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ROBERT BATEMAN - THE EARLY YEARS.
1 ROBERT BATEMAN - THE EARLY YEARS.
Georgetown, Ontario 1984 Stapled in Wraps Very Good+ 
12 pp (including covers), 8 1/2" H. 2 small b&w illustrations only, including photograph of Robert Bateman. The catalogue of an exhibition at Halton Hills Library and Cultural Centre, Georgetown, Ontario, from June 1 to August 3, 1984. Contents: Foreword; Robert Bateman 1930 - ; Paintings in the exhibition (chronological listing of 35 works of art from 1949 to 1963 giving title, year, medium and size in inches); Honours; Exhibitions (from 1959 to 1983); Publications with articles on Robert Bateman and his art; Book on Robert Bateman; Films on Robert Bateman; Patrons of the Exhibition. Postage for this light item will be reduced to most destinations. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very minor edge wear and soiling. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
2 THE POST-OFFICE ANNUAL DIRECTORY FOR 1836-37: CONTAINING AN ALPHABETICAL LIST OF THE MERCHANTS, TRADERS, MANUFACTURERS, AND PRINCIPAL INHABITANTS: AND A SECOND LIST OF THE NAMES OF MERCHANTS, MANUFACTURERS AND TRADERS, IN GLASGOW AND SUBURBS.
Glasgow John Graham (For the Letter-Carriers of the Post-Office) 1836 Half-Leather Good- 
xv, 341, 118 pp, 7 1/8" H. Brown leather spine and corners, marbled paper-covered boards, black leather title label on spine with gilt lettering, additional gilt date and decoration, blindstamped design. Small label at top of front pastedown: "J. Carss & Co., Bookbinders, 31, Argyle Street, Glasgow." Title page continues: "Classed and Arranged Under Each Distinct Head of Trade or Profession: With a Street Directory: and An Appendix Containing many Useful Lists. Ninth Publication." The first section (xv pp) consists of a Calendar (July, 1836 to December, 1837); Stamp Duties; Index. The second section (341 pp) contains Alphabetical List of Streets, Squares, Places &c. With a Reference to their Situation; Letter Carriers; Glasgow Post-Office Directory (arranged by name); Glasgow Post-Office Directory, Arranged by Profession. The final section (118 pp) is an Appendix of additional information, including: Postages; Foreign Post Towns; English Post-Towns; Penny-Posts in England; Irish Post-Towns; Penny-Posts in Ireland; Scotch Post Towns; Penny-Posts in Scotland; Magistrates, &c.; Hackney Coaches; Porters; Agents for Traders; Harbour Dues; Carriers' Quarters; Messengers at Arms; Tide Tables, etc., etc. Two small ink stains on page 275, inside hinges are a little weak but holding well, moderate staining to edges of endpapers from leather binding - migrates into several adjacent pages, small number in ink on front free endpaper, browning/darkening to edges of text block, wear to marbled boards and leather, staining on hinges. Book is protected in a stiff mylar sleeve. 
Price: 125.00 USD
 
 
HANS BELLMER., Alexandrian, Sarane.  (Hans Bellmer.)
3 Alexandrian, Sarane. (Hans Bellmer.) HANS BELLMER.
Rizzoli, New York, (1975). 
87 pp, 4to, hard cover (maroon cloth) in dust jacket. Profusely illustrated with color and b&w reproductions. "The erotic imagery of Hans Bellmer's art is both witty and violent. Obsessed with his central theme - that of the 'Doll' - Bellmer crea tes capricious, often sado-masochistic, assemblage of parts of the female anatomy...This book, the first to present the totality of Bellmer's art, reproduces in stunning color and black-and-white illustrations the many facets of his art.. . a c o m p e l l i ng text...illuminates Bellmer's art and places it in the wide context of art history in the grand tradition of the erotic art of Leonardo da Vinci, Rembrandt, the German artists of the Renaissance, the Romantics of the nineteent h ce n tu ry , an d th e Su rrealists..." Previous owners personal card glued to free front endpaper, slight browning to edges of pages, very small shallow dint to rear board a few faint marks to bottom of textblock and two light marks to fore-edge o f t ex tbl ock . Du st ja ck et is price-clipped, has light edgewear/wrinkling, moderate wrinkling at top of spine, very small dint to rear panel, small crease on spine. VG/VG 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
CANADIAN WATERCOLOURS AND DRAWINGS IN THE ROYAL ONTARIO MUSEUM.  2 VOLUME SET IN SLIPCASE., Allodi, Mary.  Forword by Donald Blake Webster.
