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An Artist's Garden
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An Artist's Garden

By Brender a Brandis, Gerard

Erin, ON: Porcupine's Quill, 2001. A selection of some of this Canadian artist's finely detailed and dramatic wood engravings (The original engravings are hand printed on hand made paper using his own Press) Here is his artistic manifesto : "The process through which I go as I create an image remains largely mysterious to me, but I do know that it is far from merely registering, as accurately as possible, the material presented to my eye. I change many lines to satisfy my sense of design, I invent textures which will, I hope, suggest the surfaces of the objects before me, and I create systems of light and shadow that will best reveal the fragment of the world I have chosen to depict. What pleases me is that the image I offer the viewers challenges them, like musicians faced with a score, to engage in a creative process of their own, filling out the image with remembered experience. Turning my white dots and dashes into the shimmering, iridescent wings of a dragon fly -- and believing in their own conjuring -- is the necessary corollary to my process of abstraction. That people are so ready to enter into this give-and-give game fills me with wonder and gratitude." Inscription on title page in his elegant handwriting. 163p. plates plus fold-out triptych, A nice gift volume.. Signed by Artist. 1st Canadian Edition.. Original Wraps. As New.

$30.00

A Medieval Flower Garden
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A Medieval Flower Garden

San Francisco, CA.: Chronicle Books, 1995. "With lavish period illustrations and engaging prose from both secular and religious sources, A medieval flower garden offers an intriguing glimpse into the gardens of the Middle Ages." - 70p.. 1st US Edition.. Hardcover. New/New.

$12.00

The Garden of Reading : An Anthology of Twentieth-Century Short Fiction About Gardens and Gardeners
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The Garden of Reading : An Anthology of Twentieth-Century Short Fiction About Gardens and Gardeners

By Slung, Michele

Woodstock NY: The Overlook Press, 2004. Michele Slung has collected an enchantingly rich bouquet of captivating, memorable, and frequently surprising stories about gardens and gardening. Eudora Welty, James Thurber, Doris Lessing, Lisa St. Aubin, Saki, V.S. Prichett, Colette, and Robert Graves are included, along with unexpected finds from Stephen King, J.G. Ballard, Sandra Cisneros, Jane Smiley, and Garrison Keillor, among others.An. 1st US Ed... Hardcover. New/New.

$20.00

A Sprig of Basil: Twenty-Five Classic Recipes

By Midgley, John

Boston: Bulfinch Press, 1994. Native to tropical Asia, Basil is sacred to several cultures and has been in continuous cultivation for many thousands of years. The ancient Greeks called it basilikon, which means regal and, for Italian nd French cooks especially, basil is the unrivalled king of all herbs. Basil is exceptionally aromatic, and should always be used fresh. This book is packed with information about growing and cooking with basil and features 25 recipes - from bruschetta with basil and stuffed Provencal vegetables, to red mullet baked with basil and chicken curry with peppercorns.A small gift book to savour.42p.. 1st US Edition.. Hardcover. As New/As New.

$6.00

The Second Treasury of This England

Cheltenham: This England, 2005. An eclectic collection of articles from the magazine "This Engand" It is an anthology of quirky articles, quaint places. nostalgic notes and poetry illustrated with gorgeous photographs and delightful artwork by Clive Carr.Perfect for expatriates and a delightful gift for Anglophiles. 144p. Decorative endpapers.. First Thus.. Laminated Hardcover. As New.

$20.00

Christmas at Home with Rita MacNeil  [Late December CD]"
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Christmas at Home with Rita MacNeil [Late December CD]"

By MacNeil, Rita

Toronto: Key Porter Books, 2003. In Christmas at Home with Rita MacNeil, she shares her most treasured memories of the season. She reminisces about Big Pond, listens to Christmas hymns at midnight mass and reads "Twas the Night Before Christmas" to her grandchildren...also her best loved Christmas lyrics, traditional family recipies and holiday stories that warm the heart, snapshots of family gatherings and of her Christmas TV specials. This book includes a bonus holiday gift - an exclusive CD "Late December " with ten new Christmas recordings. This book includes a special holiday gift ? an exclusive CD from Rita MacNeil featuring ten new Christmas recordings.Enjoy a delightully nostalgic Christmas with Canadian Rita MacNeil with reminiscences of her heritage in Nova Scotia, family photographs, food, and also listening to her glorious voice in songs of "Late December" on the CD tucked inside the book. A nice Gift ! . 1st Can Ed. Book + CD. As New.

$12.50

Narrative of the Narvaez Expedition

By Cabeza de Vaca, Alvar Nunez

Chicago: Lakeside Press / R. R. Donnelley & Sons, 2013. The Lakeside Classics Series. Edited with an introduction by Harold Augenbraum. Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca was a Spanish explorer of the New World, and one of four survivors of the 1527 Narváez expedition. During eight years of traveling across the US Southwest, he became a trader and faith healer to various Native American tribes before reconnecting with Spanish civilization in Mexico in 1536. After returning to Spain in 1537, he wrote of his adventures in " La relación of Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca" published in 1542. 88p. maps, illus. index. The Lakeside Press Classics series was started in 1903 by Thomas E. Donnelley, [who] believed that a simple book, dignified and well designed, would be an appropriate holiday gift. Beautifully printed on fine paper in a handsome green cloth covered boards, with gilt title and decorations. Small format nice gift volume.. First Thus.. Hardcover. New/No Jacket (as issued).

