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July Auction of Works on Paper, Prints & Books (Online Auction)
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Artwork by Edythe Hembroff-Schleicher, Emily Carr: The Untold Story / Studio Billie’s Callendar 1909
Lot #153
EDYTHE HEMBROFF-SCHLEICHER
Emily Carr: The Untold Story / Studio Billie’s Callendar 1909

two books with thirteen reproduction prints
“Emily Carr: The Untold Story” by Edith Hembroff-Schleicher, published by Hancock House Publishers Ltd., Saanichton, B.C., 1978, signed by the author, dated “Nov/78” and numbered 83/150, within the original slipcover; accompanied by “Emily Carr: Studio Billie’s Calendar 1909” (thirteen numbered facsimilie reproductions, signed by Edith Hembroff-Schleicher on the cover page, each print dated “Nov/78” and numbered “83/150”), presented within the original slipcover
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Estimated: $400.00$300.00 - $400.00

Next bid is: $200.00

Closes July 14th at 02:45:00 PM EDT

Artwork by Doris Shadbolt, The Art of Emily Carr
Lot #146
DORIS SHADBOLT
The Art of Emily Carr

book with folio of six prints
Clarke, Irwin/Douglas & McIntyre, Toronto & Vancouver, 1980, signed by Doris Shadbolt and numbered 46/250; with a folio of prints of Emily Carr charcoal drawings, each numbered 46/250; all presented within a wooden box with an argillite-carved portrait of Emily Carr on the cover
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Estimated: $3,000.00$2,000.00 - $3,000.00

Next bid is: $1,500.00

Closes July 14th at 02:45:00 PM EDT

Artwork by Bill Ronald Reid, “The Salmon” by Roderick Haig-Brown
Lot #147
BILL RONALD REID
“The Salmon” by Roderick Haig-Brown


“The Salmon” written by Roderick Haig-Brown (with David Denbigh, Robert H. Reid and L.H. Legeault; contained within the original portfolio which includes five unsigned prints by Bill Reid
(”The Legacy”); five unsigned lithographs by J. Stewart and John Miller (”The Atlantic”); five unsigned prints by David Denbigh (”The Pacific”); four unsigned prints by Rudy Kovach & two unsigned prints by David Denbigh (”The Cycle); the collection housed in a cloth-covered drop-back box, with wooden sides and a replica of Bill Reid’s sculpture “Haida Salmon” in simulated argilite inset on the front; within the original slipcover
17 x 22 ins ( 43.2 x 55.9 cms ) ( each sheet )

Estimated: $600.00$400.00 - $600.00

Current bid: $300.00
Next bid is: $325.00

Closes July 14th at 02:45:00 PM EDT

Artwork by  Books and Reference, A Selection of Seven Books on Canadian Art
Lot #157
BOOKS AND REFERENCE
A Selection of Seven Books on Canadian Art

seven books
- “Landmarks of Canadian Art” (Peter Mellen, McClelland and Stewart Ltd., Toronto, 1978);
- “Tom Thomson: The Silence and the Storm” (Harold Town and David P. Silcox, McClelland and Stewart Ltd., Toronto, 1977);
- “Andre Bieler: An Artist’s Life and Times” (Frances K. Smith, Merritt Publishing Company Limited, Toronto/ Vancouver, signed by the authors and dated 1980 on the title page);
- “Barker Fairley: Portraits” (Gary Michael Dault, Methuen, Toronto, 1981, signed by Barker Fairley on the title page);
- “The Art of Mary Pratt: The Substance of Light” (Tom Smart, Goose Lane Editions, Toronto, 1995);
- “Colville” (David Burnett, Art Gallery of Ontario, McClelland and Stewart Ltd., Toronto, 1983);
- “Celebrating Life: The Art of Doris McCarthy” (William Moore and Stuart Reid, McMichael Canadian Art Collection, Ontario, 1999, signed by Doris McCarthy on the cover page)
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Estimated: $300.00$200.00 - $300.00

Next bid is: $200.00

Closes July 14th at 02:45:00 PM EDT

Artwork by G. Blair Laing, Memoirs of an Art Dealer
Lot #148
G. BLAIR LAING
Memoirs of an Art Dealer

book
“Memoirs of an Art Dealer” (G. Blair Laing, McLelland and Stewart, Toronto, 1979)
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Estimated: $200.00$150.00 - $200.00

