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What They Wore in Biblical Times Illustrations Supervised byBenjamin West
(A Lavish & Lovely Production).   Satchwell, Richard.   Scripture costume: Exhibited in a series of engravings, representing the principal personages mentioned in the sacred writings ... with biographical sketches and historical remarks on the manners and customs of eastern nations. London: Pr. for Samuel Leigh by W. Clowes, 1819. Large 4to (32.8 cm, 12.9"). [2], viii, 170 pp.; 20 col. plts.
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16th-Century ROMAN Material Culture Studies . . .
GROUNDBREAKING Young Reader” Versions byCharles Estienne
Baïf, Lazare de.  De re vestiaria, vascularia & nauali: Ex Baysio. In adolescentulorum, bonarum literarum studiosorum, gratiam. Luteviae: Apud Carolum Stephanum, 1553. 8vo (15.9 cm, 6.25"). 189, [27 (index)] pp. (last page blank); illus.
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New Chemistry,  Practical Application,  An Essential ArtIllustrations
Berthollet, Claude- Louis, & Amédée B. Berthollet.  Elements of the art of dyeing; with a description of the art of bleaching by oxymuriatic acid. London: Pr. for Thomas Tegg; Simpkin & Marshall; R. Griffin & Co., Glasgow; & J. Cumming, Dublin, 1824. 8vo (23.2 cm; 9.125"). 2 vols. I: xxvii, [1(blank)], 408 pp., 7 plts. (2 fold.). II: vii, [1 (blank), 453 pp., 2 fold. plts.
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History of Malta & the Knights HospitallersWell Bound, Handsomely Illustrated
Boisgelin de Kerdu, Pierre Marie Louis de.  Ancient and modern Malta: Containing a full and accurate account of the present state of the islands of Malta and Goza, the history of the knights of St. John of Jerusalem, also a narrative of the events which attended the capture of these islands by the French, and their conquest by the English: and an appendix, containing authentic state-papers and other documents. London: Richard Phillips, 1805. 4to (27.5 cm, 10.75"). 2 vols. I: [6], xlviii, 326 pp.; 2 fold. plts., 3 fold. tables, 17 plts. (fold. map & 1 prelim. f. lacking).  II: [8], vi, xxxi, [1], 258, [2], 315, [9 (index)] pp.; 5 plts.
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Pull Out of Bate, Allow to Drain a Little & Throw into Pickel”
Endicott-Johnson Company.  Manuscript on paper, in English. Formula book for SHOE hide preparation. Endicott, Johnson City, NY: 1924–25. Various sizes (12mo to folio). Bound volume and 10 single sheets (74 pp. used).
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Venus — Candle-Snuffers?
    (Dress & Politics!)
(English Political Satire PLUS).  Venus attiring the graces. London: J. Dodsley, 1777. 4to (24.8 cm, 9.75"). 11, [1 (blank)] pp. [with] [Mason, William?] [Ode to Mr. Pinchbeck, upon his newly invented patent candle-snuffers. London: J. Almon, 1776]. [5]–11, [1 (adv.)] pp.

Exotic Dishes” fromForeign Lands
Frost, Heloise.  A world of good eating. A collection of old and new recipes from many lands. [Newton, MA?]: Phillips Publishers, Inc., © 1951. 8vo. 128 pp.; illus.
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Money & Passion
Gere, Charlotte, & Marina Vaizey.Great women collectors. London: Philip Wilson, 1999. Folio (27 cm, 10.6"). 208 pp.
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As the Puritan & Industrial Bases of Our Civilization Crumble beneath Us . . .
A Change ofCLOTHES Becomes Inevitable”
Signed by Gill
Gill, Eric.  Clothes an essay upon the nature and significance of the natural and artificial integuments worn by men and women. London & Toronto: Jonathan Cape (pr. by Walter Lewis at the University Press, Cambridge), 1931. 8vo (19.3 cm, 7.6"). [6], 196, [4] pp.; illus.
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A Costume Designer's Interpretation ofGogol
Gregory, Anne.  [Costume illustration for] The government inspector by Nikolay Gogol. [U.S.]: ca. 1971. (27 cm, 10.65"). 24 col. illus.
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Washington, D.C.Life & Society, 1895
Hinman, Ida.  The Washington sketch book. A society souvenir. Containing over one hundred portraits of prominent people, and fifty views of public buildings and statues. Washington, DC: Hartman & Cadick, 1895. 4to (28.5 cm; 11.25"). 112 pp., [2 (ads) ff.
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Commedia Dell'Arte & Other Expressive Figures
Kredel, Fritz.  Dolls and puppets of the eighteenth century as delineated in twenty four drawings. Lexington, KY: The Gravesend Press, 1958. 12mo (16.5 cm, 6.5"). [20] pp.; 24 plts.
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FRENCH Women's Fashion in theEnglish REGENCY ERA
(Not Just What to Wear ButWHERE TO GET IT)
[La Mésangère, Pierre de].  Annuaire des modes de Paris, orné de douze gravures. Première année. Paris: Chez l'éditeur ... au Bureau du Journal des Dames, et chez Delaunay, Libraire, 1814. 12mo (14 cm, 5.5"). 228 pp.; 12 plts.
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America Underfoot”
Landreau, Anthony N.  America underfoot: A history of floor coverings from colonial times to the present. Washington: Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service, 1976. Small 4to. ix, [1 (blank)], 76, [2 (blank)] pp.; illus.
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Ancient Dress.  51 Copper-Engraved Plates.
Lens, André Corneille. Le costume ou essai sur les habillements et les usages de plusieurs peuples de l’antiquité, prouvé par les monuments. Liege: Aux dépens de l’auteur, chez J.F. Bassompierre, 1776. 4to (24.9 cm, 9.8"). xxxi, [1], 411, [1] pp.; 51 plts
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Gay Images & Bright Colours” “The Most Archaistic Parts of the Country”
Lepage-Medvey, E.  French costumes. London, Paris, New York: The Hyperion Press, 1939. Folio (32.5 cm, 12.75"). [4], 7–23, [1] pp.; 40 col. plts.
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Limited Edition500 CopiesArt-Deco Illustrations
Prévost, l'Abbé.  Manon Lescaut. London: Geoffrey Bles, 1928. Sm. folio (32.3 cm, 12.75"). [8], ix, [1], 141, [3] pp.; 12 col. plts.
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“A Voyage to Abyssinia”A GOOD, Lively, Readable Account
Salt, Henry.  A voyage to Abyssinia, and travels into the interior of that country, executed under the orders of the British government, in the years 1809 and 1810; in which are included, an account of the Portuguese settlements on the east coast of Africa .... Philadelphia: M. Carey; Boston: Wells & Lilly (pr. by Lydia R. Bailey), 1816. 8vo (23.5 cm, 9.25"). 24, 454 pp.; fold. map., illus.

