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The Mullet Mark Larson and Barney Hoskyns A hilarious study of a uniquely magnificent hairstyle. Very well Illust. New, may have sl. shelf wear. 128pp £6.00 Add
Elizabeth - The Exhibition at the National Maritime Museum David Starkey Handsomely Illustrated book accompanies a major exhibition at the National Maritime Museum to commemorate the 400th anniversary fo the death of Queen Elizabeth 1 £15.00 Add
A Century of Lingerie: Revealing the Secrets and Allure of 20th Century Lingerie Karen W. Bressler, Karoline Newman and Gillian Pro Very well Illustrated survey of lingerie from the Edwardian period to the end of the 20th Century. New, but some creasing caused to DJ from storage, otherwise perfect. 144pp £15.00 Add
The Bikini: A Cultural History Patrik Alac The history of the bikini from its inception in the 1940's to the current day. Superbly Illustrated in Col. throughout. New & unread, slightest fading to spine from storage. 215pp £25.00 Add
ViewThe Art and Craft of Hairdressing N. E. B. Wolters (Editor) 'A standard and complete guide to the technique of modern hairdressing, manicure, massage and beauty culture'. Sl. tanning to end papers and edges and a couple of nicks to to the cover, but overall a lovely clean copy of this wonderful tome. 659pp £35.00 Add
Foundations of Fashion: The Symington Corsetry Collection 1860-1990 Philip Warren Offers a unique survey of fashionable corsetry, foundation wear and swimwear.Very well illustrated. New, may have sl. shelf wear. 92pp £25.00 Add
Fragrance and Fashion Compiled Unique survey of the perfumes made under the auspices of fashion designers from Lanvin to Kenzo and Balmain to Armani (in all 31 designers and their frangrances) . Full descriptions of the perfumes and their composition. Superbly illustrated in colour throughout.127pp. £10.00 Add
The Victorian and Edwardian Seaside Janice Anderson and Edmund Swinglehurst Carefully researched survey tracing the history of seaside resorts during the Mid 19th and early 20th Centuries. Well Illustrated in black and white.160pp. £6.00 Add
The Seaside Sarah Howell Lively and illuminating book trracing the development of the seaside hioliday in Europe and America from exclusive health cure to package tour. Well illustrated mainly in black and white. 208pp. £6.00 Add
The Guinness Guide to 20th Century Homes
The Home from 1900 to the 1980's. The story of the rapid evolution of homes through the century including architecture, furniture and interior decoration. Well illustrated. 224pp. £4.00 Add
Socks & Stockings Jeremy Farrell The Costume Accessories Series edited by Dr. Aileen Ribeiro. A detailed survey of the evolution of these functional and decorative accessories for men and women from Tudor times to today. Well illustrated throughout.As new but for price clipped and sl. fading to DJ. 95pp. £15.00 Add
An Illustrated Dictionary of Hairdressing and Wigmaking James Stevens Cox Revised edition. Comprehensive work of reference covering wigs, beards, moustaches and hairstyles of all periods plus implements, and processes of hairdressing with their history, description and meanings. 1136 illustrations. Book is new but has sl. wear to DJ. 312pp. £25.00 Add
Powder Compacts A Collectors Guide Juliette Edwards Packed with valuable tips and fact files with fascinating details on manufacturers, design, materials and care. Full color photos of over 150 collectible pieces. Plus price guides. 64pp. £10.00 Add
My Happy Life Always, Thumbs Up Sir Fred Pontin Unique biography of the holiday camp entrepreneur. Some photos. 164pp. Signed by Fred Pontin. £4.00 Add
Fashion Wigs Selling and Servicing Joanne Gale A comprehensive manual covering every aspect of machine made wigs. Well illustrated with black and white photos. 99pp. Ex Library. Remains of sellotape on boards. £10.00 Add
Photographic Make-Up for Stills and Movies Vincent J R Kehoe Practical guide mainly illustrated with line drawings and B/W photos. 94pp. £50.00 Add
The English Countryman His Life and Work from Tudor Times to the Victorian Age G.E and K.R Fussell Detailed authoritative history. Some B/W illustrations. 163pp. £6.00 Add
Sign Boards of Old London Shops Sir Ambrose Heal Unique survey of over 2,000 signboards distributed over 150 trades. Many black and white illustrations. 220pp £17.00 Add
The Village Atlas The Growth of Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire 1834-1904
A unique set of maps covering the period when the great industrial cities were expaning rapidly, offering a unique topographical and social survey. 202pp. £10.00 Add
Stage Design Four Centuries of Scenic Invention Donald Oenslager A chronological survey of the changing tastes and theatrical reforms from the Renaissance, the Baroque, and Rococo eras through to the revolutionary theatre of the twentieth century. 197 illustrations including 31 colour Plates. 303pp. £22.00 Add
English Lantern Clocks W.F.J.Hana Translated by E.J.Tyler. The origin and development of the English Lantern clock with 145 photographs of many examples and their mechanisms. 159pp. D/J clipped. £10.00 Add
The Evolution of Useful Things Henry Petroski How everyday artifacts, from forks and pins to paper clips and zippers, came to be as they are. Some illustrations. 288pp. £9.50 Add
The Encyclopedia of Glass Paperweights Paul Hollister A comprehensive study of paperweights, surveying the entire history of the subject. 135 weights in full color and over 240 in black and white. 312pp. All edges foxed. £15.00 Add
Pride without Prejudice The Story of London's Guilds and Livery Companies Jennifer Lang Foreword by Sir Hugh Wontner. Unique detailed history. Black and White illustrations. 192pp. £6.50 Add
In Praise of Teddy Bears Philippa and Peter Waring An illustrated history of this charming toy including an A-Z of the most famous bears in the world. Very well illustrtaed. 128pp. £4.00 Add
Essex - Rich and Strange Richard Pusey Delightful celebration of the lesser known aspects of Essex. Some line drawings. 240pp. £4.00 Add
Fonts and Font Covers Francis Bond First published in 1908, being a detailed study of the subject. This reprint has an additional 8 Colour plates alongside over 400 photographs and drawings from the original work. 350pp. Tear on dust jacket. O/W good. £14.00 Add
A Glimpse of Stocking A Short History of Stockings Yvonne Deutsch Concise colourfully illustrated survey. New & unread, may have sl. shelf wear. 64pp. £10.00 Add
Ghosts of Dorset Peter Underwood Fascinating guide. Black and white illustrations. 96pp. £3.50 Add
The Seaside Holiday The History of the English Seaside Resort Anthony Hern Entertaining and revealing social history. Some black and white illustrations. 209pp. £6.00 Add
Craig on Theatre J. Michael Walton (Editor) An invaluable introduction to Craig, and a unique compendium of his most significant writings. Some black and white illustrations. 192pp. Very good in D/J. £45.00 Add
Woodford Then and Now Reginald L. Fowkes A photographic commentary being a unique local history. Glossary. 192pp. Fine in fine D/J. £18.00 Add
The Ashes of Hiroshima Frank Clune Frank Clune's Jaunt to Japan. A post war trip to China and Japan. Fascinating travelogue. Some Black and white photos. 299pp. £8.00 Add
Covent Garden Market Its History and Restoration Robert Thorne A biography of the building, its original design, construction and use followed by a detailed discussion on the restoration. many black and white illustrations. 120pp. £9.50 Add
Mortal Remains The History and Present State of the Victorian and Edwardian Cemetery Chris Brooks Unique authoritative history followed by a discussion on their preservation and future. Many black and white illustrations. 186pp. Price clipped. £6.00 Add
English Doll's Houses Of the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries Vivien Greene Comprehensive and detailed survey written by an authority on the subject. Specially commissioned photos of about 100 doll's houses with the history of each house described in meticulous detail. 224pp. Small marks on FEP. £35.00 Add
English Traditional Customs Christina Hole Fascinating survey of English folklore, written by an expert in her field. 13 line drawings. 192pp. Price clipped. £9.50 Add
Jack and Jill A Study in Our Christian Names Ernest Weekley Fascinating survey. 193pp. Prelims aged. £4.00 Add
A Garden in the Sky The Story of Barkers of Kensington D. W. Peel Introduction by Hector Bolitho. A fascinating history of a unique store 1870-1957. Some black and white illustrations. 175pp. Top and lower edges stained. £15.00 Add
The Encyclopaedia Sherlockiana or A Universal Dictionary of the State of Knowledge of Sherlock Holmes and his biographer Joh H. Watson M.D. Jack Tracy (Editor) Black and white illustrations. Bib. 409pp. £6.00 Add
Russian Decorative Art Nina Asharina (Compiled) Translated from the Russian by Paul Eric Carlson. A unique survey from the 12th to the early 20th Century from the Historical Museum, Moscow. 164 Colour plates preceded by 13pp text. £18.00 Add
Decorating Eggs In the Style of Faberge Pamela Purves Stunning array of beautiful designs to transform the simple egg into inspirational objects. Very well Illustrated. 96pp. £8.00 Add
Architecture in Leicestershire 1834-1984 R.J.B.Keene Well illustrated survey published for the 150th Anniversary of the founding of the Royal Institute of British Architects.42pp. £6.50 Add
Hello Campers Celebrating 50 Years of Butlins Sue Read Unique survey of a British Institution. Well Illustrated. 176pp. £12.50 Add
The Eternal Search The Story of man and his Drugs Richard R. Mathison Concise survey. 3 inches of black tape on reverse of title page, to mask name? 308pp. £6.50 Add
Rejuvenation The History of an Idea Eric J. Trimmer Fascinating survey from the earliest theories to the 20th Century. 189pp. Foxing on edges. £5.00 Add
Infantalia The Study of the Nursery Arnold Haskell & Min Lewis Illustrated by Stanley Lewis. Unique history in drawings and text of perambulators, feeding bottles and rattles.120pp. £9.00 Add
British Lighthouses J. P. Bowen Published for the British Council. 28 black and white photos and other line drawings. 54pp. £8.00 Add
Bluebell George Perry The authorized biography of Margaret Kelly founder of the legendary Bluebell Girls. Many black and white illustrations. 224pp. £6.50 Add
In Search of the Magic Bullet Ernst Baumler Great adventures in modern drug research. Some illustrations. 192pp. Edges foxed. £5.00 Add
The Trams of London in old Picture Postcards Ian F. Finlay 8pp introduction followed by114 black and white illustrations with accompanying descriptions. £12.00 Add
The Elegant Carriage Marylian Watney Unique attractive survey. 46 Black and white illustration. Revised Edition. Price clipped. £7.50 Add
The Valentine and Its Origins Frank Staff Fascinating and detailed survey. Well illustrated, some colour. 144pp. Inscription on title page. £8.00 Add
The River Mersey William T. Palmer Revised edition. Illustrated. 243pp. War economy standard. £7.50 Add
Phaidon Guide to Pewter Vanessa Brett Comprehensive survey. 250 photographs, 120 in colour. 80 line drawings. 7 Maps. 256pp. Price clipped. £5.00 Add
English Cutlery Sixteenth to Eighteenth Century J. F. Hayward V&A Museum publication. Concise guide. 18pp text plus 24 black and white photographs. Some discolouration on last page. £6.50 Add
Christopher Pinchbeck and his family Rita Shenton Unique portrait of the family and their work. Black and white illustrations. 71pp. £10.00 Add
Penny Dreadfuls and other Victorian Horrors Michael Anglo Fascinating and entertaining survey of the escapist reading for Victorian working class youths with all their gory details. Black and white illustrations. 125pp. Price clipped. £16.00 Add
Horse Brasses Their History and Origin Reginald A Brown Unusual survey of 88 these fascinating artifacts including the symbolic reason for many of the designs.Some black and white illustrations. 88pp. Small part of top of spine missing. £9.50 Add
Cat's Company Compton Mackenzie The author's favourite cats. Black and white photographs. 77pp. Some foxing on edges. £4.00 Add
Hidden Femininity Farid Chenoune 20th Century Lingerie. Well illustrated survey. May have sl. shelf wear. 197pp. £45.00 Add
Wolf The Mechanical Dog Fay Weldon Illustrations by Pat Leyshun. £4.00 Add
ViewRegency Rogue Pamela Bennetts first edition as new.175pp. £12.00 Add
My Caravaggio Style Doris Langley Moore Cloth cover and edges sl. aged. 216pp. £8.00 Add
A Catland Companion John Silvester and Anne Mobbs Classic Cats by Louis Wain and many others. Superbly illustrated throughout. Price clipped. 96pp. £5.00 Add
The Great All Picture Cat Show Alexander Artley Superbly illustrated. 133pp. Price clipped. £6.00 Add
Joan Crawford The Raging Star Charles Castle Authorised biography. The definitive book on this tough and complex woman. 188pp. Price clipped. Inscription on FEP. £14.00 Add
Les Pavillons French Pavilions of the Eighteenth Century Cyril Connolly and Jerome Zerbe Unique detailed survey. Very well illustrated throughout. 211pp. £18.00 Add
Oxford and Cambridge Christopher Brooke, Roger Highfield, Wim Swaan Lavishly illustrated history. 367pp. £10.00 Add
The Finest Rooms in France Editors of French House and Gardens A cross section of beautiful rooms designed by some of France's most distinguished families and decorators. Superbly illustrated in colour and black and white throughout. 320pp. £30.00 Add
Revolutionary Ceramics Soviet Porcelain 1917-1927 Nina Lobanov-Rostovsky A unique survey reporducing a selection of the most stunning and significant pieces of the art still in existence. Superbly illustrated throughout. 160pp. £25.00 Add
Annals of Our Royal Yachts 1604-1953 J. E. Grigsby A unique story of our Royal Yachts from the Stuart period to the present. Many black and white photographs. 64pp. £12.50 Add
The Picture Postcard and its Origins Frank Staff Detailed profusely illustrated history. 96pp. £20.00 Add
