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4 COLLECTIONS ...

MACKINLAY, Andrew [1800-1867] & MACKINLAY, William

An archive consisting of 119 invoices, 5 letters, and 1 cancelled cheque. Covering period from 1880-1915, and 1924. The principal correspondents are H.&A. Locke, Lockeport, and D.Y. Stewart & Son, St. Peters, Cape Breton.
 
In addition there are the following two Nova Scotia business ledgers:
(1) Loch Katrine business ledger (written on MacKinlay notebook Nova Scotia School Series, Elementary Book-keeping), wrappers wire-stitched, 1905 with earlier references to the 1880s;
(2) General store ledger from Pictou, Nova Scotia, 1921-3, 16 × 11 inches,  label on verso front cover is dated January 1911 indicating that the ledger was purchased from  A.&W. MacKinlay. The first approx. 20 pp. are used as a table of contents to indicate which page following holds the accounts for each individual - Edson Baird, for instance, on p. 3.
A.& W. (Andrew and William) MacKinlay, Limited, Publishers, Booksellers, Stationers, and Blank Book Manufacturers, Halifax, Nova Scotia. A most interesting collection of an early Canadian publishing company with lots of support ephemera to understand their history...   Click for more information and photos 
On consignment with LDRB.

Price: $ 800 USD OR $ 1,000 CDN        #7649


MILLER, Henry Valentine (1891-1980)

Mini-collection includes three items;  A signed Book, a Type Signed Letter (TSL) and a signed post card.

* "Insomnia or The Devil at Large" book, 8-1/2 x 12 inches. Albuquerque, New Mexico: Loujon Press, 1970. One of 385 copies, Edition G. Signed by Miller on May 1st, 1970.
* TLS to Mr. Cornell, n.d. [post-1945?], re signing a petition about Louis-Ferdinand Céline,
* Signed postcard to Violla Ruffer, post-marked 3 November 1944

"Insomnia or The Devil at Large" book, one of the great storytellers of all time, is the true story of how he fell passionately in love at the age of 75 with a lovely and talented 25 year old singer, Hoki Tokuda, from Japan. From his pursuit of her for a year and the frustration of his sleepless night, he has fashioned a deeply moving, revealing romantic story. Lacking the wooden box and suit of 12 colour prints, 3 of which were signed...   Click for more information and photos 
On consignment with LDRB.

Price: $ 1,200 USD OR $ 1,500 CDN        #7655


GOULD, Benjamin Apthorp [1824-1896] & CHANDLER, Seth Carlo (1846-1913) (editor)

This Benjamin A. Gould mini-collection includes 3 items;  #1) Gould's scarce 1897 book titled Cordoba Photographs ; #2) an autograph signed letter (ASL) ; #3)  a small card with Gould's image.

Benjamin Apthorp Gould was a pioneering American astronomer whose star catalogs helped fix the list of  mapping thirty-two thousand stars in the Southern Heavens...

#1) Book; Cordoba Photographs: Photographic Observations of Star-Clusters from Impressions Made at the Argentine National Observatory, Measured and Computed with Aid from the Argentine Government
#2) ALS (Corboda, Argentina) to "My dear Choate" [Joseph H. Coate?], 16 January 1878, 4 pp.,
#3) Small card, 1-1/2 x 2-3/8 inches, etching of Gould (Daily Historic), n.d...   Click for more information and photos 
On consignment with LDRB.

Price: $ 1,100 USD OR $ 1,380 CDN        #7656


GRENFELL, Sir Wilfred Thomason [1865-1940] & GRENFELL, Lady Anne MacLanahan (1885-1938)

This collection includes: 6 Wilfred Genfell Typed Letters Signed (TLS) ; 6 Lady Anne Grenfell Typed Letters Signed (TLS) ; 2 Photos ; 7 Ephemera and 1 Artifact dating form 191? to 1940.

Sir Wilfred Grenfell was an author and a medical missionary to Newfoundland and Labrador from 1892-1940. He was an author and a member of Royal National Mission to Deep Sea Fishermen. Grenfell established the Labrador Medical Mission and the International Grenfell Association.

