Stage Make-Up (Practical Stage Handbooks series)
London: Herbert Jenkins, 1967. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall Unclipped pictorial dustjacket, red cloth binding, 94 pages, 20 illustrations & diagrams, index; preface by Leslie Henson, foreword by Donald Wolfit, fourth printing; no previous owner inscription or marking. Expert guidance given clearly and concisely of the basic principles of stage make-up, with the amateur stage in mind. (Book ref. 1707) £4.00
Sacred Luxuries : Fragrance, Aromatherapy and Cosmetics in Ancient Egypt
Opus, 1999. Hardcover. Very Good. 160 pages, many coloured illustrations, very good condition in dustwrapper, Heavy book please ask for postal rates before ordering. (Book ref. 021928) £11.00
Magic of Herbs ;
Surrey, CLB, 1994; 1st edition. Hardback. 11" x 9.5". Nr fine/ Dj Nr fine. 220pp profusely illustrated in colour. Laminated pictorial boards. Dust jacket has price intact. " Inspiring Ideas for Cooking, Crafts, Decorating and Cosmetics. A wealth of creative ideas for using and displaying herbs at home with an informative reference section giving guidance on harvesting, storing and drying herbs." (Book ref. 13545) £10.00
Dictionary of Surface Active Agents, Cosmetics and Toiletries
Amsterdam, Elsevier, 1978. Boards a little faded at top and bottom. Multi-language guide to technical terms in the modern industries of cosmetics and detergents plus index, (Book ref. 3318) £30.00
My Life for Beauty
London: The Bodley Head, 1965. Illustrated by Bl/white Photographs. First Uk. Red Cloth. Fine/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Hard Cover Faintest shelfwear to unpriceclipped dustjacket. No inscriptions. 51 black and white photographs.Pink top edges. Bright, tight, clean copy. 272 pages (Book ref. 004542) £7.50
THE ARTIFICE OF BEAUTY a history and practical guide to perfumes and cosmetics
Sutton Publishing 2005 0750938870. Hard back. Black cloth, dust jacket. pp. 302. Col illustrated. v.good (Book ref. 15956) £12.95
Cosmetics Package Design
Japan: PIE Books, 2005. Hardback. Good/Good. 4894444372 154pp. Text in English/Japanese. Large format HB (28.7cmx23.7cm). Book near VG. Ffep has faint label stain and black stamp (over white patch). D/j quite good (a little edge wear/crinkling/staining). The contents are Makeup, Skin-Care, Bath Products, Hair-Care, Perfume. Weighs 1195g. (Book ref. 010096) £57.00
The Sweet Smell of Sex
London: Canova Press, 1969. First Edition. Paperback. New. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall 0284984604 Study of the uses and effects of aromas, scents, perfumes and body odours in seduction and sexual intimacy. (Book ref. 037145) £4.00
Vogue Diamond Jubilee 1916-1976
London: Conde Nast Publications Ltd, 1976. First Edition. Paperback. Very Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall B0016O1XGY A special Diamond Jubillee issue of Vogue Magazine, celebrating the 60th anniversary of their very first issue in 1976. This is No 14 of Volume 133, the 2,137th issue. (Book ref. 033103) £10.00
The Gilded Lily
London: Cassell & Company, 1972. First Edition. Hardcover. New/Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 0304938610 A look at women and the beauty enhancements like make-up perfume etc. (Book ref. 032961) £4.99
The Chemistry and Manufacture of Cosmetics
London: Chapman and Hall, 1941. 1st Edition. Cloth. Good. "with a chapter on Federal Food, Drug & Cosmetic Act of 1938 (as it relates to cosmetics) by Ralph J. Mill. Foreward by Roland T. Lakey. Tables 88 - 89 are in the pocket on the rear endpaper. Pink cloth cover with gilt lettering to spine. 9 1/4" Tall. Some fading to cloth colour. Previous owner's inscription on front free endpaper. Jacket has a few small tears around top of spine and a corner. Book weighs over 1 Kilo so postage outside UK will be a little extra. (Book ref. 007143) £125.00
Practical Face Treatment and Natural Beauty.
Truslove, Hanson & Comba,  FIRST EDITION, with 3 plates, pages 46, (2, adverts), cr 8vo, original red cloth, gilt : slightly shaken, but still a very good copy.  (Book ref. 12886) £35.00
Brighton.: Brighton Museum and Art Gallery., 1972. Illustrated Card Covers. Very Good. Paperback Catalogue of an Exhibition, which tries to show something of the enormous mass and variety of material accumulated over the last four hundred years, by human beings in the pursuit of their iseal of " beauty ". An 86 page Catalogue of hundreds of exhibits [ 2 illustrations ] under various headings :- Perfumery. hair. Furniture. Paintings. Cosmetics and the skin. The teeth. Eyes and Ears. The Hands, etc... (Book ref. 001102) £8.35
The Closet of Beauty or, An Old Way to Procure New Loveliness, By N.H. 1694. Prersentation copy.
