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Rare first editions, signed and inscribed copies, deluxe and collectible editions of books, pamphlets, and ephemera relating to non-architectural designs for interior decoration, the applied arts, graphics, theatre, clothes and clothing, including theatrical costumes, and other fields.

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  1. 88813
    A royal warrant ordering a significant amount of cloth to be given to a servant of Queen Katherine, John Hasilby. The matter of clothing was of high public importance in the Tudor court. "Henry VIII passed four sumptuary laws or acts of apparel in 1510, 1514, 1515, and 1533. The laws were hierarchical in their structure,... Learn More
    £30,000

    Stock Code: 88813

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  2. Moorcroft Pottery.
    First edition, first impression. Signed by Walter Moorcroft on the front free endpaper. Learn More
    £150

    Stock Code: 110004

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  3. How to Make Origami. The Japanese Art of Paper Folding.
    First US edition, originally published in Tokyo in 1958, scarce in such excellent condition with all specimens intact. Learn More
    £225

    Stock Code: 105639

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  4. Lacquer.

    Lacquer.

    Marlborough, Wilts: 1984

    First edition, first impression, from the library of noted Iranian bibliophile Cyrus Ghani with his ownership inscription dated London, 29 June 1984 to the half-title. Contributors include Teresa Sackville-West, who wrote the chapter on Russia. Learn More
    £45

    Stock Code: 110834

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  5. Masterpieces of Glass.
    Revised edition, from the library of noted Iranian bibliophile Cyrus Ghani, with his ownership inscription dated "NY, March 20 1991" to the front free endpaper. Masterpieces of Glass was first published in 1980. Learn More
    £50

    Stock Code: 110833

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  6. 95045
    Striking counter display advertisement for the Adler Company "Collegian" men's suits line, in a style reminiscent of the California Plein-Air School, with two sharp young men in Adler suits standing at a carved stone wall talking to a young beautiful co-ed in a jaunty orange hat. The "Collegian" line was aimed at college... Learn More
    £200

    Stock Code: 95045

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  7. Parfums Lucien Lelong.
    First edition, no copy of this spectacular promotional brochure traced o line. Largely forgotten today, apart amongst the couture cognoscenti, Lelong was enormously influential in his day. After the First World War Lelong took charge of his parents' small fashion house, which was noted for its espousal of the modern look... Learn More
    £1,500

    Stock Code: 95082

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  8. Notes on the Dress of The Seventy-First Regiment,
    First and only edition, extremely uncommon, just four copies traced - V & A, NLS, Guelph, and Brown, perhaps Library of Congress. This copy inscribed on the front free endpaper; "R.C. Greenwood from A.N.E. Browne, 27.III. 1925 ? for 1935". Noted by Sutcliffe on the NAM/AMOT on-line bibliography as limited to 50 copies. Browne... Learn More
    £775

    Stock Code: 85462

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  9. 84121detail
    Four real black and white photo images on semi-gloss stock of the windows of Meier & Frank at night. Founded in 1857, at the time of these images Meier & Frank, humorously referred to locally as Murphy & Finnigan's, was the largest retail outlet west of the Mississippi, one of the largest in the country. These four salesman's... Learn More
    £200

    Stock Code: 84121

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  10. John Heartfield: Leben und Werk. Dargestellt von seinem Bruder Wieland Herzfelde.
    First edition, first impression. Presentation copy inscribed by the artist to Lord and Lady Milford: "In friendship, to Wogan and Tamara, with all the best wishes, from John Heartfield, Berlin, 4. 1. 1966". Wogan Philipps, 2nd Baron Milford (1902-1993) was the first and only member of the House of Lords to belong to the... Learn More
    £650

    Stock Code: 90113

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  11. Saleman's Fabric Sample Case.
  12. 81478
    Attractively bound volume comprising four articles by Gray extracted from the journal of the RSA over a twenty year period. Inscribed by the author to his wife on the front free endpaper, "To Gnade with all my love, Milner 1959". The papers are; "The History and Development of Packaging"(26 pages with illustrations, 5 May,... Learn More
    £450

    Stock Code: 81478

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  13. Fans - 1932.

    Fans - 1932.

