Edison, Margaret E. Letter by Barker Fairley. Autobiographical note by Thoreau MacDonald.
Title THOREAU MacDONALD: A CATALOGUE OF DESIGN AND ILLUSTRATION.
Binding Hard Cover
Book Condition Very Good
Jacket Condition Very Good-
Edition First Edition
Publisher Toronto University of Toronto Press 1973
0802019595 / 9780802019592
Illustrator Thoreau MacDonald.
Seller ID 29004
190 pp, small 4to (10 3/4" H). Profusely illustrated in b&w. "(A) record of the works of Thoreau MacDonald as a designer and illustrator. The basis of the catalogue is a collection built up by Margaret E. Edison since the early thirites, when TM began to be a leader in Canadian book designing: it is the first bibliographic catalogue of the work of a Canadian artist. Thoreau MacDonald, born near Toronto in 1901, is the only son of J.E.H. MacDonald, a member of the Group of Seven. His childhood was spent in the woods and fields near High Park and his chapter of recollections, written especially for this book, tells of his delight in nature. For the past sixty years, he has lived in Thornhill, and his love and respect for the rural way of life is referred to by Barker Fairley in an introductory letter, also written for this book. An evaluation of his work by E.R. Hunter, art critic and author of a book on Thoreau MacDonald, is contained in the text." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, slight waviness to book. Dust jacket has deveral small edge tears archivally taped, a few tiny chips, light fading to spine color, minor soiling - including a small ink line at top edge of rear panel.