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SEPTEMBER 2018  - 40 items offered... 
Duncan McLaren
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      7 COLLECTIONS    
    16 BOOKS
      5 MANUSCRIPTS
      1 MAP 
      1 PHOTO    
      4 PRINT
      6 EPHEMERA   
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7 COLLECTIONS...

CHRISTIE, Agatha (1890-1976) & CARVIC, Heron (1913-1980)
 
The collections have a common element in the heroines of both these writers. Miss Jane Marple, an elderly spinster and amateur detective, appeared in 12 of Christie's crime novels and in 20 of her short stories. In his 5 crime novels, Carvic created the character of Miss Emily D. Seeton, a retired art teacher and amateur sleuth, a gentle parody of Miss Marple.

Both collections contain 42 items total, dating from circa 1915 to 1980, specifically, 27 photographs, 9 letters (2 ALS and 7 TLS), 2 books, 4 pieces of ephemera.

Agatha Christie was England's most celebrated crime novelist, short story writer, and playwright.
The Christie collection contains 27 photographs.

Heron Carvic was an English actor and mystery writer. Although he met the actress Phyllis Neilson-Terry (1892-1977) when he was 23, they did not marry until 1958.
The Heron Carvic collection contains 9 letters (2 ALS and 7 TLS), 2 books, 4 pieces of ephemera....   Click for more information and photos;  
This collection is on consignment.
Price: $ 900 USD OR $ 1,167 CDN        #7823


ROGERS, Will [1879-1935] & CROY, Homer (1883-1965)
 
The complete collection consist of 41 items dating form 1927 to 1953, specifically Rogers collection has 22 B&W photographs and the
Croy collection has 19 items; 9 Typed Letters Signed (TLS), 1 notes signed and 1 unsigned, 3 envelopes, 2 signed books and 3 B&w photos.

Will Rogers collection:
* 22 b&w photos.
Will Rogers was a widely popular American actor, cowboy, social commentator, newspaper columnist, and humorist of the vaudeville stage and of silent and sound films.

Homer Croy collection:
22 items: 9 Typed Letters Signed (TLS), 1 note signed and 1 note unsigned, 3 envelopes, 2 signed books and 3 B&w photos (various signatures "H.C.", "Croy", "H. Croy" and "Homer Croy")
9 Typed Letters Signed (TLS), 1 note signed and 1 note unsigned, 3 envelopes;
Homer Croy was an American author and occasional screenwriter who wrote fiction and non-fiction books about life in the Midwestern United States. He wrote several popular biographies, including humorist Will Rogers...    Click for more information and photos;
This collection is on consignment.
Price: $ 2,600 USD OR $ 3,370 CDN        #7815


 
EDMONDS, Walter "Walt" Dumaux (1903-1998)
 
Walter D. Edmonds was an American novelist and author of children's and historical novels, including his best-selling work, Drums Along the Mohawk in 1936. In 1942 he won a Newberry Medal for ''The Matchlock Gun,'' about a boy in Colonial New York who defends his home against invading Indians. In 1976, he won a National Book Award for ''Bert Breen's Barn,''

This large collection contains 58 items dating from 1935 to 1990, specifically, an archive of 46 Walter D. Edmonds correspondence, post cards and ephemera, 1 uncorrected proof of book galley sheets, 2 Books signed, 5 Letters signed (2 Autographed Signed Letters (ALS) and 3 Typed Signed Letters (TLS) and 1 Photo 

Content example...
1 uncorrected proof of book, galley sheets;
* In the Hands of the Senecas (Boston: Little, Brown, 1946), uncorrected proof, long galley sheets, unbound, with publisher label tipped on to the first leaf and Edmonds's signature affixed thereto.
...   Click for more information and photos;  
This collection is on consignment.
Price: $ 3,200 USD OR $ 4,150 CDN        #7822



ELLIS, Edward S. (Sylvester) (1840-1916)
 
Edward Sylvester Ellis (1840-1916) was the prolific author of approximately 160 books under his own name and many others written under pseudonyms. Ellis is probably known best for his Deerfoot novels read widely by young boys until the 1950s.

