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AUGUST 2018  - 40 items offered... 
Duncan McLaren
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    14 BOOKS
      1 MAP 
      3 PHOTOS   
      3 PRINT
      9 EPHEMERA   
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STRUTHER, Jan (Joyce Anstruther) [1901-1953]
Jan Struther (Joyce Anstruther) was an English columnist, poet, hymn writer, and radio personality. Her book, Mrs. Miniver, was the basis of a patriotic, romantic film about the life of a British housewife in rural England during World War II. Starring Greer Garson and Walter Pidgeon, the film won six Academy awards, including Best Picture.

The collection contains 11 items dating from 1939 to 1953, specifically, 1 signed letter, 5 Struther signed books, 3 photos, 1 cigarette card and 1 poster.
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This collection is on consignment.
Price: $ 1,100 USD OR $ 1,430 CDN        #7816

SETON, Ernest Thompson [1860-1946] & SETON, Anya [1904-1990]
Collection of a total of 13 items dating from 1902 to 1958.

Ernest Thompson Seton 8 items;
* 8 Typed Letter Signed (TLS); [Thomas Hutchins Journal]. Greenwich, CT: Arthur H. Clark & Company. 8.5 x 11 inches typed pp., with light editorial marks in pencil, several pages with chipping, usual folds, all signed by Seton with a paw print cartoon below each.

Anya Seton 5 items;
* Signed typed script (ts.), passage from My Theodosia, n.d.
* TLS to Mr. Hartley, 8 November 1957
* The Hearth and the Eagle (Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1948), proof copy in wrappers, presentation copy warmly inscribed and signed by Seton
* Katherine (London: Hodder & Stoughton Ltd., 1954), corrected proofs in wrappers.
* Saturday Review, 17 February 1958. Photo of Seton front cover, review of The Winthrop Woman
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This collection is on consignment.
Price: $ 1,400 USD OR $ 1,850 CDN        #7810

MILLER, Henry Valentine (1891-1980)
Mini-collection includes three items;  A signed Book, a Type Signed Letter (TSL) and a signed post card.
* "Insomnia or The Devil at Large" book, 8-1/2 x 12 inches. Albuquerque, New Mexico: Loujon Press, 1970
This work by Henry Miller, one of the great storytellers of all time, is the true story of how he fell passionately in love at the age of 75 with a lovely and talented 25 year old singer, Hoki Tokuda, from Japan.
* TLS to Mr. Cornell, n.d. [post-1945?], re signing a petition about Louis-Ferdinand Céline,
* Signed postcard to Violla Ruffer, post-marked 3 November 1944
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This collection is on consignment.
Price: $ 1,200 USD OR $ 1,590 CDN        #7655

GOULD, Benjamin Apthorp [1824-1896]
This Benjamin A. Gould mini-collection includes 3 items; 
#1) Gould's scarce 1897 book titled Cordoba Photographs ;
#2) an autograph signed letter (ASL) ;
#3) a small card with Gould's image.

Benjamin Apthorp Gould was a pioneering American astronomer whose star catalogs helped fix the list of  mapping thirty-two thousand stars in the Southern Heavens.  Gould also made the first determinations of the trans-Atlantic latitudes by telegraph; organized meteorological stations from the tropics to Tierra del Fuego and from the Andes to the Atlantic; pioneered in the use of the camera as an instrument of precision; and was one of the founders of the National Academy of Sciences. He was also the founder and editor of The Astronomical Journal beginning in 1849...   Click for more information and photos;  
This collection is on consignment.
Price: $ 1,100 USD OR $ 1,455 CDN        #7656
14 BOOKS ...



First edition. Circa 1864. Large folio, 18 x 14 inches. Original front and back leather mounted on new black cloth. Gilt type on front cover. Title page, contents list, and [2] leaves, [12] leaves of mounted albumen silver prints of primarily Canadian and three New England views. The photographs were  reproduced from paintings by the British artist Charles Jones Way.

Charles Jones Way, was born in England and studied at the South Kensington School or Art before coming to Canada in 1858 and settling in Montreal. He became President of the Society of Canadian Artists in 1870 which was formed in Montreal in 1867. In 1880 Way was elected an Academician of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts (RCA) in Ottawa, and was considered a charter member of the newly formed Academy.
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Price: $ 1,150 USD OR $ 1,520 CDN       #7719 

1841. London, Simpkin, Marshal and Co.
First edition. 4-1/4 x 7 inches. viii, [9]-100pp. Bound in original green pebbled cloth with recased new black cloth spine and label. Soiled rubbed title label on front cover.
...a good 1st edition copy of an uncommon treatise on locomotives, trains, railroads.

