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1 Ackerman, Evelyn. VICTORIAN ARCHITECTURAL SPLENDOR IN A NINETEENTH CENTURY TOY CATALOGUE.
Era Industries, Culver City, California, (1980), Ist printing. 
92 pp, oblong 24 mo. (5 3/4" H x 8 1/2" L), soft cover. A reproduction in b&w of a nineteenth century German toy catalogue. Shows doll houses, stores, fire stations, shops, stables, etc. with accompanying notes. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear/rubbing, light soiling and browning to some areas of covers, spine lightly browned, small bump to bottom corner of front cover - migrates into pages. VG- 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
2 Adamson, Anthony, text. Photographs by John Willard - Inscribed. THE GAIETY OF GABLES: ONTARIO'S ARCHITECTURAL FOK ART.
McClelland and Stewart, (Toronto, 1974), Ist edition. 
Unpaginated, small 4to, HC in dust jacket. INSCRIBED BY JOHN WILLARD ON HALF-TITLE PAGE. Profusely illustrated with b&w photos and drawings. "The story of Ontario's Barge Boards, also called Verge Boards and by the unversed, Gingerbread." A wond erful look at a whimsical architectural decorative form - a type of folk art popular in the second half of the nineteenth century. Page edges browning lightly, a few tiny dints to bottoms of boards. Dust jacket has wrinkling and tiny t e a r s / c h i p s a t top of spine, moderate edgewear/rubbing, light soiling/wrinkling elsewhere. VG/G- 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
ABBEYS OF BRITAIN.  TOLD IN PICTURES., Airne, C.W.
3 Airne, C.W. ABBEYS OF BRITAIN. TOLD IN PICTURES.
Sankey, Hudson, Manchester, n.d. 
64 pp, 8 3/8" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps). Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, map. Consists of one page of introductory text followed by pages of captioned photographs showing interiors, exteriors and architectural details. Interior - light browning to inside of covers, , minor browning to pages, rusty staples, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - browning to edges of covers, rusty staples, light browning to edges of textblock, very sm a l l l i g h t stain on front cover, minor edge wear. Good+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
CASTLES OF BRITAIN.  TOLD IN PICTURES., Airne, C.W.
4 Airne, C.W. CASTLES OF BRITAIN. TOLD IN PICTURES.
Sankey, Hudson, Manchester, n.d. 
64 pp, 8 1/4" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps). Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, map. Consists of one page of introductory text followed by pages of captioned photographs showing interiors, exteriors and architectural details. Interior - staples are rusty, very light browning to pages, very soft crease down title page, browning to inside of covers, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - browning to edges of covers and to edges of textblock, s t a p l e s r usting, very light wear on spine, soft crease down front cover, corner crease on front cover. Good+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
CATHEDRALS OF BRITAIN.  TOLD IN PICTURES., Airne, C.W.
5 Airne, C.W. CATHEDRALS OF BRITAIN. TOLD IN PICTURES.
Sankey, Hudson, Manchester, n.d. 
64 pp, 8 1/4" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps). Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, map. Consists of one page of introductory text followed by pages of captioned photographs showing interiors, exteriors and architectural details. Interior - light browning to inside of covers, , minor browning to pages, rusty staples, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - browning to edges of covers, rusty staples, light browning to edges of textblock, minor e d g e w e a r . Good+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
