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1 Burton, G. Allan. A STORE OF MEMORIES.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1986 0771017928 / 9780771017926 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
330 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs. "With warmth, wry wit, and surprising candour, G. Allan Burton relates the big and small incidents in his life, sometimes with nostalgia, sometimes with bite. His story starts in Toronto's exclusive Rosedale district, where, as a child, he discovered the twin passions of horse-riding and watercolour painting, passions that became the dual themes of his life. The first took him into the Governor General's Horse Guards, into the Allied Forces' dangerous campaign in Italy during World War II, and into a life-long love of fox hunting. The second took him into architecture and interior design and then into Simpsons where he worked his way from stockboy to chairman of the company. Throughout his business career, he kept a journal in which he recorded the critical events of Simpsons growth - the formation of Simpsons-Sears, the opening of new stores, and the innovative development of shopping malls in Ontario and Quebec, the frustrations of economic recession, and finally the explosion of the 'store wars' in 1979 where the Hudson's Bay Company and Sears, Roebuck of Chicago battled for control of this major Canadian company." Very light wrinkling at top of spine. Dust jacket has one tiny tear with crease - archivally taped, a few areas of light edge wrinkling, minor edge wear, very light rubbing. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
A.J. CASSON:  HIS LIFE & WORKS / A TRIBUTE., Duval, Paul.
2 Duval, Paul. A.J. CASSON: HIS LIFE & WORKS / A TRIBUTE.
Toronto Cerebus / Prentice-Hall 1980 0920892027 / 9780920892022 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good- A.J. Casson. Signed
285 pp, 13 1/2" H x 19" D. Signed by A.J. Casson on title page (signature only). Maroon cloth with blind-stamped 'CASSON' on fore edge of front board and gilt lettering on spine. In original publisher's corrugated cardboard box (white with maroon lettering). Profusely illustrated with colour and monotone reproduction, b&w photographs. "A.J. Casson is one of the most beloved of all Canadian artists. His works are sought after probably more than those of any other living native painter. As a member of the Group of Seven and in the many years since its dissolution, he has created a brilliant series of canvases celebrating our landscape in all its many moods and seasons. His works are treasured in every national public gallery collection, and in hundred of private collections. It is to bring together a magnificent cross-section from these collections that this volume has been designed. It includes representative major canvases, oil sketches and watercolours. The artist himself, has overseen the quality of every plate in this publication." A very heavy volume. which will require extra postage for destinations outside of Canada and the United States. Book has a slight lean, one page with three small very light soiling marks (not effecting any text), light toning to edges of text block. Dust jacket has a crease along the bottom front edge, several tiny or small edge tears and some light wrinkling - mostly at bottom edge, slight toning at edges. Box is complete and sound with some light edge wear and a piece of old tape on one edge. 
Price: 225.00 USD
 
 
DAVID MILNE.  WATERCOLOURS: AN OVERVIEW., Hartman, John, Introduction.
3 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
 
 
WILDFLOWERS OF CHURCHILL AND THE HUDSON BAY REGION., Johnson, Karen L.  Foreword by Diane Erickson.  Illustrated by Linda Fairfield.  Photographs by Robert R. Taylor.
4 Johnson, Karen L. Foreword by Diane Erickson. Illustrated by Linda Fairfield. Photographs by Robert R. Taylor. WILDFLOWERS OF CHURCHILL AND THE HUDSON BAY REGION.
Manitoba Museum of Man and Nature, Winnipeg, 1987. 
400 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), soft cover. ISBN 0920704158 Colour photographs and watercolour drawings, b&w map, drawings. Contents: Introduction; A Brief Natural and Human History of the Churchill Region: Natural History / Geography / Climate / Geology / Water - Tides and Other Effects - Plants of the Region / Origins and Distribution / Habitats and Communities / Human History: Notes on the Prehistory and History of The Hudson Bay Region and Churchill; A Note on Names; Explanation of Basic T e r m s ; Flowers and Their Structure; Glossary; How the Key System Works; The Locator Keys; Descriptive Accounts and Illustrations of the Wildflowers; References: Further Information on the Hudson Bay Region; Index; Appendix: A Checklist of the Va sc ul ar P la nts of Churchill; Figure 1: Geography of Churchill; Figure 2: Common plant communities of the Churchill region and their relationship to landforms; Table 1: Climatic Data for Churchill. Interior - clean and tight with no previous own ers hip ma rks . Exterior - minor curl at corners of covers. Very Good+ 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
ONLEY'S ARCTIC:  DIARIES AND PAINTINGS OF THE HIGH ARCTIC., Onley, Toni.  Foreword by George Woodcock.
