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Fashion is Spinach£70.00
A challenging critique of the fashion industry by the American fashion designer Elizabeth Hawes.
The Man From Moscow. The Story of Wynne and Penkovsky [INSCRIBED]£40.00
A signed copy of the true tale of Russian Agents and British Spys.
Left Hand, Right Hand! An Autobiography by Osbert Sitwell. Vol. I. The Cruel Month; Vol. II. The Scarlet Tree; Vol. III. Great Morning; Vol. IV. Laughter in the Next Room; Nobel Essences or Courteous Revelations. [A Complete Set]SOLD
A complete set of the five volume autobiography of Sitwell sibling, Osbert.
Leon Bakst and the Ballets RussesSOLD
Charles Spencer's important illustrated biography of Bakst.
Yves Saint Laurent. A Moroccan PassionSOLD
A personal journal by Pierre Berge of the life he and Yves Saint Laurent shared in Morocco.
The Face on the Sphinx. A Portrait of Gladys Deacon, Duchess of Marlborough£30.00
A tale of scandal, beauty and society.
John Richardson : At HomeSOLD
An autobiography of the art-historian John Richardson told through his homes and residences.
Just Kids [SIGNED DELUXE EDITION]SOLD
A signed deluxe edition of Patti Smith's memoir of her relationship with Robert Mapplethorpe.
The Memoirs of Leonid Pasternak£10.00
The memoirs of the Russian Post-Impressionist painter Leonid Pasternak.
James Lees-Milne Diaries. Ancestral Voices [1942-1943]; Prophesying Peace [1944-1945]; Caves of Ice [1946-1947]; Midway on the Waves [1948-1949]; A Mingled Measure 1953-1972; Ancient as the Hills 1973-1974; Through Wood and Dale 1975-1978; Deep Romantic C£420.00
A complete set of James Lees-Milne's diaries.
The Worlds of Stephen Spender. I think continually of those who were truly great...£45.00
A beautifully-produced anthology of words and pictures connected with Stephen Spender and his milieu.
My Dear Bomb. Yohji Yamamoto£350.00
The autobiographical musings of Yohji Yamamoto.
Christian Dior and ISOLD
The first English edition of Dior's autobiography.
Cecil Beaton's Diaries. The Wandering Years 1922-1939; The Years Between 1939-44; The Happy Years 1944-48; The Strenuous Years 1948-55; The Restless Years 1955-63; The Parting Years 1963-74. [A Complete Set of the Six Diaries]SOLD
A complete set of Cecil Beaton's Diaries, all with the original dust jackets.
Ottoline. The Early Memoirs of Lady Ottoline MorrellSOLD
The fascinating memoirs of art patron and muse Ottoline Morrell.
Hockney. The Biography. A Rake's Progress & A Pilgrim's Progress [TWO VOLUME SET, BOTH SIGNED]SOLD
A signed set of the authorised biography of David Hockney.
The Unfinished Palazzo. Life, Love and Art in Venice. The stories of Luisa Casati, Doris Castlerosse and Peggy Guggenheim£19.00
A fascinating story of three remarkable women of the twentieth century.
Oliver Messel. A BiographySOLD
An illustrated biography of Messel's life, work, theatre designs and interiors.
The Art of Feminine Beauty [SIGNED]SOLD
A rare copy of Helena Rubinstein's 1930 beauty bible, signed and with the dust jacket.
Sassoon. The Worlds of Philip and Sybil£50.00
A vivid, illustrated study of two siblings; their lives and the world they inhabited.