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LOST PARADISE. SYMBOLIST EUROPE
Montreal: Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, 1995.
Folio, red silk binding. pp (557), (3). Colour and b&w reproductions. Fine in fine jacket. A massive exhibition catalogue. Note: 3.5 kg parcel, extra shipping will be required.
$150.00 Book Number: 31050 Order / Enquire
The Work of Cram and Ferguson Architects, including work by Cram, Goodhue, and Ferguson. With an introduction by Charles D. Maginnis.
New York: The Pencil Points Press, 1929.
Folio, 36 cm. Red and maroon cloth. 13 pp text + 344 b&w plates (one folding) + 3 p index to the plates + colour frontispiece; one colour plate in text. Ends of light sunned spine are frayed. with gilt spine lettering dulled; moderate wear to outer corners; frontispiece of The Chapel, Princeton University, has diagonal creases; mild spotting, light rubbing, to covers; else a VG copy, text clean, tight and unworn. Plates of their church buildings (mostly gothic, some Georgian), school and university buildings and libraries, furniture and details, and a few residences. The United States Military Academy at West Point and Rice University were two of their notable projects. Note: 4 kg parcel, extra shipping will be required.
$195.00 Book Number: 35072 Order / Enquire
BELL, Charles, Sir
THE ANATOMY AND PHILOSOPHY OF EXPRESSION as connected with the fine arts
London: Henry G. Bohn, 1865.
"Fifth edition". Quarto, original red cloth stamped in blind and gilt, black endpapers. pp viii, 275 + 4 engraved plates at rear. Many vignette engravings in text. Pages (231)-68 contain an addendix "On the Nervous System" by Alexander Shaw. Contains the posthumous Preface to the Third Edition. Spine ends a bit frayed, wear along bottom fore margins of lower edges of covers; short cloth splits to joints neatly repaired, only minor light scattered foxing in text, nice bookplate inside front cover; else a VG clean, tight and unworn copy, text quite clean, hinges not cracked. Sir Charles Bell (1774-1842) was a Scottish surgeon, anatomist, neurologist and philosophical theologian. The present work, one of many from Sir Charles, was first published in 1806 as Essays on The Anatomy of Expression in Painting. Bell's studies on emotional expression, flawed though they were, played a catalytic role in the development of Darwin's considerations of the origins of human emotional life; and Darwin very much agreed with Bell's emphasis on the expressive role of the muscles of respiration. Darwin detailed these opinions in his The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals (1872), Note: heavier parcel, extra shipping will be required.
$95.00 Book Number: 38523 Order / Enquire
BELLEROCHE, William de (Frank Brangwyn)
London: Chapman & Hall, 1944.
The limited issue, #67 of 500 copies on hand made paper. Tall octavo, cream bevel edge cloth with cover and spine label, fore edges untrimmed. pp (xx), 181 + black & white plates; line drawings in text. Light foxing to endpapers; spine faintly spotted and darkened, with mild wear to the label; else a VG clean and tight jacketless copy. Laid in is a 1960 TNS from de Belleroche. The pen & ink drawings in the text are reproduced from Brangwyn letters to the author and are here published for the first time. Note : 1.5 kg parcel, please enquire for shipping rate.
$50.00 Book Number: 33377 Order / Enquire
SCREENS AND GALLERIES IN ENGLISH CHURCHES
London: Henry Frowde / Oxford University Press, 1908.
Octavo. Blue cloth lettered in white. pp xii, 192. 152 photos and drawings in text. Spine lightly darkened; endpapers foxed; ink owner name on front free endpaper; else a VG unworn copy. A detailed history of the evolution of the Rood and Rood screen.
$45.00 Book Number: 26796 Order / Enquire
`GREUZE: The rise and fall of an eighteenth-century phenomenon
London: Elek, 1972.
