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Duncan McLaren
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REID, Hon. Chief Justice James [1769-1848]


The Honorable Judge James Reid was born in Scotland and came to Canada around 1788. He was called to the bar of Lower Canada in 1794 and in 1807 was appointed a judge of the Court of King's Bench at Montreal. He filled the judicial office of one of the Judges of the Court of King's Bench, Lower Canada, for a period of thirty-three years, fifteen of which he presided as Chief Justice. During that time he handled many legal cases including many Fur Trade related cases including that of the North West Company. Judge Reid, was also the nephew-in-law to Simon McTavish.
Archive Content Summary:
* 91 Files (approx. 3,900 original pieces)
* approx. 589 Autographed Letters Signed (ALS)
* approx. 3,014 legal documents
* approx. 301 receipts.
* Covering 1730-1837 with 1798-1807 predominant.
* 10 Boxes - 1-6 and the first file of box 7 are arranged chronologically by year.
* 2 separate case file folders... Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 80,000 USD OR $ 105,000 CDN  #8021

POUND, Ezra Weston Loomis (1885-1972)

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.

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: $ 2,400 USD OR $ 3,150 CDN        #7864

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".

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: $ 1,125 USD OR $ 1,475 CDN        #7663

CODY, Rev. Henry John [1868-1951]
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. He was an Ontario MPP for Toronto Northeast - Seat A from 1918 to 1920 and was Minister of Education from 1918 to 1919. At the University of Toronto Schools, the Cody house in the intramural house system is named in his honour.

Henry John Cody collection of 15 items dating from 1898 to 1937 specifically, 2 handwritten notebooks, three letters and 10 various ephemera most from his time at St. Paul's Anglican Church, Bloor Street, in Toronto. 1889-1937....   Click for more information and photos; 
This collection is on consignment.
Price: $ 825 1USD OR $ 1,080 CDN        #7447

FLORIT, Eugenio [1903-1999]
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.

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.
2. 'Eugenio Florit Vida Y Obra- Bibliografia-Antologia- Obras Ineditas' 1943 Hispanic Institute in the United States, New York. First edition. Signed by Eugenio Florit.... Click for more information and photos;
This collection is on consignment.
Price: $ 250 USD OR $ 325 CDN        #7847

MARKLAND, Russell (1892-1973)
Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette was of the most famous of modern French writers and nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1948. She wrote over 50 novels including Gigi (1944), and "Cheri" (1920). Colette died on 3 August 1954 in her apartment in the Palais-Royal, aged 81. She was given a state funeral.

Colette Willy was included in "The 100 Most Influential Woman of All Time"  2010 edited by Kathleen Kuiper, p220

This most interesting and scarce Colette ephemera archive contains 7 items dating early 1900's to 1944 specifically, 5 Autographed Letters Signed (ALS), one with small photo and 2 unused post cards....    Click for more information and photo; 
Price: $ 1,500 USD OR $ 1,970 CDN        #7849

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: $ 975 USD OR $ 1,280 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;
This collection is on consignment.
Price: $ 960 USD OR $ 1,260 CDN        #7634

COCKSHUTT, Henry [1868-1944]

Henry Cockshutt 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. Born in Brantford, Ontario, he started in the family business, Cockshutt Plow Company, in 1884.  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. He retired as president of the Cockshutt Plow Company in 1934 and became chairman of the board, which he held until his death.

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. With the exception of a lovely photograph of Isabelle Cockshutt, all the material is housed is a black cloth linen box. The archive reveals that the Cockshutts belonged to the social elite in Canada with letters and notes from General Haig, Bying of Vimy, Olive Baden-Powell, Anne Chamberlain, the Prince of Wales, and other luminaries.
This collection is on consignment.
Price: $ 720 USD OR $ 945 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

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.
(2) TLS to Asbury, 4 pp., 27 Sept. 1907, Ottawa. Lots of personal information, including his life history. "...On both sides my people were reckoned gentry, my father was unfortunate in his money affairs, at 18 yrs I left school to earn my livelihood, at 18 I began to help my family, and though I married at 23, I stuck to the duty til I was just past 50.... Click for more information and photos;
This collection is on consignment.
Price: $ 700 USD OR $ 920 CDN        #7452
8 BOOKS ...

