With time on our hands during the Coronavirus lockdown, we are reviewing the prices of some of our older stock and adjusting prices of books to ensure that they are the most attractive offering in the marketplace, as it is a reality of the antiquarian market for books that less expensive and mid-level material the trend has been inexorably downward, to the chagrin of booksellers and to the benefit of collectors.  Consequently, we have slashed prices anywhere between 20 percent and 60 percent of these books we have had listed for five years or more.  So we hope that anyone visiting the site might find something that might have become overpriced but now legitimately qualifies as a bargain.

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1 Henriette Brouwers Confection Pour Enfants Album d'enfants
Cloth Very Good Plus 
An extraordinary notebook on children's clothing designs, replete with colorful cut-outs and Art Nouveau border decorations done entirely by hand. N.d., circa 1930. Unpaginated, with about 60 pages of text and illustrations, with a few blank sheets in the rear. The term, "notebook", reallly doesn't do this album justice, as it was clearly intended to be an object of beauty and pride, and it is plausible that the student even had vague notions of having this published. While it runs through the technical steps in the fabrication of all kinds of garments to be worn by children, the notebook or album can be fully appreciated just for its aesthetic unity and other virtues. The designs of the cut-outs mostly hark to the kind of children's wear of the twenties to even the forties, while the ornamentation is typical of earlier decades. The cursive handwriting is uniform and handsome without being a showy calligraphy, other than the headings, which are somewhat fancier. Generally the structural aspects of the designs are rendered by hand directly into the book while examples are represented by paper cutouts, with the cuts done with great care and precision. There are tissue guards between all the paper leaves. Minor wear to the pages and tissue guards. Slight bowing to the boards. 
Price: 450.00 USD
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