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NOVEMBER 2018  - 40 items offered... 
Duncan McLaren
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      10 COLLECTIONS    
    15 BOOKS
      6 MANUSCRIPTS
      1 MAP 
      3 PHOTOS     
      2 PRINT
      3 EPHEMERA   
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10 COLLECTIONS...

POUND, Ezra Weston Loomis (1885-1972)
 
SUPERB ASSOCIATION COPIES OF POUND'S LATER WORKS

Ezra Pound was an expatriate American poet and critic, and a major figure in the early 'modernist' literature - that is, experimental literature written during the first part of the twentieth century. He is one of the most influential, and most controversial poets of the twentieth-century however, Pound's antisemitism soured evaluation of his poetry.

The collection consists of 4 items dating from 1966 to 1979, specifically, two scarce association copies of private press books signed by Ezra Pound and both with "DP's" initials (Ezra Pound's wife Dorothy Pound) provenance. Two pieces of ephemera by Omar Shakespear Pound (1926-2010), Ezra Pound's son with one signed by the poet Omar S. Pound and inscribed to Greg Gatenby, the Canadian author and founder of the Harbourfront Reading Series and the other, signed by Omar Pound and inscribed by him to Greg Gatenby: "For Greg from Omar Oct 1979" ...   Click for more information and photos; 
This collection is on consignment.

Price: $ 3,200 USD OR $ 4,225 CDN        #7864


First Editions from 1933 to 1955. An interesting archive of five early titles in Spanish by the Cuban poet, translator, critic and scholar Eugenio Florit. 4 of 5 books inscribed to his friend and colleague, H. R. (Hoffman Reynolds) Hays, American poet, novelist, critic, playwright, translator, social anthropologist, and educator. Hays had a special interest in Spanish language writers and was the author of "12 Spanish American Poets" 1943 of which Eugenio Florit was one of the poets.

This collection consists of the following stapled and one glued card covers books:
1. 'Reino' 1938 Ucar Garcia Y Compania. First edition. Signed by Florit on the title page. 66 pp. Cardboard covers. Offcut pages. Pages toned with edgewear to covers. Otherwise, clean and unmarked. Very Good...     Click for more information and photos;
This collection is on consignment.

Price: $ 345 USD OR $ 450 CDN        #7847


WILLIAMS, Emlyn [1905-1987]

Emlyn Williams, in full George Emlyn Williams was a Welsh-born actor, playwright and author of some highly effective, often macabre plays. He give the world his celebrated plays, "The Corn Is Green," and "Night Must Fall". He became the actor Charles Dickens reportedly always wished to be when he became "Emlyn Williams as Charles Dickens" in a venerated series of one-man shows.

This Emlyn Williams collection includes 1 Typed Theatre Script ; 4 Books ; 2 Ephemera and 1 Photo. Time period covers is primarily 1935. All material is related to Williams's celebrated play, Night Must Fall, a psychological thriller, when he became an overnight star... Click for more information and photos; 
This collection is on consignment.

Price: $ 1,500 USD OR $ 1,950 CDN        #7663



UNTERMEYER, Louis [1885-1977]
 
Louis Untermeyer (1885-1977) was an American poet, anthologist, critic, editor and translator of more than one hundred books for readers of all ages.. He will be best remembered as the prolific anthologist whose collections have introduced students to contemporary American poetry since 1919. Untermeyer was appointed the fourteenth Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress in 1961.

This collection includes 14 items, specifically, 2 Autographed Letters Signed ; 5 Typed Letter Signed ; 2 Other Typed Letters ; 3 Books, 1 photo and 1 Ephemera. Covers time period from 1925 to 1969... Click for more information and photos; 
This collection is on consignment.

Price: $ 1,300 USD OR $ 1,690 CDN        #7662

ALLEN, Grant (1848-1899)
 
Grant Allen, (Canadian-English science writer and novelist).

