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POLICY: All prices quoted are in CANADIAN DOLLARS. All books are subject to prior sale. Shipping charges are extra: in Canada, $13.50 for the lst book, $4.50 for each additional book; to the U.S., $16.50 for the lst book under 1 kg (just over 2 lb.), larger books extra; other countries, $16.00 for the first book under 1 kg., up to 2 kg. for $22.00. Insurance charges at cost. Heavier books may require extra postage. Canadian residents please add 5% GST. Payment may be made with a personal or business cheque (Canada and U.S. only), money order, bank draft, Visa card or Master Card. All items are returnable in the same condition within l0 days of receipt; please advise us in advance of any returns. Books will be held for two weeks; if payment is not received within that time, the books will be reoffered for sale.

New Art Book Stock

1. (Cadmus) The Drawings of Paul Cadmus. Introduction by Guy Davenport. Rizzoli. New York. 1st U.S. Edition. 1989. Sq. 4 to., 144 pp. Cadmus has long been recognized as a superb draftsman of astonishing technical prowess and lyrical exuberance. Not since Michelangelo has any artist done so many studies of the male nude. This volume brings together for the first time, from public and private collections, a large selection of the artist's drawings as well as his preliminary studies for paintings. Beautifully printed and arranged. Includes a separate "Catalogue Raisonne of Prints 1924-1985." Grey cloth. Minor wear to corners and bottom of spine; a light ripple in the bottom margin of some pages; o/w a VG+ copy in a VG pictorial d.j. with minor edgewear and a couple of short taped tears. An uncommon and highly collectible volume. $45.00 (SOLD) 2. (Finnish Artist). Akseli Gallen-Kallela in the Gosta Serlachius Collection at Prince Eugens Waldemars- Udde. An Exhibition hardcover catalogue published by the Finnish forest product company Metsa-Serla. 1990. Tall 4 to., 101 pp. The oils and etchings in the exhibition of 80 pieces dated from 1893 to 1909, plus one dry point illus. from 1916. The book has 49 colour plates of Gallen's oil paintings and graphics. (Note: born Axel Waldemar Gallen, he Fennicized his name in the early years of the 20th century to Akseli Gallen-Kallela.) Introduction by Hans Henrik Brummer and an essay on the "Main Features of Gallen-Kallela's Art" by Bengt von Bonsdorff. This English edition limited to 1200 copies (also published in Finnish and Swedish). Blue cloth. Slight edgewear and rubbing; o/w a Near Fine copy in a VG+ heavy-stock Gold/Blue d.j. $75.00 (SOLD) 3. The Fletcher Challenge Canada Collection. Oblong small folio (abt. 12 x 17"). Undated (circa 1990). A magnificent collection of 31 Canadian paintings and sculpture owned by Fletcher Challenge, exquisitely reproduced here with protective overlays and a full-page bio of each artist. "The artists represented in the Company's collection take the inspiration for their art from across this country's diverse regions." A few of the artists included are: Karoo Ashevak, Alex Colville, Ken Danby, Robert Davidson, Betty Davison, E.J. Hughes, Dorothy Knowles, William Kurelek, J. Fenwick Lansdowne, Toni Onley and Mary Pratt. This Limited Edition book is #132 of 500 copies. Black cloth with Gold lettering. Slight edgewear; minor bump near top of spine; o/w a Near Fine copy in a G+ card slipcase with edgewear. $200.00 4. Van Gogh. The Complete Letters of Vincent van Gogh. 3-volume set in slipcase. Bulfinch Press Book (an imprint of Little, Brown and Co.). Bos., N.Y., Lon. 8 vo., 559 pp., 625 pp., and 625 pp. incl. Index. Includes publisher's advertisement from which I quote: "A new hardcover reissue of one of the most important and powerful works in the literature of art, this critically acclaimed classic is now available in a three-volume boxed-set with all the original text and illustrations." 3rd Edition, 2nd printing, 2001. "Articulate, intimate, written with honest directness, these letters lay bare the events of van Gogh's dramatic life, providing remarkable insights into the creative process and touching revelations of his personal anguish." 235 b/w illustrations, mostly ink drawings by van Gogh. Most of the letters were to his brother Theo, from 1872 until Vincent's death in 1890. Blue cloth with gilt illustration on spines. Near fine copies in a VG+ slipcase. $175.00