6 Anderes, Fred & Agranoff, Ann. ICE PALACES.
Toronto Macmillan of Canada 1983 0771598572 / 9780771598579 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good 
132 pp, oblong (9 1/8" H x 10 3/4" D). Profusely illustrated with colour and b&w photographs, repro-ductions, architectural drawings. "The magical buildings illustrated in this pioneer study of a virtually unknown architectural phenomenon were truly built of ice, and they were said to shimmer with color and fire reminiscent of sapphire, topaz, and opal. In style they recalled medieval castles, Gothic cathed-rals, Russian palaces, and Art Deco fantasies. Many were huge, reaching as high as a 14 -story building and extending as long as a football field, but, of course, there's no physical trace of them. Nevertheless, the authors have discovered dozens of historic photographs, lithographs, postcards, paintings, and drawings of these fabulous but ephemeral constructions, as well as mementoes of the winter activities and sports surrounding their creation. (They) relate the history of ice castle building and examine about thirty in detail. This type of architectural tour de fource had its beginning in 18th-century Russia, when the eccentric Empress Anna Ivanova built an icy honeymoon cottage for an out-of-favor prince. In North America, ice palaces were created as centrepieces for the winter carnivals that sprang up in northern cities in the late 19th century. Between 1883 and 1942, grand castles were built of blocks of ice in the Canadian cities of Montreal, Quebec, and Ottawa, and also in St. Paul, Minnesota, and Leadville, Colorado. Today the leading centers for construction in ice and snow are at the annual winter festivals held in Quebec, Canada, and Sapporo, Japan. (T)he authors - both architects - examine the theory and practice of building with ice (which under certain conditions has the structural properties of concrete), both for practical and fantastic purposes." Book is clean and bright. Dust jacket has light rubbing - mainly on front panel, minor wrinkling at top of spine. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
PICTORIAL BRIGHTON 1859-1984., Andrews, Margaret, et al.
7 Andrews, Margaret, et al. PICTORIAL BRIGHTON 1859-1984.
Brighton, Ontario 1984 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good - Good 
127 pp, 12 1/4" H. Pictorial endpapers, profusely illustrated in b&w and colour with photographs, drawings, advertisements. A local history of Brighton, Ontario. Contents: Mayor's Message; Acknowledgements; Introduction; Historical Sketch; Travel Through the Years; Architectural Heritage; Church Life; Education; Historical Events; Agriculture; Sports and Recreation; Serving Brighton; Industries; Presqu'ile. Gift inscription in ink on free front endpaper, top corner of free front endpaper is clipped - also has a very small tear and erasure mark, bump at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has moderate wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light browning on inside surface, light rubbing, some small edge tears with old tape repair on inside, several tiny dents on rear hinge. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
TORONTO, NO MEAN CITY., Arthur, Eric.  Revised by Stephen A. Otto.
8 Arthur, Eric. Revised by Stephen A. Otto. TORONTO, NO MEAN CITY.
Toronto University of Toronto Press 1986 0802056687 / 9780802056689 Third Edition (Revised) Hard Cover Very Good+ Near Fine 
315 pp, 10" H. B&w photographs, maps, floor plans, reproductions. "First published in 1963, (this book) sparked the preservation movement of the 1960s and 1970s and became its bible. Now a new edition, prepared by Stephen Otto, updates Arthur's classic to include information and illustrations uncovered since the appearance of the first edition. Among these are some of the earliest photographs ever taken of Toronto, recently unearthed in a British library, and the architect's drawings for King's College, commissioned in 1829." Contents: Preface to the Third Edition; Foreword; Acknowledgements; Introduction; The Village and the Ancient Trails; 'As it was in the beginning'; A Late-Flowering Georgian; Prosperity and Eclecticism; Romanesque and Cast Iron; Epilogue; Notes; Appendixes: The Architectural Profession in the Nineteenth Century / Builders and Contractors / The Origins of Street Names in Toronto; Bibliography; Index; Picture Credits. Dust jacket has minor edge wear/wrinkling with one tiny tear. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
BURNLEY: A TOWN AMIDST THE PENNINES., Ashworth, Frank.  Illustrations by Janet Smith.
9 Ashworth, Frank. Illustrations by Janet Smith. BURNLEY: A TOWN AMIDST THE PENNINES.
Mid-Pennine Arts Association, n.p., n.d. 
