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ROBERTS, Sir Charles George Douglas [1860-1943] & LAMPMAN, Archibald [1861-1899]
This Canadian Poets collection includes material from primarily 1926 to 1935 for these two well-known  "Confederation" poets. Materials include a total of 23 items; 16 Roberts items and 7 Lampman items.

Sir Charles G.D. Roberts Collection of 16 items include 6 ALS ; 3 ASN ; 2 ts ; 1 poem signed ; 2 photos signed and 2 post cards signed.

Archibald Lampman Collection 7 items include 6 ALS and 1 book...    Click for more information and photos; 
This collection is on consignment.
Price: $ 2,000 USD OR $ 2,540 CDN        #7686

FISHER, Dorothy Canfield [1879-1958]

Dorothy Canfield Fisher was an educational reformer, social activist, and best-selling American author in the early decades of the twentieth century

Dorothy Canfield Fisher Collection consists of 24 items covering primarily for 1926 to 1957; 13 letters (5 ASL, 4 TSL, 1 TL), 2 signed calling cards, 2 signed notes, and 7 photos (1 signed)

Some content...
* ALS from Paris to [Sven?] Hedin, [1916?], re Colonel Jampton's spiels, Beer (editor) of the Figaro, reviews in the Brooklyn Eagle of Fellow Captains (1916) (co-authored with Sarah N. Cleghorn).
* ALS to Mr. Tupper, n.d., re a review of one of her books in the Washington Post ("There are not two themes, I protest, just one theme-the portrayal of a man of integrity and strength")
* 7 black and white photos, one of a young looking Canfield...  Click for more information and photos;
This collection is on consignment.
Price: $ 1,600 USD OR $ 2,030 CDN        #7687

MITCHELL, Donald Grant (Ik Marvel) [1822-1908]

Donald Grant Mitchell, pseudonym Ik Marvel, was an American essayist and novelist known for nostalgic, sentimental books on American life. He is particularly known for his essay collection, Reveries of a Bachelor, which focuses on the dream-like lives of mid-nineteenth-century Americans.

The Donald G. Mitchell Collection consists of 3 ALS, 1 Manuscript, 1 Signature and 3 signed books with material dating from 1864 to 1907.

Some content;
 * 2 ALS to Edward P. Clark (journalist and editorial writer for The Evening Post), 12 August 1889 and 1 March 1890, with envelopes, re the Welch Fund. Clark was treasurer of the fund to raise money for the widow and children of humorist and editorial writer Philip H. Welch.
* Manuscript of ten lines beginning "Happy fellows, thought I, who have only to do what is set before you to be done!", signed and dated 7 January 1907...   Click for more information and photos; 
This collection is on consignment.
Price: $ 1,100 USD OR $ 1,395 CDN        #7689

WIGGIN, Kate Douglas [1856-1923]
Kate Douglas Wiggin was the author of numerous children's books, notably, Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm; she also founded the first free kindergarten in San Francisco, and devoted much of her working life to children's welfare and charities.

This Kate Douglas Wiggin collection consists of 17 items dating from 1893 to 1924; 8 Autographed Letters Signed (ALS), 4 Signed Books, 1 photo (signed) and 4 Ephemera.
Some content;
* ALS (4 pp.) to Mrs. Blaikie, 8 January 1898, whether a soup bowl and spoon are English or Scottish, Wiggins mentions a mistake she made in one of her recent works.  
* Signed oval photo of Wiggins, ND, ("To Mr. & Mrs. Nichols | from their neighbor | Kate Douglas Wiggin") This collection is on consignment...  This collection is on consignment. Click for more information and photos  
Price: $ 1,800 USD OR $ 2,285 CDN        #7690

TOLAND, John Willard [1912-2004]nce)

 John Willard Toland (1912-2004) was an American writer and historian, best known for his best-selling biography of Adolf Hitler. He was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1971 for his history of World War II-era Japan entitled The Rising Sun.

This collection includes approximately 400 pp. of annotated tss. of stories and novellas, 1 ms. notebook (60 pp.), 60 letters, 50 b&w photos (army related, amateur shows and skits), and 4 programs.
The collection pertains to the early period of his career 1936 to 1950's when he desperately aspired to be a playwright, short story writer, and novelist.