New Photography Books

5. Oropeza, Benitez, Macedo et al. Perros En Las Tumbas De Colima (Dogs on the graves of Colima). University of Colima, Colima, Mexico. 2nd Edition, 1998. Sq. 4 to., 141 pp. A wonderful introduction to the culture of Pre- Columbian Western Mexico, of which Colima is a singularly important center. 24 sumptious, full-page photos by Alejandro Rangel Hidalgo of these early clay figures. "The 'fat dogs' depicted in the photographs are characteristic figures within Colima's ceramic tradition and are full of symbolic value which is further enhanced through the magic of the lens and the interplay of light, shadow and form." Text in Spanish, English and French. Terra Cotta cloth with embossed titling and dog illustration. Slight edgewear; o/w a Near Fine copy in a VG pictorial d.j. with minor rubbing and chipping. Highly collectible. $70.00 6. Gudzowaty, Tomasz. Paradise Crossing. Yours Photography, 2004. Printed in Switzerland, published in Poland. World-renowned photographer and winner of many prestigious prizes and awards, Tomasz Gudzowaty chose as his subject here the unique gnu antelopes, dwellers on the endless Serengeti plain. "Soon after the last of the May rainstorms, the plain rapidly changes into a dry and hostile wasteland. Migration is the only way out. Following the evading rain, the animal torrent flows eastward in the direction of Lake Victoria, and then to the north, to the Masai Mara Reservation in Kenya, where the rift wall stops the very last of rains. The grazing doesn't continue for long. Soon comes the time to go back, to be on time for the opening of a new season in Paradise." Cattle disease imported from Europe in the early part of the 20th century decimated the gnu population down to a few thousand, but in the latter half of the century, their population once more exceeded a million. Gudzowaty expertly captures the excitement, danger and the immensity of the gnu migration in 50 amazing full-page photographs. Leafing through the book is akin to watching a full-length documentary on film. A magnificent book! Oblong small folio (abt. 11 x 16-1/2"). The limited text in Polish and English. Black cloth with White/Orange titling on spine. Slight edgewear; o/w a Near Fine copy in a VG+ glossy pictorial d.j. $65.00 7. Mezei, Laszlo. Laszlo Portraits. Rogers Media Publishing, Montreal. (1999) Probable first edition. Tall 4 to., 111 pp. Text in French and English. "Since his arrival in Canada in 1957, Laszlo's vision and quest for excellence have made him a master of portrait photography." Some of the 55 famous Canadian personalities shown here in colour and b/w are: Paul Anka, Margaret Atwood, Myriam Bedard, Liona Boyd, Charles R. Bronfman, Leonard Cohen, Alex Colville, David Foster, Marc Garneau, Oscar Peterson, Norman Jewison, Karen Kain, Norval Morrisseau, Jim Patterson, Christopher Plummer, Mordecai Richler, Maurice Richard, Moshe Safdie, and Yousuf Karsh. Quality glossy paper. Black cloth with Silver titling. Minor damage to bottom of spine; o/w a VG+ copy in a VG d.j. with some chipping and rubbing. $20.00 8. Leibovitz, Annie. Women. Introductory essay by Susan Sontag. Random House, N.Y. 1st Edition (1999). Tall 4 to., 248 pp. "The photographs by Annie Leibovitz in "Women",taken especially for the book, encompass a broad spectrum of subjects: a rap artist, an astronaut, two Supreme Court justices, farmers, coal miners, movie stars, showgirls, rodeo riders, socialites, reporters, dancers, a maid, a general, a surgeon, the First Lady of the United States, the secretary of state, a senator, rock stars, prostitutes, teachers, singers, athletes, poets, writers, painters, musicians, theater directors, political activists, performance artists, and business- women." They have nothing more in common than that they are women and living in america at the end of the 20th century. Printed in colour and b/w. White cloth with bold Gold/Black/Grey titling. Couple of minor indentations to edges; o/w a Near Fine copy in a VG d.j. with some edgewear and one short taped tear. $30.00 9. Arcipelago Del Leone (Archipelago of the Lion). Text by Manlio Brusatin. 128 colour and b/w full-page photos by Giuseppe (Bepi) Bruno. Biblio Edizioni, Padova. (1991) Sq. tall 4 to. (abt. 12 x 12-1/2"). Sumptious photographs of the remarkable natural and architectural splendour of the Archipelago. Text in Italian, French and English; list of photos in English, French and German. Includes a 48-page Appendix of text and early prints and drawings "Stupidario Veneziano del Cavalier Rubantis". Illustrated endpapers. Stunning Silver embossed binding with Blue cloth spine. Minor edgewear; o/w a Near Fine copy in a VG+ matching Silver embossed d.w. $45.00 10. Masson, Sophie. Le Paris des Statues: un itineraire poetique. Text by Pierre-Jean Remy. Editions MOLS, Paris.1st Edition. 1997. Tall 4 to., 160 pp. Softcover with French flaps. Dozens of the famous statues of Paris come alive with the remarkable photography of Masson. A beautiful book and a wonderful keepsake for anyone who has ever visited Paris. Uncommon. A Near Fine copy. $30.00 11. Gems From Pottery and Porcelain: selected works of teachers and students of Jindezhen Pottery and Porcelain Institute. Compiled by Jindezhen Pottery and Porcelain Institute. Hangxi Fine Arts Publishing House. March,1996. 1st Edition. Very scarce. Jindezhen is a town well-known for producing fine porcelain for over 1000 years. Text in Chinese, Japanese and English. 100 examples, beautifully photographed by Jiang Nan, give us an idea of the quality of fine porcelain and pottery produced in Jindezhen. Includes brief bios of the artists. Sq. 8 vo., unpaginated (over 100 pp.). Grey cloth with Silver embossed lettering and insignia. Minor repaired tear to spine; minor rubbing of spine; o/w a VG+ copy in a VG+ pictorial d.j. with a couple minor creases and one short taped tear on spine. $45.00

