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THE CANADIAN EARTH:  LANDSCAPE PAININGS BY THE GROUP OF SEVEN., Boulet, Roger.  Biographies by Paul Duval.  Foreword by A.J. Casson.
1 Boulet, Roger. Biographies by Paul Duval. Foreword by A.J. Casson. THE CANADIAN EARTH: LANDSCAPE PAININGS BY THE GROUP OF SEVEN.
Cerebrus/Prentice-Hall, n.p., (1982). 
227 pp, oblong 4to (10 3/4" H x 13 1/2" C x 1 1/4" W), hard cover in dust jacket. Beautifully and profusely illustrated in full colour with full page reproductions. "...a story of the landscape paintings of Tom Thomson and those painters who banded together as the Group of Seven. In a succinct and readable essay, author Roger H. Boulet follows the trails these artists blazed on their sketching trips. Theirs was a quest for the rediscovery of their own country...Most of the paintings selected for this volume have been held in both private collections and major public galleries. The majority, however, have never been reproduced before..." Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear, very light edge wrinkling, light rubbing, tiny tear with crease at top of rear hinge area, an 8" line of tiny faint dents across front panel. VG+/G+ 
Price: 90.00 USD
 
 
CANADIAN IMPRESSIONISM., Duval, Paul.
2 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
 
 
TORONTO IN ART:  150 YEARS THROUGH ARTISTS' EYES., Firth, Edith G.
3 Firth, Edith G. TORONTO IN ART: 150 YEARS THROUGH ARTISTS' EYES.
Toronto Fitzhenry & Whiteside / City of Toronto 1983 0889027129 / 9780889027121 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
199 pp, 11 1/4" H. (B)rings together reproductions of over 170 paintings, drawings, watercolours and prints, in which 130 individual artists have interpreted aspects of the city of Toronto, from its incorporation in 1834 right up to the present day. Although organized in five chronological sections, it is not simply an illustrated history of the city. Rather it is a gallery of pictures accompanied by explanatory texts. Special emphasis has been given to new and unfamiliar material, and over 100 of the pictures in the book have never been reproduced before. Care has also been taken to reflect the ethnic, religious, social and cultural diversity of the city. The big names are here, among them such figures as Paul Kane, Sanford Fleming and Robert Harris from the Victorian period, several members of the Group of Seven, and more recent masters such as Jack Bush and David Milne. But here also are a host of less famous artists: some city residents, some passing visitors, some anonymous, some amateurs whose enthusiasm was greater than their talent. All, however, in their own ways, have made a vital contribution to our record of Toronto as it was and is." Minor scuff on bottom edge of front board, book slightly curved. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, very light edge wrinkling, three small edge tears archivally taped, slight waviness to back panel. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
LAWREN HARRIS., Harris, Bess and Colgrove, R.G.P., eds.  Introduction by Northrop Frye.  (Lawren Harris).
4 Harris, Bess and Colgrove, R.G.P., eds. Introduction by Northrop Frye. (Lawren Harris). LAWREN HARRIS.
Macmillan of Canada, Toronto, 1969. 
146 pp, oblong (10" H x 13 3/4" D) hard cover in slipcase. Profusely illustrated in colour and b&w. "Here is the working life of Lawren Harris. Painting is not an entertainment or an occupation for him; it is a communicative way of life. The pai ntings have been chosen to show the range of the work produced during the years 1910 to 1968. Writing was, for him, a means of clarifying thought, of sorting out observations, and of sifting ideas. The text is made up of selections from hi s w r i t i n gs - published articles, notebooks written between the years 1920 and 1960, and 'Contrasts', a volume of poems published in 1922." This is a heavy volume, requiring extra postage. Slight browning to spine. Slipcase has light to mod er a te e dg e we ar , light fading to color at front edges Very Good+/Very Good- 
Price: 70.00 USD
 
 
FINE CANADIAN ART.  THURSDAY, MAY 2, 2002., Heffel Fine Art Auction House.
5 Heffel Fine Art Auction House. FINE CANADIAN ART. THURSDAY, MAY 2, 2002.
Heffel Fine Art Auction House, Vancouver, B.C., 2002. 
Unpaginated, 9" H, soft cover. Profusely illustrated in colour. The catalogue of an auction of 204 items. Many Group of Seven entries. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor wear at top of spine, tiny bump on rear hinge. Very Good+ 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
CANADIAN PAINTING IN THE THIRTIES., Hill, Charles C.
6 Hill, Charles C. CANADIAN PAINTING IN THE THIRTIES.
The National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, (1975). 
223 pp, 4to, hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photos, reproductions, tipped-in color plates. "In Canada, the years between the onset of the Depression and the outbreak of the Second World War were years of significant change and transition. The eco nomic and political upheavals of the period have, however, overshadowed eqully important developments in Canadian art...(this book) traces these developments in painting in Canada through the works of such artists as A.Y. Jackson, Emily Car r , D a v i d Milne, John Lyman, Andre Bieler, and Goodridge Roberts - from the nationalist, Toronto-based Group of Seven to the internationalist Contemporary Arts Society of Montreal." Dust jacket has small closed tears up to 1/2", browning - m ai nl y o n th e sp i ne and flap-folds, creases at edges - mainly between tears, small faint water mark on spine, tiny closed puncture on front flap-fold, very tiny foxing marks on front panel, light rubbing to panels. VG+/G 
Price: 125.00 USD
 
