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15th century Italy had artists who were concerned above all else to make their paintings real. The author's aim here is to explain and illustrate the common interest of Italian painters between 1460 and 1500 in the clothes they painted and, here and there, to comment on their choice of particular garments for the clothing of particular characters. Green cloth boards, gilt title to spine. B/w diagrams and illustrations. ISBN: 0719524237. Boards clean and bright. Large bookplate to front pastedown. Includes SIGNED letter. Green top edge faded to gutter edge. Pictorial dustwrapper is faded to spine and rubbed at top & tail of spine.
ERTE AT NINETY-FIVE
Written by Marshall Lee; Erte. Illustrated by Erte.
Stock no. 2134638
Published by Weidenfeld and Nicolson. 1st 1987. Slightly better than very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.
Large format. Story of the artist whose vast output also included designs for haute couture dresses, opera, ballet and theatre costumes. ISBN: 0297791885. Grubby mark to front endpaper. Page edge browning, but contents are lovely and bright! Wrapper is edge-creased with a few nicks.
Volumes one and two combined. 16 colour plates and 136 pages of b/w illustrations. Large format. Blue marks to endpapers. A few grubby marks to title page. Text block grubby. Pencilled name & first line of address to half-title page. Pictorial dustwrapper has a few stains to verso, is edge-worn and creased with a few chips and small tears to corners, a little grubby and a few foxspots to rear.
An invitation to walk with Mr. Sitwell along the pavements and into the music-halls of London in the 1860s. 8 attractive colour plates showing costume of the 1860's. Spine lightly browned, boards a little grubby. Pale foxing to endpapers. Contents clean. All plates present and clean. Pictorial dustwrapper is browned, edge-worn with chip to top of front panel and spine and other tiny edge-chips, rear panel is marked and stained (not bad).
India's North-East Frontier. Organisation, warfare, dress and weapons. 125 b/w figures, 52 b/w illustrations, 9 maps. Large format. Green cloth with gilt vignettes to front cover. Blue title label to spine with gilt titles. 168 pages. ISBN: 1901543048. A couple of tiny white sports to rear cover, title label slightly rubbed else a fine copy.
China. Organisation, warfare, dress and weapons. 183 b/w figures, 39 b/w illustrations, 6 maps. Large format. Green cloth with gilt vignettes to front cover. Red title label to spine with gilt titles. 174 pages. ISBN: 1901543021. Spine and corners bumped. A few light marks to covers. Contents fine.
From the 14th to end of the 19th century. Colour frontis. B/w illustrations. ISBN: 0713603712. Page edge browning. Name in ink to front endpaper. Wrapper is creased with a few marks and price-cut.
A classic reference work, of interest to collectors of British militaria and those interested in British military history. Red boards, gilt title to spine. B/w illustrations. Shelf wear to top & tail of spine with slight fading to top of spine. One or two foxspots and grubby marks but generally contents clean. Plain dustwrapper with red titles is worn at corners with slight loss, faded to spine and grubby.
COSTUMES OF BRITISH LADIES FROM THE TIME OF WILLIAM THE 1ST TO THE REIGN OF QUEEN VICTORIA
No author listed.
Stock no. 1809112
Published by Dickinson & Son. Circa 1840. Almost very good condition.
Very large format (14.5" x 10.75"). Three quarters leather binding, marbled sides. Gilt title to spine. Elegant, colour floral title page. 49 mounted colour lithographs with tissue guards and accompanying text describing the era. Subscribers list to rear. Edges rubbed and scuffed, marbled sides scuffed. Joints starting to crack but binding still firm and tight. Subscribers list is MISSING from the rear. All plates present, some have a few small foxspots. Overall a nice copy of a scarce item.
A facsimile of the 1852 edition, published by William Clowes and Sons. Limited to 400 copies. Dark blue cloth, gilt titles & vignette. 50 b/w plates. ISBN: 0584109172. Spine is browned, else fine. This is copy No. 67.
Designed, Engraved and Written by W.H.Pyne. Large format. 15 x 10.5 inches. Full blue straight-grained morocco binding. All edges gilt. Gilt titles and decorations to spine. Gilt decorative borders to covers. Hand-coloured vignette to title page plus 60 hand-coloured engraved plates. A fascinating glimpse of Britain at the very beginning of the 19th century. All plates present and in very good condition. Front endpaper professionally repaired at top corner. Small inscription in ink to verso of front endpaper. Some text pages browned by offsetting from plates. One text page is detached, browned and slightly chipped at edge. Armorial bookplate of Philip Davies Cooke, who was Sheriff of Flintshire, to front pastedown. Overall a handsome copy of this scarce book.
PICTURESQUE REPRESENTATIONS OF THE DRESS AND MANNERS OF THE ENGLISH
No author listed. Illustrated by Alexander William.
Stock no. 1805998
Published by John Murray. 1st 1814. Very good condition.
50 hand-coloured aquatint plates, each followed with a page of descriptive text. Modern calf binding, three quarters red leather with blue title block & gilt title and raised bands to spine. Red cloth boards. New, grey marbled endpapers. Leather binding nice and clean. Slight mottling to vertical edge of cloth boards. Scattered spotting throughout and a few grubby marks. All plates present. A delightful copy.