MAY 2020  - 40 items offered... 
Duncan McLaren
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     16 BOOKS
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       2 PHOTOS   
       6 EPHEMERA   

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ELIOT, George Fielding (1894-1971)

The archives collection contain approximately 170 items dating from 1936 to 1970, specifically, 2 passports (1936-40; 1946-50) and approximately 165 letters and replies with many news clippings, articles, and other enclosures on political and military issues from the onset of WWII to the Vietnam War.

Born in Brooklyn, New York, George Fielding Eliot was an author of historical naval fiction, a commentator, and military analyst. He was a Second Lieutenant in the Australian army in World War I. He became a member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and later a Major in the Military Intelligence Reserve of the United States Army. He was the author of 15 books on military and political matters in the 1930s through the 1960s, wrote a syndicated column on military affairs, and was the military analyst on radio and on television for CBS News during World War II....  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 1,000 USD OR $ 1,400 CDN  #8231

WINSOR, Kathleen (1919-2003)

Kathleen Winsor was an American novelist, best known for her best-selling novel Forever Amber. Winsor graduated in 1938 from the University of California, Berkeley. Winsor's interesting personal life includes being married four times.

The collection consists of 11 items dating from 1948 to 1979, specifically, 2 letters, 1 movie herald, 5 books, and 3 photos.....  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 1,200 USD OR $1,690 CDN  #8230

COOKE, John Esten [1830-1886]

John Esten Cooke (1830-1886) was an American a 19th century poet, novelist and American Civil War Confederate soldier, a lawyer and a biographer of Jefferson, Stonewall Jackson, and Robert E. Lee.

34 pp. including 4 poems written by John Esten Cooke and 30 other poems extracted from an album, dedicated to Edmonia / Monie. Dating from 1855 to 1860 [Richmond, Virginia].....  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 1,200 USD OR $ 1,690 CDN  #8229

PEAKE, Frank Allen (1872-1936)

The Frank Allen Peake archives collection contains approximately 220 pieces ranging in dates from 1903 to 1936 of correspondence and archival material.

Frank Allen Peake was primarily an inspirational platform entertainer for the Chautauqau Association and the Lyceum Bureau as a lecturer, Shakespearian reader, impersonator, humorist, cornetist, ventriloquist, vocal soloist, teacher, and Presbyterian minister. Highly popular in the mid and late 19th and early 20th centuries, Chautauqua and the lyceum movement were American-centered social organizations devoted to adult education, entertainment and culture with speakers, teachers, musicians, showmen, preachers, and specialists of the day. Former U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt was quoted as saying that Chautauqua is "the most American thing in America....  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 1,100 USD OR $ 1,550 CDN  #8226

POND, James Burton (Major Pond) [1838-1903]  & POND, James B. Pond Jr. ("Bim Pond") [1889-1961]

The collection contains 40 items, dating from 1855 to 1959 specifically, 4 books, 13 photographs, over 50 pages of ts. and ms., 14 letters, 2 advertising brochures, 1 news letter journal, news clippings, and other various related ephemera.

James Burton Pond (familiarly known as Major Pond; 1838-1903) was an officer in the Union Army during the American Civil War. For his actions during the Battle of Baxter Springs, he received the Medal of Honor. In 1874, Pond purchased the Lyceum Theatre Lecture Bureau, moved his company to New York City, and embarked on a career managing lecture tours for famous authors and celebrities such as Mark Twain, Winston Churchill, Henry Morton Stanley, P. T. Barnum , Booker T. Washington , Frederick Douglass , Arthur Conan Doyle , Ellen Terry , and Henry Ward Beecher. After Pond's demise, his son, James B. Pond, Jr. ("Bim Pond"; 1889-1961), took on the responsibility of the literary agency....  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 1,800 USD OR $ 2,530 CDN  #8225

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 44 pieces with about 150 pages dating from the 1950's to 1977.
...  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 3,650 USD OR $ 5,150 CDN  #7744

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; 
Price: $ 3,200 USD OR $ 4,500 CDN  #7822

VAN DYKE, Henry [1852-1933]

Henry van Dyke Collection contains 93 items dating from 1892 to 1931, specifically 37 Autograph letters signed, 30 Typed letters signed, 6 Manuscripts, 11 Autographed signed notes / cards and 12 Ephemera.

