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PELLETIER, Gérard (1919-1997) (provenance)
Anik 1 was launched in 1972 as the world`s first domestic communications satellite in order to transmit television signals from Canada`s national broadcaster, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, to Arctic  communities and to provide telephone service to the North.  In the United States the first domestic satellite was Westar 1, which  Anik preceded by two years.

1975.   [Model of Anik 1].   Model of Anik 1 in metal 3½" long, 2 ½ " wide across the top, and 1 ¼ ". with a wing on each side each extending 10½", 2" wide.
On the base there is a plaque reading : L`Honorable Gérard Pelletier/ Ministre Des Communications/ 1972-1975. The model is stored within a custom fitted wood  case...
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Price: $ 2,750 USD        #3472

HELL, General Ernst-Eberhard (1887-1973)
#3630 General Ernst-Eberhard Hell  World War II Diary FRANCE July 1940 to June 25, 1941 with many photos

#3644 General Ernst-Eberhard Hell  World War II Diary RUSSIA January and February of 1942 with many photos

#3645 General Ernst-Eberhard Hell Twelve-page booklet which records General Hell's account of his time in Russian captivity, 1944-1955.

#3664 Map dated November 1923 for an apparent plot to capture a military barracks, probably in Weimar

Ernst-Eberhard Hell was a German general who held several divisional commands and was later elevated to Corps level during World War II. He was also a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves.
Ernst-Eberhard Hell was captured by Soviet troops in August 1944 during the Jassy-Kishinev Offensive (August 1944) and was held until 1955.

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Price: $ 1,900 USD        #7402

BUTLER, Walter [1752-1781]

Walter Butler (1752-81) Loyalist who became a captain in Butler's Rangers, formed by his father, John.  He was captured in 1777 by Continental Army troops commanded by Lt. Col. Marinus Willett, but escaped after a few months.  He was probably the most hated Loyalist in America, amongst other things, because he commanded the Loyalist raiding party (which included Joseph Brant, a Mohawk chief) that attacked Cherry Valley on November 11, 1778 and the massacre after the battle.

Autograph Document circa 1775, signed twice, once in the text and once at the end, by Walter Butler as attorney for the defendant in a case before the County of Tryon Inferior Court of Common Pleas, 8½ x 7½ inches....
Price: $ 2,000 USD        #3647

CARLETON, Sir Guy 1st Baron DORCHESTER [1724-1808]
Sir Guy Carleton served in America beginning in 1758. He was governor of Quebec and commander of British forces in Canada (1775-77), during which time he repelled Montgomery and Benedict Arnold's attack on Quebec, defeated Arnold on Lake Champlain and re-took Crown Point. From 1782-83 he was Commander in Chief in Canada. General in 1793.

Guy Carleton, Lord Dorchester, Document Signed. 4 pages, 8" x 12.25" and 1 page affixed to page three,of detailed accounts, dated, Quebec, October 28, 1793, giving an account of money that is owed from October 25th to December 14th 1793.....
Price: $ 1,500 USD        #4593

RAMSAY, George, 9th Earl of Dalhousie [1770-1838]
George Ramsay, ninth Earl of Dalhousie, served as Lieutenant- Governor of Nova Scotia (1816-1820), then as Governor-in-Chief of British North America (1820-1828). He served twelve years in Canada. Dalhousie is considered the first patron of the arts in Canada.

'Proceedings of a General Court Martial held by order of Lieutenant General The Earl Dalhousie G.C.B. Governor in Chief and Commander of the Forces in British North America. Quebec, 16th Janary 1826'. The collector has discarded the account of the court itself so we only have the preliminaries and then the ratification of the sentence signed by Dalhousie and the President of the tribunal - and builder of the Quebec citadel - Elias Walker Durnford who signs himself: 'E W Durnford
Both chunks are mounted on a single sheet with old annotation to the side with the signature of the Judge Advocate.
Price: $ 195 USD        #7375

NOTMAN, William McFarlane [1857-1913]

1903. Montreal, William Notman
Media: black and white photograph on paper
7.5 x 9.5 x in. - 19.05 x 24.13 x cm. -
Notes: some fading in margins noted; unframed
William McFarlane Notman was the eldest son of William Notman 

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Price: $ 100 USD       #3374

MULOCK, Sir William [1843-1944] & BRUCE, Josiah (1840-1914) (photographer)

[1905]. Toronto, [Josiah] Bruce Photography
Mounting paper: 11 x 8 inches.  B&W oval photo image: 5 x 3-1/2 inches. Fine condition. Oval portrait photo of Sir William Mulock mounted on BRUCE Toronto signature paper. Circa 1905, most likely when is he was appointed Chief Justice of the Exchequer Division of the Supreme Court of Ontario.

