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June 2019  - 40 items offered... 
Duncan McLaren
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      1 ARTIFACT
    10 COLLECTIONS     
    10 BOOKS
      7 MANUSCRIPTS
      4 PHOTOS
      2 MAPS    
      3 PRINT
      3 EPHEMERA   
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1 ARTIFACT...
 
PELLETIER, Gérard (1919-1997) (provenance)
 
ANIK MEANS "LITTLE BROTHER"
1972-1975.
#1) HUGHES AIRCRAFT COMPANY. [circa1972-75]. 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.

Gérard Pelletier (1919-1997) was a distinguished  Canadian who is famous as one of the three Quebeckers who entered federal politics at the same time and went on to have very important careers (les trois colombes)...   Click for more information and photos; 
Price: $ 3,000 USD OR $ 4,000 CDN        #3472
10 COLLECTIONS...
GLYN, Elinor (née Sutherland) (1864-1943)
 
Elinor Glyn was an English author, journalist and screen writer and best known for Three Weeks (1907) a steamy romance novel which was shocking for its time. She specialised in romantic fiction which was considered scandalous for its time, although her works are relatively tame by modern standards. Her vibrant romances dealt with aristocracy and issues of morality in society. She popularized the concept of the It-girl and had tremendous influence on early 20th-century popular culture and, possibly, on the careers of notable Hollywood stars such as Rudolph Valentino, Gloria Swanson and, especially, Clara Bow.

This large collection contains 153 items dating from 1902 to 2009, specifically, 49 Ephemera and archives, 99 Books and 5 Books about Elinor Glyn and related material...    Click for more information and photos;
This collection is on consignment.
Price: $ 8,000 USD OR $ 10,725 CDN        #7893

RIVES, Hallie Erminie [1874-1956]
 
Hallie Erminie Rives was a best-selling novelist and wife of the American diplomat Post Wheeler. Rives was the recipient of several poems written in her honour.

The collection consists of 9 items dating from 1894 to 1924 specifically, 4 letters, a composite photo, and 4 books (2 signed)...    Click for more information and photos;
This collection is on consignment.
Price: $ 1,000 USD OR $ 1,335 CDN        #7960

GROSE, Helen Mason Grose (née Helen Bowen Mason) [1880-1971]
 
Helen Mason Grose was born and buried in Providence, Rhode Island, Helen Mason Grose (née Helen Bowen Mason, was an artist and book illustrator.
This collection is comprised of the remnants of Grose's personal papers (circa 1900-1964).

The archive has approximately 100 b&w photos, most of which at one time were pasted into a photo album.
Many depict Grose in youth and old age, painting and drawing, pencil and paintbrush often in hand, her husband (Howard Bristol Grose), gardens and residences, children, students in a classroom setting, men in uniform, and members of Grose's family. Many of the photos are unidentified. There are also a dozen images of Grose's works, 4 of which are real photos, postcard size and smaller.

A highlight of the archive is a water color painting, apparently entitled "Cherry Blossoms", signed by Grose in pencil in the lower right hand corner, frame measures 16-3/8 × 13-3/4 inches, single matted, with an image opening of 9-13/16  × 7-3/8 inches...   Click for more information and photos;
This collection is on consignment.
Price: $ 2,000 USD OR $ 2,675 CDN        #7961


TARKINGTON, Booth (1869-1946)

Booth Tarkington was an American novelist, dramatist, and Pulitzer Prize winner. During the 1910s and 1920s, he was considered America's greatest living author. He is one of only three novelists to win the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction more than once, along with William Faulkner and John Updike.

The collection consists of 24 items dating from 1909 to 1941, specifically 3 letters, 1 signed page, 5 photos, 2 books, and 13 ephemera (2 pieces of sheet music, 7 programs and playbills, 2 lobby cards, and 2 post cards). One of the playbills prints letters of appreciation from Woodrow Wilson and Theodore Roosevelt to Alexandra Carlisle, an English actress and suffragist who settled in the United States ...  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 1,400 USD OR $ 1,870 CDN       #7969        


ROGERS, Samuel (1763-1855)

Samuel Rogers was an English poet, banker, and art collector, and best remembered as a witty conversationalist and as a friend of greater poets and politicians, including Wordsworth, Coleridge, Byron, and Charles James Fox.

