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MAY 2019  - 40 items offered... 
Duncan McLaren
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      6 COLLECTIONS    
    15 BOOKS
      5 MANUSCRIPTS
      2 PHOTOS
      1 MAP    
      2 PRINT
      9 EPHEMERA   
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6 COLLECTIONS...
EDMONDS, Walter "Walt" Dumaux (1903-1998)
 
Walter D. Edmonds was an American novelist and author of children's and historical novels, including his best-selling work, Drums Along the Mohawk in 1936. In 1942 he won a Newberry Medal for ''The Matchlock Gun,'' about a boy in Colonial New York who defends his home against invading Indians. In 1976, he won a National Book Award for ''Bert Breen's Barn,''

This large collection contains 58 items dating from 1935 to 1990, specifically, an archive of 46 Walter D. Edmonds correspondence, post cards and ephemera, 1 uncorrected proof of book galley sheets, 2 Books signed, 5 Letters signed (2 Autographed Signed Letters (ALS) and 3 Typed Signed Letters (TLS) and 1 Photo...   Click for more information and photos;  
This collection is on consignment.
Price: $ 3,200 USD OR $ 4,300 CDN        #7822

PRIESTLEY, J.B. (John Boynton) [1894-1984]
 
J.B. Priestley was an English novelist, playwright, and broadcaster.  He was one of England's last great writers. Priestley was a member of the last generation of freethinking British "sages" who contemplated both science and philosophy in their literary output. Priestley gained considerable fame as "the voice of the common people", as he was often called, a patriotic radio broadcaster, second in popularity only to Winston Churchill. He was offered a knighthood and a peerage as a token of his homeland's esteem for his work, both of which he refused, but he did accept the Order of Merit in 1977.

J.B. (John Boynton) Priestley collection  of 41 items including 10 Typed Signed Letters (TSL), 3 Signed Typescripts , 28 B&w photos and a small medal...   Click for more information and photos; 
This collection is on consignment.
Price: $ 2,880 USD OR $ 3,875 CDN        #7526

JEROME, Jerome K. [1859-1927]
 
Jerome K. Jerome was an English author best known for his comic masterpiece Three Men in a Boat. He had a number of occupations then including journalism and school teaching, and a number of disappointments with the rejections of many short stories and satires he wrote.

This collection covering a period 1888-1929  consists of 7 pieces of ephemeral and 21 books in total...    Click for more information and photos; 
This collection is on consignment.
Price: $ 2,800 USD OR $ 3,770 CDN        #7618

HELLER, Joseph (1923-1999)
 
Joseph Heller was an American satirical novelist, short story writer, and playwright. His second novel, "Something Happened" published in 1974, spanning thirteen years after Catch-22, his best-known work. Something Happened has failed to achieve the renown of Catch-22 but has a cult following, with some considering it one of Heller's finest works.

This collection includes 12 items dating from 1967 to 1993, specifically, 1 Heller signed 1974 typed photocopy manuscript of "Something Happened", 6 signed letter, 2 post cards, 1 signed sketch of Heller and 2 signed books...  Click for more information and photos;  
This collection is on consignment.
Price: $ 2,700 USD OR $ 3,635 CDN        #7392

TATE, (John Orley) Allen [1899-1979]
 
Allen Tate (American poet, critic, essayist and Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress). "Tate was a well-known man of letters from the American South, a central figure in the fields of poetry, criticism, and ideas. In the course of a career spanning the middle decades of the twentieth century, Tate authored poems, essays, translations, and fiction. Dictionary of Literary Biography contributor James T. Jones wrote that his "influence was prodigious, his circle of acquaintances immense." Tate relished his "man of letters" reputation-he consistently held for the highest standards of literature, feeling that the best creative writing offers the most cogent expressions of human experience. Sewanee Review's J. A. Bryant, Jr. called Tate a "sage" who "kept bright the instrument of language in our time and . . . made it illuminate as well as shine." quoted from Poetry Foundation online.

