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MAY 2017  - 31 items offered... 
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  12 BOOKS
    3 MAPS
    2 MANUSCRIPTS
    1 PRINT  
  11 EPHEMERA
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PRIESTLEY, J.B. (John Boynton [1894-1984]
 
J.B. (John Boynton) Priestley collection of 10 Typed Signed Letters (TSL), 2 Signed Typescripts , 27 B&w photos and a small medal.

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.

Summary of Collection contents:
* 10 Typed Signed Letters (TSL);
* 2 Signed Typescripts;
* Typescript, "At the Wedding Feast"
* 27 Photos of Priestley;
* Brass medal of Priestley

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This collection is on consignment with LDRB.

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Price: $ 3,000 USD or $4,095 CDN       #7526


MACNEICE, Louis (1907-1963)
 
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.  COMBINED WITH 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.

The Dark Tower is a radio play by Louis MacNeice. It was first broadcast on the BBC Home Service on 21 January 1946. It is MacNeice's most well-known radio play. The Dark Tower is one of the most acclaimed creative works written and produced for BBC Radio.
 
Louis MacNeice (Irish/British poet, 1907-1963). Like many modern English poets, MacNeice found an audience for his work through British radio. He was part of the generation of "thirties poets" which included W. H. Auden, Stephen Spender and Cecil Day-Lewis; nicknamed "MacSpaunday" Although he chose to live the majority of his adult life in London, MacNeice frequently returned to the landscapes of his childhood, and he took great pride in his Irish heritage. His poetry is characterized by its familiar, sometimes humorous tone and its integration of contemporary ideas and images.

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Price: $ 2,000 USD OR $ 2,730 CDN        #7449
12 BOOKS...




 
First edition. 8vo., [10], 228 pp. including 3 lithographed plates (Nikkanochee, Prince of Econchatti - frontispiece, Oceola the Celebrated Chief of the Seminole and Oceola's Mode of Signing the Treaty. Appendices include the text of the 1824 Treaty of Moultrie Creek. Original green embossed cloth, spine stamped in gilt. Toned throughout, title with lower corner creased, hinges repaired, rebacked preserving original spine, spine slightly darkened, shelfwear. Overall, condition is very good. 1st edition.

Nikkanochee, nephew of the Seminole chief Oceola, was captured by the U.S. troops and adopted by Welch. Welch is sympathetic to the native plight: he conveys the heroic nature of Chief Oceola and humanizes the tribe with details of their customs and lifestyle.

Provenance: Bruce  McKinney (Rare Book Hub). Bruce purchased from Maggs Bros., 1994 and sold at Bonhams in 2010.

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Price: $ 400 USD OR $ 545 CDN     #3468    

 


COPPINGER, J(ohn). B.

First edition. 7 3/4 x 4 3/4 inches, (4), [1]-235pp. (2 blank), Original brown cloth, quite faded colour. Original very faded spine with very dulled gilt type not readable now. Internally agetoned paper with a few pages at front with spotting. Overall condition is good+. First edition.

Signed presentation copy, inscribed on the front endpaper "from the author to Mrs. Davis Banks Jr." 

Very good copy of an uncommon novel.

A fiction novel of Indians and pioneers in the Canadian wilderness (Ontario). The tale deals with the Lake Simcoe and Chippeway regions and Lake Muskoka, Rice lakes and St. Ann  are also referred to.
An Indian narrative of the Fenimore Cooper school.

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Price: $ 375 USD OR $ 511 CDN     #0911   




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. A couple of early pages with top border paper missing from separating pages, no type effected, otherwise a very good copy. Map of route of Arnold's campaign next to title page. Previous owner's bookplate affixed to front end paper.  Still, a very nice copy.

 ''Better than the rare first edition (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.
Book originally printed in Lancaster in 1812 by William Greer and revised later  in 1844.

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Price: $ 375 USD OR $511 CDN        #0874   






LONGFELLOW, Henry Wadsworth [1807-1882]

[1907]. London, Ernest Nister, and in New York by E. P. Dutton & Co.
Later edition. 5-1/2  x 7-1/2 inches, 6, [5]-160pp., Front cover is beautifully decorated in dark green and red floral design with beautiful gilt stamping of title and author. All page edges gilt. Decorated endpapers with overall spotting to front and back, portraying Acadians traveling from home -- endpapers bear  printed signature of A. A. Dixon. All twelve full page color plates and 40 small in-text colour Illustrations are charming and very attractive. Small B&W in-text illustrations also throughout the book. Very light rubbing to corners and spine ends with  a couple of very minor spots on back cover, otherwise very good+ condition.

