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Duncan McLaren
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      13 BOOKS
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      5 PRINT
      6 EPHEMERA   
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11 COLLECTIONS...
MOWAT, Farley McGill [1921-2014] & BERTON, Pierre [1920-2004]
 
Pierre Berton / Farley Mowat three association collection (inscribed and provenance) items. The three items are all personally connected to these two Canadian literary giants.
Two Farley Mowat related items;
1) The Regiment. Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, 1955. First edition. "For Pierre the only good book written by Farley Mowat"...
2) Typed letter igned (TLS) to Clyde Gilmour (a Canadian broadcaster and journalist), 31 October 1994. Calls Gilmour "a good s.o.b.",...
Pierre Berton provenance, related item;
Fox, George, 1624-1691. A Journal, or Historical Account of the Life, Travels, Sufferings, Christian Experiences ... 1694.
Multiple provenance: on title page, "Walter Tothills Book Bedford Street London"; on front free endpaper, "Thomas Thompson Grocer  Appleby  16th of the 8th month 1813  Tho. Thompson  Liverpool  1845  to his son  Wm. Thompson"; obtained from the Pierre Berton estate. Thomas Phillips Thompson, Pierre Berton's grandfather... Click for more information and photos;
This collection is on consignment.
Price: $ 1,300 USD OR $ 1,725 CDN        #7880



BRUCE, Alexander Duncan (1868-1956)
 
HISTORICALLY IMPORTANT EARLY ONTARIO LOCAL HISTORY COLLECTION

The collection includes 19 items, specifically,
* two holograph Ontario diaries by Alexander D. Bruce, one 61 page diary (March 1884-April 15, 1885) Alexander D. Bruce "Sandy" was 16 & 17 years of age and one 64 page diary (Apr. 10, 1886, to Apr. 23, 1887, Alexander D. Bruce "Sandy" was 18 & 19 years of age
* three holograph letters and 4 Cheese Factory related documents plus
* 9 original photos of family members and one large photo copy of 15 other family members.

These Bruce family members were very successful Scottish emigrants in 1842 to Upper Canada (Markham area) in business, farming, milling (Carrick Mills renamed later to Bruce's Mill). They were all very active politically as evidenced by the content, authors and other people referred to. Absolutely fascinating first hand political perspective from a local, to national perspective...
...   Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 4,150 USD OR $ 5,500 CDN        #7877

KOONTZ, Dean (b1945)
 
Dean Koontz is a best-selling American author in the genres of suspense, horror fiction, science fiction, thriller, and fantasy. He has also used approximately ten different pen names. His books have sold more than 450 million copies. Many of his books have been made into films.

The collection contains 32 items dating from 1977 to 2011, specifically, fifteen letters, five photos, two books, four posters, five newsletters, and an interview.

Many of the letters are signed typed form letters ("At certain times of the year, I'm able to answer readers' letters with a line of two, more personally than I am able to do right now....") with a paragraph written by Koontz to each correspondent....    Click for more information and photos;  
This collection is on consignment.
Price: $ 1,300 USD OR $ 1,725 CDN        #7896

NORRIS, William Edward (1847-1925)
 
W.E. Norris was a prolific English novelist and writer of short stories. Son of the Chief Justice of Ceylon. He was born in London and educated at Eton College. He travelled abroad, abandoned the idea of joining the diplomatic service, qualified as a barrister in 1874, and eventually chose to follow a literary career. He wrote more than sixty novels. He lived in Torquay. During the winter he went to Algiers or the Riviera. Some of his best known works are Matrimony (1881), My Friend Jim (1886), The Widower (1898), Nature's Comedian (1904), and Pauline (1908).

The collection dates from 1883 to 1908 and consists of 11 signed letters and a signed note....   Click for more information and photos;  
This collection is on consignment.
Price: $ 1,000 USD OR $ 1,320 CDN        #7890

 
PRICE, Nancy (1880-1970)
 
Nancy Price was an English actress on stage and screen, poet, novelist, editor, essayist, and memoirist. She was one of the leading lights of the British theatre in the twentieth century. She began her stage career in 1899 and played over 440 parts during her long career, notably the grandmother in Whiteoaks (with performances in plays by Pirandello, Ibsen, Zola, etc.). She worked with F.R. Benson, Henry Irving, and Mrs. Patrick Campbell. She also appeared in over twenty films and BBC TV shows. In 1930 she founded the People's National Theatre in conjunction with the critic J.T. Grein, and launched its first season at the Fortune Theatre. In 1933 she was appointed its Honorary Director and carried on the enterprise at various theatres until 1950. She was awarded the CBE in 1950 and retired from stage and films two years later.

