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CADDY, John Herbert [1801-1883] (attributed to)


A beautiful pair of mid nineteenth century Niagara Falls watercolour views by a renowned British/Canadian landscape artist who documented in watercolours, a number in the Hamilton and Niagara area. Both trimmed to image, each 30 x 43.5 cm (12 x 17 inches), unframed. Both unsigned, common for John Caddy watercolours (as quoted in DCB).
#1) American Falls View. [Left view]
#2) Canadian Falls View.  [Right view]
Both beautiful and striking watercolours are in very good condition.

John Herbert Caddy (1801-1883) was a  painter, draftsman, illustrator and educator. Captain John Herbert Caddy was also a career soldier, civil engineer and explorer. He exhibited with the Upper Canada Provincial Exhibition from 1858 to 1868 and his works are in several Canadian museums including the National Gallery of Canada...   Click for more information and photos;  
Price: $ 6,100 USD OR $ 7,575 CDN        #7442
HELLER, Joseph (1923-1999)
Joseph Heller was an American satirical novelist, short story writer, and playwright. His second novel, published in 1974, thirteen years after Catch-22 and spanning more than a decade writing was "Something Happened".
This collection includes a signed typed photocopy manuscript of "Something Happened" and other ephemera including signed letters.

Some collection content details;
* 8-1/2 x 11 inches. Photocopy of a typescript of the novel "Something Happened" dated 1974 (numbered 812pp). Signed on title page and dated by Heller, 4/21/76, New York City and appears to have belonged to Heller himself.

* Signed ts., 1 p. from Something Happened entitled "I Get the Willies".
The book, "Something Happened", had mixed reviews (even to this day) with this positive side of Kurt Vonnegut, Jr's quote on October 6, 1974 The New York Times book Review..."Is this book any good? Yes...   Click for more information and photos;
This collection is on consignment.
Price: $ 2,700 USD OR $ 3,325 CDN        #7392

PRIESTLEY, J.B. (John Boynton) [1894-1984]

J.B. Priestley was an English novelist, playwright, and broadcaster.  He was one of England's last great writers. Priestley was a member of the last generation of freethinking British "sages" who contemplated both science and philosophy in their literary output. Priestley gained considerable fame as "the voice of the common people", as he was often called, a patriotic radio broadcaster, second in popularity only to Winston Churchill. He was offered a knighthood and a peerage as a token of his homeland's esteem for his work, both of which he refused, but he did accept the Order of Merit in 1977.

J.B. (John Boynton) Priestley collection  of 41 items including 10 Typed Signed Letters (TSL), 3 Signed Typescripts , 28 B&w photos and a small medal.

Some collection content details;
* TLS to Sir Denis Forman, 7 November 1977, thanking him for his outstanding letter ("it is both warm and witty, a rare combination.").

* 28 Photos of Priestley...  Click for more information and photos; 
This collection is on consignment.
Price: $ 2,880 USD OR $ 3,545 CDN        #7526

MACNEICE, Louis (1907-1963)

This Louis MacNeice (Irish/British poet, 1907-1963) collection includes two items;
* a signed carbon typescript of The Dark Tower
* First edition of his The Dark Tower book.

1) Louis MacNeice signed carbon typescript (ND, circa 1947) of The Dark Tower (8 x 13 inches light tissue carbon copy paper. 4 inch vertical tear on page 2 and about 4 pages with minor corners folding otherwise very good condition.

2) A first edition book, The Dark Tower and Other Radio Scripts, 45 pp. London: Faber & Faber, [1947], 204 pp., gray cloth, a near fine copy in very good, price-clipped red dust jacket; jacket has a few small tears and nicks at extremities of both panels, two-inch tear on lower spine (mended on verso), otherwise quite fresh and bright. Book and typescript housed in a red cloth pictorial clamshell box.
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This collection is on consignment.
Price: $ 1,800 USD OR $ 2,215 CDN     #7449

ASHBY, Douglas W. [1898-196?]
This Douglas W. Ashby collection includes 12 travel diaries, 1926-9, 1931, 1945-8. Totaling 2,326 diary pages in all as well as 24 hand-drawn maps and other pen-and-ink vignettes. Plus 3 Ashby related books. The date range is from 1926 to 1948.