New Canadiana Stock

12. Mackenzie, Alexander. Voyages from Montreal on the River St. Laurence Through the Continent of North America to the Frozen and Pacific Oceans in the Years 1789 and 1793. M. G. Hurtig, Edmonton. 1971. 1st Edition Thus. 4 to., 412 pp. A wonderful facsimile edition of the original 1801 printing, complete with 3 large fold-out maps. Introduction by Roy Daniels of the University of British Columbia. What was initially two voyages taken to expand the fur trade in North America, resulted in important exploration and mapping information for the eventual settlement of the Canadian West and Northern territories. Plaudits to Mel Hurtig for making a facsimile edition available of this extremely important document of Canada's historical past. Red cloth with Gold-on-Black titling on spine. Maps in excellent condition. Two small tape marks on f.e.p.; o/w a Near Fine copy in a G+ d.j. with faded spine; some loss of paper at top spine; and one short taped tear. $100.00 13. (Saskatchewan Local History) Homestead Heritage: the story of Strongfield by Lorraine Blasbill, with research and editorial assistance by Joy Johnston. Self-published. 1976. 8 vo. trade paperback, 217 pp. Includes dozens of historic photos and an extensive list of family names. Photo card covers. Some wrinkling and minor soiling of covers. Uncommon. $27.50 14. Anthropology in British Columbia. No. 5. 1956. Edited by Wilson Duff. Published by the British Columbia Provincial Museum and Dept. of Education, Victoria, B.C. 1957. Tall 4 to., 152 pp. Includes articles, descriptive lists and photos of Prehistoric Stone Sculpture of the Fraser River and Gulf of Georgia plus some soapstone artifacts. Uncommon. $45.00

