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81 BARWICK, Frances Duncan DUNCAN, Douglas M. Pictures from the Douglas M. Duncan Collection. in worn dj.
University of Toronto Press, Toronto, 1975, ISBN:0802033229 
BARWICK, Frances Duncan. Pictures from the Douglas M. Duncan Collection . Selected and introduced by Frances Duncan Barwick. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, (1975). Pp. (12),1-146,(4). Illustrated largely in colour. Oblong 8vo, dark grey cloth with gilt lettering to spine. "Douglas M. Duncan (1902-68) had an almost incalculable influence on the development of the arts in Canad. He is perhaps best known for the Picture Loan Society, which hefounded in Toronto in 1936; through it he provided hundreds of Canadian ar tists with sound advice, encouragement, generous help, and a place where their work could be displayed. Duncan was also a notable collector in his ownright, and over the years he acquired over 1,250 works, from artists, from other galleries, but predominantly from the exhibitions at the Picture Loa n Society. he once referred to his pictures not as a collection but an accretion, and he never bought as an investment, but only because he liked the picture." - from the dj. Name to front pastedown, else vg in rubbed, chipped, worn dj. 25.00

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82 BATCHEN, Geoffrey Burning with Desire : The Conception of Photography. in dustjacket
MIT Press / Massachusetts Institute of Technology Press, Cambridge, Mass. & London, 1997, ISBN:9780262024273 
BATCHEN, Geoffrey. Burning with Desire : The Conception of Photography. Cambridge, Mass. & London : MIT Press / Massachusetts Institute of Technology Press, (1997). Pp (7),[viii]-xii,(3),4-273,(3). Illustrated in Black-and-White. Index. 8vo, black paper covered boards, silver lettering to spine. "In an 1828 letter to his partner, Nicéphore Niépce, Louis Daguerre wrote, "Iam burning with desire to see your experiments from nature." In this book, Geoffrey Batchen analyzes the desire to photograph as it emerged within th e philosophical and scientific milieus that preceded the actual invention of photography. Recent accounts of photography's identity tend to divide between the postmodern view that all identity is determined by context and a formalist effort to define the fundamental characteristics of photography asa medium. Batchen critiques both approaches by way of a detailed discussio n of photography's conception in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. He examines the output of the various nominees for "first photographer," then incorporates this information into a mode of historical criticism informed by the work of Michel Foucault and Jacques Derrida. The resultis a way of thinking about photography that persuasively accords with the mediums undeniable conceptual, political, and historical complexity." (fromthe dj). Contents : Preface.. 1. Identity. 2. Conception. 3. Desire. 4. P ictures. 5. Method. Epitaph. ADDITIONAL SHIPPING CHARGES MAY BE REQUIRED DUE TO ITS WEIGHT. Very good in dustjacket. 35.00

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83 BEAN, Robert (ed.) Image and Inscription : An Anthology of Contemporary Canadian Photography
Gallery 44 / YYZ Books, Toronto, 2006, ISBN:0920397417 
BEAN, Robert, (ed.). Image and Inscription : An Anthology of Contemporary Canadian Photography. Toronto : Gallery 44 / YYZ Books, (2006). First Edition. Pp [1]-232. Illustrated. Square 8vo, white card covers. Robert 'Bob' Bean, (b.1954, Regina, Saskatchewan). Of local interest : Mabou/Caribou (by Katherne Knight, pp 120-124). Contents : Cercles Chromatiques de M.E. Chevreul, 1861 (by Arnaud Maggs); Local Rock (by Alain Paiement); Tales Without Grounds (by Eve K. Tremblay); The System of Allusions (by Marie-Josee Jean); Disaster Topographics (by Blake Fitzpatrick); Light in the Loafers: The Gaynor Photographs of Gaetan Dugas and the Invention of Patient Zero (by RobinMetcalfe); Nation, Identity, Periphery, and Modernity: Synthesizing Canada ’s Photographic History (by Carol Williams); Objects of Desire: The Photo Art of William Eakin (by Robert Enright); First Nation’s BC (by Arthur Renwick); Mabou/Caribo (by Katherine Knight); Spiritual Suite (by Rosalie Favell); Empire (by Scott McFarland); The Metropolitan Museum of Edward Milla (byVid Ingelevics); The Post/Colonial Photographic Archive and the Work of Me mory (by Lynne Bell); Jayce Salloum: Archive of the Street (by Jim Drobnickand Jennifer Fisher); Because of Burning and Ashes: A Few Works by Robert Frank and Lani Maestro (by Stephen Horne); Questions of Obsolescence (by Robert Bean); We Have a Situation: Sorry (by Cathy Busby); Art Stars (by Jeanne Ju); Archival Treatment (by Michael Maranda). Llight cover wear, else very good. 35.00

