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Duncan McLaren
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      8 EPHEMERA   
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YARRELL, William (1784-1856)
William Yarrell was a London businessman, stationer, bookseller, naturalist, zoologist and acquaintance of Charles Darwin.  He was a member of several science and natural history societies, including the Linnean Society of which he subsequently became treasurer, He was a founder member of both the Zoological Society of London and the Entomological Society of London. It was to Tegetmeier that Darwin wrote on hearing of Yarrell's death, lamenting 'our old & excellent friend'.

This collection contains 7 items dating from 1833 to 1854, specifically,
* 5 Autographed Letters Signed (ALS),
* 1 Autographed Note Signed (ANS) and
* 1 Bound Yarrell signed presentation of his Transactions of the Linnean Society;
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This collection is on consignment.
Price: $ 1,100 USD OR $ 1,460 CDN        #7797

TOLAND, John Willard [1912-2004]
John Willard Toland (1912-2004) was an American writer and historian, best known for his best-selling biography of Adolf Hitler. He was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1971 for his history of World War II-era Japan entitled The Rising Sun.

This collection includes approximately 400 pp. of annotated tss. of stories and novellas, 1 ms. notebook (60 pp.), 60 letters, 50 b&w photos (army related, amateur shows and skits), and 4 programs.
The collection pertains to the early period of his career 1936 to 1950's when he desperately aspired to be a playwright, short story writer, and novelist.  Looking back on this unsuccessful period of his life as a writer, he claimed to have written 6 complete novels, 26 plays, and a hundred short stories before completing his first sale, a short story for which The American Magazine paid him $165 in 1954.
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This collection is on consignment.
Price: $ 2,000 USD OR $ 2,655 CDN        #7691

MITCHELL, Donald Grant (Ik Marvel) [1822-1908]
Donald Grant Mitchell, pseudonym Ik Marvel, was an American essayist and novelist known for nostalgic, sentimental books on American life. He is particularly known for his essay collection, Reveries of a Bachelor, which focuses on the dream-like lives of mid-nineteenth-century Americans. His other works include Doctor Johns (1866) and My Farm of Edgewood: A Country Book (1863). In 1846, he wrote newspaper articles for the Morning Courier and New York Enquirer under the pseudonym Ik Marvel. Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr., called him "one of the pleasantest of our American writers."

The Donald G. Mitchell Collection consists of 3 ALS, 1 Manuscript, 1 Signature and 3 signed books with material dating from 1864 to 1907;...   Click for more information and photos;
This collection is on consignment.
Price: $ 1,100 USD OR $ 1,460 CDN        #7689

TAYLOR, Bert Leston [1866-1921] & CARMAN, Bliss William [1861-1929]
Taylor, Bert Leston was a journalist, doggerel poet, and humorist. At the height of his literary career, he was a central literary figure of the early 20th century Chicago renaissance as well as one of the most celebrated columnists in the United States .
William Bliss Carman (poet, essayist, journalist). As an integral member of the Confederation School of Canadian poetry, Carman's work helped to shape a poetic voice in Canada. He is best remembered as a lyrical poet of the Maritime landscape.

Bert Leston Taylor mini-collection relating to Bliss Carman with contents dating from 1903 to 1924 and containing 8 items; 1 Autograph Manuscript Signed; 5 Books; 1 Ephemera, 1 Autographed Letter Signed by Carman and 1 Typed Carbon Letter Signed...    Click for more information and photos;
This collection is on consignment.
Price: $ 1,000 USD OR $ 1,325 CDN        #7527

FRY, Christopher [Arthur Hammond Harris] [1907-2005]
Christopher Hammond Fry was an English poet and playwright. He is best known for his verse dramas, notably The Lady's Not for Burning, which made him a major force in theatre in the 1940s and 1950s.

