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JANUARY 2018  - 38 items offered... 
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6 COLLECTIONS ...
 
CABLE, George Washington [1844-1925]
 
George Washington Cable was an American novelist and reformer being notable for the realism of his portrayals of Creole life in his native New Orleans, Louisiana. He has been called "the most important southern artist working in the late 19th century," as well as the "first modern southern writer," for his revolutionary treatment of important social issues, particularly racism and classism.

This collection contains 5 Autographed Letters Signed (ALS) ; 2 Notes signed and 2 Books each with signed paper affixed. Covering period form 1879 to 1910....   Click for more information and photos;
This collection is on consignment.
Price: $ 1,150 USD OR $ 1,435 CDN        #7701

BUCK, Pearl S(ydenstricker) [Mrs. Richard J. Walsh] [1892-1973]

Pearl Sydenstricker Buck also known by her Chinese name Sai Zhenzhu, was an American writer and novelist. As the daughter of missionaries, Buck spent most of her life before 1934 in China. Her novel The Good Earth was the best-selling fiction book in the United States in 1931 and 1932 and won the Pulitzer Prize in 1932. In 1938, she was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature "for her rich and truly epic descriptions of peasant life in China and for her biographical masterpieces".

This collection includes 32 items. 1 Typescript (Ts.) ;7 Typed Letters Signed (TLS) ; 13 Black & White Photos with some Ephemera and 1 Book covering a time period of 1937 to 1969...  Click for more information and photos; 
This collection is on consignment.
Price: $ 1,250 USD OR $ 1,560 CDN        #7702

 
DOUGLAS, Lloyd Cassel [1877-1951]

This mini collection includes only two items, both extremely scarce and important to any Lloyd C. Douglas or religious collection. There is a Douglas Typed Letter Signed (TLS) and his very first publication copyright 1905, More Than a Prophet.

Lloyd Cassel Douglas, was an American minister and author including The Robe (1942) and over a dozen other religious and moral issues inspired novels and was one of the most popular novelists of his period,
Douglas once said in an interview, that "If my novels are entertaining I am glad, but they are not written so much for the purpose of entertainment as of inspiration."
Douglas's main purpose was to present a Christian thesis in the form of a novel and include in the gospel narratives the aspect of human interest.
His first published book when Douglas was about 28, a year after he was married was "More Than A Prophet" Published by W B Conkey Company, Chicago, Copyright 1905. An important first book and extremely scarce. Only 3 copies found anywhere plus a TLS to Eustace B. Griffith, 9 April 1943, re The Robe and the effect of Jesus' influence on the people in Judea and Galilee....   Click for more information and photos;  
This collection is on consignment.
Price: $ 2,500 USD OR $ 3,125 CDN     #7703


British Government
 
This extraordinary 3 volumes set in full darkened red cloth covers with gilt type on the spines includes and 11 sewn reports, 31.5cm x 20cm (12.5 x 8 inches). A remarkable collection of 41 British Parliamentary paper ex Public Record Office (British National Archives) and 11 sewn reports in paper wrappers. Very clean copies in near fine condition.

The Treaty of Washington 1871-75 UK documents are historically significant and of great importance to American, Great Britain and Canadian history. Historical context and importance. In 1871 the United States demanded compensation from Great Britain for damages inflicted on U.S. commerce during the Civil War by the Alabama, a Confederate warship built in England. The United Sates also demanded the resumption of use of Canadian and Newfoundland inshore fisheries, previously denied 1818-54 and after the 1866 lapse of the Reciprocity Treaty and also in dispute the ownership of San Juan Island (off the coast of British Columbia in the Straight of Georgia and concerning the Oregon boundary line).. . Click for more information and photos  
Price: $ 3,000 USD OR $ 3,750 CDN        #4368


DODGE, Mary (Elizabeth) Mapes (Lizzie) [1831-1905]

Mary Mapes Dodge was an American children's writer best known for her story Hans Brinker (1865). She was also editor of the illustrated magazine Hearth and Home and the phenomenally successful children's periodical, St. Nicholas Magazine.

This collection includes 8 Autographed Signed Letters (ASL); 2 Ephemera, 1 Photo and 3 Books inscribed  to Dodge (thus owned by Dodge).