"It is a curious fact that, up to the date of this work, only one previous attempt at a popular description of the locomotive steam-engine has come before the public in the English language...  Click for more information and photos; 
Price: $ 275 USD OR $ 365 CDN       #2415        

CAMPBELL, William Wilfred [1860-1918] (signed)
& KING, William Lyon MacKenzie, [1874-1950] (inscribed)


1908. Toronto, William Briggs
First edition. 5-1/4 x 7-3/4 inches. (10),11-316pp. [3pp ads]. Green cloth with gilt titles and decoration to front and spine with rubbing to corners and spine bottom. Overall condition is good.

Book contents includes Daulac: a Tragedy in five Acts, Hildebrand: a Tragedy in four Acts, Mordred: a Tragedy in five Acts & Morning: a Tragedy in five Acts. Book dedicated To W.L. Mackenzie King And F.A. Acland  ...  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 745 USD OR $ 975 CDN       #7708        

NOTMAN, William [1826-1891]

1866. Montreal, M. Longmoore & Co.
First edition. 7-3/4 x 5 inches.  (6),[5]-196pp. plus  [14, ads, printed in blue]. New dark blue spine and label with original boards, new enpapers. 9 of 10 mounted albumen silver print photographs by James Notman mounted on stiff cards. Lacking Montreal Harbor with Victoria Bridge plate and p63/64, both replaced  in facsimile. Binding slightly loose, otherwise, very good copy.

Full title: The Canadian Handbook and Tourist's Guide ; giving a description of Canadian Lake and River Scenery and Places of Historical Interest with the best spots for Fishing and Shooting...  Click for more information and photos; 
Price: $ 150 USD OR $ 195 CDN       #7720        

TRAILL, Catharine Parr (Strickland Mrs. Traill C.P.)  [1802-1899] & NICOLAY, Rev. Charles Grenfell [1818-1897]

[1846] & 1860. London, both books published by L. Hodson & Son

2 volumes in one. 9cm x 14cm, (3-5/8" x 5-5/8"), Backwoods circa 1846 iv, prelims,[1] illust.list, [9]-233pp., [1]blank, 235-242pp.; [Bound with] Oregon 1860, [6]prelims, [7]-237pp., [1]ad.
Original soiled blue boards with gilt stamping on type on spine and people in a sleigh on the front cover and gilt page edges.

Backwoods with 12 wood cut illustrations (all called for) plus Niagara Falls from the Ferry engraving at front. Oregon with the frontis image of the Mouth of the Columbia River two maps (full page and folding). Overall, very good condition  ...  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 475 USD OR $ 620 CDN       #6790        

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


1838. London, Charles Knight & Co
3rd Edition, second printing, half-title with Committee imprint on reverse, vii, with Upper Canada map located on page [314] which was previously blank on first edition but not second edition.
4-1/4 x 6-7/8 inches, rebound with new 1/2 leather spine, 4 bands, red leather label with gilt type. Marbleized boards and new end papers. Insides very clean and overall very good+. A very attractive book.
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Price: $ 500 USD OR $ 655 CDN       #0807        

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

1852. London, Richard Bentley
Second UK edition. 2 volumes,  5-1/4  x 8 inhes. Original dark green cloth unrestored.  Original tan endpapers in both volumes. Both volumes have  a gilt embossed illustration on front covers, which depicts a log cabin with campfire and 3 people. Both volumes have slightly crushed spine ends and bent corners and previous owner's name neatly written on the title pages.
Second, and considered better or more complete edition, with an extra, 41 pages  (pp. [295]-336) chapter entitled, "Canadian Sketches," added to volume II, which does not appear first London edition, volume II...  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 425 USD OR $ 560 CDN       #2541        

