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New York St. Martin's Press 1988 0312018274 / 9780312018276 Book Club Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
439 pp, lg 8vo (9 1/2" H). Pictorial endpapers, b&w photographs, reproductions. "Louis Napoleon, nephew of the famous Bonaparte, is one of the most colorful historical actors of the nineteenth century. Bohemian, adventurer and compulsive Don Juan, he managed to the astonishment of virtually everyone to be elected President of France in 1848 and within three years staged the coup d'etat that made him emperor." Previous owner's name/date in ink on free front endpaper, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, slight fading at top edge of front board. Dust jacket has some areas of light edge wrinkling; light browning at some edges; some light fading to front panel (top edge and at front flap-fold area) and flap-folds. 
Price: 15.00 USD
UNLUCKY LADY:  THE LIFE & DEATH OF HMCS ATHABASKAN, 1940-44., Burrow, Len and Beaudoin, Emile.
2 Burrow, Len and Beaudoin, Emile. UNLUCKY LADY: THE LIFE & DEATH OF HMCS ATHABASKAN, 1940-44.
McClelland & Stewart, (Toronto, 1989), reprint. 
198 pp, oblong 8vo, (8 3/4" H x 11 1/2" D), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0771018126 Profusely illustrated with b&w photos, maps and colour reproductions - wonderful pictorial end papers of Athabaskan at speed. "The Athabaskan was the second o f the Canadian Tribal Class Destroyers, sister ship to the Haida. The story of Athabaskan's life and death has been lovingly retrieved from forgotten archives and her daily log. In her short life she was pounded by the sea and battered by bombs , g unfire, and torpedoes. She spent her finest and final hours fighting alongside her sisters in the 10th Flotilla in 1944, helping to clear the English Channel of enemy ships prior to the invasion. 'Unlucky Lady' is a memorial - to a ship, to t he me n who served her, and to Canadians who served atsea more than forty years ago." Book is slightly cocked, has small bump at top corner of boards. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling, small tears at top of flap-folds - archivally taped; 4" rep aired tear with creases, wrinkles and some delamination at bottom of front panel, 1" tear archivally taped at bottom of front flap-fold, very light rubbing and a few tiny dints on front panel. Very Good/Good+ 
Price: 37.50 USD
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
CANADA 95.  THE COLLECTION OF 1995 STAMPS., Ellis, Louise and Ebbs, Leslie Elizabeth.
4 Ellis, Louise and Ebbs, Leslie Elizabeth. CANADA 95. THE COLLECTION OF 1995 STAMPS.
Canada Canada Post Corporation 1995 066059837X / 9780660598376 Hard Cover Near Fine 
66 pp, 10 3/4" H. Black covers with gilt lettering on spine, blindstamped maple leaf and lettering on front board. Pictorial endpapers, colour and b&w photographs, drawings throughout. Colour illustrated slipcase. Contains 68 stamps (collated), which have been removed from the original envelope and inserted into the protective plastic sleeves on the appropriate pages - face value over $32.00. Louisbourg (5); Manitoba 125 (1); Bridges (4); Golf (5); Group of Seven (7); New Members (3); Historic Vehicles (6); Alfred Pellan (1); Comic Book Superheroes (5); Lunenburg Academy (1); The Arctic (5); Christmas - Emile Brunet Stone Carvings (3); Animal Migration - Canada/Mexico (4) 1945 (4); The Holocaust (1); United Nations (1); La Francophonie (1); 30th Anniversary of Flag (1); Definitive Stamps (8); Greeting Stamps (2). Bilingual text (English/French). Book and slipcase are in fine condition. Minor wear on edges of original envelope that contained stamps. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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
COPPERMINE:  THE FAR NORTH OF GEORGE M. DOUGLAS., Mallory, Enid.  Foreword by Frances Douglas.
6 Mallory, Enid. Foreword by Frances Douglas. COPPERMINE: THE FAR NORTH OF GEORGE M. DOUGLAS.
Peterborough, Canada Broadview 1989 0921149395 / 9780921149392 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
273 pp, oblong (8 3/4" H x 11 1/3" D. B&w photographs, map. "(P)resents a compelling view of one of the great travellers of (the 20th) century and of the last days of 'the Old North'. A mining engineer and almost the archetype of the practical man, George Douglas was in 1911 given the task of searching for minerals in the watershed of the Coppermine, above the Arctic Circle. He never found great wealth, but developed a lifelong affinity with the North itself: a fragile land of subtle beauty about to be changed forever by the advance of southern 'civilization'. During that year and the next he lived a life of extraordinary adventure, became the first white man to make contact with many of the Inuit of the region, and became involved with the great figures of that last generation of Northern adventurers. He became a reluctant father figure to Jack Hornby, the doomed romantic who would starve to death with Harold Adlard and Edgar Christian in 1927. Douglas knew as well Robert Service; in one of the more grisly episodes recounted in this book, he and Service are among a group that discovers the bodies of two dead trappers in an isolated cabin. This book, illustrated with 116 of Douglas's own extraordinary photographs, makes that place, that era, and this remarkable man come to life again." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has some light edge wrinkling. 
