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Duncan McLaren
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    17 BOOKS
      3 MANUSCRIPTS
      2 MAPS
      5 PHOTOS     
      1 PRINT
      5 EPHEMERA   
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7 COLLECTIONS...
LEACOCK, Stephen [Butler] [1869-1944]
 
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Collection contains 32 items in total dating from 1912 to 1908, including;
1 Sunshine Sketches 1912, 1st American issue with rare dust jacket ; 5 items unknown to Leacock's bibliographer ; 5 Leacock booklets ;  6 Leacock books (three signed) ; 4 other items ; 11 pieces of ephemera including; 6 signed letters; 1 broadsheet; 2 signed advertising leaflets; 3 B&W photos; 1 Printed Leacock headphoto; 3 souvenir pamphlets.

Stephen P. H Butler Leacock was a professor, political scientist, writer, and humorist. Between the years 1910 and 1925, he was the one of the most widely read English-speaking authors in the world. He is known for his light humour along with criticisms of people's follies. The Stephen Leacock Memorial Medal for Humour was named in his honour. In 1947 Canada Post issued a six-cent stamp with his image...   Click for more information and photos; 
This collection is on consignment.
Price: $ 9,600 USD OR $ 12,800 CDN    #7394

VAN DYKE, Henry [1852-1933]
 
Henry Van Dyke (1852-1933), Presbyterian clergyman, author, and professor.

Henry van Dyke Collection contains 91 items dating from 1892 to 1931, specifically 36 Autograph letters signed, 29 Typed letters signed, 6 Manuscripts, 11 Autographed signed notes / cards and 12 Ephemera.
Some of Henry van Dyke Collection contents:
* Correspondence with Charles Williston McAlpin, Princeton University's secretary. 26 letters (18 ALS, 8 TLS), written by van Dyke between 1897 and 1929, most with envelopes.
16 Autographed Letters Signed (ALS):
* ALS to George H. Putnam (letterhead of The Brick Church on Fifth Ave N.Y. where van Dyke was pastor), 5 January 1892 or 1897, recommending Leonard C. van Noppen, well known poet and translator of Dutch literature.
* 3 ALS to George Park Fisher (American theologian and professor of ecclesiastical history at Yale University), 18 February 1897, 12 September 1902, and n.d (the latter 6 pp.), re ("our chance of a good talk on the yacht was gobbled up by an academic misunderstanding"), their shared Christian values, and Van Dyke's appreciation of Fisher's History of Christian Doctrine...    Click for more information and photos;  
This collection is on consignment.
Price: $ 4,400 USD OR $ 5,865 CDN        #7528

ASHBY, Douglas W. [1898-196?]
 
This Douglas W. Ashby collection includes 12 hand-written travel diaries, 1926-9, 1931, 1945-8.
Totaling 2,326 diary pages in all as well as 24 hand-drawn maps and other pen-and-ink vignettes. Plus 3 Ashby related books. The date range is from 1926 to 1948.

Ashby's greatly detailed hand-written diary journals describe his travels in Europe, Scotland, and England with his wife and other family members. Lots of serious walking with the topography insightfully and beautifully described including interactions with the locals. Fascinating and informative travel reading.

Ashby was a serious traveller and wrote about his experiences in many one-of-a-kind lucid, informative and entertaining diaries...   Click for more information and photos;  
This collection is on consignment.
Price: $ 3,600 USD OR $ 4,800 CDN        #7516

MACNEICE, Louis (1907-1963)
 
Louis MacNeice (Irish/British poet. He attended Oxford, where he majored in classics and philosophy. In 1930, he married Giovanna Ezra and accepted a post as classics lecturer at the University of Birmingham, a position he held until 1936, when he went on to teach Greek at Bedford College for Women, University of London. In 1941, he joined the British Broadcasting Company as a staff writer and producer. 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"

This Louis MacNeice collection includes  two important items; a signed carbon typescript of The Dark Tower and first edition of his Dark Tower book.

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...    Click for more information and photos;
This collection is on consignment.
Price: $ 1,800 USD OR $ 2,400 CDN        #7449

GRENFELL, Sir Wilfred Thomason [1865-1940]
 
This collection includes 22 items: 6 Wilfred Genfell Typed Letters Signed (TLS) ; 6 Lady Anne Grenfell Typed Letters Signed (TLS) ; 2 Photos ; 7 Ephemera and 1 Artifact dating form 191? to 1940.

