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ARETZ, G., The Elegant Woman. From the Rococo Period to Modern times. Transl. (fr. the German) with a Pref. by J. Laver. First U.K. edn.
London-Bombay-Sydney, 1932 Large thick 8°, blind tooled cloth, 314pp., col. frontisp.-plate, 63 facsim. plates of which 5 in fine colours (:facsims. of paintings, engravings, etc... of the great masters fr. that time). Title-p. printed within a blue typographical border, index. (:dress salons of Paris, Actresses & Courtesans, Mme Du Barry, Marie-Antoinette, 18th century in England, Romantics & Prudes, Lola Montez, the Lionesses of the Second Empire, demi-monde & demi-castors, demi-monde at the turn of the century, i.a. references to famous Fashion Houses: Worth, etc...). Near fine copy. Scarce english language edn.

EUR 80.00

Book nr.: 6387

ARMESSIN, Nicolas DE L'. & VALCK, Fantastic Costumes of Trades & Professions. [First facsim. edition].
London, The Holland Press, 1969 Folio. Original limp wrappers. Cover title and two large coloured illustrations on both sides. Introduction in english, french, german and spanish on 1 page (verso blank), list of plates in french and engliish on 2pp. 36 monochrome facsim. plates (versos blank) after the original engravings captioned in french., featuring fantastic french costumes of trade and professions.
Album of 17th-century engravings in facsimilé, representing the prime achievements of Gerard Valck, a prolitic dutch engraver, and Nicolas de l'Armessin, a Frenchman who was one of a family of of industrious engravers. Images representing trades and professions as Firework-maker, Coffee-seller, BNelt-maker, Tinker, Confectioner, Perfumer, Shoemaker, Looking-glass and Spectacle seller, Feather-seller, Tailor, Upholsterer, etc. in fantastic cosumes. Good copy. (some minimal wear to spine ends, rodent marking to tail margins of front cover and french title, lower left corner of lower outer cover a bit cracked, contents fine and clean0.

EUR 145.00

Book nr.: 52372

ARMSTRONG, N., The Book of Fans. Forew. by H. Alexander.
London, 1978 Small 2°, cloth, 125pp. of text & numerous col. & plain plates, text-ills. depicting old fans from various collections. "Colour Library" series. Fine.

EUR 45.00

Book nr.: 9888

ARNOLD, J., Patterns of Fashion. Englishwomen's dresses & their construction. Republication with corrections.
London-Basingstoke, 1972 2 vols. oblong 4°. orig.pict. wraps, in a thin boards matching slip-case. 72, 86pp. Num. fashion-drawings and diagrammes for cutting, of which full-page, with extensive technical directions, list of primary sources at end of vol. 2.
An excellent technical manual on how to construct dresses.(first edn. has been publ. in 1964). 1: c. 1660-1860; 2: c. 1860-1940. Good copy. (slip-case shaved & rubbed at extremities).

EUR 115.00

Book nr.: 36265

ARNOLLI, Gieneke, I. GRUNNILL, L. SNELLEN (, editors), Klederdracht en kleedgedrag. Het Kostuum Harer Majesteits onderdanen, 1898-1998. [Eerste druk; First edition].
S.I. [Nijmegen], Uitgeverij SUN, [circa], 1998 Small 4°. Original coloured and illustrated limp wrappers. 207pp. Numerous captioned coloured and monochrome illustrations in text and full-page, of which facsims. after old engravings and photographs, teaturing a centenary of dutch male and female traditional dress and mode of dress 1898-1998, english summaries to all contributions by Ingrid Grunnill at rear, personalia of contributors, table of contents.
Dutch language collection of expert contributions, with english summaries, about aspects of socio-cultural impact on dutch female and male dress and dress mode and its development in the Netherlands. Contributions by Kitty de Leeuw, Sytske I.E. Wille-Engelsman, Carin Schnitger, Gertjan van Schoonhoven, Ad de Jong, Marian Conrads ( Very fine copy.

