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UNIQUE & UNUSUAL * Rare books make wonderfully unique and special presents.GREEN & SUSTAINABLE * The majority of our books are second-hand they are one of the greenest gifts you can buy.INDEPENDENT & BETTER * Every book you purchase is part of our Buy One, Give One charity scheme with Book Aid International.We also ship around the globe and offer free shipping within the UK on orders over £50.So really there's no excuse. It's just a matter of choosing which book is right for which person.To help you we've hand-picked some perfect gifts for the holiday season.
Dior in Vogue£30.00
An illustated histoy of the private and public worlds of Christian Dior.
Dior. Christian Dior 1905-1957£140.00
The English-language edition of a beautifully-illustrated monograph on the fashion designer Christian Dior.
The Art of Elisabeth Frink£40.00
An early monograph on the work of Elisabeth Frink.
The Givenchy Style£275.00
An album of inspiration and a lesson in the art of elegance from the master couturier.
Paris Between The Wars£50.00
A study of the artistic life of the French capital during the Roaring Twenties and the Depression Thirties.
A first edition of Avedon's classic photobook depicting 1950s America.
Paul Nash. Outline. An autobiography and other writings£160.00
A first edition of the posthumously published autobiography of Paul Nash.
Ashcombe. The Story of a Fifteen-Year Lease£180.00
A first edition of Beaton's record of his famous Wiltshire country house.
An album of images by the early portrait and fashion photographer Baron de Meyer.
Sonia Delaunay. Rhythms and Colours£190.00
An illustrated survey of the life and work of the artist Sonia Delaunay.
A History of Men's Fashion£250.00
The scarce definitive work on the subject of men's fashion, from the dandy to the punk.
Private View. The Lively World of British Art£200.00
An exploration of the London art scene in the 1960s, with photographs by Lord Snowdon.
English Scottish and Welsh Landscape 1700-c.1860£150.00
A first edition of Betjeman's anthology of poetry on the British landscape, illustrated by John Piper.
Great Collectors of Our Time. Art Collecting Since 1945£70.00
James Stourton's survey of Post-War art collectors and their collections.
The Jubilee Book of the Raleigh 1887-1937£180.00
An Art Deco trade catalogue of Raleigh bicycles.
Weber's influential photobook capturing the beauty and athleticism of the youthful male.
Vogue's Book of Houses, Gardens, People£300.00
A classic vintage book featuring Horst's photographs of the homes of the great and the good of the 1960s.
Irving Penn. Platinum Prints£150.00
The catalogue for an exhibition of Irving Penn's platinum prints at the National Gallery of Art.
Picasso [INSCRIBED BY CECIL BEATON TO JULIET DUFF]£250.00
Gertrude Stein's short pre-War biography of Picasso, inscribed by Cecil Beaton to Lady Juliet Duff.
The Marchesa Casati. Portraits of a Muse£350.00
A visual biography of the Marchesa Casati and an illustrated study of the art she inspired.