Sir William Mulock, was a Canadian lawyer, businessman, educator, farmer, politician, judge, and philanthropist. He served as vice-chancellor of the University of Toronto from 1881 to 1900, negotiating the federation of denominational colleges and professional schools into a modern university. William Mulock was the second son of the late Thomas Homan Mulock, M.D.  

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Price: $ 200 USD       #5844
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GUETTARD, Jean-Étienne [1715-1786] & BUACHE, Philippe (1700-1773) cartographer


1751. First edition. Paris, De l'Imprimerie Royale, Académie Royale des Sciences. 7-1/4 x 9-5/8 inches [8pp+ 890pp total]. Frontis,(8), [1]-132 (Physique Generale); 1-758pp (Memoires). Engraved frontis, and 47 folding engraved plates and maps, complete. Plates are all in generally very good condition. Text is clean and unmarked except for some light foxing and offsetting. Otherwise, overall condition is very good, A nice copy.

This book is considered a very important milestone in the history of geological science, the very first in series of important works that are highly-prized by collectors of early geological maps and that solidify Guettard's reputation as the father of all national geological surveys. Other later Guettard maps published by the l'Academie royale include the first geological map of Egypt and Palestine (1751 volume), the first maps of America and Switzerland (1752), A collaboration with the famous chemist Antoine Lavoisier
Guettard's two 1746 dated and printed Georgaphical maps (but published in 1751), prepared by Buache, include; #1 Carte Mineralogique sur la Nature du Terrein d'une Portion de l'Europe (9 x 12.5 inches, plate 31), a general map of western Europe extending from the Pyrenees to Iceland, and #2 Carte Mineralogique Ou l'on voit la Nature et la Situation des Terreins qui traversent la France et l'Angleterre (10.5 x 12.3 inches, plate 32), a map that extends from Auvergne in France to central England. This map is generally regarded as the first attempt (or first draft) to produce a geological map...

Price: $ 1,000 USD         #7354                

[BLORE, Thomas, (1764-1818)] & MAUDE, John (provenance)

1815. First edition.  Stamford. Printed and published by John Drakard and sold by Baldwin, Cradock, and Joy, and Nichols and Son

5 x 8-1/4 inches, x, [1]-292, [4pp. index],(2) ad. Full original leather rebacked with elaborate gilt decoration type on spine, black leather label with gilt type, 4 bands, gilt dentelle decorative border on front and back boards.

With a long gift inscription to Miss Currer from J. Maude of Moor House, Yorkshire. Miss Currer's collection of art is described as one of the best in England and the best books, Moor House, 8th September 1838, in the inscription. A very nice copy with interesting provenance.
Armorial bookplate of John Maude.

Price: $ 375 USD         #3643                 

[MUNSELL, Fanny]

[1889]. First edition.  Montreal, W. Drysdale & Co. Obpacher Brothers, Publishers , Munich & New York Series # 1737

4-3/4 x 6-1/2 inches. 16pp + 4pp. cover, no dust jacket.
8 chromolithograph views of the St. Lawrence River including the front and back cover, printed on heavy card stock (covers a little heavier card) , with gilt edges. Original  gilt  ribbon used to bind the portfolio leaves. Vignettes on covers and last page. Poems by Southey, Scott, Moore, and Cornwall.
Very good condition.

Quite scarce and very attractive booklet.

Price: $ 75 USD         #1362                

STEPHENS, Hiram B. & [Cartier, Jacques [1491-1557] subject

1890. First edition.  Montreal, W. Drysdale & Co.

7-1/2 x 9-3/4 inches. xii, [1]-168pp. Original 3/4 leather with 5 raised bands and red leather label on spine, marbled boards, marbled endpapers and all edges gilt.  Illustrated with plates & maps. Leather is rubbed & scuffed, but contents are fine with clean pages. Overall, a very good copy of early voyages.
A nice copy.
An interesting work on Jacques Cartier and his discoveries in the new world.

Price: $ 125 USD         #0090                

MOODIE, Susanna [Susannah Strickland] [1803-1885]

1852. First UK edition. London, Richard Bentley

"Roughing It in the Bush, became a best seller in both England and the United States. One of the characters in the book was called Little Addie and Mrs. Moodie based it on her daughter Agnes."
2 volumes, 4 3/4" x 7.5",  xx,[1]-293,[1],[2 ads]; [2 ads]; [4],[1]-294; [2 ads]. Overall, in very good condition.

