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JANUARY 2020  - 40 items offered... 
Duncan McLaren
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CONRAD, Joseph [1857-1924]

Joseph Conrad and "The book "NOSTROMO" was first published in 1904 after nearly three years of intensive writing inspired by actual events occurring a quarter of a century earlier. Perhaps had the original events which stimulated Conrad to write his monumental tome been related in a more linear manner told in a straightforward chronological manner, Nostromo might be as widely read as Heart of Darkness.
A second UK English edition of this book was published in 1918 which is the focus of this collection.

This NOSTROMO collection consists of 4 items dating from 1918 to c1926, specifically, 1 Joseph Conrad Autographed Letter Signed, 1 Book, NOSTROMO, 1918 and  The Silver Treasure 1 Movie Lobby Poster & 1 Sepia Movie Photo based on the NOSTROMO book... Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 2,500 USD OR $ 3,245 CDN  #8095

BOUTROUX, Étienne Émile Marie (1845-1921)

Étienne Émile Marie Boutroux was an eminent 19th century French philosopher of science and religion, and an historian of philosophy. He was a professor of history of modern philosophy at the Sorbonne in Paris, and an elected a member of Academy of the Moral and Political Sciences in 1898. The author of more than 20 books on Descartes, Pascal, Leibniz, Fichte, and William James, he was a firm opponent of materialism in science and maintained that religion and science are compatible.

This collection consists of 18 Boutroux autographed letters signed (ALS) all written in French and dating from 1908 to 1913... Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 1,100 USD OR $ 1,425 CDN  #8126

OPPENHEIM, Edward Phillips (1866-1943)

E. Phillips Oppenheim was a best-selling English novelist who wrote approximately 100 novels and 40 anthologies of short stories. He is considered one of the originators of the thriller genre, his novels also range from spy thrillers to romance, but all have an undertone of intrigue.

The collection contains 12 items dating from 1913 to 1940, specifically, 5 letters, 5 photos, 1 autograph, and 1 book... Click for more information and photos; 
Price: $ 1,100 USD OR $ 1,425 CDN  #8127

HARRADEN, Beatrice (1864-1936)

Beatrice Harraden was an influential British novelist, publishing seventeen novels, besides journalism and letters to the editor, short stories, a suffrage play and pamphlet, and children's books. She was a leader of the suffragette movement, the Women's Social and Political Union. Her novel, Ships That Pass in the Night (1893), a love story set in a tuberculosis sanatorium, sold over one million copies. In 1883, she received her BA degree as well as an honors degree in Classics and Mathematics, which would have been a noteworthy feat for a woman in this era.

The collection contains 12 Autographed Letters Signed, circa 1890s-1914... Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 1,000 USD OR $ 1,295 CDN  #8130

BAGG, Sir William Henry (1862-1942)

The Universe of Light. London: G. Bell & Sons Ltd, 1933. Greenish blue cloth in slightly chipped dust jacket. 283 pages with 26 illustrated plates, some in colour. Minor rubbing of the boards but otherwise, very good. Signed by Bragg on the title page. With 2 TLS to Jerome Alexander, 26 May and 29 May 1933, about sending a copy of the book to Alexander's colleague, Mr. Foley, and 2 obituary notices of Bragg (Science, 12 June 1942 by W.F.G. Swann; news clipping). B&w photo of Bragg, "New President of Royal Society". 25 November 1935, N.E.A.
William Henry Bragg was a British physicist, chemist, mathematician, and active sportsman... Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 800 USD OR $ 1,035 CDN  #8131

LOOS, Anita [1889-1981]

Anita Loos was an American screenwriter, playwright and author, best known for her blockbuster comic novel, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. She wrote film scripts from 1912, and became arguably the first-ever staff scriptwriter, when D.W. Griffith put her on the payroll at Triangle Film Corporation. She went on to write many of the Douglas Fairbanks films, as well as the stage adaptation of Colette's Gigi. "In attempting to chronicle the sordid end of Anita's life, Carey is restricted by the impassive voice he has assumed. In her last few years, Anita devoted herself to Gladys and her young charge, Miss Moore...

