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Image for Colour In The Canadian Rockies

Colour In The Canadian Rockies

By: Phillips, Walter J. (illus.) and Niven, Frederick

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Toronto, ON, Thomas Nelson: 1962

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 19042

Condition: Very Good in Good+ dust jacket


DJ shows some scuffing, short tears, light chipping. Tape stains on front and back decorative endpapers. ; A bright, solid book, dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector. ; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 125 pages; This book was originally released in 1937 and has lost nothing over the years. The 32 colour plates are by the renowned watercolourist Phillips and the text is by transplanted BC author Niven. This printing was published just a year before Phillips death. View more info

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Pitseolak Pictures out of My Life

By: Pitseolak

Price: $14.50

Publisher: Montreal, Design Collaborative Books: 1978

Edition: First Paperback Edition

Seller ID: 19099

ISBN: 0195402979

Condition: Very Good


Card covers have light shelf wear, light discoloration and scuffing.; A tight solid book. Illustrated throughout book. Text in English and Inuktitut ; B&W and Colour Illustrations; 7.8 X 5.1 X 1.0 inches; Unpaginated pages; Her life in Cape Dorset and the death of her husband led her to express herself through her artwork. "Initially Pitseolak worked sewing and embroidering goods for sale as part of the arts and crafts program. It was initiated by the Department of N... View more info

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Home Tanning of Sole and Harness Leather; with Notes on Raw Hide and Robe Making

By: Prairie Chemical Co.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Winnipeg, Prairie Publishing Company: N.D.

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 14800

Condition: 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 ... View more info

Image for The Artist and the Warrior  Military History through the Eyes of the Masters

The Artist and the Warrior Military History through the Eyes of the Masters

By: Rabb, Theodore K.

Price: $17.50

Publisher: New Haven, Yale University Press: 2011

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 18354

ISBN: 0300126379

Condition: 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... View more info

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Dorset 77 (Inuktitut and English Edition)

By: Ryan, T

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Toronto, M.F. Feheley Publishers: 1977

Seller ID: 17000

ISBN: 0919880118

Condition: 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 View more info

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The Art of Emily Carr

By: Shadbolt, Doris

Price: $39.95

Publisher: Toronto, Clarke, Irwin & Co. Ltd.: 1979

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 18325

ISBN: 0772012555

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket


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... View more info

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Mind's I; Poems and Drawings

By: Shadbolt, Jack

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Toronto, ON, McClelland and Stewart: 1973

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Illustrator

Seller ID: 11830

ISBN: 0771081170

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket


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" View more info

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Bottomless Belly Button

By: Shaw, Dash

Price: $42.50

Publisher: Seattle, WA, Fantagraphics Books: 2008

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: 18624

ISBN: 1560979151

Condition: Very Good


Light edge wear and corner curl to black and beige card covers ; A tight solid book. ; Trade PB; B&W Illustrations; 8.50 X 6.10 X 2.20 inches; 720 pages; "Shaw's stunningly conceived and executed comic opus captures one moment of change in a family. Maggie and David Loony have called their three adult children to their childhood home to announce that, after 40 years of marriage, they're getting a divorce. Dennis, the eldest, desperately searches for an answer to why.... View more info

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"The Symposium on Modern Chinese Ink Painting" Conference Treatise

By: Sheng, Chen Shuh & Ministry of Education

Price: $36.50

Publisher: Taiwan, Taiwan Museum of Art: 1994

Seller ID: 14369

ISBN: 9570042036

Condition: Near Fine


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. View more info

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Symmetry in Science and Art

By: Shubnikov, A. V. & V. A. Koptsik & David Harker & G. D. Archard

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Plenum Press: 1974

Edition: 1st Thus

Seller ID: 17763

ISBN: 0306307596

Condition: 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 time... View more info

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Aghtamar. The church of the Holy Cross, 915-921.

By: Step'an K. Mnats'akanian & Rainer K. Lampinen & K. H. Maksoudian

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Armenian General Benevolent Union/ Editions Erebouni: 1986

Seller ID: 18601

Condition: Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket


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, ... View more info

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Der Töpfer Jakob Stucki (Suchen und Sammeln ; 4)

By: Stucki, Jakob

Price: $32.50

Publisher: Bern, Verlag Paul Haupt: 1979

Seller ID: 14912

ISBN: 3258028613

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


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 View more info

The Alma Mater Society Art Collection

By: The Alma Matter Society Art Collection

Price: $39.95

Publisher: Vancouver BC, University of British Columbia: 1988

Seller ID: 14478

Condition: Very Good+


Only slight wear; Laid in is an invitation to view this exhibition on its fortieth anniversary Oct 3 1988.; Trade PB; 64 pages View more info

Image for Challenging Traditions  Contemporary First Nations Art of the Northwest Coast

Challenging Traditions Contemporary First Nations Art of the Northwest Coast

By: Thom, Ian M.

Price: $29.95

Publisher: Vancouver BC, Douglas & Mcintyre Ltd: 2009

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 14143

ISBN: 1553654145

Condition: 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... View more info

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Great Books and Book Collectors

By: Thomas, Alan G.

Price: $27.50

Publisher: London, Chancellor Press: 1984

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 16546

ISBN: 0907486134

Condition: 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. View more info

Image for Potlatch People  Indian Lives & Legends of British Columbia

Potlatch People Indian Lives & Legends of British Columbia

By: Thornton, Mildred Valley

Price: $19.50

Publisher: Surrey, BC, Hancock House Publishing Ltd: 2003

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 18320

ISBN: 0888394918

Condition: 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 th... View more info

Image for 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

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

By: VANOC (Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Games)

Price: $16.95

Publisher: Mississauga, ON, Wiley: 2009

Seller ID: 14401

ISBN: 047016154X

Condition: 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 an... View more info

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Spirit Transformed A Journey from Tree to Totem

By: Vickers, Roy Henry & Brian Payton & Bob Herger (photographer)

Price: $21.50

Publisher: Vancouver BC, Raincoast Books: 1996

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 16823

ISBN: 1551920158

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


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. View more info

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Tattoo : Symbols and Meanings

By: Watkins, Jack

Price: $17.50

Publisher: London, Amber Books Ltd.: 2011

Edition: First Edition; Second Printing

Seller ID: 15755

ISBN: 1907446060

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


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 bo... View more info

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Historic Architecture of Saskatchewan

By: Zelmer, Wayne & Saskatchewan Association of Architects

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Regina, SK, Focus Publishing: 1986

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 18072

ISBN: 0919781136

Condition: 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 stan... View more info