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Mesopotamia., KIPLING, Rudyard.
21 KIPLING, Rudyard. Mesopotamia.
Doubleday, Page & Company, Garden City, NY, 1917, 
KIPLING, Rudyard. Mesopotamia. Garden City, NY: Doubleday, Page & Copmany, 1917. American Copyright Edition. Pp. 4 leaves. 8vo, wire-stitched printed cream wrappers bound in brick red cloth, gilt lettering to front board, blank spine, with yellow ribbon place-marker.
David Alan Richards, Rudyard Kipling: A Bibliography A298, Stewart, Rudyard Kipling: A Bibliographical Catalogue, 455.
This poem originally appeared in the July 11, 1917 edition of the London Morning Post.
The slightest of shelfwear to spine ends of the cloth, else an excellent copy. 375.00

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Soldiers Three, A Collection of Stories Setting forth certain Passages in the Lives and Adventures of Privates Terence Mulvaney, Stanley Ortheris, andJohn Learoyd. Indian Railway Library, No. 1.  First Indian Edition, First Issue., KIPLING, Rudyard. Indian Railway Library, No. 1.
22 KIPLING, Rudyard. Indian Railway Library, No. 1. Soldiers Three, A Collection of Stories Setting forth certain Passages in the Lives and Adventures of Privates Terence Mulvaney, Stanley Ortheris, andJohn Learoyd. Indian Railway Library, No. 1. First Indian Edition, First Issue.
Pioneer Press / A.H. Wheeler & Co., Allahabad, 1888, 
KIPLING, Rudyard. Soldiers Three, A Collection of Stories Setting forth certain Passages in the Lives and Adventures of Privates Terence Mulvaney, Stanley Ortheris, and John Learoyd. Allahabad : printed at The "Pioneer" Press/ (A.H. Wheeler & Co. to front cover), 1888. First Indian Edition, First I ssue (without crosshatching on the barrack doors, with no periods after “No” and “Library”). Pp. (10),[1]-97,(3),(6) of ads,(2). 8vo, illustrated greenish-grey wraps with black lettering to front cover, blank spine, with circular illustration of a pair of boots and a pipe on the rear cover; housed in navy-blue chemise and a full morocco solander case with gilt lettering, gilt decoration, five raised bands. Indian Railway Library, No. 1. Stewart, Rudyard Kipling: A Bibliographical Catalogue, 28; Martindell, A Bibliography of the Works of Rudyard Kipling, 1881-1923, 19. Chipping to corners of front cover (affecting lower fore-corner part of border, but not illustrationor text), name inked to front cover, vertical crease to front cover, small soiled spot to fore-edge of rear cover, else very good. 2,200.00

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City of Dreadful Night and other places. Indian Railway Library, No. 14.  First Indian Edition., KIPLING, Rudyard. Indian Railway Library, No. 14.
23 KIPLING, Rudyard. Indian Railway Library, No. 14. City of Dreadful Night and other places. Indian Railway Library, No. 14. First Indian Edition.
A. H. Wheeler & Co., Allahabad, 1891, 
KIPLING, Rudyard. The City of Dreadful Night and other places. Depicted by Rudyard Kipling. [Cover illustration by Brownlow Fforde]. Allahabad : A. H.Wheeler & Co., 1891. First Indian Edition. Pp. (8),[1]-106,(10). 8vo, illustrated greenish-grey wraps with black lettering to front cover, blank spine, with circular portrait illustration of a smiling young woman to rear cover; housed in a brick red cloth with morocco spine solander case, five raised bands and gilt lettering to spine of case.
Indian Railway Library, No. 14.
David Alan Richards, Rudyard Kipling: A Bibliography A52; Stewart, Rudyard Kipling: A Bibliographical Catalogue , 93; Martindell, A Bibliography of the Works of Rudyard Kipling, 1881-1923 , 42. Reproduction of cover illustration found on [p.25] of Monkshood, The Less Familiar Kipling and Kiplingana.
Front cover detached but present, horizontal tear to the “Opinions of the Press” leaf (the second leaf in the volume), two two-inch splits to rear outer hinge, emanating from both ends, minor chipping to corners (though no loss to the letter pressed illustration or text), else very good. 1,350.00

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Story of the Gadsbys, A Tale without a Plot. Indian Railway Library, No. 2. First Indian Edition, First Issue., KIPLING, Rudyard. Indian Railway Library, No. 2.
24 KIPLING, Rudyard. Indian Railway Library, No. 2. Story of the Gadsbys, A Tale without a Plot. Indian Railway Library, No. 2. First Indian Edition, First Issue.
A. H. Wheeler & Co., Allahabad, 1888, 
KIPLING, Rudyard. The Story of the Gadsbys, A Tale without a Plot. Allahabad : published by Messrs. A. H. Wheeler & Co., [1888]. First Indian Edition,First Issue. Pp. (4),[v]-vi,(2),[1]-100,(2),(7) of ads,(1). 8vo, illustrat ed greenish-grey wraps with black lettering to front cover, blank spine, with circular portrait illustration of a young girl with an upside-down flower on her head to rear cover; housed in a brick red cloth with morocco spinesolander case, five raised bands and gilt lettering to spine of case. Indi an Railway Library, No. 2. Stewart, Rudyard Kipling: A Bibliographical Catalogue, 32; Martindell, A Bibliography of the Works of Rudyard Kipling, 1881-1923, 23 (with plate illustration matching front cover). With 144mmX113mm bluish-green double-sided advertisement printed by Thacker, Spink & Co., Calcutta, for the Standard Life Office (Calcutta and Bombay) regarding life insurance, tipped in at [p.1] Light chipping to spine ends, inch-long split to tail of front outer hinge, a couple of small chips to corners of front wraps (not affecting illustration or text), else very good. 1,250.00

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Under the Deodars. Indian Railway Library, No. 4.  First Indian Edition, First Issue., KIPLING, Rudyard. Indian Railway Library, No. 4.
25 KIPLING, Rudyard. Indian Railway Library, No. 4. Under the Deodars. Indian Railway Library, No. 4. First Indian Edition, First Issue.
Messrs. A. H. Wheeler & Co., Allahabad, 1888, 
KIPLING, Rudyard. Under the Deodars. Allahabad : Published by Messrs. A. H.Wheeler & Co., [1888]. First Indian Edition, First Issue (sparse shading a round the "No. 4" and "One Rupee" on the front cover). Pp. (8),[1]-106,[i]-vii of ads,(1). 8vo, illustrated greenish-grey wraps with black lettering to front cover, blank spine, with illustration of a young woman covering herface with a fan to rear cover; housed in a brick red cloth with morocco sp ine solander case, five raised bands and gilt lettering to spine of case. Indian Railway Library, No. 4. Stewart, Rudyard Kipling: A Bibliographical Catalogue, 46; Martindell, A Bibliography of the Works of Rudyard Kipling, 1881-1923, 29. Front cover detached but present, corner crease to front cover, inch-long split to head of rear outer hinge, else very good in custom solander case. 1,000.00