Next bid is: $100.00

Closes July 14th at 02:45:00 PM EDT

Artwork by Alfred Joseph Casson, A.J. Casson: The Group of Seven Commemorative Anniversary Suite (Folio One: Oil Paintings)
Lot #154
ALFRED JOSEPH CASSON
A.J. Casson: The Group of Seven Commemorative Anniversary Suite (Folio One: Oil Paintings)

folio of seven colour lithographs
each signed with initials, titled and numbered AP 34/75 in the lower margin; housed in a card portfolio box with cover page; each unframed:
“The Client”;
“Ice Hummocks”;
“Thunderheads”;
“North Channel”;
“Mill Lake”;
“Village Mosaic”;
“Aftermath”;
25.5 x 30 ins ( 64.8 x 76.2 cms ) ( each sheet )

Estimated: $1,200.00$800.00 - $1,200.00

Next bid is: $700.00

Closes July 14th at 02:45:00 PM EDT

Artwork by  Books and Reference, A Selection of Ten Canadian Art Reference Books
Lot #155
BOOKS AND REFERENCE
A Selection of Ten Canadian Art Reference Books

ten books
- “Landscape into Art” (Kenneth Clark, John Murray, London, 1949);
- “Old Manors, Old Houses” (Historic Monuments Commission of the Province of Quebec, L.A. Proulx, 1927);
- “L’Ile D’Orleans” (Historic Monuments Commission of the Province of Quebec, L.A. Proulx, 1928);
- “Sigmund Samuel Collection: Canadiana and Americana” (Ryerson Press, Toronto, 1948);
- “Art et non finito” (Guy Robert, Editions France-Amerique, Montreal, 1984, signed by the author on the title page);
- “100 Masters: Only in Canada” (Stephen Borys, Winnipeg Art Gallery, 2013);
- “Caroline and Frank Armington” (Janet Braide and Nancy Parke-Taylor, Art Gallery of Peel, 1990);
- “150 Years of Art in Manitoba” (The Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, 1970);
- “The Face of Early Canada” (F. St. George Spendlove, The Ryerson Press, Toronto, 1958);
- “W.H. Coverdale Collection of Canadiana” (Canadian Government Publishing Centre, 1983)
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Estimated: $300.00$200.00 - $300.00

Current bid: $150.00
Next bid is: $175.00

Closes July 14th at 02:45:00 PM EDT

Artwork by  Books and Reference, A Selection of Twelve Art Reference Books
Lot #156
BOOKS AND REFERENCE
A Selection of Twelve Art Reference Books

twelve books
- “The J. Paul Getty Museum” (The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, 2007);
- “The Art of London 1830-1980)” (Nancy Geddes Poole, Blackpool Press, London, Canada, 1984 - signed by the author on the title page);
- “The Judgment of Paris” (Ross King, Walker & Co., New York, 2006);
- “Hot Art: Chasing Thieves and Detectives through the Secret World of Stolen Art” (Joshua Knelman, Douglas & McIntyre, Vancouver/Toronto, 2011);
- “Around and Abouth Marius Barbeau” (Lynda Jessup, Andrew Nurse and Gordon E. Smith (ed.), Canadian Museum of Civilization Corp., Gatineau, 2008);
- “Painters in Paradise: The Masterworks Bermuda Collection” (Guildhall Art Gallery, London, 2005);
- “The Courtauld Collection: Masterpieces of Impressionism and Post-Impressionism” (Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, 1998);
- “Great French Paintings from the Clark: Barbizon through Impressionism” (Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, 2011);
-”The Louvre: European Paintings” (Editions Scala, Paris 1993);
- “Masterpieces from the Guggenheim” (Guggenheim Museum, New York, 1992);
- “Right Under the Sun: Landscape in Provenance, From Classicism to Modernism 1750-1920” (The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Snoeck, Montreal, 2005);
- “World Impressionism: The International Movement, 1860-1920” (Norma Broude (ed.), Harry N. Abrams Inc., New York, 1990)
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Estimated: $300.00$200.00 - $300.00