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

1853. New York, C. S. Francis & Co.
First American edition, first issue. [7]-376pp., [20pp] ads. Frontispiece and an extra engraved title page plus four engraved full page plates, a total of 6 engravings. Half tile with previous owner's name neatly written at top. Rebacked with original publisher decorated black cloth, bright gilt spine lettering, gilt spine device. Another previous owner's bookplate on front endpaper. Very good condition.  Edited by Agnes Strickland  ...  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 275 USD OR $ 360 CDN       #0578       

KALM, Peter  (Pehr) [1716-1779]

1751. London, printed for D. Henry and R. Cave
The complete year, Jan. to Dec. 1751. 612 pp, plus Index.

Kalm was the first person to scientifically describe Niagara Falls in English from first hand experience. This appearance in Gentleman's Magazine predates Kalm's full work

January 1751. p.15-19; Peter Kalm's piece "A letter from Mr. Kalm, a gentleman of Sweden, now on his travels in America, to his friend in Philadelphia containing a particular account of the Grat (sp.) Falls."  The plate, "View of the Niagara Cataract" is lacking  ...  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 195 USD OR $ 255 CDN       #2454        

SHEA, John Dawson Gilmary [1824-1892]

1900. New York, Francis P. Harper
Second edition in English, limited to 750 copies. 6 volumes, XIV,286; IV,284; V,312; VII, 308; IX,311 & IX,256 pp. (28 cm). 

A limited edition #44 of 750 numbered copies. With many portraits, illustrations, folding maps & plans; original cloth bindings, lightly sunned, gilt dulled. Vol.1 is cracked at front and  Vol. 2  has top left corner with bend starting but firm and frayed spine top. Insides clean and untrimmed (uncut) paper edges, very good. Overall condition is good  ...  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 250 USD OR $ 330 CDN       #1590        

1888. Ottawa, J. Durrie & Sun
First Edition First Issue of Archibald Lampton's first book (self published) 5-1/4 x 7-5/8 inches. v,(2),[1]-151pp. Original maroon cloth slightly wrinkled on boards and a 1/4 and 1/8" piece of spine missing at top an bottom respectively.

Archibald Lampman, Canadian poet, civil servant one of the "Confederation" group of poets. He was the son of a clergyman of modest means, although the family was not without distinction  ...  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 195 USD OR $ 255 CDN       #2154        

[ALMON, John [1737-1805]] attributed

1763. London, Printed for J. Johnson
First edition. 5-3/4 x 3-1/4 inches, 153-388pp., plates : ports. ; A most uncommon and intriguing volume with a handful of fine engravings (2 foldout and  4 portraits). Handsome modern leather binding,  ("Sieges & Battles" on spine). Unfortunately the volume begins on p.153, in the midst of Chapter III. Ends on p.388 as it should.

A  foldout engraving frontise of a maritime battle - between Admiral Hawke & Mons. Conflans off Belle-Isle.  Battle of Minden fold out map. Very nice portrait engraving of General James Wolfe published just 4 years after he died at the Battle of Quebec in 1759. Other portraits of Monckton, Amherst  and Granby portrait engravings...  Click for more information and photos; 
Price: $ 150 USD OR $ 195 CDN       #2196        

SCADDING, Rev. Henry [1813-1901]

1873. Toronto, Adam, Stevenson and Co.
First Edition. 5-3/4 x 8-3/4 inches.  xii, 594pp. Half red morocco and pebbled cloth, gilt spine lettering, gilt top-edge, marbled endpapers, steel engraved frontispiece portrait.

Scadding's purpose in writing Toronto of old was to commemorate the city's first European inhabitants, particularly those with "high moral excellence and great usefulness." He wrote almost exclusively about members of the ruling or professional classes and the government bureaucracy, as well as about worthy tradesmen and shopkeepers. He wanted to preserve their "characteristic sayings, doings, dress and demeanour"  ...  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 150 USD OR $ 195 CDN       #3620        

BOULTON, Major Charles A.

1886. Toronto, The Grip Printing and Publishing Co.
First Edition. 7 x 4-3/4 inches, 531 pp. Original gilt-decorated and lettered green cloth. No DJ.  Corners slightly bumped, minor rubs; , folding map nice and clean.  Endpapers toned and gift inscription neatly written on front endpapers, otherwise, very good condition externally and internally.

