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JUNE 2018  - 41 items offered... 
Duncan McLaren
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      1 ARTIFACT
      5 COLLECTIONS     
    19 BOOKS
      1 PHOTO    
      4 PRINT
      6 EPHEMERA   
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PELLETIER, Gérard (1919-1997) (provenance)

#1) HUGHES AIRCRAFT COMPANY. [circa 1972-75]. Barrel shaped model in metal 2-3/4 inches high x 3 inches diameter, shiny blue and black colours , mounted on a polished wood base,  6 inches long x 3-1/2 inches wide. There was probably an antenna on the top of this satellite but it is lacking on this model.
#2) [HUGHES AIRCRAFT COMPANY?]. [circa 1972-75].  [Model of Anik 1]. Model of Anik 1 in metal 3-1/2 inches long, 2-1/2 inches wide across the top, and 1-1/4 inches with a wing on each side each extending 10-1/2 inches and 2 inches wide.
The satellite model is attached to an angled plexiglass construction which is then mounted on an oval wooden base 3/4 inch thick, 3-13/16 inches at its widest point  and 4-7/16 inches at its longest point.
Price: $ 3,500 USD OR $ 4,500 CDN        #3472

Susan Cheever (b1943)

Susan Cheever is a novelist,  nonfiction author, journalist, literary historian, teacher, and biographer. Cheever was a Guggenheim Fellow in 1983. She graduated from Pembroke College in Brown University. Her father was a celebrated American novelist and short story writer.

This collection contains approximately 43 pieces with about 150 pages dating from the 1950's to 1977.
Some collection contents details;
1) Two transcripts of poems,
2) Signed check, Susan Cowley [Cheever], 5 June 1968.
3) 1 Christmas card from John and Mary Cheever, with envelope, not signed.
4) Typescript [9] pp., begins "Most of the employees at the Maryville Letter Factory...." by Benjamin H. Cheever (novelist), son of John Cheever and Susan Cheever's brother, with a TLS to Robie Macauley, Fiction Editor, Playboy, 15 December 1977...   Click for more information and photos;  
This collection is on consignment.
Price: $ 3,500 USD OR $ 4,540 CDN        #7744

Albert Einstein [1879-1955] (content)
The Red Army 25th Anniversary dinner was held at the Hotel Commodore, New York City, 22 February 1943, under the auspices of the magazine Soviet Russia Today. Albert Einstein, Thomas Mann, and Edgar Lee Masters agree to sponsor the dinner.
This collection contains 8 items in total dated all 1943, specifically 3 Typed carbon letters, 3 telegrams, 1 B&w photo and 1 magazine.
Some content detail...
* Einstein's telegram is dated 16 January 1943: "SHALL BE GLAD TO SPONSOR RED ARMY ANNIVERSARY DINNER= ALBERT EINSTEIN." ...    Click for more information and photos;
This collection is on consignment.
Price: $ 1,000 USD OR $ 1,295 CDN        #7748

FERBER, Edna [1885-1968]
Edna Ferber was a very popular American Pulitzer prize winner, novelist, short story writer and playwright. A number of her books and plays became movies like 'Show Boat,' 'Giant' and 'Stage Door.' She one of the most influential women writers of the era. In 2002 the United States Postal Service issued a Distinguished Americans postage stamp of Ferber to honor her achievements.

This collection contains 42 items, specifically 1 pocket diary, 27 ALS & TLS letters and 3 ephemera covering a time period from 1931 to 1967.

Example of content detail...
* Ferber's pocket diary... Many of the entries are detailed, recording her work habits (writing American Beauty), visits to friends, medical conditions and emotional life, and her travels (Chicago and Europe, for example). Sample entry, 16 January: "Worked a.m. With Janet to Paramount studio at Astoria to see George Cukor about stock company job for Janet. Met Fan at Beatrice Kaufmans for tea. To Tom Lamont's for dinner."...   Click for more information and photos;  
This collection is on consignment.
Price: $ 4,800 USD OR $ 6,225 CDN        #7754

HAWKINS, Sir Anthony Hope (1863-1933)
Sir Anthony Hope Hawkins, known as Anthony Hope, was an English novelist and playwright. He was a prolific writer, especially of adventure novels such as The Prisoner of Zenda and The Chronicles of Count Antonio.

