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1 Agay, Denes, compiler. FROM RAGTIME TO ROCK AND ROLL: TWELVE EASY-TO-PLAY PIECES IN "POP" STYLE.
Sam Fox, Neew York, c1959. 
24 pp, 11 7/8" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps). Contents: Harmony Rag; "Softshoe" Lullaby; Invitation to the Blues; Harvest Moon Hoe Down; Swingopation (Black Raspberry Jam); Prelude to a Moonlit Night; Nola; Rock-a-billy Jump; Mary and the Boogie Man; Party Hop Boogie; Rockin' Washerwoman; When the Saints Come Marchin' In. Interior - faint cigarette odor, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light to moderate rubbing, tiny tear archivally taped a t t o p o f rear cover, heavy wear on spine, old price sticker on front cover, small closed tear at top of rear hinge. Good 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
SKETCHES OF OAKVILLE - A SMALL TOWN., Ahern, Frances Robin.  (Inscribed by author)
2 Ahern, Frances Robin. (Inscribed by author) SKETCHES OF OAKVILLE - A SMALL TOWN.
N.p., n.p., n.d. (c1988?). 
28 pp, 8vo, soft cover, stapled in wraps. INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR - "TO___ & ___ WITH LOVE -" B&w drawings. Contents: Built of Brick; Vernerville - Oakville's Forgotten Village; The Underground Railroad; "Let's Move It"; Oakville Strawberries; Winte r - A Contrast; The Summer Resort - Oakville; Recycling - World War II Style; The Tannery: Thompson Smith, Joseph Milbourne, Christopher Armstrong, The Marlatt Connection; The Doctors. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership m a r k s . Exterior - small soft crease at top corner of front cover. Very Good 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
3 Anderes, Fred & Agranoff, Ann. ICE PALACES.
Toronto Macmillan of Canada 1983 0771598572 / 9780771598579 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good 
132 pp, oblong (9 1/8" H x 10 3/4" D). Profusely illustrated with colour and b&w photographs, repro-ductions, architectural drawings. "The magical buildings illustrated in this pioneer study of a virtually unknown architectural phenomenon were truly built of ice, and they were said to shimmer with color and fire reminiscent of sapphire, topaz, and opal. In style they recalled medieval castles, Gothic cathed-rals, Russian palaces, and Art Deco fantasies. Many were huge, reaching as high as a 14 -story building and extending as long as a football field, but, of course, there's no physical trace of them. Nevertheless, the authors have discovered dozens of historic photographs, lithographs, postcards, paintings, and drawings of these fabulous but ephemeral constructions, as well as mementoes of the winter activities and sports surrounding their creation. (They) relate the history of ice castle building and examine about thirty in detail. This type of architectural tour de fource had its beginning in 18th-century Russia, when the eccentric Empress Anna Ivanova built an icy honeymoon cottage for an out-of-favor prince. In North America, ice palaces were created as centrepieces for the winter carnivals that sprang up in northern cities in the late 19th century. Between 1883 and 1942, grand castles were built of blocks of ice in the Canadian cities of Montreal, Quebec, and Ottawa, and also in St. Paul, Minnesota, and Leadville, Colorado. Today the leading centers for construction in ice and snow are at the annual winter festivals held in Quebec, Canada, and Sapporo, Japan. (T)he authors - both architects - examine the theory and practice of building with ice (which under certain conditions has the structural properties of concrete), both for practical and fantastic purposes." Book is clean and bright. Dust jacket has light rubbing - mainly on front panel, minor wrinkling at top of spine. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
SPLENDOUR AT COURT:  DRESSING FOR ROYAL OCCASIONS SINCE 1700., Arch, Nigel and Marschner, Joanna.