New Mountaineering Books

15. (Sella, Vittorio) Summit: Vittorio Sella, Mountaineer and Photographer, the Years 1879-1909. Essays by Ansel Adams, david Brower, Greg Child, Paul Kallmes, and Wendy M. Watson. Aperture, N.Y. 1999. 1st Edition. Tall 4 to. (abt. 12 x 11"), 144 pp. "Weighed down by heavy, nineteenth-century camera equipment, Vittorio Sella climbed some the world's most mysterious, perilous peaks and photographed them, many for the first time. His strikingly elegant photographs, which in Ansel Adams's words, "revealed (the mountains) in all their sheer majesty", established groundbreaking scientific and documentary information as well. Climbers today still use Sella's pictures to map out routes and to better comprehend the challenge in store." "Through Sella's images, we witness the grandeur of the Alps, the Caucasus, the Saint Elias Range in Alaska, the Ruwenzori in Africa, and the Himalayas. Sella's portfolio of K2 in the western Himalayas is sthe definitive photographic study of this mountain, considered to be the world's most difficult and dangerous to climb." Dozens of spectacular photos, including 2 four-page, fold-out panorama views, all wonderfully reproduced here on high-quality art paper (printed and bound in Italy). Illus. endpapers. Black cloth with Silver spine titling. Slight edgewear; o/w a Near Fine copy in a VG+ pictorial d.j. with minor edgewear and rubbing. $50.00 16. Bernard Voyer, Explorer. Aniu: From Snowflake to Iceberg. NEVE publishing, Montreal. 2005. 1st Edition. Sq. tall 4 to.(abt. 12 x 12-1/2"), 207 pp. This book is an amazing record of intimate memories and outstanding colour photographs of 52 winters in Bernard Voyer's life, conquering the North and South Poles, skiing across Greenland, and completing a world tour by scaling the highest summit on every continent. He "...took these unique photographs under extreme conditions during his expeditions. All of them were shot without any filters or flash, and are an absolutely faithful record of what he saw and experienced." This special copy is SIGNED in Montreal in April, 2007 with the greeting: "Some words and photographs to share with you My horizons, my challenges, my winters Cordially, Bernard Voyer" Also laid-in is a promotional card for the book, also SIGNED by Voyer. An exceptional item for collector's of quality books on photography and mountaineering. Grey cloth with White and Grey titling. Slight edgewear; minor erasure mark on front endpaper; short gift inscription on free front endpaper; o/w a Near Fine copy in a VG+ pictorial d.j. with slight edgewear and rubbing. $90.00