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Phantom Rickshaw and Other Tales. Indian Railway Library, No. 5.  First Indian Edition, First Issue., KIPLING, Rudyard. Indian Railway Library, No. 5.
26 KIPLING, Rudyard. Indian Railway Library, No. 5. Phantom Rickshaw and Other Tales. Indian Railway Library, No. 5. First Indian Edition, First Issue.
Messrs. A. H. Wheeler & Co., Allahabad, 1888, 
KIPLING, Rudyard. The Phantom 'Rickshaw and Other Tales. Allahabad : Published by Messrs. A. H. Wheeler & Co., [1888]. First Indian Edition, presumed First Issue (without the apostrophe before "Rickshaw" on the front cover, and no periods after the A and H on the publisher's initials on the front cover; however, this copy also has "Mayo School of Art, Lahore" AND "Mufid I Am Press" printed below the illustration and publication information). Pp. (6),[1]-114,(7) of ads,(1). 8vo, illustrated greenish-grey wraps with blacklettering to front cover, blank spine; housed in a brick red cloth with mo rocco spine solander case, five raised bands and gilt lettering to spine ofcase. Indian Railway Library, No. 5. Front cover reads "The Phantom Ricksh aw & other Eerie Tales". Stewart, Rudyard Kipling: A Bibliographical Catalogue, 51; Martindell, A Bibliography of the Works of Rudyard Kipling, 1881-1923, 32. Martindell states that "it is asserted that the cover of the firstissue of the first edition lacks the apostrophe before 'Rickshaw' and the stops after 'A' and 'H' in A.H. Wheeler, but this is probably a 'trial' or proof issue, of which three copies are known to exist. The later issues of the first edition had 'Mayo School of Art, Lahore.' 'Mufid I Am Press' on the front cover." (Martindell, p. 27.) Contents : The Phantom 'Rickshaw; My Own True Ghost Story; The Strange Ride of Morrowbie Jukes; The Man who Would be King. Both original covers detached but present, light edge-browning to covers, else very good in custom solander case. A curious, early, possibly mixed issue. Scarce. 2,000.00

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Courting of Dinah Shadd and other stories AND The Courting of Dinah Shadd: A Contribution to a Bibliography of the Writings of Rudyard Kipling.  FirstAmerican Edition., KIPLING, Rudyard. LANG, Andrew. Harper's Franklin Square Library, 680.
27 KIPLING, Rudyard. LANG, Andrew. Harper's Franklin Square Library, 680. Courting of Dinah Shadd and other stories AND The Courting of Dinah Shadd: A Contribution to a Bibliography of the Writings of Rudyard Kipling. FirstAmerican Edition.
Harper and Brothers, New York, 1890, 
KIPLING, Rudyard. The Courting of Dinah Shadd and other stories. With a biographical and critical sketch by Andrew Lang. New York: Harper and Brothers, Publishers, September 1890. Harper’s Franklin Square Library, 680Pp. (6),[vii]-xii,[1]-182,(2) of ads, including frontispiece. 8vo, printed bluish-green wraps, blue lettering to front cover and spine. WITH The Courting of Dinah Shadd: A Contribution to a Bibliography of the Writings of Rudyard Kipling. (Jamaica, Queensborough, NY: The Marion Press), [ca. 1898]. Pp. (4),1-20,(8) including colophon. 8vo, printed sewn blue paper wraps, black lettering to front cover. Both volumes are housed in a brick red cloth slipcase with brick-red leather spine, five raised bands and gilt lettering to spine.
David Alan Richards, Rudyard Kipling: A Bibliography A43; Stewart, Rudyard Kipling: A Bibliographical Catalogue, 76 for Kipling's title; Stewart, 706 for the bibliographical supplement.
"One hundred and twenty copies of / this contribution to a bibliography / of the writings of Rudyard Kipling / were printed for subscribers on / The Marion Press, Jamaica, Queens- / -borough, New York, in the month / of March, eighteen hundred and / ninety-eight. / This copy is No. 60, printed for / G.M. Williamson Esq."

Chipping to spine ends, name inked to front cover of Kipling's title, else very good.
The bibliographical supplement is in very good condition in custom slipcase. 750.00

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To Kill a Mockingbird.. Twenty-Second Printing of the Thirty-Fifth Anniversary Edition. Signed by Harper Lee on half-title page, with Letter of Authenticity laid in, LEE, Harper.
28 LEE, Harper. To Kill a Mockingbird.. Twenty-Second Printing of the Thirty-Fifth Anniversary Edition. Signed by Harper Lee on half-title page, with Letter of Authenticity laid in
Harper Collins, New York , 1999, ISBN:006017322x 1999 
LEE, Harper. To Kill a Mockingbird. New York : Harper Collins, (1999). Twenty-Second Printing of the Thirty-Fifth Anniversary Edition. Pp (12),3-323,(3). 8vo, black cloth spine, black paper covered boards, gilt lettering to spine.

Fine copy in unclipped dustjacket. Signed without inscription by the author to half-title page (with Letter of Authenticity laid in). [AMColl] 2,000.00

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29 McLAREN, Norman BLACKBURN, Maurice McLAREN, Norman Rondo, Theme and Variations, Minuet, Sonata, Canon, Fugue. Limited, numbered edition
Jeunesses Musicales du Canada, Montreal, 1967, 
McLAREN, Norman, and Maurice BLACKBURN. Rondo, Theme and Variations, Minuet, Sonata, Canon, Fugue. Six musical forms put into drawings by Norman McLaren. Six drawings of Norman McLaren put into music by Maurice Blackburn. Text and layout: Marthe Blackburn. Foreword: Andrée Desautels. Montreal : Jeunesses Musicales du Canada, 1967. Pp (19) leaves, interleaved with 7 overlays (by McLaren), plus vinyl record in rear pocket. Folio (12 by 16 inches), illustrated white card covers, white comb bound, with glassine dustwrapper.The recording has been produced by Jeunesses Musicales du Canada. Norman M cLaren (1914 – 1987) was a Scottish-born Canadian animator and film director known for his work for the National Film Board of Canada (NFB). Blackburn(1914- 1988l) was a Canadian composer, conductor, sound editor for film, w orking for many years at the NFB. See Kallmann, et al., Encyclopedia of Music in Canada, p.90. On the associations of this copy: Malcolm Mackenzie Ross (1911 – 2002) was a notable Canadian literary critic, born in Fredericton, New Brunswick. Hugo McPherson (born 1921) is a Canadian professor, who served as Canada's Government Film Commissioner from 1967 until 1970. In thisposition he was the Chairman of the National Film Board of Canada. The fir st one hundred copies of this edition have been numbered from 1 to 100 for private distribution, this being no. 69. Slight browning and a few small nicks to edges of covers, else very good indeed in edgeworn and chipped plainglassine wrapper. Limited edition, no. 69 of 100. Ex-libris Malcolm Ross ( with gift letter from Hugo McPherson laid in). 1,000.00