Some content;
* More than half of the collection is comprised of stories written by Toland. Some of the stories are complete and others are fragmentary.
* A few letters concern his time at Williams College and the Phillips Exeter Academy. Most of the letters are of a personal nature which he exchanged with his mother, wife (Dorothy), and other family members...   Click for more information and photos  
Collection is on consignment.
Price: $ 2,000 USD OR $ 2,540 CDN        #7691

STUART, Ruth McEnery [1849-1917]
Ruth McEnery Stuart,  (American novelist and short story writer). Stuart became prominent among writers of dialect stories, by an originality and charm which offset the disadvantages of her being a late comer in a well-worked field. She has been considered the "leading writer of Negro dialects". In 1915 she was awarded an honorary degree of Doctor of Letters from Tulane University.

This collection contains 9 items; 6 Autographed Letters Signed (ALS), 2 Books (signed) and 1 Ephemera dating from circa 1896 to 1910.

Some collection contents:
* 2 ALS, (one on a card) to Carolyn Wells (American writer and poet), 18 November Thursday [1896] and n.d., accepting her invitation on 7 December and accepting her invitation to dine on Friday twenty-fifth.
* ALS on a card from New Orleans, n.d, "I've been trying to get a line written to you ever since I arrived here....", Daddy gone into the Foreign Mission work, letters from Mrs. McKenzie and Mrs. Blackburn.
... Click for more information and photos
This collection is on consignment.
Price: $ 1,000 USD OR $ 1,270 CDN        #7692

BATES, Arlo [1850-1918]

Arlo Bates was an American author, educator and newspaperman. He graduated from Bowdoin College in 1876. In 1880 Bates became the editor of the Boston Sunday Courier (1880-1893) and afterward became professor of English at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

This collection includes 8 Autographed Signed Letters (ASL), 1 note (signed) and two books (one signed and one with Bates bookplate) dating from 1883 to 1897.
Some content;
* ALS (1 p.) to [William] Ticknor, the publisher, on letterhead of the Boston Courier [prior to 1864], re "The Danza" ("is it not $5?") and "Congratulations on the finest blaze of the `Beacon".
* ALS (2 pp.) in response to a request by an editor, 6 March 1897, on Massachusetts Institute of Technology letterhead: "It is my principle and my practice not to try to write poetry to order", but since "something of this sort has been in my mind for a long time", so if any poems with "will condescend to complete themselves before May 1, I will send them to you".
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This collection is on consignment.
Price: $ 1,400 USD OR $ 1,780 CDN        #7693

ATHERTON, Gertrude Franklin Horn [1857-1948]

Gertrude Atherton was a prominent and prolific American author. In addition to novels, she wrote short stories, essays, and articles for magazines and newspapers on such issues as feminism, politics, and war. Atherton was an early feminist well acquainted with the plight of women.  

This collection contains 11 items; 2 Autographed Letters Signed (ALS), 4 Typed Letters Signed (TLS), 1 Autographed Note Signed (ANS), 1 Black & White Photo, 1 Book signed and 2 Ephemera dating from 1888 to 1942.

Some content;
* TLS to Mark Sullivan, 10 June 1941, re his book, "Our Times: 1900-1925", requesting that he bring it up to date ("Do give us Hoover and your own story of the Depression-but above all, Roosevelt. He is still a sort of Sphinx... I want not only your Roosevelt but your Mussolini, Hitler, and Stalin.").  
* B&w photo of Atherton and Dr. Clayton, San Francisco surgeon, 8 January 1924, when Atherton opened a glandular clinic, First National Pictures, Inc...   Click for more information and photos  
This collection is on consignment.
Price: $ 1,300 USD OR $ 1,650 CDN        #7694   

BALDWIN, Faith [1893-1978]

Faith Baldwin was a U.S. author of romance and fiction, publishing some 100 novels, often concentrating on women. The New York Times wrote that her books had "never a pretense at literary significance" and were popular because they "enabled lonely working people, young and old, to identify with her glamorous and wealthy characters.

