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OCTOBER 2017  - 41 items offered... 
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  17 BOOKS
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    5 PHOTOS  
    5 PRINTS  
    7 EPHEMERA
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4 COLLECTIONS ...
 
BERKELEY, George (1685-1753)

George Berkeley was one of the three most famous British Empiricists. (The other two are John Locke and David Hume.)

This collection includes 3 subject books;
* 1710 A treatise concerning the principles of human knowlege. Part I [all published] ; * 1734 Editions of "A treatise concerning the principles of human knowlege" ; Three Dialogues between Hylas and Philonous, in Opposition to Scepticks and Atheists ;
* First American 1803 edition of "Alciphron: or, The Minute Philosopher. In Seven Dialogues
 
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#1) FIRST 1710 EDITION  OF "A TREATISE, CONCERNING THE PRINCIPLES OF HUMAN KNOWLEDE", A scarce and important Philosophy book  . 5 x 8 inches. iii, (3), 214pp. Bound in dark brown contemporary full leather with blind embossed design on front and back boards. Original endpapers and preliminary leaves have been repaired. Some worm holes various sizes (2mm wide by 4mm to 20mm long) with one up to three letters in a word per page affected from pages 43 to 143, minor foxing and staining. Overall thus, in good condition. Stored in a deluxe clamshell box with brown cloth, quarter dark brown leather, gilt tooling, rounded spine with raised bands...    Click for more information and photos;
This collection is on consignment.
Price: $ 12,000 USD OR $ 14,625 CDN        #7386


DENNIE, Joseph [Oliver Oldschool] [1768-1812]

A fantastic collection of 19 Port Folio prints in very good+ to near fine condition from the Port Folio Magazine. Very early and in some cases possibly the first publishing of the subject. Each engraving has been washed and deacidified.;                                                                                              
#1) 1810 Copy of the Medal presented by Congress to Commodore Preble
#2) 1813 Capture of the British Sloop of War Frolic of 24 guns, by the U.S. Sloop War Wasp of 18 guns
#3) 1813 William Bainbridge, Esq. of the United States Navy
#4) 1813 James Lawrence Esqr. Late of the USN
#5) 1813 James Lawrence Esq.
#6) 1814 Peacock & L'Epervier
#7) 1814 O.H. Perry Esqr. of the USN
#8) 1814 Wm. Henry Allen Esq. late of the USN
#9) 1814 Capt.' M.C. [JD] Elliott, US Navy
#10) 1815 Battle of Niagara (Lundy's Lane)
#11) 1815 South-east view of Sackett's harbour
#12) 1815 Attack on Fort Oswego
#13) 1815 A View of the Port of Buffaloe - Lake Erie
#14) 1815 A Plan of Fort Sandusky
#15) 1815 Lt. Col. Croghan
#16) 1815 James Biddle, Esq. of the USN
#17) 1815 Major General Harrison
#18) 1816 Battle Monument in Baltimore
#19) 1816 Major General Brown, US Army
Price: $ 875 USD OR $ 1,065 CDN        #3584

 

PRUDHOMME, (Sully) René François Armand [1839-1907]

INTERESTING COLLECTION WITH SUPERB PROVENANCE OF A LEADING FRENCH ROMANTIC 19th CENTURY AUTHOR

Collection includes Stances et poëmes signed dedicated book plus 4 ephemera items including signed letter and hand written poem.

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* Sully Prudhomme. Autograph letter signed. To Mademoiselle Marie Champion. One page 8vo. Dated Aulnay, 29 8th 1901 sending a poem and recalling visits in Aulnay.
* Sully Prudhomme. Handwritten poem :pour Mademoiselle Marie Champion / a Aulnay/ le 29 Octobre 1901. A one page poem, Le Vase Brise (The Broken Vase) in Prudhomme's hand.
* 1865 Stances et poëmes  Book, Inscribed on the reverse of the title page by Sully to his friend and colleague, François Coppée
Price: $ 950 USD OR $ 1,155 CDN        #4800


GRIER, Sarah Hannah Roberta (Coome) [1837-1921]
 
Hannah Grier Coome, mother-foundress and superior of the Sisterhood of St. John the Divine in Toronto, 1884. In the spring of 1885, during the North-West rebellion Hannah joined three lay nurses in staffing a field hospital in Moose Jaw (Sask.)...
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#1) Autograph letter signed. Three pages, 6-1/2 x 8 inches flat, folded to 6-1/2 x 4 inches, cream coloured paper, St. John's House Major Street, Toronto letterhead, .  Dated March 4th [no year]. Expressing disappointment that "the children [will not] come to Oshawa...May our dear Lord watch over your home and give patience to the little sufferer and peace to you."
...   Click for more information and photos

Price: $ 100 USD OR $ 122 CDN        #4926
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EVELYN, John (1620-1706)

1664. London, Printed by Jo. Martyn, and Ja. Allestry, printers to the Royal Society

Evelyn was first presented in 1662 as a paper to the Royal Society. It was published as a book two years later in 1664, and is recognised as one of the most influential texts on forestry ever published.

