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A DICTIONARY OF ENGLISH COSTUME, 900-1900
Cunnington, C. Willett and Phillis and Beard, Charles
ISBN: 0713603704
Adam & Charles Black London 1976 Reprint
 Hardcover This reprinted edition with "Glossary of Laces", with 303 line illustrations by Cecil Everitt and Phillis Cunnington. A fine copy in fine dustjacket. ; 240 x 155mm; viii, 284 pages Fine in Fine dust jacket
Price: $50.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 20879  Bookseller: M. & A. Simper Bookbinders & Booksellers
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ANTIQUE CLOTHING FRENCH SEWING BY MACHINE
Pullen, Martha Campbell
ISBN: 1878048007
Martha Pullen Company Huntsville, Alabama 1990 1st Edition
 Hard Cover 304 pages, Detailed sewing instructions for French sewing by machinefrom beginning to advanced.Detailed antique sewing instructions never before recorded.Design chapters using actual antique garments with suggestionsfor adapting them to today's garment styles.Examples of antique garments and new garments with theantique detailing.Clearly illustrated in black and white in great detail.Forty-eight pages of gorgeous colour photographs showingantique and new French sewn garments.Designed to appeal to the beginning seamstress who has nevermade an heirloom garment and to the advanced heirloomseamstress who is waiting for clear details on lace shapingand designing.; 290 x 220mm Fine in Fine dust jacket
Price: $55.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 9774  Bookseller: M. & A. Simper Bookbinders & Booksellers
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CREER EN S'AMUSANT
no author
Le Livre De Paris/Hachette  1976 
 Laminated Boards 456pp; numerous illustrations; 240 x 205mm Very Good
Price: $25.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 6478  Bookseller: M. & A. Simper Bookbinders & Booksellers
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DIE OSTERREISCHE ARMEE VON 1700 - 1867
Teuber, O. and R. Von Ottenfeld R. (Illustrator)
S. Czeiger Wien 1895 1st Edition
  Originally issued in 25 wrappered parts folio size, housed in 2 book folders with decorative front cover boards, containing 870 pages with 102 full page colour plates by Rudolph von Ottenfeld of soldiers in uniform, uniforms and weapons of the Austrian Army covering the period 1700 to 1867, plus many other illustrations in the text. THIS SET IS LACKING PART 13 consisting of pages 403 to 442 and 5 plates leaving a total of 98 plates. The plates and text are in near fine condition, the book folders the folio's are housed in have some marks especially the rear board of folder 1. The work of Rudolph von Ottenfeld is considered to be the most accurate depiction of the Austrian Armies of the 18th and 19th Centuries and stands amongst the top ten of Uniform books and is without a doubt the definitive study of the Austrian Army. Very heavy set, please ask for postage quote. Digital images supplied on request. ; Folio 13" - 23" tall 
Price: $5000.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 14976  Bookseller: M. & A. Simper Bookbinders & Booksellers
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EMBROIDERY Traditional Designs, Techniques and Patterns from all over the World
Gostelow, Mary
ISBN: 0856852368
Marshall Cavendish London 1977 1st Edition
 Hardcover With many illustrations in colour and black & white throughout, a very good copy in very good dustjacket. ; 290 x 225mm; 288 pages Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket
Price: $15.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 18417  Bookseller: M. & A. Simper Bookbinders & Booksellers
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ENGLISH COSTUME from Prehistoric Times to the End of the 18th Century
Clinch, George
EP Publishing England 1975 
 Hard Cover xxii, 295pp; illustrations, usual library stamps. ; 220 x 140mm Very Good in Good dust jacket
Price: $25.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 10937  Bookseller: M. & A. Simper Bookbinders & Booksellers
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FASHION DRAWING AND DRESS DESIGN
Hall, Mabel Lillian
Sir Isaac Pitman London 1928 
 Hard Cover xvi, 164pp; (40, covers have paint spots mainly to upper board, usual library markings, otherwise good internally. A Handbook dealing with proportion, construction, pose and draping of the adult and child figure with numerous illustrations.; Ex-Library; 240 x 160mm Good
Price: $95.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 9721  Bookseller: M. & A. Simper Bookbinders & Booksellers
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FITTED KNITS 25 Designs for the Fashionable Knitter
Japel, Stefanie
ISBN: 1581808720
North Light Books Cincinnati 2007 1st Edition
 Paperback With many illustrations, 25 wearable fashion inspired knits for all seasons. A very good copy. ; 280 x 220mm; 144 pages Near Fine
Price: $20.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 21117  Bookseller: M. & A. Simper Bookbinders & Booksellers
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HOW TO "MAKE-UP" . a Practical Guide for Amateurs, Etc.
