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MAY 2018  - 41 items offered... 
Duncan McLaren
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    16 BOOKS
      5 MANUSCRIPTS
      2 PHOTOS
      3 MAPS    
      5 PRINT
      7 EPHEMERA   
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3 COLLECTIONS...



Erica Jong (1942-)

Erica Jong (1942-) is an American novelist and poet, known particularly for her 1973 novel Fear of Flying. The book became famously controversial for its attitudes towards female sexuality and figured prominently in the development of second-wave feminism. According to Washington Post, it has sold more than 20 million copies worldwide.

This collection includes 22 items covering a period from 1973 to 2018;

1 Autographed Letter Signed (ASL) ; 1 Typed Letter Signed (TLS) ; 1 Typed Review Proof Draft (signed) ; 3 Books (signed) ; 12 Photos and 4 Ephemera. Most material housed in a greenish pictorial clamshell box...   Click for more information and photos;  
This collection is on consignment.
Price: $ 1,200 USD OR $ 1,540 CDN   #7661



SALA, George Augustus Henry (1828-1895)
 
George Augustus Henry Sala (1828-1895) was an author and journalist who wrote extensively for the Illustrated London News as G. A. S. and was most famous for his articles and leaders for The Daily Telegraph. He founded his own periodical, Sala's Journal, and the Savage Club. The former was unsuccessful but the latter still continues. Sala was one of the most influential British journalists of the nineteenth-century.

This collection dating from 1876 to 1895 includes 11 items in total; 3 Autographed Letters / Note Signed (ALS/ANS), 1 book, 2 volumes, one grangerized with 5 ALS/ANS and one double sided page with a different dated manuscript on each side and two pieces of ephemera...   Click for more information and photos;  
This collection is on consignment.
Price: $ 1,400 USD OR $ 1,795 CDN        #7742



TATE, (John Orley) Allen [1899-1979]
 
Allen Tate Collection includes 7 items dating from 1928 to 1970: 2 Autographed Signed Letters (ASL) ; 2 Typed poems signed ;  2 signed books ; and 1 signed program. 

Allen Tate (American poet, critic, essayist and Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress).

"Tate was a well-known man of letters from the American South, a central figure in the fields of poetry, criticism, and ideas. In the course of a career spanning the middle decades of the twentieth century, Tate authored poems, essays, translations, and fiction...   Click for more information and photos;  
This collection is on consignment.
Price: $ 1,500 USD OR $ 1,930 CDN        #7633
16 BOOKS ...



DURHAM, Lord John George Lambton Earl of Durham [1792-1840]

1839. Toronto, Robert Stanton.
5 x 8-1/4 inches. (2),(3)- 142pp., iv. Table of contents. Original contemporary boards and leather corners and and end papers.

This copy printed by Stanton is most complete with 142pp. (versus 48pp) of the issues of Durham's Report published in Toronto in 1839.

Provenance: D'Alton Lally McCarthy ownership signature on front endpaper. D'Alton Lally McCarthy (1870-1963) was a prominent Toronto lawyer. McCarthy was called to the Bar of Ontario in 1895, and appointed a King's Counsel in 1908.
 ...  Click for more information and photos; 
Price: $ 500 USD OR $ 635 CDN       #0730        


SMITH, Susanna (attributed to)

QUITE SCARCE JUVENILE BOOK

1835. London, Darton and Harvey.
First edition. 14.5 x 9.5 cm ( 5-3/4 x 3-3/4 inches)  121 p., [1] leaf of plates (front.) : 1 ill. ;  Engraved frontispiece, original brown cloth with gilt name on spine.
Scarce. Only two found at auction since 1976. Only one copy located in Canada and five copies in USA.

from the  PREFACE. "Many words are not wanting to preface so humble a performance as this little book, which aims only at affording amusement to children of an early age  ...  Click for more information and photos; 
Price: $ 1,000 USD OR $ 1,275 CDN       #3513    




1807. Paris, Giguet et Michaud
First edition. 8 x 10-1/2 inches.  With large engraved 'Carte Generale Pour l'Intelligence de la Guerre de Sept-Ans' and related Battle Plans for Lowositz, Prague, Kollin, Roisbach, Breslau, lagemdorf, Leuthen, Zomdorf, Hohenkirch, Cunersdorf, Minden, Zullichau, Maxen, Landshut, Lignitz, Torgau, Reichenbach, Freyberg (lacking Plate XIII --Battle of Krefeld). (19 of 20 plates, virtually all folding).