Some content;
* 6 TLS from Lady Anne Grenfell to Louis Wheelock:
- 25 February 1930, saying that they would be pleased to stay at his house the night of the Swarthmore lecture;
- 28 May 1931, written from Charlotte, Vermont, being an SOS that the Industrial Department may be closing and is in need of money and tin ware, opening a Labrador Industries sales room and tea shop on the Champlain Highway, etc;
2 Photos
* Two signed b&w photos of Grenfell, J.B.P Purdy & Co., Boston.
* Bookplate of the Grenfells with crest and motto (LOYAL DEVOIR), glued to leather binding attached to paper from a scrapbook, with writing apparently in Grenfell's hand:...   Click for more information and photos
On consignment with LDRB.

Price: $ 1,700 USD OR $ 2,130 CDN        #7659
16 BOOKS ...



DURHAM, Lord John George Lambton Earl of Durham [1792-1840]

A LANDMARK AND IMPORTANT BOOK IN CANADIAN HISTORY.

1839. Official British Government Report [HMSO]
First folio UK complete edition. 8-1/4 x 13-1/4 inches. House of Commons, London, 1839.  [11 Feb. 1839],
Recent half bound dark brown calf leather spine and corners, with elaborate gold tooled symbols on spine with dark  red leather label. New end papers and marbled boards. Title page with two inch of paper replaced across bottom otherwise and page [iii] with some paper repairs, otherwise in very good to near fine condition.

Original first published, British Parliamentary Paper 1839 No.13.  COMPLETE REPORT: [bound with] the 5 Appendices A to E inclusive. Map with numerous  tables

A landmark book in Canadian history. Lord Durham was sent to Canada in 1838 as Governor General to inquire into the Rebellion of 1837. His report recommended the union of Upper and Lower Canada and the granting of responsible government (except in foreign affairs, trade regulation, constitutional change, and land grants).
 ...    Click for much more information and photos.
On consignment with LDRB.

Price: $ 3,600 USD OR $ 4,490 CDN        #7601   



TUPPER, Ferdinand Brock  [1795-1874]

1852. London, Longman, Brown
First edition, second issue. Presentation copy signed from editor, FB Tupper,  on the half-title page plus a printed note death notice loosely inserted  in front endpapers with handwritten date (possibly Tupper).
8vo. pp. 2 p.l., [vii]-xii, 234. with half-title.
3 lithographed plates (incl. frontis.). Original green pebbled cloth, printed paper label (minor wear at top of spine, label discolored).   Scattered light foxing, otherwise, very good condition.
The biography of a major figure in the War of 1812, General Isaac Brock by his nephew, Ferdinand Brock Tupper along with accounts of the military careers of various other members of his family...
As first issued, this book contained 218 pp. only. This copy contains a very scarce supplementary section printed in 1836 (pp. 219-234)... Click for more information and photos.

Price: $ 1,500 USD OR $ 1,875 CDN        #1485  




WRIGHT, J.F.C. [James Frederick Church]

INSCRIBED BY "TOMMY" DOUGLAS, TO ALEXANDER "SANDY" ROBERTSON IN 1958

1955. First edition. Good+ /Very Good-. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Small 4to. Red cloth, pictorial dust jacket. xi, 292pp. Errata slip. Maps, drawings by A.W. Davey, illustrated endpapers,
The endpaper bears an warm and heart felt inscription " To Dr. "Sandy" Robertson Saskatchewan's most recent acquisition in the field of Social Medicine from [signed] T. C. Douglas Premier of Sask. Sept 24th 1958"
In 1958, Robertson became head of the Department of Social and Preventive Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan becoming one of the early supporters of Douglas and importantly Medicare [Social Medicine] as acknowledged by Douglas's inscription. Superb provenance making this a historically important book.
In November 2004 a nation wide vote by over one million Canadians selected Tommy Douglas as "The Greatest Canadian of all Time." ... Click for more information and photos.

Price: $1,250 USD OR $1,565 CDN       #1223    


 
MONTGOMERY, Lucy Maud [1874-1942]
 

[1934]. Toronto, McClelland and Stewart
First Canadian edition.  7-3/4 x 9-3/4 inches, vi, [2], 203 [1] pp.  No dust jacket. Red binding with gold lettering. Previous owners name (Violet L. Dick) neatly inscribed  is on first endpaper.   
Slight sunning at top and bottom of binding, otherwise, a very good copy.

