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1 MAROC.
Paris Guides Gallimard 1994 Near Fine Very Good- 
408 pp, 8vo (9" H), integral ribbon bookmark. FRENCH TEXT. Profusely illustrated in color and b&w with maps, photographs, drawings, reproductions. Chapters: Nature; Histoire et Langue; Art de Vivre; Architecture; Le Maroc Vu Par Les Peintres; Le Maroc Vu Par Les Ecrivains; Casablanca; Rabat; Tanger; Fes, Meknes; Marrakech; Agadir; Information Pratiques. "Villes imperiales, forets de cedres et sommets en neiges de l'Atlas, dunes de sable, deserts de rocaille, oasis, routes des caravanes jalonnees de ksour et de casbahs, le Maroc, 'Royaume aux mille royaumes', trait d'union entre l'Europe et l'Afrique Noire, resume tous ces paysages et tous ces lieux. Mosaique de couleurs et de matieres ou se melent palmiers verts et sable jaune, l'ocre des roches et le pastel des cultures, la se rencontrent la dune et la mer, la neige et la pierre, l'Atlantique et la Mediterranee. Des fastes de Rabat, Fes, Meknes et Marrakech, a l'animation des ports de Tanger et de Casablanca, le Maroc vous invite a rencontrer la culture originale et chaleureuse de tout un peuple." Previous owner's chop mark (stamp) on free front endpaper. Dust jacket has edge wrinkling and tiny tear at top edge, minor rubbing, light edge wear. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
2 QUEEN'S: THE FIRST ONE HUNDRED & FIFTY YEARS.
Queen's University Alumni Association, (1990). 
179 pp, 4to, hard cover in dust jacket. Profusely illustrated in color and b&w. A look at the people and places that make up the first hundred and fifty years of the history of Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario. Dust jacket has minor rubbing, minor creasing to edges. NF/VG+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
AN INVENTORY OF THE HISTORICAL MONUMENTS IN THE CITY OF OXFORD., (Royal Commission on Historical Monuments, England)
3 (Royal Commission on Historical Monuments, England) AN INVENTORY OF THE HISTORICAL MONUMENTS IN THE CITY OF OXFORD.
His Majesty's Stationary Office, London, 1949, reprint. 
i-xxxiii, 243 pp, 4to, HC (burgundy cloth w/coat of arms in gold on front panel). A concise historical statement and pictorial record of the city. Every college, chruch and ancient building or monument has been inspected and a record made of the e ssential facts relating to each one. Illus. with many photo. reproductions, plans, fold-out plans and a large location map in rear pocket. Boards have a few light scuffs and finger print marks. Dj has 1" x 1" piece missing from botto m o f s p i n e . Spine of dj is browned, has a few closed tears, light chipping and light soiling. VG/G+ 
Price: 65.00 USD
 
 
4 (Spector, Michael Harris.) SPECTORGROUP. (SPECTOR GROUP.)
Rockport Publishers, Rockport, Massachusetts, (1995), Ist edition. 
192 pp, square small 4to (10 1/4" x 10 1/4"), hard cover in dust jacket. Profusely illustrated in color and b&w with photos, drawings, plans, elevations. "For nearly thirty years, the Spector Group has been creating architecture that has redefined the suburban landscape. Anticipating corporate America's move to greener environments, the Spector Group's early architecture set the precedent for today's innovative work spaces. The following pages represent the design and planning of 400 corporate campuses and headquarters buildings, mixed-use facilities, institutional spaces, hospitality projects, retail centers, and multi-family residences. The single thread that unites this firm's work is the creation of energetic spaces they have termed 'Lifespaces'...This collection highlights the Spector Group's broad scope of design capabilities, their unique understanding of business, and a partnership approach that looks to the next century for uninterrupted exp an sio n." Light wear at corners of boards and at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling, two tiny closed tears, light rubbing. VG/VG 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
5 Adamson, Anthony, text. Photographs by John Willard - Inscribed. THE GAIETY OF GABLES: ONTARIO'S ARCHITECTURAL FOK ART.
