Capricorn Books

Quick Search

Author
Title
Description
Keyword
Seller Id
ISBN
Advanced Search
 
 
Browse By Category
American History & Travel
Animation, Cartoons & Comics
Antiques & Collectibles
Architecture/Interior Design
Art - Book Illustration/Illustrators
Art - Canadian
Art - First Nations/Indigenous Art
Art - General
Art Instruction (Incl. Woodworking)
Books About Books
British History
Business, Finance
Canada - Architecture
Canada - Biography
Canada - British Columbia
Canada - Folklore/Mythology
Canada - General
Canada - Maritime Provinces
Canada - Native Peoples
Canada - Natural History

View all Categories
 
Gift Card
Checkout a Gift Card


 
Go To:

Global Book Town
The independent online bookstores on Global Book Town have nearly a million used, rare and out of print books.

 

 
 
 

Search

 - 126 items found in your search

Click on Title to view full description

 
1 McMASTER UNIVERSITY 1925. A YEAR BOOK OF McMASTER UNIVERSITY WITH WHICH IS INCORPORATED THE MAY NUMBER OF THE McMASTER UNIVERSITY MONTHLY. GRADUATION NUMBER, TORONTO, MAY, 1925.
Joint Committee from Graduating Classes in Arts and Theology and the Monthly Board, McMaster University, May, 1925. Vol. XXXIV, No. 8. 
Unpaginated (approx. 70 pp.), large 8vo, soft cover. B&w photos, drawings. Gives individual graduate biographies, and covers events, clubs, societies, sports teams, etc. Interior - light wrinkling at top of first page - from manufacturing process, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - small soft crease at top corner of rear cover with slight migration into last few pages, small faint stain on front cover, minor browning to covers. VG 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
QUEEN'S 1919.  1919 YEAR BOOK PUBLISHED BY THE GRADUATING CLASS IN ARTS AND SCIENCE, QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY, KINGSTON, ONT.
2 QUEEN'S 1919. 1919 YEAR BOOK PUBLISHED BY THE GRADUATING CLASS IN ARTS AND SCIENCE, QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY, KINGSTON, ONT.
Kingston, Ont. Graduating Class, Arts and Science, Queen's University 1919 Good+ 
155 pp, oblong (99 3/8" H x 11 5/8" D), dark brown pebbled cloth with blind stamped borders and gold lettering/crest on front board, floral patterned endpapers. Many b&w photographs of University buildings, professors, sports teams, etc. Head shots and short biographies of students. Information on students who served/died in the First World War. Honour rolls. Light browning and a few very tiny stains on endpapers, small area of printing ink offset in top margin of pages 22 & 23, light edge wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light browning to edges of text block, light wear at corners, soiling to cloth on boards. 
Price: 100.00 USD
 
 
THE NATURE CALENDAR - WILD FLOWERS.  1913.
3 THE NATURE CALENDAR - WILD FLOWERS. 1913.
New York Barse & Hopkins 1913 Velvet Calf Edition. Good 
Unpaginated (approx. 50 pp, printed on one side only with versos blank), 11" H x 7 1/8" W. "Velvet Calf" (soft leather) front cover with letter/decoration in gilt, card rear cover, stud fasteners. 12 tipped in colour plates of North American wild flowers. All pages have gold decorative borders. Each month is preceded by an illustration, describing the flower's preferred habitat, flowering season and distribution throughout the United States and Canada, and a poetic quotation, except for January where the illustration is on the title page. Then, depending on the amount of flora blooming that month, there is either further related poetry or "Wild flowers that are to be found in the Month of ____ And the locality in which you will find them." A charming Arts & Crafts style production. Interior - sharp crease/almost a tear across the top (tipped-in) edge of first colour plate, simulated silk paper covering is missing from the inside of the front cover - small pieces are left and still glued to the edges, creases at top corner of front free endpaper and the title page, light browning to title page, five page leaves have a rease at the top corner, small tear at fore-edge of rear free endpaper - archivally taped. Exterior - moderate wear to edges of rear board - also some small stains and one corner bump, front leather cover has some small areas of rubbing and areas of colour fading - also light edge wear with a tiny edge tear and tiny chip, light browning to edges of text block. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
4 WHO'S WHO IN TORONTO: A CELEBRATION OF THIS CITY.
Toronto CHMH Association 1984 0969169701 / 9780969169703 First Edition Very Good+ 
598 pp + index and abbreviations, fold-out family tree (not filled in) at rear, 11 1/4" H. Blue imitation leather boards with gold lettering/border on spine, gold lettering/border/illustration on front board - no dust jacket (as issued). B&w photographs. Contents: Introduction; Media; Business; Government; Professionals (Architects / Engineers / Legal Profession / Medical); Sports; Academia; Community; Artists; Name Index (Alphabetical); Abbreviations; Family Tree Chart; Community Homes for the Mentally Handicapped. Minor edge wear. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
BURNLEY: A TOWN AMIDST THE PENNINES., Ashworth, Frank.  Illustrations by Janet Smith.
5 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
 