This mini-collection includes;
1) ALS to Mr. Chatto of Chatto & Windus, n.d. but 1883-4, re publication of his novel entitled Philistia.
2) ALS to Andrew Lang, 10 February 1895, telling Lang that he won't agree with this book (on the front free endpaper of The Woman Who Did. London: John Lane, 1895), green cloth, Keynotes Series, [viii], 241, [1], pp., 16 pp. adverts. Title-page design by Aubrey Beardsley, repeated on the upper cover, with label noting that the book was purchased at the sale of Lang's library by Henry Sotheran & Co... Click for more information and photos; 
 
Collection on consignment with LDRB.
Price: $ 1,200 USD OR $ 1,560 CDN        #7634

PRUDHOMME, (Sully) René François Armand [1839-1907]
 
Collection includes Stances et poëmes signed dedicated book plus 4 ephemera items including signed letter and hand written poem.
1865 Stances et poëmes  Book, 7-1/4 x 4-1/4 inches, (6), 237pp, (1 blank) (2). Rebacked  original dark green morraco cloth with original marbles end papers. Published in Paris, by Achille Faure. Inscribed on the reverse of the title page by Sully to his friend and colleague, François Coppée  A couple of minor spotting on pages but otherwise very good condition. Sully's first edition of his first book.
Plus a group of 4 ephemera items including signed letter and hand written poem:
1) (Sully) Prudhomme. Stances et Poemes (Paris: Achille Faure, 1865) Inscribed on verso of title page " Au cher poete François Coppée /....tres amicable/Sully Prudhomme" ... Click for more information and photos;
This collection is on consignment.
Price: $ 950 USD OR $ 1,235 CDN        #4800

BENY, Roloff [1924-1984]
 
Roloff Beny Collection consists of an Aegean Note-book Published and signed by Roloff Beny the author, in 1950 and 12 letters and  ephemera including correspondence between Roloff Beny Canadian artist and photographer and his friend, "Mac" ("my boy") Cecil Garland Stewart McKeown. 1943-1972.

THE AEGEAN NOTEBOOK:
An Aegean Note-book; Comments on a Mid-Century Odyssey in Greece (Lethbridge: Published by the author, 1950). Limited First edition. 150/250. Signed by Beny on colophon page. 20 lithographs with his impressions of Greek culture during his visit there in 1948... Click for more information and photos;
Collection is on consignment with LDRB.
Price: $ 900 USD OR $ 1,170        #7445

COCKSHUTT, Henry [1868-1944]

Cockshutt, Henry and family (his wife, Isabelle, and their daughters). An archive of social correspondence mainly to Isabelle Cockshutt but also to her husband, Henry Cockshutt (1868 - 1944), who was the 13th Lieutenant Governor of Ontario. In 1921, he was appointed lieutenant-governor of Ontario and served in that position until 1927. From 1929 to 1944, he was the chancellor of the University of Western Ontario.
This collection is comprised of approximately 25 letters, 10 Christmas cards, a pamphlet, 7 photos, and 10 other kinds of documents or cards relating to . Although there is an early letter dated 1896, most of the archive was created in the 1920s when Cockshutt was lieutenant-governor at Government House in Toronto... Click for more information and photos; 
Collection is on consignment with LDRB.

Price: $ 900 USD OR $ 1,170 CDN        #7448

THOMSON, Edward William (1849-1924)

Edward William Thomson (1849-1924):
The name of E. W. Thomson is a household word among Canadian literary men, and stands for a skilled craftsman in both prose and verse. - W. D. LIGHTHALL, F.R.S.L., in 'The Witness.'

Edward William Thomson Collection contains 7 Ephemera (signed) and 1 Book dating from 1909 to 1917.
1) Cabinet b&w oval photograph, SIGNED on reverse, "To Samuel Asbury, from his friend, E.W. Thomson." Taken in Ottawa, Canada circa 1904... Click for more information and photos;
Collection is on consignment with LDRB.

Price: $ 875 USD OR $ 1,140 CDN        #7452

CODY, Rev. Henry John [1868-1951]

Rev. Henry John Cody collection contains 2 handwritten notebooks [33] pp., 28 August-4 September 1909, in pencil and 10 various ephemera most from his time at St. Paul's Anglican Church, Bloor Street, in Toronto. 1889-1937. Plus  Black leather notebook 22 × 14.5 cm., circa 100 pp., and ten Various ephemera and pamphlets...

Henry John Cody was a Canadian clergyman, politician and President of the University of Toronto from 1932 to 1945 and Chancellor from 1944 to 1947. 

Born in Embro, Ontario, he attended Galt Collegiate Institute and the University of Toronto. He was ordained a Church of England priest in 1894. The Rev. Canon Henry John Cody came to St. Paul's Church as a student, later becoming curate in charge before being appointed Rector in 1907 serving to 1932. He was an Ontario MPP for Toronto Northeast... Click for more information and photos;
Collection is on consignment with LDRB.

