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JAMES WILSON MORRICE:  A BIOGRAPHY., Buchanan, Donald W.
1 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
 
 
J.W. MORRICE.  CANADIAN ARTISTS SERIES NO. 8., Dorais, Lucie.  Series editor, Dennis Reid.  (J.W. Morrice.)
2 Dorais, Lucie. Series editor, Dennis Reid. (J.W. Morrice.) J.W. MORRICE. CANADIAN ARTISTS SERIES NO. 8.
Ottawa National Gallery of Canada 1985 0888845251 / 9780888845252 First Edition Soft Cover Near Fine 
89 pp, large 8vo (9" H). Profusely illustrated with b&w and color plates. "Canada's finest post-Impressionist painter, James Wilson Morrice freed himself from a stern, Presbyterian upbringing in Montreal and spend most of his adult life in France. He also travelled extensively, and the resulting sketches and paintings of Canada, Italy, northern Africa, and the Caribbean bear witness to Matisse's description of him as a migrant bird in constant flight. Small in size, his exquisite canvases and panels are remarkable for their delicacy and subtle harmony of colour. (This series) discusses the life and works of significant Canadian artists and their contribution to art in Canada. Each book is written by an expert in the field of Canadian art history and comprises, with some exceptions, an essay, illustrations of selected works, a list of principal exhibitions, and a bibliography." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - small area of sticker glue residue on rear cover, otherwise clean and bright. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
3 Jack, Donald THAT'S ME IN THE MIDDLE. THE ADVENTURES OF BARTHOLOMEW BANDY. VOLUME TWO. (VOL. 2)
Toronto Doubleday Canada 1973 0385049013 / 9780385049016 Book Club (BCE/BOMC) Hard Cover Very Good - Very Good- 
300 pp, 8 3/8" H. "Here are the further misadventures of Bartholomew Bandy, World War I Ace extraordinaire introduced in 'Three Cheers for Me'. Bandy is once again lending his peculiar talents to the war effort. Fate has smiled (perhaps leered) on him and he is now a Lt. Colonel and liaison officer in London for the Secretary of State for Air. Most of Bandy's liaisons leave something to be desired. A penniless Bolshevik spy bullies him into buying a gaudy painting by an upstart named Matisse, a buxom widow makes forward advances at him under his fiancee's nose, and he's almost lynched when the Prime Minister, Lloyd George, picks him to make a speech denouncing the British Chief of Staff. Instead he's sent off to the trenches of France - to join a freewheeling bicycle brigade with unorthodox methods of killing Germans and staying in high spirits. Bandy is also subjected to a number of other horrors: an evening in a Dublin pub with a band of Irish rebels, a fox-hunt where, under Bandy's inspired directions, the hounds end up in his host's house, an unforgettable honeymoon in a Scottish castle, and an English country fair that could have been directed by Mack Sennett." Previous owner's embossed stamp mark on free front endpaper, tiny dint on half-title page, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light edge wear, light browning to top and for-edge of text block. Dust jacket has light edge browning - mainly on inside edge, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, minor edge wear, minor fading to spine color, two tiny closed perforations on front hinge, a few tiny stains on inside bottom edge of rear panel, two tiny scuffs on rear hinge. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
MORRICE:  A GREAT CANADIAN ARTIST REDISCOVERED., Laing, G. Blair.  Introduction by Jean Sutherland Boggs.
4 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
 
 
MIRO:  SELECTED PAINTINGS., Millard, Charles W.  Foreword by Abram Lerner.  (Miro)
5 Millard, Charles W. Foreword by Abram Lerner. (Miro) MIRO: SELECTED PAINTINGS.
Smithsonian Institute Press, Washington, D.C., 1980. 
94 pp, small 4to (10 3/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0874746388 Colour and b&w reproductions. The catalogue of the exhibition. "Referring primarily to works from American collections, Charles Millard comments critically on the nature a nd evolution of Miro's style, showing his indebtedness to the early medieval frescoes of his native Catalonia, as well as the work of Van Gogh, Cezanne, the Cubists and Matisse. The eventual assimilation of these influences freed him to pur s u e h i s own path. Forty-five large colour reproductions in addition to sixteen in black and white amply demonstrate Miro's development, beginning with a surviving student drawing, 'Design for a Jewel' (1908), and continuing to the monumental ca nv as , ' Bl ue II', and finally the intriguing 'Bird, Insect, Constellation' of 1974." Dust jacket has light wrinkling and tiny tears at top/bottom of spine - minor wrinkling elsewhere. Near/Fine/Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
A CONCISE HISTORY OF CANADIAN PAINTING.  SECOND (EXPANDED) EDITION., Reid, Dennis.
6 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
 
