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The Aesthetics and Vocabulary of Nakshi Kantha. Bangladesh National Museum Collection

By: Ahmad, Perveen

Price: £48.00

Publisher: Bangladesh, Bangladesh National Museum: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 112396


Maroon rexine-type (pseudo leather) boards with Bright Gilt titling to the spine and front cover. In the original publisher's pictorial dustjacket, which is not price-clipped. However there is some VERY light rubbing/creasing to the dustjacket, (mainly to the TIPS of the corners & head/tail of the d/j spine - NO chips/tears) together with some light fading to the BASE colour of the dustjacket spine & the very edges of the d/j covers, which has changed almost imperceptabl... View more info

GEORGIE HENSCHEL'S BOOK OF THE WELL DRESSED WOMAN. Introduction By Wynford Vaughan Thomas

By: Anon

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Phoenix House: 1951

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 107143


NOT PRICE CLIPPED, dustwrap grubby, previously repaired with masking tape to edges by previous owner, dustwrap by Dodie Masterman, clean red boards, gilt titling to spine, Name/writing on front pastedown, magazine cutting = "big women with a big future". 123pp, offsetting to rear endpapers, illustrated with black/white photographs, hinges sound, CLEAN BRIGHT AND TIGHT. ; 107143; 8vo View more info

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Types of the British Army. Scots Guards

By: Anon

Price: £85.00

Publisher: Edinburgh, Stevenson, Clark & Co.: (1930)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 109972


NO Date given - but another copy online gives it as c. 1930 - and the last print in the book is dated 1930 - so it is definitely around that date. In the original publisher's grey coloured card covers with a Ribbon binding, with the lettering/titling in dark blue, and with the Scots Guards insignia decorating the front cover. A little light shelfwear and a couple of biro marks on the covers but overall VG. (see photos) This is Volume 1 of a proposed series of Atholl Prin... View more info

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Twenty-Four Costumes of Wales

By: Anon

Price: £70.00

Publisher: Germany, Made in Germany: (1880)

Edition: Presumed First UK Edition

Seller ID: 114019


Blue cloth-covered boards with a untitled plain cloth spine. The front board has the title, decorative borders and an heraldic 'Welsh Dragon' tooled in gilt on the front cover, the gilt a little dulled in places. The rear board has blind stamped decoration. The edges and corners are slightly rubbed here and there. NO date or publisher shown other than 'Made in Germany' on the bottom of the front board. This type of publication was usually sold as a gift 'souvenir' and in... View more info

AFRICA

By: Blum Dieter & Gisela Brown

Price: £75.00

Publisher: New York, Harry N. Abrams, Inc. Publishers: 1976

Edition: 1st English Edn (USA)

Seller ID: 50217


In the Original Heavy brown buckram/hessian cloth with gilt embossed titles and colour photo plate of beaded African woman inset on front cover. In the original Imitation Ostrich Skin 'slip-around' 'slip-case'. 208 pp. Foreword by Leopold Sedar Senghor. Full of VERY STRIKING Full Colour photographs on heavy photographic paper by a top class photographer who travelled throughout Africa. Photographs taken in North, West, East, South and Central Africa with maps and descrip... View more info

Curious Boym Design Works

By: Boym, Constantin (Essays by Peter Hall, Steven Skov Holt )

Price: £25.00

Publisher: New York, Princeton Architectural Press: 2002

Edition: Presumed First Edition?

Seller ID: 106451


Fascinating book! ! Stiff boards. As New. Covers clean, no marks, NO INSCRIPTIONS, includes inserts "...whimsical designs of Constantin Boym and his partner Laurene Leon Boym ...a broad range of products, furniture..." EXCELLENT COPY, profusely illustrated in colour, CLEAN TIGHT AND BRIGHT. ; 8vo (large) View more info

Lace and Lace Making

By: Bullock, Alice May

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, B T Batsford Ltd: 1991

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 107155


NOT PRICE CLIPPED, original price label to front free flap, spine of dustwrap faded, clean brown boards with bright gilt titling to spine, illustrated endpapers, Name/writing on title page,160pp, otherwise an excellent copy, CLEAN TIGHT AND BRIGHT. Profusely illustrated in black and white. Lace projects which are straightforward, quick and easy to make. ; 107155; 4to View more info