The book contains 21 chapters, each chapter about a famous woman of history including:  Joan of Arc.--Florence Nightingale.-- Mary Slessor.-- Laura Secord.-- Catharine Parr Traill.-- Queen Victoria.-- Madeleine de Verchères.-- Helen Keller.-- Ada May Courtice.-- Caroline Macdonald.-- Elizabeth Louise Mair.-- Anna J. Gaudin.-- Edith Cavell.-- Sadie Stringer.-- Madame Albani.-- (Tekakionwake) Pauline Johnson.-- Aletta Elise Marty.-- Dr. Margaret MacKellar.-- Margaret Polson Murray.-- Lady Tilley.-- Marshall Saunders...   Click for more information and photos.  

Price: $ 450 USD OR $ 565 CDN        #2514    



  
[GRAYSON, William J. (John) (1788-1863)]

SCARCE, STATED 2ND EDITION  

1855.  Charleston, John Russell. Harper and Calvo, Printers.
2nd US edition. 4-5/8 x 7-3/8 inches. xvi, (2), [19]-108pp. Includes 16pp introduction and 22 pages offering 45 footnotes to the poems.  Original light brown cloth, stamped in blind and gilt on front cover.  Overall condition is very good+. A nice copy
Has the armorial coat of arms bookplate of John Julius Pringle.

An early tract of imitation Dryden/Pope era poetry extolling the virtues of slavery and the evils of abolitionist beliefs relating to the socio-economic practices of the period in the American South. A defense of southern slavery in the form of a story in verse.
This is an important work in the history of South Carolina literature. Written in the defense of Slavery during the buildup to the civil war, it is still often quoted to this day... Click for more information and photos.  

Price: $ 425 USD OR $ 532 CDN        #1282         


TRAILL, Catharine Parr (Strickland Mrs. Traill C.P.)  [1802-1899]

 
  UNCOMMON BOOK AND RARE IN THIS NEAR FINE CONDITION.

1895. Toronto, William Briggs
First Canadian edition. Small 8vo, [1],[10],[11]-239p., [1 ad], Illustrated by b/w Port Front ( Mrs Traill is pictured on the first page at age 94)  & b/w Illus & Line.  Gilt embossed original dark maroon cloth, gilt decoration on front cover. Spine ends and corners gently rubbed, text quite crisp and very tight, near fine.
This is quoted from 'Editor's Note', her grandniece, Mary Agnes Fitzgibbons at the front of this  book; "The editing of this collection of children's stories written by my great aunt, Mrs. Traill, has been a pleasant privilege undertaken in order to relieve her of some of the drudgery of preparing "copy" for the press and to save her eyes the trouble of "catching the foxes," as she quaintly terms the striking out of words or phrases too often repeated.
One or two of the stories are old friends, never printed, but often told to a group of eager listeners gathered at her knee-an audience who believed there never was nor ever could be a more delightful story-teller than Aunt Traill.
Of these, "The Swiss Herd-Boy and his Alpine Mouse," the last in this volume, was always a great favourite. Written when the author was not quite sixteen, it was sold to a London publisher, but owing to his death, and consequent changes in the firm, was not published. Many years after it was re-written from memory, and now makes its first appearance in print here"
"Cot and Cradle Stories" was Traill's last book with her passing away four years later on August 27, 1899 at 97 years of age...  Click for more information and photos 

Price: $ 315 USD OR $ 395 CDN        #0803          


  
ROBERTS, Sir Charles George Douglas [1860 - 1943]

RARE true first edition with emotional Roberts inscription / signature  and in overall very good condition.
1892. Toronto, Williamson Book Company
8vo, 27pp.  27 leaves, printed on one side only. Boards covered in homemade cloth dust jacket. A poem, comprised of thirty-one verses, honouring the birth of Percy Shelley (1792-1892).
With inscription on half title page;
"Among all my poems this is my favourite. Charles G.D. Roberts June 27, 1929"

Known as the Father of Canadian Poetry, Charles G.D. Roberts was a poet and prose writer who inspired creativity in other poets of his generation, among them Bliss Carman (his cousin), Archibald Lampman and Duncan Campbell Scott. Together, these four poets became known as the "Confederation" poets... Click for more information and photos.

