Emily Carr. The Untold Story.
Seller ID: 1187
Saanichton: Hancock House, 1978. First edition, signed by Hembroff-Schleicher (408, index), frontispiece photo of author, many Carr b&w sketches published for the first time, album of photographs of Carr et al. Quarto (23 cm.) in kelly green cloth with matching slipcase. (A few copies apparently were issued in this slipcase. A pencilled note under the author's signature on the title page reads '87/150'.) The author was twenty-three when she met Emily Carr who, as she says, was full of life and did not act like an old woman (Carr was fifty-eight), and they went on to paint together for quite a few years. The account either was badly edited or not edited at all and has something of the scrapbook about it. Hembroff-Schleicher kept lots of notes about her experiences with Carr and seems to have included all of them one way or another, but at the cost of telling a coherent story. Sometimes a sort of officious, argumentative settling of scores takes over as the author reveals that a trust account showed a balance of $3, 456.00 and not $3, 353.00 or that Woo, Carr's nasty monkey, bit only two children, neither of whom actually died as a result. So the Real Story is really lots of little stories of varying degrees of interest (some high, some low). This copy as new in similar slipcase.
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