 
NAUTICAL ANTIQUES & COLLECTABLES., Baddeley, Jon.
6 Baddeley, Jon. NAUTICAL ANTIQUES & COLLECTABLES.
Konecky & Konecky, (New York, 1993). 
160 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H) hard cover in dust jacket. Profusely illustrated in color and b&w. "This well-illustrated collector's guide covers a wide range of nautical decorative arts and naviational instruments. The book spans the period from the sixteenth century to the present day with an emphasis on the golden age of production between 1800 and 1940. These more modern pieces are readily found in specialist shops and auctions and are therefore more affordable than earlier and rarer pieces. The book is divided into eight chapters, covering ship models, navigational instruments, ship fixtures and fittings, marine arts and crafts, ocean liner artefacts and ship portrait painting. A concluding chapter lists public and private collections where marine art can be seen and provides information on its purchase internationally. There is also practical advice on the restoration of these artefacts." Dust jacket very light edge wrinkling and very light rubbing. Fine/Very Good+ 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
7 Bain, Richard. Foreword by Anne Marie DeCicco-Best. Text by Hank Daniszewski. FANSHAWE COLLEGE.
London, Ontario Binea Press 2007 0978301234 / 9780978301231 First Edition Very Good+ Very Good+ Richard Bain, photographer. 
120 pp, 12 1/8" H. "These spectacular photographs by Richard Bain serve to celebrate Fanshawe College by depicting current scenes of our campuses, its students and staff. Having been compiled during our 40th year, the photographs suggest the incredible diversity of education that occurs at Fanshawe as well as the emerging beauty of its campuses in all seasons. The work and accomplish- ment of students learning a practical skill is frequently depicted and is truly exciting to experience. In addition, this commemorative book provides a short public history of the first 30 years of Fanshawe's development ably written by Hank Daniszewski. Hank was able to speak with people, both staff and students, who were at the College at its inception in 1967." Very minor bump to bottom edge of front board. Dust jacket has minor crease at bottom edge of front panel, minor rubbing. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
A DICTIONARY OF THEATRE ANTHROPOLOGY: THE SECRET ART OF THE PERFORMER., Barba, Eugenio and Savarese, Nicola.  Translated by Richard Fowler.
8 Barba, Eugenio and Savarese, Nicola. Translated by Richard Fowler. A DICTIONARY OF THEATRE ANTHROPOLOGY: THE SECRET ART OF THE PERFORMER.
London Routledge for the Centre of Performance Research 1995 0415053080 / 9780415053082 Reprint Very Good+ 
272 pp, 11 5/8" H. "(S)ubtly juxtaposes the visual demonstrations of the performer's craft, from a wealth of Oriental and Occidental sources, to uncover knowledge of action in the heightened context of performance - from combat to religion and ritual. Whereas most Western research is concerned with naturalism and psychological realism in acting, the Dictionary focuses on the performer's arduous and eclectic craft. More than just a dictionary, however, it is a handbook for theatre practitioners and a guide for students and scholars of transcultural performance. It is a result of ten years' research conducted by Eugenio Barba and the International School of Theatre Anthropology (ISTA) based in Denmark. ISTA works with practitioners of theatre and dance from the major Oriental and Occidental traditions to study the underlying principles of the performer's technique. The Dictionary aims to expand our knowledge of the possibilities of the scenic body, and of the spectator's response to the dynamics of performance. (It) has practical sections on balance, opposition and montage, among other techniques, and discusses issues including 'The Text and the Stage', 'The Dilated Body', and 'Energetic Language'. The visual essay of photographs, drawings and diagrams which runs parallel to the text is skilfully constructed to complement the textual argument. The result is not only a lavishly illustrated sourcebook on Western and non-Western theatre - much of it until now little known - but an inspiring tribute to the secret art of the performer." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - tiny dint on fore-edge of text block, old stock label on rear cover, minor rubbing. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
FOLKLORE AND THE SEA., Beck, Horace.
9 Beck, Horace. FOLKLORE AND THE SEA.
Mystic, Connecticut Mystic Seaport Museum 1996 0913372366 / 9780913372364 Reprint Very Good+ Jane Beck, photographs. 
545 pp, 8 7/8" H. B&w photographs, music notation. The American Maritime Library: Volume VI. "Everything you always wanted to know about sea lore but didn't know where to ask: shipbuilding; names and language; weather and navigation; songs and arts; seals, muckle men and mermaids; monsters, sea serpents and enchanted isles; reavers, privateers and smugglers; legends and tales; "spectre" ships - cooked up and served well salted by a first-rate writer who combines the knowledge of a sailor and a college professor." Oceans. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
ARTS & CRAFTS WOODWORKING PROJECTS.  11 NEW DESIGNS IN THE STICKLEY TRADITION., Belke, Robert E.
10 Belke, Robert E. ARTS & CRAFTS WOODWORKING PROJECTS. 11 NEW DESIGNS IN THE STICKLEY TRADITION.
Stackpole, (Mechanicsburg, PA, 1998), Ist printing. 
114 pp, 4to (11" H), soft cover. ISBN 0811726622 Profusely illustrated with b&w plans, details, color photos. Contents: The Arts and Crafts Movement; Wood, Tools, and Techniques; Finishing; Projects - Desk Box; CD Holder; Coatrack; Valet Stand; C heval Mirror; Room Divider; Revolving Bookrack; Coffee Table; Sofa Table; Morris Chair and Footstool; Bunk Beds. Interior - very small closed tear (archivally taped) on title page, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exteri o r - very light rubbing. Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
11 Best, Elsdon. THE MAORI AS HE WAS: A BRIEF ACCOUNT OF MAORI LIFE AS IT WAS IN PRE-EUROPEAN DAYS.
R.E. Owen, Wellington, New Zealand, 1952, third impression. 
296 pp, 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photographs, drawings. Chapters: Physical and Mental Characteristics; Traditional History; Mythology and Folk-lore; Religious Ideas of the Maori; Social Usages; The Arts of Life (includes: agriculture, woodcraft, textiles, clothing and ornament, habitations, storehouses, villages, pa maori, fishing, art of war, agriculture). Slight cracking to spine in four places - pages firmly held, slight waviness to textblock, light to moderate edge wear to boards. Dust jacket is worn with creases, tears up to 1", old tape repairs, small chips, rubbing, tiny scuffs, and light soiling to rear panel. G+/Fair 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE RANDOLPH CALDECOTT TREASURY., Billington, Elizabeth T., selected and edited by.  Appreciation by Maurice Sendak.
12 Billington, Elizabeth T., selected and edited by. Appreciation by Maurice Sendak. THE RANDOLPH CALDECOTT TREASURY.
New York Frederick Warne 1978 0723261393 / 9780723261391 First Edition Very Good Good Randolph Caldecott. 
288 pp, oblong (9 5/8" H x 10 1/2" D). Profusely illustrated in sepiatone and colour. Contents: Production Notes; Preface; Wood-Engraved Picture of Randolph Caldecott; Randolph Caldecott: An Appreciation, by Maurice Sendak; A Quest For Caldecott; The Caldecott Medal; Randolph Caldecott and Edmund Evans: A Partnership of Equals, by Michael Hutchins; Selections from the Work of Randolph Caldecott (Early Sketches / European Sketches / American Sketches / Baron Bruno / Old Christmas at Bracebridge Hall / Selections from Other Books / Selections from Aesop's Fables); Selections from Magazine Articles (The Character of Dogs / Fox Hunting: By a Man in a Round Hat); Other Works; The Picture Books (The House that Jack Built / The Diverting History of John Gilpin / The Milkmaid / Hey Diddle Diddle / Unused Drawings From the Queen of Hearts / Miscellaneous Selections from the Picture Books); List of References; Index. Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of hinges, Light stain at bottom of fore-edge of text block, very small soiling mark at bottom of spine, very small red pencil mark on rear endpapers. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling, irregular shaped price-clip at top of front flap, a 2" tear archivally taped at top of rear flap, small chip at bottom of spine, light soiling marks - mainly on rear panel and bottom of flap-folds. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
