add
Traditional Arts and Crafts in Yugoslavia Nikola Pantelic and Miodrag Djordjevic Provides an insight into this fascinating area of artistic creativity among the peoples living on the territory of Yugoslavia. High quality imagery throughout. Cover has some marks from storage. 200pp £18.00 Add
High Style Jan Glier Reeder This lavishly illustrated volume is the first comprehensive publication on the Brooklyn Museum of Art's internationally renowned historic costume collection. High quality imagery throughout. DJ has sl. marks from storage. 256pp £70.00 Add
Marriage a la Mode Shelley Tobin, Sarah Pepper & Margaret Willes The book traces wedding dresses back to the individuals who wore them and provides a fascinating social history of both personal taste and demands of fashion over the last three centuries. High quality imagery throughout. DJ and cover has sl. damage on edge from storage. 127pp £48.00 Add
The Hawaiian Shirt Thomas Steele A fascinating study of the origins and designs of the Hawaiian shirt as well as a brief outline of social history. High quality imagery throughout. DJ and edges grubby but contents clean. 96pp £19.00 Add
The Jeans Encyclopedia Margit Michels The legend, past and present of jeans and denim - covering the brands, adverts and celebrity endorsements. High quality imagery throughout. Edges and cover sl. grubby. £22.00 Add
Moments de Mode Edmonde Charles-Roux Text in French. 'Moments in Fashion' through the collections of the Museum of Art Fashion, specifically the exhibition presented from 1 February 1986. High quality imagery throughout. DJ sl. grubby. £38.00 Add
Costume, Textiles and Jewellery of India Vandana Bhandari Unravelling the beautiful and sophisticated language of traditional Indian Costume, this detailed study shows the complex role played by clothing and ornamentation in Indian society. High quality imagery throughout. New in packaging. 192pp £30.00 Add
Nineteenth Century Fashion Penelope Byrde This is the first book to trace in detail the complete course of 19th century fashion in Britain. High quality imagery throughout. Price clipped and DJ sl. grubby but contents clean. 192pp £48.00 Add
Russian Theater and Costume Designs John E. Bowlt Published in conjunction with an exhibition at the Fine Arts Museum showcasing fascinating arrtwork and costume from Russian theatre productions. High quality imagery throughout. Cover sl. grubby. 64pp £20.00 Add
The Historic Dress of the English Schoolboy Wallace Clare First Series, descriptions and plates of traditional uniforms worn by English schoolboys from Tudor times to the early 19th century. High quality imagery throughout. Rough cut edges, cover and end papers grubby but contents clean. 42pp £18.00 Add
Adaptable Stage Costume for Women Elizabeth Russell Starting with a basic bodice and skirt, the author shows how additions and acessories adapt the stage costume to each period from Saxon to Victorian. High quality imagery throughout. New in packaging. 95pp £18.00 Add
Shops and Shopping 1800-1914 Alison Adburgham An entertaining study showing, where and in what manner the well-dressed Englishwoman bought her clothes. High quality imagery throughout. DJ and edges grubby and price clipped but contents clean. 304pp £10.00 Add
Weddings: Wedding Costume 1735-1970 Bernard Carter Picture book No.10 for the City of Manchester Cultural Committee 1977. A display of wedding attire from the 18th century until the present day. High quality imagery throughout. Cover sl. discoloured from storage. 28pp £19.00 Add
Splendour At Court Roy Strong In this finely illustrated book, verbal and visual descriptions of renaissance festivals are juxtaposed, thus reconstructing them for modern eyes. High quality imagery throughout. DJ tatty and edges grubby but contents clean. 287pp £8.00 Add
On Fair Vanity Betty Page A fascinating study of vanity and human perception, designed 'to give girls and women...a sense of what goes on' regarding fashion and appearance. High quality imagery throughout. End papers and edges grubby but contents clean. 189pp £7.50 Add
Medieval Manner of Dress Else Marie Gutarp Documents, images and surviving examples of northern Europe, emphasising Gotland in the Baltic Sea. Illust. Cover sl. grubby but contents clean. 109pp £50.00 Add
