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JULY 2018  - 37 items offered... 
Duncan McLaren
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    13 BOOKS
      1 PHOTO    
      1 PRINT 
    8 EPHEMERA   
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NORRIS, Kathleen Thompson (1880-1966)
Kathleen Norris was an American novelist, poet and newspaper columnist. She was one of the most widely read and highest paid female writers in the United States.

Collection contains 33 items dating from 1914 to 1944, specifically
* Two Autographed Letters Signed and
* 1 Autographed Note Signed, 1 card with signature,
* 4 B&w Photos
* 5 Books with 10 items in total inserted inside books including a book written and by her husband, Charles G. Norris along with 3 ALS inserted inside...
This collection is on consignment.
Price: $ 1,700 USD OR $ 2,235 CDN        #7771

CAINE, Hall (1853-1931)
Sir Thomas Henry Hall Caine CH KBE, usually known as Hall Caine, was a British novelist, dramatist, short story writer, poet and critic of the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. He was secretary to Dante Gabriel Rossetti. Caine's popularity during his lifetime was unprecedented.

Collection contains 24 items dating from 1889-1931, specifically, 12 Autographed Letters Signed, 2 Typed Letters Signed, 1 B&w photo signed and 9 Ephemera.
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This collection is on consignment.
Price: $ 2,000 USD OR $ 2,630 CDN       #7770

GALSWORTHY, John (1867-1933)
John Galsworthy was an English novelist and playwright. In 1921 he was elected as the first president of the PEN International literary club and was appointed to the Order of Merit in 1929. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1932. He is best known for his novels, particularly The Forsyte Saga, 1922 which was also a hugely successful television adaptation in 1967.

This collection contains 18 items dating from 1907 to 1933, specifically, 1 Manuscript, 12 Autographed Signed Letters (ALS), 1 Medal, 2 Photos, 1 Bookmark and 1 Book signed...    Click for more information and photos; 
This collection is on consignment.
Price: $ 2,800 USD OR $ 3,680 CDN        #7766

MORRIS, Edita (1902-1988) & LENTHALL, Franklyn (1919-2001)
Collection includes 34 items dating from 1948 to 1978, specifically,  3 Edita Morris Inscribed books: Edita Morris to Franklyn Lenthall 10 ephemera items and other correspondence of 21 items to Franklyn Lenthall mini-archive.

Edita Morris was a Swedish-American writer and political activist. Morris is the author of the 3 books in this collection. One of the books is Morris' best known book, The Flowers of Hiroshima.  Another of the books is Charade. The book of Charade was dramatized by Mark Walker (his copy of this inscribed Charade book). Charade was brought to the stage by Franklyn Lenthall, the co-owner of the Boothbay Playhouse (summer stock) in Boothbay Harbor, Maine. Also included in this collection is a Franklyn Lenthall mini-archive of 28 items of letters and ephemera. Franklyn Lenthall, was an actor, director, author and teacher...    Click for more information and photos;
This collection is on consignment.
Price: $ 1,300 USD OR $ 1,710 CDN        #7759

VAN DOREN, Mark (1894-1972)
Van Doren, Mark was an American professor of English at Columbia University; poet, novelist, and critic. He won a Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1940.

This collection contains 11 item dating form 1935 to 1967, specifically, 4 Typescripts signed, 1 Autographed signed note, 3 B&w photos, 2 books with 2 ALS and Ephemera and 2 Artifacts.

