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41 Dall's Limited Standard Catalogue of Real Laces, etc.
Dall's Limited, Vancouver, B.C., 1925, 
(Dall's Limited). Standard Catalogue of Real Laces, etc. Vancouver, B.C.: Dall's Limited, n.d. [1920s]. Pp [1]-16. Illustrated. 4to, illustrated whiteand brown stapled wrappers. Includes Dall's Real Cluny and Torchon Lace, D all's Real Irish Crochet Lace, Filet Laces, Venetian Point Lace and Medallions, Dall's Real Hand-made Cluny Lace Medallions or Motifs, French Cluny Medallions, Read Lace Medallions or Motifs, Dall's Real Lace Handkerchiefs, Hand-made Cluny Lace Doylies and Squares. Covers rubbed and slightly stained, short tear to spine, some spotting throughout, else good. With a 4-page Clearance Sale flyer dated 1926 laid in. As is. 80.00

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42 DAVIDSON, Sherrie Quilts of Prince Edward Island : The Fabric of Rural Life. First Edition
Nimbus Publishing , Halifax, 2010, ISBN:1551097680 
DAVIDSON, Sherrie. Quilts of Prince Edward Island : The Fabric of Rural Life. Halifax : Nimbus Publishing , (2010). First Printing. Pp (8),ix-xx,1-228. Illustrated throughout. 4to, cardcovers "The history of Prince Edward Island can be traced through the province's rich tradition of Craft work. Quiltmaking in particular has long been associated with Island culture, from the pages of Anne of Green Gables to the fundraising quilts still being made today. Sherrie Davidson launched her Heirloom Quil Survey, dedicated to preserving the history Quiltmaking in Prince Edward Island. Quilts of Prince Edward Island -The Fabric of Rural Life presents the results of Davidson's work in a lushly illustrated, scrapbook-style volume, complete with excerptsfrom diaries and news stories, and discussion of the patterns and techniqu es that have been passed down through families. Full-colour photographs throughout, and chapters on early settlement, the Acadian/Cajun quilting community, and extended visits to some of the Island's best-known contemporary quiltmakers, make this an engaging look at rural craft life." - from the rear cover. Chapters : 1. Preciopus Cloth for the Settlers; 2. Catherine Anderson's Quilt; 3. Sewing Like Crazy - Lucy Maud Montgomery's Quilts - Stanford Clarke - Fanny Amelia Bayfield; 4. Red and White Quilts - The Bridal Quilt of Barbara Sophia MacNeill; 5. Hard Times and All Manner of Quilts - Ann Bernard's Log Cabin Quilt - Autobiography of Nina Brown; 6. Acadian Quilts - Constance Arsenault Poirier - Cecile Gallant; 7. Quilts of Many Hands; 8.Depression-Era Quilts - Mrs. Donald Nicholson Forbes - The Story of Hazel Doughert's Quilt - Hepzibah Andrews Nunn; 9. By and For the Children - Heather Henry's Girlhood Quilt; 10. Visiting - Remembrances of Mary Cairns - A Visit with Mayme Champion - An Afternoon with Ruth L. Paynter. With endnotes. Very good. 25.00

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43 DAVISON, Marguerite Porter Handweaver's Pattern Book for Four-Harness Looms. Third Printing
Published by the Author, Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, 1945, 
DAVISON, Marguerite Porter. Handweaver's Pattern Book for Four-Harness Looms. Swarthmore, Pennsylvania : Published by the Author, (1945). Third Printing. Pp (12),1-128. Illustrated. Index. 4to, maroon cloth, gilt lettering tofront board. Contents : 1. Twill Threadings. 2. Bird's Eye and Related Des igns. 3. Modified Twills. 4. Twill Combination Patterns. 5. Basket Weaves. 6. Grou[ped Warp Threadings. 7. M's and O's. 8. Leno or Canvas Weave as a Basic Design. 9. Novelty or Texture Weaves. 10. Huck-A-Back Weaves. 11. Barley Corn Weaves. 12. Swedish Lace Weave. 13. Monk's Belt and Kndred Designs.14. Miniature Patterns. 15. Diamond Designs. 16. Small Over-Shot Designs. 17. Larger Over-Shot Designs. 18. Summer and Winter Weave. 19. JamtlandsvavPatterns. Penned name, bookplate, else very good. 50.00

