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Moderne Kunst  des 19. und 20. Jahrhunderts : Auktion 369, Nolte, Hauswedell &
61 Nolte, Hauswedell & Moderne Kunst des 19. und 20. Jahrhunderts : Auktion 369
Hamburg Hauswedell & Nolte 2002 Paperback Very Good+ 
Light wear to heavy card covers ; Text in Germanwith only Conditions of Sale in English, one fold out colour plate. ; Trade PB; 7. Dezember 2002; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 378 pages; B&W and colour glossy illustrations throughout. 
Price: 18.95 CDN
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The Nahanni Portfolio - Nahanni Portfolio Series Volume 2, Pat; Keough, Rosemarie Keough
62 Pat; Keough, Rosemarie Keough The Nahanni Portfolio - Nahanni Portfolio Series Volume 2
Don Mills, ON Stoddart / Nahanni Production 1988 0773721673 / 9780773721678 First Edition Hardcover Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket 
Light creasing of dust jacket ; Dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector. A bright, solid book.; Color Photographs; 180 pages; 119 full-colour images with commentary featuring the rich splendour of the Nahanni area of the Northwest Territories (Nunavut), the lanscape, flora and fauna. 
Price: 50.00 CDN
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Dad's Army: The Making of a Television Legend, Pertwee, Bill
63 Pertwee, Bill Dad's Army: The Making of a Television Legend
London PRC Publishing 1997 1856484351 / 9781856484350 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket 
Only light wear to dustjacket ; A bright, solid book, dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector. The illustration on the glossy paper covered boards mirrors the illustration on the dust jacket ; B&W and Color Illlustrations; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 208 pages; 'Dad's Army' followed the bungling adventures of the Walmington-on-Sea Home Guard during the early days of WWII The hilarious story of those enthusiastic part-time soldiers, defening their country with pitchforks and a butcher's van, was to capture the public's imagination from the first episode in 1968. 
Price: 32.50 CDN
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Home Tanning of Sole and Harness Leather; with Notes on Raw Hide and Robe Making, Prairie Chemical Co.
64 Prairie Chemical Co. Home Tanning of Sole and Harness Leather; with Notes on Raw Hide and Robe Making
Winnipeg Prairie Publishing Company N.D. Second Edition Hardcover Very Good 
Light edge wear to boards. ; A bright, solid book ; 0.25 x 10.5 x 8 Inches; 23 pages; The red hardcover binding is set to flip open from bottom, creased at top so that it lays flat when open. Above the crease the boards and pages are stapled and covered with red tape. The first page appears to be hand drawn illustrations of equipment to be used. The following pages are instructions and recipes for various treatments of the hides.On the final page appears the instruction write the Prairie Chemical Co. of Winnipeg Manitoba for prices on a list of ingredients required in tanning.This is not dated but appears to be early to mid 20th century. 
Price: 25.00 CDN
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The Artist and the Warrior  Military History through the Eyes of the Masters, Rabb, Theodore K.
65 Rabb, Theodore K. The Artist and the Warrior Military History through the Eyes of the Masters
New Haven Yale University Press 2011 0300126379 / 9780300126372 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
Only slight wear to book and dustjacket ; A bright, solid book. Dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector. ; Colour Illustrations; 9.37 X 7.48 X 1.02 inches; 228 pages; "How have artists across the millennia responded to warfare? In this uniquely wide-ranging book, Theodore Rabb blends military history and the history of art to search for the answers. He draws our attention to masterpieces from the ancient world to the twentieth century—paintings, sculpture, ceramics, textiles, engravings, architecture, and photographs—and documents the evolving nature of warfare as artists have perceived it. The selected works represent landmarks in the history of art and are drawn mainly from the western tradition, though important examples from Japan, India, and the Middle East are also brought into the discussion. Together these works tell a story of long centuries during which warfare inspired admiration and celebration. Yet a shift toward criticism and condemnation emerged in the Renaissance, and by the end of the nineteenth century, glorification of the warrior by leading artists had ceased. Rabb traces this progression, from such works as the Column of Trajan and the Titian "Battle of Lepanto", whose makers celebrated glorious victories, to the antiwar depictions created by Brueghel, Goya, Picasso, and others. Richly illustrated and accessibly written, this book presents a study of unprecedented sweep and multidisciplinary interest." 