Antoine Henri Baron Jomini was born in Switzerland and so impressed Napoleon with his grasp of strategy that he was transferred from the Swiss army to the Grand General Staff. His brilliance as a strategist ensured his influence over several generations of officers and his military philosophy found expression on the battlefields of the American Civil War  ...  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 695 USD OR $ 885 CDN       #4331        




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

1852. London, Richard Bentley.
2nd UK edition. 2 volumes,  12mo. 13.5cm x 20.5cm (5-1/4 x 8 inches). Original dark green cloth professionally re-backed with original spine some time ago.

Second, and considered better or more complete edition, with an extra, 41 pages  (pp. [295]-336) chapter entitled, "Canadian Sketches," added to volume II, which does not appear first London edition, volume II  ...  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 395 USD OR $ 500 CDN       #1320        




 

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

1853. London, Richard Bentley.
2nd UK edition, 2nd issue.
4-3/8 x 7-3/8 inches, xvi,[1]-384pp.,
New half leather binding, leather spine with 5 bands, gilt type and brown cloth boards. Internally pages are lightly age toned but no foxing and clean. 1/4 inch open tear on title page outside border. Ex: Libris: Liverpool Library stamp small stamp on back of title page.
Overall condition is very good+. TPL 3381

Alias Grace, a story based on Margaret Atwood's award-winning novel, starring Sarah Gadon tells the story of a 16-year-old maid, Grace Marks, convicted over the murder of her employer.
Alias Grace, which was originally written in 1996 by Margaret Atwood, is based on the true story of Grace Marks, a young Irish immigrant and servant in Upper Canada who finds herself accused of murdering her employer in 1843. A CBC and Netflix original productions were made. Alias Grace represents Atwood's fascination with the tale after reading author Susanna Moodie's account of the murders in the 1853 book, Life in the Clearing. Moodie, best known for Roughing it in the Bush, wrote about Marks' case in Life in the Clearing, although many of the details Moodie reported were later revealed to be inaccurate...  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 445 USD OR $ 573 CDN       #0450         




C. Cradock & W. Joy (publishers)

1814. London, W. Otridge and Son

First edition. 5-1/2 x 9 inches. xv,(1),[1]-211pp.,(1),[1]-561pp.,(1). Over 800 pages in total.

Chapter XVI, pp. 177-191, relates to the War of 1812 and the appendix includes articles from the London Gazette contains a  history covering 15 pages on War with America (War of 1812).  With many published and printed letters from military commanders with letters from G. Prevost, &c. relating to various engagements: action at Ogdensburgh, capture of York, loss of Fort George, defeat of the British squadron on Lake Erie  ...  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 275 USD OR $ 350 CDN       #3250        




HENRY, John Joseph [1758-1811]

1877. Albany, Joel Munsell.
First edition. xiv, 198pp.  8vo. Original green cloth, black design bands, gilt spine lettering, modest corner wear. and crushed spine ends. Map of route of Arnold's campaign next to title page. Previous owner's bookplate affixed to front end paper.  A nice copy.

Originally printed in Lancaster in 1812 by William Greer and revised later in 1844. ''Better than the rare edition of 1812 or other reprints because (it's) augmented with a map and memoir of the author... the details of the overland  march, the assault on Quebec and the incidents of Arnold's imprisonment...'' Larned  ...  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 375 USD OR $ 480 CDN       #0874        




NICOLAY, Rev. Charles Grenfell [1818-1897]

1846. London, Charles Knight & Co.
First edition. 3-1/2 x 5-3/4 inches.  (8), (7)-226pp. Original publisher's red cloth, with black stamping on cover, blind stamped on back cover, gilt tile and decoration on spine. Frontis wood-engraved plate (Mouth of the Columbia River)  and  2 maps (Vancouver Island & Oregon North America). Overall a very good and nice copy in uncommon original publisher's red cloth.