Price: $ 150 USD OR $ 188 CDN        #1802             




FRANCHERE, Gabriel [1786 - 1863] & HUNTINGTON, J.V. (translated and edited by)

First US edition. , 5-1/2 x 7-1/2 inches, 376pp [8, ads], Rebacked with original spine relaid with publisher's dark green cloth with gilt stamped letters and small beaver at head of spine, boards with perimeter blind stamped, and new endpapers. Overall very good condition. illustrated with three black & white full page wood engraved plates (title page, and pages 48 & 88)  by S.C.Avery.

First edition in English, illustrated with three plates and enlarged from the original French edition. First published in French in 1820, Franchere's work was "the first printed account in book form of John Jacob Astor's attempt to establish the Pacific Fur Company post at the mouth of the Columbia River.
The author, a Canadian, was one of the party sent out by John Jacob Astor to establish his colony at Astoria and he describes the voyage up the Columbia...  Click for more information and photos. 

Price: $ 175 USD OR $ 219 CDN     #1418      


  
KEMBLE, Frances Anne (Fanny Kemble) (Butler) [1809-1893]

1835. Philadelphia. Carey, Lea & Blanchard
An important and early travel journal. The author recounts her travels around the American east coast, where she was pursued by a number of "smitten suitors." Butler is best known by her maiden/stage name "Frances Anne Kemble"
First US edition. 7-1/2 x 4-1/2 inches. 2 volumes. [2], [13]-252 + [12] ads; [2], [5]-218 + [24] ad pp.  Period cloth rebacked in modern maroon cloth with paper spine labels, new rear endpapers, housed in a custom folding cloth box. Ex-Rogers Memorial Library copy with their Southhampton, NY bookplates on the front pastedown of each. Some light staining and fading to period cloth, hinges glue repaired, Vol. I front hinge with paper repairing, foxing to contents; else good to fair condition...  Click for more information and photos.  

Price: $ 125 USD OR $ 156 CDN        #0621   


  

SUPERB BEAVERBROOK PROVENANCE WITH BOOKPLATES & SIGNATURES

1886. New York, John B. Alden
First edition. 4-1/8 x 7-1/4 inches, 1 blank, 4pp, 1 blank, [5]-368pp. Blue cloth with gilt type and one decoration on the spine. Rebacked preserving the original cloth boards and spine. Blue cloth with some soiling on the spine. Cheap paper has some aging but overall in very good condition.
This book was owned by Sir Max Aitken, who became Lord Beaverbrook. It has 2 bookplates, one saying Sir Max Aitken and one saying Beaverbrook (used Acheson Batchelor to engrave his bookplate). inside the front cover. Signed "W.M. Aitken"  in pencil on title page and page [5].
David Low quotes H.G. Wells as saying of Beaverbrook: "If ever Max ever gets to Heaven, he won't last long. He will be chucked out for trying to pull off a merger between Heaven and Hell after having secured a controlling interest in key subsidiary companies in both places, of course."... Click for more details and photos.
Price: $ 145 USD OR $ 180 CDN        #3251          


  

1852. London, G. Routledge & Co.,
Second UK edition. 4 x 6-1/2 inches. Preface [v]-vi, Contents [vii]-xii, Main text [1]-368 pp. 3/4 green leather and cloth. Rebacked a long time ago however back cover starting to crack, otherwise very good condition.

Emigration fiction story.