 
7 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
 
 
8 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
 
 
9 McCarthy, Doris. A FOOL IN PARADISE: AN ARTIST'S EARLY LIFE.
Toronto Macfarlane Walter & Ross 1990 092191203X / 9780921912033 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
257 pp, 8 3/4" H. B&w photographs. "In 1926, when she was just fifteen years old, Doris McCarthy unexpectedly won a scholarship to art college. Among her mentors were the leading members of the Group of Seven: Arthur Lismer, A.Y. Jackson, J.E.H. MacDonald, and Lawren Harris. Their influence changed her life; the girl who thought herself destined to be a writer of books became instead an artist. (This book) describes the coming of age of this spirited young woman who followed an unorthodox path to happiness while struggling to establish herself in the art world of the thirties and forties. Against the backdrop of those eventful decades, she writes of a tumultuous year of study in pre-war London, adjusting to the strictures of a teaching job in the depths of the Depression, breaking loose from the conventional assumptions of the day, and finding love in unexpected places. (The) captivating memoir of her early life illuminates a period now passed, but her story resonates with remarkably timely themes: the desire for independence, the strength of friendships between girls and women, the exhilaration of creative and fulfilling work, and the search for joy and contentment in life." A small bump at top edge of front board, bottom of spine and at one corner. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling - light at bottom of spine and at bottom of front flap-fold. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF THE GROUP OF SEVEN., Reid, Dennis.
10 Reid, Dennis. A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF THE GROUP OF SEVEN.
Ottawa National Gallery of Canada 1971 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good - 
89 pp, oblong (8 1/2" H x 12" D). Divided into two sections - Bibliography and Exhibitions - with the following divisions under each: The Group of Seven: General / Franklin Carmichael / Alfred Joseph Casson / Lawren Stewart Harris / Edwin Headley Holgate / Alexander Young Jackson / Francis Hans (Franz) Johnston / Arthur Lismer / James Edward Hervey MacDonald / Thomas John Thomson / Frederick Horsman Varley. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - slight fading of color on spine and hinges, small corner crease on front cover, small light soiling mark on rear cover. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
A CONCISE HISTORY OF CANADIAN PAINTING.  SECOND (EXPANDED) EDITION., Reid, Dennis.
11 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
 
 
ARTS IN NEW BRUNSWICK., Tweedie, R.A., Cogswell, Fred, MacNutt, W.Stewart, editors.  (Desmond Pacey, David Galloway, Brian Swarbrick, Emery LeBlanc, Lawren Harris, Huia Ryder, Carleton Elliott, Alfred Pinsky, George MacBeath, Stuart Allen Smith, Yvon LeBlanc, W.W. Alward,
12 Tweedie, R.A., Cogswell, Fred, MacNutt, W.Stewart, editors. (Desmond Pacey, David Galloway, Brian Swarbrick, Emery LeBlanc, Lawren Harris, Huia Ryder, Carleton Elliott, Alfred Pinsky, George MacBeath, Stuart Allen Smith, Yvon LeBlanc, W.W. Alward, ARTS IN NEW BRUNSWICK.
Brunswick Press/University Press of New Brunswick, n.p., (1967), No. 102 of an edition of 2,000 copies. 
280 pp, folio (13 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w and color reproductions and photographs, tissue-covered color frontispiece of Lord Beaverbrook. Contents: Foreword; Contributors; Acknowledgements; Literature in New Brunswick; Painting in New Brunswick; Music in New Brunswick; Architecture in New Brunswick; Handicrafts in New Brunswick. Two strips of glue residue on front pastedown with corresponding areas surface paper loss on front free endpaper, very light edge wear. Dust jacket is worn with moderate edge wear, browning on spine and edges, small chips, small tears, edge creases, small perforations on flap-folds, rubbing and soiling on rear panel, now protected in mylar sleeve. VG/Fair 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
DEAR NAN:  LETTERS OF EMILY CARR, NAN CHENEY AND HUMPHREY TOMS., Walker, Doreen, editor.  (Emily Carr.)
13 Walker, Doreen, editor. (Emily Carr.) DEAR NAN: LETTERS OF EMILY CARR, NAN CHENEY AND HUMPHREY TOMS.
Vancouver University of British Columbia Press 1990 0774803487 / 9780774803489 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ 
436 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w and colour illustrations. "This collection includes 150 letters Emily Carr wrote to her friends Nan Cheney and Humphrey Toms and 100 other letters relating mainly to Emily Carr. The letters date from 1930 to 1945, the most prolific period in Carr's career as both painter and writer. In them she writes in colourful detail about her everyday activities, and discusses her painting - 'the biggest thing in my life'. There are outbursts of exasperation and anger as well as many indications of her caring, her warmth, her wisdom and her wit, and of her impatience with critics and poseurs; and they give insights into her various relationships with, among others, Lawren Harris, Ira Dilworth, Jack Shadbolt, Garnett Sedgewick, Dorothy Livesay, A.Y. Jackson, and Arthur Lismer. The correspondence between Cheney and Toms reveals how Carr was regarded at the time and attests to their mutual interest in the Vancouver art scene. As an active member Cheney relates gossip about the local art community, providing a very personal and often exceedingly critical view of the Vancouver art milieu of the time." Dust jacket has very minor wrinkling at top/bottom of flap-folds. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 


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