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61 Town, Harold and Silcox, David P. TOM THOMSON: THE SILENCE AND THE STORM.
Toronto McClelland and Stewart 1989 077108482X / 9780771084829 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Tom Thomson. 
240 pp, oblong 4to (10 3/4" H). Profusely illustrated with color reproductions, b&w photos, drawings. "(M)arks the centennial of the artist's birth with the most extensive collection of his work ever published - 177 paintings in full colour and many more in black-and-white. The prints in this book, most of them duplicating the precise dimensions of the original paintings, reproduce with unprecedented fidelity the colours, techniques and power of all of Thomson's classics, plus a number of works that have not been publicly displayed in any form. The accompanying texts provide an aesthetic commentary and a straightforward biographical chronicle." Minor bump at top of front hinge, minor browning to edges of textblock - tiny light stain on fore-edge of textblock. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling, minor rubbing, a few very small shallow dints on rear panel - a few tiny dints on front panel. May require extra postage due to weight/size. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
TOM THOMSON:  THE SILENCE AND THE STORM., Town, Harold and Silcox, David P.
62 Town, Harold and Silcox, David P. TOM THOMSON: THE SILENCE AND THE STORM.
Toronto McClelland and Stewart 1982 077108482X / 9780771084829 Second Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Tom Thomson. Signed by Author
240 pp, oblong 4to (10 3/4" H). Signed on front free endpaper by Harold Town. Profusely illustrated with color reproductions, b&w photographs, drawings. "(M)arks the centennial of the artist's birth with the most extensive collection of his work ever published - 177 paintings in full colour and many more in black-and-white. The prints in this book, most of them duplicating the precise dimensions of the original paintings, reproduce with unprecedented fidelity the colours, techniques and power of all of Thomson's classics, plus a number of works that have not been publicly displayed in any form. The accompanying texts provide an aesthetic commentary and a straightforward biographical chronicle." Slight lean to spine. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, a tiny area of minor edge wear. 
Price: 55.00 USD
 
 
COLLECTIONS DES MUSEES D'ETAT DU QUEBEC., Tremblay, Jean-Noel, Preface de.
63 Tremblay, Jean-Noel, Preface de. COLLECTIONS DES MUSEES D'ETAT DU QUEBEC.
Montreal Gouvernement du Quebec 1967 Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket 
13" H, beige cloth-covered boards with gilt lettering on spine, gilt fleur de lis on front board. Pictorial endpapers. Unpaginated - short preface in French only, followed by two page introduction in French, repeated in English. 108 illustrations - b&w plates and tipped in colour illustrations on heavier stock, followed by 10 page catalogue of artists. Page 1 coloured plate has a series of very small areas of colour loss along top edge with colour offset on adjacent page, light colour fading and light browning at edges of boards, area of light colour loss and some faint foxing marks on rear board, light browning on spine. 
Price: 60.00 USD
 
 
ARTS IN NEW BRUNSWICK., Tweedie, R.A., Cogswell, Fred, MacNutt, W.Stewart, editors.  (Desmond Pacey, David Galloway, Brian Swarbrick, Emery LeBlanc, Lawren Harris, Huia Ryder, Carleton Elliott, Alfred Pinsky, George MacBeath, Stuart Allen Smith, Yvon LeBlanc, W.W. Alward,
64 Tweedie, R.A., Cogswell, Fred, MacNutt, W.Stewart, editors. (Desmond Pacey, David Galloway, Brian Swarbrick, Emery LeBlanc, Lawren Harris, Huia Ryder, Carleton Elliott, Alfred Pinsky, George MacBeath, Stuart Allen Smith, Yvon LeBlanc, W.W. Alward, ARTS IN NEW BRUNSWICK.
Brunswick Press/University Press of New Brunswick, n.p., (1967), No. 102 of an edition of 2,000 copies. 