104 pp, oblong (5 3/4" H x 8 1/8" D) soft cover. ISBN 0950987808 B&w photographs. Contents: Foreword; Introduction; A Town Amidst the Pennines; Burnley's History; Buildings of Historical and Architectural Interest; Local Lore and Legend; Children 's Street and Playground Games; Burnley's Football Club: One Hundred years of Sporting History; A Burnley 'XI'; Burnley Milestones; Local Organisations relating to Heritage of Burnley; Bibliography and Sources Used. Interior - tiny bump at bottom c orner of text block, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear - mainly on spine, small crease at bottom corner of covers. Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
10 Atget, Eugene, photographer. Text by Marcel Proust. Introduction by Arthur D. Trottenberg. PARIS DU TEMPS PERDU. PHOTOGRAPHIES D'EUGENE ATGET. TEXTES DE MARCEL PROUST.
Edita Lausanne / Bibliotheque des Arts, Paris, 1963, one of an edition of two thousand copies. 
213 pp, 4to (12" H), hard cover (deep red cloth with gold lettering on spine) - in dust jacket. Profusely illustrated with reproductions of Atget's evocative photographs of Paris, accompanied by excerpts from Proust's 'A la recherche du temps perdu '. FRENCH TEXT ONLY. Very light browning to edges of textblock - faint foxing mark on fore-edge, light shelf soiling on bottom of textblock, very light wear at corners, very light rubbing at top/bottom of spine and on bottom edge of board s . D u s t jacket has moderate browning - mainly at edges and on spine, a few light brown stains, a 1 1/2" closed tear at top of front hinge - archivally taped, several tiny chips and tears - archivally taped at top of spine, small chip and tear at b o tt om o f f ront flap-fold, several rub/soiling marks, light general soiling, very light edge wrinkling. Very Good/Good 
Price: 250.00 USD
 
 
SOUTHEAST ENGLAND.  BEAUTIFUL BRITAIN SERIES., Automobile Association.
11 Automobile Association. SOUTHEAST ENGLAND. BEAUTIFUL BRITAIN SERIES.
Reader's Digest, London, 1987. 
160 pp, 4to (11/14" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0861455185 Map endpapers. Colour photographs. "Breathtaking views, fascinating stories, archaeological treasures, links with famous characters - whether in the countryside or a town or vill age, around every corner you come face to face with Britain's heritage. All of these - and more - are to be found in this authoritative....guidebook - part of a new regional series from the AA - which captures the spirit of the best and mos t i n t e r e sting features of Southeast England. Local legends, literary, historical and architectural facts - together with items of natural history and geological interest - are just some of the topics packed into the 160 pages. The entries o n t ow ns a nd v il lages are arranged throughout the book in alphabetical order for easy reference. And over 70 photographs conjure up images of the most memorable and beautiful scenes in the region." Small bump at bottom corner of boards. Wri nk li ng at bot tom of fl ap-folds - minor edge wrinkling elsewhere. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE COMPLETE HOUSE DETECTIVE:  AN ONTARIO HOUSE AND ITS HISTORY., Badone, Donalda.
12 Badone, Donalda. THE COMPLETE HOUSE DETECTIVE: AN ONTARIO HOUSE AND ITS HISTORY.
Erin, Ontario Boston Mills 1988 0919783716 / 9780919783713 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good+ 
80 pp, 8 3/4" H. B&w maps, photographs, reproductions. "The author uncovered the story of her own 150 year old house. Here she takes you step by step through her investigation and shows you how to do the same. A complete guide to where to go and how to find all the information you need to become your own house detective." Contents: Types and Varieties of Early Ontario Houses; Investigation 34 Avondale Avenue, Willowdale; Ways of Investigating a Property in Ontario; Bibliography; Acknowledgements; About the Author. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very minor rubbing. 
Price: 14.00 USD
 
 
13 Barbachano Ponce, Manuel, introduction. LOS MAYAS: THE MANUEL BARBACHANO PONCE / MAYAN ART COLLECTION.
Rothmans of Pall Mall Canada, n.p., 1978. 
