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Duncan McLaren
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BRUCE, Rev. George (1839-1917)
Three related George Bruce owned items are included;
#1) 1861 Enfield Pattern 60 Rifle made by Charles Reeves Co. UK
#2) c1865 Sniper glasses
#2) 1864 holograph 3pp. letter on University College letter

#1) 1861 Enfield Pattern 60 Rifle:
Made by C. Reeves (rare make of this model) Percussion Lock, Weight - 9 pounds, Length - 48 inches, Barrel - 33 inches... According to the Bruce family historian, in 1898 George Bruce's father was a school teacher in Canada and died at the age of 91. It was with his father's thoughts and the encouragement of Uncle George Dickson (former headmaster of Upper Canada College) that George Bruce decided to start a Boys School in Toronto. Thus in 1899 - St. Andrew's College was started. The Bruce family put in the first money - $10,000 Click for more information and photos; 
This collection is on consignment.
Price: $ 2,800 USD OR $ 3,695 CDN  #7953
DURHAM, Lord John George Lambton Earl of Durham [1792-1840]
Seven (7) important and very scarce Parliamentary Papers published between the nomination of Lord Durham as Governor General and High Commissioner to British North America and just before his resignation in September 1838; dealing with his Nomination, his Acceptance of the Post, his Terms of Reference, his Powers, his Titles, his Duties, the Constitution of a Special Council, all Appointments made by him to the Special Council, Copies of all Ordinances and Proclamations and all Minutes of the Proceedings; in relation with Lower Canada, Upper Canada, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Prince Edward Island. From January 20th to August 2nd 1838. The House of Commons. Some edge open tears, otherwise very good condition.

John George Lambton, Lord Durham (1792-1840), 1st Earl of Durham, politician, diplomat, colonial administrator and in UK also known as "Radical Jack"...    Click for more information and photos;  
Price: $ 3,565 USD OR $ 4,700 CDN        #8033

ROEBLING, John Augustus [1806-1869]  & MERRITT, William Hamilton [1793-1862]
This Early Niagara Falls Suspension & Clifton Suspension Bridge Archive / Collection of 16 items enables one to follow the evolution of some events along the NFSB & CSB growth and history during the 1847-53 period and after. Most items are rare to scarce...
Two important receipts signed by Engineer John A. Roebling;
1) Signed Roebling's paper for receiving from W. O. Buchanan the sum of $1,789.04 for bill of wire rope on November 1st 1853, of course for the construction of the NFSB!! (total budget for the construction of the Bridge was $400,000). Roebling was the owner of a Wire Rope Company...   Click for more information and photos;
This collection is on consignment.
Price: $ 4,000 USD OR $ 5,280 CDN        #8026

MORRIS, Edita (1902-1988)

Arthur Stuart-Mentet Hutchinson was a British novelist and the editor of the London illustrated newspaper, The Daily Graphic. He wrote romance and family novels as well as short stories for publications such as The Sphere Magazine. His best-selling novel, If Winter Comes, was in many aspects ahead of its time, dealing with an unhappy marriage, eventual divorce, and an unwed mother who commits suicide.

The A.S.M. Hutchinson collection consists of 21 items dating from 1922 to 1947, specifically, 10 letters, 2 pieces of sheet music, 1 book, 7 b&w photos and 1 colour photo cigarette card...   Click for more information and photos;
This collection is on consignment.
Price: $ 1,200 USD OR $ 1,580 CDN        #8028

SPENDER, Sir Stephen (1909-1995)
Sir Stephen Spender was an English poet, novelist, editor and essayist who concentrated on themes of social injustice and the class struggle in his work. He was appointed Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the United States Library of Congress in 1965.

The collection consists of 11 items dating from 1954 to 1994, specifically, 6 letters, 1 typescript, and 4 books from Spender's library....    Click for more information and photos;
This collection is on consignment.
Price: $ 1,200 USD OR $ 1,590 CDN        #8022

VAN DOREN, Mark (1894-1972)
William J. Locke  was a British novelist, playwright, and short story writer. His works have been made into many motion pictures, the most recent of which was Ladies in Lavender (2004).