280 pp, folio (13 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w and color reproductions and photographs, tissue-covered color frontispiece of Lord Beaverbrook. Contents: Foreword; Contributors; Acknowledgements; Literature in New Brunswick; Painting in New Brunswick; Music in New Brunswick; Architecture in New Brunswick; Handicrafts in New Brunswick. Two strips of glue residue on front pastedown with corresponding areas surface paper loss on front free endpaper, very light edge wear. Dust jacket is worn with moderate edge wear, browning on spine and edges, small chips, small tears, edge creases, small perforations on flap-folds, rubbing and soiling on rear panel, now protected in mylar sleeve. VG/Fair 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
FREDERICK H. VARLEY., Varley, Peter. Preface by Jean Sutherland Boggs.  Introduction by Joyce Zemans.  (Frederick H. Varley.)
65 Varley, Peter. Preface by Jean Sutherland Boggs. Introduction by Joyce Zemans. (Frederick H. Varley.) FREDERICK H. VARLEY.
Toronto Key Porter 1983 0919493114 / 9780919493117 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Frederick H. Varley. 
208 pp, 4to (11 1/2" H). Profusely illustrated with colour and b&w reproductions. "(T)he first major book celebrating the art of Frederick H. Varley, Canada's greatest portrait artist and innovative member of our most famous collection of landscape painters, the Group of Seven. His best-known painting, 'Stormy Weather, Georgian Bay' has been a symbol of the Group of Seven. Varley's greatest achievement as an artist is in his ability to portray the essential oneness of man and nature, the relationship between the figure and the landscape. This book is a tribute to Frederick Varley's achievements as portraitist, war artist, and interpreter of nature." Minor wear at corners and at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, slight toning to spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
DEAR NAN:  LETTERS OF EMILY CARR, NAN CHENEY AND HUMPHREY TOMS., Walker, Doreen, editor.  (Emily Carr.)
66 Walker, Doreen, editor. (Emily Carr.) DEAR NAN: LETTERS OF EMILY CARR, NAN CHENEY AND HUMPHREY TOMS.
Vancouver University of British Columbia Press 1990 0774803487 / 9780774803489 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ 
436 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w and colour illustrations. "This collection includes 150 letters Emily Carr wrote to her friends Nan Cheney and Humphrey Toms and 100 other letters relating mainly to Emily Carr. The letters date from 1930 to 1945, the most prolific period in Carr's career as both painter and writer. In them she writes in colourful detail about her everyday activities, and discusses her painting - 'the biggest thing in my life'. There are outbursts of exasperation and anger as well as many indications of her caring, her warmth, her wisdom and her wit, and of her impatience with critics and poseurs; and they give insights into her various relationships with, among others, Lawren Harris, Ira Dilworth, Jack Shadbolt, Garnett Sedgewick, Dorothy Livesay, A.Y. Jackson, and Arthur Lismer. The correspondence between Cheney and Toms reveals how Carr was regarded at the time and attests to their mutual interest in the Vancouver art scene. As an active member Cheney relates gossip about the local art community, providing a very personal and often exceedingly critical view of the Vancouver art milieu of the time." Dust jacket has very minor wrinkling at top/bottom of flap-folds. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE WOMEN OF BEAVER HALL: CANADIAN MODERNIST PAINTERS., Walters, Evelyn.  Signed.
67 Walters, Evelyn. Signed. THE WOMEN OF BEAVER HALL: CANADIAN MODERNIST PAINTERS.
Dundurn, Toronto, 2005, first edition. 
