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A Study of Tom Thomson. The Story of a Man - Davies, Blodwen - 1935. [1223890]
Discus Press, Toronto - 1935, 1st limited edition. () Very good. xxii, 133pp. Octavo. Green cloth covered boards with gilt lettering on spine. Text block is generally very clean and bright. A few B / W illustrations within. Four tipped in colour plate reproductions, including frontis. Complete with the original slip case. A nice copy. Signed and numbered in black ink by the author in the limitation page. 32 / 100 copes. Canadian author Blowden Davies moved to Toronto in 1921 where she met with the GROUP of SEVEN, a group of artists renowned for their post-impressionist styled portrayals of Canadian landscapes. Her interest in Canada's artistic community grew leading to the authorship of this book. Davies' texts are well known for exploring Canadian social history. Blodwen Davies was a prolific writer, publishing works including: Storied Streets of Quebec (1927), Old Father Forest (1930), Daniel Du Lhut (1930), Ruffles and Rapiers (1930), Saguenay and Gaspe (1932), Romantic Quebec (1932), the Charm of Ottawa (1932), Youth, Marriage and the Family (1948), Quebec: Portrait of a Province (1952) and Ottawa: Portrait of a Capital (1954). The majority of Davies' work was historical, but in the years leading up to her death she developed an interest in folklore and mennonite history in Canada. It would appear there are two issues of the book, one with the limitation page indicating a limitation of only 100 copies as in this example. We also have a copy with a limitation page showing 450 copies were printed. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]
      [Bookseller: Aquila Books(Cameron Treleaven) ABAC]
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