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1 MAROC.
Paris Guides Gallimard 1994 Flexible simulated Leather Near Fine Very Good- 
408 pp, 8vo (9" H), integral ribbon bookmark. FRENCH TEXT. Profusely illustrated in color and b&w with maps, photographs, drawings, reproductions. Chapters: Nature; Histoire et Langue; Art de Vivre; Architecture; Le Maroc Vu Par Les Peintres; Le Maroc Vu Par Les Ecrivains; Casablanca; Rabat; Tanger; Fes, Meknes; Marrakech; Agadir; Information Pratiques. "Villes imperiales, forets de cedres et sommets en neiges de l'Atlas, dunes de sable, deserts de rocaille, oasis, routes des caravanes jalonnees de ksour et de casbahs, le Maroc, 'Royaume aux mille royaumes', trait d'union entre l'Europe et l'Afrique Noire, resume tous ces paysages et tous ces lieux. Mosaique de couleurs et de matieres ou se melent palmiers verts et sable jaune, l'ocre des roches et le pastel des cultures, la se rencontrent la dune et la mer, la neige et la pierre, l'Atlantique et la Mediterranee. Des fastes de Rabat, Fes, Meknes et Marrakech, a l'animation des ports de Tanger et de Casablanca, le Maroc vous invite a rencontrer la culture originale et chaleureuse de tout un peuple." Previous owner's chop mark (stamp) on free front endpaper. Dust jacket has edge wrinkling and tiny tear at top edge, minor rubbing, light edge wear. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE CLANS, SEPTS, AND REGIMENTS OF THE SCOTTISH HIGHLANDS., Adam, Frank.  Revised by Sir Thomas Innes of Learney.
2 Adam, Frank. Revised by Sir Thomas Innes of Learney. THE CLANS, SEPTS, AND REGIMENTS OF THE SCOTTISH HIGHLANDS.
Edinburgh W. & A.K. Johnston 1952 Fourth Edition Hard Cover Very Good 
624 pp + 56 pages of colour illustrations of tartans (showing 112 in total) + fold-out map at rear, 8 3/4" H. Maroon cloth with gilt lettering on spine, blindstamped decoration on spine and front board. 17 b&w plates, including frontispiece (collated), plus additional b&w drawings in text. Section headings: History of the Clan System; Structure of the Clan System; Celtic Culture; Highland Forces; Clan Insignia and Heraldry; Clan Lists and Statistics; Appendices; List of Coloured Plates of Tartans; List of Clans in Order of Precedence; Index; Coloured Plates of Tartans; Clap Map of Scotland. Small edge tear at bottom of rear free endpaper and on fold-out map at gutter (does not effect map) - both archivally taped, very light browning to edges of text block, wrinkling abd minor tiny tears at top/bottom of spine, light edge wear, slight fading to colour on spine and at top 1" of rear board, very small faint water mark on both boards, minor rubbing and soiling. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
CANADIAN WATERCOLOURS AND DRAWINGS IN THE ROYAL ONTARIO MUSEUM.  2 VOLUME SET IN SLIPCASE., Allodi, Mary.  Forword by Donald Blake Webster.
3 Allodi, Mary. Forword by Donald Blake Webster. CANADIAN WATERCOLOURS AND DRAWINGS IN THE ROYAL ONTARIO MUSEUM. 2 VOLUME SET IN SLIPCASE.
Toronto Royal Ontario Museum 1974 0888541597 / 9780888541598 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine 
Unpaginated, oblong (8 7/8" H x 12 1/4" D) - medium brown cloth with gilt lettering on spines and front boards. Slipcase covered in matching brown cloth with gilt lettering and colour pastedown on front panel. 2220 reproductions in b&w and colour. Volume One: Foreword; Introduction; Notes on Procedure; Abbreviations; Artists A to K. Volume Two: Artists K to Y; Anonymous Artists; Geographic Index; Subject Index. Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spines. Slipcase has very minor rubbing. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
SPLENDOUR AT COURT:  DRESSING FOR ROYAL OCCASIONS SINCE 1700., Arch, Nigel and Marschner, Joanna.
