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July Auction of Works on Paper, Prints & Books (Online Auction)
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Artwork by  Books and Reference, A Selection of Six Books
Lot #220
BOOKS AND REFERENCE
A Selection of Six Books


- “The Magic Stones” (Aviva Layton; Illustrated by Barbara Klunder; Magook Publishers Inc; McClelland and Stewart Limited, 1977)
- “George Reid: A Biography” (Muriel Miller, Summerhill Press Ltd., 1987)
- “Ernest Lindner 1897 - :A Retrospective Exhibition” (Saskatoon Gallery and Conservation Corporation)
- “E.B. Cox: A Life in Sculpture” (Gary Michael Dault, The Boston Mills Press, 1999) (signed by the artist on title page)
- “The Girls: A Biography of Frances Loring & Florence Wyle” (Rebecca Sisler; Clarke, Irwin & Company Limited, 1972)
- “Emanuel Hahn and Elizabeth Wyn Wood: Tradition and Innovation in Canadian Sculpture” (Victoria Baker; National Gallery of Canada; 1997)
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Estimated: $300.00$200.00 - $300.00

Next bid is: $150.00

Closes July 14th at 04:00:00 PM EDT

Artwork by Thoreau MacDonald, Eleven Books designed or illustrated by Thoreau MacDonald
Lot #221
THOREAU MACDONALD
Eleven Books designed or illustrated by Thoreau MacDonald


- “Notebooks” (Thoreau MacDonald; Penumbra Press, 1980)
- “Thoreau’s Tales” (David McCabe, Thoreau MacDonald and Susan MacDonald; The Woodchuck Press, 2002)
- “The Ryerson Poetry Chap-Books; The Sea is Our Doorway” (Michael Harrington; Cover design by J.E.H. and Thoreau MacDonald; The Ryerson Press, Toronto, 1947) (Chap-Book Number 124)
- “Hurt not the Earth” (E. Newton-White, drawings by Thoreau MacDonald; The Ryerson Press, Toronto, 1958)
- “A Canadian Nation” (Lorne Pierce, Designed by Thoreau MacDonald; The Ryerson Press, 1960)
- “The Woodcarver’s Wife” (Marjorie L. C. Pickthall with decorations by J.E.H. MacDonald; McClelland and Stewart, Toronto, 1922)
- “A Word to Us All” (J.E.H. MacDonald with a note by Robert Stacey; McBurnie Cutler Editions, Toronto, 1996) (limited edition keepsake on the occasion of the publication of “J.E.H. MacDonald: Designer”; No. 434 of 500 copies) (signed by Robert Stacey on title page)
- “The Rocking Chair and Other Poems” (A.M. Klein with drawings by Thoreau MacDonald; The Ryerson Press, Toronto, 1966)
- “The Group of Seven: Thoreau MacDonald” (Canadian Art Series; The Ryerson Press, Toronto, 1944
- “South of North: Images of Canada” (Richard Outram, drawings by Thoreau MacDonald; The Porcupine’s Quill, Erin) (signed and inscribed by Rosemary Kilbourn
- “The Songs of Wade Hemsworth” (illustrations by Thoreau MacDonald; Penumbra Press, Waterloo, 1990)
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Estimated: $300.00$200.00 - $300.00

Next bid is: $150.00

Closes July 14th at 04:00:00 PM EDT

Artwork by  Books and Reference, Five Books on Canadian Artists
Lot #222
BOOKS AND REFERENCE
Five Books on Canadian Artists


- “Silent Stars, Sound Stars, Film Stars” (Harold Town; McLelland and Stewart Limited, Toronto/Montreal, 1971) (signed and inscribed)
- “Colville” (David Burnett; Art Gallery of Ontario; McLelland and Stewart, Toronto, 1983) (signed by the artist and by David Burnett)
- “Greg Curnoe: Canada, X Biennial, Sao Paolo,1969” (Dennis Reid, National Gallery of Canada)
- “Leon Bellefleur” (travelling exhibition organized by the National Gallery of Canada 1968-69)
- “Riopelle: oeuvres 1966-1977” (Maeght Editeur, 1991)
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Estimated: $300.00$200.00 - $300.00

Next bid is: $150.00

Closes July 14th at 04:00:00 PM EDT

Artwork by  Books and Reference, Nine Books on Canadian Art
Lot #223
BOOKS AND REFERENCE
Nine Books on Canadian Art


