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HAUTE COUTURE:  NOTES ON DESIGNERS AND THEIR CLOTHES IN THE COLLECTIONS OF THE ROYAL ONTARIO MUSEUM., Brett, Katharine B.
1 Brett, Katharine B. HAUTE COUTURE: NOTES ON DESIGNERS AND THEIR CLOTHES IN THE COLLECTIONS OF THE ROYAL ONTARIO MUSEUM.
Toronto Royal Ontario Museum 1969 Soft Cover Good+ 
68 pp, oblong (8 1/2" H x 10" D). B&w drawing, photographs. Contents: Preface; Introduction; Fashion Survey 1900-1967; Biographies in alphabetic order and Notes on Clothing; Milliners; Notes; Illustrations (pages 47-63); Ready-to-Wear; Selected Bibliography. Interior - previous owner's name/info. in ink at top of title page, light toning to edges of pages and inside of covers. Exterior - light edge wear - light to moderate on spine, soft wrinkles and light rubbing on covers, very light browning/soiling on rear cover. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
2 Brockhouse, Robert. THE ROYAL ALEXANDRA THEATRE: A CELEBRATION OF 100 YEARS.
Toronto McArthur 2007 155278648X / 9781552786482 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good+ Edward Burtynsky, photographer. 
346 pp, 11 1/4" H. Profusely illustrated in colour, b&w and sepiatone with photographs/reproductions. "It was one of those grand civic gestures so loved by the aristocracy of the Gilded Age: a gift to Toronto meant to call the world's attention to its blossoming as a great city. The giver was Cawthra Mulock, 'the boy millionaire', one of the wealthiest men in Canada. The gift was the Royal Alexandra, a magnificent new theatre built - with no regard to cost - to equal the most splendid houses of London, Paris and New York. It was to be the lodestar of North American theatres, attracting the finest performers and the very best in dramatic art to a city that still smarted under the nickname 'Hogtown'. If Cawthra Mulock had known what obstacles lay in the way, he might never have broken ground. He could not have foreseen the cut-throat rivals who would seek to bankrupt him; nor the two World Wars; nor the coming of the movies, radio and television; nor the Great Depression that would close every other theatre in the country. This book tells the story of a Canadian national landmark and beloved Toronto institution, and of the remarkable, dogged and devoted champions - from Mulock to Mirvish - who have kept it alive, thriving and triumphant over 100 years." Small crease at top edge of pages 193 to 204., light waviness to edges og text block, very light wrinking at bottom of spine. Dust jacket very minor edge wrinkling, very minor rubbing, very soft wrinkle on rear panel. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE LAST WIFE OF HENRY VIII., Erickson, Carolly.
3 Erickson, Carolly. THE LAST WIFE OF HENRY VIII.
St Martin's, New York, 2006, first edition. 
326 pp, large 8vo (9 1/5" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0312352182 "Courageous, attractive, romantic, intelligent, Catherine Parr became the sixth wife of Henry VIII. Her story, as Carolly Erickson re-creates it, is page-turning drama: from the splendors of the Field of the Cloth of Gold to the gory last years of the outsize King Henry, when heads rolled and England trembled, Catherine bestrode her destiny and survived to marry her true love. Catherine Parr attracted the kin g ' s l u s t and, though much in love with the handsome Thomas Seymour, was thrown into the intrigue-filled snake pit of the royal court. While victims of the king's wrath suffered torture and execution, Catherine persevered until, at last, she ca me w i th in t he orbit of the royal fury. King Henry toyed with her, first ordering her arrested, then granting her clemency. She managed to avoid execution, but she knew that the king had his wandering eye fixed on wife number seven. She was sp are d by his de ath and married the attractive but dangeously unbalanced Seymour. Her triumph was shadowed by rivalry with the young Princess Elizabeth, whose lands and influence the lecherous Seymour coveted. Catherine won the contest, but a gr eat co st. ..." Du st j a cket has very minor edge wrinkling. Fine/Near Fine 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE SCHOOL OF FEMININITY.  A BOOK FOR AND ABOUT WOMEN AS THEY ARE INTERPRETED THROUGH FEMININE WRITERS OF YESTERDAY AND TODAY., Greene, Margaret Lawrence.
