Terms & Conditions

Occasional Special Offers

Very occasionally, we have “hurt” books available for sale at a deep discount to individual customers. These are new, perfectly readable books with slight damage such as scuffed covers or bumped corners. We cannot provide detailed descriptions or photos of hurt copies on the site or personally, unless they are significantly damaged, in which case there will be a description with the book listing. (They’ve been screened, but our books are all stored in a warehouse some distance from our offices.)

Four copies of The Voice of Fashion. Each has some forklift damage on a corner or page edges. $25.00 each, plus sales tax for California customers, plus $7 shipping within the US

One copy of Fashions of the Gilded Age, Volume 2. The first few pages have slightly crumpled corners. $29.00, plus sales tax for California customers, plus $7 shipping within the US

Orders for them are processed on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please email your reservation for the desired book. We will inform you if it is still available and reserve it for one week. If we do not receive payment by then, we will take the reserve off so that anyone else who is interested can buy the book. Please do not reserve a book unless you will definitely buy it. No returns allowed.

Sorry, we can’t guarantee availability. We do not maintain a waiting/notification list for, or reserve, future hurt copies. If you don’t see the book that interests you on this page, no discount copies are available. Please check for it the next time you visit our web site.

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Books by Other Publishers for Sale

Unless otherwise noted, the book is a paperback, in like-new condition, and in English. Prices are not negotiable. They do not include shipping. No returns allowed. People wanting details or images of a book’s contents are urged to look up the book at the publisher’s website or in an online bookstore.

The American Designer and Cutter, by Saul Schorr. Modern reprint of 1915 book. $17.00

Ancient Egyptian, Mesopotamian, and Persian Costume, by Mary G. Houston. Dover Publications, 2002. $7.00

Ancient Textiles: Production, Craft, and Society, by Carole Gillis and Marie-Louise B. Nosch. Oxbow Books, 2014. $34.00

Costume: The Journal of the Costume Society. Volume 53, Number 1, March 2019. $14.00

Costume: The Journal of the Costume Society. Volume 53, Number 2, September 2019 (2 copies). $14.00 each

Costume Close-Up, Clothing Construction and Pattern 1750-1790, by Linda Baumgarten. Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, 1999 (gently used condition). $132.00

Cotton, by Adam Sneyd. Polity Press, 2016. $6.00

Cours complet d’enseignement professionnel de la coupe, by A. Lacroix. Modern reprint of 1911 edition. In French. $25.00

The Cut of His Coat, by Brent Shannon. Ohio University Press, 2006. 2 copies, $22.00 each

Designing and Planning Clothes, by Mary Brooks Picken. Bramcost Publications, 2008 reprint. $18.00

The Dress You Wear and How to Make It, by Mary Jane Rhoe. Modern reprint of 1918 book. $18.00

Dressing Renaissance Florence, by Carole Collier Frick. Johns Hopkins University Press, 2002. $23.00

The Drygoodsman’s Handy Dictionary, by Frank Manning Adams. Modern reprint of 1912 book. $10.00

Early 20th Century Embroidery Techniques, by Gail Marsh. Guild of Master Craftsman Publications, 2011. Hardcover. $20.00

Edwardian Garment Cutting 1909-1915, by Lester J. Snow. Lacis Publications, 2008. $25.00

Empire of Cotton: A Global History, by Sven Beckert. Vintage Books, 2015. $6.00

English Women’s Clothing in the Nineteenth Century, by C. Willett Cunnington. Dover Publications, 1990. Slightly beat-up cover. $17.00

Exercises in Knitting, by Cornelia Mee. Modern reprint of 1846 book. 2 copies, $5.00 each

Fashion and Clothing in Late Medieval Europe, by Ranier C. Swingesand and Regula Schorta. 2010. Essays in English and German. $60.00

Fashion Victims, by Alison Matthews David. Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2015. $20.00

Fastes de Cour et Ceremonies Royales, 1650-1800. Musée Galliera, 2009. In French. Slight stain on fly page. $30.00

First Series of the Knitter’s Companion, by Mrs. Mee and Miss Austen. Modern reprint of 1860s book. $5.00

French Fashions of Good Taste, by Sunny Charif. Schiffer Publishing, 1998. Hardcover. $20.00

Garment Cutting in the Twentieth Century, by Günther Hertzer. Modern reprint of 1892 book. $10.00

Gazette of Fashion, and Cutting-Room Companion. Edward Minister and Son, modern reprint of 1868 edition. $25.00

Gentleman’s Dress Accessories, by E. Eckstein and H. Firkins. Shire Publications, 1987. $10.00

The Gilded Age: High Fashion and Society in the Hudson Highlands 1865-1914, by Lourdes M. Font and Trudie A. Grace. Putnam County Historical Society, 2006. $50.00

Gilets Brodés, modeles du XVIII. Musée des Tissus, 1993. Hardcover. In French. $30.00

Guide Complet de la Couture. Modern sewing manual in French. $5.00

Guide to Needlework, by J. Henry Symonds. Modern reprint of 1876 edition. $15.00

H. Matheson’s Scientific and Practical Guide for the Tailor’s Cutting Department, by H. Matheson. Modern reprint of 1871 book. $20.00

Haute Couture & Prêt-Á-Porter, Mode 1750-2000. Municipal Museum, the Hague, 1998 (in English). $20.00

Historical Wig Styling: Ancient Egypt to the 1830s, by Alison Lowery. Focal Press, 2013. Hardcover. $40.00

Historical Wig Styling: Victorian to the Present, by Alison Lowery. Focal Press, 2013. Hardcover. $40. 00

Historic Colonial French Dress, by Mary Moyars Johnson. Ouabache Press, 1982. $12.00

