DECEMBER 2020 - 40 items offered...
Duncan McLaren
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10 COLLECTIONS
14 BOOKS
6 MANUSCRIPTS
-2 PRINTS
2 MAPS
1 PHOTOS
5 EPHEMERA
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10 COLLECTIONS
DURHAM, Lord John George Lambton Earl of Durham [1792-1840]
Five (5) important and scarce Parliamentary Papers published between the nomination of Lord Durham as Governor General and High Commissioner to British North America and just before his resignation in September 1838;

Dealing with his Nomination, his Acceptance of the Post, his Terms of Reference, his Powers, his Titles, his Duties, the Constitution of a Special Council, all Appointments made by him to the Special Council, Copies of Ordinances and Proclamations and all Minutes of the Proceedings; in relation with Lower Canada, Upper Canada, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Prince Edward Island. From January 20th to August 2nd 1838. The House of Commons. Some edge open tears, otherwise very good condition...
Price: $2,000 USD or $2,555 Cdn #8379
POUND, Ezra Weston Loomis (1885-1972)
Ezra Pound was an expatriate American poet and critic, and a major figure in the early 'modernist' literature - that is, experimental literature written during the first part of the twentieth century. He is one of the most influential, and most controversial poets of the twentieth-century however, Pound's antisemitism soured evaluation of his poetry.

The collection consists of 5 items dating from 1909 to 1979, specifically, 1 Autographed Letter Signed (ALS), 2 scarce association copies of private press books signed by Ezra Pound and 2 pieces of ephemera by Omar Shakespear Pound (1926-2010), Ezra Pound’s son...
Price: $3,500 USD or $4,475 Cdn #7864
JAMESON, Mrs. Anna Brownell, (née Murphy) [1794-1860]
Anna Brownwell Jameson was a multi-talented Victorian Irish author and art critic. Anna Jameson was one of the few female writers in the late 1820s to gain notoriety as not only an amazing writer, but also as a strong supporter of the feminist movement in all genres of literature. She contributed on a range of subjects, including early feminism, art history, travel, Shakespeare, poetry, and German culture. Her circle of friends included Lady Byron, Jane Carlyle, Fanny Kemble, Elizabeth Gaskell, the Brownings and Harriete Martineau.

The Anna Jameson collection contains 10 items, dating from 1828 to 1857, specifically 6 ALS & ANS, 3 books (one signed) and 1 engraved print....
Price: $1,965 USD or $2,510 Cdn #8101
WILLY, Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette (1873-1954)
Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette was of the most famous of modern French writers and nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1948. She wrote over 50 novels including Gigi (1944), and "Cheri" (1920) She was also a mime, an actress, and a journalist. Colette was married three times and her first husband, Henri Gauthier-Villars was a journalist writing under the name of "Willy"... She was given a state funeral.

Colette Willy was included in "The 100 Most Influential Woman of All Time"

This most interesting and scarce Colette ephemera archive contains 7 items dating early 1900's to 1944 specifically, 5 Autographed Letters Signed (ALS), one with small photo and 2 unused post cards....
Price: $1,500 USD or $1,915 Cdn #7849
TARKINGTON, Booth (1869-1946)
Booth Tarkington was an American novelist, dramatist, and Pulitzer Prize winner. During the 1910s and 1920s, he was considered America’s greatest living author. He is one of only three novelists to win the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction more than once, along with William Faulkner and John Updike.

The collection consists of 24 items dating from 1909 to 1941, specifically 3 letters, 1 signed page, 5 photos, 2 books, and 13 ephemera (2 pieces of sheet music, 7 programs and playbills, 2 lobby cards, and 2 post cards). One of the playbills prints letters of appreciation from Woodrow Wilson and Theodore Roosevelt to Alexandra Carlisle, an English actress and suffragist who settled in the United States....
Price: $1,400 USD or $1,790 Cdn #7969
SMILES, Samuel (1812-1904)
Samuel Smiles was a Scottish non-fiction author and a government reformer. His best known work, Self-Help, combined Victorian morality with sound free market ideas into moral tales, showing the benefits of thrift, hard work, education, perseverance, and character. He also drew upon the personal success stories of the emerging self-made millionaires in the pottery industry (Josiah Wedgwood), the railway industry (Watt and Stephenson), and the weaving industry (Jacquard) to make his point that the benefits of the market were open to anyone.

