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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
 
 
LE JARDIN DE NUIT., Jabry.  (Jacques Brillant.)  Edited by Vincent Pouliot.
2 Jabry. (Jacques Brillant.) Edited by Vincent Pouliot. LE JARDIN DE NUIT.
Ottawa Societe Culturelle Ameuroasie 1960 Limited Edition Hard Cover Very Good Maitre Domoto Insho. 
45 pp, 11 5/8" H, in purple cloth with silver lettering on front board, colour floral images on front and rear boards. Number 100 in an edition limited to 1000 copies. Handmade Japanese paper with top edge untrimmed (as issued). Endpapers in shades of orange, green, blue and purple with floral designs. B&w illustrations. French text. With: 44 pp pamphlet (7 1/8" H) stapled in green patterned covers, containing the French poetry faced by translations in Japanese characters. Enclosed in three panel portfolio with orange/blue/white decoration on exterior, title in black on front panel, two white (bone?) fasteners, landscape illustration on interior in blue/black/white. "Ce livre 'le jardin de nuit' est un poeme de jabry / calligraphie de la main de 'auteur / illustre a l'encre de chine par maitre domo insho / edite par les soins de vincent pouliot / avec la collaboration technique du typographe sasaki / imprime au moyen de cliches en gelatine bichcromatee aux ateliers de collotypie chez benrido de kyoto / sur papier japon fabrique a la main avec la fibre du broussonetia papyfera par les artisans des papeteries iwano de fukui / tire a mille exemplaires seulement / quatre exemplaires etant mis hors commerce pour etre gracieusement presentes a la maison imperiale du japon." Tiny scuff to cloth on front board, minor color fading to top/bottom edge of spine and top edge of both boards. Pamphlet has light wear at top of spine, a few small line indentation on covers, tiny dent at fore-edge of rear cover and on fore-edge of text block, Portfolio has light edge wear, wear on fastener tabs, small areas of rubbing/color loss on spine where fasteners clip-in, minor toning at inside edges, light browning on spine and at edges, rub mark on spine. 
Price: 275.00 USD
 
 
MORRICE:  A GREAT CANADIAN ARTIST REDISCOVERED., Laing, G. Blair.  Introduction by Jean Sutherland Boggs.
3 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
 