Price: 17.50 CDN
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Lets Draw Dinosaurs Pterodactyls and Other Prehistoric Creatures, Robertson, Bruce
66 Robertson, Bruce Lets Draw Dinosaurs Pterodactyls and Other Prehistoric Creatures
London Bloomsbury Pub Ltd, London 1993 185471354X / 9781854713544 Reprint Hardcover Very Good+ with no dust jacket 
Light shelfwear to boards, small bumps to corners. ; A tight solid book, glossy white pictorial paper covered boards. ; B&W Illustrations; 9.84 X 8.19 X 0.71 inches; 141 pages; Step by step instructions on how to draw prehistoric dinosaurs. 
Price: 18.50 CDN
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Dorset 77    (Inuktitut and English Edition), Ryan, T
67 Ryan, T Dorset 77 (Inuktitut and English Edition)
Toronto M.F. Feheley Publishers 1977 0919880118 / 9780919880115 Softcover Very Good+ 
Light shelfwear to white card covers.; A bright, solid book.; Cape Dorset Annual Graphics Collection; B&W and Colour Illustrations; 9.60 X 8.10 X 0.40 inches; 80 pages 
Price: 25.00 CDN
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The Art of Emily Carr, Shadbolt, Doris
68 Shadbolt, Doris The Art of Emily Carr
Toronto Clarke, Irwin & Co. Ltd. 1979 0772012555 / 9780772012555 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket Illustrated by Emily Carr 
Dust jacket has light soiling, light shelf wear. Blank bookplate has been pasted on half-title page. ; A bright, solid book, dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped. ; Colour & B&W Plates; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 223 pages; Emily Carr, an skilled artist, buried herself in the spirit of the West Coast of Canada where she was born. "This book represents the culmination of Doris Shadbolt's long fascination with the work of Carr, a painter she views as one of the strongest and most individual of Canadian artists. It reflects more than a decade of meticulous research, and excerpts form Carr’s own prolific writings have been skillfully woven into the narrative, combining with exquisite reproductions of over 200 paintings, charcoals and drawings, two thirds of them in colour, almost all of them specially photographed for this book.Never swallowed by the mainstream in art. Emily Carr remained extraordinarily loyal to her inner vision. The world she created lingers persuasively in the Canadian psyche." 
Price: 39.95 CDN
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Mind's I; Poems and Drawings, Shadbolt, Jack
69 Shadbolt, Jack Mind's I; Poems and Drawings
Toronto, ON McClelland and Stewart 1973 0771081170 / 9780771081170 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket Signed by Illustrator
Signed by Illustrator; Light chipping to extremities of DJ ; Inscribed by Shadbolt to 'Joe' (also an artist) on blank page facing half title page. DJ in protective Mylar sleeve, unclipped. ; B&W Illustrations; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 111 pages; "The book contains all of Shadbolt's poems from the 1930's to the present, with some revised versions; they are accompanied by thirty-five black-and-white illustrations, some of them double page" 
Price: 45.00 CDN
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"The Symposium on Modern Chinese Ink Painting" Conference Treatise, Sheng, Chen Shuh & Ministry of Education
70 Sheng, Chen Shuh & Ministry of Education "The Symposium on Modern Chinese Ink Painting" Conference Treatise
Taiwan Taiwan Museum of Art 1994 9570042036 / 9789570042030 Paperback Near Fine Illustrated by B&W and Color Illustrations 
Only light wear to beige card covers with French flaps ; A bright, solid book ; Trade PB; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 390+ pages; This book was put together from the submissions to a conference March 25-27, 1994. The text is in Chinese (some notes in English) with many colour illustrations and B&W photographs throughout. It was published in August 1994. 