This collection contains 13 items dating from 1894 to 1926, specifically, 11 Autographed Letter Signed letters, 1 Poster and 1 Book with signed card laid-in.

An example of content detail...
* ALS to Miss Repton, 1 August 1900, "You will be sorry to see the enclosed. So am I - I fear that you were a little late in writing. I recollect your `Roses' with appreciation and pleasure."...   Click for more information and photos;  
This collection is on consignment.
Price: $ 1,700 USD OR $ 2,205 CDN        #7757

HICHENS, Robert Smythe (1864-1950)
Robert Hichens was an English journalist, novelist, playwright, short story writer, autobiographer, music critic and lyricist. The Garden of Allah (1904) a romance set in Northern Africa that sold nearly a million copies and was adapted for both stage and was made into a film three times.

This collection contains 15 items dating from 1902 to 1932, specifically 13 autographed letters signed, a partial letter, 1 book with ALS affixed and 1 signed photo.

An example of content detail...
* ALS to Miss Chappell, Wednesday, sending thanks for a ticket to an unspecified event, and replying: "Like an ass I have engaged myself to a dinner on the 11th.  But may I keep the ticket & try to escape early?... Yesterday I spent two hours with Beerbohm Tree careering all over London in his new motor car.  He was very funny. . . .  So Miss Luani is superstitious I am so glad.  I like superstitious people...."   Click for more information and photos;
This collection is on consignment.
Price: $ 1,500 USD OR $ 1,945 CDN        #7761
19 BOOKS ...

DURHAM, Lord John George Lambton Earl of Durham [1792-1840]


First folio UK complete edition, quite scarce, [bound with] the 5 Appendices A to E inclusive. 8-1/4 x 13-1/4 inches. House of Commons, London, 1839.  [11 Feb. 1839], Recent half bound dark brown calf leather spine and corners, with elaborate gold tooled symbols on spine with dark red leather label - quite handsome.

Lord Durham's monumental report on the affairs of British North America after the Rebellion of 1837-38. Often referred to by the more common name, The Durham Report  ...  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 3,600 USD OR $ 4,590 CDN       #7601 

SERVICE, Robert W. [1874-1958] & BERTON. Pierre (1920-2004) (provenance)


5-1/2 x 8 inches. (12), 192pp. Red plum cloth in dust jacket.
Inscribed by Service on the front free endpaper: "To Pierre Berton - | Hoping we will | have another | happy visit from | him - | His sincere friend | Robert Service | Monte Carlo. 1958".

In May 1958, Pierre Berton interviewed Robert W. Service at his home in Monaco, Villa Aurora, for the popular documentary series on the CBC called Close-up. Service died on 11 September 1958  ...  Click for more information and photos;
This book is on consignment with LDRB.
Price: $ 1,500 USD OR $ 1,910 CDN       #7624  


3rd UK edition. 4 x 7 inches, pp. x, [13] 419pp. [17]; bound with: Supplement. The Funeral, 77pp. [1 ad], additional engraved title with vignette, portrait frontis. Total five folding plates, (the one of Lord Nelson before Copenhagen from another 1806 edition, darker and with paper repairs)  Original covers (green straight grain morocco) have mellowed to a pleasing rich green colour  ...  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 1,000 USD OR $ 1,275  CDN       #0942   

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 spine and front cover, rebacked with original sunned spine laid down.

"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 Agnes."  ...  Click for more information and photos; 
Price: $ 778 USD OR $ 995 CDN       #2332        

WILLIS, N[athaniel] P[arker]  [1806-1867] & BARTLETT, W[illiam] H[enry]  [1809-1854] (after)

1840. London, George Virtue

First UK edition. 2 Volumes. 8 x 10-5/8 inches. [2],iv,[1]-140pp.  68 plates, including frontispiece portrait, and engraved title; iv,[1]-106pp. including  53 plates including engraved title. Contemporary blue leather with blue cloth and gilt type and 4 gilt symbols on each spine.

No foxing to plates in Volume 1 and virtually no foxing to plates other than some very light sporadic spots in border area only. Near fine condition internally.