CANADA, 1900-1945, Bothwell, Robert; Drummond, Ian; English, John.
13 Bothwell, Robert; Drummond, Ian; English, John. CANADA, 1900-1945
Toronto University of Toronto Press 1987 0802056903 / 9780802056900 First Edition Near Fine Near Fine 
427 pp, 8vo (9 1/4" H). "Through war, depression, and social upheaval, the first half of the twentieth century was a period of unprecedented turbulence in Canada. In this lively and perhaps contentious survey, (the authors) explore the political and economic forces that shaped this era of change. Beginning at the turn of the century, they consider the status of Canada in the empire and the world, the burgeoning growth of its economy, and the development of social and labour problems, up to the eruption of war in 1914. They discuss the political currents running through Canada during two wars, the interwar economic boom and depression, and the plans for post-war reconstruction, and assess the impact of these and other events on Canada's political, economic, social, and cultural institutions." Illustrated with political cartoons. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
ART OF THE SPIRIT: CONTEMPORARY CANADIAN FABRIC ART., Bradfield, Helen; Pringle, Joan; Ridout, Judy.  Introduction by Nancy-Lou Patterson.
14 Bradfield, Helen; Pringle, Joan; Ridout, Judy. Introduction by Nancy-Lou Patterson. ART OF THE SPIRIT: CONTEMPORARY CANADIAN FABRIC ART.
Toronto Dundurn 1992 1550021524 / 9781550021523 Very Good Very Good Brian J. Thompson, photographer. 
128 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H). Colour and b&w photographs. "Rich colours and arresting designs capture the mood of celebration and joy that characterizes this photographic record of contemporary religious works of art. Chosen for their excellence in design and stitchery, these works represent the achievements of artists who have created art, in fabric, for places of worship. This book celebrates this important artistic expression, a significant part of our heritage. Pieces are selected from communities across Canada: from a small parish on a Micmac reserve in Nova Scotia to a large urban synagogue in Vancouver; from the igloo-shaped chathedral in Iqaluit to a suburban church nestled beside a wildlife marsh in southwestern Ontario." Very light stain (1 1/2" x 3/8") on free front endpaper. Dust jacket has very light rubbing, light wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE OCCIDENTALIA 1931., Brewer, Jack R., editor-In-chief.  W. Sherwood Fox, President's message.
15 Brewer, Jack R., editor-In-chief. W. Sherwood Fox, President's message. THE OCCIDENTALIA 1931.
London University students' Commission, University of Western Ontario 1931 Very Good Clare Bice, frontispiece. 
160 pp, 11 1/4" H. Reddish brown simulated leather covers with embossed title/date/decoration in dull gold. Purple endpapers, b&w photographs, drawings by Clare Bice in purple and white, advertising section at rear. 5 photographs in the "Medicine" section have autographs next to them and the previous owners name (? Currie) is filled in. Small light stain on pages 113, 115 and 116 - does not effect legibility; book is lightly cocked; light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine; very light edge wear. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
16 Brockhouse, Robert. THE ROYAL ALEXANDRA THEATRE: A CELEBRATION OF 100 YEARS.
Toronto McArthur 2007 155278648X / 9781552786482 First Edition Very Good Very Good+ Edward Burtynsky, photographer. 
346 pp, 11 1/4" H. Profusely illustrated in colour, b&w and sepiatone with photographs/reproductions. "It was one of those grand civic gestures so loved by the aristocracy of the Gilded Age: a gift to Toronto meant to call the world's attention to its blossoming as a great city. The giver was Cawthra Mulock, 'the boy millionaire', one of the wealthiest men in Canada. The gift was the Royal Alexandra, a magnificent new theatre built - with no regard to cost - to equal the most splendid houses of London, Paris and New York. It was to be the lodestar of North American theatres, attracting the finest performers and the very best in dramatic art to a city that still smarted under the nickname 'Hogtown'. If Cawthra Mulock had known what obstacles lay in the way, he might never have broken ground. He could not have foreseen the cut-throat rivals who would seek to bankrupt him; nor the two World Wars; nor the coming of the movies, radio and television; nor the Great Depression that would close every other theatre in the country. This book tells the story of a Canadian national landmark and beloved Toronto institution, and of the remarkable, dogged and devoted champions - from Mulock to Mirvish - who have kept it alive, thriving and triumphant over 100 years." Small crease at top edge of pages 193 to 204., light waviness to edges og text block, very light wrinking at bottom of spine. Dust jacket very minor edge wrinkling, very minor rubbing, very soft wrinkle on rear panel. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
17 Bruni, Stephen T. / Wyeth, Betsy James / Wolff, Theodore F. / Crosman, Christopher. Foreword: David Michaelis. Introduction: Susan C. Larsen. WONDROUS STRANGE: THE WYETH TRADITION - HOWARD PYLE, N.C. WYETH, ANDREW WYETH, JAMES WYETH.
Boston Bulfinch Press 1998 0821225375 / 9780821225370 First Edition Very Good+ Very Good- Howad Pyle, N.C. Wyeth, Andrew Wyeth, James Wyeth. 
168 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H). "Swashbuckling, romantic, mysterious, fantastical - all these words can be used to describe the art in this splendid book of 'wondrous strange' paintings by four great American artists. Conceived and entitled by Betsy James Wyeth, (it) focuses on an aspect of American realism that stems from the great turn-of-the-century illustrator Howard Pyle and continues in the work of his student N.C. Wyeth, N.C.'s son Andrew Wyeth, and his grandson Jamie Wyeth. The thread that links the four artists is an imaginative, often disquieting, dreamlike imagery - 'the incarnation of the fantastic in everyday reality'. The colourful paintings - thirty by each artist - are brimming with madness, mystery, high emotion, and drama. As Susan Larsen notes in the introduction, this book 'is full of literary flights of fancy, exotic adventures, spiritual journeys, romantic encounters, and children's fables played out on the stage of ordinary life'. Other insightful essays examine the relationships among Pyle and the Wyeths, suggesting how illustration and the fine arts intersect in their work. (This) is an enchanting collection of art by America's most famous family of artists." Small bump at bottom edge of front board. Dust jacket has come light edge wrinkling, light fading to spine and front hinge color. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
JAMES WILSON MORRICE:  A BIOGRAPHY., Buchanan, Donald W.
18 Buchanan, Donald W. JAMES WILSON MORRICE: A BIOGRAPHY.
Toronto Ryerson Press 1936 First Edition Very Good James Wilson Morrice. 
187 pp, 8 3/4" H. B&w tissue-covered photograph frontispiece, b&w plates, 1 colour plate. A biography of the Canadian artist, James Wilson Morrice (1865-1924), detailing his nomadic life spent in Europe, North Africa, the West Indies and Canada, his work, associations and friendships (including Henri Matisse and Somerset Maugham). Includes a "Catalogue Raisonne" (divided geographically) and a "General Index". Interior - a very soft bump to top corner of text block, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, very soft crease at top corner of covers, light soiling on covers, a faint 2" line indention on front cover. 
Price: 65.00 USD
 