The author, Douglas W. Ashby, was born in 1898 in Leicester, England. His father died when he was 6. His grandfather had a shoe and boot factory. In the First World War, Ashby served as a clerk in the Army Service Corps at Darby. He was demobbed in June 1918. He remained a pacifist the remainder of his life and was the first secretary of the Peace Pledge Union in Leicester. He worked as a bank clerk. He married Mildred on 17 September 1928, and they apparently had one child named Gillian. He translated Sasha (1920) and Loves Anvil: A Romance of Northern Russia (1921) and wrote several books, including The Harp of the Hills, Poems (1923), Things Seen in Switzerland in Summer (1928), and Friar Lane (1951).

Ashby's greatly detailed hand-written diary journals describe his travels in Europe, Scotland, and England with his wife and other family members. Lots of serious walking with the topography insightfully and beautifully described including interactions with the locals. Fascinating and informative travel reading. Ashby was a serious traveller and wrote about his experiences in many one-of-a-kind lucid, informative and entertaining diaries.. . Click for more information and photos;

Price: $ 3,600 USD OR $ 4,435 CDN        #7516
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ATWOOD, Margaret  [1939 - ]


1961. Toronto, Hawkshead Press

First Edition. Atwood, Margaret [M.E. Atwood]. Double Persephone. Toronto: Hawkshead Press, 1961. Market book series, book 1. [16] p. 172 × 130 mm. (5 x 6-3/4 inches), 4 leaves. The text block was originally glued with rubber cement into the covers. This copy has been sewn, and the text block has been expertly and unobtrusively reinforced at the endpapers. Thick-paper wrapper.

Signed by Atwood on a paper label (Nan A. Talese / Doubleday) which is affixed on the verso of the front cover. Light scuffing to inside front cover and back cover, otherwise in near fine condition.

With 8 photos of Atwood and others at the 100th anniversary of McClelland & Stewart and an inscribed b&w photo of Atwood (New York City, 1971) by Jill Krementz. The book and photos are enclosed in a handsome black box with Atwood's drawn motif on the back and front of the box.
This book is on consignment with LDRB.
Price: $ 2,000 USD OR $ 2,490 CDN       #7623           



1820. Andover, printed by Flagg and Gould
First edition. 4 3/4" x 8",  xxiii, [1], [25]-432, [2];  Original leather boards, rebacked with period style leather spine, 5 gilt ruled, gilt  lettering on older red leather label. Some boards wear on corner. Overall, a very good copy.

Previous owner's contemporary signature "James Wilson Baker,  La Chine, July 6, 1824" on front free endpaper.

Complete with half-title, stipple-engraved frontispiece portrait of Harmon after Leney by Schroeder, folding engraved map engraved in Boston by Annin & Smith, covering northern United States and Canada to the Pacific Ocean. No errata slip... Overall, a very good copy.
Some of Harmon's travels included Lake Winnipeg and the Assinniboine, later Ft. William, New Caledonia, Ft. Vermillion, Ft....   Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 1,300 USD OR $ 1,615 CDN   #0920      

(HART, Julia Catherine Beckwith [1796-1867])

1731 Exeter, NH, Published for the trade B H Meder
This is Julia Catherine Beckwith Hart's scarce second novel Tonnewonte, the 1831, 3rd Edition, first issue. 14 cm x 8 cm : (6)[7]-312pp.(1 blank). Full leather covers with gilt type on spine.
Overall condition is good.

Set in the United States and France, it tells the story of Theodore, a Frenchman who eventually must choose between an aristocratic life with his natural relatives in his native country and a democratic life as a hardworking farmer with adopted relatives on the American frontier in Tonnewonte, New York. Theodore, after fighting against Napoleon at Waterloo, finally decides to return to the greater freedom and happiness of America.

