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KING EDWARD'S SCHOOL, BIRMINGHAM., N/A
141 N/A KING EDWARD'S SCHOOL, BIRMINGHAM.
Basil Blackwell, Oxford, n.d. (c1964). 
56 pp, 8vo (8 11/16" H), hard cover (dark blue cloth with gold lettering on spine, gold seal on front board) - no dust jacket. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, reproductions. A brief pictorial overview of the history of King Edward's Sc hool, Birmingham, dating back to 1552. Interior - light browning to enpapers and margins of text pages, school presentation label to previous owner on front pastedown, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - l i g h t e d g e wear, light fading to cloth on spine and on parts of boards, two very small watermarks at bottom of front board. Good+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
PHILADELPHIA PA., N/A.
142 N/A. PHILADELPHIA PA.
Sabold Herb Co., Philadelphia, Pa., n.d. 
Unpaginated, 7 7/8" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps). A souvenir booklet, comprised of one page of text followed by 15 pages of photographic images in cream, black and white, two images to a page. The scenes illustrated include: Barry Statue and I ndependence Hall; Betsy Ross House, 239 Arch Street; Entrance Girard College; The Wanamaker Store; The Benjamin Franklin Hotel, 9th and Chestnut Street; Bellevue-Stratford Hotel; Elverson Building; Hotel Adelphia; Japanese Garden and Pagoda , F a i r m o n t Park; Valley Green Inn, Wissahickon Drive; U.S. Mint; Watching the Races on Schuykill, Fairmont Park; Walnut Lane Bridge over Wissahickon; etc., etc. Interior - scattered faint foxing marks on pages and inside of covers, otherwis e c le an a nd t ig ht with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - slight darkening and scattered faint foxing marks on covers, light edge wrinkling, light soiling and rubbing. Good 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
143 Narkiss, Bezalel, editor, in collaboration with Michael E. Stone. Historical survey by Avedis K. Sanjian. ARMENIAN ART TREASURES OF JERUSALEM.
Caratzas Brothers, New Rochelle, New York, 1979. 
174 pp, folio (13 1/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0892410957 Map endpapers, color and b&w photographs. "...unveils a dazzling variety of art objects - sumptuous medieval illuminated manuscripts, printed books, mosaic pavements, painted t iles and ritual objects. The book contains 194 illustrations, of which 131 are in color. A full description of the Armenian art treasures of Jerusalem and their background has been written by Professor Bezalel Narkiss, head of the Depart m e n t o f A r t at the Hebrew University, Jerusalem. His collaborator, Professor Michael E. Stone, of the Department of Armenian Studies of the same University, has contributed a detailed catalogue of the objects illustrated. An introductory c ha pt er o n t he hi st ory of the Armenian Communities in Jerusalem has been written by (Professor) Avedis K. Sanjian." Very light edge rubbing to boards, tiny dint at top of front board. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling, some small a rea s o f d ela mi nat ion at edg es, light edge curl at top of panels, moderate wear at top of flap-folds and at top of spine, one small tear with moderate wear - archivallty taped, very light rubbing, small line scuff on rear panel. Very Good/Go od+ 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
OLD KENTUCKY ARCHITECTURE.  COLONIAL, FEDERAL, GREEK REVIVAL, GOTHIC, AND OTHER TYPES ERECTED PRIOR TO THE WAR BETWEEN THE STATES., Newcomb, Rexford.
144 Newcomb, Rexford. OLD KENTUCKY ARCHITECTURE. COLONIAL, FEDERAL, GREEK REVIVAL, GOTHIC, AND OTHER TYPES ERECTED PRIOR TO THE WAR BETWEEN THE STATES.
Bonanza, New York, reprint (copyright 1940). 