Costumes a la cour de Vienne 1815-1918 Gilles Beaujard Text in French. 'Costumes in the court of Vienna' a guide to the exhibiton held at the Palais Galliera '95-96. Illust. Sl. wear to corners but otherwise v. good copy. 160pp £20.00 Add
National Costumes of Serbia Mitar S. Vlahovic Text in English. A selection of full colour plates displaying the range of national costumes in Serbia. Illust. Sl. tatty from storage. £20.00 Add
Carnevale Veneziano Fulvio Roiter Text in Italian. 'Venetian Carneval' Full of high quality colour images showing the costumes and masks of the carnival. Illust. £10.00 Add
La Mode et L'Enfant 1780-2000 Musee Galliera Text in French. 'The Fashion and the Children' a study of the development of childrens clothing in France. Illust. Minor marks from storage on cover otherwise v. clean. 256pp £75.00 Add
Souvenirs Moscovites 1860-1930 Musee Gaaliera Text in French. 'Moscow Memories' a display of high fashion in Moscow 1860-1930. Illust. Sl. damage to cover but contents clean. 128pp £14.00 Add
Ege Bolgesi Kadin Kiyafetleri Dr. Ayten Surur Text in Turkish. 'Aegean Region Women's Clothing' A study of folk culture in the Aegean region. Illust. DJ shows signs of wear but contents clean. 64pp £15.00 Add
ViewLa Mode et ses Metiers du XVIII Siecle a Nos Jours Madeleine Nicolas Text in French. 'Fashion and Crafts of the 18th C. to the Present Day' A guide to the exhibition held in the Paris Museum of Fashion and Costume in 1981. Illust. Cover sl. grubby but contents clean. 62pp £15.00 Add
Modes Enfantines 1750-1950 Madeleine Nicolas Text in French. 'Children's Fashion' A guide to the exhibition held in the Paris Museum of Fashion and Costume in 1979. Illust. Cover has sl. wear but contents clean. 63pp £18.00 Add
Die Trachten in der Niedergrafchaft Bentheim Jan Jeurink Text in German. 'The costumes in the lower county of Bentheim, 1875-1950 ' Part of the Materials for Folk Culture in Northwestern Lower Saxony. Illust. 189pp £11.00 Add
Mode, Tracht, Regionale Indetitat Gitta Both Text in German. 'Fashion, Costume, Regional Identity' History of regional costume in Germany. Illust. Cover sl. grubby but contents clean. 202pp £15.00 Add
Lietuviu Liaudies Menas: Drabuziai J. Balicikonis Text in Lithuanian/Russian. 'Lithuanian Folk Art: Clothing' A study of folk costume, its patterns and detailing. Illust. Cover sl. grubby/tatty but contents clean. 348pp £25.00 Add
ViewFolk Costumes from Finnish Karelia Pirkko Sihvo A study of the unique folk clothing worn by people on the historical Finnish province of Karelia. Illust. Cover sl. faded but contents clean. 24pp £12.00 Add
Coleccion General de los Trages Que en la Actualidad se Usan en Espana Julian Gallego Text in Spanish. 'General Collection of Costumes that Were Used in Spain' Specific focus on the year 1801 in Madrid. Illust. Rought cut edges, sl. grubby cover but contents clean. £180.00 Add
El Traje Regional de Galicia Nieves de Hoyos Sancho Text in Spanish. 'Regional Costume of Galicia' Cutting patterns, B&W prints and descriptions. Illust. Rought cut edges, sl. grubby cover but contents clean. £35.00 Add
Polskie Typy Ludowe Floryana Piekarskiego & Others Text in Polish. 'Types of Polish Folk' A selection of prints from famous Polish artists. Illust. Generally tatty/grubby but plates are clean and good quality. £30.00 Add
Svenska Allmogedrakter Gerda Cederblom Text in Swedish. 'Swedish Folk Costumes' A history of folk costumes along with cutting patterns and high quality colour plates. Illust. Rought cut edges, generally grubby/tatty cover but contents clean. £12.00 Add
Costumes Suisses F. Koenig, Lory & Anderen Text in French/German. 'Swiss Costume' A history of folk costumes from Switzerland with high quality colour plates. Illust. Gilt edges, v. clean copy. 210pp  £20.00 Add
Costumi Sardi Jacques & Rosemarie Pouliot Text in Italian/French/English/German. 'Costumes of Sardinia' A collection of traditional costumes from the Sardinia region of Italy. Illust. Cover grubby and tatty and some foxing to pages. 62pp  £20.00 Add
The Young Girl's Guide to Intelligent Dressing Dora Shackell This book is addressed to the girl who is still at school or has just left and would be glad of some help in choosing her first 'grown-up' clothes. Illust. Top edge grubby, price clipped and dj sl. grubby but contents v. clean. 92pp  £18.00 Add
