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1 Betcherman, Lita-Rose. THE LITTLE BAND: THE CLASHES BETWEEN THE COMMUNISTS AND THE POLITICAL AND LEGAL ESTABLISHMENT IN CANADA, 1928-1932.
Ottawa Deneau 0888790716 / 9780888790712 First Printing Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
247 pp, 9 1/4" H. "In 1921, a 'little band' of disparate activists formed the Communist Party of Canada. Civil authorities across the country reacted with fear, even though R.C.M.P. officers described the party as 'a handful of ineffective English-speaking leaders, a negligible French-speaking element, an isolated Jewish element, with the agitators drawn from the Finnish and Ukrainian immigrants, whose benevolent societies paid for the Party's maintenance'. (This book) documents the ensuing clashes between the Canadian communists and Canada's political and legal establishments, from 1928 to 1932. Dr. Betcherman skillfully recreates the excitement of street fights and court cases, culminating in the spectacular trial of communist Tim Buck. (She) interviewed Communist Party members, Crown attorneys and Defence lawyers of the period, and was granted access to rare transcripts of trials, appeals and correspondence in compiling this, the first detailed and thoroughly entertaining history of these events." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, three very small corner bumps. Dust hacket has very light edge wear and wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, tiny dent on rear hinge, tiny scuffs on rear flap-fold. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
INDIAN FIGHTS AND FIGHTERS., Brady, Cyrus Townsend.
2 Brady, Cyrus Townsend. INDIAN FIGHTS AND FIGHTERS.
New York Doubleday, Page 1909 Hard Cover Good reading copy only. No Jacket Remington, Schreyvogel, Blumenschein and Crawford. 
423 pp, 8 1/4" H. B&w drawings, photographs, maps & plans (including tissue-covered frontispiece) - collated. Contents: Part I. Protecting the Frontier: The Powder River Expedition; The Tragedy of Fort Phil Kearney; The Thirty-Two Against the Three Thousand; Personal Reminisences of Fort Phil Kearney and the Wagon-Box Fight; Forsyth and the Rough Riders of '68; The Journey of the Scouts and the Rescue of Forsyth; A Scout's Story of the Defense of Beecher's Island; Carpenter and His Brunettes. The Fight on Beaver Creek; A Further Discussion of the Beaver Creek Affair; The Battle of the Washita; Carr and Tall Bull at Summit Springs. Part II. The War with the Sioux: With Crook's Advance; Ex-Trooper Towne on the Rosebud Fight; The Grievance of Rain-in-the-Face; The Little Big Horn Campaign; The Last of Custer; One of the Last Men to see Custer Alive; The Personal Story of Rain-in-the-Face; Two Interesting Affairs; The First Success; A Decisive Blow; Miles' Great Campaigning; What They are There for - A Sketch of General Guy V. Henry, A Typical American Soldier. Appendices: Appendix A - Being a Further Discussion of General Custer's Course in the Little Big Horn Campaign; Appendix B - Further Light on the Conduct of Major Reno. Index. A few pages with small light soiling marks or light stains, two pages with small edge tear archivally taped, one page with wrinkling, very light browning to pages, front inside hinge has re-inforcement tape, front free endpaper is missing, spilt paper on inside rear hinge - hinge is holding well, light soiling staining to endpapers, heavy browning to edges of text block/boards and spine - also some staining/soiling, moderate edge wear - 1" piece missing on front hinge. book is protected in a stiff mylar sleev with some rubbing. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
HISTORY OF BRITISH AVIATION 1908-1914.  2 VOLUME SET.  (VOLUMES I & II), Brett, R. Dallas.
3 Brett, R. Dallas. HISTORY OF BRITISH AVIATION 1908-1914. 2 VOLUME SET. (VOLUMES I & II)
London Aviation Book Club Hard Cover Good 
216pp + 207 pp, 8vo (8 11/16" H) - 2 volumes. No date (c1934). Green cloth with black lettering on spines - no dust jackets. B&w photographs, diagrams, tables. Browning and color fading to edges of endpapers, small soft bump to top corner of most pages of vol. 2, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spines, both volumes have foxing on spines - heavier on vol. 2, small areas of light to moderate edge wear, afew very small scuffs on covers, three small corner bumps on vol. 2, light browning to edges of text block and fading to color on top of text block on vol. 2. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
4 Dick-Lauder, Mrs.; Carr, Mrs.; Kernighan, R.K.; Wodell, J.E.; Stead, J. McMonies and Others. PEN AND PENCIL SKETCHES OF WENTWORTH LANDMARKS: A SERIES OF ARTICLES DESCRIPTIVE OF QUAINT PLACES AND INTERESTING LOCALITIES IN THE SURROUNDING COUNTRY.