The collection consists of 7 items dating from 1924 to 1966, specifically, 2 books, 1 typescript, 2 letters, 1 photo, and 1 movie herald... Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 1,100 USD OR $ 1,425 CDN  #8129

JOHNSON, Sir John [1741-1830] etc

15 Legal documents prepared for a potential very high profile court case and documents dating circa 1798. Herman Leroi, William Bayard & Gerrit Boon James Jackson, Peter Smith, William Laight & John Jacob Astor are some plantiffs. The documents refer to the eligibility of a group of men in Canada to make claim for losses due to land confiscations in the American Revolution. Most plantiffs were United Empire Loyalists who left the Mohawk Valley of New York from land owed by Sir William Johnson. Included is the depositions is Sir John Johnson, Sir William's son.

Sir John Johnson, was a soldier, Loyalist, public servant (b at Mohawk Valley, NY 5 Nov 1742; d at Mount Johnson, near Montréal 4 Jan 1830). He was the son of Sir William Johnson and heir to the Johnson family's massive Mohawk Valley estates. With the outbreak of the American Revolution, he moved to Montréal and organized and commanded the 2 battalions of King's Royal Regiment (KRR) of NY, a Loyalist Provincial corps... Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 1,915 USD OR $ 2,485 CDN  #8132

WIGGIN, Kate Douglas [1856-1923]

Kate Douglas Wiggin was the author of numerous children's books, notably, Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm; she also founded the first free kindergarten in San Francisco, and devoted much of her working life to children's welfare and charities. While Wiggin's book's attract great interest and attention this collection provides might greater personal insight and association with this charming author. A great opportunity for any Kate Douglas Wiggin new or existing fan to enhance their Wiggin collection.

The collection consists of 11 items dating from 1900 to 1929, specifically, 3 books, 2 calendars, 1 letter, 1 photoprint, 2 leaflets, and 2 photo postcards. A few unrecorded... Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 1,100 USD OR $ 1,425 CDN  #8134


3 hand written notebooks by a British military police officer, Y?. Norton about life, events, settlement, and crime in Mandatory Palestine during World War II in 1943 and 1944. "Mandatory Palestine" existed for almost two decades (1929 to 1948). As the day of May 14, 1948 came to an end, so did Mandatory Palestine. Mere hours earlier, a new document had been issued: the Israeli Declaration of Independence.
The first two notebooks are historically significant for the information that they convey about Mandatory Palestine during this period of World War II, including many police events with the Palestine, Jewish other others living 4 to 5 years before Israel was formed and during WW2... Click for more information and photos; 
Price: $ 4,000 USD OR $ 5,190 CDN  #7879

DODGE, Mary (Elizabeth) Mapes (Lizzie) [1831-1905]

Mary Mapes Dodge was an American children's writer best known for her story Hans Brinker (1865). She was also editor of the illustrated magazine Hearth and Home and the phenomenally successful children's periodical, St. Nicholas Magazine.

This collection includes 16 items dating from 1866 to 1902, specifically 8 Autographed Signed Letters (ASL); 3 Ephemera, 1 Photo and 3 Books inscribed  to Dodge (thus owned by Dodge) and 1 book written by Dodge... Click for more information and photos; 
Price: $ 3,100 USD OR $ 4,025 CDN  #7519
11 BOOKS ...

[TUPPER, Martin Farquhar (1810-1889)]


1845. London, J. Hatchard & Son
First edition. 4-5/8 x 7-3/8 inches. (2), [3]-60pp.  Original blind-embossed green cloth with gilt type title on front cover.  Presentation copy of A Thousand Lines "Albury June 21, 1845 Walter Hawkins with the authour's very kind regards/ Martin F. Tupper/" Plus a  four page autograph letter signed affixed at back end papers. Dated Albury, Guilford June 11, 1847, giving detailed instructions for a visit.
Two previous owner's bookplates. Walter Hawkins and one other. Cover worn and weak end paper joints, clean internally good condition... Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 190 USD OR $ 245 CDN  #8122

VOLTAIRE (François-Marie Arouet 1694-1778)


1738. Amsterdam, Chez Jacques Desbordes
First Edition. 4-1/2 x 7-1/2 inches. [2], [3]-399, [1] pp., [9] leaves of plates (1 folded). Original brown leather, re-backed preserving most of original spine with elaborate gilt decorations, brief title in gilt, 5 bands. Marbled endpaper and edges. Title page printed in red and black. Illustrations: engraved allegorical frontispiece with portrait of Newton, by J. Folkema after L.F. Dubourg; engraved portrait of Voltaire...
(in verse): pp. [3]-8. "A madame la marquise du Ch** [Châtelet], avant-propos" (in prose): pp. [9]-12. Side notes. Errata: p. [400]. Very good condition... Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 2,160 USD OR $ 2,800 CDN  #7395