 
THE MAGICAL ARTS: A SHORT HISTORY, Burland, C. A.
19 Burland, C. A. THE MAGICAL ARTS: A SHORT HISTORY
London Arthur Barker 1966 First Edition Very Good Good+ 
196 pp, 8vo (8 11/16" H). B&w illustrations. "From the earliest time man has been fascinated by visions and dreams, and by the discovery that there were men who could, by magical powers, improve a crop or foretell the weather. As civilization grew there were demands for knowledge which would give control over other men or protection from the wiles of enemies. The study of magic and counter magic became important in the policy of states. Later magic was denounced as a work of the Devil, and then the Devil himself was demoted to become a laughing stock. Yet even nowadays there exist in the most advanced nations societies devoted to magical practices, who deal in strange rituals, and promote the interests of their membership against all enemies. A careful study shows that there is a good deal of scientific knowledge involved in the vast and complex network of 'magical' practice today. This book sets out to show some of the main lines of influence which have led to the present traditions. It treats the subject as if if were a tapestry of many strands each of which has a line of origin from which it traverses like a weft thread on the warp of universal psychological experience. This book is a short history of a complex development. It is planned as a groundwork from which the interested reader can advance to further detailed studies." Light wrinkling at bottom of spine, small slight bump at top corner of both boards. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear, a few small closed tears, jacket has been laminated for protection and to prevent further deterioration over the center portion (panels, spine and flap-folds). 
Price: 32.50 USD
 