This Harris work was first published in 3 volumes with title: Emigrant family: or, The Story of an Australian settler. - London : Smith, Elder, 1849; this is the first one-volume edition, for the first time under the author's name... Click for information and photos.
Price: $ 100 USD OR $ 125 CDN        #3350           


  
BOOTH, William [1829-1912]

[1890]. London, International Headquarters of the Salvation Army
First Edition, first issue. 8vo, pp. 285, xxxi + 6pp adv. Re-backed in black cloth with new label on spine. Folding chromolithographed frontis. A very good copy. First issue with the last line of the dedication in a smaller font.
Booth founded the Salvation Army in 1878

(William) Bramwell Booth was William Booth's eldest son, and became the 2nd General of the Salvation Army after his father's death.
"The story of General William Booth, the Founder of the worldwide religious and humanitarian organization, the Salvation Army. Together with his missionary family he was a key player in the Revivalist Reform Movement of the 19th century... Click for more information and photos.  
Price: $ 95 USD OR $ 118 CDN        #0221            


  
JAMESON, Mrs. Anna Brownell, (née Murphy) [1794-1860]

1833. Philadelphia, Carey, Lea & Blanchard
First US edition. 4 1/2" x 7", 2 volumes, l, [51]-322pp.;(4)ads, (4), [1],266pp. Rebacked with original now soiled, salmon cloth, spine and paper labels relaid. Light foxing throughout. Overall condition good+.

Shakespeare's heroines, but discussing contemporary issues of female education & the differences between men & women. "In 1832 her Characteristics of women, a discussion of Shakespeare's heroines, made her name on the Continent and in America as well as in England." Clara Thomas.   Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 95 USD OR $ 119 CDN        #0477             


    

1896. Orwell, Ohio, H. U. Johnson
2nd Edition. Small octavo, vi, [4], [9]-194 pp., portrait frontis. Original pictorial brown cloth. Frontis of Johnson; illustrated with 8 sketches and black and white photographs.  Very good condition.

Johnson gathered the stories within this book from "personal observation, extensive reading, visitations along many of the old lines, and numerous interviews and extensive correspondence with those heroic men and women who dared their fortunes and their personal liberty in the cause of humanity and right..."
Price: $ 95 USD OR $ 118 CDN        #1102              


    
SHEPPARD, Edmund E(rnest). [1855-1924]

1886. Toronto, The Rose Publishing Company
FIrst edition. 8.5 x 5.5 inches,. (5), [3]-135 pages, frontis of author, many b/w illustrations, text in two columns; brown cloth, beveled edges/gilt titles. Gilt decorate cover extremities quite worn,  soiling internally end papers spotted. Fair condition. An uncommon novel.

This was Sheppard's first book, a fiction, "Dolly," which appeared first in serial form in the Toronto "News"

One key to Sheppard's (Toronto) Saturday Night (he started in 1887) success was the uncommon focus and attention paid to Women and Women's issues... Click for more information and photos; 
Price: $ 95 USD OR $ 118 CDN        #2296               


    
PINDAR, Peter [WOLCOT, John (1738-1819)]

1824. London, Jones and Company
First edition. 5 x 8-1/4 inches. vi, [3]-330pp. New leather spine with gilt type, new marbled boards and endapers. Minor soiling and 2 very small holes on title page, otherwise, very good+ condition.

Humorous poems. Includes section of Satires, Songs and Odes by the Rt Hon George Canning MP. This collection of celebrated satire and verse, written by John Wolcot, was originally published in London in 1791 and was much copied and parodied... Click for more information and photos; 
Price: $ 95 USD OR $ 118 CDN        #4801      
3 MAPS

 
URBAN, Sylvanus [CAVE, Edward] [1691-1754]

8-1/2 x 5 1/4 inches illustrated half and leather spine with gilt type - Frontenac 1758. November month issue p545-p600.
A Plan of the Fort and Bay of Frontenac with the adjacent Counties 18 cm x 11 cm - page 552
 
A detailed map of the Northeast portion of Lake Ontario near the Iroquois River and Bay of Niaoure, Fort Frontenac with cartouche and decorative compass.  Published during the French & Indian War.  Fort Frontenac was  built by the French in 1673.  Fort Frontenac fell to the British in August 1758. 
PLUS:
Text article: An Authentic  Account of the Reduction of Louisbourg (page 549 - 552)
A letter from Abercromby to Pitt is on Page 593 providing details of the surrender of Fort Frontenac by the French ... Click for more details and photos. 

