David Mason Books eList #49 - Canadian Art


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  CA01 - BURNETT, David. Cineplex Odeon the First Ten Years. A Celebration of Contemporary Canadian Art.
Toronto: Cineplex Odeon Corporation, 1989. First edition. Sm. 4to., cloth, 126pp. With illustrations throughout. Mark on ffep, else fine. “Published by Cineplex Odeon to commemorate its tenth anniversary, this book is a tribute to the artists whose works have been installed over the past four years in many of the Cineplex Odeon cinemas across North America.”
$35.00



  CA02 - FIELD, Saul and Morton Levitt. Bloomsday.
Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, (1972). “This is number 210 of a signed Bloomsday edition limited to 250 copies… Copies numbered 1 to 225 contain and original engraving printed on Barcham Green paper.” Signed by Field and Levitt. Folio, green cloth, 119pp. With illustrations by Field throughout. With original engraving titled Metamorphosis, signed by Field, numbered 210 of 250. Fine in fine dustwrapper and near fine slipcase.
$250.00




  CA03 - LAING, G. Blair. Memoirs of an Art Dealer.
(Toronto): McClelland and Stewart, (1979). First edition. Tall 8vo., red cloth, 264pp. 65 colour plates tipped in. Fine in fine slipcase with pictorial paper panel and gilt lettering.
$75.00




  CA04 - LAING, G. Blair. Memoirs of an Art Dealer 2.
(Toronto): McClelland and Stewart, (1982). “This edition is limited to one hundred and five copies of which this is copy number 68.” Signed by Laing. Tall 8vo., full blue suede with decoration in gilt on upper cover, 213pp. With frontispiece and 77 glossy plates tipped in. Spine faded, otherwise fine in near fine slipcase. [WITH] (Original pencil sketch). NARES, Edward D. “Boston from the Harbour”. Matted, with a label on the rear titled and signed by G. Blair Laing. In an envelope with ribbon ties and a printed label reading “The original art contained herein accompanies the 68th copy of a limited edition of Memoirs of an Art Dealer 2 by G. Blair Laing.” Fine.
$1,000.00




  CA05 - LAING, G. Blair. Memoirs of an Art Dealer 2.
(Toronto): McClelland and Stewart, (1982). “This edition is limited to one hundred and five copies of which this is copy number 71.” Signed by Laing. Tall 8vo., full blue suede with decoration in gilt on upper cover, 213pp. With frontispiece and 77 glossy plates tipped in. Lacking the original artwork meant to accompany the volume (as stated on limitation page). Fine in fine slipcase.
$150.00




  CA06 - LAING, G. Blair. Morrice A Great Canadian Artist Rediscovered. With an Introduction by Jean Sutherland Boggs.
(Toronto): McClelland and Stewart, (1984). First edition. 4to., white cloth, 224pp. With illustrations throughout. Fine in dustwrapper with minor closed tear.
$100.00




  CA07 - MELLEN, Peter. Landmarks of Canadian Art.
(Toronto): McClelland and Stewart, (1978). “This edition containing an original lithograph entitled Inuksuit by Napachie Pootoogook is limited to one hundred and fifty copies, of which this is No. 2.” Signed by Mellen on limitation page. Oblong folio, morocco spine, cloth boards lettered in gilt, 260pp. With 129 gloss plates tipped in. Fine in fine slipcase.
$450.00




  CA08 - MURRAY, Joan. The Best of the Group of Seven. With an Essay by Lawren Harris.
(Toronto): M&S, (1993). Third printing of the trade paperback. Sq. 8vo., paperback, 95pp. Illustrations throughout. Fine.
$50.00




  CA09 - POLLOCK, Jack. Dear M Letters From a Gentleman of Excess.
(Toronto): M&S, (1989). Signed and numbered 1/100 by Pollock. With a small portfolio containing three limited prints signed by the artists and signed and numbered by Pollock. Fine in fine slipcase.
$300.00




  CA10 - RENDER, Lorne E. The Mountains and the Sky.
(Calgary): Glenbow-Alberta Institute/McClelland and Stewart West, (1974). First edition. 4to., red cloth, 223pp. Illustrations throughout. Page edges faintly yellowed, otherwise fine in chipped dustwrapper.
$50.00




  CA11 - SHADBOLT, Jack. Act of Art. The Image-Making Process.
(Toronto): McClelland and Stewart, (1981). Lg. 4to., paperback, no pagination. 80 plates. Traces of rubbing to extremities, near fine.
$100.00




  CA12 - TOWN, Harold. Enigmas Enigmas Enigmes.
Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, (1964). “Limited edition of 175 copies”. Signed by Town. With a signed, numbered print bound in. No. 108 of 175. Oblong folio, pictorial cloth boards, no pagination. 10 pages of text in triple columns (Spanish, English, French), 18 plates (in addition to numbered print). Fine in fine slipcase.
$1,000.00




  CA13 - TOWN, Harold. Harold Town Drawings with an Introduction and Text by Robert Fulford.
Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, (1969). “This edition containing an original lithograph – entitled “Mary Hopkin” – is limited to one hundred and forty-one copies. This is copy number 34”. Lithograph signed by Town and numbered. 4to., cloth, (192)pp. Illustrations throughout. Fine in dustwrapper with tears along extremities and two small holes in the spine and rear panel.
$500.00