The collection consists of 11 items dating from 1786 to 1834, specifically, 3 books, 3 ALS, 1 signed note (partial letter) and 4 antique prints/engravings....  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 1,500 USD OR $ 2,020 CDN       #7962  


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

John Campbell, 9th Duke of Argyll, Marquis of Lorne collection includes 26 items dating from 1868 to 1911 specifically, 7 holograph letters, 2 holograph ephemera and 17 Albumen Photo Cards (all CVD's except one signed Cabinet Card)

John George Edward Henry Douglas Sutherland Campbell, Marquess of Lorne and later 9th Duke of Argyll, married Queen Victoria's fourth daughter Louise at Windsor in 1871. The marriage was not a success, partly due to the fact that the groom was homosexual.
After the turbulent early years of their marriage, the couple eventually reached a modus vivendi. While maintaining a façade of bourgeois respectability, Louise found fulfilment as a painter and sculptor, Lorne as a writer of books on travel.
From 1878 to 1883, he was Governor-General of Canada  ...  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 1,900 USD OR $ 2,560 CDN       #7949  


WAUGH, "Alec" Alexander Raban (1898-1981)

Alec Waugh was a British novelist and travel writer. He was the son of Arthur Waugh (author, literary critic, and publisher) and elder brother of Evelyn Waugh. Waugh was a successful author of over 50 works, and lived in many exotic places throughout his life which later became the settings for some of his texts.

The collection consists of 17 items dating from 1930 to 1973 specifically, 9 Autographed Signed letters, 5 photos, 2 inscribed books and a signed postcard.
 ...  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 1,300 USD OR $ 1,740 CDN       #7963  


LONGFELLOW, Henry Wadsworth [1807-1882]

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was the author of Evangeline, The Song of Hiawatha, and many poetry collections, Longfellow (1807-1882) was America's greatest poet of the nineteenth century. He was also a translator, educator, and novelist.

The collection consists of 52 items dating from 1850 to 1911 specifically, 2 letters, 4 books, 2 Autograph albums, 27 Photo cards (6 CVD's, 4 Cabinet Cards, 19 Post cards), 5 pieces of sheet music, 4 others (card, first day of issue envelope with 3 Longfellow stamps and reading circle/statue association memberships, 2 calendars, 2 cigar labels and 2 Engraved Prints.
 ...  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 3,800 USD OR $ 5,125 CDN       #7965 


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  ...  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 1,500 USD OR $ 2,005 CDN       #7761  


AUSTIN, Alfred (1835-1913)

Austin Alfred was an English critic, novelist and political journalist and appointed UK Poet Laureate in 1896.

"He was included in a famous anthology of bad poetry, but the kind view is that at his best he was 'a true but not a great poet." quoted from The Thoresby Society, The Leeds Library.

The collection contains 16 items in total: 2 signed manuscripts of poems; 11 Autographed Letters Signed and 3 Ephemera all covering time from 1895 to 1910.
 ...  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 2,000 USD OR $ 2,695 CDN       #7751 
10 BOOKS ...

ATWOOD, Margaret  [1939 - ]

First edition. 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. With an envelope of the America's Libraries, first day cover (13 July 1982), signed by Atwood. The book and envelope are enclosed in a handsome white box with Atwood's drawn motif on the back and front of the box  ...  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 800 USD OR $ 1,065 CDN       #7699    


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

1852. London, Richard Bentley
First 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.  Some ink staining on the front free endpaper, bumping to the corners, a few very minor spotting and smudge marks scattered periodically throughout the books. Overall, very good condition.