This collection includes 26 items dating from 1928 to 1972. 10 ALS (including one with 4 post cards and small signed photo); 5 signed brief messages, notes; 2 Typed Signed Letters / notes, 2 Photos, and 3 Ephemera

Some content;
* ALS to Philip Dunning, playwright and theatrical producer, with envelope, postmarked 24 July 1962, re thanking him for his visit last night, her depression, and tooth extraction.
* ALS to Mrs. Davis, n.d., "Boston University collects me").
* B&w photo of Baldwin, 28 July 1928.
... Click for more information and photos   This collection is on consignment.
Price: $ 1,500 USD OR $ 1,900 CDN        #7695

FRY, Christopher [Arthur Hammond Harris] [1907-2005]

Christopher Hammond Fry was an English poet and playwright. He is best known for his verse dramas, notably The Lady's Not for Burning, which made him a major force in theatre in the 1940s and 1950s.

This collection includes 1 Typescript; 3 Autographed Letters Signed; 1 Typed Letter Signed; 1 photo, 1 booklet and 1 Book.

Some content;
* TS of Fry's well-known play The Boy with a Cart. 50 pages., signed in full at the conclusion. No place, no date. Written in 1938 but ball-point signature would indicate later signing in the 1950s (when the play was first published and produced professionally in 1950...
* ALS to Mr. Catry, 25 January 1993, saying that the "greatest pleasure is the performance of A Sleep of Prisoners with Stanley Baker and Denholm Eliot in the cast."
* Program from the Apollo Theatre, 2 June 1955, London, re production of Jean Giradoux's Tiger at the Gates, trans. by Fry...  Click for more information and photos  
This collection is on consignment.
Price: $ 1,500 USD OR $ 1,900 CDN        #7520

TAYLOR, Bert Leston [1866-1921] & CARMAN, Bliss William [1861-1929]

Bert Leston Taylor was a journalist, doggerel poet, and humorist. He became a journalist at seventeen, a librettist at twenty-one, and a successfully published author at thirty-five. At the height of his literary career, he was a central literary figure of the early 20th century Chicago renaissance as well as one of the most celebrated columnists in the United States.

This collection includes 1 Autograph Manuscript Signed; 2 Books; 1 Ephemera, 1 Autographed Letter Signed by Carman and 1 Typed Carbon Letter Signed.

Some content;
* AMS - 4 pp., 20 July 1903, being a fair copy of his poem, "Pandean Pipe Dreams"  (a spoof of Bliss Carman's poetry - Carman's signature is pasted on the first page of the manuscript) which most likely appeared in the Chicago Tribune. This was later compiled as part of his book, A Line-o'-verse or Two.
* A Line-o'-verse or Two (Chicago: The Reilly & Britton Co., 1911).  With a copy of the book, repaired edges otherwise very good condition, with a card signed by Carman pasted on to the front free endpaper...   Click for more information and photos; 
This collection is on consignment.
Price: $ 1,000 USD OR $ 1,260 CDN        #7527
6 BOOKS ...

1878. Toronto, H. Belden Co.
First edition. 17-1/2 x 14-1/4 inches. [i-x], [1]-121pp. Atlas, rebound with new leather binding of spine and corner tips, plus black leather spine with gilt type, saving original front and back boards, with gold tooled embossed front cover.  Engraved title page includes a coat of arms with a lion and a unicorn. Some covers scuffing and minor soil or thumb marks internally otherwise, overall near fine condition of this important local atlas.. ..  Click for more information and photos.  
Price: $ 950 USD OR $ 1,075 CDN        #6657    


[1745] London, Printed for T. Astley, at the Rose in Pater-Noster-Row
First edition. 8 x 4-3/4 inches. Twelve monthly issues, January-December 1745, plus volume title, appendix.
 iv + 657 + [19] pp.; with engraved title-page, 2 maps/plans, woodcut decorations, musical notation.
Notable features include:
1) The Conquest of Cape Breton; Brave Action of Capt. Brett in the Lion; Rich Prizes Taken; etc.
1) Plan of Cape Breton p.400 (this map is referenced to Kershaw III, 866, plate 642)...
An important volume for its extensive contemporary coverage of "THE FORTY-FIVE," the Jacobite uprising in Scotland led by the Young Pretender, Charles Edward Stuart, better known as BONNIE PRINCE CHARLIE... Click for more information and photos.