Some content;
Seven Autographed Signed Letters (ASL):
1) ALS dated "Feb 4." and addressed to "My dear Suzy", an answer to a young reader of Dodge's St. Nicholas Magazine, because her co-editor William Fayal Clarke is mentioned. "I am so sorry that one of the Cronies had to go away, by the doctor's orders!' Signed "Mary Mapes Dodge | Author of | Hans Brinker | + James Mapes Dodge."
2) June 11, 1878, Charles A Raymond  letter asking for an autograph and Dodge's reply written on bottom of letter with her signature...   Click for more information and photos  
Collection is on consignment.
Price: $ 2,800 USD OR $ 3,500 CDN        #7519


WALLACE, N. C. (Nathaniel Clarke) [1844-1901] & WALLACE, T. G. (Thomas George) [1879-1921]
 
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 OR $ 190 CDN        #7507
15 BOOKS ...

VOLTAIRE (François-Marie Arouet 1694-1778)

VG COPY OF AN IMPORTANT SCIENCE BOOK INTRODUCING NEWTON PHILOSOPHY IN FRANCE

1738. Amsterdam, Chez Jacques Desbordes
First Edition. 4-1/2 x 7-1/2 inches. [2], [3]-399, [1] pp., [9] leaves of plates (1 folded). Original brown leather, re-backed preserving most of original spine with elaborate gilt decorations, brief title in gilt, 5 bands. Marbled endpaper and edges.

Voltaire (1694-1778) lived in exile in England from 1725-28 and became a fervent admirer of Newtonian philosophy which he introduced into France. At the time of its publication, European physics was divided into the followers of Descartes' corpuscular-mechanistic theories on the Continent and the English Newtonians.
This book is on consignment with LDRB.
Price: $ 2,700 USD OR $ 3,375 CDN       #7395          


 

A VERY NICE COPY OF THIS UNCOMMON GUERNSEY EDITION  WITH RELATED ASSOCIATION.

1835. Guernsey, Stephen Barbet
First edition. 8vo. pp. 2 p.l., [vii]-xii, 234. with half-title.  3 lithographed plates (incl. frontis.).  Very Good++. Rebacked, new spine and paper label. 
A small private bookplate belonging to Mrs. John Carey, Castle Carey, on the front pastedown.

The biography of a major figure in the War of 1812, by his nephew, 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), with a sketch of William Le Mesurier Tupper. This copy also contains  an additional 3 page Memoir of the Late Lieut. Carré Tupper, R.N. (3 p.) AFTER the supplementary section...  Click for more information and photos 
 
Price: $ 1,625 USD OR $ 2,000 CDN   #1489     


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

1759 London, printed for D. Henry and R. Cave at St. John's Gate
First edition. Eight months only, from May 1759 to Dec. 1759. 5.5" x 9", (6), [199]-730pp. All 17 plates as called for from May to Dec. 1759 are present.

Some content:
* A map of the Country between Crown Point and Fort Edward, showing Ticonderoga and Lake George,  (New York).
* A map of the Island of Orleans with the Environs of Quebec.
* An Authentic  Plan of the River St. Laurence from Sillery to the Falls of Montmorency.
* 47pp, complete, with rare instructions of General Wolfe to the 20th regiment in case of invasion and plan of the River St. Lawrence, including a battle map showing troop movement at Quebec... Click for more information and photos.

Price: $ 1,000 USD OR $ 1,250 CDN       #1619       





HANDSOME EDITION IN NICE CONDITION. VERY COLLECTABLE 

1815. Printed For The Author, and published By W. Faden
First edition. 6-1/4 x 10 inches. xv, [1]-640, lxxxvi (appendix & index), (2 plate list, errata). Bound in later 3/4 calf with gilt titles, decoration and raised bands on spine and marbled paper, new end papers.
Very Good condition overall. A very handsome and nice copy highlighted with the little larger size and the deckled edges as issued.
Bouchette was Surveyor General of Lower Canada from 1804 to 1841. His work, based on years of travel and observation, is of primary historical and geographical importance... Click for more information and photos.
Price: $ 875 USD OR $ 1,085 CDN       #1585    


 
  1816. London, Richard Evans Whites Row Spitalfields
First edition. Folio, 39cm x 24cm (15.5 x 9.5 inches approximately) viii, 583, [1] p., [22] leaves of coloured plates.
Rebacked a while ago with new leather spines, 5 bands, red leather label and gilt type with gilt 5 gilt decorations and 1816 date. Original boards preserved, new end papers.