The collection contains material dating from 1910 to 1958, a total of 95 items, specifically, 76 issues of two related magazines, 11 letters, 8 photos, 3 books, 1 album with ephemera, 1 cigarette card and 1 program. Notable in the collection are letters from H.E. Bates and important British actors and theatre impresarios...   Click for more information and photos;  
This collection is on consignment.
Price: $ 1,700 USD OR $ 2,260 CDN        #7888


LOWELL, Amy Lawrence [1874-1925]
 
Amy Lowell was an American poet critic, and woman of letters who became a powerful leader in the modernist poetry movement known as Imagism.  She was posthumously was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1926.

The collection consists of three items dating from 1887 to 1920. Lowell's first publication, a very scarce broadside, and a typed signed letter.
...   Click for more information and photos;  
This collection is on consignment.
Price: $ 1,750 USD OR $ 2,300 CDN        #7882


COUGHLIN, Father Charles Edward (1891-1979)
 
Father Charles E. Coughlin was an American Canadian Roman Catholic Priest born in Hamilton, Ontario and ordained to the priesthood in Toronto in 1916 with the Basilian Fathers. He taught at Assumption College, also operated by the Basilians, in Windsor, Ontario.
When his religious order was re-organized in 1923, he moved to Detroit. In 1926, he ministered at the Shrine of the Little Flower in Royal Oak, Michigan, and began his radio broadcasts, reaching an audience of 30 million people. In 1934, he organized the National Union for Social Justice (later the Christian Front) through which he argued that neither capitalism nor democracy had a future in America. However, he often engaged in anti-Semitic attacks, supported fascist policies, and became a harsh critic of Franklin D. Roosevelt. His public career ended in May 1942 with the forced cancellation of his radio program and his newspaper, Social Justice. He served as a parish pastor until his retirement in 1966.

Collection material dates from 1931 to 1966 and includes 146 items, specifically, 129 Social Justice Newspapers, 4 Books, 9 B&W Photos, 3 Ephemera and 1 Medal.  
...   Click for more information and photos;  
This collection is on consignment.
Price: $ 1,600 USD OR $ 2,100 CDN        #7883

BANGS, John Kendrick (1862-1922)
 
John Kendrick Bangs was an American author, humorist, editor, and satirist. and the creator of modern Bangsian fantasy the school of fantasy writing that sets the plot wholly or partially in the afterlife.  

The collection items date from 1894 to 1921, specifically contains twelve letters, two books, one poster, and a note.
...   Click for more information and photos;  
This collection is on consignment.
Price: $ 1,400 USD OR $ 1,850 CDN        #7884

 
 
LIVESAY, Dorothy (1909-1996)
 
Dorothy Livesay is considered one of Canada's pre-eminent poets and the winner of two Governor General's Awards (1944, 1947). Following the publication of Green Pitcher (1928) when she was only nineteen years of age, she published Signpost (1932). This was followed by twenty-two other volumes of poetry and three memoirs.

This Dorothy Livesay collection material dating from 1928 to 1987, specifically, thirteen books and booklets of poetry, and three pieces of ephemera (a university convocation invitation 2 UofT programme booklets:).
Most items are signed by Livesay. Many are association copies of other Canadian poets, especially Miriam Waddington. Some of these works are quite scarce. Practically all items are in very good or fine condition...   Click for more information and photos;  
This collection is on consignment.
Price: $ 1,400 USD OR $ 1,850 CDN        #7885

FIELD, Eugene (1850-1895)
 
Eugene Field, an American journalist, editor, poet, and best known for his children's poetry and humorous essay. After his mother's death in 1856, he and his brother were sent to live with a cousin in Amherst, Massachusetts. Field attended several colleges but took no degree (Williams College, Knox College, the University of Missouri). He worked for many newspapers until the Chicago Daily News offered him a job writing a humorous column called "Sharps and Flats". He also published many volumes of poetry and prose. Dubbed "The Poet of Childhood", Field died of a heart attack on 4 November 1895.

