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Chairs: A History

By: DE DAMPIERRE, Florence

Price: $39.95

Publisher: New York, Harry N. Abrams, 2006

Edition: First Edition, First Printing


Presents an illustrated history of seating since the ancient world. This book provides information on historical personalities, fashion, custom and social life. It talks about the emergence of chairs in Pre-dynastic Egypt and progresses through the social uses and meaning of various forms of seats in Classic Greece and the Roman Empire, and more. Chairs in the ancient world, China & Africa -- Medieval & Renaissance chairs -- Country, garden & colonial chairs -- High sty... View more info

Elegance: The Seeberger Brothers and the Birth of Fashion Photography

By: AUBENAS, Sylvie; DEMANGE, Xavier

Price: $50.00

Publisher: San Francisco, Chronicle Books, 2007

Edition: First American Printing


Modern fashion photography was born when three brothers, Parisian postcard photographers, shifted their lenses to the upper echelon of French society in the early twentieth century. As impromptu portraits of beautiful women in inimitable finery at racecourses, resorts, and cafes began to appear in magazines, courant designers such as Chanel, Hermes, and Madeleine Vionnet rushed to send their models to posh watering holes to be photographed with the beau monde. The first-... View more info

Everybody Shops at Lipman's; Christmas 1957 Merchandise Catalog

By: LIPMAN WOLFE & CO.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Portland, OR, Lipman Wolfe & Co., 1957

Edition: CHristmas, 1957


Portland, Oregon Department Store Christmas Catalog ffor 1957. General Merchandise - Women's, Children's, Men's clothing, housewares, gifts etc - no Toys. [52pp], illustrated in color and in b&w. Brigbt, clean and unmarked. Sound, stapled binding. Very light vertical crease at center where once folded - for mailing? Weight, 153g.. View more info

Fachzeichnen fur Schneider

By: HABERLE, H. Et al

Price: $18.95

Publisher: Wittenberg, Herrose's Verlag, 1928

Edition: First [presumed]


Lehr- und Lernmittel fur Beruss- und Fachsschulen. Zentralverlag fur Berufs- und Fachsschulen. German language text. 149pp, diagrams. Interior is bright, clean and unmarked. Binding is reasonably sound. Wraps lightly crease. Tape residue marks at foot and head of spine. Minor wear to spine a extremities. Weight, 260g. We ship Worldwide, at cost, using both Canada Post and the United States Postal Service, and offer postal charges, at cost, without overcharging. Canadi... View more info

Fetish: Fashion, Sex & Power

By: STEELE, Valerie

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, Oxford University Press, 1996

Edition: First Edition, Second Printing


The book explores the link between fashion and the expression of sexuality not only sexual behavior, but also gender identity. viii, 243 p., [24] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 26 cm. An 'as new' copy, fresh and unmarked. Tight, square binding, no spine creasing. Weight, 597g. View more info

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Film und Frau: Zeigt die Mode Herbst; Winter 1965/66

By: WALDENBURGER, Helga - Chefredakteurin

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Hamburg, Germany, Jahrreszeitenverlag GMBH, 1965

Edition: Winter 1965-6


German language with some English, oversize Fashion Magazine from the Winter of 1965. 210pp, profusely illustrated in color and in sepia. Fashion model Detlev Albers on front cover. Subtitled in English, 'The Golden Book of Fashion' - Autumn-Winter 1965/66, all fashion details are translated into English. Overall, a sound clean copy. Interior is VG+. Front wrapper is unmarked but shows some surface rubbing as usual. Cloth spine is sound. Only very minor spots of wear p... View more info

HairDo: September 1965

By: HANLE, Dorothea Zack - Editor

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Dell Publishing, 1965

Edition: Vol. X, No. 9


Magazine detailing HairDo's & Hair Fashion of 1965. Size - 8.5" by 11", 72pp, photo illustrated in b&w with a little color. Generally clean, minor wear and soiling, but no major defects. Many items under 500g qualify for inexpensive Lettermail Rates within Canada. Items under 250g qualify for similar rates to the USA. View more info

How to Adjust the Popular Batswing Tie

By: S. W. & Co.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: London, UK, Fischer's in the Strand,


Small leaflet, 4pp, with illustrated instructions on how to fasten the Batswing Tie. Circa 1900. Old fold at centre. Overstamped by a London, England retailer's name & address. This item weighs 3g and qualifies for inexpensive Lettermail postage both to Canada, the USA and other parts of the World. View more info

