Various Publishers. Approx. 550 octavo and quarto skillfully hand colored plates depicting the latest fashion trends primarily out of Paris for women and children (four binders). The plates date from 1819 through the 1890’s and are in fine condition housed in sleeves bound in four albums. The steel engravings, largely from the Victorian era, appeared in a variety of publications, including, but not limited to, La Mode Illustree, Journal des Demoiselles, Petit Courrier des Dames, Le Follet, Graham’s Paris Fashions, Englishwoman’s Domestic Magazine, Harper’s Weekly, Le Moniteur de la Mode, Peterson’s Magazine, Frank Leslie’s Lady’s Magazine, Godey’s Fashions and Miroir des Modes.
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Bloomington, IN: James A. Rock & Company, 1977. First Edition. 8vo., 163 pp., VG/VG; DJ, spine black with white lettering, black and white pictorial front cover with white lettering; mild shelfwear to DJ (e.g., bumping to head and tail of spine and corners); price uncut "$13.50" to top right-hand corner of front flap; DJ protected by mylar; black cloth boards, faded green lettering to spine (text barely legible), yellow and black pictorial endpapers; very mild bumping to head and tail of spine, cocking to spine; bumping to corners of boards, slight cocking to boards, fading to top edge of boards; age-toning to text-block; very mild age-toning/staining to top edge of endpapers; interior clean; frontispiece; "FIRST EDITION, May 1977" stated to copyright page; No. 213 out of 250 numbered copies stated to limitation page; shelved Case 6.
Paris: Firmin Didot, 1859. Octavo, 2 volumes; G; 1/4 bound in black leather and marbled boards, paneled spine with gilt lettering and tooling; top edge of text block gilt, marbled endpapers; some rubbing and wear to boards; volume 2 rebacked with spine preserved; Age-toning to fly leaves and faintly to margins of text; Text is in French and Italian; shelved case 7.
Sauk City, Wisconsin: Mycroft & Moran, 1961. First Edition Thus [1 of 2000]. 8vo., purple and black pictorial DJ, small purple cursive lettering to spine; VG/VG; very mild wear to DJ, "$3.50" to front flap, DJ protected by mylar; black cloth boards, silver lettering/decorative motif to spine; slight cocking to spine, mild wear to boards, very slight superficial material loss to bottom-edge of front board and towards top margin of back board; age-toning/wear to text-block; INSCRIBED by Derleth to ffep; 1 of 2000 unnumbered copies stated to limitation page; LP consignment; shelved Case 8, Dupont.
Leningrad: Aurora Art Publishers, 1983. Second Edition. 4to., 318 pp., VG-/G+; dustjacket, orange and black pictorial spine and covers with white lettering; chipping and tearing to head and tail of spine, and to edges and corners of dust jacket; parts of dust jacket missing to head and tail of spine, and to middle of fore-edge of back cover; tear towards bottom corner of back cover; dust jacket protected by mylar; hardcover, golden brown cloth-covered spine and boards, with gold lettering to spine, brown and black pictorial endpapers; imprint of title to top half of front board; bumping to head of spine; cocking to spine; staining (likely water damage) to head of spine and to bottom edge of front board; slight rubbing to top corner of fore-edge of text-block; age-toning to margins; shelved Window or Front Table.
Paris: Societe Bibliophile, circa 1849. First Edition Thus. Octavo; modern full green buckram cloth with black cloth spine title gilt; collation: "Courtes Chroniques Pour Les Costumes Francais" Cost. Fr. Tom. IV. pp 1-320: [ending with the table of materials contained in the fourth volume]; "Histoire De France." T. II. pp 82, pp 646-692; following the text are 159 plates numbered consecutively 1-159, covering the XVII through XIX centuries and the reigns of Louis XVI through Louis Philippe. Text contents show moderate foxing; plates are generally very good; some with minor foxing; a few trimmed at top edge; a few with well-rendered hand color. A volume made to condense a portion of a greater set. Previous owner's annotation reads "Not in Colas or Hiler." [Spine; black title label gilt on green buckram cloth].
Paris: Librairie Hachette, 1875. first edition; rebound. tall, thick octavo rebound in brown marble hardcovers; six-band embossed spine with gold letters; VG; boards show some fraying around spine and moderate shelf wear; marble front flap detached; ex-libris label insde front board; previous owner's name on ffep; front gutter soiled and slightly loose; dusty edges and slight musty odor; paper with occasional foxing; pp. 680; from pre-historical findings to the French Revolution; beautiful engraved illustrations throughout; in FRENCH; shelved in Room 13; please contact us for shipping costs.