"A detailed history of the Oregon Territory with chapters on discovery, exploration, the settlement, the Hudson's Bay Company, Indian tribes, and discussion of the British and American claims. Nicolay was a staunch advocate of the British side of the Oregon dispute, urging that the northern boundary of California be accepted as the natural line between the two countries"  ...  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 350 USD OR $ 445 CDN       #0992        




SMEDLEY, Dr. R.C. (Robert Clemens) [1832-1883]

1883. Lancaster, PA., printed at the Office of the Journal
First edition. 7.25 x 5 inches, xiv, [26]-407pp., [1] pp. Rebound in modern gilt-lettered black buckram with gilt type on spine and front boards. New endpapers. Portrait frontis plus 27, illustrations, most showing the men and women who helped the slaves escape. Edges untrimmed. Internally clean. Very good+ condition.

The book of the unsung heroes of the anti-slavery cause who sacrificed comfort, imperiled property and even death to aid the fugitives to freedom. An example of one person (quoted from page 81)...Rev. Charles T. Torrrey "fell into the hands of his pursuers, was taken to Baltimore, tried, sentenced to confinement in the penitentiary, and died during his imprisonment  ...  Click for more information and photos; 
Price: $ 195 USD OR $ 250 CDN       #2794        




DODSLEY, J. (publisher)
1795. London, F. and C. Rivington
Later edition. 4-3/4 x 8 inches.  viii, [1]-216pp; & 238pp; 199pp., [8] pages. Original brown leather covers, marbled endpapers. Gilt stamped titles and volume number to spine and some flaking.  Spine hardened and cracked along top and bottom portions. Scuffs to edges and cover.

Starting at Chapter 5 (p.98), there is much mention and ongoing discussion and debate on Canada, specifically the Quebec bill with early reference about the later passing in UK parliament of the Constitutional Act in December 1791.
The Constitutional Act 1791, is an Act of the Parliament of Great The Act reformed the government of the province of Quebec to accommodate the 10,000 English-speaking settlers, known as the United Empire Loyalists, who had arrived from the United States following the American Revolution... Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 157 USD OR $ 192 CDN       #3257        





1854. New York, Redfield
First US edition. 5.5 x 7.5 inches, 376pp [8, ads], Rebacked with original spine relaid with publisher's dark green cloth with gilt stamped letters & small beaver at head of spine, boards with perimeter blind stamped, and new endpapers.  Scattered light to medium foxing on some pages.

First edition in English, illustrated with three plates and enlarged from the original French edition. First published in French in 1820, Franchere's work was "the first printed account in book form of John Jacob Astor's attempt to establish the Pacific Fur Company post at the mouth of the Columbia River.
The author, a Canadian, was one of the party sent out by John Jacob Astor to establish his colony at Astoria and he describes the voyage up the Columbia.
 ...  Click for more information and photos; 
Price: $ 75 USD OR $ 95 CDN       #0629        




HALIBURTON, Judge Thomas Chandler   [SLICK, Sam Samuel] [1796 - 1865]

1839. London, Richard Bently
First UK edition. 5 x 8-1/4 inches. (2 blank), (8), [1]-332pp.  Rebacked with new brown leather spine, red leather label with gilt type and original worn boards. New endpapers. Some light spotting internally, otherwise very good condition. A very nice copy.

...reflecting Haliburton's concern with Lord Durham's appointment as governor general and commissioner to the colonies of British North America. Seeing this appointment, quite rightly, as threatening the tory position as never before, he realized, too, that if the threat were to be countered, action would have to be taken to influence public opinion without delay  ... Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 75 USD OR $ 95 CDN       #0624        




JOHNSON, E.[Emily] Pauline (Tekahionwake)  [1861-1913]

1903. Toronto, George N. Morang & Co.
First edition. Recent leather backed marbled paper boards with new end papers. Containing 1 frontispiece photo-illustration of Johnson. This is an uncommon book of Pauline Johnson's poetry. Her second book. Very Good condition.