The collection consists of 12 items, dating from 1867 to 1890, specifically, 7 letters, 1 portion of another letter/note, 3 cartes de visite, and 1 book...
Price: $1,300 USD or $1,660 Cdn #8036
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 9 items in total dating from 1950 to 2000, specifically, 1 Typescript; 3 Autographed Letters Signed; 1 Typed Letter Signed; 1 Autograph quotation signed; 1 photo, 1 booklet and 1 Book....
Price: $1,200 USD or $1,530 Cdn #7520
WILLIAMS, Emlyn [1905-1987]
Emlyn Williams, in full George Emlyn Williams was a Welsh-born actor, playwright and author of some highly effective, often macabre plays. He give the world his celebrated plays, "The Corn Is Green," and “Night Must Fall”. He became the actor Charles Dickens reportedly always wished to be when he became "Emlyn Williams as Charles Dickens" in a venerated series of one-man shows.

This Emlyn Williams collection includes 1 Typed Theatre Script ; 4 Books ; 2 Ephemera and 1 Photo. Time period covers is primarily 1935. All material is related to Williams’s celebrated play, Night Must Fall, a psychological thriller, when he became an overnight star....
Price: $1,125 USD or $1,435 Cdn #7663
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...
Price: $1,120 USD or $1,430 Cdn #7693
UNTERMEYER, Louis [1885-1977]
Louis Untermeyer was an American poet, anthologist, critic, editor and translator of more than one hundred books for readers of all ages.. He will be best remembered as the prolific anthologist whose collections have introduced students to contemporary American poetry since 1919. Untermeyer was appointed the fourteenth Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress in 1961.

This collection includes 15 items, specifically, 2 Autographed Letters Signed ; 6 Typed Letter Signed ; 2 Other Typed Letters ; 3 Books, 1 photo and 1 Ephemera. Covers time period from 1925 to 1969....
Price: $975 USD or $1,245 Cdn #7662
14 BOOKS
BLAKE, Hon. Edward (1833-1912)
First 1886 edition. 6-1/2 x 9-3/4 inches. (2),[93]-106pp. Self-cover string sewn bound. Very good+ condition.
Contents: Home rule for Ireland, 1880.- Home rule resolutions, 1882.- The Orange incorporation bill, 1884.- Execution of Louis Riel, 1886.- Home rule debate, 1886. With an important section on the "Execution of Louis Riel", pp. 42-69.

Edward Blake was the second Premier of Ontario, from 1871 to 1872 and leader of the Liberal Party of Canada from 1880 to 1887....
Price: $100 USD or $125 Cdn #8406
TUPPER, Ferdinand Brock [1795-1874]
Second UK 1847 edition. 4.5 by 7.25 Inches, xii, [1]-492pp. Original blind stamped professionally rebacked. Very little foxing present very clean text. Very good condition. Previous owners name and gift from a friend inscription March 6, 1884 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.

Major-General Sir Isaac Brock was the cousin of the author and editor, Ferdinand Brock Tupper. ..
Price: $1,300 USD or $1,660 Cdn #1609
FIELDING, John (map)
First edition 1783 map, second edition 1799 book. Book size 3-1/4 x 5-3/8 inches. Fold out map is flat 7 x 5-3/8 inches. (8), [9], 10-144 p., [1] folded leaf of plates (frontis.) :