4 Greene, Margaret Lawrence. THE SCHOOL OF FEMININITY. A BOOK FOR AND ABOUT WOMEN AS THEY ARE INTERPRETED THROUGH FEMININE WRITERS OF YESTERDAY AND TODAY.
Toronto Musson 1972 0773700072 / 9780773700079 First Canadian Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good - 
382 pp, 8 3/4" H. 6 b&w illustrations. "As provocative and challenging as when it was first published in 1936, (this book) traces the development of female thought as reflected by the creative imagination of writers from Mary Wollstonecraft and Jane Austen to Pearl Buck and Virginia Woolf. With superb balance of reason and passion, the author probes the minds and hearts of her fellow creatures. She assesses their feeling towards their existence as women and examines their reactions to the role society expects them to fulfil." Contents: Part I. The Nineteenth-Century School of Femininity. We Wrtie as Women; Mary Wollstonecraft: Who Walked an Emotional Tight Rope; Jane Austen: Who Rode a Flirtatious Merry-Go-Round; The Bronte Sisters: Who Wrestled with Romance; George Eliot: Who Sat Like the Recording Angel and Wrote; Olive Schreiner: Who Lay Listening to the Biological Drum Beating. Part II. The Twentieth-Century School of Femininity. Little Girl Pals: Anita Loos - Dorothy Parker - Katharine Brush - Daphne du Maurie; Go-Getters: Edna Ferber - Fannie Hurst - G.B. Stern - Rose Macaulay; Matriarchs: Dorothy Canfield - Margaret Ayer Barnes - Storm Jameson - Phyllis Bentley - Phyllis Bottome - Sheila Kaye-Smith - Ruth Suckow - Evelyn Scott - Kate O'Brien; Helpmeets: Edith Wharton - Helen Grace Carlisle - Mary Borden - May Sinclair - Margaret Goldsmith - I.A.R. Wylie - Kay Boyle; Sophisticated Ladies: Ellen Glasgow - Mazo de la Roche - Margaret Kennedy - E.H. Young - E.M. Delafield - "Elizabeth" - Victoria Sackville-West; Priestesses: Pearl Buck - Radclyffe Hall - Mary Webb; Artistes: Katherine Mansfield - Willa Cather - Clemence Dane - Virginia Woolf. Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wear, two small tears arcvhivally taped, light rubbing, scratch mark down front panel. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE DRESS DOCTOR., Head, Edith and Ardmore, Jane Kesner.
5 Head, Edith and Ardmore, Jane Kesner. THE DRESS DOCTOR.
Boston Little, Brown 1959 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good - Good- Edith Head. 
249 pp, 8 1/4" H. B&w photographs. B&w drawings by Edith Head. "As Fashion Chief of Paramount Studios, Edith Head is the woman who daily transforms the most glamorous people in the world into the characters they play on the screen. Among her clients are such fabulous names as Marlene Dietrich, Mae West, Sophia Loren, Dorothy Lamour, Ingrid Bergman, Hedy Lamarr, Rita Hayworth, Betty Hutton, Ginger Rogers, Elizabeth Taylor, Grace Kelly - and Cary Grant, Danny Kaye, Bob Hope, Bing Crosby and Yul Brynner. (This) is the autobiography of a sensitive woman who has achieved astounding success, not only professionally, but as the friend and confidante of some of the most fascinating personalities of our time. She tells not only what she taught the stars, but what she learned from them: from Mae West ("I like 'em tight, girls"), all there was to know about sex, clotheswise; from Clara Bow (she wore high heels for tennis), Flaming Youth; from Carole Lombard, 'how important a designer is not only ot an actress, but to women'. (S)he has created a complete glamour guide for do-it-yourself dress doctors. She tells you what clothes can do for you - and what you can do for clothes. She helps you analyze your figure type, and the potential of your clothes personality. Finally, she has set down a complete guide on what to wear for every occasion, from Amusement Parks to Weddings." previous owner's name and date in ink on free front free endpaper - name is whited-out, scattered small and tiny light stains in margins and some text of pages 200 & 201, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, small bump at top corner of boards. Dust jacket has light browning to spine, flap-folds and some edges; light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling with small edge tears (archivally taped) and very small chips, an area of light staining on front panel, very small tear on rear hinge - archivally taped, now in a my lar sleeve. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
6 Kerr, Katharine. THE DRAGON MAGE TRILOGY. BOOK ONE. THE RED WYVERN. BOOK TWO. THE BLACK RAVEN. BOOK THREE. THE FIRE DRAGON. 3 VOLUME SET.