Price: $ 850 USD OR $ 1,105 CDN        #7447
15 BOOKS ...

FITZGIBBON, Mary Agnes [1851-1915]
 
1898. Toronto, William Briggs.
Second edition. 4-5/8 x 7-1/8 inches. (18), [9]-336pp., appendices, [3] notes, [1] ad. Original gilt pictorial faded with some soiling on spine green cloth with a couple of small marks on back cover and bumped spine ends. Ownership inscription on fly leaf otherwise, overall condition is very good condition.  

From Fitzgibbon's 2nd edition note; "In issuing a second edition, I am enabled to add much which the perusal of the first has been the means of reviving. Old friends have remembered and sent me anecdotes which were of interest to them when boys; others have sent letters and extracts from the press of those early days ...  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 120 USD OR $ 155 CDN       #7796    


EVELYN, John (1620-1706)

1664. London, Printed by Jo. Martyn, and Ja. Allestry,
First edition.  (folio, 295 ×185 mm). 3 parts in one vol. Sylva, or, A discourse of forest trees. [16], 120, [2], 4, [2], 5-40, [2], 41-50, [2], 55-83, [3] pp.: Title in red and black with engraved arms, woodcuts. with errata and imprimatur leaves.

Bound in contemporary full calf with some spine leather starting but holding firm and spotting on back cover with some leather on front cover long ago peeled . Original end papers at front with old book plate removed. Back board end paper lacking. Previous owners name neatly written on first blank page. Otherwise, in very good condition. Stored in a buckram box, marbled end papers, with an ornamental, leafy leather spine label on the box....  Click for more information and photos;
Book on consignment with LDRB.
Price: $ 4,700 USD OR $ 6,150 CDN       #7391   



EREMITA, Victor (edited by - pseudonym)

UNCOMMON WITH ONLY 525 COPIES OF THIS EDITION PUBLISHED.

1843. Copenhagen, C.A. Reitzel
First edition with the often lacking half-titles. Text in Danish. 2 vols. 4-1/2 x 7-5/8 inches each. XX, [2], 470; [8], 368 pp. Første Deel indeholdende A.'s Papirer. Anden Deel, indeholdende B.'s Papirer, Breve til A. (2 Bd.). Forord dated 3 November 1842.  Overall, in very good condition.

This is Kierkegaard's first major philosophical work propounding the theory of choice and existence.As a thinker, Kierkegaard had to wait for the twentieth century to find his audience; he is now generally considered to be, however eccentric, one of the most important Christian philosophers ...  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 2,000 USD OR $ 2,615 CDN       #7393     



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

RARE 1ST US EDITION OF THIS EARLY SUSANNA MOODIE TITLE.

1829. New York, S & D. A. Forbes
First US edition. 14cm x 9cm, (5-5/8 x 3.5 inches). 100p. Latimer; 80p., Adelaide Two books in one. "Forbes Juvenile Library" #2 in the Series. Hardcover with worn leather spine.   There is some foxing through out book, more so near front board.  Otherwise, overall in very good condition.

The one 1829 US edition copy located  from Rutgers University, 100, 80 p., [1] leaf of plates : 1 ill. ; 15 cm. Rutgers  note author as Strickland, Jane Margaret, 1800-1888 incorrectly.

The first edition of Hugh Latimer was the UK 1828 edition and reprinted in UK in 1834. Both UK editions are considered quite rare with copies only being located  in LAC (two 1834 copies), McGill (1834), TPL (1828), Carleton University, Wayne State University and Rutgers University... Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 1,700 USD OR $ 2,225 CDN       #2629 


TUPPER, Ferdinand Brock  [1795-1874]

1847. London, Masrhall & Co.
Second UK edition. 4.5 by 7.25 Inches, xii, [1]-402pp. Original blind stamped professionally rebacked. Very little foxing present very clean text. Very good condition. Previous owners name and gift from a friend inscription March 6, 1884 on inside front cover end paper.