A collection of letters and ephemera pasted into a leather scrapbook, 10¼× 9½".
The collection has 41 items in total dating from 1889 to 1912, specifically, 16 letters, 13 ephemera, and 12 posthumous postcards. 
The collection includes interesting letters from important writers such as John Kendrick Bangs and Eugene Debs and even a printed card from Arthur Conan Doyle.
Provenance: Elizabeth Walbridge, grandmother of Elizabeth Whitlow.  
...   Click for more information and photos;
This collection is on consignment.
Price: $ 2,500 USD OR $ 3,310 CDN        #7891

GODDEN, Margaret Rumer (1907-1998)
 
Rumer Godden was a poet, memoirist, an English author of more than 60 fiction and nonfiction and children's books. She was born in Sussex, but grew up in India, in Narayanganj. Many of her 60 books are set in India. Nine of her works were made into films, most notably Black Narcissus in 1947.

The collection contains 13 items dating from 1936 to 1995, specifically, nine letters (one on a leaflet), three photos, a movie poster, and first edition of her first published book-length work.
...   Click for more information and photos;  
This collection is on consignment.
Price: $ 1,400 USD OR $ 1,850 CDN        #7894
13 BOOKS ...

 

A RARE AND IMPORTANT BOOK ON EARLY QUEBEC RELIGION

1761. A Cologne, Chez Jean Frédéric Motiens
First edition. 12mo (164 x 100 mm). vii, [1]-2l5pp. Newer modern rich burgundy leather, new end papers, with title in gilt stamped on black leather label and 1761 date in gilt stamped at bottom of spine. Inside page are pleasantly age toned evenly throughout. Attractive book in fine condition.  French text.

This rare biography of François Xavier de Laval de Montigny  [1623-1708], the first Bishop of Quebec (1623-1708) contains much useful information about the late 17th century history of the region. Although the terminal leaf indicates this to be the end of the first volume, only one was published.  First Edition of this rare book, the earliest biography of François Xavier de Laval de Montigny [1623-1708], first bishop of Quebec (1674-88) and one of the most powerful and influential figures in seventeenth century New France  ...  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 2,200 USD OR $ 2,900 CDN       #2245    




ATWOOD, Margaret  [1939 - ]

ATWOOD'S FIRST BOOK SIGNED PLUS SOME ATWOOD EPHEMERA

1961. Toronto, Hawkshead Press
First Edition. Atwood, Margaret [M.E. Atwood]. Double Persephone. Toronto: Hawkshead Press, 1961. Market book series, book 1. [16] p. 172 × 130 mm. (5 x 6-3/4 inches), 4 leaves. The text block was originally glued with rubber cement into the covers.
This copy has been sewn, and the text block has been expertly and unobtrusively reinforced at the endpapers. Thick-paper wrapper.

Signed by Atwood on a paper label (Nan A. Talese / Doubleday) which is affixed on the verso of the front cover. Light scuffing to inside front cover and back cover, otherwise in near fine condition  ...  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 2,000 USD OR $ 2,650 CDN       #7623  



TALBOT, Edward Allen [1801-1839]

1824. London, Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, Brown and Green
First edition. 8vo. 23cm, in 2 volumes, 8vo. 23cm, in 2 volumes, xvi, 419;  vii,[1] [9]-400pp., with 2 lithographed frontis views, 2p. plan. 3/4 leather with new calf spine on original marbled paper boards.  The two plates, by T. Brown very minor foxing outside of images. A few pages in Vol.1 have light brown area over type from X to Xvi . Previous owner's name on after new plain end papers end papers. Very attractive set...  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 400 USD OR $ 525 CDN       #0596   


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

1836. London, Library of Entertaining Knowledge. 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 $ 395 CDN       #1481         


1854. New York, Redfield
First US edition. 5.5 x 7.5 inches. 376pp [8, ads], Rebacked with original spine relaid with publisher's dark green cloth with gilt stamped letters & small beaver at head of spine, boards with perimeter blind stamped, and new endpapers.  Scattered light to medium foxing on some pages. Title page with small 3/4' x 1/4" missing at bottom not affecting any text and pages 11-14 loose. illustrated with three black & white full page wood engraved plates(title page, and pages 48 & 88)  by S.C.Avery.
John Jacob Astor's attempt in 1811 to establish the first American settlement on the Pacific Coast...  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 75 USD OR $ 99 CDN       #0629       


1834. New York, Charles Small.
Fourth Edition. 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall. xv, 208 p.p.  Original marbled paper-covered boards with leather spine. Gilt spine title and decorations. Engraved frontis illustration and title page illustration. Edges rubbed and tips worn with some foxing. Good condition.