4 Arch, Nigel and Marschner, Joanna. SPLENDOUR AT COURT: DRESSING FOR ROYAL OCCASIONS SINCE 1700.
London Unwin Hyman, London, (1987), Ist edition. 1987 0713526610 / 9780713526615 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
128 pp, 10 1/2" H. Profusely illustrated in b&w and colour with photographs, reproductions, drawings. "(P)rovides a lively picture of contrasting courtly scenes through the ages. It takes us from the paralysingly formal Court of Queen Anne to the outlandish ostentation of fifty years later when the Prince of Wales's dancing feet twinkled with 30,000 Pounds worth of diamonds attached to his shoe buckles. It conjures up the social butterflies of the Victorian age and a young debutante in the 1920's having difficulty tucking the essential three white feathers into her fashionably bobbed hair style. The fairy tale dresses and gold encrusted uniforms described and illustrated in this book have echoed or defied the fashions of the world right up to the present day. The last debutante to be presented at Court left Buckingham Palace in 1958, but in ceremonies such as the State Opening of Parliament courtly costume and tradition still linger with us." Spine is slightly twisted, minor toning on pastedowns. Dust jacket has light wear at bottom of front flap-fold, light edge wrinkling - mainly at top of rear panel, very soft crease down rear panel. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
5 Associated Screen News. THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS OF CANADA.
Associated Screen News, Montreal, n.d. (c1950). 
18 full page colour photogravures of the stunning scenery - glaciers, lakes, falls, tunnels, mountains and hotels - in the wonderful nostalgic style of the time. Oblong large 8vo card covers, spiral binding. Interior - faint foxing to inside of covers and facing pages, otherwise tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light edgewear. VG 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
NICHOLAS HILLIARD., Auerbach, Erna.
6 Auerbach, Erna. NICHOLAS HILLIARD.
Boston Boston Book & Art Shop 1964 Hard Cover Very Good Good+ Nicholas Hilliard. 
352 pp, small 4to (10" H). Over 200 reproductions of Hilliard's work, mainly in b&w. "This is the first full-length monograph to be written on the life and work of Nicholas Hilliard who lived from 1547 to 1619. The first English-born painter to gain the status of an artist recognised by the English court, he was painter, limner, engraver and goldsmith to Queen Elizabeth I and later to James I, and is kown to have also painted portraits in oil, but it is difficult to attribute particular oil portraits to his hand. Hilliard's importance is not limited by his performance as a miniaturist, for the style of his miniatures had a major influence on the general trend of English painting, and dominated the manner of contemporary English portraiture, both life-size and miniature. (He) was equally eminent as a goldsmith and he practised this craft throughout his life. Much new biographical material has been found which establishes Hilliard as a great Elizabethan." Small bump to top corners of boards, minor browning to page edges. Dust jacket is moderately browned - mainly on inside surface, is price clipped, has light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling - mainly to top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 55.00 USD
 
 
7 Bagnold, Enid. "NATIONAL VELVET".
New York William Morrow Reprint Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Laurian Jones. 
303 pp, 8vo (8 1/4" H). B&w drawings. "(Velvet Brown's) passion in life was horses. And so, when she won a notorious and unwanted piebald in a village lottery, (she) began to dream. And, since the breathless imagination of youth sees no obstacles as insuperable, Velvet's thoughts turned to the greatest race in the world - the Grand National. The Piebald (was) part carthorse, part Arab. Because he preferred sociable village life to lonely fields, he learned to jump fences. When Velvet took him on, he looked like a newly painted rocking horse. When he appeared at Aintree, the crowd looked at him and hooted. Enid Bagnold's clear, pungent style gives this joyous and captivating tale a rare flavor. It is rich with the comedy of life and character and poignant in its realization of the eager, indomitable trust of youth." Minor wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wear/wrinkling, two tiny edge tears, two soft creases at bottom of front panel. 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
8 Baird, John D. FIFTEEN YEARS IN THE HAWKEN LODE.
Gun Room Press, Highland Park, N.J., 1976, 3rd printing. 