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Aubrey Beardsley Lecture.  ltd ed. , BEARDSLEY, Aubrey). KING, A.W KING, A.W. WALKER, R.A.
84 BEARDSLEY, Aubrey). KING, A.W KING, A.W. WALKER, R.A. Aubrey Beardsley Lecture. ltd ed.
R.A. Walker, 1924, 
(BEARDSLEY, Aubrey). KING, A.W. An Aubrey Beardsley Lecture. With an Introduction & Notes by R.A. Walker and some Unpublished Letters & Drawings. L: R.A. Walker, (1924). Pp 103, incl. plates. Large 8vo, blue cloth, leather label to spine. "500 copies of this edition have been printed, of which 450 are for sale." This copy is not numbered. Two small bruises to fore-edge of rear board, nick to spine label, else vg. 150.00

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85 BEAVERBROOK, Lord. My Case for Empire Free Trade. Third Edition.
Empire Crusade, London, 1930, 
BEAVERBROOK, Lord. My Case for Empire Free Trade. Third Edition. London : The Empire Crusade, July 14th, 1930. Pp [1]-76. Index. Small 8vo, illustrated pink and white card covers. “I think that every point of the policy is here adequately explained, and every criticism of it fully disposed of. I have dealt in a friendly spirit with those critics who entirely reject my policy, but I have not been sedulous to placate those who believe it in their hearts but reject it with their lips because they are afraid of being called"food taxers." That I propose to tax foreign food I have stated over and o ver again, because such a tax is the keystone of the system; but I also propose to draw the food supplies of this country from the greatest free-food area in the world—the British Empire as I see it in the near future.”- fromthe Preface. William Maxwell "Max" Aitken, 1st Baron Beaverbrook (1879-196 4) was a Canadian-British newspaper tycoon, politician, and writer. Aitken was born in Maple, Ontario, Canada, in 1879. The following year, his familymoved to Newcastle, New Brunswick, which he considered to be his home town . It was here, at the age of 13, that he published his first newspaper. Covers rubbed and smudged, tears to top margin of back cover, name, else good.35.00

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86 BECKETT, Samuel) FEHSENFELD, Martha Dow OVERBECK, Lois More CRIAIG, George Letters of Samuel Beckett. Volume I : 1929-1940. First Edition in dustjacket
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge (UK), 2009, ISBN:9780521867931 
(BECKETT, Samuel). The Letters of Samuel Beckett. Volume I : 1929-1940. Editors: Martha Dow Fehsenfeld, Lois More Overbeck. Associate Editors: George Craig, Dan Gunn. (Cambridge) : Cambridge University Press, (2009). First Edition. Pp (6),vii-xcix,(3),3-782,(6). 8vo, black cloth, gilt lettering to spine. "The letters written by Samuel Beckett between 1929 and 1940 provide a vivid and personal view of Western Europe in the 1930s, and mark the gradual emergence of Beckett's unique voice and sensibility. The Cambridge University Press edition of The Letters of Samuel Beckett offers for the first time a comprehensive range of letters of one of the greatest literary figures of the twentieth century. Selected for their bearing on his work from over 15,000 extant letters, the letters published in this four-volume editionencompass sixty years of Beckett's writing life (1929-1989), and include l etters to friends, painters and musicians, as well as to students, publishers, translators, and colleagues in the world of literature and theater. Foranyone interested in twentieth-century literature and theater this edition is essential reading, offering not only a record of Beckett's achievements but a powerful literary experience in itself." (from the dj). ADDITIONAL S HIPPING CHARGES WILL BE REQUIRED FOR ORDERS OUTSIDE CANADA DUE TO ITS WEIGHT. Some minor underlining, else very good in dustjacket. 30.00