Price: $ 675 USD OR $ 855 CDN        #3252      

Manitoba Government & BERTRAND, Theophane (1844-1921) (publisher)

First edition. 1889. Winnipeg, Theophane Bertrand, Queen's Printer

Bound volume containing weekly Gazettes dated from January 5, 1889 to December 21, 1889

A rare 1889 Manitoba Gazette publication that includes the controversial publication transition with the bilingual edition ending on August 31, 1889 and the English only Gazette starting on September 7, 1889.

Beyond that, there are many laws and weekly news during the year of 1889 in Manitoba. Quite an interesting and historically important set of 1889 Manitoba Gazettes.

As French declined in importance, English-speaking Manitobans increasingly objected to the maintenance of bilingualism in the Legislature and Courts of the province, on the grounds that it was irrelevant, cumbersome and expensive... Click for more information and photos.
Price: $ 795 USD OR $ 1,025 CDN       #4317       

MONTGOMERY, Lucy Maud [1874-1942]
  [1917] Toronto,McClelland, Goodchild & Stewart
First CDN edition. L.M. Montgomery Signed. First Edition. Anne's House of Dreams. 7-1/2 x 4-3/4 inches) (8),[1]-346pp.
Anne's House of Dreams is L.M. Montgomery's ninth book, first published in August 1917 by McClelland, Goodchild, and Stewart (Toronto) and the Frederick A. Stokes Company (New York). It is the fifth of eleven books to feature Montgomery's leading character, Anne Shirley Blythe.

This is the first novel by L.M. Montgomery to be published by joint arrangement with McClelland, Goodchild, and Stewart (now McClelland and Stewart) in Canada and the Frederick A. Stokes Company in the United States... 
Price: $ 750 USD OR $ 950 CDN        #4790       

London Yearly Meeting of the Society of Friends

All first editions except one second edition dating from 1838 to 1843. 7 of the 8 reports originally published. 8 x 4-3/4 inches.

No. 1 - Information respecting the Aborigines in the British Columbia. 1838. xii + 60pp
No. 2. - Effects of the Introduction of Ardent Spirits and Implements
of War amongst the Natives of the South-Sea Islands and New
South Wales. 1839. 21p
No. 3.- Facts relative to the Canadian Indians. 1839. 24p.
No. 4. - Report of tho Aborigine's  Committee of the Meeting for Sufferings for the year 1840 ; with the Address to Lord John Russell ; that to Friends settling in New Colonies ; and some particulars respecting the State of Aboriginal Tribes. 1840. 20pp.
No. 5. - An Address of Christian Counsel and Caution to Emigrants. [1841.] 7pp.
No. 6. - The Report of the Meeting for Sufferings respecting the
Aborigines, presented to the Yearly Meeting. 1843. Second edition. 12p.
No. 7. - Further information respecting the Aborigines ; containing Reports of tho ·Committee of Indian Affairs at Philadelphia ; Extracts from the 'Proceedings of the Yearly Meetings of Philadelphia, New York, New England, Maryland, Virginia, and Ohio: together with particulars relative lo tho Natives of New Zealand, New Holland, aud Van Diemen's Laud. 1842. 40pp...  Click for more information and photos.
Price: $ 750 USD OR $ 950 CDN        #6713         

STEWART, Frances Anne (née Browne)  [1757-1890] & DUNLOP, Eleanor Susannah (née Stewart)  [1819-1907]

2nd edition. 1902. Montreal, Gazette Printing and Publishing Co.
6 x 9 inches, ([8], 300pp, xci appendices).
The Stewart's immigrated from Ireland to settle on the Otonabee River in Douro Township in 1822. The Stewarts were among the first European families to settle in the Peterborough-Lakefield region in the first half of the nineteenth century and to make a go of it; their neighbours included the Traills, Moodies, and Stricklands.