The collection consists of 12 items dating from 1907 to 1927, specifically, 8 Autographed Letters Signed (ALS), 1 book with a signed photo card, and 2 b&w photos... Click for more information and photos; 
This collection is on consignment.
Price: $ 1,250 USD OR $ 1,650 CDN        #7826

SWINNERTON, Frank Arthur (1884-1982)
Frank Swinnerton was a prolific English novelist, critic, biographer, and essayist. He was a contemporary of H.G. Wells, John Galsworthy and Arnold Bennett.

The collection consists of 12 items dating from 1919 to 1949, specifically, 9 signed letters (7 Autographed Letters Signed (ALS); 2 Typed Letters Signed (TLS;), 1 signed note, 1 photo, and 1 book with 1 ALS inside...   Click for more information and photo 
This collection is on consignment.
Price: $ 1,200 USD OR $ 1,485 CDN        #7824

KINGSLEY, Charles (1819-1875) & KINGSLEY, Henry (1830-1876)
The collection consists of 14 items dating from 1857 to 1870, specifically, 5 letters, 1 note, 7 photos (cartes-de-visite), and 1 post card

Charles Kingsley (1819-1875) was an Anglican clergyman, university professor, historian and novelist, the author of many books including The Water-Babies and Westward Ho!. He was a friend and correspondent with Charles Darwin

Henry Kingsley (1830 -1876), his younger brother, was an English Writer; Novelist; Artist; Painter; Draughtsman; Gold-miner and exponent of Muscular Christianity... Click for more information and photos;
This collection is on consignment.
Price: $ 1,000 USD OR $ 1,320 CDN        #8018

EINSTEIN, Albert [1879-1955]
The collections have a common element in the heroines of both these writers. Miss Jane Marple, an elderly spinster and amateur detective, appeared in 12 of Christie's crime novels and in 20 of her short stories. In his 5 crime novels, Carvic created the character of Miss Emily D. Seeton, a retired art teacher and amateur sleuth, a gentle parody of Miss Marple.

Both collections contain 42 items total, dating from circa 1915 to 1980, specifically, 27 photographs, 9 letters (2 ALS and 7 TLS), 2 books, 4 pieces of ephemera.... Click for more information and photos;
This collection is on consignment.
Price: $ 900 USD OR $ 1,185 CDN        #7823
11 BOOKS ...

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

1826. London, Printed for Harvey & Darton
First Edition. Title page dated 1826. 5.5 x 3.5 inches, [2],iv,168, [4, ads.] Original cloth rebacked preserving original spine, contemporary owner's signature on title-page, light off-setting from frontispiece to title-page, engraved frontispiece, a very good copy of an uncommon  juvenile, in very good condition.
TPL 1422. Osborne p. 192. Not in Watters. Not in Morgan. Not in Lande.

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; Traill emigrated from England to Canada with her husband in 1832... Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 575 USD OR $ 760 CDN       #8025   

KIRBY, William [1817-1906]


1877. New York, Lovell, Adam, Wesson printed by Lake Champlain Press
First edition, first printing, unrestored with ads. 7-5/8 x 5-1/4 inches. vi, 678pp., [8]ads, Dark blue cloth, original brown endpapers. Gilt lettering and decoration. Original dark brown end papers with previous owners name barely visible. Extremities rubbed and beginning to fray, much more so to head and heel; old bookseller very small  sticker to front paste-down. Else, interior clean on agetoned paper. Very good condition.

The Golden Dog was issued in February 1877. Unfortunately, Kirby received little financial benefit from his masterpiece. Because the original publishers failed to copyright the novel, its author neither received royalties nor kept control of the text...Click for more information and photos;

Price: $ 1,500 USD OR $ 1,980 CDN       #0558  

FARIBAULT, George Barthélemi [1789-1866] edited by

1840-38. Québec, Societe Litteraire et Historique De Quebec. First edition. 2 volumes in one: 155pp. & 207pp. Text in French. Rebacked 3/4 calf, original marbled boards, new eps. Title in gilt on spine. Bottom corners lightly worn. Very Good + condition.
#1: Collection De Memoires et De Relations Sur L'Histoire Ancienne Du Canada, D'Apres Des Manuscrits Recemment obtenus des Archives et Bureaux Publics en France, Relation de ce qui s'est passé au siège de Québec, 155pp. 1840
#2: Mémoires sur le Canada, depuis 1749 jusqu'à 1760. En trois parties; avec cartes et plans lithographiés. 207pp 1838, First edition. Imprimerie de Middleton & Dawson VII, [1], [1]-207pp. [1], [3 appendice, corrections],[1]. Includes 13 maps and plans (some very faded) including 7 folding plates.
....  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 750 USD OR $ 990 CDN       #3691     

