Splendid pictorial documentation, carefully researched, of royal apparel, ecclesiastical dress and vestments, academic and legal garments, and civilian dress of all classes.
Over 1,240 images of museum quality hats show millinery history from the 1790s to the 1970s and include ascots, bourrelets, bigonnets, chapeaux rouges, nurses' hats, Pamelas, pillboxes, toreodors, turbans, and wedding hats. Materials including felts, furs (real and imitation), and feathers are adorned with beads, flowers, and sequins.
Let the magic live on! Here is a true guide to discovering what's hot and what's not in the world of Harry Potter collectibles. Over 220 full color photos guide you through the enchanting and bewitching wizarding world of action figures, mini-busts, statuettes, and dolls. The featured action figures cover the first decade of production (2001-2010), manufactured first by Mattel and later by NECA. Gain useful information on Harry Potter manufacturers, including Mattel, NECA, Gentle Giant, Ltd., and Tonner Dolls, covering 174 products. The values in the captions let you find out what your Harry Potter collectibles are worth on the market today. Whether you are a passionate fan, dedicated collector or a mere "muggle" curious about the wizarding world, this book is for you.
Recently updated, Hopi Kachinas: The Complete Guide to Collecting Kachina Dolls continues to be the best-selling book for identifying and collecting Kachinas. In this comprehensive guide, Barton Wright identifies over 150 dolls, ranging from the more traditional style of dolls to the new ultra-realistic style. Also included are detailed descriptions of the dolls and invaluable buying tips. Whether you are novice or an experienced collector, this book is a must-have for anyone interested in Kachina dolls.
Explores an aspect of opium that has largely been ignored--the art and accoutrements associated with opium smoking that reached a pinnacle in nineteenth-century China and in Chinese communities abroad, from Saigon to Singapore to San Francisco.