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Image for The Girls; A Biography of Frances Loring and Florence Wyle

The Girls; A Biography of Frances Loring and Florence Wyle

By: Sisler, Rebecca

Price: $15.00 USD

Publisher: Toronto, Clarke, Irwin, & Company Limited: 1972

Seller ID: 010614

ISBN: 0-7720-0578-8

Condition: Very Good


Maroon cloth on boards. DJ has tiny chip from bottom edge. Two endearing sculptors who shared a Toronto church-cum-studio for 60 years. Several photos. 120 pp. View more info

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How to Draw Horses

By: Skeaping, John

Price: $20.00 USD

Publisher: London, The Studio: 1956

Edition: Tenth Impression

Seller ID: 010738

Condition: Very Good


Brown paper boards. Price-clipped DJ torn at corners, head and foot of spine. Prize bookplate. 51 figures on 63 pp. View more info

Image for Barbizon Days; Millet, Corot, Rousseau, Barye

Barbizon Days; Millet, Corot, Rousseau, Barye

By: Smith, Charles Sprague

Price: $20.00 USD

Publisher: N.Y., A. Wessels Company: 1903

Edition: First ( No Additional printings)

Seller ID: 009125

Condition: Good Plus to Very Good


Original brown cloth on boards. Lettered in gilt. Bookplate of Mellen C. Peirce, described elsewhere as a wealthy lumber baron from Bangor. Barbizon is a village in the Fontainebleu Region of France, made famous by its concentration of artists trained in rigid Neoclassicism in the early 19th Century. 232 pp. View more info

Image for The Face of Early Canada; Pictures of Canada Which Have Helped to Make History

The Face of Early Canada; Pictures of Canada Which Have Helped to Make History

By: Spendlove, F. St. George

Price: $25.00 USD

Publisher: Toronto, The Ryerson Press: 1958

Edition: First ( No Additional printings)

Seller ID: 005929

Condition: Very Good


Original light green cloth on boards. Inscribed and signed by the author. A different previous owner's name. Based on the Sigmund Samuel Collection, Royal Ontario Museum. Six colour plates plus 122 black/white prints. 162 pp. View more info

Image for Holland 2003; The Golden Age (Eloquent Beauty)

Holland 2003; The Golden Age (Eloquent Beauty)

By: Spies, Marijke (Ed.)

Price: $20.00 USD

Publisher: Naarden, The Netherlands, Spalder and Norvell Jefferson: 2002

Seller ID: 007316

Condition: Near Fine in Box


Original blue padded composition with small square pastedown. A showcase of Dutch art and craftsmanship from the 17th Century, in the form of a diary. Preface and photo cutlines are in English, French, German, and Spanish. Weekly diary pages are unused. This is a collection of photos of unusual creations from Holland's Golden Age. Yellow ribbon bookmark. Approx. 110 pp. View more info

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The Perverse Widow / The Widow

By: Steele, Sir Richard / Irving, Washington

Price: $15.00 USD

Publisher: Toronto, Macmillan & Co., Ltd.: 1909

Seller ID: 005891

Condition: Fair to Good


Original grey paper boards with pastedown. Paper spine torn full length. Three tipped-in colour drawings by Cecil Aldin, who is known far and wide as an illustrator of dogs. A toy pup makes his way into two drawings. 31 pp. View more info

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Let There Be Neon

By: Stern, Rudi

Price: $55.00 USD

Publisher: New York, Harry N. Abrams, Inc., Publishers: 1979

Edition: First ( No Additional printings)

Seller ID: 010304

ISBN: 0-8109-1255-4

Condition: Very Good


Bright red cloth on boards. Unclipped DJ. 222 illustrations, including 106 in color. Foreword from an interview with Tom Wolfe, the author. A fascinating subject which affects us all, but which few really understand. Beginning in the early 20th Century, the industry reached its peak during World War II. Its proliferation depends upon skills which seem to be in decreasing supply. 160 pp. Heavy book will need extra postage. View more info

Image for Art Nouveau; Spirit of the Belle Epoque

Art Nouveau; Spirit of the Belle Epoque

By: Sternau, Susan A.

Price: $20.00 USD

Publisher: N.Y., Todtri Producrions, Ltd.: 1996

Edition: First ( No Additional printings)

Seller ID: 007609

Condition: Near Fine


Original colour-illustrated laminate on boards. DJ duplicates cover. No writing or damage. Introduction, A Style is Born, A Taste for Decoration, A Portfolio of Style, The Way to Modernity, Index. "The elegant, unified style that flourished from the early 1880s to the beginning of World War I."-p.5. A perfect gift for an artist, a collector, or decorator. ISBN 1-880908-75-1. Heavy book might need extra postage. Bar code sticker on back partly removed. 128 p... View more info

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Fifty Centuries of Art

By: Taylor, Francis Henry

Price: $25.00 USD

Publisher: N.Y., Harper: 1960

Seller ID: 000266

Condition: Very Good


Black half-cloth on blue boards, blind-stamped cover. Gilt spine lettering. 342 colour reproductions of fine paintings, sculptures and other art objects from around the world. About two-thirds of them come from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, where the author was Director. Minor tape reinforcement inside DJ at top and bottom of spine, OW faultless. 184 pp. View more info

The Post-Impressionists

By: Thomson, Belinda

Price: $25.00 USD

Publisher: Secaucus, N.J., Chartwell Books, Inc.: 1983

Seller ID: 012797

ISBN: 0890096291

Condition: Very Good


"Post-Impressionists" was coined in 1910 to describe French painters of the 1880s and 1890s such as Cezanne, Gauguin, and Van Gogh. The author asks how artists of the period managed to have their work seen by the public. Secondly, she explores the artists' own ideas about their work. What is the meaning of Post-Impressionism ? 187 pp. plus Bibliography and Index. Heavy book will need extra postage. View more info

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Early Secular Effigies in England; The Thirteenth Century

By: Tummers, H.A.