Small quarto, yellow boards. Reproductions in black & white. Tidy ink owner name (date on other side) at top of front free endpaper, small bruises to outer corners of covers, VG clean, tight and unworn copy otherwise. Dust jacket has a clip to both corners of front flap; small tears and rubbing at foot of spine; sticker shadow at lower spine; VG otherwise. An account of this once very popular French painter. Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra postage may be required.
$40.00 Book Number: 34880 Order / Enquire
BRUNNER, (A.W., compiler and editor)
COTTAGES or Hints on Economical Building. Containing Twenty-Four Plates of Medium and Low Cost Houses, Contribued by Different New York Architects, Together with Descriptive Letterpress, Giving Practical Suggestions for Cottage Building...
NY: William T. Comstock, 1884,
Original dark green cloth lettered and decorated in gilt. (56) pp text + frontispiece and 23 plates + , 57-77 pp ads (including rear endpapers). Mild wear to spine tips and outer corners, light rubbing to edges of covers, text paper a little toned; light foxing and ink name on front endpapers; else a VG clean and tight copy. The title page continues "To Which is Added a Chapter on the Water Supply, Drainage, Sewerage, Heating and Ventilation, and Other Sanitary Questions Relating to Country Houses by Wm. Paul Gerhard, C.E. The New York architects contributing designs were William A. Bates, Charles I. Berg, the author, James D. Hunter, Jr., Rossiter & Wright, Thomas Tryon, William B. Tuthill, Frank F. Ward, and Frederick B. White.
$125.00 Book Number: 23170 Order / Enquire
CAMERON, W.A., Rev.
NOT BY EASTERN WINDOWS ONLY. Messages from Modern Prophets
Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1929.
Octavo. Blue cloth gilt lettered, blue on yellow pictorial endpapers. (xii), (244) pp. Inscribed by TM at on title page "endpapers - Thoreau MacDonald". Spine and inner margins of covers sunned, two word rubber stamp on front free endpaper, VG jacketless copy otherwise. A collection of sermons on literature and religion by the minister of Yorkminster Church, Toronto. Edison C24.
$20.00 Book Number: 31171 Order / Enquire
CARAFFE, Marc de, and others
TOWN HALLS OF CANADA: A Collection of Essays on Pre-1930 Town Hall Buildings
Ottawa: Environment Canada - Parks, 1987.
Orange card covers, illustrated, appendix, bibliography. Light cover rubbing, else a VG uncreased copy, no owner names.
$20.00 Book Number: 29371 Order / Enquire
CARPENTER, Edmund, Frederick Varley, Robert Flaherty
Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1959.
Black cloth, square quarto. Well illustrated with colour and black & white reproductions of Varley drawings and some of Flaherty's carvings. Ink name at front, covers just a mite bowed, VG+ otherwise. White dust jacket has a 3 inch tear to front panel, shorter tears, small chips, elsewhere; light soiling; just good.. Issued as Explorations #9 (the last of the first series), Marshall McLuhan's media journal, though McLuhan himself made no contributions to the volume. The three pieces were independently written. Carpenter contends that the primary spacial model of the Eskimo / Inuit is acoustical rather than visual. Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra shipping will be required.
$35.00 Book Number: 31767 Order / Enquire
DE KIRILINE, Louise
THE LOGHOUSE NEST. With Drawings by Thoreau MacDonald & endpaper designs by the Author
Toronto: S.J. Reginald Saunders, 1945.
Yellow cloth, illustrated endpapers. pp 173, . Remains of lending library label on rear pastedown, mild foxing to page edges and endpapers, VG otherwise. Dust jacket has a large chip to upper inner corner of front panel, smaller chips elsewhere, short creased edge tears, partial spilt to front spine fold neatly repaired internally; fair, but all lettering and illustration intact. Title page, spine, and jacket lettering, and numerous vignette illustrations, by Thoreau MacDonald. Edison B34. Nature book, birds in the Canadian North, Mattawa River.
$18.00 Book Number: 28128 Order / Enquire
THE THEORY AND PRACTICE OF PAINTING IN OIL AND WATER COLOURS FOR LANDSCAPE AND PORTRAITS...Fifth edition
London: David Bogue, 1852.
