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1 Blanck, Jacob, compiler. BIBLIOGRAPHY OF AMERICAN LITERATURE. VOLUME ONE (1): HENRY ADAMS TO DONN BYRNE.
New Haven Yale University Press 1977 Fifth Printing Hard Cover Very Good Very Good+ 
(liv), 474 pp, 10 1/4" H. Black cloth with red title block/gilt lettering and crest on spine. B&w illustrations. Plain brown paper dust jacket with two cut-outs revealing title and volume number. Contents: Genesis and Scope of the Bibliography; Plan of the Bibliography; Form of Entry; Binding; Publication Notes; Comment on Locations; Definitions of Terms; A Personal Note; Acknowledge-ments; General References; Principal Periodicals Consulted; Location Symbols; Bibliography of American Literature; Initials, Pseudonyms, and Anonyms. One slight sorner bump, very light wrinkling at bottom of spine, very light rubbing to spine title block. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top of rear flap-fold. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
JAMES WILSON MORRICE:  A BIOGRAPHY., Buchanan, Donald W.
2 Buchanan, Donald W. JAMES WILSON MORRICE: A BIOGRAPHY.
Toronto Ryerson Press 1936 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good James Wilson Morrice. 
187 pp, 8 3/4" H. B&w tissue-covered photograph frontispiece, b&w plates, 1 colour plate. A biography of the Canadian artist, James Wilson Morrice (1865-1924), detailing his nomadic life spent in Europe, North Africa, the West Indies and Canada, his work, associations and friendships (including Henri Matisse and Somerset Maugham). Includes a "Catalogue Raisonne" (divided geographically) and a "General Index". Interior - a very soft bump to top corner of text block, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, very soft crease at top corner of covers, light soiling on covers, a faint 2" line indention on front cover. 
Price: 65.00 USD
 
 
THE SMALLER RHODODENDRONS., Cox, Peter A.  Foreword by Professor D.M. Henderson.  Colour illustrations by Margaret Stones and Rosemary Wise.
3 Cox, Peter A. Foreword by Professor D.M. Henderson. Colour illustrations by Margaret Stones and Rosemary Wise. THE SMALLER RHODODENDRONS.
Timber Press, Beaverton, OR, 1985, first American edition. 
271 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0881920142 B&w photographs, maps, drawings, colour illustrations. "The author surveys smaller rhododendrons in their natural habitat, their distribution, ecology and introduction into cultivation, and then moves on to garden cultivation, examining shelter, shade, climate, hardiness and plant associations. The chapter on planting and maintenance covers soil preparation, planting, feeding, pruning, diseases and pests. One of Pete r Cox's strengths is the personal experience he brings to the subject, and this is reflected in a description of the climate and conditions at Glendoik, Perth, where a large percentage of the plants mentioned in the book have been grown with s o m e s u ccess. Personal experience shows also in the detailed species descriptions, the largest part of the book, in which cultivation history, botanical characteristics, and garden value are assessed in great detail. There is of course a cla ss if ic at i on o f the species. Hybrids and hybridization are described more fully than before (the author gives some pointers for future efforts here), and there is an account of propagation techniques. With its list of recommended species and hy bri ds, ga rd ens , n urseries and societies, (this book) offers an immense amount of detailed, up-to-date information, its value enhanced by the practicality readers have come to expect of this author." Small bump at bottom corner of boards a nd a t bo ttom of rea r hi nge, slight wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, a few tiny dints on bottom edge of boards. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light rubbing. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
HAMISH X AND THE CHEESE PIRATES., Cullen, Sean.  Illustrated by Johann Wessels.
4 Cullen, Sean. Illustrated by Johann Wessels. HAMISH X AND THE CHEESE PIRATES.
Puffin Canada, Toronto, 2006, first edition. 