Philadelphia: n. publ. 1878. Thick Octavo; pp 162; Fair/no-DJ; 3/4 bound leather spine with marbled boards; dark brown spine with gilt text; boards have noticeable rubbing to edges; some sunning to exterior; text block has age toned exterior edges; interior lightly toned; profusely illustrated; previous owner's name to ffep; frontispiece with tissue guard; bookbinder's tape to gutters; slight cracking between first few pages toward front; slight offset from some illustrations; small tear to pp 378 toward gutter.
New York: Rizzoli, 1986. First U.S. Edition. 4to., 248 pp., VG-/VG-; DJ, black spine, thin white lettering: mild wear to DJ, light age-toning to margins of covers, creasing to top of hinge, very mild water staining to bottom margin of back cover near ISBN, covers protected by mylar; tan cloth boards, gold lettering: very mild bumping to corners, mild water staining to tail and bottom right-hand corner of back board at hinge; interior clean, with numerous photographic plates; shelved Front Table.
Edições Inapa, 1994 . Limited Facsimile Edition [1 of 3,000 copies]. 4to., unpaginated, VG/VG; gray DJ, black lettering: very mild to DJ, blank flaps; dark gray cloth boards, gold lettering: minimal wear to boards, text-block clean; interior pristine, faux-pressed gloss leaves, contains numerous depictions of everyday fashion in Lisbon c. 1826; Limited Facsimile Edition, 1 of 3000 unnumbered copies stated to limitation page; text in Portuguese; shelved front Table.
New York: Benjamin Blom, 1969 [1904-1910]. Second Edition Reprint. large 8vo., VOL. 1 [HISTORIC DRESS IN AMERICA: 1607-1800, 401 pp., 3 pp. unpaginated], VOL. 2 [HISTORIC DRESS IN AMERICA: 1800-1870, 454 pp., 2 pp. unpaginated], VG; black cloth boards, decorative gold title blocks with black lettering; bumping to head and tail of spine; wear to boards, mild liquid stain to top edge of front board, cocking to boards, bumping to corners; mild age-toning/wear to text-block, small brown-black stain to bottom of fore-edge; bfep stuck to back paste-down, interior clean, contains many black-and-white illustrations of early American clothing and style; shelved Fashion.
London: William Miller, 1812. Octavo; pp 52, 130 plates; VG-/no-DJ; vellum spine with gilt text to red and black bars; gilt design to spine; this volume only; boards show slight soiling to exterior, light wear to edges; text block has some foxing to first and last few pages, light foxing throughout text; marbled endpapers; previous owner's name to title page.
1988. Large Quarto; VG/VG-; Black spine with pink text; Dust jacket has slightly sunned exterior edges & spine with moderate rubbing on rear but otherwise clean and undamaged; Cloth has very slight shelf wear with clean, strong and intact panels; Text block shows light wear on exterior edge with unmarked pages and tight binding; pp 199. Russian text.
Greenwich, CT: The Conde Nast Publications, Inc., 1941. Large quarto; pp 108; G-/paperback; ivory spine with black text; ex-library with stamp text to rear, sticker to front; covers have moderate wear to exterior edges; tape mends to spine; some chipping and creasing to edges; smudges to rear cover; text block shows slight wear to exterior edges; cracking to front gutter; interior clean.
New Haven and London; New York: Yale University Press; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2003. Quarto; pp 223; VG/VG-; ivory spine with black text; dust jacket has slight wear to exterior; cloth is clean; strong boards; text block shows little wear to exterior edges; frontispiece; profusely illustrated;.
Seattle, WA: Thames and Hudson in association withe Seattle Art Museum, 1993. first edition assumed. VG+/VG+. 4to inviolet cloth. DJ is orange and black, title on spine in orange and white on blue. Boards have light general shelf and edgewear; corners are bumped and a couple of small dents along bottom edge. DJ has light edgewear. Binding strong and edgges clean. 197 pp. Shelved in Fashion.