Plague Pox and Pestilence Disease in History Kenneth F. Kiple (Editor) An extraordinnary illustrated survey of disease in history. 176pp. £8.00 Add
Shopping in Style London from the Restoration to Edwardian Elegance Alison Adburgham Detailed authoritative history. 174 illustrations. 192pp. Price clipped. £8.00 Add
The Painted Garden 1949 Noel Streatfeild Some line drawings in text. 320pp. Rough cut edges at lower edges. Slight foxing on all edges. Main contents clean to good.Very torn D/J. £6.50 Add
The Rivers and Streams of England A. G. Bradley Originally published in 1909. Unique survey with 75 full colour illustrations by Sutton Palmer. 287pp. Small inscription on FEP. Price clipped. £4.00 Add
West Australian Wildflowers C.A.Gardner Colourful pictorial survey first published in 1935. £6.00 Add
A History of the King's School, Worcester Alec Macdonald Detailed authoritative survey including its historic site and the complete story of the school from its foundation by Henry VIII. Some black and white illustrations. 346pp. All edges slighly aged. £22.00 Add
Afro-American Folk Lore 1971 A.M.H. Christensen 'Told round cabin fires on the sea Islands of South Carolina'. Reprinted from a copy in the Fisk University Library Negro Collection. The Black Heritage Library Collection. £30.00 Add
The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam The Folio Society Edward Fitzgerald First version of Edward Fitzgerald. Drawings by Virgil Burnett. Very attractive book with decorated covers and in slip case. £10.00 Add
The Hollow: A Play in Three Acts 1952 Agatha Christie A Play in Three Acts. 94pp. Paper covers aged and curled. Writing on front cover, prelims and in the text. Poor copy. £10.00 Add
Eminent Victorians Folio Society Edition Lytton Strachey Biographies of Cardinal Manning, Florence Nightingale, Dr Arnold and General Gordon. 272pp. Attractive decorated cloth cover and in slip case. £10.00 Add
The Stones of Venice The Folio Society John Ruskin Edited and Introduced by Jan Morris. 14 colour and 16 black and white plates. 350pp. Small corner of FEP creased. Attractive decorated coverand with slip case. £16.00 Add
Tartanware Princess Ira Von Furstenberg Souvenirs from Scotland. A unique survey of the highly collectible tartanware superbly illustrated in colour throughout. 71pp. Price clipped. £25.00 Add
Pioneers In West Africa Sir Harry Johnston Fascinating survey originally published in 1912. Illustrated. 336pp. £12.00 Add
Cambridge - Brief Historical and Descriptive Notes John Willis Clark 33 attractive illustrations. Edges aged. Spine a ltittle weak but all held tight. Sl.scuffs to cloth cover. £18.00 Add
Arts et peuples de l'Afrique noire Jacqueline Delange Introduction a une analyse des creations plastiques. Many black and white illustrations. Text in French. 273pp. Paper covers sl. grubby. £20.00 Add
The Boys' Dumas - G. A. Henty - Aspects of Victorian Publishing John Cargill Thompson Edges sl. aged. Cloth cover faded on spine and lower edges. £15.00 Add
The Semi-attached Couple: The Folio Society 1955 The Hon. Emily Eden Wood engravings by Dorothea Braby. 247pp. Inscription on FEP. £12.00 Add
Lola Montes Limited Edition 1973
The tragic story of a liberated woman. Limited edition of 1,000 copies. 90pp. Black and white illustrations. Long inscription on prelim. £14.00 Add
Optical Illusions and the Visual Arts Ronald G. Carraher and Jacqueline B. Thurston A creative guide for artists, designers, photographers, teachers and students. Very well illustrated in black and white throughout. 126pp. £12.00 Add
Forgotten Thameside Glyn H. Morgan Unique survey of a part of Essex virtually unknown but steeped in history. Black and White illustrations. 220pp. £7.00 Add
Ann Miller -Tops in Taps Jim Connor An authorised pictorial history of one of the greatest tap dancers in the world. Introduction by Hermes Pan. 224pp. £10.00 Add
Lady Bullfighter Patricia McCormick The courageous story of an American girl who became a bullfighter. Some illustrations. 189pp. Edges aged. Cloth cover sl. grubby in worn D/J. £28.00 Add
Love Songs of World War Three Adrian Mitchell A chronological journey through the songbook of this poet and novelist. 264pp. £8.00 Add
The Militant Suffragettes Antonia Raeburn Introduction by J. B. Priestley. The story of a phenomenal movement. Some illustrations. 268pp. Some ageing on prelims and edges. £6.00 Add
The Triumph of Wit Robert Bernard Martin A Study of Victorian Comic Theory. 105pp. £8.00 Add
The Scientific Revolution in Victorian Medicine A. J. Youngson Fascinating survey. 237pp. £9.00 Add
The Sexual Arena and Women's Liberation Edward J. Bardon 249pp. £45.00 Add
The Breadstealers Norman Longmate The fight against the Corn Laws 1838-1846. 270pp. £4.00 Add
Horse-Drawn Vehicles Since 1760 Arthur Ingram Blandford Colour Series. Colour plates by David Dowland and Joyce Smith. 207pp. £6.00 Add
The Life and Times of Hercule Poirot Anne Hart An engaging portrait of Poirot - Agatha Christie's most famous sleuth. £7.00 Add
The Royal Maundy Brian Robinson Comprehensive study of the subject. 18 mono plates. 84pp. Scarce book. Ex-Library with small stamps and some marks on prelims, and stamp on lower edge. £9.00 Add
New Light on Tolstoy Rene Fulop-Miller (Editor) Literary fragments. letters and reminiscences not previously published. Translated by Paul England. Some mono Plates. 330pp. Foxing to prelims and edges. Blue cloth cover sl. worn. Main contents clean. £20.00 Add
A Short History of Hampton Court 1926 enlarged edition Ernest Law A history in Tudor and Stuart Times to the death of Charles I. Illustrations by Herbert Railton and others. New Enlarged Edition. 289pp. £15.00 Add
Historical Survey of Pharmacy in Great Britain Carl Schmeidler Concise survey. 91pp. £18.00 Add
Christmas Treat Edna O'Brien Illustrated by Peter Stevenson. 44pp. £12.00 Add
Laughing Gas and Safety Lamp Amabel Williams Ellis and Euan Cooper Willis The Story of Sir Humphrey Davy. 192pp. £6.00 Add
History of the Worshipful Company of Paviors of the City of London 1966 Edition
Third Edition completely revised and brought up to date. Some black and white illustrations. 154pp. £20.00 Add
Play the Devil History of Gambling in the United States 1492-1955 Henry Chafetz 475pp. Edges aged. £10.00 Add
Women in Profile - A Study in Silhouette F. Gordon Roe Neat survey with black and white illustrations. 69pp. £6.00 Add
Death, Burial and the Individual in Early Modern England Clare Gittings An examination of English attitudes to death since the Middle Ages. 269pp. £15.00 Add
The History of Market Bosworth Peter Foss Unique detailed history.Well illustrated in black and white. 240pp. £24.00 Add
Queen Victoria and the Discovery of the Riviera Michael Nelson Foreword by Asa Briggs. Some illustrations. 204pp. £6.00 Add
The Cult of the Prince Consort Elisabeth Darby and Nicola Smith Fascinating examination of the cause and effect of a particular mourning cult and the history of the changing social conventions surrounding death and mourning. Well illustrated in black and white throughout. 120pp. £8.50 Add
Royal Cavalcade Marylian Watney A History of the Carriages and Transport of English Kings and Queens from Elizabeth 1 onwards. Very well illustrated. 96pp. £5.00 Add
Balmoral Ivor Brown The History of a Royal Home. Some mono Plates. 255pp. £4.50 Add
Summer in the Country Donald Thomas Translated from the edition of 1867. Some illustrations. 132pp. £5.00 Add
The Art of Beatrix Potter Enid and Leslie Linder Revised and enlarged edition revealing her greatness as an artist. Very well illustrated. 406pp. Long inscription on FEP. Edges sl. aged. £15.00 Add
The Canals of England Eric De Mare Unique survey very well illustrated in black and white throughout. 124pp. £7.00 Add
The Great Skipton Show Roger Mason Some black and white illustrations. 190pp. £4.00 Add
Jeff Hawke - Counsel for the Defence Willie Patterson and Sydney Jordan
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Jeff Hawke Willie Patterson and Sydney Jordan
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Frank Frazetta Book Two Edited by Betty Ballantine
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Frank Frazetta Book Three Edited by Betty Ballantine
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Frank Frazetta Book Four Edited by Betty Ballantine
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Garth - Book One - The Clouds of Balthus Jim Edgar Illustrated by Frank Bellamy £45.00 Add
Gartth - Book Two - The Women of Galba Jim Edgar Illustrated by Frank Bellamy £25.00 Add
Christmas with the Savages Mary Clive Decorated by Philip Gough. 177pp. Top edge and FEP aged. £12.00 Add
The Rainbow D. H. Lawrence The Folio Society 1981. Introduction by Richard Hoggart. Illustrations by Charles Raymond. Private Library Bookplate on FEP. £12.00 Add
Edwardian Cars Ernest F. Carter A Reverie of Adventurous Motoring. Some black and white photos. 245pp. Small inscription on FEP. Foxing on edges. £12.00 Add
Sexuality in Eighteenth Century Britain Paul-Gabriel Bouce (Editor) 262pp. £25.00 Add
Pawnbroking Kenneth Hudson An aspect of British Social History. 169pp. £5.00 Add
Doctor Who Cybermen David Banks Illustrated by Andrew Skilleter. Introduction by Gerry Davis. Additional material by Adrian Rigelsford. 144pp. £7.50 Add
The Years of Grace Noel Streatfeild (Editor) Advice and problem solving for 'growing up girls'. Black and white line drawings and other illustrations. 384pp. Scattered foxing on all edges. £8.00 Add
Aspro - How a family business grew up R. Grenville Smith and Alexander Barrie Remarkable story of one man's enterprise grew into a huge multi national business. Some illustrations. 182pp. £5.00 Add
Bishop's Stortford College 1868-1968 John Morley and Norman Monk-Jones A Centenary Chronicle. Some illustrations. 221pp. £12.00 Add
Manual of Wigmaking Mary Botham and L. Sharrad Authoritative detailed practical guide. 114pp. £25.00 Add
The Mayorcas Collection Friday 12 February 1999
Unique superbly illustrated catalogue. 274pp. £60.00 Add
Making Ends Meet - Pawnbroking and working-class credit Melanie Tebbutt Fascinating survey. Some illustrations.235pp. £8.00 Add
The Palestinian Village Home Suad Amiry and Vera Tamari Very well illustrated survey. £20.00 Add
Perukes and Periwigs Janet Arnold A survey of the popular wigs c1660 - 1740 along with pictures of several famous wearers. Very clean copy, only the cover and edges show sl. wear. 32pp £30.00 Add
Wish you were here McGill D and Calder-Marshall A The Art of Donald McGill. Fascinating well illustrated survey of his art of the comic postcard. 127pp. £15.00 Add
The Making of the Royal Pavilion Brighton Designs and Drawings John Morley Private Bookplate on FEP. Superbly illustrated. 280pp. £70.00 Add
The Cathedral Builders Jean Gimpel Translated from the French by Teresa Waugh. Copious illustrations. 127pp. £50.00 Add
Powder & Paint: A History of the Englishwomans Toilet Neville Williams This is a history of the Englishwoman's toilet from the earliest recorded mention of the 16th C. up to the present day (1957). Good copy, DJ is slightly grubby and price clipped. 192pp £15.00 Add
Cream The Lost Scottish Tour Chris Welch A unique collection of historic photographs of Cream. Photographs by Robert Whitaker. Foreword by Pete Brown. 131pp. £45.00 Add
Inside Out - A Brief History of Underwear Shelley Tobin Well illustrated softback. As new, one black mark on rear cover. 48pp. £12.00 Add
Tudor Women Queens and Commoners Alison Plowden Vivid entertaining survey. £7.00 Add
Americans and Queen Marie of Romania Diana Fortescue A selection of documents revealing the life of one of the grand daughters of Queen Victoria. 284pp. £35.00 Add
ViewToys of Other Days Mrs F. Neville Jackson A world study of popular historical toys and their evolution to the first quarter of the 19th Century with illustrations. Slightly grubby top edges. 379pp. £6.00 Add
Don Pedro's Captain Pamela Bennetts Fiction. The story of Edward the Black Prince and how he restores Don Pedro to his throne. Edges and DJ v. grubby but contents clean. 156pp. £55.00 Add
Pleasures and Pastimes in Tudor England Alison Sim Invaluable survey. Some illustrations. 188pp. £12.00 Add
The Bikini Book Mike Evans Editor Concise colourful survey. 64pp. New & unread, but price clipped. £15.00 Add
Dress Design Elizabeth Wray in collaboration with F.R.Morris The How to do it Series No 47. Sketches and pattern drafts.Cloth covers grubby. Contents aged on prelims and edges. Main contents clean to good. £16.00 Add
ViewThe Story of The Pony Express Raymond and Mary Settle A study of the brilliant transcontinental mail service from 1860 - 1861. Top edge and DJ sl. grubby spine discoloured and price3 clipped but contents v. clean.178pp. £10.00 Add
Tight Lacing: Part 1 1828-1880 Peter Farrer A bibliography of letters concerning stays and corsets for men and women. Part 1 1828 to 1880. 40pp. £35.00 Add
Perfume and Pomanders Edmund Launert Scent and Scent bottles through the ages. Translated from the German by Jean M Launert. Well illustrated throughout. 212pp. Price clipped. Spine of D/J slightly sunned £20.00 Add
Corsets: A Visual History R. L. Shep Compiled by and Notes by R. L. Shep. Hundreds of corset illustrations. 19th and 20th Century Corset Ads. Corset Catalogs. Corset Prices. Unusual Corsets. Historical Notes. Over 200pp. Spine faded and foxing to edges, overall a clean copy however. £45.00 Add
Lingerie in Vogue since 1910 Christina Probert Fascinating survey very well illustrated in colour. 96pp. Some tanning to page edges and v. sl. wear to covers, otherwise clean. 96pp £20.00 Add
Swimwear in Vogue Since 1910 Christina Probert Fascinating pictorial survey of swimwear in vogue. Some tanning to page edges and sl. wear to covers, otherwise clean. 96pp. £16.00 Add
The English Jigsaw Puzzle 1760 to 1890 Linda Hannas Standard reference work. Black and white illustrations.164pp. Price clipped. £22.00 Add
Modesty Blaise The Puppet Master Peter O'Donnell Illustrated by Romero. 96pp. £18.00 Add