A very nice handsome set of early American views  ...  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 750 USD OR $ 965 CDN       #7614        


ATWOOD, Margaret  [1939 - ]

1961. Toronto, Hawkshead Press
First edition, her first book. Atwood, Margaret [M.E. Atwood]. Double Persephone. Toronto: Hawkshead Press, 1961. Market book series, book 1. [16] p. 172 × 130 mm. 4 leaves. Wire-stitched. Thick-paper wrapper. Signed by Atwood on a paper label which is affixed on the verso of the front cover. A very good copy, however, the third leaf is not original and is a cream-coloured facsimile.

 Written by Atwood when she was 19 years of age, Double Persephone, her first publication, is a collection of poems based on the mythological figure of Persephone. It won the E.J. Pratt Medal  ...  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 800 USD OR $ 1,025 CDN       #7699   

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

1836. London, Charles Knight
First edition, second printing. Page 326 printed with Appendix B thus only 351 total pages in the second 1836 printing.  4 x 6 1/2 inches, viii, 313pp [1], [315]-351pp including appendix, with half-title, 21 wood-engraved plates & illus. (incl. frontis.)
Mrs. Traill, who emigrated to Canada with her husband, a lieutenant in the 21st Fusiliers, also gives an account of her journey and settlement near Rice Lake, Upper Canada, August 1832-May 1835  ...  Click for more information and photos; 
Price: $ 500 USD OR $ 640 CDN       #0460        

[BOURNE, Mrs. Jane (b. c1794]-18??)

1829. London, Harvey and Darton
9cm x 14.5cm (3 3/4' x 5 3/4") 157, [2] p., [1] leaf of plates (frontispiece): 1 ill.;
Original worn leather spine with title and 2S imprinted but hard to read and very worn original cloth covers. Corners quite worn and rounded now. Insides with spotting throughout but quite readable. Publisher's advertisements on [2] p. at end of text.

Rare - only one copy located in Canada (TPL Osborne) and 5 institutions outside of Canada

Authorship attributed to Jane Bourne by British Library.  ...  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 500 USD OR $ 6400 CDN       #3420    

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

1885. Ottawa, A. S.  Woodburn
First edition. 6-3/4 x 10 inches. Fronts, [4],[4 preface], IX, [plate 1], [1]-288pp., including index, errata inserted at p.4.
Overall very good condition.

Frontis heliotype portrait of C.P. Traill, first edition, beautifully illustrated with nine chromo-lithographic plates, each with accompanying leaf of description (not included in pagination), and illustrated by her niece, Agnes Dunbar Fitzgibbon Chamberlain  ...  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 425 USD OR $ 545 CDN       #1249        

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

1857. Toronto, "Toronto Times"
7th edition. 12mo., xi, [1], [13]-218pp., 1, [14], 40,14pp., 1(blank), [44]pp. 2 plates, 5 illustrations (including 1 diagram).

Classic work aimed at the woman emigrating from Britain to Canada, based upon the experiences of Traill, who by this point had spent over 25 years in 'the backwoods of Canada'

"Every young woman is prized in this country according to her usefulness; and a thriving young settler will rather marry a clever, industrious girl, who has the reputation for being a good spinner and knitter, than one who has nothing but a pretty face to recommend her" ...  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 425 USD OR $ 548 CDN       #1184        

CARVER, Captain J(onathon). [1710-1780]

1779. Dublin, S. Price
First Irish Edition. 5 x 8 inches., [20], 508 pp. 1 (of 2) copper engraved plates, p.279. The remaining plate is Indian artifacts including a peace pipe. Period full calf, endpapers replaced.
Covers worn, lacking map and one plate; some  staining and spots on some pages, a few pencil notations, ink notes on back of plate; otherwise generally good condition.

Howes notes that "his book stimulated curiosity concerning routes to the Pacific, later satisfied by Mackenzie and Lewis and Clark."  ...  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 400 USD OR $ 515 CDN       #2429        

[1894]. London, Dean & Son, Ltd
First edition. 9-3/8 x 7 inches, 48 unnumbered pages,  7 pages of ads,  Cover is printed paper mounted to boards with full colour on front and black juvenile book ad on back (Dean's Shilling Toy Books, rebacked. 16 pages of pictures in chromo colours

A rare juvenile book with only three other copies located, all in the UK, University of Oxford , The British Library, University of Cambridge...  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 395 USD OR $ 509 CDN       #1601        

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

1902. Montreal, Gazette Printing and Publishing Co.
2nd Canadian edition. Octavo, 6" x 9", ([8], 300pp, xci appendices). Original green cloth gilt titles, no owner names or other markings. A scarce family copy of an important record of early settlement.