Price: 36.50 CDN
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Symmetry in Science and Art, Shubnikov, A. V. & V. A. Koptsik & David Harker & G. D. Archard
71 Shubnikov, A. V. & V. A. Koptsik & David Harker & G. D. Archard Symmetry in Science and Art
New York Plenum Press 1974 0306307596 / 9780306307591 1st Thus Hardcover Very Good- in Good+ dust jacket 
DJ and boards show some shelf wear, top corners bumped, 1/4" piece missing from DJ at top of spine area. Small tears and light chipping, damp stain top DJ spine. ; A tight solid book. Dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector, text unmarked. ; B&W Illustrations; 8.60 X 6.40 X 1.50 inches; 420 pages; "The perception of symmetry in art and in nature has been appreciated since antiquity, with development of the underlying laws tracing back at least to Pythagorean times. By the end of the eighteenth century it was realized that the immense variety of natural crystal shapes could be accounted for on the basis of a rather small number of symmetry operations, of which some were equally applicable to biological systems. The mathematical theory of symmetry continued to mature throughout the last century, culminating in the independent discoveries in Russia, Germany, and England that a total of only 230 independent ways exist in which the operations of rotation, reflection, and translation can be combined to transform three-dimensional geometrical objects into themselves. Derivation of the 230 space groups depends ultimately on restricting the meaning of symmetry to that of a property of purely geometrical figures. A. V. Shubnikov and his collaborators, over the past three decades, expanded this concept of symmetry to include the sign of transformation operations." 
Price: 25.00 CDN
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Aghtamar. The church of the Holy Cross, 915-921., Step'an K. Mnats'akanian & Rainer K. Lampinen & K. H. Maksoudian
72 Step'an K. Mnats'akanian & Rainer K. Lampinen & K. H. Maksoudian Aghtamar. The church of the Holy Cross, 915-921.
Armenian General Benevolent Union/ Editions Erebouni 1986 Hardcover Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket Illustrated by Decorative endpapers 
Some notations in Armenian on title page, dust jacket shows edgewear and a short tear to of spine, glue stain top of front free end paper. ; Double foldout photographs in middle of book, richly illustrated with colour photographs of the church and its surroundings ; Color Photographs; 9.13 X 6.57 X 1.11 inches; Unpaginated pages; "The Cathedral of the Holy Cross on Akdamar (Aghtamar) Island, in Lake Van in eastern Turkey, is a medieval Armenian Apostolic cathedral, built as a palatine church for the kings of Vaspurakan and later serving as the seat of the Catholicosate of Aghtamar.""During his reign, King Gagik I Artsruni (r. 908-943/944) of the Armenian kingdom of Vaspurakan chose the island of Aght'amar as one of his residences, founding a settlement there.[1] The only structure standing from that period is the Cathedral. It was built of pink volcanic tufa[citation needed] by the architect-monk Manuel during the years 915-921, with an interior measuring 14.80m by 11.5m and the dome reaching 20.40m above ground. In later centuries, and until 1915, it formed part of a monastic complex, the ruins of which can still be seen to the south of the church." (Wikipedia) 
Price: 35.00 CDN
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Der Töpfer Jakob Stucki (Suchen und Sammeln ; 4), Stucki, Jakob
73 Stucki, Jakob Der Töpfer Jakob Stucki (Suchen und Sammeln ; 4)
Bern Verlag Paul Haupt 1979 3258028613 / 9783258028613 Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket Illustrated by B&W and Color Illustrations 
Light edge wear, previous owner's name on front free end paper ; A bright, solid book, DJ in Mylar ; Square 4to 9" - 11" tall; 108 pages; Text in German 
Price: 32.50 CDN
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Challenging Traditions  Contemporary First Nations Art of the Northwest Coast, Thom, Ian M.