Allen Tate Collection includes 7 items dating from 1928 to 1970: 2 Autographed Signed Letters (ASL) ; 2 Typed poems signed ;  2 signed books ; and 1 signed program...    Click for more information and photos; 
This collection is on consignment.
Price: $ 1,500 USD OR $ 2,000 CDN        #7633

CHEEVER, Susan [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...    Click for more information and photos;
This collection is on consignment.
Price: $ 3,650 USD OR $ 4,900 CDN        #7744
15 BOOKS ...

IMPORTANT AND HISTORICALLY SIGNIFICANT RARE EARLY NORTH AMERICA DOCUMENT

1697. Paris, De l'imprimerie de Frederic Leonard
First Edition, rare. 16pp., 4to (6-3/4 x 9-1/2 inches), modern half vellum and marbled paper covered boards, woodcut of arms of King Louis XIV on title page head-piece, some light toning and foxing, otherwise near fine condition.
20 Septembre 1697 - Traite de Paix entre la France et l'Angleterre
Pages 1 to 12; Made up of the 17 articles of the treaty ...
In North America, where the conflict was known as King William's War, the French colonies of Acadia and New France, with their Native allies the Abenaki, Pennacook and Huron, fought the northern English colonies and their Native allies the Iroquois and Mohawk.   Pages 6 & 7; Articles VII and VIII of this important treaty restored all of the English possessions in North America to their condition prior to the conflict and restored all of the French possessions to their condition prior to the war...  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 3,750 USD OR $ 5,000 CDN       #7951        


FIGGIS, Darrell (1882-1925)

1925. London, Ernest Benn
First ordinary UK limited edition edition. Quarto (8-1/2 x 11 inches). pp xv, [3]-(2), 117pp., followed by 100 pages of plates, many are collotypes (5 plates in colour), each plate accompanied by guard sheet with descriptive letterpress following text. No dust jacket. White buckram half cloth with illustrated paper decorated boards and gilt type on spine. No dust jacket. Wear at cover corners and edges otherwise a very good copy  ...  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 95 USD OR $ 125 CDN       #7937        


EDGAR, Lady Matilda (Ridout) [1844 - 1910]

1890. Toronto, William Briggs.
First edition. 5-1/ x 8-1/2 inches, (16), [9]-389pp., original dark blue cloth, bevelled edges and corners bumped with crushed spine ends, small tears to top of spine. Two portraits and two folding maps. The body of the book consists mainly of letters written from school, from London and on campaign in Canada and his participation in the War of 1812 to his father.  Contains much on the War of 1812  ...  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 185 USD OR $ 245 CDN       #7787        


[1990]. Toronto, Abbott Mill Press
First edition, first printing. Casson's Casson [volume one]  Square Regal Format. 13 x 14 inches. Pagination (34), (4), (100), (1) pages. Limited edition book this being No. 18 of 300 . This volume consists of 50 images (49 + "White Pine" frontis) with the last plate #50, [South Portage] lacking.
Approved and signed in pencil in the white margin, the title and the artist name of each page. Each limited edition print has a heavy paper separator with gilt plate number printed on it and a separate tissue guard  ...  Click for more information and photos; 
Price: $ 2,615 USD OR $ 3,525 CDN       #7474  


RARE GUERNSEY FIRST EDITION  INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR TO RELATIVE

1835. Guernsey, Stephen Barbet
First edition, second issue which contains the very scarce supplementary section printed in 1836 (pp. 219-234).
5-1/2 x 8-3/4 inches. pp. 2 p.l., [vii]-xii, 234. with half-title.  3 lithographed plates (incl. frontis) which are not in the later 1845 edition.
 
Presentation copy signed from editor, F.B. Tupper, on the half-title page plus a printed note death notice loosely inserted  in front endpapers with handwritten date (probably F.B.Tupper).

