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BUCK, Anne (Anne Mary), 1910-2005 : DRESS IN EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY ENGLAND.

BUCK, Anne (Anne Mary), 1910-2005 : DRESS IN EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY ENGLAND.

London : B. T. Batsford, (1979). First edition. A well-illustrated and scholarly survey, with chapters on crown and court; people of fashion; the gentry; servants; common people; buying and making clothes; fabrics and wearers; dress and society, etc., with a glossary, a bibliography, etc.
Crown 4to (26cm). 240pp. Four colour plates. Over ninety illustrations. Original boards; very good in a price-clipped dust-jacket.

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REDGROVE, H. Stanley (Herbert Stanley), 1887-1943 : THE CREAM OF BEAUTY : A LITTLE BOOK OF BEAUTY CULTURE, CONTAINING MANY RECIPES FOR USEFUL TOILET CREAMS AND LOTIONS.

REDGROVE, H. Stanley (Herbert Stanley), 1887-1943 : THE CREAM OF BEAUTY : A LITTLE BOOK OF BEAUTY CULTURE, CONTAINING MANY RECIPES FOR USEFUL TOILET CREAMS AND LOTIONS.

London : William Heinemann (Medical Books), 1931. First edition. An attempt at demystifying and encouraging good and safe practice in the largely unregulated first great age of make-up with chapters on the cure of ugliness; care of the face; care of the hands; materials used; cold cream; vanishing creams; emollient creams both greasy and non-greasy; mud-pack treatment; face powder; rouge and lipstick; toilet waters and lotions; care of the hair; preparations for the hair, and the problem of superfluous hair.
Crown 8vo (20cm). xii,184pp. Original decorative boards in a stylish art-deco design by Bernard Venables (1907-2001); some minor wear and a few spots, but overall a very good copy.

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