4 Arch, Nigel and Marschner, Joanna. SPLENDOUR AT COURT: DRESSING FOR ROYAL OCCASIONS SINCE 1700.
London Unwin Hyman, London, (1987), Ist edition. 1987 0713526610 / 9780713526615 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
128 pp, 10 1/2" H. Profusely illustrated in b&w and colour with photographs, reproductions, drawings. "(P)rovides a lively picture of contrasting courtly scenes through the ages. It takes us from the paralysingly formal Court of Queen Anne to the outlandish ostentation of fifty years later when the Prince of Wales's dancing feet twinkled with 30,000 Pounds worth of diamonds attached to his shoe buckles. It conjures up the social butterflies of the Victorian age and a young debutante in the 1920's having difficulty tucking the essential three white feathers into her fashionably bobbed hair style. The fairy tale dresses and gold encrusted uniforms described and illustrated in this book have echoed or defied the fashions of the world right up to the present day. The last debutante to be presented at Court left Buckingham Palace in 1958, but in ceremonies such as the State Opening of Parliament courtly costume and tradition still linger with us." Spine is slightly twisted, minor toning on pastedowns. Dust jacket has light wear at bottom of front flap-fold, light edge wrinkling - mainly at top of rear panel, very soft crease down rear panel. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
A DICTIONARY OF THEATRE ANTHROPOLOGY: THE SECRET ART OF THE PERFORMER., Barba, Eugenio and Savarese, Nicola.  Translated by Richard Fowler.
5 Barba, Eugenio and Savarese, Nicola. Translated by Richard Fowler. A DICTIONARY OF THEATRE ANTHROPOLOGY: THE SECRET ART OF THE PERFORMER.
London Routledge for the Centre of Performance Research 1995 0415053080 / 9780415053082 Reprint Soft Cover Very Good+ 
272 pp, 11 5/8" H. "(S)ubtly juxtaposes the visual demonstrations of the performer's craft, from a wealth of Oriental and Occidental sources, to uncover knowledge of action in the heightened context of performance - from combat to religion and ritual. Whereas most Western research is concerned with naturalism and psychological realism in acting, the Dictionary focuses on the performer's arduous and eclectic craft. More than just a dictionary, however, it is a handbook for theatre practitioners and a guide for students and scholars of transcultural performance. It is a result of ten years' research conducted by Eugenio Barba and the International School of Theatre Anthropology (ISTA) based in Denmark. ISTA works with practitioners of theatre and dance from the major Oriental and Occidental traditions to study the underlying principles of the performer's technique. The Dictionary aims to expand our knowledge of the possibilities of the scenic body, and of the spectator's response to the dynamics of performance. (It) has practical sections on balance, opposition and montage, among other techniques, and discusses issues including 'The Text and the Stage', 'The Dilated Body', and 'Energetic Language'. The visual essay of photographs, drawings and diagrams which runs parallel to the text is skilfully constructed to complement the textual argument. The result is not only a lavishly illustrated sourcebook on Western and non-Western theatre - much of it until now little known - but an inspiring tribute to the secret art of the performer." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - tiny dint on fore-edge of text block, old stock label on rear cover, minor rubbing. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
AGINCOURT 1415:  TRIUMPH AGAINST THE ODDS.  OSPREY MILITARY CAMPAIGN SERIES., Bennett, Matthew.  Illustrated by Jeffrey Burn.
6 Bennett, Matthew. Illustrated by Jeffrey Burn. AGINCOURT 1415: TRIUMPH AGAINST THE ODDS. OSPREY MILITARY CAMPAIGN SERIES.
Osprey, Oxford, 1999, reprint. 