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Pore Lil Mose : His Letters to His Mammy. First Edition.
30 OUTCAULT, R.F. Pore Lil Mose : His Letters to His Mammy. First Edition. "Pore Lil' Mose and His Friends Have Fun in Cottonville and New York" -
New York Grand Union Tea Co. / New York Herald Co., Brooklyn, New York / New York, 1902, 1902 
OUTCAULT, R.F. Pore Lil Mose : His Letters to His Mammy. New York : The Grand Union Tea Co. / New York Herald Co., 1902. First Edition. Oblong folio, illustrated heavy card covers.

"Pore Lil' Mose and His Friends Have Fun in Cottonville and New York" - rear cover.

Not in Catalogue of the Charles L. Blockson Afro-American Collection.

Page titles: 1. "A True Ghost Story, by Pore Lil' Mose", 2. "De Burglar Brigade, as Told by Poor Lil' Mose", 3. "Ef I Wuz A Millionaire", 4. "Poor Lil' Mose on the 7 Ages"; 5. "Why Poor Lil Mose Left School", 6. "Pore Lil' Mose Talks to the Animals", 7. "Lil' Mose's Dog - Pore Lil' Dog : Lil' Mose's Mouse Houn''", 8. "Poor Lil' Mose and His Hatchet", " 9. "Pore Lil Mose Sends His Pa a Valentine", 10. "Happy Lil' Sal as the Queen of the May", 11. "Lil' Mose's Pet Chicken", 12. "Poor Lil' Mose Entertains a Visitor", 13. "Pore Lil Mose : He Spends a Week on the Farm", 14. "Pore Lil Mose : He Comes to New York", 15. "Pore Lil Mose : He Takes a Ride on the Car", 16. "Pore Lil Mose at Central Park", 17. "Pore Lil Mose : He Treats His Friends to Soda Water", 18. "Pore Lil Mose : He Goes Bathing", 19. "Pore Lil' Mose at Coney Island", 20. "Pore Lil Mose, Still in New York, Writes His Weekly Letter", 21. "Pore Lil Mose : He Buys His Mammy a Hat", 22. "Pore Lil Mose : He Visits Baxter Street", 23. "Pore Lil Mose : His Pet Monkey Meets an Old Acquaintance: Pore Lil Monkey", 24. "Pore Lil Mose : He Takes a Sail", 25. "Pore Lil Mose : He Builds an Airship", 26. "Pore Lil Mose : On the Speedway", 27. "Pore Lil Mose : He Has a Touch of Homesickness", 28. "Pore Lil Mose : He Gets Mixed Up with a Painter", 29. "Pore Lil Mose : This Time He is too Busy to Write to His Mammy", 30. "Po' Lil Mose : He Visits the Wax Works", 31. "Pore Lil Mose : He Vists Harlem Heights: All the Big Attractions Go to Harlem", 32. "Pore Lil Mose : He Plays Golf" [Lil Mose is seen in one panel about to pitch the golf ball baseball-style and says "Me an Mathewson"], 33. "Poor Lil Mose : He Makes a Garden", 34. "Poor Lil Mose : He Tells His Mammy about the Foot Ball Game" , 35. ["In Chinatown"], 36. "Poor Lil Mose : He Calls on Edison".

Lacking the first leaf which had a plain text only page. The corner of one leaf professionally restored. Faint owner's name on cover, name on inside of front cover, staining and some creasing to covers, short tear to one leaf, light soiling & smudging of pages, expected of a children's book, but overall an internally tidy and bright copy of a scarce item. 2,700.00

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British Flag Triumphant!  or, The Wooden Walls of Old England: Being Copiesof the London Gazettes, Containing the Accounts of the Great Victories and Gallant Exploits of the British Fleets, During the Last and Present War. First Edition, RADSTOCK, William Waldegrave).
31 RADSTOCK, William Waldegrave). British Flag Triumphant! or, The Wooden Walls of Old England: Being Copiesof the London Gazettes, Containing the Accounts of the Great Victories and Gallant Exploits of the British Fleets, During the Last and Present War. First Edition
1806, 1806 
[RADSTOCK, William Waldegrave]. The British Flag Triumphant! or, The WoodenWalls of Old England: Being Copies of the London Gazettes, Containing the Accounts of the Great Victories and Gallant Exploits of the British Fleets,During the Last and Present War: Together with correct Lists of Admirals and Captains in the Several Engagements: To which is Prefixed, An Address tothe Officers, Seamen, and Marines, of His Majesty's Fleets. London : "Sold by Messrs. F.C. & J. Rivington, St. Paul's Church Yard; J. Hatchard, Picca dilly; & J. Asperne, Cornhill", 1806. First Edition. Pp (6),[3]-108 + 6-page list of subscribers. 8vo, in 3/4 red leather with 2 raised bands, red cloth boards (bound by Hatchards), gilt lettering and two small gilt anchors to spine. Top-edge gilt.

Cowie 94, Catalogue of the Library of the National Maritime Museum, Vol 5. Naval History 1926 [under Anonymous].

"Baron Radstock took part in the Battle of St. Vincent in 1797, and was made an Admiral in 1802 (see DNB).

Immediate accounts of the victories of Howe, Cornwallis,Bridport, Jervis, Duncan, Nelson, Smith, Saumarez, Collingwood, Strachan, and Duckworth; with the London Gazette's account of Lord Nelson's public funeral.

Contents: The Address (pp.[3]-11) was written by Sir James Allan Park (1763-1838).
Chapters :
1. Lord Howe, 1st June, 1794 [i.e. The Glorious First of June];
2. Admiral Cornwallis, 17th June, 1798;
3. Lord Bridport, 23June, 1795;
4. Sir John Jervis, 14th February, 1797 [the Battle of Cape St Vincent];
5. Admiral Duncan, 11th October, 1797;
6. Sir Horatio Nelson, The Nile, 1st August, 1798;
7. Sir Sydney Smith, 1799;
8. Lord Nelson, Copenhagen, 2nd April 1801;
9. Sir James Saurmarez, 8th July, 1801;
10. Lord Nelson, Trafalgar, 21st October, 1805;
11. Lord Collingwood's Continuation;
12. Sir R.J. Strachan, 3rd November, 1805;
13. Sir J.T. Duckworth, 6th February, 1806 [Sir John Thomas Duckworth (1748-1817, later Governor of Newfoundland].