 
GERTRUDE STEIN IS GERTRUDE STEIN IS GERTRUDE STEIN:  HER LIFE AND WORK.  (WOMEN OF AMERICA SERIES.), Rogers, W.G.
7 Rogers, W.G. GERTRUDE STEIN IS GERTRUDE STEIN IS GERTRUDE STEIN: HER LIFE AND WORK. (WOMEN OF AMERICA SERIES.)
New York Thomas Y. Crowell 1973 0690325851 / 9780690325850 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
237 pp, 8vo (8 1/4" H). B&w photographs, reproductions. "She baffled and fascinated and infuriated her readers - and may others who never bothered to read her at all. When critics challenged her, she answered simply, 'Why don't you read the way I write?' Another time she said, 'I have been the creative literary mind of the century.' The amazing thing is, she was right. Gertrude Stein was perhaps the most powerful liberating force in twentieth-century literature. In her hands words took on fresh vitality; the novel, an exciting new dimension. Her books - 'Three Lives', 'Tender Buttons', 'The Making of Americans' - influenced a whole generation of writers, most famous among them Ernest Hemingway. An inspired collector, she was both friend and patron of Picasso, Matisse, Bracque. Together she and the composer Virgil Thomson made the world-famous opera 'Four Saints in Three Acts'. W.G. Rogers, a friend of many years, has written a wise and affectionate account of this extraordinary American woman, capturing the flavor of the literary and artistic world of France in the early years of the century, and - more importantly - the excitement of her own lively and inquiring mind." Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor fading at top edge of spine. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has very light edge wear/wrinkling, slight fading to spine color, slight browning to inside of spine, very light soiling and a few faint line marks on rear panel. 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
8 Silver, Kenneth E.; Parke-Taylor, Michael; Blondil, Nathalie; Kostenevich, Albert. Prefaces by Matthew Teitelbaum, Guy Cogeval, Mikhail Piotrovsky, Robert Kaszanits. VOYAGE INTO MYTH: FRENCH PAINTING FROM GAUGUIN TO MATISSE FROM THE HERMITAGE MUSEUM, RUSSIA.
Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, 2002. 
224 pp, 4to (11" H), soft cover with self-flaps. ISBN 1894243234 Profusely illustrated in colour and b&w. The catalogue of the exhibition. "This book demonstrates how two strains of influence - the resurgence of Classicsim and the impact of 'pri mitivism' on Western culture - provide links between Symbolism, Post-Impressionism, Fauvism and the birth of Modernism. Certain polarities generated by these two different strains - tradition versus innovation, Western versus non-Western c u l t u r e , t he timelessness of myth versus the experience of modern life - were driven by ideas that developed formalist parallels. This can be seen in the struggle between the figurative and abstract in art, and in the contrast between the pa st or al i dy ll a n d the contemporary landscape...." Contents: Prefaces; 'Invitation to the Voyage', poem by Charles Baudelaire; New Spirits and Sacred Springs: Modern Art in France at the Turn of the Century; The Myth of the Midi: Landscape a s E art hly Pa rad ise ; F in d e Siecle Nostalgia and Primitivism: Ancient Brother or New Man?; Sergei Shchukin and Ivan Morozov: Two Legendary Collectors; Maurice Denis and Pierre Bonnard: The Morozov Decorative Paintings in the Hermitage Collec tion ; Ca talo gue; Sel ecti ve B ibl iog raphy; Index of Artists; List of Illustrations; Picture Credits. Tiny tear/crease archivally taped at top edge of leaf 117/118, minor soiling on bottom of textblock. Very Good+ 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
ANDRE BIELER: AN ARTIST'S LIFE AND TIMES., Smith, Frances K.  Introduction by David Karel.  Epilogue by Ted Bieler.  Edited By Philippe Baylaucq.
9 Smith, Frances K. Introduction by David Karel. Epilogue by Ted Bieler. Edited By Philippe Baylaucq. ANDRE BIELER: AN ARTIST'S LIFE AND TIMES.
Richmond Hill, Ontario Firefly Books 2006 1554072328 / 9781554072323 First Printing Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Andre Bieler. 
355 pp, 11 1/16" H, DVD "Les couleurs du sang / The Art of Time (53 minutes), in unopened plastic pouch at rear. Profusely illustrated in colour and b&w throughout with reproductions & photographs. "This comprehensive study of the life and work of Andre Bieler, one of Canada's most important artists, covers 93 years of his life and art, spanning Europe, the United States and Canada. Beginning with his birth in Switzerland, Smith chronicles (his) European family roots, World War I experiences and traditional artist's apprenticeship. She goes on to describe his arrival in Canada as a young artist and his subsequent exploration of the rural habitant culture in Quebec's Ile d'Orleans and on the north shore of the St. Lawrence River, examining his life and work against the flowering of 20th century Canadian art." Several small very light soiling marks on bottom of text block. Dust jacket has a small tear (archivally taped) and wrinkle at top of rear flap-fold, small bump on rear flap-fold. 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
A DIAL MISCELLANY., Wasserstrom, William, edited and with introduction by.
10 Wasserstrom, William, edited and with introduction by. A DIAL MISCELLANY.
Syracuse University Press, (Syracuse, New York), 1963, Ist edition. 
372 pp, large 8vo (9 3/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w plates. "This Anthology is tangible evidence that 'The Dial'...printed more original and influential work than any other journal in America or England. Here are many of (its) now-famous contributors, not always as we know them best. Included are letters from 'The Dial's' international correspondents: Thomas Mann (Germany), T.S. Eliot (London), Ezra Pound (Paris), Jose Ortega y Gasset (Spain). D.H. Lawrence writes a book review, William Carlos Williams discusses Marianne Moore, Gilbert Seldes reviews 'The Great Gatsby', and Paul Claudel gives us 'A Glance at the Soul of Japan'. An unfinished version of Eliot's 'The Hollow Men' and an early version of Pound's 'Fifth Canto' are included and works of Derain, Picasso, Matisse, and other artists are reproduced in this collection. All of the departments of 'The Dial' are represented, and most of the material has not been reprinted elsewhere... " Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, small area of old glue on rear hinge, slight loss of color on colored spine label. Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling, a few small chips/tears/creases at top of spine - archivally taped, small ghost sticker mark on front panel, light edge wear at bottom of spine. VG/VG- 
Price: 20.00 USD
 


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