Some content...
4 Typescripts signed:
* "The Imp of String", signed ts. of short story, 10 pp., n.d. but prior to 1950.
* "Poetry as Ideas in Action", signed ts. carbon with note, 1 p., written for the Great Books (Encyclopedia Britannica, Inc.), given to Eugene L. Delafield, 18 May 1950.
* "The Princess Who Couldn't Say Yes", signed ts. of short story, 11 pp., n.d. but circa 1953.
* "If Lizzie Tells", signed ts. of short story, 13 pp., n.d...   Click for more information and photos; 
This collection is on consignment.
Price: $ 1,200 USD OR $ 1,575 CDN        #7762

WHITE, William Allen (1868-1944)
William Allen White was an American newspaper editor, politician, poet, novelist, biographer of presidents, a founding editor of the Book of the Month Club, "the Sage of Emporia"). He won the 1923 Pulitzer Prize for editorial writing. In 1947 White posthumously won his second Pulitzer Prize for his book, "The Autobiography of William Allen White".

This collection includes 22 items dating from 1916 to 1943, specifically 17 typed letters signed (TLS), 2 photos, 2 Ephemera and 1 book. Included are 7 TLS, 1 ALS, 1 signed inscribed photo from White to Edna Ferber a very close family friend for 30 years. William Allen White was her mentor and most loyal fan for 30 years.
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This collection is on consignment.
Price: $ 3,000 USD OR $ 3,945 CDN       #7760

CARROLL, Gladys Hasty (1904-1999)
Gladys Hasty Carroll was an American novelist.  Carroll believed that the history of common folk mattered most and her works (fiction and non-fiction) most presented their stories about the rural Maine of her childhood. Carroll earned a Pulitzer Prize nomination for her 1933 work, ''As the Earth Turns,''

Collection consist of 34 items dating from 1933 to 1963, specifically, 8 Autographed Letters Signed and 2 cards, 4 Books and 21 Ephemera....   Click for more information and photos;  
This collection is on consignment.
Price: $ 1,900 USD OR $ 2,495 CDN        #07772

HALE, Edward Everett (1822-1909)
Edward Everett Hale American author, historian, editor, social reformer, and Unitarian minister. He was a long term member of the American Antiquarian Society. He is best remembered for his short story "The Man Without a Country."

Collection includes 31 items dating from 1864 to 1917, specifically, 16 ALS, 2 partial ALS, 1 ledger account book, 4 books with ALS in one, 2 photos and 5 Ephemera.

Some content examples;
16 ALS and 2 partial ALS;
6 ALS signed, "Edw. E. Hale", "Edward E. Hale" and "E. E. Hale", various places and dates, to his children's teacher, Miss Weston:
- "Wednesday 8th...send the boys home at once"
- "Nov. 1, 1872...Much learning has made Edward's geography bad...."
- "May 21, 1875...Can you let Bertie come home...at 12:30...."...   Click for more information and photos;  
This collection is on consignment.
Price: $ 3,000 USD OR $ 3,945 CDN        #7773
13 BOOKS ...


First edition, second issue. 8vo. pp. 2 p.l., [vii]-xii, 234. with half-title.  Presentation copy signed from editor, FB Tupper, on the half-title page plus a printed note death notice loosely inserted  in front endpapers with handwritten date (possibly Tupper).
3 lithographed plates (incl. frontis.). Original green pebbled cloth, printed paper label (minor wear at top of spine, label discolored). Scattered light foxing, otherwise, very good condition.

A superb association copy in original condition inscribed on the half-title, "Tupper Carey, Esq., with the editor's best regards, Guernsey, 7 April, 1837." Tupper Carey (1788-1867) was the third son of  Isaac Carey and Marguerite Carey (née Tupper) and the husband of Anne Carey (née Le Mesurier). He had a long a distinguished military career serving during the Peninsula wars  and  appointed to Deputy Commissary-General. The Brock, Tupper and Carey Guernsey families are related via various marriages over many years

As first issued, this book contained 218 pp. only. This first edition, second issue copy contains the very scarce supplementary section printed in 1836 (pp. 219-234)
The biography of a major figure in the War of 1812, General Isaac Brock by his nephew, Ferdinand Brock Tupper....  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 2,500 USD OR $ 3,300 CDN       #1485  

WRIGHT, J.F.C. [James Frederick Church]