Unpaginated foreword, introductory essay and list of plates plus 130 b&w plates (photographs, plans, drawings) and frontispiece, 4to (12 1/8" H, hard cover in dust jacket. "Forming originally a part of the state of Virginia, Kentucky was peopled la rgely from Virginia and nearby colonies; thus the economic system, the social fabric and the cultural outlook of Kentucky resembles these features of life in the Old Dominion. Bringing with them a love of classic architecture engendered by as s o c i a t ion with the great houses in the valleys of the James and the Potomac, it is no surprise to discover that a definite classic spirit premeates the more formal types of architecture in Kentucky. In the early pioneer period, of necessity, r ec ou rs e wa s had to primitive forms. Beginning with the log cabin with its 'wattle-and-daub' chimney, architectural expression in Kentucky passed through successive improvements, culminating eventually in the great classic-porticoed brick mansio ns whi ch to th is day lend so much charm to the countryside. Architecture in Kentucky parallels the career of architecture upon our Atlantic seaboard. There is this difference, however, that while architecture in Kentucky reflects most of the v ogu es a nd fas hion s o f the seaboard forms, it records these changes somewhat belatedly. That is to say a style or a fashion well known in the maritime states will often not make its appearance in Kentucky for from ten to thirty years. Once acc lima ted, how ever , suc h vo gues are as likely to persist here as in other areas of America." Previous owner's bookplate on front pastedown, heavy fading to color at top edge of boards, light fading to color on spine. Dust jacket has light wear and w rnkli ng a t top /botto m edg e of spine and flap-folds, creasing on top 3" of spine, slight browning on spine, light rubbing, one small tear archivally taped. Very Good-/Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
SURVIVALS: ASPECTS OF INDUSTRIAL ARCHAEOLOGY IN ONTARIO., Newell, Dianne and Greenhill, Ralph.
145 Newell, Dianne and Greenhill, Ralph. SURVIVALS: ASPECTS OF INDUSTRIAL ARCHAEOLOGY IN ONTARIO.
Erin, Ontario Boston Mills Press 1989 1550460005 / 9781550460001 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ Ralph Greenhill, photographs. 
234 pp, oblong 8vo (8 3/4" H x 10 7/16" D). Well illustrated with b&w photographs, reproductions, maps, drawings. "Today there is increasing recognition of the importance of our industrial heritage and its preservation. This book documents some fascinating survivals of this heritage in Ontario by a series of in-depth essays, with historic illustrations and modern photographs." Contents: The Rideau Canal; Early Grand Trunk Railway Bridges and Stations; The Hamilton Pumphouse; Gooderham & Worts Distillery, Toronto; Belt and Line-Shafting Transmission of Power; The Jerker System for Pumping Oil, Lambton County; London and Guelph Soap Works; The Whirlpool Rapids Bridge and its Predecessors; The St. Clair Tunnel; The Peterborough Lift Lock. Minor wrinkle at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds faint line indentation at top of front hinge. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
ARCHITECTURE IN CANADA., Nobbs, Percy E.
146 Nobbs, Percy E. ARCHITECTURE IN CANADA.
London Royal Institute of British Architects 1924 First Edition Stapled in Wraps Good 
89 pp, 7 1/2" H. The text of a talk given to the Royal Institute of British Architects, London, 21 January, 1924. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs. Interior - previous owner's bookplate on inside of front cover and previous owner's name in ink on title page, soft crease at top corner of first half of pages, some rusting to staples. Exterior - small wrinkles and creases to edges of covers, browning to edges of covers. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
ROYAL WESTMINSTER:  A STUDY OF ITS ORIGIN AND BUILDING, THE SCULPTURE AND PAINTING AND THE CORONATION CEREMONY., Noppen, J.G.
147 Noppen, J.G. ROYAL WESTMINSTER: A STUDY OF ITS ORIGIN AND BUILDING, THE SCULPTURE AND PAINTING AND THE CORONATION CEREMONY.
Country Life, London, (1937), revised, enlarged edition. 
129 pp, small 4to (10" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w plates, floor plan. Contents: The Founding of Royal Westminster; Norman Days; The Palace and Abbey of King Henry III; The Middle Ages and Later; Westminster Stories; Westminster As It Is Today; The Coronation; Processions and Banquets; Sculpture; Painting. Very small surface paper pull on free front endpaper and back of frontispiece, minor edge wear to boards. Dust jacket has several small chips and tears, moderate to heavy soiling - mainly to rear panel and spine, now protected in a mylar sleeve. VG/G- 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
148 Noppen, Luc and Deschenes, Gaston. With Claude Tibault, Jocelyn Saint-Pierre, Maurice Pellerin, Gilles Gallichan, Marc-Andre Bedard, Maurice Belley, Francine Brousseau, Denis Castonguay, Jean-Pierre Labiau, Rene Villeneuve, Helen Ziarko, et al. QUEBEC'S PARLIAMENT BUILDING: WITNESS TO HISTORY.
