NOVEMBER 2020 - 40 items offered...
Duncan McLaren
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10 COLLECTIONS
-1 BOOK
21 MANUSCRIPTS
-8 PHOTOS
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10 COLLECTIONS
CRICK, Francis Harry Compton (1916-2004)
& WATSON, James Dewey (b1928)
& WILKINS, Maurice Hugh Frederick (1916-2004)
The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1962 was awarded jointly to Francis Harry Compton Crick, James Dewey Watson, and Maurice Hugh Frederick Wilkins “for their discoveries concerning the molecular structure of nucleic acids and its significance for information transfer in living material.”

The collection contains 81 items dating from 1963 to 2003, specifically 1 Manuscript, 3 Letters, 2 Bobble heads, and 75 photos...
Price: $3,000 USD or $4,000 Cdn #8372
ADAMS, Richard George (1920-2016)
Richard Adams was a "late bloomer" English novelist and writer, best known for his best-selling work of children’s fiction, Watership Down...

The collection contains 21 items dating from 1974 to 1994, specifically 11 Letters, 9 photos, and 1 book....
Price: $1,200 USD or $1,600 Cdn #8373
PORTER, Katherine Anne (1890-1980)
Katherine Anne Porter was an American journalist, short story writer, novelist, and political activist, best known for her novel, The Ship of Fools (1962)...

The collection contains 6 items dating from 1921 to 1965, specifically 2 books, one with 1 post card, 1 pamphlet, and 2 lobby cards.....
Price: $1,100 USD or $1,465 Cdn #8364
EBERHART, Richard Ghormley (1904-2005)
Richard Eberhart was an American poet who was awarded the Bollingen Prize for Poetry in 1962 and won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry for Selected Poems, 1930-1965 and the 1977 National Book Award for Poetry for Collected Poems, 1930-1976. He was the Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress for 1959-61.

The collection contains 15 items dating from 1961 to 1987, specifically 2 Manuscripts, 6 Typescripts, 6 Letters and 1 first-day issue envelope...
Price: $1,200 USD or $1,600 Cdn #8363
DURANT, Will James (1885-1981)
Will Durant was American writer, historian and philosopher, best known for his mammoth work The Story of Civilization, 11 volumes written in collaboration with his wife, Ariel Durant and won a Pulitzer Prize for this work. He was earlier noted for The Story of Philosophy (1926), described as "a groundbreaking work that helped to popularize philosophy". Famous quote of his… History is mostly guessing; the rest is prejudice.

The collection contains 16 items dating from 1933 to 1975, specifically 2 typescripts, and 9 letters, 1 photo, 1 postal cover, 2 notes, 1 bookplate...
Price: $1,600 USD or $2,100 Cdn #8362
HUGHES, Thomas (1822-1896) 
Thomas Hughes was a British lawyer, judge, politician, social reformer and prolific author. His most famous work is the semi-autobiographical novel, Tom Brown’s School Days (1857). A Hughes Scholarship was founded at Oriel College, Oxford. It was a closed award, open only to members, or sons of members, of some co-operative organisations. The first scholar was elected to Oriel in 1884. It was later combined with an award honouring Vansittart Neale.

The collection has 13 item dating from 1865 to 1883, specifically, 8 letters and 5 cartes-de visite (CDV)....
Price: $1,800 USD or $2,400 Cdn #8360
CRUIKSHANK, George (1792-1878)
George Cruikshank was a celebrated British caricaturist, book illustrator, and friend of Charles Dickens.

The collection consists of 5 items dating from 1831 to 1872, specifically a manuscript, 3 books formerly owned by Cruikshank and a carte-de-visite...
Price: $1,700 USD or $2,270 Cdn #7977
MASEFIELD, John Edward [1878-1967]
John Masefield was a Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom from 1930 until 1967.

Collection of ephemera (signed), books and photo, including signed carbon copy of "August 1914" poem...
Price: $1,600 USD or $2,135 Cdn #7450
DAVEY, Norman [1888-1949]
Norman Davey was an English engineer, poet, and novelist.

A literary archive collection includes: 4 manuscript notebooks of poems and a few stories, written in pencil (approximately [410] pp. of written text) and two books, one signed. Circa 1917-20.