[1684]. [London], [Printed for J. Dunton]
First edition. 3-1/4  x 5-1/2 inches. (1) plate, [1]-272 (i.e. 282) pages. Pages 73-82 omitted in numbering as normal.  Contemporary full leather, no type, spine split at bottom 1-1/4 inches on right, worn spine ends and worn corners. Previous owner's name on right page (back of illustration)...

NO TITLE PAGE; (which would read) The progress of sin, or, The travels of ungodliness : wherein, the pedigree, rise (or original) antiquity, subtilly, evil nature, and prevailing power, of sin, is fully discovered : in an apt and pleasant allegory. London,  printed for John Dunton, at the sign of the Black Raven, at the corner of Princes Street near the Royal Exchange, 1684... Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 500 USD OR $ 660 CDN       #7802         

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


[1853]. New York, De Witt & Davenport
First edition, Complete in one volume. (blank), (2), (3)-359pp., 12.5cm x 19.5cm, (5" x 7 3/4"); Original elaborate gilt-stamped, decorated red cloth; some rubbing and age-toning to panels, bumping to corners, rubbing and age-toning to spine, some wear and 1/4 inch tearing to spine ends, more so on top one. One old library  1-1/4 inch diameter blind embossed stamp on front end paper.
Mark Hurdlestone begun as a short tale in The Lady's Magazine (Nov. 1833) Later, "The miser and his son" as a serialized novel in The Literary Garland, then into a two-volume London UK Bentley novel first edition called Mark Hurdlestone or, The Gold Worshipper ...  Click for more information and photos; 
Price: $ 495 USD OR $ 655 CDN       #0945          

MOODIE, Susanna [Susannah Strickland] [1803-1885]
1852. London, Richard Bentley
Second UK edition.
2 volumes, 5-1/4 x 8 inches. Original dark green cloth professionally re-backed with original spine some time ago. Original tan endpapers in both volumes. Both volumes have  a gilt embossed illustration on front covers, which depicts a log cabin with campfire and 3 people. Both volumes are slightly cocked with the type on spine quite readable. Very good condition overall.

"Roughing It in the Bush, became a best seller in both England and the United States. One of the characters in the book was called Little Addie and Mrs. Moodie based it on her daughter Agnes."...  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 300 USD OR $ 395 CDN       #1320     

1880. Toronto, Maclear & company
1st editions. 4 Volumes.
6 x 9 inches. Bound in brown cloth over beveled boards; decorated with coat of arms, thistles etc in gilt and black and with blind stamp decoration to top board; spine decorated in gilt; rear board decorated with blind stamp. A good+ only set but still a complete set.
 ...  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 65 USD OR $ 85 CDN       #1327          

BREMNER, Archibald (b1849-)

1900. London, Ont, London Printing & Lithographing Co
2nd edition. 9 x 11-1/2 inches,  (8 plus folded map), [9]-180 pp. Canada. Many black and white photos, the history of the town from early days including pictures of Governors Elgin and Simcoe, pages from Major Littlehales Diary, copies of plans for the future development of the land in and around London, Ontario. The back contains a list of all the illustrations. This is the second edition published in October 1900 and covered the Pioneer Period and the London of "Today". First edition was published in 1897. Very good condition  ...  Click for more information and photos; 
Price: $ 65 USD OR $ 85 CDN       #0006          

SOUTHEY, Robert [1774-1843]


1887. London, Bickers and Son
8vo, 21.5cm x 14.5cm, vix, [2, list of plates], 351pp., [2 signatures], 8 1/2" x 5 1/4" . Very good+ with a professional rebacking using all original spine and boards.  It is one of the most favoured of many books on Nelson.  Twelve illustrations by Westall, printed in Woodburytype, Plans. These have been printed separately and attached to the pages in the book. Included is the famous "Death of Nelson"
Price: $ 175 USD OR $ 230 CDN       #0371        

