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Dictionary of British Flower, Fruit and Still Life Painters: 1515-1849 v. 1

By: N/A

Price: $286.80

Publisher: U.K., F.Lewis Publishers Ltd: 1974

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 63400922

ISBN: 0853170169

Condition: Good


0853170169 Volume I covers 1515-1849 while Volume II spans 1850-1950. Volume I is 40 pages plus a large collection of black and white plates. Volume II is 37 pages plus another large collection of full-page black and white plates. Inclusions in this work are restricted to painters for whom, in at least one known painting the inclusion of representational flowers, fruit or still life has been of major importance. This definition allows the inclusion of many of the almost unknown illustrators who, working for scientific or horticultural publications have nevertheless served the two masters -... View more info

Dorset, 1983

By: N/A

Price: $39.95

Publisher: Toronto, Carswell Legal Pubns: 1983

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 73202620

ISBN: 0458970603

Condition: Fair


0458970603 81 pages. Full of illustrations, some of which are in colour. "I believe we are fortunate to witness a living folk art at its vibrant height, full of life and meaning. There is no telling where this powerful Inuit art will go or how long it will survive." - James Houston. Above-average wear. Some damp stains. Binding intact. Unmarked. View more info

The Great Book Of Wildfowl Decoys-Waterfowl Studies

By: N/A

Price: $99.95

Publisher: Canada, Modern Publishing: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 25802883

ISBN: 0888902263

Condition: Fine


0888902263 320 pages. Presents decoys in the most sensible and comprehensive way: by region, with each region discussed by a recognized expert in that area. Thus the entire range of decoys is covered, from Canada down the Atlantic Coast and inland along streams and rivers to Louisiana and up the Mississippi to the Great Lakes and across to California and Oregon. Also included are chapters on European decoys, the history of decoys, how decoys were made, and how to go about collecting decoys. A list of public collections of decoys, a bibliography, a record of top auction prices, maps of wate... View more info

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Between continents/between seas: Precolumbian art of Costa Rica

By: N/A

Price: $79.95

Publisher: New York, NY, U.S.A., Detroit Institute of Arts: 1981

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 636A6084

ISBN: 0810907291

Condition: Good


0810907291 240 pages. Presents the first comprehensive exhibition of Costa Rican art to tour the United states. The exhibition consisted of approximately 300 ceramic, gold, jade and monumental stone objects and brought together a rich and superb assemblage of ceremonial, utilitarian, and decorative works dating from the era before the arrival of Columbus." - from Foreward. Many beautiful colour photographs plus black and white illustrations. Clean, bright and unmarked. Binding sound. Moderate wear. Small folds to upper corners of some pages. Nice copy of this beautiful work. View more info

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The History of Glass

By: N/A

Price: $49.95

Publisher: London, Black Cat: 1993

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 145A7057

ISBN: 0748102469

Condition: Fair


0748102469 288 pages. Glossary, bibliography, index. "The authoritative, clearly written text, and more than 275 colour and 50 black and white photographs, make this book a visually exciting presentation of all kinds of glassware (including some rarely photographed pieces) as well as an invaluable work of reference for all students and lovers of the decorative arts." - from dust jacket. Usual library markings. Above-average but not excessive wear. Worthy reference copy. View more info

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Elephant: The Animal and Its Ivory in African Culture

By: N/A

Price: $89.95

Publisher: USA, Univ of California Pr: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 142A7680

ISBN: 0930741269

Condition: Fair


0930741269 424 pages. Excellent photography, primariliy in colour, throughout. "In the final analysis, this book should serve as an homage to the African elephant and as a celebration of African creativity." - From Preface. Needs rebinding. Hanging together but loosely. Usual library markings. Above-average wear. A wonderful work worth preserving. View more info

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Daylight in the Swamp: Memoirs of Selwyn Dewdney

By: N/A

Price: $39.95

Publisher: Canada, Dundurn: 1997

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 815A1564

ISBN: 1550022512

Condition: Good


1550022512 191 pages. Bibliography. "The bush memoirs of Selwyn Dewdney, a noted Canadian artist and recorder of native rock art." - from dust jacket. Black and white illustrations. Average wear. Usual library markings. A worthy working copy. View more info