Many drafts of poems are untitled, and some are crossed out. Approximately [410] pp. of written text. Also includes two books written by Davies: his very scarce first book, Poems by Norman Davey with a Prefixed Essay (London: L.C.C. Central School of Arts and Crafts, 1914). Printed in black and red, greenish blue paper boards, quarter-bound in dark greenish blue cloth. His last work entitled The Ghost of a Rose (London: Chapman & Hall, 1939). Blue cloth in chipped jacket, price clipped on front flap, signed presentation copy...
Price: $1,600 USD or $2,135 Cdn #7632
HICHENS, Robert Smythe (1864-1950)
Robert Hichens was an English journalist, novelist, playwright, short story writer, autobiographer, music critic and lyricist. The Garden of Allah (1904) a romance set in Northern Africa that sold nearly a million copies and was adapted for both stage and was made into a film three times.

This collection contains 16 items dating from 1902 to 1932, specifically 14 autographed letters signed, a partial letter, 1 book with ALS affixed and 1 signed photo...
Price: $1,500 USD or $2,000 Cdn #7761
1 BOOK
BOUCHETTE, Joseph [1774-1841]
HANDSOME EDITION IN NICE CONDITION, VERY COLLECTABLE

First edition. 6-1/4 x 10 inches. xv, [1]-640, lxxxvi (appendix & index), (2 plate list, errata). Bound in later 3/4 calf with gilt titles, decoration and raised bands on spine and marbled paper, new end papers.
All plates as called for on directions for placing the plates; 8 plans (4 folding), 7 aquatints and 2 tables are present. All pages are uncut (deckled edges) and a couple of pages untrimmed with pages not opened....
Price: $750 USD or $1,000 Cdn #1585
21 MANUSCRIPTS
ABERDEEN, Lady (Ishabel Maria Marjoribanks) [1857-1939]
Lady Ishbel Aberdeen, Autograph Letter Signed, 4 pages, dated June 30, 1911, from Hotel Great Central N.W., on "Vice Regal Lodge, Dublin" letterhead. The present letter is addressed to Wilfrid Laurier, who was apparently in London at the end of June 1911.
The letter deals with the patronage, thorough Ishbel Aberdeen, of a "long-coated dog" called "Peterbob", as a gift by Wilfrid Laurier to his wife, Lady Laurier.
"Dear Mr. Laurier I am enclosing you the certificate of registration of little "Peterbob" commonly called "Peter" with certificate also of transfer to Lady Laurier in the books of the Kennel Club. This will enable Lady Laurier to exhibit Peter if she so desires. I also enclose a memo as to the food to which Peter has been accustomed. These long-coated dogs always require a large proportion of meat in their diet. I will send on the pedigree and veterinary certificate. I do hope he will prove to be all that Sir Wilfrid wished for Lady Laurier. With best wishes for your voyage. Believe me Yours sincerely (signed) Ishbel Aberdeen ...
Price: $650 USD or $865 Cdn #8368
CAIRNS, Hugh McCalmont, 1st Earl Cairns (1819-1885)
Holgraph Letter from Hugh McCalmont Cairns, 1st Earl Cairns to Benjamin Disraeli. One page, 7-1/4 x 4-1/2 inches. On House of Lords blind embossed letterhead. Dated 16 March.
Most happy to accept an invitation from Disraeli ‘en garçon' as his wife will not be in London.

Hugh McCalmont Cairns, 1st Earl Cairns was an Irish statesman who served as Lord Chancellor of Great Britain during the first two ministries of Benjamin Disraeli. ...
Price: $75 USD or $100 Cdn #8359
WALPOLE, Spencer Horatio (1806-1898)
Holograph Letter from Spencer Horatio Walpole to Benjamin Disraeli. Two pages, 7-1/8 x 4-7/8 inches. Ealing Jan.17, 1854.
Arranging a meeting for the next day.

Spencer Horatio Walpole was a British Conservative Party politician who served three times as Home Secretary in the administrations of Lord Derby...
Price: $55 USD or $70 Cdn #8358
COPLEY, John Singleton, 1st Baron Lyndhurst (1772-1863)
Holograph Letter from John Singleton Copley, 1st Baron Lyndhurst to Benjamin Disraeli. One page, 4-1/4 x 3-1/2 inches. Dated June 13, no year.
Arranging a meeting. ‘Am I to congratulate you? In March they say!‘

John Singleton Copley, 1st Baron Lyndhurst was a British lawyer and politician. He was three times Lord Chancellor of Great Britain...
Price: $60 USD or $80 Cdn #8357
BETHELL, Richard, 1st Baron Westbury (1800-1873)
Holograph Letter from Lord Westbury to Benjamin Disraeli. Two pages, 7-1/2 x 4-3/4 inches. On black embossed type letterhead with black perimiter, Upper Hyde Park Gardens. Dated July 15th. (no year)
Anticipating a time to meet, and noting that he had returned to the city "to vote for Gladstone." Signed Westbury.