This collection has 20 items in total with the primary dates of 1897 to 1898, specifically 9 Typed Letters Signed (TLS), 8 Autographed Letters Signed (ALS), 1 small booklet and 2 ephemera.

9 TLS and 8 ALS to A.(Arthur) H.(Henry) Clark, Burrows Brothers, comprising 27 pp. re a proposed book, "The Boys' History of the War of the Union". 1897-8. Mostly 8.5" x 11", letters in very good condition, typed letters in blue, autograph manuscript in fountain pen, light editorial notations.
While it seems as though this book was never published by Burrows, the archive is an interesting journal of an author promoting his texts...
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This collection is on consignment.
Price: $ 1,000 USD OR $ 1,295 CDN        #7812

MARKLAND, Russell (1892-1973)
 
Russell Markland, who sometimes wrote under the pseudonym of R.M. Ingersley, was an English poet and WWI soldier.

The collection consists 4 items dating from 1916 to 1928, specifically, 1 Manuscript, 2 books of poetry, and 1 Pamphlet.

1 Manuscript (Ms.);
* Ms. entitled "Poetry and Smoke 1916-1917".  An unpublished treatise with verse selections about the pleasures of smoking and tobacco.  23 × 18 cm. [1], 50 pp.; [5] pp. titles of tobacco poems, [39] pp. notes on verso of leaves, [23] pp. of inserted notes, blotter Autographed Letter Signed (ALS) from Sam Fitton (cartoonist and poet), Southport, inquiring about "Poets of the Shire" and enclosing a poem about smoking. ("When, lacking joys that might have been, | I long for visions fair; | I call my Lady Nicotine | To grace my empty chair!....")....    Click for more information and photos;  
This collection is on consignment.
Price: $ 900 USD OR $ 1,167 CDN        #7820

SWINNERTON, Frank Arthur (1884-1982)
 
Frank Swinnerton was a prolific English novelist, critic, biographer, and essayist. He was a contemporary of H.G. Wells, John Galsworthy and Arnold Bennett.

The collection consists of 12 items dating from 1919 to 1949, specifically, 8 signed letters (6 Autographed Letters Signed (ALS); 2 Typed Letters Signed (TLS;), 1 signed note, 1 photo, and 1 book with 1 ALS inside

A couple of  content examples;
* ALS to Florence Murphy, 31 March 1932, sending thanks for her letter and replying: "It is always extremely pleasant to learn that what one has done has given pleasure; and I gratefully acknowledge that I have many friendly readers in the United States."
* TLS to Russell Landstrom, 20 October 1946, re the state of Egypt, the threat of Russia, being a Liberal, the British Empire and Egypt's autonomy.
....    Click for more information and photos; 
This collection is on consignment.
Price: $ 1,200 USD OR $ 1,556 CDN        #7824

LOCKE, William J. (John) [1863-1930]

William J. Locke  was a British novelist, playwright, and short story writer. His works have been made into many motion pictures, the most recent of which was Ladies in Lavender (2004).

The collection consists of 12 items dating from 1907 to 1927, specifically, 8 Autographed Letters Signed (ALS), 1 book with a signed photo card, and 2 b&w photos.
Some content examples;
* ALS to the literary agent Alexander Pollock Watt, 27 October 1907, gathered for a volume of tributes: Letters to Addressed A. P. Watt (1909).  "I have very much pleasure in testifying to the excellence of the manner in which you have conducted the business I have entrusted to your care."
 * ALS to the Editor of the Boston Transcript, 4 September 1918. Literary references to "The Cloud", Tom Hood's "The Last Man", and Tom Campbell.
...    Click for more information and photos;
This collection is on consignment.
Price: $ 1,250 USD OR $ 1,620 CDN        #7826
16 BOOKS ...