Emily Pauline Johnson was one of Canada's most popular and successful entertainers at the turn-of-the-century. The daughter of a Mohawk Native-Canadian father and an English mother, Pauline Johnson used the Mohawk name "Tekahionwake"  ...  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 75 USD OR $ 95 CDN       #1199        




1904. Chicago, Theo. Noel Co.
First edition. 6 x 9 inches, 348,[1]pp. Portrait. Illus. Original very dark burgundy cloth with gilt type on spine and gilt signature of Theophilus Noel on front cover and blind embossed decorations. [4th Texas Cav., CSA]

Important because of the light it throws on Sibley's campaign in the Southwest. During the early part of the war, Confederate Gen. Henry Sibley led his Texans to victory at Valverde and at La Glorieta Pass in the New Mexico Terr'y  ...  Click for more information and photos; 
Price: $ 60 USD OR $ 75 CDN       #1074        




LANGTON, John  [1808-1894]

1926. Toronto, Macmillan Company
First edition. xi [2], [3]-310pp., Burgundy cloth with gilt type on spine, covers in very good condition, rough uncut pages. Illustrated, front end paper is an 1833 map of most of British North America, and the back end paper is a map of the District of Newcastle.
17 illustrations and 5 maps.  Overall, very good condition.

John Langton, an educated Englishman, emigrated to Upper Canada in 1833 and  settled in Fenelon Township. He and his "gentlewoman" wife Anne,  successfully endured the many hardships of living in the backwoods in Upper Canada  ...  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 35 USD OR $ 45 CDN       #0497        




HAHN, Josephine Elizabeth (1873-1958)

[1947]. [Hanover, ON], Self-published
First edition. 5-1/4 x 8-3/8 inches. (6),[7]-298pp. Red cloth covers with dull gilt on spine and front cover, sunned on bottom front cover 1/2 inch, otherwise very good condition.  No dust jacket.  Old newspaper clippings (about Hahn's death and shows a photo of her) affixed to front end paper. Illustrated with 12 b&w photographs. A very nice collectable local historical book of a small Ontario town (Hanover, in Grey County).
Scarce inscribed and signed by the author "With the kindest regards of the Author, Josephine Elizabeth Hahn.
 ...  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 80 USD OR $ 100 CDN       #7403        
5 MANUSCRIPTS



1828. Québec
[8] Eight foolscap pages, secretarial; first and last leaves detached; old stab sewing holes.  Old folds; browning to edges, short tears along folds.
Signed 'C Nicol... President', by the Judge Advocate and 'Approved James Kempt Com'r of the Forces.'

General Sir James Kempt, GCB was a British Army officer, who served in the Netherlands, Egypt, Italy, the Peninsula, and British North America during the Napoleonic Wars. He famously led a British brigade at the Battle of Waterloo and later became Governor General of Canada  ... Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 1,250 USD OR $ 1,600 CDN       #6667  


1831. London
Autograph Letter Signed. One page, 7 3/4 x 4 3/4 inches. Dated Bryanston Square. 20th May 1831. To the Secretary of the Royal Society, acknowledging receipt of Dr. Pariss's printing proceedings of the Society, and requesting receipt of the reports on a regular basis.
Joseph Hume (1777-1855). Scottish doctor and Radical MP  ... Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 75 USD OR $ 95 CDN       #4475        


FOSTER, William Alexander (1840-1888)

1875. Toronto
Autograph letter signed. One page, 4to, dated Toronto  March 3, 1875. With original envelope. Letter to Henry Morgan regarding poltiical intrigue and the need for Morgan to guide Platt. "He seems to vote opposition evrey time.... I relied upon you keeping him all right. He thinks of you in the highest terms."

William Alexander Foster, barrister, essayist.  He was a leading spokesman for a Toronto-centered group of intellectuals and public men who, in the wake of Confederation (1867)  ...  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 60 USD OR $ 75 CDN       #4930        




CHAMBERLAIN, Joseph (1836-1914) & FITZGIBBON, Mary Agnes [1851-1915]

1898. Colonial Office
Letter signed. Three pages, 8vo. Dated Colonial Office. 8th January 1898. To the Canadian writer / historian / feminist Mary Agnes Fitzgibbon, acknowledging a letter from her and Miss [Sara] Mickle, and sending thanks for a calendar of that year, titled "Historic Days of Canada," and noting that it "very pretty and artistic."