"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 $ 1,040 CDN       #2332        


1807. Paris, Giguet et Michaud
First edition. 8 x 10-1/2 inches.  With large engraved 'Carte Generale Pour l'Intelligence de la Guerre de Sept-Ans' and related Battle Plans for Lowositz, Prague, Kollin, Roisbach, Breslau, lagemdorf, Leuthen, Zomdorf, Hohenkirch, Cunersdorf, Minden, Zullichau, Maxen, Landshut, Lignitz, Torgau, Reichenbach, Freyberg (lacking Plate XIII --Battle of Krefeld). (19 of 20 plates, virtually all folding). Overall condition good -...  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 595 USD OR $ 795 CDN       #4331    


[BLORE, Thomas, (1764-1818)]

1815. Stamford, Printed and published by John Drakard
First edition. 5 x 8-1/4 inches, x, [1]-292, [4pp. index],(2) ad. Full original leather rebacked with elaborate gilt decoration type on spine, black leather label with gilt type, 4 bands, gilt dentelle decorative border on front and back boards. Original marbled endpapers, gilt page edges. 2 leaves of plates of 4; frontispiece, Burgley House, near Stamford, repeated as plate with title Burghley Lodge on p8. Insides have some sporadic foxing more so to the first few pages including title-page and frontis illustration, offsetting, otherwise, very good+ condition.

With a long gift inscription to Miss Currer from J. Maude of Moor House, Yorkshire. Miss Currer's collection of art is described as one of the best in England and the best books, Moor House, 8th September 1838, in the inscription. A very nice copy with interesting provenance.
Armorial bookplate of John Maude....  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 550 USD OR $ 735 CDN       #3643        


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


First US edition. QUITE SCARCE
circa 1855, New York, De Witt & Davenport publishers
 
5-1/4 by 7-1/2 inches.  iv,[5]-343pp.(5) ads.  Rebacked with original blind embossed dark brown cloth to front and back boards and on front board 2 gilt flowers with two gilt leaves. Spine with gilt type. New end papers. Pencil markings on inside rear cover and last blank page. Foxing and marks throughout with in some cases very age toned paper. vBook 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 $ 660 CDN       #2524        


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

1885. Ottawa, A. S.  Woodburn printer and publisher
First edition. 6-3/4 x 10 inches. Fronts, [4],[4 preface], IX, [plate 1], [1]-288pp., including index, errata inserted at p.4.
Original dark blue cloth boards with gilt type and images embossed on spine and front cover. Original attractive green patterned end papers. Cover has very light stress to edges and corners, has light bumping on edges and corners, has some light stains on back and has light shelf wear. All foredges are gilded. Inside front and back cover have some light cracking near spine, though all pages are firmly attached. Pages are slightly age toned but are clean. Some of tissue paper covering has creases. Clean insides with tissue guards on all plates. Overall very good condition.

The book is divided, for greater convenience, into four parts;- "The Wild, Or Native Flowers"; "Flowering Shrubs"; "Forest Trees," and "Ferns."
Illustrated with Chromo-Lithographs from drawings by Mrs. Agnes Fitzgibbon Chamberlain...  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 425 USD OR $ 565 CDN       #1249        



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

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'.

1857, Toronto, Printed at the Office of the "Toronto Times"
7th edition. 12mo., xi, [1], [13]-218pp., 1, [14], 40,14pp., 1(blank), [44]pp. 2 plates, 5 illustrations (including 1 diagram). The brownish red cloth cover looks like it was replaced 50 odd years ago, and is in VG condition. The first few pages inc. title page are messy and suffering from browning. complete with 2 plates (1 incl. in the pagination), 4 illustrations (incl. 1 diagram), There is occasional browning throughout. Pen inscription title page, a few light pencil study marks in text (minimal) A little wear on edges, one page has very small tear plus p219 has 1/2 inch triangle not effecting the illustration (on the next page) . Most of the text is clean and the whole book is readable and presentable with tight binding. The overall condition even with issues noted is very good.
 ...  Click for more information and photos; 
Price: $ 425 USD OR $ 565 CDN       #1184        


circa 1948. [New York], Dramatists Play Service. First Edition, first printing. (4),3-77(1 ad) 5 x 7-1/2 inches. Blue front soft cover cracked on top left side and torn and slight splitting on inside front cover. "Tennesse" spelt incorrectly on cover One of 2,040 copies printed with this error. Good + condition.
5 short plays by Tennessee Williams
Provenance: Cultural icon Mavor Moore (1919 - 2006), the noted actor, writer, director, producer, critic and teacher who founded a host of Canadian artistic institutions. Inscribed by "Mavor Moore  New York, 1949"  on front cover ...  Click for more information and photos; 
Price: $ 125 USD OR $ 165 CDN       #1877        