First edition.  (folio, 295 ×185 mm). Bound in contemporary full calf with some spine leather starting but holding firm and spotting on back cover with some leather on front cover long ago peeled . Original end papers at front with old book plate removed. Back board end paper lacking. Previous owners name neatly written on first blank page. Otherwise, in very good condition.

Stored in a buckram box, marbled end papers, with an ornamental, leafy leather spine label on the box. [16], 120, [2], 4, [2], 5-40, [2], 41-50, [2], 55-83, [3] pp.: Title in red and black with engraved arms, woodcuts. with errata and imprimatur leaves.
3 parts in one vol. Sylva, or, A discourse of forest trees...   Click for much more information and photos.

Price: $ 4,700 USD OR $ 5,750 CDN        #7391   



EREMITA, Victor (edited by - pseudonym)  & KIERKEGAARD, Søren Abbye [1813-1855] (author)

UNCOMMON WITH ONLY 525 COPIES OF THIS EDITION PUBLISHED.

1843. Copenhagen, University bookshop C.A. Reitzel
First edition with the often lacking half-titles. Text in Danish. 2 vols. 4-1/2 x 7-5/8 inches each. XX, [2], 470; [8], 368 pp. Første Deel indeholdende A.'s Papirer. Anden Deel, indeholdende B.'s Papirer, Breve til A. (2 Bd.). Forord dated 3 November 1842.  Ownership inscription (Theodor Sommerfeldt) on titles... Overall,  in very good condition.

Søren Aabye Kierkegaard was a Danish philosopher, theologian, poet, social critic and religious author who is widely considered to be the first existentialist philosopher.

As a thinker, Kierkegaard had to wait for the twentieth century to find his audience; he is now generally considered to be, however eccentric, one of the most important Christian philosophers." ... Click for more information and photos.
This collection is on consignment.

Price: $3,000 USD OR $ 3,670 CDN        #7393    





First edition. 5 x 8-1/4 inches.  273pp.; 264pp., Rebacked preserving period three-quarter leather with marbled boards and end papers.
Very good condition.
 
The greater part of this edition is said to have been bought up and destroyed.  Scarce thus and even more so in this very good condition.

"The publisher, Thomas Lovewell, went bankrupt in 1817 and was forced to put the letters up for sale. They were purchased by Croker acting on behalf of the Admiralty and Government who were anxious that they were kept out of public circulation. Harrison is often cited as the editor but my own research years ago suggests that Oliver (a servant with whom Emma had quarrelled} was the culprit - although Harrison may have been involved too." quoted from Michael Nash, UK... Click for more information and photos.
Price: $ 550 USD OR $ 675 CDN       #1162      


 
STRICKLAND, Major Samuel [1804-1867]
 
NICE COPY IN ORIGINAL 3/4 LEATHER BINDING

 1853. London, Richard Bentley,  New Burlington Street
First edition. 2 vol., 8vo, 19cm x 12.5cm., 1 p.l., (4)- 2 blank,  title page, copyright, [ix]-xix, 311, [1 blank]; vii, 344, 1 ill. (music), [1 blank].
Original 3/4 leather and marble boards.

Strickland's  autobiography gives a detailed description of life in Canada, with copious observations on the Native tribes and their manners.

The author was the brother of the Strickland sisters, Agnes, Jane, Susanna (Moodie) and Catharine (Parr Traill). He came to Canada in 1825 and settled in the Otonabee Settlement (now Peterborough, Ont.)

On the formation of the Canada Company, he entered their service, became a justice of the peace and a militia officer, and was connected with the early settlement of Guelph and Goderich... Click for more information and photos.

Price: $ 350 USD OR $ 430 CDN        #2502      



  
LORD, John Keast (1818-1872)

1866.  London. Richard Bentley

First Edition. 2 volumes. 20cm  x 13 cm, (7-3/4 x 5-1/4 inches), iv, [2], 358; vii, [3], 375 pp. Illustrated with woodcut plates. Half red calf and boards, gilt-decorated spines, gilt-lettered morocco spine labels, top edges gilt.