Quebec Gouvernement du Quebec 1986 2551087864 / 9782551087860 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
204 pp, 12" H. Profusely illustrated in b&w and colour with photographs, architectural drawings, reproductions. Contents: Preface; Quebec's Parliament Today: the Institution and the Building; The Shaping of Parliamentary Institutions (The Formative Years: the Parliament of Lower Canada / An Impossible Union: Parliament in the Mid 19th Century); Building the House of Parliament ( Choices: a Site, an Architect, Design / Quebec's Construction Project of the Century / Function and Symbolism: Interior Organization and Decoration / Parliament in its New House); The Golden Years: a Work to be Completed (Parliamentary Life in the Golden Years / The Setting / A Panorama of History / An Art Workshop); Of Reform and Restoration (A Monument Reborn / Parliament and the Quiet Revolution); Where the Media Converge (The Library of the National Assembly / The Press Gallery in the Early 20th Century / The 'Journal des debats'); Bibliography; Illustration Credits. One small and one tiny corner crease, slight wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wear, light rubbing, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
MAINE BEAUTIFUL.  A PICTORIAL RECORD COVERING ALL THE COUNTIES OF MAINE, WITH TEXT BETWEEN., Nutting, Wallace.  With poems by Mildred Hobbs.
149 Nutting, Wallace. With poems by Mildred Hobbs. MAINE BEAUTIFUL. A PICTORIAL RECORD COVERING ALL THE COUNTIES OF MAINE, WITH TEXT BETWEEN.
Framingham, Massachusetts Old America Company 1924 First Edition Hard Cover Good Signed by Author
302 pp, 10 3/16" H. Green cloth, profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, drawings. Signed by author on front free endpaper. Section headings: Explanatory; Maine; The Approaches to Maine; Maps of Maine (provides text only); The Coast of Maine; Maine from Kittery to Portland; Passama-quoddy Bay; Maine's Mountain Regions; The Lakes and Streams of Maine; Old Maine Mills; Canoeing in Maine; The Trees of Maine; Ornamental and Fruit Trees; Maine Apple Blossoms; Maine in Winter; Attractive Maine Villages; Some Maine Cities; Let Us Go Down Into Maine!; A National Asset; Something Not Beautiful; Vacationing in Maine; The Setting of a Cottage; The Country Parsonage; Welcome Home; Old Dwellings in Maine; Wells and Springs; The Superiority of Country Life; What Explorers Thought of Maine; The Romance of the Kennebec; A Wonderful Old Edifice; Dwellings at Kittery; The Empire of Aroostook; View Points in Maine; Truth and Beauty; Hidden Things Come to Light; Superlatives; The Future of Maine; Comment on Line Drawings; Some of the Pictures in Detail; Acknowledgements; Index. Small word in ink at top of front pastedown, very light soiling on top/bottom of text block, slight toning to edges of text block, light edge wear at corners and top/bottom of spine, slight separation between some page gatherings but holding firmly, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, some loss of gold on front board title block, slight fading to spine color, some slight variation in color on boards, a few very light stains on spine and rear board. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
MENNONITE FURNITURE:  THE ONTARIO TRADITION IN YORK COUNTY., Nykor, Lynda Musson & Musson, Patricia D.  Foreword by Nancy-Lou Patterson.  Photographs by Martha Kuehner.
150 Nykor, Lynda Musson & Musson, Patricia D. Foreword by Nancy-Lou Patterson. Photographs by Martha Kuehner. MENNONITE FURNITURE: THE ONTARIO TRADITION IN YORK COUNTY.
James Lorimer, Toronto, 1977. 