 

1877 FIRST EDITION OF THIS LITERATURE CLASSIC IS QUITE SCARCE

1877. New York, Lovell, Adam, Wesson
First edition, first printing, unrestored with ads. 7-5/8 x 5-1/4 inches. vi, 678pp., [8]ads, Dark blue cloth, original brown endpapers. Gilt lettering and decoration. Original dark brown end papers with previous owners name barely visible. Very good condition.
Variant A binding with 8 ads: First text setting, 8p of ads.

Possibly the most important novel in nineteenth century English-Canadian literature.

"The novel's action takes place just before the fall of New France, when the supporters of the popular Chien d'Or trading house, headed by the bourgeois Philibert, struggle against the decadent and corrupt Grand Company of the Intendant BIGOT.
The novel mixes Gothic and historical romance with Québecois history and legend; it also provides insight into 19th-century English Canadian perceptions of French Canada's past." ...  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 1,500 USD OR $ 1,935 CDN       #0558  



QUITE SCARCE RELIGIOUS BOOK

[1684]. [London, Printed for J. Dunton]
First edition. 3-1/4  x 5-1/2 inches. (1) plate, [1]-272 (i.e. 282) pages. Pages 73-82 omitted in numbering as normal.  Contemporary full leather, no type, spine split at bottom. NO TITLE PAGE.
Ref: Wing K80 ; McAlpin Coll. IV 174

A second edition was also published in 1684 has 3 p.l., 234 p. with a copy of this edition at Yale University.

Benjamin Keach (1640-1704) was a Baptist preacher, Hymn writer and author. He became a English Baptist pastor at the age of 18. Keach was persecuted for his beliefs. In 1664, he was fined and put in prison for the books he had written. This did not make him quit, Keach wrote 40 books without stopping....   Click for more information and photos; 
Price: $ 750 USD OR $ 968 CDN       #7802         


HARDY, Captain Campbell (1831-1919)

1869. London, Chapman & Hall, Ltd.
First edition. [iii]-viii, (1), [1]-371, 8-5/8 x 5-1/2 inches. Original brown stamped boards and spine with gilt lettering dulled, recased with new end papers. Spine and cloth boards with some scuffing, otherwise in very good condition. A nice copy.

Set in the Maritime Provinces and with notes on Newfoundland.
Pictorial color frontispiece trout . Illustrated with engravings.

Major General Campbell Hardy, R. A. (1831-1919), Sportsman, Naturalist, Artist and Author; last surviving original  member of the Nova Scotian Institute of Science  ...  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 150 USD OR $ 195 CDN       #1393         


1933. New York, Columbia University Press
First edition. 6 x 9 inches.  xxv,(3),[3]-309, (3). 8vo. Dark blue cloth faint scuff marks on board, spine lettered in gilt. No dust jacket. Very light wear overall; previous owner inscription on most of the front, and small 1/2"open oval mark on front fly leaf, else very good+ copy.

Deals with warfare on the New York frontier during the American Revolution focusing on the controversial Walter Butler of Butler's Rangers, one of the most effective units serving with the British Army during the war....   Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 95 USD OR $ 123 CDN       #1364         


WOOD, William Charles Henry [1864 - 1947] & DOUGHTY, Sir Arthur George [1860-1936] (inscribed)

1911. Ottawa, The Mortimer Company
First edition. 10-1/4 x 8 inches, 2 vols. Original paper wraps. Beige card covers with black titles. Spine and covers worn and tears (1" and 3") on bottom of spines. Paper cover considered good- condition.
Vol 1: Gift inscription in French on half-title written by Arthur Doughty, [16],[1]-p.166, 14 colour plates. , .  Vol 2: Gift inscription in French on half-title written by Arthur Doughty, [4], p.167-p.388, [2 appendix]. 22 colour plates.