4 Allodi, Mary. Forword by Donald Blake Webster. CANADIAN WATERCOLOURS AND DRAWINGS IN THE ROYAL ONTARIO MUSEUM. 2 VOLUME SET IN SLIPCASE.
Toronto Royal Ontario Museum 1974 0888541597 / 9780888541598 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine 
Unpaginated, oblong (8 7/8" H x 12 1/4" D) - medium brown cloth with gilt lettering on spines and front boards. Slipcase covered in matching brown cloth with gilt lettering and colour pastedown on front panel. 2220 reproductions in b&w and colour. Volume One: Foreword; Introduction; Notes on Procedure; Abbreviations; Artists A to K. Volume Two: Artists K to Y; Anonymous Artists; Geographic Index; Subject Index. Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spines. Slipcase has very minor rubbing. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
CORNELIUS KRIEGHOFF:  PIONEER PAINTER OF NORTH AMERICA., Barbeau, Marius.
5 Barbeau, Marius. CORNELIUS KRIEGHOFF: PIONEER PAINTER OF NORTH AMERICA.
Toronto Macmillan Company of Canada 1934 First Edition Hard Cover Good No Jacket Cornelius Krieghoff. 
152 pp, 9 3/4" H. Red cloth with silver lettering on spine and front board. Colour and b&w plates. The 'First Part' consists of a short biography of the artist. 'Second Part': Chronological List (of Kriefghoff's dated pictures); Notes and Information; "Catalogue Raisonne" - French Canada; Bourgeois and Sportsmen of Montreal and Quebec (1847-1871); Canadian Indians; Miscellanea - Nude, Still Life, Copies, Illustrations, Lists. Previous owner's bookplate on front pastedown, browning to edges of text block with tiny foxing marks on bottom, spine is heavily sun faded - tiltle is legible, small liquid mark on front board, faint foxing and fading on boards, very small dent on top edge of rear board, very light wear and slight bump to corners. Interior is clean. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
MY LIFE IN ART., Bemelmans, Ludwig.
6 Bemelmans, Ludwig. MY LIFE IN ART.
New York Harper & Brothers 1958 Hard Cover Very Good Good Ludwig Bemelmans. 
64 pp + 32 pp of colour reproductions of gouaches and oils done between 1954 and 1958, 12 3/4" H. Pictorial endpapers, b&w illustrations throughout text, plus tipped-in colour frontispiece and one other, followed by colour plates. Ludwig Bemelmans was famous for his 'Madeline' books. "A book to delight the spirit as well as the eye, 'My Life in Art' begins with the delectable world of Mr. Bemelmans' childhood on the shore of the Traunsee in Austria. The artist then recounts his misadventures in Paris where, painting meanwhile, he attempts to turn a ramshackle bistro into a smart cafe with the help of a famous restauranteur and a few clochards. It is in Ville d'Avray, in an old ruin converted into a studio, that (he) suffers the initial despairs and frustrations of painting with oils. His success in the medium is attested to by the many color reproductions in this book. The text, with its accompanying drawings, is 'about how and why and where they were painted,' says Mr. Bemelmans." Very light edge wear with a few tiny dents, four letter pen notation at top of front pastedown, light browning to edges of free endpapers. Dust jacket has light browning, a few small edge chips, is price-clipped, one or two small edge tears with creases, light soiling/rubbing, light water stains at top/bottom edge of spine. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
HISTORY OF COLOR IN PAINTING.  WITH NEW PRINCIPLES OF COLOR EXPRESSION., Birren, Faber.