95 pp, 8 3/8" H, soft cover. B&w photographs. ISBN 0888621493 "Mennonites are among the earliest settlers of nineteenth-century Ontario. A law-abiding, deeply religious and pacifist people, they travelled from Pennsylvania by wagon and foot to s ettle in the Niagara area around Kitchener-Waterloo and in York County north of Toronto. To Canada the Mennonites brought a long rural tradition of architecture, furniture-making and folk art. These ideas inspired the houses and farms the y b u i l t , and the production of a great variety of furniture, in a style rooted in Germany and Pennsyvania and modified with the Ontario experience. Authors Musson and Nykor concentrate on the furniture of the York County area, and draw paral le l s an d co nt ra s ts with the predominant styles in other Ontario communities. Also discussed are the homes, farms and churches of the Mennonite community. These too are distinctive in style while unmistakeably part of the larger nineteenth-c ent ur y Ont ar io tra dit io n." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear and browning, ghost sticker mark and small indentation on front cover, very light rubbing/soiling and small corner crease on rear co ve r, s pin e c olor is fad ed - lettering still very legible. Very Good- 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
FOOD PATH:  CUISINE ALONG THE GRAND TRUNK ROAD FROM KABUL TO KOLKATA., Pant, Pushpesh & Mohsin, Huma.
151 Pant, Pushpesh & Mohsin, Huma. FOOD PATH: CUISINE ALONG THE GRAND TRUNK ROAD FROM KABUL TO KOLKATA.
New Delhi Lustre Press / Roli Books 2008 8174363629 / 9788174363626 Third impression. Hard Cover Fine Very Good+ 
144 pp, oblong (8 1/4" H x 12 1/4" D). Profusely illustrated with colour photographs of food, street vendors, markets, architecture, truck art, etc. "The Grand Trunk Road, the axis of the Indian subcontinent's heavily populated north since the sixteenth century, was the brainchild of Sher Shah Suri. (This book) presents a compelling and beautifully illustrated history of the road since its emergence as ancient India's first route for traders and invaders. Driving along the classic route, full of the footprints of history and culture, one has an unmatched opportunity to discover the culinary riches of India. The seductive treats range from the barbequed temptations of Peshawar and Rawalpindi to the sumptuous secrets of the imperial 'dastarkhans' of Delhi and Agra; from the succluent kebabs of the Awadh region to the sublime vegetarian repast of Varanasi and the tantalizing sweets of Bengal. Indeed the GT Road is the best introduction to the fulsome flavours of India. Bon voyage and bon appetit!" Over 100 recipes, interlaced with snippets of information about the history, people, architecture, and life along the 'Road'. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
TORONTO AND EARLY CANADA:  A CATALOGUE TO THE TORONTO AND EARLY CANADA PICTURE COLLECTION IN THE TORONTO PUBLIC.  LANDMARKS OF CANADA, VOLUME 3., Parkhill, John T., introduction.
152 Parkhill, John T., introduction. TORONTO AND EARLY CANADA: A CATALOGUE TO THE TORONTO AND EARLY CANADA PICTURE COLLECTION IN THE TORONTO PUBLIC. LANDMARKS OF CANADA, VOLUME 3.
Baxter Publishing / Toronto Public Library, Toronto, 1964, first edition. 
63 pp, oblong 8vo (8 1/2" H x 11" D), soft cover. B&w photographs, reproductions. Contents: Toronto; Canadian National Exhibition; Churches & Synagogues; Factories & workshops; Fires; Hotels & taverns; Houses; Military buildings; Monuments; Parks; Public buildings; Schools; Stores & offices; Streets; Toronto Islands; University of Toronto; Waterfront; Miscellaneous; British Columbia; Manitoba; New Brunswick; Newfoundland; Northwest Territories; Nova Scotia; Ontario; Quebec; Saskatchewan; Indians & Metis; Military; Sports; Transportation; Vessels; Miscellaneous. Interior - soft crease at top corner of approx. last 15 pages, small crease at top corner of first page, light browning to last page and inside of rear cover, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - browning to edges of textblock, very minor edge wear, crease at top corner of covers - larger on rear cover, small ghost sticker mark on front cover. Good+ 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
153 Peacock, David and Peacock, Suzanne. OLD OAKVILLE: A CHARACTER STUDY OF THE TOWN'S EARLY BUILDINGS AND OF THE MEN WHO BUILT THEM.
Toronto Hounslow 1995 0888820402 / 9780888820402 Second Printing Soft Cover Very Good David Peacock 
138 pp, small square 4to (10" H). Profusely illustrated with b&w line drawings, plans, photographs, map. "(A) chronological record illustrating the architectural styles of forty-five of the town's nineteenth-century buildings. From the simple farm cottage to the stately mansion, from the first public houses to the churches of the last quarter of the century, this book depicts the dwellings and commercial buildings that provide Oakville with its unique character." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light rubbing, light wear at top/bottom of rear hinge, soft corner creases on rear cover. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
OLD OAKVILLE:  A CHARACTER STUDY OF THE TOWN'S EARLY BUILDINGS AND OF THE MEN WHO BUILT THEM., Peacock, David and Peacock, Suzanne.