293 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0670065021 B&w illustrations. "The mysterious Hamish X is the scourge of the Orphan Disposal Agency - Agents Candy and Sweet can't seem to find a facility that can hold him. After arriving at the Windcity Orphanage, where the children are forced to earn their keep making stinky blue cheese, Hamish is soon planning his escape along with new friends Parveen and Mimi. But his plans are put on hold when the factory is suddenly attacked b y a fierce gang of pirates, led by the dreaded Cheesebeard of Snow Monkey Island. In order to save the other orphans, Hamish, Mimi, and Parveen must embark upon an epic adventure across the Arctic and take on the cheese-obsessed pirates by them s e l v es...." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. Very Good+/Very Good+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
CANADIAN IMPRESSIONISM., Duval, Paul.
5 Duval, Paul. CANADIAN IMPRESSIONISM.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1990 0771029650 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good - Very Good 
166 pp, square 4to (11 3/4" H). "This beautiful volume, full of the light and colour that characterize most Impressionist art, is a thoroughly enjoyable guide to Canadian Impressionist painting from roughly 1885 to 1920. It brings together, for the first time in book form, the Canadian representatives of the world's most popular and accessible school of painting, offering a totally fresh look at a now-vanished society, and presenting a strong contrast to the isolated, unpopulated vision of the country usually portrayed by the Group of Seven - although members of that group are represented in their earlier, more intimate styles. 'Canadian Impressionism' conveys a vivid cross-section of the subject, including many paintings that have never before been reproduced. The work of neglected artists such as Helen McNicoll, Frank Armington, John S. Gordon, John Russell, and William Clapp is featured among the seventy full-colour plates, alongside the more familiar talents of J.W. Morrice, Paul Peel, Lawren Harris, Maurice Cullen, and A.Y. Jackson. (A) revelation and a delight, showing as it does a charming side of Canadian art that has not, until now, received the attention that it deserves." Light toning to edges of pages/text block, waviness to top/bottom edges of text block, several very small dents at bottom edge of boards, a few small shallow dents on fore-edge of boards, several very light stains on boards. Dust jacket has minor waviness at top/bottom edges, very light toning at top/bottom inside edges, sharp crease down rear hinge 
Price: 67.50 USD
 
 
6 Hughes, Langston, editor. (Jackie Mabley, Cassius Clay, Dan Burley, Pigmeat Markham, Butterbeans & Susie, Mantan Moreland, Godfrey Cambridge, Dick Gregory, John H. Johnston, Ben Burns, Zora Neale Hurston, E.C.L. Adams, J. Mason Brewer, et al.) THE BOOK OF NEGRO HUMOR.
New York Dodd, Mead 1966 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good 
265 pp, 8vo (8 7/16" H). Selected, edited and with many contributions by Langston Hughes. His "A Note on Humor" precedes the groupings headed: Cool Comics - Contemporary Comedy (Jackie Mabley, Cassius Clay, Dan Burley, Pigmeat Markham, Butterbeans and Susie, Mantan Moreland, Godfrey Cambridge and Dick Gregory); Jokes and Jive - From Then to Now; Pulpit and Pew - Parsons and Parishioners (John H. Johnson, Ben Burns, Zora Neale Hurston, E.C.L. Adams); Just For Fun - Pastime Verses; Down-Home Tales - Laughter from the South (J. Mason Brewer, Zora Neale Hurston); Laugh and Live - Biography and Autobiography (Booker T. Washington, Wendell Phillips Dabney, Roi Ottley, Robert E. Turner, Taylor Gordon, Zora Neale Hurston, L.D. Reddick, Jackie Robinson, Martin Luther King, Jr.); Tell It In Rhyme - Ballads and Songs; Nothing But the Blues - Traditional Couplets; The Jazz People - Tales of the Music World (W.C. Handy, Jelly Roll Morton, Louis Armstrong, Danny Barker, Billie Holiday); Harlem Party Cards - Rustling up the Rent; Simple Speaks His Mind - Contemporary Commentary (Langston Hughes); Poets Write It Down - From Old New Orleans to Harlem (Armand Lanusse, Wendell P. Dabney, James Weldon Johnson, Paul Laurence Dunbar, Mary Effie Lee Newsome, Langston Hughes, Countee Cullen, Ray Durem, Samuel Allen, Deborah Fuller Wess, Maria Evans, Ted Joans, Robert A. Johnson, LeRoi Jones, George H. Base, Julian Bond); Writers Grin and Bear It - Fact and Fiction (Alston Anderson, James Baldwin, George Houston Bass, Arna Bontemps, Dan Burley, Alice Childress, Alfred Duckett, Rudolph Fisher, Len W. Holt, Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston, John Killens, L.F. Palmer, Ted Poston, Richard Wright); Segregated Integration - Our Day and Times. Light edge wear - mainly on bottom edge, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, small bump at top corner of front board, small slight bump to top corner of text block, very small light color stain on bottom of text block. Dust jacket is price clipped, has light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds several small edge tears - some with creases, a few very small edge chips, light soiling on rear panel, slight fading to spine color, small areas of waviness on spine. 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
7 Jack, Donald. Forewords by Pierre Berton and Martin M. Hoffman, M.D. ROGUES, REBELS, AND GENIUSES: THE STORY OF CANADIAN MEDICINE.