BOUCHETTE, Joseph [1774-1841]


1815. London, W. Faden
First edition. 6-1/4 x 10 inches. xv, [1]-640, lxxxvi (appendix & index), (2 plate list, errata). Bound in later 3/4 calf with gilt titles, decoration and raised bands on spine and marbled paper, new end papers. Previous owner's bookplate Sir James Stuart Bart Chief Justice of Lower Canada book plate re-affixed to front end paper. All plates as called for on directions for placing the plates; 8 plans (4 folding), 7 aquatints and 2 tables are present.  All pages are uncut (deckled edges) and a couple of pages untrimmed with pages not opened. Right edge old waterstaining in border only to various degrees not affecting type to about  page 156. Plates very good+ condition. Very Good condition overall... Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 875 USD OR $ 1,135 CDN  #1585

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

1852. London, Richard Bentley
First UK edition. 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 sunned spine and front cover, bumped corners, rebacked with original spine laid down.  Vol. 1 with previous owner name neatly written in date Sept. 14/52. Vol. 2 with new front end paper. A few very minor spotting and smudge marks scattered periodically throughout the books. Overall, in very good condition.

"Roughing It in the Bush, became a best seller in both England and the United States. One of the characters in the book was called Little Addie and Mrs. Moodie based it on her daughter... Click for more information and photos; 
Price: $ 675 USD OR $ 875 CDN  #1555

 & DUNLOP, Eleanor Susannah (née Stewart)  [1819-1907]

1902. Montreal, Gazette Printing and Publishing Co.
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. A  very attractive copy of an uncommon title. p34 with a production crease.  p123-130 with a 1/4" tear at top of pages, otherwise very good plus condition.
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). 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),.. Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 550 USD OR $ 710 CDN  #1307

ROLPH, Thomas [1801-1858]


1844. London, John Mortimer
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... Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 495 USD OR $ 640 CDN  #0547

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... Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 400 USD OR $ 515 CDN  #6713

SOUTHEY, Robert [1774-1843]

1825. London, John Murray
2nd UK edition. 2 volumes, 16.5cm x 10.3cm, viii[1] 257pp. [1ad]; 288pp, Period half-leather and marbled boards with new title label on attractively but worn tooled spine. Period marbled end papers with previous owners bookplate pasted on. Extremely small stamp in faint red on reverse side on marbled end papers 'William's Library Cheltenham'.
Overall good condition.
... Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 350 USD OR $ 450 CDN  #0776

NEWCOMBE, C[harles]. F[rederic] [ 1851-1924]

1914. Victoria, Archives of British Columbia
First edition. 8vo- over 7-3/4 x 9-3/4 inches. Soft Cover, 69 pp. Memoir No. 1 - 8 black and white tissue protected maps plates, one folding. Regarding Vancouver's claim to be the first circumnavigator. Uncommon booklet in very good+ condition. Bound in original printed wrappers. Errata  smaller single page loose and inserted at front of book.
Provenance: "Joseph A. Pearce" name on front cover... Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 300 USD OR $ 385 CDN  #2291

DE LABARRE, Nicholas

1759-60. Barcelona, In Imprenta de Teresa Piferrer widow,

First edition. First 3 volumes of 5 only. Text in Spanish. Small 4to, 20.5 cm x 15 cm. All three volumes rebacked with new leather spines and preserving the original boards.
Vols. I, & II [20], xxiv, 200; xvi, [8], 230 pp. With 15 folding copper-engraved maps and battle-plans, a few with hand-coloring. period calf.
Vol. III (12), 320 p. Sólo Tomo III, that contains books seventh, eighth and ninth from the work. In the end, torn drop-down plate (only left a fragment). Written by hand annotations to pencil in the guards. Old library stamp on back of title page... Click for more information and photos; 
Price: $ 230 USD OR $ 295 CDN  #1835

ERASMUS, Desiderius, (1466-1536)

1813. New York, Collins & Co.
5-1/2 x 8-1/2 inches, viii, [9]-48pp. Paper wraps missing and minor creasing on last couple of pages. Overall good condition.
"Extracted from a work, written by Erasmus, entitled Antipolemus, or The plea of reason, religion, and humanity, against war; translated and published in London 1794."-- Advertisement inside page [iii]. Translated From the Latin of Erasmus... Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 250 USD OR $ 320 CDN  #3582
TOWNSEND, Charlotte Aurelia (née Winder) [1806-1884]