The Stewart's immigrated from Ireland to settle on the Otonabee River in Douro Township in 1822. The Stewarts were among the first European families to settle in the Peterborough-Lakefield region in the first half of the nineteenth century and to make a go of it;  ...  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 375 USD OR $ 483 CDN       #1042        

DOUGLAS, Thomas "Tommy" Clement [1904-1986]

1979. Lantzville, Oolichan Books
First Edition signed by Author and by Editor.
Inscription on front endpaper: "From one Scottish Printer's De'il [devil] to Another - With my Best Wishes - Tommy Douglas" and "My good wishes, too - Dale [Lovick]"
Very Good/Very Good.

"In total, he (Douglas) provided the impetus for about a hundred pieces of legislation, several of which can be said to have shaped the Canadian identity."
in 1980 he was named a Companion of the Order of Canada...  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 350 USD OR $ 450 CDN       #3276        

1740. London, Thomas Osborne
First edition. Two Volumes bound in one. 8vo., 8" x 5", (20cm x 12.5cm),  [4], 308, [8]pp. index; 89, [6]pp. index + [1]p adverts. Engraved head and tail pieces. Rebound with new leather spine, gold type on label with 5 bands and 5 embossed symbols on spine. Original front and back boards preserved as well as original end papers. Insides are very clean, no foxing. A very good+ to fine book.

Edward, Prince of Wales, "The Black Prince" (1330-1376) was the eldest son of King Edward III of England. He was an exceptional military leader, and his victories over the French at the Battles of Crcy and Poitiers made him very popular during his lifetime...  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 325 USD OR $ 415 CDN       #2505        

KING, William Lyon MacKenzie, [1874-1950]

1906. New York, Fleming H. Revell Co.
2nd edition. 12mo., 161pp., The book is inscribed by W.L. MacKenzie King on the front free endpaper, at Ottawa, in 1911.
Presentation copy inscription: To Russell George Halstead  With the best wishes of his friend WL MacKenzie King Ottawa March 27-11"
The first book written by Canada's politician William Lyon Mackenzie King, later to become Canada's tenth Prime Minister.

This is the story King's good friend Henry Albert "Bert" Harper (1873-1901)  who saved a young girl's life but lost his own. "Bert" had also began courting King's younger sister, Jennie in 1900  ...  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 325 USD OR $ 418 CDN       #4266        

1751. London, Printed by E. Cave
First edition. 4-3/4 by 8-1/4 inches, 2,[3]-48.  Complete 48 page  Gentleman's Magazine January 1751 with Kalm's letter and A View of the Fall of Niagara full page image.

As well as the attractive full page plate captioned: "A View of the Fall of Niagara" at page 15, this is accompanied by 5 pages of a printed letter from p15 to p19 in this January issue. One of the earliest available views of Niagara Falls  ...  Click for more information and photos; 
Price: $ 325 USD OR $ 418 CDN       #4736        

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


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.

Mark Hurdlestone begun as a short tale in The Lady's Magazine (Nov. 1833) Later, "The miser and his son" as a serialized novel in The Literary Garland, then into a two-volume London UK Bentley novel first edition called Mark Hurdlestone or, The Gold Worshipper. Later in 1853, this book was published by De Witt & Davenport NY. and called Mark Hurdlestone, or, The two brothers  ...  Click for more information and photos; 
Price: $ 495 USD OR $ 635 CDN       #0945        

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


[1855]. New York, De Witt & Davenport
First US edition. 5 1/4" by 7 1/2".  iv,[5]-343pp.(5) ads.  Rebacked with original blind embossed dark brown cloth. Book over-all condition is Fair.

