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AN EXHIBITION OF PAINTINGS AND DRAWINGS BY VICTORIAN ARTISTS IN ENGLAND / EXPOSITION DE PEINTURES ET DE DESSINS PAR DES ARTISTES ANGLAIS DE L'EPOQUE VICTORIENNE., Comfort, Charles F., foreword.  Introduction By Allen Staley.
1 Comfort, Charles F., foreword. Introduction By Allen Staley. AN EXHIBITION OF PAINTINGS AND DRAWINGS BY VICTORIAN ARTISTS IN ENGLAND / EXPOSITION DE PEINTURES ET DE DESSINS PAR DES ARTISTES ANGLAIS DE L'EPOQUE VICTORIENNE.
Ottawa National Gallery of Canada 1965 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good 
103 pp, small 4to (10" H). Color and b&w reproductions. Bilingual text (English/French). Exhibition catalogue. "The reign of Victoria lasted from 1837 to 1901. The present exhibition attempts to give a balanced representation of the entire period. Howerever, a period of over sixty years in the rapidly changing world of the nineteenth century could hardly show anything approaching uniformity of style. Even the most cursory view of this exhibition should demonstrate that no one set of generalities is adequate to describe the variety of works created during the era, all of them 'Victorian'." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light browning to edges of covers, minor edge wear, spine flat and uncreased. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE CAMBRIDGE CULTURAL HISTORY OF BRITAIN.  VOLUME 8. EARLY TWENTIETH-CENTURY BRITAIN.  (FIRST PUBLISHED AS THE CAMBRIDGE GUIDE TO THE ARTS IN BRITAIN: THE EDWARDIAN AGE AND THE INTER-WAR YEARS.), Ford, Boris, ed.  Wilfrid Mellers, Rupert Hildyard, Jacques Berthoud, Simon Pepper, Michael Kennedy, Richard Cork, John Beer, John Summerson, Neil Sinyard, Gillian Naylor, Frank Whitehead.
2 Ford, Boris, ed. Wilfrid Mellers, Rupert Hildyard, Jacques Berthoud, Simon Pepper, Michael Kennedy, Richard Cork, John Beer, John Summerson, Neil Sinyard, Gillian Naylor, Frank Whitehead. THE CAMBRIDGE CULTURAL HISTORY OF BRITAIN. VOLUME 8. EARLY TWENTIETH-CENTURY BRITAIN. (FIRST PUBLISHED AS THE CAMBRIDGE GUIDE TO THE ARTS IN BRITAIN: THE EDWARDIAN AGE AND THE INTER-WAR YEARS.)
Cambridge Cambridge University Press for The Folio Society 1995 Hard Cover Fine No Jacket - (as issued) 
348 pp, 10" H. Bound in full dark blue cloth with title and shield in gold on spine. B&w illustrations and colour plates. Contents: General Introduction; The Edwardian Age and the Inter-War Years; Literature and Drama; The Garden City; Music; The Visual Arts; The 'Civilization' of Bloomsbury; Architecture; Grierson and the Documentary Film; Design and Industry; John Laing's Sunnyfields Estate, Mill Hill; Further Reading and Artists' Biographies; Index. Book is Fine. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
LEARNING NOT TO BE FIRST: THE LIFE OF CHRISTINA ROSSETTI., Jones, Kathleen.  (Christina Rossetti>)
3 Jones, Kathleen. (Christina Rossetti>) LEARNING NOT TO BE FIRST: THE LIFE OF CHRISTINA ROSSETTI.
New York St. Martin's Press 1992 0312070179 / 9780312070175 First American Edition Hard Cover Good Very Good 
252 pp., 8vo (8 1/2" H). B&w photographs, reproductions. "(E)xamines Christina Rossetti's life alongside those of of other nineteenth-century women writers - notably Emily Bronte, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, and Emily Dickinson. (She) was the youngest of four children, born in England to Italian parents. Although she and her brother, Dante Gabriel, were known as the 'two storms', Christina's passionate nature was curbed in a way that her brother's was not, as she submitted to the social and religious pressures that lay so heavily on Victorian women. Like E.B.B., Christina suffered the tyranny of a loving family. Her sister Maria's influence was described as 'a species of police surveillance', and Christina was always careful never to write anything that would hurt her mother. As her personal life became increasingly tragic, her output of religious poetry grew. Her desire for both poetic and moral excellence kept her continually in conflict, a struggle whose corrosive effects deeply affected her writing. (Her) deliberate self-effacement, Dante Gabriel's portrayal of her as the meek virgin, and William Rossetti's role as editor and interpreter of her work have gradually blotted out the passionate, lively spirit who wrote with such simplicity and power. (The author's) fascinating work finally strips away the shadows of Christina's life to reveal her true self." Varying levels of sun fading to spine, top/bottom edges & top 1 1/2" of rear board; tiny printers ink mark in margin of pages 4 & 5. Dust jacket has very light edge wear - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
LETTERS OF MARSHALL MCLUHAN., Molinaro, Matie; McLuhan, Corinne; Toye, William - Editors.  (Marshall McLuhan)