This collection includes 1 Typescript; 3 Autographed Letters Signed; 1 Typed Letter Signed; 1 photo, 1 booklet and 1 Book...   Click for more information and photos;  
This collection is on consignment.
Price: $ 1,500 USD OR $ 1,990 CDN        #7520

BATES, Arlo [1850-1918]
Arlo Bates was an American author, educator and newspaperman. He graduated from Bowdoin College in 1876. In 1880 Bates became the editor of the Boston Sunday Courier (1880-1893) and afterward became professor of English at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1900.

This collection includes 8 Autographed Signed Letters (ASL), 1 note (signed) and two books (one signed and one with Bates bookplate) dating from 1883 to 1897....   Click for more information and photos;
This collection is on consignment.
Price: $ 1,400 USD OR $ 1,850 CDN        #7693

ATHERTON, Gertrude Franklin Horn [1857-1948]
Gertrude Atherton was a prominent and prolific American author. In addition to novels, she wrote short stories, essays, and articles for magazines and newspapers on such issues as feminism, politics, and war. Atherton was an early feminist well acquainted with the plight of women. She was strong-willed, independent-minded, and sometimes controversial. Charlotte S. McClure in a Dictionary of Literary Biography essay said that Atherton "redefined women's potential and presented a psychological drama of a woman's quest for identity and for a life purpose and happiness within and beyond her procreative function".

This collection contains 12 items; 2 Autographed Letters Signed (ALS), 4 Typed Letters Signed (TLS), 1 Autographed Note Signed (ANS), 1 Black & White Photo, 1 Book signed and 3 Ephemera dating from 1888 to 1942...    Click for more information and photos;
This collection is on consignment.
Price: $ 1,300 USD OR $ 1,725 CDN        #7694
12 BOOKS ...

First edition. 17-1/2 x 14-1/4 inches. [i-x], [1]-121pp. Atlas, rebound with new leather binding of spine and corner tips, plus black leather spine with gilt type, saving original front and back boards, with gold tooled embossed front cover.  Engraved title page includes a coat of arms with a lion and a unicorn. Some covers scuffing and minor soil or thumb marks internally otherwise, overall near fine condition of this important local atlas.

Maps and views of various towns located in the counties of Northumberland and Durham. Colored maps and black and white scenes identifying land owners  ...  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 850 USD OR $ 1,125 CDN       #6657   

1889. Winnipeg, Theophane Bertrand, Queen's Printer

Bound volume containing weekly Gazettes dated from January 5, 1889 to December 21, 1889 inclusive. Dark board cover. Rubbed boards with a small broken edge to top of back cover, worn corners, and slight wear to ends of spine. Speckling to inside front and back, but gazette pages are age toned. Page [299]-300 small section of page in top missing paper affecting some words. Condition is very good otherwise.
A rare 1889 Manitoba Gazette publication that includes the controversial publication transition with the bilingual edition ending on August 31, 1889 and the English only Gazette starting on September 7, 1889  ...  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 500 USD OR $ 660 CDN       #4379        

London Yearly Meeting of the Society of Friends

1838-1843. London, Society of Friends

All first editions except one second edition dating from 1838 to 1843. 7 of the 8 reports originally published. 8 x 4-3/4 inches. Original brown stamped dark brown  cloth boards. Blind stamped pattern on front and back with gilt type on spine. A couple of chips from the board covers, crushed and slightly chipped spine top, otherwise, very good+ condition. Insides are very clean and in fine condition. Overall condition is near fine.
Contents of 7 of the  8 meeting reports published, date and number of pages  ...  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 500 USD OR $ 665 CDN       #6713        

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

1836. London, Library of Entertaining Knowledge. Charles Knight

First edition, second printing.   4 x 6 1/2 inches, viii, 351. with half-title, 21 wood-engraved plates & illus. (incl. frontis.)
A near fine and attractive copy of an important book.

Contemporary 3/4 calf, and marbled boards (matching marbled page edges). Leather spine with elaborate embossing and a dark red and black  leather label with gilt type. Edges somewhat rubbed.  ...  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 695 USD OR $ 920 CDN       #2553        

[1745]. London, Printed for T. Astley

First edition. 8 x 4-3/4 inches. Twelve monthly issues, January-December 1745, plus volume title, appendix, indexes and a preface. Thick 8vo (21 cm); 18th-century calf and marbled boards, spines with raised bands, gilt-stamped year and leather spine label; iv + 657 + [19] pp.; with engraved title-page, 2 maps/plans, woodcuts, musical notation. Good condition.