A popular Anti-Catholic novel by a Presbyterian Abolitionist  ...  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 75 USD OR $ 99 CDN       #1711          


WATTS, Mrs. Alaric (Edited by)

SCARCE JUVENILE GIFT BOOK

1830. London, Longman, Rees, & Co.
First edition. 3- 3/4 x 6 inches.  x, [1], 240pp., 6pp ads.  Original half-bound green Turkey morocco with worn corners and front and back boards. Half title, engr. front. & title, all plates present; illustrations slightly spotted. Contemporary  gift inscription on leading front end paper - Oct. 1829. Very Good condition overall.
Price: $ 75 USD OR $ 99 CDN       #1723         


LAURIE, Major General [John Wimburn], (1835-1912)

1887. Ottawa, Printed by MacLean, Roger & Co.
Regarding matters in connection with the Supression of the Louis Riel Rebellion in the North-West Territories in 1885.
First edition. 9-1/4 inches high by 6-1/2 inches wide. 38pp.  Softcovers, bound as issued in the original printed self-wrap. The stitching if broken and the book is thus disbound and lacking the rear wrap which had no printing on it. 38 pages (of 39 pages). Page 39 is missing which a full page chart labeled F [not unlike the charts on pages 36 & 37. "Supplies taken north from Moose Jaw...". Considered good condition overall  ...  Click for more information and photos; 
Price: $ 60 USD OR $ 79 CDN       #1343         


BROOKE, Frances (Moore)  [1724-1789]

1824. London, Printed and published by J. Limbird 143 Strand
(1) title page, [1]-68pp. modern paper wrappers.
It is printed double column with quite a small type face. Limbird re-printed quite a lot of eighteenth-century texts at the beginning of the nineteenth-century. Uncommon edition of this title.
Very good condition.
First published in 1763.
Price: $ 60 USD OR $ 79 CDN       #1279       


WOLFE-AYLWARD, A. E.

[1926]. Plymouth, William Brendon and Son, Limited, Mayflower Press
First edition. 4to. 8-3/8 x 11-1/8 inches. 6 p. leaves, iv, 212pp; 213 unnumbered. Rebacked with new spine no type, with embossed royal coats of arms crest in gilt to front board. 103 tissue-protected b/w plates. Black and white  illustration of Wolfe frontispiece; Foreword by Lieut.-colonel The Earl Stanhope.  Internally very clean and very good condition.
Limited  Edition of 146 to 250 copies? with subscribers list at end of volume. Foreword dated 1924
Price: $ 50 USD OR $ 65 CDN       #1584        


1903. Toronto, William Briggs
First edition. 4-1/2 x 7-1/2 inches. 303pp. Red cloth rebacked, with black illustration and with gilt titles. Frontispiece.   With Illustrations by J. E. Laughlin And Portraits.
Pages very clean no foxing. Very good condition.
Great book on the early history of the Far North and Canada especially the Red River Rebellion. (Manitoba)...  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 45 USD OR $ 59 CDN       #0810        


GARVIN, J.W. (John William) (1859-1935)

1905. Toronto, William Briggs
4-3/4 x 7-3/8 inches, (3 including tissue guarded portrait plate), 309pp., original green cloth boards with gilt lettering and perimeter gilt rules. New endpapers. Cover a little marked and a dent in the top board, otherwise in very good condition.

This volume contains 86 poems of superior merit of which 52 appear for the first time in book form  ...  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 45 USD OR $ 59 CDN       #1944        


MACPHERSON, Gerardine

1878. Boston, Roberts Brothers
5 1/2" x 8", xvii, [1], [1]-345pp., [315]-354]appendix,[355-362], index.
New red cloth covers, paper label on spine and end papers. With a portrait, Preface, Postscript, Appendix & Index. previous owner's name neatly written on front blank. Some places with very light spotting otherwise, very good+ condition...  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 45 USD OR $ 59 CDN       #2244        
4 MANUSCRIPTS


STOWE, Dr. Emily Howard (nee Jennings) [1831-1903]

STOWE IS ONE  OF THE MOST IMPORTANT WOMEN IN CANADIAN HISTORY

1887. Toronto, Dr. Emily Stowe
Rare document, signed 6-1/2 x 8 inches, death certificate by Dr. Emily Stowe from June 19, 1887. This is a physician's death certificate for the wife  of James Aikenhead (they married in 1858) the founder of the well known Hardware store chain who died in 1903.