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44 De MARLY, Diana Louis XIV & Versailles. In the Costume & Civilisation Series. First Editionin dustjacket
B.T. Batsford Ltd., London, 1987, ISBN:0713453648 
De MARLY, Diana. Louis XIV & Versailles. Batsford Ltd., London : B.T. Batsford Ltd., (1987). First Edition. Pp. (10),[11]-139,(5). Illustrated (some of which are in colour). Double column. Large 8vo, navy blue cloth with giltlettering to spine. In the Costume & Civilisation Series. "'Louis XIV & Ve rsailles' centres on the court of the Sun King, when the power of the absolute monarch was at its height in France. The magnificence of Versailles as reflected in its clothing, and Diana de Marly's lively text investigages the way in whichthe demand for personal splendour was manipulated by Louis and his ministers to curtail the power of the nobility. The influence of the King himself, his Queen and family and his mistresses on the dress of courtare shown, with entertaining extracts from contemporary sources. Trends fr om abroad and French influences on other countries are also explored, and the author shows how 'fashion' emerged as a real force in court circles." - from the dust jacket. Chapters: 1. The French Impact 1660-1680; 2. The Textile War; 3. Court Dress and Masquerades; 4. Fashion 1680-1700; 5. Conclusion 1700-1715. Appendices : I. Money; II. The Royal Wardrobe. With glossary, notes, bibliography and index. Very good in price-clipped dust jacket. 35.00

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45 DELMARCEL, Guy. Flemish Tapestry.
Harry N. Abrams, Inc, New York, 2000, ISBN:0810933454 
DELMARCEL, Guy. Flemish Tapestry. (New York) : Harry N. Abrams, Inc., Publishers, (2000). Pp [1]-383,(1). 450 illustrations, including 350 plates in full color. Index. Folio, blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine. “Flemish tapestry is one of the most luxurious and skillful textile traditions in the world. At the height of their popularity, these sumptuous decorative panels were in overwhelming demand from wealthy and royal patrons for whom the tapestries represented the height of opulence and prestige. This lush volume isthe first comprehensive reference to provide an overview of Flemish tapest ry history, spanning the fifteenth century to shortly before the French Revolution. Each gorgeously illustrated chapter discusses different productioncenters – Brussels and Antwerp among them - and documents workshops, desig ners, patrons, iconography and use. [...] The wealth of illustrations include not only famous but also little-known and previously unpublished tapestries. The tapestries were traditionally made in sets and a number of beautiful complete sets are reproduced here, with many full-page reproductions andclose-ups of the smallest details. A full reference section completes the volume.” - from the dj. ADDITIONAL SHIPPING CHARGES WILL APPLY DUE TO ITS ENORMOUS WEIGHT. Front inner hinge broken, else good in unclipped dustjacket. 75.00

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46 DEROOS, Claire. How to Dye for the Stained Glass Effect : Formulas for Rug Hooking
The author, 0, 
DEROOS, Claire. How to Dye for the Stained Glass Effect : Formulas for Rug Hooking. [Binghampton, NY?: The author, n.d. - early/mid-1980s]. Pp. [1]-13,(3), including covers. Unillustrated. 8vo, stapled printed yellowish wrapswith black lettering to front cover. "There are mayn rug hooking patterns out there that lend themselves to be hooked like Stained Glass pieces. Thislittle booklet tells you how to dye for a Stained Glass effect. You can us e new or used wool; large, smlal, or odd sizes or shaped pieces of wool. Spot dye and Casserole dyeing especially work well for dyeing wool to look like Stained Glass." - from inside front cover. Divided into two sections: Stained Glass Spot Dye, and Stained Glass Casserole Dye. Includes 75 different formulae. Very good. Due to its small size, shipping costs will be cheaper than quoted. 15.00

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47 Devon & Cornwall Record Society). CHAPMAN, Stanley D. (ed. & intro.) CHAPMAN, Stanley D. (ed & intro) New Series, Vol. 23 Devon Cloth Industry in the Eighteenth Century : Sun Fire Office Inventories of Merchants' and Manufacturers' Property, 1726-1770
Devonshire Press. Ltd., 1978, ISBN:0901853224 
(Devon & Cornwall Record Society). CHAPMAN, Stanley D. (ed. & intro.). Devon Cloth Industry in the Eighteenth Century : Sun Fire Office Inventories ofMerchants' and Manufacturers' Property, 1726-1770. New Series, Volume 23. Torquay: printed for the Society by The Devonshire Press. Ltd., 1978. Pp. 159. 8vo, off-white, printed card covers. Spine browned, else vg. 60.00