96 pp, 9 3/4" H, soft cover. ISBN 1855329506 Profusely illustrated in color and b&w with photographs, maps/battle plans, reproductions, costume/weapon studies. "Immortalized by Shakespeare, Agincourt is an epic of courage and hard fighting. Brou ght to bay after the long siege of Harfleur, Henry V's army was soaked, starving and riddled with disease, and facing a French army at odds of more than three to one. How the English beat off their attackers and slaughtered the flower of F r e n c h n o b ility is vividly described in this volume." Includes sections on 'The Battlefield Today' and 'Wargaming Agincourt'. Interior - very small ink circle at top corner of first page, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership m ar ks . E xt e ri or - creases at bottom corner of front cover, tiny corner crease on rear cover, minor rubbing, tiny bump at bottom of spine. Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
PERIOD COSTUME FOR THE STAGE., Bicat, Tina.
7 Bicat, Tina. PERIOD COSTUME FOR THE STAGE.
Marlborough Crowood 2003 1861265891 / 9781861265890 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good 
144 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w drawings, silhouettes, photographs. "(D)emonstrates how to use basic costume and modern clothes to recreate the styles of the past. Written for all those - professionals, students and amateurs - who create theatre costumes, it will appeal particularly to those who work within tight schedules and budgets. Each chapter offers a brief insight into the world that influenced the design ideas of a particular century or era, and offers simple, practical and sometimes surprising suggestions for how the period can be represented in costume on the stage. Throughout the book, silhouettes and drawings, which capture the essence of a style or fashion, stimulate the imagination and help the designer to focus on the vital form and shape that will create a clear picture for the audience." Contents: The Ten-Minute Tour; Introduction; Basic Costume; Crusaders and Troubadurs 1066-1485; The Dark and Dazzling Tudors 1485-1603; Linen, Lace and Civil War 1603-1660; Culture, Curls and the Country House 1660-1789; Jane Austen at Home and Rebellion Abroad 1789-1840; Corsets, Communications and Queen Victoria 1840-1900; From Drawing Room to Battlefield 1900-1945; A World in the Living Room 1945-2000; Patterns, Modifications and Substitutions; Appendix - Useful Tips for Costume Makers; Bibliography; Index. Interior - tiny bump to bottom corner of approx first 20 pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - tiny corner crease on front cover, very light rubbing on rear cover. 
Price: 22.50 USD
 
 
PERIOD COSTUME FOR THE STAGE., Bicat, Tina.
8 Bicat, Tina. PERIOD COSTUME FOR THE STAGE.
Marlborough Crowood 2003 1861265891 / 9781861265890 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good+ 
144 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w drawings, silhouettes, photographs. "(D)emonstrates how to use basic costume and modern clothes to recreate the styles of the past. Written for all those - professionals, students and amateurs - who create theatre costumes, it will appeal particularly to those who work within tight schedules and budgets. Each chapter offers a brief insight into the world that influenced the design ideas of a particular century or era, and offers simple, practical and sometimes surprising suggestions for how the period can be represented in costume on the stage. Throughout the book, silhouettes and drawings, which capture the essence of a style or fashion, stimulate the imagination and help the designer to focus on the vital form and shape that will create a clear picture for the audience." Contents: The Ten-Minute Tour; Introduction; Basic Costume; Crusaders and Troubadurs 1066-1485; The Dark and Dazzling Tudors 1485-1603; Linen, Lace and Civil War 1603-1660; Culture, Curls and the Country House 1660-1789; Jane Austen at Home and Rebellion Abroad 1789-1840; Corsets, Communications and Queen Victoria 1840-1900; From Drawing Room to Battlefield 1900-1945; A World in the Living Room 1945-2000; Patterns, Modifications and Substitutions; Appendix - Useful Tips for Costume Makers; Bibliography; Index. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, minor rubbing on covers. 
Price: 23.00 USD
 
 
PLEASURES OF THE PAST:  A LIGHT-HEARTED COMMENTARY ON THE ENJOYMENTS OF PAST GENERATIONS., Brooke, Iris.