EVELYN, John (1620-1706)

1664. London, Printed by Jo. Martyn, and Ja. Allestry
First edition.  (folio, 295 ×185 mm). 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. [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... Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 3,525 USD OR $ 4,630 CDN       #7391 

EREMITA, Victor (edited by - pseudonym)


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.  Ownership inscription (Theodor Sommerfeldt) on titles, half-title in vol. 2 only, tears to half-title and title in vol. 2 (neatly repaired), light dampstaining to upper margins top centre. Bound in quarter  calf (with raised bands and gilt tooling light fading to spines) and marbled paper boards. New endpapers. Overall,  in very good condition. Carter/Muir - PMM 314. This is Kierkegaard's first major philosophical work propounding the theory of choice and existence; only 525 copies of this edition were published in 1843 at Kierkegaard's own expense... Click for more information and photos; 

Price: $ 1,500 USD OR $ 1,970 CDN       #7393 

SERLE, Ambrose  [1742-1812] (attributed to)


[1829]. New York, New York Religious Tract Society
First edition. 2-1/2 x 3-7/8 inches. String-tied miniature tract. 16 pages, including 9 woodcuts, illustrations attributed to Alexander Anderson. With sections "The Happy African" [2]-11 with "the Happy Nego" page titles ; "Hymn."- page 12-13 ; "Grateful servant."- page [14]-16. Pages 4-16 also numbered 20-32.

A seemingly charming little narrative carries a pointed message, wrapped in the social complexities of America's colonial era of slavery, with an account of a happenstance meeting between a slave content with his station in life, and an altruistic administrator of the colony.
One of the Society's rarest works...Click for more information and photos; 

Price: $ 1,595 USD OR $ 2,100 CDN       #8075  

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.
Price: $ 145 USD OR $ 190 CDN       #1872   

1797. London, Philological Society of London
8-1/8  x 4-3/4 inches (206 mm x 120 mm) , [4 portrait],[368]-439, [plus 13pp including index]. 80 pages in total for this June 1797 issue. Disbound with no covers.

Hearne article from page [370] to page 375 including two full page plate; Portrait of Samuel Hearne [stipple engraving, published 1796.  plate size; 8-7/8 in. x 5-5/8 inches (225 mm x 142 mm) paper size] and  View of Prince of Wales's Fort, Hudson's Bay engraving, however, even though the engraving is titled Prince of Wales Fort, it actually is York Factory, also in northern Manitoba. Very Good condition...Click for more information and photos;

Price: $ 135 USD OR $175 CDN       #2458            

MILTON, [William Wentworth-Fitzwilliam], Viscount [1839-1877]
1866. Paris, Hachette
1st French edition. [iii], 387 pp. (8vo) contemporary red morocco backed cloth, all edges gilt.  Frontispiece, 21 plates and two maps. Rebacked with original spines and end papers. Edges lightly rubbed; light foxing; else very good. First edition in French.
Library bookplate on front end paper of "Doctors Andre Gaultry" Ex Libris

Milton and Cheadle travelled across Canada from Montreal and crossed the Rockies on horseback on their way to the Cariboo gold mines...  Click for more information and photos; 
Price: $ 60 USD OR $ 75 CDN       #2224       


1847. London, Simkin, Masrhall & Co.
Second UK edition. 4.5 by 7.25 Inches, xii, [1]-492pp. 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 only 468pp. Additional material in this volume amounts to about one third of the first edition.

Major-General Sir Isaac Brock was the cousin of the author and editor, Ferdinand Brock Tupper...  Click for more information and photos; 
Price: $ 1,300 USD OR $ 1,700 CDN       #1609 

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

1836. London, Charles Knight
First edition, second printing. 4 x 6-1/4, viii, 351pp. with half-title, 21 wood-engraved plates & illus. (incl. frontis)
Contemporary 3/4 calf, with original marbled boards. Original end papers with some spotting and label removed. Leather spine with gilt type and at  head of title: The Library of Entertaining Knowledge "28" in the middle and title at the bottom. Edges somewhat rubbed. Internally some foxing at times a little bit heavy. Some offset facing the plates, and some text pages. Otherwise, a very good and attractive copy of an important book .