"North America including the United States and their Boundaries agreeable to the Peace of 1783" map within "The Polite Traveller, or A Collection of Travels Made in Different parts of the World. London: Printed for William Lane, Leadenhall-Street. 1799". The rare first edition map "North America including the United States and their Boundaries Agreeable To The Peace of 1783" depicts all 13 of the then newly formed United States...Click for more info and photos;
Price: $2,280 USD or $2,915 Cdn #8096
[MERRYWEATHER, John] attributed author
1681 &1691. London & [Amsterdam] Benj. Tooke

This volume is a bound-with 2 first edition volumes in 1. Full leather, probably pigskin and soiled, more so on spine and edges. 4 x 6 inches. ;

First book; Directions for the Latine tongue by the translator of Religio medici. [John Merryweather]
1681. First edition. London : printed for Benj. Tooke, at the Ship in St. Pauls Church-Yard
[4], 48p. (English text)
Latin language. Instruction and study. This book has an association with Sir Thomas Browne, the author of Religio medici (1642).
Reference: Wing M1877A
Rare, copies found at The Huntington Library and University of Toronto.
Refs: Alston XVI.443 ; Wing M1877a...
Price: $2,000 USD or $2,555 Cdn #7835
MOODIE, Susanna [Susannah Strickland] [1803-1885]
First UK edition. 1852. London, Richard Bentley
2 volumes, 4-3/4 x 7-1/2 inches, xx,[1]-293,[1],[2 ads]; [2 ads]; [4],[1]-294; [2 ads], Original green cloth with gilt and blind embossed spine and front cover, rebacked with original sunned spine laid down. Some ink staining on the front free endpaper, bumping to the corners, a few very minor spotting and smudge marks scattered periodically throughout the books. Overall, very good condition...
Price: $778 USD or $995 Cdn #2332
FARIBAULT, George Barthélemi [1789-1866] edited by
IMPORTANT AND EARLY HISTORY OF QUEBEC FROM 1749 TO 1760

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....
Price: $750 USD or $960 Cdn #3691
BELDEN, H. Co.
1878. Toronto, H. Belden & Co.
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....
Price: $750 USD or $960 Cdn #6657
[KEACH, Benjamin, 1640-1704)]
QUITE SCARCE EARLY RELIGIOUS BOOK

[1684]. [London] 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 1-1/4 inches on right, worn spine ends and worn corners.

Benjamin Keach (1640-1704) was a Baptist preacher, Hymn writer and author. Born Benjamin Keach in 1640 Buckinghamshire, England. 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. He also wrote hundreds of hymns....
Price: $500 USD or $640 Cdn #7802
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. ...
Price: $495 USD or $630 Cdn #0945
CAMPBELL, William Wilfred [1860-1918] (signed)
INSCRIBED BY W.L. MACKENZIE KING AND SIGNED WILFRED CAMPBELL

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. Minor wrinkle to spine. Deckled edges. Cracked on page 129. Overall condition is good.

William Lyon MacKenzie King, the future Prime Minister, inscribed, "Mrs. Francis Wilson with very good wishes for the New Year, W.L. MacKenzie King Ottawa Canada December 1909" ..
Price: $495 USD or $630 Cdn #7708
MOODIE, Susanna [Susannah Strickland] [1803-1885]
SCARCE EDITION IN ANY CONDITION

[1855]. New York, De Witt & Davenport
First US edition. 5-1/4 by 7-1/2 inches. iv,[5]-343pp.(5) ads. Rebacked with original blind embossed dark brown cloth to front and back boards and on front board 2 gilt flowers with two gilt leaves. Spine with gilt type.