Title page continues "including the preparation of colours, vehicles, varnishes &c.; method of painting in wax, or encaustic; also on the chemical properties and permancy of colours, &c. With a manual of lithography." 5th printing. Quarto, original brown cloth decorated in blind, spine gilt lettered. pp xii, 236 + 8 colour plates + 9 b&w plates. Lacking the front free endpapers; cloth splits to spine neatly repaired; tissue guard at frontispiece yellowed and foxed; private owner rubber stamp on verso of title leaf and rear pastedown; else a VG unworn, clean and now tight copy. Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra shipping may be required.
$125.00 Book Number: 40742 Order / Enquire
GRAY, John M.
EIGHT PHOTOGRAVURES FROM THE WORKS OF WILLIAM FETTES DOUGLAS, P.R.S.A. By Messrs. Boussod, Valadon and Company. With a portrait after George Reid, R.S.A. And a critical sketch by John M. Gray
Edinburgh: Constable, for the Royal Society for Promotion of the Fine Arts in Scotland, 1885.
Folio, 43 cm. Original green boards, cover titled and ruled in gilt, light green endpapers, title page printed in red and black. pp (4), (13, text), (4) + frontispiece and 8 other plates, all with tissue guards. Boards have wear along edges and outer corners; foxing in text, blank versos of plates, and in some plate margins but not in the images; tissue guards yellowed, with some foxing; else a VG clean and tight copy, no owner names. High quality photogravures by Goupil & Co. William Fettes Douglas (1822-91) was a Scottish painter who in 1877 was appointed Director of the National Galleries of Scotland and in 1882 became President of the Royal Scottish Academy. The pictures are Stonehaven Harbour (especially nice harbour view), The False Astrologer (old books stacked and tumbling, stuffed alligator hanging from the ceiling), Summons to the Tribunal (more stacked and tumbling old books), Hudibras & Ralph Visiting the Astrologer, The Spell (a priest practicing black magic), The Antiquary and Lovel (yet more books being abused in the study), The Whisper (juicy gossip), and A Fishing Village. Douglas was interested in astrology and alchemy and was an antiquary and bibliophile. Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra shipping will be required.
$95.00 Book Number: 39361 Order / Enquire
HAWKINS, B. Waterhouse
THE ANATOMY OF THE HORSE
London: Winsor and Newton, no date (1860s),
Early printing (first was in 1865). 12mo, limp yellow printed cloth. pp 84, 64 (ads). 14 plates (2 double page) included in the pagination. Spine slightly darkened, old ink owner name in top margin of front cover, former owner's rubber stamp on front and rear free endpapers and on the title page; title leaf has a tiny chip to fore edge, corner tear to front free endpaper neatly repaired; VG clean, tight and unworn copy otherwise. Front cover and title page call for 24 illustrations by the author, in error. The copy is complete with 14. Number 21 in the publisher's One Shilling Hand-Books on Art Series Horse anatomy, skeleton, for the artist. The ads have many pictures and prices of artists' supplies.
$35.00 Book Number: 40731 Order / Enquire
HILL, Isabel Louise
FREDERICTON, NEW BRUNSWICK, BRITISH NORTH AMERICA.
Frederiction, New Brunswick: York-Sunbury Historical Society,, 1968.
Octavo, white card covers. , 477,  pp, stapled. Photos throughout. Text reproduced from typescript. Title hand lettered on spine, with author's name printed at foot of spine; yellowing to spine and margins of covers; small tan spot to front cover; ink name & address to top margin of first (blank) page. VG tight copy otherwise. Inscribed by the author, 1 Aug., 1968. Additionally, laid in is a 6 1/5 page ALS from the author to the inscribee. The letter starts off "Here is a correct page 276. The printer repeated the text of p. 376. He sent me these and a stack is now at Hall's Bookstore for local people to pick up." Laid in at page 276 is the corrected leaf, which has the right photo to accompany the text. The last page of the letter lists typos she has found in the book and corrected by hand. A book about historic houses and buldings in Fredericton, New Brunswick. Uncommon book. Note: just over 1 kg parcel, extra shipping may be required.
