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Almanach parfume: Les 5 Parties du Monde

by WOLFF, F. & Sohn

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Published
1902
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München: Gebr. Obpacher, 1902. Presented by F. Wolff & Sohn, German perfumiers of Karlsruhe awarded the gold medal at the Exposition Universelle in Paris in 1900, a petite almanack picturing Europe, Asia (China), Africa (Tunisia), North America and Australie (Samoa). Duodecimo, four colour printed cards featuring the twelve months of the year on the reverse loosely inserted in colour… Read more
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The Art of Artificial Silk

by LINCOLN, Maxine

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Published
1925
Edition
First Edition
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AU$256.62

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Nottingham: Courtaulds Ltd, 1925. First Edition. Enchanting catalogue of 1920's women's fashion and textiles for home furnishings and interiors. "Beautiful frocks, like pictures, need an appropriate frame to set off their loveliness, and Courtaulds, whose marvellous development of Artificial Silk has resulted in the existence of the beautiful materials I hve endeavoured to describe to you in this… Read more
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Shop-Fitters and Show-Case Manufacturers

by [P.L.S. COY.] The Patent Lever Showcase Coy Pty. Ltd

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no date
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AU$329.94

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Melbourne: The Specialty Press, no date. Illustrated catalogue of shop fittings and display cases for department stores and apparel. There is a charming fit-out for a chemist's dispensing department, a case constructed of polished timber and clear plate glass designed to hold umbrellas, a gent's hat case, trays for knitted ties and sox and gloves, a lovey little design… Read more
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With Compliments from Burns, Philp (SS) Co., Ltd

by BURNS PHILP LTD

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Published
1930
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Suva, Fiji, 1930. Interesting article of advertising ephemera from the Burns Philp company, a fan with a photographic portrait of a Fijian man holding a large carved wooden comb. Photographically illustrated card, 310 mm x 215 mm, specked with a few age marks, in great condition overall.
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The Brisbane Fashion Show; Spring - Summer 1955-56

by McGrath, Amy. Moir, Annette. Paterson, Betty

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Published
1955
Edition
First Edition
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Brisbane: The Courier-Mail, 1955. First Edition. Program describing over one hundred delightful and amusing vintage fifties outfits offering variations on many a theme. "ACACIA: Wattle print nylon with softly tiered skirt. For the younger set. PICKET FENCE: Afternoon sun outfit for the unexpected casual outing. MOONRISE: Fully formal ball gown in Hydrangea shades." Fashions selected,… Read more
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Falbalas and Franfreluches

by Barbier, George

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Published
1925
Edition
First Edition
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Paris: Meynial, 1925. First Edition. George Barbier. A complete and excellent set of the five annual issues illustrated with a total of sixty beautiful pochoir plates, complete with decorated pochoir title pages. 'Falbalas and Franfreluches' (Frippery and Finery: Fashion Diaries) represents a literary and artistic collaboration of unusual elegance and sophistication. French illustrator, George Barbier (1882 -… Read more
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Heures Galantes. Quatre Poèmes

by NOURY, Jean

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Published
1920
Edition
Limited Edition
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AU$428.92

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Paris: Galerie Lutétia, 1920. Limited Edition. GUINEGAULT, G. P.. A fine example of the pochoir printing technique fashionable in France from 1910-1930. Each of the four poems is accompanied by a circular illustration by G. P. Guinegault. Not in Mahè. Four leaves measuring 350 x 225 mm, in original pochoir decorated wrappers, a fine copy. An exquisite limited… Read more
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Les Poupèes a Habiller: Rouquette a L'Ecole

by Librarie Bernardin Bechet

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Published
1930
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Paris, 1930. A charming "album-jouet" ephemeral work using the dressing of cut-out dolls both to amuse young girls, and sneakily to educate them in the correct attire for study and school. In completely fine condition this charming and ephemeral work tells the story of Rouquette a gorgeous little girl who is beautifully dressed by her nanny. She and… Read more
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Hatman's Review

by [VARIOUS] H.H. MISCAMBLE (Editor)

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Published
1937
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Sydney: Canberra Advertising Ltd, 1937. Volume 2. No.1 February 7th, 1937 'Hatman's Review: Incorporating Mercery Lines' Offical Organ of the Hat Trade Wonderful illustrated trade journal with lively advisements for local businesses and headlines on everything from the 'MARKET REPORT: RABBIT SKINS' to ' M. STALIN ORDERS DINNER JACKET: The Moscow correspondent of the "Daily Sketch"… Read more
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Little Model

by Deacon, Susan

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Published
1950
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London: Sandle's, 1950. Paper doll with twelve different outfits and dresses to paint. Small quarto, illustrated paper boards, 12 pp, light enbrowning, a near fine copy.
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Kafee Baa Kissaten Kokoku Zuanshi; If it is a cafe, it will be here

