Hardcover. Florence, Flor & Findel, 3rd, 1907, Book: Good, Dust Jacket: None, 254 pages. Tipped in illustrations and photographs. Age discoloration to pages, beveled brown leather over covers with three bands on spine continued on front and back cover ending in flor de lis decoration. Rubbing all edges. front and rear hinge cracked.
Hardcover. Milan, Italy, Skira Editore, 1st, 2010, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Like new in publisher's shrink-wrap. Hardcover, 352 pages. The extraordinary story of the first century of a great Italian fashion house that has always been a paragon of style. Gorgeously designed, handsomely bound, and abundantly illustrated, this is the first book ever to present the 100-year history of a leader in men's luxury clothing and one of the oldest business families in Italy. As a family business, Ermenegildo Zegna goes back to the second half of the nineteenth century. Angelo Zegna a watchmaker by trade, decided to open a wool mill. Of his ten children it was the last, Ermenegildo, born in 1892, who took over what was to become one of the best-known and most dynamic family businesses in Italy. The extensive historical reconstruction of the early decades of Ermenegildo Zegna S.p.A. is followed by a detailed description of the fabrics, techniques, and custom tailoring of its most exclusive garments. Numerous images illustrate the lands providing the raw materials: Australia, Peru, and Mongolia. Just as spectacular is the photo album of the celebrities and spokespersons wearing Zegna, the international advertising campaigns, the list of awards won, and Zegna-sponsored sports and cultural affairs (red carpets, openings, car races, environmental and sports events).
Hardcover. Boston, Little, Brown and Company, 1st, 1970, Book: Good, Dust Jacket: Fair, 272 pages. Hardcover. Red cloth cover with gilt titles. Black & white illustrations. Dust jacket with tears, creasing along edges. Clean, unmarked pages.
Softcover. Italy, Instituto E Museo Di Storia Della Scienza, 1st, 1970, Book: Good, Dust Jacket: None, 54 pages. Softcover. Color and b/w illustrations throughout. Foxing on edges and preliminary/back pages. Does not affect text or illustrations. Wrapper in good condition.
Hardcover. New York, Grove/Atlantic, Inc., 1st, 2007, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 272 pages. Hardcover with dust jacket. SIGNED BY MICHAEL TUCKER AND JILL EIKENBERRY (Author dedicated book to wife, Jill) on title page. Clean, unmarked copy with only minor wear to dust jacket.
Hardcover. Italy, Massimiliano Boni, 1st, 1974, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Good, 128 pages, plus plates. ITALIAN TEXT. INSCRIBED. Color frontispiece, B/w illustrations/plates throughout. Dust jacket unclipped, has some age wear. Covers good, bound in blue fabric. Foxing on edges and endpapers, but pages clean. In very good condition.
Hardcover. New Haven, Yale University Press, 1st US, 1992, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 240 pages, illustrated throughout in full color and b&w. Light edgewear to dust jacket, faint foxing to bottom edge. Clean, tight copy.
Hardcover. US, Rizzoli, 1st, 2013, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 110 pages, illustrated throughout in color. Light shelf-wear to boards, else a clean, tight copy. Valentino: Master of Couture is an exhibition at the Somerset House co-organized by Valentino himself, who selected over 130 dresses for the exhibition. The book focues as much on Valentino and his glamorous lifestyle as it does on his legendary dressmaking techniques and atelier.