Complete with 11 engraved plates and vignettes to both title pages and errata sheet in each volume. Plates show a camp on the boundary line, Indian burial ground, various fishes, a group of Spokan Indians, the Kettle Falls, etc. The valuable collections he made of mammals, birds, fishes, insects, and other specimens are now in the Natural History Museum, London. His book contains an extensive overview of natural history in British Columbia, including birds, fishes, reptiles, etc. It remains his most enduring work... Click for more information and photos.
Price: $ 245 USD OR $ 300 CDN        #4354       



SCARCE TORONTO SOCIAL AND UNEMPLOYMENT BOOKLET

1931. Toronto, City of Toronto
First Edition. 9-3/4 x 6-1/2 inches. 63 pages. : folded plans.
Signed by D.B. Harkness, previous owner on front cover. Also included is a May 1931 Toronto Daily Star newspaper clipping with an article titled "Former Status Retained by Social Service Bodies.

Provenance: D.B. Harkness was Acting Secretary, Unemployrnent Relief Branch, Department of PubIic Welfare, , Secretary of the Manitoba Social Service Council, Secretary of the Social Service Council of Ontario...  Click for more information and photos 
Price: $ 100 USD OR $ 120 CDN        #4869           



5-1/4 x 8-1/4 inches. 686pp + 20pp index.  New cloth spine with red leather label and gilt type, new marbled boards and new end papers. Black & white engraved frontispiece, vignette title page and 17 engravings.  Good condition.

A number of maps and plans relating to the French and Indian war.
17 City Plans; Maps and Plates (29 called for): (many engraved by T Kitchin):
Some of the maps:
(iv) A Fold Out Map of The Colonies of Connecticut and Rhode Island
(vi) A Plan of The City Of Louisburg;
(vii) A Map Of The City of Louisburg;
(xiii) A Plan of the Fort and Bay of Frontenac and with adjacent countries.

A fascinating read, with a wealth of historical information, including, military, political, foreign policy, Marriages, Births and Deaths; Stocks and Shares, mathematical calculations and more... Click for more information and photos.
Price: $ 725 USD OR $ 890 CDN        #1529           



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

First edition, second printing. 4" x 6 1/4", viii, 351. with half-title, 21 wood-engraved plates & illus. (incl. frontis)
Contemporary 3/4 calf, with original marbled boards. Some condition issues however, overall a very good and attractive copy of an important book.

Composed of letters written by the author to her mother and friends in England, the Backwoods includes much useful and interesting information on home-making under pioneer conditions, pioneer recipes for making maple sugar, vinegar, &c.

 Mrs. Traill, who emigrated to Canada with her husband, a lieutenant in the 21st Fusiliers, also gives an account of her journey and settlement near Rice Lake, Upper Canada, August 1832-May 1835... Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 595 USD OR $ 730 CDN     #2247       


BURKE, Sir Edmund [1729 - 1797]

1776. London, R and J Dodsley
4th edition of The Annual Register for 1763 printed in 1776. (4),[1]-216pp., Characters 1-307pp , 5pp contents.  Bound in full leather with new leather spine, 5 bands, red and black leather labels with gilt type, 4 gilt decorations. Original leather boars and end papers preserved. A handsome copy. 3 maps with some paper tears repaired,  small signature clipped from title page, otherwise  a very good copy.

Some content:
(1)   A new map of the British Dominions in North America
The Seven Years war had ended 1756-63 (this was the reason for the maps),
the British were at war with the American Indian tribes, Indians defeat British troops at Detroit, they attack Fort Pitt, battle of Bushy Run, Fort Pitt relieved, mutiny at Quebec. 

Plus dozens of other interesting articles on a variety of subjects including; Proclamation re.to the new acquisitions in N. America (4pp), about the government of 1. Canada, 2. W.Florida. 3. East Florida. 4. Grenada,...  Click for more information and photos.
Price: $ 625 USD OR $ 765 CDN        #2190     


  

COMPLETE COPY OF FIRST AMERICAN EDITION  (LESS COMMON THAN UK EDITION).

1832. Philadelphia, Carey & Lea
First American Edition. vi, [2], 493 + [24] ad pp. 9-1/2 x 5-3/4 inches, modern morocco-backed marbled boards.

