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A Wonderful Time. An intimate portrait of the good life

A Wonderful Time. An intimate portrait of the good life£1,250.00

Slim Aaron's classic work capturing the international elite at play in post-War America

Gruau

Gruau£350.00

The best of Rene Gruau's fashion illustrations.

London

London£180.00

Lord Snowdon's first photography book capturing London in the 1950s.

Long Weekend; Noble Ambitions

Long Weekend; Noble Ambitions£75.00

Adrian Tinniswood's two masterful volumes on the English Country House scene.

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Birds of Britain

Birds of Britain£220.00

A photographic celebration of the beautiful women that made London swing.

First Poems - God Save the King And Other Poems [SIGNED]

First Poems - God Save the King And Other Poems [SIGNED]£1,500.00

A rare copy of Brain Howard's only book, signed by the author.

The Next Volume

The Next Volume£375.00

A first edition of Edward James' privately-published collection of poems, illustrated by Whistler.

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David Hicks. Cotswold Gardens

David Hicks. Cotswold Gardens£30.00

A selection of the finest Cotswold gardens, with commentary by David Hicks.

Deborah, Duchess of Devonshire. The Last of the Mitford Sisters

Deborah, Duchess of Devonshire. The Last of the Mitford Sisters£250.00

The catalogue for the sale of the contents of the Old Vicarage, Edensor, the final home of Deborah, Duchess of Devonshire.

Frederick Ashton. Founder Choreographer of the Royal Ballet

Frederick Ashton. Founder Choreographer of the Royal Ballet£15.00

A celebration of Frederick Ashton and his work for the Royal Ballet.

Souls in Torment

Souls in Torment£20.00

'The Doom of St. Trinian's and fresh fields cultivated in one hundred new drawings.'

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John French. Fashion Photographer

John French. Fashion Photographer£60.00

The first and only book on the great New Look fashion photographer, John French.

King of Fashion. The Autobiography of Paul Poiret

King of Fashion. The Autobiography of Paul Poiret£180.00

The first English edition of Paul Poiret's autobiography.

The Givenchy Style

The Givenchy Style£275.00

An album of inspiration and a lesson in the art of elegance from the master couturier.

Ties. The Book of Public School Old Boys, University, Navy, Army, Air Force & Club Ties

Ties. The Book of Public School Old Boys, University, Navy, Army, Air Force & Club Ties£150.00

A reference book on the quintessential British tradition of the old school tie.

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Christian Berard

Christian Berard£140.00

The definitive book on the life and work of Christian "Bébé" Berard.

David Hockney by David Hockney

David Hockney by David Hockney£45.00

David Hockney provides the commentary to his life and work so far in this autobiographical volume.

Inventive Paris Clothes 1909-1939. A Photographic Essay by Irving Penn

Inventive Paris Clothes 1909-1939. A Photographic Essay by Irving Penn£75.00

A series of masterful photographs by Irving Penn of the work of the great Parisian couturiers.

The English Country House

The English Country House£20.00

A concise guide to the English country house, with a striking jacket design by Brian Cook.