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CADDY, John Herbert [1801-1883]

A beautiful pair of circa 1850 watercolour views Niagara Falls, each 12 x 17 inches,  by a renowned British/Canadian landscape artist, John Herbert Caddy.

Captain 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.
Both in very good condition.

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Price: $ 6,100 USD  or $8,200 CDN     #7472

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.
* Seven Autographed Signed Letters (ASL);
* Three ALS to Mrs. Colgate;
* Two Ephemera;
* One Signed Photo;
* Three Ruth McEnery Stuart Inscribed Books owned by Mary Mapes Dodge (provenance):

All books and documents in an orange brown clamshell box.
This collection is on consignment with LDRB.

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Price: $ 2,800 USD or $3,780 CDN       #7519

GRAFTON, Sue Taylor [1940-]
Sue Taylor Grafton is a contemporary American author of detective novels. She is best known as the author of the 'alphabet series' ("A" Is for Alibi, etc.) featuring private investigator Kinsey Millhone in the fictional city of Santa Teresa, California. The daughter of detective novelist C. W. Grafton, she has said the strongest influence on her crime novels is author Ross Macdonald. Prior to success with this series, she wrote screenplays for television movies.

This superb collection contains;
* 1 Signed typescript;
* 8 Typed Letters Signed;
* 14 Ephemera;
* 1 Photo:
All items in generally very good condition.
This collection is on consignment with LDRB.

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Price: $ 1,500 USD OR $2,025 CDN        #7521
17 BOOKS...

The Lord Dalhousie provenance has an additional collection attraction beyond the obvious importance and rarity of these volumes relating to Canada's early history. Dalhousie is considered the first patron of the arts in Canada.

The Quebec Mercury & The Quebec Gazette
Published: Mercury: 1824-29 WITH Gazette: 1823-26.
In eight volumes. [Cary, Thomas] & [Brown, William]
Dimensions (height / length / width ) 31.5cm / 35cm / 26cm
Contemporary half tan calf over original marble boards with both raised and ruled gilt banding and crimson morocco title labels; green stained edges; 4to.
The Quebec Gazette, 1823-26, 3 bound volumes:
One hundred and sixty-four issues bound in three volumes:
#1) Volume 1, nos. 1-55*, 746pp. (Oct. 30, 1823 - Oct. 28, 1824)
    *plus 8pp supplement in No. 3 not numbered
    *includes Extraordinary in No. 5
    *includes Extraordinary in No. 21
#2) Volume 2, nos. 1-55*, 720pp. (Nov. 4, 1824 - Oct. 27, 1825)
    *includes Extraordinary in No.11
    *includes Extraordinary in No.22
#3) Volume 3, nos. 1-54, 768pp. (Nov. 4, 1825 - Oct. 26, 1826)
        *No. 49 not labeled, possibly p.631/632 which are unassociated
    * p.380 oversize insert, not numbered
    *includes Extraordinary in No.13
    *includes Extraordinary in No.23

The Quebec Mercury, 1824-29 bound 5 volumes:
Five hundred and fifty-one issues bound in five volumes:
#1) volume 20, nos. 1-103, 648pp. (Jan. 6 - Dec. 31, 1824)
#2) volume 21, nos. 1-106, 648pp. (Jan. 4 - Dec. 31, 1825)
#3) volume 22, nos. 1-103*, 646pp. (Jan. 3 - Dec. 30, 1826)
      *Missing No. 36
#4) volume 23, nos. 1-105, 664pp. (Jan. 2 - Dec. 31, 1827)
#5) volume 24, nos. 70-104, 222pp. (Sept. 2 - Dec. 30, 1828)
       volume 25, nos. 1-101* 648pp., (Jan. 3 - Dec. 19, 1829)
*Pamphlet inserted after p586, not numbered but dated Nov.21,1828 this is same content as printed in No. 3, Nov.22, 1828 newspaper.

Price: $ 13,500 USD OR $18,165 CDN     #1585   

HARMON, Daniel Williams (1778-1842)

1820. 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.  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, No errata slip. Small blind stamp on some inside preface pages. Some foxing on outside borders of a few pages. Overall, a very good copy. A nice copy of an important work.

"His (Harmon) fame rests solely but solidly on his Journal, which is not only a fine descriptive narrative of life in the trade during the early years of the 19th century, but also a moving account of moral dilemmas confronted and resolved." DCB online.