Original green pebbled cloth, printed paper label (minor wear at top of spine, label discolored). Scattered light foxing, otherwise, very good condition.

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: $ 3,000 USD OR $ 4,000 CDN       #1485  


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

1852. London, Richard Bentley
First UK edition. 2 volumes, Vol. 1; [i]-xx,[1]-293,(3). Vol. 2; [4], [1]-294., [1 blank]. 8vo, older rebound in full brown calf, new endpapers, marbled paper edges. Light wear to corners, else vg-fine in modern calf. A very attractive copy of the first edition of this pioneer classic by Susanna Moodie.
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: $ 1,000 USD OR $ 1,345 CDN       #1298  


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

1834. London, Saunders and Otley
2nd edition, enlarged and corrected. -  2 Volumes [1] 328; [2], 362 [2, publisher's advertisement].  8vo. Later half leather cover. Dark brown leather spine, raised on four bands, leather corners, brown and yellow marbled cover boards. Paper slightly age-toned, otherwise very fine set of this nice edition, solidly bound covered;

Half-title page inscribed by the author to Theresia Maria Anna Countess Thun (1784-1844): "The Countess Thun / with the affectionate / regards of the author" (not dated ). Jameson was a close friend to the Thun family and visited their castle in Teschen, Silesia (today Tesin, Czech Republic) frequently in the 1830s and 40s  ...  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 495 USD OR $ 665 CDN       #1181        


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

1857. Toronto, Printed at the Office of the "Toronto Times"
7th edition, enlarged. 12mo., 4.25 in x 7.5 in, xi, [1], [13]-218pp., 1[14], 40, 1(blank), [48]pp. 8vo,  scarce in original brown boards, 2 plates, 5 illustrations (including 1 diagram). Very worn on the Spine with torn paper labels with words Settler's Guide. Insides pages reasonably clean for poor paper and very light foxing in some places...
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'.
 ...   Click for more information and photos; 
Price: $ 495 USD OR $ 665 CDN       #0458        


BURDEN, Mrs.

SCARCE JUVENILE STORY BOOK WITH 7 COLOUR PLATES IN VERY GOOD CONDITION

[1847]. London, Thomas Dean & Son

Later UK edition. 14.5cm x 11.5cm, (5 3/4 x 4 1/2 inches),  (4), [6]-62pp., with 7 hand-coloured full-page illustrations, including frontis - no ads. Light fraying to corners and spine extremities and small corner bumps... Inside is very clean. Attractive hand-coloured plates  ...  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 450 USD OR $ 600 CDN       #4393        


[1902]. Devonport, Hiorns & Miller, Naval Printers.
A unique collector note book filled with lots of manuscript and drawings.
H. M. S. Cornwall: Shipbuilding Notes with 52 printed pages containing 65 pages for drawing and making notes. 26 hand-drawn diagrams and pages of notes all drawn by R.H. (Reginald Hibbert) Tupper, when he was at Naval College.
Signed on the front free endpaper R. H. Tupper (the grandson of the former Canadian Prime Minister) ...  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 350 USD OR $ 470 CDN       #4269        


STRICKLAND, Major Samuel [1804-1867]

UNUSUAL BINDING AND INTERESTING WAX SEAL ON SPINES

1853. London, Richard Bentley
First edition. Two Volumes. (Vol. I) xix & 311 pp., (Vol. II) vii & 344 pp.
Professionally rebound with original custom binding. Both volumes are half red leather over marble boards. Gilt lettering and design on the spine, with black & red wax seals on the bottom ends of the spine.

