On this page you can browse the 29 titles in stock at Ray Boas, Bookseller in Walpole, New Hampshire, as of AUGUST 22, 2012, that are in the areas of COSTUME, FASHION, and BUTTONS. Enjoy browsing this selection, and if there are title(s) you wish to add to your library, please note the order number(s) just before the price, and place your order at anytime. If your interest is in Jewelry, that is on a separate Jewelry Page. Thank you, RAY

1. THE NATIONAL BUTTON BULLETIN: VOL. 56, NO. 5 DECEMBER 1997, National Button Society, Akron, OH, 1997, B&W and color illustrations, p269-p344, fine, wraps (softcover), (Order No: 60235 ), $7.50

2. THE NATIONAL BUTTON BULLETIN: VOL. 57, NO. 4 OCTOBER 1998, National Button Society, Akron, OH, 1998, B&W and color illustrations, p217-p288, fine, wraps (softcover), (Order No: 60236 ), $7.50

3. CITY OF NEW YORK GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY OF FASHION 1898-1948 - OFFICAL JUBILEE EDITION, Reporter Publications, Inc., New York, 1948, B&W and color illustrations, good, wraps (softcover), A look at the fashion industry in New York City, and with some great advertisements from the industry., (Order No: 60555 ), $45.00

4. Aria, E. (compiled by), COSTUME: FANCIFUL, HISTORICAL AND THEATRICAL, Macmillan and Co., Limited, London, 1906 1st ed, ill. by Percy Anderson, 259pp, good+, tan cloth, teg (hardcover) cloth has faded from green, (Order No: 53471 ), $20.00

5. Bird, Eugenie (text by); Ellwand, David (artwork and photography); and, Downton, David (illustrations by), FAIRIE-ALITY: THE FASHION COLLECTION FROM THE HOUSE OF ELLWAND, Candlewick Press, Cambridge, MA, (2002) 1st ed, color illustrations, 116pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0763614130 Enclosed within these covers is the latest collection from the top fairie couturier, the House of Ellwand. Whether you're heading to a cotillion or a picnic, a parade or a comet-counting party, Ellwand is the look., (Order No: 54370 ), $25.00

6. Blum, Andre, EARLY BOURBON 1589-1643, George G. Harrap and Co., London, (1951), 66 B&W and color plates, 28pp text, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), Part of the Costume of the Western World series of 36 monographs. This monograph is part of Vol 3. The Tudors to Louis XIII., (Order No: 5419 ), $7.50

7. By A Lady, THE WORKWOMAN'S GUIDE - A GUIDE TO 19TH CENTURY DECORATIVE ARTS, FASHION AND PRACTICAL CRAFTS, Opus Publications, Inc., Guilford, CT, (1986), B&W illustrations, 303pp, very good, wraps (softcover), ISBN 0940983001 A facsimile of the original 1838 London edition. From the original title page, "Containing Instructions to the Inexperienced in Cutting Out and Completing those Articles of Wearing Apparel, &c., Which are Usually Made at home; also, Explanations on Upholstery, Straw-Platting, Bonnet-Making, Knitting, &c.", (Order No: 57847 ), $80.00

8. Ellis, Megan (introduction by), WELSH COSTUME AND CUSTOMS, National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth, (1958), 20 B&W and color ill., very good, wraps (softcover), First published in 1951., (Order No: 39102 ), $15.00

9. Emanuel, David and Emanuel, Elizabeth, STYLE FOR ALL SEASONS, Pavilion Books Limited, London, (1983), B&W and color illustrations, 160pp, very good w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0907516130 The book is divided into four sections, each epitomising a season of the year--from the subtlety of the new-leaf green of spring, with tulle, lace and garlanded dresses, to the hollyberry red and white drama of the winter snow queen., (Order No: 49627 ), $14.50

10. Fenerci Mehmed, OSMANLI KIYAFETLERI - OTTOMAN COSTUMES, Sadberk Hanim Museum, Istanbul, 12 color plates, very good+, wraps (softcover), A facsimile edition of the Fenerci Mehmed Album, Osmanli Kiyafetleri, which contains drawings done by Fenerci Mehmed in Bayezid, Istanbul in 1811. Published on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the founding of the Koc Group. This folder contains all twelve pictures selected from that album., (Order No: 59777 ), $50.00

