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  1. 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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  2. Mamluk Costume.
    First edition of the first monograph on medieval Islamic costume since Reinhard Dozy's Dictionnaire détaillé (1845). Mayer's findings, based on literary and documentary evidence and focusing on the development of court ceremonial under al-Nasir Muhammad, are still authoritative today. The Mamluks were a Turkic slave dynasty... Learn More
    £450

    Stock Code: 111594

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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. Magic Motorways.
    First edition, first printing. "At first some of [the book's] features may strike the reader as a fantastic dream, but Mr. Geddes proves their practicability. Grandma wrapped her linen duster around her neck and fearfully went out for a spin at eight dizzy miles an hour. But your grandchildren will snap across the entire... Learn More
    £475

    Stock Code: 110006

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  6. A Cyclopaedia of Costume.
    First edition of this handsomely illustrated double volume, with fine chromolithographic plates reproducing illustrations from illuminated medieval manuscripts and more recent sources including paintings by Hogarth. Planch Learn More
    £600

    Stock Code: 111383

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  7. Jazz Graphics.
    First and only edition. Beautifully produced in limited numbers, this is the closest thing to a catalogue raisonn Learn More
    £395

    Stock Code: 109129

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  8. Modes and Manners of the Nineteenth Century
    First edition in English, lavishly bound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe. Originally published in Germany in 1907, under the title Die Mode: Menschen und Moden im neunzehnten Jahrhundert. Learn More
    £450

    Stock Code: 108807

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  9. 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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  10. Antique Gems and Rings.
    First and only edition of this attractive work on engraved gems. A fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge, King (1818 Learn More
    £400

    Stock Code: 108317

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  11. The Workwoman's Guide,

    The Workwoman's Guide,

    London & Birmingham: 1838

    First edition, uncommon, just 4 copies of the first on Copac, together with 4 of the second edition of 1840; only two copies traced at auction. "The Author of the following pages has been encouraged to hope, that, in placing them, after much deliberation, in the hands of a printer, she is tendering an important and acceptable,... Learn More
    £2,250

    Stock Code: 108261

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  12. Modeling for Money.
    First edition, first printing of this early handbook, offering a guide to finding modelling positions. Scarce, with just seven copies located on OCLC. Learn More
    £250

    Stock Code: 108023

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  13. Eduardo Paolozzi.
    First and only edition, signed by Paolozzi on the front board, and inscribed by him "For Cecil & Mary, Eduardo" on the half-title. Learn More
    £175

    Stock Code: 107447

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  14. The Design of Lettering.
    First edition, first printing. With the bookplate of Los Angeles architect Elimar Meinardus to the rear free endpaper. Learn More
    £225

    Stock Code: 105035

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  15. Piqu: A Beautiful Minor Art.
    First edition, this copy inscribed "With best wishes from the Author", and with his attractive engraved bookplate to the front pastedown. Well-illustrated study in the Connoisseur Series of Books for the Collectors. Learn More
    £125

    Stock Code: 107014

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  16. Salome.
    First edition illustrated by John Vassos, first printing. Romanian-born John Vassos (1898 Learn More
    £375

    Stock Code: 106700

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  17. Go Fusuma Mi Hon. [Fusuma handmade samples.]
    Meiji-era salesman's sample catalogue with a selection of superb hand-stencilled paper and paper-backed silks for use on Japanese fusuma room dividing screens, some of them showing clear Arts & Crafts influence. The selection begins with two plain heavily textured papers, followed by three where designs are printed onto... Learn More
    £1,500

    Stock Code: 103576

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  18. Trousers, Vests, Breeches & Gaiters.
    First edition, scarce: Copac records only 4 copies in British and Irish institutional libraries (British Library, Oxford, National Library of Scotland, Cambridge) and OCLC adds only a further 2. The spine refers to this as "Vol. III" but the work is complete in itself. A comprehensive work that includes directions for making... Learn More
    £250

    Stock Code: 102350

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  19. The Kingdom of the Pearl.
    English signed limited edition (first published with Dulac illustrations in French as Au Royaume de la Perle, 1920), number 15 of 100 copies signed by the artist, out of a total edition of 775 copies for sale in the British Empire (an additional 775 copies were published for the USA by Brentano's, New York, 1925). Rosenthal... Learn More
    £2,250

    Stock Code: 102086

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  20. Visionaire 58 Spirit.
    First edition, limited issue. Number 434 of 1500 copies. A selection of the most iconic images of McQueen's work, from Lamsweerde and Matadin, Mert and Marcus, Mario Testino, Steven Klein and Nick Knight. Published to commemorate McQueen's life and career, the issue can be planted to transform into a garden of wildflowers,... Learn More
    £2,000

    Stock Code: 103094

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