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  1. Decadence and Dissolution

    Decadence and Dissolution: Tattoo and Kabuki Art By Kunichika

    $39.95

    Toyohara Kunichika (1835-1900) was one of the last great masters of ukiyo-e, the Japanese art of woodblock-printing which peaked in the late Edo and early Meiji periods. Learn More
  2. Dian Hanson's History of Pin-up Magazines Volumes 1-3

    Dian Hanson's History of Pin-up Magazines Volumes 1-3

    $39.99

    Birth of the newsstand pin-up! The definitive annotated and illustrated history of pin-up magazines—1900-1969. Learn More
  3. Dita: Stripteese

    Dita: Stripteese

    $30.00

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    Dita: Stripteese is a set of three exquisite little flip books, nestled in a gorgeous flocked keepsake box and featuring Dita Von Teese’s most popular burlesque performances, as photographed by Sheryl Nields. A perfect collectible book for fans of Dita, the undisputed Queen of Burlesque and the author of Burlesque and the Art of the Teese/Fetish and the Art of the Teese, as well as classic burlesque devotees and anyone who loves a playful and beautiful package, Dita: Stripteese is a stunning and unusual visual tribute to this one-of-a-kind performer. Learn More
  4. Dream Spectres

    Dream Spectres: Extreme Ukiyo-E: Sex, Blood, Demons, Monsters, Ghosts, Tattoo

    $39.95

    UKIYO-E - "images from the floating world” - were the most popular art-form of 19th century Japan. Like modern-day manga, these prints could be mass-produced and were admired by people from all sectors of society; and as in manga, the art of ukiyo-e included significant sub-genres dealing in violence, erotica and horror. Learn More
  5. Eastern Shadows

    Eastern Shadows: Illustrated Japanese Ghost And Monster Tales (Ukiyo-e Master Series)

    $34.95

    In the late 19th and early 20th century, several Western writers who visited the newly-opened Japan assimilated, translated and published a host of weird, scary and stirring stories from the country's ancient folklore. Learn More
  6. Everything's Coming Up Profits

    Everything's Coming Up Profits: The Golden Age of Industrial Musicals

    $39.95

    From the 1950s to the 1980s, American corporations commissioned a vast array of lavish, Broadway-style musical shows that were only for the eyes and ears of employees. Learn More
  7. Fashionable Selby

    Fashionable Selby

    $35.00

    The next installment in the bestselling “Selby” series, Fashionable Selby explores the kaleidoscopic world of fashion, featuring profiles of today’s most interesting designers, stylists, haberdashers, models, shoemakers, and more. Learn More
  8. Fat

    Fat: An Appreciation of a Misunderstood Ingredient, with Recipes

    $32.50

    For all of history, minus the last thirty years, fat has been at the center of human diets and cultures. Learn More
  9. Folk Art Tattoo Flash

    Folk Art Tattoo Flash

    $30.00

    Tino "Rosie "Camanga (1910- ?) came to Honolulu from his native Phillippines sometimes prior to World War II. After observing fellow Filipinos tattooing in the many shops in the downtown/ Chinatown area, in 1944 Rosie was granted a part-time job, and began a career birthed in wartime Honolulu and that lasted until the 1990s. Learn More
  10. Gothic & Lolita Bible Vol. 37

    Gothic And Lolita Bible Volume 37

    $33.00

    Gothic Lolita, or "GothLoli," is a costuming craze popular among Japanese teenagers and young women which emphasizes Victorian-style girl's clothing, often imitating the look of Victorian porcelain dolls. Learn More

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