Author's inscription: "The [] address to this little Work is written by James Allan Park Esq - one of his Majesty's Council. The rest was compiled & put together by Admiral Lord Radstock, by whom it is now presented to Mr Anderson Delacy in token of his regard & esteem / Radstock / Jan'y 12th, 1811"

A very good, tidy, clean and tight copy, attractivley bound. 2,000.00.

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Confederation of the British North American Provinces, RAWLINGS, Thomas
32 RAWLINGS, Thomas Confederation of the British North American Provinces
Sampson Low, 1865, 1865 
RAWLINGS, Thomas. The Confederation of the British North American Provinces; Their Past History and Future Prospects; including also British Columbia & Hudson's Bay Territory; with a Map, and Suggestions in Reference to the True and Only Practicable Route from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean. London : Sampson Low, Son, and Marston, 1865. First Edition. Pp (2),[iii]-xi,(1),[1]-244,+ 4 plates + large folding map: "A Statistical Map of the British North American Confederacy and United States including British Columbia and Hudson's Bay Territory Showing the True and Only Practicable Route from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean" [i.e. a map of most of Canada and the continental United States] : with "Map and Profile of the Valley of the St. Lawrence River & Lake Country Extending from Lake Superior to the Gulf of St. Lawrence" along top edge (680 mm x 530 mm). Tables in the text throughout. 8vo, original reddish brown pressed cloth, gilt lettering to spine.

O'Dea 703, TPL 4442, Lande 1408, Sabin 68006, Soliday IV: 483; Peel 206, Lowther 260, Waterston p.128.
Not in Streeter or Howes.
A German version is noted in Smith, Pacific Northwest Americana 8508.
Also see another similar much shorter English publication covering Minnesota and British Columbia in John F. Williams' Bibliography of Minnesota p.12.

This book includes two views of Victoria, British Columbia, along with a view of St.Paul, Minnesota and a farm scene.



"I purpose, in the following pages, to treat of the migratory movements of the human race chronologically — of the discoveries on the continent of America — of the early history, progress, present condition, and future prospects of all that territory lying north of the 49th parallel, the Lakes and the St. Lawrence, and extending from the Pacific to the Atlantic Ocean, and which will constitute the proposed British North American Confederacy.
I desire to prove by that history, that progress, that prosperous present, and by that prospective future, what a splendid territory Great Britain possesses, and how proud she should be of so thriving, so energetic, so ambitious a people.
I shall devote a few chapters to the consideration of the "Western States of the United States; I shall show by statistical tables their progress, their development, and their inherent agricultural and mineral wealth.
The subject of a railway communication between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans will also claim attention ; and it will be my endeavour to point out that route which, by its natural advantages, offers the most feasible and least expensive means of crossing the continent." - from the preface.

[Part I].

1. Introduction: The British Colonies ; their Extent, Population, Imports and Exports — The proposed British North American Confederation; their Extent, Population, Imports and Exports ; their prospective Wealth — Confederation a Means of Security — The Great Railway Route from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean — The Duty of England in reference to the Colonies;
2. Migratory Movements of the Human Race: Early Efforts of the Explorer, Geographer, and Navigator — America in its Primitive State — The Causes which operated to develop the Migratory Movements of Mankind, and the Progress in Discovery made by various Expeditions;
3. The Discovery of America : Scandinavian Records — Eric the Red Speculation of Europeans — Columbus and his Voyages — Balboa, Magellan, Cortez — Pizarro and his Comrades- Sir Francis Drake — Expeditions to the Arctic Ocean and their Result;
4. The Progress of Colonization : The Colonization of Newfoundland, New Brunswick, Prince Edward's Island, Nova Scotia, and the Canadas (Upper and Lower);
5. Statistics of Newfoundland, Prince Edward's Island, and Nova Scotia : Newfoundland : Agriculture ; Government ; Fisheries ; Shipping ; Imports and Exports ; Population — Prince Edward's Island : Industrial Resources; . Imports and Exports ; Counties, Towns, and Population ; Education ; Government — Nova Scotia : The Seasons ; Botanical Productions ; Shipping ; Agriculture ; Fisheries ; Commerce ; Population; Quadrupeds, Birds and Fish; Crown Lands; Education; Government; Halifax; Gold-Fields ; Minerals;
6. Description of New Brunswick: New Brunswick — Rivers and Counties — Capabilities of the Province — Forests — Fisheries — Minerals — Fruit and Vegetables — Manufactures— Counties — Commerce — Finances — Government — Public Schools — Militia — Census of 1861 — Agriculture; 7. The Canadas [Quebec and Ontario]: The Lakes, Rivers, and Canals — The Pictured Rocks — The Great Lakes — Mineral Wealth — Commerce, Shipping, Trade, and Statistics— Rivers — The Rapids — Canadian Song — Emigration— Montreal, Toronto, Quebec, Kingstown, Hamilton, Cobourg, &c. — The Farming Interest of Canada — Agricultural Statistics and Tables'
8. Hudson's Bay Territory: The Hudson's Bay Company: its Charter, its Profits, its Furs — The Fur Trade : its Extent and Value — The Territory : its Government, its Physical Features, its Plains, Lakes, and Rivers — The Saskatchewan Valley — Testimony of Captain Blakiston, Captain Palisser, Sir George Simpson, Monsieur Bourgeau, Father De Smet, Professor Hind, and others in reference to its Agricultural Resources — The Railway Route — Its Minerals, Grass, Fish, Animals, Birds, Roots, Berries, &c. — The Red River Settlement — American Trade — Homes for the Emigrant — The Company's Lands in the Market — Crossing the Rocky Mountains — Progress of the West - The Future Policy of the Hudson's Bay Company;
9. British Columbia and Vancouver's Island : The Rocky Mountains: their Extent, their Altitude, their Passes — British Columbia : Early Discovery, Boundary-line, Lakes, Rivers, &c.; Gold and the Gold-mines; Discovery of the Gold ; Testimony of Governor Douglas, G. Forbes Macdonald, Esq., and the Times Correspondent — Gold on Fraser River — Richness of the Mines— Mines on Thompson River — Lillooett Gold-mines - Cariboo Gold River — Steele's Company — Labour in British Columbia — Export of Gold in 1863 — Fertility of Soil in the Gold Neighbourhood — Progress of the Colony — Vancouver's Island: its Agricultural Resources, Coal-beds, Importance as a Naval Station, Imports and Exports; Prospecting, Panning, and Washing Gold;
10. The Railway System of North America: Early Travelling — Steam a Revolutionizer — Length of Railway in England, France, and the United States — Opening of the Ohio and Mississippi Railroad — Professor Mitchell's Testimony as to their "Value — Increase in Traffic of American Railways — Railway System of Nova Scotia and New Brunswick — Canadian Railways — The Inter-Colonial Railway — General Review of the Subject— The Duty of England towards the proposed British North American Confederacy