New York Bantam 1998 0553572644 / 9780553572643 First printings. Mass Market Paperbacks Very Good+ Paul Youll cover art. 
393 pp, 415 pp, 418 pp, 6 7/8" H - 3 volumes. All books are first paperback printings - 'The Red Wyvern' was published in 1998 (ISBN 0553572644), 'The Black Raven' in 2000 (ISBN 0553579193) and ''The Fire Dragon' in 2001 (ISBN 055358247X). "In a kingdom torn by civil war, young Lillorigga seeks to shield her dawning powers from her cruel mother Merodda's manipulation. Mistress of a magic that, untamed, could kill her , Lilli brings her terrifying visions under the kindlier tutelage of the mysterious dweomermaster, Nevyn. But soon she must choose between her own clan and the true king who fights to claim his rightful throne, between sanctuary and the blood feud, loyalty and love. Little does she dream that the slaughter she invites, and the malevolence she defies, could stalk her across the ages - twisting and twining the strands of timeless destinies." Interiors - two small areas of wrinkling in fore edge margin of approx. last twenty pages and first page in book two due to dampness, otherwise books are clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exteriors - minor edge wear, spines are flat with very faint creases, tiny bump at bottom of front hinge of book three. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
7 Kerr, Katharine. THE KINGDOM DEVERRY CYCLE - FIRST QUARTET. 1. DAGGERSPELL 2. DARKSPELL. 3. THE BRISTLING WOOD. 4. THE DRAGON REVENANT. 4 VOLUME SET.
Del Rey, New York, (1987, 1989), Ist printings, Bantam, New York, (1990, Ist/1991, 9th printing). 
395 pp, 366 pp, 357 pp + Author's note and preview, 401 pp + preview, paperbacks - 4 volumes. Cover art on first two books by Rowena Morrill, on second two by Keith Parkinson. "Agains the passionate sweep of Deverrian history, the powerful wizard Nevyn has lived for centuries, atoning for the sins he committed in his youth. Now, with so much of his work at stake, Nevyn discovers that the Dark Council has been quietly interferring with the already tangled politics of war-torn Eldidd. Their evil webs are nearly spun before Nevyn, with all the power at his command even realizes there's a war of magic destroying his world..." Interiors - top corners of first few pages of book 1 slightly curled, bottom corners of first fifty pages of book 4 lightly wrinkled, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exteriors - light edge wear, a few small creases, faint creases to spines of books 1 & 3, light creases to spine of book 4, books 3 &4 very slightly cocked. VG - 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
ST. PETER'S CHURCH, ERINDALE, 1825-1967., Morton, Marian; Carter, Katharine; Gratton, D. Peter; de Nance, William.
8 Morton, Marian; Carter, Katharine; Gratton, D. Peter; de Nance, William. ST. PETER'S CHURCH, ERINDALE, 1825-1967.
1967. 
36 pp, 9" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps). B&w photographs, reproductions. A short history of St. Peter's Church (Anglican), Erindale, Ontario. Erindale, once known as Springfield-on-Credit, is now part of the city of Mississauga. Contents: Introduction; The Early Days; A Church on the Credit; The First Incumbent; The New Church Takes Life; Streetsville - A New Parish; St. Peter's at the Time of Confederation; St. Peter's Rebuilt; Twenty-five Years of the Twentieth Century; Development and Change; The Present Day; What of the Future; Bishops of the Diocese of Toronto; Incumbents of St. Peter's Church, Erindale; Memorials and Gifts; Acknowledgement of Source Material. Interior - chapter title label glued on page 24 - probably a correction done at the time of publication, light browning to inside of covers, soft wrinkle at fore-edge of pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - light browning to edges of covers and on spine, soft wrinkle at fore-edge of covers. Very Good 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
THE WANDERINGS OF MUMFIE., Tozer, Katharine.
