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BIBA [4 Fashion catalogues with Welcome to the New BIBA newspaper].

BIBA [4 Fashion catalogues with Welcome to the New BIBA newspaper].

Hulanicki, Barbara] Four BIBA catalogues (of only six produced) comprising; the first issue 1968, February 1969, May 1969 and September 1969 together with the company newspaper from 1973. Foolscap, printed stapled card wrappers; approximately 35.5 x 18 cm; pp., 8, 12, 12, 12, and each feature duo-tone large fold-out images (2 per catalogue apart from September 1969 which has 3). Photographers were variously: 1968 Donald Silverstein, February 1969 Hans Freur, May 1969 Helmut Newton and September 1969 Sarah Moon. Cover designs John McConnell with the distinctive art nouveau style BIBA logo to front cover. The 3 1969 issues all have their original labelled mailing envelope with large BIBA logo and 3 issues have printed mail order forms loosely inserted, one with a single perforated panel removed; single printed BIBA Bank Giro form to 1968 catalogue. Biba newspaper approximately 45 cm x 33 cm, pp.16. Catalogues lightly rubbed to spine with very minor creasing. Envelopes lightly soiled with small loss to flaps. Newspaper folded twice horizontally, lightly toned at fore-edge and a little creased. Overall condition of catalogues: Near Fine; of envelopes: Good; of Newspaper: Very Good. BIBA were one of London's most successful and iconic fashion labels and synonymous with the swinging sixties. The very first BIBA catalogue was produced in 1968, and a total of six issues were produced. The issues each featured a different photographer and models, with each catalogue representing a complete collection by Hulanicki; the items were available by mail order only. Rare in this condition, especially so having retained their original envelopes.
Rare Map of South Wales. A New and Accurate Map of South Wales. Containing the Counties of Pembroke

Rare Map of South Wales. A New and Accurate Map of South Wales. Containing the Counties of Pembroke, Glamorgan, Carmarthen, Brecknock, Cardigan and Radnor.

Bowen, Eman[uel]. Second Edition, n.d. but circa 1760. Map approx 158 cm x 113 cm, dissected into 32 parts and mounted onto linen. Uncoloured. Large title cartouche to upper left corner with allegorical figures and putti, and second large cartouche for dedication to the Prince of Wales to lower left corner with figures and armorial crest. Five large engraved views of Carmarthen, Brecknock (Brecon), Haverfordwest, Swansey (Swansea) and Tenby each approx 21 cm x 10. Distance tables at foot for principal journeys and Explanation key together with Scale in border at lower right corner (scale 3 inches to 5 miles). Linen to rear lightly surface soiled and foxed; some wear at folds including single 8 cm length with very minor loss and associated fraying. Small corner crease; 3 very minor holes to Haverfordwest engraving. Map itself partially faintly toned with some creasing at section edges; overall a clean and well preserved map. Large scale map of six counties by the noted engraver Emanuel Bowen (c.1694-1767). Cartographer to both George II of Great Britain and Louis XV of France Bowen's early work Britannia Depicta showed the English and Welsh counties, and he was commissioned in the mid eighteenth century to produce the Large English Atlas of county maps, a long-term and ambitious project. Bowen is also known for his small traveller's road strip maps for specific routes, often compared with the Sat-nav system used today. This map was printed in 6 sheets and shows towns, villages, churches, chapels and "Gentlemen's Seats" as well as rivers, roads, forests and other landscape features. The original 1729 first edition and this later undated edition are both rare. The dedication to George Prince of Wales determines that it was printed in or before 1760 as he acceded to the throne as George III during that year. Rare.