 Composed of letters written by the author to her mother and friends in England, the Backwoods includes much useful and interesting information on home-making under pioneer conditions, pioneer recipes for making maple sugar, vinegar, &c... Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 500 USD OR $ 655 CDN       #2247  

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... Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 245 USD OR $ 320 CDN   #4997   

TOWNSHEND, George 4th Viscount and 1st Marquess [1724-1807]

Free frank dated 16 October 1803 signed by  1st Marquis Townsend from Rainham to Capt Powell of the Old Buckingham Volunteers at Attleburgh, Norfolk.  Cover has a clear black mileage mark ROUGHAM 103 (boxed).  Tear on top - once stuct down on a red page. Other than a famous Canadian historical person the added interest is the extremely rare good impression of the ROUGHAM 103 mileage mark.
Price: $ 75 USD OR $ 95 CDN       #1458     

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

1777. Montreal, British Government
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+    .
Carleton was governor of Quebec and commander of British forces in Canada (1775-77)... Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 1,250 USD OR $ 1,640 CDN       #3432 

FRY, Caroline (Mrs. Caroline Wilson) [1787-1846]

Autograph letter signed. One 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. Fry has produced an impressive list of publications over her life... Click for more information and photos; 
Price: $ 750 USD OR $ 980 CDN       #5041   

6-1/2 x 5-1/4 inches. One page Autograph Document Signed, dated Marblehead April 14, 1761: "Whereas Malachy Salter, Esqr Stands engaged to the Government of Nova Scotia in the sum of on Hundd pounds that Currency wch he gave his note for, in Lieu of a note for Sd sum given up to Bourn & Freeman wch they originally gave for so much in behalf Eziekiel Gilman Esq bearing Date...I hereby promise to account & pay G. Bourn & Freeman Fifteen pounds of the currency aforsd whenever the Government...." Signed "Jos.Gorham.", reinforced heavily on verso with archival paper, Very good condition.
Lt. Col. Joseph Goreham fought in the French & Indian Wars and gained fame with his brother John of the noted Goreham Rangers. He was said to have distinguished himself at Louisbourg and Quebec....   Click for more information and photos; 
Price: $ 400 USD OR $ 525 CDN       #3081   


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... Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 500 USD OR $ 655 CDN       #2720   

Two original images transmitted in circa 1923 by "Radiovision" and his written and inscribed 1925 book, "Vision By Radio" Washington.

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.
Charles Francis Jenkins ( 1867-1934) is recognized as the earliest major American television pioneer. C. Francis Jenkins wrote an article about a device for transmitting pictures by electricity.  Using the prismatic ring approach to mechanical television, which Jenkins invented, it was reported that he transmitted the image of a woman by radio on June 14, 1923. Abramson says "Whether 'live' or a photograph, this was the first transmission of television by radio ever reported." ( page 60)
... Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 3,000 USD OR $ 3,935 CDN       #3504 

STEWART, J. (drawn by)  & DURHAM, Lord John George Lambton Earl of Durham [1792-1840] (subject)

Image size is 7 x 9 inches, overall paper size is 9 x 12 inches.  Frame size is 17 x 20 inches. Steel engraving. Fine  condition.  Nothing on reverse of this high quality thick rag paper.
Beautifully custom dark brown framed with museum quality glass and triple matted.

John George Lambton, 1st Earl of Durham (also known as Radical Jack, and commonly referred to as Lord Durham) GCB PC (12 April 1792 - 28 July 1840), was a British Whig Statesman, Colonial Administrator, Governor General and High Commissioner of British North America.  He was sent to British America in 1838 as Governor-General specially to investigate the circumstances of 1837 in Upper Canada and Lower Canada, etc.

Price: $ 225 USD OR $ 295 CDN       #2392   

MALLET, A(llain). M(anesson). [1630-1706]

6-1/2 x 8 inches sheet (engraved image size is 3-3/4 x 5-1/2 inches.
In very good+, clean condition with attractive full hand colour.

