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Aubrey Vincent Beardsley, Birnbaum (Martin)
1 Birnbaum (Martin) Aubrey Vincent Beardsley

NY: Berlin Photographic Co., 1911. First edition. Grey-blue wrappers, some chipping to edges of covers and lower corner of first leaves, a clean very good copy generally. Photographic illustration of Beardsley, and a catalogue of the "First American Exhibition of the Original Work of Aubrey Vincent Beardsley". The exhibit was held at the Berlin Photographic Company galleries in New York, October 21st to November 10th, 1911. Includes a bibliography of books illustrated by Beardsley. 
Price: 75.00 CAD
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Tavolette Dipinte Della Biccherna di Siena. Che Si Conservano Nel Museo de Berlino., Ellon (Fr.)
2 Ellon (Fr.) Tavolette Dipinte Della Biccherna di Siena. Che Si Conservano Nel Museo de Berlino.
Siena: Tip. E Lit. Sordo-Muti di L. Lazzeri, 1895. 
Green cloth ruled and lettered in black. Floral end papers. Very good condition. Ten pages of text, five plates mounted on stiff card stock. Inscribed by Ellon on the title page. 
Price: 50.00 CAD
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Meister der Deutschen Keramik 1900 bis 1950. bearbeitet von Gisela Reineking von Bock., German Ceramics. Gisela Reineking von Bock.
3 German Ceramics. Gisela Reineking von Bock. Meister der Deutschen Keramik 1900 bis 1950. bearbeitet von Gisela Reineking von Bock.
Koln (Cologne): Kunstgewerbemuseum, 1978. 
Pictorial wrappers. [330]pp. Many illustrations, some plates in colour. Fading to front wrappers, one corner a bit bent, but basically fine. Prepared for an exhibit at the Kunstgewerbemuseum der Stadt Koln, held from Feb. 10 through April 30, 1978. 
Price: 45.00 CAD
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4 Jones (David Lloyd) Architecture and the Environment. Bioclimatic Building Design. Co-ordinating Researcher Jennifer Hudson.
Woodstock & NY: Overlook Press, (1998). First Printing. 
256 pp. Green boards, spine lettered in silver, black end papers. A fine copy in a fine dust jacket. Foreword by Tadao Ando. A substantial work, many illustrations in color. 
Price: 60.00 CAD
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Purely For My Pleasure., Maugham (W. Somerset)
5 Maugham (W. Somerset) Purely For My Pleasure.
London: Heinemann, (1962). First edition. 
4to. Black cloth designed and lettered in gilt. A very nice, fresh copy in a slightly wrinkled dust jacket, one tear in the upper edge of the front panel. Anecdotal history of Maugham's art collection, with colour plates of many fine impressionist works. A nice copy. 
Price: 45.00 CAD
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Les Habitations Modernes et Leur Decoration. Cent Planches en Couleurs., Modern Habitations.
6 Modern Habitations. Les Habitations Modernes et Leur Decoration. Cent Planches en Couleurs.

Paris: Societe du Livre d'Art Ancien et Moderne, [c.1925]. (This copy has the title page imprint covered with a sticker bearing the imprint: Bruxelles: H. Delattre.). 4to. Green cloth, spine and front cover lettered in gilt on panels of black. Cream end papers. VIII + 100 leaves of plates. Plates printed on rectos only. Slightly leaned, faint edge wear, modern inscription on front end paper, a few plates have short tears or tiny chips at edges; a clean and attractive copy. 100 plates of interiors from Germany and Vienna, encompassing halls, vestibules, escaliers, chambres, salons, and including restaurants and special purpose halls. A short essay at the beginning is entitled: "Emploi de la Polychromie dans la Decoration Interieure". 
Price: 150.00 CAD
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Against Architecture. An Installation by Gordon Payne., Payne (Gordon)
7 Payne (Gordon) Against Architecture. An Installation by Gordon Payne.
Courtenay: Arts Alliance for Contemporary Art, (1996). First edition. 
Glossy pictorial wrappers. 48pp. Illustrated. Slightly dusty, a fine copy. Contributions by Doris Shadbolt, Joost Bakker, Jerry Pethick. Plates, some in colour. Includes a List of Works and Artist Biography. 
Price: 50.00 CAD
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Jerry Pethick: Straw Tower. May 5 - July 31, 1998., Pethick (Jerry)
8 Pethick (Jerry) Jerry Pethick: Straw Tower. May 5 - July 31, 1998.
London, Ontario: London Regional Art and Historical Museums, (1999). 
Oblong stiff pictorial wrappers. 35pp. Some small marks, but basically fine. An exhibition catalogue. Many photographic illustrations in colour and b&w. Text by James Patten, Barbara Fischer, others. Uncommon. Jerry Pethick was born in London, Ontario, trained in the UK, lived on Hornby Island, BC. 
Price: 75.00 CAD
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Des Artistes Homeriques ou Histoire Critique des Artistes qui Figurent Dans L'Iliade et Dans L'Odyssee., Rossignol (J.P.)
9 Rossignol (J.P.) Des Artistes Homeriques ou Histoire Critique des Artistes qui Figurent Dans L'Iliade et Dans L'Odyssee.
Paris: August Durand, 1861. 
Original printed wrappers. 78pp. Some chipping to spine and edges, splitting along the spine, a clean very good copy in general, partly unopened. Text in French. 
Price: 50.00 CAD
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The Future of Drawing. In Scientific Work and in General Education. Addresses Delivered by T.R. Ablett .... F.A. Bather .... The Hon. Sir John Cockburn .... The Lord Mayor (Sir William Dunn) .... James P. Maginnis ....  At the Annual Meeting held in the Guildhall, January 12th, 1917, and At the Conference of Educational Associations held at the London University, January 1st, 1917., Royal Drawing Society.
10 Royal Drawing Society. The Future of Drawing. In Scientific Work and in General Education. Addresses Delivered by T.R. Ablett .... F.A. Bather .... The Hon. Sir John Cockburn .... The Lord Mayor (Sir William Dunn) .... James P. Maginnis .... At the Annual Meeting held in the Guildhall, January 12th, 1917, and At the Conference of Educational Associations held at the London University, January 1st, 1917.
London: Royal Drawing Society, 1917. 
Original buff printed wrappers, tied. 44pp. Illustrated. Some pencil marks and small ink stamps on covers, a nice clean copy generally. Illustrations include a full-page science-fictional one of an advanced airship by Roderic Hill, "Heavens filled with Commerce". Uncommon. 
Price: 45.00 CAD
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11 Siberell (Lloyd Emerson) Miniatures to Murals. A Brief Biography of Mathias Noheimer.