Price: $ 235 USD OR $ 293 CDN        #2422



THOMSON, John [1777-c1840]

1834. London, Cochrane & Co. Waterloo Place

Scarce very early coloured map of PEI.
Identifies major towns and numbered sections.  
 Was folded, now flat, 7-1/4 x 14-3/4 inches image area including border. Very good condition.
Includes inset "Gulf of St. Lawrence"
"London. Publish'd as the Act directs, Oct. 30th 1834, by Cochrane & Co. Waterloo Place."...
 
Price: $ 135 USD OR $ 168 CDN        #7439







Upper and Lower Canada map FINLEY , Anthony engraved by        

[1827]. Philadelphia, Anthony Finley's General Atlas. 
This is Finley's [1827 not dated] map of Canada. Copper plate engraved 19th century map.
Map Size: 11 x 8-1/2 inches.
Covers the Upper Canada (Ontario) and Lower Canada (Quebec), New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and all five of the Great Lakes.
Nice margins with some minor toning, primarily along edges overall, very good condition...  Click for more details and photos. 

Price: $ 95 USD OR $ 118 CDN        #2903
5 MANUSCRIPTS

HARRISON, Samuel Bealey [1802-1867]

A complete letter, 13 x 8 inches,  folded to  6-1/4 x 3-1/4 inches, dated Nov. 11 1841 signed SB Harrison. Samuel Bealy Harrison (Canada's most powerful parliamentarian during 1841-2 and Canada's first Premier (Prime Minister).
This manuscript cover letter written by Harrison is from his Provincial Secretary's office in Kingston to Daniel Lizars Esq. of Goderich. It's content are about the Proclamation constituting the new  Townships and the insertion of Bosanguet is clearly an error that the Township forming part of the Western DIstrict (of Huron). As well comments on the Ashfield and the range of townships to the northward being included in the Proclamation when the act so explicitly  constitutes them a portion of the District. He goes on to say he will talk to the Attorney General to get these issues mentioned corrected...   Click for more information and photos
 
On consignment with LDRB.

Price: $ 750 USD OR $ 935 CDN        #4182



WELLESLEY, Henry 1st Baron Cowley (1773-1847)   

A fine historic hand written American ship pass dated at Cadiz, Spain, written and signed by Henry Wellesley, dated Feb. 1813.  The document once had a seal attached, but was cut from the document, and this affects a few words.

This scarce 1813 document  is also odd in that the British allowed an American ship to pass without violence during the War of 1812.
 
The letter/authorization/pass allows an American ship with a cargo of cloth, tin, salt, fruit, and calico to proceed to any port of the United States of America without molestation on account of the present hostilities.  At the bottom of the 2nd page in another hand, says THIS LICENCE was produced to the British Brig Sir John Sherbrook on the 12th April 1813 and the ship let pass... Click on for more information and photos;

Price: $ 500 USD OR $ 623 CDN   #3323





SARDOU, Victorien [1831-1908]

Autograph letter signed. One page, 8vo. Dated Avril 1867 on his personal letterhead (blind embossed VS and Marly de Roi where he lived - same place as Alexandre Dumas.)
The letter reads; I thank you very much my dear neighbour, I am going to take advantage of your advice. I have not answered earlier because Madame Sardou is quite unwell and for 48 hours, I have not had time to think of anything other than her illness. Please accept, my dear neighbour, for both you and Madame de Breval, my most attentive regards, (signed) Victorien Sardou.

Victorien Sardou was a French dramatist. He is best remembered today for his development, along with Eugène Scribe, of the well-made play. He also wrote several plays that were made into popular 19th-century operas such as La Tosca (1887) on which Giacomo Puccini's opera Tosca (1900) is based, and Fedora by Umberto Giordano, a work that popularized the fedora hat as well... Click for more information and photos

Price: $ 275 USD OR $ 343 CDN  #4984





JAMESON, Mrs. Anna Brownell, (née Murphy) [1794-1860] & HALL, Anna Maria (Mrs. S.C. Hall) [1800-1881]

7-1/4 x 4-1/2 inches, dated Saturday with no month or year. Addressed to Mrs. Hall, likely to Mrs. S.C. Hall, making arrangements to visit Mrs. Hall in the country. Very good condition.