With a folding color map of Manitoba and the North-West showing towns, Indian Reserves and railway lines (including those proposed); also, 3 plans and 2 views (from engravings and lithographs) and a frontispiece portrait from a lithograph of Major-Gen. Fred Middleton (Commanding Canadian Militia)...  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 145 USD OR $ 190 CDN       #1593   

WELLESLEY, Henry 1st Baron Cowley (1773-1847)

A fine historic hand written American ship pass dated at Cadiz, Spain, written and signed by Henry Wellesley, dated Feb. 1813.  The document once had a seal attached, but was cut from the document, and this affects a few words.

This scarce 1813 document  is also odd in that the British allowed an American ship to pass without violence during the War of 1812.

The letter/authorization/pass/license allows an American ship with a cargo of cloth, tin, salt, fruit, and calico to proceed to any port of the United States of America without molestation on account of the present hostilities.  At the bottom of the 2nd page in another hand, says THIS LICENCE was produced to the British Brig Sir John Sherbrook on the 12th April 1813 and the ship let pass  ...  Click for more information and photos; 
Price: $ 500 USD OR $ 650 CDN       #3323        

MOORE, John & PIPER, Samuel & HILL, Nathaniel

Unusual document of agreement between Trueworthy Palmer, father of Polly and Lieut. Richard Batchelder, father of William. Terms include: "...shall pay Polly Palmer when she shall arrive at the age of eighteen years, two (crossed out) one suit of wearing apparal which shall be decent for Sabbath and one suit which shall be decent for every days were and also whereas the said Polly is now with child and if the child that she is now pregnant with should be living when she shall become to the age of eighteen to give her forty dollars but if the child should be dead when she shall arrive to the age of eighteen years, thern to give her the said Polly sixty dollars ." The child is also to be taken care of until 14 years of age. Further: "...if the said William Batchelder shall return and marry the said Polly within one year from the date then he obligation to be given up to the said Richard with his giving her the wearing apparel as above mentioned. Document is signed by John Moore, Samuel Piper and Nathaniel Hill  ...  Click for more information and photos; 
Price: $ 295 USD OR $ 380 CDN       #3053        


Autograph letter signed. One page, 8vo. No date, circa 1867, on his personal letterhead (blind embossed VS and Marly de Roi where he lived - same place as Alexandre Dumas.)

The letter reads; I thank you very much my dear neighbour, I am going to take advantage of your advice. I have not answered earlier because Madame Sardou is quite unwell and for 48 hours...

Sardou married his benefactress, Mlle Helene de Brécourt, in 1858  but eight years later (1866) he became a widower. Victorien Sardou was a French dramatist. He is best remembered today for his development, along with Eugène Scribe, of the well-made play  ...  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 275 USD OR $ 355 CDN       #4984        

LOCKHART, John Gibson (1794-1854)

Autograph letter signed. 7-1/4 x 4-1/2 inches.  One page. Undated. Athenaeum, Wednesday. Blind embossed stamp.
Note to [Alan] Cunningham  arranging for friends from Edinburgh, the Cockburn's to see the Studio."

John Gibson Lockhart (was a Scottish writer and editor. He is best known as the author of the definitive biography of Sir Walter Scott  ...  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 275 USD OR $ 355 CDN       #4989        

Flat: 40cm x 31cm Folded: 13cm x 8 cm Mailed from J. Lambert to Alexander Davison [1750-1829] Interesting 2 page letter mailed c1800  to Alexander Davison who was the executor for the late Robert Lisle, Acton House. Lambert is asking Alexander for costs incurred relating to Lisle and the Lisle estate.

A very interesting insight into the legal dealings Alexander Davison dealt with.
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Price: $ 195 USD OR $ 250 CDN       #2651        

Letter (duplicate) dated December 21, 1835 signed by Sir John Barrow (1764-1848) to a British Rear Admiral (in Rio de Janeiro) about a midshipman had drowned.   Written while Barrow was secretary of the admiralty.  He was founder of the Royal Geographic Society, was a great promoter of Arctic exploration and wrote much on his own explorations and travels. Point  Barrow, Alaska, the Barrow Straits, etc. are named in his honor.  Very good condition  ...  Click for more information and photos; 
Price: $ 150 USD OR $ 195 CDN       #2801        

Vancouver Map of Southern Alaska and British Columbia. Circa 1801. [Paris]. [De l'Imprimerie de la Republique].
Originally folded, now flat, 8-3/4 x 10-1/2 inches, hand-coloured image area including border.