Price: 40.00 USD
Dundurn, Toronto, 1999, first printing. 
272 pp, 4to (12 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1550023322 "This book is a survey of the richest, most controversial and perhaps most thoroughly confusing century in the whole history of the visual arts in Canada - the period from 1900 to the present. Mu rray shows how, beginning at the turn of the century, new directions in art emerged - starting with our early Modernists, among them Lauren Harris, Tom Thomson, and the Group of Seven. Today, Modernism has lost its dominance . A r t ists, critics, and the public alike are confronted by a scene of unprecedented variety and complexity. Murray discusses social and political events in combination with the cultural context: movements, ideas, attitudes, and styles; the imp or t an t gr oups in Canadian ar t, and major artists and their works. Fully documented, well-researched, and written with clarity and over three hundred illustrations in both colour and black-and-white, Murray's book is essential for understandin g C an a dia n art of (the twentieth) century. As an introduction, it is excellent in both its scope and intelligence." Light wrinkling at top of spine. Dust jacket has some very minor edge wrinkling. Near Fine/Near Fine 
Price: 50.00 USD
THE NEW BOOK-ILLUSTRATION IN FRANCE., Pichon, Leon.  Translated by Herbert B. Grimsditch.
8 Pichon, Leon. Translated by Herbert B. Grimsditch. THE NEW BOOK-ILLUSTRATION IN FRANCE.
London The Studio 1924 First British Edition Hard Cover Good No Jacket 
168 pp, 11 5/8" H. Medium green boards with decorative blindstamping on front board and bevelled edges, gilt lettering/decoration on spine and front board, top edge gilt. Colour and b&w reproductions (collated), representing the work of 79 artists, including: Robert Bonfils, Frank Brangwyn, Carlegle, Paul Emile Colin, Jean Gabriel Daragnes, Maurice Denis, Maxime Dethomas, Raphael Drouart, Raoul Dufy, Charles Guerin, PaulHermann, Louis Jou, J.F. Laboureur, Alfred Latour, Auguste Leroux, Bernard Naudin, Achille Ouvre, Picart Le Doux, A. Roubille, Steinlen, Daniel Vierge, et al. Fraying and wear at top/bottom of spine and at corners, light brown mark on front board, browning to fore-edge and bottom of text block, faint ex-library number at bottom of spine, small ex-library stamp at bottom of title page and on nine pages throughout book in margins - does not encroach on text or illustrations, browning on free endpapers, ex-library stamp on verso of title page, some light foxing on endpapers, tiny crease/curl at top corner of approx. first 30 pages, slight separation between some page gatherings but still firmly held in binding. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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
Ithaca Cornell University 1992 0801425808 / 9780801425806 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
349 pp, 9 1/2" H. "Toward the end of the seventeenth century, Naoki Sakai maintans, a radical change took place in Japanese discourse - the sudden emergence of multiple new possibilities of conceptualizing the world. In this brilliant and searching reinterpretation of the cultural history of the Tokugawa period, Sakai traces this shift from puppet theater to Confucian commentary. He asserts that during this time a new emphasis was placed on textual performance, practice, and communication, and he illuminates its ethical and political consequences. Sakai draws upon the insights of recent critical theory as he explores the historical consciousness of texts and the self-consciousness of language itself. Analyzing the conditions of discourse formation, he seeks to suggest how language may be used to inform historical investigation. He first considers the Confucian philosopher Ito Jinsai's critiques of Neo-Confucianism. Showing how the historical other was constructed and theorized, Sakai discusses key works of visual art, performance pieces, poetry, and 'wakun', a genre of graphic translation. Finally, he considers writings representative of intellectual movements that began to construct the identity of the Japanese language and culture." Light waviness to edges of text block, small bump at bottom of front hinge, very minoredge wear. Dust jacket has wrinkling at bottom of spine and very light wrinkling at top of spine, very light rubbing. 