- “Paint and Circumstance” (Illingworth Kerr; Jules and Maureen Poscente, Ralph Hedlin, Heidi Redekop and Wm. H. Hopper, Calgary, 1987) (limited edition)
- “Love Letters to Art” (Robert Genn, forward by Stephen Jarislowsky; Studio Beckett Publications, Vancouver, 2008)
- “Onley’s Arctic: Diaries and Paintings of the High Arctic” (Toni Onley; Douglas and McIntire, Vancouver/Toronto, 1989) (signed twice and inscribed)
- “Owen Staples: Painter of Canada’s Past” (Rod Staples with Ian Galt, forward by A.J. Casson; Hogarth Productions, Toronto, 1994)
- “The Art of Robert Bruce” (Mary Jo Hughes and Donald DeGrow; The Winnipeg Art Gallery, 2004)
- “Flying Colours: The Toni Onley Story” (Gregory Strong; Harbour Publishing, 2002)
- “Wild Geese and Other Poems” (Barker Fairley; Penumbra Press, 1984)
- “Think of the Earth” (Bertram Brooker; Thomas Nelson and Sons, Toronto)
- “Hagan: The Mind and the Hand” (essays by C.R. Blackstock, Dennis Burton, Berners Jackson and Richard Williams)
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Estimated: $300.00$200.00 - $300.00

Next bid is: $150.00

Closes July 14th at 04:00:00 PM EDT

Artwork by  Books and Reference, Six Books on the Arts
Lot #224
BOOKS AND REFERENCE
Six Books on the Arts


- “Eyes Without A Face” (Kenneth McRobbie with original etching and cover by Graham Coughtry; John Deyell Limited, Lindsay, 1968) (Gallery Editions: One; Isaacs Gallery)
- “A Canadian Christmas Carol: Jesous Ahatonhia, A Huron Indian Carol (circa 1641)” (Father Jean De Brebeuf, Robert E. Oliver, Illustrations by Stanley F. Turner; Abitibi Paper Company Ltd.,)
- “Canada: Painted by T. Mower Martin R.C.A.” (described by Wilfred Campbell; A & C Black, London, 1907) (missing colour plate from page 54)
- “Friendly Acres” (Peter McArthur with decorations by Franz Johnston; The Musson Book Company Ltd., Toronto, 1927)
- “Love: Where the Nights are Long. Anthology of Canadian Love Poems” (Irving Layton, drawings by Harold Town; McClelland and Stewart Limited, 1977)
- “Ateliers: Etudes sur vingt-deux peintres et sculpteurs canadiens” (Les Editions du Mercure, Montreal/New York, 1928)
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Estimated: $300.00$200.00 - $300.00

Next bid is: $150.00

Closes July 14th at 04:00:00 PM EDT

Artwork by  Books and Reference, Five Books on Canadian and International Arts
Lot #225
BOOKS AND REFERENCE
Five Books on Canadian and International Arts


- “Across the Table: An Indulgent Look at Food in Canada” (Cynthia Wine, original watercolours by Mary Pratt; Prentice-Hall Canada Inc., Toronto)
- “Generations in Clay: Pueblo Pottery of the American Southwest” (Alfred E. Dittert Jr. and Fred Plog; Northland Press, 1983)
- “Canadian Art Today: New York Graphic Society Ltd.” (edited by William Townsend)
- “Roloff Beny Interprets in Photographs: Pleasure of Ruins” (Rose Macaulay; McClelland and Stewart Inc., Toronto)
- “Art for Enlightenment: A History of Art in Toronto Schools” (Rebecca Sisler with an introduction by Timothy Findley; Fitzhenry and Whiteside, Toronto, 1993) (in celebration of the heritage of school communities of the Toronto Board of Education presented to Hazel Farley, December 17, 1993) (signed by the Chair, Board of Education for the City of Toronto, and Director of Education on title page) (printed in special limited edition: 135 of 2,000)
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Estimated: $300.00$200.00 - $300.00

Next bid is: $150.00

Closes July 14th at 04:00:00 PM EDT

Artwork by  Books and Reference, A Selection of Six Books
Lot #226
BOOKS AND REFERENCE
A Selection of Six Books