Very detailed West Coast regional map, one of the sectional maps from the first Octavo edition of Vancouver's Voyages and comprise the first detailed printed maps of the regions covered, circa 1801.

Queen Charlotte Island and Prince of Wales Island see their full shores mapped in detail for the first time. These island as well as the adjacent coastal lands are the traditional home of the Haida and Tlingit peoples  ...  Click for more information and photos; 
Price: $ 275 USD OR $ 355 CDN       #7438        

Rare Original Albumen Photograph Joseph Bouchette (1774-1844) circa 1860 to 1880.  
The 2-1/4 x 3-3/8 inch photograph is mounted to a larger paper.
Faded image in good condition.

This is an early photograph of an 1815 miniature painted by John Cox Dillman Engleheart (1784-1862)  ...  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 125 USD OR $ 160 CDN       #1460        

ROBINSON, Christopher Blackett [1837-1923]

Two photos, one scrap book plus Robinson newspaper clipping note. sent to him  Original photograph, 6.25 x 8.25 inches. Signed on verso: "With all the Season's best Greetings, Yours very affectionately, C. Blackett Robinson. Xmas 1907". Photo by the studio of W. Notman & Son, Montreal.

Christopher Blackett Robinson was a Pioneer Canadian publisher, writer and editor....  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 195 USD OR $ 250 CDN       #4957       

MINIHAN, John (b1946) (photographer)

Large silver gelatin photograph of Brown's Hotel, Laugharne, Thomas Dylan's favourite pub by John Minihan inscribed and signed by the photographer 'Brown's Hotel, Laugharne where Dylan played cards with family and friends. John Minihan 2003'.
Brown's Hotel was Thomas Dylan's (Welsh poet) favourite pub.
Paper size: 11-1/8 x 11 inches
Image size:  9-1/4 x 9-1/4 inches
Fine condition  ...  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 195 USD OR $ 250 CDN       #7544        

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

B&W copper engraving. 14.5x10 cm. (5-1/2 x 4 inches).

An early view of Huron Indians by Alain Manesson Mallet. Trimmed too close at top of page with the type DE L'AMERIQUE and 281 (page number) trimmed off, stain on right border, otherwise, very good condition  ...  Click for more information and photos; 
Price: $ 125 USD OR $ 160  CDN       #4744        

LAHONTAN, [Louis Armand de Lom d'Arce], [La Hontan] Baron de [1666 - 1715]

First edition. 7-1/8 x 4-1/2 inches.  Copper engraving.  Iroquois Indians -- Rites and ceremonies Published in: New Voyages to North America, LaHontan 1703. Vol. 1  p.43
Some text printed on the sheet;
* The Militia and Regular Troops
* The Canons and Boats of the Army
* Interpreter
* French Officers  ...  Click for more information and photos; 
Price: $ 95 USD OR $ 125 CDN       #6696        

Both prints are 15-1/4 x 12 inches approximately which is a nice size.
Undated prints but I would think early 1900's. Although the prints look black and white  there is faint colour in the background of both.
Both prints have a red printed or stamped "title" and black code number.
A)  American Falls from Goat Island - Niagara Falls     14/25
B)  Horseshoe Falls from Goat Island - Niagara Falls     612...  Click for more information and photos; 
Price: $ 75 USD OR $ 95 CDN       #6763        

LAURIER, Sir Wilfrid [1841-1919]

8 x 10-1/4 inches, was folded not flat. Typed Letter Signed, dated Ottawa, 2nd January 1906, on stationery of the Prime Minister's office with red embossed logo, addressed to W. Earl Hodgson, Perthshire, Scotland. 7 lines on one sheet. 7 lines on one sheet. Providing the recipient with information, in part: "...I have asked the Department of Marine and Fisheries to supply you with all information in their possession.

Interesting story for this letter W. Earl Hodgson send Laurier directly to ask the Department of Marine and Fisheries for information. The story is Gourdeau's lengthy responses are quoted in W. Earl Hodgson's published 1906 first edition book, "Salmon Fishing", Chapter X", p255 to 262  ...  Click for more information and photos; 
Price: $ 1,450 USD OR $ 1,885 CDN       #7800 

Typed Letter Signed (TLS) 8 x 10 inches, from Prime Minister W.L. Mackenzie King dated July 13, 1942 on black Prime Minister letterhead to Alex D. Bruce, Unionville, Ontario - re death of mutual friend George Brodie (helped in elections) and the death of Mrs. Bruce.