Dr. Emily Howard Stowe was born in Norwich Township, Oxford County, Ontario. She  is very significant both for medical history as she was Canada's first woman medical practitioner, and she is one of Canada's most significant suffragist and women's rights movement leader...   Click for more information and photos; 
Price: $ 1,200 USD OR $ 1,580 CDN       #4189   


1826. London, Sir William Edward Parry
Autograph Letter signed, dated Admiralty, May 18th, 1826, addressed to Mrs. [Elizabeth] Fry, Newgate. 21 lines, 1 p., with conjugate address leaf, approx. 5x7 inches, hinged on the left with linen onto a larger album page, very good condition.
Letter of introduction: My dear friend, Permit me to have the pleasure of introducing to you the Miss Waldegraves, sisters of Lord Radstock, very pious amiable people, and very desirous of your personal acquaintance. The tickets which I deputed to Bichenda to ask you for were for these ladies, than whom I can assure you, few individuals will more rightly appreciate the privilege you have thus given them. I am my dear friend, with truest esteem, very sincerely yours, W. Parry."
Price: $ 650 USD OR $ 850 CDN       #3295   


JAMESON, Mrs. Anna Brownell, (née Murphy) [1794-1860]

7-1/4 x 4-1/2 inches, dated Saturday with no month or year. Addressed to Mrs. Hall, likely to Mrs. S.C. Hall, making arrangements to visit Mrs. Hall in the country. Very good condition.
Anna Maria Hall was an Irish novelist who often published as "Mrs. S. C. Hall".
Mrs. Hall's first recorded contribution to literature is an Irish sketch called 'Master Ben,' which appeared in The Spirit and Manners of the Age, January 1829, pp. 35-41 et seq. Other tales followed. Eventually they were collected into a volume entitled Sketches of Irish Character, 1829, and henceforth she became 'an author by profession.'  She edited her own annual, The Juvenile Forget-Me-Not (1826-1834). She published in many Journals and Magazines and wrote many other books.

Anna Brownell Jameson, the multi-talented Victorian Irish author and art critic 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.
Price: $ 150 USD OR $ 195 CDN       #4851   



7-1/2 x 9 inches flat and folded tp 7-1/2 x 4-1/2 inches. Autograph letter signed. One page. dated Monday [no month, year]. Making an arrangement for a visit with Mr. Mickle in Dalston. Old warn seal on fold. Open 1/2 edge tear from folding not affecting hand writing, other very good condition.
John Adam. Anglo-Indian statesman. Adam was educated at the Charterhouse; received a writership on the Bengal establishment in 1794; and, after a year at Edinburgh University, arrived at Calcutta in 1796  ...  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 95 USD OR $ 125 CDN       #5022         
1 MAP

[1851]. Toronto, Thomas MacLear
Very Good. Modern hand coloured. Attractive.
from Smith's Canada book, vol.1 page 152  ...  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 65 USD OR $ 85 CDN       #2435        
5 PRINTS


  HILLINGFORD, Robert Alexander (1828-1904) artist

Circa 1890. Quite scarce Wellington chromo. (31.25 x 20.25 inches - full colour). No printed details on image It almost appears as though this is a water colour, however it is printed by chromo lithograph and some hand-colour and varnish added after. Light vertical stain to top left (clouds) of image; colours otherwise quite vivid and in generally very good condition. Printed signature in the plate is Robert Alexander Hillingford, an English painter. He specialized in historical pictures, often battle scenes  ...  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 800 USD OR $ 1,050 CDN       #3612         



First edition.  Size 5-1/4 x 8-1/4. Complete with 59 pages text, a folding copperplate French and Indian Wars period scarce engraving titled "A Perspective View of the City of Quebec, the Capital of Canada" (30 cm x 20 cm) with text on Québec from p.113 to p.116. Very good condition  ...  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 250 USD OR $ 325 CDN       #2301         


 
 
 
LAMBERT, John [1775-c1816]