Nice copy of a scarcer book than the first edition published two years prior in 1845 with 468pp.
Major-General Sir Isaac Brock was the cousin of the author and editor, Ferdinand Brock Tupper.
Price: $ 1,195 USD OR $ 1,560 CDN       #1609 


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

1852. London, Richard Bentley
First UK edition. 2 volumes, Vol. 1; xx, [1]-293, [1] Vol. 2; [4], [1]-294, [2]. 8vo, 3/4 green leather with marbled boards, corners bumped, internally very minor foxing to end papers and first couple of pages, else very good condition. A very attractive set of the first British 2 volume edition in very good condition.

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."  Nevertheless, as reviewed in The Colonial Magazine, it is "written in a lively, amusing and most interesting style, full of incident and adventure."...   Click for more information and photos; 
Price: $ 795 USD OR $ 1,040 CDN       #1236  


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

[1759]. London, printed for D. Henry  
First edition. 8-1/4  x 5 inches, [2 blank, 6,[3]- 643, [17 index] pp. Full leather, with original spine, 5 raised bands, red leather label with gilt type. Some pages heavy printing with foxing. Book contains all 23 maps as called for. Map conditions vary with most in very good condition with a number having very light offsetting. Otherwise, overall condition is very good.

The October 1759 magazine is a very historic Canadiana issue month, which includes; 1. General Wolf'e's letter to Sec. Pitt on the taking of Quebec, 2. Proceedings of the army before the Taking of Quebec, 3. Brig. Gen. Townsend's account of defeating the French Army, 4. Articles of Capitulation, Lists of the guns, military stores, &c in Quebec... Click for more information and photos;

Price: $ 795 USD OR $ 1,040 CDN       #4317  


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

1826. London, Harvey and Darton
First Edition. 5.5 x 3.5 inches,   (2), iv, 168pp., [4pp publisher's ads]. Recased preserving contemporary leather spine  with gilt type, and marbled boards, worn corners,  with minor scuffing, engraved frontis, and half-title. Overall a very attractive copy in very good+ condition.

Uncommon initial printing. In a series of letters, written in 1821, by a family of educated emigrants, describing the voyage and journey from Quebec to final settlement in what is now Hamilton.
One of the earliest children's books to celebrate the frontier life in Canada;
Price: $ 500 USD OR $ 654 CDN       #2364     


1759-60. Barcelona, In Imprenta de Teresa Piferrer widow
First edition. First 3 volumes of 5 only. Text in Spanish. Small 4to, 20.5 cm x 15 cm. All three volumes rebacked with new leather spines and preserving the original boards.
Vols. I, II [20], xxiv, 200; xvi, [8], 230 pp. With 15 folding copper-engraved maps and battle-plans, a few with hand-coloring. period calf.
Vol. III (12), 320 p. Sólo Tomo III, that contains books seventh, eighth and ninth from the work. In the end, torn drop-down plate (only left a fragment). Written by hand annotations to pencil in the guards. Old library stamp on back of title page...  Click for more information and photos; 
Price: $ 330 USD OR $ 430 CDN       #1835           


 
 

1813. New York, Collins & Co.
5-1/2 x 8-1/2 inches, viii, [9]-48pp. Paper wraps missing and minor creasing on last couple of pages. Overall good condition.
"Extracted from a work, written by Erasmus, entitled Antipolemus, or The plea of reason, religion, and humanity, against war; translated and published in London 1794."-- Advertisement inside page [iii].
Translated From the Latin of Erasmus.
Desiderius Erasmus Roterodamus, known as Erasmus of Rotterdam, was a Dutch Renaissance humanist, Catholic priest, and a theologian. He is credited with coining the adage, "In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king"...  Click for more information and photos; 
Price: $ 250 USD OR $ 325 CDN       #3582     



[1850]. New York, J. (John ) C. Riker
First US Edition. Large Elaborate Gilt Stamped Leather [Floral] Album c1850 by John C. Ricker NY
9" x 11" approximately, Floral Album. Pages unnumbered. c1850 based on date of Riker address or location at Fulton Street [Riker located there from 1844-1855]. Very attractive album. Rebacked preserving original contemporary leather bound cover... Inside 24 full page B&W  engravings are spaced throughout the different coloured pages.  Gift inscription on one of the front pages however only one page appears inside the book with writing on it, all others are blank pages.