Julia Catherine Beckwith Hart was designated a "Person of National Historical Significance" by the Government of Canada in 1951.
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Price: $ 1,100 USD OR $ 1,360 CDN       #4347   

STRICKLAND, Major Samuel [1804-1867]


1853. London, Richard Bentley,  New Burlington Street

First edition. Two Volumes. (Vol. I) xix & 311 pp., (Vol. II) vii & 344 pp. Both volumes are half red leather over marble boards. Gilt lettering and design on the spine, with black & red wax seals on the bottom ends of the spine. Both volumes have an unsigned Libris book plate on inside front cover. Volume one has a B&W photo pasted on inside back cover of coming out of the locks of Sault. Ste. Maire. Volume two has a B&W photo pasted on inside back cover of main street Winnipeg.

The author, Samuel Strickland, was the brother of the four Strickland sisters, Agnes, Jane, Susanna (Moodie) and Catharine Parr (Traill). He came to Canada in 1825 and settled in the Ontonabee Settlement (now Peterborough, Ont.)... Click for more information and photos.
Price: $ 560 USD OR $ 695 CDN       #0041     

[circa 1847]. London, Thomas Dean & Son, Threadneedle Street 


Later UK edition. 14.5cm x 11.5cm, (5 3/4 x 4 1/2 inches),  (4), [6]-62pp., with 7 hand-coloured full-page illustrations, including frontis - no ads. Attractive hand-coloured plates. Illustrations by T.H. Jones after Whatman.
Very good condition.
"this describing how and in what manner Henry, Richard, and Charles were occupied during the absence of their Father. Square size, with seven coloured engravings, in fancy borders."
Osborne Coll., p. 236
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Price: $ 450 USD OR $ 560 CDN        #4393   

TALBOT, Edward Allen [1801-1839]

1824. London, Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, Brown and Green

First edition. 8vo. 23cm, in 2 volumes, 8vo. 23cm, in 2 volumes, xvi, 419;  vii,[1] [9]-400pp., with 2 lithographed frontis views, 2p. plan.
Newer in 2003, 3/4 leather with new calf spine on original marbled paper boards. Very attractive set.

Edward Allen Talbot was an inventor, militia officer, jp, schoolmaster, author, and journalist. In 1818, he came from England and moved his family to Middlesex County, near London, Ontario, Upper Canada.

Talbot traveled extensively though Upper and Lower Canada and his narrative includes much information on the flora and fauna, as well as the manners and customs of the various peoples he came into contact with.
TPL 1299...   Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 575 USD OR $ 715 CDN        #0596           

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

2nd edition, enlarged and corrected. -
2 Volumes [1] 328; [2], 362 [2, publisher's advertisement].
8vo. Later half leather cover. Dark brown leather spine, raised on four bands, leather corners, brown and yellow marbled cover boards. Paper slightly age-toned, otherwise very fine set of this nice edition, solidly bound covered; Paper slightly age-toned, otherwise very fine set of this nice edition, solidly bound covered.

Collection of biographical accounts on historical female political leaders by Victorian writer and early feminist Anna Brownell Jameson (1794-1860), originally published in 1831. - The intention of this work is to present in a small compass and at one view, an idea of the influence which a female government has had, generally, on men and nations, and of the influence which the posession of power has had individually on the female character." (author"s preface)... Click for more information and photos
Price: $ 550 USD OR $ 685 CDN       #1181               

 First edition. 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. Original marbled endpapers, gilt page edges. 2 leaves of plates of 4; frontispiece, Burgley House, near Stamford, repeated as plate with title Burghley Lodge on p8. Very good condition.

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...  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 550 USD OR $ 590 CDN       #3643        

GALT, John Esq. [1779-1839]

First UK edition. 3 volumes.  iv, 312; [2],311; [2],[302]-322 (including 20pp appendix) 19cm x 12cm.,  Contemporary half green roan; spines faded & volume one  spine slightly chipped, hinges weak, otherwise,  all very good clean  copies  Book plates of previous owner.  An uncommon, nice 3 volume title.