Original owner had this set given by Arthur Doughty in 1912. An inscription written by Doughty stating this is in the front end papers of each volume.
Arthur Doughty was a Canadian civil servant and Dominion Archivist and Keeper of the Public Records  ...  Click for more information and photos; 
Price: $ 150 USD OR $ 195 CDN       #1335   


MOODIE, John Wedderburn Dunbar  [1792-1869]

1866. Montreal, John Lovell
4-1/8 x 6-3/4 inches, xvii, [1]poem, [19]-299pp.,

Actual photograph of Mr. Moodie affixed in inside front page by publisher as frontispiece portrait.

Rebacked with new cloth spine and paper label  and end papers  preserving the original brown embossed cloth on front and back. Gilt type on front boards. Inside pages are very clean.

Overall condition is near fine. Published by subscription. An excellent complete copy of an 1866 book about Susanna Moodie's husband, John W.D. Moodie.
 ...  Click for more information and photos; 
Price: $ 225 USD OR $ 290 CDN       #1321         


BURKE, Sir Edmund [1729 - 1797]

1760. London, printed for J. Dodsley in Pall-Mall
Second edition. 5 x 8-1/2 inches. vii, [1], [1]-494, [8 contents],[8 blank]
The Annual Register for the Year 1759, printed in 1760, and  in it's original rough-edged paper between marbled paper boards, just as it was sold in 1760. This book has been professionally rebound with leather spine and gold type. Last page at back uncut.

Some content follows;
"the expedition against Quebec ... the isles of Orleans occupied ... descriptions of the town & harbour of Quebec ... situation of the French army ... action at the Falls of Montmorenci ... General Wolfe sickens ... the camp removed to Point Levi ... the troops go up the river ... the battle of Quebec ... General Worlfe killed ... French defeated ... M. de Montcalm killed ... Quebec surrenders ... movements of General Amberst on Lake Champlain" ... etc.  "plan of the campaign in North America ... three expeditions ... Ticonderoga & Crown Point abandoned ... Col. Townshend killed ... expedition to Niagara ... Col. Prideaux killed ... Sir William Johnson defeats the French; takes the fort of Niagara ... consequences of this" ... etc.
Price: $ 195 USD OR $ 252 CDN       #0085         


LONGFELLOW, Henry Wadsworth [1807-1882]

[1907]. London, Ernest Nister
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.

All twelve full page color plates and 40 small in-text colour Illustrations are charming and very attractive.

In 1713, Acadia, or, as it is now named, Nova Scotia, was ceded to Great Britain by the French. Some time after, war having again broken out between the French and British in Canada, the Acadians were accused of having assisted the French, and the British Government ordered them to be removed from their homes, and dispersed throughout the other colonies, at a distance from their much loved land  ...  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 175 USD OR $ 226 CDN       #0040        


1910. Toronto, W.S. Johnston & Coy
First edition. Octavo.  255 pp, Dark blue cloth lettered and decorated in gilt on front cover (bottom corners are bumped with frontispiece portrait inserted, map and a few illustrations in text.
In scarce DUST JACKET, good condition with soiling with tears along the bottom and top corner. Internally, very good+ condition.

Excerpt from the preface: "Having personally seen active service on the Niagara frontier during both of the Fenian Raids of 1866 and 1870, and retaining vivid recollections of the situation of affairs at the front  ...  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 125 USD OR $ 162 CDN       #0531         



SOUTHEY, Robert [1774-1843]

HANDSOMELY BOUND WITH 12 BEAUTIFUL ENGRAVINGS.

1887. Edinburgh and London, Bickers and Son
8vo, 21.5cm x 14.5cm, vix, [2, list of plates], 351pp., [2 signatures], 8 1/2" x 5 1/4" . Very good+ with a professional rebacking using all original spine and boards.

Twelve illustrations by Westall, printed in Woodburytype, Plans. These have been printed separately and attached to the pages in the book. Included is the famous "Death of Nelson".