Price: $ 245 USD OR $ 320 CDN       #3523      


 

HAMILTON, Lady Emma [1765-1815]

1815. London, Printed for Henry Colburn
Small 8vo (20 x 12.5 cm (approx 7¾ x 4¾ inches), vi, 352pp.
Embellished with a Fine Portrait, after Romney. New brown leather spine with gilt type and rebacked preserving original marbled boards and end papers...Overall Condition: very good

Emma, Lady Hamilton, the lover of Admiral Nelson. Nelson had become a national hero on the moment of his death in the decisive naval battle against the French off Cape Trafalgar in 1805. A decade later Emma, chased by creditors, was ending her days in exile and penury in Calais. But there remained a public fascination for her extraordinary life story... Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 245 USD OR $ 320 CDN       #3598    


1902. London, John Murray
First UK edition. 6-1/2 x 9-3/4 inches. 35pp(1). Soiled soft cover blue green paper  wrappers with a 1" tear to top front cover. There is a section of pages loose and can be removed from booklet otherwise, internally very good.
Signed, "with the compliments of Henri Bourassa, Quebec mayor. Overall condition good.
Bourassa was an ideological father of French-Canadian nationalism
Joseph-Napoléon-Henri Bourassa was a French Canadian political leader and publisher. In 1899, Bourassa was outspoken against the British government's request for Canada to send a militia to fight for Britain in the Second Boer War  ...   Click for more information and photos; 
Price: $ 225 USD OR $ 294 CDN       #1872     


 
1854. New York, Redfield
First US edition. , 5-1/2 x 7-1/2 inches, 376pp [8, ads], Rebacked with original spine relaid with publisher's dark green cloth with gilt stamped letters and small beaver at head of spine, boards with perimeter blind stamped, and new endpapers.  John Jacob Astor's attempt in 1811 to establish the first American settlement on the Pacific Coast.
This is cited as the second edition, but in fact is the first American edition .
Price: $ 175 USD OR $ 229 CDN       #1418     


 

HUNTER, Col. George

1888. Battle Creek, Review & Herald
3rd Edition. 8 x 5 inches, xxv (1), [1]-508 pp. Illustrated, 16 plates including a portrait frontispiece. page after 508 has been removed with a small piece remain, possibly an ad. Soiled original cloth with gilt type on spine and front cover. with minor edge wear. The text pages are very good with some age toning. Overall a good+ condition.

Autographed and inscribed by the author using both his Christian name and his Indian name Timus .
Great Classic - Early Northwest historical Americana narrative!
Hunter and his family emigrated overland in 1852. He later mined around Shasta City and Ureka in the 1850's, Shoalwater Bay Oyster Business, Sherriff of Pacific County, Gold Mining at Kootenia British Columbia, took part in the Rogue River Indian War of 1853
...  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 175 USD OR $ 229 CDN       #1599          
6 MANUSCRIPTS

 
CARLETON, Sir Guy 1st Baron Dorchester [1724-1808]

Document signed ("Guy Carleton"), one page (15 x 9-3/8 inches; 381 x 240 mm), Montreal, 19 June 1777, to John Powell, Deputy Paymaster General at Quebec, being an order for payment in the amount of five hundred pounds sterling made out to John Campbell, Commandant and Superintendent of Indians in the province of Quebec, countersigned by Powell on the verso; one short fold tear otherwise very good+

Blue cloth folding case, teal morocco spine lettered gilt; spine a trifle faded.
Sir Guy Carleton served in America beginning in 1758. He was governor of Quebec and commander of British forces in Canada (1775-77)... Click for more information and photos; 

Price: $ 1,500 USD OR $ 1,965 CDN   #3432  


 

9-1/8 x 7-1/4 inches. Autograph manuscript signed "Caroline Wilson." One page. dated February 7, 1839.
Draft of a poem titled Ex Gx or EG...died aged 18 years. Signed in fountain pen. The letter is neatly sewn, at the left edge, to 1/2 inch album page flap, small red was seal at top left half covered by this strip, otherwise very good condition.

Caroline Fry, later Mrs. Caroline Wilson can rightfully be considered a church theologian, a writer, a poet and a Christian educator... Click for more information and photos; 


Price: $ 1,000 USD OR $ 1,310 CDN    #5041  


 

Various sizes and condition varies. 19 items including 6 Autographed Letters SIgned (ALS), 10 pages of proofs and 3 pages of text. The archive of manuscript poems and letters by Earle and others, including:
a) Autograph letter signed, Two pages, small 8vo. Dated Ladbroke Grove Road, London, Jan[uary) 22, 1883. Acknowledging that he has sent verses, and enclosing a "short prayer of Mary Stuart's"
b) Autograph letter signed of Orby Shipley a liturgical scholar. 8 pages, 8vo. Dated Twyford Moors, Winchester Sep[tember] 11, [1883). Enclosing a poem, and expressing appreciation, with specific references, to help rendered on literary matters...

