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FROM THE HEART:  FOLK ART IN CANADA., Blanchette, Jean-Francois, et al.
1 Blanchette, Jean-Francois, et al. FROM THE HEART: FOLK ART IN CANADA.
McClelland and Stewart/National Museum of Man, (Toronto, 1983). 
256 pp, oblong 4to (9 3/4" H), soft cover. ISBN 0771090226 "...makes available the full scope of folk art from across Canada and, for the first time, introduces some of the artists who create it. The panorama of cultures and regional traditions t hat gives meaning to this vast nation is represented in the diverse objects brought together by the Canadian Centre for Folk Culture Studies, a branch of the National Museum of Man." Profusely illus. in b&w and colour with everything from w e a t h e r v a nes and decoys to kitchenware, quilts and oil paintings. Very light edge wear, very light rubbing on covers. Very Good+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
FRENCH CANADA., Boswell, Hazel.
2 Boswell, Hazel. FRENCH CANADA.
New York Viking 1938 First Edition Hard Cover Good No Jacket Hazel Boswell. Signed by Author
82 pp, oblong (6 1/2" H x 9 1/2" D). Oatmeal-coloured cloth with reddish brown lettering on spine, reddish-brown illustration on front board. Pictorial endpapers (Christmas Market at Quebec), 25 charming full-page colour illustrations. Signed by Hazel Boswell, underscored with a flourish and dated July 1938 on half title page. "I have been anxious to make this book as French Canadian in character as I could. In my illustrations I have therefore tried to follow the type of drawing and design that the French Canadian women make for their hooked rugs and other work." From the Author's Note. Contents: Quebec Seminary; The Chateau Frontenac; The Caleche; Christmas Trees; Tourists; Dog Derby; Carting Snow; Les Enfants de Marie; The Island of Orleans; Lorette; Scotch Names; The Habitant; The Cure; Sunday; The Calvaire; Carrying the Mail; Going to School; The Saw Mill; The Butcher; The Oven; Sugaring Time; Eel Fisheries; Hooked Rugs; Weaving; Spinning; Notes. Very light soiling to edges of boards and spine, scattered very light small stains on boards, top/bottom of book and one in margin of page 48. 
Price: 65.00 USD
 
 
SLIGHTLY CHIPPED:  FOOTNOTES IN BOOKLORE., Goldstone, Lawrence and Goldstone, Nancy.
3 Goldstone, Lawrence and Goldstone, Nancy. SLIGHTLY CHIPPED: FOOTNOTES IN BOOKLORE.
New York St. Martin's 1999 0312205872 / 9780312205874 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
213 pp, 8 1/2" H. "(A) companion piece for 'Used and Rare', (this book) details the warm and witty story of the (authors') further explorations into the curious world of books. The Goldstones get hooked on the writing, correspondence, and couplings of the Bloomsbury group; they track down Bram Stoker's earliest notes for 'Dracula'; they set their sights on a single lot of 128 leather-bound books at Sotheby's auction of the Paris home of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor; they try out book collecting on the Internet; and they are introduced to hypermoderns. 'Slighty Chipped' is filled with anecdotes, esoterica, and fun facts about the world of book collecting. The Goldstones have discovered new places to buy rare tomes and new eccentric personalities along the way." Slight bump to top/bottom of spine, minor lean to spine. Dust jacket has minor rubbing, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, very small tear at bottom of front flap-folds - archivally taped. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE LORE AND LURE OF HOOKED RUGS., McGown, Pearl K.
4 McGown, Pearl K. THE LORE AND LURE OF HOOKED RUGS.
West Boylston, Mass. Pearl K. McGown 1966 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Fair 
310 pp, 9 1/4" H. "Mrs. McGown traces the progress of the creative craft in which she has been so instrumental in both revival of interest and improvement of technique. For thirty-five years, (her) books, workshops and correspondence courses have concentrated on the concept of sharing information. Her newest book, a collection of essays ranging in subject from occupational therapy to directions for dyeing, covers every aspect of the art today, with special emphasis on Mrs. McGown's recent revival of crewel work and orientals as related to hooked rugs. There are useful tips about how to make a roomsize rug as well as how best to hold the small hook. A book for the novice as well as for the expert, (it) encourages originality and effort and accords fully as much respect to the creator as to the created. Supplementing the text are 164 illustrations, sixteen in color, accompanied by descriptive copy which, to the person who hooks, will capably serve as instructions." Previous owner's name/address in felt-tipped pen on free front endpaper, book is cracked at pages 150/151 - pages holding firmly, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, a few tiny foxing marks on top of text block, spine slightly twisted. Dust jacket has edge tears/chips/creases, light to moderate edge wear, old tape repairs on inside surface, very light browning to some edges and on rear flap-fold, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 


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