Preface, pp. [iii]-iv, dated '20th April, 1831', stating an intention 'to show what a person of ordinarily genteel habits has really to expect in emigrating to Canada'

Critic Elizabeth Waterston has observed that Bogle Corbet was the "first major work to define Canadianism by reference to an American alternative." It is also the story of an anti-hero, and Galt's frequent use of non-military male anti-heroes, especially in Bogle Corbet . Bogle Corbet is a fairly close version of Guelph's founding....  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 450 USD OR $ 560 CDN       #2325          

[1902]. Devonport, Hiorns & Miller, Naval Printers

N.d. (Ca. 1902). A unique collector note book filled with lots of manuscript and drawings.  Full dark blue cloth with spots to bottom 1/3 front board, wrinkled back cover, stains to edges and a sunned spine, small quarto. Internally very good condition.

H. M. S. Cornwall:  Shipbuilding Notes with 52 printed pages containing 65 pages for drawing and making notes. 26 hand-drawn diagrams and pages of notes all drawn by R.H. (Reginald Hibbert) Tupper, when he was at Naval College.

Signed on the front free endpaper R. H. Tupper (the grandson of the former Canadian Prime Minister).

H.M.S. Cornwall was a 9,000 ton Monmouth Class armoured cruiser of the Royal Navy. She was launched at Pembroke, Wales in 1902 and commissioned in 1904...  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 350 USD OR $ 435 CDN       #4269           

1851. New York, J.C. Ricker
First edition. 18.5cm x 13cm, (7-1/4 x 5 inches) ix, (1), [11]-346, [2 (ads)], 5 full page b&w plates total (all portraits, including one of the author and frontis). Original cloth blind embossed brown cloth with gilt stamping on the spine and front cover. Insides with age toned paper and in good condition. Overall condition would be considered fair.
This was Copway's third, and last, book.

Born in Canada (1818, Upper Canada near the mouth of the Trent River), Copway was a full-blood Ojibwa and the son of John Copway, a Mississauga chief and medicine man; according to his claims he was, by inheritance, a chief of the Mississauga... Click for more information and photos
Price: $ 300 USD OR $ 375 CDN       #1468       

LANGTON, Anne [1804-1893] & PHILLIPS, Ellen Josephine (edited by)


First edition. Printed for Private Circulation Only. 14.5cm x 14.5cm (5.5 x 8.25 inches), xii, 372pp. With Portrait and Sketches. . Frontispiece portrait and 14 additional plates, folding map at rear. A nice copy of a scarce book.

Anne Langton, was a settler, artist, author, teacher, and musician.
Anne came to Canada with her family in 1837 when she was 33 years old. Her journal and letters, sent to her brother William in England, recounts her family's trials in detail. They took up residence on Sturgeon Lake, near such other genteel settlers as Thomas Alexander Stewart, Samuel Strickland, Thomas and Catharine Parr Traill, John and Susanna Moodie, and their families.

She kept accounts, glazed windows, sewed heavy upholstery, and became adept at butchery, food preservation, baking, and candle- and soap-manufacture. Within days of her arrival she had also embarked on a self-imposed, spare-time project that took years to complete: sketching her surroundings...  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 450 USD OR $ 560 CDN       #1432          

KING, William Lyon MacKenzie, [1874-1950]


2nd edition. 12mo., 161pp., The book is inscribed by W.L. Mackenzie King on the front free endpaper, at Ottawa, in 1911. Olive cloth lettered in gilt, 161 pages. Book is in very good condition.
The first book written by Canada's politician William Lyon Mackenzie King, later to become Canada's tenth Prime Minister.

Presentation copy inscription: To Russell George Halstead  With the best wishes of his friend WL MacKenzie King Ottawa March 27-11"

This is the story King's good friend Henry Albert "Bert" Harper ( 1873-1901)  who saved a young girl's life but lost his own. "Bert" had also began courting King's younger sister, Jennie in 1900.