154 Peacock, David and Peacock, Suzanne. OLD OAKVILLE: A CHARACTER STUDY OF THE TOWN'S EARLY BUILDINGS AND OF THE MEN WHO BUILT THEM.
Toronto Hounslow 1995 0888820402 / 9780888820402 Second Printing Soft Cover Very Good+ David Peacock 
138 pp, small square 4to (10" H). Profusely illustrated with b&w line drawings, plans, photographs, map. "(A) chronological record illustrating the architectural styles of forty-five of the town's nineteenth-century buildings. From the simple farm cottage to the stately mansion, from the first public houses to the churches of the last quarter of the century, this book depicts the dwellings and commercial buildings that provide Oakville with its unique character." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very minor edge wear, minor rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
155 Pearson, George F. OLDE BOSTON TOWNE. (OLD BOSTON TOWN.)
George F. Pearson, Boston, 1946, 10th edition. 
32 pp, 7 3/8" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps). B&w photographs. A guide for a walking tour of Old Boston, describing the buildings and streets, interspersed with snippets of history and poetry. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownersh ip marks. Exterior - tiny bump at bottom of spine. Very Good 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
156 Pedersen, B. Martin, creative director. Mesnik, Hildy, ed. Graphis. DIGITAL PHOTO 1: AN INTERNATIONAL COLLECTION OF PHOTOGRAPHY. GRAPHIS.
Graphis, (New York, 1998). 
256 pp, 4to, HC in dust jacket. More than 200 full-color images. "...a breathtaking journey through photos which dare to take the imagination farther. This debut addition to the Graphis international collection embraces the year's best work and r eflects the ways technology allows photographers more freedom and choices than ever before. In addition to extraordinary contributions from emerging artists, the book includes the work of industry visionaries such as Matt Mahurin, Geral d B y b e e , a n d David Gaz. A commentary by Bybee offers an insider's view to someof the processes and artistic choices behind digital photography...complete indices of creative personnel, (makes this book) an inspiring and essential resource f o r pr of es si on a ls a nd clients worldwide." Very minor wrinkling to top/bottom of dust jacket spine. This is a new, unread book still in the publisher's shrinkwrap. NF/NF 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
LIFE BEYOND LIEBFRAUMILCH: UNDERSTANDING GERMAN FINE WINE., Pigott, Stuart.
157 Pigott, Stuart. LIFE BEYOND LIEBFRAUMILCH: UNDERSTANDING GERMAN FINE WINE.
London Sidgwick & Jackson 1988 0283995807 / 9780283995804 First Edition Soft Cover Near Fine Ian Ritchie, jacket Illustration. Maps by Katharina Kelly. 
262 pp, 8 1/2" H. B&w photographs, maps, reproductions of labels. "In recent years German wine has earned itself the reputation of being little more than cheap wine for quaffing. Yet the days of crude commercialization debasing a nation's wines may be over: for German wine producers, claims wine expert Stuart Pigott, are now showing renewed commitment to quality and classic wine styles. The leaders of this revival, and their wines, occupy centre stage in this highly informative book. Through well over 100 fascinating profiles, the author guides us through the regions and charts a clear path towards an easy understanding of Germany's diversity of counry and fine wines. (He) introduces many little-known producers of excellent wines that offer astonishing value for money, and points the finger firmly at those famous names which can no longer be relied upon. Some of his findings will surprise: he shows, for example, how red wines are emerging alongside the white wines for which Germany has long been renowned. (This book) is the product of years of meticulous research in Germany. It constitutes a refreshing reassessment of some of the world's least understood wines." Clean and tight. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE REGENCY STYLE, 1800 TO 1830., Pilcher, Donald.