The author and her husband came to Canada in 1832, and settled, first at Cobourg, then at Peterborough. This work is an account of the hardships of pioneer life in Canada, and the author makes known her intention of deterring well educated people intent on settling in the wilds of Canada from undertaking something for which they are totally unfit both by previous pursuits and by habit.

Price: $ 750 USD         #1555                 

LEWIS, Sinclair Harry [1885 -1951]

1925.  London, Jonathan Cape

First London issue, signed presentation copy with nice provenance.

7-1/2 x 4-3/4 inches, (no Dust Jacket) in blue cloth, gilt spine titles.

Presentaiton copy  from Lewis to Herman Scheffauer during one of his frequent trips to Paris during the 1920's. Written in blue ink.

"To Herman Scheffauer with the warmest greetings of Sinclair Lewis. Paris. Guaranty Trust & Co. 3 rue des Italiens."  Scheffaeur (1878-1927) was a San Franciscan, poet, playwright and translator ( esp. of Thomas Mann's works), member of the Carmel literary colony in California.

LEWIS, Sinclair Harry [1885 -1951] was  an American novelist, short-story writer, and playwright. He became the first writer from the United States to win the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1926 for his 1925 book, [Martin] Arrowsmith...

The book was the source of the successful John Ford 1931 Arrowsmith film and nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture.

Price: $ 750 USD         #1562                  

SCHOOLING, Sir William (1860-1936) & Prince of Wales (1894-1972) later, King of the United Kingdom, Edward VIII  [provenance]

1920.  London, The Hudson's Bay Company

Half-title, blank (2), frontis, title, (1), vii-xvi, 1-129, (1). 8-3/8 x 10-7/8 inches. In preparation for the Company's 250th anniversary in 1920, Sir William Schooling was commissioned to write the first official history of Hudson's Bay Company.

Provenance: Edward VIII (Edward Albert Christian George Andrew Patrick David; (1894-1972) was King of the United Kingdom and the Dominions of the British Empire, and Emperor of India, from 20 January 1936 until his abdication on 11 December 1936...

Price: $ 275 USD         #4798                   


[1905].  Boston, Oliver Ditson Co. / The Musicians

First edition. ix, [5], 127 pp. 12-1/2 x 9-1/2, green cloth-backed light green-gray printed paper wrapper covers , front cover stamped in black, spine lettered in gilt. 
Preface by Booker T. Washington. With music scores throughout; photograph portrait of Coleridge-Taylor.
Early spirituals by Coleridge-Taylor (1875-1912), an important African-American composer, who studied at the Royal College of Music under Stanford, and later taught and conducted the orchestra at the Croydon Conservatory of Music.

Price: $ 75 USD         #1383                    

RACSTER, Olga & GROVE, Jessica & BARRY, James Miranda Stuart [1799-1865] (subject)

[1932].  Cape Town, John Lane, The Bodley Head

First edition. Very Good+ hardcover in good only dustwrapper (in Brodart).  Illustrated endpapers graphic is a certified copy of an entry in a Register of Deaths, green  cloth, 220 x 145mm.
A fictional journal of the life of Dr. James Barry, the military doctor who served at the Cape, and Malta, who was said to have been the grand-daughter of a Scottish earl. Dr James Barry who was born in 1795 and lived for many years at the Cape masquerading as a man. Her secret was never discovered until her death in 1865 and so reported to the Horse Guards. Interestingly, the book is dedicated by the Authors to Sybil Thorndike for her impersonation of Dr James Barry.

Price: $ 35 USD         #1077                     

ROBSON, Eric (edited by) & MURRAY, General James [1721-1794]  (subject)

[1950].  UK, New York, Barnes & Noble Inc. printed in Great Britain

8vo. xxvi, [1]-90pp. ca1950, Blue cloth boards. [NF/VG]  Being the Letters of a Scots Officer, Sir James Murray, to his home during the War of American Independence covering from Jan 8, 1773 to April 16, 1780.

From the dust jacket: "There are few accounts by British officers describing their part in the War of American Independence; only some two dozen British accounts can be set against hundreds of American. These letters of a young Scots officer, Sir James Murray, are, therefore, of particular importance to students.
Besides giving much historical information about the British attitude towards the war, they are also of interest in themselves...

Price: $ 25 USD         #0785                     

1846.  [Washington], House of Representatives


29th Congress, 1st Session. Ho. of Reps. No. 694.
9 x 5-3/4 inches, 14pp. disbound. Near fine. Includes testimonies.
A petition to collect monies past due by the heirs of Francois Cazeau, Canadian fur trader and merchant from Montreal who backed the Americans during the Revolutionary wars, who was captured and imprisoned by the British on charges of assisting the enemy.
Francois Cazeau once a man of great wealth lost everything and eventually died penniless in France. The petition is focused mainly on 8000 bushels of wheat which Cazeau purchased at the request of General [Benedict] Arnold for the American Army which failed to "reinvade Canada."