Henry Van Dyke was a Presbyterian clergyman, author, and professor...  While in New York, Van Dyke gained a national reputation as one of the greatest preachers of New York City and also published his first book in 1884, The Reality of Religion...  In 1900, Van Dyke became the Murray Professor of English Literature at Princeton and would remain in that position through 1923, when he retired. 1913, President Woodrow Wilson appointed him the United States minister to the Netherlands and Luxembourg....  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 4,400 USD OR $ 6,200 CDN  #7528

PRIESTLEY, J.B. (John Boynton) [1894-1984]

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.

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. ...  Click for more information and photos; 
Price: $ 2,880 USD OR $ 4,000 CDN  #7526

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 155 items dating from 1902 to 2009, specifically, 50 Ephemera and archives, 100 Books and 5 Books about Elinor Glyn and related material....  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 8,000 USD OR $ 11,200 CDN  #7893
16 BOOKS ...
TRAILL, Catharine Parr (Strickland Mrs. Traill C.P.)  [1802-1899]

2nd edition circa 1830. 7 x 4-1/4 inches. Original teal green light card covers, which are worn and chipped with black printing on inside front and back cover. Printed one colour black on brown paper mounted to front and back cover. Thread bindery stitched cover, with  4pp cover with printed ads on three of the four cover pages, plus 32 pages inside, [5]-36, with 15 hand coloured illustrations and 18 stories. Missing title page, however the cover imprint states published in London, Dean and Munday, Threadneedle-Street and A.K. Newman & Co. Leadenhall-Street. Fair to poor condition with covers split, tears to edges and missing a small piece to front cover.....  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 1,200 USD OR $ 1,690 CDN  #4259

WEBSTER, John Clarence [1863-1950] (Editor)

First Limited edition. xxiv, 341pp, frontis. portrait of Amherst, 34 other illustrations. For-edge of the page block deckled edges. 4 preliminary leaves, [xi]-xxiv, 341 pages : color frontispiece, plates, portraits, maps, plans, facsimile. Includes  information on Pontiac's conspiracy, 1763-1765. One spot on spine, and worn corners, otherwise near fine condition.
"Of this edition ... five hundred copies only have been printed, of which four hundred and fifty are supplied to subscribers. This is number 213."
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Price: $ 225 USD OR $ 315 CDN  #8214

MAGRATH, T. W. [Thomas William] (1769-1851)

First edition.  4-1/4 x 7-1/2 inches.. 2 p.l.,[3]-334pp. A total of four etched plates [Night Fishing, The Breakfast, The Racoon Hunt and The Log House] by Samuel Lover (illustrator) after contents (not correct place but all there), each with spotting. With half-title. Old worn leather original boards with quite worn corners, cloth spine, worn paper label on spine difficult to read, old reinforced front and back endpapers and old reback.  Inside pages are age-toned and clean however some pages with light pencil lines. Otherwise, condition is good overall.....  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 275 USD OR $ 385 CDN  #8213

TUPPER, Ferdinand Brock  [1795-1874]


First edition, second issue. 5-1/2 x 8-3/4 inches. pp. 2 p.l., [vii]-xii, 234. with half-title.  3 lithographed plates (incl. frontis). 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).

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.". The Brock, Tupper and Carey Guernsey families are related via various marriages over many years...  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 3,000 USD OR $ 4,200 CDN  #1485

DUVAL, Paul (1922-2018) (editor)


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 $ 3,680 CDN  #7474

HERIOT, George [1766-1844]

1807. First edition, first printing. 8-1/2 x 11 inches. xii errata, [ 1]- 602pp., [10] plate list & 9 ads. Likely early 20th century contemporary 3/4 brown leather and marbled paper boards. Leather spine with five bands, gilt type and for gilt decorations and  slightly worn at corners and high points otherwise very good condition. Inside hinges reinforced.  Scarce deckled (untrimmed) paper on edge and bottom with large margins, plates, sepia aquatints on heavier paper. Plates in very good condition. Offset from plates on text next to the plates as usual and very sporadic text page spotting. Complete with all plates called for including 27 plates - 26 sepia aquatints (6 folding) & 1 line engraving of moose and a folding hand-coloured engraved map of the St. Lawrence. A very nice copy....  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 1,975 USD OR $ 2,780 CDN  #7478

