London: Burberrys Limited, circa 1930.
Important work on men's fashion. Presentation inscription by Burberry director, A. Ralph Burberry.
"For Safety on Land, in the Air, or Afloat,
There's nothing to equal THE BURBERRY COAT"
Scarce book promoting the firm's association with pioneers, explorers and the sportsmen who wore Burberry apparel in all manner of climates and landscapes to accomplish great feats. Covers Artic and Antarctic expeditions, fishing, flying, motoring, mountaineering, travel, naval and military - with a focus on the classic gabardine Burberry trench coat. A well-put together volume amassing an abundance of first person testimonies. Also includes an appendix on Macintosh's method of rendering fabrics waterproof (Glasgow, 1823).
Octavo, bound in original cloth made from Burberry gabadine with paper label, 248 pages, a fine copy.
Price (AUD): $1,850.00 other currencies