Price: $ 125 USD         #1672                      

WILLIAMS, Tennessee [1911-1983] & MOORE, Mavor (1919-2006) provenance

[1948].  [New York], Dramatists Play Service
First Edition, first printing. (4),3-77(1 ad) 5 x 7-1/2 inches. Blue front soft cover cracked on top left side and torn and slight splitting on inside front cover. "Tennesse" spelt incorrectly on cover One of 2,040 copies printed with this error. Good + condition.
Provenance: Cultural icon Mavor Moore (1919 - 2006), the noted actor, writer, director, producer, critic and teacher who founded a host of Canadian artistic institutions.
Inscribed by "Mavor Moore  New York, 1949"  on front cover and another previous owner in red on tile page (dated 1946)

Price: $ 125 USD         #1877                       

1869.  London, Chapman & Hall, Ltd.
First edition. [iii]-viii, (1), [1]-371, 8-5/8 x 5-1/2 inches. Original brown stamped boards and spine with gilt lettering dulled, recased with new end papers. Spine and cloth boards with some scuffing, otherwise in very good condition. A nice copy.
Pictorial color frontispiece trout . Illustrated with engravings. Canada;  Nova Scotia. Acadia and Newfoundland  All black and white page  Illustrations called for are present. Sketches of sport and natural history in the lower provinces of the Canadian Dominion including hunting of deer, caribou and moose. Set in the Maritime Provinces and with notes on Newfoundland

Price: $ 150 USD         #1393                        

1904.  Chicago, Theo. Noel Co.
First edition. 6 x 9 inches, 348,[1]pp. Portrait. Illus. Original very dark burgundy cloth with gilt type on spine and gilt signature of Theophilus Noel on front cover and blind embossed decorations.

Added ephemera with this book, Letter (very early direct mail!) from the Theophilius Company in Chicago asking the reader to review and provide reaction. Signed via rubber stamp!

Important because of the light it throws on Sibley's campaign in the Southwest. ..CWB During the early part of the war, Confederate Gen. Henry Sibley led his Texans to victory at Valverde and at La Glorieta Pass in the New Mexico Terr'y.

Price: $ 150 USD         #1074                         

1763.  London, Printed for J. Johnson
First edition. 5-3/4 x 3-1/4 inches, 153-388pp., plates : ports. ; A most uncommon and intriguing volume with a handful of fine engravings (2 foldout and  4 portraits). Handsome modern leather binding,  ("Sieges & Battles" on spine). Unfortunately the volume begins on p.153, in the midst of Chapter III. Ends on p.388 as it should.
A  foldout engraving frontise of a maritime battle - between Admiral Hawke & Mons. Conflans off Belle-Isle.  Battle of Minden fold out map. Very nice portrait engraving of General James Wolfe published just 4 years after he died at the Battle of Quebec in 1759. Other portraits of Monckton, Amherst  and Granby portrait engravings.
Reports on the ongoing French & Indian War - Crown Point, Indian warfare, Pittsburgh, Ticonderoga, Oswego, &c.

Price: $ 250 USD         #2196                          
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Fielding, John

1783. London, European Magazine, Paternoster Row.
First edition, first state.  Quite scarce.
A Map of the United States of America, as Settled by the Peace of 1783. Published Decr. 1, 1783 Engraved map. Paper: 8-5/8 x 10-1/4 inches including an approximate 1/4 inch border on three sides. The right side has no border. Condition: Old folds, some dampstaining, right edge trimmed to or over neat line with some wear, a tape repair on verso; fair to good condition of a scarce first edition, first issue American Revolution period map.
Important map published a few months after the conclusion of the Revolutionary War with the fledgling United States...

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Price: $ 475 USD        #7454


1792. Hartford, The Connecticut Courant newspaper 10 x 16.75" inches, 4pp, The Connecticut Courant, June 18, 1792, Hartford, newspaper.