Toronto Doubleday Canada 1981 0385155751 / 9780385155755 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
662 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs, reproductions. "(A) lively and absorbing account of more than 400 years of medicine in Canada, from the Indian shamans to the present day. Canadian doctors have made an enormous contribution to world medicine - their achievements range from the discovery of insulin to the development of the cobalt bomb. And the famouse names are here: Grenfell, Archibald, Osler, Bethune, Penfield, Selye, Banting. But, as Pierre Berton points out in his foreword, (this) is 'more than a history of Canadian medicine: in a curious way it is also a history of the Canadian nation. In his monumental examination of the place of doctors in our history, Donald Jack makes it clear that since Cartier's day medical men have been bound up in the development of the country - not only as practitioners but also as politicians, explorers, gadflies, soldiers, community leaders.' The author brings to his subject not only a depth of research but a novelist's eye for the dramatic, the humorous, and the eccentric. The medical men and women who appear in these pages, 'in their furs and shirtsleeves, bloodstained frock coats and sterilzed gowns, tell an intensely personal story of triumphant response to challenge; triumphant not least because their lives affirm the supreme value of the individual ego'." Wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor rubbing. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine, light rubbing, slight browning to top/bottom edges. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
8 Laing, G. Blair. MEMOIRS OF AN ART DEALER 2.
Toronto McClelland and Stewart 1982 0771045719 / 9780771045714 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ 
213 pp, small 4to (10 3/8" H), dark blue cloth with gold lettering on spine - no dust jacket (as issued) - dark blue slipcase with gold lettering and pastedown. VOLUME 2 ONLY. Profusely illustrated with tipped-in colour plates. Contents: Preface; Governor Simpson's Missing Paul Kanes; Cornelius Krieghoff - Some Friends and Early Patrons; The Bishop's Journal; Drawings and Other Works from Canada's Early Days; The Purloined Rembrandt; Some Artists and Collectors in the Thirties; Art Dealing During and After World War II; The Beginnings of the Great Art Boom; In the Studios of Some Great Sculptors; Reflections on a Career. Just removed from publisher's shrinkwrap for cataloguing. Very light wear at top/bottom of hinges and at corners, one or two tiny scuffs at edges. Slipcase has very light wear at corners, area of very faint color variance on rear panel. 
Price: 47.50 USD
 
 
MORRICE:  A GREAT CANADIAN ARTIST REDISCOVERED., Laing, G. Blair.  Introduction by Jean Sutherland Boggs.
9 Laing, G. Blair. Introduction by Jean Sutherland Boggs. MORRICE: A GREAT CANADIAN ARTIST REDISCOVERED.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1984 0771045689 / 9780771045684 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good James Wilson Morrice. 
