Size 9.25 x 6.25 in. / 23.5 x 15.9 cm.
Sold $4,000 Estimate $75 - $150
ESTIMATED RETAIL VALUE $150 - signed by artist inside front cover; orange fabric hardcover with dust jacket; approx. 155 pages; illustrated in colour; tears and handling marks on dust jacket noted
Author; Emily Carr; Publisher; Oxford University Press; According to the donor 'Emily Carr won the Governor General's award for literature in Klee Wyck. Klee Wyck was the name which was given to Emily by the First Nations people at Ucluelet, B.C. It means 'Laughing One'.'Emily Carr (1871-1945) is one of western Canada’s best-known artists. Born in Victoria, BC, she painted themes from nature as well as imagery from her travels among the Indigenous peoples of the west coast. In her late sixties, she turned to memoir writing and this, her first book, includes short sketches about her travels and experiences. The book won the 1941 Governor General’s Award and holds an important place in Canadian literature.
Generously donated by Lois Green
M. Emily Carr ~ [1871-1945] Canadian BCSA, CGP
see The Book of Small, by E.Carr, Clarke Irwin, 1951; Pause, a Sketch Book, by E.Carr, Clarke Irwin, 1953; Hundreds and Thousands, the Journals of Emily Carr, ed. I.Dilworth, Clarke Irwin, 1966; Emily Carr, by D.Shadbolt, VAG, 1971; Watercolours and Drawings of Emily Carr, by D. Shadbolt, Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, 1977; Emily Carr, a biography, by M.Tippett, Oxford University Press, 1979; The Art of Emily Carr, by D.Shadbolt, Clarke, Irwin, 1979; Emily Carr, by D.Shadbolt, Douglas & McIntyre,1990; Emily Carr: New Perspectives on a Canadian Icon, by National Gallery of Canada, Vancouver Art Gallery, 2006; A.G.O., by the A.G.O., pg.60 and N.G.C. Vol.1, A-F, ed.C.Hill, pg.172