King participated in a public subscription to raise a statue in Harper's honour and who was the inspiration for the statue of Sir Galahad which stands before the Parliament buildings in Ottawa.
Harper's death affected King greatly and the result was this first book...  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 325 USD OR $ 405 CDN       #4266          

[LATOUR Louis Bertrand de] [1701 - 1780] & DE LAVAL, Bishop [1623 - 1708]


1761. Cologne, Jean Frédéric Motiens
First edition. 12mo (164 x 100 mm). vii, [1]-2l5pp. Newer modern rich burgundy leather, new end papers, with title in gilt stamped on black leather label and 1761 date in gilt stamped at bottom of spine. Inside page are pleasantly age toned evenly throughout. Attractive book in fine condition.  French text.

This rare biography of François Xavier de Laval de Montigny  [1623-1708], the first Bishop of Quebec (1623-1708) contains much useful information about the late 17th century history of the region. Although the terminal leaf indicates this to be the end of the first volume, only one was published. 
First Edition of this rare book, the earliest biography of François Xavier de Laval de Montigny [1623-1708], first bishop of Quebec (1674-88) and one of the most powerful and influential figures in seventeenth century New France...  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 2,500 USD OR $ 3,120 CDN       #2245          

COBB, Benjamin          
June 7, 1768 - 7 x 9 inches on period paper. Manuscript document from, "Benja(min) Cobb," requesting the payment of £300 Sterling or "Halifax Currency." Interest will be soon accruing if balances aren't paid.  Docketed on reverse "Duplicate of Capt. Benj. Cobb 3rd letter to Henry Kneller Esq. June 7, 1768"
Was folded now flat with some very small fold holes in a couple of places, otherwise, in very good condition.

This letter is addressed to Henry Kneller, was a lawyer in Québec. In the autumn of 1769, he appointed Kneller acting attorney general, with this position confirmed in 1770. He died in 1776 in England.
Price: $ 750 USD OR $ 930 CDN   #3368

PARRY, Sir William Edward R.N. [1790 - 1855] & FRY, Elizabeth (Betsy) (née Gurney) [1780-1845]

Autograph Letter signed, dated Admiralty, May 18th, 1826, addressed to Mrs. [Elizabeth] Fry, Newgate. 21 lines, 1 p., with conjugate address leaf, approx. 5x7 inches, hinged on the left with linen onto a larger album page, very good condition.

Letter of introduction: My dear friend, Permit me to have the pleasure of introducing to you the Miss Waldegraves, sisters of Lord Radstock, very pious amiable people, and very desirous of your personal acquaintance...

The recipient of the letter was almost certainly Elizabeth Fry, 1780- 1845, the famous British prison reformer, who had in 1817 formed an association for the improvement of female prisoners in Newgate, and later instituted an order of nursing sisters...   Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 750 USD OR $ 935 CDN        #3295

KEMBLE, Frances Anne (Fanny Kemble) (Butler) [1809-1893]         
Circa 1880. 7 x 9 inches flat, folded to 7 x 4-1/2 inches. Light purple paper with FAK (Frances Anne Kemble purple printed logo masthead on page 1.  Autograph letter signed. Two pages. Dated Queens Anne's Mansions Tuesday 30th [circa 1880] to the well-connected literary lady, amateur actress Mary Boyle (1810-90).  
The letter reads: "My dear Mary Boyle, I am at home almost every afternoon of my life from three to six o'clock - except on Saturdays - and if you do not dread being lifted up six pair of stairs should be delighted to see you and grateful for you for coming. Remembering always/ Affectionately yours/ Fanny Kemble" 
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Price: $ 325 USD OR $ 400 CDN   #5043

HILLINGFORD, Robert Alexander (1828-1904) artist
[1890]. (31.25 x 20.25 inches - full colour)  Circa 1890. Quite scarce Wellington chromo. Light vertical stain to top left (clouds) of image; colours otherwise quite vivid and in generally very good condition. 
Printed signature in the plate is Robert Alexander Hillingford was an English painter. He specialized in historical pictures, often battle scenes. 
The Battle of Waterloo was fought on Sunday, 18 June 1815, near Waterloo in present-day Belgium, then part of the United Kingdom of the Netherlands. An Imperial French army under the command of Emperor Napoleon was defeated by the armies of the Seventh Coalition, comprising an Anglo-allied army under the command of the Duke of Wellington combined with a Prussian army under the command of Gebhard von Blücher...  Click for more information and photos; 
Price: $ 1,000 USD OR $ 1,245 CDN   #3612