John Charles Earle was a barrister (called to the bar in 1876), however he was a gifted writer of hymns and sonnets... Click for more information and photos;

Price: $ 675 USD OR $ 885 CDN    #4997   




RARE MANUSCRIPT FROM A FAMOUS NOVA SCOTIA LOYALIST

8 x 13 inch autograph 4pp with 2pp letter signed, (one and one-quarter pages and docket info on last page), Nova Scotia, June 25, 1802, to William Meredith. "...I do not understand to who, the 600,000 Sterling is to be paid if to those Creditors whose Debtors were Solvent at the commencement of the Revolution... it appears His Majesty is to authorize certain persons to receive the same...  If I must come to attend the prosecutions I had rather give all up than risque myself in Jersey considering the vile Treatment I received when in Morris County am apprehensive murder would be the consequence should I come carry on prosecutions not do I see any reason for my personal attendance...."  
Fold with a split at the bottom and a 1/2" hole in 2nd page not affecting any text. Overall very good condition otherwise.

Thomas Millidge  (1735-1816) Surveyor, judge, political figure in Nova Scotia  ...  Click for more information and photos; 
Price: $ 550 USD OR $ 720 CDN       #2720  


 
7-1/2 x 10 inch autograph manuscript signed, no place or date but 1829. Folds with minor tears and one small hole near signature but not affecting. Overall condition very good "...it is now the 23rd day of the ninth month 1829 the anniversary of my birth day, and being mercifully preserved to the age of ninety one years...my Heavenly Father, who hath graciously brought me through many trials and varied dispensations to the present time...."
Moses Brown together with his brothers, founded Brown University.
 ... Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 500 USD OR $ 655 CDN       #2884  


 
DS, 1p plus docketing on verso, 9 x 14.75 in., Tryon Co., NY, June term 1774. Legal document relating to a debt, signed (Leonard) Gansevoort.
Some toning and dark area on right side of document otherwise very good. Mounted on larger sheets with cut-outs so both sides visible.

Leonard Gansevoort, (1751-1810) born in Albany, N.Y., July 14, 1751; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1771 and commenced practice in Albany, N.Y.; colonel of Light Cavalry in the Revolutionary War;  Brother of Peter Gansevoort...Click for more information and photos;

Price: $ 275 USD OR $ 360 CDN       #4238    
1 MAP

 
 
[1757], France. Paper size: 15-1/2 x 10 inches Image size:  14-1/4 x 8-3/4 inches. Copper-engraved map, hand colouring in outline. Gulf of Saint Lawrence area. Hand colored antique map of the Gulf of Saint Lawrence  showing is the outlet of North America's Great Lakes via the Saint Lawrence river into the Atlantic Ocean. Gulf of Saint Lawrence / Newfoundland / Cape Breton / Anticosti / Prince Edward Island. Attractive cartouche. All copy in French.
Two fold lines but otherwise in very good condition...  Click for more information and photos; 
Price: $ 250 USD OR $ 325 CDN       #3046     
3 PHOTOS

 
 

Portrait of Ellen Terry 24.5cm x 16.5cm (9-3/4 x 6-1/2 inches)
Hayman Seleg Mendelssohn famous silver gelatin portrait of Ellen Terry circa 1886 originally owned by listed American illustrator Artist Eric (Federic) Pape (1870-1938) and later from recent previous owner, Warren Coolidge (Coolidge married Pape's second wife after Pape's death). Provenance as provided by the dealer this item was purchased from. Pape also did a drawing of Terry circa 1900-1910 from another photo he had of Terry.
Some spots and light silver ghosting around perimeter but other wise in very good condition...   Click for more information and photos; 
Price: $ 395 USD OR $ 520 CDN       #4786   


 
 

1865. London. William Plomer Portrait by Mark Gerson. Silver gelatin black and white photograph, head and shoulders, looking into the camera, signed by Mark Gerson on the mount and inscribed 'London', with photographer's stamp on the verso,
Size of image  (full bleed)  6-7/8 x 4-7/8 inches.  May 1965
Fine condition... Click for more information and photos; 
Price: $ 300 USD OR $ 395 CDN       #7543           