11. Finlayson, Iain, DENIM: AN AMERICAN LEGEND, Simon & Schuster Inc., New York, (1990), B&W photos, 128pp, very good+, wraps (softcover), ISBN 0671723685 A stunning pictorial history of a fashion phenomenon, this book examines the changing social and cultural implications of wearing blue jeans., (Order No: 10595 ), $7.00

12. Forestier, Nadege and Ravai, Nazanine, THE TASTE OF LUXURY: BERNARD ARNAULT AND THE MOET-HENNESSY LOUIS VUITTON STORY, Bloomsbury Publishing, Ltd., London, (1992), B&W illustrations, 203pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0747512027, (Order No: 62385 ), $85.00

13. Gaines, Steven & Churcher, Sharon, OBSESSION: THE LIVES AND TIMES OF CALVIN KLEIN, Birch Lane Press, New York, (1994) 1st ptg, 31 B&W ill., 414pp, very good+ w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 1559722355 A tale of fashion, power, and self-creation-a riveting business story of an ambitious man who scaled his way to the top of New York's cutthroat garment industry, building an influential and far-reaching financial kingdom., (Order No: 12907 ), $6.00

14. Glover, Mary Julian and Kreps, Ruth Margaret, COSTUME DESIGN OF THE GAY NINETIES, The House of Little Books, New York, 1945, B&W illustrations, 48pp, good, wraps (softcover), (Order No: 62412 ), $16.50

15. Glynn, Prudence, SKIN TO SKIN: EROTICISM IN DRESS, Oxford University Press, New York, (1982), B&W and color illustrations, 157pp, good+ w/good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0195203917 Focusing on the wearer rather than the garb, and on men as much as on women, this book is a major contribution to the history of dress and of social behavior., (Order No: 48277 ), $6.00

16. Haines, Frank and Haines, Elizabeth, EARLY AMERICAN BRIDES - A STUDY OF COSTUME AND TRADITION 1594-1820, Hobby House Press, Inc., Cumberland, MD, (1982), B&W and color illustrations, 151pp, very good, wraps (softcover), ISBN 0875881769 A detailed guidebook to early American bridal costumes and traditions from 1594-1820. Using fourteen special 18 inch composition dolls sculpted by Frank and costumed with historically accurate outfits by Elizabeth, the reader will be treated to a detailed description of the wedding clothes and wedding traditions fromall classes of Colonial American society; royal, aristocratic, middle class, and peasant., (Order No: 46482 ), $12.50

17. Handley, Susannah, NYLON: THE STORY OF A FASHION REVOLUTION - A CELEBRATION OF DESIGN FROM ART SILK TO NYLON AND THINKING FIBRES, John Hopkins University Pr., Baltimore, MD, (1999), B&W and color illustrations, 192pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0801863252, (Order No: 61734 ), $7.00

18. Kelly, Katie, THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF WOMEN'S WEAR DAILY, Saturday Review Press, New York, (1972), 247pp, good w/lightly chipped dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0841501262, (Order No: 6267 ), $5.00

19. Klinger, Robert Lee, DISTAFF SKETCH BOOK: A COLLECTION OF NOTES AND SKETCHES ON WOMENS DRESS IN AMERICA 1774-1783, Pioneer Press, Union City, TN, 1974, B&W illustrations, 61pp, very good+, wraps (softcover), (Order No: 60971 ), $5.00

20. Large, Hector (preface by Pierre Mac Orlan), LE COSTUME MILITAIRE - A TRAVERS LES AGES - TOME III, Aux Editions Arc-En-Ciel, Paris, n.d., Original, good, fold-over folio slipcase. Contents fine; including: Preface of six pages; table of plates of six pages, and 105 hand-colored spectacular plates (complete). Text in French. The hand-colored plates depict the French Military Uniforms from 1848 to 1935 from The Republic, The Second Empire, The Imperial Guard, and the later Republic period. Edition limited to 1,000 sets., (Order No: 20869 ), $250.00