Part II.
1. The United States of America : Progress and Extent of Territory — Her Natural Beauties, Lakes, Rivers, Prairies, and Mountains —English Appreciation of America, and her Sympathy — Her Poets, Orators, Historians and Artists — Peace and Reciprocity — The Blessings of Peace - The Reciprocity Treaty - Its Results and Mutual Benefits - Its Continuation desirable;
2. The United States: Primary Object of the Book — Captain Palisser's Testimony — Route wholly through British Territory impossible — The only feasible Route, by way of Michigan and Minnesota to Hudson's Bay — Wealth of the Western States — Ohio : Products of Agriculture; Railways — Indiana : Area, Population, Progress of the State, Agricultural Products, Manufactures, and Railways — Michigan : General Statistics, Products of Agriculture, the Cereal Products, Miscellaneous Crops, and Railroads— Wisconsin : Topographical Features, Railroads, Products of Agriculture, Valuation and Taxation — Iowa : Agricultural Wealth, Increase, Railroads — Illinois : Agricultural Progress, Valuation and Taxation, Railways, and Number, Extent, and Cost of all the Railways in the United States;
3. Minnesota: Extent of Territory — St. Paul, the Capital—Physical Districts — Falls of St. Anthony and its Water Power — Mineral Resources—Sandstone, &c — Salt Springs The Relations of Minnesota in Reference to Internal Commerce — Rapid Progress of Cultivation — Agricultural Productions — Progress of Population — The Future of Minnesota — Testimony of Hon. W. H. Seward — Conclusion — Railway through Minnesota Illinois Central Railroad — The Value of the Lands — Value of the Illinois Lands;
4. Emigration : Advice to Emigrants to Canada or the United States — Progress of Emigration to America — Comparative Increase in Immigration from 1861 to 1864 — Emigration from Germany — Laws of Migration — Inducements to Settle in America — Stock-Breeding and Raising in Illinois.

Appendices:
A. The British American Federation — Resolutions Adopted at a Conference of Delegates from the Provinces of Canada, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick, and the Colonies of Newfoundland, and Prince Edward's Island;
B. Increased Production of Cultivated Plants near the Northernmost Limit of their Growth — Extracts from an Article upon the "Acclimating Principle of Plants", by Dr. Forry;
C. Professor M.F. Maury and Pacific Railroads — The Physical, Commercial, and Military Necessity of two Railroads, one North and one South;
D. Table of Distances, Fares, &c., between Great Britain and North America — Distances to Chicago, Illinois, from Quebec, New York, Boston, and New Orleans — Table of Distances and Fares in the United States and Canada, and Grand Trunk Railway; E. Itineraries of Routes from St. Paul to Pembina, Fort Garry, Fort Ellice, Edmonton House, and the Gulf of Georgia, British Columbia — Table of Distances from St. Paul to Pembina : From St. Paul to Lake Floyd ; Lake Floyd to Pembma ; Red Lake River to Pembina — Plain Trail : Route of Woods and Pope ; Route of Ellis Smith and Party — Various Routes : Saux Rapids to Sioux Wood River ; St. Cloud to Georgetown ; St. Cloud to Goose River; Detroit Lake to Georgetown, &c.— Railroad Lines — Table of Distances from Breckinridge to Pembina — Routes and Portions of Routes to the North and North- West of Pembina;
F. St. Paul and Pacific Railroad — Statement of the Hon. E. Rice, State Senator;
G. Value of Moneys in Canada — Colonial, British, American — Value of English Coin throughout Canada.
With index.
Mottled fading to covers, else very good, solid and clean. 900.00

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33 RCMP Quarterly / Royal Canadian Mounted Police R.C.M.P. Quarterly Royal Canadian Mounted Police Quarterly, 178 issues of the magazine from January 1966 to Spring 2010
Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Ottawa, 1966, 
RCMP Quarterly. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police Quarterly, A run from January 1966 (Volume 31:3) unbroken till Spring 2003 (Volume 68:2) and contunuing to Spring 2010 (Volume 75:2). . Missing only 4 issues, all of which arerelativley recent (Vol.68:3. 72:4, 73:2, and 74:1).

178 issues containing a rich fund of Canadian history.

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Light wear to some older issues, but generally very good. For the collection 1,200.00

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34 ROBERTS, Charles G.D. Orion and Other Poems. First Edition. Lovely copy, Signed by Roberts
J.B. Lippincott, Philadelphia , 1880, 1880 
ROBERTS, Charles G.D. Orion and Other Poems. Philadelphia : J.B. Lippincott& Co., 1880. First Edition. Pp . Small 8vo, dark green cloth with gilt let tering and decoration on spine and front board, bevelled edges.
Charles George Douglas Roberts (b.10 January 1860, Douglas, New Brunswick - d. 26 November. 1943, Toronto).
Watters p.168, Rhodenizer p.889, Laugher p.479.

Roberts' first book, published when he was twenty and principal of Chatham High School.

The Poems:
"To the Spirit of Song", "Orion", "Ariadne", "Launcelot and the Four Queens", "Ballad of the Poet's Thought", "A Ballad of Three Mistresses","Ballad to a Kingfisher", "Ballad of a Bride", "Love-Days", "Memnon", "Ron deau.- Hesper Appears", "Rondeau. - Without one Kiss", "Rondeau to A. W. Straton (Written in His Autograph Album)", "The Flight", "One Night", "A Songof Morning", "Ode to Drowsihood", "Ode to Night", "Amoris Vincula", "Sonne t.- Iterumne?", "Sonnet. - At Pozzuoli", "Sappho Miriam (Sapphics)", "Miriam (Choriambics)", "A Blue Blossom ", "The Shannon and the Chesapeake" (pp.99-102), "The Maple", "To Winter", "Epistle to W. Bliss Carman" (September 1878, pp.109-113); and "Dedication" (Fredericton, July 1880).

