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The Red Shoes; Margaret Atwood Starting Out
Sullivan, Rosemary,
ISBN: 0002554232
HarperFlamingo Canada, Toronto, 1998. First Canadian Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Illustrator: Photographic. First Canadian Edition . (10) 362 (3), introduction by author, notes, acknowledgements and index. There is a section of eight pages of black-and-white photographs between pages 120 and 121. Photographic cover with white titles to the front panel and backstrip. Creasing to the book corners and rubbing to the book edges and book panels. Light age toning of the text block edges and of the internal text. There is evidence of the pages of the book coming into contact with moisture from approximately page 330 through two end of book. " In the 1940s film The Red Shoes, a beautiful ballerina commits suicide when life forces her to choose between art and love. Margaret Atwood remembers being devastated by this movie as a young girl, but unlike many of her contemporaries, she came to reject its underlying message. How did Atwood, in those pre-feminist days, find the courage and confidence to believe in herself? In the Red Shoes, Award-winning biographer and poet Rosemary Sullivan explores the unfolding of a remarkable writer's career. She focuses on Atwood's formative years through to the late 1970s when the major elements of Atwood's life -- the publication of Surfacing, Power Politics, and The Edible Woman, the relationship with writer Graeme Gibson, the birth of a daughter, the focus on Canadian culture -- set in place." -- from the rear panel blurb. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Canada; ISBN: 0002554232. ISBN/EAN: 9780002554237. Inventory No: 0110370. Very Good Condition
Price: $11.20 (AUD)
Book Number: 0110370  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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The World of William Nortman; The Nineteen Century through a Master Lens
Hall, Roger & Dodds, Gordon & Triggs, Stanley,
ISBN: 0879239395
David R. Godine, Publisher, Inc., Boston, 1993. first Edition
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good Condition/Good. Illustrator: William Notman -- Photographer. first Edition. VIII, 232 pages, foreword by Robert MacNeil, introduction by authors, acknowledgements, picture credits, and index. Copper coloured endpapers. The text is illustrated with over 200 black-and-white photographs taken by William Notman or his companies in the last part of the 19th century early part of the 20th century. Black coloured boards with copper insert to the front panel and to the top spine edge, within these inserts are black writing and copper writing to the spine. A little rubbing to the book edges. Photographic dustwrapper, of Lillie Langtree, Boston 1886 or 1887, with black, white and grey writing on the front panel and black on the spine. On the back panel is a photograph of William Notman and his sons. A little dustiness to the top and bottom dustwrapper edges. The story of William Notman and his sons and protégés who for over 60 years chronicled North America ( Canada and continental United States ) through the eye of a camera. He gives an invaluable view of what was like to live in the latter part of the Victorian era. . this is the first USA edition. Size: Folio (over 12" tall ). Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: William Notman -- Photographer. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Fine Arts ; Photography; Canada; ISBN: 0879239395. ISBN/EAN: 9780879239398. Inventory No: 0104027. THIS BOOK WEIGHS OVER 1KG WITHOUT PACKING AND EXTRA POST WILL BE REQUIRED FOR SHIPMENT OUTSIDE AUSTRALIA. PLEASE ENQUIRE FOR COSTS BEFORE YOU ORDER, THANK YOU. Very Good Condition
Price: $52.80 (AUD)
Book Number: 0104027  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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