Abridged from the two-volume English edition of 1831 (following that of octavo English edition), called by Hill "one of the most valuable of modern voyages and relates extensive visits to Pitcairn Island, Easter Island, the Tuamotu Archipelago, the Society Islands, the Mangareva (Gambier) Islands, and Tahiti, Alaska, Hawaii, Macao, Okinawa, and the coast of California...

Condition: Dampstained bottom half of last 50 pages or so, and ads at rear, moderate to heavy foxing, a few dampstains on title page; good internally; modern binding fine with fair insides condition...  Click for more details and photos;
Price: $ 325 USD OR $ 395 CDN        #2785            


  
LOVICK, L. Dale edited by

1979. Lantzville, Oolichan Books
First Edition Signed by Author and by Editor.
Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Clear Brodart
Green leather-look boards; stamped gilt lettering; toning of page edges. Inscription on front endpaper: "From one Scottish Printer's De'il [devil] to Another - With my Best Wishes - Tommy Douglas" and "My good wishes, too - Dale [Lovick]"

 "Teacher, preacher, moralist, raconteur, politician, humorist - not different faces but different expressions on one face ... This book brings together selections from speeches that cover a period of more than forty years (as a politician)." (jacket flap) .

Tommy Douglas made an invaluable contribution to political life," says Xavier Gélinas, Curator of Canadian Political History at the Canadian Museum of Civilization. "In total, he provided the impetus for about a hundred pieces of legislation, several of which can be said to have shaped the Canadian identity."... Click for information and photos.
Price: $ 350 USD OR $ 430 CDN        #3276             



ARNOLD, Isaac N(ewton). (1815-1884)

1880. Chicago, Jansen, McClurg & Co.
First edition. 6  x 8-1/2 inches,  444 pages.  3/4 brown leather... Illustrated by frontis engraving. Very Good condition.

Quoted from the book's Introduction: "I was impressed with the injustice which has been done him; not in condemning his treason, but in ignoring his virtues, and in refusing to recognize his great services; and I resolved to tell the story of his life truthfully and fairly. Yet conscious of the deep and merited and universal prejudice existing against him, I fear the American people will listen with some impatience to such a story of his life...

For General Arnold, the patriot and soldier, I ask a fair hearing and justice; for Benedict Arnold, the traitor, I have no plea, but "guilty."

Isaac N. Arnold wrote, after years of research, The Life of Benedict Arnold (1880)...  Click for more information and photos. 
Price: $ 200 USD OR $ 245 CDN        #0635     



MOODIE, John Wedderburn Dunbar  [1792-1869]

1866. Montreal, John Lovell, St. Nicholas Street.
(4-1/2 x 7 inches), xvii, [1]poem, [19]-299pp., Actual photograph of Mr. Moodie affixed in inside front page by publisher as frontispiece portrait. Good condition overall.

Much of this book concerns South Africa, where the author spent ten adventurous years; a full account of this period had been published in London in 1835. In 1832 Moodie emigrated to Canada, where he spent the rest of his life.

Several of the essays and sketches here were first published in a journal he published with his wife, Susanna Moodie, who is best remembered for her classic narrative of life in the Canadian wilderness, Roughing It in the Bush (1852)... Click for more information and photos
Price: $ 195 USD OR $ 240 CDN        #1294           


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

1895. Toronto, William Briggs
Variant blue-grey cloth, spine stamped in guilt. Floral endpapers. (ii), one ad pages. Frontispiece portrait with tissue guard inserted. Ex Library with light evidence of removed spine label; rubber stamps and ink notation to endpapers, but  no other library marks. Covers have light soiling, rubbing. Otherwise a very good copy.
 
This is quoted from 'Editor's Note', her grandniece, Mary Agnes Fitzgibbons at the front of this  book;
"The following paragraph from a letter dated Nov. 1st, 1895, in which she replies to my wish to include a story I had not found among the MS. sent me, is so characteristic... Click for more information and photos; 
Price: $ 75 USD OR $ 90 CDN        #0473                


         
BERNIER, T. Alfred [Thomas-Alfred], (1844-1908)

1887. Ottawa
14cm x 22cm (5 1/2 x 8 3/4 inches), 2, [3]-144 pp. Repaired later library binding with cloth spine and marbled boards, new front board label whit the paper wrap booklet encased.  Front and back original paper wraps chipped at edges, title-page and map with  professionally repairs done. Xlibrary stamps in two places.  Map is Railway & Guide Map of Manitoba. March 1887.  Good condition still overall.