Sir Wilfred Grenfell was an author and a medical missionary to Newfoundland and Labrador from 1892-1940. He was an author and a member of Royal National Mission to Deep Sea Fishermen. Grenfell established the Labrador Medical Mission and the International Grenfell Association...   Click for more information and photos;  
This collection is on consignment.
Price: $ 1,700 USD OR $ 2,260 CDN        #7659

MASEFIELD, John Edward [1878-1967]
 
John Masefield was a British Poet Laureate from 1930-67. Masefield published his first volume of poems in 1902. He served during World War I in the Red Cross in France and on a hospital ship at Gallipoli. His simple and moving poems include the famous "August 1914".

John Masefield Collection of ephemera (signed), books and photo, including signed carbon copy of "August 1914" poem dating from 1914 to 1958...  Click for more information and photos; 
This collection is on consignment.
Price: $ 1,600 USD OR $ 2,130 CDN        #7450

 
DAVEY, Norman [1888-1949]
 
Norman Davey was an English engineer, poet, and novelist.  In 1914 he published 2 diverse books, The Gas Turbine and Poems with a Prefixed Essay. Four of his poems appeared in Cambridge Poets 1914-1920. An Anthology (1920). He wrote 18 books, the famous book being his bestselling novel entitled The Pilgrim of a Smile (1921). Early in his career, Davey was featured by Grant Overton, the literary editor and critic, in When Winter Comes to Main Street (1922).

A literary archive collection includes: 4 manuscript notebooks of poems and a few stories, written in pencil (approximately [410] pp. of written text) and two books, one signed.
Many drafts of poems are untitled, and some are crossed out. Approximately [410] pp. of written text. Also includes two books written by Davies: his very scarce first book, Poems by Norman Davey with a Prefixed Essay (London: L.C.C. Central School of Arts and Crafts, 1914). Printed in black and red, greenish blue paper boards, quarter-bound in dark greenish blue cloth. His last work entitled The Ghost of a Rose (London: Chapman & Hall, 1939). Blue cloth in chipped jacket, price clipped on front flap, signed presentation copy...    Click for more information and photos; 
This collection is on consignment.
Price: $ 1,600 USD OR $ 2,130 CDN        #7632
17 BOOKS ...

HIND, Arthur Mayger (1880-1957)

1924. London, Halton and Truscott Smith, Ltd.
First edition.  9 x 11-1/2 inches. vii, 43 p. Publisher's full black cloth, gilt lettering on spine, gilt lettering, borders and medallion, gilt, on cover; bevelled boards. There are 30 pages of text, including some illustrations. 95 plates. 16 of the 95 are sepia toned photogravures with tissue guards. Bookplate of previous owner at front end papers.

David Young Cameron was one of Scotland's most prolific and influential artists  ...  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 65 USD OR $ 85 CDN       #7936        


HADEN, Sir Francis Seymour Haden (1818-1910) illustrator

1923. London, Halton and Truscott Smith, Ltd.
First Edition. 9 x 11-1/2 inches. vii, 35 p., Illustrated with 96 plates of etchings, 16 handprinted photo engravings each with a guard sheet with descriptive letterpress and 1 woodcut. Laid-in advertising for other publications and bookplate of previous owner at front end papers. Very good, black cloth with gilt illustration, title, and ruled lines, gilt page tops, beveled edges.

Sir Francis Seymour Haden CMG FRCS PPRE, was an English surgeon, best known as an original etcher who championed original printmakin... Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 65 USD OR $ 85 CDN       #7935        


SALAMAN, Malcolm C. (Charles) (1855-1940)

1926. London, The Studio 44
First Edition. (2), 10pp., (12pp.) Publisher's Blue-gray paper over boards with off-white title label with black and orange lettering. Some minor soiling on the covers Twelve full-page dry point and etching prints tipped in. Inside starting but holding strong. With an introduction by Malcolm C. Salaman.
Very good condition.