FitzGerald, S. J. Adair
Samuel French London/New York 1901 
 Original Wraps 109pp; b/w sketches & photographs, grey wrappers, tears to spine ends.; 185 x 125mm Good
Price: $40.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 2674  Bookseller: M. & A. Simper Bookbinders & Booksellers
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HOW TO DRESS AN OLD-FASHIONED DOLL.
Morgam, Mary H.
ISBN: 0486229122
Dover Publications New York 1973 1st Edition Thus
 Paper Back A reprint of the 1908 classic with complete patterns & sewing instructions for more than a dozen costumes, with 57 illustrations, 93 pages.; 215 x 140mm Very Good
Price: $15.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 9459  Bookseller: M. & A. Simper Bookbinders & Booksellers
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MEN'S WEAR PATTERN DESIGNING According to Australian Standards
Davies, Michael S.
ISBN: 0867870591
A E Press Melbourne 1986 1st Edition
 Paperback With many illustrations, A fine copy. ; 300 x 210mm; vi, 90 pages Near Fine
Price: $65.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 19352  Bookseller: M. & A. Simper Bookbinders & Booksellers
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PATONS WOOLCRAFT A Practical Guide to Knitting and Crochet
Patons
Patons & Baldwins Melbourne N.D. 
 Paperback With diagrams and illustrations, has ten sections/chapters on How To Knit, Accesories, How To Crochet, Babies' Wear, Toddlers' Wear, School & Children's Garments, Ladie's Wear, Men's Wear, Socks and Stockings, Gloves and Mittens. This booklet has no date but could be 1950's to early 1960's. A near fine copy. This book is light, and postage will be reduced for shipment. ; 240 x 180mm; 67 pages Near Fine
Price: $20.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 21456  Bookseller: M. & A. Simper Bookbinders & Booksellers
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PATTERNS FOR THEATRICAL COSTUMES Garments, Trims, and Accessories from Ancient Egypt to 1915
Holkeboer, Katherine Strand
ISBN: 0136542603
Prentice Hall New York 1987 
 Paperback 280 x 215mm; x, 342 pages Very Good+
Price: $30.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 19339  Bookseller: M. & A. Simper Bookbinders & Booksellers
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PRACTICAL HINTS ON STAGE COSTUME Including Instructions and Patterns for Making Hats, Boot Tops, Sword Belts........
Bowen, Cyril
Samuel French London/New York  
 Original Wraps 36pp; 66 b/w figures, grey wraps, small stamp to top front, price sticker to same, contents very good.; 185 x 125mm Very Good
Price: $80.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 2676  Bookseller: M. & A. Simper Bookbinders & Booksellers
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PROCESSES IN DRESSMAKING
Gough, E. L. G.
Angus & Robertson Sydney 1950 Reprint
 Hardcover With many illustrations, original papercover boards are foxed on bottom half, contents clean, a very good copy. ; 190 x 130mm; x, 182 pages Very Good+
Price: $15.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 19433  Bookseller: M. & A. Simper Bookbinders & Booksellers
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SEWING MADE EASY
Lynch, Mary and Sara, Dorothy
Garden City Books Garden City 1960 Reprint
 Hardcover With many illustrations, a very good copy. This is a fascinating read for any sewing enthusiast or historian, but also contains much information that is still useful and practical today. ; 215 x 140mm; xii, 403 pages Very Good+ with no dust jacket
Price: $25.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 18400  Bookseller: M. & A. Simper Bookbinders & Booksellers
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SHORTCUTS TO A PERFECT SEWING PATTERN
Bensussen, Rusty
ISBN: 0806968222
Sterling Publishing Co. New York 1989 
 Paper Back 159pp; illustrated by author, back bottom corner a tad dogeared, otherwise very good.; 250 x 200mm Very Good with no dust jacket
Price: $22.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 13047  Bookseller: M. & A. Simper Bookbinders & Booksellers
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SUCCESSFUL DRESSMAKING The Complete Book of Dressmaking, Fully Illustrated with Step - by - Step Instructions
Resek, Ellen and Marietta
Colorgravure Melbourne N.D. 1st Edition
 Hard Cover No date stated, circa 1950's - 1960, a very good copy lacking a dustjacket. Postage will be reduced for this book. ; 240 x 185mm; 176 pages Near Fine with no dust jacket
Price: $20.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 22750  Bookseller: M. & A. Simper Bookbinders & Booksellers
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TARTANS
Hesketh, Christian
Universal Books Sydney 1972 
 Illustrated Boards 96pp; profusely illustrated in colour & b/w, old price in texta to dustwrapper, d/w spine sunned; 245 x 210mm Very Good in Very Good dust jacket
Price: $20.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 6060  Bookseller: M. & A. Simper Bookbinders & Booksellers
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THE ART OF ENGLISH COSTUME
Cunnington, Willet.