Richard Bethell, 1st Baron Westbury, Lord Westbury was a British lawyer, judge and Liberal politician who served as Lord Chancellor of Great Britain between 1861 and 1865..
Price: $50 USD or $65 Cdn #8356
EYRE, Alfred James (1853-1919)
Holograph letter. Two page, 3-3/4 x 6 inches. Melrose, Norwood, dated 9 February 1897.
Sending along the autograph of Mr. Manns, promising one of Fanny Davies and requesting the opportunity to see his collection ”as I am interested in autographs."

Alfred James Eyre was a British musician and Church organist...
Price: $20USD or $25 Cdn #8355
BISHOP, Alfred (1848-1928)
Holograph letter. One page, 4-1/2 x 7 inches. Blind embossed type 10 St. Peter's Square, Ravenscourt Park letterhead. Dated February 22, 1895.
Regretting that he cannot attend Miss Phelps’ concert. Probably Miss Laura B. Phelps violin virtuoso.

Alfred Bishop was a British actor...
Price: $25 USD or $30 Cdn #8354
BROUGH, Frances "Fanny" Whiteside (1852-1914)
Autograph letter signed. Two pages, 6 x 4-1/2 inches, on 12 Cavendish Road, St. John's Wood blue embossed type letterhead.
Dated Feb[ruary] 16, [18]97. Enclosing a cheque for the amount due.

Frances "Fanny" Whiteside Brough was a Paris-born British stage actress who came from a literary and dramatic family....
Price: $25 USD or $30 Cdn #8353
WARD, Lucy Genevieve Teresa, Countess de Guerbel (1837-1922)
Holograph 2pp. letter to to Miss Phelps. Two pages, 6 x 3-3/4 inches. 22 Avenue Road, Regent's Park [London] letterhead. Dated Aug. 8, [18]97.
Asking a friend (probably Miss Laura B. Phelps violin virtuoso), to check with her uncle the recommendation of a book for Leo?.

Lucy Geneviève Teresa Ward, Countess de Guerbel [known popularly as Dame Genevieve Ward] United Kingdom based American born who accomplished successfully two different careers, soprano first and actress later...
Price: $25 USD or $30 Cdn #8352
BRADDON, Mary Elizabeth [Mrs Maxwell] (1835-1915)
Typed letter signed. On page, 8 x 10 inches on Licheld House Richmond, Surrey letterhead, dated, 6th September 1912. Signed as Mary Maxwell. Answering a query about a short story and noting that it was not hers though ”lt must have interested you and your family, or you would not have remembered it so long."

Mary Elizabeth Braddon was a popular English novelist of the Victorian era, best known for her 1862 sensation novel Lady Audley's Secret which has also been dramatised and filmed several times...
Price: $35 USD or $45 Cdn #8351
GRATTAN, Thomas Colley (1792-1864)
Autograph letter signed. One page. 9 x 7-1/2 inches. British Consulate (Boston) Dated January 8th [circa 1840]. Some paper edges bend wrinkled, otherwise good condition.
Written in third person by Grattan to John R. Mills Esq. Boston following up on an inquiry concerning Thomas Moore.

Thomas Colley Grattan was an Irish/British soldier, journalist, critic, author and diplomat...
Price: $145 USD or $190 Cdn #8350
BANCROFT, Sir Squire, [Squire White Butterfield] (1841-1926)
Autograph letter signed. Three pages, Flat size: 7-7/8 x 6 inches, now folded to 6 x 4 inches on small blind embossed 18 Berkeley Square letterhead. Dated July 28, 1897.
Thanking the recipient for a copy of his book, gratefully received.

Sir Squire Bancroft [Squire White Butterfield] was an English Actor, Theatre Manager...
Price: $25 USD or $30 Cdn #8349
BROUGHAM, Henry Peter, 1st Baron Brougham and Vaux, (1778-1868)
BROUGHAM CONTINUES HIS FIGHT AGAINST SLAVERY!
Holograph 4pp. letter. Flat 7 x 8-7/8 inches folded to 7 x 4-1/4 inches. Dated 22 June 1846. To an unnamed recipient. It reads: "My dear Mr.P... Again, I am at your feet for aid - on Wednesday next I have to preside at the anti-slavery meeting and I shall be obliged to say something on the present state of slave track. 40,000 negroes carried yearly with Cuba.

