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Combs and Hair Accessories, Hague, Norma
1 Hague, Norma Combs and Hair Accessories
Cambridge, UK Lutterworth Press 1985 0718825934 / 9780718825935 First Edition Paperback New 4 3/4" x 6 1/2" 
Unread, unmarked, pristine. When it became fashionable for women to have their heads uncovered, hair ornaments became popular. The accessories covered here date from the mid-18th century up to about 1940. Earlier ornaments are museum pieces and outside the scope of this book. Although small in size, this book contains all of the information necessary to start beginning collectors in the world of antique combs, without paying a hefty price just for the book. Over 100 illustrations are certain to help with identification. The text explores comb and hair accessories from the Georgian, Romantic, Victorian, Art Nouveau, and Art Deco Periods. Those who are interested in jewelry and fashion in general will also find this book useful. ; Antique Pocket Guides Ser.; 64 pages 
Price: 7.99 USD
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Visiting Card Cases, Riley, Noel
2 Riley, Noel Visiting Card Cases
Cambridge, United Kingdom Lutterworth Press 1983 0718825497 / 9780718825492 Paperback New 4 3/4" x 6 1/2" 
No shelf wear, no remainder mark. Card cases-the slim rectangular holders of calling cards-were made in many materials and countless styles from the 1820s for a century or more. Like many fashionable habits, that of using calling cards was introduced by the French. By the end of the 18th century it had spread all over Europe, and by the beginning of the 19th century it had developed into a highly complicated pattern of etiquette to which all ladies and gentlemen aspiring to the genteel ranks of society conscientiously conformed. When a lady went calling, it was a social appearance to be noted. How many people called on the lady of the house showed her social standing. Bowls were left in the front entry to collect the cards of visitors so leaving a calling card was a must. A case in which to carry the cards was also a must. These beautiful slim card cases are very collectible and were made in a wide range of materials and design: silver, tortoiseshell, ivory, mother-of-pearl, papier mache, leather, wood, gun-metal, and more. Many are still in use today, but under much different circumstances. This little book gives a brief history of the Visiting Card Case and includes over 100 illustrated examples to help with identification. Interesting facts and what to look for are also included. There is a price guide, but it does date in the 1980's when the book was published in England.; Antique Pocket Guides Ser.; 64 pages 
Price: 7.50 USD
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