 
ANNUAIRE STATISTIQUE DE LA SOCIETE DES NATIONS 1939/40 STATISTICAL YEAR-BOOK OF THE LEAGUE OF NATIONS., League of Nations, Economic Intelligence Service.
4 League of Nations, Economic Intelligence Service. ANNUAIRE STATISTIQUE DE LA SOCIETE DES NATIONS 1939/40 STATISTICAL YEAR-BOOK OF THE LEAGUE OF NATIONS.
Geneva League of Nations 1940 Card Good- 
285 pp, 9 11/16" H. Card covers, green cloth spine with black lettering, green lettering on front cover. Six b&w maps. Bilingual (French/English). Contents: Preface; Territory, Population; Unemployment, Employment, Wages; Production and Consumption (Live-stock, Fisheries and Products of Agricultural Origin / Mineral and Industrial Production); Transport, Trade; Currency Statistics, Prices and Public Finance; Index. Bump to top/bottom corner of text block, bump/soft crease at corners of covers, bump to bottom of rear hinge, browning to edges of covers, light browning to edges of text block. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
5 Miquelon, Dale. DUGARD OF ROUEN: FRENCH TRADE TO CANADA AND THE WEST INDIES, 1729-1770.
Montreal McGill - Queen's University Press 1978 0773502998 / 9780773502994 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
282 pp, 9 1/4" H. Tables, map. "From the letters and fragmentary accounts of Robert Dugard of Rouen, Professor Miquelon has brought to life the history of an eighteenth-century trading company. Robert Dugard and his associates were men who came of age at the right moment to capitalize on the political and financial stability of France during the thirty years after Utrecht, and on the widening opportunities of colonial trade. Their Societe du Canada was founded in 1729 to handle the Quebec trade, but soon they were also testing the sugar island trade. By 1742 their business with the West Indies was more profitable than their Canadian trade. But catastrophe trod upon the heels of success: between 1744 and 1748 most of their fleet was lost to shipwreck and war. Of the three remaining ships one was broken up, another relegated to the fishery, and the third given over to sugar hauling. At Quebec, Dugard's factors, Havy and Lefebvre, had remained and prospered in the fur trade, Labrador sealing, and the trade with France. Professor Miquelon describes their activities, which continued until their business was completely destroyed by the Conquest of Canada." Bump to top of spine, three corners have tiny or small bump. Dust jacket has light to moderate rubbing, light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
ONTARIO AND THE CANADIAN NORTH.  CANADIAN LOCAL HISTORIES TO 1950:  A BIBLIOGRAPHY., Morley, William F.E.
6 Morley, William F.E. ONTARIO AND THE CANADIAN NORTH. CANADIAN LOCAL HISTORIES TO 1950: A BIBLIOGRAPHY.
Toronto University of Toronto Press 1978 0802022812 / 9780802022813 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine No Jacket 
322 pp, 10" H. Pale green cloth with black lettering on spine and front board, black illustration on front board. B&w illustrations. Contents: Introduction; Illustrations; Key to Bibliographies Cited and Selected Sources; Abbreviations; Library Symbols Used; The Bibliography: Part 1: Ontario (Ontario and Regions / Counties and Districts / Cities, Towns and Townships); Part 2: The Canadian North (Canadian North / Hudson Bay / Northwest Territories - Regions - Settlements / Yukon Territory - Regions - Settlements); Indexes (Geographical / General). Book is Near Fine 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE FISHERMEN'S CHAPEL, SAINT BRELADE, JERSEY:  ITS ARCHAEOLOGY, ARCHITECTURE, WALL PAINTINGS AND CONSERVATION., Rodwell, Warwick.  Sections/contributions by Ursula Fuhrer, Gottfried Hauff, Sven Mieth, Margaret Finlaison, Juliet Rogers.
7 Rodwell, Warwick. Sections/contributions by Ursula Fuhrer, Gottfried Hauff, Sven Mieth, Margaret Finlaison, Juliet Rogers. THE FISHERMEN'S CHAPEL, SAINT BRELADE, JERSEY: ITS ARCHAEOLOGY, ARCHITECTURE, WALL PAINTINGS AND CONSERVATION.
Societe Jersiaise and The Rector and Churchwardens of Saint Brelade, 1990. 
171 pp, small 4to (10 7/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, plans, drawings (some fold-out), maps, reproductions, color plates. ISBN 0901897191 "Externally, the Fishermen's Chapel is a plain, rectangular structure with no sign of ornamentation or suggestion of the glory that it holds within. But once inside, the visitor is confronted with an experience of unparalleled delight: the walls and the stone-vaulted ceiling are covered with Old and New Testament scenes, executed in bright colours. For more than six hundred years these medieval paintings have survived the ravages of time and man, and although they are now far from complete, their impact is nevertheless stunning: the message they conveyed to medieval worshippers is still there to be read today. Between 1982 and 1988, an integrated programme of research and investigation, conservation and repair, refurbishment and revitalization, took place with an interdisciplinary and internationally recruited team. The results of their findings have now been distilled and are presented in this volume." Chapter headings: Historical Introduction; A Brief Description of the Chapel; The Wall Paintings; Archaeological Investigations; Structural Analysis; Architectural Style and Dating; Conservation and Restoration; Synthesis and Interpretation; Technical Appendices. Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very light soiling mark in margin of page125. Dust jacket has light rubbing, one tiny edge tear, tiny dent on spine. VG+/VG 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
UNIFORMES:  LES ARMEES DE L'HISTOIRE.  ALBUM NO. 8.  (CONTAINS NO. 61 - MAI-JUIN 1981 TO NO. 66 - MARS-AVRIL 1982.), Various.
8 Various. UNIFORMES: LES ARMEES DE L'HISTOIRE. ALBUM NO. 8. (CONTAINS NO. 61 - MAI-JUIN 1981 TO NO. 66 - MARS-AVRIL 1982.)
Societe d'edition de revues d'armes, Paris, [c1982]. 
Six individually numbered volumes (nos. 61-66) bound in hard covers as Album No. 8. 11 5/8" H. Profusely illustrated in color and b&w with photographs, uniform studies, reproductions and drawings. FRENCH TEXT. The detailed articles (covering a v ariety of soldiers from Gunwald 1410 to French Paras in Indochina 1946-1947) on uniforms, arms, and equipment would be of great interest to modellers, re-enactors and students of military history. Minor wear at top/bottom of hinges, sligh t c u r v a t u r e to front board. Very Good+ 
Price: 37.50 USD
 
 
LA FERRONNERIE.  REPERTOIRE DE L'ARCHITECTURE MODERN., Virette, Jean, introduction.
9 Virette, Jean, introduction. LA FERRONNERIE. REPERTOIRE DE L'ARCHITECTURE MODERN.
Paris Editions S. de Bonadona / Librairie Nouvelle de l'Architecture et des Beaux-Arts 1930 First Edition Hard Cover Good Catala Freres, photography. 
12 3/4" H. Portfolio with grey boards, red cloth spine, black lettering and red banding on front board, cloth ribbon ties (faded from red?). French text only. Includes four-page introductory pamphlet (title page, copyright page, one page Introduction by Jean Virette and Table des Planches) and 56 b&w photographic plates on heavy stock (collated) showing decorative ironwork of the Art Deco era. Staircases, doors, radiator grills, balconies, light fixtures, etc. by Bagues, Bergue, Societe Centrale de Constructions et de Materiaux, Edgar Brandt, Szabo, Paul Kiss, Manchelle et Peltier, Piguet, Gilbert Poillerat, Raymond Subes, Schenk et ses Fils, Jean Schwartz, Lameau Freres, and G. Szabo. Plates: all plates have browning and minor wear at the edges; 8 plates have either tiny or small edge chip, tear or crease; plate 41 has a small corner piece missing, plate 45 has narrow piece missing at one corner and a small area of creasing at one edge; plate 46 has narrow piece missing from one corner. Title page is moderately browned. Portfolio boards and spine have edge wear/rubbing, browning, some wrinkling on front board, a few small stains on rear board & one on spine, wear and open tears at top/bottom of cloth spine. 
Price: 375.00 USD
 


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