Edmund Blampied  was one of the most eminent artists to come from the Channel Islands, yet he received no formal training in art until he was 16 years old  ...  Click for more information and photos; 
Price: $ 75 USD OR $ 100 CDN       #7934        


NEVILL, Ralph Henry (1865-1930)

1924. London, Halton and Truscott Smith, Ltd.
First (limited) edition. Folio. (10 x 12-3/4 inches) Illustrations viii, 22-page introduction on laid paper followed by 86 pages of black and white (some photogravure plates captioned with tissue guards, with 14 tissue-guarded. In original teal blue cloth with gilt type and bottom spine end and corners with some wear. W.H. Millen bookplate on front endpaper. and internally very clean. A very good overall nice copy. Limited to 1,250 copies. No.94/1250  

 Illustrations, includes works by Jacques Firmin Beauvarlet, Jacques Couche, Isidore Stanislas Helman, Nicolas de Launay, Pierre Antoine Martini, Augustin de St. Aubin, Jean Baptiste Simonet, and many others. 24 mounted plates in facsimile colours and an introduction by Campbell Dodgson....  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 75 USD OR $ 100 CDN       #7933        


HERIOT, George [1766-1844]

SCARCE OLDER HAND-COLOURED EDITION WITH VERY ATTRACTIVE PLATES.

1807. London, Printed for Richard Phillips
First edition. 8-1/4 x 10-18 inches. xii, [1]-602 p.,1 l., New large 1/2 bound calf, marbled paper sides, gold tooled. Usual off-setting from plates to facing text pages, otherwise fine condition.

Complete with all 28 plates as called for including; 1 hand coloured folding frontispiece, 26 nice older hand coloured plates (5 folding), plus 1 hand coloured folding map.   Hand-coloured plates all very striking and attractive. A very handsome copy. Stored in a brown slip case.
Scarce hand coloured issue and one of the first important aquatint view books on Canada of this travel classic. 
"The earliest and the most important aquatint book published on Canada" (Hill)...  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 6,425 USD OR $ 8,500 CDN       #7640        


HERIOT, George [1766-1844]

1807. London, Printed for Richard Phillips
First edition, first printing. 8-1/2 x 11 inches. xii errata, [ 1]- 602pp., [10] plate list & 9 ads. Likely early 20th century contemporary 3/4 brown leather and marbled paper boards. Leather spine with five bands, gilt type and for gilt decorations and  slightly worn at corners and high points otherwise very good condition. Inside hinges reinforced.  Scarce deckled (untrimmed) paper on edge and bottom with large margins, plates, sepia aquatints on heavier paper. Plates in very good condition. Offset from plates on text next to the plates as usual and very sporadic text page spotting. Previous owner's  armorial bookplate on front end paper. As well a small old  label "supplied by the Museum Book Store 45 Museum Street, London W.C.".  Condition overall is very good. A very nice copy.
"Illustrated books on North America are curiously few in the period with which we deal. By far the most interesting is Heriot's Travels Through The Canadas." - Prideaux, p.254-55  ...  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 1,975 USD OR $ 2,635 CDN       #7478  


TUPPER, Ferdinand Brock  [1795-1874]

1847. London, Simkin, Masrhall & Co.
Second UK edition. 4.5 by 7.25 Inches, xii, [1]-492pp. Original blind stamped cloth covers with original spine saved and professionally rebacked. Back cover cloth with top half and spine faded. Previous owners name and dated Toronto 1908 on top right inside front blank. Very little foxing present very clean text. Very good condition. Previous owners name  on inside front cover end paper. Nice copy of a scarcer book than the first edition published two years prior in 1845 with only 468pp. Additional material in this volume amounts to about one third of the first edition  ...  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 995 USD OR $ 1,325 CDN       #7786        


1755. Amsterdam
Second edition. Text in french.  3-3/4 x 6-1/2 inches. (2),[i]-;xxii,25-40pp;[1]-383pp.(3),[i]-LXXXIXpp. Contemporary full leather with 5 bands and elaborate gilt decorations and dark red leather label with gilt type on spine and worn corners and spine ends. Contemporary marbled endpapers with previous owner's bookplate, Dr. Moriz Grolig in Wien, (Photograph of two men, one seated the other standing, in a room. The wall behind them is filled with books) on front flyleaf. Inside pages are agetoned with some sporadic light foxing. Some handwriting, perhaps Moritz on bottom title page and one other title page just after p383. Overall good condition.