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48 DILLMONT, Th. de (ed.) Dentelles aux Fuseaux. 1re Série / 1st series
Bibliothèque D.M.C., Mulhouse (Alsace), 1921, 
DILLMONT, Th. de (ed.). Les Dentelles aux Fuseaux. 1re Série. Mulhouse (Alsace) : Bibliothèque D.M.C., n.d. [1921]. Pp (2),[3]-176,(10),+ 12 plates + 28 folding pattern (detachable plates). 8vo, illustrated dark olive card covers, printed in white. A book on lacework, with detachable pattern plates."Les dentelles aux fuseaux sont exécutées avec des fils montés sur des bob ines nommées fuseaux et qui s'entre-croisent d'après un dessin donné. Ces dentelles, d'abord fabriquées en Italie et dans les Pays- Bas, furent très en vogue à l'époque de la Renaissance ; elles sont aujourd'hui confectionnées dans tous les pays qui portent quelque intérêt aux ouvrages de dames. En général les dentelles aux fuseaux présentent un caractère différent suivantla contrée où elles sont fabriquées, ce qui permet, avec un peu d'habitude , de pouvoir reconnaître leur provenance d'après leur aspect. Les dentellesaux fuseaux comprenant différents genres, qui demandent pour leur executio n des explications spéciales et étendues, il ne nous a pas été possible de les réunir tous dans un seul volume ; nous avons du prévoir plusieurs series que nous classerons suivant le mode d'exécution des dentelles tenir compte de la date ou de la provenance des différents genre de modèles. Cette première série traite des dentelles appelées "Torchon"; ce genre est caractérisé par des dessins simples et de iorme géométrique; les figures sont faitesavec des points serres, comme le point de toile et le point de filet, et l 'entourage est composé de réseaux légers relevés parfois par de petites figures au point d'esprit." (from page 3). Text in French. Edgeworn, tears to spine, minor waterstain, lacking first pattern plate and half of the second, else good only. 60.00

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49 DIXON, Susan R. (Special Issue Editor) Northeast Indian Quarterly. Vol. 7,. No. 4, Winter 1990 : Unbroken Circles : Traditional Arts of Contemporary Woodland Peoples
American Indian Program, Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y., 1990, 
DIXON, Susan R. (Special Issue Editor). Northeast Indian Quarterly. Volume VII, Number 4, Winter 1990 : Unbroken Circles : Traditional Arts of Contemporary Woodland Peoples. (Ithaca, N.Y.: American Indian Program, Cornell University, 1990). Pp 1-96. Illustrated. Double Column. 4to, illustrated whitecard covers, lettered in black. Contents : The Essential Spirit (by Susan R. Dixon). The Unbroken Circle: Contemporary Iroquois Storytelling (by Joseph Bruchac). As We Tell Our Stories: Living Traditions and the Algonkian Peoples of Indian New England (by Lynne Williamson). Abstract Floral Patterns: Continued Traditions and Transformations in Woodland Indian Textiles (by Ruth B. Phillips). Native Art and the New Art Historyn (by Ruth B. Phillips). Transformation of Pattern: From Nature to Cloth (by Terri M. Joseph). Weaving a Life: Interview with Mary Adams (by Katsi Cook). Urban Indian Survival: Preserving Tradition in the Big City (by Rudy Martin). Iron and Antler: The Art of Stan Hill (by G. Peter Jemison). Cornhusk People (by Donna Cole). The Animal Gift (by Joel Monture). Recent Considerations in the Study of Native American Art (by Robert Hobbs). A Tribute to Iroquois Beadworkers (by Jameson Brant). Chief Jacob Thomas and the Condolence Cane (by José Barreiro). Thoughts on the Role of Folk Arts in the Ecology of Cultures (by John W. Suter). Very good. 15.00