1873. Albany, The Argus company, printers.
First edition. 5-1/4 x 9 inches. [1]-69 p. Original booklet re-covered in flowered paper bound cover. Original paper wraps chipped missing some paper along borders, no type affected. Internally quite clean. Gift inscription of "Compliments of J.M. Patterson Jr. neatly written on the wrap cover. Overall good condition. Quite scarce.
 ...  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 125 USD OR $ 165 CDN       #2036        


SIMCOE, John Graves Lieut. Col.  [1752-1806] & SCADDING, Rev. Dr.
 
 1890. The Copp, Clark Company, Limited Toronto, for private circulation.

18pp, 4 p. 22 cm. Paper wraps. Disbound. Faint stain p. 16. Written by Lieut.-Governor Simcoe to Sir Joseph Banks (President of the Royal Society of Great Britain), in 1791, Prior to His Departure from England for the Purpose of Organizing the New Province of Upper Canada; to Which is Added Five Official Speeches Delivered by Him at the Opening or Closing of Parliament in the Same Province, with a Prefatory Notice by the Rev. Dr. Scadding.  ...  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 125 USD OR $ 164 CDN       #2539        
7 MANUSCRIPTS

Four scarce legal holograph  document notices in Spanish (Stamps dating 1860,1866, two 1879) for the selling of slaves (venta de esclava), in secretarial hands, each signed by notaries. All good condition.

Slavery in Cuba was associated with labor demand to support the sugar cane plantations; it existed on the territory of the island of Cuba from the 16th century until it was abolished by royal decree on October 7, 1886. More than a million African slaves were brought to Cuba as part of the Atlantic Slave Trade.

#1) 1860 Dull Red Stamp dated. Santiago de Cuba, 27 July 1870, sale arranged by D. Manuel Giron, lawyer, to Da. Canidad Bony, for a slave woman of mixed race (mulata criolla), named Visvez, 28 years of age
#2) 1866 Light Blue Stamp dated. Signed by D. Rafael Ramirez, notary. Sale by D. Teodoro Du Rand of France with reference to Luis Bonvoust for the sale to Da. Canidad Bony de Vallhourat (wife of D. Pablo Vallhourat) of Alejandrina
#3) 1879 Green Stamp dated. Santiago de Cuba, 3 October 1876, D. Pedro Secundino Silva notary with his signature at the end...A black female (criolla) named Dolores, 19 years of age, sold by D. Rafael Morales y Varona of Santiago de Cuba
#4) 1879 Red Stamp dated. Conjoined leaves, text on 3 pages, small holes at the fold and a few pin holes elsewhere. (2) Santiago de Cuba, 28 June 1878,
Price: $ 2,500 USD OR $ 3,345 CDN       #7974 


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). Laurier writes "It is a precious work in every respect, which for me, is of so much use that you cannot imagine [how helpful it is]"
Laurier was elected for the first time in 1871 to the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Quebec, and was re-elected in 1874, this time to the House of Commons, where he would spend the rest of his career, nearly 45 years (1874-1919)  ...  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 1,780 USD OR $ 2,380 CDN       #7605  


 
QUITE SCARCE WALTER BUTLER SIGNATURE

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.
Condition: Mounted on larger sheets with cut-outs so both sides visible. 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. In May, 1775, Walter and John Butler  left Tryon County for Canada in the company of Daniel Claus, Walter Butler, Hon Yost Schuyler and Joseph Brant . ...  Click for more information and photos; 
Price: $ 1,250 USD OR $ 1,670 CDN       #4194 




AMHERST, Jeffrey, 1st Baron Amherst [1717- 797]