Toronto Ryerson Press 1967 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good- Very Good- Seavey, J.R. 
147 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). Reprint of the Spectator Printing Company, Hamilton edition of 1897 - reprinted on the order of Wentworth County Council as a Centennial project. B&w drawings. Contents: An Historic Village; Old Residences at Ancaster; The Leeming Parsonage; St. John's Church, Ancaster; Ancaster in the Victorian Era; The Old Red Mill; The Terryberry Inn; A Forgotten House of Peace; Historic Homes on the Mountain; On the Outskirts of the City; North of Hamilton Bay; By Medad's Marshy Shores; At-ti-wan-dar-o-ni-a; Indian Relics and Remains; Rock Chapel and Vicinity; The Fools' College; Early History of Dundas; Its Prehistoric Buildings; A City that was not Built; Legends of Romulus; An Ancient Trojan; A Battlefield of 1812; Albion Mills Ravine; Early Days in Saltfleet; The Caledonia Stage Road. Moderate browning to pages, slight twist to spine. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling, a few tiny edge tears and one tiny chip, shallow indentation on rear panel, minor soiling, very light rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
FINE CANADIAN ART.  THURSDAY, MAY 2, 2002., Heffel Fine Art Auction House.
5 Heffel Fine Art Auction House. FINE CANADIAN ART. THURSDAY, MAY 2, 2002.
Heffel Fine Art Auction House, Vancouver, B.C., 2002. 
Unpaginated, 9" H, soft cover. Profusely illustrated in colour. The catalogue of an auction of 204 items. Many Group of Seven entries. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor wear at top of spine, tiny bump on rear hinge. Very Good+ 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
CANADIAN PAINTING IN THE THIRTIES., Hill, Charles C.
6 Hill, Charles C. CANADIAN PAINTING IN THE THIRTIES.
The National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, (1975). 
223 pp, 4to, hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photos, reproductions, tipped-in color plates. "In Canada, the years between the onset of the Depression and the outbreak of the Second World War were years of significant change and transition. The eco nomic and political upheavals of the period have, however, overshadowed eqully important developments in Canadian art...(this book) traces these developments in painting in Canada through the works of such artists as A.Y. Jackson, Emily Car r , D a v i d Milne, John Lyman, Andre Bieler, and Goodridge Roberts - from the nationalist, Toronto-based Group of Seven to the internationalist Contemporary Arts Society of Montreal." Dust jacket has small closed tears up to 1/2", browning - m ai nl y o n th e sp i ne and flap-folds, creases at edges - mainly between tears, small faint water mark on spine, tiny closed puncture on front flap-fold, very tiny foxing marks on front panel, light rubbing to panels. VG+/G 
Price: 125.00 USD
 
 
7 Hodgson, Robert G. BACK TRACKING IN THE FUR INDUSTRY.
Toronto Fur Trade Journal of Canada 1947 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good- 
100 pp, 11 7/8" H. Dark blue cloth with black lettering/decoration on front board. B&w photographs, drawings. Contents: Introduction; The Early Silver Fox Industry and the Men Who Made It (Sir Charles Dalton's Own Story / Frank Tuplin / B.I. Rayner / Jim Tuplin / The Industry Spreads / Russia and Japan Raise Silver Foxes / Fox Shows / Biscuits and Medicine / Other Early Ranches and Prices / Early Magazines and Publication / The Fur Markets); History of the Mink Industry (New Type Mink / Early Mink Shows); Through the Eye of the Camera (photographs of hunt camps, fur farms, fur-bearing animals, dog teams, hunting/fishing expeditions, etc.). Much of the early information on fox farming centres on Prince Edward Island. Light wear /wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light wear at corners, minor soiling, two tiny corner bumps. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
8 Laing, G. Blair. MEMOIRS OF AN ART DEALER 2.
Toronto McClelland and Stewart 1982 0771045719 / 9780771045714 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ 
213 pp, small 4to (10 3/8" H), dark blue cloth with gold lettering on spine - no dust jacket (as issued) - dark blue slipcase with gold lettering and pastedown. VOLUME 2 ONLY. Profusely illustrated with tipped-in colour plates. Contents: Preface; Governor Simpson's Missing Paul Kanes; Cornelius Krieghoff - Some Friends and Early Patrons; The Bishop's Journal; Drawings and Other Works from Canada's Early Days; The Purloined Rembrandt; Some Artists and Collectors in the Thirties; Art Dealing During and After World War II; The Beginnings of the Great Art Boom; In the Studios of Some Great Sculptors; Reflections on a Career. Just removed from publisher's shrinkwrap for cataloguing. Very light wear at top/bottom of hinges and at corners, one or two tiny scuffs at edges. Slipcase has very light wear at corners, area of very faint color variance on rear panel. 
