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Helmut Newton. Big Nudes

Helmut Newton. Big Nudes£90.00

Harper's Bazaar. Coronation Number. June 1953

Harper's Bazaar. Coronation Number. June 1953£40.00

The Coronation number of Harper's Bazaar, with a cover illustration by Oliver Messel.

London

London£180.00

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

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.

Gruau

Gruau£350.00

The best of Rene Gruau's fashion illustrations.

Long Weekend; Noble Ambitions

Long Weekend; Noble Ambitions£75.00

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

The Next Volume

The Next Volume£375.00

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

Birds of Britain

Birds of Britain£220.00

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

Je suis le Cahier. The Sketchbooks of Picasso

Je suis le Cahier. The Sketchbooks of Picasso£40.00

An examination of Picasso's sketchbooks and their place in the development of the artist's ideas.

Purcell's The Fairy Queen as presented by The Sadler's Wells Ballet and the Covent Garden Opera

Purcell's The Fairy Queen as presented by The Sadler's Wells Ballet and the Covent Garden Opera£45.00

A souvenir volume for the production of Purcell's 'The Fairy Queen' staged in 1946.

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.

Oliver Messel. A Biography

Oliver Messel. A Biography£85.00

An illustrated biography of Messel's life, work, theatre designs and interiors.

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.

Pablo Picasso and Marie-Therese. L'Amour Fou

Pablo Picasso and Marie-Therese. L'Amour Fou£300.00

A study of Picasso's relationship with Marie-Therese and the radical portraits it inspired.

The Girls of Radcliff Hall

The Girls of Radcliff Hall£250.00

A reprint of Lord Berners' 'roman a clef', featuring many of the Farringdon circle.

Jocks and Nerds. Men's Style in the Twentieth Century

Jocks and Nerds. Men's Style in the Twentieth Century£90.00

A visual examination of men's fashion and dress in the twentieth century.

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.

David Hicks. Living with Design

David Hicks. Living with Design£60.00

David Hicks offers his wisdom on all aspects of decorating.

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