Letters of a theologian to a bishop on this important issue if allowed to approve the Jesuits to preach and to confess increased again for a response to a prelate's refusal that Mr. Cardinal de Noailles made its powers to the Jesuits  ...  Click for more information and photos; 
Price: $ 295 USD OR $ 390 CDN       #1607        


Circa 1932. Cape Town, John Lane,
First edition. Very Good+ hardcover in good only dustwrapper (in Brodart).  Illustrated endpapers graphic is a certified copy of an entry in a Register of Deaths, green  cloth, 220 x 145mm

A fictional journal of the life of Dr. James Barry, the military doctor who served at the Cape, and Malta, who was said to have been the grand-daughter of a Scottish earl. Dr James Barry who was born in 1795 and lived for many years at the Cape masquerading as a man. Her secret was never discovered until her death in 1865 and so reported to the Horse Guards  ...  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 35 USD OR $ 45 CDN       #1077        


MEIGHEN, Arthur [1874-1960]

1936. Toronto,  S.B. Gundy,
1st Edition.  7 x 4-1/2 inches. (4), 5-39pp. (1). Light green paper cover boards with off-white cloth spine in near fine condition. Paper label affixed to front board. Cracked internally at half title but holding well, otherwise, very good condition. No dust jacket as issued.

This was an address setting out the Great Canadian and former Prime Minister's Arthur Meighen's views and a a tribute on William Shakespeare he made at the Canadian Club in Toronto.
 ... Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 25 USD OR $ 30 CDN       #6717        


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

1853. London, Richard Bentley,
First UK edition, 2nd issue. 4-3/8 x 7-3/8 inches, xvi,[1]-384pp.,
New half leather binding, leather spine with 5 bands, gilt type and brown cloth boards. Internally pages are lightly age toned but no foxing and clean. 1/4 inch open tear on title page outside border.
Ex: Libris: Liverpool Library stamp small stamp on back of title page.
Overall condition is very good+.
Price: $ 200 USD OR $ 265 CDN       #0450        


COOPER, James Fenimore [1789-1851]

1848. Cooperstown,  H. And E. Phinney
Third US edition. 2 volumes in one. xi, [13]-276pp., vi, [7]-248pp. [4 blanks]. Rebacked with new leather spine preserving original leather boards - worn corners.  Gilt lettering on spine and 4 gilt bands. Mostly light to some medium foxing on a number of pages and plates otherwise very good condition.
The updated and corrected, third edition (first published in London in 1839) of a US Naval history classic contains maps and many Naval heroes portrait engravings. Vol. 1: frontispiece portrait of J. Fenimore Cooper; Vol. 2: frontispiece portrait of David Porter.
 ...  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 95 USD OR $ 125 CDN       #2925        


THIRD EDITION, ENLARGED, AND MOST COMPLETE EDITION.

1806. London, James Cundee
3rd UK edition. 4 x 7 inches, pp. x, [13] 419pp. [17]; bound with: Supplement. The Funeral, 77pp. [1 ad], additional engraved title with vignette, portrait frontis. Total five folding plates, (the one of Lord Nelson before Copenhagen from another 1806 edition, darker and with paper repairs)  Original covers (green straight grain morocco) have mellowed to a pleasing rich green colour. The covers are ruled with a single gilt-line border; the spine is ruled across in gilt, and lettered "Life of Nelson". The gilt is bright; the binding is in very good condition; the contents are tight, but have the odd finger mark in the margins, otherwise clean and complete. A very attractive book to look at and display  ...  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 750 USD OR $ 1,000 CDN       #0942   


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

1836. London, Library of Entertaining Knowledge.
First edition, second printing. Page 326 printed with Appendix B thus only 351 total pages in the second 1836 printing.  4 x 6 1/2 inches, viii, 313pp [1], [315]-351pp including appendix, with half-title, 21 wood-engraved plates & illus. (incl. frontis.)
Contemporary 3/4 green calf, and marbled boards. Leather spine with elaborate embossing on a dark red leather label with gilt type. Edges with very minor rubbing. A couple of smudges on the first couple of preliminary pages otherwise very clean inside.  A very sound, a very good+ and attractive copy of this book  ... Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 350 USD OR $ 460 CDN       #0460        


BOADEN, James (1762-1839)

1827. Philadelphia, H. C. Carey & I. Lea and E. Littell
First US edition. 5-1/2 x 8-3/4 inches. xxii, [1]-382pp.
Rebacked in calf, tooled with original label.  Original boards, overall foxing to a number of pages.
Overall good condition.