With Roberts' inscription : "Miss Jessie Blanchard / with the most sincere / regards of /Charles G.D. Roberts / Windsor [Nova Scotia], April 11th, 1886".
The lightest of edgewear, tiny nicks to endpaper edges else fine, solid and bright. 600.00


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Robertson's Landmarks of Toronto : A Collection of Historical Sketches of the Old Town of York From 1792 until 1833 and of Toronto from 1834 to 1898. First Edition, ROBERTSON, J. Ross.
35 ROBERTSON, J. Ross. Robertson's Landmarks of Toronto : A Collection of Historical Sketches of the Old Town of York From 1792 until 1833 and of Toronto from 1834 to 1898. First Edition
J. Ross Robertson, Toronto, 1898, 
ROBERTSON, J. Ross. Robertson's Landmarks of Toronto : A Collection of Historical Sketches of the Old Town of York From 1792 until 1833 and of Toronto from 1834 to 1898. Also, Nearly Two Hundred Engravings of Old Houses, Familiar Faces and Historic Places, with Maps and Schedules Connected with the Local History of York and Toronto. Republished from the Toronto "Evening Telegram." Toronto : J. Ross Robertson, 1898. First Edition. Pp (6),[v]-xiv,[1]-596 + folding drawing of the Richards' House (opp.p.42) + drawing of the Imperial Bank (opp.p.43) + folding map of Lake Ontario showing places on its shores 1757 (opp. p.88) + folding panorama view of the Town of York in 1820 (opp.p.94) + facsimile receipt (opp.p.284) + folding "Proclamation of George IV as King in York" opp. p.287) + drawing of Don Vale House, 1870 (opp.p.302) + folding page with two drawings of Spadina Avenue (opp.p.307) + page with two drawings of Spadina Avenue (opp.p.309) + View of King Street East in 1836 (opp.p.315) + View of St. Lawrence Hall (opp.p.322) + View of King Street East and St. Lawrence Buildings (opp.p.325) + View of the Hall,North End View, St. Lawrence Building (opp.p.326) + View of the Hall, South End View, St. Lawrence Building (opp.p.328) + Rear View of the City Hall,1849 (opp.p.346) + The Clergy of St. James, 1798 to 1899 (opp. p.372). Many illustrations, tables in the text. Largely double column. Thick 8vo, maroon cloth with pressed floral pattern on front board, gilt lettering to front & spine.
"Five hundred copies of this volume have been printed. [...] The book will not be reprinted. " - from the Preface.
Contents: 74 chapters on detailed local history.
A sampling of chapters:
1. Changes and Improvements. Yonge and Grenviile streets;
9. Provincial Lunatic Asylum;
11. Ladies' Schools of Old;
14. Tinnings' Wharf : The Calling Placeof the American Line of Steamers - A Famous Boating Incident - A Triumphal Return;
22. Toronto Street and King Street East - 1870;
24. The Great Comers of the City - 1866;
28. The Market Block — The City Buildings - 1872;
30. "The Barque Swallow" - One of the Old Stone Hooker Fleet - Probably the Oldest Vessel in that Work on Lake Ontario;
33. Lake Ontario in 1757;
36. About Postal History in Canada Since the Sixteenth Century;
37. The Canadian Post-office Department A Century Ago;
38. The Work of a Century - A Brief History of the Post-office Department;
40. The Old Armoury;
42. The Schooner "Ann Brown": An Old Time Stone Hooker that has had a Checkered Career;
44. Toronto Directory, 1837: The City as it was at the Rebellion - Names of Old Time Officials and Institutions - Many Interesting Details (pp.119-172);
45. Toronto Directory, 1846 -47: Toronto's Residents at that Date - Changes in Street Nomenclature -Institutions which no longer exist (pp.173-256);
46. Executions in Toronto : The First Man Executed - Strange Scene on the Scaffold - The Kinnear and Other Murders - Some Sad Memories (pp.257-270);
47. Brigantine Sea-Gull : One of the Few Lake Traders that Sailed on Salt Water — Fortunes of a Famous Vessel (pp.270-272);
50. Dundas Street Toll-Gates - The Check Gate at Lambton — The "Blind" Toll Gate at Bloor Street — Some Reminiscences of a Toll Taker's Troubles;
62. The Don Mills;
66. Ships Built in This Port;
74. St. James' Cathedral. The history of the Church since its Inception in 1803 until 1898, with the Parochial Records.
The long church records section is from pp376-596, containing the church records from 1807 to 1896, a dense record of marriages and baptisms, full of obvious genealogical interest;
e.g. "Child's Name, Thomas Johnson Grover., Almira, Tryphine, Mary, John, Marian & Peregrine; Parents, Grover; this family baptised down the Country, but the names sent up afterwards ; Sponsors, William Ruttan, Zacheus Burnham, Miss Jones";

"Tagelle to Donohoe. Toronto, July 1, 1858. James Tagelle, of Toronto, widower, and Harriett Donohoe, of the same place, spinster, of the same place, by me, H.J.. Grasett."

A few rubber stamps of noted Ontario collector J.V. Salmon, as well as the armorial bookplate of Sir William Mortimer Clark, (b. May 24, 1836 – d. August 10, 1915, the ninth Lieutenant Governor of Ontario), else very good to fine, tight and clean, with bright exterior gilt. 500.00

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Robertson's Landmarks of Toronto : A Collection of Historical Sketches of the Old Town of York From 1792 until 1837 and of Toronto from 1834 to 1904. Fourth Series. First Edition, ROBERTSON, J. Ross.
36 ROBERTSON, J. Ross. Robertson's Landmarks of Toronto : A Collection of Historical Sketches of the Old Town of York From 1792 until 1837 and of Toronto from 1834 to 1904. Fourth Series. First Edition
J. Ross Robertson, Toronto, 1904, 
ROBERTSON, J. Ross. Robertson's Landmarks of Toronto : A Collection of Historical Sketches of the Old Town of York From 1792 until 1837 and of Toronto from 1834 to 1908. Also, Nearly Three Hundred Engravings of the Churches of Toronto Embracing the Picture of Every Church Obtainable from 1800 - 1904. Fourth Series - Complete. Republished from the Toronto "Evening Telegram." Toronto : J. Ross Robertson, 1904. First Edition. Pp (4),[v]-xvi,[1]-614,(2) + 4 leaves of plates on slightly different paper. Many illustrations, tables in the text. Largely double column. Thick 8vo, dark blue cloth with pressed floral pattern on front board, gilt lettering to front & spine.

Contents: 193 chapters on matters of church and synagogue history of every stripe and denomination, much already reflecting the city's multicultural character.

