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Costume and Textiles

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Lace Villages, Bartlett, Liz
1 Bartlett, Liz Lace Villages
London B.T.Batsford Ltd. 1991 Hardcover Good Very Good Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall Signed by Author(s)
Brown hardcover with title in gilt on spine. Condition: Good, would be classed as very good except that the front endpaper has a crease to the lower right corner. Binding sound, inscribed by author to a previous owner on the title page "for Mary and family, with particular happy memories of days drawing and being helped to recognise beauty in all forms. Love Liz". Dustjacket condition: Very good, with very light shelfwear. 144pp. Illustrated with approx. 100 b/w photographs. In this book, the author tells the story of the lacemaking villages of Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire and Nottinghamshire, from the earliest beginnings of the craft. Practical tips are also given on how to protect and use old vellum prickings, and a selection of antique prickings is provided for the reader to try. Size: 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Price: 22.00 GBP
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Hungarian Peasant Embroidery, Fel, Edit
2 Fel, Edit Hungarian Peasant Embroidery
London B.T.Batsford 1961 Cloth Good Good Book 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Oatmeal colour cloth with title in dark red on spine and bird motif in red to front cover. Condition: Good, with some browning to endpapers from flaps of dustjacket. Inscription to previous owner on front endpaper dated 1964. Binding sound. 138pp. Eight colour plates and 64 b/w illustrations. This book gives an account of the history of Hungarian peasant embroidery, regional characteristics and techniques. There are sections on linen embroidery, cut-thread work with satin stitch, and counted-thread work. The technical appendix contains diagrams and descriptions of the stitches used in Hungarian needlework. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Price: 19.00 GBP
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The Old Hand-Knitters of the Dales, Hartley, Marie and Ingilby, Joan
3 Hartley, Marie and Ingilby, Joan The Old Hand-Knitters of the Dales
Clapham (via Lancaster), North Yorkshire The Dalesman Publishing Company Ltd. 1978 0852064365 / 9780852064368 Soft cover Good No Jacket Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
1978 Reprint of the complete text of the 1951 first edition. Softcover. Condition: Good, with light shelfwear to covers. No inscriptions. Small bookshop address label on base of rear cover. 123pp. The book includes sections on the early history of knitting, and knitting in Swaledale, Wensleydale and Westmorland. Size: 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Price: 15.00 GBP
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4 Ito, Toyo Suke Suke
Tokyo, Japan Nuno Corporation 1997 Hardcover Very Good No Jacket Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
NB: Dual text in English and Japanese. Hardcover. Condition: Very good, with just a hint of shelfwear, and hint of sunning to edges of text. 51pp. Many colour illustrations. The book consists of an essay by the Japanese architect Toyo Ito discussing the qualities of transparency, in English and Japanese accompanied by images of textiles. The essay is followed by images and descriptions of different types of translucent and transparent textiles produced by Nuno, a Japanese company which creates innovative textiles combining traditional aesthetics with the latest computer and synthetics technologies. 
Price: 25.00 GBP
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Turkmen Folk Art (Turkmenskoye Narodnoye Iskusstvo), Medzhitova, Elmira
5 Medzhitova, Elmira Turkmen Folk Art (Turkmenskoye Narodnoye Iskusstvo)
Ashkabad Turkmen States Folk Arts Museum 1990 Cloth Fine Very Good Folio - over 12" - 15" tall 
NB: Text is in Russian throughout, with a one page summary in English (p.293). Dark yellow cloth with title in gold on front cover and spine. Condition: Fine, binding sound, no inscriptions. Dustjacket condition: Very good, with light shelfwear and small nick to spine of jacket. Card slipcase. 304pp. Profusely illustrated in colour. This book illustrates the collection of folk art at the State Fine Arts Museum of the Turkmen, SSR, as well as showing how the various items are produced today. It includes embroidery, knitting, jewellery, carpets, rugs and felts. 
Price: 35.00 GBP
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Traditional Indian Arts of Gujarat, Nicholson, Julia
6 Nicholson, Julia Traditional Indian Arts of Gujarat
Leicester Leicestershire Museums 1988 0850222486 / 9780850222487 Soft cover Very Good No Jacket Book 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
Card covered stapled catalogue. Condition: Good, with light shelfwear to covers. Binding sound, no inscriptions. 52pp. Many colour and b/w illustrations. This catalogue was produced to accompany the exhibition entitled "Traditional Indian arts of Gujarat" held at the Leicestershire Museum and Arts Gallery from 25th June 1988 to 5th march 1989. The catalogue includes sections on the textile techniques of Gujarat including embroidery, beadwork and weaving as well as the context in which they are used, for example to celebrate a marriage. 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
Price: 12.00 GBP
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7 Partridge, William A Practical Treatise on Dying of Woollen, Cotton, and Skein Silk, with the Manufacture of Broadcloth and Cassimere
Edington, Wiltshire Pasold Research Fund Ltd. 1973 Cloth Very Good No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Originally published in New York in 1823, this edition includes an introduction by J de L.Mann and technical notes by K.G.Ponting. Blue cloth with titles in gilt on spine. Condition: Very good, binding sound, text clean, no inscriptions. 264pp. Includes a folding table to "regulate the yarn, the bier, the breadth in the loom, the run and weight of filling, for a given number of yards". Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Price: 20.00 GBP
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8 Rapley, Jane Shimi Jimi
Tokyo, Japan Nuno Corporation 1998 Hardcover Very Good No Jacket Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
NB: Dual text in English and Japanese. Hardcover. Condition: Very good, with just a hint of shelfwear. 47pp. Many colour illustrations. The book consists of four short stories about cloth and textiles, in English and Japanese accompanied by images of textiles. The stories are followed by images and descriptions of different types of textiles produced by Nuno, a Japanese company which creates innovative textiles combining traditional aesthetics with the latest computer and synthetics technologies. 