Flora Lyndsay; or Passages in an Eventful Life is an autobiographical account of a young British couple’s preparations for leaving England and their voyage to Canada....
Price: $395 USD or $505 Cdn #2524
TUPPER, Reginald Hibbert (1893-1972) Owned by
N.d. (Ca. 1902). A unique collector note book filled with lots of manuscript and drawings. Full dark blue cloth with spots to bottom 1/3 front board, wrinkled back cover, stains to edges and a sunned spine, small quarto. Internally very good condition. Overall condition with cover, good only. H. M. S. Cornwall: Shipbuilding Notes with 52 printed pages containing 65 pages for drawing and making notes. 26 hand-drawn diagrams and pages of notes all drawn by R.H. (Reginald Hibbert) Tupper, when he was at Naval College.
Signed on the front free endpaper R. H. Tupper (the grandson of the former Canadian Prime Minister)....
Price: $350 USD or $445 Cdn #4269
TRAILL, Catharine Parr (Strickland Mrs. Traill C.P.) [1802-1899]
1836. London, Charles Knight
First edition, second printing. 4.5” x 6.75”, viii, 313pp [1], [315]-351pp including appendix, with half-title, 21 wood-engraved plates & illus. (incl. frontis.) In the original fine grain publisher's tan cloth, leather label, gilt titles, label chipped with some text loss on label, slightly dust worn, expertly restored. Half title (missing some type in one word at the top), Minor foxing internally, good+ copy ....
Price: $300 USD or $380 Cdn #1481
TRAILL, Catharine Parr (Strickland Mrs. Traill C.P.) [1802-1899]
1876. London, T. Nelson
4 1/2” x 6 3/4”. viii, [9]-207p. including 3pp. appendix. Illustrated. Green cloth covers with black decorative double border and gold gilt seal in center of cover high lighting the book title, gold gilt titles and decorative design on spine, some light edge wear to cover edges and corner slightly bumped. Black mark on back cover cloth 2 1/4” x 1/4” tapering to 1/8”. Award bookplate on front endpaper and previous owner address written above. Two chromo-litho plates as frontis and half-title, and numerous B/W engravings, no foxing internally. Very good condition in original binding....
Price: $245 USD or $300 Cdn #3274
4 MANUSCRIPTS
LYLE, Lieut. S.S.
1799-1806
[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...
Price: $2,250 USD or $2,875 Cdn #7615
LAURIER, Sir Wilfrid [1841-1919]
EARLY LETTER FROM CANADA'S FIRST FRANCOPHONE PRIME MINISTER  

“Wilfrid Laurier,” dated Arthabaskaville, 10th April, 1875, addressed to Donald Alexander MacDonald, Postmaster General, Ottawa. 17 lines on one 8vo sheet, docketed by MacDonald on the verso, vertical fold, near fine

PITTAWAY & JARVIS, Photographers, Ottawa. Hon. Wilfrid Laurier. [Ottawa, ca. 1886] Original photograph, head and shoulder portrait, very good condition. ...
Price: $1,500 USD or $1,915 Cdn #7437
WRIGHT, Richard Nathaniel (1908-1960)
Richard Wright was an important American author of novels, short stories, poems, and non-fiction. Much of his literature concerns racial themes, especially related to the plight of African Americans during the late 19th to mid-20th centuries, who suffered discrimination and violence in America. Literary critics believe his work helped change race relations in the United States in the mid-20th century. Some of his books include Uncle Tom’s Children (1938), Native Son (1940), and Black Boy (1945).

Richard Wright. 2 letters, 1950 & 1951, 1pp. Typed Letter Signed (TLS) and 2pp. Autographed Letter Signed (ALS) when he became a permanent expatriate living in Europe. Both letters to Irma Antonetto, Associazione Culturale Italiana who was the creator of the Italian Cultural Association and in forty-six years of activity she had brought to Italy over 400 personalities including philosophers, scientists, writers, Nobel laureates....
Price: $1,500 USD or $1,915 Cdn #8323
CARLETON, Sir Guy 1st Baron Dorchester [1724-1808]
Document signed ("Guy Carleton"), one page (15 x 9-3/8 inches; 381 x 240 mm), Montreal, 19 June 1777, to John Powell, Deputy Paymaster General at Quebec, being an order for payment in the amount of five hundred pounds sterling made out to John Campbell, Commandant and Superintendent of Indians in the province of Quebec, countersigned by Powell on the verso; one short fold tear otherwise very good+...
Price: $1,250 USD or $1,605 Cdn #3432
2 PRINTS
DE HAGA HAIG, Captain Herbert (1855-1945)
1886. Ottawa, Department of Militia