Price: $80.00 USD

Publisher: Leiden, The Netherlands, E.J. Brill: 1980

Edition: First ( No Additional printings)

Seller ID: 007645

Condition: Near Fine


Original green cloth on boards.No writing or damage. Pristine. Preliminary remarks, The tomb, Costume, Attitude, Legs, Summary and conclusion, Appendix, Notes, Bibliography, Indes. Plates 1-185 and Map. 196 pp. text plus 185 plates. View more info

Image for Bartlett's Canada; A Pre-Confederation Journey

Bartlett's Canada; A Pre-Confederation Journey

By: Tyrwhitt, Janice

Price: $20.00 USD

Publisher: Toronto, McClelland and Stewart, Limited: 1968

Seller ID: 011297

Condition: Very Good


Black cloth on boards. All the familiar Bartlett prints of Canada. Informative text makes the scenes come to life. Gift note. Small tear to head of DJ fold. 191 pp. View more info

Image for How to Judge of a Picture; Familiar Talks in the Gallery with Uncritical Lovers of Art

How to Judge of a Picture; Familiar Talks in the Gallery with Uncritical Lovers of Art

By: Van Dyke, John C.

Price: $10.00 USD

Publisher: New York, Chautauqua Press: 1889

Seller ID: 009889

Condition: Good Plus


Green cloth on boards, lightly worn. Previous owner's name in light pencil. 168 pp. View more info

Image for Pearls of Poetry; Illustrated (Pearl of Price)

Pearls of Poetry; Illustrated (Pearl of Price)

By: Various

Price: $35.00 USD

Publisher: Philadelphia, Charles J. Peterson: 1885

Seller ID: 002883

Condition: Good Plus


Original blue cloth with urn and pearl motif on boards. Previous owner's name and date (1884) in exquisite script. Ten appealing full-page engravings of young women and girls, most with tissue guards. Note discrepancy in titles between cover and title page. Long tear in title taped on verso. Corners worn and gutters strained, but no separation or serious damage. Patterned endpapers, All edges gilt. 68 pp. View more info

A Dream of the Past; Pre-Raphaelite and Aesthetic Movement Paintings, Watercolours and Drawings from the Lanigan Collection

By: Various Authors

Price: $50.00 USD

Publisher: Toronto, University of Toronto Art Centre: 2000

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 012498

ISBN: 0-7727-0646-8

Condition: Near Fine


Art from the Lanigan Collection. 260 pp. View more info

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Lives of the Painters, Sculptors, and Architects (Two Vol Set)

By: Vasari, Giorgio

Price: $75.00 USD

Publisher: Toronto, Everyman's Library/Random House Canada, Ltd.: 1996

Seller ID: 011265

ISBN: 0-679-45101-3

Condition: Near Fine


Grey cloth on boards. Two volumes in colour-illustrated slipcase. Near Fine. No writing or damage. Volume I has 1000 pages. Volume 2 has 1114 pages. View more info

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A Short History of Italian Art

By: Venturi, Adolfo

Price: $15.00 USD

Publisher: N.Y., Macmillan: 1926

Seller ID: 000818

Condition: Very Good


Original black cloth on boards, no DJ. Trans. by Edward Hutton. Believed First Edition. Covers painting , sculpture, and architecture from early Christian times through the 19th Century. 300 ill. Minor light pencil markings, OW very good. 351 pp. plus index. View more info

Image for S. Ignazio Di Loiola; Nell'arte Dei Secc. XVII e XVIII (Con Introduzione e Descrizione)

S. Ignazio Di Loiola; Nell'arte Dei Secc. XVII e XVIII (Con Introduzione e Descrizione)

By: Venturi, P. Pietro Tacchi

Price: $35.00 USD

Publisher: Rome, Alberto Stock: 1929

Seller ID: 003929

Condition: Good in Homemade Boards


Book is taped to homemade cardboard covers and backed with brown library tape. Secure and clean. Imprimi potest and Imprimatur. Descriptions of 33 full-page plates followed by plates. Library and discard stamps. Unpaginated. View more info

Image for The Ring of the Niblung; II, Siegfried and the Twilight of the Gods

The Ring of the Niblung; II, Siegfried and the Twilight of the Gods

By: Wagner, Richard

Price: $450.00 USD

Publisher: London/New York, William Heinemann/Doubleday Page: 1911

Seller ID: 004186

Condition: Good Plus to Very Good


Original tan cloth elaborately decorated and lettered in gold on boards. Translated into English by Margaret Armour. Formerly in a private school library, but card and date due slip left in to show that it was never circulated (These are attached inside the rear board, so easily removed). Six small library stamps on inside covers/endpapers, and a few at random throughout, not affecting either text or illustrations. ALL drawings present, flat, and protected by tissue gu... View more info

Mary; Images of the Virgin in Art

By: Wheeler, Marion

Price: $20.00 USD

Publisher: New York, BCL Press: 1998

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 012734

ISBN: 0-9710070-4-7

Condition: Very Good


Quotations from various sources. Portraits by various artists. 159 pp. View more info