The author, Samuel Strickland, was the brother of the four Strickland sisters, Agnes, Jane, Susanna (Moodie) and Catharine Parr (Traill). He came to Canada in 1825 and settled in the Ontonabee Settlement (now Peterborough, Ont.)...  Click for more information and photos; 
Price: $ 400 USD OR $ 535 CDN       #0041        


NICOLAY, Rev. Charles Grenfell [1818-1897]

1846. London, Charles Knight & Co.
First edition. 3-1/2 x 5-3/4 inches.  (8), (7)-226pp. Original publisher's red cloth, with black stamping on cover, blind stamped on back cover, gilt tile and decoration on spine. Spine ends crushed and frayed.  and corners with bumps and worn. Half-title. Frontis wood-engraved plate (Mouth of the Columbia River)  and  2 maps. Full page map of Vancouver Island (p.65) and a folding map, p. 102 (Oregon North America)
"A detailed history of the Oregon Territory with chapters on discovery, exploration, the settlement, the Hudson's Bay Company, Indian tribes, and discussion of the British and American claims. Nicolay was a staunch advocate of the British side of the Oregon dispute, urging that the northern boundary of California be accepted as the natural line between the two countries"...  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 295 USD OR $ 395 CDN       #0992        


HAWKINS, Alfred [1792-1854]

1834. Quebec, Neilson & Cowan
First edition. 4-1/2 x 7 1/8 inches. viii,(4), [1]-477pp. Original green cloth with spine sunned and paper label. Some very light spotting on the first couple of pages, otherwise in very good condition and a very nice copy.

Historical material on Quebec, with a guide to the city as it was at the time. The most interesting aspect of the work is the 14 plates, lithographed by the early Canadian lithographer and publisher, Adolphus Bourne  ...  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 275 USD OR $ 360 CDN       #1605       


C. Cradock & W. Joy (publishers)

1814. London, W. Otridge and Son
First edition. 5-1/2 x 9 inches. xv,(1),[1]-211pp.,(1),[1]-561pp.,(1). Over 800 pages in total.
Three quarter tan leather with spine worn and some cracking with plain board. Both boards are present and firmly attached.
Chapter XVI, pp. 177-191, relates to the War of 1812 and the appendix includes articles from the London Gazette contains a  history covering 15 pages on War with America (War of 1812).  With many published and printed letters from military commanders containing letters from G. Prevost, &c. relating to various engagements: action at Ogdensburgh, capture of York, loss of Fort George, defeat of the British squadron on Lake Erie...  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 275 USD OR $ 370 CDN       #3250        


COPWAY, George (KAH-GE-GA-GAH-BOWH) [1818-1869]

1851. New York, J.C. Ricker
First edition. 18.5cm x 13cm, (7-1/4 x 5 inches) ix, (1), [11]-346, [2 (ads)], 5 full page b&w plates total (all portraits, including one of the author and frontis). Original cloth blind embossed brown cloth with gilt stamping on the spine and front cover. This was Copway's third, and last, book.

He describes what he saw and whom he met (Disraeli, Baron de Rothschild, Lord John Russell, and others), as well as how he was received by the Europeans. The main purpose of the trip was to represent Christian American Indians at the 1850 General Peace Conference at Frankfurt am Main, where in full native attire he delivered a protracted and passionate antiwar speech  ... Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 250 USD OR $ 335 CDN       #1468        
5 MANUSCRIPTS

EARLY 19TH EARLY COURT MARTIAL DOCUMENTS IN CANADA RARE

1828. Quebec. [8] Eight foolscap pages, secretarial; first and last leaves detached; old stab sewing holes.  Old folds; browning to edges, short tears along folds.  Signed 'C Nicol... President', by the Judge Advocate and 'Approved and signed by James Kempt Com'r of the Forces.'
Kempt was Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia 1820 to 1828 and Governor General of British North America 1828 to 1830.

Jonathan Jackson 66th Regiment accused of desertion and loss of Regimental clothing with values given for items.  Jackson pleaded guilty with certain exceptions  ...  Click for more information and photos; 
Price: $ 1,250 USD OR $ 1,680 CDN       #6667  


1820. 23.7cm x 17.7cm (8-1/2" x 7 inches), The Rainbow; 3pp. manuscript poem, titled, dated (1820) and signed. Agetoned and yellowed paper with page 3 having a 1/2 inch piece of paper missing on the bottom right, not affecting any manuscript, otherwise, very good condition. 