Historic Costumes and How to Make Them, by Mary Fernald and E. Shenton. Dover Publications, 2006. $8.00

Household Sewing with Home Dressmaking, by Bertha Banner. Modern reprint of 1898 edition. $10.00

In Style, Celebrating Fifty Years of the Costume Institute, by Jean L. Drusedow. Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1987, scuffed cover. $6.00

The Inventory of King Henry VIII: The Transcript, by David Starkey. Harvey Miller Publishers, 1998. Hardcover. $100.00

Das Kaisers teure Kleider, by Wilfred Seipel and Alfried Wieczorek. 2000. 279-page exhibit catalog. In German. $55.00

Klædt på til tiden, by Bjarne Kildegaard. Nationalmuseet exhibit catalog, 1993. In Danish. $12.00

Ladies’ Cutting Made Easy, by Thomas Hiram Holding. Modern reprint of 1885 book. $20.00

Ladies in Furs, 1900-1940, by Anna Municchi. 1992. $28.00

Louise Augusta: Kærlighedsbarnet, by Maria Helleberg and Katia Johansen. 2003. 135 page exhibit catalog, color illustrations, in Danish. New condition. $25

Mackenzies’ Five Thousand Receipts in All the Useful and Domestic Arts, by Colin Mackenzie. Modern reprint of 1829 book. $24.00

Madame Veitch-Simonds’ Drapery System Chart, by Annie Maria Simonds. Modern reprint of 1889 instruction book. $15.00

Making Working Women’s Costume, by Elizabeth Friendship. Crowood Press, 2018. $27.00

Manual of Apparel Drafting and Sewing, by Mattie G. Kunz. Modern reprint of 1914 book. $8.00

A Manual of Needlework and Cutting-Out, by Emily G. Jones. Original 1885 edition. Hardcover. Fair condition. $25.00

Medieval Costume and How to Recreate It, by Dorothy Hartley. Dover Publications, 2003. $10.00

Medieval Manner of Dress, by Else Marie Gutarp. County Museum of Gotland, 2001. $10.00

Moda a Firenze 1540-1580: Eleanora di Toledo’s Style and Influence, by Roberta Orsi Landini and Bruna Niccoli. Edizioi Polistampa, 2005. Dual English and Italian. Hardcover. $85.00

La Mode Retrouvée, by the Palais Galliera. 2015. In French. $50.00

The Modern Maker Volume 2, 1580-1640, by Matthew Gnagy. 2018. $40.00

Needlework and Cutting-Out, by Kate Stanley. Modern reprint of 1883 edition. $15.00

The New Encyclopedia of Modern Sewing, by Frances Blondin. Original 1946 edition. Hardcover. Sone cover fading, interior is excellent. $4.00

New from Old: How to Transform and Customize Your Clothes, by Jane Emerson, Firefly Books, 2006. Slightly scuffed cover. $8.00

Pattern Making, by Agnes Keith Hanna. Modern reprint of 1922 book. $8.00

Perfumery, Its Manufacture and Use, by Campbell Morfit. Modern reprint of 1853 book. $20.00

The Pocket: A Hidden History of Women’s Lives, by Barbara Burman and Ariane Fennetaux. Yale University Press, 2019. $20.00

The Practical Designer for Women’s and Misses’ Underwear, by Isador Rosenfeld. Modern reprint of 1918 book. $16.00

Producing Fashion: Commerce, Culture, and Consumers, by Regina Lee Blaszczyk. University of Pennsylvania Press, 2008. $5.00

Racinet’s Full-Color Pictorial History of Western Costume, by Auguste Racinet. Dover Publications, 1987. $10.00

The Roman Toga, by Lillian May Wilson. Modern reprint of 1924 book. $16.00

Sewing Kids’ Stuff, by the editors of Sew News. PJS Publications, 1991. $1.00

Silk: Trade and Exchange along the Silk Roads between Rome and China in Antiquity. Edited by Berit Hildebrandt. 2017. Hardcover. Oxbow Books. $35.

Singer Design Series, Fabric Artistry, 1998. Hardcover. $3.00

Singer Sewing Reference Library, Tailoring. 1988. Hardcover. $3.00

Soies tisées, soies brodées chez l’imperatrice Josephine. Musée national des châteauz de Madmaison, 2002. Exhibit catalog in French. 2 copies. $17.00 each

Sotheby’s: The Castle Howard Costume Collection. 2003 illustrated auction catalog. $100.00

Souvenirs Moscovites, by the Musée Galliera. Hardcover. In French. $50.00

Studies in Plain Needlework and Dressmaking, by Mrs. Harry A. Ross. Modern reprint of 1887 book. $15.00

A System for Cutting Ladies’ Garments, by Henry A. Leake. Modern reprint of 1880 book. $15.00

Textiles and Costume Design, by Evelyn Peters Ellsworth. Modern reprint of 1917 book. $8.00

Textiles and Textile Production in Europe, from Prehistory to AD 400, by Margarita Gleba and Ulla Mannering. Oxbow Books, 2019. $40.00

Textiles for Commercial, Industrial, and Domestic Arts Schools, by William Dooley. Reprint of 1910-1914 book. 2 copies. $20.00 each

The Tudor Tailor, by Ninya Mikhaila and Jane Malcolm-Davies. B. T. Batsford, 2006. Signed by the authors. $28.00

The Useful Arts Employed in the Production of Clothing, by John W. Parker. Modern reprint of 1851 book. $20.00

Vintage Fashion Illustration Manual, by Edith Young. Dover Publications, 2018. $13.00

Vintage Millinery, by Hester Lyon. Bramcost Publications, 2012. $16.00

Wearing Vintage, by Catherine Hardey. Black Dog and Leventhal Publishers, 2002. Hardcover. $10.00