64 pp, 10 15/16" H, soft cover. Profusely illustrated in b&w and color with photographs, drawings, map. The catalogue of the exhibition. Contents: The Mayan Number System; The Land of the Maya; Mayan Ceramics; Early Classic, 250 A.D. - 600 A.D.; Mexico's Present-Day Mayas; Late Classic, 600 A.D. - 900 A.D.; Early Post Classic, 900 A.D. - 1200 A.D.; Mayan Headdresses; Chac Mool; Mayan Architectural Notes; The Mayan Calendar; The People: Fashionable Flatheads; Late Post Classic, 12 0 0 A . D . - 1500 A.D.; Glossary; Acknowledgements. Interior - faint cigarette odor, store label on inside of rear cover, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light edge wear, a bump with light wear and c re as e a t bo tt o m of the spine. Very Good 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
C. BAILLAIRGE, ARCT., ING.:  DESSINS ARCHITECTURAUX.  (CHARLES-PHILIPPE-FERDINAND BAILLAIRGE, ARCHITECTE, INGENIEUR.), Beaudin, Francois; Noel, Ginette; Demers, Jean-Maurice.
14 Beaudin, Francois; Noel, Ginette; Demers, Jean-Maurice. C. BAILLAIRGE, ARCT., ING.: DESSINS ARCHITECTURAUX. (CHARLES-PHILIPPE-FERDINAND BAILLAIRGE, ARCHITECTE, INGENIEUR.)
Ministere des Affaires culturelles, Quebec, 1979. 
24 pp, oblong (8" x 10") soft cover (stapled in wraps). Illustrated in sepiatone and colour with drawings (plans, elevations, architectural details). FRENCH TEXT ONLY. A look at the work of 19th century Quebec architect and engineer, Charles-Phil ippe-Ferdinand Baillairge. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear, light wrinkling on spine, light rubbing. Very Good- 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE PARISH AND CATHEDRAL OF ST JAMES', TORONTO, 1797-1997: A COLLABORATIVE HISTORY., Benn, Carl; Bryant, Giles; Cooke, William; Friesen, Paul H.; Hayes, Alan; McIntire, C. Thomas; Morris, Shirley.
15 Benn, Carl; Bryant, Giles; Cooke, William; Friesen, Paul H.; Hayes, Alan; McIntire, C. Thomas; Morris, Shirley. THE PARISH AND CATHEDRAL OF ST JAMES', TORONTO, 1797-1997: A COLLABORATIVE HISTORY.
St James' Cathedral / Toronto University Press, Toronto, 1998. 
326 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0802047149 B&w and colour photographs, b&w drawings, plans, elevations. "St James' Cathedral can justly be called the Mother Church of the city of Toronto as well as of the Anglican diocese centred there. Its congregation perpetuates one that began worshipping in Lieutenant-Governor Simcoe's tent at the very founding of the town of York in 1793. Its grounds were set aside for a place of worship in 1797, and the wooden church tha t o p ened there ten years later was the first to be built in the town. Four successive Anglican churches have stood on this site, which is now in the heart of downtown Toronto. This history, commissioned as part of St James' 200th-anniversary ce le b ra ti ons in 1996-7, represents a collaboration by seven respected amateur and professional historians. It is lavishly illustrated with over one hundred pictures from the cathedral's own archives and the holdings of other institutions, as well as e igh t p ages of specially commissioned colour plates. Alongside a general history of the church as both parish and cathedral and its ministry to the community through two centuries, there are chapters specially treating the architecture of t he s ucc essi ve b uildings and the development of St James' renowned music and liturgy. This book will appeal not only to students of religious, cultural, and architectural history but to all who take an interest in Toronto's heritage, and Canada' s." F our page leaves with tiny crease at top corner. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. Near Fine/Very Goo d+ 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
ISAAC JOHNSON OF WOODBRIDGE 174-1835: THAT INGENIOUS ARTIST., Blatchly, John and Eden, Peter.  Foreword by Peggy-Ann Monroe.
16 Blatchly, John and Eden, Peter. Foreword by Peggy-Ann Monroe. ISAAC JOHNSON OF WOODBRIDGE 174-1835: THAT INGENIOUS ARTIST.
Suffolk Record Office, Ipswich, 1979. 