It is marked on the front cover "BOXGROVE" in gold.  Inside the first blank page it is signed in pen and ink "James Arthur Bowles,
Honoris Causa, Boxgrove, Guildford, Christmas, 1893"  ...  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 245 USD OR $ 330 CDN       #0371         


1864. London, Chapman and Hall
First edition. 8-3/4 x 6 inches, xxxi, [1 blank], 626pp (including index). Rebacked, preserving original embossed brown cloth, with new end papers. Frontispiece (photo portrait of Wolfe) one of the first photos to be used in a book.  Library blind 1/2" oval stamp on half-title page. Previous owners name stamp on title. Overall very good copy.

James Wolfe (1727-1759)  was a British general who captured Louisbourg and Quebec in the French and Indian War
Price: $ 150 USD OR $ 195 CDN       #0507         


FARIBAULT, George Barthélemi [1789-1866] edited by

IMPORTANT AND EARLY HISTORY OF QUEBEC FROM 1749 TO 1760

1840-38. Québec, Societe Litteraire et Historique De Quebec
First edition. 2 volumes in one: 155pp. & 207pp. Text in French. Rebacked 3/4 calf, original marbled boards, new eps. Title in gilt on spine. Bottom corners lightly worn. Book condition: Very Good + Edition.

#1: Collection De Memoires et De Relations Sur L'Histoire Ancienne Du Canada, D'Apres Des Manuscrits Recemment obtenus des Archives et Bureaux Publics en France, Relation de ce qui s'est passé au siège de Québec,
155pp. 1840,  Impr. de W. Cowan et fils. First edition. (various pagings), ii, 7, 14, 32, 36, 24, 8, 8, 29. Collection of eight reports or relations each one having their own pagination. 
 
#2: Mémoires sur le Canada, depuis 1749 jusqu'à 1760. En trois parties; avec cartes et plans lithographiés.
207pp 1838, First edition. Imprimerie de Middleton & Dawson VII, [1], [1]-207pp. [1], [3 appendice, corrections],[1]. Includes 13 maps and plans (some very faded) including 7 folding plates...  Click for more information and photos; 
Price: $ 950 USD OR $ 1,225 CDN       #3691  


GALT, John Esq. [1779-1839]

1833. London, Cochrane and M'Crone
First edition, 2 vols., 9 x 6 inches  xx, 311p; viii; 412p, Portrait. Professionally rebound with new leather spine and original brown cloth front and back boards. Ex. personal library (2) with book plates.
Very Good+ condition.

First commissioner of the Canada Company and famous author and poet, John Galt. Galt's eventful life including his services in the Canada Company, travels in America, founding the city of Guelph, Upper. Canada.
Price: $ 750 USD OR $ 970 CDN       #0986         


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

SCARCE US FIRST EDITION OF THIS MOODIE TITLE

[1853]. New York, De Witt & Davenport
First edition, Complete in one volume. (blank), (2), (3)-359pp., 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 old library  1-1/4 inch diameter blind embossed stamp on front end paper. 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.

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...  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 495 USD OR $ 640 CDN       #0945    



CARMAN, Bliss William [1861-1929]

1926. Toronto, Ryerson
Square 8vo., 59 pages. Paper over boards with printed cover label. Clean covers. Interior very good+.
1 of 200 copies printed but 190 are for sale (and SIGNED by the author.) This is number 196 of the two hundred copies.

Plus a presentation copy signature from Carman on the front end paper written on a Christmas card pasted down "To E.J. Vickery Bliss Carman 1928"
Very light wear at tips of spine and to paper-covering at tips of corners, a very good+ copy.
Price: $ 200 USD OR $ 259 CDN       #1797     



TRUDEAU, Pierre Elliot  [1919-2000]

Inscribed and signed by Trudeau

1972. Toronto, University of Toronto Press
First edition. 7-3/4 x 9-3/4 inches. vi, (1), [3]-214pp.
Signed, inscribed and dated by Trudeau on the half title page, "For John Hooper, With all good wishes, Pierre Trudeau / 1989".  
Bound in red woven cloth with silver lettering to spine; in original pictorial dust jacket.  Book in fine condition and  jacket  with very slight rubbing, light edge scuffing and creased at back, otherwise in very good condition.
...  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 175 USD OR $ 225 CDN       #4626     
5 MANUSCRIPTS