74 Thom, Ian M. Challenging Traditions Contemporary First Nations Art of the Northwest Coast
Vancouver BC Douglas & Mcintyre Ltd 2009 1553654145 / 9781553654148 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
Only slight wear.; No dust jacket, publisher has enclosed this book in a heavy clear plastic that slips over the boards; 0.94 x 11.1 x 10.31 Inche; 186 pages; In the past few decades, contemporary Native American artists of the Northwest Coast have made a name for themselves as among the most dynamic and important artists working in North America. 'Challenging Traditions' celebrates this success by presenting the work of forty top living artists whose works highlight the exciting combination of contemporary vitality and traditional roots. For more than a century, Native Americans were actively discouraged from pursuing their traditional cultures by both the church and state, but they persisted in keeping alive their arts and ceremonies. With the rise of cultural and political activism, Native art is now flourishing on an unprecedented scale. Many artists are examining the meaning and purpose of Native American art in the twenty-first century, while following traditions and boldly experimenting with innovative subjects, techniques, and materials. Ian Thom explores these contradictions by describing the career, working methods, and philosophy of each artist, all of whom he interviewed especially for this book. He also discusses at least two significant recent works by each artist. Both senior and younger artists from the Northwest Coast are featured, working in a variety of media and styles: groundbreaking abstract painting and metal sculpture, painstaking woven spruce root hats and ceremonial woolen robes, works in glass, masks, carved panels, painted drums, striking political paintings, "Haida manga," jewelry, carved argillite works, and bentwood boxes. This book is a beautiful, provocative introduction to contemporary Native American art of the Northwest Coast, in the words and works of some of its leading lights. Among the artists and their work are: - Robert Davidson (Haida), - Alano Edzerz (Tahltan), - Preston Singletary (Tlingit), - Dempsey Bob (Tahltan-Tlingit), - Beau Dick (Kwakwaka'wakw), - Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun (Coast Salish), - Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas (Haida), - Shawn Hunt (Heiltsuk), - Jay Simeon (Haida) 
Price: 29.95 CDN
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Great Books and Book Collectors, Thomas, Alan G.
75 Thomas, Alan G. Great Books and Book Collectors
London Chancellor Press 1984 0907486134 / 9780907486138 Reprint Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket 
Short tear top fore edge of DJ, light creasing top edge ; A bright, solid book, dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector. Liberally illustrated thoughout. ; B&W and Colour Illustrations; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 279 pages; A history of some of the early important books, how they were made, and the individuals which made them important; the bookbinders, illustrators etc. and the collectors who preserved them. 
Price: 29.95 CDN
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Potlatch People  Indian Lives & Legends of British Columbia, Thornton, Mildred Valley
76 Thornton, Mildred Valley Potlatch People Indian Lives & Legends of British Columbia
Surrey, BC Hancock House Publishing Ltd 2003 0888394918 / 9780888394910 First Edition Thus Softcover Very Good 
Card covers show light shelf wear.; A bright, solid book. A section of many colour plates of Thornton's artwork in the middle of the book and an index of these plates at the back. ; Trade PB; Colour Plates; 8.35 X 5.51 X 0.87 inches; 317 pages; "Mildred Valley Thornton had an abiding passion which she pursued with almost missionary fervour throughout her life -- the preservation of Canada's Native culture. For over fifty years she dedicated herself to that purpose through the medium of her paintings, writings and lectures. During the course of her career, Mildred not only painted the portraits of many prominent and historical Native Canadians, but she assembled an accompanying catalogue of anecdotes, folklore and legends, which today provide a unique chronicle of a vanished age. This publication is a collection of both Thornton's colourful portraits and the fascinating story behind each one." This particular book is an updated edition of the 1966 book 'Indian Lives and Legends" originally published by Mitchell Press in hardcover with tipped in plates. This was edited by the artist's son John Thornton. 