Dress in Italian Painting 1460-1500 Elizabeth Birbari A study of the common interest of Italian painters and the clothes they painted 1460-1500. Illust. Price clipped. 114pp  £30.00 Add
Greek Costumes 2 Ionna Papantoniou Text in Greek/English/French. A selection of full colour plates, cutting patterns and descriptions showing traditional Greek Men's costume. Illust. £12.00 Add
Greek Costumes Ionna Papantoniou Text in Greek/English/French. A selection of full colour plates, cutting patterns and descriptions showing traditional Greek Women's costume. Illust. Private bookplate inside front cover, dj has some damage. £10.00 Add
Hardanger-Bunaden For Og No Gudrun Stuland Text in Norwegian. 'Hardanger National Costume Then and Now' showing the development traditional Norwegian costume from the Hardanger region. Illust. Cover edges sl. worn. 104pp £18.00 Add
Lidove Kroje z Ceske Republiky Jirina Langhammerova Text in Czech. 'Folk Costumes from the Czech Republic' Part of the History of Clothing Series. Illust. Clean copy. 262pp £25.00 Add
Onze Kleder-Drachten Constance Nieuwhoff Text in Dutch. 'Our Costumes' A selection of plates, patterns and descriptions of traditional Dutch clothing. Illust. Private bookplate inside front cover. 96pp £10.00 Add
National Costumes of the Soviet Peoples
Text in English. Exhibition catalogue from the USSR National Museum of Ethnography showcasing the different traditional clothing from throughout the Soviet Union. Illust. Some marks to cover but contents clean. 63pp £10.00 Add
au Paradis des Dames Florence Jakubowicz Text in French. 'The Paradise Ladies' A showcase of developments in fashion for French ladies 1810-1870. Illust. 152pp £30.00 Add
Ranzen, Gurtel, Federkiel - alte volkstumliche Lederkunst Otfried Kastner Text in German. 'Satchel, Belt, Quill Pen - old leather folk art'. A selection of pictures and descriptions for traditional Austrian leatherwear. Illust. Private bookplate inside front cover and price clipped. 164pp £95.00 Add
Folk Traditions in Yugoslavia - Ten Tours Leposava Zunic-Bas & Zdenka Sertic Text in English. A collection of artist's illustrations showing the variety of traditional clothing throughout Yugoslavia. Illust. Edges grubby. 179pp £16.00 Add
Vrouwenkostuum 1800-1820 J. C. Gallois Text in Dutch/English. 'Women's Dress 1800-1820' A guide to the collection held at the Netherlands Museum of Costume. Illust. Private bookplate inside front cover. 32pp £8.00 Add
The Costume of Yorkshire George Walker Based on the original 1814 text, a collection of 40 colour plates showing the effect of industrialisation at the start of the 19th C. Illust. Price clipped. 101pp £65.00 Add
200 Jahre Mode in Wien
Text in German. '200 Years of Fashion in Vienna' A study of the developing fashions in the Austrian capital, includes 8 handset plates. Illust. Cover sl. grubby from storage. £15.00 Add
Lebendige Tracht in Tirol Gertrud Pesendorfer Text in German. 'Vivid Costume in Tyrol' A study of the unique folk clothing worn in the Tyrol region of Austria. Illust. Private bookplate inside front cover and dj sl. tatty. 159pp £8.00 Add
Poetry and Folk Costume M. N. Mertsalova Text in Russian. A collection of high quality photos showing the range of Russian folk costume. Illust. Sl. wear to cover from storage. 224pp £40.00 Add
Zenska Narodna Nosnja U Istri Jelka Radaus Ribaric Text in Croatian. 'Female Folk Costume in Istria' A highly detailed tome exploring the origins and development of costume in the region. Very scarce book. Illust. V. good copy. 416pp £350.00 Add
Histoire du Costume Populaire en Normandie Marguerite Bruneau Text in French. 'History of Popular Costume in Normandy' Vol 2. showing development of costume in the Normandy region of France. Illust. Small tear on cover and corners sl. creased but generally clean copy. 204pp £20.00 Add
The Crafts and Mode of Life in Armenian Miniatures Astghik Guevorkian Text in Armenian/Russian/English. A fascinating study of Armenian art showing traditional life and works. Illust. Dj shows signs of wear. 156pp £45.00 Add
Albanien: Bauten - Trachten - Gerate Franz Baron Nopcsa Text in German. 'Albanien: Buildings, Costume, Equipment' A study of traditional Albanian architecture costume and tools. Illust. Cover and edges grubby and private bookplate inside front cover. 257pp £20.00 Add