$15.00

The Gardeners Kalendar: The Works of Each Month in the English Garden.1777

Ottawa: Lee Valley Tools, 1997. Originally published London 1766.This text is a revison, in part, of te edition published in 1777 under the Title "The complete farmer: or, A general dictionary of husbandry in all its branches"This reprint has modernized spelling, a glossary by Robert S. Lee,18th century illustrations added by designer Suzanne Graham and a foreword by Peter Calamai explains the context of 18th century England when it was originally published. xxii, 369p. Illus [ B & W] Handsomely printed volume bound in Green cloth with gilt ttle and decorations. A nice gift for a gardener. Re-issue.. Hardcover. As New. Illus. by Suzanne Graham.

$25.00

Miss Read's Christmas Book

By Read, Miss (Pseud .Dora Jessie Saint )

London: Michael Joseph, 1992. This anthology of Christmas verse and prose is selected by the novelist Miss Read. Poems and extracts from novels and diaries are linked by commentary. All capture the seasonal traditions and merriment, from the first preparations to the festive day itself and through to Twelfth Night. A nice copy to send as a gift c124p. illus. 1st UK Edition.. Hard Cover. As New/As New. Illus. by Tracey Williamson..

$30.00

Botanicals Book of Notes

By Nature's Impressions/ Art in Motion

New Seasons, 2002. A small reusable linen Portfolio containing 24 note cards and envelopes (four floral designs 3x 3,5 inches) New still sealed in plastic. A nice gift for a Gardener. First Thus.. Portfolio. New.

$12.50

Travels Through South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida

By Bartram, William

Chicago: Lakeside Press / R. R. Donnelley & Sons, 2010. Lakeside Classics Series. "This volume focuses on a portion of this country which has not been touched on in any previous volumes of the Lakeside Classics and provides a description as they were seen c,1770 by the naturalist author " equally skilled as a botanist, a writer and as an artist " Originally published in Philadelphia in 1791, this edition edited by Thomas P. Slaughter, is "a shortened version, containing only the first two parts, somehat abridged" This ediiton retains some of the original black & white illlustrations, some by Bartram himself, and many more - some in colour - by his contemporaries. 324p. Illustrated with 37 plates , maps .index. The Lakeside Press Classics series was started in 1903 by Thomas E. Donnelley, [who] believed that a simple book, dignified and well designed, would be an appropriate holiday gift. Beautifully printed on fine paper in a handsome green cloth covered boards, with gilt title and decorations. Small format nice gift volume.. First Thus.. Hardcover. New/No Jacket (as issued).

$15.00

Irish Toasts
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Irish Toasts

By Bailey, Karen

San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 1996. A tiny gift book with Irish toasts and blessings with charming illustrations by Karen Bailey.Matching book mark laid in. 58p.. 1st US Edition.. Hardcover. New/New.

$10.00

Scotch Whisky
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Scotch Whisky

By MacLean, Charles

United Kingdom: Mitchell Beazley, 1998. Revised Edition.. Hardcover. New/New.

$15.00

Nothing More Comforting: Canada's Heritage Food
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Nothing More Comforting: Canada's Heritage Food

By Duncan, Dorothy

Toronto: Dundurn Press, 2003. Delicious recipes culled from the culinary columns first published in the "Century Home" Magazine. 280p. Signed by author on title page, Would make a nice gift. Signed by Author. 1st Can Ed.. Hard Cover. As New/New.

$30.00

Make Your Own Roman Arena

By Beaton, Clare

B.small / Papp International, 2010. Build your very own Arena with this Roman activity book. Fold out the cover and add the walls to get ready for action. Colour in and cut our the black and white figures for hours of gladiatorial fun. 1st US Edition.. Softcover. New. Illus. by Louise Millar.

$15.00

To Archaiologiko Museio Thessalonikes

By Grammenos, Demetrios B

Athens: Eurobank / Idryma I.S.Latsis, 2004. Large format beautifully illustrated book about the treasures of the Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki. 378p. This extremely large [14x11x4 inches - 35x28x4cm] and heavy volume weighs. 3.5 kg.- almost 8 lbs. 1st Greek Edition.. Hardcover. New/New.

$400.00

Greece Rediscovered Book One - Childhood Memorie

By Dismatsek, Michael Nikas

Burlington, Ontario: South Studio, 2002. Glorious colour photographs of Greece by a professional Greek-Canadian photographer, large format 132p. illus (col). Signed by Author. 1st.Can Ed... Original Wraps. As New.

$20.00

To Mythistorema Tou Alexandrou / The Greek Alexander Romance [ Kodix 5 Hellenikou Institoutou Venetias.

By Pseudo-Callisthenes [Trachoulias, Nikoletta S]

Athens: Exandas Publications /Hellenikon Institouton Vyzantinon kai Metavyzantinon Spoudon., 1997. Exceptional book containing a facsimile editon of Codex Gr. 5 held at the Venice Hellenic Institute. Manuscript in Byzantine Greek and copiuusly ilustrated. Introduction by Nicolette S. Trahoulias, with captions in Modern Greek and English. 440p. illus [col] Extremely oversize volume [17x12x2 inches] and weiging 4.5 kg - almost 9 lbs - this may cost more than average to send to you. A stunning gift book for a Byzantine scholar! Size: 44 x 30 x 5. First Thus.. Hardcover. As New/Fine.

$725.00

The Myceneans / The Decipherment of Linear B

By Taylour, William & Chadwick, JOHN

London: Folio Society, 1983. A handsome boxed volume containing two significant titles relating to Bronze Age Greece. 378p. illus bibliography. Reprint.. Decorative Cloth. New/Box Sleeve.

$50.00

Troikes Polemos (IN GREEK]

By Sakellariou, Anastasia

Athens: Savvalas Ekdoseis, 2007. Originally published in the UK by Grandreams. The book incorporates five 24 piece Jigsaw puzzles about the Trojan War.y.. 1st Greek Edition.. Laminated HC. New Book from Greece. Book with Puzzles/Games.

$45.00

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