9 Brooke, Iris. PLEASURES OF THE PAST: A LIGHT-HEARTED COMMENTARY ON THE ENJOYMENTS OF PAST GENERATIONS.
Odhams, London, 1955, first edition. 
175 pp, 8vo (9" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Color frontispiece, 16 pages of b&w plates, 80 line drawings. "Iris Brooke, who is well-known for her many authoritative books on English costume through the ages, has gathered together in these pages , a charming record of the pleasures that beguiled the hours of bygone generations that knew neither radio nor television, neither cinema nor jazz. The book, which covers the period from the mid-fifteenth century to the early nineteenth c e n t u r y , i s made up largely of carefully-selected quotations from the works of contemporary diarists, poets and authors, writing of their own pleasures and the sights they witnessed - cameos full of life and vitality, painted in the colourfu l vo ca bu la ry o f t he ir day and age, better by far than any modern description could make them." Chapter headings: Pleasures of the Palate; Sadistic Sport and Sights; Games and Amusements; Ornamental Gardens; Public Parks and Gardens; Dress an d D res sin g; Pri de of Po sse ssion; Travel and Sight-Seeing; Music and Dancing; Masques, Pageants and Spectacles; Conceits and Solaces; Urban Diversions; Fairs and Freaks. Light browning to edges of textblock, a few tiny foxing marks on top of text bloc k, l igh t wr ink lin g an d sl ight browning at top/bottom of textblock. Dust jacket has very light edge wear, light edge wrinkling - tiny tears and creases at top of spine, light to moderate rubbing, light foxing on inside surface. Ver y Goo d/Ver y Goo d- 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE BIGGEST DAY OF THE YEAR:  THE OLD-TIME SCHOOL CHRISTMAS CONCERT., Charyk, John C.
10 Charyk, John C. THE BIGGEST DAY OF THE YEAR: THE OLD-TIME SCHOOL CHRISTMAS CONCERT.
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Western Producer Prairie Books 1985 0888331711 / 9780888331717 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good 
134 pp, 11 1/4" H. B&w photographs. "The old-time Christmas concert is remembered almost unanimously by participants and onlookers alike as 'the biggest day of the year'. Every phase of the concert is featured in this wonderful book: from the first rehearsals to the unpredictably disastrous moments on concert night; from the welcome speech by a nervous preschooler to the climax of the program, the nativity pageant. The monologues and drills, costume songs and plays, gymnastics displays and minstrel acts are recalled vividly by participants in their own words and complemented by private photographs and treasured concert momentos. (This book) brings back the drama and excitement of the old-time school Christmas concert to all who miss it, to all who want to reminisce about it, and to all who wish to experience it for the first time." Faint erased pencil mark on free front endpaper. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling, minor browning at top edge of flap-folds, two tiny dents on front hinge, very light rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
LACE FOR DOLLS & DOLLS' HOUSES., Collier, Ann.
11 Collier, Ann. LACE FOR DOLLS & DOLLS' HOUSES.
B T Batsford, London, 2001, reprint. 
128 pp, 9 3/4" H, soft cover. ISBN 0713480572 Colour photographs, b&w patterns, drawings. "The first chapters show how to make lace for costume dolls - Elizabethan, Georgian, Regency, Victorian and Flapper - which range in size from 6 to 24 inche s. In addition to bobbin and needlelace, the book incorporates embroidery techniques such as blackwork and quilting. The projects include lace collars, petticoats, ruffles, sleeves, stoles, fans and edgings. The author then turns to dolls' house s where patterns are provided for specific rooms - the dining room, living room and bedroom. A final chapter on dressing the dolls and making up the costumes is accompanied by pattern pieces which can be traced straight from the page." Interior - c lean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor rubbing, slight fading to spine color. Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
12 Corneille, John, Major. Edited with introduction by Michael Edwardes. JOURNAL OF MY SERVICE IN INDIA.
London Folio Society 1966 Hard Cover Very Good B.S. Biro. 