EUR 125.00

Book nr.: 54004

ARNTZENIUS, A.K.W. (compiler), De verzorging van het uiterlijk voorkomen volgens de moderne Amerikaansche methoden en naar de werken van Wilh. Walter Gebhardt....Derde herziene en vermeerderde druk [Third revised and enlarged edition].
Amsterdam, Society for physical culture, 1927 Original decorative cloth with cover title and a coloured Artnlouveau motif at upper left corner. Hftitle (verso with illustrated publ. ad.).(xiii), 288pp. Many captioned monochrome illustrations on plates and in text, related and partly illustrated adverts., index, table of contents.
Dutch language "guide", compiled after previous [german language] sources with revisions and additional information describing and advising upkeep and correction of female physical beauty, both for young women and elderly ladies, by means of physical excercise (gymnastics), massage (incl. facial massage) and prevention. It includes detailed advice on the correction of physical and mental defects, camouflage of signs of advanced age as greying of hair, sagging of the bust, dentistry, manicure, eyelashes, etc. Includes a chapter of american beauty care. The whole is preceded by a historic survey of beauty care. Very good copy. (some minimal wear to spine ends).

See also our other catalogue:
- GEMILANG 191: "Clean and Decent" . (Corsets, Cosmetics, Hygiene and Sexual behaviour). (2014).
EUR 95.00

Book nr.: 51533

ARRIZABALAGA, Heidi (Compiler), Kleuren + Patronen + Motieven. Een complete gids om bij elk ontwerp de beste kleuren, patronen en motieven te kiezen. [Eerste nederlandstalige druk (naar het engels); First dutch language edition (translated from the English)].
Kerkdriel, Librero, 2008 8°. Original glossy flexible limp boards. Covertitle in bold black type, coloured illustrations (patterns/decorative design) on both outer covers. 208pp. of numerous specimen of coloured patterns and decorative motifs including a colour-scheme, biogr. note to author with coloured portrait at rear end, original CD-rom housed in a stiff plastic envelope inside front cover, table of contents.
Detailed dutch language sourcebook about patterns and design motifs in support of visual communication, graphic design, fashion and fabric printing, product development presented in six sections with different styling. Includes the interactive CD-rom which is generally not present. Very fine copy.

EUR 85.00

Book nr.: 54040

ARSAC, J., La dentelle du Puy. Orig. edn.
S.L. [Le Puy], Chr. Bonneton, 1986 sm. 8°. Orig. stiff coloured wrappers. 126pp. Many black/white detailed ills., of which many full-page, concise anthology of lace, bibliography, table of contents.
Discusses lace as produced at Le Puy, France, from the origin in the 17th century up till modern times, preceded by a concise history of lace and lace-making, incl. tools used, technique, motifs used and commercial aspects. Paper-back edn. (as orig. publ.). Very good copy. (modest name-label pasted in lower left corner inside front cover).

EUR 30.00

Book nr.: 44974

ASHLEY, Laura, Laura Ashley Home 1994 [Moods & Tones]. [Eerste druk; First edition],.
York, (Printers), 1994 4°. Original coloured and illustrated glossy limp wrappers. 175pp. of DUTCH descriptive text alongside numerous coloured illustrations with reference numbers to Price-list in dutch currency, 4°-sized, original coloured and illustrated front-side, [3]pp. loosely inserted, table of shop addresses all over Europe, colour-schemes of soft furnisings, including lamp-shades in decorative fabrics, table of practical tips and hints on behalf of customers, table of contents.
Dutch language Projmotional Sale-catalogue published by a dutch representative of the Laura Ashley congromerate, for 1994, illustrting soft furnishings designed by Laura Ashley, creating a comfortable and sunny interior of your home. Fabric names in english, overall text in dutch, INCLUDES the PRICE LIST in dutch currency. Very gine copy.