LONGFELLOW, Henry Wadsworth [1807-1882]

[1907]. London, Ernest Nister
Later edition. 5-1/2  x 7-1/2 inches, 6, [5]-160pp., Front cover is beautifully decorated in dark green and red floral design with beautiful gilt stamping of title and author. All page edges gilt. Decorated endpapers with overall spotting to front and back, portraying Acadians traveling from home -- endpapers bear  printed signature of A. A. Dixon. All twelve full page color plates and 40 small in-text colour Illustrations are charming and very attractive. Small B&W in-text illustrations also throughout the book. Very light rubbing to corners and spine ends with  a couple of very minor spots on back cover, otherwise very good+ condition  ...  Click for more information and photos; 
Price: $ 100 USD OR $ 130 CDN       #0040          

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

1758. London,  Printed for R. Baldwin
First edition. 8-1/2 x 5-1/2 inches with new cloth spine, paper label, beige paper covered boards and new endpaper. Internally most text and plates soiled and water stain 2-1/2 x 1/2 inches on top page edges through out. 545p-600p. but pages 595-598 in facsimile. Overall condition is fair.
4 Maps including  - A Plan of the Fort and Bay of Frontenac with the adjacent Counties 18 cm x 11 cm - page 552
A detailed map of the Northeast portion of Lake Ontario near the Iroquois River and Bay of Niaoure, Fort Frontenac and published during the French & Indian War.  Fort Frontenac was  built by the French in 1673. Kershaw (III) Entry 959, Plate 723...  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 245 USD OR $ 325 CDN       #2844    

MACDONALD, Sir John A[lexander]. [1815-1891]

Autographed Letter Signed, "John A. Macdonald," two pages, approximately 5 x 8 inches folded with a 3rd and 4th half page section. Batt's Hotel, Dover St. W, December 4th, 1885.
My dear sir I found your kind note of the 27th ult. waiting my arrival. I shall endeavour to be present at the meeting on the 8th instant. I shall be at sea I hope long before the 12th January and therefore will be unable to help you on that day, either by papers or address. I am very glad to hear from all hands that the Institute is in such a flourishing condition. Believe me, Yours Faithfully John A MacDonald
Fredr Young Esq Honr Secy Royal Colonial Institute
This MacDonald signed letter was a secretarial written letter, and it would  have been by [Sir] Joseph Pope MacDonald's private secretary from 1882 to 1891.
Royal Colonial Institute is now The Royal Commonwealth Society and was founded in 1868, as a non-political, learned organisation; a royal charter was granted in 1869, and a clubhouse opened in 1885. The Society's name slowly evolved: from The Colonial Society (1868-1869), to The Royal Colonial Society (1869-1870), to The Royal Colonial Institute (1870-1928), to The Royal Empire Society (1928-1958); The Royal Commonwealth Society was adopted in 1958....   Click for more information and photos; 
Price: $ 2,100 USD OR $ 2,770 CDN       #8015 

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


1876. Ottawa, Lord Dufferin.
Autograph letter signed. Two pages, 5 x 8 inches. Marked private. Dated Government House, Ottawa October 25th, 1876.
Attributed letter was sent to Frederick Young as it was with a collection of other letters addressed to him when obtained combined with the subject of "Imperial Federation" while not specifically stated is noted on the back panel of the letter.
Given the letter is marked 'Private' and in the content of the letter it states "Indeed the subject to which you refer is of so large a character" supports the Imperial Federation Topic. Frederick Young wrote a book in 1876 titled "Imperial federation of Great Britain and her colonies" clearly demonstrating a major interest and focus on this topic and similar timing to this letter to Dufferin in 1876...  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 720 USD OR $ 950 CDN       #8013   

STANLEY, Sir Frederick Arthur, 1st Baron Stanley of Preston, 16th Earl of Derby (Lord Stanley of Preston) [1841-1908]

Autograph letter signed on blind embossed House of Commons letterhead. One page, 4-3/4 x 7-3/8 inches. Dated House of Commons letterhead and April 7 [18]86.
My dear Sir: I am obliged to for your note informing me that I shall have to answer for the "Visitors" tonight. I shall of course be at your service. Yours faithfully  F. A. Stanley
Fredr Young, esq.

