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1 THE POST-OFFICE ANNUAL DIRECTORY FOR 1836-37: CONTAINING AN ALPHABETICAL LIST OF THE MERCHANTS, TRADERS, MANUFACTURERS, AND PRINCIPAL INHABITANTS: AND A SECOND LIST OF THE NAMES OF MERCHANTS, MANUFACTURERS AND TRADERS, IN GLASGOW AND SUBURBS.
Glasgow John Graham (For the Letter-Carriers of the Post-Office) 1836 Half-Leather Good- 
xv, 341, 118 pp, 7 1/8" H. Brown leather spine and corners, marbled paper-covered boards, black leather title label on spine with gilt lettering, additional gilt date and decoration, blindstamped design. Small label at top of front pastedown: "J. Carss & Co., Bookbinders, 31, Argyle Street, Glasgow." Title page continues: "Classed and Arranged Under Each Distinct Head of Trade or Profession: With a Street Directory: and An Appendix Containing many Useful Lists. Ninth Publication." The first section (xv pp) consists of a Calendar (July, 1836 to December, 1837); Stamp Duties; Index. The second section (341 pp) contains Alphabetical List of Streets, Squares, Places &c. With a Reference to their Situation; Letter Carriers; Glasgow Post-Office Directory (arranged by name); Glasgow Post-Office Directory, Arranged by Profession. The final section (118 pp) is an Appendix of additional information, including: Postages; Foreign Post Towns; English Post-Towns; Penny-Posts in England; Irish Post-Towns; Penny-Posts in Ireland; Scotch Post Towns; Penny-Posts in Scotland; Magistrates, &c.; Hackney Coaches; Porters; Agents for Traders; Harbour Dues; Carriers' Quarters; Messengers at Arms; Tide Tables, etc., etc. Two small ink stains on page 275, inside hinges are a little weak but holding well, moderate staining to edges of endpapers from leather binding - migrates into several adjacent pages, small number in ink on front free endpaper, browning/darkening to edges of text block, wear to marbled boards and leather, staining on hinges. Book is protected in a stiff mylar sleeve. 
Price: 125.00 USD
 
 
CABINETMAKERS OF THE EASTERN SEABOARD.  A STUDY OF EARLY CANADIAN FURNITURE., Foss, Charles H.  Photography by Richard Vroom.
2 Foss, Charles H. Photography by Richard Vroom. CABINETMAKERS OF THE EASTERN SEABOARD. A STUDY OF EARLY CANADIAN FURNITURE.
M.F. Feheley, (Toronto, 1977). 
156 pp, folio (13 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Errata sheet laid in. ISBN 0919880096 Profusely illustrated with color and b&w photographs. "The fine furniture tradition in Canada's eastern provinces was influenced by the arrival of the Lo yalists in 1783. Among those who came were people of wealth and quality who transported, by sea, furnishings that were superior in craftsmanship and design. Accomplished cabinetmakers arriving later from Great Britain and the United State s c o n t i n u ed the tradition with their skills and developed taste; father taught son, and son preserved the craft. This book deals with twelve of the most eminent craftsmen in the area over the last two hundred years. Author Charles Foss dis cu s se s Lo ya li st a nd other influences, the choice of woods , the evolution of design and decoration. He has compiled biographical information on the craftsmen, their families and business relationships wherever facts are known, and the furni tur e ill us tra ted wa s c are fully chosen to be representative of the thousands of fine pieces existing today in collections and in the homes of descendants..." Very light browning to edges of textblock. dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear /w rink lin g - main ly a t to p/bo ttom of spine and flap-folds, a few small stains, light rubbing/soiling, light browning - mainly on spine and flap-folds. Very Good+/Good+ 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
A CHECKLIST OF TORONTO CABINET AND CHAIR MAKERS, 1800-1865., Mackinnon, Joan.
3 Mackinnon, Joan. A CHECKLIST OF TORONTO CABINET AND CHAIR MAKERS, 1800-1865.
Nationa Museums of Canada, Ottawa, 1975. 
199 pp, small 4to (10 15/16" H), soft cover. National Museum of Man Mercury Series, History Division Paper No. 11. B&w illustrations. "This check-list, containing approximately 500 names, attempts to include not only all the autonomous cabinet and chairmakers who began their operations in Toronto before 1865, but also all those who were employed by the larger manufacturers and who may have done nothing more than turn out component parts. (It) gives only the barest details for most of the entries: name, occupation (the way in which the man was identified at the time), working dates to 1890, and dates and places of residence and/or business to 1865. Additional information, including biographical data, types of furniture made, number and names of employees, outside activities, etc., is included where available. The working dates given are the earliest and latest dates for which there is actual proof that the cabinetmaker or chairmaker was working in Toronto. This is so even in cases where there may be reason to believe that the craftsman was active prior to or after the dates noted. Where a cabinetmaker is known to have changed his profession, his later occupation is mentioned, but the final date is always for work as a cabinet or chairmaker. In most instances birth dates are correct only to within a year, as they usually had to be calculated by subtracting the man's stated age from the year of the census or tax assessment roll in which it was given." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light foxing to top of textblock, very light rubbing/soiling, light soiling to spine, very minor edge wear. VG 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
4 Palardy, Jean. Translated by Eric McLean. THE EARLY FURNITURE OF FRENCH CANADA.
Macmillan of Canada, Toronto, 1971, reduced size reprint. 