Modesty Blaise The Warlords of Phoenix Peter O'Donnell Illustrated by Jim Holdaway and Romero. 96pp. £25.00 Add
Modesty Blaise Death of a Jester Peter O'Donnell Illustrated by Romero. 96pp. £12.00 Add
Modesty Blaise The Iron God Peter O'Donnell Illustrated by Romero. 96pp. £22.00 Add
Modesty Blaise Uncle Happy peter O'Donnell Illustrated by Jim Holdaway. £10.00 Add
Modesty Blaise The Hell-Makers Peter O'Donnell Illuistrated by Jim Holdaway. 96pp. £15.00 Add
Modesty Blaise Book Two Mister Sun Peter O'Donnell Illustrated by Jim Holdaway. 80pp. £30.00 Add
Lingerie: A Lexicon of Style Caroline Cox An exploration of the fashion theory, fetish and fun of underwear superbly illustrated throughout. New, may have sl. shelf wear. 192pp £40.00 Add
Chinese Export Art and Design Craig Clunas Editor A survey of the permanent gallery of chinese export art at the Museum. Superbly illustrated and with an informative text. 114pp. Corners sl. scruffy. Contents clean to good. £11.00 Add
100 Years of Fashion Illustration Cally Blackman A visual feast of 400 dazzling images presenting a comprehensive survey of the history of fashion illustration and an overview of the development of fashion. 381pp. £20.00 Add
Patterns in Fashion Macarena San Martin A unique broad spectrum of pattern design and their variations covering a range of applications for costumes and accessories. Organized by colour this reference book is aimed at all levels and features pattern designers from all over the world. The CD contains 50 patterns to inspire and use. 190pp. £12.00 Add
Early Portraits of Queen Victoria 1820-1855
Preface by Justin McCarthy.Spine sl. weak but all held. All endpapers foxed and aged. Inscription on FEP. Corner of FEP clipped. Blue cloth cover sl. grubby. £25.00 Add
Friends of the People Asa Briggs The centenary history of Lewis's one of the largest British retail undertakings. Edges and prelims sl. aged but main contents good in sl. worn D/J. 242pp. £15.00 Add
The Collection of Vollers Corsets Alwyn R. Coates (Photographer) Containing high fashion images of models in corsets, all shot on location in Latin America. There are 35 colour images and 8 classic Alwyn R Coates black & white art imagery. New, may have v. minor self wear. 89pp £20.00 Add
Miss Manner's Guide to Excrutiatingly Correct Behaviour Judith Martin Detailed and comprehensive guide to what to do and how to behave told with style and wit. 745pp. £10.00 Add
Civil War Era Etiquette
Martine's Handbook and Vulgarisms in conversation. Plus additional material and illustrations. Over 190pp. Soft covers faded and corner creased. £25.00 Add
Lingerie Catherine Bardey A History and Celebration of Silks, Satins, Laces, Linens and other bare essentials. Very well illustrated throughout . £18.00 Add
Regency Etiquette The Mirror of Graces 1811
Written by a Lady of Distinction in 1811. This enlarged edition has additional period illustrations. Over 240pp. £28.00 Add
Scent Bottles Kate Foster A Coinnoisseur Monograph tracing the history of Scent Bottles from the 6th to the early 19th Century. Black and white illustrations. 111pp. Boards sl. warped. Edges aged. Main contents clean in grubby D/J. £15.00 Add
Vintage Lingerie: Historical Patterns and Techniques Jill Salen 30 beautiful and historically accurate examples of period lingerie from 1850 to 1970. with full working patterns photographs and drawings. Includes corsets, brassieres, knickers, girdles, petticoats and more. New and unread, may have sl. wear from storage. 128pp. £16.00 Add
Corsets: Historical Patterns and Techniques Jill Salen 25 beautiful and historically accurate corsets covering the period 1750-1917. Working patterns, photographs and drawings for each . New and unread, may have sl. shelf wear. 128pp. £16.00 Add
The Regime of the Stay Lace Peter Farrer A further selection of letters from Victorian newspapers. Some illustrations. Excellent copy with sl. shelf wear.135pp. £40.00 Add
An Illustrated History of Fashion Alice Mackrell 500 Years of Fashion Illustration. New and unread, with v. sl. shelf wear. 224pp. £14.00 Add
The Westmores of Hollywood Frank Westmore and Muriel Davidson The fascinating story of the remarkable dynasty of the Westmore family makeup geniuses. 254pp. Some illustrations. £26.00 Add
The Ultimate Giles Peter Tory An illustrated tribute to the Legendary Cartoonist - Giles. 304pp. Small inscription on FEP O/W very good in D/J. £15.00 Add
The Slipped Disc James Cyriax Authoritative straight forward account of the causes prevention and treatment of disc trouble. 184pp £18.00 Add
Bookbindings John P Harthan Unique survey. Many black and white and some colour Plates. Laminated paper wraps. 152pp. £15.00 Add
Classic Perfume Advertising 1920-1970 Jacqueline Johnson For the perfume bottle collector, advertising historian, and those active in graphic arts, this beautiful book has over 370 magnificent images. New, may have sl. shelf wear. 192pp £30.00 Add
Les Flacons de la Seduction Ghislaine Pillivuyt French and English Text. A study of the art of perfume in the 18th century. High quality illustration throughout. New, but top edge sl. grubby from storage. 160pp. £42.00 Add
Perfume - Joy, Obsession, Scandal, Sin Richard Stamelman A cultural history of fragrance from 1750 to the present. High quality illustration throughout. 384pp. £48.00 Add
The Book of Perfume Elisabeth Barille and Catherine Laroze The history, creation and selection of fine fragrance, detailing the people and processes involved composition of a perfume. New, but may have sl. shelf wear. 224pp. £40.00 Add
What Works in Fashion Advertising Peggy Fincher Winters and Arthur Allen Winters A provocative and critical look into the world of fashion advertising. Fully Illustrated. DJ sl. grubby and discoloured. 159pp. £8.00 Add
Fashion Art for the Fashion Industry Rita Gersten A fascinating look at the world of fashion design from the conception of the idea to the end result using fashion art. Illustrated. Cover sl. grubby but contents excellent. 117pp. £28.00 Add
Tahiti Tattoos Gian Paolo Barbieri Text in English. Gian Paolo Barbieri's photographs of the tattooed people of Tahiti provide a record of an unspoken Polynesian language left on the skin of the people. New & Sealed. £50.00 Add
The Face of the Century - 100 Years of Makeup and Style Kate De Castelbajac A look at the concept of women's make-up and style in the 20th century, a time of change and experimentation in Europe and the USA.. DJ and edges tatty but contents clean. 192pp. £30.00 Add
Furnishing The World Pat Kirkham, Rodney Mace and Julia Porter A study of the East London furniture trade 1830 - 1980. Illustrated. Cover and edges sl. grubby. 136pp. £45.00 Add
Petty: The Classic Pin-Up Art of George Petty Reid Stewart Austin This exclusive collection features rare images from centrefolds, pin-ups, ad , & many original paintings. Includes foreword by Hugh Hefner. Deluxe Edition with Bonus Gatefold. New & Sealed. £40.00 Add
Fashion Illustration Colin Barnes A study of the techniques of fashion drawing. Fully illustrated. Price clipped and DJ sl. grubby. 160pp. £22.00 Add
Warhol: The Masterworks Eric Shanes A study of Andy Warhol as a painter, printmaker, occasional sculptor and filmmaker. High quality illustration throughout. DJ and edges sl. grubby. 144pp. £24.00 Add
Andy Warhol Fashion Simon Doonan Before he found fame as the father of Pop Art, Andy Warhol was an accomplished advertising illustrator and commercial artist for fashion tastemakers.This book is a study of that work. 255pp. £10.00 Add
Pleasure Beach Frank Tilsley Fiction. Famous novel of a holiday town - a lively tale of a gay, crowded and sometimes sordid North of England seaside resort. Inscription on inside front cover but overall fair. 413pp. £8.00 Add
Stain of Suspicion Charles Williams Fiction. The best of American crime fiction, a murdered husband and threats of violence... Cover grubby but overall fair. 190pp. £6.00 Add
The Cyberiad Stanislaw Lem Fiction. Fables for the Cybernetic Age. Translated from the original Polish text. Aged but overall fair. 295pp. £10.00 Add
The Tale of Beatrix Potter A Biography 1952 Margaret Lane Margaret Lane's remarkable piece of literary detective work, originally published only three years after Beatrix's death, told her story for the first time. Some wear to cover, edges grubby but contents clean. 176pp. £20.00 Add
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes The Folio Society Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Fiction. A selection of exciting tales from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Sherlock Holmes investigates a scandal in Bohemia, the speckled band and many others. Sl. grubby cover. 291pp. £18.00 Add
Select Essays of Dr. Johnson George Birkbeck Hill Limited edition 90/150. Vol. 1 only. A selection of stories from The Rambler series. Rough cut pages, heavy foxing to front end paper and edges, contents held and clean. 239pp. £35.00 Add
Holly House & Ridges Row May Baldwin A tale of London old and new. Illustrations by M.V. Wheelhouse. Heavy foxing to edges and prelims and book plate on front end paper but contents are legible. 339pp. £8.00 Add
Vengeance With A Twist and other stories Peter Cheyney Fiction. Fascinating crime thriller from Peter Cheyney. Grubby cover and prelims, small tears to 2 pages but overall fair. 64pp. £7.00 Add
Portrait of G. B. S. Feliks Topolski A set of distinctive b&w portrait sketches, plus one attractive colour plate of George Bernard Shaw, by artist Feliks Topolski. DJ sl. torn but good condition overall. £7.00 Add
Epicurus's Morals Walter Charleton Ltd Edtn of 750 copies. A collection of morals from the ancient greek philosopher. Rough cut and grubby edges, inscription on prelim and cover is tatty and discoloured but contents clean. 119pp. £40.00 Add
Deacon Brodie - Father to Jekyll & Hyde John S. Gibson A look at the inspiration for Robert Louis Stevenson's 'The Strange Tale of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde'. Illustrated. DJ and edges grubby and price clipped but contents good. 158pp. £12.00 Add
The Entwining Richard Condon Fiction. Jean Henstell is destined to be the first female president of the USA, destined ever since she read it in the diary of her deceased mother. DJ and top edge sl. grubby. 288pp. £10.00 Add
The Desert is Yours Erle Stanley Gardner A fascinating account accompanying the author and his two companions on their expeditions through the Western desert of the USA. Edges and DJ grubby but contents good. 160pp. £7.00 Add
A Story Like the Wind Laurens van der Post Fiction. The story of an almost vanished Africa, a world of myth and magic that was shattered when the Europeans came. Price clipped, DJ tatty and edges sl. grubby and inscription on prelim. Contents very good otherwise. 370pp. £8.00 Add
The Wonderful O James Marc Simont Thurber Fiction. A fairy story in which a pirate tries to purge an island of all words with the letter O. Illustrated. DJ and edge v. grubby but contents clean. 73pp. £12.00 Add
The Revenge of Moriarty John Gardner Fiction. Proffesor James Moriarty wants to bring his enemies to heel with stealth, mental application and cunning and reap his revenge. DJ sl. tatty and edges sl. grubby. 289pp. £8.00 Add
The World in the Evening Christopher Isherwood Fiction. Another quasi-fictional account of love, loss, and regret chronicling the protagonist's bric-a-brac search for true love. Tanning to page edges but contents clean. 333pp. £16.00 Add
The Circling Year: Part IV - Rambles in Winter W. Percival Westell The story of the author's rambles in winter and his studies as a naturalist. Several high quality colour plates. Foxing to edges. £22.00 Add
Kipling's Horace Charles Carrington Fiction. Ltd Edtn 402/500. A modern edit of Kipling's lost story - Horace. Fine condition in original slip-case. £85.00 Add
A Week of Love James Leasor Fiction. Jason Love is presented with 7 of his most baffling and exciting case histories in suspense. Edges and DJ sl. grubby. 165pp. £6.00 Add
He that has once been happy is, for aye, out of destruction's reach. Irene Butterworth A biography of the author's parents, brother and eldest sister drawing on just her own memories. Prelim clipped and edges sl. grubby but contents v. good. 53pp. £7.00 Add
ViewThe Venetian Pamela Bennetts Fiction. A vivid and fast-moving historical romance combining love, bravery, beautiful women and intrigue. Set in 16th Century Venice. Edges and DJ v. grubby but contents clean. 240pp. £55.00 Add
Richard and the Knights of God Pamela Bennetts Fiction. The exciting tale of Simon Fitzalan, the Crusades of Richard Couer de Lion and the Holy relic stolen from the first Crusaders. Edges and DJ v. grubby but contents clean. 253pp. £45.00 Add
Envoy from Elizabeth Pamela Bennetts Fiction. A fictional twist on the invasion of the Spanish Armada and the attempted assassination of Queen Elizabeth I. Edges and DJ v. grubby but contents clean. 254pp. £22.00 Add
Royal Sword at Agincourt Pamela Bennetts Fiction. A fictional twist on the great battle at Agincourt and the victory against Lady Felice that gives Henry V the regency of France. Edges & DJ v. grubby but contents clean. 252pp. £60.00 Add
A Crown for Normandy Pamela Bennetts Fiction. A fictional twist on the tale of William of Normandy and the battle of Hastings. Edges & DJ v. grubby but contents clean. 252pp. £45.00 Add
Stephen and the Sleeping Saints Pamela Bennetts Fiction. 1144, England, anarchy - in the small hell that Geoffrey de Mandeville created, the paths of 4 people unexpectedly crossed. Edges & DJ v. grubby but contents clean. 190pp. £35.00 Add
The Barons of Runnymede Pamela Bennetts Fiction. A fictional twist on the events at Runnymede and the signing of the Magna Carta while England sits at the brink of Civil War. Edges & DJ v. grubby but contents clean. 272pp. £38.00 Add
The Angevin King Pamela Bennetts Fiction. A fictional twist on the story of Henry Plantagenet, Thomas Becket and Eleanor of Aquitaine. Edges & DJ v. grubby but contents clean. 286pp. £85.00 Add