Fisher's Pond: Grayhound Press, 1925. 1 of a limited edition of 104 copies printed. 8vo, pp.32, original wrappers, sewn as issued. Being extracts from 'The Ladies Dictionary' printed by John Dunton in 1694. Powders, perfumes, oilis, essences & sweet waters, 'How to Beautifie and Adorn the Brows of the Eyes' , 'Apparel or The Ladies Dressing-Room' , etc. Inscribed by the printer, A. W. Mathews, to his father, with two printed prospectuses for the work loosely inserted and newspaper reviews pasted to inside of front wrapper. (Book ref. 10983) £15.00
The Chemistry and Manufacture of Cosmetics.
London: Chapman & Hall, 1941. Illustrations, folding chart in endpocket. Large 8vo, pp. xix:745, original red cloth. Chart creased, binding in a poor state, scuffed, rubbed and marked, short split to lower outer joint, lean to spine; hence the price. (Book ref. 8892) £15.00
The Closet of Beauty or, An Old Way to Procure New Loveliness, By N.H. 1694.
Fisher's Pond: Grayhound Press, 1925. 1 of a limited edition of 104 copies printed. 8vo, pp.32, original wrappers, sewn as issued. Being extracts from 'The Ladies Dictionary' printed by John Dunton in 1694. Powders, perfumes, oilis, essences & sweet waters, 'How to Beautifie and Adorn the Brows of the Eyes' , 'Apparel or The Ladies Dressing-Room' , etc. (Book ref. 284) £10.00
Mimeographed typed report by the firm's London office titled 'The Story of Toni Home Permanent Wave and an explanation of Public Relations'.
London: 1948. 8vo, 26 pp. In very good condition, on lightly-aged paper. Contained within a blue card folder. Preceded by contents: '1. What is Public Relations? [3 pp] 2. Objectives of Toni Public Relations Plan. [6 pp] 3. Background Story of Toni. [7 pp] 4. Public Relations Releases. [10 pp] 5. The Trade Press follow our line.' [cuttings from three periodicals, including 'Hairdressers' Weekly Journal' and 'New York Times'.] From the collection of the Kent businessman Franklyn Rogers. (Book ref. 9181) £75.00
Collection of correspondence from Elizabeth Arden Ltd to agents Franklyn and Doris Rogers, Messrs Titcumbs, Chatham, including an Autograph Letter Signed ('Elizabeth Arden') from Arden, and 40 Typed Letters Signed from director T. Gordon Yates.
Between 1942 and 1956; most items on the letterhead of the Elizabeth Arden Ltd British headquarters at 25 Old Bond Street, London. The collection of fifty-three Typed Letters Signed and six mimeographed circulars, in various formats, is in good condition on lightly-aged paper, with all texts clear and complete, and with a couple of items with closed tears. Providing an interesting sidelight into workings of the English branch of one of the twentieth-century's leading multinational corporations. Arden's letter (8vo, 1 p), dated 8 April 1955, is addressed to the Rogers' daughter 'Miss J. Rogers'. She writes that she is 'always so delightedf to hear from a member of my world-wide 'family'', and is pleased to read the comments regarding the 'Firmo-Lift promotion'. Of interest is the fact that the signature does not correspond with the stylized one on the letterhead. The letterheads of the other items in the collection carry Arden's real name as 'FLORENCE N LEWIS CITIZEN USA FORMERLY BRITISH'. Yates's letters to the Franklyns, mostly in 4to, and almost all signed 'Gordy', range in topics from sales figures, schedules, dates for visits from the firm's representatives. The Rogers' concession was clearly a successful and well-run one. Yates's letter of 24 May 1950 begins 'Mr. Livonius, once a man of steel, girded his loins and charged towards the Chatham, Rochester, Gillingham area [...] The charm that brings birds out of trees reduced him to a mere pulp and his report talks about nothing but what a wonderful Blush Rose window, wan an excellent stock situation, and the trememndous enthusiasm on the part of Mac and the entire staff. I am completely disgusted!' On 27 October 1953 he writes 'Even superlatives seem inadequate when used in connection with the Titcumbs' treatment visits, and one deplores the poverty of the English language.' Yates's playfulness is apparent on several occasions. His letter of 24 April 1951 begins 'Thank you so much for your rude letter suggesting Doris be relieved of the whole burden of my correspondence. She is so attractive, how can I help myself from making every possible excuse to write?' Also present are six circular news releases from Yates, and six letters from Nancy R. Hall of the firm's display department regarding window displays and signs, together with another sixletters from individuals in the Old Bond Street headquarters. Also included are two copies of 'Elizabeth Arden News', the first from October 1969 (with first and last leaves detached) and the second from June 1972. (Book ref. 9180) £325.00
THE ELIXIRS OF NOSTRADAMUS
Moyer Bell, 1996. Hard Cover. Good. 1-55921-155-5 No d/j. 162pp, with colour plates. "Nostradamus' original recipes for elixirs, scented water, beauty potions and sweetmeats." Patch of water-staining/wrinkling to top portion of pages (about 3" wide x 2" deep). Detracts from what is an otherwise VG copy. (Book ref. 018256) £7.00
National Parks : Conservation or Cosmetics? (The Resource Management Series No. 5)
GEORGE ALLEN & UNWIN 1982 Paperback, pp314, indexed. Slight handling wear, reading crease to spine, otherwise VG. (SHELF 201 Bx 13) ISBN: 0047190043 (Book ref. 29700) £10.00