7 Birren, Faber. HISTORY OF COLOR IN PAINTING. WITH NEW PRINCIPLES OF COLOR EXPRESSION.
Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 1965, second printing. 
372 pp, 4to (12 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. "Faber Birren, the noted color authority, surveys the color theories of the past and analyzes the paletes and techniques of painters from the Renaissance to the present. Showing the relationship between color theory and practice, he sets forth a new art of color based on modern scientific research in human perception. The first part of the books traces the development of color theory, presenting the views of such thinkers as Leonardo da Vi nci, Newton, Goethe, Brewster, Hering, Chevreul, Rood, Ostwald, and Munsell. The palettes used by many of the great painters are described and listed in detail. Modern color theory and color effects based on human perception are fully expl a i n e d a n d illustrated. A unqiue chart of artists' color samples duplicates visually the palettes of da Vinci, El Greco, Rembrandt, Turner, the Impressionists, and the Abstract Impressionists, enabling the painter of today to match the color ef fe ct s of th es e painters. The second part offers a comprehensive history of painting as seen through the discerning eyes of a color specialist; it contains a wealth of reference material which supports the creative principles outlined in the fi rst se ct ion . T his book is richly illustrated with 32 handsome color plates showing great paintings and more than 500 black-and-white illustrations, including 80 reproductions of paintings depicting famous artists and their palettes." Th e tw o pa ge " Col or C ha rt o f Pi gments and Palettes" is complete. Small scuff to cloth on bottom edge of front board. Dust jacket has four edge tears - two larger (one with creases) - all archivally taped, light edge wear/wrinkling, light rub bing. Ver y Goo d+/G ood 
Price: 60.00 USD
 
 
8 Bobak, Molly Lamb. Foreword by David P. Silcox. Introduction by Joe Plaskett. WILD FLOWERS OF CANADA: IMPRESSIONS AND SKETCHES OF A FIELD ARTIST.
Toronto Pagurian Press 1978 0889320772 / 9780889320772 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Molly Lamb Bobak. 
96 pp, 12 1/4" H. Beautifully illustrated with full-page reproductions of watercolours of flowers. "Molly Lamb Bobak was born in 1922, the daughter of H. Mortimer Lamb, art critic and art collector. Her father introduced her to art and artists at an early age - Emily Carr, Frederick Varley, A.Y. Jackson - and her mother instilled in her a love for nature and humble work. She grew up on the West Coast, attended the Vancouver School of Art when Jack Shadbolt was a teacher there, and joined the Canadian Women's Army Corps in 1942, eventually becoming Canada's only woman war artist. In London, she met Alex Colville, Lawren Harris, and Bruno Bobak, whom she married after the war. She and her husband returned to Canada and became an integral part of the Vancouver art scene in the 1950's. They won fellowships, lived in England for a time, and in 1960 moved to Fredericton where she has lived and painted ever since. 'Wild Flowers of Canada' is a very personal book. Friends, family, feelings are examined in the light of present maturity, and reminiscences of A.Y. Jackson, Kathleen Fenwick, Alex Colville, Charles Comfort, Douglas Duncan, Miller Brittain, Frederick Varley, Tom Thomson, David Milne, Donald Buchanan, and many others promient in the world of Canadian art add colour to a sensitive biography by one of Canada's great artists." Tiny bump at bottom corner of both boards. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, a few tiny edge tears - archivally taped, very small dent on front hinge. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
9 Boehm, Gottfried. (Gotthard Graubner.) GOTTHARD GRAUBNER.
Deutsche Siedlungsund Landesrentenbank, Bonn, 1990. 