$50.00 Book Number: 18145 Order / Enquire
PRACTICAL GUIDE TO SCENE PAINTING AND PAINTING IN DISTEMPER
London: George Rowney, no date (1875), 1875.
Quarto, original brown cloth stamped in gilt and blind. all edges gilt, yellow endpapers. pp vi, 97 + 2 b&w plates + 5 colour plates + 6 double-sided b&w plates. 5 pasted in colour samples on p. 29, and 32 on pp 43-44. Spine worn, with tears, pieces missing, but now repaired and stabilized; private owner rubber stamp on free endpapers, bottom of title page, and last (blank) page; scattered mild foxing; small light spots to rear cover; else a VG clean, unworn, and now tight copy. Illustrations are by the author.
$125.00 Book Number: 40741 Order / Enquire
SAINT ANNE'S CHURCH 1862-1987
Octavo, pp , unpaged, stapled in light blue illustrated paper covers. B&w photos in text. Laid in is a folded blue sheet from the Saint Anne's Anglican Church Restoration Fund giving a diagram of the location and creators of the paintings decorating the church - J.E.H. MacDonald, Thoreau MacDonald, F.H. Varley, Franklin Carmichael, Frances Loring & Florence Wylie, Arthur Martin, Neil Mackenzie, and S. Treviranus. Front cover reproduces Thoreau MacDonald's sketch of St. Anne's emblem. Fine copy. Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced.
$15.00 Book Number: 40826 Order / Enquire
Perahim, Jules and others, editors
Grafica militanta romineasca
Bucuresti [Bucharest], Romania: Meridiane, 1963.
Folio. Original natural linen stamped in black pp (340). Numerous black & white reproductions and tipped-in colour plates. Biographical sketches of the artists and an index of the reproductions at rear. Small scars from removed tape on front and rear pastedowns; red ink gift inscription on front pastedown, ink owner name on front free endpaper; else a VG clean, tight and unworn copy. Romanian graphic art about the struggle for social justice and independence from 1848-1961. Note: 2.5 kg parcel, extra postage will be required.
$125.00 Book Number: 27645 Order / Enquire
RATTRAY, R.S. (Capt. R. Sutherland Rattray)
RELIGION & ART IN ASHANTI. With chapters by G.T. Bennett, Vernon Blake, H. Dudley Buxton, R.R. Marett, C.G. Seligman
Oxford: Clarendon Press / Oxford University Press, 1927.
Octavo, rebound in green cloth, spine gilt lettered with crown device. pp 414 + many plates, some in colour. Ink ownership inscription at front; covers just a little bowed; yellowing to page edges and endpapers; else a VG clean, tight and unworn copy. Scarce in original edition. Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra shipping will be required.
$150.00 Book Number: 38938 Order / Enquire
THE STONES OF VENICE. With Illustrations Drawn by the Author. A New Edition
London: Smith, Elder, 1873.
Rebound in modern navy cloth, spines gilt lettered with three stars on each, top edges gilt, pale grey endpapers. pp (xxii), 400; , (viii), 394. [2, ads]; , 362 + 53 plates (some in colour) with tissue guards; illustrations in text. Edition of 1500 copies SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR (after his Preface to New Edition at front of first volume). A fine fresh set, no owner names. "The state of the old plates, which the death of my very dear friend Thomas Lupton prevents me from retouching, compels me, in justice to the purchaser, to limit the present edition to 1,500 copies, of which I sign each with my own hand, certifying it as containing the best states of the old plates now procurable" - Preface. Considered to be the best edition of Ruskin's most famous work, an architectural classic originally published in 1851 and 1853. Note: 5 kg parcel, please enquire for shipping rate.
$1195.00 Book Number: 27137 Order / Enquire