Anna Maria Hall was an Irish novelist who often published as "Mrs. S. C. Hall". She published in many Journals and Magazines and wrote many other books.

Anna Brownell Jameson, the multi-talented Victorian Irish author and art critic was one of the few female writers in the late 1820s to gain notoriety as not only an amazing writer, but also as a strong supporter of the feminist movement in all genres of literature... Click for more information and photos

Price: $ 175 USD OR $ 220 CDN     #4851



ADAM, John (1779-1825)

7-1/2 x 9 inches flat and folded tp 7-1/2 x 4-1/2 inches. Autograph letter signed. One page. dated Monday [no month, year]. Making an arrangement for a visit with Mr. Mickle in Dalston. Old warn seal on fold. Open 1/2 edge tear from folding not affecting hand writing, other very good condition.

John Adam. Anglo-Indian statesman. Adam was educated at the Charterhouse; received a writership on the Bengal establishment in 1794; and, after a year at Edinburgh University, arrived at Calcutta in 1796. The greater part of his career was spent in the secretariat. He was private as well as political secretary to the Marquis of Hastings, whom he accompanied in the field during the Pindari or third Mahratta war. In 1817 he was nominated by the court of directors member of council; and as senior member of council he became acting Governor General of India on Lord Hastings's departure in January 1823.... Click for more information and photos  

 
Price: $ 120 USD OR $ 150 CDN     #5022
2 PHOTOS




  KING, William Lyon MacKenzie, [1874-1950]  & CHURCHILL, Winston Spencer [1874-1965] 

7 x 5 inches. Black & White press photo. 1941 Sir Winston Churchill & W.L.MacKenzie King, PM photograph at 10 Downing Street 8/26/1941. On back is the press photo markings and stamps. Some wrinkling of photo along bottom, good condition otherwise.
A scarce and warm photograph of two great leaders early during the second World War - a very nice collectable.

Mackenzie King flew to London in August 1941 and attended a War Cabinet meeting. He records his fascination at Churchill's ability to summarise situations in graphic phrases: "[He has] a wonderful command of language and knowledge of history which he uses freely, and an ability to keep looking ahead making decisions in the light of the long run rather than the short one.".
.. Click for more information and photos;
 
Price: $ 200 USD OR $ 249 CDN     #7628



NOTMAN, William McFarlane [1857-1913]

Media: sepia photograph on paper
8.75 x 7.5 x inches - 22.225 x 19.05 x cm. -
Notes: artist's name, title and inscription '3307... Montreal' in plate lower left; titled along bottom; mounted on board; fading lower left; unframed. Good+ condition.

William McFarlane, the eldest son of William Notman, was born November 1, 1857. He became a partner in the company in 1882 before inheriting it outright on the death of his father in 1891... Click for more information and photos

Price: $ 125 USD OR $ 155 CDN  #3373
7 EPHEMERA


MACDONALD, Sir John A[lexander]. [1815-1891] 
 
HISTORICALLY IMPORTANT MACDONALD INITIALED & EARLY LEGAL  DOCUMENT 
 
Authentic original May 6 1856 cover and legal contents with signed initials of [Sir] John A MacDonald and address in hand.  Both sides of cover and initials with document contents enclosed. Stampless government official free rate, signed with  JAMD  AG  initials in LL corner. (AG =Attorney General of Canada West) Addressed to: J Linton Esq , Clerk of  the Peace, Stratford , CW. Postmarked: LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY  CANADA  MAY 6 1856  (located at Toronto)  
 
18 days later on May 24 1856, John A MacDonald became the most powerful politician in Canada for the first time. On that date he assumed the leadership of the conservatives and the position as joint premier of Canada.... Click for more information and photos  

Price: $ 1,500 USD OR $ 1,870 CDN   #3574




13-1/2 x 8-3/8 inches, was folded twice now flat, printed form with manuscript writing on both sides. faded seal on top right of one panel. Some agetoning of very light blue paper otherwise very good condition.
First Welland Regiment Military Commission bestowed upon Thomas C. Street by the Governor General of British North America, Nova Scotia, PEI, etc. - James Bruce, Earl of Elgin and Kincardine & signed by him.