List of sixteen (16) plates listed by 4 battle areas:
• BATTLE OF FISH CREEK (stunning victory of the Métis);
• BATTLE OF BATOCHE (the Métis were soundly defeated);
• BATTLE OF CUT KNIFE HILL (a force of Cree warriors held off a superior group of Canadian army units);
• BATTLE OF LOON LAKE (Cree warriors defeated by a force of North-West Mounted Police - last battle fought on Canadian soil)...
Price: $700 USD or $895 Cdn #8393
HOLLOWAY, Frederick H. (fl. 1840-1853)
QUITE SCARCE
The New York firm of Sarony & Major, circa 1850, issued a series of four tinted lithograph prints of the Falls by Fred H. Holloway:
A view from Clifton Road
 Paper size: 17-1/2 x 13-1/2 inches. Image size:12-1/2 x 8-3/8 inches
 Impressions of Niagara: 193, p.74
A view from the Ferry
 Paper size: 17-1/2 x 13 inches. Image size:12-1/2 x 8-3/8 inches
 Impressions of Niagara: 192 p.74
A view from the High-land (British side)
 Paper size: 17-1/2 x 13 inches. Image size:12-1/4 x 8-3/4 inches
A view from the American side
 Paper size: 17-1/2 x 13 inches. Image size:12-1/2 x 8-1/2 inches
Price: $2,000 USD or $2,570 Cdn #8256
2 MAPS
Canada. Department of Militia and Defence
Scarce Map of part of the Dominion of Canada, illustrating the use of the Canadian Pacific Railway in the movement of troops to quell the North-West troubles in 1885.

Front: Map of part of the Dominion of Canada, illustrating the use of the Canadian Pacific Railway in the movement of troops to quell the North-West troubles in 1885. Relief shown by hachures. "By permission of the Can. P. R'y Co.".
Verso: The North-West Field Forces 1885 text all in black.
Shows Indian reservations, routes followed by various troops, and location of engagements....
Price: $700 USD or $895 Cdn #8394
Surveyor General and Chief Hydrographic Service
SCARCE TYPOGRAPHICAL MAP OF KINGSTON AREA

Ontario Kinston Sheet, Leeds and portions of Lennox and Addington, Frontenac Lanark and Grenville Counties. Showing Counties, Townships Cities Towns over and under 4,000 population boundries, Railways and Canals. Standard Typographical Map Sheet 10 S.W.

Folded paper size: 10 x 12 inches. Flat paper size: 58-3/4 x 38-3/4 inches. ...
Price: $290 USD or $370 Cdn #8385
2 PHOTOS
Queen Victoria [1819-1901]
Very interesting and rare circa 1880’s albumen photo of Queen Victoria with Princess Beatrice and Queen Victoria's her 4 dogs plus a circa 1876 Queen Victoria hand-written note photographed: Victoria, Beatrice - "Waldmann" "Fern", "Sharp" and "Noble" . Princess Beatrice, was Queen Victoria youngest child and wife of Prince Henry of Battenberg (1857-1944). Original albumen photo of a presumed circa 1877 Charles Burton Barber painting, with some foxing and a bit faded otherwise good condition....
Price: $1,500 USD or $1,915 Cdn #8284
NOTMAN, William [1826-1891]
A nice circa 1900 made albumen photographic view of the fort (Citadel and Quebec City from Point Levis circa 1865 view). Silver salts on paper mounted on card - Gelatin dry plate process rounded corners at top left and right.
Card size: 13-7/8 x 17-5/8 inches
Image size: 6-5/8 x 9-1/4 inches
At bottom right of photo number id in photo of 17305.
Some minor spots on photo, otherwise very good condition....
Price: $500 USD or $640 Cdn #7459
6 EPHEMERA
KING, William Lyon MacKenzie, [1874-1950]
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.

