London: Good Needlework, circa 1950. Hardcover. Includes ideas for making duchess-sets, tea cloths, cushion covers, bags, table mats, and lingerie with easy lessons in upholstery and clear instructions for embroidery stitches. Very good in yellow illustrated paper covered boards with blue cloth spine. Title in blue to front cover. Minor rubbing to boards and wear to corners and edges of boards. Lacks rear free endpaper. Browning to margins of pages. Illustrations and instructions on every page. Previous owner inscription to front endpaper "To Joyce, with best wishes, from Mavis." Size: Quarto. 160 pages. FASH/022118. Very Good.
Refine search resultsSkip to search results
Harry N. Abrams, 2002. Hardcover. Size: Quarto. "Published to accompany a major retrospective exhibition of Blass's career at the Indiana University Art Museum, this lavish presentation presents more than 250 of his most important ensembles, beginning wiht his earliest work ... in the 1950s and 1960s ... continuing through the creation of his own label in 1970, and closing with pieces from his final collection for spring 2000" (jacket). Tan cloth boards with gilt title to spine and front cover. In blue illustrated dust jacket with white spine panel titled in black. Minor browning to spine panel of jacket and light wear to edges. 272 pages. FASH/060518. Fine / Very Good.
Riverside CA: Bo Press Miniature Books, 2007. Hardcover. Includes 19 illustrations. A miniature book on a subject close to the book artist's heart (she was a theatrical costume designer before she became a bookbinder). Because they're hardly ever seen by the audience, corsets provide a designer with a wonderful fantasy canvas that only the actor will ever see. We suppose it was the same through history: a woman could express herself in a corset design that might shock her friends if they saw it. This book contains nineteen of Pat Sweet's improbable corset designs, each with a romantic and mysterious name, drawn from various periods. The introduction, "A Few Notes on Corsets", includes several historic examples. Fine in pink paper covered boards with paper title label pasted down to front cover. 60 pages. Size: 1.5 x 1.25 inches. MINI/120219. Fine.
Riverside, CA: Bo Press Miniature Books, 2017. Pat Sweet describes herself as creating illuminated miniature books of curiosity, humor, and delight. She creates both miniature (under 3 inches) and macro-miniature (under 1 inch) books. She also makes miniature pocket globes, astronomical instruments, orreries, tellurions, and occasional oddities. This book is from a small open edition, signed by the book artist. According to Pat Sweet: "Illustrations of humans wearing the skulls of extinct animals as masks, dinosaurs mostly, but later animals and hominids, as well. Costumes for a cross-species Dance of Death that extends backwards through time. As we are now, so once were they; as they are now, we soon will be. (The concept for this one is a little difficult to explain. The images certainly looks deeply meaningful, but mostly I just wanted to put big dinosaur skulls on people's heads. Who doesn't?)." Bound in black Japanese paper printed with red dragonflies, with paper title labels pasted on the front and spine. Decorative endpapers. Includes 24 illustrations. Size: 1 5/8 x 1 3/8 inches. 74 pages. ARTB/012418.
New York: Rizzoli, 1991. Paperback. Documentaion of a collection of dolls created in 1945 in Europe "to present the haute coture collections of Spring 1945 on miniature figurines in theater decors signed by artists such as Cocteau, Berard, Kochno, Malcles ..." Presumed destroyed, they were re-discovered around 1985 at an art museum in the US. Quarto. Binding is coming a little loose along hinges, else clean and bright. Light wear to edges of jacket and wrappers. Bound in black paper wrapperes with an illustrated photographic dust jacket titled in white on the spine and front panels. Filled with photographic illustrations. Includes relevant laid in postcards and news article. 191 pages. FASH/122719. Very Good / Very Good.
Paris: Ludovic Baschet, 1887. Hardcover. Folio, 3/4 black leather with green pebbled cloth boards. Gilt title and decoration as well as 5 raised bands to spine. Rubbing to hinges, spine ends and corners. 2 inch tear to leather at top of front hinge. Crack to interior front hinge. Binding still solid overall. Marbled end pages. Interior is clean and bright with wonderful illustrations throughout. French Literature. FRE1/03061. Very Good.
New York: William Morrow, 2002. First Edition. Hardcover. 8vo. Near fine in glossy red paper covered boards with red title to spine. Minor bumping to edges. Pristine interior filled with illustrations. Red dust jacket with red title to front and spine panels. Minor edgewear and rubbing to dust jacket. Index, 308 pages. FASH/051118. Near Fine / Very Good+.
London: Pavilion Books Ltd., 1983. Hardcover. Inscribed by author, who also designed Princess Diana's wedding dress. Fine grey paper-covered boards with white title on spine and blindstamped title on front board; 4to. Slight wear to corners and minor yellowing around edges of interior. Very good minus price-clipped, pictorial color d.j. with edgewear, 1 closed tear to rear panel has been neatly repaired w/tape from the inside of the d.j., also a closed tear (1.0) along top of front fore edge. Illustrated w/over 150 full-color and b/w photographs. 160 pp. Fashion. FAS/01084. Fine.
New Haven and London: Yale University Press, (2007). Hardcover. 8vo. Fine in fine illustrated dust jacket with white title to front panel and to black spine panel. Interior is clean and bright with 258 full color illustrations and 7 black and white illustrations throughout. Index, 256 pages. FASH/051118. Fine / Fine.
New York: Museum of Modern Art, (1972). Hardcover. Hardback. Near fine in very good dustjacket. Top board is slightly warped. Interior is clean and bright with wonderful illustrations throughout. Maroon and yellow illustrated dust jacket with black title to front panel and whitel title to black spine panel. Minor edge wear to dust jacket includes chipping and creasing. Africa. AFART01/020800. Near Fine / Very Good.
Leigh-On-Sea, England: F. Lewis, (1972). Hardcover. 4to. Orange cloth covered boards with gilt title to front board and to spine. Fading to spine as well as very slight fading to edges of boards. Slight bumping to spine ends. Slight yellowing to edges of pages. Else is clean and bright. Filled with black and white illustrations. Clear plastic dust jacket. Unpaginated. Fashion and Textiles. FASH/091212. Near Fine.
Leigh-On-Sea, England: F. Lewis, (1972). Hardcover. 4to. Orange cloth covered boards with gilt title to front board and to spine. Slight fading to spine and bumping to spine ends. Slight yellowing to edges of pages. Else is clean and bright. Filled with black and white illustrations. Clear plastic dust jacket. Unpaginated. Fashion and Textiles. FASH/091212. Near Fine.
London: His Majexty's Stationery Office, 1951. Paper Wrappers. 8vo. Tan paper wrappers with black title to spine. Large chip to foot of spine. Minor rubbing to edges of wrappers. Full page illustrations on nearly every page. Overall the interior is clean, though there is browning to the margins of the pages. Unpaginated. FASH/100906. Good Plus.
Rosemead, CA: Craft Course Publishing, 1973. Paperback. Quilling is an art form created from rolling or shaping strips of paper and then gluing them to form decorative designs. In brown side-stapled paper wrappers with white title to front cover. Rubbing and a few creases to covers. Clean interior with step by step instructions and photographic illustrations. Projects include an owl, grapes, lace-like patterns, and more. Written for beginners with projects progressing in difficulty. 24 pages. FASH/090415. Very Good.
Höchstadt: Mens-verlag, 1947. Hardcover. SCARCE. Very good in light-blue paper covered boards with beige title to front board and spine. Light stamp to rear board as well and a few small spots of light soiling. Interior is clean and bright with illustrations and directions to make hats, shoes, and bags. 80 pages. German language. GER1/2052. Very Good.