Next bid is: $150.00

Closes July 14th at 02:45:00 PM EDT

Artwork by  Books and Reference, Six Group of Seven Art Reference Books
Lot #159
BOOKS AND REFERENCE
Six Group of Seven Art Reference Books

six books
-“A.J. Casson: His Life and Works, A Tribute” (Paul Duval, Cerebrus/Prentice-Hall, Toronto, 1980), signed by A.J. Casson on the title page;
- “The Tangled Garden: The Art of J.E.H. MacDonald” (Paul Duval, Cerebrus/Prentice-Hall, Toronto, 1978);
- “Frederick H. Varley” (Peter Varley, Key Porter Books, Toronto, 1983), signed by the author;
- “F.H. Varley: Portraits into the Light” (Katerina Atanassova, Dundurn Press, Toronto, 2007);
- “F.H. Varley: A Centennial Exhibition” (The Edmonton Art Gallery, 1981);
- “The Group of Seven in Western Canada” (Catharine M. Mastin (ed.), Key Porter Books, Toronto, 2002, 2008)
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Estimated: $400.00$300.00 - $400.00

Current bid: $200.00
Next bid is: $225.00

Closes July 14th at 02:45:00 PM EDT

Artwork by  Books and Reference, Six Reference Books on Female Canadian Artists
Lot #158
BOOKS AND REFERENCE
Six Reference Books on Female Canadian Artists


- “The Art of Mary Pratt: The Substance of Light” (Tom Smart; Goose Lane Editions and The Beaverbrook Art Gallery, 1995)
- “E. Grace Coombs” (Lorne Pierce; The Ryerson Press, 1949) (signed by E. Grace Coombs and James Lawson on title page)
- “A Personal Calligraphy” (Mary Pratt; Goose Lanes Editions, 2000)
- “A Fool in Paradise: An Artist’s Early Life” (Doris McCarthy; Macfarlane, Walter and Ross, 1991) (first edition; signed by the artist on title page)
- “Doris McCarthy: My Life” (Doris McCarthy and Charis Wahl; Second Story Press, 2006)
- “Anne Savage: The Story of a Canadian Painter” (Anne McDougall; Harvest House Ltd., 1977)
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Estimated: $300.00$200.00 - $300.00

Next bid is: $150.00

Closes July 14th at 02:45:00 PM EDT

Artwork by  Books and Reference, Artforum Magazine
Lot #152
BOOKS AND REFERENCE
Artforum Magazine

193 magazines
September 1968
October 1968
November 1968
December 1968
January 1969
February 1969
March 1969
April 1969
May 1969
Summer 1969
September 1969
October 1969
November 1969
December 1969 - two copies
January 1970
February 1970
March 1970
April 1970
May 1970
June 1970
September 1970
October 1970
November 1970
December 1970
January 1971
February 1971
March 1971
April 1971
May 1971 (First Appearance of Diane Arbus photographs)
June 1971
September 1971 (Special Film Issue Edited by Annette Michelson)
October 1971
November 1971
December 1971
January 1972
February 1972
March 1972
April 1972
May 1972
June 1972
September 1972
October 1972
November 1972
December 1972
January 1973 (Special Film Edition)
February 1973
March 1973
April 1973
May 1973
June 1973
September 1973
October 1973
November 1973
December 1973
January 1974
February 1974
March 1974
April 1974
May 1974
June 1974
September 1974
October 1974
November 1974 (Controversial Lynda Benglis/Paul Cooper Gallery advertisement)
December 1974
January 1975
February 1975
March 1975
April 1975
May 1975
Summer 1975
September 1975
October 1975
November 1975
December 1975
January 1976
February 1976
March 1976
April 1976
May 1976
Summer 1976
September 1976 (Photography Issue)
October 1976
November 1976
December 1976
January 1977
February 1977
March 1977
April 1977
May 1977
Summer 1977
September 1977
October 1977
November 1977
December 1977
January 1978
February 1978
March 1978
April 1978
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September 1978
November 1978
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November 1980
December 1980
January 1981
February 1981
March 1981
April 1981
May 1981
Summer 1981
September 1981
October 1981
November 1981
December 1981
January 1982
February 1982 (Andy Warhol Centerfold “Forged Image”; Laurie Anderson flexi-disc recording bound in (detachable)
March 1982
April 1982
May 1982
Summer 1982
September 1982
October 1982
November 1982
December 1982
January 1983
February 1983
March 1983
April 1983
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September 1983
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March 1984
Summer 1984
October 1984
November 1984
December 1984
February 1985
March 1985
Summer 1985 (Lucas Samaras hologram cover)
September 1985
October 1985
November 1985
December 1985
January 1986
February 1986
March 1986
April 1986
May 1986
Summer 1986 (Includes Brian Ero 45 rpm flexi-disc recording bound in (detachable)
September 1986
October 1986
November 1986
December 1986
January 1987
February 1987
March 1987
April 1987
May 1987
Summer 1987
September 1987
October 1987
November 1987
December 1987
January 1988
February 1988
March 1988
April 1988
May 1988
Summer 1988
September 1988
November 1988
December 1988 - two copies
January 1989 - two copies
February 1989
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Estimated: $1,200.00$800.00 - $1,200.00