Stunning Victorian MedievalismGroundbreaking COLOR Printing
Shaw, Henry.  Dresses and decorations of the middle ages. London: William Pickering (pr. by C. Whittingham), 1843. Folio (29 cm, 11.4"). 2 vols. I: [96] pp.; 38 (1 double) col. plts. II: [122] pp.; 56 (1 double) col. plts.
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“A Glass of Fashion to theBeau Monde
Sheridan, Richard Brinsley.  The school for scandal. Stratford-upon-Avon: Shakespeare Head Press, 1930. Folio (29.2 cm, 11.5"). xxvii, [1], 145, [1] pp.; illus.
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Dyers & Loomers areEngaged in Essential Services!
Spain.  Sovereigns, 1759–1788 (Charles III).  Real cedula...por la qual se manda por via de declaracion general, á beneficio de las manufacturas, que se guarde á los maestros tintoreros.... Madrid: Pedro Marin, 1775. Folio. [3] ff.
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Protecting theSpanish Fashion Industry
Spain.  Sovereigns, 1759–1788 (Charles III).  Real cedula...por la qual se prohibe general y absolutamente la introduccion en estos reynos, y señoríos, de gorros, guantes, calcetas, fajas, y otras manufacturas de lino, cañamo, lana, y algodon, redecillas de todos generos, hio de coser ordinario...y concede à los comerciantes en estos generos un año de termino para el despacho de los ya introducidos en estos reynos.... Madrid: Pedro Marin, 1778. Folio. [6] ff.

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We Are SERIOUS, Here!
Spain.  Sovereigns, 1759–1788 (Charles III).  Real cedula...por la qual, en consequencia de los que dispone la ley 62. titl. 18. lib. 6. de la Recopilacion, se manda cortar el abuso de la inobervancia que ha tenido hasta aqui, y que se guarde, y cumplay aora en la parte en que prohibe la introduccion en estos reynos de toda especie de vestidos, ropas interiores, y exteriores.... Madrid: Pedro Marin, 1779. Folio. [4] ff.
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Sumptuary Standards Barcelona Edition
Spain.  Sovereigns, 1788–1808 (Charles IV).  Real cedula...por la cual se manda observar los dispuesto en las de trece de abril de mil setecientos noventa, y diez de agosto de mil ochocientos y dos, que tratan de la reforma de galones y adornos en las libreas.... Barcelona: Juan Francisco Piferrer, 1804. Folio. [4] ff.
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Social Satire at Brighton: Illustrated by Leech
Surtees, Robert Smith.  Plain or ringlets?  London: [Whitefriars Press, 1888]. 8vo (22.6 cm, 8.9"). x, [4], 398 pp.; 12 col. plts., 8 plts.
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Is it Best to be Laughing-Mad, or Crying-Mad, in the World?
Titmarsh, M.A. [pseud. of William Thackeray].  Mrs. Perkins's ball. [London]: Chapman & Hall (pr. by Vizetelly Brothers & Co.), [1847]. 4to (21.6 cm, 8.5"). [2], engr. t.-p., 46, [2] pp.; 1 fold. col. plt., 20 col. plts.
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Fishing Classic, Important Lives, & Two Fore-Edge Paintings
Walton, Izaak.  The complete angler [and] The lives of Dr. John Donne, Sir Henry Wotton, Mr. Richard Hooker, Mr. George Herbert, and Dr. Robert Sanderson. London: John Major, 1824–25. 8vo (17.1 cm, 6.75"). 2 vols. I: lviii, 416 pp.; 14 plts. II: xviii, [2], 503, [1] pp.; 11 plts.
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