Ephemera included:
1) Two family photographs pasted to front pastedown dated  Christmas 1914 (perhaps descendants of Frances Stewart?). Signed July 31, 1902 letter written by E.S. Dunlop  (née Stewart), daughter of Frances and editor of this book.
2) Letter thanks the unknown person sent to for a gift and hopes the book (Our Forest Home) helps with the person tracing her family. Letter on tissue has old tape marks, now flat and in good condition.
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Price: $ 550 USD OR $ 695 CDN       #1307             

S.S. Lyle, Lieut. & R. Lloyd

[An officers notebook including various standing orders, mess rules, pay rosters and receipts for disbursements relating to the 66th Berkshire Foot in Canada, and the 62nd Wiltshire Foot elsewhere]. [Annapolis Royal, Halifax, England and elsewhere]. [s.n., 1799-1806]

Oblong 7 x 4-1/4 inches. 44 sheets with 88pp unnumbered with occasional evidence of excised leaves,

A miscellaneous military notebook in the possession at least one officer serving in the 66th Berkshire Foot during its service in Canada, with 23pp of 'Standing orders' for the 66th regiment while at Annapolis Royal (Nova Scotia), and several notes of disbursements and receipts of monies, largely 1799/1800, in Halifax (Nova Scotia).
Price: $ 4,300 USD OR $ 5,450 CDN        #7615

HILLIER, George (17??-1840) & RIDOUT, Samuel (1778-1855)       
1825. Cornwall, Upper Canada Government
12.5" x 8", near fine condition.
Land Board Eastern District Cornwall manuscript document
[Front of document]
Ld. B. E.D.  For report. Original authorities forwarded to York 6th Aug. 1825.   No. 1 not approved of

The process for Land Grants in Upper Canada  was greatly impacted by the influx of the United Empire Loyalists form the 1780's and  on. A British-style settlement, complete with a balanced constitution, common law and free and non-military earned land tenure. Land granting was considered the first business of government and this document is thus an important and informative original source one signed by prominent Upper Canadians in 1825, George Hiller and Samuel Ridout regarding land grants in the Cornwall district...Click on for more information and photos; 

Price: $ 650 USD OR $ 825 CDN   #4342

HALL, Captain Basil [1788-1844] & HALL, Mrs. Margaret (nee Hunter) (1799-1876)    
Dated (on the Rhine 20th May 1833.
9-1/2 x 7-1/2 inches. Autograph letter signed. Two pages, Two pages, 4to. With postscript on verso by his wife Margaret, also a writer. To his wife's mother, Lady Hunter. Basil Hall's letter reads in part: "My dear Lady Hunter, I write merely to report of myself and to mention that here we are safe and sound and all happy and merry with our journey....
Margaret Hall adds: 'That is to say you may desire Jane to send the book to Mr. Dollard. We at present plan going on either tomorrow or the following day from Coblentz to Mayence also by Steam Boat, a...

Basil Hall was a British naval officer from Scotland, a traveller, and an author. Following Basil Hall's  retirement from the navy in 1823, Hall was married on 1 March 1825 to Margaret Congalton (d. 1876), the youngest daughter of Sir John Hunter, Consul-General in Spain by his spouse Elizabeth Barbara, sister to Sir William Arbuthnot, 1st Baronet.

Price: $ 600 USD OR $ 760 CDN         #4854

EARLE, John Charles (1850-1903)         
 John Charles Earle was a barrister (called to the bar in 1876), however he was a gifted writer of hymns and sonnets. Earle wrote, amongst other texts: English premiers from Sir Robert Walpole to Sir Robert Peel.

Various sizes and condition varies. 19 items including 6 Autographed Letters SIgned (ALS), 10 pages of proofs and 3 pages of text.  The archive of manuscript poems and letters by Earle and others. Some content includes:
a) Autograph letter signed, Two pages, small 8vo. Dated Ladbroke Grove Road, London, Jan[uary) 22, 1883. Acknowledging that he has sent verses, and enclosing a "short prayer of Mary Stuart's"
 c) Autograph letter signed of Orby Shipley a liturgical scholar. 4 pages, 8vo. Dated Bindon House Somerset August 25 1883. Sending along details of hymns.  
g) 10 pages of proofs, various sizes, with hymns in Earle's hand ...Click on for more information and photos;
Price: $ 675 USD OR $ 855 CDN   #4997