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Bruce Weber

By: N/A

Price: $295.00

Publisher: New York, Alfred Knopf: 1989

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 854A2137

ISBN: 0394572467

Condition: Very Good


0394572467 140 full-page black and white male portraits. Book tight and unmarked with light wear. Originally issued with two dust jackets, the outer semi-opaque jacket of this copy has been replaced with clear, protective mylar. The attractive inner jacket is nicely preserved and bears only light peripheral edgewear and no tears. Faint cup ring on dust jacket front panel. A high quality copy of this handsome collection. View more info

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The art of Alex Colville

By: N/A

Price: $249.95

Publisher: Canada, McGraw-Hill Ryerson: 1972

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 854A2681

ISBN: 007092497X

Condition: Very Good


007092497X 211 pages. Index. "This richly illustrated book represents the full scope of Colville's work. There are the early canvases; the war art commissioned when he was overseas with the Canadian forces; the highly praised designs of Canada's Centennial coins issued in 1967; and such latter-day masterpieces as Pacific, To Prince Edward Island, and January. In all, forty-eight major works are reproduced in full colour, with fifty-six black-and-white illustrations of Colville's sketches, drawings, coin designs, paintings and serigraphs." - from dust jacket. Book clean, bright and... View more info

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Michael Kenna: A Twenty-Year Retrospective

By: N/A

Price: $499.95

Publisher: Tokyo, Japan, Ram Pubns & Dist: 1995

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 855A2737

ISBN: 4845709643

Condition: Fine


4845709643 Attractively signed and inscribed by Michael Kenna upon title page. "Michael's photographs are islands of serenity and silence in a loud and chaotic world... Instinctively he recognizes the source of his inspiration. The image reveals itself to him... His prints are exquisitely seductive, spiritual experiences akin to poetry or music." - from Introduction by Ruth Bernhard. List of 130 full-page plates laid in. Clean, bright and unmarked with negligible wear. Slight lean to spine. Dust jacket preserved in archival-grade Brodart. Excellent copy. View more info

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Palette and the Flame: Posters of the Spanish Civil War

By: N/A

Price: $49.95

Publisher: New York, Intl Pub: 1979

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 635A4489

ISBN: 0717804968

Condition: Fair


0717804968 162 pages. Index of artists. After years of neglect "... The posters reemerge for the first time in full glory. One Hundred and forty are reproduced here (in glossy colour) - a truly representative collection. This volume is not only a work of documentation, of commemoration, of love and devotion to the epic battle of the republic, it is an art book as well. The often total coherence of the form, content and 'impact' of the communication makes the posters something that goes beyond the purely documentary, datum, on the level of historical and political evidence, and places ... View more info

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Darwin Wiggett Photographs Canada

By: N/A

Price: $149.95

Publisher: North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, Whitecap Books: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 856C5291

ISBN: 1551106213

Condition: Very Good


1551106213 127 pages. Large oblong coffee-table-sized book, 11.5" x 14.5". What a beautiful book! The two-page photo of Florencia Bay, B.C. will hold you spellbound. "In his words, as in his photographs, Darwin shares a profound view of the landscape. From the ethereal water of Rushing River, scrambling over layers of Canadian Shield, to a wintery wall of trees in British Columbia's Manning Provincial Park, this book is a unique combination of colour, light, and meaning." - from dust jacket. Clean, bright and unmarked with very light wear. A high-quality copy. View more info

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David Milne

By: N/A

Price: $69.95

Publisher: Canada, Douglas & McIntyre Ltd: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 547C5842

ISBN: 0888947402

Condition: Fair


0888947402 223 pages. Index. Notes to plates. Notes to essays. Chronology. "Over 140 full-ages illustrations - the majority in colour - document the full scope of Milne's painting career. The many accompanying excerpts from Milne's letters and unpublished papers give further insight into the mind of this extraordinary Canadian artist." - from dust jacket. Above-average wear. Usual library markings. A worthy reference copy. View more info

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Solitary Raven: Selected Writings of Bill Reid

