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Lace Villages

By: Bartlett, Liz

Price: £22.00

Publisher: London, B.T.Batsford Ltd.: 1991

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 004107

Condition: Good


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 Notting... View more info

Toiles de Jouy: Classic Printed Textiles from France 1760-1843

By: Bredif, Josette

Price: £35.00

Publisher: London, Thames and Hudson Ltd.: 1989

Seller ID: 006533

ISBN: 0500235635

Condition: Very Good


Red cloth with title in gilt on spine. Condition: Very good, binding sound, no inscriptions. Dustjacket condition: Good, with light shelfwear. 184pp. 196 illustrations, 98 in colour. This book was the first comprehensive illustrated history of the Oberkampf factory at Jouy-en-Josas, near Paris which produced some of the very finest printed fabrics in the West. The story involves changing fashions, politics, religion and the meeting of traditional craft techniques with large-scale mechanised production in the Industrial Revolution. View more info

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Anatolian Kilims: The Caroline & H.McCoy Jones Collection

By: Cootner, Cathryn M.

Price: £38.00

Publisher: London, Sotheby's Publications/Philip Wilson Publishers: 1990

Seller ID: 006111

ISBN: 0856673900

Condition: Very Good


Blue cloth with title in gilt on spine. Condition: Very good, with very light shelfwear to covers. Binding sound, no inscriptions. Dustjacket condition: Good, with general light shelfwear. 275pp. 112 colour plates and several b/w illustrations. This book is a thorough study of Anatolian kilims and centres around the Caroline and H.McCoy Jones Collection (now in the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco) which is generally acknowledged as the greatest of its kind anywhere in the world. The 110 kilims in the collection, most of which are datable to before the 18th century, include many of the earli... View more info

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Turkmen Folk Art (Turkmenskoye Narodnoye Iskusstvo)

By: Medzhitova, Elmira

Price: £35.00

Publisher: Ashkabad, Turkmen States Folk Arts Museum: 1990

Seller ID: 004203

Condition: Fine


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. View more info

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The Disciples

By: Mollison, James

Price: £40.00

Publisher: London, Chris Boot Ltd.: 2008

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: 006058

ISBN: 190571212X

Condition: Very Good


Hardcover. Condition: Very good, with very light shelfwear to covers. Many colour photographic illustrations. Foreword by Desmond Morris. One of an edition of 3000 copies. This book of remarkable photographs illustrates "concert tribes" i.e.what the followers of various bands wear e.g. Motorhead, the Sex Pistols, 50 Cent. View more info

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Traditional Indian Arts of Gujarat

By: Nicholson, Julia

Price: £12.00

Publisher: Leicester, Leicestershire Museums: 1988

Seller ID: 004251

ISBN: 0850222486

Condition: Very Good


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 6¾" - 7¾" tall View more info

Turk Kumas Ve Kadifeleri I (XIV - XVI Yuzyil)

By: Oz, Tahsin

Price: £20.00

Publisher: Istanbul, Milli Egitim Basimevi: 1946

Seller ID: 001854

Condition: Fair


Grey cloth with titles in black on front cover. Condition: Fair, Covers are faded and shelfworn, title page lightly soiled with previous owners names top right. Binding cracked internally in a couple of places, otherwise sound. 125pp. 12 colour plates, 23 b/w plates. NB: Text is in Turkish, with a list of contents and index to the plates at the rear in English, French and German. An inspirational book illustrating beautiful Turkish textile designs from the 14th to 16th centuries. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall View more info

A Practical Treatise on Dying of Woollen, Cotton, and Skein Silk, with the Manufacture of Broadcloth and Cassimere

By: Partridge, William

Price: £20.00

Publisher: Edington, Wiltshire, Pasold Research Fund Ltd.: 1973

Seller ID: 003713

Condition: Very Good


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 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

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Jewels of the Tsars - The Romanovs & Imperial Russia

By: Prince Michael of Greece

Price: £75.00

Publisher: London, Scriptum Editions: 2006

Seller ID: 006473

ISBN: 1902686551

Condition: Very Good


Black hardcover with title blindstamped on spine. Condition: Very good, with just a hint of shelfwear. Binding sound, no inscriptions. Dustjacket condition: Very good, with very light shelfwear. 189pp. Profusely illustrated in colour, this book tells the story of the Romanov Collection, assembled over three centuries, from the fabulous Orlov diamond of Catherine the Great, to the pair of extraordinary earrings in the form of cherries (each life-size cherry carved from a single diamond) worn by all the Tsarinas and Grand Duchesses on their wedding days. View more info

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Nouvelle Collection De Costumes Suisses Des XXII Cantons

By: Rapp, Anna (preface)

Price: £18.00

Publisher: Zurich, Switzerland, Buchverlag Neue Zurcher Zeitung: 1980

Seller ID: 004501

Condition: Fine


NB: Dual text in French and German. Olive green leather effect boards with title in gilt on front cover and spine. All edges gilt. Condition: Fine. no inscriptions. This book illustrates various costumes from the 22 cantons of Switzerland, and is a reproduction of the 1820 first edition. 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall View more info

Regi Szucsrajzok (Magyar Nepmuveszet XXIV)

By: Safrany, Zsuzsanna

Price: £25.00

Publisher: Budapest, Neprajzi Muzeum: 1996

Seller ID: 004168

ISBN: 9637106448

Condition: Fine


NB: Text is in Hungarian throughout. Condition: Fine, with just a hint of shelfwear to covers. 88pp. Many colour illustrations. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall View more info

The Development of Italian Textile Design from the 12th to the 18th Century

By: Santangelo, Antonino

Price: £50.00

Publisher: London, A.Zwemmer Ltd.: 1964

Seller ID: 002626

Condition: Good


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 mo... View more info

Mexican Costume

By: Sayer, Chloe

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, British Museum Publications: 1985

Seller ID: 004167

ISBN: 0714180319

Condition: Very Good


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 9¾" - 12" tall View more info

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All About Making - Geometrical Bucks Point Lace

By: Stillwell, Alexandra

Price: £35.00

Publisher: Haywards Heath, West Sussex, Salex Publishing: 2006

Seller ID: 004131

ISBN: 0955469406

Condition: Good


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. View more info

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Spectacular Display: The Art of Nkanu Initiation Rituals

By: Van Damme, Annemieke

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Smithsonian Institution in Association with Philip Wilson Publishers: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003823

ISBN: 0856675547

Condition: Fine


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 9¾" - 12" tall View more info

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The Art & elegance of Beadweaving: New Jewelry Deisgns with Classic Stitches

By: Wells, Clara Wilcox

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Tunbridge Wells, Search Press: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 004461

ISBN: 1903975255

Condition: Very Good


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 9¾" - 12" tall View more info

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A Happy People - the Miaos

By: Ziran, Bai (ed.)

Price: £18.00

Publisher: Beijing, The Foreign Languages Press: 1988

Seller ID: 004106

ISBN: 0835115755

Condition: Good


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 9¾" - 12" tall View more info