 
A detailed history of the Napoleonic Wars. Very good condition and a nice copy.
Includes 22 hand-colored engraved plates (including the frontispiece) of equestrian portraits in uniform of European leaders, some by Canton, Romney, and after Canton, Romney, and Meyron ... 
Click for more information and photos.
Price: $ 950 USD OR $ 1,175 CDN        #4333        



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

1869. Montreal, Printed and Published by John Lovell St. Nicholas Street

2nd edition. Large folio (14.5"x11").
10 full-page colour plates of paintings of Canadian wild flowers (with tissue guards). Text has detailed descriptions of thirty different flowers. Overall a good+ copy of this book.

Excerpts from the preface of the book:
...First, the designs - all the flowers having been copied from Nature's Own Book, by Mrs. Fitzgibbon - then the subsequent grouping and lithographing on stone by her own hand, and finally the colouring of each separate plate - a gigantic effort to be executed by one person.  With a patriotic pride in her native land, Mrs. F. was desirous that the book should be entirely of Canadian production, without any foreign aid, and thus far her design has been carried out; whether successfully or not, remains for the public to decide...  Click for more information and photos. 
Price: $ 900 USD OR $ 1,115 CDN        #3595          


MOODIE, Susanna [Susannah Strickland] [1803-1885]
 
First edition. 2 volumes, 4-3/4 x 7-1/2 inches,  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,

"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."....    Click for more information and photos
Price: $ 675 USD OR $ 835 CDN       #1555              


COPWAY, George (KAH-GE-GA-GAH-BOWH) [1818 - 1869]

UNCOMMON FIRST 1850 UK EDITION

First UK edition. 4-1/2 x 7 inches, xii, [1]-298pp + 24pp ads. Picture-writing symbols frame the black type printing on the front and back orange cloth covers.

George Copway (Kah-Ge-Ga-Gah-Bowh; 1818-1863), an Ojibway chief, states, "A sketch of my nation's history, describing its home, its country, and its peculiarities, and in narrating its traditional legends I may awaken in the American heart a deeper feeling for the race of red men."
 
In this first published, book-length history of the Ojibwa, Copway is far more critical of whites than he was in his autobiography... Click for more information and photos 
 
Price: $ 475 USD OR $ 590 CDN       #1115       


BURKE, Sir Edmund [1729 - 1797]

1761. London, printed for J. Dodsley in Pall-Mall,
2nd edition of the 1758 copy printed in 1761. 1, v (3 blank),[ 1]-496, 7 (contents), Rebacked with calf spine, bound in full leather. Very nice copy.

Articles of note in this volume are troubles in North America including English defeated at Ticonderoga, siege and taking of Louisbourg.

The French and Indian wars 1756-1763.  Includes a nearly full page report of this infamous massacre, in part... A considerable fort, called Fort "William-Henry, had been built on the southern edge of the Lake George, in order to command that lake and to cover our frontiers...  Click for more information and photos 
Price: $ 430 USD OR $ 530 CDN       #1682         


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

SCARCE EDITION IN ANY CONDITION.

[1855]. New York, De Witt & Davenport, Publishers, 160 & 162 Nassau Street

First US edition. 13cm x 19cm, iv, (5 1/4" x 7 1/2"), [5]-343pp., [5]ads, [1]blank. Rebacked with original blind embossed brown cloth to front and back boards and on front board 2 gilt flowers with two gilt leaves.