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87 BECKETT, Samuel) GRAVER, Lawrence FEDERMAN, Raymond Critical Heritage Series Samuel Beckett : The Critical Heritage. First Edition in dustjacket. signedby Graver
Routledge & Kegan Paul, London, Henley and Boston, 1979, ISBN:0710089481 
(BECKETT, Samuel). Samuel Beckett : The Critical Heritage. Edited by Lawrence Graver and Raymond Federman. London, Henley and Boston : Routledge & Kegan Paul, (1979). First Edition. Pp (6),vii-xx,1-372. Index. 8vo, blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine. "The Nobel Prize awarded to Samuel Beckett in 1969 recognized a literary achievement which began in 1931 with his book on Proust and continues to this day. Beckett has long been one of the most distinctive and influential of writers and his impact on modern drama and the novel is immense. His' works have, perhaps inevitably, attractccted mucn controversy over the years, marking it particularly interesting to trace in the pages of this volume the growth and fluctuations of his reputation. Reviewers and critics quoted include Dylan Thomas, Eric Bentley, Kenneth Tynan, Donald Davie, V. S. Pritchett, John Updike, Christopher Ricks, David Lodge and A. Alvarez." (from the dj). Very good in dustjacket. Signed with inscription by Lawrence Graver. 40.00

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88 BECKWITH, John HALL, Frederick A. KALLMANN, Helmut) Musical Canada: Words and Music Honouring Helmut Kallmann. in dj
University of Toronto Press, Toronto, 1988, ISBN:0802057594 
BECKWITH, John. Musical Canada: Words and Music Honouring Helmut Kallmann. Toronto: Unversity of Toronto Press, (1988). Pp. [i]-xiii,(1),[1]-369,(1). 8vo, red cloth cover with gold lettering to spine. "The foremost historian of Canadian music and musical life, Helmut Kallmann is the inspiration for this volume. Its twenty-three contributions, written by prominent composersand writers representing many different regions and both national language s, present a cross-section of current work in historical research, bibliography, analysis, criticism, and creative composition. Among the subjects covered are bibliographical and historical research on recent musical findingsfrom New France and on early musical activities in various Canadian cities and regions; critical appraisals of Canadian composers and performers; and surveys of Canadian musical organizations and their programs. Four short c ompositions have been written especially for the volume." -from the dj. Very small tear to top of spine, else vg in slightly edgeworn dj with sticker residue to front. 20.00

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89 BEE, Susan. SCHOR, Mira. BERNSTEIN, Charles). DRUCKER, Johanna). M/E/A/N/I/N/G
BEE, Susan and Mira SCHOR. M/E/A/N/I/N/G. (NY): n.p., December 1986. Pp. 40. 4to, grey card covers, black titles to front. The first issue of a biann ual publication focusing on art and writing. With works by Susan Bee, Charles Berstein, Johanna Drucker, Vanalyne Green and Mira Schor. Contents: Charles Bernstein's "For M/E/A/N/I/N/G", Mira Schor's "Appropriated Sexuality",Johanna Drucker's "Les Immateriaux: Long-term Effects of the Exhibition", Alan Davies, Lee Shery, and Jake Berthot's "Porfirio Didonna: In Memory", Brad Baker and Ann Schoenfeld's "From the Notebooks of Rene Santos", Mimi Gross's "Rivet, Lively for Being Itself", Susan Bee's "Running on Empty: An Artist's Life in New York", and Vanalyne Green's "Mother Baseball". Small bump to lower front corner, else vg. 10.00

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The Development of Taste. 1st UK no dj. , BEGG, W. Proudfoot
90 BEGG, W. Proudfoot The Development of Taste. 1st UK no dj.
BEGG, W. Proudfoot. The Development of Taste And Other Studies In Aesthetics. First Edition. Glasgow: James Maclehose And Sons, (1887). Pp 392. 8vo, blue cloth. Faint foxing throughout. Rubbed, foxed and worn edges, ow vg. 65.00

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91 BELKNAP, Robert L. DOSTOYEVSKY, F. Structure of The Brothers Karamazov. in dj
Mouton, 1967, 
BELKNAP, Robert L. The Structure of The Brothers Karamazov. The Hague: Mouton, 1967. Pp. 122. 8vo, blue cloth. Top corners lightly bumped, some pencilling to first few pages, previous owner's name inked to ffep, else vg in dj (short tear to front top corner, light wear to edges, head of spine creased). 40.00