120 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0882270117 B&w photographs, reproductions, drawings. Contents: By Way of Beginning; Double Guns of the Mountain Frontier; The Famous Hawken Stamp; Round Balls & Flat Jacks; Fort Clark, Trad ing Post to the Mandan; And Then Came Dinglehoofer; Shame on You, Mr. Carmichael; Fur Traders on the Waddapaw Menesotor; The Old West, As Seen by Today's Artists; Plain & Fancy; Hawkens at 130 Paces; Modern Hawken Replicas; So You Want A Mu z z l e l o a d e r; The Rifle That Could Have Been; A Hawken Returns to The Mountains; Hawken Replicas, or Fake Hawkens?; Making Meat: Mountain Man Style; Mountain Mulies & Mountain Rifles; Brickbats & Roses; The Hawken Bug. Previous owner's small s ta mp o n fr on t pa stedown, small bookstore label on rear pastedown, minor bump to top corner of textblock, small bump to top corner of both boards, minor wrinkling at top of spine, minor edge wear. Dust jacket is price clipped, has light rub bin g, lig ht wr ink lin g at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, three tiny dints on front hinge, two tiny edge tears. Very Good/Very Good- 
Price: 52.50 USD
 
 
EVERYONE IN THE BIBLE., Barker, William P.
9 Barker, William P. EVERYONE IN THE BIBLE.
Old Tappan, New Jersey Fleming H. Revell 1966 Book Club Hard Cover Very Good - Good+ 
370 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). "Who was Izri, Rinnah, Heli? Are Mica, Micah, Micaiah, and Michaiah the same person or four different people? Where is the story of the scheming villain Haman found? What is meant by 'she's a real Jezebel' or 'he's a doubting Thomas'? Clearly identified in these pages are nearly 3,000 individuals - absolutely every man, woman, and child, important or obscure - named in the Bible. In cases of multiple spelling, the names are carefully cross-referenced. When more than one person bears a particular name - there are twenty-five Azariahs, for example, and thirty Zechariahs - each is clearly identified and distinguished from the others. Scripture references are given for each name, along with a brief resume of all that is known concerning the person - genealogy, significant accomplishments, or historical facts. The information is accurate; the descriptions concise; and the style readable and fascinating. An ideal book for Bible teachers and scholars, for the lay person who is often confronted with literary references to Biblical personalities, for writers and speakers to whom accuracy is paramount - a dependable, complete who's who in the Bible." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor edge wear, small bump at bottom corner of both boards. Dust jacket has light fading to color on spine and front hinge area, some light browning on inside and top edge of flaps, light wrinkling at bottom of flap folds, minor edge wear. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
PROVENCE, 1970:  M.F.K. FISHER, JULIA CHILD, JAMES BEARD, AND THE REINVENTION OF AMERICAN TASTE., Barr, Luke.
10 Barr, Luke. PROVENCE, 1970: M.F.K. FISHER, JULIA CHILD, JAMES BEARD, AND THE REINVENTION OF AMERICAN TASTE.
New York Clarkson Potter 2013 0307718344 / 9780307718341 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
309 pp, 8 1/2" H. "In the winter of (1970), more or less coincidentally, six iconic culinary figures, including Julia Child, James Beard, and M.F.K. Fisher, found themselves together in the South of France. They cooked and ate and talked late into the night about the future of food in America, the meaning of taste, and the limits of snobbery. The pioneering food writer M.F.K. Fisher had arrived on an ocean liner, traveling in grand style. The already iconic Julia Child, star of the television show 'The French Chef', was returning to her vacation home, La Pitchoune, wondering just how 'French' she wanted to be. Simone Beck, Child's coauthor of the seminal 'Mastering the Art of French Cooking', was there, too, at her family's estate. James Beard, meanwhile, was working on his most ambitious book, 'American Cookery', while enrolled at a nearby diet clinic. And the reclusive chef Richard Olney, whose first book, 'The French Menu Cookbook', had just been published, was living in Provence and pointing the way to a new kind of culinary bohemianism. Here were America's leading voices in the food world - joined by renowned cookbook editor Judith Jones - all converging in Provence, and yet, incredibly, some were meeting for the first time. Drawing in large part on M.F.K. Fisher's detailed journals and letters, her grandnephew has re-created what is in retrospect a pivotal moment - when the democratization of cooking and taste became part of the national conversation in America. His dramatic retelling of those few weeks in the hills above the Cote d'Azur conjurs conversations and meals, arguments and unspoken rivalries." Light wrinkling at bottom of spine, several very small dents on bottom edge of boards. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling, patches of very light browning, a few very small light stins on fron panel, faint liquid mark at top 2" of front flap fold. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