Henry Peter Brougham, 1st Baron Brougham and Vaux. He was also a noted orator, wit, man of fashion, and an eccentric...
Price: $750 USD or $995 Cdn #8348
BURKE, Richard (1758-1794)
Holograph letter signed, two pages 9-1/4 x 7-1/2 inches, undated circa 1785, to his aunt Juliana French, (nèe Burke) [1728-1790], the sister of Edmund Burke. Letter refers to a trip with his father and a payment of 50£ to his cousin Capt Nagle. Light paper with a few tears most on last page with red wax seal, otherwise good condition

Richard Burke was an English barrister and Member of Parliament...
Price: $250 USD or $330 Cdn #8345
COOPER, Anthony Ashley, 7th Earl of Shaftesbury (1801-1885)
Autograph letter signed. One page, 7 x 4-1/2 inches mounted to card. Dated June 20, 1878. To W.E. Gladstone (4 time British Prime MInister). Acknowledging receipt of a letter with enclosure concerning the case of Mrs. Weldon. Signed "Shaftesbury"

The reference to the case of Mrs. Weldon refers to her complaint was that she had been sent somewhere; that some people, ​ for a good or a bad reason, wished to get her out of the way. Another recent trial about a man named Hillman actually was about sending him to a public asylum without proper examination by Justices....
Price: $450 USD or $600 Cdn #8344
KEAN, Charles John (1811-1868)
Holograph letter. One page, 6-3/4 x 4-3/8 inches. Dated Wednesday March 24, 1852. To an unnamed correspondent "I will at once announce the Model of a Wife for Friday night in place of Pauline”

Charles John Kean was an English actor-manager best known for his revivals of Shakespearean plays...
Price: $95 USD or $125 Cdn #8343
GORDON, Major General Charles George (1833-1885)
TIRED OF DOING NOTHING' & OBSERVING BASUTOLAND DIFFICULTIES
Autograph letter signed. One page, 7 x 4-1/2 inches. Dated 15 April [18]81. Authenticating a letter by noting "the letter is genuine...[noting] ...his request for the watch is so like him." Signed ”C.G. Gordon" Letter was folded, now flat and some wrinkles, otherwise in good condition.

Major General Charles George Gordon. Also known as Chinese Gordon, Gordon of Pasha and Gordon of Khartoum, British army officer and administrator...
Price: $450 USD or $600 Cdn #8342
MACDONALD, Thomas Mosse (1856-c1920)
Holograph letter signed. Three pages Flat 8 x 9-3/4 inches folded to 8 x 4-7/8 inches. Dated King's College Hospital, February 2, 1888. Acknowledging in flowery language, the great honor that Sir Frederick Young has just received from the Queen.

Mosse Macdonald was Secretary of King's College Hospital (London) 1884-1889 and a poet...
Price: $45 USD or $60 Cdn #8341
HODGSON, Sir Arthur (1818-1902)
Holograph letter signed. Two pages, 7 x 4-1/2 inches. Dated Clapton House, Stratford-on-Avon. January 27, 1888. A letter of congratulations on the recent honor Sir Frederick Young has received, noting it was long over-due.

Sir Arthur Hodgson Anglo-Australian pioneer, squatter, politician and squire...
Price: $125 USD or $165 Cdn #8340
PONSONBY, Major-General Sir Henry Frederick (1825-1895)
Holograph letter signed to Sir Frederick Young. One page, 7-1/4 x 4-3/4 inches. Dated Balmoral, June 16, 1882. Acknowledging and sending thanks for sending a paragraph that the Queen has read.

Major-General Sir Henry Frederick Ponsonby was a British soldier and royal court official who served as Queen Victoria’s Private Secretary from 1870-1895 as well as Keeper of the Privy Purse from 1878-1895...
Price: $75 USD or $100 Cdn #8339
WATSON, John Forbes (1827-1892)
#1) Autograph letter signed. Three pages, Flat 9 x 7-1/4 inches, folded to 4-1/2 x 7-1/4 inches on India Office blind embossed logo letterhead, dated 4 January, 1876. To Sir Frederick Young. Thanking him for a volume of writing, that addresses the idea of colonial connection in the moment of Free Trade...
#2 Autograph letter signed. Three pages, Flat 9 x 7-1/4 inches, folded to 4-1/2 x 7-1/4 inches on India Office blind embossed logo letterhead, dated 22 The Mall, Clifton, 5 October 1876. To Sir Frederick Young. Acknowledging the passage of a policy by the Colonial Institute...