Notable features include:
1) Plan of Cape Breton p.400 (this quite scare map is referenced to Kershaw III, 866, plate 642)
2) Plan of Ostend p.394 ...  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 525 USD OR $ 700 CDN       #3252        

ROLPH, Thomas [1801-1858]


First edition. 5-1/4 x 8-3/4 inches. xii, [1]-376pp.
In original dark green cloth neatly rebacked and with most of original back-strip laid down. Lacks half-title and with the list of subscribers.
Inscribed: "To Brother Wyld from the Author Brother Rolph".
Rolph was the emigration agent for Upper Canada and the province of Canada from 1839 to 1843. Very good condition. TPL 2546

Full title: Emigration and Colonization; Embodying the Results of a Mission To Great Britain and Ireland, During the Years 1839, 1840, 1841 and 1842; Including A Correspondence With Many Distinguished Noblemen and Gentlemen, Several of the Governors of Canada; Descriptive Accounts of Various Parts of the British American Provinces; With Observations, Statistical, Political, Etc.

Thomas Rolph emigrated to Upper Canada in the summer of 1833 and settled in Ancaster where he began to practise as a surgeon  ...  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 650 USD OR $ 870 CDN       #0547       

STEWART, Frances Anne (née Browne)  [1757-1890]

1902. Montreal, Gazette Printing
6 x 9 inches, ([8], 300pp, xci appendices). Original green cloth with gilt titles, spine lightly sunned. Six plates - Frontis Frances Stewart at 72, Old Letters, Mr. Stewart, An early Sketch of Peterborough, Peterborough in Early Days and The Old Log House.
Being Extracts from the Correspondence of the Late Frances Stewart.

Compiled and Edited by Her Daughter E.S. Dunlop.  Second edition,  with much added correspondence added (first was in 1889).
A scarce copy of an important record of early settlement.

Ephemera included: Two family photographs pasted to front pastedown dated  Christmas 1914 (perhaps descendants of Frances Stewart?). Signed July 31, 1902 letter written by E.S. Dunlop  (née Stewart), daughter of Frances and editor of this book.
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Price: $ 550 USD OR $ 735 CDN       #1307        

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

[1846] & 1860. London, 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.
Rebacked original soiled red boards with gilt stamping on type on spine and people in a sleigh on the front cover and gilt page edges. Worn with bumped corners. 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).
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Price: $ 225 USD OR $ 295 CDN       #0459       

URBAN, Sylvanus [CAVE, Edward] [1691-1754]  & Frontenac map by KITCHIN, Thomas [1718-1784]

[1758]. London, Printed for R. Baldwin
8-1/2 x 5 1/4 inches illustrated half and leather spine with gilt type - Frontenac 1758 and retaining older blue cloth boards. Ex. Library copy with bookplate and note fly leaf only markings.

3 maps including; - A Plan of the Fort and Bay of Frontenac with the adjacent Counties 18 cm x 11 cm - page 552. A detailed map of the Northeast portion of Lake Ontario near the Iroquois River and Bay of Niaoure, Fort Frontenac and published during the French & Indian War  ...  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 200 USD OR $ 250 CDN       #2422        

1815. London, Baldwin, Cradock & Joy
13cm x 21cm, (8.25 x 5.25 inches) xvi, [1]-219, [1], 577, [1]
796 pages total.   The Annual Register for 1814, a 1st edition of 1815.
Reports of the effects of peace, with the last naval engagements, with a chapter on the last phase of the Anglo-American war including the capture of Washington finishing with the signing of the peace treaty.  Included in this volume is the section "Articles from the London Gazette". 
This book contains approximately 40 articles with war related messages, notices and letters.  Some examples are:  From Gen. Drummond-Capture of Fort Niagara; From Sir G. Prevost -Retreat of American Army; From Capt. Hillyar- Capture of American Frigate, Essex; From Gen. Drummond -Action near the falls of Niagara; From Capt. Pring -Disaster on Lake Champlain; From Gen. Ross -Capture of Washington.
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Price: $ 225 USD OR $ 300 CDN       #3166        