Joseph Chamberlain was a British businessman, social reformer, radical politician, and ardent imperialist.

With a second  letter from Anthony Francis Nugent, 11th Earl of Westmeath to Sara Mickle on Chamberlain's behalf, thanking her for the calendar. Two pages 8vo, dated Dec[ember] 14, 1900. [with envelope franked by Chamberlain]  ...  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 35 USD OR $ 45 CDN       #5058        




ROBINS, Elizabeth (1862-1952)

7 x 9 inches flat, folded to 7 x 4-1/2 inches.  Autograph letter signed. Two pages. Dated Backset Farm, Sussex, June 2nd, [19] 12.
Arranging a visit with Sir Edward Bush.

Elizabeth Robins was an American/English actress, playwright, prolific novelist and suffragette. Robins spent most of her adult life living and working in England, first in London and later in Sussex as well... Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 75 USD OR $ 95 CDN       #5046         
2 PHOTOS



Basil Bunting large silver gelatin black and white portrait photograph taken by Jonathan Williams.  The photograph, shows Bunting top half profile and  turned to the right, holding a cigarette in the foreground in his right hand, Signed by both Basil Bunting and Jonathan Williams below the image in the white border.
Size of image 8-1/4 x 7-1/2 inches, overall size 10 x 7-3/4 inches inches, not dated [but circa 1980's].

Provenance: Basil Bunting. The Roy Davids Collection (Bonhams).

Basil Bunting, poet, journalist, is best known for his long poem 'Briggflatts' (1966)  ...  Click for more information and photos; 
Price: $ 495 USD OR $ 635 CDN       #7545        


CAMBRIDGE, Prince Alexander, Earl of Athlone (1874-1957)

 9-7/8 x 6-3/4 inch card with a B&W photo 7-5/8 x 4-7/8 inches mounted on it. Signed "Athlone" in the top left background portion of the photo image. Speaight signed in very light pencil on the bottom left card just below where the photo is mounted. No date, probably WW1 era?
Very good condition.

Major-General Alexander Augustus Frederick William Alfred George Cambridge, 1st Earl of Athlone among other titles was the Governor General of Canada (1940-46), the 16th since Canadian Confederation  ...  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 125 USD OR $ 160 CDN       #4481        
3 MAPS



1879. Toronto, Miles & Co.
First edition. Size (inches): 19 x 16-1/4 inches (483mm x 414mm) Coloring: Printed in color / Some additional hand coloring. Near fine condition.
Scarce early map of St. Catharines from "The New Topographical Atlas of the Province of Ontario, Canada:" 1879. Published by Miles & Co, Toronto.

Important separate city map on a large scale showing lots and concessions, railways, post offices, opened and closed roads, Churches, school-houses, main travelled roads, county statistics, division court boundaries, &c  ...  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 375 USD OR $ 480 CDN       #2300        




BRADFORD, Thomas G(amaliel). [1802-1887]

1838. Boston, Wiley and Putnam
First US edition. Copper-engraved map, hand-colored. 28x37 cm. (11 x 14-1/2 inches).

The Upper St. Lawrence, Lakes Ontario, Erie and Huron, and adjacent lands. Scale 1: 1,900,800 Left margin dampstained lightly intruding lightly into map, a few very small brown spots, else very good.
Shows districts (Western, London, Gore, Niagara, Home, Newcastle, Midland, Johnstown, Eastern, Ottawa, Bathurst), cos, a few places..."  ...  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 210 USD OR $ 265 CDN       #2529        




[1759]. [Edinburg], [Scots Magazine]

QUITE SCARCE EDINBURG SEPTEMBER 1759 EDITION OF ST. LAWRENCE

Copper plate engraving . 7.5 x 10 inches. Was folded, now flat. Some small markings outside of border otherwise very good condition.Map maker: Andrew Bell. In addition to the main map, which traces the river from Anticosti Island to the city of Quebec, there is an included extension, A Continuation of the River St. Lawrence from Quebec to Lake Ontario...  Click for more information and photos; 
Price: $ 195 USD OR $ 250 CDN       #2202        
5 PRINTS