HINTON, John (The Universal Magazine)
1761. London, The Universal Magazine of Knowledge and Pleasure 
First edition. March 1761 issue of "The Universal Magazine of Knowledge and Pleasure". By John Hinton at the King's Arms in Newgate Street London. Size 5-1/4 x 8-1/4. Complete with 59 pages text, a folding copperplate French and Indian Wars period scarce engraving titled "A Perspective View of the City of Quebec, the Capital of Canada" (30 cm x 20 cm) with text on Québec from p.113 to p.116, a hand colored copperplate botanical engraving (by Miller), and a copperplate engraved portrait of Charles Mordaunt Earl of Peterborough with page of text relating to him. Very good condition.  
The  magazine contains interesting articles including a description of Quebec, Seven Years War, news from America... Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 325 USD OR $ 400 CDN   #2301


BOUCHETTE, Joseph [1774 -1841] (author)
1815. London, Published by W. Faden, Charing Cross
A Plan of the new townships on the Grand or Ottawa River printed 1815, London. Map when folded is 9-1/2 to 5-34 inches
Paper size: 9-1/2 x 24-1/2 inches
Image size: 7-1/4 x 23-3/4 inches
Engraving is in near fine condition.   
An attractive and historic  early map of A Plan of the new townships on the Grand or Ottawa River...Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 325 USD OR $ 400 CDN   #5613

LAMBERT, John [1775-c1816]
8 charming sepia aquatints early Québec engravings, each;
Image: 4 x 7 inches
Paper: 5 x 8-3/4 inches
Original sepia aquatints. Faint type from offsetting, otherwise good condition. 
8 AQUATINTS - Québec:
* MONTREAL, NOTRE DAME ST...Click for more information and photos;

Price: $ 275 USD OR $ 340 CDN   #5617


First edition. Police FLQ large bilingual wanted poster, overall 40.5 x 50.5 cm. (16 x 20 inches), 4 half-tone illustrations (portraits), one colour black, one side only, fine condition.

This FLQ wanted poster is an integral part and a scarce historical document associated with one of the most important events in  Quebec and Canadian history.

October 16, 1970  Prime Minister Trudeau announced the imposition of the War Measures Act.
Laporte's strangled body was found in the trunk of a car on October 17. November 2, 1970 the governments of Canada and Quebec jointly offered a reward of $150,000 for information that would lead to the arrest of the kidnappers.

Provenance: Owned by the police officer who arrested Paul Rose, Albert  Lisacek (1933-2012)... Click for more information and photos 
Price: $ 1,900 USD OR $ 2,365 CDN       #6769  

STOWE, Dr. Emily Howard (nee Jennings) [1831-1903]


Rare document, signed 6-1/2 x 8 inches, death certificate by Dr. Emily Stowe from June 19, 1887. This is a physician's death certificate for the wife  of James Aikenhead (they married in 1858) the founder of the well known Hardware store chain who died in 1903.

Dr. Emily Howard Stowe is very significant both for medical history as she was Canada's first woman medical practitioner, and she is one of Canada's most significant suffragist and women's rights movement leader ...  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 1,500 USD OR $ 1865 CDN       #4189  

HOLLAND, John [1794-1872]  
John Holland was an English poet and newspaper editor of the Sheffield Iris and co-editor of the Sheffield Mercury. In 1832 was elected curator of the Sheffield Literary and Philosophical Society, a position he held until his death.

23.7cm x 17.7cm (8-1/2" x 7 inches), The Rainbow; 3pp. manuscript poem, titled, dated (1820) and signed. Agetoned and yellowed paper with page 3 having a 1/2 inch piece of paper missing on the bottom right, not affecting any manuscript, otherwise, very good condition. 

