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CANFAKE:  AN EXPERT'S GUIDE TO THE TRICKS OF THE CANADIAN ANTIQUES TRADE., Webster, Donald.
141 Webster, Donald. CANFAKE: AN EXPERT'S GUIDE TO THE TRICKS OF THE CANADIAN ANTIQUES TRADE.
McClelland & Stewart, (Toronto, 1997), Ist edition. 
226 pp, 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 077108904X "Drawing on his many years of work in the field of Canadian antiques, (Donald Webster) lays out the mechanics of buying and selling, outlines the levels of the market, and shows how a fake ca n be introduced into the lower levels of the trade and then rise steadily, gaining credibility as it goes. He identifies the categories of Canadian antiques that are most likely to be faked, demonstrates how honest reproductions can become pr o b l e m s , and outlines the pros and cons of buying and selling through dealers and auction houses. Throughout the book, he offers countless tips on how to spot fakes, many enlivened by entertaining anecdotes drawn from his own extensive experie nc e. " D us t jacket has some areas of light edge wrinkling. Near Fine/Very Good+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
142 Weisbrod, Michael B. ARCHETYPES AND ARCHAISM. SPRING 2001. AN EXHIBITION. MARCH 20-29.
New York Weisbrod Chinese Art Ltd. 2001 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
103 pp, 4to (11 15/16" H). The catalog of the exhibition, beautifully illustrated with full page color photographs facing detailed descriptions of each artifact. Articles: 'The Spirit of Wu' by Professor Robert J. Poor, University of Minnesota, 'Conservation Report for an Eastern Zhou Dynasty Inlaid Bronze Hu and Cover', Conservation Report for a Late Shang Dynasty Bronze Wine Vessel, Guang'. Includes Chronological Table. Bumped at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor rubbing. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
MEDIAEVAL FLOOR TILES., Wight, Jane A.
143 Wight, Jane A. MEDIAEVAL FLOOR TILES.
St. Martin's Press, New York, 1975, first American edition. 
179 pp, large 8vo (9 3/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w and colour illustrations. "Mediaeval floor tiles have been unjustly neglected both in print and in situ, and (this) book, is, astonishingly, the first full-scale appreciation of the subj ect since 1858. The tiles themselves have been maltreated over the centuries and it is only comparatively recently that their great variety - and often beauty - and the sophistication of some of the methods of production have been appreciated. S o m e Victorian ceramic firms faultlessly and relentlessly copied a number of mediaeval designs - a compliment that Miss Wight shows the originals could well have done without as they were likely to be prised up to make way for the glossy nineteen th -c en tury copies. The book described the methods of manufacture of the various types of mediaeval tile from the earliest mosaic to the elaboration of the later inlaid varieties, and traces the development of design in the main areas of tile ma k ing . Mis s Wight has drawn many examples herself and the groups of illustrations in the book show clearly how a particular subject or symbol - for instance the fleur-de-lis of the Virgin Mary - was used and developed in an incredibly wide variety o f wa ys . F or the first time the mass of tiles is approached with an enthusiasm for their artistic achievement as well as their technical categorization, and the Gazetteer lists a comforting number of places where - if we take the trouble to lo ok downw ard as w ell as upward - we can still see examples of most of the types of mediaeval tile." Very small light stain on bottom of text block. Dust jacket has two very small edge tears archivally taped, minor edge wrinkling, faint soft crea se down f ront panel . Very Good+/Very Good 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE CABINET MAKERS OF NORFOLK COUNTY., Yeager, William, editor.
144 Yeager, William, editor. THE CABINET MAKERS OF NORFOLK COUNTY.
Simcoe, Ontario The Norfolk Historical Society 1975 First, Limited Edition. Hard Cover Very Good+ Signed by Editor.
154 pp, 11 1/4" H. Medium brown cloth with black lettering on spine and front board - no dust jacket (as issued). Signed on copyright page by the editor and numbered "#122 of 688 copies 1st edition" - Norfolk Historical Society blindstamp. An account of the early cabinet makers in Norfolk County, Ontario, illustrated with b&w reproductions of photographs, maker's marks and labels. Contents: Introduction; Furniture in Early Norfolk; The Cabinet Makers of Woodhouse Township; David Marr of Woodhouse; The Cabinet Makers of Charlotteville; Archibald Reid of Vittoria; The Cabinet Makers of Houghton; The Cabinet Makers of Middleton; The Cabinet Makers of Windham; The Cabinet Makers of Simcoe; J. & G. Jackson, Builders and Cabinet Makers; The Cabinet Makers of Townsend Township; Louis Hoffman of Port Dover; The Cabinet Makers of Walsingham; McCall & Company; Appendix I: Listings of Furniture Makers in Representative Sampling of Early Business Directories; Appendix II: Census Listings; Acknowledgements; Index. Two small faint pen lines at bottom corner of front board. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
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A HERITAGE OF LIGHT:  LAMPS AND LIGHTING IN THE EARLY CANADIAN HOME., Russell, Loris S.
A HERITAGE OF LIGHT: LAMPS AND LIGHTING IN THE EARLY CANADIAN HOME.
Russell, Loris S.
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A HERITAGE OF LIGHT:  LAMPS AND LIGHTING IN THE EARLY CANADIAN HOME., Russell, Loris S.
A HERITAGE OF LIGHT: LAMPS AND LIGHTING IN THE EARLY CANADIAN HOME.
Russell, Loris S.
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JOHN O'HARA:  A CHECKLIST.  WITH A PREVIOUSLY UNPUBLISHED SPEECH BY JOHN O'HARA., Bruccoli, Matthew J., compiler.  (John O'Hara.)
JOHN O'HARA: A CHECKLIST. WITH A PREVIOUSLY UNPUBLISHED SPEECH BY JOHN O'HARA.
Bruccoli, Matthew J., compiler. (John O'Hara.)
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INFINITE RICHES:  THE ADVENTURES OF A RARE BOOK DEALER., Magee, David.  Introduction by Lawrence Clark Powell.
INFINITE RICHES: THE ADVENTURES OF A RARE BOOK DEALER.
Magee, David. Introduction by Lawrence Clark Powell.
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OLD & RARE:  THIRTY YEARS IN THE BOOK BUSINESS., Rostenberg, Leona & Stern, Madeleine B.
OLD & RARE: THIRTY YEARS IN THE BOOK BUSINESS.
Rostenberg, Leona & Stern, Madeleine B.
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THE SIDE DOOR:  TWENTY-SIX YEARS IN MY BOOK ROOM., Hood, Dora.
THE SIDE DOOR: TWENTY-SIX YEARS IN MY BOOK ROOM.
Hood, Dora.
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ADVENTURES OF A PAPER SLEUTH., MacMillan, Hugh P.  Foreword by Ted Cowan.
ADVENTURES OF A PAPER SLEUTH.
MacMillan, Hugh P. Foreword by Ted Cowan.
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SLIGHTLY CHIPPED:  FOOTNOTES IN BOOKLORE., Goldstone, Lawrence and Goldstone, Nancy.
SLIGHTLY CHIPPED: FOOTNOTES IN BOOKLORE.
Goldstone, Lawrence and Goldstone, Nancy.
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