Townsend bound manuscript of Fugitive Pieces: Manuscript book, 5 x 8 inches. 55pp plus a 4pp. letter affixed to p.81.  pp. 21-74, 79-81. Leaves prior to p. 21 have been excised. Title written in pencil opposite p. 21. Handwritten poems on pre-ruled paper; a few poems are on separate sheets tipped into the volume... Loosely inserted is a reproduction on a tin type of General John Winder (1800-1865), the Confederate general.
Some contents: "To Mrs. Francis Covert on the Death of Her Son William S, Covert April 29th 1853", pp. 21-22; "Hymn", 1849, p. 23; "Hymn", 1854, pp. 24-26; "Spring", p. 26; "A Summer Night", 1853, pp. 27-29; "Autumn", pp. 29-30; "Fragment", p. 30; "To Mary B. Winder on Her Birthday", pp. 31-32: "Ladies the Cow is Coming", pp. 32-34; "The Wreck of the Arctic", pp. 34-36; "The Old Church", pp. 36-40; ...
p. 80; "To My Husband on His Birthday", p. 81... Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 1,000 USD OR $ 1,295 CDN  #8135

FALCONER, Sir Robert Alexander [1867-1943]

Robert Falconer Autograph Letter Signed (ALS) as President of the University of Toronto to Sir James P. Whitney, Toronto, Feb., 21, 1911. 5 x 8 inches folded, 2 pp., signed, red seal of University of Toronto.  Falconer invitation to Sir James P. Whitney for a luncheon with Count Apponyi, the Hungarian Minister of Religion and Education and noted education reformer... Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 265 USD OR $ 340 CDN  #8120

CARLETON, Sir Guy 1st Baron DORCHESTER [1724-1808]

Written in French, on a watermarked, fine-laid paper, dated June 24, 1775, Boldy signed by Sir Guy Carleton in dark brown ink. Carleton's signature, is next to an intact square papered seal. Lieutenant-Governor Hector Theophilus Cramahé countersigns the document with his signature below Carleton's.
12-1/4 x 8-1/2 inches, one page with integral leaf. Several folds, scattered light foxing and toning, and several very minor edge tears. Very good condition and overall quite nice.

Carleton presses to fill the militia ranks. In part:  "As it is necessary for the service of the King... to create militia companies in the various parishes of this Province... do hereby name and establish said Mr. Jean Bte. Belaire as captain of a militia company..." Jean Bapiste Bellaire is being made a Captain of Militia in the Parish of Ste-Pierre. Quebec.... Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 3,500 USD OR $ 4,545 CDN  #1769

BORDEN, Sir Robert Laird [1854-1937]

Typed Letter, signed "R. L. Borden," dated Ottawa, August 26th, 1908, addressed to a Col. A. Audet, Montreal, written on House of Commons stationery. 27 lines on two 8 x 10 sheets, was folded now flat, first page with some toning mostly on right edge, otherwise very good condition.

A lengthy letter discussing Conservative Party strategy for the upcoming 1908 federal election... Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 1,325 USD OR $ 1,720 CDN  #7878

Province of Canada Government


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... Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 500 USD OR $ 645 CDN  #2735

BROWN, Moses (1738-1836)

7-1/2 x 10 inch autograph manuscript signed, no place or date but 1829. Folds with minor tears and one small hole near signature but not affecting. Overall condition very good.
"...it is now the 23rd day of the ninth month 1829 the anniversary of my birth day, and being mercifully preserved to the age of ninety one years...my Heavenly Father, who hath graciously brought me through many trials and varied dispensations to the present time...."
... Click for more information and photos; 
Price: $ 400 USD OR $ 515 CDN  #2884

 RIDOUT, Samuel (1778-1855)

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... Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 400 USD OR $ 515 CDN  #4342
STANLEY, Sir Frederick Arthur, 1st Baron Stanley of Preston, 16th Earl of Derby (Lord Stanley of Preston) [1841-1908]

No date but probably circa 1880 when he would be about 39 years old.  [Frederick Arthur Stanley, 16th Earl of Derby].
"Lord Stanley"  engraving London published by Morris & Co. 392 Strand W.C.  Drawn by C.W. Walton. 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... Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 800 USD OR $ 1,035 CDN  #3439

