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Clothes an essay upon the nature and significance of the natural and artificial integuments worn by men and women.

Gill, Eric.

Published by Jonathan Cape (pr. by Walter Lewis at the University Press, Cambridge), London & Toronto, 1931
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First edition: The famed (and now controversial) artist discourses on the complicated interactions between biology, economics, culture, religion, and human sexuality and their effects on men's and women's wardrobes ? the whole serving as an exposition of the author's philosophy of art, and incidentally of gender. This is the trade edition of the first printing, illustrated with => 10 wood engravings done by Gill. Signed by Gill at the colophon, with a note on the front free endpaper recording that this copy was done 19 February 1934 "at a lecture at the Edinburgh College of Art." 8vo (19.3 cm, 7.6"). [6], 196, [4] pp.; illus. Gill (second ed.) 22. Publisher's textured olive cloth, spine with gilt-stamped title; dust jacket lacking, spine sunned, lower extremities showing faint shelfwear. Front free endpaper with early inked ownership inscription and later annotation as above. Sewing starting to loosen slightly; pages age-toned with scattered faint smudges. Bookseller Inventory # 35328

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Title: Clothes an essay upon the nature and ...

Publisher: Jonathan Cape (pr. by Walter Lewis at the University Press, Cambridge), London & Toronto

Publication Date: 1931

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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