[MOODIE, John Wedderburn Dunbar  [1792-1869] (husband of Susanna Moodie)

First edition. 5-1/4 x 8-1/2 inches. (7)[5]-298pp. Original full leather binding is decorated on the front cover and spine with embossed gilt decoration, the rear panel is just embossed, The front leather hinge is worn and has a short split in a part of it but most of the hinge is still firm and strong. Insides clean except for presentation plate with some marks and title page with some foxing. Overall condition is good.
J.W. Dunbar Moodie, husband of Susanna Moodie, with his poem "Song of Praise to the Creator" on page 223/224....  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 100 USD OR $ 140 CDN  #1345

KIRKE, Henry [1842-1925]

1871. London Bemrose & Sons
First edition. xi, [1]-227pp + [4pp pub. ads.]. Frontis. folding map, errata slip.  Original brown decorated cloth rebacked, gilt and black printed square design to front and back boards.

The colonial history of Newfoundland, Acadia and Canada, based on previously unavailable documents from the Record Office in London....  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 75 USD OR $ 105 CDN  #0604

MacPherson, Daniel Mrs.  [Charlotte Holt Gethings Macpherson] (1828-1892)
First Edition. 5 x 7-1/2 inches. (12),[12]-128pp.(2) list of subscribers. Original dark blue cloth with gilt type on front board and blind embossed rectangular frames on front and back cover. Original green endpapers with previous owner's bookplate James Douglas on front left endpaper and gift inscription from author to James Douglas on right endpaper, "To James Douglas Esq. with the compliments of the author, CH MacPherson.....  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 60 USD OR $ 85 CDN  #0535

RITCHIE, R. L. Graeme (1880-1954)

Owned and signed by Vincent Massey on first blank page

1946. First Edition. 7-1/4 x 9-3/4 inches. (4), [5]-101 pages including index plus a tipped-in frontispiece litho of Ritchie. Light blue paper covered boards with a new dark blue cloth spine strip with new paper label and new endpapers. The boards are a little soiled otherwise near fine condition...  Click for more information and photos; 
Price: $ 60 USD OR $ 85 CDN  #6738

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

[1854] New York, De Witt & Davenport,
2 volumes in one complete. 5 1/4" x 7 1/2", [1]blank, [8]Prelims, [1]-211pp.; [1]blank, [5]-224pp., [1]blank.
Original red embossed cloth front and back with a gilt cabin on front.  Spine with gilt type and symbols. All board edges are torn and worn. Spine with a 1" tear top and bottom.  Quite foxed inside. Book has a written inscription from 1854. Overall condition is poor.....  Click for more information and photos; 
Price: $ 45 USD OR $ 60 CDN  #1211

PLAYTER, George F.

1862. Toronto, Anson Green
First edition. 7-3/4 x 5 inches, vii, 414pp., original blind stamped dark worn green cloth. Title on spine blind embossed, no colour and hard to read. Pages internally have light foxing sporadically though out. Good condition. Previous owner's name neatly in ink on the front end paper (dated 1867).....  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 45 USD OR $ 60 CDN  #0647

THOMPSON, Samuel [1810-1866]

1884. Toronto, Hunter, Rose
First edition. 8vo, vi, [9]-392pp.,  original brown cloth, gilt titles on the spine and upper cover, corners worn, top and bottom of spines chipping. Insides pages are tone aged and generally clean. Book cracking at p392
Personal library with bookplate of Frank B. Pidgeon on inside cover and signature neatly written on other end paper of another previous owner. Missing the blank page in front of the title page and a little loose.....  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 45 USD OR $ 60 CDN  #1177

DOUGHTY, Sir Arthur George [1860-1936]