First edition. Good+ /Very Good-. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Small 4to. Red cloth, pictorial dust jacket. xi, 292pp. Errata slip. Maps, drawings by A.W. Davey, illustrated endpapers,
The front endpaper bears an warm and heart felt inscription " To Dr. "Sandy" Robertson Saskatchewan's most recent acquisition in the field of Social Medicine from [signed] T. C. Douglas Premier of Sask. Sept 24th 1958" 

In 1958, Robertson became head of the Department of Social and Preventive Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan becoming one of the early supporters of Douglas and importantly Medicare [Social Medicine]  

In November 2004 a nation wide vote by over one million Canadians selected Tommy Douglas as "The Greatest Canadian of all Time."
Known as the 'Father of Medicare' - he launched medicare in Saskatchewan when he was premier of that province, first universal hospital insurance in 1947, then medicare in 1959...  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 1,250 USD OR $ 1,655 CDN       #1223  

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


First UK edition. 11cm x 16cm, (4-1/2" x 6-3/8"), [6, with list of illustrations], xi, 1 blank, [1]-350pp., [351]-368pp appendix, 2 blank. [12] leaves of plates, incl. frontispiece.

This book is about three young offspring of pioneers heroically survive two years on their own in the unsettled wilderness north of Lake Ontario. Catherine stated 1896 "My role in writing has ever been for the young. I rarely aspire to any higher style."

This book was custom bound, for M. Cox as was common to do for the wealthy who wished to improve the original cloth binding most books were published in...  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $1,000 USD OR $ 1,325 CDN       #0462  

URBAN, Sylvanus [CAVE, Edward] [1691-1754]

First edition. 8-1/2 x 5-1/2 inches, (6),[3]-643 pp. including the year-end supplement and 17pp. index.  January to December 1759, 12 monthly issues.

Original 1759 accounts and maps of the French Indian war at Quebec and Crown Point (New York). Included are 2 maps of 1) the Island of Orleans with the Environs of Quebec [issued within a month of the surrender of Quebec] and 2) An Authentic  Plan of the River St. Laurence from Sillery to the Falls of Montmorency. 3) The third map is of the Country between Crown Point and Fort Edward, showing Ticonderoga and Lake George (New York). All three of the French and Indian war maps (and articles) are in very good condition.

Some of the other maps include: Compleat Map of Germany (dated 1759), A Map of Martinico, The Road of Toulon, Map of the Seat of War on the Rhine, Map of Guadaloupe, Plan of Havre de Grace, Plan of the Battle of Thornhausen, Map of Pomerania and Brandenburg  ...  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 900 USD OR $ 1,180 CDN       #4218    

OSBORN, Lieut. Sherard  (1822-1875)

1852. London, Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans
First UK edition. 4-1/4 x 7-1/2 inches.  vii, (3), 320 pp, Full brown tan calf, gilt-ruled boards and edges, raised bands with gilt decorations in the panels, red  morocco label...

4  chromolithograph  plates entitled "Cape Hotham", "Breaking through the ice", "Resolute winter quarters" and "Sledge travelling", all drawn by Lieutenant Osborn and lithographed by M & N Hanhart, and 7 engraved illustrations in text. Engraved folding map (190 x 600 mm) coloured with blue in outlines "shewing the track of H.M.S. Pioneer, in search of Sir John Franklin, 1851-1852" by Trelawney Saunders.

An account of Osborn's search for Franklin in Baffin Bay and Lancaster Sound, and wintering experiences at Griffith Island. Informative notes on west Greenland Eskimos, ice conditions, hunting adventures, and sledge journeys...  Click for more information and photos; 
Price: $ 850 USD OR $ 1,115 CDN       #1206   

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

1852. London, Richard Bentley
First UK edition. 2 volumes, 20cm, Vol. 1; [2] (prelim ads.)xx,[1]-293,[1],[2 ads]. Vol. 2; [4], [1]-294, [2 ads].
In the original extra blind decorated green cloth, pictorial gilt decorations on the upper covers, gilt  titles and decorations on the spines...