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

1862. Boston, Crosby and Nichols
Uncommon USA edition.
4 1/4" x 6 3/4", (6)[5]-240pp. Rebacked with original sunned spine and front and back embossed boards. New endpapers. Internally some spotting, foxing and marks throughout with age-toned paper. Very tight. Illustrations by Harvey. Overall condition good.
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Price: $ 100 USD OR $ 130 CDN       #0053        

1852. London, G. Routledge & Co
Second UK edition. 4 x 6-1/2 inches. Preface [v]-vi, Contents [vii]-xii, Main text [1]-368 pp.

3/4 green leather and cloth. Rebacked a long time ago however back cover starting to crack, otherwise very good condition.
Emigration fiction story.
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Price: $ 75 USD OR $ 95 CDN       #3350        

[An officers notebook including various standing orders, mess rules, pay rosters and receipts for disbursements relating to the 66th Berkshire Foot in Canada, and the 62nd Wiltshire Foot elsewhere]. [Annapolis Royal, Halifax, England and elsewhere]. [s.n., 1799-1806].

Oblong 7 x 4-1/4 inches. 44 sheets with 88pp unnumbered with occasional evidence of excised leaves, the odd blank. Interleaved throughout with blotting paper. Contemporary limp reverse calf, with the attractive printed label 'Sold by John A. Burton, Military Stationer, No. 2, Barrack-Street, (Opposite the Fountain), Dublin' to FEP. With the ink inscriptions of 'R. Lloyd. Lieu. 66th Regiment Sept. 26 '97' and 'T.S. Lyle, Lieut. 66th, Port au Prince' to REP...  Click for more information and photos; 
Price: $ 2,750 USD OR $ 3,675 CDN   #7615        

BATT, John Thomas (1746-1831) & MONTAGU-DUNK, George, 2nd Earl of Halifax (1716-1771) (subject)

A small 3-3/4 x 5-7/8 inches  [30pp.] manuscript notebook devoted to J.T. Batt's executorship of the 2nd Earl Halifax dated 1771. (covering from May 18, 1771 - October 3 1771). Notebook supplied by 'Robert Thatcher Stationer, on Dukes Court, near St Martin's Court, London. Sells all Sorts of Stationary, Bibles, Common Prayers &c at the Lowest Prices' (label on front pastedown). Limp roan, paper-backed covers; unlined paper (vertical chainlines) interleaved with purple blotting paper.
George Montagu-Dunk, 2nd Earl of Halifax, KG, PC was a British statesman of the Georgian era. Due to his success in extending American commerce he became known as "father of the colonies". President of the Board of Trade 1748-61, he aided the foundation of Nova Scotia, 1749, the capital Halifax being named after him.
This a manuscript account of the death and its aftermath of George MontaguDunk, 2nd Earl of Halifax. This account is written in the from a diary kept by Halifax's lawyer and executor, John Thomas Batt, who has filled this notebook with details of his efforts to keep Halifax's rapacious mistress at bay and the epic burning of papers at the late Earl's various house.  Bit part players include Lord Hinchingbrooke (First Lord of the Admiralty),  Sir George Osborn, and General Johnson  ...  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 750 USD OR $ 995 CDN       #7417        


Small 4to. Legislature Council 1st Session 5th Parliament. Rebound with new spine. Many log entry summaries from the 5th Parliament (1854-55) laws passed. Railway Bills, Banks, Church Relief, Mining, Telegraph, Masonic, College, and more! 190 pages are listed and indexed however some pages are missing (taken out long ago). Full Index.