King goes on to state that "the invaluable assistance given you by Mr. Brodie in the 1921 campaign, at which time your or  I shall always believe,, were more instrumental than anyone else in carrying the day for me." 

WLMK's personal diaries make mention of one meeting in particular on Saturday Dec. 27, 1919 where Brodie travels from Toronto to Ottawa to meet with King twice during the day and dined with him at the Rideau Club. King's diary describes Mr. & Mrs. Brodie's continued support in North York and provide assurances that the U.F.O. (United Farmers of Ontario) were behind King  ...  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 1,500 USD OR $ 1,950 CDN       #7785  

Act of parliament from 15th july 1828, Anno Nono Georgi. IV. Regis, small folio, cap li, 4pp [473]-476. Some very minor spotting and offsetting, otherwise Act is clean and  in very good  condition. Scarce

The Canada Company was Incorporated in July 1825 and continued in existence through to the 1950s. It was not until 1836 that provision was made for their sale to the public.
Parliamentary papers of this period can be rare  ...  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 295 USD OR $ 380 CDN       #5529        

Roxborough, Henry Hall's original first tissue copy with title " Sport in Days of Yore",18pp.  later revised edition copy with corrections and new tile  ''The Beginning of Organized Sport in Canada,'' 13pp.

Writing in Maclean's magazine in 1926, amateur sport organizer Henry Roxborough reminded his readers that "a nation that loves sport cannot revolt" (1926: 13).

"To strengthen the body is to improve the vehicle of almost all our activity, and to strengthen the bodies of the nation is to strengthen the nation." Henry Roxborough, Canadian author and supporter of amateur sport, 1925  ...  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 225 USD OR $ 290 CDN       #3538        

Eugen Hadamovsky was a radio production director for Nazi Germany. He was an early Nazi supporter, who helped organize Nazi radio listeners and handled the technical details at many of Hitler's mass rallies.

Typed letter signed. One page in German, 11-1/2 x 8-1/8 inches folded to 5-3/4 x 4 inches, with original envelope. Dated Reichsfendeleiter, 6 October 1936. Mentions Olympic broadcasts.
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Price: $ 195 USD OR $ 250 CDN       #4983        

Circa 1935 brochure, size 6 x 9" folded,  4 pages. Promoting and explaining the concept of Social Credit.  Near fine condition. Uncommon.

Of historical note: In 1935, five CCF MPs were elected to Parliament including Tommy Douglas, who later became the first CCF Premier, elected in Saskatchewan in 1944  ...  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 100 USD OR $ 130 CDN       #3638        

BYRD, Richard E. [1888-1957]

4 items:
1) Signed cheque, R.E Byrd, to New England Tel., for $49.26, vg.
2) Signature Clipped salutation, Richard Byrd, Admiral Richard E. Byrd, Honorary Chairman.
3) Canceled envelope (no letter) postmarked from Antarctica Expedition Little America 1935
4) B&W 8" x 10" photo of Bryd (no date)

Admiral Richard Evelyn Byrd (1888-1957) was an American aviator and explorer, first to fly over the South Pole and established the base "Little America"  ...  Click for more information and photos; 
Price: $ 125 USD OR $ 160 CDN       #2726        

Letter on House of Commons letterhead, was sent on March 28, 1921 complaining of ill health and Hughes died 5 months later, August 24, 1921 (aged 68). Signature was a "stamp" Hughes often used to sign his letters.

Sir Samuel Hughes was a soldier, journalist and politician of no little reputation. Hughes was appointed Minister of Militia after the election of Robert Laird Borden in 1911 until 1916 when Canada took up arms in World War One  ...  Click for more information and photos; 
Price: $ 135 USD OR $ 175 CDN       #2773        

[Boston] Weekly Messenger newspaper 

Original 4pp. newspaper, the [Boston] Weekly Messenger (MA) dated April 29, 1814. Inside page headline and full column detailed eyewitness account of the BATTLE of LACOLLE MILLS (Quebec) during the War of 1812 written by Major General James Wilkinson and dated March 31, 1814. Referred to as the Battle of Oldetown.
Very good condition  ...  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 125 USD OR $ 160 CDN       #2781        

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