Price: $ 1,300 USD OR $1,750 CDN     #0920 

TALBOT, Edward Allen [1801 - 1839]

1824. First UK edition. 8vo. 23cm, in 2 volumes, 8vo. 23cm, in 2 volumes, xvi, 419;  vii,[1] [9]-400pp.,  with 2 lithographed frontis views, 2p. plan. The two plates, by T. Brown very minor foxing outside of images. A few pages in Vol.1 have light brown area over type from X to Xvi . 3/4 leather with new calf spine on original marbled paper boards. Previous owner's name on after new plain end papers end papers. Very attractive set.

Price: $ 475 USD OR $640 CDN        #0596 

SIMCOE, John Graves Lieut. Col.  [1752 - 1806]

1844. First American edition. 8-3/4 x 5-3/8 inches.   Rebound in quarter speckled dark blue calf, raised black ruled bands, gilt decorations in the panels, crimson crushed morocco label, blue marbled boards.
Contemporary internal library stamps (no bleed through) otherwise a very good copy.

Price: $ 395 USD  OR $530 CDN       #0890   

COMMUCK, Thomas [Narragansett] (1805-1855) A Narragansett Indian.

1845. First edition.  New York, G. Lane

"As the tunes in this book are the work of an Indian, it has been thought proper by the author to have it all of a piece. The tunes therefore will be found to assume the names of noted Indian chiefs, Indian females, Indian names of places, &c. This has been done merely as a tribute of respect to the memory of some tribes ... "--p. vi
First American edition. 24cm x 15.5cm (9.5 x 6 inches) ,  vi, [7]-114, [2] p., oblong original roan backed printed paper covered boards with title-page repeated in a frame, some contemporary inked scribbling on title-page with upper right corner broken away (about 3 cm., no loss of text), 2 text leaves with fore-edges clipped just touching text with slight loss to the end of the staves but no loss of notation, spine chipped, boards soiled and a bit chipped,. Fair condition.

Price: $ 950 USD  OR $1275 CDN       #3641


1871-75. First UK edition. London, Houses of Parliament,

The complete collection of 41 British Parliamentary documents.

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). Restitution to Canada for Fenian raids, 1866-70

Price: $ 4,000 USD  OR  $5,400 CDN       #4368                  

CHAMPLAIN, Samuel de [1574-1635]

1880 & 1878.  First edition. London, Richard Evans Whites Row Spitalfields

FIRST US edition. 2 volumes, 8 1/2 x 7 inches, Vol.I: viii, 340 pp., illus., 1 folded map but lacking  the large folding map of carte de la Nouvelle France 1632. Vol.II: xiv, 273 pp., illus., maps. Rebound in 3/4 leather with original marbled boards and matching marbled end papers. On spine, new black leather label with gold type, 5 bands and decorative gold-stamped tooling. Inside pages all untrimmed.

Translated from the French by Charles Pomeroy Otis, Ph.D. With historical illustrations, and a memoir by the Rev, Edmund F. Slafter, A. M. Volume I covers 1567-1635, and II covers 1604-1610. Volume II was printed first, in 1878. Limited to 250 sets. Vol. 3 (missing here) was published in 1882. Very Good + condition.

A beautiful book set.

Price: $ 350 USD OR $470 CDN         #2298                    

GALT, John Esq. [1779-1839]

circa 1831. London, Henry Colburn & Richard Bentley.

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.

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 .

Price: $ 350 USD OR $470 CDN         #2325                     

SHEA, John Dawson Gilmary [1824 - 1892] & CHARLEVOIX, Pierre Francois-Xavier De [1682 - 1761]

Second edition, limited to 750 copies. 6 volumes, XIV,286; IV,284; V,312; VII, 308; IX,311 & IX,256 pp. (28 cm).  A limited edition #44 of 750 numbered copies. With all portraits, illustrations, folding maps & plans; original cloth bindings, lightly sunned, gilt dulled. Vol.1 is cracked at front and  Vol. 2  has top left corner with bend starting but firm and frayed spine top. Insides clean and untrimmed (uncut) paper edges, very good. Overall condition is good.

Translated with notes by John  Gilmary Shea. "The translation is more valuable for many purposes of research than the original (French) work."- Larned.