- “Fires of Drift Wood” (Isabel Ecclestone MacKay with decorations by J.E.H. MacDonald; McClelland and Stewart, Toronto, 1922)
- “The Turn of the Year” (Frederick Philip Grove, illustrated by C.M. Manly; The MacMillan Company of Canada Limited, Toronto, 1929)
- “The Nude in Canadian Painting” (Jerrold Morris; New Press, Toronto, 1972)
- “Design in Miniature” (David Gentleman; Studio Vista, London, 1972) (signed by Dora de Pédery-Hunt, 1973)
- “Across the Table: An Indulgent Look at Food in Canada” (Cynthia Wine, original watercolours by Mary Pratt; Prentice-Hall Canada Inc., Toronto) (signed by Mary Pratt and Cynthia Wine on title page)
- “Colour in the Canadian Rockies” (Walter J. Phillips and Frederick Niven; Thomas Nelson and Sons Ltd., Toronto, 1962)
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Estimated: $300.00$200.00 - $300.00

Next bid is: $150.00

Closes July 14th at 04:00:00 PM EDT

Artwork by Frederick Arthur Verner, Burnham Beeches; Burnham Beeches
Lot #227
FREDERICK ARTHUR VERNER
Burnham Beeches; Burnham Beeches

two watercolours
signed and dated 1916 lower right, watercolour on paper, mounted to card, titled on gallery label on the reverse, 7.25 x 5.25 inches (sight);
signed and dated 1917 lower right, watercolour on paper, titled on gallery label on the reverse, 8.5 x 6.5 inches (sight)
8.5 x 6.5 ins ( 21.6 x 16.5 cms ) ( largest sight )

Estimated: $600.00$400.00 - $600.00

Current bid: $325.00
Next bid is: $350.00

Closes July 14th at 04:00:00 PM EDT

Artwork by Graham Noble Norwell, Winter, Laurentians
Lot #228
GRAHAM NOBLE NORWELL
Winter, Laurentians

watercolour
signed lower right
12.5 x 16 ins ( 31.8 x 40.6 cms ) ( sight )

Estimated: $350.00$250.00 - $350.00

Next bid is: $200.00

Closes July 14th at 04:00:00 PM EDT

Artwork by Marjorie Pigott, Flowers
Lot #229
MARJORIE PIGOTT
Flowers

watercolour
signed lower right
9.25 x 13.75 ins ( 23.5 x 34.9 cms )

Estimated: $150.00$100.00 - $150.00

Current bid: $50.00
Next bid is: $75.00

Closes July 14th at 04:00:00 PM EDT

Artwork by Yousuf Karsh, The Right Honourable Roland Michener and Norah Willis Michener
Lot #230
YOUSUF KARSH
The Right Honourable Roland Michener and Norah Willis Michener

gelatin silver print
signed by the artist and sitters in the lower margin
6.75 x 5 ins ( 17.1 x 12.7 cms ) ( plate size )

Estimated: $700.00$500.00 - $700.00

Next bid is: $400.00

Closes July 14th at 04:00:00 PM EDT

Artwork by Harold Barling Town, Mick Jagger
Lot #231
HAROLD BARLING TOWN
Mick Jagger

lithograph
signed, dated 1969 and numbered “49-250”; unframed
14 x 20 ins ( 35.6 x 50.8 cms )

Estimated: $250.00$150.00 - $250.00

Next bid is: $100.00

Closes July 14th at 04:00:00 PM EDT

Artwork by Harold Barling Town, W.C. Fields
Lot #232
HAROLD BARLING TOWN
W.C. Fields

lithograph
signed and dated 1970 lower left, numbered “145-149” lower right; unframed
20 x 14 ins ( 50.8 x 35.6 cms )

Estimated: $300.00$200.00 - $300.00

Next bid is: $150.00

Closes July 14th at 04:00:00 PM EDT

Artwork by Benjamin  Chee Chee, Bird in Flight
Lot #233
BENJAMIN CHEE CHEE
Bird in Flight

photolithograph
signed and dated 1974 lower left
15.5 x 22.25 ins ( 39.4 x 56.5 cms )

Estimated: $300.00$200.00 - $300.00

Current bid: $450.00
Next bid is: $475.00

Closes July 14th at 04:00:00 PM EDT

Artwork by Kananginak Pootoogook, Juktu of Jasikjuk
Lot #234
KANANGINAK POOTOOGOOK
Juktu of Jasikjuk

stonecut
signed, titled, dated 1970, numbered and inscribed “Cape Dorset” in the lower margin
20 x 32 ins ( 50.8 x 81.3 cms ) ( sight )

Estimated: $600.00$400.00 - $600.00

Next bid is: $350.00

Closes July 14th at 04:00:00 PM EDT

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