The reference Lord Derby makes in this letter to Young refers to "that I shall have to answer for the 'visitors' tonight." This is in reference to a  banquet was given at the Freemasons' Tavern on April 7, 1886, by 800 friends from all across the Empire of Mr. R. Murray Smith, C.M.G., (A Fellow of the Royal Colonial Institute) on his resigning the position as Agent-General for Victoria in England. Lord Derby (1841-1908) was interested in unity for the British Empire as he was later in 1904 elected President of The British Empire League which existed from 1895 to 1955; its purpose was to secure permanent unity for the British Empire  ...  Click for more information and photos; 
Price: $ 1,435 USD OR $ 1,895 CDN       #8014  

FLEMING, Sir Sandford [1827-1915]

1888. Autograph letter signed to Sir Frederick Young, Secretary of the Royal Colonial Institute .

Four pages, folded to 5 x 8 inches.
Dated Ottawa 10th March 1888. To Sir Frederick Young, secretary of the Royal Colonial Institute. Offering congratulations on his recognition by the Queen and congratulations on being awarded a knighthood, and his work on unifying the Dominions. Fleming defacto indicates his full support for the British Empire, imperialism and uniting the Empire.

Sir Sandford Fleming, probably Canada's greatest engineer, was in charge of the construction of the Canadian Pacific railroad; he also was one of the leading figures in the construction of the first Pacific cable and strongly supported the movement toward the unification of time throughout the world... Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 1,320 USD OR $ 1,740 CDN       #8016  

SIMCOE, John Graves Lieut. Col.  [1752-1806]


ALS signed "J. G. Simcoe, Lt. General," one page, 6.75 x 9.5, June 27, 1805. Trimmed edges, and small areas of paper loss affecting one word of text, otherwise, in very good condition. Letter issued from his headquarters at Exeter, in part: "I hereby certify that the Royal First Regiment of Devon Yeomaning Cavalry commanded by Colonel Lord Rolle assembled with my consent and did military duty in the following manner: - Three Troops in Exeter or its neighbourhood on Monday the 29th of April last, for seven consecutive days - one Troop at Cullompton May the 6th for seven days...and the whole Regiment at Tiverton & Cullompton for four days; making in the whole, including the day they marched, eleven days instead of ten, as first proposed."

Simcoe would be dead 16 months later after writing this letter. In July 1806 the ministry that followed Pitt's death appointed Simcoe commander-in-chief in India. Diverted, in joint command with the Earl of St. Vincent of an expedition for the relief of Portugal, he fell ill and was brought back to die at Exeter at only 54 years of age....   Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 3,000 USD OR $ 3,960 CDN       #7806 

1851-53. Journal kept by S. Pendleton, of Isleboro Maine, first the mate and later the Captain. Seaman's Journal of a Voyage (log book), the Brig Annandale of Camden, Maine, commencing 3 December 1851 and ending 22 November 1853. 3 additional entries on last leaf for 23-5 November 1853. [166 pp.].
Title page features an engraving of a sailing ship. Pendleton has written his name, the dates of the journey, the vessel's name, and name of the master of the vessel on this page (C.W. Sherman). His written entries are on pages with printed columns (courses, winds, leeway, remarks, distance, difference of latitude, etc.). Marbled paper boards, quarter-bound in leather; marbled paper lacking on the bottom part of the lower board. Very good condition otherwise. 34 x 20 cm

The journal starts with a voyage from Savannah, Georgia to Cardenas, Cuba, and ends with a voyage from Wilmington, Delaware to Saco, Maine. Pendleton was first a mate on the vessel and then became captain of the vessel. In all, the Brig Annandale made 29 voyages up and down the eastern coast of the United States during this period. When the journal ends, the vessel is leaking and in storm. On consignment with LDRB... Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 1,000 USD OR $ 1,325 CDN       #8019 

1853-56. 47 small pieces of legal signed document for road maintenance and repairs from 1853- 1856 in Mono Township. These 47 documents vary in size and condition with an average size of  7" x 3 " and average condition  good however a number of old water stains to sides. Virtually all are docketed with a number and or description and many are signed by the person receiving payment. A fascinating collection of pre-confederation documents relating to the  building and improved roads infrastructure in Upper Canada, specifically Mono Townships which is just north of Orangeville... Click for more information and photos; 
Price: $ 500 USD OR $ 660 CDN       #4351  