The text of the title page reads: Evangeline: A Tale of Acadie by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Illustrated by Arthur Dixon. 1856.
British Library holds a similar copy and dates this book circa 1907 (not the printed 1856 date on the title page). Given the artist was born in 1872, clearly he did not paint these illustrations till much later that 1856 therefore the circa publication date of 1907 makes sense.

Arthur Augustus Dixon (British, 1872-1959), was already working as an artist by 18, and is best remembered for his dozens of illustrated books from Ernest Nister, Collins Clear-Type, and Blackie & Sons.

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Price: $ 175 USD OR $238 CDN        #0040    






DURHAM, Lord John George Lambton Earl of Durham [1792-1840] & MCCARTHY, D'Alton Lally [1870-1963] (provenance)

IMPORTANT PROVENANCE FOR THIS TORONTO DURHAM REPORT BOOK.

Toronto, Printed by Robert Stanton
5 x 8-1/4 inches. 142pp., v. Table of contents. Original contemporary boards and leather corners and and end papers. Recent rebacking with a new leather spine, tooling and red leather label with gilt type. Internally some occasional pencil lines and spots, but generally clean.
Page 108 improperly numbered 408.

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. D.L. McCarthy was elected a bencher of the Law Society of Upper Canada in 1924, and remained a bencher for life. He was the Treasurer of The Law Society of Upper Canada (1939-1944) and the son of famous D'Alton McCarthy, Jr. (1836-1898)
Picture or photocopy of D'Alton McCarthy, Jr  bookplate on other end paper.

This copy printed by Stanton is most complete (142pp.) of the issues of Durham's Report published in Toronto in 1839.
TPL 2263. Lande 206.

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Price: $ 600 USD OR $819 CDN        #0730    







C. Cradock & W. Joy (publishers) & NUGENT, Admiral Sir Charles Edmund Nugent (1759-1844) (provenance)

London, printed for 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.
Three quarter tan leather with spine worn and some cracking with plain board. Both boards are present and firmly attached, bookplate of Admiral Nugent. Pages still firmly bound, all scuffed and bumped, Insides very clean and pages uncut (untrimmed deckle edges)
 Condition of the book is Very Good -

Contents: History of Europe - 159 pages on Napoleon and war in Europe, 15 pages on War with America (War of 1812.) with many published and printed letters from military commanders. Also the war with America was carrying on following the burning of Washington in 1812 by the British Army.
Admiral of the Fleet, Sir Charles Edmund Nugent (1759-1844) was a Royal Navy officer.

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Price: $ 450 USD OR $614 CDN        #3250     



  

[STOUT, J(ames). D(e Forest). (1783-1868)] & [Winfield SCOTT (1786-1866)]  (author)

[1815] [New York], [ Printed by T. & W. Mercein]
First edition. Circa 1815. Title from typewritten sheet found inside at front of book. 41 engraved plates.  In very good+ condition, with new leather spine and corners preserving contemporary boards and endpapers.

The volume consists of 41 engraved plates [numbered 1 to 40, but including no. 35(1) and 35(2), for a total of 41], without any title page or text.  The plates, sixteen of which are folded, show  U.S. infantrymen performing military drills. Each bears a caption heading, in this order: I - Regiment Formed in the Habitual Order of Battle (Stout's name is printed  in the plate ); II-VI - School of the Soldier; VII - 8  - School of the Company; IX - School of the Platoon; 10 - XXVI - School of the Battalion; XXVII - XL - Evolutions of the Line.
This copy belonged to a  D. Hale, with his signature on the front free endpaper.

This Atlas was published to support the text section of the 1815 published book, "Rules and regulations for the field exercise and manoeuvres of infantry : compiled and adapted to the organization of the Army of the United States, agreeably to a resolve of Congress, dated December, 1814. New-York : Printed by T. & W. Mercein, 1815  360 p., [41] leaves of plates (40 folded)"  Adapted from Rules and regulations for the field exercise and manoeuvres of infantry, by IrenĂ©e Amelot de Lacroix, translated by Lt.-Col. Macdonald." Early American imprints. Second series ; no. 36412.
The book and this atlas was compiled by a board of officers, headed by Winfield Scott.