Price: $ 250 USD OR $335 CDN         #1590                      

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


1832.  London, Saunders and Oatley
First UK edition. 13cm x 20cm (5" x 7 3/4"), lxi, 1, [1]-225, [2 blank]; [6], [1]-326, [1 blank]. Very attractive original full blue calf, rebacked with new red leather label with gilt type, 5 raised bands and elaborate gilt spine dtamping. Orignal marbled end papers with dentle gilt around book border back cover. half title in volume 1.

Anna Brownell Jameson (1794-1860) is the author of "Diary of an Ennuyée (1826), "The loves of the poets (1829)" Memoirs of Celebrated Female Sovereigns (1831) ", etc. This her major work, "Characteristics of Women discussing contemporary issues of female education & the differences between men & women via 23 heroines or women characters in Shakespeare's plays.

Price: $ 375 USD  OR $500 CDN       #1296                       

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

1834.  London, Saunders and Otley


2nd edition, enlarged and corrected. - SIGNED presentation copy
2 Volumes [1] 328; [2], 362 [2, publisher"s advertisement].
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).

Price: $ 450 USD  OR $600 CDN        #1181                       

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

1857.  Toronto, Printed at the Office of the "Toronto Times"

7th edition. 12mo., 4.25 in x 7.5 in, xi, [1], [13]-218pp., 1[14], 40, 1(blank), [48]pp. 8vo,  original brown boards, 2 plates, 5 illustrations (including 1 diagram). Very worn on the Spine with torn paper labels with words Settler's Guide.
Some condition issues but good condition overall.

Classic work aimed at the woman emigrating from Britain to Canada, based upon the experiences of Traill, who by this point had spent over 25 years in 'the backwoods of Canada'. The work provides practical advice on most aspects of emigration, from choosing a ship from Britain, and what luggage to bring, to the finer points of furnishing a log cabin (including how to make an easy-chair from a flour barrel) and the perils of alcohol.

Price: $ 595 USD  OR $800 CDN        #0458

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

1831.  Exeter, [N.H.] Published for the trade B H Meder


3rd US Edition, first issue. 14 cm x 8 cm : (6)[7]-312pp.(1 blank). Full leather covers with gilt type on spine. A small section approx. missing on top and bottom spine and 3/8 split on left spine.  Original leather, dried and flaky in some areas, more so on the back board and the corners and edges.  Front end papers and back end papers present and age toned. Overall condition is good.

This is her second novel, the 1831 Exeter edition,  by Julia Catherine Beckwith Hart  [ 1796 - 1867 ] Tonnewonte; or, the adopted son of America: a tale containing scenes from real life, by an American Previously published (2v. in 1, Watertown, N.Y., 1824-25; 2v. in 1, Albany, N.Y., 1825; 2v. in 1, Rochester, N.Y., c1828 1v., Exeter, N.H., 1831).

Price: $ 975 USD OR $1,300 CDN         #4347   

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

1846. London. Charles Knight

5th Edition or later edition. 10cm x 15cm, (4" x 6"), Backwoods [1846} iv,prelims,[5]-8advertisement, [9]-233pp.,[1]blank, 235-243pp. [1]blank. New dark brown cloth boards and spine with paper label. New yellow tan endpapers.  Internally the pages are dull with sporadic spotting or foxing. Previous owners name written on page of frontis piece. Overall condition would be good plus.

A "New Edition" reprint of the 5th edition of 1840, but without the material in Appendix B.

Price: $ 100 USD OR $135 CDN        #1660

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

1902. Montreal, Gazette Printing and Publishing Co.

2nd Canadian edition. Octavo, 6" x 9", ([8], 300pp, xci appendices). Original green cloth gilt titles, no owner names or other markings.  Faint age toning to the end papers and the title page. Title page small rough paper mark about 1/2". Six plates inserted - Frontis Frances Stewart at 72, Old Letters, Mr. Stewart, An early Sketch of Peterborough, Peterborough in Early Days and The Old Log House. A  very nice copy of an uncommon title.
Very good plus condition. 
"The book is full of the day-to-day life of the family, the way in which the children of the first generation suffered as they were drawn into the laborious life of the farm, the easing of strain with the coming of additional settlement (the founding of Peterborough in 1825), and the later scattering of the children to new and more settled homes." 
Price: $ 375 USD OR $500 CDN       #1660 

MILL, John Stuart  [1806-1873]        

1867.  London, Henderson, Rait, and Fenton Printers


Second Edition. 8-3/8 x 5-1/2 inches.  (4),[5]-71pp. Blue wrap front cover only, with string holding the binding in place. Chips and closed tears at edges of pages, staining, soiling, musty and creases. Poor condition.
Personal Representation Speech of John Stuart Mill, Esq., M.P. The speech was delivered in the House of Commons, May 29th, 1867, with an appendix containing notices of reports, discussions, and publications on the system in France, Geneva, Germany, Belgium, Denmark, Sweden, the Australian colonies, and the United States.