Sarah Kemble Siddons, was an English actress. The most distinguished of the famous Kemble family, she had early theatrical experience in her father's traveling company, and at 18 she married William Siddons, an actor.

She was a good and excellent woman, as well as a grand artist". Hazlitt eulogised her as "not less than a goddess, or than a prophetess inspired by the gods. Power was seated on her brow, passion emanated from her breast as from a shrine". Christopher North spoke of her "divine, inspiring awe" and Byron said that she was worth Cooke, Kemble and Kean all put together  ...  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 125 USD OR $ 165 CDN       #0087        


KIRKE, Henry [1842-1925]

1871. London, Bemrose & Sons
 xi, [1]-227pp + [4pp pub. ads.]. Frontis. folding map, errata slip.  Original brown decorated cloth rebacked, gilt and black printed square design to front and back boards. Spine top on Vol. 2 missing 1/4 inch at top and bottom crushed and old library faded letter on spine. Brown end papers with bookplate removed from inside front endpaper. Old bookplate removed on front endpaper. Good condition, clean insides.

The colonial history of Newfoundland, Acadia and Canada, based on previously unavailable documents from the Record Office in London....  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 100 USD OR $ 130 CDN       #0604         


[BOURNE, Mrs. Jane (b. c1794-18??)]

  Rare - only one copy located in Canada (TPL Osborne) and 5 institutions outside of Canada.
 
1829. London, Harvey and Darton
9cm x 14.5cm (3 3/4' x 5 3/4") 157, [2] p., [1] leaf of plates (frontispiece) : 1 ill. ; Original worn leather spine with title and 2S imprinted but hard to read and very worn original cloth covers. Corners quite worn and rounded now. Insides with spotting throughout but quite readable. Publisher's advertisements on [2] p. at end of text. Previous owners name neatly inscribed on front end paper dated 1829. Authorship attributed to Jane Bourne by British Library...  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 395 USD OR $ 525 CDN       #3420          
3 MANUSCRIPTS

WRITTEN ONLY THREE YEARS AFTER THE TAKING OF QUEBEC IN 1759

1762. Québec, James Murray
Marriage contract (certified copy of), 3-1/2 folio pages; Quebec, September 6, 1762. Seal of wax to the document. Near fine condition. Rare document drawn up in a few months of the transfer of New France to the English...

...The part is certified and signed by the clerk Jean-Claude Panet (1719 - 1778) on page 2, lawyer, judge and notary, on page 3 signed by James Murray (1721-1794), sergeant, colonel d' infantry and General governor of the province of Quebec. The other signature under the red seal and below General James Murray on page  four is Hector Theophilus Cramahé (1720-1788), both very important people in the early history of Québec....  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 2,500 USD OR $ 3,335 CDN       #3625 


1965. Ottawa
3 page Letter in French
Outstanding content. Marion obviously hugely respectful of Stewart Wallace is contacting him to ask him for his elaboration and perspective of a comment Wallace made in one of the paragraphs of his 1927 book, The Growth of Canadian National Feeling.

Séraphin Marion is explains why "I would like you to give an element of justice and to make an issue - after almost 40 years"

Very interesting and important historical letter on the Francophones outside of Quebec.

Séraphin Marion was a Canadian professor, historian and literary critic....  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 195 USD OR $ 260 CDN       #4858        


CICOGNARA, Count (Francis) Leopoldo [1767-1834]

1830. [Italy], Leopoldo Cicognara
26cm x 20.5cm (10-1/4 x 8 inches), Handwritten letter in Italian, 2 sided, was folded to 8.7cm x 10.5cm (3 x 4-1/8 inches) now flat.  Letters from Leopoldo Cicognara do not often come to market and this 1830 letter to his friend  Zanetti will present more insight into Cicognara.  Some spotting and two right edge pieces of paper are missing affecting a couple of letter in the text, otherwise in good condition.

