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Land of Tweed
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Land of Tweed

By MacLeod, Dawn

Blackwood, 1983. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 5.5" X 8.75. H/B 209 pages, condition is very good, the spine of the DJ is sun faded. country to the south of Scotland's capital is one of the most attractive to visitors to the North. Few parts of the British Isles can boast of such a high concentration of attractions - beautiful 800 year old abbeys, historic houses, and 'the Scott Country' immortalised by Sir Walter Scott of Abbotsford and James Hogg the Ettrick Shepherd. The Borders between the Cheviots and Edinburgh contains the Tweed Valley, the home of some of the most famous names in tweeds and knitwear. There is a fine network of uncrowded roads and excellent accommodation making the area an ideal starting point for a visit to Scotland. Dawn MacLeod, who lives in the region and knows it well, provides a very readable and informative account for the tourist and armchair traveller alike. Beginning with an account of Berwick-Upon-Tweed, the author goes on to discuss the abbeys, their towns, and the other principal cen­tres. Open houses and grounds, castles and towers, and the countryside and villages are all discussed. Over thirty photographs contribute to a portrait which will encourage newcomers to the Borders to seek out and savour the attractions of the area for themselves.

$9.91

Glamour: A History
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Glamour: A History

By Gundle, Stephen

UK: OUP Oxford, 2008. 1st Edition . Hardcover. As New/As New. 6.5" x 9.5. h/b 472 pages, condition is As New. Glamour is one of the most tantalizing and bewitching aspects of contemporary culture - but also one of the most elusive. The aura of celebrity, the style of the fashion world, the vanity of the rich and beautiful, and the publicity-driven rites of café society are all imbued with its irresistible magnetism. But what exactly is glamour? Where does it come from? How old is it? And can anyone quite capture its magic? Stephen Gundle answers all these questions and more in this first ever history of the phenomenon, from Paris in the tumultuous final decades of the eighteenth century through to Hollywood, New York, and Monte Carlo in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, from Napoleon to Marlene Dietrich and Marilyn Monroe, from Beau Brummell to Gianni Versace. Throughout, the book captures the excitement and sex appeal of glamour while exposing its mechanisms and exploring its sleazy and sometimes tragic underside. As Gundle shows, while glamour is exciting and magnetic, its promise is ultimately an illusion that can only ever be partially fulfilled.

$16.51

A Letter to a Girl on the Future of Clothes
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A Letter to a Girl on the Future of Clothes

By James Laver

Home & Van Thal Ltd, 1946. 1st Edition . Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. h/b 34 pages, condition is very good. An owners name to the flyleaf.

$23.12

Ladies Dress Accessories
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Ladies Dress Accessories

By Johnson, Eleanor

UK: Shire Publications Ltd, 2004. Paperback. Very Good. 20.9 x 15 x 0.5 cm. p/b 56 pages, condition is very good. As human societies evolved, so clothing became more than just a basic necessity to protect the body from cold. Both men and women used their costume to display their status and wealth. This additional function of dress was from the beginning accompanied by the appearance of a wide variety of complementary accessories. These included perfume and scent bottles, jewellery, buttons, buckles, buttonhooks, hat pins, gloves, handbags, purses, fans, parasols and many other attractive items and, since the First World War, objects associated with make-up and smoking. In this book Eleanor Johnson describes and illustrates many of the items that one may come across.

$8.59

Fifty Hats That Changed the World (Design Museum Fifty)
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Fifty Hats That Changed the World (Design Museum Fifty)

By Museum, Design

UK: Conran, 2011. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 8.3 x 6 x 0.7 inches. h/b 107 pages, condition is very good. Fifty Hats That Changed the World lists the top 50 hats and headwear that have made a substantial impact in the world of fashion and design today. From Monomakh's Cap, an early fifteenth century Russian crown to Franc Fernandez's modern-day 2010 Helmet Headpiece, the book explores the designs that have turned heads over the years and the impact they've had on the fashion and design world.

$8.59