In 1887 Bernier published a pamphlet entitled Le Manitoba, champ d'immigration (Ottawa), aimed at encouraging his compatriots in Quebec and New England to settle in the west... Click for more information and photos; 
Price: $ 65 USD OR $ 80 CDN        #4517          




OWNED AND SIGNED BY VINCENT MASSEY

1946. Birmingham, University Of Birmingham
First Edition. 7-1/4 x 9-3/4 inches. (4), [5]-101 pages including index plus a tipped-in frontispiece litho of Ritchie. Light blue paper covered boards with a new dark blue cloth spine strip with new paper label and new endpapers. The boards are a little soiled otherwise near fine condition.
Charles Vincent Massey, (1887-1967) was a Canadian lawyer and diplomat who served as Governor General of Canada Canada's first Canadian-born Governor General... Click for more information and photos; 
Price: $ 60 USD OR $ 70 CDN        #6738        



CARMAN, Bliss William [1861-1929]

VERY NICE PROVENANCE AND INSCRIPTION BY CHARLES G.D. ROBERTS

1902. Boston, L. C. Page & Company,
First Edition.  34 p. (on double leaves) . No Jacket. Book has grey boards with red quarter cloth on spine and a gold gilt stamped coat of arms on front cover. The pages are untrimmed and uncut. Gold lettering on front in near fine condition.

Long inscription on the flyleaf by Charles G.D. Roberts, explaining the importance of the poem and Roberts was with Carman when he wrote this poetry book... Click for more information and photos;  
Price: $ 95 USD OR $115 CDN        #1796        
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GANSEVOORT, Leonard, (1751-1810)

DS, 1p plus docketing on verso, 9 x 14.75 in., Tryon Co., NY, June term 1774. Legal document relating to a debt, signed (Leonard) Gansevoort.
Some toning and dark area on right side of document otherwise very good. Mounted on larger sheets with cut-outs so both sides visible.
 
GANSEVOORT, Leonard, (1751-1810) born in Albany, N.Y., July 14, 1751; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1771 and commenced practice in Albany, N.Y.; colonel of Light Cavalry in the Revolutionary War;  Brother of Peter Gansevoort; member of the Provincial Congress in 1775 and 1776; president of New York from April 18 to May 14, 1777; Member of the Continental Congress in 1788;...   Click for more information and photos 
 
Price: $ 275 USD OR $ 335 CDN        #4238



GOREHAM (GORHAM), Joseph [1725-1790]     

6-1/2 x 5-1/4 inches. One page Autograph Document Signed, dated Marblehead April 14, 1761: "Whereas Malachy Salter, Esqr Stands engaged to the Government of Nova Scotia in the sum of on Hundd pounds that Currency wch he gave his note for, in Lieu of a note for Sd sum given up to Bourn & Freeman wch they originally gave for so much in behalf Eziekiel Gilman Esq bearing Date...I hereby promise to account & pay G. Bourn & Freeman Fifteen pounds of the currency aforsd whenever the Government...." Signed "Jos.Gorham."  Very Good condition.
 
LT. COL. JOSEPH GOREHAM (1725-1790) Fought in the French & Indian Wars and gained fame with his brother John of the noted Goreham Rangers. He was said to have distinguished himself at Louisbourg and Quebec, and in 1782, was appointed as Governor of Newfoundland....Click on for more information and photos;

Price: $ 725 USD OR $ 890 CDN   #3081





FRAZER, Sir James George (1854-1941)  
 

Autograph Letter Signed. Was folded, now flat two pages,  7 x 4 1/2 inches. Dated No. 1 Brick Court, Temple, London, E.C. 4, 11th October 1919. A letter of condolence to Mrs. Oppenheim on the death of her husband, Lassa Francis Lawrence Oppenheim, a renowned German jurist. It reads in part: "we counted him among our best friends in Cambridge. It was always a pleasure to meet him, he was always so bright, so cheerful and so interesting." [With original envelope.]
Sir James George Frazer (1854-1941) Cambridge,  Scottish social anthropologist influential in the early stages of the modern studies of mythology and comparative religion. Author of The Golden Bough (1890).
Personal letters are highly collectable and desired as they show a deeper level of insight into the person and this one is no exception... Click for more information and photos
 
Price: $ 150 USD OR $ 185 CDN         #4472
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JENKINS, Charles Francis (1867-1934)  
 
The two transmitted "radiovision" photographs are unique and incredibly important in science and history of television. 
 