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. 
Foolscap bifolium (Gater 1811 - Britannia watermark) Secretarial, marginal browning; signed by George Ramsay as 'Dalhousie'.  Dated Halifax 15. September 1819 and addressed to the Judge Advocate General, presumably Sir John Beckett.
Letter referring to lost papers re court martial of ensign 'Alain [?] Hutchinson of the 60 regiment'
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Price: $ 600 USD OR $ 760 CDN   #6669

PARRY, Sir William Edward R.N. [1790 - 1855]         
Autograph Letter signed, dated Admiralty, 1st June [n.d.] (likely between 1836 when Parry was employed at the Admiralty, and 1839, when his wife, Bella, died) addressed to a friend, Sarah.
32 lines on two 8vo pages, approx. 5x7 inches, hinged on the left with linen onto a larger album page, very good condition.
A friendly letter:
"Dear Sarah, I am charged with Bella's letter to get franked, and I will not let it go without one line from myself to assure you how much we long to see you, and that we have this morning at breakfast, made a regular arrangement for your coming to see us, and we do hope that you will give us that pleasure. We are delightfully situated, close to the Zoological Gardens, and you shall sit up all night, if you like it, to hear the beasts roar & howl! But seriously,...  
Sir William Edward Parry [1790 - 1855] was an English rear-admiral and Arctic explorer, who in 1827 attempted one of the earliest expeditions to the North Pole ...Click on for more information and photos;
Price: $ 500 USD OR $ 630 CDN   #3535

GASCOYNE-CECIL. Robert Arthur Talbot,  3rd Marquess of Salisbury, (1830-1903)
Autograph Letter Signed. Four pages 9 x 7 inches flat and was folded to 4.5 x 7 inches. Dated Chalet Cecil Puys, Dieppe Sept(ember) 13th 1884. Last page with removed quarter section re affixed with tape in two sections, some browning otherwise in good condition
It reads: My dear Sir John (Heron Maxwell)
A line before post goes out to thank  you very heartily for your kind welcome to Dumfrieshire. I hope by persistent efforts, we may get your countrymen - or at least a sufficient number of them, to hear some reason as to the doings of the Grand old man...
Lord Robert Cecil or Robert Arthur Talbot Gascoyne-Cecil, 3rd Marquess of Salisbury, (1830-1903) [Lord Robert Cecil before 1865 and Viscount Cranborne from June 1865 until April 1868] British Conservative statesman and thrice Prime Minister, serving for a total of over 13 years...Click on for more information and photos; 
Price: $ 350 USD OR $ 440 CDN   #4462

CICOGNARA, Count (Francis) Leopoldo [1767-1834]
Leopoldo Cicognara was born to a noble family in Ferrara, Italy. He was an Italian poet and an amateur artist, a patron of the arts, and one of the founding fathers of the discipline of Art History.
26cm x 20.5cm (10-1/4 x 8 inches), Handwritten letter in Italian, 2 sided, was folded to 8.7cm x 10.5cm (3 x 4-1/8 inches) now flat.  Letters from Leopoldo Cicognara do not often come to market and this 1830 letter to his friend  Zanetti will present more insight into Cicognara.  Some spotting and two right edge pieces of paper are missing affecting a couple of letter in the text, otherwise in good condition ...Click on for more information and photos;
Price: $ 575 USD OR $ 728 CDN   #4784

[ANDREWS, Dr. Alfred Roscoe (1849-1935)]        
Folio - 4-7/8 x 12-3/4 inches. There are 120 pages (page numbers noted in pencil on each top page) in the ledger along with a number of pasted in notes. Covers very worn with inside pages in good condition.  Early Handwritten ledger, to keep the accounts of a Dentist / Doctor, in earlier days of Nova Scotia. The ledger owner is considered Dr. Alfred Roscoe Andrews based on some of the pasted in notes found inside the diary.  
Entries include "To attend wife (night), extract tooth, set arm, to attend to wife comfort. With payments by cow, sheep, chicken, work on buggy, sleigh repair, by books, by cords of wood, etc. Bound in original marbled paper over boards with cloth backstrip. Includes notes tipped in.  A window into rural country life in covering with entries and notes dating from 1880-86 in Nova Scotia...Click on for more information and photos;
Price: $ 495 USD OR $ 625 CDN   #7495

FREY, Hendrick (Heindrick) (1734?-1827)    
  NY, 15 Dec. 1774, DS, 2pp, 7.75 x 12.75 in., Johnstown, Tryon County, (Fifteenth year of the reign of King George the Third). Legal document regarding a debt, signed by Hendrick Frey, Judge.
Condition: Folds and toning as expected otherwise very good. All mounted on larger sheets with cut-outs so both sides visible.

