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1 (McCrea, John McNeely.) HISTORY IN WOOD: THE McCREA MODELS.
Printed by Hunter Rose, Toronto, 1957. 
63 pp, 9 1/4" H, hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photographs. "In the Royal Ontario Museum of Archaeology in Toronto there is a collection of models representing pioneer life in Old Ontario in the latter half of the nineteenth century. It is the work of John McNeely McCrea of Toronto." Mr. McCrea's scale models of agricultural, domestic and industrial buildings, implements and tools, as well as bridges, fences, gates, etc. add another dimension to the study of pioneer life. Previous owner's name on free front endpaper, minor browning and soiling to edges of boards. Dust jacket has moderate edge wrinkling - mainly at top edge, several small tears archivally taped, two small closed tears on rear hinge, light browning - more on spine and flap-folds, very small watermark on spine, minor rubbing and soiling. Very Good/Good+ 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
AMERICAN WICKER: WOVEN FURNITURE FROM 1850 TO 1930., Adamson, Jeremy.  Photography by Kit Latham.
2 Adamson, Jeremy. Photography by Kit Latham. AMERICAN WICKER: WOVEN FURNITURE FROM 1850 TO 1930.
Rizzoli, New York, (1993). 
175 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0847816702 Profusely illustrated in color and b&w with photographs, reproductions. Contents: Wicker in History; The Emergence of an American Industry, 1840-1873; The Great Rivals: Wakefiel d Rattan Company and Heywood Brothers and Company, 1874-1897; Victorian Wicker and the American Home, 1876-1900; The Search for New Materials, Styles, and Meanings in the Progressive Era, 1893-1914; Novel Uses, Technologies, and Designs for t h e M o d e rn Age, 1915-1930; Wicker in the 1930s. A few tiny dints on bottom edge of both boards. Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, very light rubbing, tiny dint on front panel. Very Good +/ Ve r y Go od 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE DOLLS' HOUSE GARDENER:  FEATURING 8 GARDEN PLANS IN 1/12 SCALE., Barnard, Lionel & Hinchcliffe, Michael.
3 Barnard, Lionel & Hinchcliffe, Michael. THE DOLLS' HOUSE GARDENER: FEATURING 8 GARDEN PLANS IN 1/12 SCALE.
Newton Abbot David & Charles 1999 0715307797 / 9780715307793 Very Good+ Near Fine 
176 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H). Profusely illustrated with b&w plans, drawings, color photographs. "(Presents) eight wonderful designs in a range of period styles, including a formal Georgian garden, a rustic garden, a Victorian rooftop conservatory, an Edwardian summer house and a contemporary lighted deck garden. Each garden is pictured in detail in large, sumptuous colour photographs accompanied by a clear plan and diagrams. The comprehensive instructions on assembly are practical and straightforward, offering encouragement to expert and novice model-makers alike." Light waviness to edges of textblock, book very slightly cocked. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
WE CAME TO CANADA., Beak, T.W.
4 Beak, T.W. WE CAME TO CANADA.
Ottawa Self-published 1959 3rd Edition Very Good- 
63 pp, 7 5/8" H. "The author, at the age of 39 gave up a good job in the British Civil Service, with pension, security and good prospects, to emigrate to Canada. After three and a half years he is established as a private consultant in his chosen field with an expanding business of his own. In this booklet he sets down with a forth-rightness which only one who has ventured forth and has succeeded has the right to use, his experiences and views on what it takes to make a success of immigration to Canada. (He) aims to supply those who are interested in the possibility of emigration the kind of information so many have found only after they have been in the country for some time." Contents: The Author; Preface; About Canada; About Canadians; Getting a Job in Canada; Work and Working Conditions in Canada; Unemployment and Availability of Work; Living and Living Costs; Where to Settle; The Problems of Settling In; If You Decide to Come. An interesting look at attitudes and opportunities in mid-20th century Canada, along with tables comparing Canadian and British wage rates, food and clothing costs, etc. Postage will be reduced to most destinations for this light item. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light browning on spine, minor browning to edges of covers. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
ARTS & CRAFTS WOODWORKING PROJECTS.  11 NEW DESIGNS IN THE STICKLEY TRADITION., Belke, Robert E.