ASL, Amherst 1p. quarto, (22.5 cm x 18cm,) Montreal [House], docket names on reverse. Dated July 17, 1796, and reads: ... "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. I comply with Mr. Bradshaws desire with great pleasure from the very good opinion I have of him in every respect, and from the confidence I entertain of his real merit, that he will prove himself deserving of any favour and protection you may honour him with... "
Small loss at left from removal of recipients name, toning, else VG.
 ...  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 475 USD OR $ 635 CDN       #2617        


HALLIBURTON, John Croke (1806-1884)

Autographed document signed. 7-1/4 x 9 inches, 1 page 2 sided, Legislative Council Chamber. 26 January 1846. Instructing members of the legislature to attend the next session. Signed  "John C. Haliburton"

John C. Halliburton, Halifax barrister, was the eldest son of Chief Justice Sir Brenton Halliburton. He was admitted to the bar in 1829 and was appointed  deputy-clerk of the Legislative Council and in 1838, Clerk of the Legislative Council, a position he held for many years. In 1840 he challenged and fought a bloodless duel with Joseph Howe: he missed and Howe fired his pistol into the air  ...  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 125 USD OR $ 165 CDN       #1847        


PETERSON, Henry W. [1833-1913] & MICKLE, Sara (Sarah) [1853-1930] (provenance)

Autograph letter signed. 8 pages with 3 blank, 8 x 10 inches flat, folded to 5 x 8 inches on linen paper (was folded to 4 x 5 inches to fit envelope also provided). Dated Guelph May 9th, 1899. To Sara Mickle.
A full letter of early Ontario history, and chronicling Mickle family history, mentioning Lord Elgin, Rebellion losses, University College architecture. Wonderful content.
Henry W. Peterson  was a lawyer and partner with Andrew Lemon of Lemon and Peterson, Magistrate in 1856 in Guelph Mayor of Guelph, Ontario in 1863
MICKLE, Sara (Sarah), was a local local historian and heritage preservationist. Born in Guelph and moved to Toronto in 1879  ...  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 125 USD OR $ 165 CDN       #4927        



ROY, Dr. Philippe [1868-1948] & JOFFRE, Marshall Joseph Jacques Césaire [1852-1931]

Autographed  Signed Letter from Philippe Roy to Marshall Joffre. Four pages. 8vo Dated Legation du Canada en France. 15th January 1930 addressed to Mr. McIntrye.  A long letter concerning the death of Marshall Joseph Jacques Césaire Joffre, a French General during WW1. Roy recounts his friendship and war experiences with him.
Philippe Roy was born in Quebec; practiced medicine in Edmonton. Managing Director  of  Le courrier de l'ouest. Interested in immigration work. in the senate 1906-1911. There was no Canadian ambassador to France. Roy was Commissioner General 1911-28 and then served as the First Canadian Minister  in France 1928-1938. Made honorary citizen of Paris.
Marshal Joseph Jacques Césaire Joffre, was a French general during World War I. He is most known for regrouping the retreating allied armies to defeat the Germans at the strategically decisive First Battle of the Marne in 1914. His popularity led to his nickname Papa Joffre  ...  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 125 USD OR $ 165 CDN       #4951        
4 PHOTOS

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 $ 665 CDN       #7459        


Measuring approx. 11 x15 cm.. Very good condition. An attractive original photograph taken at Marlborough, Wiltshire, England.

This very handsome studio portrait shows three men, perhaps family. The man on the left, wearing a medal ribbon, and wearing riding trousers, is a Sergeant of the MACHINE GUN CORPS (MGC) the man on the right is a Sergeant of the CANADIAN EXPEDITIONARY FORCE (CEF) significantly displayed are his three wound stripes. The older seated man, a Corporal, wears a General Service Cap Badge  ...  Click for more information and photos; 
Price: $ 125 USD OR $ 165 CDN       #2953        


NOTMAN, William McFarlane [1857-1913]