Letter content marked "personal" by King on the top of the letterhead starts out with King not realizing his friend George Brodie has died and thanks his other friend, Alex D. Bruce for letting him know....
Price: $1,300 USD or $1,660 Cdn #7785
MICHENER, Roland (1900-1991)
First edition. 7 pages. 14 x 9 inches. Nice document, Ontario Provincial red seal with blue ribbon on front page. "Province of Ontario by the Honourable Daniel Roland Michener. Provincial Secretary, To all to whom these Presents shall Come Greeting. 29th December 1947..."

The purposes of the new Company being : “To manufacture, buy or otherwise acquire, hold, sell, exchange, mortgage and deal goods, wares and merchandise and other personal property of every kind and description”. Signed by [Daniel Roland] Michener as he was at the time Provincial Secretary and Registrar of Ontario from 1946 to 1948...
Price: $125 USD or $160 Cdn #8388
GLENELG, Charles Grant, Baron [1778-1866]
LIST OF 885 PERSONS CHARGED WITH TREASON IN UPPER CANADA

An exceptionally important document detailing 885 persons arrested for high treason in connection with the Rebellion of 1837 in Upper Canada, including those executed and those transported to prison colonies.

List of persons detained in Toronto and elsewhere on charges of insurrection and high treason listing their name, occupation, date of arrest, date of acquittal, type of trial, result of the latter, and other remarks relating to their file such as details of their movements, the legal agreements made, etc.
Price: $2,100 USD or $2,700 Cdn #8376
 & GLENELG, Charles Grant, Baron [1778-1866]
Upper Canada : return to addresses of the Honourable the House of Commons, dated 8 & 21 May and 8 June 1838, for, Copy of instructions to the Lieutenant-Governor of Upper Canada, relative to proceedings against persons recently arrested in that Province : extract of a despatch from the Lieutenant-Governor of Upper Canada, relative to the disposal of the prisoners convicted of treason in that province : copies of the several acts of the Legislature of Upper Canada in the last session, for the preservation of the peace, and for the trial of persons charged with insurrection and revolt against the government of the province, stating the dates on which the several bills received the royal sanction. ...
Price: $1,145 USD or $1,465 Cdn #8375
HEAD, Sir Francis Bond [1793-1875]
Memorandum addressed to Lord Glenelg (Secretary of State for Colonies during the Rebellion) by Sir Francis Head (Lieutenant-Governor of Upper Canada in 1837) in which he responded to five questions concerning measures he took to quell the rebellion in Upper Canada;
• Why did he incautiously remove the troops from the province?
• Why did not Sir Head call out the militia?
• Why did he destruct the Caroline steam-boat?
• Why did he utter reflections against republican institutions and against the conduct of the people of the neighbouring states?
• Why did he return to England through the United States?...
Price: $495 USD or $635 Cdn #8374
DURHAM, Lord John George Lambton Earl of Durham [1792-1840]
Three (3) important and scarce Parliamentary Papers published between the nomination of Lord Durham as Governor General and High Commissioner to British North America after his resignation in September 1838; dealing with the Durham Report’s criticism and justification for their disagreement to this report. Lord Durham had a number of political enemies in both Great Britain and Canada They scrambled to respond to his report after the fact with Lord Durham not focus on these and his very large report submitted in February 1839 with the 5 appendices was being absorbed, understood and debated. These Parliamentary Papers responses were written in June, July and August of 1839. Lord Durham died about a year later on July 28, 1840. A fascinating insight to the many difficulties and challenges Lord Durham faced in publishing and supporting his famous report which led to a series of reforms and changes. These included uniting the two Canadas into a single colony, the Province of Canada, in 1841 (Act of Union) and the report also paved the way for responsible government.
Some edge open tears and paper toning, otherwise all in very good condition....
Price: $1,500 USD or $1,915 Cdn #8378
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