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Survey of British Industrial Arts , DOWLING, Henry G
50 DOWLING, Henry G Survey of British Industrial Arts
F. Lewis, Essex, England, 1935, 
DOWLING, Henry G. A Survey of British Industrial Arts. Essex, England: F. Lewis (Publishers) Limited, 1935. First Edition. Pp. 55, [8] (blank: provided for "Notes") titled on front in blind, and on spine in gilt. A survey of machine-produced domestic, civic and mercantile arts and crafts. Sections subjects are: Interior Decoration, Furniture and Woodwork, Carpets and Textiles, Metalwork, Lighting and Heating, Pottery, and Glass. Bookplate of former owner to fixed front endpaper, neat embossed ownership stamp of former owner to ffep. A very good copy. 100.00

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51 DOYLE, Robert Laundry : The Whys and Hows of Cleaning Clothes. First Edition, Paperback.
Sartorial Press Publications, Halifax, 1999, ISBN:0968303919 
DOYLE, Robert. Laundry : The Whys and Hows of Cleaning Clothes. (Halifax): Sartorial Press Publications, (1999). Pp. (10),i-x,(2),3-230,(2). illustrated. Double column. Oblong 8vo, blue ill card covers with glittery silver titles to front and spine. An exhaustive, and at times, humourous, history ofthat wash-day chore we call laundry. Includes some interesting early histo ry, chapters on textiles and soap, and handy cleaning tips for the most delicate of fabrics. Robert Doyle was the founder of the Wardrobe Department of the Neptune Theatre in Halifax. Very good. 35.00

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52 DOYLE, Robert Laundry : The Whys and Hows of Cleaning Clothes. First Edition, Signed Paperback.
Sartorial Press Publications, Halifax, 1999, ISBN:0968303919 
DOYLE, Robert. Laundry : The Whys and Hows of Cleaning Clothes. (Halifax): Sartorial Press Publications, (1999). First Edition. Pp. (10),i-x,(2),3-230,(2). illustrated. Double column. Oblong 8vo, blue ill card covers with glittery silver titles to front and spine. An exhaustive, and at times, humourous, history of that wash-day chore we call laundry. Includes some interesting early history, chapters on textiles and soap, and handy cleaning tips for the most delicate of fabrics. Robert Doyle was the founder of the Wardrobe Department of the Neptune Theatre in Halifax. Very good. Signed and inscribed by the author on the first leaf. 40.00

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53 DUMAS, Evelyn BENNETT, Arnold, trans. Bitter Thirties in Quebec. 1st English edition
Black Rose Books Ltd, Montréal, 1975, ISBN:0919618545 
DUMAS, Evelyn. Bitter Thirties in Quebec. Translated from the French by Arnold Bennett. Montréal : Black Rose Books, (1975). First English Edition. Pp(10),11-151,(1). 8vo, illustrated black card covers, lettered in yellow. C hapters: 1. The Basic Picture. 2. The Foreigners' Strike. 3. The Shmata Strikes. 4. The "Bleuets" Strikes. 5. The Tramway Strikes. 6. The Sky Will Be Red Hot. Epilogue. Appendix : The Choice of Conflicts and the Framework of the Study. "She has undertaken to prove incorrect the notion previously widely held that the labour movement militancy associated with modern Quebec was a feature born in the post-World War II period, By examing, through the tradition of oral history, several strikes in the thirties and forties in transportation, textiles and other important industries, and by recording the impressions and feelings of some of the surviving strikers, whether leaders or rank-in-file militants, she captures the mood of the period." - from the rear cover. Penned name, else very good. 15.00

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54 EDWARDS, David F. Newcomen Society Saco-Lowel (1813-1950) A Saga of New England Enterprise. 2nd pr
Newcomen Society, 1950, 
EDWARDS, David F. "Saco-Lowell" (1813-1950) A Saga of New England Enterprise. [N.Y.] : Newcomen Society American Branch, (April) 1950. Second Printing. Pp. (4),5-32. 8vo, card covers. Vg. 17.50