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92 BELL, Clive Bloomsbury Heritage Series FRY, Roger GILLESPIE, Diane F. Roger Fry : Anecdotes, for the Use of a Future Biographer, Illustrating Certain Peculiarities of the Late Roger Fry
Cecil Woolf, London, 1997, ISBN:1897967071 
BELL, Clive. Roger Fry : Anecdotes, for the Use of a Future Biographer, Illustrating Certain Peculiarities of the Late Roger Fry. Edited and Introduced by Diane F. Gillespie. London : Cecil Woolf, (1997). Pp. (4),5-31,(1). 8vo, stapled yellow illustrated card covers. Number 14 in the Bloomsbury Heritage series. Some faint pencil erasures, else very good. 25.00

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93 BELL, Clive. Since Cezanne. First Edition.
Chatto & Windus, London, 1922, 
BELL, Clive. Since Cézanne. London: Chatto and Windus, 1922. First UK Printing. Pp. (8),1-[230],(2), frontispiece, + 7 leaves of black and white plates. Illustrated. 8vo, navy blue cloth with black lettered paper label to spine. Laing, Clive Bell: An Annotated Bibliography of the Published Writings,A6a. "Most of these Essays appeared in The New Republic and The Athenaeum: some, however, are reprinted from The Burlington Magazine, The New Statesm an, and Art and Decoration." - from the acknowledgement leaf. Contents: 1. Since Cézanne; 2. The Artistic Problem; 3. The Douanier Rousseau; 4. Cézanne; 5. Renoir; 6. Tradition and Movements; 7. Matisse and Picasso; 8. The Place of Art in Art Criticism; 9. Bonnard; 10. Duncan Grant; 11. Negro Sculpture; 12. Order and Authority (1 and 2); 13. Marquet; 14. Standards; 15. Criticism: First, Second, and Last Thoughts; 16. Othon Friesz; 17. Wilcoxism; 18. Art and Politics; 19. The Authority of M. Derain; 20. "Plus de Jazz". Inner hinges starting, small white smudge to top edge of front board, much wear to spine label (although there is a crisp second spine label laid in atrear), occasional foxing throughout, Mar 14 1922 pencilled acquisition not e to flyleaf, else very good. From the library of Bloomsbury Group scholar S.P. Rosenbaum, with his acquisition note to flyleaf and sparse pencilled marginalia throughout. 70.00

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94 BELL, Inglis F. and Susan W. PORT (eds.) PORT, Susan W. (ed.) Canadian Literature / Littérature Canadienne 1959-1963
University of British Columbia, 1966, 
BELL, Inglis F. and Susan W. PORT, (eds.). Canadian Literature / Littérature Canadienne 1959-1963. A checklist of creative and critical writings. / Bibliographie de la critique et des oeuvres d'imagination. [Vancouver] : Publications Centre, The University of British Columbia, 1966. First Edition. Pp. (12),3-140,(2). (pp. 85-140 text in French). 8vo (163 x 237 mm), orange cloth, red lettering to spine.

Inglis Freeman Bell (b. 1917 - d. 1991).

A Canadian Literature Supplement.

Part I. English-Canadian Literature.
Books and Reading
New Titles
History and Criticism
Literary History and Criticism
Drama and Theatre
Individual Authors.

Part II. Littérature Canadienne-française.
Romans et nouvelles
Humour et Satire
Littérature de Jeunesse
Ouvrages Consacrés à L'Edition
Histoire et Critique Littéraire
Ouvrages et articles géneraux
Le Roman
La Poésie
Le Theâtre
Ouvrages Consacrés aux Ecrivains.