A sampling of chapters:
3. St. George's : The First West End Anglican Church - Some Notable Parishioners;
43. St. Andrew's, King St. West - The First Toronto Presbyterian Church - Its Ministers from the Beginning (pp.120-214);
76. St. Mary's, Roman Catholic, The Earliest West End Place of Worship Erected by the Roman Catholics;
94. Yonge Street Methodist - The Most Northerly Methodist Church in the City;
124. Bloor St. Baptist - Church with a Phenomenally Successful Era - Its Internal Growth;
159. The Salvation Army;
144. Baptist Church (Coloured) "The First" Organized in the "Twenties"- Its Career;
153. Bethany - An Undenominational Church on Congregational Lines;
161. Christian Scientists - A Small Body of Worshippers Holding Peculiar Tenets;
167. The Theosophists;
172. The Latter Day Saints, Popularly Known as the Mormon Congregation;
174. German Lutheran;
175. Jewish Synagogues: The Religious Home in Toronto of God's "Ancient People" (pp.556-566);
176 . Toronto Y.M.C.A;
177. African Methodist Churches (pp.571-574, including the British Methodist Episcopal Church (coloured));
180. Greek Catholic Church;
182. Deaf and Dumb Congregation - Unique Religious Organization of Great Interest.

A few rubber stamps of noted Ontario collector J.V. Salmon, as well as the armorial bookplate of Sir William Mortimer Clark, (b. May 24, 1836 – d. August 10, 1915, the ninth Lieutenant Governor of Ontario), else very good to fine, tight and clean, with bright exterior gilt. 380.00

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Robertson's Landmarks of Toronto : A Collection of Historical Sketches of the Old Town of York From 1792 until 1837 and of Toronto from 1834 to 1908. Fifth Series. First Edition, ROBERTSON, J. Ross.
37 ROBERTSON, J. Ross. Robertson's Landmarks of Toronto : A Collection of Historical Sketches of the Old Town of York From 1792 until 1837 and of Toronto from 1834 to 1908. Fifth Series. First Edition
J. Ross Robertson, Toronto, 1908, 1908 
ROBERTSON, J. Ross. Robertson's Landmarks of Toronto : A Collection of Historical Sketches of the Old Town of York From 1792 until 1837 and of Toronto from 1834 to 1908. Also, Three Hundred and Thirty Engravings of Places and Scenes in Toronto or in Connection with the City. Fifth Series - Complete. Republished from the Toronto "Evening Telegram." Toronto : J. Ross Robertson, 1908. First Edition. Pp (4),[iii]-xviii,[1]-589,(3) + 9 folding city maps (including "Chart of the North Shore of Toronto Harbour, 1846" [opp. p.67] and "Chart of the North Shore of Toronto Harbour, 1846" [opp. p.531] and "Plan of Toronto Harbour, 1846" [opp. p.538]) + folding map of the Old Fort of York + folding Plan of York Harbour + folding view illustration on light paper (opp.p. 367) + folding Plan of the Extension of the Town Plot of Port Credit + folding Plan of the Indian Reserve + folding Plan of the Military Reserve, Toronto + folding illustration "Toronto Military Review , October 8th, 1863" on light paper (opp.p. 504) + folding illustration "Toronto Military Review , October 8th, 1863" on light paper (opp.p. 505) + folding "Key to the Picture of Toronto, 1854" (opp. p.578) + + folding "Key to the Picture of Toronto in 1834" (opp. p.584) + folding "Memorial in Salisbury Cathedral" (opp. p.583) + folding "Key to the Picture of York, now Toronto, 1828" (opp. p.586) + folding "Key to the Picture of Toronto in 1842"(opp. p.589) + 2 leaves of plates (opp.pp. 512 and 576) on glossy paper. Many illustrations, tables in the text. Largely double column. Thick 8vo, maroon cloth, with pressed floral pattern on front board, gilt lettering to front & spine.

Contents: 1. Yachts of a Century (pp.1-8);
2. Two Old Flags of Rebellion Times;
3. North York Militia;
4. Golden Lion on King Street East;
5. The Old Don Bridge;
6. The Original School Reserve;
7. Primitive Methods - Tools Used by Red Men;
8. The War of 1812;
9. Yonge Street Stage Line;
10. Parliament Houses, 1796-1812;
11. Osgoode Hall Site;
12. Birds in Provincial Museum;
13. Three Old Plans of York;
14. An Old Hand Press;
15. Plan of Military Reserve;
16. York a Century Ago;
17. All About Legal Lights and Ancient Lights;
18. Old St. Mark's, Niagara;
19. The Holland Landing Anchor;
20. First Exhibition Opened in 1846 - Crystal Palace of 1858;
&c, &c in 99 more chapters.

A few rubber stamps of noted Ontario collector J.V. Salmon, the spine a little sunned, else very good to fine, tight and clean, with bright exterior gilt. 350.00

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38 SCADDING, Henry Toronto of Old : Collections and Recollections Illustrative of the Early Settlement and Social Life of the Capital of Ontario. Second Edition, with map
Willing & Williamson, Toronto , 1878, 1878 
SCADDING, Henry, D.D. Toronto of Old : Collections and Recollections Illustrative of the Early Settlement and Social Life of the Capital of Ontario. Toronto : Willing & Williamson, 1878. Second Edition. Pp (4),[v]-xii,[1]-594,,(2) + portrait frontispiece + large folding map at rear. 8vo, brown pressed cloth, decorated in gilt & black, gilt lettering to front and spine.
Watters p.732, Rhodenizer p.605.

Contents : Introductory;
Chapters :
1. Palace Street to the Market Place;
2. Front Street: from the Market Place to the Old French Fort;
3. From Brock Street to the Old French Fort;
4. From the Garrison back to the place of beginning;

5. King Street: From John Street to Yonge Street;
6. King Street: From Yonge Street to Church Street;
7. King Street: Digression Sourthwards at Church Street: Market Lane;
8. King Street: St. James Church;
9. King Street: St. James Church (continued);
10. King Street: St. James Church (continued);
11. King Street: Digression northward at Church Street: the Old District Grammar School;
12. King Street: From Church Street to George St.;
13. King Street: Digression into Duke Street;
14. King Street: From George Street to Caroline Street;
15. King Street: From Caroline Street to Berkeley Street;
16. From Berkeley Street to the Bridge and across it;

17. The Valley of the Don :
(1). From the Bridge on the Kingston Road to Tyler's -
(2). From Tyler's to the Big Bend -
(3). From the Big Bend to Castle Frank Brook -
(4). Castle Frank -
(5).On to the Ford and the Mills;

18. Queen Street: from the Don Bridge to Caroline Street,;
19. Queen Street: Digression at Caroline Street: History of the Early Press;
20. Queen Street: From George Street to Yonge St.: Memories of the Old Court House;
21. Queen Street: From Yonge Street to College Avenue - Digression Southward at Bay St. - Osgoode Hall - Digression Northward at the College Avenue;
22. Queen Street: From the College Avenue to Brock Street and Spadina Avenue;
23. Queen Street: From Brock Street and Spadina Avenue to the Humber

24. Yonge Street: From the Bay to Yorkville;
25. Yonge Street: From Yorkville to Hogg's Hollow;
26. Yonge Street: From Hogg's Hollow to Bond's Lake;
27. Yonge Street: From Bond's Lake to the Holland Landing, with Digressions to Newmarket and Sharon;
28. Yonge Street: Onward, from Holland Landing to Penetanguishene;

29. The Harbour : Its Marine, 1793-1799;
30. The Harbour : Its Marine, 1800-1814;
31. The Harbour : Its Marine, 1815-1827;
32. The Harbour : Its Marine, 1828-1863.
With appendix and index.