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Price: $ 750 USD OR $ 1,024 CDN        #3263      



  
ANON

A RARE JUVENILE BOOK IN ANY CONDITION
[1894] London, Dean & Son, Ltd., 160a Fleet St. E.C.
First edition. 9-3/8 x 7 inches, 48 unnumbered pages,  7 pages of ads,  Cover is printed paper mounted to boards with full colour on front and black juvenile book ad on back (Dean's Shilling Toy Books, rebacked. 16 pages of pictures in chromo colours, The Rocking Horse Toy Books). Inside pages have some soiling and one page is missing 2 x 1/4 inch section on The Weary Traveller story and a number of pages have open edge tears primarily from the bottom border. Overall condition good.  Still a nice collectable children's book. Very charming chromo images throughout.

A rare juvenile book with only three other copies located, all in the UK, University of Oxford , The British Library, University of Cambridge.

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Price: $ 395 USD OR $ 539 CDN        #1601       


  
[HIND, Capt. James] - d.1652] & FULLER, James Franklin (1835-1924) (provenance)

A REPRINT, BUT NOT THE 1817 EDITION, AN INTERESTING FIND!
[1674-1817] London, Printed by A.P. for T. Vere and are to be sold at his shop, at the sign of the Angel without Newgate. 1674 [reprint]
Later edition. 20cm x 16.5 cm [8 frontispiece woodcut and title page, rest blank], 28p. Originally it was issued as a pamphlet and this copy has been bound in a 1/2 calf and probably in the early part of the 19th century. Re-backed recently with new leather spine, gold type. Previous owners bookplate on front end papers inside cover. Signatures: A8 B4. Faint odour with damp stains and soiling throughout.  Includes frontispiece image of James Hind.  The title page is not a full page (missing some top and bottom - perhaps published this way? This is an undated reprint, but NOT the 1817 edition. Research can be provided about what we found will be provided. Overall a good copy.

Hind was a Famous Highwayman who robbed Roundheads and even made an attempt on Cromwell. Executed 24th of September, 1652. First UK edition was published in 1657 and had 22 pages only with woodcut frontispiece.

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Price: $ 295 USD OR $ 403 CDN        #1398        


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

SCARCE US FIRST EDITION OF A MOODIE TITLE

New York, De Witt & Davenport, Publishers 156 Nassau Street
First US edition. 12.5cm x 19.5cm, (5" x 7 3/4"); Original elaborate gilt-stamped, decorated red cloth; some rubbing and age-toning to panels, bumping to corners, rubbing and age-toning to spine, some wear and 1/4 inch tearing to spine ends, more so on top one. One (and only one), old library  1-1/4 inch diameter blind embossed stamp on front end paper. Complete in one volume.
Pages 97 to p.129 and p.169 to 192 and 337 to 359 have heavy foxing else clean, tight copy.
Overall condition would be good. 1st American Edition [1853].

Mark Hurdlestone begun as a short tale in The Lady's Magazine (Nov. 1833) Later, "The miser and his son" as a serialized novel in The Literary Garland, then into a two-volume London UK Bentley novel first edition called Mark Hurdlestone or, The Gold Worshipper. Later in 1853, this book was published by De Witt & Davenport NY. and called Mark Hurdlestone, or, The two brothers. DeWitt reprinted this a couple of times with one edition stating "Third Edition" on the title page.

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Price: $ 295 USD OR $ 400 CDN        #0945         


  
COOPER, Esther Jackson

1977 & 1979 New York, Freedomways Associates Inc.

First editions. Four copies, 1979, volume 19, numbers 1, 2, 3 and 4. Moderate wear. Featured personalities ranging from Angela Davis to Muhammad Ali with essays from major figures like Martin Luther King Jr., W.E.B. DuBois and Alice Walker.

Four copies of this publication, 1977 # 2 volume 17, 1977 # 4 volume 17, 1978 # 1 volume 18 and 1978 # 4 volume 18

Freedomways was one of the most important and influential publications of the civil-rights movement. Esther Jackson Cooper edited Freedomways, which was published from 1961 to 1986, this important journal chronicles the work of significant African-Americans of the period, and provided a forum for leading black authors.