[1923] Washington DC
1)  4-1/2 x 2-13/16 inches, image 3-3/8 x 2-3/8 inches. Verso stamped in purple ink: "  This photograph was sent /and received by Radio./  Jenkins Laboratories/Washington, D.C."

2) Capt Kurado transmitted Photograph circa 1923: 2-13/16  x 3-7/16 inches, closed tear in blank space to right of text 5/8 inches long. Front Japenese character roughly translate to "On September 26, 1923, I visited to observe the radio transmission of a high-speed motion picture at ?? of Mr. Jenkins. Kuroda". Verso stamped in blue ink: " This photograph was/ sent and received by Radio/ Time/Distance/Radio Pictures Corp./Washington, D.C." 
 
PLUS JENKINS' INSCRIBED BOOK; 1925. Vision By Radio. Radio Photographs. (6), half title leaf, title leaf, frontis, [3], 4-139 pp., [140].  The front endpaper with the following inscription in ink:
 " Mr & Mrs John Tonkin In appreciations of their interest in the author's work  C. Francis Jenkins, Sept 1st. 1927" 
 
"Every filmmaker-from D.W. Griffith to Steven Spielberg-owes a debt of gratitude to C. Francis Jenkins...his technologies gave rise to the motion picture industry..." ---The Franklin Institute. .. Click for more information and photos; 
 
Price: $ 3,500 USD OR $ 4,325 CDN     #3504




GENTHE, Arnold (1869-1942)

Two silver gelatin photos, 19cm x20.5cm (7-1/2 x 8 inches) both signed by Arnold Genthe. Photos probably circa 1911 and the Belasco signed print is dated 1922?. Overall very good condition.
One with an inscription poem by the well know playwright impresario David Belasco, to important listed artist [William] Haskell Coffin [1877-1941] (famous WWI poster with Jeanne D'arc); a poem of revelatory nature. Belasco, inscription reacts to Haskell Coffins remark about him having bedroom eyes. (underneath the dedication says: a boy of terrible ideas...)

The other photo is signed in the bottom right by Genthe.
Quite a nice Genthe silver gelatin signed photo with the incorporation of the Belasco inscription and Coffin ownership. Three very well known people all linked in this intriguing photo!
The other photo is signed in the bottom right by Genthe...
  Click for more information and photos

Price: $ 1,000 USD OR $ 1,230 CDN  #4785



TRUDEAU, Pierre Elliot  [1919-2000] subject  
 
Signed Pierre Trudeau 8x10 color photograph.  No date, possibly the 1970s? The signature is in blue ink in the border area underneath the photo.  
This Trudeau signature is guaranteed authentic. The photo is on quality Kodak paper.  Photo has faded from similar photos like this one viewed, a couple of white specs on let bottom side and some very light stain marks on left suit lapel not easily seen on this photo, otherwise, very good condition. 
...  Click for more information and photos
 
Price: $ 100 USD OR $ 125 CDN  #4779



BRUCE, Josiah (1840-1914) (photographer)   
 
Mounting paper: 11 x 8 inches.  B&W oval photo image: 5 x 3-1/2 inches. Fine condition. Oval portrait photo of Sir William Mulock mounted on BRUCE Toronto signature paper. Circa 1905, most likely when is he was appointed Chief Justice of the Exchequer Division of the Supreme Court of Ontario.

Sir William Mulock, was a Canadian lawyer, businessman, educator, farmer, politician, judge, and philanthropist.  
Mulock was extremely active in both business and the community, being involved in the foundation of organizations as diverse as the Toronto-Dominion Bank, the Toronto Star, Toronto Wellesley Hospital, and Canada's first national peace organization. In later life he was known as the "Grand Old Man" of Canada. ...  Click for more information and photos
 
Price: $ 150 USD OR $ 185 CDN  #5844



HARRISON, Benjamin (1833-1901)   
 
6-1/2 x 4-1/4 inches, No date probably circa 1888. Reverse is blank.
A scuff mark on top left corner and border edge flaking otherwise very good condition. 
 
Benjamin Harrison was the 23rd President of the United States (1889-1893). Harrison, a grandson of President William Henry Harrison ...  Click for more information and photos 
 
Price: $ 125 USD OR $ 155 CDN  #4480
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MATANIA, Fortunino [1881-1963] (artist)   
 
1916. [London], The Sphere & Tatler Ltd 
A portfolio of twelve photogravure signed prints in original folder, with printed tissue fly-leaves bearing titles and descriptions. This includes an introduction to the work of Matania (with photograph) written by Clement K Shorter, Editor and Director, The Sphere, dated 30 September 1916.
Folio:  21-3/4" wide x 15-3/4" high.
Card Mounting board: 21-1/2" wide x 15-1/2" high.
Signed Plates each: 15-1/4" wide x 10-7/8" high.
 