5 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
 
 
SHAKER COMMUNITIES, SHAKER LIVES., Brewer, Priscilla J.
6 Brewer, Priscilla J. SHAKER COMMUNITIES, SHAKER LIVES.
Hanover, NH University Press of New England 1986 0874513626 / 9780874513622 First Edition Very Good+ Very Good 
273 pp, large 8vo (89 1/4" H). B&w photographs, tables. "Athough we know much about Shaker furniture, dance, textiles, and various artifacts, few books tell us about the Shakers as real people and the inner social workings of their sect. Who were the Shakers? What were their social, economic, and religious backgrounds? Why did they join this celibate, communal sect, and why did some leave while others stayed? What did they think of life inside the communities and the rapidly changing world outside? And, perhaps most important, when and why did the sect begin to decline, and how did Believers adjust to this decline? These are some of the questions Priscilla Brewer addresses in this engaging social history. Her highly readable general introduction to the Shakers challenges basic assumptions about the timing and reasons for the group's decline. Brewer studies the Shaker movement from its founding in 1774 to its last major public statement in 1904, restricting her work to the eleven Shaker communities in eastern New York and New England. (She) provides an inside look at Shaker life by recounting the group's social organization, the occupational roles of its members, the composition of its communities, and the operation of the Shaker hierarchy. Far from being a dry, sociological study, this book is filled with anecdotes and revealing stories related by the Shakers through the many writings they left behind." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, tiny foxing mark on fore-edge of text block. Dust jacket has minor edge wear and light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, slight fading to spine color. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
SILVER EVERYTHING and MANY MANSIONS., Cawley, Winifred.
7 Cawley, Winifred. SILVER EVERYTHING and MANY MANSIONS.
London Oxford University Press 1976 0192713892 / 9780192713896 First Edition Fine Very Good+ William Stobbs. 
182 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). B&w illustrations. "Stratford Street was certainly a come-down after Pilgrim's Buildings. No wonder Dad had been in two minds about The Shop. Why did they have to move there? (Eight-year-old Jinnie Friend has many alarming experiences as she learns to cope with a new neighbourhood and new neighbours and) clings desperately to her family pride. The Friends are a Cut Above their neighbours. They must be. After all, Dad was a butler once upon a time, the next best thing to being a Toff himself. And they aren't poor. Haven't they savings, and a carpet, and mahogany furniture; not to mention a silver tea-service and silver spoons and a silver button hook? Silver Everything, just about. The pangs and pleasures of childhood are recalled with humour and insight in these two delightful stories set in Tyneside in the 1920's and based on the author's own early experiences." Dust jacket has one tiny tear and one tiny chip - both on the flaps. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
INDIACOLOR: SPIRIT, TRADITION, AND STYLE.  (INDIA COLOR)., Crites, Mitchell and Nanji, Ameeta.
8 Crites, Mitchell and Nanji, Ameeta. INDIACOLOR: SPIRIT, TRADITION, AND STYLE. (INDIA COLOR).
San Francisco Chronicle 2008 0811853160 / 9780811853163 First Printing. Very Good+ Melba Levick, photographs.. 
176 pp, 10" H. "Journey through this stunning visual landscape, where bazaars offer vibrant surprises at every turn, women in lively saris and men in striking turbans turn crowded streets into dazzling rainbows, and shimmering palace pools arise from the desert. With its 300 photographs and insightful text, 'IndiaColor' reveals the traditions, imagination, and creativity that make India a land like nowhere else." Contents: Introduction; Doors & Passages; Adornment; Flowers; Bazaar; Animals Everywhere; Women at Work; Dhurries: Woven Wonders; Textiles: Threads of Time; Eternal Sari; Turbans; Puppets & Toys; Ceramics; Jewels & Bangles; Music & Dance; Sheesh Mahal: Magic with Mirrors and Glass; Fit for a King: Gold and Glitter; Painting & Murals; Stonework & Carvers; Pools, Fountains, & Pavilions of Pleasure; Two Private Homes in Jaipur; Two Havelis in Jaisalmer; Selected Resource Guide; Acknowledgements. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light rubbing. 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