The Adversaries Pamela Bennetts Fiction. Against a background of death and violence 2 powerful Italian rulers fight ruthlessly for Valentina Sandro and her State. Edges & DJ v. grubby/ tatty but contents clean. 252pp. £60.00 Add
ViewThe Suzerain Pamela Bennetts Fiction. The tale of Marin Monteferra, the suzerain of Ravello and the threats to his state. Edges & DJ v. grubby but contents clean. 255pp. £85.00 Add
Heroes All Edgar Wallace A collection of stories of Gallant Deeds of the War for boys. Wear to cover, edges grubby and sl. foxing to some pages, inscriptions on two pages but fair overall for age. 255pp. £32.00 Add
Contemporary Writers: Ted Hughes Thomas West A valuable study of the Poet Laureate Ted Hughes, providing a clear and intelligent introduction to his work. Edges and cover discoloured but content clean. 126pp. £6.50 Add
Royal Doulton Figures Desmond Eyles & Louise Irvine & Valerie Baynton 3rd Edition of the invaluable reference book, a veritable bible for collectors of Royal Doulton figures providing details for the entire collection. Illustrated. DJ and edges sl. grubby. 407pp. £32.00 Add
Not Fade Away: The Rolling Stones Collection Geoffrey Giuliano A full colour record of the Stones' careers, with wit and in-depth research the author presents a selection of the bands musical and personal accomplishments.DJ sl. grubby but contents v. clean. 256pp. £20.00 Add
Art Deco Interiors Patricia Bayer Documenting the fascinating decoration and design classics of the 1920s and 1930s. Good condition but sl. marks and sticker on cover. 224pp. £50.00 Add
Fashion Drawings in Vogue - Carl Erickson William Packer A celebration of the work of one of Vogue's longest serving and most distinguished artists (Carl Erickson). High quality illustration throughout. Top edge sl. grubby, Price clipped and DJ sl. faded. 128pp. £12.00 Add
Fashion Drawings in Vogue - Rene Bouet-Willaumez William Packer A celebration of the work of one of Vogue's longest serving and most distinguished artists (Rene Bouet-Willaumez). High quality illustration throughout. Top edge and DJ sl. grubby. 128pp. £8.00 Add
Jahrbuch der Bruder Grimm-Gesellschaft Hartmut Kugler Text in German. Yearbook of the Brother Grimm Company Volume IV. DJ sl. tatty. 254pp £7.00 Add
Hawaii People and Culture Dorota Czarkowska Starzecka A brief study of the Hawaiian people, chapters on history, society, religion, art and more. Illustrated. Cover sl. faded. 43pp. £10.00 Add
ViewThe Folklore Museum F. Smekens & W. Van Nespen A concise guide to the collection of the Folklore Museum, Antwerp. Gives a floor by floor walkthrough with pictures. Cover sl. grubby. 44pp. £30.00 Add
The Sandvig Collections Guidebook Fartein Valen-Sendstad Text in English, translated by James D. Edmondston. A study of the Sandvig Collections 'Maihaugen' showing traditional Norwegian folk life, art and architecture. High quality illustrations. 66pp. £10.00 Add
We Are One Joanna Eede A unique combination of moving tribal statement, expert and celebrity essays and stunning photojournalism showing the humanitarian and enviromental concerns of tribal peoples. DJ. sl tatty. 224pp. £25.00 Add
The Antiques of Perfume Leslie G. Matthews A detailed historical account of the uses of perfume by ancient peoples and the introduction of perfume into Europe. High quality Illustration. Cover sl. grubby and price clipped but contents clean. 88pp £12.00 Add
ViewArt Hustuls D. N. Goberman Text in Russian (Cyrillic). Fascinating volume with many high quality colour pictures of folk art from the Hustul people (Ethnic Ukraninans). High quality Illustration and photographs. Small bookplate inside front cover. £20.00 Add
A Magyar Nepi Iparmuveszet Harminc Eve Fekete Aladarne Text in Hungarian/German. '30 Years of Hungarian Folk Arts & Crafts' Published to coincide with the exhibition at the Budapest Museum of Ethnography. High quality Illustration and photographs. Some fading to spine and small marks on cover. £12.00 Add
Das Hessische Osterbuch Gerd J. Grein & Karl Baeumerth Text in German. 'The Hessian Easter Book' Study of the traditional folk practices at easter with specific emphasis on egg decoration. High quality Illustration and photographs. Cover sl. grubby. 62pp £5.00 Add
Varga - The Esquire Years Kurt Vonnegut A catalogue raisonne of Alberto Vargas, every Esquire Varga girl is represented in this volume along with a biographical essay and many never before reproduced images. High quality illustration throughout. Cover and edges sl. grubby. 176pp £40.00 Add
Vintage Swimwear: Historical Patterns and Techniques Jill Salen Over 25 stunning and historically accurate patterns for retro swimwear, from 1880 to 1970. As new, may have sl. shelf wear. 126pp £10.00 Add
Resort Fashion: Style in Sun-Drenched Climates Caroline Rennolds Milbank This title contains rare and previously unpublished photographs by legends such as Slim Aarons, Louise Dahl-Wolfe, Toni Frissell, Norman Parkinson, and more. As new but for sl. wear to DJ/covers. 286pp £14.00 Add
Dinand: The Shapes of Perfume Pierre Dinand & Jean Lescat Text in English. A celebration of 30 years of design (1960-90) by Pierre Dinand who has designed for fashion greats such as YSL, Givenchy, Tiffany and many more. High quality illustration. Cover and end papers sl. grubby from storage. £75.00 Add
Vargas: 20s-50s Albert Vargas Text in German/English/French. A celebration of 30 years of Vargas' greatest work (1920s-50s) Very high quality illustration. Cover shows some wear. 78pp £13.00 Add
Whalebone to See-Through: A History of Body Packaging Michael Colmer A racy account of the history of underwear. Imaginitavely designed and illustrated, it gives an amusing picture of woman's obsession with the presentation of her body. High quality illustration. Spine is damaged, cover is tatty and some pages show minor wear but contents generally very clean. £10.00 Add
Douglas Young's ABC of Stage Make-Up for Men Douglas Young Invaluable guide with step-by-step instruction for creating a variety of characterful looks for men on stage. High quality illustration. Very clean copy. £9.50 Add
Douglas Young's ABC of Stage Make-Up for Women Douglas Young Invaluable guide with step-by-step instruction for creating a variety of characterful looks for women on stage. High quality illustration. Very clean copy. £9.50 Add
Vargas Alberto Vargas and Reid Austin A celebration of 60 years of Alberto Vargas who has devoted his life to celebrating the beauty of American women with his ethereal paintings. High quality imagery throughout. Cover sl. grubby. 128pp £15.00 Add
Perfume - The Creation and Allure of Classic Fragrances Susan Irvine The first definitive account of out attempt ot express ourselves through our sense of smell. Examining the entire subject, following the development, creation and makers. High quality imagery throughout. New, DJ may have small marks from storage. 160pp £20.00 Add
At The Peak: Hong Kong Between the Wars Paul Gillingham An interesting and often amusing insight into the unique time during the 20s and 30s in Hong Kong before it became occupied by the Japanese during WW2. High quality imagery throughout. DJ is grubby but contents clean. 183pp £40.00 Add
Hair-Styles and Head-Dresses Renee Huggett This book describes the hair-styles and head-dresses of men and women from ancient Egyptian times,through all the periods of British history, to the 1980s. High quality imagery throughout. Cover sl. discoloured and sl. foxing to title page but contents clean. 72pp £7.00 Add
Perfume Bottles - A Collector's Guide Madeleine Marsh The budding collector will find this easy-to-use and highly practical guide an ideal introduction to this increasingly popular field. Illustrated. Cover has some marks from storage. 64pp £20.00 Add
The Perfume Companion Nigel Groom An exploration of the history of perfume-making from ancient times to the present day and explains why and how it was used for all manner of purposes. High quality imagery throughout. New, but DJ has some marks from storage. 192pp £40.00 Add
And All Was Revealed Doreen Caldwell In this book the author peels away the layers to show not onlty how fashions changed over the years, but how women even altered their figures to suit the prevailing mode. High quality imagery throughout. Cover is grubby. 144pp £10.00 Add
The Great Rabbi Loew of Prague F. Thieberger A study of the life and work of Rabbi Loew and the legend of the Golem. DJ is grubby, foxing to page edges and end papers and private book plate inside front cover but contents clean. 177pp £30.00 Add
Gamages Christmas Bazaar - 1913 Alison Adburgham A fantastic work of nostalgia, a reprint of the entire Christmas Bazaar published by the famous London store Gamages in 1913. High quality imagery throughout. Price clipped, private bookplate inside front cover and edges grubby but contents v. clean. 144pp £19.00 Add
Utamaro Tadashi Kobayashi Text mainly English, some translated to Italian/French/German. A study of the work and life of Japanese Ukiyo-e (wood block print) artist known as the pseudonym 'Utamaro'. Very high quality images. Edges sl. grubby and cover has small wear but contents clean. 48pp £10.00 Add
Pierced Hearts and True Love Hanns Ebensten An illustrated history of the origin and development of European tattooing and a survey of its present state (1953). High quality imagery throughout. DJ missing & cover is worn but contents clean. 96pp £72.00 Add
Secrets of Poise Personality and Model Beauty John Roberts Powers A professional guide to the tricks of the trade for professional models, including clothing, accessories and makeup. Illustrated. No DJ & cover sl. grubby. 304pp £35.00 Add
The World of Perfume Fabienne Pavia A fascinating study of both fragrances and their containers, which can themselves be a work of art. High quality imagery throughout. New, DJ may have minor marks from storage. 143pp £12.00 Add
The Private Realm of Marie Antoinette Marie-France Boyer & Francois Halard More than 100 colour photographs presenting a fresh perspective on the places and objects that reveal the essence of Marie Antoinette's style. High quality imagery throughout. DJ has minor marks from storage. 112pp £18.00 Add
Home in the Twenties and Thirties Mary and Neville Ward A fondly researched and well illustrated book bringing back all the nostalgia and beauty of the 'Golden Age'. High quality imagery throughout. Price clipped and edges and DJ sl. grubby. 128pp £10.00 Add
The Georgian Country House Dana Arnold Presenting an analysis of the social and cultural significance of the country house during the Georgian Period. High quality imagery throughout. Only minor marks from storage. 210pp £25.00 Add
Caravaggio: A Life Helen Langdon A critical biography of the Old Master painter, impeccable research and details recapturing the complex world of genius and patronage. High quality imagery throughout. Cover sl. discoloured from storage. 436pp £18.00 Add
Regency London Stella Margetson A fascinating portrait of the varied life of regency London. High quality imagery throughout. DJ and edges grubby but contents clean. 153pp £15.00 Add
Uncertain Unions Lawrence Stone Tracing the ways in which during the 17th and 18th centuries the tradition of Marriage changed in England. Illustrated. DJ and edges grubby but contents clean. 153pp £8.00 Add
Love and Power in the Peasant Family Martine Segalen Drawing upon a wide variety of documentary and physical evidence to explore peasant society in 19th and 20th century rural france. Illustrated. DJ and edges sl. grubby from storage. 206pp £7.00 Add
The Countryman's England Dorothy Hartley A personal account from the author about her years spent observing the traditions and innovations of the countryside. Illust. 116pp. £12.00 Add
French Prints of the Eighteenth Century Ralph Nevill The first English work providing clear and reliable information of use to those interested in French engravings of the 18th Century. High quality imagery throughout. Cover and edges grubby but contents clean. 242pp £12.00 Add
The Key in the Lock T. W. E. Roche A history of immigration control in England from 1066 to the present day. High quality imagery throughout. Cover and edges grubby but contents clean. 273pp £8.00 Add
Victorian Divorce Allen Horstman A study of the history of divorce with specific focus on the Victorian era where society divided between Respectable and unRespectable. Illust. DJ tatty and edges grubby but contents clean. 196pp £10.00 Add
Women from Birth to Death Pat Jalland & John Hooper A study of the female lifecycle in Britain 1830-1914. Cover and edges sl. grubby from storage. 337pp £12.00 Add
Marlborough Street - The Story of a London Court Joan Lock The history of Marlborough Street Court, considered 'the most troublesome court over which a magistrate is called upon to preside'. High quality imagery throughout. Small marks from storage. 206pp £4.00 Add
Feminist Experiences Susan Bassnet The story of the Women's movement in four cultures - USA, Italy, UK, Germany. Cover and edges grubby but contents clean. 194pp £20.00 Add
Medieval London William Benham and Charles Welch A comprehensive study of the life of everyday people in Medieval London. Illust. Cover and edges are worn and grubby but contents clean. 219pp £20.00 Add
The Romance of King Ludwig II of Bavaria Frances Gerard A study of King Ludwig's life and his relations with Wagner and his Bavarian Fairy Palaces. Cover and edges aged and grubby but contents clean. 272pp £20.00 Add
Herbalism Through the Ages Ralph Whiteside Kerr A study of herbs - Nature's secret health ingredient. Private inscription on front end paper. Cover and edges grubby but contents clean. 225pp £6.00 Add
ViewLove, Life & Sex Barbara Cartland The famous book by Barabara Cartland, a book for happiness and fulfilment for men and women of all ages. Cover sl. discoloured and pages tanned but contents clean. 189pp £20.00 Add