 & FALCKEYSEN, Theodor (1768-1814) engraved by

Image: 49.5 x 63 cm. Paper: 50 x 63.7 cm.  circa 1789. Uncoloured engraving by Theod. Falckeysen after the painting by Benjamin West. This image depicts distraught Grenadiers standing and kneeling by the side of a fallen General Wolfe at the Plains of Abraham, Quebec. The on-going combat can be seen in the background. Uncommon engraving. 1/8" nick in top left paper edge. With very light soiling to top border.  A good clean dark strike with plate mark. Overall condition is very good+... Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 400 USD OR $ 515 CDN  #2708

RICHARDSON, Sir John  [1787-1865]

1861. London, Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans
8 Plates in total included.

Heavy paper size: 5-1/4 x 8-3/4 inches with images sizes each, approximately 4 x 6-1/2 inches. Some minor soiling on a few borders, otherwise, very good condition. W. H. Murray (Del T) and M & N Hanhart Litho... Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 400 USD OR $ 520 CDN  #1007

CHÂTELAIN, Henry Abraham [1684-1743]

Coloured. A good and dark impression. Decorative colours. VG+ condition.  Size:  14.4 x 16.8 inches. 36.7 x 42.7 cm.
A series of 12 engravings together with descriptive text, derived from the works of Lahontan and Hennepin.
They illustrate the methods of the Indians hunting buffalo and similar animals, the Pipe of Peace, the dances in honour of important meetings or occasions, and the emblems of the various tribes... Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 395 USD OR $ 510 CDN  #1608

STANTON, Robert [1794-1866]


[1836]. [Toronto], Printed by order of the Commons House of Assembly. Quarto. 7 pages. Among the 27 rules included are: "Rule No. 5 : That all polls shall be held in the open air, or in some building, not a Tavern, to which free access can be had by every Elector -- and no woman shall be allowed to vote''; "Rule No. 24 : That no man of color shall be hindered from voting, if otherwise qualified". Rare Upper Canada imprint printed by Robert Stanton (1794-1866). Open 1/4 tear in upper border not affecting any text, otherwise, very good condition. The Bill was passed after third and final reading on April 15, 1836, [22 Yeas and 4 Nays) 2nd Sess. 12th Parl. 6th. The act to be called, "An Act to Provide Elections throughout this Province". 
The Conservative party, led by the wealthy landowners known as the "Family Compact", won the election resulting in a conservative majority in the legislative assembly and triggering dissent in the province. This was the last parliament for Upper Canada.
Price: $ 950 USD OR $ 1,230 CDN       #8104    

LAURIER, Sir Wilfrid [1841-1919]

1918. Ottawa, Wilfrid Laurier
Very unusual and interesting ephemera item includes  4 items;
1) Envelope, 9 x 4 inches, Registered, Free-franked and addressed to Mr. N Hassard, Toronto;
2) 4pp book order holder House of Commons green embossed letterhead, flat 17 x 11 inches folded to  8-1/2 x 11 inches with a book order form and a $1 bill attached.
3) Book order form 5-1/2 x 8 inches, printed one side,  for the book  "A New Light on Lord Macaulay (1918) by Albert R(ichard). Hassard,  and order form is SIGNED BY WILFRID LAURIER)
4) The Dominion of Canada  1917, $1 bill
Price: $ 900 USD OR $ 1,165 CDN  #7561

HUNTER, Lieutenant-General Peter [1746-1805]

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... Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 700 USD OR $ 905 CDN  #3109

HOLLAND, John (1734-1807)

John Holland - 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.
Some small areas of foxing otherwise very good+ condition... Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 400 USD OR $ 515 CDN  #3304

EDEN, Robert Anthony, 1st Earl of Avon (1897-1977)

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: $ 300 USD OR $ 385 CDN  #5054

British Government


A collection of three rare and important 1816 British legal documents (a bill and two acts) dealing with post War of 1812 to carry into effect a Convention of Commerce, concluded between His Majesty and the United States of America... Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 300 USD OR $ 385 CDN  #5494

 & MERRITT, William Hamilton, (1793-1862)

1851. Toronto, printed by Lovell and Gibson Quarto, 1p. Disbound, small holes in margin.  4th Session, 3rd Parliament, 14 & 15 Vict., 1851
To be proposed by the Honorable Mr. Merritt, on the third reading of the Bill for the construction of a Main Trunk Line of Railway through this Province.
Support for the construction of an all-Canadian Main Trunk Line from Halifax-Montréal, and Windsor designed to extend an uninterrupted route of land communication to Chicago and Galena in the United States... Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 390 USD OR $ 500 CDN  #8060


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... Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 400 USD OR $ 520 CDN  #2568

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