181 pp, 8vo (8 9/16" H). Bound in full brown cloth with an etching in black; endpapers with the coats of arms of George II and the East India Company. Brown slipcase. "The frontispiece reproduces a page from the original manuscript, which was compiled between 1754 and 1757. This is the first publication of the diary, which was discovered in France in the early 1960s. Val Biro's 14 scraperboard illustrations consist of 11 headpieces, two cartouches (each used on one of the divisional titles for the two parts of the book), and the title-page vignette. The etching used on the binding shows Fort Saint George at Madras, and was made at around the time Corneille was in India." Map of Plassy. Previous owner's bookplate on verso of free front endpaper, very small bump at bottom corner of front board. Slipcase has light edge rubbing, small rear corner bump, three tiny/small light stains, wear at top/bottom front edges and for 1" on side bottom edge. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
ZERO TOLLERANCE:  AN INTIMATE MEMOIR BY THE MAN WHO REVOLUTIONIZED FIGURE SKATING., Cranston, Toller.  With Martha Lowder Kimball.
13 Cranston, Toller. With Martha Lowder Kimball. ZERO TOLLERANCE: AN INTIMATE MEMOIR BY THE MAN WHO REVOLUTIONIZED FIGURE SKATING.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1997 0771023340 / 9780771023347 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine 
352 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w photographs. "Toller Cranston is: six-time Canadian figure-skating champion, celebrity, costume designer, artist extraordinaire, broadcaster, choreographer of skating routines, raconteur, bon vivant, coach, world traveller, art collector, legend and enigma. In 1976 he won Olympic bronze (so why did it feel like defeat?). This book tells the story of his life after those fateful games at Innsbruck. The rise and fall of Toller's first professional ice show is described in soul-searing detail. His subsequent triumphant tour of Europe as the Skater of the Century is recounted, in contrast, with wicked humour. There are vignettes here of his encounters with the rich and famous from Leonard Bernstein to Pierre Cardin and of his life among Europe's aristocrats and bohemians. Toller has experienced the high life and the low. He has stayed in the most luxurious hotels, held court in palatial houses, sought seclusion in beautiful estates. But the hard times took their toll. In the early 1990s a combination of circumstances, including a disastrous professional association with out-of-control American skater Christopher Bowman and a lawsuit that dragged on for years (ending in complete victory for Toller), led to a personal crisis from which recovery came slowly. But even in the blackest hours, Toller's humour and creative powers never deserted him - an extraordinary self -portrait written by a uniquely gifted individual. Toller's wit, insight, and delicious way with words will entertain and astound readers whether they are skating fans or not." Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
14 Cremony, John C. LIFE AMONG THE APACHES.
New York Indian Head Books 1991 0880296526 / 9780880296526 Facsimile Reprint. Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ 
322 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H). Facsimile reprint of 1868 edition. From the Introduction: "We have never striven to make ourselves intelligently acquainted with (the various tribes occupying the vast region which extends from the Colorado river on the west, to the settlements of Texas on the east, and from Taos in New Mexico to Durango in the Mexican Republic). Nearly all that relates to them is quite as uncertain and indefinite to our comprehension as that which obtains in the center of Africa. Those who were best informed on the matter, and had given it the closest attention, were, at the time - most unfortunately - the least capable of imparting their information; while those who were ignorant of the subject have been the most forward to give the results of their fragmentary gleanings. If this volume shall have the effect of bettering our present deplorable Indian policy, by letting in some light, it will accomplish the author's object." The author was "Interpreter to the U.S. Boundary Commission, under the Hon. John R. Bartlett, in 1849, '50 and '51, and late Major of California Volunteer Cavalry, operating in Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, and Western Arkansas." Dust jacket has a few areas of very minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
OPERA:  A RECORD OF THE OPERA PRODUCTIONS AT THE ROYAL OPERA HOUSE, COVENT GARDEN, FROM 27th JUNE 1960 TO 13th JULY 1962.  GOVENT GARDEN BOOK NO. 14., Crisp, Clement, editor.  Introduction by Sir David Webster.  Articles by Georg Solti, Earl of Drogeda.  Cover design by Sean Kenny.