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

SCARCE TO THE MARKET SIGNED JOHN GRAVES SIMCOE LETTER

ALS signed "J. G. Simcoe, Lt. General," one page, 6.75 x 9.5, June 27, 1805. Trimmed edges, and small areas of paper loss affecting one word of text, otherwise, in very good condition. Letter issued from his headquarters at Exeter, in part: "I hereby certify that the Royal First Regiment of Devon Yeomaning Cavalry commanded by Colonel Lord Rolle assembled with my consent and did military duty in the following manner: - Three Troops in Exeter or its neighbourhood on Monday the 29th of April last,
Simcoe would be dead 16 months later after writing this letter.

John Graves Simcoe was a British Army general and the first Lieutenant Governor of Upper Canada from 1791 until 1796 in southern Ontario and the watersheds of Georgian Bay and Lake Superior. He founded York (now Toronto) and was instrumental in introducing institutions such as courts of law, trial by jury, English common law, and freehold land tenure, and also in the abolition of slavery in Canada. During the Revolutionary War, he saw action during the Siege of Boston, at the Battle of Brandywine, and in New Jersey...   Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 3,800 USD OR $ 4,920 CDN       #7806 


 'Proceedings of a General Court  Martial held by order of Lieutenant General The Earl Dalhousie G.C.B. Governor in Chief and Commander of the Forces in British North America. Quebec, 16th Janary 1826'.

Previous collector has discarded the account of the court itself so we only have the preliminaries and then the ratification of the sentence signed by Dalhousie and the President of the tribunal - and builder of the Quebec citadel - Elias Walker Durnford who signs himself: 'E W Durnford Colonel Corps of Royal Eng. President'.
Both chunks are mounted on a single sheet with old annotation to the side with the signature of the Judge Advocate ....  Click for more information and photos; 
Price: $ 195 USD OR $ 250 CDN       #7375         




MCINTYRE, Peter Adolphus [1840-1910]

Flat: 8-7/8 x 7 inches  was folded holograph 1903 letter and 4-7/8 x 3-7/8 inches envelope written by Peter Adolphus McIntyre on Government House Prince Edward Island stationary to someone in Washington DC thanking him for a fine Edmund Fanning signature.
McIntyre collects Fanning signatures and has a number but is very please with this new one as communicated with the letter. Very good condition.

Peter Adolphus McIntyre [1840-1910] was a Canadian politician, public servant, physician and coroner. McIntyre was educated at the Quebec Seminary, Laval University and McGill University where he earned his medical degree in 1867. He was appointed the twentieth Lieutenant Governor for the Province of Prince Edward Island on 23rd May 1899. He served in office until 1904 and died six years later in Souris, P.E.I ...  Click for more information and photos; 
Price: $ 175 USD OR $ 225 CDN       #7821         


FAED, Thomas (1826-1900)

5-1/4 x 3-1/2 inches. Autograph letter signed. One page. Undated. To the editor of The Athenaeum, William Hepworth Dixon a friend, and English historian and traveler. Noting a change in the title of a work.
Black border frame on note, old paper clip marking on top left, otherwise good condition.

Thomas Faed was a Scottish painter in oils and water colour of genre, portraits, interiors and domestic scenes. It is said Faed had done for Scottish art what Robert Burns did for Scottish song  ... Click for more information and photos; 
Price: $ 195 USD OR $ 250 CDN       #5004         


  47 small pieces of legal signed document for road maintenance and repairs from 1853- 1856 in Mono Township.
These 47 documents vary in size and condition with an average size of  7" x 3 " and average condition  good however a number of old water stains to sides. Virtually all are docketed with a number and or description and many are signed by the person receiving payment.

A fascinating collection of pre-confederation documents relating to the  building and improved roads infrastructure in Upper Canada, specifically Mono Townships which is just north of Orangeville.