5 Onley, Toni. Foreword by George Woodcock. ONLEY'S ARCTIC: DIARIES AND PAINTINGS OF THE HIGH ARCTIC.
Vancouver Douglas & McIntyre 1989 088894666X / 9780888946669 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Toni Onley. 
166 pp, 10 3/4" H. Colour and b&w illustrations - reproductions, photographs, maps. "Toni Onley made his first trip to the High Arctic in 1974 aboard a Canadian Coast Guard icebreaker, the CCGS Louis S. St. Laurent. He returned the following year, this time piloting his small flying boat on a 10,000 kilometre odyssey into the eastern Arctic from Vancouver, B.C. Eleven years later, he and poet Claude Peloquin boarded another coast guard vessel on a voyage to confirm Canada's cultural sovereignty in northern waters. During each of these trips, Onley kept a diary of his daily observations: the unexpected colour, the mysterious quality of the light, the meteoric changes in the weather, the way land and sea and sky converge to tease the eye. The diaries also make many allusions to historical events and environmental concerns, and provide a lively commentary on life abaord ship and in the air. As an artist, Onley found his paintings ready-made in a landscape stripped to its bare essentials. His three trips inspired more than 200 watercolours, prints, oils and pencil drawings, of which 122 are represented here. In these stunning works, Onley exhibits his characteristic skill with a watercolour brush, capturing the fleeting light and shadow and the fragile, vulnerable beauty of the far north." Tiny dent on top edge of front board and a very small dent on the bottom edge. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling - mainly at top edge, two tiny dents on front hinge. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE WATERCOLOUR ARTIST'S PALETTE: CHOOSING AND MIXING YOUR PAINTS., Robb, Tom.
6 Robb, Tom. THE WATERCOLOUR ARTIST'S PALETTE: CHOOSING AND MIXING YOUR PAINTS.
Arum, London, 1988. 
80 pp, 11 1/4" H, hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1854105531 Colour illustrations. "Colour and colour mixing are the foundation of watercolour painting. Here is a guide which helps you to make an intelligent choice of which pigments to buy and s hows you how to create a rainbow of exciting colour codes. Part One: Colours of the Palette - A simple selection from the basic spectrum, describing some of the important characteristics which will be useful in helping you to create your own mi x e s . Part Two: Problems and Possibilities - Explores common queries from students and correspondents, including which colours bleed, which lift easily, layering different types of colours, finding good skin colour, an exploration of sky tones - -- a nd m uch, much more. Part Three: Colour Codes - A wide-ranging selection of colour mixes that you will want to use all the time, with careful suggestions about how the subtleties of modulating colours can be explored. Appendix - How to make yo ur own Co lour Codes, for use in the studio or out of doors." Front free endpaper has been removed. Dust jacket has very minor edge werinkling. Very Good/Very Good+ 
Price: 18.00 USD
 
 
MILITARY UNIFORMS IN CANADA 1665-1970., Summers, Jack L. and Chartrand, Rene.
7 Summers, Jack L. and Chartrand, Rene. MILITARY UNIFORMS IN CANADA 1665-1970.
Ottawa National Museum of Man, (Ottawa, 1981). 1981 066010346X / 9780660103464 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Good+ R.J. Marrion. 
192 pp, 4to (11 7/8" H). Canadian War Museum Historical Publication No.16. "(D)escribes and illustrates the military dress of French, British and Canadian soldiers of forty units that have played an important part in Canada's military life over the past three hundred years. Each of the forty sections comprises the history of the corps or regiment and a precise description of its dress accompanied by a full-page watercolour plate of the uniform itself . This book, written in a straightforward, anecdoatal style, deals with all the important campaigns fought in Canada - the Seven Years' War, the War of 1812, the Fenian raids of the 1860s, the North-West Rebellion - as well as the overseas wars in which Canadians took part: the Boer War, the two World Wars, and the Korean War." Minor edge wear to boards, minor browning to edges of textblock. Dust jacket has light to moderate rubbing with some colour loss at edges, light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, fading to spine color - lettering still very legible. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
8 Summers, Jack L. and Chartrand, Rene. MILITARY UNIFORMS IN CANADA 1665-1970.
Ottawa National Museum of Man, (Ottawa, 1981). 1981 066010346X / 9780660103464 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good- R.J. Marrion. 