McClelland and Stewart, (Toronto, 1974), Ist edition. 
Unpaginated, small 4to, HC in dust jacket. INSCRIBED BY JOHN WILLARD ON HALF-TITLE PAGE. Profusely illustrated with b&w photos and drawings. "The story of Ontario's Barge Boards, also called Verge Boards and by the unversed, Gingerbread." A wond erful look at a whimsical architectural decorative form - a type of folk art popular in the second half of the nineteenth century. Page edges browning lightly, a few tiny dints to bottoms of boards. Dust jacket has wrinkling and tiny t e a r s / c h i p s a t top of spine, moderate edgewear/rubbing, light soiling/wrinkling elsewhere. VG/G- 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
SKETCHES OF OAKVILLE - A SMALL TOWN., Ahern, Frances Robin.  (Inscribed by author)
6 Ahern, Frances Robin. (Inscribed by author) SKETCHES OF OAKVILLE - A SMALL TOWN.
N.p., n.p., n.d. (c1988?). 
28 pp, 8vo, soft cover, stapled in wraps. INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR - "TO___ & ___ WITH LOVE -" B&w drawings. Contents: Built of Brick; Vernerville - Oakville's Forgotten Village; The Underground Railroad; "Let's Move It"; Oakville Strawberries; Winte r - A Contrast; The Summer Resort - Oakville; Recycling - World War II Style; The Tannery: Thompson Smith, Joseph Milbourne, Christopher Armstrong, The Marlatt Connection; The Doctors. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership m a r k s . Exterior - small soft crease at top corner of front cover. Very Good 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
CASTLES OF BRITAIN.  TOLD IN PICTURES., Airne, C.W.
7 Airne, C.W. CASTLES OF BRITAIN. TOLD IN PICTURES.
Sankey, Hudson, Manchester, n.d. 
64 pp, 8 1/4" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps). Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, map. Consists of one page of introductory text followed by pages of captioned photographs showing interiors, exteriors and architectural details. Interior - staples are rusty, very light browning to pages, very soft crease down title page, browning to inside of covers, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - browning to edges of covers and to edges of textblock, s t a p l e s r usting, very light wear on spine, soft crease down front cover, corner crease on front cover. Good+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
CATHEDRALS OF BRITAIN.  TOLD IN PICTURES., Airne, C.W.
8 Airne, C.W. CATHEDRALS OF BRITAIN. TOLD IN PICTURES.
Sankey, Hudson, Manchester, n.d. 
64 pp, 8 1/4" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps). Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, map. Consists of one page of introductory text followed by pages of captioned photographs showing interiors, exteriors and architectural details. Interior - light browning to inside of covers, , minor browning to pages, rusty staples, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - browning to edges of covers, rusty staples, light browning to edges of textblock, minor e d g e w e a r . Good+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
9 Albion, Robert Greenhalgh. NAVAL & MARITIME HISTORY: AN ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY. THIRD EDITION, SECOND SUPPLEMENT, 1966-68.
Frank C. Munson Memorial Institute of American Maritime History / Marine Historical Asociation, Mystic, Connecticut, 1968. 
60 pp, 10" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps). Chapter headings: Reference Works; Merchantmen and Warships; Captains and Crews; Maritime Science, Exploration and Expansion; Commerce and Shipping (including: Fishing and Whaling; Yachting and Small Boa t Cruising); Navies; Naval History by Chronological Periods; Special Topics (including: Ports and Port Functions; Passengers and Immigration; Maritime and International Law; Privateering, Piracy and Buccaneering; Marine Distasters; Safety M e a s u r e s a nd Salvage); Author Index; Subject Index. Interior - tiny very light stain at top inside of front cover and at top of first page, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - light browning at edges of the c ov er s, v er y li g ht soiling, corner crease on rear cover. Very Good 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
CANADIAN WATERCOLOURS AND DRAWINGS IN THE ROYAL ONTARIO MUSEUM.  2 VOLUME SET IN SLIPCASE., Allodi, Mary.  Forword by Donald Blake Webster.