21. Lord & Taylor, CLOTHING AND FURNISHINGS - LORD & TAYLOR 1881 -- [AMERICAN HISTORICAL CATALOG COLLECTION], The Pyne Press, Princeton, NJ, (1971) 1st ed, B&W illustrations, 183pp, fine, wraps (softcover), ISBN 0878610138 "Women's suits, walking costumes and dresses, wrappers, shawls, underwear, corsets, shoes, trimmed hats; bridal dresses and sets; men's furnishings and boys' clothing; laces and embroideries.", (Order No: 59841 ), $12.50

22. McDowell, Colin (preface by Manolo Blahnik), SHOES: FASHION AND FANTASY, Thames and Hudson, New York, (1989), 342 ill. with 101 in color, 224pp, good+, wraps (softcover), ISBN 0500277559 A top fashion writer charts our unending obsession with the shoe., (Order No: 18503 ), $10.00

23. Noma, Seiroku (translated by Armins Nikovskis), JAPANESE COSTUME AND TEXTILE ARTS (THE HEIBONSHA SURVEY OF JAPANESE ART), Weatherhill/Heibonsha, New York/Tokyo, (1977) 2nd ptg, 43 color ill., 149 B&W ill., 168pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0834810263 This book describes the development of Japanese textile art in relation to the social background of the times--a development due mainly to the efforts of anonymous craftsmen but benefiting also from the contributions of such famous artists as the seventeenth-century decorative painter Korin. The text deals principally with two artistically outstanding forerunners of the modern kimono; the kosode and the costumes of the Noh theater., (Order No: 22610 ), $12.50

24. Osborne, Peggy Ann, FUN BUTTONS: WITH PRICE GUIDE (FOLLOWING TEXT), Schiffer Publishing Ltd, Atglen, PA, (1994), color illustrations, 144pp, very good++, pictorial boards (hardcover), ISBN 0887406912 Illustrated with nearly 400 color photographs, Peg Osborne presents the fun of buttons with examples of both the "once dear and rare" and the "once everyday" with an equal respect. She finds their value (and shares it with us) in their humor., (Order No: 48003 ), $18.50

25. Scaasi, Arnold (text by Bernadine Morris; introduction by Liz Smith), SCAASI: A CUT ABOVE, Rizzoli, New York, (1996), B&W and color ill., 192pp, fine w/very good dustjacket (hardcover) small chip on dustjacket, ISBN 0847819876 Tells the story of his meteoric rise from a $45-a-week apprentice to the world-renowned couturier he is today., (Order No: 36111 ), $25.00

26. Schoeffler, O. E.; and, Gale, William, ESQUIRE'S ENCYCLOPEDIA OF 20TH CENTURY MEN'S FASHIONS, McGraw-Hill Book Company, New York, (1973), B&W and color illustrations, 709pp, good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 070554803 Not since the Regency has the male been so concerned with his appearance. Enhanced with over 800 illustrations, this highly readable volume will be stimulating and informative to the man concerned with his own sartorial image. At the same time, it will prove an essential reference source to those working at all levels of the clothing and fashion industries., (Order No: 50843 ), $500.00

27. Thesander, Marianne, THE FEMININE IDEAL, Reaktion Books, London, (1997), B&W illustrations, 228pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 1861890044 Examines the significance of the female body, beauty and culture and the use of corsets, bras, make-up, cosmetics and body decoration to play up or down specific parts of the female body., (Order No: 61528 ), $20.00

28. Tierney, Tom, GREAT FASHION DESIGNS OF THE SIXTIES - PAPER DOLLS IN FULL COLOR, Dover Publications, Inc., Mineola, NY, 1991, color illustrations, fine, wraps (softcover), ISBN 0486268977 32 Haute Couture Costumes by Courreges, Balmain, Saint-Laurent and Others., (Order No: 53392 ), $5.00

29. Wallach, Janet, CHANEL: HER STYLE AND HER LIFE, Doubleday, New York, (1998) 1st ed, B&W illustrations, 180pp, very good+ w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0385488726, (Order No: 61735 ), $60.00

Ray Boas, Bookseller