JENNINGS, William Nicholson [1860-1946]

Five Niagara Falls photos, all signed and or inscribed by Jennings at the reverse. Measurements: Each is 10" x 8".  Condition: Very good, some losses and creasing.
In this set there are three similar prints made of of the foot of the American Falls. Three are prints of the same image each with different exposures and thus visual effects.
Notes on the reverse of two of these prints give some details;
1) made with 8 x 10 fixed focus Aero camera
2) F11 speed 1500 f    Sharp from 5ft to clouds   8 x 10 feet
Interesting insight into the technical side of Jennings photography while at Niagara Falls  ... Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 151 USD OR $ 200 CDN       #3107         

SPROULE, Robert Auchmuty [1831-1845] (after)


[1830]. Montreal, Adolphus Bourne
11-1/2 x 15 inches in frame. Early hand-coloured stipple and line copperplate engraving on wove paper, "The View Of Montreal, From Saint Helens Island". Inscribed in the plate, l.l.: R.A. Sproule. Delt; l.r.: W.L. Leney. Sc.; l.c.: VIEW OF MONTREAL. / From Saint Helens Island. / Published by A. Bourne. Montreal. 1830. Browning overall on engraving and some repaired paper tears on right side border edge, otherwise good condition... Click for more information and photos;

Price: $ 1,125 USD OR $ 1,495 CDN       #8003 

BUTLER, Lady, Elizabeth Southerden Thompson (1846-1933) after

Paper size: 26-3/4 x 17 inches
Image size (not text): 25 x 13-1/8 inches Circa 1876.
"The Charge of the Six Hundred" by Lady Elizabeth Butler.  Black and white photogravure (not a steel engraving), copyright, The Fine Art Society London
Balaclava, the return, 25th October, 1854. ... photogravure, copyright, the Fine Art Society London
Survivors walking back after the failed charge of the Light Brigade; wounded, bandaged. and dazed figures, some mounted soldiers. Professionally washed and cleaned, soft crease in bottom margin otherwise in near fine condition... Click for more information and photos;

Price: $ 300 USD OR $ 395 CDN       #3686    

MACKENZIE, Right Honourable Alexander [1822-1892] (subject)


Black and white print with an oval mezzotint image of Alexander MacKenzie. Paper size: 14-12 x 18-1/4 inches ; Image size: 11-1/2 x 13-3/4 inches

After Notman & Fraser.  In the fall of 1868, Notman opened a photography studio in Toronto, at 120 King Street East. This is a picture made from this studio. John A. Fraser was the managing partner, and the studio, which was known under the name Notman & Fraser, was very successful until 1880, when Fraser sold it to pursue a career as a painter. (from LAC print copy and McCord Notman & Fraser company information)
On light card printed signature: Yours very truly A. MacKenzie
Condition: Paper mount on light card with stain on right side border. Otherwise very good condition.
Price: $ 250 USD OR $ 330 CDN       #7533     

GALT, John Esq. [1779-1839]


Attractive engraved portrait, signed by him at the foot, the engraving by R. Graves after J. Irvine shows him three-quarter length seated, 5-3/4 x 4-1/4 inches laid down, circa 1820.
Minor soiling other wise, very good condition... Click for more information and photos; 

Price: $ 250 USD OR $ 330 CDN       #2292           

ARTIST'S NAME: Burns, Cooper, Hyde. Stratford Festival.
Run 7,500 April 1985 (bottom left)
Photograph by Michael Cooper (bottom right)
There is some type under that but can't be read as it is covered up by the frame.
... Click for more information and photos;

Price: $ 200 USD OR $ 265 CDN       #2630

Great Britain, Parliament


First UK London edition. 1791. London, Charles Eyre and Andrew Strahan
Folio (11-1/2 inches). General title leaf imprint from series t.p., pages [1269]-1296. Woodcut Royal coat of arms, headpiece ornament, and decorative initial. Text in black letter.  Neatly extracted from a bound volume and expertly mended. Very good.
TPL 629