Harris's List of Covent Garden Ladies Paul Harris 'Man of Pleasure's Kalender for the Year 1793'. A fascinating slice of social history, showing a full list of prostitutes working in Covent Garden from the year 1793. Cover and edges v. sl. grubby but contents clean. 106pp £18.00 Add
The Shakespeare Memorial Theatre 1955 Ivor Brown Souvenir brochure for performances at the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre from the year 1955. Includes photographs of stars such as Laurence Olivier and Vivien Leigh. High quality imagery throughout. Cover sl. tatty but contents clean. £15.00 Add
Street Characters of a Victorian City John Sowden & Gary Firth Reproduced in full colour are Pot Mary, Whistling Tom, Fish David and many others, through the art of John Sowden the colourful characters of Victorian Britain are brought back to life. High quality imagery throughout. Signed by Gary Firth. Private inscription on front end paper. 93pp £9.50 Add
Leslie Baily's BBC Scrapbooks Volume 1: 1896-1914 Leslie Baily Vol. 1 of 2. The book form of the famous BBC 'Scrapbook' programmes, presenting social history from the view point of people actually involved in that history. Illust. throughout. DJ sl. tatty/grubby and price clipped but contents clean. 224pp. £11.00 Add
Leslie Baily's BBC Scrapbooks Volume 2: 1918-1939 Leslie Baily Vol. 2 of 2. The book form of the famous BBC 'Scrapbook' programmes, presenting social history from the view point of people actually involved in that history. Illust. DJ sl. tatty/grubby and price clipped but contents clean. 208pp £5.00 Add
The History of Death Michael Kerrigan A unique reference guide of burial customes and funeral rites from the ancient world to modern times. High quality imagery throughout. DJ sl. grubby from storage. 192pp £11.00 Add
Camp - The Lie That Tells the Truth Philip Core Savagely witty depictions of more than two centuries of 'camp' find it embodied in personalities and places, objects and artefacts. High quality imagery throughout. DJ sl. grubby from storage and price clipped but contents clean. 212pp £95.00 Add
Chinese Jade Carving S. Howard Hansford A study of the unique Chinese folk art of jade carving from the lecturer of Chinese Art at the University of London. High quality imagery throughout. Cover and edges grubby from storage but contents clean. 145pp £20.00 Add
Rural Life in Victorian England G. E. Mingay A lively and detailed account of improving living conditions in the Victorian countryside but at the cost of dissappearing traditions. High quality imagery throughout. Cover has v. small marks from storage. 220pp £5.00 Add
Women in England 1760-1914 Susie Steinbach An astonishing work of research, charting every area of women's life and the development of feminism through all social classes. High quality imagery throughout. Fine condition. 342pp £5.00 Add
The English Vice Ian Gibson A carefully researched book presenting the first serious attempt to investigate the British prefilection for beating and its sexual associations. Ex Libris. DJ is tatty and price clipped but contents clean. 364pp £45.00 Add
Pink Coat, Spangles and Sawdust Frank Foster Reminiscences of circus life with Sanger's, Bertram Mills and other circuses. High quality imagery throughout. DJ missing, cover grubby, pages foxed but legible and complete. 176pp £40.00 Add
Collar the Lot Peter and Leni Gillman A detailed account of how Britain interned and expelled it's wartime refugees. Illust. Edges sl. grubby and cover has sl. crease but contents clean. 334pp £8.00 Add
The Curious History of Contraception Shirley Green An erudite book tracing the erratic course of contraception via superstition to science. High quality imagery throughout. Price clipped, DJ tatty and edges sl. grubby but contents clean. 210pp £15.00 Add
Daily Life in Florence J. Lucas-Dubreton Daily Life Series No.2. Florence - in the time of the Medici family. Illust. Price clipped and edges v. sl. grubby but contents clean. 324pp £16.00 Add
A Guinea A Box Anne Francis A biography about Thomas Beecham, the famed chemist who founded the pharmaceutical business Beechams, written by his great grand-daughter. High quality imagery. DJ is tatty and price clipped, edges grubby but contents clean. 191pp £12.00 Add
A Tour Thro' the Whole Island of Great Britain Vol 1 only (1968) Daniel Defoe New print of the 1724 edition, 'a particular and diverting account of whatever is curious and worth observation'. Designed as a guidebook for the British Isles. High quality imagery throughout. DJ missing, cover and edges have small marks from storage but generally v. good condition. 415pp £75.00 Add
Folk Devils & Moral Panics (1972) Stanley Cohen First Edition. Focusing on a detailed case study on the creation of mods and rockers, the author presents a case on society's obsession with creating modern 'folk devils'. High quality imagery. DJ sl. tatty and price clipped, two pages each have a line of text highlighted. 224pp £40.00 Add
A Triptych of Poisoners Jean Plaidy In this triptych the author has sought to answer why men and women commit murder and specifically what makes a prolific poisoner. Illust. DJ tatty and price clipped and edges sl. grubby but content clean. 191pp £25.00 Add
Skittles - The Life and Times of Catherine Walters. The Last Victorian Courtesan Henry Blyth A brilliant and fascinating study in mid-Victorian morality and an intriguing view of a woman who was very much a product of her age. DJ tatty and price clipped and edges sl. grubby but content clean. 261pp £48.00 Add
The Story of Medicine Vernon Coleman A valuable summary of the progress of medicine from the basic observations of the Greeks to the marvels of todays organ transplants. Price clipped, DJ sl. discoloured from storage. 264pp £4.00 Add
The Encyclopaedia of Patterns and Motifs Dorothy Bosomworth A comprehensive collection of 5000 designs from cultures around the world, the sequel to 'The Encyclopaedia of Illustration'. High quality illustration throughout. DJ and edges sl. tanned from storage but otherwise very clean. 302pp £20.00 Add
The Art of Ancient Egypt Gay Robins This book traces the course of Egyptian art from its sudden initial flowering to its final resurgence during the rule of the Ptolemies. High quality imagery throughout. DJ and edges sl. grubby from storage but otherwise very clean. 271pp £17.50 Add
Victorian Children Graham Ovenden and Robert Melville An outstanding book giving an unparalelled review of the life of Victorian children. High quality imagery throughout. Price clipped and DJ sl. tatty. £42.00 Add
Birmingham... The Sinister Side Steve Jones With the help of over 100 photographs this book displays the harsh lives and privations of our victorian ancestors from Birmingham. High quality imagery throughout. DJ and edges sl. tanned from storage but otherwise very clean. 302pp £28.00 Add
The Book of Hitchin Anthony M. Foster Ltd Edtn no. 549. The book of Hitchin reflects the past and unique tradition of a town that for 1000 years was the largest between Bedford and St. Albans. Illust. DJ and edges sl. grubby. 132pp £20.00 Add
The Japanese Tattoo Donald Richie & Ian Buruma A richly illustrated and well-researched book with a full history of the Japanese tattoo from its earliest beginnings. High quality imagery throughout. Price clipped, DJ torn on top edge and personal inscription on FEP, but otherwise clean. 115pp £70.00 Add
The Adventures of Pioneer Women in New Zealand Sarah Ell First hand stories of pioneer women from their letters, diaries and reminiscences including adventures by land and sea. Illust. Cover and edges sl. grubby but contents clean. 208pp £75.00 Add
ViewJohnson Brothers Dyers & Cleaners 150 Years T. B. S. Johnson An interesting factual history covering 150 years of the Johnson Brothers company. Illust. Cover and edges grubby but contents clean. 36pp £12.00 Add
High Society: The English Social Elite 1880-1914 Pamela Horn A fascinating overview of English upper class life before the Great War, describing the creeping influence of the nouveaux riches. High quality imagery throughout. Price clipped . 215pp £22.00 Add
The Triple Tree Donald Rumbelow Tracing the history of Tyburn and the Old Bailey and the beginnings of Newgate as a roman fort to its demolition in 1902. Illust. Price clipped and DJ and edges sl. grubby. 223pp £45.00 Add
Guardians of the Queen's Peace George Howard A study of the development and work of Britain's police from 1820-1953. High quality imagery throughout. Price clipped and DJ tatty. 256pp £6.50 Add
Prostitution and Prejudice Edward J. Bristow The story of the Jewish fight against white slavery (prostitution) 1870-1939. Illust. Minor marks from storage but otherwise v. clean. 340pp £85.00 Add
Mary Ann Cotton Arthur Appleton The story of Britain's most prolific poisoner, Mary Ann Cotton. It is believed that she may have had as many as 20 victims, this book charts her life from birth to her last days in Durham Gaol. Price clipped, DJ sl. discoloured, end papers and edges grubby. Contents clean. 154pp £10.00 Add
Gilded Prostitution Maureen E. Montgomery Status, money and transatlantic marriages 1870-1914. A brilliant analysis explaining the anti-american feeling and the pejorative views of British peers marrying unaristocratic American women at the turn of the century. Minor marks from storage, v. clean otherwise. 342pp £35.00 Add
The Necessity for Love: The History of Interpersonal Relations Clifford Rhodes Starting with the heroic age of Homer and ending with the Women's Liberation Movement, the author reviews the developments in the western tradition of relationships between people. Price clipped, DJ and edges grubby but contents clean. 258pp £17.50 Add
Aberfan - The Story of a Disaster Tony Austin This moving, yet controlled documentary record is considered the definitive account of the Aberfan disaster and its aftermath. Illustrated. Price clipped, cover tatty and private inscription on front end paper but contents clean. 230pp £60.00 Add
Woman of the Underworld Zoe Progl The story of Zoe Progle, notorious escapee of Holloway Prison. High quality illustration. Edges and cover grubby but contents clean. 208pp £9.00 Add
The Art of Nursing Florence Nightingale An entirely new and revised edition of Miss Florence Nightingale's personal notes on nursing, first written in 1859. DJ is grubby and price clipped but contents clean. 52pp £10.00 Add
Spas of England and Principal Sea-Bathing Places (2 Vols) A. B. Granville 2 Volumes covering 1:the north & 2:the midlands and south. A reprint of the original 1841 comprehensive survey of English health resorts. Illustrated. Price clipped and DJ grubby. 423 & 640pp £18.00 Add
SKETCHES of the HIGHLANDERS of SCOTLAND (2 Vols) Col. David Stewart 2 Volumes. A monumental work dealing with the history of the Highlands and the character of the Highlander. High quality illustration. Prices clipped and edges sl. grubby from storage. 595 & 455pp + Appendices. £60.00 Add
Water in England Dorothy Hartley This new edition brings home to every reader how much we take water for granted and how it has been used from the earliest times to the present day. High quality illustration. Ex Libris. Price clipped and edges and DJ grubby but contents clean. 389pp £10.00 Add
The Moulin Rouge Jacques Pessis & Jacques Crepineau This book presents a wonderfully evocative picture of the world of the Moulin Rouge; its artists and audiences, scandals, successes and failures. High quality illustration. Price clipped and cover has minor marks from storage. 208pp. £22.00 Add
The Bolshoi Theatre of the USSR Stanislav Lushin This volume presents the classic works which are core to the repetoire and reflects what has changed since the jubilee. High quality illustration. Cover has minor marks from storage. £20.00 Add
ViewIllustration for Displays and Showcards W. A. Vickers Designed to assist the modern writer who has become skilled at lettering and feels the artistic urge to begin drawing. Illustrated. Cover is sl. tatty from age but contents clean. 96pp £19.00 Add
The Wonderful World of American Advertising 1865-1900 Leonard de Vries and Ilonka van Amstel A fascinating selection of a variety of adverts from late 19th Century USA. Illustrated. Cover sl. grubby and spine faded but contents clean apart from private inscription on title page. 143pp £7.50 Add
8000 Years of Ornament Eva Wilson An illustrated handbook of motifs, this is an invaluable source of reference and inspiration for designers, artists and historians. Illustration. Cover has v. minor marks from storage. 208pp £16.00 Add
Chinese Ornament - The Lotus and the Dragon Jessica Rawson A fascinating and original study that is essential reading for all those interested in Chinese art and architecture. High quality illustration. Cover has minor marks from storage and page edges v. sl. yellowed but contents clean. 240pp £10.00 Add
Edwardian London (4 Vols) George R. Sims All 4 volumes complete. Every aspect of life in Edwardian London is presented through the eyes of journalists, authors, philanthropists and famous writers of that time. All subjects are covered in great detail. Illustrated. Some marks from storage on covers and edges. 278 & 280 & 293 & 273pp. £42.00 Add
Woman as Sex Object Thomas B. Hess and Linda Nochlin Studies in erotic art, 1730-1970. In this book distinguished art historians reassess female erotic imagery and its range from sensual bliss through domesticity to threat and even terror. Illust.DJ tatty and price clipped and edges grubby but contents clean. 257pp £21.00 Add
100 Period Details: Doors & Windows Mary Miers Part of the 100 period details series - this issue concentrates on the design and decoration of doors and windows from medieval to art deco. High quality illustration. Price clipped and small marks from storage on covers and edges. 108pp £22.00 Add
Paris Sketchbook Ronald Searle and Kaye Webb A book of complete enchantment, a personal journal kept by a husband and wife who evoke the spirit of Paris. Illustrated. DJ sl, tatty and edges grubby but contents clean. 120pp £26.00 Add