Volume 2 on the front end paper has a full page inscription about someone placing "poppy petals" (none there now) inside the pages from 1 to 53 and dated 1863?.

Susanna Moodie wrote these series of twenty-eight sketches, based on her difficult experiences and what to share these, thus she was "prompted by the hope of deterring well-educated people, about to settle in this colony, from entering upon a life for which they were totally unfitted by their previous pursuits and habits."  ...  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 750 USD OR $ 985 CDN       #1299        

NELSON, Vice-Admiral Lord Horatio, 1st Viscount Nelson [1758-1805]

1814. London, Thomas Lovewell & Co.
First edition. 2 volumes in 1. xii, 273pp. & viii, 264pp. 8"x4". Rebound in 19th century half brown calf and black cloth, raised spine bands, ruled, titled, and decorated top edge in gilt.

Scarce collection of letters from Lord Nelson to his mistress Lady Emma Hamilton.

The supplement in volume II, running from page 107 on, contains letters from Lord Nelson to Miss Horatia Nelson Thomson, Miss Charlotte Nelson, letters from Alexander Davison, Esq. to Lady Hamilton, a letter from Lady Hamilton to Alexander Davison, Esq., ...  Click for more information and photos; 
Price: $ 495 USD OR $ 650 CDN       #0931        

[GRAYSON, William J. (John) (1788-1863)]


1855. Charleston, John Russell
2nd US edition. 4-5/8 x 7-3/8 inches. xvi, (2), [19]-108pp. Includes 16pp introduction and 22 pages offering 45 footnotes to the poems.  Very good condition. Has the armorial coat of arms bookplate of John Julius Pringle.

An early tract of imitation Dryden/Pope era poetry extolling the virtues of slavery and the evils of abolitionist beliefs relating to the socio-economic practices of the period in the American South. A defense of southern slavery in the form of a story in verse.

This is an important work in the history of South Carolina literature. Written in the defense of Slavery during the buildup to the civil war, it is still often quoted to this day...  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 425 USD OR $ 555 CDN       #01282  



1816-17. Edinburgh, Oliphant, Waugh & Innes
4 volumes, each 8vo, 22cm x 14cm, (8.5" x 5.5"),
Vol.1, x, [1]-525pp.,
Vol.2, vii, [1]-542pp.,
Vol.3, vii, [1]-482pp.,index[53[,errata,
Vol.4, [6], xvi, [1]-316, appendix[1]-88pp., index [15].

Wealth of Nations appears on virtually every list of the 100 most important books of all time.

Provenance: Bookplate of [John Lowell "Jack"] Gardner Jr (1837-1898), husband of Isabella Stewart Gardner (1840 - 1924), legendary queen of Boston society. She is quoted as saying, "Don't spoil a good story by telling the truth."
Union Club; The Union Club of Boston, founded in 1863, is one of the oldest gentlemen's clubs in the United States.
Price: $ 395 USD OR $ 515 CDN       #2168        

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


First edition. Toronto, William Briggs
Small 8vo, [1],[10],[11]-239p., [1 ad], Illustrated by b/w Port Front ( Mrs Traill is pictured on the first page at age 94)  & b/w Illus & Line.  Gilt embossed original dark maroon cloth, gilt decoration on front cover. Spine ends slightly crushed and corners gently rubbed, text quite crisp and very tight, near fine.

"The editing of this collection of children's stories written by my great aunt, Mrs. Traill, has been a pleasant privilege undertaken in order to relieve her of some of the drudgery of preparing "copy" for the press and to save her eyes the trouble of "catching the foxes," as she quaintly terms the striking out of words or phrases too often repeated. "...  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 315 USD OR $ 410 CDN       #0803        

8.25" x 5.25", brown cloth with gilt type on spine with sticker removed. Book plate has been removed from the front end paper. Probably an exlibrary copy.
4 black and white reduced size from final published 1807 book (not sepia aquatints)  on heavier stock, plates complete, as called for and in very good condition. A nice copy.