Media: sepia photograph on paper
8.75 x 7.5 x inches - 22.225 x 19.05 x cm. - 1895 by Wm McFarlane Notman
Notes: artist's name, title and inscription '3307... Montreal' in plate lower left; titled along bottom; mounted on board; fading lower left; unframed. Good+ condition.
William McFarlane, the eldest son of William Notman, was born November 1, 1857. He became a partner in the company in 1882 before inheriting it outright on the death of his father in 1891  ...  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 100 USD OR $ 130 CDN       #3373        


CAMBRIDGE, Prince Alexander, Earl of Athlone (1874-1957)

 9-7/8 x 6-3/4 inch card with a B&W photo 7-5/8 x 4-7/8 inches mounted on it. Signed "Athlone" in the top left background portion of the photo image. Speaight signed in very light pencil on the bottom left card just below where the photo is mounted. No date, probably WW1 era.
Very good condition.
1st Earl of Athlone, among many other accomplishments was the Governor General of Canada (1940-46), the 16th since Canadian Confederation...  Click for more information and photos; 
Price: $ 125 USD OR $ 165 CDN       #4481        
2 MAPS


HINTON, J. [1732-1781] (engraver)

SCARCE MAP AND BATTLE PLAN OF QUEBEC IN 1759
First edition. 180 by 230mm (7 by 9 inches). Copperplate, uncoloured. Detailed and sharply engraved plan of Quebec with an inset map of 'The port and environs of Quebec, as it was when attack'd by the English' which illustrates the positions of "34 English Men of War," and the "French Cano's to observe the Motions of the English". Relief shown by hachures, shows fortifications and oriented with north to the right. Engraved and Issued Feb. 1759 for the "Universal Magazine" - a popular monthly journal. Very good condition. One of the earliest printed maps to provide a contemporary account of the Siege of Quebec in 1759...  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 395 USD OR $ 525 CDN       #7956        


1815. London, Published by W. Faden, Charing Cross

First edition. Plan of the Different Channels Leading from Kingston to Lake Ontario printed Aug. 12, 1815, London. Map was folded now flat.
Paper size: 9-1/2 x 10-1/2 inches
Image size: 8-5/8 x 9-7/8 inches
Engraving is in near fine condition. An attractive and historic  early map of Plan of the Different Channels Leading from Kingston to Lake Ontario  ... Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 125 USD OR $ 165 CDN       #5612        
3 PRINTS


WEST, Benjamin [1738-1820] (after)

circa 1789. Germany, Klauber
 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+
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 German engraving  ...  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 495 USD OR $ 660 CDN       #2606       



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)
By permission of the Fine Art Society, 148 New Bond St. London (bottom left) Copyright. The Fine Art Society, London (top right)  ...  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 395 USD OR $ 525 CDN       #4417        


PROFESSIONALLY FRAMED AND VERY ATTRACTIVE!

1759. London, London Magazine
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 $ 565 CDN       #0097        
3 EPHEMERA

AN EARLY AND IMPORTANT DOCUMENT IN THE HISTORY OF SLAVERY

1792. Hartford, The Connecticut Courant newspaper. 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;
Paper edge tears plus a  4 inch on left side of fold, otherwise good condition.
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Price: $ 400 USD OR $ 530 CDN       #2862        


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.
Laurier was a major supporter of Railway expansion in Canada. In the early 1900s, Laurier's government financed a second transcontinental railway, whose construction was entrusted to Grand Trunk Pacific. Laurier would later finance a third transcontinental line built by Canadian Northern Railway, in direct competition with Grand Trunk Pacific.
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Price: $ 1,350 USD OR $ 1,800 CDN       #7604        


This original, 9.75" x 11" ornately Engraved and Printed on Vellum.  August 12, 1809 (1809), Engraved "Master Mason" Masonic Certificate, Printed on Vellum, New York, Very Good condition including the original red seal, but wrinkled up inside the frame.
Masonic Certificate affirms the status of Richard Hitchings as a "Master Mason," from the Morton Lodge No. 20, New York City, dated August 12, 5809 (1809), with its original white silk ribbon and impressed red wax seal. The brown ink manuscript portions and the signatures are well written and clear, the vellum folded and wrinkled.  ...  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 500 USD OR $ 665 CDN       #2871        

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