224 pp, 11 3/4" H. Profusely illustrated with colour reproductions. "James Wilson Morrice is one of the twentieth century's most talented and lyrical painters. Whether depicting a Quebec village in winter, a Paris cafe, or a North African market place, Morrice's vibrant colours and perfectly balanced compositions capture his subjects in a suspended timelessness. The story of (his) life is no less colourful than his paintings. The young James's passion for art took him in 1890, at the age of twenty-five, from his wealthy Montreal background to Paris. It was here, among other artists such as Matisse, and writers such as Somerset Maugham and Arnold Bennett, that he felt a true kinship. And it was not long before Morrice's paintings were seen in the great Salons of Paris, and sent to the Montreal Art Association and the Canadian Art Club in Toronto for exhibition. Laing's fascinating account reveals the complexity of Morrice's genius and gives a definitive picture of James Wilson Morrice - the man, the artist, and his work." Slight waviness at top/bottom edges of text block. Dust jacket has light toning on spine, flap-folds and some edges; one small edge tear archivally taped; minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 55.00 USD
 
 
10 Lord, Barry. THE HISTORY OF PAINTING IN CANADA: TOWARD A PEOPLE'S ART.
Toronto NC Press 1974 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
253 pp, 11" H. Profusely illustrated in b&w and colour. Contents: Introduction: Toward a People's Art; Painting of the Native Peoples; Painting in Quebec: French and British Regimes (The art of the church and the art of the people / Social classes in Quebec: A portrait of Quebec society / Interlude: An American paints the conquest of Quebec); Canadian Painting: The British Regime (The struggle for the landscape / A nation of Canadians / Imperialism and the art schools in Paris The Group of Seven: A national landscape art); Painting in the Age of U.S. Imperialism (Repression and revolt in Quebec / Canadian painting: The struggle to paint our people); Conclusion: Toward a People's Art. Very minor edge wear. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has very minor edge wear/wrinkling at bottom of spine, a few tiny tears (archivally taped) and areas of light creasing at top edge. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
11 MacTavish, Newton. Introduction by Robert McMichael. THE FINE ARTS IN CANADA.
Toronto Coles 1973 Facsimile Edition. Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
181 pp, 8vo (8 5/8" H). First published by Macmillan in 1925. B&w photographs, drawings, reproductions, color plates. Contents: The Beginnings of Art in Canada; Jacobi, Krieghoff, Fowler, Berthon; The O.S.A., the R.C.A. and the M.A.A.; The Significance of the Eighties; The Dawn of Promise; The National Gallery and the Schools of Art; The Sister Arts; The Canadian Art Club; An Awakening Interest; Sculpture; Architecture; Homer Watson; George A. Reid; James Wilson Morrice; Horatio Walker; Curtis Williamson; Maurice Cullen; John Russell; M.A. Suzor-Cote; Four Notable Landscape Painters; Canadians From Abroad; Canadian Women Painters; Others of Importance; Tom Thomson and the Group of Seven. Small light pencil erasure mark on free front endpaper, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor bump to bottom corner of boards. Dust jacket has light edge wear at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds - minor elsewhere, minor soiling, tiny closed perforation on front hinge, two tiny dints on rear hinge - three on front hinge, two tiny tears at top of spine. 
Price: 27.50 USD
 
 
12 MacTavish, Newton. Introduction by Robert McMichael. THE FINE ARTS IN CANADA.
Toronto Coles 1973 Facsimile Edition. Soft Cover Very Good Very Good+ 
181 pp, 8vo (8 3/8" H). In slipcase with matching titling on spine and front board. Facsimile reprint of the Macmillan Company of Canada edition of 1925. One of the Coles Canadiana Collection. B&w photographs, drawings, reproductions, color plates. Contents: The Beginnings of Art in Canada; Jacobi, Krieghoff, Fowler, Berthon; The O.S.A., the R.C.A. and the M.A.A.; The Significance of the Eighties; The Dawn of Promise; The National Gallery and the Schools of Art; The Sister Arts; The Canadian Art Club; An Awakening Interest; Sculpture; Architecture; Homer Watson; George A. Reid; James Wilson Morrice; Horatio Walker; Curtis Williamson; Maurice Cullen; John Russell; M.A. Suzor-Cote; Four Notable Landscape Painters; Canadians From Abroad; Canadian Women Painters; Others of Importance; Tom Thomson and the Group of Seven. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - small bump at top of front hinge. Slipcase has minor edge wear. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
A CONCISE HISTORY OF CANADIAN PAINTING.  SECOND (EXPANDED) EDITION., Reid, Dennis.