Some background on road maintenance receipts such as these 1853-63 ones issued primarily relating in Mono, Upper Canada.   These Mono Township receipts were for the regular form of "statute labour" performed by able bodied men acting under an overseer (ie, for the township.)...   Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 500 USD OR $ 645 CDN       #4351         
1 MAP

SCARCE 1875 MAP OF GREY COUNTY BEAUTIFULLY FRAMED

Condition    Very Good +
Coloring    Original Hand Color
Size:     13-1/2 W x 18 inches H;
Image: measures 10-1/2  W x 14-3/4 inches H.
H. F. Walling made the maps in "Tackabury's Atlas of the Dominion of Canada" in 1875.

These detailed, hand colored county maps show the names of counties and cities, rivers, lakes, important landmarks and the names of major land owners. The county of Grey in Ontario is illustrated on this beautiful pastel map.  ..  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 185 USD OR $ 240 CDN       #0786         
1 PHOTO


JENNINGS, William Nicholson [1860-1946]

Five Niagara Falls circa 1911 photos, all signed and or inscribed by Jennings at the reverse.

Each is 10" x 8".  Condition: Very good, some losses and creasing.
In this set there are three similar prints made of of the foot of the American Falls. Three are prints of the same image each with different exposures and thus visual effects. Condition: Very good, some losses and creasing.

Notes on the reverse of two of these prints give some details;
1) made with 8 x 10 fixed focus Aero camera
2) F11 speed 1500 f    Sharp from 5ft to clouds   8 x 10 feet
Interesting insight into the technical side of Jennings photography while at Niagara Falls. ...  Click for more information and photos; 
Price: $ 250 USD OR $ 325 CDN       #3107         
4 PRINTS

 
BUTLER, Lady, Elizabeth Southerden Thompson (1846-1933) after

Paper size: 26-3/4 x 17 inches
Image size (not text): 25 x 13-1/8 inches Circa 1876.
"The Charge of the Six Hundred" by Lady Elizabeth Butler.  Black and white photogravure (not a steel engraving), copyright, The Fine Art Society London
Balaclava, the return, 25th October, 1854. ... photogravure, copyright, the Fine Art Society London

Survivors walking back after the failed charge of the Light Brigade; wounded, bandaged. and dazed figures, some mounted soldiers.
Includes two stanzes from poem by Alfred Lord Tennyson.
Professionally washed and cleaned, soft crease in bottom margin otherwise in near fine condition  ...   Click for more information and photos:
Price: $ 350 USD OR $ 460  CDN       #3686    


 
GALT, John Esq. [1779-1839]

UNCOMMON SIGNATURE OF THE JOHN GALT, FOUNDER OF GUELPH, ONTARIO

Attractive engraved portrait, signed by him at the foot, the engraving by R. Graves after J. Irvine shows him three-quarter length seated, 5-3/4 x 4-1/4 inches laid down, circa 1820.
Minor soiling other wise, very good condition.

 In 1824 and 1826 he visited Canada as secretary to a company for the purchase of crown land, and founded the town of Guelph. John Galt was the first commissioner of the Canada Company  ...   Click for more information and photos; 
Price: $ 275 USD OR $ 355 CDN       #2292         


 

SMYTH (Smith), Sir HERVEY [1734-1811]

Circa 1760. Very early edition. This hand-coloured engraving was trimmed to the edges, 11-1/2 x 17-3/8 inches and mounted to a dark card stock. The English only title was mounted on the reverse on the reverse of the dark mounted card.  The trimmed mounted engraving has wear to the corners causing some minor rounding.  There is surface dirt and soiling on the engraving more so on the sky area.

Full inscription: Frans. Swain Pinxt.
The Gallant Action (off the Isle of Man.) where the Brave Capt. Elliot Defeated & took the Marshall Belleisle, Commanded by the Famous Thurot and two other French Ships of War the 28th of February 1760...  Click for more information and photos; 
Price: $ 175 USD OR $225 CDN       #3267         


1823. London, John Murray

Size: Paper; 10 x 8 inches and Image: 8 x 5-1/4 inches. Old tape marks on bottom left and right corners but not effecting text or image, otherwise, very good condition.