RARE EARLY NIAGARA FALLS SET

[1825]. London, Published by R. Ackermann
First edition. Mixed complete set of "Views of the Great Falls of Niagara" with five lithographed engravings in total, each drawn from nature by W. Vivian, on stone by T. M. Baynes and printed on chine. Four B&W engravings and one coloured engraving.
1) American Fall From a Ravine Opposite, B&W.
2) Horse Shoe Fall From the Canada Bank, B&W
3) Niagara. American Fall from the Bank Above, B&W
4) Side of the American Fall & Horse Shoe Fall in the Distance, B&W
5) British or Horse Shoe Fall, Coloured
These prints are described as only the second portfolio published of views of Niagara (Lane, Impression 62-66).

A very nice, complete mixed set of a very scarce to rare early Niagara Falls engravings. Only about 10 sets of this first UK edition are located in North American Institutions including only one in Canada  ...  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 5,500 USD OR $ 7,000 CDN       #7734  




CHURCH, Frederic Edwin  [1826-1900]

Original Black & White Engraving by William Forrest designed by Frederic Edwin Church. Circa date: 1875  First Edition B&W proof Medium: Original Chine-colle black & white (proof) engraving engraving. Publisher: Knoedler & Company, Fifth Avenue, New York
Paper size: W: 31-1/4 x H: 23-1/4 inches  
Chine size: W: 27 x H: 17 inches
Image size: W: 21-1/2 x H: 10-1/8 inches. Engraved "proof" printed on bottom left corner.

A very striking and detailed image of Niagara Falls with wide margins.
View of Niagara Falls with a faint rainbow seen at top left. A lighthouse and houses can be seen on the shore in the background. Dark clouds are in the sky to the right  ...  Click for more information and photos; 
Price: $ 785 USD OR $ 1,000 CDN       #4627        




BARRALET, John James after sketch by Alexander Wilson.

First US edition. March 1810, p.183, Port Folio magazine black aquatint engraved print. [John James] Barralet after sketch by Alexander Wilson.  Engraving by George Cooke Paper: 5 x 8-3/4 inches.   Image: 4-1/2 x 7-1/4 inches. Bottom paper edge with removal markings affecting word falls and of slightly at the bottom of letters. Two very small light foxing mark at top center.  Otherwise, very good condition.

Alexander Wilson (1766-1813) is known as the `father of American ornithology,' but he was also a poet and landscape artist...  Click for more information and photos; 
Price: $ 125 USD OR $ 160 CDN       #3587        




GIBB, Robert (1845-1932) artist

[1910]. [Montreal], "Family Herald and Weekly Star"
 (32 x 21.25 - full colour) circa 1910.
Painted by Robert Gibb, R.S.A., and signed and dated (1886) in the plate by the artist. Issued and stated as  "Supplement to the Montreal Family Herald and Weekly Star"; printed by "Black and White". Attached to the rear of the frame is a statement from the conservator engaged to restore this work. Considered poor condition however would be quite attractive framed with imperfections minimized in the framed setting.

Depicts the 42nd. Highland regiment (The Black Watch) as they advanced up the slope and the river at Alma during the memorable battle, 20 Oct. 1854, when the Russian forces under Menshikov were defeated by combined British, French & Turkish forces  ...  Click for more information and photos; 
Price: $ 80 USD OR $ 100 CDN       #3611        




Paper: 9-1/4 x 6 inches ,
Image: 7 x 4 inches
Small vignette steel plate engraving. Hand colored.
Undated likely a mid  19th century image.Very good condition.

Print shows the death of Tecumseh from a bullet fired probably by Colonel Richard Johnson at the Battle of the Thames in Ontario, Canada, on October 5th, 1813  ...  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 95 USD OR $ 120 CDN       #4520        
7 EPHEMERA



COMPLETE ORIGINAL War of 1812 NEWSPAPER, the Boston Weekly Messenger (MA) dated Nov 5, 1813.
Prominent front page headline: "Official particulars of GENERAL (William Henry) HARRISON'S VICTORY"  and four columns of front page detailed reports of the War of 1812 BATTLE of the THAMES (Battle of Moraviantown). Proably the best period newspaper on the Battle of the Thames. The famed Indian Chief TECUMSEH was killed in this battle. 