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. Letters Susanna wrote about her immigration to Canada have not survived, she has left a vivid fictional recreation of her preparations and voyage to the Canadas in Flora Lyndsay  ...  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 495 USD OR $ 635 CDN       #2524        

ABBOTT, Sir John Joseph Caldwell [1821-1893]


8 x 10 inches, was folded now flat. Sir John Joseph Caldwell Abbott, 1821-1893, was the third Prime Minister of Canada, 1891-1892. 
Letter signed, "J.J.C. Abbott," dated Montreal, Sep. 28th, 1876, on the letterhead of Abbott's law firm "Abbott, Tait, Wotherspoon & Abbott," and text of letter written in clerk's hand. Addressed to Henry Archibald. 16 lines on one sheet, near fine condition...  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 1,900 USD OR $ 2,450 CDN       #7608 

LAURIER, Sir Wilfrid [1841-1919]

Autograph Letter signed, "Wilfrid Laurier," dated Arthabaskaville, 2 Oct. 1875, addressed to Henry James Morgan. 43 lines in French on 3 octavo pages, fine condition. Laurier is writing his friend Morgan confirming requests made to Laurier and confirming positive results on these requests.

As well, Laurier is profusely thanking Morgan for the present of "state trials" (most likely the Report of the State Trials on the 1838-39 Canadian Rebellion)  ...  Click for more information and photos; 
Price: $ 1,780 USD OR $ 2,295 CDN       #7605 


Handwritten legal document, 6pp, 8 x 10 inches, tied with red ribbon upper left, Tryon County, New York, filed 21 May 1775 (March term in the fifteenth year of the Reign of King George the Third). Legal document relating to a debt, signed W. Butler - one of the lawyers. Toning as expected. Very good condition otherwise.

Walter Butler (1752-81) Loyalist who became a captain in Butler's Rangers, formed by his father, John Butler.

Walter Butler was probably the most hated Loyalist in America, amongst other things, because he commanded the Loyalist raiding party (which included Joseph Brant, a Mohawk chief) that attacked Cherry Valley on November 11, 1778 and the massacre after the battle...  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 1,250 USD OR $ 1,600 CDN       #4194 

AMHERST, Jeffrey, 1st Baron Amherst [1717-1797]

ASL, Amherst 1p. quarto, (22.5 cm x 18cm,) Montreal [House], docket names on reverse. Dated July 17, 1796.
"Mr. Barrington Bradshaw who was a Captain in the second Regiment of Life Guards and who sold out of the Corps very contrary to my wishes, is at present setting out for the East Indies and has desired I would write a line in his favour...
Written one year before Amherst died on 3 August 1797 .
Amherst was commanding general of British forces in North America during the final battles of the French & Indian war (1754-1763). He won victories against the French to acquire Canada for England...  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 475 USD OR $ 610 CDN       #2617        

HALIBURTON, Judge Thomas Chandler   [SLICK, Sam Samuel] [1796-1865]

Autographed document signed. 7.25" x 9" 1 page 2 sided. Legislative Council Chamber. 26 January 1846. Instructing members of the legislature to attend the next session.

"Haliburton was the first Canadian author to acquire an international reputation, and the first colonial writer to be awarded an honorary degree by Oxford (1858)  ...  Click for more information and photos; 
Price: $ 425 USD OR $ 545 CDN       #1847        

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  ...  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 500 USD OR $ 648 CDN       #7459        

VIVIAN, William Capt. (artist)

First edition. Circa 1825.
Coloured engraving.
Paper: 14-1/8 x 10-7/8 inches.
Image: 10-3/8 x 7-1/8 inches.
Some soiling and wrinkling on white border areas plus tear and bottom right corner tear, otherwise in good condition.
Ref: LANE, Impressions of Niagara 64
Source / Publication: Views of the Great Falls of Niagara...  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 750 USD OR $ 970 CDN       #7553        

WEST, Benjamin [1738-1820] (after)

circa 1789. Image: 49.5 x 63 cm. Paper: 50 x 63.7 cm. Print deacidified. Very minor marks showing on border. The top left corner with a small piece of paper missing. Tear repairs and one can be seen on front  on right side of the flag. Overall condition good+
Uncommon German engraving. 