4 Molinaro, Matie; McLuhan, Corinne; Toye, William - Editors. (Marshall McLuhan) LETTERS OF MARSHALL MCLUHAN.
Toronto Oxford University Press 1987 0195405943 / 9780195405941 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good+ 
562 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w photographs. "Marshall McLuahn (1911-1980) became one of the most famous men of the sixties and seventies and the involuntary founder of an unofficial cult. His reputation as a communications theorist was established by two of many books. 'The Gutenberg Galaxy: The Making of Typographic Man' (1962) explains how society and human psychology were changed when pre-literate oral culture was supplanted with the invention of the phonetic alphabet and a manuscript culture gave way to the Gutenberg era of movable type, the printing press, and mass-produced books. 'Understanding Media: The Extensions of Man' (1964), McLuhan's most widely read book, explores the electronic age and its effects on individuals and society. The letters in this collection - which in the early years provide a fascinating background to McLuhan's life and intellectual growth - are filled with discussions of ideas that altered people's understanding of many aspects of the electronic age they lived in. They reveal not only the amiability of a man who earned the friendship and respect of many outstanding people of his day, but also his staggering knowledge of the literature of the great writers and thinkers of the past and present, which inspired him to achieve his penetrating insights into his age and to become its most renowned interpreter. Collectively they furnish a readable and comprehensible gloss on the ideas that made McLuhan's name. His correspondents - distinguished scholars and colleagues, celebrated politicians, famous journalists, and stars of popular culture - range from Woody Allen to Tom Wolfe. The letters are organized in three sections, each with a period introduction: 1931-1936 takes McLuhan through the University of Manitoba and Cambridge University. 1936-1946 covers one year's teaching at the University of Wisconsin; two years at Saint Louis University; one year, with his bride, at Cambridge for work on his Ph.D.; four more years at Saint Louis; and two at Assumption College, Windsor, Ontario. This period includes many letters to Wyndham Lewis. The last section begins in 1946, when McLuhan joined the staff of St Michael's College, University of Toronto. (Two years later he began a long correspondence with Ezra Pound.) Covering the period of McLuhan's fame, it ends in September 1979 with a letter to Pierre Elliott Trudeau, written shortly before McLuhan suffered a stroke that rendered him speechless. This rich and varied collection of over 450 letters, by a man whose thought exerted a singular influence throughout the western world, is an important contribution to the cultural history of the twentieth century." Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling, very minor rubbing. 
Price: 18.00 USD
 
 
THE GATEWAY TO CHAUCER.  STORIES TOLD BY EMILY UNDERDOWN, FROM THE "CANTERBURY TALES" OF GEOFFREY CHAUCER., Underdown, Emily.  (Geoffrey Chaucer.)
5 Underdown, Emily. (Geoffrey Chaucer.) THE GATEWAY TO CHAUCER. STORIES TOLD BY EMILY UNDERDOWN, FROM THE "CANTERBURY TALES" OF GEOFFREY CHAUCER.
London Thomas Nelson & Sons Hard Cover Good No Jacket Anne Anderson. 
269 pp, 9 1/4" H. No date. Green cloth with gilt lettering and elaborate gilt decoration on spine and front board, top edge gilt. Decorated endpapers, tissue-covered colour frontispiece from a painting by Ford Madox Brown plus 15 colour plates and numerous marginal drawings by Anne Anderson (16 colour plates in total - all present). Contents: Geoffrey Chaucer; The Prologue or Introduction; Interlude I. The Knight, the Squire, and the Yeoman; Story I. The Knight's Tale of Palamon and Arcite; Interlude II. The Miller, the Reeve, the Cook, and the Man of Law; Story II. The Man of Law's Tale of Constance, the Virtuous Princess; Interlude III. The Friar, the Pardoner, the Summoner, the Parson, and the Prioress; Story III. The Priest's Tale of the Cock and the Fox; Interlude IV. The Wife of Bath; Story IV. The Wife of Bath's Tale of the Fairy Bride; Interlude V. The Clerk of Oxford; Story V. The Clerk's of Oxford's Tale of Patient Griselda; Interlude VI. The Merchant and the Franklin; The Franklin's Tale of Dorigen; or the Rash Vow; Epilogue or Conclusion; A Few Passages from Chaucer's Poems. Previous owner's name stamp on free front endpaper, 1916 Christmas gift inscription in ink on verso of frontispiece, crease from corner fold at bottom corner of page leaf 39/40 with indentation on several adjacent pages, wrinkling/wear at top/bottom of spine, browning to fore-edge and bottom of text block, small light liquid mark at bottom corner of text block but doesn't migrate into pages, light wear at corners of boards and on edges, slight shelf soiling/scuffing on bottom of text block, light rubbing on rear board, two tiny dents on bottom edge of front board. 
Price: 55.00 USD
 


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