76 pp, 4to (12 5/8" H), hard cover (yellow cloth with white lettering on spine and front board) - no dust jacket. Color photo frontispiece, b&w photos, color and b&w reproductions. A retrospective of the artist's work from the 1950s to the late 1980s. Includes a short biography, list of exhibitions, and bibliography. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very small bump to top edge of rear board, a few tiny/small watermarks and very light soiling on front board. VG- 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
THE CANADIAN EARTH:  LANDSCAPE PAININGS BY THE GROUP OF SEVEN., Boulet, Roger.  Biographies by Paul Duval.  Foreword by A.J. Casson.
10 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 bande d 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 paintin g s s e l e c t ed 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 r ub bi n g, t in y te ar with crease at top of rear hinge area, an 8" line of tiny faint dints across front panel. VG+/G+ 
Price: 90.00 USD
 
 
11 Boulet, Roger. Signed. Foreword by John P. Crabb. THE TRANQUILITY AND THE TURBULENCE.
M.B. Loates, Markham, Ontario, 1981. 
232 pp, oblong folio (13 1/2" H x 16" D), hard cover (silver boards with embossed title block on front cover - no dust jacket. SIGNED ON TITLE PAGE: "ROGER BOULET". ISBN 0920892051 Profusely illustrated with reproductions of Walter J. Phillips' b eautiful watercolor paintings. Contents: Foreword; 1884-1913: Early Years / The Delicate Art of Watercolor; 1914-1924: Winnipeg; 1924 & 1925: Lake Muskoka - A Summer Idyll / England; 1926 & 1927: Winnipeg & Lake O'Hara / First Trip to the Wes t C o a s t; 1928-1940: Under Prairie Skies; 1940-1963: Middle Watercolors / A West Road / Later Watercolors / An Appreciation; Waterfalls; Complete Index to the Graphic Works. Soft wrinkles on bottom half of last two page leaves, book slightly co ck e d, m in or shelf soiling on bottom of text block. Very Good+ 
Price: 175.00 USD
 
 
52 COULEURS DU QUEBEC ... CINQUANTE-DEUX PEINTRES.  THE COLOURS OF QUEBEC ... FIFTY-TWO PAINTERS., Bruens, Louis.
12 Bruens, Louis. 52 COULEURS DU QUEBEC ... CINQUANTE-DEUX PEINTRES. THE COLOURS OF QUEBEC ... FIFTY-TWO PAINTERS.
Editions la palette, Montreal, 1987. 
237 pp, 4to (12" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 2980106003 B&w and colour illustrations. Bilingual text (French/English). Showcases the work of 52 Quebec artists, giving brief biographies. Francesco Alberti, Gilles Archambault, Leonard Bas que, Andre Bertounesque, Normand Boisvert, Yvette Boulanger, J. Marcel Bourbonnais, Patricia Bourque, Serge Brunoni, Albert Buscio, Christian Deberdt, Littorio Del Signore, John Der, Maurice Domingue, Robert Dupont, Lucie Fournier, Helmut G e r t h , J o s eph Giunta, Francine Gravel, Monique Harvey, Richard Hetu, Vladimir Horik, Normand Hudon, Lise Jourdenais, Louise Kirouac, Pierre Labrecque, Claude Langevin, Michel Lapensee, P. Tex Lecor, Michel Leroux, Douglas Manning, Monique Mer ci er , Pa tr i ck M un eret, Pauline Paquin, Francoise Pascals, Claude Picher, Jacques Poirier, Marcel H. Poirier, Gaston Rebry, Philippe Richard, Alan Richardson, Gilles Seguin, Benoit Simard, Solange St-Pierre, Armand Tatossian, Claude Theberge, Ti bor K . T hom as , L oui s T remblay, Pierrette Trudel, Pierre Turgeon, Mario Verdon. Very light wrinkling at bottom of spine, very minor wear at top/bottom of spine and at corners. Dust jacket has very minor wear at bottom of front panel, mi nor wrin kli ng a t bo tto m of spi ne, very light rubbing, two shallow dints on front hinge. Near Fine/Very Good+ 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
13 Burns, Florence M. WILLIAM BERCZY.
Fitzhenry & Whiteside, Don Mills, Ontario, 1977. 