Flora Lyndsay; or Passages in an Eventful Life is an autobiographical account of a young British couple's preparations for leaving England and their voyage to Canada.
One of three books (the last one) to deal with the Moodies' Canadian experiences... Click for more information and photos 
Price: $ 385 USD OR $ 475 CDN       #2185          


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

IMPORTANT MOODIE FIRST CANADIAN EDITION IN VERY GOOD+ CONDITION

1871. Toronto, Published by Maclear & Co. and printed by the Hunter, Rose Co.
First Canadian edition. 12.5cm x 18.5cm, (5" x 7 1/4"), [5] prelims including half-title, fronts, title page and contents,[7]-538,[6p.]ads. 7 plates; frontis plate and 6 plates (pp.12,13,18,19,20 & 24),
Rebacked polished green morocco leather with very bright gilt farm scene embossed in cover. Gilt type on spine with some gilt chipping, gone in Moodie name. Original dark green end papers. Repairs made to cover and endpapers and now in very good+ condition. Internally, a very few pages with very light foxing and very clean otherwise. A beautiful book. The book is advertised on the title page as being available in two bindings, cloth at $1.75 and leather at $2.25. This copy is the more expensive leather version of 1871 first Canadian (MacClear) book. Her first published in Canada while Moodie was still alive. An important Moodie book for any collector... Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 475 USD OR $ 590 CDN       #0579      


SOUTHEY, Robert [1774 -1843]

UNCOMMON SOUTHEY 1825 ISSUE ON THE LIFE OF NELSON.

2nd UK edition. 2 volumes, 16.5cm x 10.3cm, viii[1] 257pp. [1ad]; 288pp, Period half-leather and marbled boards with new title label on attractively but worn tooled spine. Period marbled end papers with previous owners bookplate pasted on. Overall good condition.

New Edition of Robert Southey's esteemed biography of Nelson, written around the same time the author was appointed poet laureate of England...  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 450 USD OR $ 560 CDN       #0776          


HAMILTON, Lady Emma [1765-1815]

NICE COPY IN CONTEMPORARY FULL POLISHED CALF

2nd edition.  8vo, vi, 352pp. Contemporary full polished calf, original marbled end paper with previous owners bookplate affixed. Nice copy. Engraved portrait after Romney with light foxing and damp stain to bottom right not effecting image.
Attractive engraved bookplate of James Campbell on inside front cover fly leaf

"Memoirs of Lady Hamilton with Illustrated Anecdotes of Many of Her Most Particular Friends and Distinguished Contemporaries" was published in 1815, the year of her death, it was an instant, runaway success. In this book, many pages were given by its unknown author, to the extraordinary friendship Emma had with the outrageous Earl Bishop, concluding: "Such was the character and end of Frederick Hervey, Earl of Bristol, who dissipated a long life, a princely fortune, and respectable talents...  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 350 USD OR $ 435 CDN       #0588          


NEWCOMBE, C[harles]. F[rederic] [ 1851-1924]

1914. Victoria, Archives of British Columbia, W.H. Cullin, King's Printer

First edition. 8vo- over 7-3/4" x 9-3/4". Soft Cover, 69 pp. Memoir No. 1 -
8 black and white tissue protected maps plates, one folding. Regarding Vancouver's claim to be the first circumnavigator. Uncommon booklet in very good+ condition. Bound in original printed wrappers.

"Vindicates the contention of Captain Vancouver that his ships were the first to complete the navigation of the inner channels which separate Vancouver Island from the British Columbia mainland." - M. Menzies... Click for more information and photos 
Price: $ 400 USD OR $ 500 CDN       #2291         


1945. London, BUCHANAN, Donald W. [editor]
Small folio book. Illustrated. pp. 28 plus 87 numbered illustration four of which are tipped-in and in full colour. Plates of art prints. Printed cloth. No dust jacket. Good condition.

SIGNED by future Canadian Prime Minister Lester B. Perason (when he was Secretary of State for External Affairs) and others. "On the occasion of his departure from the Ministerial inferno. For the rarified atmosphere of ambassadorial ease and with the affectionate regards and good wishes, Nov. 17/54  L.B. Pearson".
Pearson was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1957... Click for more information and photos 
Price: $ 300 USD OR $ 375 CDN       #3431          
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CONWAY, George M.         
 
 George M. Conway. Travel diary of a trip on a ship from Cardiff, England to Naples, to Almeira (Andulsia, Spain), and then return to Newport, and finally home by train to Bristol. 26 June-23 July 1904. Bound in black cloth, all edges red. Written in mostly in ink.