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Price: $ 295 USD OR $ 400 CDN        #2886          


  
BAKER, John

1891. London, J. E. Garratt & Co
Second edition. 5" x 7.5", (2),3-47pp.(1) ad. Soft covers are in good condition with a piece of repair tape along the spine. The pages are somewhat brittle and fragile. No illustrations. Reprinted from the original 1710 edition.
In overall very good condition, with some light wear.

The four "Kings" represented the Confederacy of Iroquois (Mohawk, Seneca, Oneida, Onondaga & Cayuga). The final page is an ad for "Life & Adventures of Capt John Avery," who served as a model for Defoe's Captain Singleton.

 The four Indian kings first travelled to London in 1710 to meet Queen Anne as delegates of the Iroquoian Confederacy in an effort to cement an alliance with the British.

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Price: $ 225 USD OR $ 305 CDN        #2691           
3 MAPS






Wadsworth & Unwim

[1875]. Tackabury's Atlas of the Dominion of Canada

Attractive double page original hand-coloured map, 26"x 17" paper size and 23.4" x 14.5" image size.  The City of Toronto, showing as far as Bloor Street to the North, taken from Tackabury's 'Atlas of the Dominion of Canada, 1875'.
Very good+ condition.

On the reverse side a map of the Counties of Kent and Essex, and a map of the Counties of Middlesex, Elgin and Lambton, each 13"x 17"

Price: $ 250 USD OR $ 340 CDN        #3288







BELL, Andrew

1879. Miles & Co.

SCARCE

First edition. Size (inches): 19 x 16-1/4 inches (483mm x 414mm) Coloring: Printed in color / Some additional hand coloring. Near fine condition.

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.

Of general interest, public transit came to St. Catharines on November 1, 1879 and was a horse-drawn, four mile long line along Ontario St., St Paul St. and Queenston Road Street Railway.

Price: $ 445 USD OR $ 600 CDN        #2300







HAMILTON, James Cleland  (1836-1907) & WESTMACOTT, A.G.E.    
1876. Toronto, Alexr. Craig Steam Lith.

1 map, lithograph, printed black but later hand-coloured ; image  24 9/16 x 18 inches on sheet 24 9/16 x 17 1/16
Heavier paper with a number of repaired paper tears and some old wrinkling. Good only condition however still a very attractive early printed map of Manitoba. This was likley printed in a book and removed.  Relief shown by hachures. A.G.E. Westmacott, Del. appears in bottom right margin.
Alexr. Craig Steam Lith., Toronto appears in bottom left corner.
"Entered according to the Act of Parliament of Canada in the year 1876 by Jas. Cleland Hamilton, in the Office of the Minister of Agriculture".
Includes township diagram, and reference legend. Shows route of the canadian Pacific Railway. Includes illustrations of ships, native locations, buffalo, etc.

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Price: $ 230 USD OR $ 310 CDN        #4490
2 MANUSCRIPTS


TAYLOR, Ingram Frank

1833. Brantford. Dec 10, 1833, rated PAID(Red hs) & 9 + 25 cents ms plus 1/7 to England bs "via New York & Liverpool/Shipletter" bs.  A couple of fold tears and corner fold tears, otherwise very good+ condition.

The content is from Ingram Frank Taylor, Lieutenant of Royal Marines the Royal Marines, on halfpay writing to London to re-confirm his power of attorney.

Some of the letter contents:
Mohawk Village Grand River     Upper Canada  Dec 1833  Sir:  Learning left through any miscarriage of my letter of the 4th ? with the  iacumealy dated the 6th have sent you a duplicate of the power of attorney to  prevent a further delay and shall be happy to hear from you as soon as possible. I remain Sir Your most ? Know to all men by these presents that I, Ingram Frank Taylor Lieutenant of Royal Marines on halfpay for divers good causes and consideration me hereunto moving have and do herby name make and in my stead and place put and constitute Charles Edward Cox of Hatton Garden London I(ngram). F(rank). Taylor...

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Price: $ 400 USD OR $ 545 CDN   #3269




BUTLER, Walter [1752-1781] & ADAMS, Robert & YATES, Christopher, (1737-1785) & WHITE, Alexander  & DEYGERT, Peter S.