See also our other catalogue:
- GEMILANG 157: VARIA: A Potpourri of Books published between 1700-2015).
EUR 35.00

Book nr.: 54079

ASLANAPA, O., Turkish arts. Seljuk and Ottoman Carpets, Tiles and Miniature Paintings.
Istanbul, nd. [c.1960]. 12°. orig. blind stiff wraps, with dj. 147pp. many plates & ills, of which coloured, bibliographies to both subjects, errata. "Turkish Art"series ( H.Kreider; revised by S.M. O'Callaghan).
A nice introduction into the subject. (Ms. dedication in a very neat hand on first blank. )

EUR 35.00

Book nr.: 36786

ASSAILLY, G. D', Les Quinze Révolutions de la Mode. [édition originale/original edn.].
Paris, Hachette, [circa], 1970 4°., original wrappers, plastic spiralled spine, with stiff clearview protective plastic front sheet. 250pp. Num. black/white fashion illustrations in text and full-page, iconography and bibliography.
Essay, being a comparative history of fashion and dress through the ages. French language text. Very good copy.

EUR 60.00

Book nr.: 47170

ATMADI, T., (Chief Editor) (, Indonesia Indah, Buku Ke-7, Tari Tradisional Indonesia. [Original edition].
S.I. [Jakarta], Yayasan Harapan Kita, 1997 Large 8°., original cloth, title in gilt on front cover and spine, dustjacket. (x), 317pp. Many coloured illustrations after photographs, some coloured tables in text, coloured and illustrated endpapers and ti.-p., double-page coloured map of Indonesia, bibliography, acknowledgements, photocredits, table of contents. ["Indonesia Indah", 7].
A colourful indonesian language rather popular review of traditional ceremonial Dance across Indonesia, such as Bedaja or Bedojo, Wayang Wong, Lègong and Barong. Illustrations feature ceremonial dress, head-dress as wel as body- and hand-poses. Fine copy. Out-of-Print.

See also our other catalogue:
- GEMILANG 171: Indonesian Language Publications (including Low-Malay and Sino-Malay Literature) (2014).
EUR 55.00

Book nr.: 49119

AUCTION CATALOGUE- Kostüm- und Antiquitäten-Sammlung aus dem Besitze des Kgl. Professors und Historienmalers Herrn Josef Flüggen in München. (Hugo Helbing).
München, Hugo Helbing, 1899 Small folio, printed wraps., 57pp., ills. on 7 plates.
Auction-catalogue listing tog. 1351 pieces to be sold on Monday 12-Wednesday 14 June 1899 at Muenchen of which the first 1020 items deal with costume and accessories: 35 lots are actual sized wooden female & male puppets bearing german national dress extensively described and partly depicted on 4 plates(lot 1-35); Male & Female costumes (incl. single pieces as collars in lace-work, gloves, muffs, shawls, vests, handkerchiefs) with a plate, Lot 36-416; Hats & headdress cover lots 417-613, with a plate; Shoes, boots & stockings cover lots. 614-684, with a plate; general textiles cover lots 733-983(incl. Oriental silks & tapestries, a.o. fr. Persia, Coptic pieces, &c...); further is presented leatherwork, harnasses, arms & armour, works in precious- & non-precious metal, coins & coinage, miniatures, ceramics, &c...&c... A well-preserved & rare auction-catalogue(also sizes of objects are supplied).

EUR 160.00

Book nr.: 12665

AUSTEN, S., Peek-A-Boob Too. Orig. edn.
London, Jupiter Books, 1976 Small square 8°. Orig. limp wrappers, large coloured illustration of a pair of female breasts on front side. Album with tog. 49 full-page coloured plates after photographs, with paraphrasing captions at tails. SCAN AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST.
A picture-book illustrating a number of bare female breasts various in size and shape, all with rather nonsensical decorations with captions at tails paraphrasing on the more common words for the female breast, but as it is art not yeat vulgarizing, i.e. TIT[T]y, Boobs, etc. A curious publication. Very good copy. (private ms. dedication, 2 lines, on ti.-p., not disturbing however).

EUR 45.00

Book nr.: 46608

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