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Vingt-cinq costumes pour le théatre. [Twenty-five costumes for the theatre] ; Préface par Edmond Jaloux by George Barbier

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 Charl…

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Sigh and Whispers… Bloom by Guy Bourdin (Photographer)

Sigh and Whispers… Bloomingdales's Photographed by Guy Bourdin. September 1976 Bloomingdale's lingerie catalog advertising supplement to the New York Times. 36 pages staple-bound 7"x10" soft-cover photo booklet. Horizontal-landscape format. English. B…

From MSArts


[Art Nouveau chromolithographic pharmaceutical catalogue] Katalog No. 4. by Michael Birk, Tuttlingen Deutschland

Tuttlingen, Germany: Michael Birk, [c. 1890s]. Quarto. Original limp cloth wrappers blocked in gilt, grey, black, and white, blue endpapers, blue top-stain. 15 double-sided leaves of chromolithographic, metallic-printed, and embossed designs, of which 6 …

From Alembic Rare Books


The costume of the Russian Empire by ALEXANDER, William

1803 1ed RARE Costumes of Russian Empire Illustrated Scandinavia Russia Finland William Alexander's 'Costume of the Russian Empire' is one of the best illustrated portrayals of Russian culture from peasants to royalty. Alexander took information availabl…

From Schilb Antiquarian Rare Books


1940s Hairstyles by Daniela Turudich

Streamline Press, 2001-04-01. First Edition. Paperback. Fine. excellent condition …

From Sagebrush Valley Book Shoppe


Grace: Thirty (30) Years of Fashion at Vogue - Signed By Grace Coddington by Coddington, Grace (Signed); Roberts, Michael; Fielden, Jay; Labosky, Russell

Paris: Edition 7L (Edition7L), 2002. Book. Illus. by Bruce Weber, Steven Klein, Irving Penn, Alex Chatelain, Helmut Newton, Sarah Moon, Peter Knapp, Annie Leibowitz - a Total of 30 Contributing Photographers. Very Good. Hardcover. Signed by Author(s). Fir…



Falbalas and Franfreluches by Barbier, George

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' (Fr…

From Rare Illustrated Books


Fashion Academy by Hartman, Emil Alvin (editor)

NY: Thomsen-Ellis Company. Very Good with no dust jacket; Boards worn at corners and spine.. 1938. Hardcover. Quite an elegant little Art Deco number with wood grain patterned paper, cloth spine, and debossed copper foil plaque on front boards. Gilt-acc…

From Old Saratoga Books



Paris: Chez A. Barraud, 1873. Limited to 99 copies, this no. 8 (text volume numbered 54). Some of the text and about 10 of the plates are foxed, all else fine and bright. A lovely wide-margained copy. Limited to 99 copies, this no. 8 (text volume number…

From First Folio


Zanol. The Better Way to Buy. Catalog No. 20. Edition A. by (Art Deco) The American Products Company

Cincinnati, OH: The American Products Company, May, 1925. Perfect bound (355 x 280 mm). Original brown wrappers printed in blue and cream, brown cloth backstrip. 78 pages, of which 16 are in full colour and the rest being uncoloured lithographs on single…

From Alembic Rare Books


Mikuni Ehon Zenkoji by Unknown

1700 Japanese Illustrated Woodblock Zenkoji Temple Buddhism Lotus Sutra JAPAN A rare, 18th century set of woodblock prints by Tachiban Morikuni (1679-1748) of Zenkoji Temple bound in the "fukurotoji (variously translated as "bound-pocket," or "pouch" bind…

From Schilb Antiquarian Rare Books



Magnificent and rare!RAPHAEL JACQUEMIN Iconographie génerale et Méthodique Costume du IVe au XIXe siècle. Collection gravée. Avec introduction et table methodique. Paris L'auther Rue Royer-Collard 1869. First edition. Folio. 200 hand colored plates, …

From Skarstedt Rare Books


Soviet Textiles of the 1920s and 1930s by Yasinskaya, I. M

Leningrad: Khudozhnik RSFSR, 1977. Hardcover. Very Good/very good. Small 4to. 278, [2] pp. Bound in full red cloth, stamped in gilt and black on front cover and spine. Full-color plates of textiles from the collection of the Russian Museum in Leningrad.…

From Garnet Books


Auntie Mame: An Irreverent Escapade (1959, Vanguard Press W/Dj) by Dennis, Patrick

Dennis, Patrick: Auntie Mame, An Irreverent Escapade. 1959, Vanguard Press. First Edition, 30th Printing Thus. Used. Biography. Good-/Good- Rare original dust jacket. The funniest book you will ever read. Original source material for the hit Broadway Play…

From Mary Riversong Books


Salish Indian Sweaters by Gibson-Roberts, Priscilla

Saint Paul, MN: Dos Tejedores, 1989. Paperback. Very Good +. Large 8vo. iv, 116 pp. Bound in white wrappers printed in blue and gray. Black and white illustrations throughout. Includes charts for traditional designs; schematic patterns; traditional tech…

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