This early poem (1820) written by John Holland, caused great publication. Holland's poem "The Rainbow" (1820), published anonymously around the same time as one on the same subject by Thomas Campbell written in 1819 (To the Rainbow) and also published it in 1821 in The New Monthly Magazine. John Holland was an English poet and newspaper editor of the Sheffield Iris and co-editor of the Sheffield Mercury. ...  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 1,000 USD OR $ 1,340 CDN       #4787  


Boston, June 7, 1768 - 7 x 9 inches on period paper. Manuscript document from, "Benja(min) Cobb," requesting the payment of £300 Sterling or "Halifax Currency." Interest will be soon accruing if balances aren't paid.  Docketed on reverse "Duplicate of Capt. Benj. Cobb 3rd letter to Henry Kneller Esq. June 7, 1768"  .
This letter is addressed to Henry Kneller, who was a lawyer in Québec. In the autumn of 1769, he appointed Kneller acting attorney general, with this position confirmed in 1770. He died in 1776 in England...  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 600 USD OR $ 800 CDN       #3368       


GASCOYNE-CECIL. Robert Arthur Talbot,  3rd Marquess of Salisbury, (1830-1903)

Autograph Letter Signed. Four pages 9 x 7 inches flat and was folded to 4.5 x 7 inches. Dated Chalet Cecil Puys, Dieppe Sept(ember) 13th 1884.  "I hope by persistent efforts, we may get your countrymen - or at least a sufficient number of them, to hear some reason as to the doings of the Grand old man. They tell me that there is a good deal of bitterness of feeling in this country against the English..."

Lord Robert Cecil or Robert Arthur Talbot Gascoyne-Cecil, 3rd Marquess of Salisbury, (1830-1903) [Lord Robert Cecil before 1865 and Viscount Cranborne from June 1865 until April 1868] British Conservative statesman and thrice Prime Minister, serving for a total of over 13 year ...  Click for more information and photos; 
Price: $ 350 USD OR $ 470 CDN       #4462      


 
KEMBLE, Frances Anne (Fanny Kemble) (Butler) [1809-1893]

7 x 9 inches flat, folded to 7 x 4-1/2 inches. Light purple paper with FAK (Frances Anne Kemble purple printed logo masthead on page 1.  Autograph letter signed. Two pages. Dated Queens Anne's Mansions Tuesday 30th [circa 1880] to the well-connected literary lady, amateur actress Mary Boyle (1810-90). The letter reads: "My dear Mary Boyle, I am at home almost every afternoon of my life from three to six o'clock - except on Saturdays - and if you do not dread being lifted up six pair of stairs should be delighted to see you and grateful for you for coming. Remembering always/ Affectionately yours/ Fanny Kemble"

Fanny Kemble, well-known English actress, was married to Pierce Butler, a Philadelphia resident and Georgia slave-owner and visited with him his plantation in the Sea Islands in 1838 and 1839.
Of strong anti-slavery sentiment, she did not learn of Butler's "dreadful possessions" until after her marriage in 1834  ...  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 325 USD OR $ 435 CDN       #5043        
2 PHOTOS

 
ARTHUR, Prince, 1st Duke of Connaught and Strathearn Field Marshal (Arthur William Patrick Albert (1850-1942)

1878. Berlin, Reichard & Lindner photographers
Two rare albumen CVD cards, each 2-5/8 x 4-1/8 inches. Sepia albumen photo mounted on each card of Prince Arthur, 1st Duke of Connaught with photographers blue imprint on reverse. Reichard & Lindner photographers, Berlin. Both CDV's are in very good condition.
Prince Arthur, 1st Duke of Connaught and Strathearn was the seventh child and 3rd son of Queen Victoria. From the fall of 1911 to the fall of 1916, Prince Arthur served as Governor General of Canada  ...  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 190 USD OR $ 255 CDN       #7948        