9 Fetherling, George. RUNNING AWAY TO SEA: ROUND THE WORLD ON A TRAMP FREIGHTER.
Toronto Dundurn 2009 1550028537 / 9781550028539 First Edition Near Fine 
236 pp, 8 1/2" H. "At a turning point in his life, George Fetherling embarked on an adventure to sail round the wrold on one of the last of the tramp freighters. The four-month voyage carried him 30,000 nautical miles from Europe via the Panama Canal to the South Pacific and back by way of Singapore, Indonesia, the Indian Ocean, and Suez. Written with dash, colour, and droll humour, (his) narrative is peopled by a rich cast of characters, from the Foreign Legionnaires of French Polnesia to the 'raskol' gangs of Papua New Guinea. The author captures the reality of life aboard a working cargo ship - the boredom, the seclusion, the differences of nationality and culture that isolation and cramped quarters seem to exaggerate. But the routine of loneliness or tranquility is punctuated by moments of near-panic - shipboard fires, furniture-smashing storms, even a brush with pirates in the Straits of Malacca." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
THE CAMBRIDGE CULTURAL HISTORY OF BRITAIN.  VOLUME 5. EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY BRITAIN.  (FIRST PUBLISHED AS THE CAMBRIDGE GUIDE TO THE ARTS IN BRITAIN: THE AUGUSTAN AGE.), Ford, Boris, ed.  Arthur Humphreys, Geoffrey Beard, Raymond O'Malley, David Mannings, Cinzia Maria Sicca, Pat Rogers, T.J. Edelstein, Sally Jeffery, Michael Symes, Nicholas Anderson, Bryan Little.
10 Ford, Boris, ed. Arthur Humphreys, Geoffrey Beard, Raymond O'Malley, David Mannings, Cinzia Maria Sicca, Pat Rogers, T.J. Edelstein, Sally Jeffery, Michael Symes, Nicholas Anderson, Bryan Little. THE CAMBRIDGE CULTURAL HISTORY OF BRITAIN. VOLUME 5. EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY BRITAIN. (FIRST PUBLISHED AS THE CAMBRIDGE GUIDE TO THE ARTS IN BRITAIN: THE AUGUSTAN AGE.)
Cambridge Cambridge University Press for The Folio Society 1995 Fine No Jacket - (as issued) 
349 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 Arts in Eighteenth-Century Britain; The Decorative and Useful Arts; Flowers in the Valley: Folk-Songs in Britain; The Visual Arts; Holkham Hall, Norfolk; Literature; Vauxhall Gardens; Architecture; 'The English Taste in Gardening'; Music; Augustan Bath; Further Reading and Reference; Index. Book is Fine. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE CAMBRIDGE CULTURAL HISTORY OF BRITAIN.  VOLUME 7. VICTORIAN BRITAIN.  (FIRST PUBLISHED AS THE CAMBRIDGE GUIDE TO THE ARTS IN BRITAIN: THE LATER VICTORIAN AGE.), Ford, Boris, ed.  Asa Briggs, John Summerson, Jacques Carre, John Holloway, George Rowell, John Nelson Tarn, Peter Fuller, Andor Gomme, Gillian Naylor, William Price, Michael Kennedy, Roly Bain, Norman Vance.
11 Ford, Boris, ed. Asa Briggs, John Summerson, Jacques Carre, John Holloway, George Rowell, John Nelson Tarn, Peter Fuller, Andor Gomme, Gillian Naylor, William Price, Michael Kennedy, Roly Bain, Norman Vance. THE CAMBRIDGE CULTURAL HISTORY OF BRITAIN. VOLUME 7. VICTORIAN BRITAIN. (FIRST PUBLISHED AS THE CAMBRIDGE GUIDE TO THE ARTS IN BRITAIN: THE LATER VICTORIAN AGE.)
Cambridge Cambridge University Press for The Folio Society 1995 Fine No Jacket - (as issued) 
347 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 Later Victorian Age (The reign in review / Tendencies and trends); Architecture; The Public Park; Literature; The Drama of Wilde and Pinero; New Homes for Barons and Artisans; Fine Arts; The City of Glasgow; Design, Craft and Industry; The Eisteddfod; Music; Clowns and Augustes; Further Reading and Artists' Biographies; Index. Book is Fine. 