412 pp, 8vo (8 1/4" H), hard cover - no dust jacket. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, drawings. "....provides a valuable source-book of basic information on the design and workmanship of French Canadian furniture from the seventeenth to the first half of the nineteenth century. Armoires, buffets, chairs, commodes, beds and other common items are described and illustrated in detail, and the scope of the book extends to spinning-wheels, chandeliers, mantelpieces, stoves, fab r i c s , d oors, locks and latches. Objects are not treated in isolation: the settings are brilliantly recreated, with outlines of the daily lives of the 'habitants' and of the craftsmen, the use and identification of Canadian woods, a functional d es cr ip ti o n of the furniture, a comparison between French and French Canadian traditional furniture, fascinating inventories of the contents of buffets and armoires, letters and correspondence, lists of woodworkers' tools and descriptions of th eir wo rki ng me th ods. Included also are suggestions for restoring the original colour to traditional furniture, and for identifying genuine French Canadian period pieces. There are approximately 600 black-and-white photographs." Previous owne r's name on fre e f ron t endpaper, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light edge wear, tiny faint foxing marks on edges of text block, light soiling on fore-edge of text block, two small light stains on rear board, faint foxing mark s on boar ds - main ly f ront . V ery Good 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
5 Stevens, Gerald. Introduction by F. St. George Spendlove. THE CANADIAN COLLECTOR: GLASS - POTTERY - FURNITURE - FIREARMS OF THE NINETEENTH CENTURY.
Toronto Ryerson Press 1957 First, Limited Edition. Hard Cover Good 
100 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), dark blue cloth with gilt lettering on spine. First edition, limited to 750 copies. B&w photographs. Contents: Introduction; Early Canadian Glass (Mallorytown Glass House / The Glass Factories of the Seigniory of Vaudreuil / John C. Spence: Glass Maker / St. Johns Glass Works / The Hamilton Glass Works / The St. Lawrence Glass Works / John Herring of Napanee: Glass Maker, Founder and Builder); Canadian China and Pottery (Staffordshire Canadian Views / Canadian China and Pottery / A Check List of Early Canadian Potters); Canadian Cabinetmakers; Canadian Gunsmiths; Bibliography. A few very small foxing marks on rear endpapers, some pages with tiny bump at top corner, two tiny corner bumps to boards, light soiling marks on covers, very light edge wear, light edge wrinkling, two line indentations on rear board and rear edge of spine. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
6 Thomson, Gary. VILLAGE LIFE IN UPPER CANADA.
Belleville, Ontario Mika Publishing 1988 0921341180 / 9780921341185 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
160 pp, 11 5/8" H. Profusely illustrated in colour and b&w with photographs, reproductions, map. "Illustrated with scenes of early settler's activities carried out by the 'inhabitants' of Upper Canada Village, the book in story and picture links the present to the past and invites you back into the 19th century. How did this village come to be? In the 1950's, the building of a major hydro electric power plant on the St. Lawrence threatened to destroy nearly two centuries of Eastern Ontario heritage. Eight villages and some 35 miles of riverfront were flooded as a result of the St. Lawrence Seaway project. Saved from the overflowing (river), buildings and artifacts were collected and Upper Canada Village was created to represent a typical riverfront community in the days just prior to Confederation in 1867. Today Upper Canada Village exists as a new and planned community of historically significant homes and buildings, opening for study and observation that time period when pioneer immigrants shaped Upper Canada from hostile wilderness into a settled, thriving province." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of front hinge. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top of spine and flap-folds - very minor wrinkling elsewhere. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
7 Webster, Donald Blake. CANADIAN GEORGIAN FURNITURE.
Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, 1981. 
32 pp, 8" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps). ISBN 0888542623 Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs. "The new ROM Insight Series focuses on concise, well-illustrated introductions to a variety of topics in the fields of art and archaeology - a ll written by recognized experts in their subjects. (This booklet) focuses on elegant formal furniture made in Canada in the early decades of the 19th century. It is a very readable introduction to one of the finest early decorative arts f o r m s p r o duced in Canada. Most of the twenty-three pieces of furniture illustrated are from the collections of the Canadian Department of the Royal Ontario Museum: the photographs are accompanied by comprehensive captions." Interior - clea n an d ti gh t w it h no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very minor edge wear, very minor rubbing. Very Good+ 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
ENGLISH-CANADIAN FURNITURE OF THE GEORGIAN PERIOD., Webster, Donald Blake.  Foreword by Charles F. Hummel.
8 Webster, Donald Blake. Foreword by Charles F. Hummel. ENGLISH-CANADIAN FURNITURE OF THE GEORGIAN PERIOD.
McGraw-Hill Ryerson, Toronto, 1979, first edition. 
232 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0070829802 Profusely illustrated with colour and b&w photographs, b&w drawings. "This handsome, extensively researched book shows that the heritage of fine craftsmanship in English-Canadian furniture extends back almost to the earliest periods of settlement. Donald Webster focuses on the styles and craftsmanship of English-Canadian furniture up to about 1830. The stylistic influences, as might be expected, were British and A m e r i c a n , but the materials used and the degree of ornamentation reflected local conditions. Canada at that time was a thinly populated series of colonies where people were still coping with the problems of taming the land and surviving th e wi nt er s. Th er e were few centres of affluence where people aspired to the finer things in life. Nonetheless there have come down to us examples of fine furniture clearly Canadian in origin and displaying the craftsmanship of skilled cabinet- ma ker s r ath er t han th e rough simplicity of pioneer furniture. Many pieces are outstanding for their handsome proportions and simple but elegant ornamentation. This is a book for all those who love fine furniture. Not only does (the author) sh ow a nd d escr ibe m ore than 3 00 excellent examples of Canadian Georgian furniture, but he also explores in detail the stylistic influences and the materials used, and explains some of the procedures used in identifying and dating early Cana dian furn iture ." M inor br owni ng to pa ges, tiny scuff on front board, light edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light browning to top of textblock. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling, light rubbing with some color los s, on e smal l clos ed tea r and one tiny close d te ar, minor soiling. Very Good/Good+ 
Price: 35.00 USD
 


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