by Yamana, Ayao

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Published
1930
Edition
First Edition
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Tokyo: Seibundô, Shôwa 5, 1930. First Edition. [Shiseidô] AYAO YAMANA. Ayao Yamana (1897-1980) Japanese artist, graphic designer and illustrator largely responsible for the elegant look and style of Shiseido cosmetics. Hundreds of art deco designs for tea rooms, bars and cafes created by Yamana early in his career, prior to his appointment as the art director of… Read more
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Paris-Almanach 1896

by [MEUNIER, Georges] GOUDEAU, Emile

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Published
1896
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Paris: Libraire Ed. Sagot, 1896. A light-hearted guide to the attractions of Paris, suitably illustrated by Georges Meunier with seductive maidens in outrageous fashions: a gem. Small octavo, original illustrated wrappers, each month accompanied by a lithograph; spine is quite chipped, occasional gentle foxing yet a pleasing unopened copy.
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London: David Bogue, 1849. Sulpice Guillaume Chevalier (1804-1866), pseudonym Gavarni, was a French master lithographer noted for his fashion and satirical illustrations. In 1847 he travelled to London and produced a series of images condemning the conditions of the English working-classes and urban poor, here used to illustrate a series of written descriptions by leading writers of the day.… Read more
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Fraisse Vêtements

by [BAYARD]

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Published
1930
Edition
First Edition
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Lyon: Giraud et Rivoire, 1930. First Edition. Striking Bayard menswear catalogue from the fashionable French ski slopes of Grenoble. You might recognize the iconic image of the mysterious man in the trench coat and Fedora who appears on the cover of this catalog; a plethora of unauthorized vintage posters reproduce him. Often uncredited and/or listed 'anonymous', the original artwork… Read more
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Au Moins Soyez Discret (At Least Be Discrete)

by LOVER

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Published
1919
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Paris: Librairie Georges Crès, 1919. BONFILS, Robert. One of the finest examples of art deco book design. Robert Bonfils (1886-1972) was an illustrator, graphic artist and fashion designer at the forefront of the art deco movement. A member of the organising committee for the famous Paris Art Deco Exhibition of 1925, his work for stylish Parisian fashion magazines… Read more
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Vingt-cinq costumes pour le théatre. [Twenty-five costumes for the theatre] ; Préface par Edmond Jaloux

by George Barbier

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Published
1927
Edition
First Edition
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Paris: Camille Bloch & Jules Meynial, 1927. First Edition. A remarkable collection of elegant theatrical costume designs signed by leading French art deco designer George Barbier (1882-1932). Portrait frontispiece of Barbier by his friend and rival Charles Martin. Although primarily a book illustrator, Barbier applied his considerable skill to fabric design, posters, jewellery, wallpaper and commercial wrappings. He rose… Read more
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La Couleur dans l'Histoire du Costume L'Antiquité: Civilisations Extreme-Orientales

by POTET, L. Robert

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Published
1952
Edition
First Edition
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Paris: Èdition l'Officiel de la Couleur, 1952. First Edition. A bright and colourful album featuring the traditional costumes of China, Mongolia, Manchuria, Japan, Korea, Laos, Cambodia and Thailand. Published in 1952, the content of the album reflects contemporary French interest in the culture and costumes of the present-day Vietnam, with separate, detailed chapters on the colony of Cochinchina and… Read more
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The Face of the World: An International Scrapbook of People and Places

by BEATON, Cecil

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Published
1958
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London: Weidenfield and Nicolson, 1958. A survey of Beaton's work following World War Two capturing what he described as 'a decade of revival.' Features photographs of famous New Yorkers, European fashion icons, artists and writers. There is a chapter on Audrey Hepburn and another on Marilyn Monroe. All very glamorous. Quarto, a very good copy of the first edition… Read more
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Vêtements Paul Millet

by [BAYARD]

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Published
1930
Edition
First Edition
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AU$95.32

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Lyon: Giraud et Rivoire, 1930. First Edition. Vintage Bayard fashion catalogue from a purveyor by the name of Paul Millet on Rue des Oiseaux in Montceau-les-Mines, France. Large octavo, bound in illustrated paper wrappers, 10 pages, 10 full-page colour illustrations, light embrowning to covers, 2 mm closed tears to front cover, 50 mm closed tear to back cover,… Read more
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The Leon Heron Girl; Six Water Colours Suitable for Framing

by HERON, Leon

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Rare Illustrated Books
Published
1925
Edition
First Edition
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Melbourne: Keating-Wood, 1925. First Edition. Presentation copy from Leon Heron, dated 11th of September, 1927. Classic set of art deco 'pin-up girl' prints by Leon Heron (including one image of Felix the Cat being disciplined by a scantily-clad redhead): 1. Fascination 2. The Medicine Ball 3. Machéta 4. Folly 5. Naughty 6. Felix, Be Good! 'The… Read more
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