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55 ELLIOTT, David, and James RYAN (eds.) Art Into Production : Soviet Textiles, Fashion and Ceramics 1917-1935
1984, 
ELLIOTT, David, and James RYAN (eds.). Art Into Production : Soviet Textiles, Fashion and Ceramics 1917-1935. (Oxford : Museum of Modern Art Oxford inconjunction with the Crafts Council of Englanmd and Wales, 1984). Pp 1-96. Illustrated. 4to, illustrated white card covers, lettered in black and yel low. Catalogue of exhibition held Museum of Modern Art, Oxford, 9 December 1984 - 3 February 1985 and Crafts Council Gallery, London, 20 February - 28April 1985. Contents : Foreword; Art into Production (by David Elliott); S oviet Ceramics 1917-1935 (by Lvdia Andreeva); The Development of Art in Industry; Sviet Porcelain (by V.V. Filatov); What do We Want from a Plate?; Colour Section: Ceramics; Colour Section: Textiles; Textile and Clothes Design in the Twenties and Early Thirties (by Tat'iana Strizhenova); Prospectus for a Course on Artistic Composition for the Textile Faculty at Vkhutemas (by Professor V.F. Stepanova); A New Mode of Life; Industrial Design at Vkhutemas (by Ya Tugendhold); Project for a Clothing Design (by Nadezhda Lamanova); Russian Fashion (by Nadezhda Lamanova); How Should We Dress?; Introduction-to the First Art Exhibition of Soviet Domestic Textiles (by A. A. Fyodorov-Davidov); The History of Design in Textiles (by N.N. Sobolev). Very good. 30.00

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56 EMERY, Irene Primary Structures of Fabrics : an Illustrated Classification
Textile Museum, Washington, D.C., 1980, 
EMERY, Irene. The Primary Structures of Fabrics : an Illustrated Classification. Washington, D.C.: The Textile Museum, 1980. Pp (6),vii-xxvi,1-341,(1). Illustrated. Index. Double Column. 4to, blue cloth, gilt lettering to front board and spine. Abridged contents: Part 1. Components of fabric structures-Material content; Natural, Man-madeStructural make-up; Continuous filaments, Fibers of limited length. Part 2. Classification of the structures offabrics -- Felted fibers; Natural plant forms, Agglomerated fibers. Interw orked elements; Single element, Two single elements, One set of elements, Two or more sets of elements. Part 3. Structures accessory to fabrics -- Accessory stitches; Elements, Uses, Structures. Accessory fabrics and fabric complexes; Structures, Uses, Interrelationships. Accessory objects; Sources and nature, Means and methods of attachment. ADDITIONAL SHIPPINH CHARGES WILL BE REQUIRED FOR ORDERS OUTSIDE CANADA DUE TO ITS WEIGHT. Very good. 35.00

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57 EMERY, Irene, and Patricia FISKE (ed.) FISKE, Patricia Irene Emery Roundtable on Museum Textiles 1977 Proceedings : Looms and Their Products. First Edition.
Textile Museum, Washington, D.C., 1979, 1979 
EMERY, Irene, and Patricia FISKE, (eds.). Irene Emery Roundtable on Museum Textiles 1977 Proceedings : Looms and Their Products. Washington, D.C.: The Textile Museum, (1979). First Edition. Pp (2),i-iii,(1),1-314. Illustrated. 4to, pale greencard covers, black lettering to front board and spine.

The meeting at which these papers were presented was held at The Textile Museum, April 18-20, 1977.

Contents :
I. European Looms.
A) The Looms of the Old World (by MartaHoffmann),
B) Old European Looms (by Marta Hoffmann).

II. Asian/African Looms.
A) Cardweaving (by Candace Crockett),
B) Some Rug Looms of the Near and Middle East (by Suzanne Hamilton),
C) West African Looms (by Peggy Gilfoy),
D) An Introduction to the Body-Tension Looms and Simple Frame Looms of Southeast Asia (by Mattiebelle Gittinger),
E) Demonstration of Three Looms (by Rita Bolland),
F) An Unusual Shedding Device from Thailand (by Anna Blinks),
G) Archaeological Evidence for Looms from Yunnan (by John E. Vollmer),
H) The Jibata, A Japanese Loom (by Dorothy Miller),
I) Loom Representations in Certain Ukiyo-e Woodblock Prints (by Hilda Pang).

III. Western Hemisphere Looms.
A) New World Fabric Production and the Distribution of the Backstrap Loom (by Junius B. Bird),
B) The Distribution of Aboriginal Looms and Frames in North America (by Mary Elizabeth King),
C) The Ring-Warp Loom in Mexico (by Irmgard W. Johnson),
D) Otomi Looms and Quechquemitls from San Pablito, State of Puebla and from Santa Ana Huetlalpan, State of Hidalgo, Mexico (by Bodil Christensen),
E) The Ramifications of Treadle Loom Introduction in 16th Century Mexico (by Patricia Anawalt),
F) The Vertical Loom in the Andes Past and Present (by James M. Vreeland),
G) Warping and Weaving ona Four Stake Ground Loom in the Lake Titicaca Basin Community of Taquile, Peru (by Elayne Zorn).