A fine 18th century [1719] birds-eye view of Quebec, by A.M. Mallet BEAUTIFULLY FRAMED.

Mallet was a well traveled military engineer and geographer who worked in 17th century Paris under King Louis XIV... Click for more information and photos;

Price: $ 225 USD OR $ 295 CDN       #1191      

MATANIA, Fortunino [1881-1963] (artist)

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: $ 500 USD OR $ 655 CDN       #7424      


Quarto, 5p. Disbound, small holes and tears in margin. No. 161.  At head of title: 3rd Session, 6th Parliament, 23 Victoria 1860
Bill An Act to incorporate the Canada Central Railway Company and for other purposes.
Received and read, 1st time, Thursday, 12th April, 1860 Second reading,  Mr. W.F. Powell Québec: Printed by Thompson & Co. St. Incorporation of Central Canada Railway Co...  Click for more information and photos; 
Price: $ 340 USD OR $ 445 CDN       #8072   


Quarto,  9 p. Disbound, small holes and tears in margin.  Signed by R. Bell on top of back page. No. 224. 2nd Session, 6th Parliament, 22 Victoria, 1859 "(Private Bill.)"Bill. An Act to incorporate the Ottawa Valley Railway Company."Received and read, first time, Friday, 1st April, 1859. Second reading, Saturday, 2nd April, 1859."
Mr. Ferres

Most interesting history of the Ottawa Valley Railway Company starting with this Bill in 1859 to be discovered
Price: $ 940 USD OR $ 1,230 CDN       #8071    


Quarto, 2p. Disbound, small holes in margin. At head of title: 1st Session, 6th Parliament, 21 Victoria, 1858.
Petition Of the Honble. William Henry Draper, stating that he is a holder of Debentures of the Cobourg and Peterborough Company, and praying that his interests may be protected.

Imbroglio related to the issue of new debentures in preference to the holders of existing debentures.
The Cobourg and Peterborough Company was established by an Act in Nov. 1852.
William Henry Draper was a lawyer, judge, and politician in Upper Canada later Canada West  ...  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 775 USD OR $ 990 CDN       #8070          


Quarto, 5p. Disbound, small holes and tears in margin. Signed by R. Bell on top of back page. At head of title: No. 231. 3rd Session, 5th Parliament, 20 Victoria, 1857. (Private Bill). Bill. An Act to authorize the construction of a line of Railway from some point on the Southern Line of Railway near Otterville, Norwichville, or Tilsonburg, through Brantford, to some point of the Great Western Railway. "Received and read, first time, Monday, 20th April, 1857. Second reading, Wednesday, 22nd April, 1857."
"Mr. Christie."...  Click for more information and photos; 
Price: $ 490 USD OR $ 640 CDN       #8069    


Quarto, 3 p. Disbound, small holes, one tear, in margin.
3rd Session, 5th Parliament, 20th Victoria, 1857. Petition From Messrs. Holcomb and Henderson, Messrs. Hooker, Pridham and Company, and Mssrs. Jones, Macdonnell, and Company, three separate Firms of Forwarders and Ship-owners praying that as a Government has ended public aid to the Grand Truck Railway Company to enter into injourious competition with private parties, it may in a like manner extend assistance to all persons engaged in the business of Forwarding, by relieving them from the payment of Tolls upon Vessels and Merchandise passing through the Saint Lawrence Canals between Montreal and Prescott. Presented to the Legislative Council 13th May, 1857
500 copies...   Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 755 USD OR $ 990 CDN       #8068    


Quarto, 1 page (out of four). Disbound, small holes in margin,
[Caption title]. Toronto, April 24th, 1857. Sir - We the undersigned, take the liberty of laying before you a few facts in connection with a case of injury and loss which we have sustained in consequence of the Toronto and Hamilton Railway Company having erected a permanent Bridge across the River Humber. By Joseph Bowell and Samuel Lewis. Toronto, 1857.
Name of  Robert Bell, MPP on top of back page along with Joseph Bowell and Samuel Lewis...  Click for more information and photos; 
Price: $ 380 USD OR $ 490 CDN       #8067    