Price: 25.00 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.
12 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 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
 
 
CABINETMAKERS OF THE EASTERN SEABOARD.  A STUDY OF EARLY CANADIAN FURNITURE., Foss, Charles H.  Photography by Richard Vroom.
13 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
 
 
NIGEL COATES:  BODY BUILDINGS AND CITY SCAPES.  (CUTTING EDGE SERIES.), Glancey, Jonathan.  (Nigel Coates.)
14 Glancey, Jonathan. (Nigel Coates.) NIGEL COATES: BODY BUILDINGS AND CITY SCAPES. (CUTTING EDGE SERIES.)
Watson-Guptill, New York, (1999). 
64 pp, square 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0823012115 Profusely illustrated in color and b&w with photos and drawings. "...examines the philosophy and design thinking of one of today's most innovative architect-designers; includes a detailed examination of Coates's key projects and inspirations; presents 150 color photographs, sketches, and drawings, some of them published here for the first time; provides a chronology of career and milestones; features designs for buildings, furniture, and exhibitions, including work for the Millennium Dome 'Body'." Fine/Fine 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
HOME OF MY YOUTH:  HANOVER., Hahn, Josephine Elizabeth.
15 Hahn, Josephine Elizabeth. HOME OF MY YOUTH: HANOVER.
Hanover, Ontario Hanover Public Library 1967 Reprint Very Good+ 
298 pp, 8 11/16' H. Blue cloth with gold lettering on spine, gold lettering/decoration on front board - no dust jacket (as issued). B&w photographs, map. A local history of Hanover, Ontario, looking at its people, politics, businesses, schools, churches, etc. A few pages with a tiny crease at top corner, two tiny faint stains in top margin of page 183, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. 
Price: 60.00 USD
 
 
16 Harvey, John. CONSERVATION OF BUILDINGS.
Toronto University of Toronto Press, 1972 0802019374 / 9780802019370 Very Good Very Good- 
240 pp, large 8vo (9 3/8" H). B&w photographs. "Mr. Harvey (a professional architect who has been trained and has specialized in conservation) is no theorist and takes the view that contemporary human needs are important and that buildings or groups of buildings must be conserved to accommodate some part of their original function, and must also be regarded in the context of their surroundings. He divides his book into three sections: What to Save and How to Save It (The Town, The Village, The Church and Churchyard), Craftsmanship and Materials, and Continuing Conservation (The Past, the Present and the Future). In these sections building conservation is looked at with an experienced, scholarly but essentially practical view. The book concludes with appendices and notes on sources...enriched with fifty-two photographs, showing conservation at work in the hands of living craftsmen, at Oxford, Winchester and elsewhere, adding much of beauty and value to the text." Book slightly cocked, some light fading to color on top of text block - also a small liquid mark, minor scuffs and discoloration on boards. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling, light wear at top of spine and flap-folds, slight fading to spine color, minor soiling on front panel. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
HENRY MORGAN & CO. LIMITED 1908 CHRISTMAS CATALOGUE., Henry Morgan & Co.
17 Henry Morgan & Co. HENRY MORGAN & CO. LIMITED 1908 CHRISTMAS CATALOGUE.
Hudson's Bay Company 1992 Reprint Very Good+ 
48 pp, 9 1/2" H. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, drawings. A reproduction of the 1908 Christmas catalogue of the prestigious Montreal department store, Henry Morgan & Co. Includes jewellery, furs, dolls, roller skates, footballs, games, Indian novelties, glassware, umbrellas, etc., etc. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - slight fading on spine area. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
FURNISHING THE OLD-FASHIONED GARDEN:  THREE CENTURIES OF AMERICAN SUMMERHOUSES, DOVECOTES, PERGOLAS, PRIVIES, FENCES & BIRDHOUSES., Hill, May Brawley.
18 Hill, May Brawley. FURNISHING THE OLD-FASHIONED GARDEN: THREE CENTURIES OF AMERICAN SUMMERHOUSES, DOVECOTES, PERGOLAS, PRIVIES, FENCES & BIRDHOUSES.
Harry N. Abrams, New York, 1998. 