 
 

WALCOTT, Sir Derek Alton [1930-2017]  & OKRI, Ben [b1959]

2004. London. Large silver gelatin photograph of Derek Walcott and Ben Okri by Lucinda Douglas-Menzies, three-quarter length, both seated, smiling at one another. Douglas-Menzies' label on verso with details of the shoot,  128 Kensington Church Street, 2004.
Paper size: 15 x 13-1/2 inches
Image size: 10 x 10-1/2 inches
Fine condition... Click for more information and photos; 
Price: $ 400 USD OR $ 525 CDN       #7546    
2 PRINTS


A portfolio of twelve photogravure signed prints in original folder, with printed tissue fly-leaves bearing titles and descriptions. This includes an introduction to the work of Matania (with photograph) written by Clement K Shorter, Editor and Director, The Sphere, dated 30 September 1916.
Folio:  21-3/4" wide x 15-3/4" high.
Card Mounting board: 21-1/2" wide x 15-1/2" high.
Signed Plates each: 15-1/4" wide x 10-7/8" high... Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 750 USD OR $ 990 CDN       #7424           


 
WEST, Benjamin (1738-1820) (Artist)

AN UNCOMMON ENGRAVING EDITION

[1789]. Germany, Klauber
Image: 49.5 x 63 cm. Paper: 50 x 63.7 cm. 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 engraving. 1/8" nick in top left paper edge. With very light soiling to top border.  A good clean dark strike with plate mark. Overall condition is very good+... Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 550 USD OR $ 725 CDN       #2708          
3 EPHEMERA


First Edition. 8pp., 16 x 12 inches. This is the promotional mock-up of ALOUD - A Literary Quarterly that was supposed to be an annual quarterly published by the Harbourfront Reading Series.

Due to lack of funding, this quarterly was never published. This issue was edited by Greg Gatenby and featured a cover image of Margaret Atwood as well as a two page excerpt by Atwood  "Tropical Botany Cafe Con Carbon" from a "Novel in Progress." The complete two page excerpt text will be provided electronically to the buyer of this article "Novel in Progress", titled in the magazine, "Tropical Botany Cafe Con Carbon"
The issue also includes articles about Kenzaburo Oe, Mario Vargas Llosa and Elizabeth Longford. Front and back covers are heavily scuffed. Good condition other than noted...  Click for more information and photos; 
Price: $ 310 USD OR $ 400 CDN       #7850  


Two original images transmitted in circa 1923 by "Radiovision" and his written and inscribed 1925 book, "Vision By Radio" Washington DC, C. Francis Jenkins (1867-1934)
TWO OF THE FIRST IMAGES CIRCA 1923 TRANSMITTED  BY C. FRANCIS JENKINS OVER RADIO WAVES USING HIS MECHANICAL TELEVISION TECHNOLOGY.
Two of  the actual photographs he transmitted c1923. There is one original in the Library of Congress in the copyright collection and seven other Radiovision with the same provenance as ours, now in a private television museum.
[Sybil Almand] transmitted Photograph circa 1923:
 4-1/2 x 2-13/16 inches, image 3-3/8 x 2-3/8 inches. Verso stamped in purple ink: "  This photograph was sent /and received by Radio./  Jenkins Laboratories/Washington, D.C."  [Black and white photograph, head and shoulders image of Sybil Almand]  Sybil Almand was on the staff of Jenkins Laboratories and, hence, was one of the first television researchers in the world.  She may have been the first woman involved in television research but this needs further research. Photograph reproduced in Jenkin's 1925 book, Vision By Radio, on page [19].  On page 17, it states: " This and succeeding pages are examples of photographs received by radio from a distance by the Jenkins system, some of them from Washington to Philadelphia, and represent the best work done in 1922, 1923, and 1924...Click for more information and photos;

Price: $ 3,000 USD OR $ 3,950 CDN       #3504 


 

1919. Calgary, The Canadian Pacific Irrigation Colonization Co. Ltd.
5-1/4 x 8-1/2 inches. Beige paper printed two colours, red and black with imprinted certificate number and perforated perimeter.
Document form with handwriting filled in. Very minor soiling, otherwise very good condition...  Click for more information and photos; 
Price: $ 225 USD OR $ 295 CDN       #3427     

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