Thomas Clark Street, son of Samuel like his father was a ruthless land and mortgage accumulator and businessman with interests in grist, textile and sawmills. While independently minded he is generally considered a solid Family Compact Tory. He rose to Lieutenant-Colonel of the Welland Militia, was a trustee of Trinity College, President of the Niagara Falls Suspension Company, etc. When he died in 1872 he left an estate of between 3 to 4 million, regarded as the largest of his time in Ontario... Click for more information and photos

Price: $ 1,000 USD   OR $ 1,245 CDN     #4560



FOWLER, H. (editied by) & MACDONALD, Sir John A[lexander]. [1815-1891] (provenance)

1841. Kingston, Printed and Published at the office of "The News" for. Grass and Johnson Sts
8-1/2 x 12 inches. 4pp. Very good condition.
"Library of Sir John Macdonald" stamp on bottom right corner

The Canadian Mirror of Parliament printed documents are scarce and very few original documents held by any institution. A Canadian Mirror of Parliament  with Sir John MacDonald's ownership stamp are rare and likely unique. This copy is in very good condition and a very nice Sir John A. MacDonald collectable to add to any collection... Click for more information and photos 

Price: $ 225 USD   OR $ 280 CDN     #7358



10-1/2 x 6-3/4 inches of torn 2 pages, 2 sided pages printed black on yellow coloured stock. Signed program, Toronto Centennial Programme of the American Bandmaster's Association Concert, Toronto, April 20, 1934. Poor condition to with torn edges not affecting any signature.
Signed on reverse by Charles Benter of the United States Navy Band. With additional page from the programme signed by Frank Simon (Musical director of the Armeo Concert Band), Henry Fillmore (Musical Director of Fillmore's band, Ohio) . Program is also signed front of trimmed printed post card 4 x 3-1/4 inches, dated August 26/40 and signed Edwin Franko Goldman. Good condition

Edwin Franko Goldman is one of America's prominent band composers of the early 20th century. He composed over 150 works, but is best known for his marches. He founded the renowned Goldman Band of New York City and the American Bandmasters Association.
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Price: $ 125 USD   OR $ 155 CDN     #4970






8 x 5 inches flat (was folded to 4 x 5 inches), Bennett Carter  Signed Homecoming Dance announcement card. Card dated November 24, 1945 where is band is featured. Near fine condition.
Very nice piece of University of Michigan ephemera just after WW2 and with excellent added interest with the great Benny Carter signature.

Bennett Lester Carter was an American jazz alto saxophonist, clarinetist, trumpeter, composer, arranger, and bandleader.
Carter was a major figure in jazz from the 1930s to the 1990s, and was recognized as such by other jazz musicians who called him King.... Click for more information and photos.
 
Price: $ 100 USD   OR $ 124 CDN     #4466









10-3/4 x 8-1/2 inches, Typed Luncheon Menu from Alma College dated Saturday March 28, no year but circa 1940. Signed by Ludwig Müller and his wife Leni Müller.

Ludwig Müller was a German theologian and church leader who played a major role in the Nazi party's attempt to misdirect the Protestant, mainly Lutheran churches of Germany toward a basis in Aryan ideology and away from its Jewish origins.    He had a leading part in the Nazi, Gleichschaltung, the plan to unite the previously independent Protestant churches into a single Church of the New Order, which is part of longer history of an attempt to unify the churches under the German Evangelical Church....  Click for more information and photos. 
 
Price: $ 65 USD   OR $ 81 CDN     #4982




Flat size 30 x 6.75 inches folds to 5 x 6.75 inches This 12pp folder is printed in two colours (light green and black with some soiling. Overall good condition.
17 portraits of the wives of Canadian Governor General's. From Lady Durham to Roberte, Countess of Beesborough

The inside page reads" This booklet has been prepared in response to the keen interest of visitors in the group of beautiful paintings on the walls of the stately dinning room at the Empress Hotel, Victoria, British Columbia - a Canadian Pacific hostelry. These paintings are portraits  of the wives of Governor-Generals of Canada, who during the last century came to a brave new world from the Courts of Old England... Click for more information and photos.  
 
Price: $ 35 USD   OR $ 43 CDN     #2047

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