Price: 65.00 USD
FIFTY YEARS IN RETROSPECT.  CANADA, 1882-1932., The Royal Society of Canada.  (Lawrence Burpee, Sir Robert Falconer, Chanoine Emile Chartier, Aegidius Fauteux, Gustave Lanctot, Lorne Pierce, Chester Martin, Diamond Jenness, R.H. Coats, O.D. Skelton, A. Norman Shaw, J.C. Fields, F.M.G. Johnson, et al.
11 The Royal Society of Canada. (Lawrence Burpee, Sir Robert Falconer, Chanoine Emile Chartier, Aegidius Fauteux, Gustave Lanctot, Lorne Pierce, Chester Martin, Diamond Jenness, R.H. Coats, O.D. Skelton, A. Norman Shaw, J.C. Fields, F.M.G. Johnson, et al. FIFTY YEARS IN RETROSPECT. CANADA, 1882-1932.
Toronto Ryerson Press 1932 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good 
179 pp, 10 1/2" H. Teal cloth with gilt lettering on spine and front board. Contents: Introduction; The Intellectual Life of Canada as Reflected in Its Royal Society; La Litterature au Canada Francais; Cinquante Ans d'Histoire au Canada Francais; Retrospective d'Economie Sociale au Canada Francais; English Canadian Literature; Fifty Years of Canadian History; Fifty Years of Archaeology in Canada; Fifty Years of Statistical Progress; Fifty Years of Political and Economic Science in Canada; Presidential Address - Section III, Including an Account of the Progress of Physics in Canada; The Royal Society of Canada and Canadian Mathematics; Chemistry and the Royal Society of Canada; Fifty Years of Canadian Astronomy; Some Aspects of the Geological Studies of the Canadian Shield; Fifty Years of Pleistocene Geology in Canada; The Growth of Theories of the Formation of Ore Deposits in the Last Fifty Years; Trends in Fifty Years of Canadian Stratigraphy; Mineralogy in Canada; The Development of Zoology in Canada; Progress in Fisheries Research in Canada; The Development of Physiology and Biochemistry in Canada; The Development of Pathology and Bacteriology in Canada in the Last Fifty Years; Clinical Medicine and the Royal Society; A Sketch of the Past Fifty Years of Canadian Botany. A small lightly erased pencil notation on front pastedown at hinge, a few tiny foxing marks at top of front inside hinge, very light soiling to top/bottom of text block, very small dent and scuff on rear board, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very light edge wear. 
Price: 20.00 USD
COLLECTIONS DES MUSEES D'ETAT DU QUEBEC., Tremblay, Jean-Noel, Preface de.
12 Tremblay, Jean-Noel, Preface de. COLLECTIONS DES MUSEES D'ETAT DU QUEBEC.
Montreal Gouvernement du Quebec 1967 Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket 
13" H, beige cloth-covered boards with gilt lettering on spine, gilt fleur de lis on front board. Pictorial endpapers. Unpaginated - short preface in French only, followed by two page introduction in French, repeated in English. 108 illustrations - b&w plates and tipped in colour illustrations on heavier stock, followed by 10 page catalogue of artists. Page 1 coloured plate has a series of very small areas of colour loss along top edge with colour offset on adjacent page, light colour fading and light browning at edges of boards, area of light colour loss and some faint foxing marks on rear board, light browning on spine. 
Price: 60.00 USD
Abacus, London, 1976. 
254 pp, 7 3/4" H, soft cover. "What is the imagination and how does it work? Looking critically at the images of the world portrayed in the works of such authors as H.P. Lovecraft, August Strindberg, Jean-Paul Sartre, Samuel Beckett, H.G. Wells, To lkien, D.H. Lawrence, and Aldous Huxley, Colin Wilson carries out a fascinating search for a definition of the creative imagination and its influence on literature." Interior - moderate browning to pages, cigarette smoke odour, otherwise cle a n a n d tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - browning to edges of text block, very light edge wear, moderate browning on spine/rear hinge, one tiny corner crease. Good+ 
Price: 10.00 USD
14 Zola, Emile. THE ABBE MOURET'S SIN.
Elek, London, (1970), reprint. 
312 pp, 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 02363080804 "In this novel, Zola studies the problem of male chastity. How does the Roman Catholic priest, sworn to celibacy, reconcile his vow with human nature? With great and poetic delicacy and ho nesty, he tells the story of young Serge Mouret, Vicar of Artaud in Southern France, the victim of a conflict between a morality that has made sex evil and a natural impulse to love, purely and utterly, a young girl..." Very light wrinkli n g a t t o p / bottom of spine. Dust jacket is price clipped, has minor edge wrinkling, small ghost sticker mark on front flap. VG+/VG+ 
Price: 35.00 USD

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