John Stuart Mill (1806-73) is one of the foremost representative of utilitarian thought as well as one of the most influential of nineteenth century liberals. Influenced by Harriet Taylor (his wife), Mill developed a very humane version of utilitarianism that was sympathetic to women's rights, labor unions, proportional representation, and other liberal themes.

Price: $ 95 USD OR $127 CDN        #0949

ATWOOD, Margaret  [1939 - ]       

First Edition. 5 x 6-3/4 inches. [16] pp. in white illustrated card covers, wire-stitched. A fine copy. However, the third leaf is not original and is a cream-coloured facsimile. Signed by Atwood on the title page.

Author's first book. A collection of seven poems published when Atwood was only 19 years old. Atwood handset the book herself with a flat bed press, designed the cover with linoblocks. It was the first publication ever released by Atwood, and comprises seven poems: "Formal Garden", "Pastoral", "Iconic Landscape", "Persephone Departing", "Chthonic Love", "Her Song", "and "Double Persephone". Light scuffing to cover, otherwise near fine condition. The booklet  was the winner of the E.J. Pratt Medal.
This book is on consignment with LDRB.
Price: $ 750 USD  OR $1,000 CDN      #7385

QUEBEC. Provincial Police Force. SURETE DU QUEBEC / QUEBEC POLICE FORCE & ROSE, Paul [1943-2013] (subject)         


1970.  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.

Prime Minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau declared that any decision regarding the demands of the terrorists would be taken jointly by the federal government and the government of Quebec.
He stated: "I think the society must take every means at its disposal to defend itself against the emergence of a parallel power which defies the elected power in this country and I think that this goes to any distance".. Challenged to state just how far he would go, Trudeau stated defiantly: "Well, just watch me".

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.
Paul Rose, FLQ's Chenier Cell leader, was among those convicted of the kidnapping and / or murder of Pierre Laporte.

Price: $ 1,900 USD   OR $ 2,565 CDN     #6769

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


Rare document, signed 6 1/2" x 8", death certificate by Dr Emily Stowe from June 19, 1887. This is a physician's death certificate for the wife of james Aikenhead of the well known Hardware store chain. There is also few mourning letters relating to Mrs. Aikenhead as an added bonus. Two folds with a couple of nick at two of the folds and small 1/2 tears starting at first fold, otherwise in very good+ condition and with a quality signature.

Dr. Emily Howard Stowe (1831-1903)  was born in Norwich Township, Oxford County, Ontario. She  is very significant both for medical history as she was Canada's first female medical practitioner, and of course she is one of Canada's most significant suffragist and women's rights movement  leader. One of the most important females in Canadian history. 

Price: $ 1,500 USD   OR $ 2,000 CDN     #4189

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

Rare. We could only locate one copy in USA institutions

First edition. 4p octavo.  11 x 8.5 inches folds to 5.5 x 8.5 inches. Very minor soft wrinles at center and 1/2" angled tear on top of page 3 not even close to text. Very good+ condition. Caption title.
 "VOTERS ATTENTION! What Philadelphians will vote for on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 2, 1920"  
P. [4] "Published for the information of women voters"--     Women's League for Good Government (Philadelphia, Pa.) Philadelphia League of Women Voters (Pa.) Civic Club of Philadelphia, Pa.

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.

Price: $ 875 USD   OR $ 1,180 CDN     #3073

[H. Belden Co. (Publisher - éditeur)]           

Rare. We could only locate one copy in USA institutions

circa 1881. Ten hand-coloured views of residences and street scenes in Quebec and Ontario, Canada, from a circa 1881 Belden Co. County printed  Atlas. Each image has been trimmed and mounted on a light white card. Hand coloured, some light foxing otherwise, very good condition. Sizes vary

Price: $ 175 USD   OR $ 235 CDN     #1665

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