George M. Conway was 26 years of age when he took this trip. Included in the journal are copies of the ship's log for several days, 3 hand-drawn maps, clippings, and a plan of a temple (Jerusalem area, and nothing to do this trip). Approximately 100 pages are original content relating to the voyage. There are also 60 pages transcribed by Conway from an encyclopedia ...Click on for more information and photos; 

Price: $ 1,000 USD OR $ 1,245 CDN   #7389


CARLETON, Sir Guy 1st Baron DORCHESTER [1724-1808]

Written in French, on a watermarked, fine-laid paper, dated June 24, 1775, Boldy signed by Sir Guy Carleton in dark brown ink. Carleton's signature, is next to an intact square papered seal.
Lieutenant-Governor Hector Theophilus Cramahé countersigns the document with his signature below Carleton's
12-1/4 x 8-1/2 inches, one page with integral leaf. Several folds, scattered light foxing and toning, and several very minor edge tears. Very good condition and overall quite nice.

Carleton presses to fill the militia ranks. In part:  "As it is necessary for the service of the King... to create militia companies in the various parishes of this Province... do hereby name and establish said Mr. Jean Bte. Belaire as captain of a militia company..." Jean Bapiste Bellaire is being made a Captain of Militia in the Parish of Ste-Pierre. Quebec...   Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 3,500 USD OR $ 4,375 CDN        #1769


 
DRUMMOND, Lt. General Sir Gordon [1772-1854]        
 
1815. Three pages in a secretarial hand on single bifolium of foolscap paper (J Snelgrove 1814 watermarked paper) Docket title on final blank 'Private Timothy Leary 100th Regt tried at Montreal... No 4.' In red ink below: 'Laid before the P regent 28 Decm.r 1815' In pencil below: 'Disposed off'.  Old folds, marginal fraying at folds, some fingermarks.

Signed by 'Henry : C: Darling Colonel [...] President'; and counter-signed 'Approved Gordon Drummond' with the signature of Captain George Lowndes, advocate.
 
List of members of Court Martial. Leary is accused of desertion while on guard at La Prairie 'with part of his Arms and Accoutrements... and not returning till brought back by a Military Party disguised in the dress of an habitant'; pleads guilty; sentenced to death   ...Click on for more information and photos; 

Price: $ 1,000 USD OR $ 1,240 CDN   #6666





AMHERST, Jeffrey, 1st Baron Amherst [1717 - 1797]     
 
Letter written to "Lord Sydney" Thomas Townshend, 1733-1800 ASL contents: Montreal, 14th April, 1789 and reads: ... "My Lord I have the honour of your lordships' letter acquainting me you had presented to the King the Address of the Lieutenant Governor and of the States of the Island of Gurnsey congratulating his Majesty on the happy reestablishment of his health which his majesty was pleased to receive in the most gracious manner...

This letter likely a reference to Geo III's problems with porphyria, from which he suffered. George III had a particularly severe form of porphyria. His first attack occurred in 1765, four years after his marriage to Queen Charlotte....
Amherst held the office of Governor of Guernsey between 1770 and 1797.
 
Price: $ 950 USD OR $ 1,180 CDN         #3106



VISSCHER, Matthew (1751-1793)        
 
DS, 2pp, 7.75 x 12.75 in., Tryon Co., NY, 1783. Legal document relating to a debt; Matthew Visscher, Attny.  
 
Robert Adams had been know to Matthew Visscher before as Adams had to appear before three times before the Commissioners for Conspiracies in 1880 of which Visscher was one of four in judgment of Adams be a loyalist of not. Adams was discharged from confinement August 15th, 1780 by the Commissioners on 200 pounds bail. 
 
Matthew Visscher (1751-93), Matthew Visscher became a Revolutionary stalwart. Visscher received a number of bounty rights for wartime service in the military and on the homefront. In 1784, he was elected to the New York State Assembly and served two terms...Click on for more information and photos;
 
Price: $ 550 USD OR $ 680 CDN   #4241
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WEST, Benjamin (1738-1820) after
 
[1789]. Germany, Klauber. 
 