The Arts and Crafts Movement Gillian Naylor A fascinating history of the arts and crafts movement with focus on individual designers as well as organisations such as the Century Guild. Illustrated. Price clipped and small marks from storage on covers and edges. 208pp £17.50 Add
Holland House in Kensington Derek Hudson A fascinating text showing the history of Holland House from its original construction in 1605 until its substantial destruction by bombs during WW2. Illust. Price clipped and DJ tatty. 142pp £12.50 Add
The Butchers of London Philip E. Jones A deeply researched book considering the butchers role in London's economic, social and political history. Illust. Price clipped and small marks from storage on covers and edges. 246pp £12.00 Add
Wrap & Drape Fashion Elisabetta 'Kuky' Drudi Providing a comprehensive course in the history design and drawing of shawls, scarves, capes, sarongs and pareos. Illust. Marks from storage on cover and edges. 232pp £16.00 Add
Foundation of Fashion Christopher Page Covering the period from 1856 to 1981 the collection of R. & W. H. Symington & Co Ltd is one of the most comprehensive surveys of fashionable corsetry, foundation wear and swimwear in the world. Illust. Cover and edges grubby but contents clean. 82pp £45.00 Add
The Artificial Face - A History of Cosmetics Fenja Gunn A detailed study of the methods used by both sexes illuminates the changes in moral attitudes and social conditions and reveals the often extraordinary methods adopted to achieve fashionable beauty. Illust. Price clipped and edges sl. yellowed. 192pp £10.00 Add
Natural Beauty Secrets Deborah Rutledge A selection of natural recipes for beauty preparations to be made in your own home. Price clipped and edges sl. yellowed. 151pp £45.00 Add
Create Your Own Perfumes Using Essential Oils Chrissie Wildwood All the information you need to create your own perfumes at home. With profiles of different oils, including their healing and mood enhancing properties, and advice on which oils blend well together. Illust. New & unread, price clipped. 141pp £20.00 Add
History of Perfume Frances Kennett The most complete survey of the ancient art of perfumery and its place in society, politics and science. Illust. Price clipped and cover sl. tatty. 208pp £10.00 Add
The Complete Book of Potpurri & Perfumery Denise Greig A collection of fresh ideas and a lot of new recipes for potpurri and perfumery. Illust. New copy with minor marks from storage. 96pp £10.00 Add
ViewTying the Knot Linda Ballard A study of marriage traditions in the North of Ireland. Illust. Sl. wear from storage. 32pp £26.00 Add
Rhapsodie Hongroise Rezso Varjasi and Vince Horvath Text in French. 'Hungarian Rhapsodies' a study of Lizst's piano pieces that explore Hungarian folk clothing, dancing and music. Illust. Grubby edges and cover and sl. bow to the book but contents clean. 175pp £10.00 Add
Traditions and Folklore in Yugoslavia Spiro Kulisic Text in English. A study of traditional clothing and activity in rural Yugoslavia. Illust. Private bookplate inside front cover, sl. grubby but contents clean. £14.00 Add
Zeszyty Panstwowego Muzeum Etnograficznego W Warszawe Tom XII-XIII Rok 1971-1972
Text in English/Polish/French. 'books of a state ethnographic museum in Warsaw volume xii-xiii 1971-1972' A selection of folk art from the state museum. Illust. Cover sl. tatty but contents clean. 230pp £250.00 Add
ViewBringing It All Back Home Emmanuel Cooper Text in English/Welsh. A study of art made in rural Welsh communities from 1790 to the present day (1992). Illust. Cover has sl. wear. 40pp £20.00 Add
Saerke - Danske Bondekvinders Sarke Og Oplod Fra Ca. 1770 til Ca. 1870 Gudrun Andresen Text in Danish. 'Strong - Danish Peasant Women Opened From c.1770 to c.1870' . Illust. Private bookplate on front end paper. 64pp £50.00 Add
Uniformes Civils Français Cérémonial Circonstances 1750-1980 Madeleine Nicolas Text in French. 'French Civil Uniforms for Ceremonial Circumstances' A guide to the exhibition held in the Paris Museum of Fashion and Costume in 1982-83. Illust. Cover and edges sl. grubby but contents clean. 101pp £15.00 Add
Zemi Milovane... Manesuv Odkaz Narodu Frantisek Kovarna Text in Czech. 'Manes' Beloved Country... Reference of Nations' A study of the life and work or Czech painter Josef Manes. Illust. Cover sl. grubby but contents v. clean. £25.00 Add
Beato Angelico les Fresques de Saint Marc à Florence Anna Maria Francini Ciaranfi Text in French. 'Fra Angelico's Frescoes of Saint Marc in Florence ' Beautiful high quality colour plates. Illust. Cover grubby and foxing to end papers but plates clean.   £40.00 Add
Carpaccio la Legende de Sainte Ursule Vittorio Moschini Text in French. 'Carpaccio, the Legend of Saint Ursula' Beautiful high quality colour plates. Illust. Cover grubby and foxing to end papers but plates clean.   £25.00 Add
Terry Nation's Dalek Annual 1977 Terry Nation A selection of stories, pictures and games inspired by the Daleks from the Dr. Who universe. Official Edition 1977. Illust. Cover shows some wear. 78pp £22.00 Add
Terry Nation's Dalek Annual 1978 Terry Nation A selection of stories, pictures and games inspired by the Daleks from the Dr. Who universe. Official Edition 1978. Illust. Clean copy. 63pp £12.00 Add
Terry Nation's Dalek Annual 1979 Terry Nation A selection of stories, pictures and games inspired by the Daleks from the Dr. Who universe. Official Edition 1979. Illust. Clean copy. 63pp £10.00 Add
Domace Obrti na Slovenskem Janez Bogataj Text in Slovenian. 'Cottage Industries in Slovenia' A study of traditional craft art from Slovenia. llust. 247pp £25.00 Add
K9 Annual 1983 Mike wilde & Glenn Rix A rare one off annual produced to tell the story of Dr. Who's robot companion and help he gives to Sarah Jane. Illust. Sl. wear to cover from storage. 63pp £16.50 Add
Terry Nation's Dalek Annual 1976 Terry Nation A selection of stories, pictures and games inspired by the Daleks from the Dr. Who universe. Official Edition 1976. Illust. Clean copy but cover has some creases. 63pp £25.00 Add
Doctor Who - The Time-Travellers' Guide Peter Haining An indispensable book examining the wonder of Time Travel as seen through the eyes of all the different Doctors. Illust. Price clipped and dj sl. tatty. 272pp £6.00 Add
Doctor Who - The Cybermen David Banks An exciting celebration of these most popular of Doctor Who monsters - Cybermen. Illust. Clean copy. 144pp £7.50 Add
Doctor Who and the Daleks Omnibus Terry Nation A lavish book containing 2 novel length stories based on the adventure of Dr Who and the Daleks. Illust. Page edges tanned, dj tatty. 160pp £14.00 Add
Barokk a Magyar Nepmuveszetben Dr. Hofer Tamas Text in Hungarian/English. 'Baroque in Hungarian Folk Art' Exhibition catalogue for the Ethnographical Museum 'Year of Central European Baroque'. Illust. Cover sl. grubby from storage. 56pp £10.00 Add
Mobilier Si Feronerie Populara Dr. T. Banateanu Text in Romanian. 'Popular Furniture and Fittings' A study of traditional wooden furniture from Romania. Illust. Cover and edges sl. grubby. 76pp £18.00 Add
Thuringer Volkskunst Oskar Schmolitzky Text in German. 'Thuringian Folkart' A study of traditional folk art from the Thuringia region of Germany. Illust. Whole book tanned but contents clear and legible. £15.00 Add
Dorset Smugglers Roger Guttridge The most comprehensive account of old-style smuggling in any English county yet written (Dorset). Illust. Sl. wear to cover from storage but contents v. clean. 112pp £9.00 Add
Papa New Guinea: The Southern Highlands David Eastburn Text in English. A brief history and study of the Papa New Guinea people of the Southern Highlands. Illust. Sl. wear to cover. £6.00 Add
The Keeper of the Bed Charles Humana The first modern study of the Eunuch, called the keeper of the bed who guarded the ladies and the intimate secrets of oriental rulers and despots. Illust. Price clipped, dj tatty and grubby but contents clean. 202pp £10.00 Add
The Curriers and the City of London Edward Mayer A history of the Worshipful Company of Curriers (leather workers). Illust. Private inscription opposite title page, some pages sl. tanned. 212pp £9.50 Add
Layout - Its Theory and Practice in Modern Commercial Art Cecil Wade Offering practical assistance to all who are interested in commercial art, giving the basic roman alphabet and showing how modern lettering styles are evolved from it. Illust. End papers and cover sl. grubby. 92pp £14.00 Add
The Foul and the Fragrant Alain Corbin A study of odour and the French Social Imagination. Considering how odour and attitudes to it have changed throughout history. Clean to good in very torn D/J. 305pp £16.00 Add
The Races of Britain John Beddoe A facsimilie of the original 1885 edition, a prime storehouse of information on the physical appearance of modern Britons. Illust. Price clipped, dj sl. grubby. 321pp £5.00 Add
Carnaby Street Tom Salter In pictures and stories are the facts about the men and events that made Carnaby Street the youngest legend in history. Vibrant Illust. Price clipped, dj tatty but contents clean. 71pp £65.00 Add
The Gift of the Sea - Romney Marsh Anne Roper A study of the history of Romney Marsh including the murder of Thomas Becket, the Brookland weathervane and the more recent oil seed rape plants. Illust. DJ sl. tatty. 208pp £10.00 Add
Brush Pen and Pencil: The Book of Dudley Hardy Dudley Hardy A study of the life and works of Dudley Hardy. Illust. Rough cut edges and cover sl. grubby, sl. foxing to some pages. 56pp £7.00 Add
Jules Verne Kenneth Allott The first English biography of famed French novelist Jules Verne. Illust. Cover and edges grubby. 283pp £9.00 Add
Miss Irby and Her Friends Dorothy Anderson A thorough and fascinating book about the achievements of the humanitarian Miss Irby and her companions who are to this day considered heroes of Bosnia. Illust. Price clipped, dj tatty and grubby but contents clean. 252pp £6.50 Add
The Story of Christmas Michael Harrison The story of Christmas and its growth and development from earliest times. Illust. Spine faded and edges sl. grubby but contents clean. 304pp £7.00 Add
Great Yarmouth As It Was Alfred Hedges A study of the history of Great Yarmouth, from its recording in the Doomsday books to its more recent role as a seaside holiday destination. Illust. Cover sl. grubby from storage. £5.00 Add
Fired for Royalty Josephine Jackson A study of commemorative pieces produced for royalty over 300 years, published to coincide with the Silver Jubilee. Illust. Cover shows signs of wear. 60pp £5.00 Add
The Lore of the Lovespoon Len Evans A practical guide to creating the traditional love spoon and a glance at their history and legend. Illust. Cover sl. grubby. 32pp £6.50 Add
A Guide Through the Royal Porcelain Works, Worcester
An epitome of the history of pottery and porcelain and the marks on Worcester porcelain. Illust. Grubby throughout and some damage ot spine but pages fixed and contents legible. 56pp £20.00 Add
Chinese Birthday, Wedding, Funeral and other customs Mrs J. G. Cormack A study of traditional Chinese dress, preparation and ceremony for various important events - chiefly focussing on Peking and the wealthy families therein. Illust. Cover sl. grubby and edges tanned and private inscription on front end paper. 209pp £40.00 Add
New Icons of Fashion Illustration Tony Glenville This lavish celebration of todays leading artists in the field of fashion illustration showcases the timeless craft and amazing diversity that characterise the genre. Illust. New, may have sl. shelf wear. 222pp £14.00 Add
Historic Fairground Scenes Michael E. Ware A depiction of 80 years of the history of the fairground. Illust. DJ is tatty but contents clean. 96pp £7.50 Add
The Swimsuit Sarah Kennedy Marking 60 years after the birth of the bikini this glorious, glossy guide to the swimsuit in all its incarnations, marries design history with stunning photography and heralds the arrival of this once-practical garment into mainstream fashion. Illust. DJ sl. grubby from storage. 304pp £22.00 Add
The Beginner's Guide to Australian Aboriginal Art R. Lewis A study of aboriginal art and the symbols, their meanings and some Dreamtime stories. Illust. V. clean copy. 16pp £16.00 Add
Practical Gilding Peter & Ann Mactaggart This book demistifies the process of gilding, with full descriptions and explanations of the materials and techniques. Illust. Cover sl. grubby. 74pp £16.00 Add
Camouflage Patterns
Text in Japanese/English. 100 royalty free eps and jpeg files of camouflage patterns. CD included with all images digitally. Illust. Clean copy. 100pp £25.00 Add
Encyclopedia of Mosaic Elaine M. Goodwin Thorough reference guide for all mosaicists whatever their level of expertise with easy reference A-Z entries on all techniques, materials and equipment. Illust. DJ sl. grubby and price clipped. 192pp £10.00 Add
Mittel Europa: Living in Style in Vienna, Prague, Budapest and the Lands of the Danube Suzanne Slesin and others In this volume the authors' attentions turn to the lands east of the Danube, and create "Mittel Europa" - an imaginary country with a gloriously real tradition of architecture and design. Illust. DJ has v. minor marks from storage. 251pp £7.50 Add
The Bayeux Tapestry - A Comprehensive Study Sir Frank Stenton, Sir James Mann and others A comprehensive study of the famous Bayeux Tapestry. Signed by James Mann. Illust. Cover and edges grubby, sl. wave through book but plates v. clean. 182pp £20.00 Add
From the Ballroom to Hell Elizabeth Aldrich A study of grace and folly in 19th century dance. This work should be of interest to dancers and dance historians interested in accurately reproducing 19th-century dance scenes and the surrounding social mechanisms. Illust. DJ sl. creased. 225pp £22.00 Add
The Secrets of Dolls' House Makers Jean Nisbett The work of 30 of the most contemporary dolls' house and miniatures makers is revealed through words and photographs in this fascinating book. Illust. Cover has minor marks from storage. 191pp £12.00 Add