Ceremonial Uniforms of the World

By: Cassin-Scott, Jack & John Fabb

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, Stephen Hope Books: 1973

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 111641


Black boards with bright gilt titling to the spine. In the original publisher's pictorial dustjacket, which is not price-clipped. There are foxing (brown) spots to the page fore-edges, otherwise there are NO Inscriptions or other Marks. Illustrated with colour plates. (x) + 80 plates. Glossary; Bibliography; Table of plates. Overall, this is an Excellent, Very Clean, Tight and Bright, 'Fine' copy. "This volume is one of a series introducing the regalia of the armies ... View more info

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Zhi Si Jing Quan Tu = Picture Story of Silk Cultivation. The Story of Silk. (Early 20th Chinese Concertina-Style 'fold-Out' Book with Wood Covers and Hand-Painted Illustrations)

By: Chinese - Youting Shi Hui

Price: £95.00

Publisher: Foochow, China, Youtingshi - Sold By Ling Yu Sing: 1916

Edition: Presumed First Edition

Seller ID: 114061


No date, but this is an early 20th Century Chinese book with 12 hand-painted illustrations depicting the tale of the the cultivation of Silk, starting with Silkworm Eggs. The book has a 'fold-out accordion binding' which when folded out to the full extent, cover to cover, measures c. 3. 5 Metres (c. 11' 5" or c. 350cms) with a wood cover front and back. A Chinese "Foo" character is carved into front board and attractively infilled with a green chalky substanc... View more info

Assisi Embroideries D. M. C Library

By: D. M. C. Library

Price: £18.00

Publisher: France, Editions Th. De Dillmont, MULHOUSE: 1950

Edition: Possibly a first in this form but presumably a Reprint of the original?

Seller ID: 113133


No date noted so circa ? 1925 to 1970? . Grey cloth spine and decorated card covers. Staple bound within the cloth spine - staples are rusting. Slight 'rubbing/creasing' to the corners o/w VG covers. NO Inscriptions or Marks. Approx 52 pp, including Adverts at the end for other books in the ' D-M-C Library' needlework series. 24 duotone (b/w and a colour) embroidery stitches/designs plates. Text in English. Overall apart from the very minor 'faults' as noted above, this ... View more info

Jugoslavian Embroideries. 1st Series D. M. C Library

By: D. M. C. Library

Price: £18.00

Publisher: France, Th. De Dillmont, Editor. MULHOUSE: 1950

Edition: Possibly a first in this form but presumably a Reprint of the original?

Seller ID: 113134


No date noted so circa ? 1935 to 1956? . Grey cloth spine and colour decorated card covers. Staple bound within the cloth spine - staples are rusting. VERY Slight 'rubbing/creasing' to the corners o/w VG Plus covers. NO Inscriptions or Marks. Approx 84 pp, including Adverts at the end for other books in the ' D-M-C Library' needlework series. 20 plates in colour consisting of 52 patterns of borderings and grounds. Plus Tracings (on 'graph' paper) for the reproducing, enl... View more info

Motifs for Embroideries. No. 3. D. M. C Library

By: D. M. C. Library

Price: £15.00

Publisher: France, Th. De Dillmont, Editor. MULHOUSE: 1950

Edition: Possibly a first in this form but presumably a Reprint of the original?

Seller ID: 113135


No date noted so circa ? 1935 to 1956? . Colour decorated light card covers. Staple bound - staples are rusting. VERY Slight 'rubbing/creasing' to the spine and a 'spot' to the front cover o/w VG Plus covers. NO Inscriptions or Marks. Approx 28 pp, including an Introduction, and Adverts at the end for other books in the ' D-M-C Library' needlework series. 20 plates in full colour consisting of various patterns of borderings and grounds. Text in English. Overall apart fro... View more info

Cross Stitch New Designs. IInd Series. (2nd Series) D. M. C. Library

By: D. M. C. Library

Price: £10.00

Publisher: France, Th. De Dillmont, Editor. MULHOUSE: 1950

Edition: Possibly a first in this form but presumably a Reprint of the original?

Seller ID: 113137


No date noted so circa ? 1935 to 1956? . Decorated light card covers. Staple bound - staples are rusting. VERY Slight 'rubbing/creasing' to the spine o/w VG Plus covers. one 'closed' (neatly repaired) tear to the first plate o/w NO Inscriptions or other Marks. Approx 28 pp, including an Introduction, and Adverts at the end for other books in the ' D-M-C Library' needlework series. 20 plates in colour consisting of various patterns of grounds, borders and various misc. su... View more info

German Army Uniforms and Insignia, 1933-1945

By: Davis, Brian L.