By: N/A

Price: $299.95

Publisher: Canada, Univ of Washington Pr: 2000

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 731C6125

ISBN: 029598080X

Condition: Very Good


029598080X 250 pages. Bibliography. Chronology. Black and white illustrations. Photographic colour plates. "...Collects, for the first time, the most important of (Bill Reid's) widely scattered writings: seminal statements on the art of the Northwest Coast, on the role of the native artist in a multicultural world, and on the quintessential role of both the artist and the environment in the survival of human culture... In this book are thirty pieces of Reid's writing, spanning forty years of active life." - from dust jacket. Clean and unmarked, with light wear. Dust jacket now p... View more info

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Fine Photography, American and European Art

By: N/A

Price: $79.95

Publisher: Canada, Heffel Gallery, Limited: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 53AC7197

ISBN: 0968702600

Condition: Very Good


0968702600 67 pages. Index. 91 lots. Auction results sheet laid in. Clean and bright with light wear. Glossy colour plates throughout. View more info

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Bangladesh: First Impressions

By: N/A

Price: $79.95

Publisher: Canada, 100 Books Publ. Co.: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 53AC7205

ISBN: 0976376512

Condition: Fine


0976376512 86 plates in colour and black and white. The author's photographic first impressions of Bangladesh. Clean, bright and unmarked with light wear. View more info

Image for Poster Prices VIII: Prices Realized and Index to over 21,000 Rare Posters Sold at Auction, 1985-2005

Poster Prices VIII: Prices Realized and Index to over 21,000 Rare Posters Sold at Auction, 1985-2005

By: N/A

Price: $79.95

Publisher: USA, Poster Auctions Intl Inc: 2005

Edition: Revised and Enlarged Edition

Seller ID: 53AC8376

ISBN: 1929530277

Condition: Good


1929530277 Unpaginated. 5/8" Thick. "This book should be taken with you wherever you go in your search for your dream poster. To galleries, to poster fairs, to flea markets, to make sure that you always know the most up-to-date fair-market-value of any poster that crosses your path." - from first page. Clean and unmarked. Light wear with the exception of bump to top of spine resulting in two inch opening along top of back cover. A worthy reference copy. View more info

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American Service Stations: 1935 Through 1943 Photo Archive (Iconografix Photo Archive)

By: N/A

Price: $69.95

Publisher: USA, Enthusiast Books: 1996

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: 116C8929

ISBN: 1882256271

Condition: Good


1882256271 141 pages. Bibliography. Marvelous black and white photos throughout. "From Mom and Pop groceries with their single pump to metropolitan full-service show places, relive the era when uniformed attendants pumped gas, washed windows, and checked the battery, oil and tires; and stations resembled everything from Greek temples to lighthouses... Presents a nostalgic look at gasoline and service stations of the period, through photographs specially selected from the collections of the Library of Congress and the Phillips Petroleum Company Corporate Archives." - from back cover.... View more info

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Museums in the 21st Century: Concepts, Projects, Buildings

By: N/A

Price: $49.95

Publisher: Germany, Prestel Pub: 2006

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 537C9347

ISBN: 3791335766

Condition: Very Good


3791335766 215 pages with 396 colour and 187 black and white illustrations. "Discusses the most important trends in modern architecture and, at the same time, documents increasingly intensive exchanges on an international level, portraying outstanding, future-oriented museum buildings and projects from 2000 to 2010 on four continents... A closer look at twenty-six projects, either completed, planned or still under construction provides a broadly based overview of current museum architecture." - from dust jacket. Clean, bright and unmarked with very light wear. A high-quality copy. View more info

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Unseen Vogue: The Secret History of Fashion Photography

By: N/A

Price: $129.95

Publisher: United Kingdom, Little, Brown Book Group: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 878C9525

ISBN: 0316860239

Condition: Fair


0316860239 352 pages. Index. Profusely illustrated with colour and black and white photography. "Contains fashion photographs you have never seen until now. Some you were never meant to see, other you may half recognize. None has been published before... A survey of fashion photography unlike any other." - from dust jacket. Heavily-worn former library copy. We have removed some of the library markings and applied a glossy new archival-grade Brodart cover to the dust jacket so the exterior is now reasonably presentable. The binding is loose but holding, although the back hinge i... View more info