    Harrisburg, PA: 1932

    Spectacular trade catalogue featuring the vivid pictorial fans produced by The Myers Manufacturing Co., a Pennsylvania novelty company founded by Dr. L.B. Myers, the first man to patent rubber tips for pencils. Myer's fans were essentially an advertising medium commended for their "distinctive appearance - large advertising... Learn More
    £175

    Stock Code: 79116

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  14. Histoire, Industriele et Commerciale de a Porcelaine.
    First edition. Attractive copy of this important work in the history of the connoisseurship of porcelain. Jacquemart was the leading French collector of oriental ceramics of his time, and here developed a descriptive typology, including that of "families" - famille rose, famille verte and so forth - for Chinese ceramics.... Learn More
    £500

    Stock Code: 76215

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  15. 4
    The best collected edition of the works of William Morris, including introductions by the author's daughter, May Morris. One of a limited edition of 1050 numbered sets and very attractively bound. Learn More
    £3,750

    Stock Code: 68521

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  16. Decorating the Small Apartment.
    First edition, first impression. An attractive book on modern, minimalist decorating for small living spaces. Learn More
    £150

    Stock Code: 79758

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  17. Radio and Television Publicity.
    First edition, first printing. A lovely copy of this book on the commercial graphic design work of Italian artist Erberto Carboni (1899-1984). Learn More
    £150

    Stock Code: 74620

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  18. Grand Bal des Artistes Travesti Transmental.
    The rare programme for the Grand Bal des Artistes, "a philanthropic venture for the Union des Artistes Russes, a society that brought together many of the Russian émigré painters and critics such as Victor Bart, Sonia Delauney, Serge Romoff, Léopold Survage, and Zdanevich. Goncharova and Larionov designed much of the... Learn More
    £975

    Stock Code: 79456

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  19. The Complete Writings. Author's Edition.
    The Author's Edition, one of a limited edition of 1,000 sets, signed on the limitation page by Elbert Hubbard, founder of the Roycroft artisan community, or by one of his Roycrofters whom he had trained to imitate his signature. Roycroft was a handicraft community founded in East Aurora, NY, about 1895 by Elbert Hubbard,... Learn More
    £3,500

    Stock Code: 68633

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  20. The Chromolithograph. A journal of Art, Decoration and the Accomplishments.
    First edition. Uncommon, COPAC locates sets at Oxford, Cambridge, the Universities of London and Nottingham, and the V & A; OCLC adds the Getty, the Huntington, Yale and McGill. No complete set at auction in the last 40 years, this run, in common with that V & A, lacks the last issue for 27 March 1869. A short-lived periodical,... Learn More
    £1,275

    Stock Code: 67422

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  21. Cinq Peintres et le Theatre. Decors et Costumes de Leger, Coutaud, Gischia, Labisse, Pignon.
    First edition, first impression of a full study of the sceneography and costume designs of these five theatre artists. One of a limited edition of 150 copies with a separate suite of four original lithographs by Coutaud, Gischia, Labisse and Pignon (Leger had passed away). Learn More
    £750

    Stock Code: 63331

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  23. Utility Furniture and Fashion 1941-1951.
    First edition. Well-illustrated and highly informative catalogue. Learn More
    £50

    Stock Code: 45597

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  24. 46599
    First editions. Each volume has an epigram, Henry Ford being a particular favourite with Herr Melliand, but most germane is the one that he contributes himself; "A Textile Business without Science is a Loom without Power." Established in 1929 under the present title and continuing in various guises to the present day, where... Learn More
    £150

    Stock Code: 46599

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  25. The New Keramic Gallery.
    Third edition, enlarged by over 100 additional illustrations with descriptions as well as extra full-page colour plates. Learn More
    £175

    Stock Code: 22567

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  26. English Homes. Period IV-Vol. I, Late Stuart, 1649–1714.
    £300

    Stock Code: 24651

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  27. 43224
    First edition, first impression. Laid-in is a two-page autograph letter signed (on the back of printed galleys) from Mervyn Horder, prominent composer and, at the time, chairman and managing director of Gerald Duckworth & Co., Publishers, to the artist and illustrator Gwen Raverat. The letter concerns the commission of a... Learn More
    £975

    Stock Code: 43224

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