64 pp, 8 1/2" H, soft cover. ISBN 0889022372 One of 'The Canadians' series. The story of William Berczy, born in Wallerstein, Swabia, who came to Upper Canada, becoming a founding father of Toronto. Contents: Prologue; Early Life; Adventures in Turkey; The Painter in Italy; William and Charlotte in London; Emigrants for America; The Genesee Tract; York; London Revisted; Disillusionment in York; The Artist in Montreal; William and Sons in Quebec; Death in New York; Further Reading. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light wear at bottom of rear hinge, light rubbing, minor soiling. VG 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
14 Chegodayev, Andrei, compiled and with introduction by. (Rockwell Kent.) ROCKWELL KENT. MASTERS OF WORLD PAINTING SERIES.
New York / Leningrad Harry N. Abrams / Aurora Art Publishers 1979 0810920824 / 9780810920828 Soft Cover Very Good Rockwell Kent. 
Unpaginated, 12 3/4" H. 15 tipped-in colour reproductions (many double-page) and 3 b&w illustrations in text. As well as the Introduction by Andrei Chegodayev, the book includes a section entitled "Rockwell Kent on Art: Excerpts from 'It's Me O Lord' ", and a Biographical Outline. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor wear at top of rear hinge, small punch hole and very small soiling mark on rear cover 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
AN EXHIBITION OF PAINTINGS AND DRAWINGS BY VICTORIAN ARTISTS IN ENGLAND / EXPOSITION DE PEINTURES ET DE DESSINS PAR DES ARTISTES ANGLAIS DE L'EPOQUE VICTORIENNE., Comfort, Charles F., foreword.  Introduction By Allen Staley.
15 Comfort, Charles F., foreword. Introduction By Allen Staley. AN EXHIBITION OF PAINTINGS AND DRAWINGS BY VICTORIAN ARTISTS IN ENGLAND / EXPOSITION DE PEINTURES ET DE DESSINS PAR DES ARTISTES ANGLAIS DE L'EPOQUE VICTORIENNE.
Ottawa National Gallery of Canada 1965 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good 
103 pp, small 4to (10" H). Color and b&w reproductions. Bilingual text (English/French). Exhibition catalogue. "The reign of Victoria lasted from 1837 to 1901. The present exhibition attempts to give a balanced representation of the entire period. Howerever, a period of over sixty years in the rapidly changing world of the nineteenth century could hardly show anything approaching uniformity of style. Even the most cursory view of this exhibition should demonstrate that no one set of generalities is adequate to describe the variety of works created during the era, all of them 'Victorian'." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light browning to edges of covers, minor edge wear, spine flat and uncreased. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
J.W. MORRICE.  CANADIAN ARTISTS SERIES NO. 8., Dorais, Lucie.  Series editor, Dennis Reid.  (J.W. Morrice.)
16 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
 
 
GAUGUIN AND THE NABIS: PROPHETS OF MODERNISM., Ellridge, Arthur.
17 Ellridge, Arthur. GAUGUIN AND THE NABIS: PROPHETS OF MODERNISM.
Terrail, Paris, 1995. 