Georgette Heyer's Regency England Teresa Chris Join Judith Taverner, Annis Wynchwood, the Prince Regent and a whole host of romantic heroes and heroines on a nostalgic visual tour of England. Illust. Clean copy. 175pp £42.00 Add
Writing Implements and Accessories Joyce Irene Whalley Descriptions of all kinds of writing implements and accessories, from the Roman Stylus to the Typewriter, are brought together for the first time in this book. Illust. DJ sl. tatty. 144pp £12.00 Add
Varsity Rags and Hoaxes F. A. Reeve This book recalls some of the rags and hoaxes in Cambridge's past such as the classic Shah of Persia and Sultan of Zanzibar hoaxes. Illust. Cover sl. faded. 48pp £6.50 Add
Anatomy of Nakedness Paul Ableman A provoking and entertaining study of why we have such complex attitudes to our own bodies. Illust. Grubby DJ but contents clean. 112pp £20.00 Add
The Englishman's Christmas J. A. R. Pimlott A social history of Christmas in England and the difference in our celebration to others around the world. DJ and edges sl. grubby but contents clean. 230pp £18.00 Add
Bond and Free James H. W. Howard A true tale of slave times, studying the most recent period in history when slaves were kept in America. Clean copy missing DJ. 280pp £10.00 Add
Beside the Seaside Clarkson Rose The detailed history of English seaside holidays, offering a pleasant nostalgia of songs, singers and shows of the past. Edges grubby, DJ sl. tatty, contents clean. 142pp £7.00 Add
ViewThe Wood-Turner's Craft J. Geraint Jenkins and T. Alun Davies Text in Welsh/English. A study of the traditional craft of wood turning in Wales. Illust. Sl. fade on spine but otherwise good clean condition. 24pp £28.00 Add
Baskets and Basketry Dorothy Wright An outstandingly practical and attractive guide to making many different types of baskets by hand. Illust. Top edge sl. grubby and price clipped but otherwise clean. 144pp £5.00 Add
Treasury of American Pen-and-Ink Illustration 1881 to 1938 Fridolf Johnson (Editor) An excellent collection offering 236 reproductions of the finest pen-and-ink drawings from over 100 American artists during the years 1881-1938. Illust. Cover and edges sl. grubby but contents clean. 149pp £10.00 Add
Karesuando-Lapparna Etnografiska Skisser fran Kongama Och Lainiovuoma 1916-1919 Ossian Elgstrom Text in Swedish. 'Ethnographic Sketches from Kongama and Lainiovuoma 1916-1919' A study of life in rural Sweden. Illust. Cover shows signs of wear, edges grubby and end papers are foxed but contents clean. 358pp £120.00 Add
Antique Dental Instruments Elisabeth Bennion This book opens with a survey of the myths and folklore associated with teeth and toothache and follows through into the development of the dental industry. Illust. Cover has small marks from storage but otherwise clean. 192pp £25.00 Add
The Bauhaus - An Introductory Survey L. Hirschfeld-Mack A short illustrated history of the famed Bauhaus - a German 'School of Building' founded by Walter Gropius in Weimar. Illust. Cover and edges grubby and small tear on spine but otherwise clean. 54pp £18.00 Add
Casanova - A New Perspective J. Rives Childs A definitive biography of Giovanni Giacomo Casanova de Seingalt going deeper and looking at the man beyond the famed lover. Illust. DJ is grubby and faded. 346pp £10.00 Add
ViewThe Old Bailey Albert Crew A study of the Old Bailey - it's History, constitution, functions and notable trials. Illust. Cover and edges sl. grubby. 302pp £12.50 Add
Egyptian Coffins John H. Taylor A study of the construction of Egyptian Coffins with pictures of preserved examples. Illust. Cover and edges grubby but contents clean. 68pp £9.50 Add
Dr Who Annual - 1965 Various Dr Who annual from 1965 with a selection of stories from the good doctor. Small pen marks on end papers and cover sl. grubby but otherwise v. clean. 93pp £18.00 Add
Batman Official Annual - 1982 Various A collection of stories taken from the Batman comics. One page loose, cover sl. grubby and price clipped but otherwise v. clean. 77pp £18.00 Add
Chatterbox - 1924 J. Erskine Clarke A selection of fascinating stories for children along with puzzles and pictures. Cover is tatty, some pencil marks on pages and foxing to some pages but whole book is legible. 318pp £7.50 Add
Wonder Book - 1918 Harry Golding (Editor) A picture annual for boys and girls with a selection of interesting stories. Cover is tatty, pages are tanned and end papers are foxed but otherwise clean. 264pp £15.00 Add
Uncle Dick's Annual - 1932 Uncle Dick (Editor) Dozens of adventure stories, pages of pictures of Pip, Squeak and Wilfred and many new and interesting puzzles all edited by Uncle Dick. Cover is tatty, some pages have foxing and there is sl. damage to the spine. £12.00 Add
ASK: The Chatter of Pop Paul Morley The author raids his own interviews with rock entertainers to gather together a 'chatter' that suggest a probable history of post-punk popular music. Illust. Cover has small pen mark ans is sl. discoloured. 128pp £17.50 Add
Disciplines of Virtue Lynne Vallone Employing the methods of feminist theory and cultural studies the author examines the historical and social production of girls' culture in Britain and America 18th-19th C. Illust. DJ faded and sl. grubby. 230pp £40.00 Add
Marriage a la Mode Arthur S. May A surrogate's tales of strange wedding dramas, the author's personal recollections as a Barrister and Surrogate in Doctor's Commons. Illust. No DJ, spine faded, cover and edges grubby but contents good. 320pp £6.50 Add
American Tap Dancing Zelia Raye A guide to techinque, correct music and dress for American style tap dancing. Illust. Cover grubby and sl. foxing to some pages. 50pp £12.00 Add
Mehandi Designs Vaishali Narvekar Text in Hindi/English. A collection of Mehandi hand designs in B&W. Illust. Cover sl. faded and small damage on back but contents clean. 64pp £18.00 Add
Japanese Studio Crafts - Tradition and the Avant-Garde Rupert Faulkner There have been two distinct trends in Japanese crafts: a diversification of avant-garde tendencies, and the continuation of the more traditional art movements. This book examines these different approaches to studio crafts, and uses a broad range of examples of each craft to describe the sophistication of the making processes used. Illust. Cover is grubby, price clipped. 192pp £30.00 Add
Women in the Classical World Elaine Fantham, Helene Peet Foley & others Lavishly illustrated and meticulously researched, this book lifts the curtain on the women of ancient Greece and Rome. Illust. Edges and DJ sl. grubby but contents v. clean. 430pp £9.50 Add
Indian Architectural Designs Susan Stronge Part of the Victoria and Albert Colour Books Series. A collection of Indian architectural designs for stone, plaster and wood. Illust. Clean copy. c. 45pp £11.00 Add
An Ever Fixed Mark Mary Spain One woman's love expressed in poetry. Top edge grubby and DJ faded. 32pp £15.00 Add
Chatterbox - 1928 J. Erskine Clarke A selection of fascinating stories for children along with puzzles and pictures. Cover is tatty, some pencil marks on pages and foxing to some pages but whole book is legible. 318pp £7.50 Add
The Ashford Book of Weaving Anee Field This guide to weaving follows on from "The Ashford Book of Spinning", and is designed to meet the needs of weavers at all levels by offering a creative approach and expert instruction in all aspects of weaving. Illust. Clean copy with sl. damage on spine. 200pp £40.00 Add
The Ashford Book of Dyeing Ann Milner A comprehensive, clearly written introduction to the wonderful world of colour - placed on fabric exactly how and where you want it. Illust. Clean copy. 176pp £25.00 Add
Twentieth-Century Decoration: The Domestic Interior from 1900 to the Present Day Stephen Calloway Through his carefully chosen illustrations and lively commentaries the author charts the twists and turns of fashion and the influence of designers, artists and innovators of all kinds through the decades in Europe and America. Illust. DJ sl. discoloured and edges sl. grubby but otherwise clean. 408pp £24.00 Add
Paintstiks: Marvellouse Markal - Sumptuous Shiva Ruth Issett This book illustrates the various different applications and methods of applying Paintstiks to fabric and paper. Illust. Clean copy. 46pp £125.00 Add
Treasury of Turkish Designs Azade Akar A compilation of 670 distinctive copyright-free motifs derived from the Ottoman Turkish underglaze painted pottery made in the city of Iznik. Illust. Cover and edges v. sl. grubby but contents clean. 111pp £30.00 Add
ViewHair Care John Frieda Sound, practical and up-to-the-minute advice on choosing the right style, colour and techniques for your hair, from leading expert John Frieda. Illust. Cover has some creases and wear but contents clean. 72pp £10.00 Add
ViewFashion Drawing & Dress Design Mabel L. Hall A handbook dealing with proportion, construction, pose and draping of the adult and child figure with numerous illustrations. Illust. Edges and inside covers sl. grubby. 164pp £40.00 Add
A Source Book: Tattoo History Steve Gilbert The Tattoo History Source Book is an exhaustingly thorough, lavishly illustrated collection of historical records of tattooing throughout the world, from ancient times to the present. Illust. Brane new & sealed. 216pp £100.00 Add
ViewPerfumes, Cosmetics & Soaps - with special reference to synthetics - 3 Volume Set 1959 W. A. Poucher Full 3 volume set. A comprehensive guide to ingredients, methodology and creation of your own perfume, cosmeitcs and soap. Illust. All volumes are Ex Libris and have library stamps on 2 pages, remains of stickers inside the front cover and on the front end paper and sl. grubby edges and covers. They are however in generally v. good condition. 463, 453 & 260pp £280.00 Add
Eighteenth-Century Furniture Clive D. Edwards A study of furniture produced in the 19th C. from construction to consumption. Illust. DJ missing, sticker on front end paper, clean copy. 227pp £20.00 Add
ViewNoblesse Oblige - 1956 Alan S. C. Ross and Others An enquiry into the identifiable characteristics of the English aristocracy. Illust. Price clipped and cover, edges and end papers grubby, otherwise clean. 114pp £45.00 Add
Dune: Pop-Up Panorama Book Maida Silverman Colorful 3-D scenes with punch-out characters and vehicles - all based on the spectacular movie (DUNE) Illust. Cover has sl. wear but contents excellent. £14.00 Add
Breasts, Bottle and Babies Valerie Fildes A fascinating history of infant feeding. llust. Clean copy. 462pp £120.00 Add
This Way to Beauty Helena Rubinstein A practical guide to obtaining and maintaining ones beauty. llust. Cover is worn and edges sl. grubby but otherwise clean. 174pp £28.00 Add
The Polite World Joan Wildeblood A guide to English manners and deportment from earlier times and its changes in the 20th C. llust. Price clipped but otherwise clean copy. 224pp £35.00 Add
Skin Deep Ronald Scutt and Christopher Gotch A study of the mystery of tattooing with many high quality photographs of actual tattoos. llust. DJ missing and spine faded but contents clean. 205pp £48.00 Add
Selling Through the Window Harry Trethowan Explaining in detail many possible ways in which the window can be made to fulfil its essential purpose in the sale of goods. llust. DJ missing and cover, end papers and edges grubby but contents clean. 96pp £110.00 Add
How Fragrant the Rose Witney Antiques Samplers and Historic Embroideries 1650 -1850. Beautifully illustrated collection of samplers in full colour.48pp. £25.00 Add
When this you see remember me Wtney Antiques A superb collection of British samplers and historic embroideries fully illustrated in colour. 46pp. £25.00 Add
All creatures great and small Witney Antiques A collection of fine antique needlework samplers depicting animals, birds and insects. Fully illustrated in colour. 36pp £35.00 Add
House and Garden Witney Antiques A collection of fine antique embroidered needlework samplers depicting the British house and garden. Fully illustrated in colour. 36pp. £35.00 Add
Schools, Scholars and Seminaries Witney Antiques A superb collection of historic samplers themed around the education of girls. Fully illustrated in colour. Over 60pp. £28.00 Add
For Pleasure and Ornament Embroidered Art Treasures 1580-1835 Witney Antiques A collection of unique embroideries and samplers. Fully illustrated in colour. 64pp. £28.00 Add
Historic Samplers What's in a name? People and Places Witney Antiques A unique collection of beautiful samplers fully illustrated in colour.56pp. £28.00 Add
Friends: A Common Thread Witney Antiques - Carol Humphrey Samplers with a Quaker influence. A unique collection of samplers fully illustrated in colour. 72pp. £28.00 Add
Paradise Revisited Witney Antiques British samplers and embroideries 1590-1880. A unique collection. Fully illustrated in colour. 48pp. £30.00 Add
Upstairs Downstairs Plain and Fancy Witney Antiques A unique collection of British Samplers and Historic Embroideries 1590-1880. Fully illustrated in colour. 48pp. £35.00 Add
Tapestry Weaving Kirsten Glasbrook A colourful exciting book that offers a rich source of stimulating and innovative ideas.Superbly illustrated throughout. 96pp. £50.00 Add
Fabric Ritual Man Lysenko Weaving traditions of the East Europe Slavs. Detailed well illustrated survey.Over 40pp. £35.00 Add
The Fashion Design Manual Pamela Stecker A comprehensive view of the creative process of designing for fashion. Detailed knowledgeable survey. Well illustrated. Laminated covers a little worn and knocked. Remains of small label on cover. £70.00 Add
Hairstyles and Fashion: A Hairdresser's History of Paris 1910-1920 Stevem Zdatny This stimulating book contains articles written by the Paris hairstylist Emile Long between December 1910 and December 1920 for an English trade journal. New, may have sl. wear to covers from storage. 204pp £45.00 Add