Die Volkstrachten des Schlitzerlandes Hans Deibel Text in German. 'The Folk Clothing of the Chaser Country' A study of traditional clothing from the Schlitz region of Germany. Illust. Cover sl. grubby from storage, private inscription on front page. 63pp £10.00 Add
Folk Art in Rumania Boris Zderciuc Text in English. A study of traditional folk art and clothing in Romania. Illust. Cover sl. grubby but contents clean. £7.00 Add
W Kregu Chlopskiej Kultury Wanda Telakowska Text in Polish. 'The Circle of Peasant Culture' A highly detailed study of traditional folk art, clothing and crafts from Warsaw. Illust. Cover is grubby but contents clean. 204pp £22.00 Add
Gudbrandsdalens Folkedrakter Av Thale Gjessing Text in Norwegian. 'Gudbransdalens Folk Costume' A study of Norwegian costume history 1700-1800 in the Gudbransdalens region. Illust. Rough cut edges and cover grubby/tatty but contents clean. £44.00 Add
Bayrisch Land - Bayrisch Gwand
Text in German. 'Bavarian Country, Bavarian Clothing' historical contribution to the costumes and home care in Bavaria, on the 50th anniversary of the founding of the United Bavarian Costume Profit. Illust. Spine shows wear but contents clean. 290pp £40.00 Add
Le Tailleur: Un Vetement-Message Xavier Chaumette Text in French. 'The Tailor: Message of Clothing' A study of French women's tailoring and the story it tells. Illust. V good copy. 111pp £20.00 Add
Dress Pattern Designing Natalie Bray A classic book on pattern cutting, now in its fifth edition, with over a hundred diagrams and forty plates with clear and detailed instructions on the basic principles of cut and fit. Illust. Cover sl. grubby and spine faded. 176pp £24.00 Add
Embroideries and Jewellery of Greek National Costumes K. Papapanos Text in English. A study of Greek folk costume with specific focus on the detailed embroidery and jewellery. Illust. DJ, cover and edges sl. grubby. £15.00 Add
Sophie Fedorovitch 1893-1953 Frederick Ashton & Marie Rambert & Richard Buckle A guide for the memorial exhibition of Sophie Fedorovitch's work in Designs for Ballet, Opera and Stage at the V & A. Illust. Cover has some wear. 16pp £15.00 Add
Ceremonial Costume: The Arts of the Maori Instructional Booklet Mihiata Fairlie A brief step-by-step guide to constructing Maori ceremonial costume through embroidery and weaving. Illust. Spine shows some wear. 20pp £9.50 Add
The Durham Collection of Garments and Embroideries from Albania and Yugoslavia Laura E. Start & M. Edith Durham Part of Calderdale Museum's Bankfield Museum Notes 3rd Series (No. 4). A study of the clothing and embroidery from Albania and Yugoslavia. Illust. Cover sl. grubby. 76pp £25.00 Add
ViewA Feast of Colour - Corpus Christi Dance Costumes of Ecuador Ricardo Muratorio The collaboration of scholar and collector bring to life the famous Ecuadorian festival of Corpus Christi along with its vibrant costumes. Illust. Cover sl. worn. 32pp £25.00 Add
Swiss Straw Work Veronica Main A unique and inspirational book, brimming with creative potential, capturing the intricacy and elegance of Swiss straw work designs. Illust. Cover edges show sl. wear from storage. 192pp £50.00 Add
The Empire's New Clothes Christine Ruane This engrossing book explores the impact of Westernization on Russia in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries and presents a wealth of photographs of ordinary Russians in all their finery. Illust. Clean Copy. 276pp £20.00 Add
Period Costume for Stage & Screen Jean Hunnisett A comprehensive guide to creating women's dress for stage and screen 1500-1800. Illust. Clean copy. 222pp £45.00 Add
Modern Menswear Hywel Davies A showcase of modern menswear fashion leaders, profiling both leading names and emerging talents and providing an insight into their design processes. Illust. Clean copy. 208pp £6.50 Add
Mode en Miroir: La France et la Hollande au temps des Lumières Pascale Gorguet Ballesteros Text in French. 'Mirror Fashion: France and Holland During the Enlightenment' A display of developing tastes in the 17th and 18th C. Illust. Cover sl. worn. 248pp £75.00 Add
Costume Worldwide: A Historical Sourcebook Melissa Leventon (Editor) CostumeWorldwide combines the studies of two classic 19th-century illustrators, Auguste Racinet and Friedrich Hottenroth, alongside an illuminating modern text. Illust. DJ sl. grubby from storage. 352pp £12.50 Add