RARE WALTER BUTLER SIGNATURE WITH SOON TO BE ENEMIES

1775. Tryon  County, NY
Handwritten legal document, 6pp, 8 x 10 in., tied with red ribbon upper left, Tryon County, New York, filed 21 May 1775 (March term in the fifteenth year of the Reign of King George the Third.). Legal document relating to a debt, signed W. Butler - one of the lawyers.
Condition: Mounted on larger sheets with cut-outs so both sides visible. Toning as expected. Very good condition otherwise.

The American Revolution had many families, relatives, neighbours and friends in Tryon county at bitter war with each other starting in 1775.

In May, 1775, Walter and John Butler  left Tryon County for Canada in the company of Daniel Claus, Walter Butler, Hon Yost Schuyler and Joseph Brant. On July 7, they reached Fort Oswego and in August, Montreal." confirming he was a loyalist and fighting for Britain against the American "rebels".

Captain Walter Butler was the leader of Butler's Rangers in the Cherry Valley Massacre Nov. 11, 1778, using Seneca Indians and Loyalist as his Allies. Butler has been blamed for the deaths of the many women and children that were killed on that occasion. No other Loyalist in upstate New York was as hated as Walter Butler.

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Price: $ 1,500 USD OR $ 2,000 CDN  #4194
1 PRINT







CHURCH, Frederic Edwin  [1826-1900] & FOREST, William [1805-1899]

1875. New York, Knoedler & Company, Fifth Avenue
Original Black & White Engraving by William Forrest designed by Frederic Edwin Church. 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
Title: "THE GREAT FALL NIAGARA" printed under the image in the centre
Additional Info: Engraved "proof" printed on bottom left corner as well as "Painted by Frederic E. Church" on bottom left just under image and "Engraved by W. Forrest" printed on bottom right just below image.
Other: "Entered according to act of Congress in the year 1875 by M. Knoedler & Co. in the office of the Librarian at Washington." printed in centre just under the image. "Published by M. Knoedler & Co. New York" printed at bottom centre below title. Condition: Very good condition, save for some soiling and spotting  in margins minor . A very striking and detailed image of Niagara Falls with wide margins.
Engraver: Forrest, William (805-1899) Artist Church, Frederic Edwin (1826-1900)

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Price: $ 1,000 USD OR $ 1,365 CDN  #4627
11 EPHEMERA









Autograph Document Signed ("Ph: Schuyler"), one page, 6-3/4 x 7-3/4 inches, Albany, July 8, 1793.

Acknowledging receipt from John C. Schuyler of "six hundred and seventy six pounds three shillings and one penny half penny, by his bond and mortgage of this date...." One of the witnesses is a member of the powerful New York Van Rensselaer family, to which Schuyler's wife belonged. A few small pin holes and minor contemporary ink bleed.

Philip Schuyler, was an American Revolutionary War Major General; U.S. senator from New York; father-in-law to Alexander Hamilton.

Price: $ 375 USD   OR $ 510 CDN     #3649




HEARNE, Samuel [1745-1792]  

1797. London, Philological Society of London

8" x 5" , [4 portrait],[371]-439, [13pp including index]. Disbound with no covers.

Portrait of Samuel Hearne [stipple engraving, published 1796
8 1/8 in. x 4 3/4 in. (206 mm x 120 mm) plate size; 8-7/8 in. x 5-5/8 inchesc(225 mm x 142 mm) paper size] and 
View of Price of Wales's Fort, Hudson's Bay engraving,

Very Good condition.

These are original engravings included  from this popular 18th century British magazine, The European Magazine.

Price: $ 350 USD   OR $ 475 CDN     #2458












Robert E. Peary was an American polar explorer who was the first man to attain the North Pole, arriving by sled on April 6, 1909.

Superb bold signature and inspirational quote in Latin , penned on a 7" x 4" card, in full: "Robt. Peary, U.S.N. June 10, '07 'Inveniam viam aut faciam" ["I shall find my way or make one"].
The phrase has been attributed to Hannibal; when his generals told him it was impossible to cross the Alps by elephant, this was supposedly his response.
Light offsetting to margin and some negligible staining, otherwise very good.