List of Plates;
1) Quebec from [Citadel] Cape Diamond - folded image size 5 x 7-1/4 inches
2) Falls of Montmorenci in Winter - folded  image size 8 x 5-3/4 inches
3) [Fall of] Grande Chaudière on the Outaouais River,  folded image size 7-1/4  x 5-1/4 inches
4) Minuets of the Canadians, folding image size 11-1/8 x 6-3/4 inches  ...  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 250 USD OR $ 325 CDN       #0111        

STOBO, Robert (1727-1770)

1854. Pittsburgh, John S. Davidson
First US edition. 3-1/2 x 5-3/4 inches. 1 p.l., [v]-vi, [ix]-xii, [13]-92p. (pages numbered as published) Original green cloth with gilt type, old white small label at bottom of spine with crushed ends on spine.
Pasted to the verso of the front fly-leaf is a fold-in map of Fort Duquesne, dated 1754 by the Major, who was imprisoned there.

Major Robert Stobo was an 18th-century Scottish-born colonial American frontiersman and soldier. Stobo was an officer in the Virginia militia who, during the French and Indian War, acted as a spy while a prisoner-of-war at Fort Duquesne. He was later convicted as a spy in Quebec and, while a prisoner there, he was able to gain invaluable knowledge of the local area which was later used by British forces during the capture of Quebec  ...  Click for more information and photos; 
Price: $ 200 USD OR $ 260 CDN       #1359        

CHARNOCK, John  [1756-1807]


1810. New York, McCarty and White
18cm x 11cm, (6.75" -  3.75"), v, [2], [8]-p.274, appendix to p.312, Original binding of full brown leather with red label and gilt type on spine. Spine edge along front board is starting to crack but attached. Overall condition is good.

Charnock was a naval volunteer, and his work is based largely on letters he had collected for a general naval history, many of which were supplied by Captain William Locker ...  Click for more information and photos; 
Price: $ 200 USD OR $ 260 CDN       #1312        

LAURIER, Sir Wilfrid [1841-1919]


"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.
Laurier writes: " Arthabaskaville,/ 10th April, 1875./ Hon. D. A. Macdonald / Postmaster General, / Ottawa,/ Dear Sir;
/ I had been / given to understand / that there would be / from the first of April, / a Tri-weekly mail / between Arthabaska/ Station & Bulstrode & / Ste. Clotilde. Is it not / yet in operation./ Yours respectfully, / Wilfrid Laurier."
PITTAWAY & JARVIS, Photographers, Ottawa. Hon. Wilfrid Laurier. [Ottawa, ca. 1890's] Original photograph, head and shoulder portrait, very good condition. Both pieces matted together, fine condition.
In a 2010 poll of 1,000 Canadians, weekly news magazine Maclean's asked who Canada's greatest Prime-Minister was. More than 80% of respondents replied "Wilfrid Laurier". 

Wilfrid Laurier (1841-1919) was Canada's eighth Prime Minister, holding office 1896-1911  ...  Click for more information and photos; 
Price: $ 1,600 USD OR $ 2,100 CDN       #7437  


Authentic original May 6 1856 cover and legal contents with signed initials of [Sir] John A MacDonald and address in hand.  Both sides of cover and initials with his legal document contents enclosed.

Stampless government official free rate, signed with  JAMD  AG  initials in LL corner. (AG =Attorney General of Canada West) Addressed to: J Linton Esq , Clerk of  the Peace, Stratford , CW. Postmarked: LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY  CANADA  MAY 6 1856  (located at Toronto) Pence issues period stampless cover with contents. Size of cover as is: 8 1/4" x 4 1/4" Laid blue paper.(reduced from a 9-1/2 x 4-1/4 inches original stationery envelope--similar in size to a modern no 10 envelope). 