10 Allodi, Mary. Forword by Donald Blake Webster. CANADIAN WATERCOLOURS AND DRAWINGS IN THE ROYAL ONTARIO MUSEUM. 2 VOLUME SET IN SLIPCASE.
Toronto Royal Ontario Museum 1974 0888541597 / 9780888541598 First Edition Near Fine 
Unpaginated, oblong (8 7/8" H x 12 1/4" D) - medium brown cloth with gilt lettering on spines and front boards. Slipcase covered in matching brown cloth with gilt lettering and colour pastedown on front panel. 2220 reproductions in b&w and colour. Volume One: Foreword; Introduction; Notes on Procedure; Abbreviations; Artists A to K. Volume Two: Artists K to Y; Anonymous Artists; Geographic Index; Subject Index. Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spines. Slipcase has very minor rubbing. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
PICTORIAL BRIGHTON 1859-1984., Andrews, Margaret, et al.
11 Andrews, Margaret, et al. PICTORIAL BRIGHTON 1859-1984.
Brighton, Ontario 1984 First Edition Very Good - Good 
127 pp, 12 1/4" H. Pictorial endpapers, profusely illustrated in b&w and colour with photographs, drawings, advertisements. A local history of Brighton, Ontario. Contents: Mayor's Message; Acknowledgements; Introduction; Historical Sketch; Travel Through the Years; Architectural Heritage; Church Life; Education; Historical Events; Agriculture; Sports and Recreation; Serving Brighton; Industries; Presqu'ile. Gift inscription in ink on free front endpaper, top corner of free front endpaper is clipped - also has a very small tear and erasure mark, bump at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has moderate wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light browning on inside surface, light rubbing, some small edge tears with old tape repair on inside, several tiny dents on rear hinge. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
12 Armstrong, C.H.A. Essay by E.R. Arthur. Foreword by D'Alton Lally McCarthy. THE HONOURABLE SOCIETY OF OSGOODE HALL.
Toronto Clarke, Irwin 1952 First Edition Very Good Good- 
60 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs. "(A) sketch of the origin and some features of the earlier history of the Law Society of Upper Canada and its seat at Osgoode Hall". Also contains an essay on "The History and Architecture of the Fabric" by E.R. Arthur. Slight toning to endpapers, very light browning to edges of text block. Dust jacket has small/tiny chips and tears, light browning, light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling, now in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
BURNLEY: A TOWN AMIDST THE PENNINES., Ashworth, Frank.  Illustrations by Janet Smith.
13 Ashworth, Frank. Illustrations by Janet Smith. BURNLEY: A TOWN AMIDST THE PENNINES.
Mid-Pennine Arts Association 0950987808 / 9780950987804 Very Good 
104 pp, oblong (5 3/4" H x 8 1/8" D), no date. B&w photographs. Contents: Foreword; Introduction; A Town Amidst the Pennines; Burnley's History; Buildings of Historical and Architectural Interest; Local Lore and Legend; Children 's Street and Playground Games; Burnley's Football Club: One Hundred years of Sporting History; A Burnley 'XI'; Burnley Milestones; Local Organisations relating to Heritage of Burnley; Bibliography and Sources Used. Interior - tiny bump at bottom corner of text block, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear - mainly on spine, small crease at bottom corner of covers. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
SOUTHEAST ENGLAND.  BEAUTIFUL BRITAIN SERIES., Automobile Association.
14 Automobile Association. SOUTHEAST ENGLAND. BEAUTIFUL BRITAIN SERIES.
London Reader's Digest 1987 0861455185 / 9780861455188 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
160 pp, 4to (11/14" H). Map endpapers. Colour photographs. "Breathtaking views, fascinating stories, archaeological treasures, links with famous characters - whether in the countryside or a town or village, around every corner you come face to face with Britain's heritage. All of these - and more - are to be found in this authoritative guidebook- part of a new regional series from the AA - which captures the spirit of the best and most interesting features of Southeast England. Local legends, literary, historical and architectural facts - together with items of natural history and geological interest - are just some of the topics packed into the 160 pages. The entries on towns and villages are arranged throughout the book in alphabetical order for easy reference. And over 70 photographs conjure up images of the most memorable and beautiful scenes in the region." Small bump at bottom corner of boards. Wrinkling at bottom of flap-folds - minor edge wrinkling elsewhere. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
BURLINGTON:  IMAGES OF A CITY..., Balbar, George.