During his 1899 expedition to reach the geographic North Pole, Robert Peary reached Fort Conger, only to have several toes snap off at the first joint because of frost bite. Bedridden for weeks while recuperating, Peary wrote on a wall, Inveniam viam aut faciam ("I shall find a way or make one."), attributed to the Roman philosopher Seneca the Elder.
 
Price: $ 1,000 USD   OR $ 1,365 CDN     #3415














19-1/8 x 15 inches flat, never folded Printed text,  large embossed Great Seal of Canada and in near fine 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, a lawyer from Paris, Ontario, to be a  Judge of the County Court for the County of Wellington.
Signed by Georges Vanier, Judy LaMarsh and Lucien Cardin

Julia Verlyn "Judy" Lamarsh (1924-1980) was a Canadian politician, lawyer, author and broadcaster. She was born in Chatham, Ontario, and raised in Niagara Falls, Ontario. In 1963, she was only the second woman to ever serve as a federal Cabinet Minister.

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Price: $ 300 USD   OR $ 410 CDN     #3140












This original, 9.75" x 11" ornately Engraved and Printed on Vellum.  August 12, 1809 (1809), Engraved "Master Mason" Masonic Certificate, Printed on Vellum, New York, Very Good condition including the original red seal, but  wrinkled up inside the frame.

Masonic Certificate affirms the status of Richard Hitchings as a "Master Mason," from the Morton Lodge No. 20, New York City, dated August 12, 5809 (1809), with its original white silk ribbon and impressed red wax seal. The brown ink manuscript portions and the signatures are well written and clear, the vellum folded and wrinkled.

A genealogy is affixed to the reverse. It relates that Richard Hitchins was born in Cornwall, England in 1777 and married the widow Mary Gates in New York in 1804. Richard died in Canada on February 18, 1845 and is buried with a Masonic emblem on his tombstone.

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Price: $ 650 USD   OR $ 885 CDN     #2871












SCARCE PUBLICATIONS ON EARLY SLAVE HISTORY

[1830]. London, Sold at the Depository in Gracechurch Street ; and by Harvey & Darton

2 items, 12 pp. each; both 12mo, (6-3/4 x 4 inches), original pictorial self-wrappers with woodcut engraved covers.  Both have been disbound from a larger volume.
The Negro's Friend No. 5. Containing Some Interesting Particulars Respecting the Colony of Sierra Leone, compiled from Various Authors.[together with]
The Negro's Friend No. 7; Containing a Plain Statement of Facts, which have Recently Occurred, Descriptive of the Present State of Slavery in the West Indies.
'The Negro's Friend,' was published in twenty-six numbers for the complete series, this being #5 & #7

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Price: $ 275 USD   OR $ 375 CDN     #1559














1883. Ottawa, Official appointment document for the Militia Military in Canada.
39cm x 29.5cm (15.25" x 10") Soiled paper with a few edge tears not affecting any text.
This document was appointing Duncan McLean as an Assistant Surgeon in the Active Militia from June 18, 1882 however the document is dated August 23, 1883.
It is signed and witnessed by Governor General Marquess of Lorne as well as W. Powell, Colonel, Adjutant General of Militia.
Condition good only.

Likely adding medical staff to the Canadian Military given the Riel Rebellion.

Edward Henry Campbell,  Marquess of LORNE and 9th Duke of ARGYLL [1845-1914] At age 33, the Lord Lorne was Canada's youngest Governor General.

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Price: $ 325 USD   OR $ 445 CDN     #3583






Regeneration; Promotional brochure or pressbook
NORMAN, Richard Edward (1891-1961) & MAYO, Stella & MAXWELL, M.C. & NORCOM, Alfred

SCARCE VERY EARLY  AFRICAN-AMERICAN 1920'S MOVIE EPHEMERA

Regeneration was an "all colored cast" silent film produced in 1923.

1923. Florida, The Norman Film Studios
First edition. Folded multi-panel promotional brochure meant for mailing (folded size 11" long and 3 1/2" wide). Opens up to a size of 21 7/8" x 14".  Other than folded, the condition is thus near fine.