CONTENTS:  (Original printed document by the Queen's Printer)   'Resolutions to be moved in the Committee of the Whole by the Hon. Mr. Attorney General Macdonald on Wednesday the 7th of May 1856'  (Judiciary system of Canada West legislation)

18 days later on May 24 1856, John A MacDonald became the most powerful politician in Canada for the first time. On that date he assumed the leadership of the conservatives and the position as joint premier of Canada.

Later he became the first prime minister of Canada in 1867  ...  Click for more information and photos; 
Price: $ 1,500 USD OR $ 1,970 CDN       #3574  

HARRISON, Samuel Bealey [1802-1867]

A complete letter, 13 x 8 inches,  folded to  6-1/4 x 3-1/4 inches, dated Nov. 11, 1841 signed SB Harrison.  Secretary's office in Kingston to Daniel Lizars Esq. of Goderich. 
 The 1st Parliament of the Province of Canada was in session from June 15, 1841, to 1843 and Harrison, representing Kingston, Ontario was the joint Premier from Canada East thus this letter written while he held this position.
The letter's content are about the Proclamation constituting the new  Townships and the insertion of Bosanguet is clearly an error that the Township forming part of the Western DIstrict (of Huron). As well comments on the Ashfield and the range of townships to the northward being included in the Proclamation when the act so explicitly  constitutes them a portion of the District. He goes on to say he will talk to the Attorney General to get these issues mentioned corrected.

Samuel Bealey Harrison was a lawyer, miller, reformer politician, and a judge of the County of York. He was Joint Premier of the Province of Canada for Canada East from 1841 to 1842 with William Henry Draper PM for Canada West. Draper was a member of the Family Compact and Harrison was a moderate Reformer, the predecessor of the Liberal Party of Canada. In February 1842 he was named one of three directors of the Welland Canal which had been taken over by the government. He also served in the Senate for the University of Toronto.
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Price: $ 750 USD OR $ 985 CDN       #4182   

19th century manuscript containing poetry by various authors including Scott and Byron as well as some unpublished poetry.  Contents written in various hands. Period 1/2 morocco over decorative paper, Six leaves with watercolours, including 4 hand-colored floral designs and 2 others in black watercolor house in forest and small music related image.  Total of 136 pages of written manuscript (beautiful calligraphy) of poems.

Some content: The Brunswick Club invitation to join declined letter copied from The Times published on September 1, 1828 on 1 page handwritten letter, 8-1/4 x 8-3/4 inches mounted on page. The Parerre? 3pp.; Mrs. Siddoms on Learning the Stage 29 June, 1812; Padre on the Old Graffer Gray; The Soldier's Wife; The Dead Friend by Southey;
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Price: $ 500 USD OR $ 655 CDN       #7511        

Mary Howitt was an English poet, and author of the famous poem The Spider and the Fly and inspired Lewis Carroll. Lewis Carroll made a parody of it in "Alice's Adventures In Wonderland" calling it the "Lobster Quadrille."

4-1/2 x 7 inches, was folded to 4-1/2 x 1-3/4 inches to fit in envelope included with this letter. Autograph letter signed. Very good condition. Four pages, Undated.[but 1847]. To fellow author, Anna Maria Hall (1800-1881) an Irish novelist who often published as "Mrs. S. C. Hall". It reads in part: "I am sorry that when you made your arrangements you did not let me know, as I really matched a day...as the saying is to of that which might as well have been left undone. However it is of no use complaining.
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Price: $ 325 USD OR $ 425 CDN       #5044        

MCNEILL, Major General Sir John Carstairs (1831-1904)

8 x 5 inches. Autograph letter signed. One page. Dated Monday, [no month, no year] Confirming a fact to "dear Old Man."