11 Bergstein, Rachelle. WOMEN FROM THE ANKLE DOWN: THE STORY OF SHOES AND HOW THEY DEFINE US.
New York Harper 2012 0061969613 / 9780061969614 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Nami Matsuo Scott. 
284 pp, 9 1/4" H. Small b&w illustrations. "What is it about a pair of shoes that so enchants women of all ages, demographics, political affiliations, and style tribes? Part social history, part fashion record, part pop-culture celebration, (this book) seeks to answer that question as it unfolds the story of shoes in the twentieth century. The tale begins in the rural village of Bonito, Italy, with a visionary young shoe-maker named Salvatore Ferragamo and ends in New York City with a fictional socialite and trend-setter named Carrie Bradshaw. Along the way it stops in Hollywood, where Judy Garland first slipped on her ruby slippers; New Jersey, where Nancy Sinatra heard something special in a song about boots; and the streets of Manhattan, where a transit-worker strike propelled women to step into cutting-edge athletic shoes. Beginnng with the well-heeled suffragettes in the 1910s, women have fought for greater freedom and mobility, a struggle that exploded in the 1960s with the women's liberation move-ment and culminated in the new millenium with our devotion to personal choice. Featuring interviews with designers, historians, and cultural experts, and a cast of real-life characters, from Marilyn Monroe to Jane Fonda, from Gwen Stefani to Manolo Blahnik, (it) is a lively, compelling look at the evolution of modern woman and the fashion that reflects - and has shaped - their lives." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine - also tiny tear at top of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling at top of hinges, minor rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
PERIOD COSTUME FOR THE STAGE., Bicat, Tina.
12 Bicat, Tina. PERIOD COSTUME FOR THE STAGE.
Marlborough Crowood 2003 1861265891 / 9781861265890 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good 
144 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w drawings, silhouettes, photographs. "(D)emonstrates how to use basic costume and modern clothes to recreate the styles of the past. Written for all those - professionals, students and amateurs - who create theatre costumes, it will appeal particularly to those who work within tight schedules and budgets. Each chapter offers a brief insight into the world that influenced the design ideas of a particular century or era, and offers simple, practical and sometimes surprising suggestions for how the period can be represented in costume on the stage. Throughout the book, silhouettes and drawings, which capture the essence of a style or fashion, stimulate the imagination and help the designer to focus on the vital form and shape that will create a clear picture for the audience." Contents: The Ten-Minute Tour; Introduction; Basic Costume; Crusaders and Troubadurs 1066-1485; The Dark and Dazzling Tudors 1485-1603; Linen, Lace and Civil War 1603-1660; Culture, Curls and the Country House 1660-1789; Jane Austen at Home and Rebellion Abroad 1789-1840; Corsets, Communications and Queen Victoria 1840-1900; From Drawing Room to Battlefield 1900-1945; A World in the Living Room 1945-2000; Patterns, Modifications and Substitutions; Appendix - Useful Tips for Costume Makers; Bibliography; Index. Interior - tiny bump to bottom corner of approx first 20 pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - tiny corner crease on front cover, very light rubbing on rear cover. 
Price: 22.50 USD
 
 
PERIOD COSTUME FOR THE STAGE., Bicat, Tina.