Chicago: Sign of the Gargoyle, 1943. Privately printed. Original blue wrappes. Illustrated. Limited to 500 copies. A fine copy in the original envelope. Reproduces a number of attractive bookplates designed by Noheimer, as well as some of his other artwork. 
Price: 35.00 CAD
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The Art of Elephanta. Illustrated by the Author., Solomon (W.E. Gladstone)
12 Solomon (W.E. Gladstone) The Art of Elephanta. Illustrated by the Author.
Bombay: Times of India Press, 1931. 
Small 8vo., brown pictorial boards designed in black, brown cloth spine. Frontispiece and two inserted plates, and two illustrations within the text. [36]pp. Some spotting of the cloth spine, small price change in colored pencil on the title page, a nice copy otherwise. Of the art and history of the Island of Elephanta, near Bombay. 
Price: 45.00 CAD
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13 Sutherland (Graham) Graham Sutherland with an introduction by Robert Melville.

London: Ambassador/Juda, (1950). First edition. 4to. Original tan boards, spine lettered in black. A fine copy in a cream dust jacket, lettered in red; some faint wear to the upper edge of the jacket, but basically an as-new copy. Limited to 2000 copies. The introduction is repeated at the rear in French, Spanish, and Portugese. A very nice copy. 
Price: 55.00 CAD
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Knights Eminence., Tyson (Ian)
14 Tyson (Ian) Knights Eminence.

London: Tetrad Press, 1970. A 4-page booklet measuring 10 X 12 inches; a single leaf, once folded. 4-colour screen print of Tyson's artwork on inner page, with facing text in red & black. Fine condition. 500 copies printed, of which 50 were signed; this is one of 450 unsigned. 
Price: 35.00 CAD
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A Descriptive and Illustrative Catalogue of Chinese Bronzes Acquired During the Administration of John Ellerton Lodge. (With 50 Plates). Compiled By The Staff of The Freer Gallery of Art., Wenley (A.G.) (Freer Gallery of Art).
15 Wenley (A.G.) (Freer Gallery of Art). A Descriptive and Illustrative Catalogue of Chinese Bronzes Acquired During the Administration of John Ellerton Lodge. (With 50 Plates). Compiled By The Staff of The Freer Gallery of Art.
Washington, 1946. 
4to. Brown cloth designed and lettered in gilt. 108pp. 50 monochrome plates. Published as Oriental Studies, No. 3, Smithsonian Institution, Freer Gallery of Art. Smithsonian Publication 3805. Very light edge wear, a nice clean copy. 
Price: 65.00 CAD
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A Guide Through the Worcester Royal Porcelain Works., Worcester China / Worcester Royal Porcelain.
16 Worcester China / Worcester Royal Porcelain. A Guide Through the Worcester Royal Porcelain Works.

Worcester: Printed by Baylis, Lewis, [c.1904 - the latest date mentioned within is 1903]. Tall 8vo, sewn, 48 pages, stiff card covers. Some light chipping to the base of the spine, moderate foxing of the covers, a nice copy otherwise. Many illustrations of the various departments, and of the marks used to identify the china. 
Price: 45.00 CAD
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