9 Tozer, Katharine. THE WANDERINGS OF MUMFIE.
London John Murray 1938 Reprint Hard Cover Good Fair Katharine Tozer. 
111 pp + publisher's advertising, 8 3/4" H. Top edge red. Colour and b&w plates, plus additional b&w drawings throughout. When Mumfie, the baby elephant, meets Scarecrow, they set out on a series of adventures that introduce them to a family of friendly squirrels, witches, a black cat, Father Christmas and others. Mumfie's "courage and kindness outweigh his vices and have given him fame." *Please note: this book is a product of its time and has elements that may cause offense - for example: the "N" word is used several times in reference to a character also referred to as the "Sambo the coloured gentleman".* Light browning on free endpapers and adjacent pages; previous owner's bookplate on front free endpaper; tiny foxing marks on last page, page 1 and preceding page; large corner crease on rear free enpaper and last page; varying size foxing marks/light brown stains on some pages - mostly front half of book, soft large corner creases on page leaf 81/82, slight lean to spine. Dust jacket has edge tears (some archivally taped), creases and a few small chips; light browning on spine - very light browning elsewhere; scattered light brown stains and light soiling - mostly on rear panel; small area of front hinge has light fading; protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 55.00 USD
 
 
THE O'KEEFE CENTRE: THIRTY YEARS OF THEATRE HISTORY., Walker, Hugh.
10 Walker, Hugh. THE O'KEEFE CENTRE: THIRTY YEARS OF THEATRE HISTORY.
Toronto Key Porter 1991 1550132911 / 9781550132915 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Inscribed By Author
310 pp, 4to (11 3/4" H). INSCRIBED ON TITLE PAGE: "WITH BEST WISHES FROM THE AUTHOR HUGH WALKER OCT 4/92". "Since its opening in 1960, the O'Keefe Centre has been Canada's premier theatre: home of the National Ballet of Canada and the Canadian Opera Company, the chief venue for Broadway musicals and plays, international artists, modern and classical dance companies - everything glorious in the performing arts. Almost 300 black-and-white photographs of distinguished entertainers illustrate this lively history of the O'Keefe Centre from 1960 to 1990. The book includes the design and building of the centre, sections on the National Ballet of Canada, the Canadian Opera Company, musicals and revues, theatrical productions and star performers who have played at the O'Keefe, from Harry Belafonte, Liza Minelli and Anne Murray to Sir Laurence Olivier, Katharine Hepburn and Richard Burton. The author, who was manager of the centre for the first fifteen years, describes personal encounters with a multitude of stars and directors, and his many amusing anecdotes make this a diverting and delightful tour through recent showbiz history." Very minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, two tiny dints on top edge of front board. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, wrinkles in laminate down front panel, minor rubbing. 
Price: 27.50 USD
 
 
11 Walker, Hugh. THE O'KEEFE CENTRE: THIRTY YEARS OF THEATRE HISTORY.
Toronto Key Porter 1991 1550132911 / 9781550132915 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
310 pp, 4to (11 3/4" H). "Since its opening in 1960, the O'Keefe Centre has been Canada's premier theatre: home of the National Ballet of Canada and the Canadian Opera Company, the chief venue for Broadway musicals and plays, international artists, modern and classical dance companies - everything glorious in the performing arts. Almost 300 black-and-white photographs of distinguished entertainers illustrate this lively history of the O'Keefe Centre from 1960 to 1990. The book includes the design and building of the centre, sections on the National Ballet of Canada, the Canadian Opera Company, musicals and revues, theatrical productions and star performers who have played at the O'Keefe, from Harry Belafonte, Liza Minelli and Anne Murray to Sir Laurence Olivier, Katharine Hepburn and Richard Burton. The author, who was manager of the centre for the first fifteen years, describes personal encounters with a multitude of stars and directors, and his many amusing anecdotes make this a diverting and delightful tour through recent showbiz history." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling - mainly at top of spine and flap-folds, minor edge wear, three wrinkles in laminate on front panel, light rubbing, minor browning at top edge of flaps. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 


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