The main article concerns hearings in London England in the House of Commons regarding slavery and the horrors of the Middle Passage.
William Wilberforce and his battle in the British House of Commons to bring about the change in the law regarding slave trade; Wilberforce again brought the question of abolition before the House and, almost a year after the previous defeat, on 2 April 1792, once more found himself addressing the House of Commons.
Henry Dundas suggested an amendment to the Abolition Bill: the introduction of the word 'gradual'. The bill passed as amended, by 230 votes to 85, and gradual abolition became law, the final date for slave trading to remain legal being later fixed at 1796
The Slave Trade Act was an Act of Parliament of the United Kingdom passed on 25 March 1807, with the long title "An Act for the Abolition of the Slave Trade"

Price: $ 500 USD        #2862

PITT, William [1759 - 1806]      
1875. Very good condition.  9.75" x 6" 15 pages disbound from a book (p.579 - p.592)

Original printed speech of 1792 was 32 pp. Sadly, Pitt did not live to see the slave trade abolished by the British Parliament. He died in January 1806, and the Act for the Abolition of the Slave Trade was passed by parliament on March 25, 1807

Price: $ 45 USD        #2481

NILES, Hezekiah - Editor & JACKSON, General Andrew (article)       
1815. Baltimore, Niles Weekly Register
Very good condition.  9.75" x 6" 15 pages disbound from a book (p.579 - p.592)

Original printed speech of 1792 was 32 pp.
Sadly, Pitt did not live to see the slave trade abolished by the British Parliament. He died in January 1806, and the Act for the Abolition of the Slave Trade was passed by parliament on March 25, 1807.

Price: $ 45 USD        #2999

1791. Philadelphia, The Mail; or Claypoole's Daily Advertise
The Mail; or Claypoole's Daily Advertiser (Philadelphia, PA) dated July 26, 1791, 4pp, 13" x 21" depth
Inside page, prominent headline and 3 column inch report on the first British settlement in Australia at Botany Bay.
There is also a front page ad for a very early MICROSCOPE !!
Good condition. This  includes the complete entire 4 page original newspaper.
Botany Bay is a bay in Sydney, New South Wales. It was the site of James Cook's first landing of HMS Endeavour on the continent of Australia, after his extensive navigation of New Zealand. Later the British planned Botany Bay as the site for a penal colony. Out of these plans came the first European habitation of Australia at Sydney Cove.

Price: $ 160 USD        #2530

WALLACE, N. C. (Nathaniel Clarke) [1844-1901] & WALLACE, T. G. (Thomas George) [1879-1921]       
1871-1921. A 28 piece collection of ephemera spanning two generations of a well to do family.

Headed by first Nathaniel Clarke Wallace (1844-1901) [8 items] and his son, T. G. (Thomas George) Wallace (1879-1921) 20 items].

The family was based in Woodbridge, Ontario however were located in Ottawa given each of these two men were both Members of Parliament. These pieces of ephemera include Government, Social and Formal Dinner  invitations and even a law act where N.C. Wallace was deeply involved.
Most interesting insight into a lifestyle of two related families from 1871 to 1921.

Price: $ 150 USD        #7507
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DENNIE, Joseph [Oliver Oldschool] [1768-1812]     

A fantastic collection of 19 Port Folio prints in very good+ to near fine condition from the Port Folio Magazine. Very early and in some cases possibly the first publishing of the subject. Each engraving has been washed and deacidified.

These are some of the earliest images of North American views available to the general public and they are quite scarce today.
Year / Print Title;
1810 Copy of the Medal presented by Congress to Commodore Preble
1813 Capture of the British Sloop of War Frolic of 24 guns, by the U.S. Sloop War Wasp of 18 guns
1813 William Bainbridge, Esq. of the United States Navy
1813 James Lawrence Esqr. Late of the United States Navy.
1813 James Lawrence Esq.
1814 Peacock & L'Epervier
1814 O.H. Perry Esqr. of the United States Navy
1814 Wm. Henry Allen Esq. late of the United States Navy
1814 Capt.' M.C. [JD] Elliott, US Navy
1815 Battle of Niagara (Lundy's Lane)
1815 South-east view of Sackett's harbour
1815 Attack on Fort Oswego
1815 A View of the Port of Buffaloe - Lake Erie
1815 A Plan of Fort Sandusky
1815 Lt. Col. Croghan
1815 James Biddle, Esq. of the United States Navy
1815 Major General Harrison
1816 Battle Monument in Baltimore
1816 Major General Brown, US Army

Price: $ 1,000 USD        #3584

BOUCHETTE, Joseph [1774 -1841] (author) & FADEN, William [1750-1836] (publisher) & WALKER, John (engraver)      

1815.  London, Published by W. Faden, Charing Cross
Paper size: 4-5/8 x 9-1/2 inches
Image size: 5-1/8 x 8-3/4 inches
Engraving has been cleaned and de-acidified and now in fine condition. An attractive and historic detailed early map of York (Toronto).
Bouchette's work was key to opening up the bay to future navigators and lake captains -- the entry to York's (Toronto's) harbour was difficult to navigate in Simcoe's time. Bouchette would later go on to become Surveyor General.

Price: $ 245 USD        #5605

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