15 Crisp, Clement, editor. Introduction by Sir David Webster. Articles by Georg Solti, Earl of Drogeda. Cover design by Sean Kenny. OPERA: A RECORD OF THE OPERA PRODUCTIONS AT THE ROYAL OPERA HOUSE, COVENT GARDEN, FROM 27th JUNE 1960 TO 13th JULY 1962. GOVENT GARDEN BOOK NO. 14.
Adam & Charles Black, London, n.d. 
68 pp, 11 5/8" H, soft cover. Profusely illustrated in colour and b&w with photographs, drawings, costume studies. Contents: Preface; Introduction; The Musical Director; The Opera Benevolent Fund; A Midsummer Night's Dream; King Priam; Don Giovan ni; Alcina; Fastaff; La Sonnambula; Fidelio; Iphigenie en Tauride; Die Walkure; Die Zauberflote; The Silent Woman; L'Heure Espagnole; Erwartung; Gianni Schicchi; Other Operas in the Repertory; Guest Artists; Conductors; The Orchestra. Inte r i o r - s o ft crease at top corner of pages and very small soft crease at bottom corner, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, very small corner creases, a few very small dints and scuffs on top h al f of s p in e , li ght rubbing, minor soiling. Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
A PASSIONATE PEN:  THE LIFE AND TIMES OF FAITH FENTON., Downie, Jill.  (Faith Fenton / Alice Freeman.)
16 Downie, Jill. (Faith Fenton / Alice Freeman.) A PASSIONATE PEN: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF FAITH FENTON.
Toronto HarperCollins 1996 0002554054 / 9780002554053 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
337 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H). B&w photographs. Uncovers the secret of Alice Freeman/Faith Fenton, "the unconventional daughter of a shopkeeper who took on another identity (from her daytime job as a respectable schoolteacher) to penetrate the closed, very male world of journalism. As columnist Faith Fenton she moved with ease through society, equally at home with the rich and powerful and the less fortunate - from Lady Aberdeen, wife of the Governor General, to the working mothers of Toronto's slums. She was everywhere, attending costume balls, visiting an aging Sir John A. Macdonald, interviewing the fiery suffragette Susan B. Anthony, covering sensational murder trials. At the height of the Klondike gold rush she reinvented herself once again, heading for Dawson City where she became the first northern correspondent for 'The Globe' and married the love of her life." Very soft bump to bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling, light wrinkling at top edge of front panel/flap and tiny tear at top of front flap-fold. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
BELGIUM AND LUXEMBOURG., Edwards, Tudor.
17 Edwards, Tudor. BELGIUM AND LUXEMBOURG.
London B.T. Batsford 1951 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good - 
128 pp, 8 3/4" H. Colour frontispiece, b&w photographs, 2 maps. "Belgium, Luxembourg and French Flanders are included in this survey of an area which is, intentionally, treated more as a cultural than a nationalistic entity. It is an area whose buildings, customs and people share a common quality that traverses national frontiers: a quality which appears equally in the Grandes Places of Antwerp, Malines and Brussels, in the canal-side architecture of Bruges and Ghent, and in the characteristic processions and fetes of Furnes, Echternach, Binche, Mons and Douai, to name only five of many." Soft corner crease on Preface page, minor winkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light browning on spine and some edges - darker at top edge of flaps, 1" edge tear with soft crease at top of rear panel, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
18 Gibbon, John Murray. CANADIAN MOSAIC: THE MAKING OF A NORTHERN NATION.
London J.M. Dent & Sons 1939 First British Edition Hard Cover Very Good Fair Kathleen Shackleton, W.J. Phillips, R.H. Palenske, Nicholas de Grandmaison, Ernest Neumann, James Crockart. 