A Collector's Handbook of Miniature Perfume Bottles: Minis, Mates and More Jeri Lyn Ringblum This handbook provides hundreds of clear color photographs and fascinating stories which reveal volumes about each fragrance, far beyond the size of the bottles. New, but has some shelf wear to cover and edges, so sold as used. 264pp £14.00 Add
ViewProfumi Mignon (Miniature Perfume Bottles) Carla Bordignon Text in Italian/English. A lovely showcase of over 100 miniature perfume bottles by the most famous perfumers in the world, dating from the late 1920's to the present. Sl. wear to covers buy overall clean copy. 143pp £25.00 Add
The New Book of Perfumes John Oakes John Oakes seeks to demystify the "parfumier's" art, introducing the reader to all the major perfume categories. As new condition, sl. shelf wer to cover. 320pp £18.00 Add
All Made Up: 100 years of cosmetics advertising Penny Dade A brief history of 20th-century printed cosmetics advertising, illustrated with over 80 beautiful, full colour reproductions of advertisements. New, may have sl. shelf wear. 112pp £25.00 Add
Fashions in Makeup: From Ancient to Modern Times Richard Corson Fashions in Makeup is a unique book in its field: a comprehensive history of cosmetics. In this highly praised volume, Richard Corson chronicles the pursuit of beauty from Ancient Egypt to the present day. This is a new & unread book, but unfortunately has some wear to DJ. 640pp £38.00 Add
Hair: Sex, Society, Symbolism Wendy Cooper A serious but unsolemn exploration of the facts and fictions, the myths and mysteries of our hair. Clean copy overall, DJ is tatty and page edges tanned. 240pp £10.00 Add
The History of Vanity John Woodforde This book looks at the history of vanity from Roman times to the present day in all its aspects: dress and disguise of the body and the use of false calves, cod-pieces and stays. New, may have v. sl. shelf wear. 135pp £30.00 Add
Hairstyles Of The World Pepin van Roojen This book contains a vast collection of some 1.000 images of coiffures from ancient times until the present day. Very clean copy with only minor shelf wear. 304pp £11.50 Add
Survival Of The Prettiest: The Science of Beauty Nancy Etcoff A comprehensive book on this complex and contentious subject, from the factual details of what makes a face beautiful to the deepest questions about the nature of beauty itself and its place in the human condition. New, but with sl. wear to DJ. 325pp £15.00 Add
Hope in a Jar: The Making of America's Beauty Culture Kathy Peiss Historian Kathy Peiss gives us the first full-scale social history of America's beauty culture. Ex libris, but generally clean apart from stamps on page edges and end papers and one sticker on back cover. 334pp £16.00 Add
The Craft of Ladies' Hairdressing S. G. Flitman A comprehensive study of all aspects of hairdressing, with wonderful b&w photographs of styles, including competition styles, and diagrams. Good clean copy, sl. wear to DJ. 191pp £15.00 Add
ViewMagic of Make-Up: By the Most Modern Methods for Stage and Screen Harald Melvill A study of cosmetic practices in the creative arts, giving an overview of how different characterisations can be created solely through the use of make-up. Missing DJ, edges sl. foxed, otherwise v. clean. 89pp £18.00 Add
Beauty: The Twentieth Century Jacqueline Demornex This is the first book dedicated to the universal history of beauty. Read about the history of art, cosmetics, magazines etc. New & sealed. £35.00 Add
Face Value: The Politics of Beauty Robin Tolmach Lakoff & Raquel L. Scherr Looks at the history and mythology of beauty, examines psychological attitudes toward beauty, and discusses sexual politics, ethnic identity, and stereotypes of beauty. As new, but for the slightest wear to DJ. 312pp £15.00 Add
Macfadden's New Hair Culture Bernarr Macfadden Offering rational, natural methods for cultivating strength and luxuriance of the hair. Clean copy, sl. wear to covers and page edges tanned. 140pp £18.00 Add
Secrets of the Harem Carla Coco This all-color book describes the Turkish harem in a comprehensive manner, bringing it to life with sensual, evocative illustrations and well-documented text. As new, but for v. sl. wear to DJ. 191pp £30.00 Add
Agent Provocateur: A Celebration of Femininity Joseph Corre and Serena Rees This book studies female sexuality without embarrassment, but with empowerment. Overall v. clean copy, but sl. damage to title page and wear to cover. 192pp £12.00 Add
ViewThe Tyranny of Beauty Arline & John Liggett This book looks at stratagems, both contemporary and historical, employed by both men and women in the cause of fashionable beauty. Sl. wear to covers and DJ, otherwise v. clean. 192pp £15.00 Add
Doris Kloster's Demimonde: A Visual Exploration of Fetish Doris Kloster These previously unpublished color, duotone, and black-and-white photographs presented in Fetish World were shot on location in many private dungeons and provide an unforgettable insider's view. New. 160pp £18.00 Add
The Corset: A Cultural History Valerie Steele Why did women continue wear corsets forr four hundred years? And why did they finally stop? This lavishly illustrated book offers fascinating and often surprising answers to these questions. New & Sealed. £14.00 Add
Underwear: The Fashion History Alison Carter This book follows the development of underwear fashion for men, women and children, from 1500 to the present day. Clean copy, sl. wear to covers. 161pp £11.50 Add
The Corset Benedict Zilliacus Fascinating study of the history of corsets. Very scarce book. Cover is sl. grubby but contents clean. £45.00 Add
The History of Ladies Underwear Cecil Saint-Laurent This attractive and fully illustrated book covers underwear from earliest times to the present day (1968). Spine faded and DJ has sl. wear but otherwise clean. 222pp £14.50 Add
The Story of Men's Underwear Shaun Cole In this work, Shaun Cole endeavours to re-establish for the first time, through well-researched socio-economic analysis, the importance of men s underwear in the history of costume from ancient times to today. DJ is tatty and edges have sl. wear but otherwise as new. 255pp £45.00 Add
Support and Seduction: A History of Corsets and Bras Beatrice Fontanel From the ancient Greeks to Mae West and Madonna, this light-hearted book charts the changing shapes of female beauty. As new but for sl. shelf wear to DJ. 160pp £18.00 Add
The Bikini Pedro Silmon This book is a celebration in pictures of the bikini's four glrious decades. New & unread, may have v. sl. shelf wear. 160pp £24.00 Add
Making Waves: Swimsuits and the Undressing of America Lena Lancek and Gideon Bosker Explores the design and manufacture of swimwear throughout the twentieth century and delves into the psychological and social roots of swimsuit styles and their appeal. Sl. wear to cover and edges. 160pp £18.00 Add
Bathing Beauties Michael Colmer The amazing history of female swimwear ravishingly illustrated in colour and black and white. Some wear to cover. 144pp £10.00 Add
Lingerie: The Evolution of Seduction Valerie Manferto de Fabianis (Editor) Text in English. A colorful and titillating pictorial history of the sexiest attire of all. New and unread, may have sl. shelf wear. 256pp £20.00 Add
The Bare Truth: Stars of Burlesque in the '40s and '50s Len Rothe Len Rothe has again pulled from his collection of original photographs of entertainers this delightful selection of over 100 images of Burlesque stars. New and unread. 110pp £14.00 Add
That's Sexploitation: The Forbidden World of 'Adults Only' Cinema Eddie Muller & Daniel Faris A history of exploitation cinema from low budget pictures of the 1930s and 40s through an era of 'nudie cuties' and into the days of free love and beyond. As new, but for sl. shelf wear to covers and remains of 1 sticker on rep. 157pp £25.00 Add
Playboy at 50: Selections from the Archives Christie's New York Auction catalogue for the Playboy sale held Wednesday 17th December 2003 at Christie's New York. Excellent condition with only minor wear to covers. 187pp £25.00 Add
Exposed: A History of Lingerie Colleen Hill & Valerie Steele This compelling and eye catching publication surveys lingerie from the mid 18th century to the present, covering a broad range of garments. New and unread, may have sl. shelf wear. 178pp £14.50 Add
Art Nouveau and the Erotic Ghislaine Wood This concise, fully illustrated study shows how the idea of the erotic was given visual expression by artists and designers. Price clipped and v. sl. wear to DJ, otherwise v. clean. 96pp £24.00 Add
The History of Underclothes C. Willett & Phillis Cunnington Fascinating survey of various undergarments worn by the English over six centuries. Well-documented, scholarly presentation enhanced with over 100 period illustrations. Price clipped and DJ faded, otherwise v. clean copy. 185pp £11.00 Add
ViewWhen Ladies Acquired Legs: The History of Woman's Emancipation in Text and Pictures Erik Norgaard This unusual book is concerned with Woman's Emancipation. In text and with over 200 illustrations, it reveals how women started to think and do for themselves. Price clipped, edges and DJ grubby, otherwise clean copy. 144pp £8.00 Add
Uplift: The Bra in America Jane Farrell-Beck and Colleen Gau In Uplift: A History of the Bra in America Jane Farrell-Beck and Colleen Gau use this item of clothing to gauge the social history of women and to understand the business history of fashion. New, may have sl. shelf wear. 243pp £15.00 Add
Exotique: Volumes 1, 2 & 3 (Box Set) Kim Christy This colossal collection contains collections from the 'Exotique' Magazine. New, in original box £45.00 Add
The Medieval Chastity Belt: A Myth-Making Process Albrecht Classen A fascintating analysis of the mythology of the chastity belt, with dissection of the literary and iconographic evidence. New and unread but private bookplate stamped on fep. 222pp £45.00 Add
Figure Training or, Art of the Handmaid of Nature E. D. M This reprinted classic work, describes in elegant langage and minute detail the often extreme, but practical means employed to achieve a fashionable wasp-waisted and upright figure. Like new, but for sl. grubby edges. £30.00 Add
Underwear and Lingerie: Part 1 & 2 Various This book covers all forms of intimate apparel, giving the standard varities of each type of garment and explaining in detail the principles of making. Pen marks on 1 page and 1 rep, cover sl. worn, but overall a clean copy. £35.00 Add
The Illustrated Book of Stockings Christopher Gower (Editor) Shocking stockings: an illustrated history of female hosiery. Sl. wear to covers. 96pp £15.00 Add
The Illustrated Book of Dominatrices Roger Moineau De Sade's Justine, Lady Latex and Mistress Sidonia are just a few of the formidable women encountered here. Sl. wear to covers. 96pp £15.00 Add
View6 Full Colour Posters (Erte) Erte Six superb full-colour reproductions of Erte's most striking graphics, featuring a description of each painting and a short biography. New & Sealed. £20.00 Add
ViewAdventures of Sandee the Supermodel Isaac Mizrahi Three oversized and unconventional comic books featuring riotous artwork by William Frawley that take us to the heart of the fashion world. Clean set with sl. wear to covers. £18.00 Add
ViewErté at Ninety-five: The Complete New Graphics Marshall Lee (Editor) 163 works, reproduced in full colour, showing Erte's wonderful creativity in the final years of his life. Page edges tanned, small private inscription on fep and sl. tatty DJ, generally clean overall though. 192pp £75.00 Add
ViewLa Mode en peinture No 7: Les Collections Hiver 84/85 Various Text in French. September-October-November Issue. Very clean copy, Sl. wer to covers. £20.00 Add
ViewMasks Various A book of really cool masks created by famous people and celebrities. Great condition sl. wear to covers. 94pp £10.00 Add
ViewDrawing Fashion: A Century of Fashion Illustration Joelle Chariau (Editor) Celebrates renowned art dealer Joelle Chariau's unique collection of some of the most remarkable fashion illustrations from the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. New and unread, but sl. wear. 240pp £20.00 Add
ViewMasters of Fashion Illustration David Downton A lavishly illustrated and beautifully designed book celebrating the work of the great fashion illustrators since the turn of the 20th century. New and unread. 224pp £40.00 Add
ViewManifesti: Pubblicitaa e Moda Italiana 1890-1950 Dario Cimorelli & Anna Villari Text in Italian/English. This fascinating, abundantly illustrated book delves into the evolution of Italian advertising and fashion posters. New & Sealed. 238pp £25.00 Add
ViewAddressing the Century: 100 Years of Art and Fashion Peter Wollen Celebrating the cose and vivid relationship between art and fashion in the 20th century. As new with sl. shelf wear to covers. 120pp £14.00 Add
ViewFashion Drawing Eliot Hodgkin Very scarce book published in 1932. A study of different types of fashion illustration, including big names such as Harrods, Jaeger, Burberry and more. Illustrated. Covers sl. grubby, v. minor foxing to some pages, heavier on end papers. 115pp £90.00 Add
ViewAlastair: Illustrator of Decadence Victor Arwas This is the definitive book on Alastair owing to Victor Arwas's substantial biographical material spanning 25 large pages. Sl. tanning to edges and covers, otherwise v. clean. 100pp £15.00 Add
ViewFashion Illustration: 1930 to 1970 from Harper's Bazaar Marnie Fogg This volume collates the best fashion illustration that were captured in the pages of the iconic Harper's Bazaar magazine from 1930 to 1970. Like new, with sl. shelf wear. 206pp £10.00 Add
ViewCap Badges of the Canadian Expeditionary Forces 1914-1919 Lenard L Babin Fully illustrated with descriptions for each badge. Cover and edges sl. grubby and 2 private stamps on FEP, otherwise clean copy. £30.00 Add
ViewA Picture Book of Japanese Sword Guards V & A Museum A 1978 reprint of the original 1927 text courtesy of the V&A Museum. V. clean copy. 22pp £10.00 Add