160 pp, small 4to (10 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0810933357 Profusely illustrated in color and b&w with photographs, reproductions. "...(presents) the inventive outdoor structures that enlivened three centuries of garden making acro ss the country. Whether at the residence of such luminaries as Thomas Jefferson or those of more common folk, American home gardens demonstrated the desire both for beauty and for imaginative flights of architectural fancy in even the mos t u t i l i t a r ian of objects, resulting in a wealth of appealing structures, many of which exist today." Contents: Ornaments and Necessities in Colonial Gardens; The New Republic, 1780-1810; Arcadian Visions, 1810-1840; Picturesque Gardens and R u st ic S ea ts , 18 40 -1870; Domestic Nostalgia and Suburban Comfort, 1870-1900; Arts and Crafts and the Colonial Revival, 1900-1930; Bauhaus and the Home Garden, 1930-1960; Looking Back - The Recent Past; Notes; Bibliography; Index. Tiny din t o n fro nt boa rd, mi no r r ubb ing. Dust jacket has light rubbing, light edge wear, tiny chip and light wear at top of flap-folds, one tiny puncture and one tiny shallow dint on front panel. Very Good+/Very Good 
Price: 22.50 USD
 
 
A CHRIST CHURCH MISCELLANY:  NEW CHAPTERS ON THE ARCHITECTS, CRAFTSMEN, STATUARY, PLATE, BELLS, FURNITURE, CLOCKS, PLAYS, THE LIBRARY AND OTHER BUILDINGS., Hiscock, W.G.
19 Hiscock, W.G. A CHRIST CHURCH MISCELLANY: NEW CHAPTERS ON THE ARCHITECTS, CRAFTSMEN, STATUARY, PLATE, BELLS, FURNITURE, CLOCKS, PLAYS, THE LIBRARY AND OTHER BUILDINGS.
Self-published / Oxford University Press, Oxford, 1946. 
260 pp, 8vo (8 7/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w plates. Contents: Preface; The Deans; The Old Library; Henry Aldrich, Book-collector, Musician, Architect; The Aldrich Engravings; William Townesend, and His Building of the Library; The Atte rbury, Stratford, Orrery, and Wake Collections; The Decoration of the Library, 1752-72; General John Guise; The Library Statues; The Dark Age; Some Later Gifts; The Undergraduates' Reading Room; Reorganization, Lost Books; Lost Music; The P l a t e a n d Some Oxford Goldsmiths; Great Tom and the Ring; Furniture; Clocks; Plays, 1548-1945; Buildings; Appendixes: William Townesend's Proposals for the Library; William Townesend's Estimate for the Library. Tiny crease at top corner of fi rs t fe w a nd l as t few pages, smll bump to top corner of both boards, very light browning to edges of textblock, foxing to top of textblock. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling, light browning to edges, light soiling, a few tiny chips, t iny t ear a t top of sp in e acrchivally taped, minor rubbing, old price label on front flap. Very Good-/Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
AMPLE MANSIONS:  THE VICEREGAL RESIDENCES OF THE CANADIAN PROVINCES., Hubbard, R.H.  Foreword by Her Excellency, Jeanne Sauve.
20 Hubbard, R.H. Foreword by Her Excellency, Jeanne Sauve. AMPLE MANSIONS: THE VICEREGAL RESIDENCES OF THE CANADIAN PROVINCES.
Ottawa University of Ottawa Pres 1989 0776602772 / 9780776602776 First Edition Fine Very Good+ 
237 pp, oblong (9 1/4" H x 12 1/4" D). Profusely illustrated with b&w and colour photographs, repro-ductions. "The viceregal residences of the Canadian provinces mirror the idiosyncrasies of their inhabitants, and the tastes and talents of the architects, builders, gardeners, furniture makers and decorators who created them. In 'Ample Mansions' you will see the finest - and sometimes the worst - of Canadian style. There's no shortage of pomp in our viceregal history, but Dr. Hubbard's scholarly and sprightly text goes behind the scenes too, where there's plenty of room for rot and mildew, plugged drains and erratic staff. There are ample mansions crumbling from neglect, ample mansions consumed in conflagrations, ample mansions falling victim to political spats - and ample mansions rising in new splendour." Fine book. Dust jacket has three small areas of minor rubbing on rear panel. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
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