Price: 25.00 GBP
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9 Safrany, Zsuzsanna Regi Szucsrajzok (Magyar Nepmuveszet XXIV)
Budapest Neprajzi Muzeum 1996 9637106448 / 9789637106446 Soft cover Fine No Jacket Book 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
NB: Text is in Hungarian throughout. Condition: Fine, with just a hint of shelfwear to covers. 88pp. Many colour illustrations. 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Price: 25.00 GBP
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10 Santangelo, Antonino The Development of Italian Textile Design from the 12th to the 18th Century
London A.Zwemmer Ltd. 1964 Cloth Good Poor Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
Terracotta colour cloth with titles in gilt on spine. Condition: Good, covers have light sunning around very edges. Binding sound, text clean, no inscriptions. Dustjacket condition: Poor to fair, sunning to spine with small chips and tears around edges. Now protected by clear removable cellophane. 240pp. 132 illustrations, including 100 in colour and many in gold and silver. As well as being an account of Italian textiles spanning seven centuries, the author relates the fabrics to the purpose for which they were undertaken, and their design to the social, religious and political forces that moulded the artists and their patrons. Inspirational designs. Size: 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Price: 55.00 GBP
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11 Sayer, Chloe Mexican Costume
London British Museum Publications 1985 0714180319 / 9780714180311 Cloth Very Good Very Good Book 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Black cloth with title in gilt on spine. Condition: Very good, previous owners name on front pastedown. Binding sound. Dustjacket condition: Very good, with very light shelfwear. 239pp. 36 colour and 115 b/w illustrations. In this book, the author traces the development of Mexican textile arts, examines the social and even magical role played by clothing in many villages, and documents the inventiveness and elegance of Indian dress, both past and present. 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Price: 25.00 GBP
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All About Making - Geometrical Bucks Point Lace, Stillwell, Alexandra
12 Stillwell, Alexandra All About Making - Geometrical Bucks Point Lace
Haywards Heath, West Sussex Salex Publishing 2006 0955469406 / 9780955469404 Soft Cover Good No Jacket 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Softcover. Condition: Good, with light shelfwear to covers and light crease approx one inch in from edge of first 29 pages. Previous owners name on front endpaper. Binding sound. 260pp. Over 600 b/w line drawings. This book is a pratical manual on making geometrical bucks point lace, and includes chapters on its history and development, techniques, materials required and thirty varied and usable projects, such as handkerchiefs, jabots and wedding presents. 
Price: 35.00 GBP
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Spectacular Display: The Art of Nkanu Initiation Rituals, Van Damme, Annemieke
13 Van Damme, Annemieke Spectacular Display: The Art of Nkanu Initiation Rituals
London Smithsonian Institution in Association with Philip Wilson Publishers 2001 0856675547 / 9780856675546 First Edition Soft cover Fine No Jacket Book 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Softcover. Condition: Fine with a hint or sunning to rear cover. Binding sound, text clean, no inscriptions. 94pp. Many colour and b/w illustrations. Tis book was produced to accompany an exhibition held at the National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, from December 16, 2001 to March 3, 2002. It was the first exhibition devoted exclusively to decorated wall panels, sculpture and masks, created during initiation rites of the young men of the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Angola. 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Price: 20.00 GBP
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The Art & elegance of Beadweaving: New Jewelry Deisgns with Classic Stitches, Wells, Clara Wilcox
14 Wells, Clara Wilcox The Art & elegance of Beadweaving: New Jewelry Deisgns with Classic Stitches
Tunbridge Wells Search Press 2002 1903975255 / 9781903975251 First Edition Soft cover Very Good No Jacket Book 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Softcover. Condition: Very good, with very light shelfwear to covers. Binding sound, no inscriptions. 160pp. Many colour illustrations. This practical guide brings together a range of fascinating designs including woven necklaces and spiral bracelets, and shows how to vary basic project ideas, using colour and texture to enhance and embellish the designs. 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Price: 15.00 GBP
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A Happy People - the Miaos, Ziran, Bai (ed.)
15 Ziran, Bai (ed.) A Happy People - the Miaos
Beijing The Foreign Languages Press 1988 0835115755 / 9780835115759 Soft cover Good No Jacket Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
Softcover. Condition: Good, with light shelfwear to covers, and some scuffing to rear cover. Light "handling creases" to a few pages due to the quality of the paper. Binding sound, no inscriptions. 157pp. Many colour photographic illustrations. This picture book, in six parts, details vividly the life, culture, customs and art of the Miao people, one of China's minorities, with a population of approximately five million, living in scattered communities in the hilly regions of south western and south central China. Size: 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Price: 18.00 GBP
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