Leopoldo Cicognara was born to a noble family in Ferrara, Italy. He was an Italian poet and an amateur artist, a patron of the arts, and one of the founding fathers of the discipline of Art History. ...  Click for more information and photos; 
Price: $ 496 USD OR $ 660 CDN       #4784        
5 PHOTOS

Dating from Sept. 16 1872 to Jan. 18 1873. Album of Sixty-Five Early Original Albumen Photographs of City Views and Scenic Sights from an Early Tourist's Travels through the United States and Canada. 

Photos taken in Quebec, Niagara, New York, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Colorado, Utah, California, etc, Including one of Titusville Showing the Oil Wells Developed During the First US Oil Rush].
Oblong Folio Album ca. 26x35 cm (10 x 13 ¾ in).

Sixty-five original albumen photographs, including 19 larger ones each ca. 9,5x17 cm (3-3/4 x 6-3/4 in) to ca. 16,5x22,5 cm (6-1/2 x 8-3/4 in), the rest are each ca. 9x9,5 cm (3-1/2 x 3-3/4 in) and smaller, mounted recto on 28 beige card stock album leaves. All but two photos captioned in period manuscript brown ink on mounts. Additionally, with twenty-three flower and plant samples found during the travels mounted on the album leaves, all but one captioned in period manuscript brown ink.

Overall a very good album with strong early interesting photographs that visually documents the early cities of North America.
This album contains interesting early photographs of American cities and tourist sights and the surrounding natural features from an early tourist's travels through the United States with a few stops in Canada...  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 3,380 USD OR $ 4,500 CDN       #7932 


Circa 1908. Collection of 11 glass plate photos (plates measure 81mm x 100mm) in this collection with all in fine condition except "June Bug" with two cracks. They are housed in their original purpose built box with a leather strap and brass bands and each slide in a small white envelope .

These standard 3.25 x 4 inch glass-mounted lantern slides had likely been used as lecture slides by Alexander Graham Bell's Aerial Experiment Association group with some slides having applied labels with sequence numbers. Consequently all would be circa 1908 copy photographs rather than originals. These slides are from the estate of the first British subject to fly in a heavier than air powered aircraft, Casey Baldwin and stayed in his family (grandson) until 1995.  

A very important Canadian historical collection with superb Baldwin provenance. Accompanied by a letter of provenance note signed in 1995  by Casey Baldwin's grandson.

Interesting to note that the famous Upper Canadian lawyer and reform leader, Robert Baldwin (1804-1858) is the grandfather of Casey (Fredrick Walker) Baldwin.
 ...  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 4,500 USD OR $ 5,990 CDN       #3443  


Circa 1905. First edition. This unused post card measures 3 in. by 5 in. Circa 1905 with early Laurier Prime Minister image. White scratch on top of card and code number B33 in lower right of image, otherwise very good condition. 

Back of post card has a black paper section where likely affixed to album from removal. In very good condition. Handwritten in pencil Canadian PM.  Interesting to note the printed spelling of Wilfred on the front is incorrect and where Wilfrid (correct) Laurier has signed.

Wilfrid Laurier (1841-1919) was Canada's seventh Prime Minister, first French-Canadian Prime Minister and second "elected" Prime Minister (after Sir John A. Macdonald), holding office 1896-1911...  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 950 USD OR $ 1,195 CDN       #2888        


MULOCK, Sir William [1843-1944] (subject)

Circa 1905. 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  ...  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 150 USD OR $ 195 CDN       #5844        


HARRISON, Benjamin (1833-1901)

Circa 1888. 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, was born in North Bend, Ohio, and moved to Indianapolis, Indiana, at age 21, eventually becoming a prominent politician there...  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 125 USD OR $ 165 CDN       #4480        
2 MAPS

 
BOUCHETTE, Joseph [1774 -1841] (author)

1815. London, Published by W. Faden,
A Plan of the new townships on the Grand or Ottawa River printed 1815, London. Map when folded is 9-1/2 to 5-34 inches
Paper size: 9-1/2 x 24-1/2 inches
Image size: 7-1/4 x 23-3/4 inches
Engraving is in near fine condition.  An attractive and historic  early map of A Plan of the new townships on the Grand or Ottawa River  ... Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 295 USD OR $ 390 CDN       #5613        


BELLIN, Jacques Nicolas [1703-1772]