The three coloured engravings in this set include:
1. The Falls of Wilberforce
2. Winter Travelling on Great Slave Lake
3. Expedition landing in a Storm
Price: $ 145 USD OR $ 190 CDN       #2406         
6 EPHEMERA

 

COCHRAN, Andrew William (1792-1849)

A RARE AND IMPORTANT QUEBEC ESCHEAT BROADSIDE DOCUMENT

1 sheet ([1] p.) ; Was folded, now flat. Pieces and sections of 15-3/4 x 12-3/4 inches. paper missing but no text, otherwise condition is good. Broadside proclamation to have lands escheated. Printed in English and French in parallel columns.

Castle of St. Lewis, Quebec, November 12, 1823 printed at top. 13 lines of English text and 14 lines of French text. At bottom, printed text; By Command of His Excellency the Governor in  Chief, [who not identified, was The Earl of Dalhousie (1770-1838] Andrew W. Cochran, Secretary  ...  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 2,650 USD OR $ 3450 CDN       #7804 


TOWNSHEND, George 4th Viscount and 1st Marquess [1724-1807]

Free frank dated 16 October 1803 signed by  1st Marquis Townsend from Rainham to Capt Powell of the Old Buckingham Volunteers at Attleburgh, Norfolk. 

Cover has a clear black mileage mark ROUGHAM 103 (boxed).  Tear on top - once stuct down on a red page. Other than a famous Canadian historical person the added interest is the extremely rare good impression of the ROUGHAM 103 mileage mark  ...  Click for more information and photos; 
Price: $ 125 USD OR $ 160 CDN       #1458     


LEGAL DOCUMENT CONTRIBUTING TO THE UPPER CANADA 1837 REBELLION

Folio 2pp. Ordered, by the House of Commons, to be printed, - [Parliamentary papers / House of Commons] ; no. 425 - 1836, London

"On the 28th of May Sir Francis dissolved the House, and immediately announced a general election to be held on the 20th of June. There is no doubt Sir Francis considered that the existence of Upper Canada as a part of the British Empire was at stake... Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 175 USD OR $ 225 CDN       #0709         



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

Quebec 4 November 1793.
Document signed "Dorchester" 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

Sir Guy Carleton served in America beginning in 1758. He was governor of Quebec and commander of British forces in Canada (1775-77), during which time he repelled Montgomery and Benedict Arnold's attack on Quebec, defeated Arnold on Lake Champlain and re-took Crown Point. From 1782-83 he was Commander in Chief in Canada in 1793....   Click for more information and photos; 
Price: $ 1,000 USD OR $ 1,300 CDN       #3103         


1825. London, house of Commons.
First UK edition. 14pp. Folio, 7-7/8 x 13 inches. Agetoned paper in very good condition. British Parliamentary Paper HL112. Ordered, by the House of Commons, to be printed, 15 April 1825

Proposals to create a Company to use Clergy reserves to increase settlement in Ontario. The Canada Company was Incorporated in July 1825 and continued in existence through to the 1950s.

Parliamentary papers of this period are rare. It was not until 1836 that provision was made for their sale to the public. A clean copy...  Click for more information and photos; 
Price: $ 250 USD OR $ 325 CDN       #7644         


8-1/8  x 4-3/4 inches (206 mm x 120 mm) , [4 portrait],[368]-439, [plus 13pp including index]. 80 pages in total for this June 1797 issue. Disbound with no covers.

Hearner article from page [370] to page 375 including two full page plate; Portrait of Samuel Hearne [stipple engraving, published 1796.  plate size; 8-7/8 in. x 5-5/8 inches (225 mm x 142 mm) paper size] and  View of Prince of Wales's Fort, Hudson's Bay engraving, Very Good condition...  Click for more information and photos; 
Price: $ 175 USD OR $ 225 CDN       #2458         

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