191 pp, square small 4to (10 1/4" H x 10 1/4" D), hard cover in dust jacket. SIGNED BY AUTHOR ON TITLE PAGE. ISBN 9781550025880 Colour reproductions, b&w photographs. Contents: Acknowledgements; Introduction; Nora Collyer (1898-1979); Emily Coon an (1885-1971); Prudence Heward (1896-1947); Mabel Lockerby (1882-1976); Henrietta Mabel May (1877-1971); Kathleen Morris (1893-1986); Lilias Torrance Newton (1896-1980); Sarah Robertson (1891- 1948); Anne Savage (1896-1971); Ethel Seath (1879-1 9 6 3 ) ; Appendices: Chronology/Exhibitions; Notes; Bibliography; Index of Illustrations; Index. Light wrinkling at top of spine, top corner of both boards are bumped. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling, bumped at top of front flap-folds, tiny di nt o n front panel. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 55.00 USD
 
 
68 Warner, John Anson and Bradshaw, Thecla, Introduction by. (Allen Sapp.) A CREE LIFE: THE ART OF ALLEN SAPP.
Vancouver J.J. Douglas 1977 0888941498 / 9780888941497 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good+ Allen Sapp. 
126 pp, 4to, (12 1/4" H). Profusely illustrated in b&w and colour. "This superb book brings together more than ninety of Sapp's (Saskatchwan Cree artist Kiskayetum Saposkum) best paintings, one-third in full colour and many accompanied by his own words. The introduction provides a rich backdrop that tells much of Sapp's life, his people's history and his developing success as a painter." Minor edge wear to boards, very light browning to edges of textblock. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling, a few tiny closed tears, tiny dint on front hinge, small areas of surface paper loss at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, a few tiny scuffs. 
Price: 22.50 USD
 
 
69 Warner, John Anson and Bradshaw, Thecla, Introduction by. (Allen Sapp.) A CREE LIFE: THE ART OF ALLEN SAPP.
Vancouver J.J. Douglas 1977 0888941498 / 9780888941497 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good- Allen Sapp. 
126 pp, 4to, (12 1/4" H). Profusely illustrated in b&w and colour. "This superb book brings together more than ninety of Sapp's (Saskatchwan Cree artist Kiskayetum Saposkum) best paintings, one-third in full colour and many accompanied by his own words. The introduction provides a rich backdrop that tells much of Sapp's life, his people's history and his developing success as a painter." Book is very clean. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, very small scuff on front panel, very light rubbing including a few tiny scuffs, two very small edge tears archivally taped, tiny dent on rear hinge. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
JACK SHADBOLT DRAWINGS., Watson, Scott.  (Jack Shadbolt.)
70 Watson, Scott. (Jack Shadbolt.) JACK SHADBOLT DRAWINGS.
Douglas & McIntyre, Vancouver, 1994, 1st edition. 
182 pp, 4to (12 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1550541560 Profusely illustrated in b&w and colour. "Jack Shadbolt, praised as 'one of Canada's most intense and original artists', began his long and illustrious career in the 1930s and co ntinues to flourish today. This book celebrates Shadbolt's drawings, the backbone and inner life of his practice, which reveal how much he relies on line to define form and space. Both emotion and intellect inspire and inform Shadbolt's s u r e h a n d , in works that involve a deep love of nature and a profound sense of place. His imagery explores both organic and architectural elements, as well as invoking notions of myth and ritual....These 150 drawings have been selected by Sh ad bo lt hi ms el f to suggest his investigations of form and are arranged in dialogue with each other....The introduction....explores Shadbolt's art in relation to the forces of history: artistic, social and ecological. Jack Shadbolt also presen ts a b rie f ar tis t's s tat ement and occasional commentaries on particular drawings." Contents: Artist's Statement; Introduction; Drawings; List of Works; Selected Bibliography; Solo Exhibitions; Commissions; Collections. Tiny dint at top ed ge of f ront b oard . D ust jac ket has minor edge wrinkling. Near Fine/Near Fine 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
JACK SHADBOLT., Watson, Scott.  (Jack Shadbolt.)
71 Watson, Scott. (Jack Shadbolt.) JACK SHADBOLT.
Vancouver Douglas & McIntyre 1990 0888946139 / 9780888946133 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jack Shadbolt. 