Price: 47.50 USD
 
 
THE AGE OF ADAM., Lees-Milne, James.
9 Lees-Milne, James. THE AGE OF ADAM.
London B.T. Batsford 1947 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
184 pp, 9" H. B&w and colour plates, including frontispiece, b&w floor plans. "James Lees-Milne sets out to show of what the work of Robert Adam and his three brothers really consisted, from what sources it was derived, what contemporary architects were affected by it, and what its influence was overseas. Using information from letters, diariees and records of the times, some of it hitherto unpublished, (he) traces the biographies of the Brothers Adam from their beginnings in Scotland to their eventual position as the most fashionable and influential architects and designers in Britain. He then proceeds to a critical examination of their work in England, Scotland and Ireland - their town houses and country houses, squares and terraces, ceilings, furniture and monuments. Next, there is an assessment of the work of the Adam's contemporaires and rivals, among them Wyatt, Taylor, Holland and Leverton; and a succeeding section deals with the Adam influence as it spread to Ireland, America, Russia and Sweden. A final chapter gives a short account of the lives and individual contributions of the Adams' collaborators - artists and craftsmen such as Chippendale, Angelica Kauffmann, Zucchi, Joseph Rose and Biagio Rebecca. Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, three light edge/corner bumps. Dust jacket has browning at top edge of flaps, light edge wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, several very small tears at top of spine, very small red ink stain on front panel. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
10 Lord, Barry. THE HISTORY OF PAINTING IN CANADA: TOWARD A PEOPLE'S ART.
Toronto NC Press 1974 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
253 pp, 11" H. Profusely illustrated in b&w and colour. Contents: Introduction: Toward a People's Art; Painting of the Native Peoples; Painting in Quebec: French and British Regimes (The art of the church and the art of the people / Social classes in Quebec: A portrait of Quebec society / Interlude: An American paints the conquest of Quebec); Canadian Painting: The British Regime (The struggle for the landscape / A nation of Canadians / Imperialism and the art schools in Paris The Group of Seven: A national landscape art); Painting in the Age of U.S. Imperialism (Repression and revolt in Quebec / Canadian painting: The struggle to paint our people); Conclusion: Toward a People's Art. Very minor edge wear. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has very minor edge wear/wrinkling at bottom of spine, a few tiny tears (archivally taped) and areas of light creasing at top edge. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
11 Matthews, John, editor/compiler. Foreword by Philip Carr-Gomm. (P.W. Joyce, J.A. MacCulloch, Julius Pokorny, T. Rice Holmes, Lewis Spence, John Toland, Edward Davies, Godfrey Higgins, Algernon Herbert, W.A. Winwood Read, Iolo Morgannwg, et al. THE DRUID SOURCEBOOK: FROM EARLIEST TIMES TO THE PRESENT DAY. (SOURCEBOOK.)
London Brockhampton 1998 1860198422 / 9781860198427 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good Very Good+ 
384 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w illustrations. "The Druids have long been misrepresented and misunderstood. The only true records that survive from when the Druids originally flourished are those of the classical writers, who were completely opposed to Druids and their practices. Julius Caesar wrote disparagingly about them and sought to destroy them. The historical reality is that Druidism and early Christianity lived side by side for a long period, and a considerable amount of Druid philosophy was absorbed into Christianity itself. Whether Druidism is regarded as a Celtic priesthood in origin and name, or a religion, it is clear that Druids and Druidism were important aspects of the life of the early European peoples, especially in Britain. In this comprehensive and brilliantly researched book, John Matthews presents a cross-section through the diverse layers of Druid history and custom. Using rare sources - often lost or forgotten texts and translations - he shows how various aspects of Druidism originated and how these contributed to practices we see today. A Druid himself, (he) has expert knowledge and avoids the popular misinterpretation of Druidism as 'wanting to live in the past'. Instead, this book reveals the truth about Druidism, its ideas and customs, and makes a vital contribution to current interest in the Druids." Light wrinkling at bottom of spine, very small bump at bottom corner of both boards, very minor eubbing on boards. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
A PAINTBRUSH IN MY HAND., Odjig, Daphne.  Through R.M. Vanderburgh and M.E. Southcott.