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95 BELL, Michael. Critical Idiom, 20). Primitivism. The Critical Idiom 20. First Edition in dustjacket.
Methuen, London, 1972, ISBN:0416078907 
BELL, Michael. Primitivism. The Critical Idiom 20. (London): Methuen & Co. Ltd., (1972). First Printing. Pp. (10),[1]-93,(1). 8vo, greyish-green clothwith pressed lettering to front board, gilt lettering to spine. Volume 20 in The Critical Idiom series. General editor: John D. Jump. "Primitivist aspirations are a permanent aspect of civilised self-reflection, not least atthe present time, and literary primitivism is one of the most complex and revealing expressions of this impulse. This study combines a brief historical and theoretical cartography with a consideration of the moral and imaginitive status of primitivist expression. Since there is no fixed entity thatcan usefully be called the 'primitive', but many imaginative projections w hose meaning and value can only be examined in terms of their artistic context, this study gives a detailed consideration of sveral authors such as Conrad, Lawrence, Melville and Golding, who have in different ways invited the term 'primitivist'. Two principal categories are distniguished: those writers who attempt to re-create the essential qualities of a pre-civilised mind, and those who in some way use the primitive motif more externally as anidea or metaphor." -from the dustjacket. Very good in short-closed-torn, l ightly brown-toned, unclipped dustjacket. 28.00

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96 BELL, Quentin Bloomsbury. First Edition in dustjacket
Weidenfeld and Nicolson, London, 1968, 
BELL, Quentin. Bloomsbury. London : Weidenfeld and Nicolson, (1968). First UK Edition. Pp. 126. Illustrated. 8vo, brown paper covered boards, white titles to front and spine. Light shelf wear to lower edges, else very good industjacket (two short tears at head of spine). 45.00

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97 BELL, Quentin. WOOLF, Virginia). Virginia Woolf : A Biography. Two Volumes in Slipcase.
Hogarth Press, London, 1973, ISBN:070120291 
(WOOLF, Virginia). BELL, Quentin. Virginia Woolf : A Biography. Volume One:Virginia Stephen, 1882 to 1912. Volume Two: Mrs. Woolf, 1912 to 1941. Lond on: The Hogarth Press, 1973. [Vol. 1: Fifth Printing, June 1973; Vol. 2: Fourth Printing, February 1973]. I. Pp. (6),vii-xiii,(3),1-230, frontispiece,+ 12 p. of black and white photos; II. Pp. (4),v-ix,(3),1-300, frontispiec e, + 14 p. of black and white photos. Illustrated. Map endpapers. 8vo, greycloth with gilt lettering to spines, in blue paper-covered slipcase (with two paper photo labels to case. Title page and contents page of volume two loose but present, else very good in price-clipped dustjacket. In slipcase.Due to the weight of this set, extra shipping charges may be necessary on international orders. The set for 50.00

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98 BÉNICHOU, Paul. Creación Poetica en el Romancero Tradicional.
Editorial Gredos, Madrid , 1968, 
BÉNICHOU, Paul. Creación Poetica en el Romancero Tradicional. Madrid : Editorial Gredos, S.A., (1968). Pp [1]-190,(10). Index. 8vo, white card covers,French flaps, printed in blue and red. Biblioteca Romanica Hispanica, Estu dicos y Ensayos, No. 108. Text in Spanish. A very good, unopened copy. 25.00

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99 BENNETT, Arnold Human Machine. early Cdn ed.
Musson Book Company, Toronto, 0, 
BENNETT, Arnold. The Human Machine. Toronto: The Musson Book Company, [n.d.- ca. 1910]. Pp. [1]-123,(1). 8vo, brown cloth spine with light brown pape r covered boards, gilt initial and black lettering to front, gilt letteringto spine. Contents: 1. Taking Oneself for Granted; 2. Amateur in the Art o f Living; 3. The Brain as a Gentleman-at-Large; 4. The First Practical Step; 5. Habit-Forming by Concentration; 6. Lord over the Noddle; 7. What 'Living' Chiefly Is; 8. The Daily Friction; 9. 'Fire!'; 10. Mischievously Overworking It; 11. An Interlude; 12. An Interest in Life; 13. Success and Failure; 14. A Man and His Environment; 15. L.S.D.; 16. Reason, Reason! Slight spine roll, some light edge-wear to spine ends and extremities, 1912 gift inscription inked to ffep, else vg. 35.00

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100 BENNETT, Joan WOOLF, Virginia] Virginia Woolf : Her Art as a Novelist. in dj
University Press, 1945, 
BENNETT, Joan. Virginia Woolf : Her Art as a Novelist. Cambridge: The University Press, 1945. Pp. 131. Small 8vo, maroon cloth. Inkstamp to ffep, else vg in dj. 35.00

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