[1856] Quarto, 2p. Disbound, small holes in margin. Signed by R. Bell on top of final page. Petition of the Erie and Ontario Railroad Company, against the "Great Southern Railroad Company"
Wm. Sladden, Parl'y Agent, Toronto
Lovell and Gibson, printers, Yonge Street, Toronto.
Notice for an Act to authorize the Erie and Ontario Railroad Company to extend their line of Railroad to the Detroit River at Amherstburg or Windsor, a territory occupied by the "Southern Line"...  Click for more information and photos; 
Price: $ 490 USD OR $ 640 CDN       #8066    


Quarto, 1p. Disbound, small holes in margin. Signed by R. Bell on top of final page. Petition. 1st session, 5th Parliament, 18 Victroia, 1855
Petition. Thos. C. Keefer, Civil Engineer, of Montreal, praying that in any Act to be passed for the purpose of the Grand Trunk Railway Company, a clause may be inserted making them liable for certain claims. (Mr. Galt)
Ordered, by the Legislative Assembly, to be printed, 1st, Amy. 1855Printed 3rd May, 1855. Quebec, printed by Lovell and Lamoureux, Mountain Street.
Price: $ 565 USD OR $ 740 CDN       #8065    


Quarto, 2p. Disbound, small holes in margin. Signed by R. Bell on top of final page. Petition. 1st session, 5th Parliament, 18 Victroia, 1854
Petition of the Hon. Augustin N. Morin and others, praying for a Charter, by the name of "The Northern Pacific Railway Company", &c, &c.
Ordered, by the Legislative Assembly, to be printed, 30th, Nov. 1854 Hon. Mr. Young Quebec, printed by Lovell and Lamoureux, Mountain Street...   Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 565 USD OR $ 740 CDN       #8064    


Quarto, 1p. Disbound, small holes in margin. Signed by R. Bell on top of final page. Petition. 1st session, 5th Parliament, 18 Victroia, 1854
Petition of J. H. Glass, and J. R. Gemmill, on behalf of the Inhabitants of the County of Lambton, praying that no extension of power be granted to either the Great Western or Grand Trunk Railway Companies, unless on certain conditions. (Mr. Brown.) Ordered, by the Legislative Assembly, to be printed, 24th, Nov. 1854
Petition of the inhabitants of Lambton County against GWR / GTR stranglehold over Railroad lines to Port of Sarnia, as those companies received the authorization to construct lines up to that port long ago, but never did anything...   Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 490 USD OR $ 640 CDN       #8063    


Quarto, 1 p. Disbound, small holes in margin. Signature of R. Bell at top of back panel. 1st session, 5th Parliament, 18 Victoria, 1854 Petition of Montreal and Bytown Railway Company. (Mr Prévost) Ordered, by Legislative Assembly to be printed 11th Dec., 1854
Quebec, printed by Lovell and Lamoureux, Mountain Street.
Petition by the Ottawa Valley Railway company to prevent the construction of a new line by the Ottawa and Grand Trunk Junction Railway Company from Vaudreuil to Bytown...   Click for more information and photos; 
Price: $ 565 USD OR $ 740 CDN       #8062    


Quarto, 2p. Disbound, small holes in margin, stains on folds and soiled.
Legislative Assembly 1st Session, 4th Parliment, 16 Victoria, 1853 Petition of the St. Lawrence and Ottawa Grand Junction Railroad Company. On the Motion of the Hon. Mr. Young : Ordered to be printed, Monday, 14 March, 1853. Printed, 16th March 1853. Québec Printed by John Lovell, Mountain Street
Hand-written name of "Robert Bell, esqr Carleton Place C.W,"
Important postal stamps and manuscript inscriptions (address) on title. Petition of that company against the Montreal, Bytown, and Ottawa Grand Trunk Railway Company, that received the authorization to build a railway from Montréal to Bytown in a route already exploited by that company...  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 565 USD OR $ 740 CDN       #8061    

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