Very nice Canadian historical item.
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Price: $ 650 USD OR $ 870 CDN       #2735        

1825. Cornwall, Upper Canada Government

12.5" x 8", near fine condition.
Land Board Eastern District Cornwall manuscript document
[Front of document]
Ld. B. E.D.  For report. Original authorities forwarded to York 6th Aug. 1825.   No. 1 not approved of
Land Board Eastern District Cornwall
6th Aug. 1825
Return of location of lands now vacant and grantable submitted for the approval of His Excellency the Lieutenant Governor [ie, Sir Peregrine Maitland] at York.
The process for Land Grants in Upper Canada  was greatly impacted by the influx of the United Empire Loyalists form the 1780's and  on. A British-style settlement, complete with a balanced constitution, common law and free and non-military earned land tenure. Land granting was considered the first business of government and this document is thus an important and informative original source one signed by prominent Upper Canadians in 1825, George Hiller and Samuel Ridout regarding land grants in the Cornwall district  ...  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 500 USD OR $ 665 CDN       #4342        

HALL, Captain Basil [1788-1844] & HALL, Mrs. Margaret (nee Hunter) (1799-1876)


9-1/2 x 7-1/2 inches. Autograph letter signed. Two pages, Dated (on the Rhine 20th May 1833. Two pages, 4to. With postscript on verso by his wife Margaret, also a writer. To his wife's mother, Lady Hunter. Basil Hall's letter reads: "My dear Lady Hunter, I write merely to report of myself and to mention that here we are safe and sound and all happy and merry with our journey. We came here on Sat. Eve. And passed yesterday chiefly with Mrs. Hoover and her family. Mr H. Is in England. In the evening Mr. Schlegel and other intelligent oxalises of both sexes came to Mrs. Homers. This day we go to Coblentz by the Steam Boat and then we propose going on just as before. The weather is delightful still. We have a famous thunderstorm on Sat. Eve. After we got here which has cooled the air and laid the dust. My journal for the young folks goes merrily - I hope it may amuse hem. Perhaps Mgt [Margaret] might add a line to you. Mr. Dollard of St. Paul's Churchyard is to send a Box to meet me at Geneva and by it you may send any odds and ends. Mgt begs get from Joel Lane a book which Eliza left, called The Ladder of Leaving - and send it to Mr. Dollard. Yours Affecftionately, B. Hall"...  Click for more information and photos; 
Price: $ 500 USD OR $ 665 CDN       #4854       

RAMSAY, George, 9th Earl of Dalhousie [1770-1838]

Foolscap bifolium (Gater 1811 - Britannia watermark) Secretarial, marginal browning; signed by George Ramsay as 'Dalhousie'.  Dated Halifax 15. September 1819 and addressed to the Judge Advocate General, presumably Sir John Beckett.
Letter referring to lost papers re court martial of ensign 'Alain [?] Hutchinson of the 60 regiment' noting that the prisoner 'appears to be an unfit person to hold a commission in His Majesty's Forces'.  Docket title to verso of second sheet.

George Ramsay, ninth Earl of Dalhousie, served as Lieutenant- Governor of Nova Scotia (1816-1820), then as Governor-in-Chief of British North America (1820-1828). He served twelve years in Canada. Dalhousie is considered the first patron of the arts in Canada  ...  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 450 USD OR $ 595 CDN       #6669        

FREY, Hendrick (Heindrick) (1734?-1827)

DS, 2pp, 7.75 x 12.75 in., Johnstown, Tryon County, NY, 15 Dec. 1774 (Fifteenth year of the reign of King George the Third). Legal document regarding a debt, signed by Hendrick Frey, Judge.
Condition: Folds and toning as expected otherwise very good. All mounted on larger sheets with cut-outs so both sides visible.