Price: 19.50 CDN
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O SIYAM  Aboriginal Art Inspired by the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Games/O Siyam: L'art autochtone inspiré par les jeux olympiques et paralympiques d'hiver de 2010, VANOC (Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Games)
77 VANOC (Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Games) O SIYAM Aboriginal Art Inspired by the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Games/O Siyam: L'art autochtone inspiré par les jeux olympiques et paralympiques d'hiver de 2010
Mississauga, ON Wiley 2009 047016154X / 9780470161548 Paperback Near Fine 
A bright, solid book, as new. Number line 1-5. ; Trade PB; Color Illustrations; 0.5 x 10.3 x 8.3 Inches; 144 pages; O Siyam showcases the enormous diversity of Canadian Aboriginal art with full-colour images, descriptive text and critical commentary. This beautiful, collector's edition highlights the importance and relevance of Canada's Aboriginal artists in an exhibition of unprecedented scope. Much of the commissioned art will be on permanent display at competition and non-competition Olympic and Paralympic Winter venues after the 2010 Games. Artwork featured in the book will vary from the traditional to the contemporary and will include a range of art by both major Aboriginal artists and emerging new talent. Descriptions of the artists and their work are being written in consultation with Aboriginal curators and historians. 
Price: 16.95 CDN
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Spirit Transformed  A Journey from Tree to Totem, Vickers, Roy Henry & Brian Payton & Bob Herger (photographer)
78 Vickers, Roy Henry & Brian Payton & Bob Herger (photographer) Spirit Transformed A Journey from Tree to Totem
Vancouver BC Raincoast Books 1996 1551920158 / 9781551920153 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket Signed by Author
Signed by Author; Only slight wear ; One copy is signed on title page and the other is inscribed and dated by Vickers. A bright, solid book Bright, solid books, dustjackets in Mylar, unclipped.; Colour photographs; 11.80 X 8 X 0.60 inches; 96 pages; The renowned West Coast native artist follows, with Brian Payton, the process that is followed in the creation of the totem pole he created for the Commonwealth Games of 1994. Liberally illustrated with colour photos. 
Price: 21.50 CDN
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Tattoo : Symbols and Meanings, Watkins, Jack
79 Watkins, Jack Tattoo : Symbols and Meanings
London Amber Books Ltd. 2011 1907446060 / 9781907446061 First Edition; Second Printing Hardcover Near Fine with no dust jacket Illustrated by Mark Franklin illustrations 
Only slight wear.; No dust jacket as issued. This book has been produced using tradional Chinese bookbinding techniques, using a method developed in the Ming dynasty. In traditional Chinese binding, single sheets are printed on one side only, and each sheet is folded in half with the printed pages on the outside. The book block is then sandwiched between two boards and sewn together through punched holes close to the cut edge of the folded sheets. Black cloth covered boards with gilt print on front, pasted on illustration on front board. ; Small 8vo 7½" - 8" tall; 96 pages; This book gives the meanings behind a number of traditional symbols used in various cultures. 
Price: 17.50 CDN
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Historic Architecture of Saskatchewan, Zelmer, Wayne & Saskatchewan Association of Architects
80 Zelmer, Wayne & Saskatchewan Association of Architects Historic Architecture of Saskatchewan
Regina, SK Focus Publishing 1986 0919781136 / 9780919781139 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
Only light wear to book & DJ ; A bright, solid book. Dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector. ; B&W and colour photographs; 184 pages; "Structures that best responded to the needs of those who settled here and represented their spirit and grand visions for life in a new land form Saskatchewan's historic architecture. Dating from the construction of Holy Trinity Church at Stanley Mission in 1854, historic architecture in Saskatchewan is relatively young by world standards. It has been created by architects, unschooled builders, and master craftsmen from many countries. They have established a hybrid of imported styles and utilitarian construction, intended originally to respond only to climate and satisfy immediate needs with the tools and materials at hand. These buildings are tributes to a time of optimism for the future and grand vision for a newly settled land. There is a story here worth telling while we can still see what remains of the buildings and remember the society that they served." 
Price: 30.00 CDN
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