15 Balbar, George. BURLINGTON: IMAGES OF A CITY...
St Catharines, Ontario Vanwell 1989 0920277284 / 9780920277287 First Edition Fine Very Good+ George Balbar. 
65 pp, oblong (7 1/2" H x 10 3/4" D). "(E)scorts you on a watercolor and pen-and-ink tour of Burlington (Ontario) yesterday and today. Through George's eyes, you can wander among the majestic residences in Roseland, revel in the rural beauty of Kilbride, thrill at the breathtaking views of Lake Ontario and become part of the exciting, new development in Millcroft. The side by side depictions of Burlington's past and present are sure to inspire in both longtime residents and visitors feelings of pride and appreciation for a vital and enduring community." Book is Fine. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 14.00 USD
 
 
NIAGARA-ON-THE-LAKE: IMAGES OF A TOWN., Balbar, George.
16 Balbar, George. NIAGARA-ON-THE-LAKE: IMAGES OF A TOWN.
St Catharines, Ontario Vanwell 1988 0920277187 / 9780920277188 Near Fine Very Good+ 
64 pp, oblong small 8vo (7 1/2" H x 10 1/2" D). Profusely illustrated with colour and b&w paintings/drawings showing the history, architecture and life of this charming Ontario town. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling, soft crease on rear panel. 
Price: 17.95 USD
 
 
GLIMPSES OF NORTH DAKOTA., Bartlett, David.
17 Bartlett, David. GLIMPSES OF NORTH DAKOTA.
North Dakota Pan-American Exposition Commission 1901 Poor 
62 pp, oblong (6 3/16" H x 9" D). Engraved and printed by Gies & Co., Buffalo, NY. Deep purple covers with black lettering, blind stamped decoration. Profusely illustrated throughout with b&w photographs of towns, farms, harvesting, houses, churches, schools, public buildings, cattle, Fargo Fire Festival, scenery, etc. Text sections are titled: North Dakota in Brief; North Dakota Homes; Stock Interests; Coal and Clays; State Insitutions; North Dakota Schools and Churches. Interior - front free endpaper is partially detached and has a corner crease and some several soft creases; the title page and the following two pages have wrinkling/creasing at top corner - the title page also has a small archivally taped edge tear, a tiny stain in the margin and soiling at the top corner; several pages with a small corner crease; small piece missing due to insect damage at bottom of page leaf 17/18 - also slight damage on page 19; soft crease down most pages; rear free endpaper is partially detached and there is a small tear (archivally taped) and tiny chips/creases at the bottom corner. Exterior - covers are completely detached and have creases; tears and chips on spine; fading to colour at edges and corners. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
ON PAPER:  THE EVERYTHING OF ITS TWO-THOUSAND-YEAR HISTORY., Basbanes, Nicholas A.