 
COLLECTOR'S GUIDE TO HOPALONG CASSIDY MEMORABILIA., Caro, Joseph J.
20 Caro, Joseph J. COLLECTOR'S GUIDE TO HOPALONG CASSIDY MEMORABILIA.
Gas City, IN L-W Book Sales 1992 0895380137 / 9780895380135 Very Good 
190 pp, 11" H, B&w and color photographs. Contents: Introduction; Articles & Song Sheets; Cameras & Opticals; Child Readers & Books; Coloring Books, Arts & Crafts; Comic Books, Trading & Serial Cards; Endorsement Items ; Games, Entertainment & Toys; Jewelry, Coins & Money; Lamps, Nitelights & Furnishings; Miscellaneous; Movie Items, Films & Posters; Records & Record Readers; School Items, Lunch Boxes, Thermos; Utensils, Cups & Plates; Pins & Badges; Occasion Cards; Playsuits, Clot hing, Guns & Holsters. Interior - Christmas gift inscription and date as well as previous owner's small note and signature on title page, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - light rubbing, minor edge wear/wrinkling, small soft corner crease on rear cover. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
  1  2 3 4 5 6 7  NEXT >  


Questions, comments, or suggestions
Please write to [email protected]
Copyright©2020. All Rights Reserved.
Powered by ChrisLands.com

 

 

cookie