Philadelphia: Whitaker-Augusta Auction Co., 2007. First Edition. Large Octavo; pp 115; G-/paperback; beige spine with copper, burgundy and dark green text; covers show slight soiling to exterior; creases to rear tail corner; text block has light wear to exterior edges; interior clean; frontispiece; profusely illustrated;.
France: Vranken Pommery, Monopole, 2013. Reprint. Reprint; Quarto; VG+/ (no-DJ); Spine black with embossed black text; Boards have general shelf wear, a few nicks and scratches, joints and hinges are strong; Text block has general signs of handling, faint age-toning, content is clear; Pages not numbered; [Oversized book. Additional postage necessary for expedited/international orders. Economy International shipping unavailable due to weight restrictions. For international/expedited customers, please inquire for rates].
New York: Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 1856. Thick Octavo; pp 864; Poor/no-DJ; 3/4 bound dark brown leather spine with gilt text and decorations to spine; gilt scroll rule bordering leather; rare; cloth shows some staining to front; severely rubbed edges; noticeable wear to joints, mostly to front joint; text block shows age toned exterior edges; staining and foxing to endpapers; cracked front gutter, exposing binding; blue marbled endpapers; illustrated; light foxing to some pages, otherwise interior lightly toned; previous owner's name to ffep.
Modena: Zanfi Editori, 1993. Large Octavo; pp 143; VG-/G; dark brown/white spine with black text; dust jacket has mild wear; some chips to edges; previous bookshop's sticker to rear; cloth has clean exterior; strong boards; text block shows slight wear to exterior edges; pictorial endpapers; interior clean; profusely illustrated;.
Milan: A. Vallardi, 1993. First Edition. Folio; VG-/G+ Hardcover w/ dustjacket; White spine with Black text; Dustjacket has moderate edgewear, some shelfwear, two closed tears along head edge of rear cover, closed tear along front joint; Boards strong, clean, slight bumping to corners, bumping to head edge of front cover, slight edgewear; Textblock clean; 255 pp. Text in Italian.
New York: Homes and Meier Publishers, Inc., 1985. First Edition. Octavo; VG/VG-; spine green with pale yellow lettering; dust jacket clean, some edgewear, some foxing inside the jacket concentrated along the edges, no marks or writing; boards strong, clean, minimal edgewear; textblock clean, foxing on fore edge, musty odor, minor stains on back pasteboard, free of highlighting/underlining. pp 216.
Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1997. First Edition. Small Quarto; pp 159; G/no-DJ; pinkish beige spine with black and gilt text; cloth has slight wear to exterior; strong boards; previous bookshop's sticker to front; text block shows mild wear to exterior edges; interior clean; frontispiece; profusely illustrated.
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1979. First edition. Thin octavo. VG- in VG- dust jacket. Light yellow spine with red and black lettering. SIGNED by the author on the title page. Covers and dust jacket panels clean. Binding strong. Text of pages clean. Small remainder mark to bottom edge of text block near the spine. 160pp, with 146 black and white illustrations.
Milan: Editoriale Tosca, 1991. First Edition. Folio; VG condition paperback with no jacket; Staple bound magazine; Very little wear to the edges; Binding is tight; Images are crisp; Some light bumping to the corners and minor shelf wear; Includes address wrap; Book kept on top shelf of bookshelf next to Netdesk workspace, in plastic protective bag. May require additional shipping for expedited/international orders. International customers please contact seller before placing order so that accurate postage can be calculated.
Istanbul: Middle East Video Corp. 1986. First Edition. Quarto; pp 175; G/G; tan spine with brown text; dust jacket shows slight rubbing cloth; small chips to corners; cloth has slight wear to exterior; slightly splayed boards; text block has slight wear to exterior edges; frontispiece; pictorial endpapers; interior clean.
New York: Rizzoli International Publications, Inc., 2012. First U.S. Edition. Quarto; pp 444; G/G+; black spine with white text; dust jacket shows slight soiling to exterior; minor rubbing to edges; light sticker residue to rear; cloth has rubbed edges; strong boards; text block has light shelf wear to exterior edges; interior clean; frontispiece; profusely illustrated; additional shipping may be necessary due to size/weight restrictions for international/expedited orders;.
New York: Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 1856. Octavo; pp 864; G-/no-DJ; 3/4 bound brown leather spine with gilt text; raise bands to spine; worn edges; noticeable wear to boards; heavy wear and frays to edges; stained rear; worn corners; text block marbled; marbled endpapers; cracked gutters; illustrated; some foxing to most pages;.