Signatures and inscriptions:
Painted by B. West, / Historical Painter to His MAJESTY Recto, l.r.: Engraved by Theod. Falckeysen / To the King's most Excellent Majesty  ...  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 495 USD OR $ 640 CDN       #2606        

London Magazine (publisher)


First UK edition. 1759, Uncolored, was folded now frames flat
Image: 6-3/4 x 9-1/2 inches Mat Size: 13-1/2 x 16-5/8 inches
Frame size: 19-1/2 x 22 inches
Condition: Very good condition

A very early map of the Siege of Quebec in 1759. Gives detailed operations of the siege and shows key battle sites and encampments. An inset shows the Plan of the Action gained by the English near Quebec, Sep. 13, 1759  ...  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 425 USD OR $ 550 CDN       #0097        

BUTLER, Lady, Elizabeth Southerden Thompson [1846-1933]

Circa 1898. Paper size: 29 x 19 inches. Images size (no text): 25.5 x 12.75 inches. Black and white lithograph.  
Paper age toning overall, paper crease in bottom right hand corner otherwise very good condition.
Titled:  "The Roll Call" Crimea 1854-5. After the Original Painting by Lady Butler (bottom center)

"The Roll Call" being taken of Guards (in winter greatcoats) after battle in Crimea, mounted officer in left foreground  ...  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 445 USD OR $ 575 CDN       #4417        

LAURIER, Sir Wilfrid [1841-1919]

8 x 10-1/4 inches, was folded not flat. Typed Letter Signed, dated Ottawa, 9th June, 1910, on stationery of the Prime Minister's office, addressed to W. F. Alloway, Winnipeg. 6 lines on one sheet. Minor  3/8 inch open tear in black border fold long open separations, W in Wilfred signature smudged, otherwise in near fine condition.

Response letter to Alloway regarding two senior Canadian Pacific Railway management executives very positive  ... 
Price: $ 1,350 USD OR $ 1,750 CDN       #7604 

15-3/4 x 13-3/4 inches, was folded now flat. The Central Ontario Railway Company Township of Dungannon in the County of Hastings...five dollars...three and six one hundred's acre. The Central Ontario Railway (COR) was a railway that ran north from Trenton, Ontario to service a number of towns, mines and sawmills.

Signed by Sir Oliver Mowat, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, E.J. Davis, Commissioner of Crown Lands, J. R. Stratton, Secretary and George Collins Esq  ...  Click for more information and photos; 
Price: $ 375 USD OR $ 485 CDN       #3137        

1825. First UK edition. 14pp. Folio, 7-7/8 x 13 inches. 15 April 1825 Proposals to create a Company to use Clergy reserves to increase settlement in Ontario. The Canada Company was Incorporated in July 1825 and continued in existence through to the 1950s.

The first official document to begin the establishment of the legal entity to be called "Canada Company"  ...  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 450 USD OR $ 580 CDN       #7645        

NORMAN, Richard Edward (1891-1961)


1928. Florida, The Norman Film Studios
First US edition. Folded multi-panel promotional brochure meant for mailing (folded size 11 inches long and 3-1/2 inches wide). With orange, blue, and black poster cover with photographs showing scenes from the movie with text

Thrilling Epic Of The Oil Fields With All Colored Cast.  After 1920 Norman established himself and his company in Jacksonville, Florida, and began producing all black films.  He made several of these "race" films in the 1920's and distributed them through the 1930's  ...  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 395 USD OR $ 510 CDN       #7428        

CAMPBELL, John George Edward Henry Campbell,  Marquess of LORNE and 9th Duke of ARGYLL [1845-1914]

Official appointment document for the Militia Military in Canada.
39cm x 29.5cm (15.25" x 10") Soiled paper with a few edge tears not affecting any text.
This document was appointing Duncan McLean as an Assistant Surgeon in the Active Militia from June 18, 1882 however the document is dated August 23, 1883.

It is signed and witnessed by Governor General Marquess of Lorne as well as W. Powell, Colonel, Adjutant General of Militia. Condition good only  ... Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 420 USD OR $ 420 CDN       #3583        

VANIER, Major-General George Philias [1888-1967]

1966. Ottawa, Canadian Government
19-1/8 x 15 inches flat, never folded Printed text,  large embossed Great Seal of Canada and in near fine condition.
To Honourable James David Sutherland, a lawyer from Paris, Ontario, to be a  Judge of the County Court for the County of Wellington.
To Honourable James David Sutherland, a lawyer from Paris, Ontario, to be a  Judge of the County Court for the County of Wellington.

Signed by Georges Vanier, Judy LaMarsh and Lucien Cardin  ...  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 325 USD OR $ 420 CDN       #3140        

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