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Five Centuries of American Costume
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Five Centuries of American Costume

By R. Turner Wilcox

London: Adam and Charles Black, 1963. Hardback. Good/Good. 766 4to. Illustrated throughout with annotated line drawings. Condition notes: Ex-library, with library stamps to prelims, and traces of library sticker to front free end paper. End papers grubby, but thereafter pages clean and unmarked. Dust jacket chipped, but protected with transparent wrapper. Boards bumped but sound.

£15.00

A Concise History of Costume
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A Concise History of Costume

By James Laver

London: Book Club Associates, 1973. Hardback. Good/Fair. 560 8vo. This Book Club Associates reprint of the Thames and Hudson publication is generously illustrated, in both colour and black and white. There are 314 illustrations, of which 58 are in colour. Condition notes: Some bumping and rubbing to the boards and age-darkening to external page edges. Dust jacket rolled and chipped, with reinforcement to verso. Previous owner's name to front free end paper, but otherwise internally clean and bright.

£5.00

Costume of The Western World, Early Tudor 1485-1558

By James Laver

London: Harrap, 1951. First Edition. Hardback. Very Good/No Jacket. 396 4to. Illustrated with material from diverse sources- not just portraits, but brass rubbings, sketches and paintings which include ordinary people. Condition notes: Dust jacket rather torn, now protected by transparent cover. Internally clean and sound except for foxing, and previous owner's name, to end papers .

£7.50

Costume of the Western World: The Last Valois 1515 - 90

By Andre Blum

London: Harrap, 1951. Hardback. Very Good/Very good. 396 4to. Translated from the French by D. I. Wilton. Illustrated from contemporary paintings (reproduced in colour) and drawings. Condition Notes: Corners of dust jacket (unclipped) a little rubbed, now protected with transparent cover. This is stuck down to the dust jacket, but with no resultant staining or damage. Boards clean, internally very good. Overall a pleasant copy.

£10.95

The Mode in Costume
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The Mode in Costume

By Ruth Turner Wilcox

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1958. Hardback. Good/No Jacket. 1386 4to. Ex-library. History of costume 3000 BC to 1948. Illustrated with annotated sketches. 433 pp plus several pages of sketches, and a bibliography. Condition notes: No dustwrapper; boards rather grubby and edges worn, but binding sound and internally clean.

£20.00

Introducing Specification Using Z: A Practical Case Study Approach

By Bryan Ratcliff

McGraw-Hill, 1994. Paperback. Good/No Jacket. 624 4to. Still a sound introduction to the topic. Condition Notes: Little knocked about externally, but internally sound and clean. Certainly a good study copy.

£8.00

The Costume Book

By Mrs. Nesfield Cookson

London: Herbert Jenkins Ltd, 1934. First Edition. Hardback. Good/No Jacket. 562 8vo. Green boards with blue titles. Covers the period from the early 14th century to 1800 in approximately half- or quarter-century chunks, one chunk to a chapter. Illustrated with sketches. This book covers not only dress of the well-to-do, but also that of ordinary people. There is a bibliography. Condition Notes: The boards are a little grubby and knocked, but the book is internally clean and sound. There is a gift inscription to the front free end paper. There is some foxing to early and late external page edges.

£10.00

The Child in Fashion

By Doris Langley Moore

London: B. T. Batsford, 1953. First Edition. Hardback. Good/No Jacket. 572 4to. Illustrated from photographs by Felix Fonteyn. Pale blue boards, now faded. Condition Notes: A little bumping to cover, spine grubby/faded, some foxing to early pages (especially end papers), tear to one page, but otherwise internally clean and sound.

£8.00