The plates are : "Chief Justice Sir William Osgoode" (frontispiece); "Russell Abbey " (opp. p.33); "York in 1803" (opp. p.40); "The Fish Market, York in 1830" (opp. p.50); "Site of Old Fort Toronto" (opp. p.73); "York in 1813, from the Block House East of the Don" (opp. p.83); "Upper Canada College in 1830" (opp. p.93); "First Methodist Church in York (Toronto)"(opp. p.95); "View of King Street East in 1834" (opp. p.101); "William Lyon Mackenzie" (opp. p.137); "Governor John Graves Simcoe" (opp. p.237); "Right Hon. Henry Dundas" (opp.p.305); "Sir George Yonge" (opp.p.388); "Toronto Harbour in 1793" (opp. p.508); "Toronto Harbour in 1820" (opp. p.544); large folding map (261/2 by 17 inches) of Toronto in 1878) at rear.

This copy is in the original cloth, and has been resewn, rebacked,and with binding repaired. Old tea stain on the back of the frontispiece, else very good, solid. 750.00

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Witch of the Westcot : A Tale of Nova Scotia, in three cantos; and other Waste Leaves of Literature. First Edition, SHIELS, Andrew. HOWE, Joseph
39 SHIELS, Andrew. HOWE, Joseph Witch of the Westcot : A Tale of Nova Scotia, in three cantos; and other Waste Leaves of Literature. First Edition
Joseph Howe, Halifax, 1831, 
SHIELS, Andrew. The Witch of the Westcot : A Tale of Nova Scotia, in three cantos; and other Waste Leaves of Literature . Halifax: printed and published by Joseph Howe, 1831. First Edition. Pp. (10),[1]-213,(11) of notes at rear. 8vo, brown papercovered boards with green cloth spine. Binding repaired, new title label, some marginal smudging and foxing, a couple of spots toboards, else very good in original boards. Scarce. 2,500.00 TPL 1671, Long , Nova Scotia Authors and Their Work: A Bibliography of the Province p.212 Rhodenizer p. 837, Watters p.182. For more on Andrew Shiels ( b. March 12, 1793 in the parish of Oxnam, Roxburghshire, Scotland - d. November 5, 1879 at Dartmouth, Nova Scotia) blacksmith, poet, and magistrate, see the DCB, Vol.10, pp.652-3. "A supporter of Joseph Howe, Andrew Shiels was appointed ajustice of the peace for Halifax County on 20 Nov. 1848 in the commission appointed by the Reformers after the winning of responsible government. In 1857 the Court of Quarter Sessions appointed Andrew Shiels a stipendiary magistrate, and in 1860 he became a member of the commission for the relief of insolvent debtors in Halifax County. Shiels is remembered as a colourful local character who wrapped himself in a long plaid cloak in cold weather, as a man of strong opinions active in the affairs of the community, and as a respected magistrate. At the time of his death the Presbyterian Witness said, “He was a fast friend and an implacable enemy.” During the greater part of his life he belonged to the Presbyterian Church, but after a misunderstanding with members of the local presbytery he joined the Methodists. Largely self-educated, Shiels read widely and had an excellent memory. He was influenced by the history, tales, and imagery of his native border country and by the poetry of Robert Burns. His popular verse appeared frequently in the Halifax newspapers for 50 years over the pseudonyms “Albyn” and “the Bard of Ellenvale.” Witch of the Westcot : A Tale of Nova Scotia, in three cantos was an ambitious work. An historical tale in verse, it was based on the Indian massacre at Dartmouth in 1751, and in the preface he remarked on his difficulty in adapting his border vernacular to the English spoken in Nova Scotia. He also commented on the colony’s apathy towards poetry, which be believed to be due to pioneering conditions. His most significant poems were those devoted to nature and those where he attempted to draw upon the history and imagery of his adopted country. He was also strong in satire." -Phyllis Blakeley in the DCB. Vol.10, pp.652-3. A collection of poems by th e Scottish-born emigrant to Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, highlighted by the ambitious title poem, which is an historical poem about the massacre of nativesin the Dartmouth region shortly after the founding of the town on the shor es Halifax Harbour in 1751. This particular volume by the "bard of Ellenvale" was published by eminent Nova Scotian Joseph Howe, of whom Shiels was anardent supporter. This is one of the earlier volumes published by Howe, pr inted when Howe was only 27. Also includes: "Legend of Loon", "The Truant and Foamwreath", "The Ploughman, an Ode", "The Cot and the Yardie", "Flower of Friendship", "The Coxcomb and Countryman", "Stanzas to a Scottish Thistle", "Stanzas to T----n", "Friendship", "St. Patrick's Day Song", "Anthem ofAlbyn, song", and "The pier of Leith, song". Binding repaired, new title l abel, some marginal smudging and foxing, a couple of spots to boards, else very good in original boards. Scarce. 2,500.00

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Child's Garden of Verses.  First Edition., STEVENSON, Robert Louis.
40 STEVENSON, Robert Louis. Child's Garden of Verses. First Edition.
Longmans, Green and Co.,, London, 1885, 
STEVENSON, Robert Louis. A Child’s Garden of Verses. London: Longmans, Green and Co., 1885. (Printed by Spottiswoode & Co., Printers, New-street Square, London, as per final leaf). First Edition. Pp. (6),[vii]-x,(2),[3]-101,(3). 8vo, peacock blue cloth with bevelled edges, gilt publishers decorationto front board, gilt lettering to spine, top edge gilt, fore- and bottom-e dges untrimmed; housed in green cloth marble-backed jacket, housed in an elaborate gilt-decorated full brown leather solander case, gilt lettering andfive gilt tooled bands to spine of case.

Prideaux, A Bibliography of the Works of Robert Louis Stevenson, 14.

Small bump to bottom front fore-corner, else very good in custom solander case. A very nice copy indeed. 4,000.00

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