John, patriot and Hendrick (Heindrick) Frey, loyalist of Canajoharie, brother against brother in the American Revolution.
Colonel Hendrick (Heindrick) Frey (1734?-1827) and his brother, Major John Frey (1740-1833), were the grandsons of Heinrich Frey, a native of Zurich, who settled on the Mohawk in the late seventeenth century. Major John Frey became an active and dedicated patriot. He served as Tryon County's first elected sheriff and on its important committees of correspondence and public safety, was wounded at Oriskany, and later was captured by Indians and carried off into Canada  ...  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 300 USD OR $ 395 CDN       #4239        

STANLEY, Sir Frederick Arthur, 1st Baron Stanley of Preston, 16th Earl of Derby (Lord Stanley of Preston) [1841-1908]


[1880]. London, published by Morris & Co

Paper size is 17-1/2" x 23-5/8". Plate mark size is 10-1/2" x 13". Image size is 5" x 7".
Signature Imprint:  Lord Stanley [facsimile signature], Stanley family motto, "Sans Changer" or without changing. Printed image of Lord Stanley with different toned white background is mounted on a larger heavier white sheet with black imprinting. Overall engraving as been washed and cleaned and some minor paper repairs made to top left corner and bottom left corner with only a couple of minor darker marks remaining. Engraved printed image of Stanley is very nice. Overall condition is near fine now.

In 1892, this Lord Stanley, 16th Earl of Derby gave  a treasured North American sports icon - the Stanley Cup to symbolize hockey Championship  ...  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 1,000 USD OR $ 1,300 CDN       #3439 

DELAUNAY, Robert [1749 - 1814]

[1790]. London, Tessari et Cie.


Medium: Original engraving on laid paper  40.3 x 45.9 cm
Robert De Launay (French, 1754-1814) after Benjamin West La Mort du Général Wolf à Québec, late 18th century.
Print beautifully framed ((UV resistant glass) and incorporate the famous poem he is rumored to have quoted crossing the river and  taking Quebec -  from Gray's  Elegy ... "The boast of heraldry, the pomp of power, And all that beauty, all that wealth e'er gave, Await alike the inevitable hour: The paths of glory lead but to the grave."

"Now, gentlemen," said he, when he had finished, "I would rather be the author of that poem than take Quebec."
This was the poem Wolfe was said to have rather written than take Quebec.
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Price: $ 1,000 USD OR $ 1,300 CDN       #1188 

1848. New York, Goupil, Vibert & Co.

Paper Size: 17.25' x 12.25"  Image Size: 11" x 7.5" Colour lithograph, with additional hand-colouring, printed by Cattier.   Some foxing in outer border and border scuffing in a couple of places, otherwise overall very good condition. This lovely lithograph of Horseshoe Fall, with Terrapin Tower in the distance at left  ...  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 700 USD OR $ 925 CDN       #4547        

EDEN, Robert Anthony, 1st Earl of Avon (1897-1977) & HUNT, John E. (Edwin) (provenance)

5 x 8 inches, was folded now flat, typed signed letter to John E. (Edwin) Hunt of New Zealand. On  Donhead House Shaftesbury blind embossed letterhead (Anthony Eden lived at Donhead House for a year following the Suez Crisis of 1956). Dated July 31st, 1958.
Marked PERSONAL. Writing with appreciation and comments about the Suez Crisis of 1956,, and noting: "I was quite sure that in time the purpose I had in mind would be understood. My only regret now is that the two years which have elapsed have made the task a very difficult one for the free world". Very Good condition  ...  Click for more information and photos; 
Price: $ 500 USD OR $ 650 CDN       #5054        

KING, William Lyon MacKenzie, [1874-1950]

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

Mrs. Mary Scott, Toronto, Ont. A friend of MacKenzie's parents and whom he had ongoing personal correspondence with after this. WLKM had very few friends or family and rarely showed his private side in public which makes these type of personal communications insightful and rare. Highly collectable.
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Price: $ 1,200 USD OR $ 1,590 CDN       #4422        

4 pages, 8 x 12-1/4 inch and 1 page affixed to page three, of detailed accounts, dated, Quebec, October 28, 1793, giving an account of money that is owed from October 25th to December 14th 1793.
Moderate soiling with tattered edges professionally repaired and minor browning, otherwise in very good condition. Exlibrary small stamp (W.C Putnam collection Davenport Public Museum) on p2, p4 and mounted insert page on p3.
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Price: $ 900 USD OR $ 1,200 CDN       #4593        