Image: 42 x 58cm. (16-3/4 x 23 inches) Paper: 45.9 x 62.5 cm. (19 1/2" x 24-1/2 inches) circa 1789. Older coloured engraving by Theod. Falckeysen after the painting by Benjamin West. Type in center surrounding logo badly faded, in some cases unreadable...Overall good+ condition. 
This image depicts distraught Grenadiers standing and kneeling by the side of a fallen General Wolfe at the Plains of Abraham, Quebec. The on-going combat can be seen in the background. Uncommon engraving. 
 
Falckeysen is not a well known engraver but obviously a skillfull Swiss engraver.... Click for more information and photos; 
 
Price: $ 825 USD OR $ 1,025 CDN   #3253





BERKELEY, Stanley [1855-1909]
 
SIGNED BY STANLEY BERKELEY IN PENCIL

Circa 1896. London & Manchester, L. Hildesheimer & Co. Limited, Printed in Austria.
 Paper Size: 32-1/2 x 22-1/2 inches. Image Size: 29-1/2 x 17-1/2 inches  - Scarce black & white original photogravure after Stanley Berkeley,  Lettered name in the plate "Stanley Berkeley", below which, in the mat, is the penciled signature of the artist. Embossed in blind, on the centre of the bottom edge of the mat with is small round impression "ADU 300", incorporated Publishers' Association seal. Condition on this scarce circa 1896 photogravure print overall is good.
 
The Eagle of the French 45th Ligne captured by the Royal Scots Greys. Painting by Stanley Berkeley depicting the famous charge of the Scots Greys at Waterloo... Click for more information and photos;
 
Price: $ 800 USD OR $ 995 CDN   #3613




 


MACDONALD, Sir John A[lexander]. [1815-1891] (subject)
 
RARE LARGE IMAGE OF CANADA'S FIRST PRIME MINISTER

circa 1890. Toronto, Published by William Brice 
Paper size: 15 x 20 inches ; Image size: 12 x 13 inches
Large colour chromolithograph image of  Sir John A. MacDonald.
Condition: Spotted marks near nose, top left of red tie, spots along bottom of coat. Water stain on bottom right corner. Otherwise, overall condition is good ...Click for more information and photos;

 
Price: $ 650 USD OR $ 800 CDN   #7534





JOUVANCOURT, Hugues de [1918-1978]
 
RARE LIMITED EDITION SET OF 39 HERIOT FRAMEABLE PRINTS

1973. Montreal, Editions La Frégate
 
First edition. Approx. 25.5cm x 33.5cm (10 x 13-1/4 inches) 16pp, 78pp., 39 colour prints (image on every other page) , 6pp,[4]blank, not numbered. Near fine condition.  Prints are printed on heavy Carlyle Japan paper with deckled edges. Tan heavy card slip case with gilt symbol on front.
Showcase of 39 colour reproductions of watercolours, colour wash drawings and aquatints drawn by George Heriot during his stay in Canada in the early 1800's. Bilingual book (separate French and English pages.
Hugues de Jouvancourt  [1918-1978] Canadian, Quebec Listed Artist... Click for more information and photos;

 
Price: $ 400 USD OR $ 500 CDN   #1898


WOODVILLE, Richard Caton Sr. [1825-1855] after
 
1895. London, Henry Graves & Co.
Paper: 38 x 25-1/2 inches.
Image: 33-7/8 x 20 inches. 
 
Coloured photogravure,  Some light markings on the top  on the image in the sky and some foxing in the bottom border near the last line of the printed poem, otherwise very good condition.  
 
The Charge of the Light Brigade was a charge of British light cavalry led by Lord Cardigan against Russian forces during the Battle of Balaclava on 25 October 1854 in the Crimean War... Click for more information and photos; 

 
Price: $ 450 USD OR $ 560 CDN   #4415





KOLLNER, Augustus [1813-1906]
 
circa 1850. [New York], [published by Goupil, Vibert & Co.]

Hand-coloured lithograph, New York & Paris [probably printed in the latter]. 1849-1851. Title ["The Rapids at Niagara" 18] and other description line trimmed off thus the paper size is much smaller than was originally printed.
Paper size: 8-3/4 x 12-1/8 inches
Image size: 7-3/8 x 11 inches
Condition: Some light soiling and wear, a couple of old fold lines on the top left side in border, clouds in sky a pinkish colour, otherwise image is very good.
 A lovely image of the famous falls. Lane, Impressions of Niagara 216. .. Click for more information and photos;
 
Price: $ 395 USD OR $ 490 CDN   #5457



SCARCE 1760 MAP OF MONTREAL ONE MONTH AFTER SURRENDER.