All 12 prints have a blind stamp to the lower left corner of the print which reads: "Fine Art" "O*OPH*A" "Trade Guild" and the signature of F. Matania in pencil. The description for each print is printed on the tissue guard in the lower right corner. Overall in good condition.
 
Chevalier Fortunino Matania was an Italian artist noted for his realistic portrayal of World War I trench warfare and of a wide range of historical subjects. At the outbreak of the First World War...  Click for more information and photos  

Price: $ 875 USD OR $ 1,075 CDN   #7424




COCKBURN, Major-General James Pattison [1778 - 1847]    
 
A NOW UNCOMMON AND DESIRABLE AQUATINT ETCHING OF NIAGARA FALLS IN 1857 
 
18" Height x 25" Width. This print is mounted to an acidic cardboard backing and a window mat is adhered to the recto.  A long vertical scratch with some loss is present near the right edge. A few other small gouges/scratches are scattered throughout. Some toning/browning to sky region. Overall, good condition. 
 
An aquatint lithographed etching of Niagara Falls titled "This General view from the English Ferry is by Special Permission Dedicated to Her Most Excellent Majesty Queen Victoria". 
 
Price: $ 500 USD OR $ 615 CDN   #2675




MAUDE, John  [1772-1850?]     
 
Moor House, in the W.R. of the County of York. The Residence of John Maude Esqre. Magistrate & Deputy Lieutenant. Author of "A Visit to the Falls of Niagara in 1800.

Rare larger lithograph [c.1840.] view in vibrant original colour, J. Whatman paper watermarked 1838, sheet 245 x 300mm. 9-3/4 x 11-3/4 inches. Stain spots.
Watermark in paper of 1838.. ..  Click for more information and photos  
 
Price: $ 300 USD OR $ 370 CDN   #3642



MALLET, A(llain). M(anesson). [1630 - 1706]      
 
  BEAUTIFULLY FRAMED

6-1/2  x  8 inches sheet (engraved image size is 3 -3/4  x 5-1/2 inches.
In very good+, clean condition with attractive full hand colour.

A fine 18th century [1719] birds-eye view of Quebec, by A.M. Mallet. Mallet was a well traveled military engineer and geographer who worked in 17th century Paris under King Louis XIV. From his monumental "Description de L'Univers".

With a decorative title banner, numerous ships, and a very detailed prospect of the city.. .. Click for more information and photos;
 
Price: $ 250 USD OR $ 310 CDN   #1191





BUCK, Leffert Lefferts [1837-1909]      
 
1881. New York, C.W.Ames & Co

6 folding plates from the book "Report On The Renewal Of Niagara Suspension Bridge, 1880" and published in 1881.
Each 13 x 8 1/8 inches. Plates were folded now flat. Black printing one side only on light paper stock. Other than some brown staining on plate #1 at the far left edge and the right fold, all are in very good condition.

Leffert L. Buck's professional achievements include the reconstruction of John A. Roebling's Niagara Railroad Suspension Bridge over the Niagara Gorge. ..  Click for more information and photos; 
 
Price: $ 80 USD OR $ 95 CDN   #4553
7 EPHEMERA


CARLETON, Sir Guy 1st Baron DORCHESTER [1724-1808]   
 
1793. British Government
 
28cm x 20cm, 4 page document plus loose pay detail sheet (18.5cm x 22.5cm) tipped-in on inside of folded 4pp.
Document signed "Dorchester" (Sir Guy Carleton) partially printed and completed by hand. 4pp folio with page 1 form and hand-written details, page 2&3 blank and page 4 docketed information- No.35, Quebec 4th Nov, 1793 Warrant to pay...

A warrant for payment of £638 19s 6d to Isaac Hesselburg of HM 60th Regiment of Foot for two months payment of his troops and subsistence.
The  4to sheet attached to the inside of the document has details of the payments to be made to the troops (from £1 2s for the Sergeants to 19s 6p for the privates) Quebec 4 November 1793....  Click for more information and photos 

 
Price: $ 1,500 USD OR $ 1,850 CDN   #3103



September 15, 1937, 8 x 6 1/4 inches, 4pp., Letter, is two (2) typed pages with MacKenzie's handwriting inserted, originally folded  now flat, with 3/8 inch tear on top edge and 1/4 inch tear on bottom edge, otherwise very good condition. Typed signed letter (TSL) with MacKenzie King signature and mention of Neville Chamberlain, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from May 1937 to May 1940 as well as WLMK's family roots connections.