192 pp, 4to (11 7/8" H). Canadian War Museum Historical Publication No.16. "(D)escribes and illustrates the military dress of French, British and Canadian soldiers of forty units that have played an important part in Canada's military life over the past three hundred years. Each of the forty sections comprises the history of the corps or regiment and a precise description of its dress accompanied by a full-page watercolour plate of the uniform itself . This book, written in a straightforward, anecdoatal style, deals with all the important campaigns fought in Canada - the Seven Years' War, the War of 1812, the Fenian raids of the 1860s, the North-West Rebellion - as well as the overseas wars in which Canadians took part: the Boer War, the two World Wars, and the Korean War." Book has very minor edge rubbing. Dust jacket has has light edge wear/wrinkling, light to moderate rubbing on panels. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
CASTLES OF IRELAND: A COLLECTION OF PEN & INK & WATERCOLOUR PAINTINGS, Sutherland, Donald and O'Shea, Roisin, Editors
9 Sutherland, Donald and O'Shea, Roisin, Editors CASTLES OF IRELAND: A COLLECTION OF PEN & INK & WATERCOLOUR PAINTINGS
Dublin John Hinde 1995 1858334039 / 9781858334035 Hard Cover Fine Very Good O'Shea, Roisin 
44 pp, 6 3/4" H. One of 'An Artists Portfolio' series. Colour reproductions of Roisin O'Shea's illustrations with descriptive captions. Includes: Black Castle, Wicklow; Blackrock Castle, Cork; Blarney Castle, Cork; Bunratty Castle Limerick; Carlow Castle; Castle Balfour, Fermanagh; Dalkey Castle, Dublin; Derry Castle, Londonderry; Dromoland Castle, Clare; Dublin Castle; Dunguaire Castle, Galway; Dunluce Castle, Antrim; Enniskillen Castle, Fermanagh; Ferrycarrig Castle, Wexford; Glenveah Castle, Donegal; Gosford Castle, Armagh; Johnstown Castle, Murntown, Wexford; Kilkenny Castle; King John's Castle, Carlingford, Louth; ditto, Limerick; Kylemore, Galway; Leixlip Castle, Kildare; Narrow Water Castle, Down; Rock of Cashel, Tipperary; Ross Castle, Kerry; Shane's Castle, Armagh; Slane Castle, Meath. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling, minor wear, tiny dint on spine and on rear hinge. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE ARCHITECTURE OF EDWARD & W.S. MAXWELL., Theberge, Pierre; Hill, Robert G.; Bland, John; Yates, Henry B.; James, Ellen; Pepall, Rosalind M.; Sweeny, Robert; Murray, Irena; Wolfe, Jeanne M.; Jacobs, Peter.
10 Theberge, Pierre; Hill, Robert G.; Bland, John; Yates, Henry B.; James, Ellen; Pepall, Rosalind M.; Sweeny, Robert; Murray, Irena; Wolfe, Jeanne M.; Jacobs, Peter. THE ARCHITECTURE OF EDWARD & W.S. MAXWELL.
Montreal Montreal Museum of Fine Arts 1991 289192150X / 9782891921503 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good 
91 pp, 11" H. B&w and colour photographs, elevations, floor plans. "The brothers Edward and William S. Maxwell of Montreal were among Canada's foremost architects at the turn of the century. Their work includes city and country houses, railway stations, hotels, government buildings, and cultural institutions, among them such landmarks as the Saskatchewan Legislative Building, the tower block of the Chateau Frontenac and the original 1912 building of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. Published on the occasion of the travelling exhibition (of the same name), this catalogue constitutes the first comprehensive study of a firm whose buildings span the country. The fruit of the Maxwell's collaboration is illustrated with watercolour renderings, elevation drawings and photographs. In addition, the architects' relationship with their clients and the firm's close co-operation with craftsmen and artists is examined." Interior - book slightly cracked at centre, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - very small piece of surface paper loss at bottom of spine, light crease down spine. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
THE BEGINNER'S GUIDE TO PAINTING WATERCOLORS., Williams, Rosemary.
11 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
 


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