1903. Québec, The Quebec News Co.
First English Edition. 4-1/2 x 7-1/4 inches. xi, (1), [424]pp.,LVI appendix, (3pp. ads), (1) correction sheet and folding map. Original colour decorated green cloth, rebacked, with two flags in colour on the upper cover, gilt stamped titles and decorations. Previous owner's book plate, Evelyn Strachan, on from end paper. Clean pages and all 30 photogravure plate plus frontis illustrations. Near fine condition...  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 40 USD OR $ 55 CDN  #0536

SOUTHEY, Robert [1774-1843]

London, J.M. Dent
Second edition August 1897. 
3-1/2 x 5-3/4 inches.  Rebacked with new leather spine and label keeping original leathers cover with gold embossed outline showing oql on front. Temple Classic Series.  Very good.....  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 20 USD OR $ 25 CDN  #0350

CURZON, Mrs. Sarah Anne [1833 -1898]

24pp., [4], 18 p., [2] leaves of plates plus light brown paper covers. 21.5 cm x 15cm (8.5" x 6")  Fair only condition.

Centennial Poem by Mrs. Curzon
Fort Niagara, NY, 1788-1796 by Rev. Canon George A. Bull
Slave Rescue in Niagara, Sixty Years Ago story  is included with this book which was reprinted in 1917... Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 20 USD OR $ 25 CDN  #1781
PEARY, Robert Edwin [1856-1920]

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: $ 500 USD OR $ 700 CDN  #3415

CICOGNARA, Count (Francis) Leopoldo [1767-1834]

26cm x 20.5cm (10-1/4 x 8 inches), Handwritten letter in Italian, 2 sided, was folded to 8.7cm x 10.5cm (3 x 4-1/8 inches) now flat.  Letters from Leopoldo Cicognara do not often come to market and this 1830 letter to his friend  Zanetti will present more insight into Cicognara.  Some spotting and two right edge pieces of paper are missing affecting a couple of letter in the text, otherwise in good condition... Click for more information and photos; 
Price: $ 350 USD OR $ 490 CDN  #4784

BOURINOT, Sir John George [1836-1902]

4pp. Flat 9-7/8 x 8 inches, folded to 5 x 8 inches (was folded once more) House of Commons letterhead dated Kingsmere [Quebec], 15th Aug. 1898. 2 written pages.Very good condition.
Addressed to Mr. Hopkins regarding a manuscript for an a new edition presumed for the "Bibliography of the members of the Royal Society of Canada (RSC)," 1894. Bourinot calls it "one of the finest works of it's kind ever issued in America."....  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 175 USD OR $ 245 CDN  #7922

HAMILTON-GORDON, John Campbell 1st Marquess of Aberdeen and Temair [1847-1934]

5-1/2 x 8-1/2 inch title page from "We Twa" with inscribed note,  "For Richard A. A. McDowell with sincere regards and many thanks for all his tokens of kind thought and friendship signed Ishbel Aberdeen and Temair" plus Aberdeen and Temair, September 1925". Attached sheet (reverse) engraved 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 inch page with portrait from her book "We Twa" 2 vol. Reminiscences of Lord and Lady Aberdeen (published 1925, London).

Lord Aberdeen was Governor General during a period of political transition, throughout the terms of four Prime Ministers - Sir John Thompson, Sir Mackenzie Bowell, Sir Charles Tupper and Sir Wilfrid Laurier....  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 175 USD OR $ 245 CDN  #8159

HERSEY, Major Earl Franklin Hersey (1905-2006)

Three autograph letters signed ( 5-1/2 x 7-3/4 inches and two 7-1/4 x 10-1/8 inches). One letter relating to Herschel Island, another mentioning the "Mad Trapper" Albert Johnson and an interesting opinion of setting up home in the wrong place, . Also an engraved small name card.
All in near fine condition....  Click for more information and photos; 
Price: $ 25 USD OR $ 35 CDN  #8198
HAMILTON, James Cleland  (1836-1907)