158 Pilcher, Donald. THE REGENCY STYLE, 1800 TO 1830.
London B.T. Batsford 1947 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
120 pp, 9" H. B&w photographs, reproductions, drawings, colour frontispiece, wraparound dust jacket illustration. "J.B. Papworth, James Malton, J.C. Loudon, Humphrey Repton, Sidney Smirke, Sir John Soane - these are a few of the contemporary designers whom Donald Pilcher quotes in his fascinating enquiry which, on account of its emphasis on town-planning and on the marriage between town and country, has a special relevance to us today. There are chapters on, inter alia, The Man of Taste, on The Landscape Garden, on Taste and Technique, and on Town and Country. The subject is one which lends itself particularly well to illustration, both from the books of the time and from the magnificent villas, crescents, terraces and squares which remain to us as a legacy of the period." Two creases and a tiny edge tear (archivally taped) at top corner of rear free endpaper, very small bump at top fore-edge of boards, tiny stain on fore-edge of text block, minor edge wear to boards, some slight fading to colour on top of text block. Dust jacket has very light browning on spine and at top edge 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
COLONIAL ARCHITECTURE OF CAPE COD, NANTUCKET AND MARTHA'S VINEYARD., Poor, Alfred Easton, foreword.
159 Poor, Alfred Easton, foreword. COLONIAL ARCHITECTURE OF CAPE COD, NANTUCKET AND MARTHA'S VINEYARD.
New York William Hepburn 1932 First Edition Hard Cover Good+ No Jacket Alfred Easton Poor, photographer, illustrator. 
[2 pp.] Foreword, followed by 135 captioned b&w plates (photographs, measured drawings)- collated. Map endpapers, b&w frontispiece. Mr. Poor determined to take the photographs and make the drawings when he could not find a book for his reference. The images are gathered under the following headings: One Storey Houses; Two Storey Houses; Three Storey House, Windmills, Barns, Out Buildings, Fences and Cornices; Windows; Doorways and Porticos; Interiors; Measured Drawings. *Please note - there is no text other than the Foreword and captions.* Previous owner's bookplate with name on front pastedown, previos owner's name in ink at top of free front endpaper with ink offset on front pastedown, light toning to edges of pages (with a very small light stain at top corner of plate 123), light browning to inside hinges, very light browning to edges of text block, small bump at three cornbers, light to moderate browning on spine, three small very light white marks on boards, light wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, scattered faint foxing marks and rub marks on front board. 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
DAILY LIFE IN HOLLAND IN THE YEAR 1566 AND THE STORY OF MY ANCESTOR'S TREASURE CHEST., Poortvliet, Rien.  Translated from the Dutch by Karin H. Ford.  Calligraphy by Diane Lynch.
160 Poortvliet, Rien. Translated from the Dutch by Karin H. Ford. Calligraphy by Diane Lynch. DAILY LIFE IN HOLLAND IN THE YEAR 1566 AND THE STORY OF MY ANCESTOR'S TREASURE CHEST.
Harry N. Abrams, New York, 1992, first American edition. 
208 pp, oblong (10 1/4" H x 12 1/8" D) hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0810933098 Beautifully illustrated in colour throughout. "Characteristically evocative, the words and images in 'Daily Life in Holland' are rich in detail and delicate in colo ration, and perhaps the most beautiful of any of Poortvliet's works to date. In this fascinating saga, he recreates the lives of his forebears as they toiled and celebrated their way through daily existence. He does not conjure up a romantic v i s i o n of the past - the Dutch countryside was not all tulips and windmills! There were adversity and hard work, and we learn that 1566 was an extraordinary year in Holland, marked by famine and plague, great freezes, floods and droughts, comets a nd e ar thquakes, and an invasion by the Spanish as well. Poortvliet's colorful account unfolds before us to reveal how ordinary men, women, and children lived: what kinds of clothes they wore, what their houses were like, what they ate and how th ey coo ked . How did they celebrate Christmas? What did the people do for a livng and what kind of money did they have? What did a girl's engagement ring look like? How many different kinds of swords and firearms did they have? Exploring hi s ow n r oots , Po ortvliet captures the beauty of everyday life and livelihood in turbulent sixteenth-century Holland." Tiny stain on top of text block, a few tiny dints on bottom edges of boards, previous owner's signed bookplate on half-title pa ge. Dust jack et ha s very light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, a few tiny dints on front panel, very light rubbing, very small bump on edge of spine. Very Good+/Very Good 
Price: 150.00 USD
 
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