1851. New York, printed by Toppan, Carpenter and Caselear

American "script" document allotting 40 acres of land to " War of 1812 " soldier Seth Willey, a corporal in Captain Wilson's Company, during the war of 1812.
It comes with affidavits attained to the reverse dealing with its ultimate use in South Dakota This is a very scarce item seen only infrequently on the market.  Very Good condition.
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Price: $ 500 USD OR $ 650 CDN       #2568        

17 x 15-1/4 inches, was folded now flat, some angular trimming on the left and more so on the bottom left side and two small holes in top portion of the document, otherwise good condition.
Signed & initialed by Peter Hunter, also signed by Peter Russell and William Jarvis. Dated 17 March, 1804  and signed 20 March, 1804  

Land Grant to Joshua Bennett of the Township of Willoughby, the County of Lincoln in the district of Niagara Yeoman
in the Township of Willoughby in the County of Lincoln, in the district of Niagara. One Hundred acres Lot Number thirteen in the south concession of the said Township of Willoughby  ... 
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Price: $ 700 USD OR $ 935 CDN       #3109        

John Holland (1734.1807) - printmaker; British (of Peterhouse, Cambridge. Etcher.) Pencil sketch or drawing on heavy paper, cut in an oval shape, 6" high by 5" wide approximately.

On the bottom right quadrant of the portrait a tiny but,  visible  monogram, reading JH 1753. (John Holland?)
ON the reverse of the drawing is written, "John Holland Esq.  and farther below a date of 1753.

John Holland (1734-1807), may have have sketched this likeness of himself. Very little is known about him, apart that he was an amateur draughtsman an etcher...  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 500 USD OR $ 650 CDN       #3304        

1775. Edinburgh, The Weekly Magazine, or Edinburgh Amusement

From The Continental Congress - Declaration of the Causes and Necessity of Taking up Arms
Newspaper, The Weekly Magazine, or Edinburgh Amusement, 5-1/4 x 8-1/4, August 24, 1775, 32pp., disbound, VG. From the interior, 3-1/2 pages and signed in type by John Hancock, President, a complete printing of Causes and Necessity of Taking up Arms.
 In part, A Declaration by the Representatives of the United Colonies of North-America, now met in Congress at Philadelphia, setting forth the causes and necessity of their taking up arms. ... Parliament was influenced to adopt the pernicious project, and assuming a new power over them, have in the course of eleven years, given such decisive specimens of the spirit and consequences attending this power, as to leave no doubt concerning the effects of acquiescence under it.
 They have undertaken to give and grant our money without our consent, though we have ever exercised an exclusive right to dispose of our own property; statutes have been passed for extending the jurisdiction of courts of admiralty and vice-admiralty beyond their ancient limits; for depriving us of the accustomed and inestimable privilege of trial by jury, in cases affecting both life and property; for suspending the legislature of one of the colonies; for interdicting all commerce to the capital of another; and for altering fundamentally the form of government established by charter, soldiers upon the colonists in time of profound peace. It has also been resolved in parliament, that colonists charged with committing certain offences, shall be transported to England to be tried  ...  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 500 USD OR $ 625 CDN       #3477        


Six Commercial single page, two sided, Lists fruebec, regarding the arrival and departure of ships, imports, exports and other news relating to this trade. Five are entitled "The Commercial List" and the other is "The Quebec Commercial List". 

Approximate size is 12-1/4 x 7-3/4 inches except the 1817 which is smaller 11-3/4 x 7 inches).
Vol. 2 No. 11 Monday July 28, 1817
Vol. 6 No. 14 Thursday August 16, 1821
Vol. 6 No. 15 Thursday August 23, 1821
Vol. 6 No. 16 Thursday August 30, 1821
Vol. 6 No. 17 Thursday September 6, 1821
Vol. 6 No. 18 Thursday September 13, 1821
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Price: $ 400 USD OR $ 525 CDN       #4359        

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