Mrs. Mary Scott, Toronto, Ont. A friend of MacKenzie's parents and whom he had ongoing personal correspondence with after this. WLKM had very few friends or family and rarely showed his private side in public which makes these type of personal communications insightful and rare. Highly collectable.
Price: $ 1,500 USD   OR $ 1,950 CDN     #4422



COLTMAN, Sir Thomas (1781-1849)

A superb original collection of four legal documents demonstrating both the extremely limited and legally managed rights of women in the mid 19th century in Atlantic Canada. Starts with UK laws and legal procedure (first document) and links back to the legal and merchant elite in St. John's NB in 1849 (other 3 documents).

It was not unusual for women to "give up their legal rights" but what is very unusual is to have 4 original historical documents demonstrating this as offered here. The highly positioned UK lawyer, Sir Thomas Coltman one of the Justices of her Majesty's Court of Common Pleas at Westminster, New Brunswick prominent lawyer William J Ritchie and merchant, John Wishart with their signatures, made sure women's legal poor rights were enforced where necessary. Lots more research opportunity with these!... Click for more information and photos; 

Price: $ 750 USD   OR $ 925 CDN     #6715



1865. Québec, Province of Canada
15-3/4 x 15-3/4 inches, was folded now flat, typed and handwritten manuscript and transfer document with docketing information handwritten on verso. Faded seal, agetoned, some spotting, otherwise very good condition. Some content and detail...
George Stevenson of the Town of Sarnia, the Township of Moore, in the County of Lambton...one hundred and twenty dollars..400 acres... July 3, 1865 ...Signed my Meredith, Russell and Monck.

Charles Stanley Monck was the last Governor General of the Province of Canada and the first Governor General of Canada after Canadian Confederation. Prior to Confederation he was concurrently Lieutenant Governor of both Canada West and Canada East.
Price: $ 150 USD   OR $ 185 CDN     #4692




Three signatures on one page, 6 x 4-3/8 inches.
1) Jack Dempsey's signature inscribed to Gordon McIntrye witt Best Wishes and dated 3/12/40
2) Morris Shapiro signature in pencil with Sincerely above.
3) Rufus Jones signature in pencil with Best of Luck above and Your in Sport below.

"Jack" Dempsey  (1895-1983) "The Manassa Mauler") American professional boxer. He was a cultural icon of the 1920s..... Click for more information and photos.
 
Price: $ 65 USD   OR $ 80 CDN     #4978






13" x 12", heavy card stock, 7 hole punched, 7 sheets (1 oversized with two folding parts) printed Toronto Volume 22, 13 of 21 pages. Bourgh of Etobicoke, 1973.  Key Plan 1,00' to 1 inch.

The Charles E. Goad map making company was established in Montreal, Quebec, in 1875. In its business of creating fire insurance plans, the Charles E. Goad map making company was the most comprehensive company in its coverage of Canada. By 1885, the company was firmly established in Canada and by 1910, Goad and his surveyors had created fire insurance plans for more than 1300 Canadian communities.... Click for more information and photos;
 
Price: $ 75 USD   OR $ 90 CDN     #2701






#1) ENGRAVED PRINT ND, measuring 6 1/2 x 10 " of Longfellow in his later years - Condition:  light soiling, otherwise, overall very good condition.
#2) ENGRAVED PRINT ND,  8" x 11"  of a YOUNG LONGFELLOW. Engraved at J.M. Butler's Establishment from a painting by  Lawrence - Condition: Engraving image itself is in good condition but white paper areas  show  soiling & torn edges.
#3) POSTCARD ND, unused of Longfellow's home in Cambridge, Mass. Very good condition.
#4) 1 FIRST DAY OF ISSUE ENVELOPE WITH 3 LONGFELLOW STAMPS. Postmarked from Portland, Maine on Feb. 6, 1940 Condition: very good with minimal signs of age or wear.
#5) CABINET CARD no date,  4-1/4 x 6-1/2 inches card with photo mounted on it. 1-1/4 inch tear to top of card going slightly into the photo background but not the image..... Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 75 USD   OR $ 90 CDN     #2299

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