1760. London Magazine

First edition, second issue. 9-3/4 x 6-5/8 inches image size to neat line. Copper engraving of Plan of the town and fortification of Montreal or Ville Marie in Canada. Above the neat-line, top centre, is engraved " Engrav'd for the London Mag. 1760. ", a different format to that usually used. There is an inset top right " View of the Town &c of Montreal ".
Condition: Folded now flat, cleaned and deacidified. Some very faint offsetting, otherwise, very good condition...  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 350 USD OR $ 435 CDN       #7505          
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LAURIER, Sir Wilfrid [1841-1919]

UNUSUAL SIGNED WILFRID LAURIER COLLECTABLE EPHEMERA

A very unusual group of Wilfrid Laurier items with the SIGNED book order form combined with a Free-franked, red wax sealed  House of commons envelope, House of Commons letterhead, and 1917 $1 bill to pay for the book.

This collectable shows insight into Laurier's interest and all material handled and owned by Laurier just a year before he died. In 1918 Laurier was Liberal party leader and in office as Leader of the Opposition... Click for more information and photos 
Price: $ 1,000 USD OR $ 1,245 CDN       #7561  



BRITISH LEGAL ACTS RELATING TO AMERICA

A collection of three rare and important 1816 British legal documents (a bill and two acts) dealing with post War of 1812 to carry into effect a Convention of Commerce, concluded between His Majesty and the United States of America.
1) A Bill dated March 18, 1816 to carry into effect a Convention of Commerce, concluded between His Majesty and The United States of America
2) An Act dated April 11, 1816 to carry into effect a Convention of Commerce, concluded between His Majesty and the United States of America. Dated [11th April 1816.]
3) An Act dated June 20, 1816 to amend an Act passed in the present Session of Parliament, intituled An Act to carry into Effect a Convention of Commerce concluded between His Majesty and the United States of America.... Click for more information and photos 
Price: $ 750 USD OR $ 930 CDN       #5494          


HEAD, Sir Edmund Walker [1805-1868] 
 
1859. Toronto, Province of Canada

15-3/4 x 13-1/2 inches, was folded now flat, typed and handwritten manuscript and transfer document with docketing information handwritten on verso. Faded seal, bottom corners folded back more, otherwise very good condition.  

Some content and detail... 
James Robert Gowan of the Town of Barrie in the County of Simcoe, Township of Vespra...William McMaster, the assignee of John Lowry, to when compensation was allowed for deficiency in the lot Number one, in the Seventh concession... The West half of the Lot Number Six in the Eleventh cons session... one hundred and Eighty Acres...July 19, 1859  
     
Price: $ 350 USD OR $ 435 CDN   #3119


HEAD, Sir Francis Bond [1793-1875]

14-3/4 x 8-3/4 inches, was folded now flat, soiled, seal is very faded but affixed, otherwise good condition. Signed and initialed by Francis Bond Head. Signed by Duncan Cameron and Robert S. Jameson.

Some of the details in the content;
William Markle of the Township of Flamborough West in the County of Halton in the District of Gore, Yeoman as a Private in a flank Company of the Second Regiment of York Militia his heirs and assigns for ever; All that parcel or tract of land issue in the Township of Enniskillen in the County of Kent in the Western District in our said Province, containing by a measurement  one hundred acres.... Click for more information and photos 
Price: $ 375 USD OR $ 465 CDN       #4688          


 
NORMAN, Richard Edward (1891-1961)

SCARCE VERY EARLY  AFRICAN-AMERICAN 1920'S MOVIE EPHEMERA

One colour on a colored stock (light green paper) printed flyer,  6" x 9 ", 2pp., small chips at bottom left and bottom right corners, otherwise in very good condition.   Recto has text describing the film and  two photographs reproducing scenes from the film, which focuses on a train wreck. The verso has a long text about the plot of the film  and has four photographs of the players in this "Stupendous All-Star Negro Motion Picture"...  Click for more information and photos;
 
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Price: $ 325 USD OR $ 400 CDN       #7431          

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