BUNTING, Basil (1900-1985) (subject)

[1985]. Jonathan Williams
Basil Bunting large silver gelatin black and white portrait photograph taken by Jonathan Williams.  The photograph, shows Bunting top half profile and  turned to the right, holding a cigarette in the foreground in his right hand,

Signed by both Basil Bunting and Jonathan Williams below the image in the white border.
Size of image 8-1/4 x 7-1/2 inches, overall size 10 x 7-3/4 inches inches, not dated [but circa 1980's]. Reverse side of photo blank with no photographer's stamp.
Price: $ 495 USD OR $ 665 CDN       #7545        
1 MAP

Miles & Co.

1879. Toronto, Miles & Co.
First edition. Size (inches): 19 x 16-1/4 inches (483mm x 414mm) Coloring: Printed in color / Some additional hand coloring. Near fine condition.
Scarce early map of St. Catharines from "The New Topographical Atlas of the Province of Ontario, Canada:" 1879. Published by Miles & Co, Toronto  ...  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $375 USD OR $ 500 CDN       #2300        
2 PRINTS

MILLAIS, John Everett [1829-1896] (after)

1886. London, London Illustrated News
Christmas edition Chromolithograph after J.E. Millais.
H: 18-3/4 but 17-38 inches with print affixed to top border of a matting
W: 13-1/4 inches.
A young boy sits on a stone with a bowl and a bubble pipe.
JM 1886' Artist monogram and date lower right corner of the print image. Lettered below the image "Bubbles" but trimmed to show only the top half. Below that should have been the printed copy [Painted by Sir J. E. Millais, Bart. R.A. 1886. From the celebrated picture the property of Messrs. A. & F. Pears of London] but this was trimmed off.
Good condition overall and quite attractive when framed  ...  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 115 USD OR $ 150 CDN       #7954        


1848. New York, Goupil, Vibert & Co.
First edition. Paper Size: 17.25' x 12.25"  Image Size: 11 x 7.5 inches. Colour lithograph, with additional hand-colouring, printed by Cattier.   Some foxing in outer border and border scuffing in a couple of places, otherwise overall very good condition.
This lovely lithograph of Horseshoe Fall, with Terrapin Tower in the distance at left...  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 700 USD OR $ 940 CDN       #4547        
9 EPHEMERA

DUFFERIN, Lord, Frederick Hamilton-Temple-Blackwood, 1st Marquess of Dufferin [1826-1902]

Collection of 6 items circa 1870 to 1880 of 6 ephemera items; 1 albumen Cabinet Card, 3 albumen CVD's, Dufferin cut signature with long salutation and Ontario's Farewell to the Earl of Dufferin booklet.

* 1 Cabinet Card circa 1876, 4-1/4 x 6-1/2 inches with 4 x 5-3/4 inch photo mounted on card. Printed at bottom of card London Stereoscopic Compy  Copyright.

Reverse copy: London Stereoscopic Company 110, 106 & 106 Regent St. W. and at 54 Cheapside, E.C. Photographers to the Queen the Prince of Wales and the Royal Family. etc  ...  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 450 USD OR $ 600 CDN       #2849        


1907. Superb bold signature and inspirational quote in Latin , penned on a 7 x 4 inches card, in full: "Robt. Peary, U.S.N. June 10, '07 'Inveniam viam aut faciam" ["I shall find my way or make one"]. The phrase has been attributed to Hannibal; when his generals told him it was impossible to cross the Alps by elephant, this was supposedly his response. Light offsetting to margin and some negligible staining, otherwise very good  ...  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 695 USD OR $ 935 CDN       #3415        


MONCK, Charles Stanley 4th Viscount Monck [1819 - 1894]