Circa 1757. France, (Histoire des Voyages)
Paper size: 15-1/2 x 10 inches Image size:  14-1/4 x 8-3/4 inches. Copper-engraved map, hand colouring in outline. Gulf of Saint Lawrence area. Hand colored antique map of the Gulf of Saint Lawrence  showing is the outlet of North America's Great Lakes via the Saint Lawrence river into the Atlantic Ocean. Gulf of Saint Lawrence / Newfoundland / Cape Breton / Anticosti / Prince Edward Island. Attractive cartouche. All copy in French.
Two fold lines but otherwise in very good condition  ... Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 175 USD OR $ 230 CDN       #3046        
1 PRINT



CANOT, Pierre Charles (1710-1777) engraved by

circa 1760. [London].
Very early edition. This hand-coloured engraving was trimmed to the edges 295mm x  448mm  ( 11-5/8 x 17-5/8 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. Good- conditio n... Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 175 USD OR $ 230 CDN       #3266        
5 EPHEMERA

TRUDEAU, Pierre Elliot  [1919-2000]

1963. Montreal
8-1/2 x 11 inches, on Université de Montreal blue engraved logo letterhead with typed Public Law Research Institute.
Pierre Trudeau typed and signed, Pierre E. Trudeau, 1963 letter responding  to an invitation from a July 26, 1963 letter (carbon copy of this letter included) to participate in a new concept called "Exchange for Political Ideas in Canada".
EPIC was "a Canada-wide Fabian-type society" sponsored by the Ontario Woodsworth Memorial Foundation, founded in November 1962  ... Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 1,500 USD OR $ 1,995 CDN       #5620        


1950. Ottawa
20.3cm x 25.5 cm (8 x 10 inches)  folded to 20.3cm x 12.5cm (8 x 5 inches) but flat as it is now.
Typed 2pp personal letter dated May 13, 1950 on Laurier House letterhead, (TSL) hand-written salutation and inscription and signature Billy (William Lyon MacKenzie King ). Letter had been torn and repaired  using Japanese mulberry and silk fibre paper. In very good condition otherwise. A scarce to rare personal signed and inscribed document to Canada's longest serving Prime Minister...  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 1,300 USD OR $ 1,730 CDN       #4389 


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

RARE - ONLY ONE OTHER COPY LOCATED

1920. Philadelphia
First edition. 4 pages, 11 x 8.5 inches folds to 5.5 x 8.5 inches. Very minor soft wrinkles at center and 1/2 inch angled tear on top of page 3 not affecting text. Very good+ condition.
Caption title.
 "VOTERS ATTENTION! What Philadelphians will vote for on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 2, 1920"  
P. [4] "Published for the information of women voters"--  Women's League for Good Government (Philadelphia, Pa.) Philadelphia League of Women Voters (Pa.) Civic Club of Philadelphia, Pa.
 ...  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 500 USD OR $ 665 CDN       #3073        


EMANUEL II, Victor (1820-1878)

1867. Italy
Vittorio Emanuele II - First United King of Italy. Signed clipped piece of paper with Vittorio Emanuele II signature. [with 5 other pieces involving Dr. Leone Levi visit to Italy in 1867].

Various sizes. A letter from the Minister of Agriculture dated 2nd Oct. 1867; a program of the musical 'Della guardia Nazionale al Pranzo di S. M. i1 Re nel R. Palazzo Pitti' and a single page menu both with the date Oct. 5 1867; with a printed. invitation to the 'II Preffo del Palazzo d' Ordine di Sua Maesta. With an Italian sonnet written in Leone Levi's hand  ... Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 150 USD OR $ 195 CDN       #4879        


1934. 10-1/2 x 6-3/4 inches of torn 2 pages, 2 sided pages printed black on yellow coloured stock. Signed program, Toronto Centennial Programme of the American Bandmaster's Association Concert, Toronto, April 20, 1934. Poor condition to with torn edges not affecting any signature.
Signed on reverse by Charles Benter of the United States Navy Band. With additional page from the programme signed by Frank Simon (Musical director of the Armeo Concert Band), Henry Fillmore (Musical Director of Fillmore's band, Ohio) . Program is also signed front of trimmed printed post card 4 x 3-1/4 inches, dated August 26/40 and signed Edwin Franko Goldman. Good condition  ... Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 75 USD OR $ 100 CDN       #4970        

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