John Carstairs McNeill was was a Scottish recipient for  the  Victoria Cross for bravery in New Zealand, when he was Lt Col., 107th Regiment, Ohaupo, (30 March 1864)  ...  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 245 USD OR $ 320 CDN       #5034        

PEARY, Robert Edwin [1856-1920]

1) Albumen photograph of Peary's ship "The Falcon" , 4-3/4  x 3-3/4 inches, mounted to paper with notes. Penciled rectangle for cropping image drawn on photo, some flaking, otherwise in good condition.
2) Albumen photograph of Captain Henry Bartlett, 3-3/4"x 4-1/2", and is mounted to paper. Penciled rectangle for cropping image drawn on photo, a couple of creases, otherwise in good condition
3) Unknown person (child?) at the helm of the ship.  Mounted albumen photo on card. 6-3/4"x 4-3/4 inches, image looks like the right bottom of leg and show have been retouched or darkened, crop marks on front card not into photos and writing on the back of the card, otherwise in good condition.
4) Dr. J. W. GOODSELL, surgeon. Mounted albumen photo on card. 5 x 3-1/2 inches, image with crop marks on front card with small pieces of tape not into photos and writing on the front back of the card, otherwise in good condition.
5) Charles PERCY, steward. Mounted albumen photo on card. 6-1/2 x 4 inches, image with crop marks on front card with small pieces of tape not into photos and writing on the front back of the card, otherwise in good condition.
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Price: $ 750 USD OR $ 985 CDN       #3607        

MACKENZIE, Right Honourable Alexander [1822-1892] (subject)


circa 1885. London, Buckley & Co
Black and white print with an oval mezzotint image of Alexander MacKenzie. Paper size: 14-12 x 18-1/4 inches ; Image size: 11-1/2 x 13-3/4 inches
After Notman & Fraser.

Canada's second Prime Minister, and, first Liberal Prime Minister.
"I have always held those political opinions which point to the universal brotherhood of man, no matter in what rank of life he may have taken his origin." Alexander Mackenzie, 1875.
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Price: $ 345 USD OR $ 450 CDN       #7533        

BUTLER, James Wandesford, 1st Marquess of Ormonde [1777-1838]

15 x 9-1/2 inches flat, folded to 7-3/4 x 9-1/2 inches. Signed partially printed document. Two pages. Dated 29th February 1832. With Ormonde red wax seal and signature.
Appointing Somerset Richard the Earl of Carrick, to be a Deputy Lieutenant in the County of Kilkenny.

James Wandesford Butler, 1st Marquess of Ormonde and the 19th Earl of Ormonde  was an Irish nobleman and politician  ...  Click for more information and photos; 
Price: $ 975 USD OR $ 1,280 CDN       #5017   

1849.  13-1/2 x 8-3/8 inches, was folded twice now flat, printed form with manuscript writing on both sides. faded seal on top right of one panel. Some agetoning of very light blue paper otherwise very good condition.

Thomas Clark Street, son of Samuel like his father was a ruthless land and mortgage accumulator and businessman with interests in grist, textile and sawmills in the Niagara area.
In 1846, Lincoln County was divided and Welland County was formed with three battalions of militia. The militia "regiments" were renamed "battalions"...  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 975 USD OR $ 1,280 CDN       #4560 


1792. Hartford, Connecticut
10 x 16.75 inches, 4pp, The Connecticut Courant, June 18, 1792, Hartford, newspaper. The main article concerns hearings in London England in the House of Commons regarding slavery and the horrors of the Middle Passage.