Recto lists all coming attractions, gives quotes on the film, and states`` The Norman Film Mfg, Co. is the only Company Making Colored Pictures that Owns and Operates its Own Studio and Laboratory.`` Verso  has  a full sheet orange and black poster with  a photograph showing  a scene from the movie with text as follows:  This Is An Exact Reproduction Of Window Card.  The Norman Film Mfg. Co.   Presents Regeneration.  Sensation Of The Year...Romance in the Southern Seas Featuring Stella Mayo Sensational Colored Screen Beauty.  Supported by M.C. Maxwell, Alfred Norcom, Charlie Gaines, Clarence Rucker, Dr. R. L. Brown and Steve Reynolds..  One Of The True Stories Of Living Colored Examples.  All Colored Cast.  Six Smashing Reels.

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Price: $ 295 USD   OR $ 405 CDN     #7429






London Gazette reporting the Surrender of Fort Louisbourg
newspaper & WARREN, P., and PEPPERELL, W.

SCARCE VERY EARLY  AFRICAN-AMERICAN 1920'S MOVIE EPHEMERA

July 23, 1745 issue of the London Gazette Numb. 8451 and with tax stamp on two pages.  8pp with last one blank. 29.5cm x 19cm, (11-1/2 x 7-1/2 inches). Near fine condition.

This issue has an important article of the Surrender of Louisbourg and the Expedition against Cape Breton only about a month after the event and printed in the UK!
Partial transcription of the printed letter... Whitehall, 'July 13. On Saturday laft the Honourable Captain Montagu, Commander of his Majefty's Ship the Mermaid, arrived with Letters to his Grace the Duke of Newcaftle, one of his Majefty's Principal Secretaries of State, from Commodore Warren, and Mr. Pepperrell who has the Command of the Forces employed In the Expedition againft: Cape Breton, giving an Account of the Surrender of the town and Fortresses of Louisbourg, and the Territories thereunto belonging, on the 16th of June. after a siege of Forty Nine Days, on the following Terms of Capitulation, propofed by the faid Commodore Warren and Mr. Peperrell, and agreed to by M. Chambon, the Governor of Louisboug.

I. That if your own Vetffels shall be found infufficient for the Tranfponation of your Perfons ind Effects to France, we will provide fuch a farther Number of Veffels as may be suflicient for that Purpofe : Alfo any Provifions neceffary for the Voyage, that you cannot furnifh yourfelves with. Signed in print, P. Warren, and W. Pepperell

The French capitulated on  on June 16, 1745 as stated in the Louisbourg Journals, 1745 ,by Louis DeForest, Louis Effingham DeForest. The Gentleman's Magazine of published in July 1745 published this same article form the London Gazette, July 23, 1745. News of the victory reached Governor Shirley in Boston on July 3.

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Price: $ 345 USD   OR $ 470 CDN     #4311






Three War of 1812 Battle of New Orleans
newspaper & JACKSON, General Andrew (article)

War of 1812 newspapers, the Boston Weekly Messenger (MA) dated January 20; March 17, 31, 1815 with inside page coverage of the Battle of New Orleans and the victory by Andrew Jackson over the British forces.
Some dampstaing with pages disbound, however overall good condition. This listing includes the 3 complete entire original newspapers

Great detailed coverage of the Battle of New Orleans before, during and after the battle, with a very long and detailed account of the battle in the March 31 issue.

The Battle of New Orleans took place on January 8, 1815, and was the final major battle of the War of 1812. American forces, commanded by General Andrew Jackson, defeated an invading British Army intent on seizing New Orleans and the vast territory America had acquired with the Louisiana Purchase.

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Price: $ 275 USD   OR $ 375 CDN     #2806




The Canadian Pacific (CPR) Irrigation Colonization Co. Ltd. Commission Certificate
Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR)

1919. Calgary, The Canadian Pacific Irrigation Colonization Co. Ltd.

5-1/4 x 8-1/2 inches. Beige paper printed two colours, red and black with imprinted certificate number and perforated perimeter.
Document form with handwriting filled in. Very minor soiling, otherwise very good condition.

The Canadian Pacific Irrigation Colonization Co. Ltd. Commission Certificate $191.30 No.3245
Calgary, Canada December 18th 1919
Upon presentation and surrender of this certificate by MM Allen Agent or op proper proof of his death, by his executors or administrators on or after the date of payment in full in cash of installment No. 2 payable...

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Price: $ 250 USD   OR $ 340 CDN     #3427

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