Colonel Hendrick (Heindrick) Frey (1734?-1827) and his brother, Major John Frey (1740-1833), were the grandsons of Heinrich Frey, a native of Zurich, who settled on the Mohawk in the late seventeenth century...Click on for more information and photos;

Price: $ 575 USD OR $ 730 CDN   #4239

Adamson photography
Photograph: 12 x 10 inches but framed in a cardboard printed frame with only 11 x 9 inches shown. Photo yellowed with age ad spotted. Photo itself is in good condition.
The Hygeia was a steel Paddle steamer built in 1890 by Napier, Shanks & Bell in Yoker (Glasgow). The ship was built for Huddart, Parker & Company, Melbourne Australia. Her overall length was 300ft, her beam was 32ft and her draught was 11ft giving her a displacement weight of 986 tons. A comfortable Port Phillip Bay steamer, she could carry 1,600 passengers.
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Price: $ 195 USD OR $ 245 CDN   #7671

BARKER, George Granville [1913-1991] (subject) & MINIHAN, John (b1944)
George Barker portrait by John Minihan photograph, silver gelatin print, head and shoulders, half turned to the right, wearing sun glasses, inscribed by John Minihan below the image 'The poet George Barker. Photographed in London 1991. W.B. Yeats thought Barker the most interesting poet of his generation. He was a friend of Dylan Thomas, who envied his power over women. © John Minihan"
John Minihan, photographer's stamp on verso similarly inscribed as the recto. Provenance: John Minihan. The Roy Davids Collection (Bonhams).
Paper size: 11-1/2 x 8-1/2 inches
Image size: 11-1/2 x 7-5/8 inches
Fine condition...Click for more information and photos  

Price: $ 475 USD OR $ 600 CDN   #7548

STANLEY, Sir Frederick Arthur, 1st Baron Stanley of Preston, 16th Earl of Derby (Lord Stanley of Preston) [1841-1908]
No date but probably circa 1880 when he would be about 39 years old.  [Frederick Arthur Stanley, 16th Earl of Derby].
"Lord Stanley"  engraving London published by Morris & Co. 392 Strand W.C.  Drawn by C.W. Walton. Paper size is 17-1/2" x 23-5/8". Plate mark size is 10 1/2" x 13". Image size is 5" x 7".
Signature Imprint:  Lord Stanley [facsimile signature], Stanley family motto, "Sans Changer" or without changing. Overall condition is near fine now.
In 1892, this Lord Stanley, 16th Earl of Derby gave  a treasured North American sports icon - the Stanley Cup to symbolize hockey Championship. It is the same Stanley Cup the National Hockey League competes for each year now. He was the 6th Governor General of Canada from 11 June 1888 to 18 September 1893...Click for more information and photos  
Price: $ 1,500 USD OR $ 1,900 CDN   #3439

ROEBLING, John Augustus [1806-1869] & PARSONS, Charles R., [1821-1910]
First edition. Circa 1857. Image: 39.2 x 26.2 cm (15.4" x 10.3") Currier & Ives hand-coloured lithograph  Titled: 'The Railroad Suspension Bridge, Near Niagara Falls; Length of Bridge 822 Feet, Height Above Water 240 Feet', 1856, John A. Roebling, Engineer (builder of the Brooklyn Bridge).  The image was printed from two lithographic stones: a tint stone, in light brown ink; and a key stone in black ink. Watercolour in greens, blues reds and browns was hand-applied over the printed image print and was professionally cleaned and washed along with filling of any paper losses and reinforcing with Japanese tissue, otherwise, very good condition.