455 pp, 9 3/8" H. Brick-coloured cloth with gilt lettering on spine. Map endpapers, b&w photographs, maps, drawings, reproductions, plus 23 colour plates (collated), including 19 full-page portraits of 'types' (many in national costume) and 4 with two illustrations per page showing people, buildings and landscapes. "This is the first comprehensive account of the contributions made to Canadian history and culture by some twenty-five European races. The plan which the author has adopted is to trace the history of each racial group from its original home in Europe, accentuating those incidents that show relationships between such races in Europe previous to their coming to Canada. The history has been documented so far as possible with quotations from contemporary records. The text incorporates the words of the ballads recently broadcasted by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation in the series of musical talks conducted by (the author)." Chapters cover United States, France, England, Scotland, Ireland, Wales, Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, Scandinavia, Eastern Baltic, Poland, Ukraine, Czechoslovakia, the Balkans, Hungary, Russia, Italy, Spain, Portugal, the Hebrew, concluding with "Cement for the Canadian Mosaic". Small soft crease at top corner of pages 279 to304, small crease at top corner of illustration page opposite page 280, minor shelf soiling on bottom of text block & boards, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has moderate edge wear/creasing, small tears with old tape on inside edges, light browning and foxing on spine, darkening to top edge, light soiling/rubbing. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
AN EDWARDIAN CHRISTMAS., Goodall, John S.
19 Goodall, John S. AN EDWARDIAN CHRISTMAS.
Macmillan, London, 1977, first edition. 
Unpaginated, oblong (5 1/2" H x 7 1/4" D), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0333220781 A picture book without text, by the artist known for his charming illustrations of some of Miss Read's novels of English village life. In this book, his marvelously detailed colour illustrations take us through an Edwardian Christmas, from the arrival by steam train of visitors to an English country house, through decorating the house and church and all the other preparations, to the excitement of opening stockings on Christmas morning, Christmas dinner, games, the hunt meet, skating and visiting. Next come the preparations for a costume ball (and the servants' celebrations 'below stairs'), followed by sledding, sales, theatre and home entertainments before the house party breaks up and we watch the train hurry away across a snowy countryside. Tiny scuff on front panel. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has light wrinkling at top of spine and flap-folds, very light edge browning. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
TRADITIONAL TEXTILES OF CAMBODIA: CULTURAL THREADS AND MATERIAL HERITAGE., Green, Gillian.
20 Green, Gillian. TRADITIONAL TEXTILES OF CAMBODIA: CULTURAL THREADS AND MATERIAL HERITAGE.
Bangkok River Books 2003 9748225399 / 9789748225395 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good 
320 pp, large 4to (11 5/16" H). "Subtle, enigmatic patterns woven into Cambodian silk textiles speak of origins in an ancient past, with resonances continuing to the present. While Cambodian textiles may justifiably be regarded as works of art in Western terms, their cultural relevance and vitality, which defines their quintessential character, is only beginning to be be appreciated and understood. This is the first book to document and explain this rich textile and costume tradition. Written for collectors, curators, travellers, textile artists and aficionados, it identifies and explains the essential role textiles play in traditional Cambodian life, society and religious practices. Lavishly illustrated with over 300 colour images, the book includes images of antique textiles held in both private collections and major public institutions, historic images and specially-commissioned line drawings and diagrams. (It) also includes: end notes supplementing the information in each chapter; appendices with a word list in Khmer script and transliterated Roman forms; a technical and foreign language glossary; a full bibliography and index." One tiny dint on front board. Dust jacket has some small line indentations and light rubbing on rear panel, a series of very small and tiny dints on front panel - mainly at top. one or two other very small dints elsewhere on jacket. 
Price: 80.00 USD
 
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