32 pp, 8" H x 10 1/4" D, soft cover (stapled in wraps). Johnson family tree on inside of front cover. B&w illustrations. Contains: Isaac Johnson, 1754-1835 by John Blatchly and A Note on Isaac Johnson's Cartographic Style by Peter Eden. Interio r - soft crease at top corner of half the pages, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - small crease at top corner of front cover. Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
ONTARIO ARCHITECTURE: A GUIDE TO STYLES AND BUILDING TERMS 1784 TO THE PRESENT., Blumenson, John.
17 Blumenson, John. ONTARIO ARCHITECTURE: A GUIDE TO STYLES AND BUILDING TERMS 1784 TO THE PRESENT.
Canada Fitzhenry & Whiteside 1990 0889028729 / 9780889028722 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
255 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H). Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs. "Ontario, more than any other region of Canada, exhibits a variety of architectural styles, building forms and materials. Some buildings reflect the exacting standards of an architect. Others feature an eclectic mixing from many styles, including folk. (This book) explores for the first time the common elements that unite Ontario's varied styles while describing the province's distinguishing vernacular features and forms. More than a guide to 200 years of architecture, it identifies building terms and unique building forms not ecessarily associated with any one style. To illustrate each style, all types of buildings are included, from residences to public buildings and gas stations. The author gently contradicts the traditional view that heritage buildings must be old. He includes many 'modern' twentieth century examples of which Ontario has an abundance. Once having sampled the grammar and vocabulary of our rich and varied architectural heritage, the reader will look at buildings in and out of Ontario with a new discrimmination and perspective." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. 
Price: 125.00 USD
 
 
OLD RELICS AND CHARMING RETAINERS OF RURAL ONTARIO., Brooksbank, Jack.
18 Brooksbank, Jack. OLD RELICS AND CHARMING RETAINERS OF RURAL ONTARIO.
Cheltenham, Ontario Boston Mills 1976 0919822878 / 9780919822870 First Edition Soft Cover Near Fine Jack Brooksbank. 
Unpaginated (approx. 85 pp.), oblong (8" H x 9 3/4" D). 42 b&w studies of old Ontario houses, barns, churches, mills, etc. with captions by author/artist. "Ontario's heritage of buildings in wood & stone represents a delightful panorama of architectural styles, reflecting many cultural influences. Such diversity in form & texture, when reviewed in their contrasting settings, constantly remind us all of the love & care, also the pride of craftsmanship, our predecessors devoted to these structures, be it Town, Village or Country. This record of some old relics & charming retainers is a reminder that we must strive to preserve all we can, whilst we can." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
19 Caprio, Joseph. Introduction By Jean-Luc Massoni. MEN.
Lausanne, Switzerland Pierre-Marcel Favre 1986 2828902218 / 9782828902216 Hard Cover Very Good+ Good+ 
Unpaginated, oblong large 8vo (9 1/2" H x 11 1/4" D). B&w photographic studies of men, many nude. The limited text is in French, German and English. "Joseph Caprio was born in Grenoble. He discovered photography about fifteen years ago. He was a pupil of 'masters' such as C.R. Dityvon, Fulvio Roiter and J.F. Bauret who gave him advice and encouragement. Convinced that black and white fully recreated his visions, he essentially works using these tones. His favourtie themes work well in black and white, particularly natural settings, architectural details, choreographic shows, portraits and nudes, particularly male nudes." Light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top bottom of spine and flap-folds, edge creases at top of rear panel and rear flap, areas of browning around spine and edges, light rubbing. 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
20 Cavalier, Julian. Edited, with foreword by Frederick A. Platt. NORTH AMERICAN RAILROAD STATIONS.
Cranbury, New Jersey A.S. Barnes 1979 0498021211 / 9780498021213 Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
215 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H). "Railway stations are of great interest for their variety of styles and architectural designs, as well as for their historical aspects, many of which had pioneered the opening up of new communities in the past. One of the objects of this work is to show, pictorially, the variety of styles and designs of railroad station architecture that were built by various railroads in the United States and Canada. More than 300 photographs are presented in addition to some color views, most of which existed at the time of researching for this work." Dust jacket is price clipped top and bottom, light creasing to top/bottom of spine, minor edge wear/soiling. 
Price: 32.50 USD
 
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