1810. London, Cradock
8 charming sepia aquatints early Québec engravings, each;
Image: 4 x 7 inches ; Paper: 5 x 8-3/4 inches. Original sepia aquatints. Faint type from offsetting, otherwise good condition.
8 AQUATINTS - early Québec:
* CAPE DIAMOND AND PART OF THE LOWER TOWN OF QUEBEC
* QUEBEC, VIEW OF PRESCOT GATE
* A CANADIAN CARIOLET
* CAPE DIAMANT FROM WOLFE'S COVE
* THE TOWN OF THREE RIVERS
* TOWN OF SOREL, LOWER CANADA
* MONTREAL, THE PLACES D' ARMES
* MONTREAL, NOTRE DAME STREET
Price: $ 225 USD OR $ 295 CDN       #5617         


 
1877. London, London Fine Art Association
Image: 28-1/4 x 16 inches.
Paper: 29-1/4 x 18 inches.
Black and White engraving. Removed from frame with image and type below image in very good condition. Small 1/2 inch vertical tear under E in gazette but not touching E.  The  border outside this area which was previously framed is in poor condition. The poor border would not be seen matted...  Click for more information and photos; 
Price: $ 120 USD OR $ 155 CDN       #3609         



A hand-colored engraving. Mounted to a sturdy card by one corner; very light wrinkle at top edge, and several very small, light foxing spots; blank on the reverse. Condition is Very Good.

An attractive hand-colored engraving, measuring roughly 7.5 by 5.75 inches. There is no artist or engraver information, and the margins have been trimmed... Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 45 USD OR $ 60 CDN       #1768         
6 EPHEMERA



A VERY RARE MANLY MACDONALD EARLY CHRISTMAS CARD

Christmas Greeting Card circa 1930's
Flat: 12-3/4 x 5-1/2 inches
Folded: 6-1/2 x 5-1/2 inches
Image: 4-7/8 x 3-3/4 inches
The printed Manly MacDonald "The Red Mill" image, slightly out of register when printed, was trimmed to size and mounted on the Christmas Greeting Card. Unsigned inside. Printed on back is  Manly MacDonald's name and Canadian Artists Series   25130

According to the previous owner, the original oil painting was painted in the 1930s at Bruce's Mill (his father watched him do some of his work around the Mill) and this Christmas Card is a reproduction of that painting.
Price: $ 910 USD OR $ 1,195 CDN       #7895    


[Tuskegee, 15 May 1912.] 8.5 x 11 inch Booker T. Washington letter with his signature.
Booker T. Washington, Principal of the Tuskegeee Institute for African Americans, and leading Black rights activist, signed in his hand, only three years prior to his death... with watermark reading '[Parch]ment 1911 Strathmore'. Very good condition.
Plus 4 pieces of ephemera, all in fine condition;
...  Click for more information and photos; 
Price: $ 1,000 USD OR $ 1,310 CDN       #4306   


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  ...  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 400 USD OR $ 525 CDN       #3477         



[1875]. Very good condition.  9.75" x 6" 15 pages disbound from a book (p.579 - p.592) Original printed speech of 1792 was 32 pp.
"If we listen to the voice of reason and duty, and pursue this night the line of conduct which they prescribe, some of us may live to see a reverse of that picture, from which we now turn our eyes with shame and regret. We may live to behold the natives of Africa engaged in the calm occupations of industry, in the pursuits of a just and legitimate commerce  ...  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 35 USD OR $ 45 CDN       #2481         


1815. Baltimore, Niles Weekly Register
Original, complete issue of 16 pages dated January 28, 1815 -- Vol. 7, No. 178 -- Pages are tight, good condition, minor foxing -- War of 1812.
Some of the contents are: Events of the War; Details of a December 1815 Battle near  New Orleans with General Andrew Jackson and British Major-General Keane; Militia General Orders for New Orleans; Letter from Commodore Patterson to the Secretary of Navy; Enemy Landed at Pass Christianne; The Tennessee and Kentucky Troops had arrived at New Orleans; St. Augustine; British Prisoners at Pittsfield, Mass. ; Naval Matters; Proceedings in the Senate; Etc. Etc. --
 ...  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 45 USD OR $ 55 CDN       #2999         


Rittinger and Motz publisher

1880. Berlin (Ontario); Kitchener, Rittinger and Motz
First edition. 6-1/2 x 9 inches. Soft cover booklet. 40 pages self cover with old worn  and broken green spine. Complete but in fair condition only. German language.
An annual publication containing information pertinent to each day of the year such as the time the sun rises and sets, weather predictions, holidays, seasons, astrological and astronomical data, sayings and proverbs, poems, short stories, cartoons, advice for farmers and tips for family members.
 ...  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 42 USD OR $ 555 CDN       #7559         

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