Next bid is: $650.00

Closes July 14th at 02:45:00 PM EDT

Artwork by  Books and Reference, Vanguard
Lot #151
BOOKS AND REFERENCE
Vanguard

69 magazines
April 1979
Summer 1980
September 1980
October 1980
November 1980
December 1980/January 1981
March 1981
April 1981
May 1981
Summer 1981
September 1981
October 1981
November 1981
December 1981/January 1982
February 1982
March 1982
April 1982
May 1982
Summer 1982
September 1982
October/November 1982
December/January 1982/1983
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September 1983
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November 1983
December 1983/January 1984
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Summer 1984
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November 1984
December 1984/January 1985
December/January 1985/1986
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April 1985
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Summer 1985
September 1985
October 1985
November 1985
February/March 1986
April/May 1986
Summer 1986
September 1986
October/November 1986
December/January 1986/1987
February/March 1987
April/May 1987
Summer 1987
September/October 1987
November 1987
December/January 1987/1988
February/March 1988
April/May 1988
Summer 1988
September/October 1988
November 1988
December/January 1988/1989
February/March 1989
April/May 1989
Summer 1989
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Estimated: $700.00$500.00 - $700.00

Next bid is: $350.00

Closes July 14th at 02:45:00 PM EDT

Artwork by  Books and Reference, Canadian Art (6 issues); The Studio (April 1945 issue); artmagazine (20 issues)
Lot #149
BOOKS AND REFERENCE
Canadian Art (6 issues); The Studio (April 1945 issue); artmagazine (20 issues)

27 magazines
Canadian Art Magazine: April-May 1946, Summer 1949, October 1951, Christmas-New Year 1951-52, Autumn 1952, Autumn 1954;

The Studio, Special Canadian Issue, April 1945;

artmagazine issues:
March/April 1976
September/October 1978
November/December 1978
May/June 1979
September/October 1979
November/December 1979
February/March 1980
May/June 1980
September/October 1980
November/December 1980
February/March 1981
May/June 1981
September/October 1981
November/December/January 81/82
February/March/April 1982
May/June/July 1982
September/October 1982
December 1982/January/February 1983
Spring 1983
Summer 1983
Fall 1983

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Estimated: $700.00$500.00 - $700.00

Next bid is: $350.00

Closes July 14th at 02:45:00 PM EDT

Artwork by  Books and Reference, Canadian Art Reference Books and CNE Catalogues
Lot #150
BOOKS AND REFERENCE
Canadian Art Reference Books and CNE Catalogues

3 books; 5 catalogues
Canadian National Exhibition Catalogue 1930;

Canadian National Exhibition Catalogue 1932;

Canadian National Exhibition Catalogue 1933;

Canadian National Exhibition Catalogue 1937;

Canadian National Exhibition Catalogue 1938;

“Breaking Barriers: Eric Brown and the National Gallery” (F. Maud Brown, The Society for Art Publications, 1964); signed by Charles Comfort “For Will (Ogilvie) and Sheelah from Louise and Charles at Christmas 1965” on the frontispiece;

“The Year of Canadian Art 1913” (The Arts & Letters Club of Toronto, J.M. Dent & Sons, London/Toronto, 1913); signed by W.O. Forsyth on the frontispiece;

“Clarence A. Gagnon” (Albert H. Robson, The Ryerson Press, Toronto, 1945);

“Canada’s Past in Pictures” (Charles W. Jefferys, The Ryerson Press, Toronto, 1934); signed, with original drawing by C.W. Jefferys on the frontispiece
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Estimated: $800.00$600.00 - $800.00

Next bid is: $400.00

Closes July 14th at 02:45:00 PM EDT

Artwork by Walter Joseph Phillips, Lake MacArthur, Canadian Rockies
Lot #145
WALTER JOSEPH PHILLIPS
Lake MacArthur, Canadian Rockies

colour woodcut
signed in the lower right margin; unframed
7.5 x 9.25 ins ( 19.1 x 23.5 cms ) ( plate size )

Estimated: $1,200.00$800.00 - $1,200.00

Current bid: $650.00
Next bid is: $700.00

Closes July 14th at 02:45:00 PM EDT

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