Price: £11.00

Publisher: London, Arms & Armour Press: 1979

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 112568


Black cloth bound boards with bright gilt titling to the spine. A VERY slight 'lean' to the book - pretty negligible. In the original publisher's pictorial dustjacket, which is not price-clipped. There are some slight smudge/scratch marks and a little peeling of the laminate to the dustjacket. There is a little chipping and a couple of very small tears to the dustjacket corners, otherwise there are NO inscriptions or other marks. 224 pp. Illustrated with b/w and colour p... View more info

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The Deréta Look. Catalogue of Deréta Coats, Separates and Accessories. Circa 1950s Fashion Catalogue

By: Dereta Fashions

Price: £39.00

Publisher: London, Dereta (London) Ltd,: 1952

Edition: Presumed First UK Edition

Seller ID: 114636


Black, white and grey pictorial card covers. Stapled, 3 staples, one very slightly rusty. The covers are lightly edge worn, with some light creasing/very minor marks. Internally Excellent. NO Inscriptions or Marks. Unpaginated (100 pages). Illustrated throughout, including the reverse of the covers, in black, white, and greys, with 'live' models showing clothing with descriptions and the prices in Guineas, Shillings and Pence. "In 1947 when Dior was called to the Que... View more info

Witness to Our Time.

By: Eisenstaedt, Alfred (Foreword by Henry R. Luce)

Price: £22.00

Publisher: London, Secker & Warburg: 1980

Edition: 1st Thus (Revised and Enlarged)

Seller ID: 002037


This is a reprint of the 1966 Classic. THIS edition, however, has Extra pages/material 'focusing on the Headliners of the Seventies'. In the original Black boards slightly dusty, with bright gilt titling to spine. The pictorial dustjacket has been reinforced with very neat cream tape around all the edges (inside and out - done by the former owner) otherwise Complete and the dustjacket is in Good + to Very Good minus condition. NOT price clipped. 350 pp. Mostly Plates wit... View more info

Everywoman's Guide to Home Dressmaking

By: Emilie

Price: £18.00

Publisher: London, Brindley and Howe Ltd: c.1914

Edition: Not given

Seller ID: 107900


no date, c 1914? Catalogue to end of book. All page edges red. Dusty red cloth covered boards with clear black titling to front board. Creasing to rear board and to spine. Slightly stained. Edges rubbed, corners bumped. Offsetting to endpapers. NO INSCRIPTIONS. 119pp. Illustrated in black and white. "Its aim is not to provide a mere guide to the fashions of the hour...but the desire of the lady who wishes to become a home dressmaker is for such hints as will enable ... View more info

Handspinning: Art and Techniques

By: Fannin Allen

Price: £10.00

Publisher: New York, Van Nostrand Reinhold Co: 1970

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 7739


Chocolate Brown boards with bright gilt titling to the spine. In the original publisher's pictorial dustjacket. Ex- Reference Library with relatively minimal library markings. The front flap of the dustjacket has been cut off but put in the back under the rear flap - a common but rather odd occurence in UK Libraries in the 60s/70s and 80s! ! The d/j is protected in the usual clear plastic library jacket - with old sellotape. 208 pp. Illustrated in b/w. Overall despite it... View more info

John Rylands of Manchester

By: Farnie, D.A.

Price: £6.50

Publisher: Manchester, The John Rylands University Library of Manchester: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 108774


In the original publisher's glossy pictorial, larger format, card covers. No d/j as issued. Biography of John Rylands, textile manufacturer, of Manchester, England. 103 pages including bibliography. Illustrated throughout in b/w. No Inscriptions or Marks. Overall an Excellent Very Clean, Tight and Bright 'As New' copy. ; 8vo 6" - 9.5" tall; 103 pages View more info

Inventory and Survey of the Armouries of the Tower of London. COMPLETE in (2) Two volumes:

By: Ffoulkes, Charles J. (Curator Of The Armouries)

Price: £225.00

Publisher: London, His Majesties Stationary Office: 1916

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 109024


Both volumes uniformly bound with the Original Quarterbound textured blue cloth spines with blue boards, gilt lettering and gilt decoration to each front board. Some rubbing to spine heads/tails and extremities and one of the volumes is a little paler than the other but overall a quite handsome set in Very Good condition. Internally there is a former owners name in thick pencil on both of the front free endpapers, and on the top of the Title page of Vol. 2, o/w clean and... View more info