The Niagara Falls Suspension Bridge was the world's first working railway suspension bridge Suspension bridge . Opening of the Suspension Bridge in 1855 (which stood from 1855 to 1877).
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Price: $ 950 USD OR $ 1,200 CDN   #2910


DELAUNAY, Robert [1749 - 1814]

Medium: Original engraving on laid paper  40.3 x 45.9 cm
Robert De Launay (French, 1754-1814) after Benjamin West La Mort du Général Wolf à Québec, late 18th century.
Print beautifully framed ((UV resistant glass) and incorporate the famous poem he is rumored to have quoted crossing the river and  taking Quebec -  from Gray's  Elegy ... "The boast of heraldry, the pomp of power, And all that beauty, all that wealth e'er gave, Await alike the inevitable hour: The paths of glory lead but to the grave."...  Click for more information and photos  

Price: $ 1,000 USD OR $ 1,265 CDN   #1188

KOLLNER, Augustus [1813-1906]
Paper Size: 17.25' x 12.25"  Image Size: 11" x 7.5" Colour lithograph, with additional hand-colouring, printed by Cattier.   Some foxing in outer border and border scuffing in a couple of places, otherwise overall very good condition.
This lovely lithograph of Horseshoe Fall, with Terrapin Tower in the distance at left. Goupil, Vibert & Co. published a set of 54 of Kollner's views of American cities, including eight prints of Niagara. A finely observed view of one of the great natural wonders of the world.
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Price: $ 900 USD OR $ 1,140 CDN   #4547

RICHARDSON, Sir John  [1787-1865]
8 Plates in total included. Heavy paper size: 5-1/4 x 8-3/4 inches with images sizes each, approximately 4 x 6-1/2 inches. Some minor soiling on a few borders, otherwise, very good condition. W. H. Murray (Del T) and M & N Hanhart Litho
London, Longman & Co.  1851
 8 Plates:
1) Kutchin Warrior & His Wife
2) Kutchin Hunters
3) Kutchin Woman and Children
4) Kutcha-Kutchin Warrior
5) Saviah, Chief of the Kutcha-Kutchin
6) Dance of the Kutcha Kutchin
7) Fossil Leaves ( 2 plates)...Click for more information and photos  

Price: $ 550 USD OR $ 695 CDN   #1007

CHÂTELAIN, Henry Abraham [1684-1743]
1718. The Hague.
Coloured. A good and dark impression. Decorative colours. VG+ condition.  Size:  14.4 x 16.8 inches. 36.7 x 42.7 cm.
A series of 12 engravings together with descriptive text, derived from the works of Lahontan and Hennepin.
They illustrate the methods of the Indians hunting buffalo and similar animals, the Pipe of Peace, the dances in honour of important meetings or occasions, and the emblems of the various tribes...   Click for more information and photos  
Price: $ 550 USD OR $ 695 CDN   #1608

WILLEY, Seth     
1851. New York. printed by Toppan, Carpenter and Caselear

American "script" document allotting 40 acres of land to " War of 1812 " soldier Seth Willey, a corporal in Captain Wilson's Company, during the war of 1812.
It comes with affidavits attained to the reverse dealing with its ultimate use in South Dakota This is a very scarce item seen only infrequently on the market.  Very Good condition. 
Willey used this certificate to pay for the land. What is a big added bonus is that all the supporting paperwork where he redeemed it is attached. The only land script document  we know of with this amount of additional  supporting documents. 
Price: $ 750 USD OR $ 950 CDN   #2568

15-3/4 x 13 inches, was folded now flat, typed and handwritten manuscript and transfer document with docketing information handwritten on verso. All four edges folded and top fold on right side with about 3 inches separated.  Faded  seal and two 1/8 inch holes each at top left and centre, otherwise, very good condition. Some content and detail... William G. Hall of the Township of Sandwich, in the County of Essex, Esquire... Ten pounds... sixty nine thousand and forty square links...

James Bruce, 8th Earl of Elgin and 12th Earl of Kincardine (20 July 1811 - 20 November 1863) was a British colonial administrator and diplomat, best known as Governor General of the Province of Canada and Viceroy of India....Click for more information and photos
Price: $ 500 USD   OR $ 630 CDN     #3115

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