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From coifed hair to cufflinks to corsets, we explore the history of fashion and costumery through books and prints

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...

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Journal des Dames et des Modes 1912 by T.A. [Tommaso Antogini]

First edition of all 79 issues, complete with 186 hand-coloured pochoir engravings after fashion plates by some of the greatest artists of the era. Number 742 of only 1250 sets on Holland paper (out of a total edition of 1279). Complete set of this styli...

From Florilegius


Album d'Articles de Voyages d'après les Modèles de Messieurs Godillot Père et Fils, Brèvetès Malletiers du Roi by GODILLOT

Paris: Fabrique Générale d'Articles de Voyages, 1840. First Edition. A beautiful, rare and precious catalogue of the articles a traveller might require for voyaging elegantly and safely. The album features superb full page hand-coloured lithographs sho...

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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



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 numbe...

From First Folio


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 C...

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[Archive of Drawings, Watercolors, and Pastels of Women's Fashion] by [Fashion]. LEIGH, David

np [New York?], [ca. 1955]. Very good. 18 large completed (plus 6 smaller) loose portraits executed in pen & ink with watercolor or guache on paper. Large works all approx. 19" x 12"; smaller 12.5" x 9". With a large 17" x 1...

From Brian Cassidy Bookseller at Type Punch Matrix


Grace: Thirty Years Of Fashion At Vogue by Lindbergh, Peter; Weber, Bruce; Roberts, Michael

Paris: Edition 7L. Hardcover. 3882438185 408 pages. Signed and inscribed by fashion icon Grace Coddington upon title page, otherwise clean, bright and unmarked with light external wear. Reviews the life and prolific fashion accomplishments of Ms. Codding...




Unpaginated [ca. 116 plates] album of French luxury advertisements, with works by Raoul Dufy, Tsugouharu Foujita, Yan B. Dyl, Madeline Vionnet, Gus Bofa, Edy Legrand, Sem, Cocteau, and others, executed on behalf of Hermès, Dunhill, Lanvin, Van Cleef & Ar...

From Arthur Fournier Fine & Rare


Costumes Historiques de la France by Bibliophile Jacob (Paul Lacroix)

Complete set of 8 volumes with 640 handcolored engravings of French costumes from the 5th to 19th century, from the reign of Clovis I to Louis-Philippe.Illustrated with all 640 handcolored plates by Leopold Massard (1812-1889), grandson of the famous engr...

From Florilegius


Madeleine Vionnet by Kirke, Betty

San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 1998. ISBN:0811819973: Hardcover. First English language edition/First Printing. [Folio] 244p. ill.(400+photos and watercolor plates_some col. also line drawings and 38 original dress patterns) epilogue. bio. appendixes. in...

From Green Globe Books


Theatru Mulierum by Hollar, Wenceslaus

London: Laurie & Whittle, 1792. Circa 1792. 8vo, original plain blue wrappers in modern cloth folding slipcase lined in marbled paper. Extreme lower edge of front wrapper creased and fragile; mild wear at lower spine. Internally attractive with strong...

From marilyn braiterman rare books


The English gentleman: containing sundry excellent rules, or exquisite observations, tending to direction of every gentleman, of selecter ranke and qualitie; how to demeane or accommodate hi mselfe in the manage of publike or private affaires by BRATHWAITE, Richard (1588?-1673)

London: Printed by Felix Kyngston [and R. Badger], and are to be sold by Robert Bostocke at his shop at the signe of the Kings head in Pauls Church-yard, 1633. Full Calf. Near Fine. Second Edition, revised, corrected and enlarged (though Church calls it...

From Fine Editions Ltd


A complete view of the dress and habits of the people of England, from the establishment of the Saxons in Britain to the present time, illustrated by engravings by STRUTT, Joseph

1796 1ed Medieval Dress & Habits of England Costumes Illustrated Knights Strutt Joseph Strutt was an 18th-century English antiquarian who is best known for his studies on the history of English customs and clothing. His most valuable and undoubtedly best...

From Schilb Antiquarian Rare Books


Diverses modes dessinees d'apres nature by Picart, Bernard

Amsterdam: Bernard Picart (Amsterdam), 1728. First Edition. Leather. Very Good. 29 plates with title page, cut, hand-tipped to sheets and bound in a red morocco leather binding, from Picart's series of costume plates of Dutch and Frisian fishermen,...

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