First edition. Circa 1879 map, lithograph, printed black with light blue frame around map and one section in map ; image  25-1/4 x 16-1/4 inches on sheet 27-1/4 x 17-7/16 inches.
Paper age toning, otherwise, very good condition. This was a double page spread map from an Atlas and printed on the back of this map in black only is a full page image of the Tecumseh House hotel in London Ontario. On the other back page is four illustrations printed, 3 in London and one in Stathroy...  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 140 USD OR $ 195 CDN  #4491
SHAKESPEARE, Noah [1831-1921] (subject)

Circa 1885. Quite scarce photo or profile of Noah Shakespeare. Taken in Ottawa when Noah Shakespeare was an MP for Victoria. It is also only photo of him signed we could find. He is most known for being the author of the 1885 Chinese Immigration Act passed in Ottawa.

4-1/4 x 5-3/4 inches Cabinet card of Noah Shakespeare signed and with imprint on the back of the photographer James Ashfield, Ottawa... Click for more information and photos; 
Price: $ 700 USD OR $ 985 CDN  #7923

BARKER, George Granville [1913-1991] (subject)

Large silver gelatin portrait photograph of George Barker by Lucinda Douglas-Menzies head and shoulders, looking into the camera, photographer's label on verso with details of the shoot,  Norfolk, March 1990.
Paper size: 16 x 12 inches
Image size: 14-1/2 x 11 inches
Fine condition...  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 225 USD OR $ 315 CDN  #7547
Boston Weekly Messenger newspaper

War of 1812 - 39 issues from The Weekly Messenger, Boston, Massachusetts newspapers
About 60% with some written content descriptions, virtually all with some War of 1812 related content. The papers are in good to fair condition, heavy rag paper with foxing and some tears....  Click for more information and photos; 
Price: $ 695 USD OR $ 975 CDN  #2716

Boston Weekly Messenger newspaper

1818  Boston Weekly Messenger December 10th issue, with a small article regarding Fort "Blunder" later rebuilt as Fort Montgomery.
ALBANY, Dec. 1 (1818) referring to the new boundary line crossing the line 1 mile south of the former line and as such the recently erected fortifications on Rouses Point fall within the province of Lower Canada. Comments on other places south of the new boundary to build a new fortification. A quote from the Montreal Herald announcing the new Fort is on Canada's side of line 45 and thus built on British territory and little doubt who the Fort now belongs to.  This is how the original Fort Montgomery became known as Fort "Blunder" -...  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 50 USD OR $ 70 CDN  #8222

The Weekly Messenger newspaper

This June 26, 1812 The Weekly Messenger newspaper contains a declaration of war by James Madison dated 18 June 1812, and a proclamation by Madison confirming war, dated 19 June 1812. The United States declared war on Britain on 18 June 1812. Very early published articles 7 days after the official declaration of War  by USA on Great Britain....  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 325 USD OR $ 450 CDN  #2908

The Weekly Register newspaper

This newspaper was published a little more than 4 weeks after the surrender of Detroit!  Complete in 16 pages, measures 6 x 9-1/2 inches, type small and overall, in very good condition.

September 19th issue;
The entire front page is taken up with a report headed: "From Canada" which begins: "We are happy to grafity our subscribers with a few official details of the capture of Detroit & General Hull by our little army under Major-General Brock..."...  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 250 USD OR $ 350 CDN  #8221

BOWEN, Sheriff George Fredrick (1811-1898)

George Bowen (Sheriff.) Document Signed. A Deed of Sale. Dated 27 April 1867 (Canada's confederation year) . Deed to James Barlow. 4 pages. Legal folio. Very Good.  Two period postage stamps included on deed. Signed by:  W.E. Jones, Deputy Registrar, George Fredrick Bowen (Sheriff)...  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 140 USD OR $ 195 CDN  #2235

Boston Dally Advertiser newspaper

Boston Dally Advertiser newspaper,
* 1830 July 13, p. 2, c. 1-2 - "NOTES BY A MAIL TRAVELLER TO QUEBEC, No. 2" - very detailed description of the road from the landing place at the British end of the Lake to Laprairie, Québec -
with a detailed description written in 1830.  - 16 col. Inches...  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 25 USD OR $ 35 CDN  #8220

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