Collins London 1948 1st Edition
 Hard Cover xii, 243pgs, 4 coloured illustrations, 48 monochrome illusts; 3 small closed tears to dust jacket.; 220 x 140mm Very Good in Very Good dust jacket
Price: $33.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 1642  Bookseller: M. & A. Simper Bookbinders & Booksellers
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THE ART OF KNITTING
Rogers, Jerry
ISBN: 0207169292
Angus & Robertson Australia 1991 1st Edition
 Hardcover With many illustrations and diagrams in colour and b/w, The Art of Knitting liberates art from the gallery walls by translating it into wearable art knits. With brilliant colours and vibrant ideas 19 knitwear designers have interpreted the paintings of some of Australia's greatest artists such as Fred Williams, Margaret Preston, Sidney Nolan, Charles Blackman, Sally Morgan, Brett Whitely. A very good copy in very good dustjacket. ; 310 x 230mm; [viii], 240 pages Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket
Price: $25.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 19561  Bookseller: M. & A. Simper Bookbinders & Booksellers
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THE ILLUSTRATED ENCYCLOPAEDIA OF COSTUME & FASHION From 1066 to the Present (Revised & Expanded Edition)
Cassin-Scott, Jack
ISBN: 0289801710
Studio Vista London 1997 First Paperback Edition
 Paperback With colour illustrations throughout, a very good copy. Postage will be reduced for this book. ; 245 x 190mm; 192 pages Near Fine
Price: $20.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 22650  Bookseller: M. & A. Simper Bookbinders & Booksellers
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THE LUCIE NASH SEWING MANUAL
Nash, Lucie
Macmillan of Australia Sydney 1971 1st Edition
 Hard Cover [viii], 203 pages, many illustrations.; 250 x 190mm Fine in Fine dust jacket
Price: $65.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 4362  Bookseller: M. & A. Simper Bookbinders & Booksellers
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THE PICTORIAL GUIDE TO MODERN HOME NEEDLECRAFT
Odhams
Odhams London N.D. 
 Hardcover No date stated, circa 1950's. With many illustrations, decorative endpapers, original cream coloured cloth has spots and starting to brown otherwise a very good copy. ; 255 x 180mm; 256 pages Very Good+ with no dust jacket
Price: $20.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 23141  Bookseller: M. & A. Simper Bookbinders & Booksellers
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TRADITIONAL PALESTINIAN EMBROIDERY AND JEWELRY
Abed al Samih Abu Omar
Arab Press Jerusalem 1986 1st Edition
 Illustrated Boards beautifully illustrated, bottom corners lightly bumped otherwise a very good copy. ; 275 x 215mm; viii, 144 pages Very Good with no dust jacket
Price: $45.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 11641  Bookseller: M. & A. Simper Bookbinders & Booksellers
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UKRAINIAN EMBROIDERIES From the Collection and Designs of Maria Kutsenko
Kutsenkp, Maria
Spectrum Publications Melbourne 1977 1st Edition
 Hardcover With xii, 13 pages of text, text is in Ukrainian and English, followed by 56 pages of plates containing 112 designs in full colour, a fine copy in fine dustjacket. ; 285 x 220mm; xii, 13, [56] pages Fine in Fine dust jacket
Price: $150.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 21227  Bookseller: M. & A. Simper Bookbinders & Booksellers
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