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1 (Rambova, Natacha). Morris, Michael MADAME VALENTINO: The Many Lives of Natacha Rambova
New York/London/Paris: Abbeville Press Publishers, (1991). 1558591362 / 9781558591363 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, as-new, in a fine, as-new, dust jacket. Attractively bound in floral decorated violet cloth, illustrated endpapers, in a photo-pictorial dust jacket. Quarto. 272 pages; indexed. 
Rambova, best known as the second wife of Rudolph Valentino, was also a dancer, set and costume designer in the early days of Hollywood, playwright, and noted Spiritualist and Egyptologist. Illustrated with 150 duotones. A splendid book! 
Price: 50.00 USD
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New York: Ballantine Books, (2008). 0345475909 / 9780345475909 First U.S. edition, first printing: Review copy, with publisher's materials laid in. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
"Baker, the editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan (U.K.), once again explores the fashion world's dark side in her absorbing second crime novel. Along the way, Baker illuminates the plight of old teen models working in a fickle, youth-obsessed industry."--PW. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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New York: Ballantine Books, (2005). 0345475879 / 9780345475879 First edition, first printing: Review copy, with publisher's materials laid in. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
A debut novel by the editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan U.K. "Very funny, great escapism, and offering a genuinely fascinating insight into the world of fashion, but with murders thrown in to make it really exciting."--Emily Barr. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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(London): Christie's, (2000). 090343265x / 9780903432658 Fourth edition, revised and updated. Hardcover. Fine in gray cloth; in a fine dust jacket. Quarto. 320 pages; bibliography and an index. With 264 illustrations, 150 in color. 
The history of great diamonds is intimately interwoven with the lives of emperors and conquerors, great kings and queens, with statesmen and soldiers, the rich and worldly - but also, inevitably, with those who lead more shadowy lives. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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5 Boardman, John ARCHAIC GREEK GEMS: Schools and Artists in the Sixth and Early Fifth Centuries BC
Evanston: Northwestern University Press, 1968. 9780500230831 First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in cranberry linen with gilt titles to the spine; in a fine dust jacket. Quarto. 236 pages; 387 plates; and an index. 
A definitive account of Greek gems of the sixth and early fifth centuries B.C. Boardman distinguishes the various artists, schools, workshops, styles and gives full lists and descriptions of the extant gems. 15 color and 372 b&w photo-plates. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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6 Doonan, Simon NASTY: My Family and Other Glamorous Variants
New York/London/Toronto/Sydney/Auckland: Simon & Schuster, (2005). 0743267044 / 9780743267045 First edition, first printing: Review copy, with publisher's materials laid in. Hardcover. Fine, as-new, in a fine, as-new, dust jacket. 
Childhood memoir by the window-display genius of Barneys New York. "Who knew that Simon--or anyone--could write about growing up in a gray corner of England with as much wit, charm, and dead-on smarts."--Graydon Carter. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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7 Dorner, Jane FASHION: The Changing Shape Of Fashion Through The Years
(London): Octopus Books Limited, (1974). First edition. Hardcover. Lower shelf edges lightly rubbed otherwise fine in dust jacket. 
Over 200 illustrations with 70 in full color. Quarto. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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8 Evans, Joan A HISTORY OF JEWELLERY 1100-1870
Boston, Massachusetts: Boston Book and Art, Publisher, (1970). First U.S. edition, revised edition. 224 pages, plus unpaginated rear gallery of b&w photos reproduced on coated stock. Hardcover. Rubbing to shelf edges, thus near fine in leaf-green cloth with gilt lettering against a chianti spine block; in an age-toned, offset color pictorial dust jacket that has been corner-clipped to the lower front flap. Small quarto. 
"A book of the first importance...the immense research is attested by the full bibliography; the enthusiasm combined with lightness of touch harmonizes with the beauty of the copious illustrations."--Antiquaries Journal. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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9 Harrison, Martin APPEARANCES: Fashion Photography Since 1945
New York: Rizzoli, (1991). 0847813711 / 9780847813711 First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine; in a fine dust jacket, faintly rubbed to rear panel. Quarto. 312 pages; notes; picture credits. Illustrated with hundreds of photos, many in color. 
This definitive study of fashion photography since 1945 places fashion photography in the main stream of popular culture and links the imagery to the art of photography itself by drawing on such influential figures from Avedon to Weber. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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10 Hoskin, John THE SIAMESE RUBY
Bangkok, Thailand: World Jewels Trade Centre Ltd., (1987). 9748743896 / 9789748743899 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine; in a near fine dust jacket. Small, square quarto. 119 pages; numerous brilliant color photographs by Lindie Lapin. 
Written to commemorate the 60th birthday of the King of Thailand (formerly named Siam), this beautifully produced book is the first detailed work on all aspects of the Siamese ruby including its history, lore, nature, modern sources and commerce. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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11 Lewis, Alfred Allan & Woodworth, Constance MISS ELIZABETH ARDEN
London & New York: W.H. Allen, 1973. First U.K. edition. Hardcover. Near fine copy in silver dust jacket with a few minor scrapes, scratches and several closed tears. 
Octavo. Blindstamp of Elton John lyricist, Bernie Taupin on front flyleaf. 320pages, photographs. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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12 Liszt, Dr. Rudolph G. THE LAST WORD IN MAKEUP
New York City: Dramatists Play Service, (1949). First edition thus, revised edition. Hardcover. Fine, in tan boards lettered and ruled in red; no dust jacket. Illustrated with 45 unretouched photographs (displaying some astounding effects) and 80 drawings by the author. 
"A down-to-earth, simply-written and practical guide book...intended primarily for actors and directors"--author's preface. Liszt was a veteran stage, screen, vaudeville and TV makeup artist. Nifty. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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New York: Rawson Associates, (1983). First edition. SIGNED by Maron, with an inscription to producer Allan Carr. Hardcover. Slight spine roll, else a near fine copy in photo-pictorial dust jacket with some light edgewear and nicking, particularly to spine head, and one short closed edge tear to rear panel. Photographs by Michael Maron. 
Star-studded how-to book from the celebrity make-up artist features before and after looks and beauty secrets from, among others, Carol Burnett, Lynda Carter, Cheryl Ladd, Cyd Charisse. Laid in is a SIGNED letter to Carr on Maron's stationery. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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14 Piaggi, Anna; Karl Lagerfeld LAGERFELD'S SKETCHBOOK: Karl Lagerfeld's Illustrated Fashion Journal of Anna Piaggi
New York: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1986. 1555840191 / 9781555840198 First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, as-new, in a fine, as-new, dust jacket. Still in the publisher's unopened shrinkwrap! 
Quarto. 224 pages. Anna Piaggi is an Italian fashion writer and style icon. Karl Lagerfeld is widely recognized as one of the more influential fashion designers of the late 20th century. Illustrated in color and black-and-white. Superb NEW copy! 
Price: 75.00 USD
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