This early poem (1820) written by John Holland, caused great publication. Holland's poem "The Rainbow" (1820), published anonymously around the same time as one on the same subject by Thomas Campbell written in 1819 (To the Rainbow) and also published it in 1821 in The New Monthly Magazine. Holland's  poem, "The Rainbow"  with later publishing was frequently anthologised as Campbell's ... Click for more information and photos 
Price: $ 1,000 USD OR $ 1,245 CDN   #4787

TRUDEAU, Pierre Elliot  [1919-2000]


8-1/2 x 11 inches, on Université de Montreal blue engraved logo letterhead with typed Public Law Research Institute.
Pierre Trudeau typed and signed, Pierre E. Trudeau, 1963 letter responding  to an invitation from a July 26, 1963 letter (carbon copy of this letter included) to participate in a new concept called "Exchange for Political Ideas in Canada".

Five years after this letter was written in 1968, Trudeau became the 15th Prime Minister of Canada... Click for more information and photos 
Price: $ 1,500 USD OR $ 1,870 CDN       #5620           

[Tuskegee, 15 May 1912.] Letter by Booker T. Washington with his signature, requesting a contribution of tools for the Tuskegee Institute in Alabama, addressed to Mr. J. T. McCready, a manufacturer in Ohio.
Very good condition.

Together with 4 ephemera from the period some of which are;
1) commemorative envelope for opening of the 'Booker T Washington Birthplace Post Office' in 1948, which bears the original signature of his daughter, Portia Washington Pittman with a scarce 3 cent postage First Day Cover (FDC) stamp of George Washington Carver, who taught for forty-seven years at the Tuskegee Institute and was born into slavery.
2 & 3) Two ephemeral prospectus leafs promote the Booker T. Washington. a)  Memorial Half Dollar, a legal tender minted in 1915, post mortem in honour of his legacy. The coin read 'From Slave Cabin to Hall of Fame.' Both leafs printed in Virginia, for the 'Booker T. Washington Birthplace Memorial Commission' whose president was S. J. Phillips.
4) A single-leaf pamphlet, possibly printed in conjunction with the previous two items, comprises the Atlanta Exposition Address delivered by Booker T. Washington in Atlanta in 1895.

Booker T. Washington (1856-1915) was born a slave on the tobacco plantation of James Burroughs in Franklin Country, Virginia. His father was an unknown white man and his mother, the slave of James Burroughs. Washington was an educator, author, orator, advisor to Republican presidents...  Click for more information and photos; 
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Price: $ 1,500 USD OR $ 1,865 CDN       #4306           

First edition. This unused Ro´to`graph (Photography) post card measures 3 in. by 5 in. Circa 1905 with early Laurier Prime Minister image.   Interesting to note the printed spelling of Wilfred on the front is incorrect and where Wilfrid (correct) Laurier has signed. In very good condition.

Wilfrid Laurier was Canada's eighth and first French Prime Minister, holding office 1896-1911...  Click for more information and photos;
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Price: $ 900 USD OR $ 1,105 CDN       #2888    

Women's League for Good Government [and] Philadelphia League of Women Voters.

First edition. 4 page, 11 x 8.5 inches folds to 5.5 x 8.5 inches. Very minor soft wrinkles at center and 1/2 inch angled tear on top of page 3 not affecting text. Very good+ condition.

During the beginning of the twentieth century, as women's suffrage gained in popularity, suffragists were subject to arrests and many were jailed. Finally, President Woodrow Wilson urged Congress to pass what became, when it was ratified in 1920, the Nineteenth Amendment which prohibited state and federal agencies from gender-based restrictions on voting...  Click for more information and photos;
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Price: $ 875 USD OR $ 1,075 CDN       #3073    


 1842. Kingston, Province of Upper Canada
17-1/2 x 11-1/2 inches, was folded now flat, typed and handwritten manuscript land transfer document with docketing information handwritten on verso. Land situated the town of London in the county of Middlesex and the district of London... half an acre... lot number  nine on the South side of York Street in the said town of London.. 21st of March 1842.  Good condition.

