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BURLINGTON:  IMAGES OF A CITY..., Balbar, George.
1 Balbar, George. BURLINGTON: IMAGES OF A CITY...
St Catharines, Ontario Vanwell 1989 0920277284 / 9780920277287 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine George Balbar. 
65 pp, oblong (7 1/2" H x 10 3/4" D). "(E)scorts you on a watercolor and pen-and-ink tour of Burlington (Ontario) yesterday and today. Through George's eyes, you can wander among the majestic residences in Roseland, revel in the rural beauty of Kilbride, thrill at the breathtaking views of Lake Ontario and become part of the exciting, new development in Millcroft. The side by side depictions of Burlington's past and present are sure to inspire in both longtime residents and visitors feelings of pride and appreciation for a vital and enduring community." As new. 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
BURLINGTON:  IMAGES OF A CITY..., Balbar, George.
2 Balbar, George. BURLINGTON: IMAGES OF A CITY...
St Catharines, Ontario Vanwell 1989 0920277284 / 9780920277287 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good+ George Balbar. 
65 pp, oblong (7 1/2" H x 10 3/4" D). "(E)scorts you on a watercolor and pen-and-ink tour of Burlington (Ontario) yesterday and today. Through George's eyes, you can wander among the majestic residences in Roseland, revel in the rural beauty of Kilbride, thrill at the breathtaking views of Lake Ontario and become part of the exciting, new development in Millcroft. The side by side depictions of Burlington's past and present are sure to inspire in both longtime residents and visitors feelings of pride and appreciation for a vital and enduring community." Book is Fine. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 14.00 USD
 