The ACT divided Quebec into two provinces: the predominantly English-speaking western region of Upper Canada and the eastern French-speaking region of Lower Canada .
The bill was introduced in the House of Commons by William Pitt in March of 1791. The act was passed by the British Parliament on June 10, 1791, and was to take effect on December 26, 1791. This was a first step towards Canadian Confederation...  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 5,500 USD OR $ 7,260 CDN       #8029 

LAURIER, Sir Wilfrid [1841-1919]  & Government of Canada


1905. Ottawa, S. E. Dawson
A significant constitutional Autonomy bill document in formation of Canada, and the source of much anger and dispute regarding Alberta's natural resources and public lands, religion and the French language in particular.
Only 1 other copy of this rare document found at LAC.
16 pages, folio (8-1/2 x 13 inches. Professional restoration on some pages and some wrinkling in the last 8pp section, otherwise, very good condition...  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 4,500 USD OR $ 5,940 CDN       #8023  

GREY, Sir Albert Henry George, 4th Earl Grey [1851-1917]

1905. Ottawa
Typed letter signed. One page, 4to. Dated Government House Ottawa 25th of March, 1905. To Sir Frederick Young. Thanking Young for a copy of his speech at the Colonial Institute on the subject of "Imperialism from an Australian standpoint." Agreeing with Young's belief that it will be necessary to establish in the future some system which will enable the Briton in Canada to feel that he is no way inferior in status to the Briton in the United Kingdom."
Clearly Lord Grey was a supporter of the Empire and Canada. The copy of his speech at the Colonial Institute referred to and sent to him however, as Grey states, he wishes to have answers to the practical question Young's promoting a concept like the Imperial Federation [to create a federal union in place of the existing British Empire].
EARL GREY COMMISSIONED THE FAMOUS GREY CUP IN DEC. 1909  ... Click for more information and photos; 
Price: $ 530 USD OR $ 700 CDN       #8012        

Vankoughnet, P. M. (Minister of Agriculture ) (Emigration)


First edition. 1857. Toronto, Published by Bureau of Agriculture and Statistics.

Rare Broadside (appears to be unrecorded, we could find no other copies),

26 x 16 inches. Folds, some professional restoration, mainly in the middle upper part, otherwise very good condition. A circular was issued to the Heads of Municipalities in Upper Canada in January 1857 requesting the number of Farm Labourers (and Domestic Servants, Men and Women, Boys and Girls, and Mechanics) needed in each Municipality for the next season...  Click for more information and photos; 
Price: $ 3,770 USD OR $ 4,975 CDN       #8032  

1823. Québec, The Executive Council, Castle of St. Lewis, Québec


1 sheet ([1] p.) ; Was folded, now flat. Pieces and sections of 15-3/4 x 12-3/4 inches. paper missing but no text, otherwise condition is good. Broadside proclamation to have lands escheated. Printed in English and French in parallel columns. Castle of St. Lewis, Quebec, November 12, 1823 printed at top. 13 lines of English text and 14 lines of French text. At bottom, printed text; By Command of His Excellency the Governor in  Chief, [who not identified, was The Earl of Dalhousie (1770-1838] Andrew W. Cochran, Secretary...  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 1,500 USD OR $ 1,985 CDN       #7804 

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

1793. Québec, British Government
28cm x 20cm, 4 page document plus loose pay detail sheet (18.5cm x 22.5cm) tipped-in on inside of folded 4pp. Document signed "Dorchester" partially printed and completed by hand. 4pp folio with page 1 form and hand-written details, page 2&3 blank and page 4 docketed information- No.35, Quebec 4th Nov, 1793 Warrant to pay  ...   Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 750 USD OR $ 990 CDN       #3103   

BRUCE, James  8th Earl of Elgin and 12th Earl of Kincardine [1811-1863]

1847. Montreal, Province of Canada
15-1/2 x 13 inches, was folded now flat, typed and handwritten manuscript and transfer document with docketing information handwritten on verso.
Some content and detail...
Alexander Johnson and John Johnson of the Town of London in the district of London, "shoemakers."... Ten pounds sterling... half acre... Lot number Ten on the North side of East Dundas Street in the said  Town of London... Montreal 28th 1847...  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 175 USD OR $ 230 CDN       #3114     

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