1863. Québec, Province of Canada
15-3/4 x 14-3/4 inches, was folded now flat, typed and handwritten manuscript and transfer document with docketing information handwritten on verso. Faded seal, agetoned, some spotting, small 1/4 inch hole near but not touching Monck signature and creases, otherwise very good condition. Some content and detail...
Northern Railway of Canada...Village Plot of Amsterdam in the County of York  ...  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 425 USD OR $ 570 CDN       #3124        


1842. Kingston, Province of Upper Canada
17-1/2 x 11-1/2 inches, was folded now flat, typed and handwritten manuscript land transfer document with docketing information handwritten on verso. Wrinkled and heavy fold lines, seal faded and two small 1/8 inch holes in top left not affecting any text. Good condition. Some content and detail...
Robert Sowter of the town of London in the county of Middlesex and the district of London. Land situated the town of London in the county of Middlesex and the district of London  ...  Click for more information and photos; 
Price: $ 395 USD OR $ 530 CDN       #3113        


1859. Toronto, Province of Canada
15-3/4 x 13-1/2 inches, was folded now flat, typed and handwritten manuscript and transfer document with docketing information handwritten on verso. Faded seal, bottom corners folded back more, otherwise very good condition. Some content and detail...
James Robert Gowan of the Town of Barrie in the County of Simcoe, Township of Vespra...William McMaster, the assignee of John Lowry, to when compensation was allowed for deficiency in the lot Number one, in the Seventh concession  ...  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 350 USD OR $ 470 CDN       #3119        


VANIER, Major-General George Philias [1888-1967] & LAMARSH, Julia Verlyn "Judy" [1924-1980]

1966. Ottawa, Canadian Government
19-1/8 x 15 inches flat, never folded Printed text,  large embossed Great Seal of Canada and  very light paper wrinkling along bottom edge, otherwise  very good condition. Some content and detail...
Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God, of the United Kingdom of the Commonwealth , Defender of the Faith. To Honourable James David Sutherland  to be a local Judge of the High Court of Justice for Ontario
Signed by Georges Vanier, Judy LaMarsh and Lucien Cardin 
Price: $ 345 USD OR $ 460 CDN       #3139        


1837-38. New York, James Watson Webb and Daniel E. Tylee
14 Morning Courier New York Enquirer newspapers.
1837; Nov. 24, Dec. 15.
1838; Jan 1838, Feb. 6, 16, 20, 23, 27, 30. Mar. 6, 13, 20, 27. Apr.10.
Each newspaper is 4 pages, each page  flat size 17 x 23-3/4 inches and folded down. All are in fair condition with some tears and small folding holes.
 ...  Click for more information and photos; 
Price: $ 325 USD OR $ 435 CDN       #7551        


Two certificates for Casimir S. Gzowski Jr.;
#1) 1866 CW 18th January Second  Class certificate: Was folded, now flat, 14-1/2 x 10 inches.
#2) 1867 CW 8th November First Class Certificate:  Was folded, now flat, 14-1/2 x 10 inches. Parchment two sided with printed type and handwritten on front and handwritten docketed information on the reverse.
 ...  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 300 USD OR $ 400 CDN       #4341        


NORMAN, Richard Edward (1891-1961)

SCARCE VERY EARLY  AFRICAN-AMERICAN 1920'S MOVIE EPHEMERA

1923. Florida, The Norman Film Studios
First edition. Folded multi-panel promotional brochure meant for mailing (folded size 11" long and 3 1/2" wide). Opens up to a size of 21 7/8" x 14".  Other than folded, the condition is thus near fine.
Recto lists all coming attractions, gives quotes on the film, and states`` The Norman Film Mfg, Co. is the only Company Making Colored Pictures that Owns and Operates its Own Studio and Laboratory.`` Verso  has  a full sheet orange and black poster with  a photograph showing  a scene from the movie with text as follows:  This Is An Exact Reproduction Of Window Card.
 ...  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 295 USD OR $ 395 CDN       #7429        

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