Indian Costumes from Guatemala

By: DEUSS, Krystyna

Price: $12.00

Publisher: UK, Author Published, 1981

Edition: First Edition


Catalogue of an Exhibion of Indigenous Native Costumes from Guatemala along with considerable textual explanation and background. 72pp, profusely illustrated with colour photographs, maps, diagrams etc. Brighjt, clean interior. Previous owner's signatures to the title page otherwise unmarked. Sound, tight binding, no spine creases. Bright, unmarked wrappers. We ship Worldwide, use both Canada Post and the United States Postal Service, and offer postal charges based on ... View more info

Japanese Country Textiles (Victoria & Albert Museum. Far Eastern Series)

By: JACKSON, Anna

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Weatherhill, 1997

Edition: First American Edition


"First published by V&A Publications, 1997". 128 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color map ; 26 cm. Series Title: ''Victoria and Albert Museum - Far Eastern series'. A very nearly 'as new' copy - bright, fresh and unmarked. Tight, square binding, no wear to the cloth. Weight, 713g. We ship Worldwide, at cost, using both Canada Post and the United States Postal Service, and offer postal charges without overcharging. Canadian domestic postal rates rise wit... View more info

Jermaine's Credit Card; Fall & Winter, 1963-4

By: JERMAINE'S [Ladies Fashion Store]

Price: $3.50

Publisher: Vancouver, B. C., Jermaine's, 1963


Store-issued Credit Card. For use at Jermaine's - a Vancouver Ladies Wear Shop located at 600 Granville Street at Dunsmuir. Four Floors of Fashion. Name and account number, verso. Mint condition. Pre-dates general use of Visa/MasterCard etc. Inexpensive Lettermail postal rates apply - Domestic & International View more info

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Kabuki Costumes

By: KIRIHATA, Ken

Price: $29.95

Publisher: Kyoto, Japan, Kyoto Shoin, 1994

Edition: First Edition


Kyoto Shoin's Art Library of Japanese Textiles, 10. In Japanese and English text. OCLC Number: 68067477. 95 p. : profusely illustrated with color photography. 22 cm. Bright, clean and unmarked. Weight, 328g. We ship Worldwide, use both Canada Post and the United States Postal Service, and offer postal charges based on our actual costs, without overcharging. Online estimates by the Listing Site may not be correct and either additional, or reduced postage may be require... View more info

Library of Dressmaking; Four Volumes

By: WOMAN'S INSTITUTE OF DOMESTIC ARTS AND SCIENCES

Price: $110.00

Publisher: Scranton, PA, Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences,


Matching 'Set' of four volumes in blue cloth with gilt titles etc to the spine. Published 1923-1925. Fouyr volumes - v. 1. Sewing materials.- v. 2. Harmony in dress.- v. 3. Care of clothing.- v. 4. Tailored garments. Over 1,000 pages, photo and art illustrated. Clean, unmarked books showing only light signs of age and use. We ship Worldwide, use both Canada Post and the United States Postal Service, and offer postal charges based on our actual costs, without overch... View more info

Petersons Magazine, 1865; Volumes 47 & 48

By: APPLETON, D. A.

Price: $100.00

Publisher: New York, D. A. Appleton, 1865

Edition: Volumes 47 & 48


Volume 47, January to June, 1865, Inclusive. 452pp, [16pp] + 460pp, iv. Wonderful period magzines of great quality. Issues contain poetry, prose, articles, patterns, music, fashion, hand-colored fashion plates [12], high quality engravings, fold-out color plates etc. Internally this volume is Fine - bright, clean, unmarked and undamaged. The binding is tight & square, hinges strong. Leather spine and corners show wear; marbled boards are somewht rubbed and scratched. Wo... View more info

Raw Silk

By: RAW SILK BUREAU

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, Raw Silk Bureau,


Folding brochure detailing the manufacturing of raw silk in Japan. Includes two samples of silk, laid-in. Undated, but circa 1938/9. Produced by the Raw Silk Bureau of New York, the major importers of silk from Japan into the USA. Folded size - 4" by 9". Unfolds to 16" by 9" with 8 panels. 15 photographs plus considerable explanatory text. Sound, unmarked condition. Inexpensive Lettermail postgae applies. View more info