13 Reid, Dennis. A CONCISE HISTORY OF CANADIAN PAINTING. SECOND (EXPANDED) EDITION.
Toronto Oxford University Press 1988 0195406648 / 9780195406641 Second (expanded) Edition. Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
418 pp, 8 1/2" H. B&w and colour illustrations. "This Second Edition covers painting to 1980. A long final chapter treats a crucial fifteen years when there developed in Canada a tremendous interest in other art forms and an apparent falling off of interest in painting. In fact the cry was hear - throughout the western world - that painting was dead. It turned out, however, that this was far from true. Dennis Reid discusses the work of established artists who produced steadily in the period - including Jack Bush, Jack Chambers, Greg Curnoe, Gershon Iskowitz, John Meredith, Guido Molinari, Jack Shadbolt, and Claude Tousignant - as well as new arrivals on the scene who have since joined the ranks of leading Canadian artists. Among the more recent painters discussed are David Bolduc, John Boyle, David Craven, Paterson Ewen, Ivan Eyre, Yves Gaucher, John Hall, Ron Martin, Michael Morris, Norval Morrisseau, Christopher Pratt, Shirley Wiitasalo, and Tim Zuck. Enriched by this overview, and by many additions to the original text, (this) is the widest-ranging and most authoritiative handbook available. Lucid, interesting, and informative, it is still a pleasure to read from first to last." Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very small bump on bottom edge of both boards. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
IMPORTANT CANADIAN ART.  AUCTION AND EXHIBITION.  WEDNESDAY, MAY 17, 1989., Sotheby's.
14 Sotheby's. IMPORTANT CANADIAN ART. AUCTION AND EXHIBITION. WEDNESDAY, MAY 17, 1989.
Toronto Sotheby's 1989 Soft Cover Very Good 
Unpaginated, 358 lots. Colour and b&w reproductions. The catalogue of the exhibition and auction held on May 17th, 1989. Artists represented include: William Armstrong, John William Beatty, Frederic Marlett Bell-Smith, Andre Charles Bieler, M. Emily Carr, Alfred Joseph Casson, Frederick Simpson Coburn, Stanley Morel Cosgrove, Maurice Galbraith Cullen, Marc-Aurele Fortin, Clarence Alphonse Gagnon, Frederick Stanley Haines, Lawren Stewart Harris, Robert Harris, Yvonne McKague Housser, Alexander Young Jackson, Frank Hans Johnston, Dorothy Knowles, Cornelius David Krieghoff, William Kurelek, Arthur Lismer, James Edward Hervey MacDonald, Henri Leopold Masson, James Wilson Morrice, Herbert Sidney Palmer, Robert Wakeham Pilot, Jean-Paul Riopelle, William Goodridge Roberts, Florence Wyle and many more. Interior - light browning to inside of covers, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, very light browning to edges of covers. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE WOMEN OF BEAVER HALL: CANADIAN MODERNIST PAINTERS., Walters, Evelyn.  Signed.
15 Walters, Evelyn. Signed. THE WOMEN OF BEAVER HALL: CANADIAN MODERNIST PAINTERS.
Dundurn, Toronto, 2005, first edition. 
191 pp, square small 4to (10 1/4" H x 10 1/4" D), hard cover in dust jacket. SIGNED BY AUTHOR ON TITLE PAGE. ISBN 9781550025880 Colour reproductions, b&w photographs. Contents: Acknowledgements; Introduction; Nora Collyer (1898-1979); Emily Coon an (1885-1971); Prudence Heward (1896-1947); Mabel Lockerby (1882-1976); Henrietta Mabel May (1877-1971); Kathleen Morris (1893-1986); Lilias Torrance Newton (1896-1980); Sarah Robertson (1891- 1948); Anne Savage (1896-1971); Ethel Seath (1879-1 9 6 3 ) ; Appendices: Chronology/Exhibitions; Notes; Bibliography; Index of Illustrations; Index. Light wrinkling at top of spine, top corner of both boards are bumped. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling, bumped at top of front flap-folds, tiny di nt o n front panel. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 55.00 USD
 


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