IV. Complex Patterning Looms.
A) How the Drawloom Works (by Kaherine Koob),
B) What Can We Learn from a Fabric About the Loom on Which It Might Have Been Woven? (by Milton F. Sonday)
C) New Looms and Fabric Novelties in Philippe de Lasalle's 18th Century Silks (by Daryl M. Hafter).

V. Loom Bibliography.
A) Archaeological and Ethnographic Looms: A Bibliography (by Katherine T. Freshley).

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58 ESPEJEL, Carlos ROCA, F. Català, photographer Mexican Folk Crafts. First Edition
Editorial Blume, Barcelona, 1978, ISBN:8470310585 
ESPEJEL, Carlos. Mexican Folk Crafts. Photographer F. Català Roca. Barcelona : Editorial Blume, (1978). First Edition. Pp (6),7-237,(3). Illustrated. Map. Index. 4to, illustrated green cloth, black lettering to front board and spine. A pictorial work on Mexican folk crafts. Contents : Introduction. The major crafts: Pottery, Lacquers, Basketweaving, Textiles, Metalwork. The minor crafts: Glassmaking, Woodworking, Stone cutting, saddlery, bone, horn, shell, and tortoise shell, Folk painting. The entertainment crafts: Toymaking, Holidays, dances, and masks. ADDITIONAL SHIPPING CHARGES WILL BE R EQUIRED FOR ORDERS OUTSIDE CANADA DUE TO ITS WEIGHT. Top pf spine chipped, white stain to bottom edge pf cloth, else very good. 30.00

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59 ETTINGER, Murray M. Poems of Inspiration
1980, 
ETTINGER, Murray M. Poems of Inspiration . [N.pl.: N.pub., n.d.]. [ca 1980][Printed by Lancelot Press]. Pp. [1]-12, including covers. 8vo, stapled pr inted yellow card covers. "A long-time employee of Nova Scotia Textiles, heresides in Garland's Crossing, Hants County, Nova Scotia." - rear cover. A brief selection of poetry, some religious. "Memories of My Annapolis Valey Home", "WIndsor Causeway" and others. Faint vertical wave to volume, else vg. 10.00

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60 FIELD, Richard Henning Spirit of Nova Scotia : Traditional Decorative Folk Art 1780-1930. First Edition in dustjacket
AGNS Art Gallery of Nova Scotia / Dundurn Press, Halifax / Toronto and London, 1985, ISBN:1550020064 1985 1550020064 / 9781550020069 
FIELD, Richard Henning. Spirit of Nova Scotia : Traditional Decorative Folk Art 1780-1930. Halifax : Art Gallery of Nova Scotia / Toronto and London : Dundurn Press, 1985. First Edition. Pp I-X,1-211,(3). Illustrated. Large 8vo, blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine.

"If the spirit of Nova Scotia begins with its people what better way to discover this spirit than through the richly decorated objects made, used and brought to this province over the 150 year period represented in this important exhibition and catalogue.
"Spirit of Nova Scotia is the first comprehensive showing of traditional decorative folk art from one single Canadian province. Dealing with the years between 1780 and 1930, the over 300 objects included in this show, reflect the rich heritage and ethnic traditions of not only this province, but Canada itself.
"Divided into four major categories — textiles, paintings, watercolours and drawings, sculpture; and decorated utilitarian objects, curator Richard Henning Field presents these works not only as examples of traditional decorative folk art, but examines them within their cultural context, without separating art from artifact, or removing them from their historical or cultural setting. These objects embody that union of function and aesthetic that is characteristic of traditional folk art" - from the dj.

Contents:
Scott Robson's "Textiles in Nova Scotia",
Bernard Riordon's "Traditional Nova Scotia Folk Sculpture",
Susan M. Foshay's "Aspects of Nova Scotia Folk Portraiture",
Eric Ruff's "Aspects of NovaScotia Ship Portraiture",
Terry Kobayashi and Michael Bird's "The Traditional Folk Arts of Lunenburg County",
and
Murray E. Stewart's "Background, Interpretation and Function of Decorated Utilitarian Objects in Early Nova Scotia Households".

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