12 Odjig, Daphne. Through R.M. Vanderburgh and M.E. Southcott. A PAINTBRUSH IN MY HAND.
Toronto Natural Heritage 1992 092047473X / 9780920474730 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
174 pp, 10 3/4" H. B&w photographs, colour and b&w reproductions. "Throughout (this book) Daphne Odjig's story has been told by herself as related through R.M. Vanderburgh and M.E. Southcott. As a product of an oral tradition that was still flourishing during her childhood in the village of Wikwemikong on Manitoulin Island in Georgian Bay, Daphne became a superb storyteller, in the tradition of her elders. It is this inheritance that she has built on as she told her stories to her two collaborators. Odjig's skills as a storyteller are reflected in the impressionistic introductions to many of the chapters. Her lively expresion of events and activities in her life come vividly alive for Vanderburgh who has maintained as much as possible the authenticity of Odjig's narratives and tried to pass these impressions along to the reader. Odjig's skill in visual communication is evident in the paintings reproduced here. Southcott has tried to pass on to the reader the thoughts and emotions the artist experienced in the creation of these paintings." Tiny repaired tear at bottom of front inside hinge, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, small bump to bottom corner of each board. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, very light rubbing, small tear on front panel near hinge - archivally taped, tiny dent on front hinge, tiny sticker removal mark on front panel. 
Price: 100.00 USD
 
 
A CONCISE HISTORY OF CANADIAN PAINTING.  SECOND (EXPANDED) EDITION., Reid, Dennis.
13 Reid, Dennis. A CONCISE HISTORY OF CANADIAN PAINTING. SECOND (EXPANDED) EDITION.
Toronto Oxford University Press 1988 0195406648 / 9780195406641 Second (expanded) Edition. Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
418 pp, 8 1/2" H. B&w and colour illustrations. "This Second Edition covers painting to 1980. A long final chapter treats a crucial fifteen years when there developed in Canada a tremendous interest in other art forms and an apparent falling off of interest in painting. In fact the cry was hear - throughout the western world - that painting was dead. It turned out, however, that this was far from true. Dennis Reid discusses the work of established artists who produced steadily in the period - including Jack Bush, Jack Chambers, Greg Curnoe, Gershon Iskowitz, John Meredith, Guido Molinari, Jack Shadbolt, and Claude Tousignant - as well as new arrivals on the scene who have since joined the ranks of leading Canadian artists. Among the more recent painters discussed are David Bolduc, John Boyle, David Craven, Paterson Ewen, Ivan Eyre, Yves Gaucher, John Hall, Ron Martin, Michael Morris, Norval Morrisseau, Christopher Pratt, Shirley Wiitasalo, and Tim Zuck. Enriched by this overview, and by many additions to the original text, (this) is the widest-ranging and most authoritiative handbook available. Lucid, interesting, and informative, it is still a pleasure to read from first to last." Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very small bump on bottom edge of both boards. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
DON'T SETTLE FOR SECOND: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF CORNELIUS C. SMITH., Smith, Cornelius C., Jr.  Foreword by Sen. Barry Goldwater.
14 Smith, Cornelius C., Jr. Foreword by Sen. Barry Goldwater. DON'T SETTLE FOR SECOND: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF CORNELIUS C. SMITH.
Presidio, San Rafael, California, 1977. 
229 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0891410074 B&w photographs, drawings (by the author). "Cornelius Cole Smith was above all else a professional soldier. His army career spanned thirty turbulent years, April 9, 1890 to April 9, 1920. He witnessed the transformation of the United States from a second-class military power prior to the Spanish-American War to the most powerful nation on earth after World War I. He participated in the final Indian campaigns, t h e b r utal conquest of the Moros on the Philippine Islands and the birth pangs of the American Labor Movement. This varied career took 'Corney' Smith from the sun-baked deserts of Arizona to the bone-chilling plains of the Dakotas, from the tr op ic al ju ng les of Mindano to the beautiful parks of the Sierra Nevada, and from fever-ridden camps in Tampa to a diplomatic post in Bogota. Regardless of the surroundings, he brought the same diligence and professionalism to each assignment. (Th is) so l die r's writings of his life and times provide the basis for a forthright glimpse into another era. His voluminous diaries and reminiscences amount to a second career which added lustre to the first. Corney's perceptive and continui ng o bser vati on s re veal the excitement, color, pathos and suffering that surrounded him." Very minor edge wear. Dust jacket has been price clipped, has minor edge wear, one tiny tear archivally taped, fading to spine color, minor rubbing. Ve ry Go od+/G ood+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
DEAR NAN:  LETTERS OF EMILY CARR, NAN CHENEY AND HUMPHREY TOMS., Walker, Doreen, editor.  (Emily Carr.)
15 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
 
 
JACK SHADBOLT., Watson, Scott.  (Jack Shadbolt.)
16 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
 


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