13 Bicat, Tina. PERIOD COSTUME FOR THE STAGE.
Marlborough Crowood 2003 1861265891 / 9781861265890 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good+ 
144 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w drawings, silhouettes, photographs. "(D)emonstrates how to use basic costume and modern clothes to recreate the styles of the past. Written for all those - professionals, students and amateurs - who create theatre costumes, it will appeal particularly to those who work within tight schedules and budgets. Each chapter offers a brief insight into the world that influenced the design ideas of a particular century or era, and offers simple, practical and sometimes surprising suggestions for how the period can be represented in costume on the stage. Throughout the book, silhouettes and drawings, which capture the essence of a style or fashion, stimulate the imagination and help the designer to focus on the vital form and shape that will create a clear picture for the audience." Contents: The Ten-Minute Tour; Introduction; Basic Costume; Crusaders and Troubadurs 1066-1485; The Dark and Dazzling Tudors 1485-1603; Linen, Lace and Civil War 1603-1660; Culture, Curls and the Country House 1660-1789; Jane Austen at Home and Rebellion Abroad 1789-1840; Corsets, Communications and Queen Victoria 1840-1900; From Drawing Room to Battlefield 1900-1945; A World in the Living Room 1945-2000; Patterns, Modifications and Substitutions; Appendix - Useful Tips for Costume Makers; Bibliography; Index. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, minor rubbing on covers. 
Price: 23.00 USD
 
 
14 Biggins, John. THE TWO-HEADED EAGLE.
New York St. Martin's 1996 0312147511 / 9780312147518 First American Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Geoff Hunt cover art. 
367 pp, 8vo (8 7/16" H). "(A) story of five months of hair-raising adventure on the Italian front in which young Otto Prohaska, the hero of 'A Sailor of Austria' and 'The Emperor's Coloured Coat', entrusts his life to the nascent, unreliable, and terrifying Imperial and Royal Austro-Hungarian Flying Service. It is the summer of 1916, and Otto, joined by his self-willed aerial chauffeur Sergeant-Pilot Toth, entrusts his life to a succession of flimsy biplanes in the sky above war-torn Alpine battlefields. On the ground, the rickety Habsburg empire has begun its final slide to disaster. And in the air is the unmistakable sense that history, poignant and ironic and always surprising is erupting all around them. Written with craft, style, and an astonishing breadth of emotion, (this) is the continuation of a remarkable series." Book is very lightly cocked, is cracked at title page but pages are holding well, minor edge wear, very light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very light edge wear/wrinkling, small area of surface paper loss on front panel, small corner crease on front flap. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
COURAGE IN THE AIR.  VOLUME I: CANADA'S MILITARY HERITAGE., Bishop, Arthur.  Foreword by Lieutenant-General F.R. Sutherland.
15 Bishop, Arthur. Foreword by Lieutenant-General F.R. Sutherland. COURAGE IN THE AIR. VOLUME I: CANADA'S MILITARY HERITAGE.
McGraw-Hill Ryerson, Toronto, 1992, first edition. 
307 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0075513765 B&w photographs. "These biographies bring to life the stories of those who fought in the air in the most spectacular of modern wars - World War I and II, and Korea. The dra ma, chivalry and honour of warfare in the air, as well as the danger and horror of battle, are captured in these pages. With an exciting and compelling journalistic style, Bishop has provided a worthy tribute to Canada's bravest and best air f o r c e veterans." Minor wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light rubbing, a few small shallow dints, a few areas of light edge wrinkling. Very Good+/Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
TRUE CANADIAN HEROES OF THE AIR., Bishop, Arthur.  Foreword by Lieutenant-General F.R. Sutherland.
16 Bishop, Arthur. Foreword by Lieutenant-General F.R. Sutherland. TRUE CANADIAN HEROES OF THE AIR.
Prospero / Key Porter, Toronto, 2004. 