John Forbes Watson was a Scottish physician and writer on India. initially, from 1850, worked for the Bombay Medical service. In 1858 he was appointed Director of the The India Museum in London, and Reporter for the Products of India at the India Office...
Price: $195 USD or $260 Cdn #8338
8 PHOTOS
HAMILTON-GORDON, John Campbell 1st Marquess of Aberdeen and Temair [1847-1934]
1 inch brown leather frame with gold 1/8 inch mat with a signed 5-1/4 x 3-3/4 inch black & white photo of Lord Aberdeen, Easel support on verso. Edwards & Sons of Regent Street London W.1. were the frame retailers. Photo of Lord Aberdeen probably by Topley photographers, Ottawa circa 1895. Photo not examined out of frame.

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...
Price: $850 USD or $1,130 Cdn #8370
ABERDEEN, Lady (Ishabel Maria Marjoribanks) [1857-1939]
1 inch brown leather frame with gold 1/8 inch mat with a signed 5-1/4 x 3-3/4 inch black & white photo of Lady Aberdeen. Easel support on verso. Edwards & Sons of Regent Street London W.1. were the frame retailers. Photo of Lady Aberdeen probably by Topley photographers, Ottawa circa 1895. Photo not examined out of frame.

Ishbel Maria (Marjoribanks) Hamilton-Gordon, Marchioness of Aberdeen and Temair was an author, philanthropist and women's rights advocate...
Price: $750 USD or $1,000 Cdn #8369
CAUCHON, Joseph-Édouard [1816-1885]
Albumen cabinet-size 3-1/2 x 2-1/4 inch original portrait photograph mounted on 8-3/8 x 5-3/4 inch page. Spotting on page but not on mounted photo which is in very good condition.

Joseph-Édouard Cauchon was a journalist, businessman, and politician in the middle years of the nineteenth-century...
Price: $125 USD or $165 Cdn #8335
HOWE, Joseph [1804-1873]
Albumen cabinet-size 3-1/2 x 2-1/4 inch original portrait photograph mounted on 8-3/8 x 5-3/4 inch page. Spotting on page but not on mounted photo which is in very good condition.

Joseph Howe was a Nova Scotia leading proponent of representative government...
Price: $275 USD or $365 Cdn #8334
CARTIER, Sir George-Étienne, 1st Baronet, [1814-1873]
Albumen cabinet-size 3-1/2 x 2-1/4 inch original portrait photograph mounted on 8-3/8 x 5-3/4 inch page. Spotting on page but not on mounted photo which is in very good condition.

Sir George-Étienne Cartier, co-premier of the Province of Canada, lawyer, rebel, railway promoter, politician and a Father of Confederation...
Price: $275 USD or $365 Cdn #8333
LAFONTAINE, Louis-Hippolyte (1807-1864)
Albumen cabinet-size 3-1/2 x 2-1/4 inch original portrait photograph mounted on 8-3/8 x 5-3/4 inch page. Spotting on page but not on mounted photo which is in very good condition.

Sir Louis-Hippolyte Ménard dit La Fontaine, 1st Baronet, KCMG was a Canadian politician who served as the first Premier of the United Province of Canada and the first head of a responsible government in Canada....
Price: $145 USD or $190 Cdn #8332
MACDONALD, Sir John A[lexander]. [1815-1891]
Albumen cabinet-size 3-1/2 x 2-1/4 inch original portrait photograph mounted on 8-3/8 x 5-3/4 inch page. Spotting on page but not on mounted photo which is in very good condition.

Sir John A MacDonald was the Attorney General of Canada West from 1854 to 1858, 1858 to 1862 and from 1864 to 1867. Macdonald at the age of 52, was appointed as the first Prime Minister of Canada on 1 July 1867 (served in his first term until 1873)...
Price: $200 USD or $265 Cdn #8331
[His Excellency Viscount Monk] albumen photo
Albumen cabinet-size 3-1/2 x 2-1/4 inch original portrait photograph mounted on 8-3/8 x 5-3/4 inch page. Spotting on page but not on mounted photo which is in very good condition.

Charles Stanley Monck, 4th Viscount Monck was the last Governor-General of the Province of Canada and the first Governor General of Canada after Canadian Confederation. Prior to Confederation he was concurrently Lieutenant Governor of both Canada West and Canada East....
Price: $145 USD or $190 Cdn #8330
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