Bulgarian Folk Costumes and Embroideries Maria Veleva Text in Bulgarian. A selection of high quality plates showing traditional folk clothing and embroidery from Bulgaria. Illust. Ex libris and cover grubby. £25.00 Add
ViewFolk Embroidery in Yugoslavia Natalija Dajovic (Editor) Text in English. A study of traditional Yugoslav embroidery on folk costumes, with instructions and patterns as well as high quality examples. Illust. Cover has small marks from storage. 172pp £50.00 Add
New Fashion Japan Leonard Koren Text in English. Discusses a variety of unusual clothing created by contemporary Japanese fashion designers and influenced by the culture of Japan. Illust. Cover sl. grubby. 176pp £35.00 Add
The Art of Fashion 1600-1939 Madeleine Ginsburg Book 19 of the V & A Museum's Small Colour Book Series, focus on fashion development 1600-1939. Illust. Cover sl. grubby. 15pp £6.00 Add
Decades of Fashion: 1900 to the present Harriet Worsley Text in English. Catching the pulse of fashion from 1900 to the present in a display of hundreds of photographs from the catwalk, street and silver screen. Illust. Cover sl. grubby. 608pp £16.00 Add
Lidove Kroje na Hodninsku Vladimir Zidlicky & Jaroslav Orel Text in Czech. 'Folk Costume from Hodoninska' A study of traditional clothing from the Hodoninska region of the Czech Republic. Illust. DJ shows some wear. £35.00 Add
Amagerdragterne - deres historie og brug Birte Hjorth, Dirch Jansen and Lisbeth Moller Text in Danish. 'Amager Costume - its history and use' A study of traditional folk costume from the Amager region of Denmark. Illust. Clean copy with additional notes on thesubject in English. 149pp £25.00 Add
Robes of Thespis - Costume Designs by Modern Artists Rupert Mason A collection of stunning illustrations from previously unknown artists displaying a fascinating range of traditional and futuristic costumes. Illust. Cover worn, edges and end papers tanned but plates v. clean. £75.00 Add
The Way They Wore Florence Theriault A study of doll clothing and accessories 1850-1925 and their replication of fashions of that time. Illust. Sl. wear to cover and edges but contents v. clean. 120pp £28.00 Add
The Pictorial Encyclopedia of Fashion Ludmila Kybalova, Olga Herbenova and Milena Lamaro This tome is packed full of fascinating information about fashion through the ages. Illust. DJ tatty, contents clean. 605pp £8.50 Add
Secrets d'Elegance 1750-1950 Madeleine Nicolas Text in French. 'Secrets of Elegance' A study of French high fashion 1750-1950, produced for the exhibition held at Palais Galliera in 1978. Illust. Cover grubby. 61pp £25.00 Add
Women Designing - Redefining Design in Britain between the Wars Jill Seddon and Suzette Worden (Editors) The essays, interviews and reminiscences collected together in this book set out to explore from a variety of viewpoints, the experience of being both a woman and a designer in the inter-war years. Illust. Cover has v. minor marks. 140pp £40.00 Add
Latvju Raksti - Ornement Letton (1st Edtn)
Text in Latvian/Russian. 'Latvian Ornament' Stunning tome packed full of handset plates and illustrations showing Latvian costume, textile and art. Illust. Cloth cover grubby and page edges tanned, but plates in v. clean condition. £450.00 Add
Das Kostum in Russland 18. bis Anfang 20. Jahrhundert Tamara Korschunowa Text in German. 'The Costume in Russia 18th to the early 20th C.' A detailed study of German folk costume. Illust. Cover and edges sl. grubby but contents clean. 323pp £25.00 Add
ViewEstonian Folk Clothing - 19th and the beginning of the 20th Century Estonian Academy of Sciences Text in Russian. A study of traditional Estonian clothing between the 19th and 20th centuries. Illust. DJ tatty and edges grubby but contents clean. £70.00 Add
Fra Tradisjonell Klesskikk til Bunad i Vest-Telemark Aagot Noss Text in Norwegian. 'Traditional Clothing and Costume in West Telemark' a study of folk clothing in rural Norway. Illust. Small tear in DJ but contents v. clean. 262pp £30.00 Add
Designing Stage Costumes Gary Thorne A practical detailed guide to designing and creating accurate stage costumes. Illust. Fine copy. 160pp £12.50 Add