Mexico: Banca Serfin, 1989. Quarto; pp 255; G/Poor; gold spine with black text; dust jacket split at rear joint, moderate rubbing to exterior, as is; cloth has slight sunning to exterior; moderate rubbing wear to edges; strong boards; text block shows mild wear to exterior; pictorial endpapers; interior clean; profusely illustrated; Spanish text; additional shipping may be necessary due to size/weight restrictions for international/expedited orders.
Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1971. Octavo; pp 451; G/G-; burgundy spine with blue text; dust jacket has few chips to edges; light soiling to rear; mylar wraps; cloth shows lightly sunned exterior; lightly rubbed edges; strong boards; text block shows light age toning to exterior edges; frontispiece; profusely illustrated;.
Ashkabad, Turkmenistan: Turkmen Folk Art Museum, 1990. Quarto; pp 290; VG-/G; yellow/orange/red pictorial spine with black text; dust jacket has light wear to exterior; minor dings to edges; cloth shows light wear to edges; clean, strong boards; text block has slight tone to exterior edges; sticker residue to ffep; pictorial endpapers; frontispiece; interior clean; profusely illustrated; Russian text; additional shipping may be necessary due to size/weight restrictions for international/expedited orders.
London, Great Britain: Quarter Books Limited, 1985. na. tall, oversize Qto. VG/VG. tall glossy black DJ spine with gold titles and smaller white author above and below mid-spine, tiny ivory publisher just above foot. enlarged gold metallic lettering in bold lowercase characters aside the illustrated half. edgewear and surfacewear moderate. clipped front inner flap. large black clothbound HB, neat with gilt-stamped titles. large boards a simple even black hue, extremities neat. fep/ffep are partly illustrated. text introduction followed by a large gallery of more than 150 color photos on dark black. generally read, neat interior with outer edges alike. 158 pp. ISBN# 0704325365.
Boston: Houghlin Mifflin Company, 1985. First U.S. Edition. Small Quarto; pp 240; G+/paperback; gray spine with black and pink text; covers have slight rubbing to exterior; moderate rubbing wear to edges; strong boards; text block shows light wear to exterior edges; frontispiece; profusely illustrated; inscribed by author; arts - Modern.
Cambridge, MA: Council on East Asian Studies, Harvard University Press, 1981. Octavo; pp 288; VG-; orange spine with gilt text; cloth has slight wear to exterior and edges, light sunning to boards; text block shows very slight wear to exterior edge, previous owner's name to front pastedown, light pencil check marks toward middle text;.
Leningrad: "Khudozhnik RSFSR" 1981. Quarto; pp 202; VG-/G-; white spine with black text; dust jacket has slight rubbing to exterior; some chips to corners; 2.5 inch chip to rear tail edge; cloth has slight wear to exterior; slightly bowed boards; text block shows slight wear to exterior edges; red endpapers; profusely illustrated with may photographs; interior clean; Russian and English text.
London: Bellew Publishing Company Ltd, 2000. Oblong Octavo; pp 56; VG-/no-DJ; white spine with blue text; cloth has light toning toward edges; white/blue front with titles and photograph; strong boards; text block has light wear to exterior edges; first few pages have light smudges toward tail edges; profusely illustrated;.
San Francisco, CA: Pomegranate, 2009. First Edition. Octavo: VG/VG: White with some gray on spine, title in purple: DJ is clean with general shelfwear, some rubbing: Boards are strong and clean, light edgewear, bingin solid: Textblock exterior is clean, front ree page has gift inscription, rest of text clean and unmarked: 112 pp.
Beverly Hills, CA: Julien's Auctions, 2013. Small Quarto: VG/no-DJ paperback: Black and gold spine with gold and white text: Covers are clean with some mild scuffing, general shelfwear, binding solid: Textblock is clean: Book is an auction catalogue of items from the estate of William Travillla: 187 pp.
Guatemala City: Ixchel Textile Museum, 1976. First Edition. Quarto; pp 274; VG-/Fair; black spine with ivory text; dust jacket has several tape mends to edges, chipping to corners, slight rubbing to exterior; cloth has light sunning to exterior, strong boards; text block has light toning to exterior edges; interior clean; English and Spanish text; additional shipping may be necessary due to size/weight restrictions for international/expedited orders.