Miscellaneous New Stock

17. Blaeu's The Grand Atlas of the 17th Century World. Introduction, captions and selection of maps by John Goss. Studio Editions, London. 1990. (The original maps in this atlas first appeared in Dr. Joan Bleu's Atlas Major, published in Amsterdam in 1662.) Published in cooperation with Royal Geographical Society, London. Sm. Folio (abt. 11-1/2 x 15" tall), 224 pp. Johannes Blaeu's "The Atlas Major", first published in 1662, was and remains the largest atlas ever published. Its 600 or so maps portray the world as it was known in the middle of the 17th century. The embellishment and decoration of these maps, unsurpassed in their beauty and detail, belonged to a long lost age of map-making. This 1990 atlas contains only 100 of the most important maps reproduced using the finest modern techniques from the volume held in the map room of the Royal Geographical Society in London. John Goss, formerly the cartographic consultant at Sotheby's, has written the introduction which outlines the history of the Atlas, together with caption notes for each of the maps chosen. Endpapers: Nova et Accuratissima Totius Terrarum Orbis Tabula. Blue cloth with Gold titling on spine. Slight edgewear and rubbing; o/w a Near Fine copy in a VG pictorial d.j. with some wear. $35.00 18. (Cannibalism) Anderson, James L. Cannibal: a photographic audacity. A.H. and A.W. Reed, Sydney, Melbourne, Wellington. 1st Edition. 1970. Tall 4 to., 112 pp. "Cannibal" is the day-to-day catalogue of a dangerous patrol into difficult country in New Guinea, peopled by some of the world's last cannibals. We learn who the Biamis are and where and how they live. "Not only is "Cannibal" a tribute to James Anderson's resourcefulness and determination to produce such a work, it is also a fitting and long-overdue tribute to the hundreds of young men and women working in New Guinea under extreme difficulties and who are represented in "Cannibal" by Darris Wells, Bill Patterson and Alan Johnson." Dozens of dramatic b/w photos, as well as a 2-page map of the Biami area. Black cloth with White embossed titling on spine and front board. Slight edgewear and rubbing; o/w a VG+ copy in a VG pictorial d.j. with minor edgewear and a couple of short, taped tears. Uncommon. $27.50 19. Yetkin, Serare. Historical Turkish Carpets. Turkiye Is Bankasi Cultural Publications, Istanbul. 1st Edition in English. 1981. 8 vo. trade paper, 171 pp. A comprehensive study of Turkish rugs with historic photos, drawings, and dozens of photos in colour and b/w illustrating the various types. Dr. Serare Yetkin is an acknowledged expert on the subject. Pictorial card covers. VG+ copy in a matching G+ d.j. $25.00 (SOLD) 20. Gaiman, Neil. Stardust. Avon Books, N.Y. 1st Edition (1999). 8 vo., 238 pp. "Neil Gaiman works his unique literary magic in new and dazzling ways in "Stardust", a novel that will shine in the heart and memory far beyond the turning of its final page. Blue cloth with Black paper-on-boards spine. Tight copy in Fine condition, in a glossy pictorial Near Fine d.j. A superb buy at $45.00 21. Probst, Pierre. Caroline at the Seaside. Collins, London and Glasgow. Told by Jane Carruth. Tall 4 to., unpaginated (30 pp. incl. inside covers). 1st English Edition (1972). Another fun story about little blonde Caroline and her menagerie of animal friends. Told by Jane Carruth and pictured in colour by Pierre Probst. One of the most popular and collectible children's book series of the 1960's and 1970's. Glossy pictorial boards. Original 60p price sticker on front cover. Minor edgewear and rubbing; minor bumps to top and bottom of spine; a 3" tear on the "giant wave page" has been expertly repaired (see photo at right, repair is just left of the umbrella in the wave itself); o/w a VG or better clean copy. $100.00 22. Saso, Michael. Homa Rites and Mandala Meditation in Tendai Buddhism. International Academy of Indian Culture and Aditya Prakashan, New Delhi. 1st Edition thus. 1991. Tall 4 to., 239 pp. plus a 6-page catalogue of other titles. This book is described as the first book to detail the homa rites and meditation practices of esoteric Tendai Buddhism, in its orally transmitted rituals and manuals. To gain access to this rich hermeneutic tradition, the author received initiation from an Ajari (acarya) Master at Mt. Hiei. The book is a result of 7 years of oral instructions (kuden) in performing goma (homa), juhachi-do (18-step rite), Taizo-kai (Garbhadhatu) and Kongo-kai (Vajardhatu). "This book is a detailed manual for practice of the gradual path towards Tantric realisation, born from the meditations of the two great Mandalas and passing to the process of kenotic union." Numerous drawings and illustrations, plus 4 colour plates. Green cloth with Gold titling on spine and front cover. Minor discolouring of the paper; o/w a VG+ copy in a VG pictorial d.j. Very uncommon. Well-priced at $95.00

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