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Image for Designing Women.  The Art, Technique, and Cost of Being Beautiful. (Illustrated by Jane Miller).

Designing Women. The Art, Technique, and Cost of Being Beautiful. (Illustrated by Jane Miller).

By: BYERS, Margaretta. (with KAMHOLZ, Consuelo).

Price: £40.00

Publisher: London: John Miles, 1939.:

Seller ID: 44217


1st British edition."Written by two American heads of fashion, Designing Women looks at the British woman with complete honesty, compliments her successes and discovers her weaknesses....For a young girl who wants to avoid years of earning dress experience by bad buying; for the middle-aged woman who would like to know how to pep up her appeal; for the husband who would tactfully inform his wife that if she looked less house-frowsy, he would better enjoy her cooking..." (introduction by Zoe Farmer). Pp.285, frontispece + further black & white illustrations by Jane Miller, coloured title page.... View more info

Dresses from the Collection of Diana, Princess of Wales.

By: CHRISTIE'S.

Price: £85.00

Publisher: New York: Christie's, 1997.:

Seller ID: 45162


Sumptuously illustrated catalogue for the charity sale conducted by Christie's. 29cms x 20.5cms x 2cms. Pp.212, colour and black & white photographs and illustrations throughout. Illustrated stiff card covers. VG. View more info

Image for Ancient Egyptian, Assyrian, and Persian Costumes And Decorations. By Mary G. Houston and Florence S. Hornblower, Containing twenty-five full-page illustrations, sixteen of them in colour, and sixty line diagrams in the text.

Ancient Egyptian, Assyrian, and Persian Costumes And Decorations. By Mary G. Houston and Florence S. Hornblower, Containing twenty-five full-page illustrations, sixteen of them in colour, and sixty line diagrams in the text.

By: HOUSTON, Mary Galway (1871- ) / HORNBLOWER, Florence S.

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London : A. & C. Black, Limited, 4, 5, & 6 Soho Square, 1920 . 0:

Seller ID: 44286


First edition. In a very good illustrated binding. pp.12/pp.89/[3pp. - Adverts] . Egyptian figure to beige coloured boards, edges lightly rubbed. Spine with black titles. Top & tail carefully strengthened. Previous owner's signature to front-endpaper: "Dana Raes Shearer". Light toning to half title and last leaf (Adverts), otherwise clean text and illustrations throughout. The 16 coloured illustrations are mounted and numbered as plates. A very good copy of this classic costume book. ** "Mary Galway Houston (c.1871 - ): Artist. Mary Houston came from Coleraine, County Londonderry and in 18... View more info

The Romance of the Shoe.

By: WRIGHT, Thomas.

Price: £70.00

Publisher: London: C.J.Farncombe & Sons Ltd, 1922.:

Seller ID: 44254


1st edition. Being The History of Shoemaking in all Ages, and Especially in England and Scotland. Chapters include:I.Egypt, Assyria,Greece; II.Rome, Britain, and Saxon and Norman England; III.The Plantagenets, Lancaster and York; IV.The Tudors; V.The Stuarts, Shoemakers' Tokens and Signs; VI.The First Three Georges, The Hardy Trial, Late Tokens; VII.The Old Stitchmen; VIII.Shoemakers' Holidays, Songs, Chap-Books and Proverbs; IX.Machinery. The Footwear Press; X.Anecdotes, Shoemaker Wit and Humour, The Shoe in Fiction and Poetry. Pp.xvi/323/1(ad for another book by the author, black & white fr... View more info