243 pp, 12 1/2" H. "In this first full study of the renowned (Canadian) painter, Scott Watson explores Shadbolt's personal struggles to be an artist and to resolve conflicting drives - between spontaneity and restraint, order and chaos - in the context of shifting trends in art as well as social change. Shadbolt also struggled to be understood in a culture that, when he began, was not ready for modern art. From (his) early love of nature and awakening artistic sensibilities to his coming of age while studying in New York, London and Paris, Watson explores the evolution of an artist who has an international perspective but who is also a unique regional painter with a profound sense of place. In chronicling Shadbolt's development, the author has created a portait that gives an insightful look at the nature of the artistic sensibility, enriched with liberal excepts from the painter's own writings on art and the life of the artist. Lavishly illustrated with the art of Jack Shadbolt - 220 illustrations, including 110 in colour." Tiny dent on rear board and on fore-edge of front board, minor wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has bery light rubbing. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
THE MOORE COLLECTION IN THE ART GALLERY OF ONTARIO., Wilkinson, Alan G.  Foreword by William J. Withrow.  Preface by Alan G. Wilkinson.
72 Wilkinson, Alan G. Foreword by William J. Withrow. Preface by Alan G. Wilkinson. THE MOORE COLLECTION IN THE ART GALLERY OF ONTARIO.
Toronto Art Gallery of Ontario 1979 0919876536 / 9780919876538 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good Henry Moore. 
232 pp, 4to (11 5/8" H). Profusely illustrated in b&w and colour. Contents: Foreword; Preface; Acknowledgements; Drawings; Sculpture; Prints; Notes; Accession Numbers. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - small sticker residue mark on front cover; book is lightly cocked; light toning to spine, hinges - also at top and fore-edge of rear cover; small light sticker mark on rear cover. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
73 Wine, Cynthia Berney. ACROSS THE TABLE: AN INDULGENT LOOK AT FOOD IN CANADA.
Scarborough, Ontario Prentice-Hall Canada 1985 0130036412 / 9780130036414 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- Mary Pratt. 
211 pp, 10 1/4" H. Watercolours and b&w drawings by Mary Pratt, one of Canada's premier artists. "Beginning in the Atlantic Provinces and moving westward through Quebec, Ontario, the Prairies and British Columbia and finally to the North, Cynthia Wine talks about the specialities found in each of these very diverse regions. Cod au Gratin from the Atlantic, Smoked Ham with Port and Raspberries from Ontario, Hot Crab and Cheese Sandwiches from British Columbia and Ptarmigan with Fresh Cranberries from the North. In many cases the specialities are virtually unknown outside their immediate areas. (M)uch more than a cookbook, (this) is an affectionate and beautiful chronicle of Canada's regional culinary specialties that will delight food and art lovers across the country." Old tape marks at corners of free endpapers, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wear, moderate edge wrinkling - mainly at top of spine and flap-folds, several tiny dents, tiny scuff on front panel. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE INDEX OF ONTARIO ARTISTS., Wolff, Hennie, editor.  Introduction by William J.S. Boyle.
74 Wolff, Hennie, editor. Introduction by William J.S. Boyle. THE INDEX OF ONTARIO ARTISTS.
Toronto Visual Arts Ontario / the Ontario association of Art Galleries 1978 First Edition Soft Cover Good Michael Poulton, cover design. 
337 pp, 8 1/2" H. Contents: Sponsoring Organizations; Editorial Advisory Board; Introduction; Editor's Guide; Standard Abbreviations; Biographies; Major Exhibitions; Professional Memberships; Dealer/Agents; Public Galleries and Sponsors; Standard Bibliography List; Index of Artists by Professional Name; Index of Artists by Medium. Interior - spine is lightly cracked at several places - pages are holding firmly. Exterior - corner crease on front cover, light to moderate edge wear, small tear at bottom of front hinge - repaired, spine creases, light rubbing. 
Price: 55.00 USD
 
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