A Collection of the Kazak Folk Art Designs The Kazak Folk Art Designs Editorial Board (Editor Text in Chinese/English. A detailed pictorial study of traditional Kazak folk art ranging through costume, tapestry, carpet and embroidery. Illust. Clean copy. c. 200pp £22.00 Add
The Mode in Furs R. Turner Wilcox A study of the history of furred costume of the world from the earliest times to the present. Illust. Edges and cover sl. grubby/tatty and front end paper marked but otherwise contents clean. 257pp £40.00 Add
Nineteenth Century Women's Fashion Felicity J Warnes Follows high style couture trends over a 100 year period from 1800-1900, as illustrated in 372 superb colour photogrpahs of original hand coloured fashion plates. 400pp. Published 28th January, 2016. £29.50 Add
Fashion Design Drawing and Presentation Patrick John Ireland All aspects of fashion illustration are covered in this essential reference, it also deals with faces and hairstyles, and details such as collars, sleeves and pleats with a wide variety of materials. Illust. Price clipped, clean copy. 120pp £120.00 Add
ViewThe Book of The Well-Dressed Woman Georgie Henschel A handy book giving practical, sound, common-sense advice on picking the right clothes for one's figure and tastes. Illust. Price clipped, DJ tatty, edges grubby, copntents clean. 123pp £45.00 Add
Il Costume Russo Dalla Fine del '700 all'inizio del '900 Carlo Viano (Editor) Text in Italian. 'The Costume of Russia from the end of 1700s to the 1900s' A catalogue of the exhibition held at the Mole Antonelliana in Torino in 1984. llust. Cover has some wear but contents clean. 94pp £12.00 Add
Collection des Costumes des Provinces Septentrionales Royaume des Pays-Bas H. Greeven Text in French/Dutch. Facsimilie of the original 1828 edtn. 'Collection of Costumes of the Northern Provinces of the Kingdom of the Netherlands' 20 full colour plates. llust. Plates in excellent condition sl wear to boxed cover. £60.00 Add
Disruptive Pattern Material Hardy Blechman An encyclopedic resource that explores the proliferation of camouflage patterns in out society and their use in nature, one the battlefield and on the catwalk. llust. New. 720pp £120.00 Add
White-Embroidered costume accessories Heather Toomer The 1790s to 1840s. Authoritative detailed survey. Superbly illustrated with colour and black and white illustrations. 192pp. £28.00 Add
Beijing Opera Costumes Alexandra B. Bonds The Visual communication of character and culture. An in depth study of the costumes of Jingju, the highest form of stage arts in China. Meticulously researched and extensive survey illustrated with many colour photos. 339pp. £220.00 Add
History of Highland Dress J. Telfer Dunbar Authoritative detailed study. Colour and B/W Illustrations. 248pp. Edges foxed. Contents good. £40.00 Add
Dress in Eighteenth Century Europe 1715-1789 Aileen Ribeiro Authoritative detailed guide.121 mono Illustrations and 6 in colour. 220pp. Small remains of tiny bookplate on FEP O/W very good in D/J £75.00 Add
Late Gothic Europe 1400-1500 Margaret Scott The History of Dress Series. Detailed authoritative guide illustrated throughout. Spine of D/J sl.faded. £80.00 Add
Fashion of the 70s Jim Heimann Colourful pocket guide to the decade profusely illustrated in colour. £12.50 Add
Understanding Fashion History Valerie Cumming A look at the evolution of fashion history written by an expert in her field. Some illustrations. 144pp.examining the manifold facets of black by reflecting on its symbolism, meaning and moods across history. Very well illustrated. 68pp. £40.00 Add
Black in Fashion Mourning to Night National Gallery of Victoria Published to accompany the exhibition £60.00 Add
Making Georgian and Regency Costumes for Women Lindsey Holmes A practical guide to creating authentic-looking Georgian and Regency Styles for women. Detailed patterns, step by step instructions and colour photographs. 160pp. £25.00 Add
Making Victorian Costumes for Women Heather Audin A practical guide to creating authentic-looking Victorian styles for women. Step by step instructions and photographs showing how to construct the pattern. 143pp. £25.00 Add
Hollywood Costume Design by Travilla Maureen Reilly Showcased here are many of Travilla's original sketches for the stars, along with fascinating "costume check" and publicity photos. New, may have sl. shelf wear. 192pp £40.00 Add