This report does not specifically mention the death of TECUMSEH; however, this famous Indian Chief was killed in this battle. There is also a back page, 1/2 column British official report and perspective on the Battle of the Thames dated Montreal Oct.18, 1813.
Plus a 1-1/2 column letter by Com. Chauncy "Chauncey's Running Fight" dated 1st Oct. 1813 detailing the Lake Ontario runing batlle with Sir James Lucas Yeo and the British ships near York (Toronto) and Burlington Bay  ...  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 175 USD OR $ 225 CDN       #2711        


MACKENZIE, Right Honourable Alexander [1822-1892]

Format:  CDV or collectible card
image of an uncommon photo of MacKenzie        
Width:  3 7/8 inches
Height: 2 3/8 inches
Condition & Surface:   Very Good
Condition of Mount:  Very Good
No date, Circa 1885

Canada's second Prime Minister, and, first Liberal Prime Minister.
"I have always held those political opinions which point to the universal brotherhood of man, no matter in what rank of life he may have taken his origin." Alexander Mackenzie, 1875...  Click for more information and photos; 
Price: $ 100 USD OR $ 125 CDN       #3153        


GEIKIE, Walter Bayne [1830-1917]

11-1/2 x 8-5/8 inches Litho printed portrait of Giekie with printed signature and inscribed on verso six lines dated Toronto May 18, 1909 to Mrs. Donald Sutherland

Walter Bayne Geikie, doctor and educator. Licensed by the Medical Board of Upper Canada in July 1851.
 ...  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 55 USD OR $ 70 CDN       #4928        



12 x 16 inch.  The Sphere Magazine May 8, 1915 War No. 40 edition, Volume LXI No. 798, 40 page total.
Contents:
* British Bomb Throwers on the Western Front - by Fortunino Matania
* Articles - full page illustrated features with photos
- the Great War - extensive reportage
- the Allied Landing on Gallipoli - with 2 page pictorial map and 2 photos
- the bombardment of Dunkirk by a great German gun at Dixmude, Belgium - with map and 2 photos of - - Dunkirk Harbour
- with the Army Service Corps at front
- with the Czar's Brother in the Carpathians - by Captain Adrian
 - group photo of officers of the Kabardine Regiment  ...  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 76 USD OR $ 95 CDN       #6850         


CRAWFORD, Isabella Valancy [1850 - 1887]

16 x 11 inches, 22 page magazine . Condition;  a fold in the center, soil and small edge tears and the front cover is torn in the center.  Good condition only.
Included is the short story called River-Lead Canon with an illustration and written by Isabella Valancy Crawford. The short story, River-Lead Canon first appeared October 31, 1874  in Frank Leslie's Chimney corner quoted from Winona; or The Foster sisters...  Click for more information and photos; 
Price: $ 55 USD OR $ 70 CDN       #0032         


DETT, R(obert). Nathaniel. [1882 - 1943]

A RELIGIOUS CHARACTERISTIC IN THE FORM OF AN ANTHEM FOR EIGHT PART CHORUS OF MIXED VOICES.
Written by Nathaniel Dett
260cm x 17 5cm ; Sheet music. 8 pages. Self cover. Circa 1914. Very good condition.

Nathaniel Dett was born in a community of fugitive slaves in Niagara Falls, Ontario, earned a Bachelor of Music degree at Oberlin Conservatory and continued his studies at Columbia, Pennsylvania and Harvard. He toured as a concert pianist, composed and arranged, and was music director at Hampton Institute.... Click for more information and photos; 
Price: $ 60 USD OR $ 75 CDN       #1736        


BOOTH, General  (William) Bramwell [1856-1929]

Signature on sheet headed The Salvation Army and dated September] 1926 "Salvation!   W. Bramwell Booth." This was written three years before his death.
Signature is slightly smudged otherwise strong and bold in good condition.

Bramwell Booth (1856 -1929) First Chief of Staff  at 24 years old (1881-1912) and the second General of the Salvation Army (1912-1929) succeeding his father, William Booth....   Click for more information and photos; 
Price: $ 150 USD OR $ 190 CDN       #4469         

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