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THORNTON, Joseph Patrick.
The International System of Garment Cutting, for Coats, Trousers, Breeches, and Vests, including Diplomatic, Naval, Military, Livery, clerical, Juvenile, sport & Hosiery Outfits, with diagrams and Full Instructions for Block Pattern Cutting and Pattern Gradation. Dealing with all Forms of Disproportion.
London: The Thornton Institute, c.1924. London: The Thornton Institute,, c.1924. Neither in tailoring, nor in legislating, does man proceed by mere accident Quarto. Original purple pebble-grained cloth, title gilt to the spine and in large display type to the front board, ornate panels in blind to both boards. Portrait frontispiece and 186 full-page plates, numerous large illustrations to the text. Contents and technical matter in English, French and German. Inevitable signs of use, rubbed and lightly soiled on the boards, sunned on the spine and at edges of the front board, cloth of front joint split, but the joint sound, hinges a touch loose and the text-block consequently mildly shaken, front free endpaper creased and dust soiled, some marginal fingersoiling, 2 leaves - pp.377-80 cancelled and cancels present, slightly smaller in size, overall remains very good. Seventh edition of this title, with relevant contemporary annotations, following and much expanding upon Thornton's earlier Sectional System (1901). This is an uncommon and attractive work offering detailed insight into this misunderstood and under-appreciated art. Under 20 copies of various editions dated between ?1885 and 1935 have been located through Library Hub, and it is equally uncommon in the commercial record. This edition is dated to 1911 by Seligman but placed in 1924 by the Fashion Institute of Technology, NY, and this latter date is supported by internal evidence with reference the "New RAF Outfits" and regulations of March 1920. Overall, the attributions of editions and dates are somewhat confused … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA/ ILAB. [London, United Kingdom]
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