William Wilberforce and his battle in the British House of Commons to bring about the change in the law regarding slave trade; Wilberforce again brought the question of abolition before the House and, almost a year after the previous defeat on April 20, 1791), on 2 April 1792, and once more found himself addressing the House of Commons.
The bill passed as amended, by 230 votes to 85, and gradual abolition became law, the final date for slave trading to remain legal being later fixed at 1796  ...  Click for more information and photos; 
Price: $ 400 USD OR $ 525 CDN       #2862        

Circa 1867, 4 x 6-1/2 inches, original blind stamped full morocco, front cover lettered in gilt, all edges gilt. Rebacked with new leather spine. Very good inside and out.
Autograph album of O.T. Brown of Poughkeepsie, New York. Largely a collection of autographs of friends and acquaintances.
There are about 130 signatures of fellow student of O. T. Brown and many with thoughtful notes and comments. Beautiful examples of calligraphy in virtually all the signatures!

Interspersed with approximately 24 very attractive and skillfully executed calligraphic drawings of birds, feathers, angels and other decorative flourishes.
Also included is an 1875 pamphlet from the Eastman Business College, Poughkeepsie, N.Y.  O.T. Brown was a student who attended Eastman National Business College (ENBC) from 1865-1866, originally from Milford, PA.
Price: $ 300 USD OR $ 395 CDN       #2476      

Journal of the Legislative Council of Upper Canada, second session of the thirteenth provincial Parliament Thursday, 22nd June, 1837.
32cm x 20.5cm, (12 3/4 x 8 1/4 inches), [1]-30, (1) self cover, disbound, uncut, age toned paper and  folded corners. First couple of pages in has top edge chipped with small bend pieces of paper bend. Previous owner's name signed in top right of front cover, Samuel Street, Esquire. Insides are generally clean and otherwise in good condition. 

Provenance: Samuel Street  [Jr.] (1775-1844) was a prominent Niagara area businessman, Justice of the Peace,, militia officer, and office holder.  

This report is part of the dealing with the government concerns of the financing and banking situation in 1837 which lead to more legislative to take corrective action.
Price: $ 325 USD OR $ 430 CDN       #4452        

COOPER, Esther Jackson (b1917)

First editions. Four copies, 1979, volume 19, numbers 1, 2, 3 and 4. Moderate wear. Featured personalities ranging from Angela Davis to Muhammad Ali with essays from major figures like Martin Luther King Jr., W.E.B. DuBois and Alice Walker.
 Four copies of this publication, 1977 # 2 volume 17, 1977 # 4 volume 17, 1978 # 1 volume 18 and 1978 # 4 volume 18

Esther Cooper Jackson is an African-American civil rights activist and one of the founding editors of the magazine Freedomways, a significant political and cultural quarterly journal published from 1961 until 1985  ...  Click for more information and photos; 
Price: $ 250 USD OR $ 330 CDN       #02886   

BRUCE, James  8th Earl of Elgin and 12th Earl of Kincardine [1811-1863]

1847. 15-1/2 x 13 inches, was folded now flat, typed and handwritten manuscript and transfer document with docketing information handwritten on verso. All four edges folded and top fold on right side with about 3 inches separated.

Some content and detail...
Alexander Johnson and John Johnson of the Town of London in the district of London, "shoemakers."... Ten pounds sterling... half acre... Lot number Ten on the North side of East Dundas Street in the said  Town of London... Montreal 28th 1847.
James Bruce, 8th Earl of Elgin and 12th Earl of Kincardine (20 July 1811 - 20 November 1863) was a British colonial administrator and diplomat, best known as Governor General of the Province of Canada and Viceroy of India...  Click for more information and photos; 
Price: $ 250 USD OR $ 330 CDN       #3114        

16cm x 13cm (6 3/8 x 5 1/8 inches),. WLMK died on July 22, 1950   
A printed funeral note dated July 1950 from King's family upon his passing. "Funeral service, Wednesday, July 26, 1950 at Ottawa. Interment, Thursday, July 27, 1950 at Toronto.
This printed note has the handwriting of Jennie K. Lay to a family friend, Mary.

"Jennie" Lindsey King Lay was the third child and youngest daughter in the King family and Mackenzie King's younger sister  ...  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 245 USD OR $ 320 CDN       #4390        

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