 
3 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
 
 
THE MANY WAYS OF WATER & COLOR.  WATERCOLOR / ACRYLIC / CASEIN / GOUACHE / INKS / MIXED TECHNIQUES., Brooks, Leonard.
4 Brooks, Leonard. THE MANY WAYS OF WATER & COLOR. WATERCOLOR / ACRYLIC / CASEIN / GOUACHE / INKS / MIXED TECHNIQUES.
North Light, Westport, Conn., 1979, second printing. 
143 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0891340106 Profusely illustrated with b&w and color reproductions, photographs. "Leonard Brooks makes a personal survey of his many years' experience in the world of water and color. He ex amines the fundamental uses of watercolor and wash and illustrates ways of using them as a sketching medium or for finished paintings. Numerous examples of the many ways of using aqueous media are shown including a set of experimental exer c i s e s t h a t will help the reader to find his own personal style of painting. Basic instruction in using the new acrylic pigments with demonstrations to show the numerous approaches to contemporary uses, figurative and abstract. Gouache, cas ei n an d in k s ar e also discussed. For the painter of watercolor or acrylics this book will provide a background and coverage presented by a master of the aqueous media...." Scattered tiny faint foxing marks on top edge of book. Dust jacket is pr ic e c li ppe d, h as ve ry light edge wear/wrinkling, soft crease and tiny tear at top of rear panel. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
5 Ekers, Catherine. QUEBEC NOSTALGIE.
Collins, Toronto, 1976, Ist ed. 
48 pp, oblong 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. SIGNED BY ARTIST AND AUTHOR. "Quebec Nostalgie captures the romance, the traditions, the flavor of the Belle Province through twenty outstanding watercolors by the well-known Montreal artist, Bobby Atk inson. Text in English and French. Dust jacket has light wear and minor soiling. VG+/VG 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
AN ASSEMBLAGE OF INDIAN ARMY SOLDIERS & UNIFORMS FROM THE ORIGINAL PAINTINGS OF THE LATE CHATER PAUL CHATER., Glover, Michael.  Foreword by Antony Brett-James.
6 Glover, Michael. Foreword by Antony Brett-James. AN ASSEMBLAGE OF INDIAN ARMY SOLDIERS & UNIFORMS FROM THE ORIGINAL PAINTINGS OF THE LATE CHATER PAUL CHATER.
London Perpetua 1973 0903070049 / 9780903070041 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Chater Paul Chater. 
xxi, (Foreword and Introduction) + (131) pp. (text and 41 full page color plates with title and caption on facing page), (xxii)-xxvii (Glossary, Source of Quotations and Index). Pictorial endpapers, double page map, reproductions of 57 watercolor paintings including 41 full-page. Contents: List of Plates; Map of Indian Empire; Foreword; Introduction; The Armies of Indian (1609-1914): The armies of the Honourable Company / Soldiers of the Queen Empress. The Plates: The Company's Army / 1858-1902: Cavalry - Infantry / 1903-22: Cavalry - Infantry / 1922-39. Glossary; Source of Quotations; Index. Previous owner's name in ink on front free endpaper, very light wrinkling at top of spine. Dust jacket has wear and wrinkling at top of spine/hinges - very light edge wear elsewhere, one tiny edge tear and a 1" edge tear, small area of delamination at bottom of rear hinge, very light browning at top inside edge and a few tiny foxing marks, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
DAVID MILNE.  WATERCOLOURS: AN OVERVIEW., Hartman, John, Introduction.
7 Hartman, John, Introduction. DAVID MILNE. WATERCOLOURS: AN OVERVIEW.
Toronto Mira Godard Gallery 1999 Soft Cover Very Good David Milne. 
39 pp, 9" H. Colour reproductions. The catalogue of the exhibition. Contents: Introduction; Colour Plates; David Milne 1882-1953; List of Works in Exhibtion. Interior - faint pencil erasure marks at top corner of first page, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, one small corner crease and three small soft corner creases, minor faint rubbing to covers. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE BOOKMAN'S TALE:  A NOVEL OF OBSESSION., Lovett, Charlie.
8 Lovett, Charlie. THE BOOKMAN'S TALE: A NOVEL OF OBSESSION.
New York Viking 2013 0670026476 / 9780670026470 3rd Printing Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
352 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). "Peter Byerly isn't sure what drew him into this particular bookshop in the Welsh town of Hay-on-Wye. Nine months earlier, the death of his beloved wife, Amada, had left him shattered. The young antiquarian bookseller relocated from North Carolina to the English countryside, hoping to outrun his grief and rediscover the joy he once took in collecting and restoring rare books. But upon opening an eighteenth-century study of Shakespeare forgeries, Peter is shocked when a portrait of Amanda tumbles out of its pages. Of course, it can't be her. The watercolor is clearly Victorian. Yet the resemblance is uncanny, and Peter becomes obsessed with learning the picture's origins. Peter follows the trail of clues across the centuries - from a raucous London tavern where the unscrupulous bookseller Bartholomew Harbottle plots against the 'upstart crow' William Shakespeare to the unfinished ramparts of an Oxfordshire mansion where a frustrated Victorian painter mourns his lost love and takes revenge on his book-collecting rival. Along the way Peter discovers his holy grail: a priceless literary artifact that could prove the truth about Shakespeare's identity. Fearing the book may be a forgery, Peter races against time to prove its authenticity, evading the clutches of a murderer, meeting a woman who may hold the key to the mystery of the portrait, and finally discovering the truth about his own past and precious Amanda." Book is very slightly bowed. Dust jacket has one minor soft edge crease. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE ART OF BABAR:  THE WORK OF JEAN AND LAURENT DE BRUNHOFF., Weber, Nicholas Fox.
9 Weber, Nicholas Fox. THE ART OF BABAR: THE WORK OF JEAN AND LAURENT DE BRUNHOFF.
New York Harry N. Abrams 1989 0810918935 / 9780810918931 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ Jean and Laurent de Brunhoff. 
191 pp, 12" H. Bright red cloth with blindstamped Babar on front board, white lettering on spine, yellow endpapers. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, b&w and colour reproductions. "Babar was created by the painter Jean de Brunhoff, who produced the first seven books of the series between 1931 and 1937, the year of his untimely death. In 1946 his artist son Laurent took up where Jean had left off. He wrote and illustrated his first Babar book when he was twenty-one and has now done thirty Babar books. In bringing Babar back, Laurent was holding on to an enchanted childhood as well as keeping alive the legacy of his beloved father. The elephant actually had been the invention of his mother, Cecile, who thought up the first adventure one evening as a bedtime story for Laurent and his younger brother, Mathieu. In 'The Art of Babar' (the author) has worked with Laurent de Brunhoff to recapture aspects of the artist's childhood in France and the values that he grew up with. He has a lot to say about how both he and his father used watercolor, and the author has explored this technical aspect of their art. The reader is presented with the development from rough sketches to final illustrations; much of this material has never before been reproduced." Book is Near Fine. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
THE BEGINNER'S GUIDE TO PAINTING WATERCOLORS., Williams, Rosemary.
10 Williams, Rosemary. THE BEGINNER'S GUIDE TO PAINTING WATERCOLORS.
Bison, London, 1993, first edition. 
80 pp, 4to (12 1/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1858410061 Profusely illustrated in colour and b&w. "(An) invaluable manual designed to entice beginners and enthusiasts of all levels of ability to paint for their own pleasure. Just like reading and writing, drawing and painting can be taught. This clearly written and richly illustrated book takes the reader step by step through a series of exercises, explaining both theory and technique in an informative and accessible way. The m edium of watercolor has fascinated artists for many years, and reached a peak with British landscapists such as Turner and Constable. This book discusses both the English method, which uses no white but allows the paper to show through the l a y e r s o f wash, and the radical and dramatic effects that can be achieved by using gouache and mixed media....Specially commissioned artwork in both color and black and white complements the text in explaining how to choose and prepare mater i al s; h ow t o d ra w and lay a wash; how to manipulate color; and how to use and apply a wide range of techniques. Over 90 glorious full-color illustrations include both historical examples and a fascinating selection from the work of contempo ra ry art ist s, pro vi di ng a superb guide to a universlly appealing subject." Slight waviness to fore-edge of textblock. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, two very tiny staple holes at top of front panel, sl igh t f adin g to sp ine col or. V ery Good/Very Good 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
WHEN THE WIND STOPS., Zolotow, Charlotte.  Illustrated by Joe Lasker.
11 Zolotow, Charlotte. Illustrated by Joe Lasker. WHEN THE WIND STOPS.
Abelard-Schuman, New York, 1962. 
Unpaginated, 10 1/4" H, hard cover in dust jacket. Profusely illustrated in colour. "It has been a good day for the little boy. He and his friend had played in the garden. There had been icy lemonade under the shade of the pear tree. And his fa ther had read him a story on the porch in the evening. Now his mother came to tuck him in bed. 'Why does the day have to end?' he asked. His mother showed him the pale sliver of moon rising above the pear tree. She told him the day must e n d s o n ight could begin, 'the night with moon and stars and darkness and quiet for you to have sweet dreams in'. 'But where does the sun go?' the boy asked. 'Where does the wind go when it stops?' 'Where does the dandelion fluff go when it bl ow s a wa y? ' T he questions and answers go on as the mother helps the boy to understand that nothing really ends, but only changes shape or form to become the beginning of something else. Reassured, the boy goes gladly to bed, full of the timele ss wo nd er of th e w orld around him." School name/address ink stamp on front endpapers, light fading to edges of boards, small dent on spine. Dust jacket has is price clipped, has several chips and tears - archivally taped, small dent on spine, lig ht edg e w rin kli ng, small area of green watercolor paint on front panel, minor browning. Good/Fair 
Price: 12.00 USD
 


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