307 pp, 8vo (9" H), soft cover. ISBN 1552678679 B&w photographs. "....offers a significant contribution to understanding our nation's role in the great wars through the very Canadians who, from all walks of life, served with distinction and won i nternational respect for their bravery and sacrifice. With an exciting and compelling journalistic style, Arthur Bishop brings to life the stories of those who fought in the air in World War I, World War II, and the Korean War. The drama, t h e c h i v alry, the honour of warfare in the air, as well as the danger and horror of battle, are captured in these pages. A worthy tribute to Canada's best and bravest air force veterans." Interior - large corner crease on last page, otherw i se c le a n an d ti ght with no other ownership marks. Exterior - tiny scuff and minor soiling on top of textblock, small light bump at top and bottom of last few pages, minor soiling on bottom of textblock. Very Good- 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
ISAAC JOHNSON OF WOODBRIDGE 174-1835: THAT INGENIOUS ARTIST., Blatchly, John and Eden, Peter.  Foreword by Peggy-Ann Monroe.
17 Blatchly, John and Eden, Peter. Foreword by Peggy-Ann Monroe. ISAAC JOHNSON OF WOODBRIDGE 174-1835: THAT INGENIOUS ARTIST.
Suffolk Record Office, Ipswich, 1979. 
32 pp, 8" H x 10 1/4" D, soft cover (stapled in wraps). Johnson family tree on inside of front cover. B&w illustrations. Contains: Isaac Johnson, 1754-1835 by John Blatchly and A Note on Isaac Johnson's Cartographic Style by Peter Eden. Interio r - soft crease at top corner of half the pages, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - small crease at top corner of front cover. Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE TRAVELLERS GUIDE TO THE ANCIENT WORLD: ANCIENT EGYPT.  THEBES AND THE NILE VALLEY., Booth, Charlotte.
18 Booth, Charlotte. THE TRAVELLERS GUIDE TO THE ANCIENT WORLD: ANCIENT EGYPT. THEBES AND THE NILE VALLEY.
New Burlington, London, 2008, first edition. 
160 pp, small 8vo (7 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 9781845662448 Monotone drawings, maps, plans. "Imagine what it would be like to travel back in time and explore the ancient world; to see the ancient wonders when they were new; to see and speak to the people who built and used them. Written in the style of a contemporary travel guide, (this book) focuses on the historic city of Thebes and the Nile Valley in the year 1200 BCE. It offers advice on everything from where to stay a nd what to see, to sampling the local cuisine and shopping for souvenirs. This carefully researched book paints a vivid picture of life in ancient Egypt, and is packed with all the maps, illustrations, and fascinating insights that a tourist or tra veler would expect to find in any modern guidebook." Dust jacket has tiny tear at top of rear flap-fold and very minor rubbing. Fine/Very Good+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
WELCOME TO THE BAY OF BENGAL.  A TRUE WARTIME STORY., Bowman, David S.J.  Inscribed.
19 Bowman, David S.J. Inscribed. WELCOME TO THE BAY OF BENGAL. A TRUE WARTIME STORY.
Epic Press, Belleville, Ontario, 2002. 
64 pp, 8 1/8" H, soft cover. B&w photographs, map. INSCRIBED ON HALF TITLE PAGE: TO MABEL ENJOY DAVE BOWMAN. ISBN 1553063996 "It was bad enough that Royal Canadian Air Force warrant officer David S.J. Bowman was fighting in a war, but then on Ap ril 23, 1945, David encountered an unexpected and terrible twist of events that changed his life forever. After a fairly routine enemy target attack on a munitions dump near Rangoon, Burma, his Liberator aircraft was making its way back across t h e Bay of Bengal, bringing David and his comrades back to home base for a debriefing and a beer. Ten miles from the shores of Burma, David suddenly heard his skipper say these chilling words: 'Dinghy! Dinghy! Prepare for ditching.' David Bow ma n, i n his easy, humourous style, shares his true life story experiences of that fateful day in 1945 and the days following. He invites his readers to join him in reliving the ups and downs of the experience in the Bay, 'welcoming you all to th e B ay o f Bengal'." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - book lightly cocked, very light edge wear. Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
20 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
 
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