18 Basbanes, Nicholas A. ON PAPER: THE EVERYTHING OF ITS TWO-THOUSAND-YEAR HISTORY.
New York Alfred A. Knopf 2013 0307266427 / 9780307266422 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
430 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w illustrations. "A consideration of all things paper - its invention that revolutionized human civilization; its thousandfold uses (and misuses), proliferation, and sweeping influence on society; its makers, shapers, collectors, and pulpers. Nicholas Basbanes writes about paper, from its invention in China two thousand years ago to its ideal means, recording the thoughts of Islamic scholars and mathematicians that made the Middle East a center of intellectual energy; from Europe, by way of Spain in the twelfth century and Italy in the thirteenth at the time of the Renaissance, to North America and the rest of the inhabited world. (He) writes about the ways in which paper has been used to record history, make laws, conduct business, and establish identities. He makes clear that without paper, modern hygienic practice would be unimaginable; that as currency, people will do almost anything to posses it - that the Industrial Revolution would never have happened without paper on which to draw designs and blueprints. We see paper's crucial role in the unfolding of historical events, political scandals, and sensational trials: how the American Revolution began with the Stamp Act of 1765 - the Dreyfus Affair and the forged memorandum known as 'the bordereau' - America's entry into World War I with the Zimmermann Telegram - the Alger Hiss spy case and Whittaker Chambers's testimony involving the notrious Pumpkin Papers - Daniel Ellsberg's release of the Pentagon Papers in 1971 and the scandal of Watergate - and so much more." Very small bumps and wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very small remainder ink dot on bottom of text block. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE PARISH AND CATHEDRAL OF ST JAMES', TORONTO, 1797-1997: A COLLABORATIVE HISTORY., Benn, Carl; Bryant, Giles; Cooke, William; Friesen, Paul H.; Hayes, Alan; McIntire, C. Thomas; Morris, Shirley.
19 Benn, Carl; Bryant, Giles; Cooke, William; Friesen, Paul H.; Hayes, Alan; McIntire, C. Thomas; Morris, Shirley. THE PARISH AND CATHEDRAL OF ST JAMES', TORONTO, 1797-1997: A COLLABORATIVE HISTORY.
St James' Cathedral / Toronto University Press, Toronto, 1998. 
326 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0802047149 B&w and colour photographs, b&w drawings, plans, elevations. "St James' Cathedral can justly be called the Mother Church of the city of Toronto as well as of the Anglican diocese centred there. Its congregation perpetuates one that began worshipping in Lieutenant-Governor Simcoe's tent at the very founding of the town of York in 1793. Its grounds were set aside for a place of worship in 1797, and the wooden church tha t o p ened there ten years later was the first to be built in the town. Four successive Anglican churches have stood on this site, which is now in the heart of downtown Toronto. This history, commissioned as part of St James' 200th-anniversary ce le b ra ti ons in 1996-7, represents a collaboration by seven respected amateur and professional historians. It is lavishly illustrated with over one hundred pictures from the cathedral's own archives and the holdings of other institutions, as well as e igh t p ages of specially commissioned colour plates. Alongside a general history of the church as both parish and cathedral and its ministry to the community through two centuries, there are chapters specially treating the architecture of t he s ucc essi ve b uildings and the development of St James' renowned music and liturgy. This book will appeal not only to students of religious, cultural, and architectural history but to all who take an interest in Toronto's heritage, and Canada' s." F our page leaves with tiny crease at top corner. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. Near Fine/Very Goo d+ 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
CONTEMPORARY CANADIAN ARCHITECTURE:  THE MAINSTREAM AND BEYOND., Bernstein, William and Cawker, Ruth.
20 Bernstein, William and Cawker, Ruth. CONTEMPORARY CANADIAN ARCHITECTURE: THE MAINSTREAM AND BEYOND.
Fitzhenry & Whiteside, Toronto, 1982. 
190 pp, 4to (11" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0889025886 Profusely illustrated in b&w with photographs, drawings, plans. "The post-Expo era of Canadian architecture has produced works of international importance which have been recognized in European, Japanese and American periodicals. With almost 200 illustrations and a text written for the enquiring general reader, the authors have selected and presented what they judge to be the most significant projects from this rich a n d c o n t i nuing period....Through an examination of the National Gallery competition of 1976-77, the authors identify the mainstream concerns of Canadian architecture. Then, concentrating on major cities from coast to coast, they look at pro je ct s e mb od yi ng a lternative movements that are suggestive of possible future directions, projects such as: Corridart in Montreal; Robson Square in Vancouver; the Pavilion '70 ski chalet in St. Sauveur, Quebec; Toronto's Eaton Centre; Winnipe g's St . Bo nif ace Ca the dra l; the Plus 15 system in Calgary; Edmonton's Citadel Theatre; and Halifax's waterfront restoration." Very tiny bump at bottom corner both boards, minor browning to edges of textblock. Dust jacket has one tiny close d te ar w it h s oft wrin kle, ver y li ght browning on spine and top edge. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
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