223 pp, 4to (11 13/16" H), soft cover with self-flaps. ISBN 287939080X 164 colour reproductions. "Gauguin, the leading figure of the Pont-Even group, inspired the Nabis through his influence on the young painter Paul Serusier. In the Breton vill age where they spent the summer of 1888, Serusier, under Gauguin's direction, painted a landscape in pure colours that verged on the abstract. When they returned to Paris and showed the picture to their friends, Maurice Denis, Vallotton, Vuilla r d a nd Bonnard, the effect was so magical that it became known as 'The Talisman'. The painting was at odds with the academic teaching of the time and they saw it as a veritable revelation; hence the name 'Nabis' from 'Nebiim', Hebrew for prophet . ( T hi s book) traces the genesis of this revelation in the context of a survey of the intellectual and artistic climate in Paris at the turn of the century, a period that also embraced Symbolism, Japonism, and the originality of a group of artis ts wh os e c ommon characteristic was the will to apply the modernist ideal in every art form, including poster design, theatre programmes and stage sets." This is a heavy volume which may require extra postage, depending on destination. Interior - very li ght rub line on first few pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - very light rubbing, small corner crease and soft crease on rear cover. Very Good 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
18 Fenton, Terry & Wilkin, Karen. MODERN PAINTING IN CANADA: MAJOR MOVEMENTS IN TWENTIETH CENTURY CANADIAN ART.
Edmonton Hurtig / The Edmonton Art Gallery 1978 0888301626 / 9780888301628 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good 
119 pp, oblong (9 1/4" H x 10 1/2" D). Colour reproductions. Contents: Introduction; The Group of Seven; Montreal in the 1930s and the Contemporary Art Society; Two Isolated Modernists; Montreal and the Collective Unconscious; New Internationalism: Abstraction in Montreal and Toronto; Western Canada and the Emma Lake Workshops; Regionalism, Populism, Anti-Americanism; Biographies; Selected Bibliography; About the Authors. Book is clean. Dust jacket has very light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of flap-folds and spine, slight fading to color on spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
19 Finley, Gerald. GEORGE HERIOT: POSTMASTER-PAINTER OF THE CANADAS.
Toronto University of Toronto Press 1983 0802055842 / 9780802055842 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good George Heriot. 
310 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w reproductions. "George Heriot (1759-1839), a Scot, is best known as a skilled landscape watercolourist and as the contentious deputy postmaster general of British North America from 1800 to 1816. He was also a travel writer and a poet. In this volume, a combination of biography and art history, Gerald Finaly presents, for the first time, a rounded picture of Heriot, revealing his motives and ideals while also illuminating the texture of life in Canada during the early years of settlement. In describing Heriot's several roles as artist, administrator, patriot, spy, Fnley presents a portrait of an eighteenth-century gentleman whose superficial desires were for an active public life but whose deeper yearnings were for a life of contemplation. This volume serves to recognize Heriot's artistic achievement and to accord him the place he deserves in the history of Canadian art and the country itself." Minor wrinkling at top of spine, three small faint stains on rear board. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
BELOVED EMMA: THE LIFE OF EMMA LADY HAMILTON., Fraser, Flora.
20 Fraser, Flora. BELOVED EMMA: THE LIFE OF EMMA LADY HAMILTON.
Weidenfeld and Nicolson, London, 1986, first edition. 
410 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0297788957 Pictorial endpapers, b&w plates. "(C)harts Emma's life from her birth as the daughter of a Cheshire blacksmith to her death fifty years later in Calais in circumstances of poverty and neglect. (Fraser) deals in particular depth with the Italian period of Emma's life, when - as the wife of Sir William Hamilton, the affable, erudite British Minister at Naples - she became an intimate friend of the Queen of Naples and s at to all the portrait painters of Europe. The licentious climate of Naples provided an easy setting for Emma's famous romance with Lord Nelson: London Society's reaction to the affair is chronicled in fascinating detail. Flora Fraser sheds n e w l i ght on the shifting relationship between Emma, Nelson and Sir William at Paradise Merton, their home in Surrey, and explores Emma's later life - her strange, will-o'-the-wisp existence after the deaths of her husband and her lover. The a ut ho r h as h ad access to private manuscripts and illustrative material in England and Italy, and her extensive use of contemporary sources such as letters and diaries bring the period vividly to life." Light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dus t jac ket h as li ght edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light rubbing - small line indentations on rear panel, two tiny chips, a little dust staining at top of rear flap. Very Good+/Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
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