 Sir Charles Bagot -  An English diplomat and colonial administrator who served as Governor General of the Province of Canada 1841-1843).
William Henry Draper - A lawyer, judge, and politician in Upper Canada later Canada West...  Click for more information and photos;
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Price: $ 395 USD OR $ 485 CDN       #3113           


1966. Ottawa, Canadian Government.
19-1/8 x 15 inches flat, never folded Printed text,  large embossed Great Seal of Canada and  very light paper wrinkling along bottom edge, otherwise  very good condition. Some content and detail...
Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God, of the United Kingdom of the Commonwealth , Defender of the Faith. To Honourable James David Sutherland  to be a local Judge of the High Court of Justice for Ontario.

George P. Vanier (1888-1967) was a Canadian soldier and diplomat who served as Governor General of Canada in September 15, 1959 - March 5, 1967

Julia Verlyn "Judy" Lamarsh (1924-1980) was a Canadian politician, lawyer, author and broadcaster. In 1963, she was only the second woman to ever serve as a federal Cabinet Minister...  Click for more information and photos; 
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Price: $ 345 USD OR $ 420 CDN       #3139         


6-1/2 x 8 inches unpaginated. New red leather spine with gilt type and new endpapers. Over 70 pages with one and up to 10 signatures per page - over 200 signatures. An autograph book covering over 50 years from 1894 to 1947. Very good condition.
Numerous signatures, remembrances, comments predominately by ranking officials in the Church. Interesting entries from Bishops, Archdeacons, and many others from all over the world including Asia, Africa, New Guinea and many other fascinating origins, in excess of 200  signatures. A number of loose autographs, notes and newspaper clippings throughout are also included.
J. W.Griswald, Bishop of Salvia August 20th 1913
Walter S. Bromhead of Kenya, E Africa 7.7.28...  Click for more information and photos;
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Price: $ 275 USD OR $ 335 CDN       #1871      

Two certificates for Casimir S. Gzowski Jr.;
#1) 1866 CW 18th January Second  Class certificate: Was folded, now flat, 14-1/2 x 10 inches.

#2) 1867 CW 8th November First Class Certificate:  Was folded, now flat, 14-1/2 x 10 inches. Parchment two sided with printed type and handwritten on front and handwritten docketed information on the reverse. .

Casimir S. Gzowski, II [1848-1922], was a stock and Exchange broker in Toronto, Ontario.
The family resided at 60 Glen Road, Rosedale, Toronto; there were 12 children of the marriage. Interment in the family vault at St James Cemetery.
His father was Sir Casimir Stanislaus Gzowski (1813-1898) and his grandson was Peter Gzowski (1934-2002) a Canadian broadcaster, writer and reporter, most famous for his work on the CBC radio shows...  Click for more information and photos;
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Price: $ 300 USD OR $ 370 CDN       #4341       


14 Morning Courier New York Enquirer newspapers.
1837; Nov. 24, Dec. 15;  1838; Jan 1838, Feb. 6, 16, 20, 23, 27, 30. Mar. 6, 13, 20, 27. Apr.10.
Each newspaper is 4 pages, each page  flat size 17 x 23-3/4 inches and folded down. All are in fair condition with some tears and small folding holes.

These newspapers report a number of stories related to William Lyon Mackenzie in the US and 1837-38 rebellion in Canada which threatened to cause a war with Britain and USA due to raids across the borders both ways.

This aspect of Canadian and USA history is often overlooked today...  Click for more information and photos;
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Price: $ 325 USD OR $ 400 CDN       #7551           

Was folded now flat. 8-1/2 x 14 inches. Printed document with hand written specific  information regarding Thomas Edward Aikenhead 1886. Faded  Lieutenant Governor of Ontario seal with green ribbon on top left. Some fold tears at top and bottom not affecting type or hand writing.  Very good condition overall.
Signed by John Beverley Robinson, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario

Appointment subject, Thomas Edward Aikenhead, son of James Aikenhead, was born in Toronto on Sept. 14, 1859. His profession was consistently stated as being "hardware merchant."
The Aikenhead family lived for a time on Henry Street in Toronto...  Click for more information and photos;
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Price: $ 295 USD OR $ 360 CDN       #7684      

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