A number of items with a common theme or focus is considered a collection. Collectors collect items with this in mind. Periodically we acquire items as a collection or assemble a number of items to form a collection. This page offers collectors the opportunity to purchase a collection. It is our hope to inspire the new collector to begin their collection and encourage the development and expansion of current collections.
NOTE: Collections are sold as a complete collection - all items within each collection are not being sold individually.

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52 Collections offered...

#1) Stephen Leacock Collection
#2) Joseph Heller Collection
#3) Louis MacNeice Collection
#4) John Masefield Collection
#5) Henry Cockshutt Collection
#6) Roloff Beny Collection
#7) Edward William Thomson Collection
#8) Henry John Cody Collection
#9) The Treaty of Washington 1871-1875 Collection
#10) Port Folio War of 1812 Print Collection
#11) Sully Prudhomme Collection
#12) Upper Canada Road Maintenance Collection
#13) Sarah Hannah Grier collection
#14) Douglas W. Ashby Collection of 12 diaries
#15) Mary Mapes Dodge Collection
#16) J.B. (John Boynton) Priestley Collection
#17) Henry van Dyke Collection
#18) John Hersey Collection
#19) Christopher Fry Collection
#20) Bert Leston Taylor Mini-collection
#21) Jerome K. Jerome Collection
#22) Henry Miller Mini-collection
#23) Benjamin Apthorp Gould Mini-collection
#24) Sir Wilfred Thomason Grenfell Collection
#25) Louis Untermeyer Collection
#26) Emlyn Williams celebrated play, "Night Must Fall" Collection
#27) Gertrude Atherton Collection.
#28) Arlo Bates Collection.
#29) John Toland Collection.
#30) Donald G. Mitchell Collection.
#31) Wallace family [N.C. Wallace & T.G. Wallace] collection of over 28 pieces of ephemera
#32) George Washington Cable Collection
#33) Lloyd Cassel Douglas Mini-collection.
#34) Mixed complete set of 5 "Views of the Great Falls of Niagara"
#35) Red Army 25th Anniversary dinner collection
#36) George Augustus Sala collection
#37) Susan Cheever collection primarily school Juvenilia
#38) Robert Hichens collection
#39) Edita Morris & Frank Lenthall collection
#40) William Allen White collection
#41) Mark Van Doren collection
#42) John Galsworthy collection
#43) Hall Caine Collection
#44) Kathleen Thompson Norris collection
#45) Gladys Hasty Carroll collection
#46) Edward Everett Hale collection
#47) Seton family collection
#48) Jan Struther (Joyce Anstruther) collection
#49) Norman Davey collection.
#50) Grant Allen mini-collection
#51) Allen Tate Collection.
#52) Ethel Mannin Collection

#1) The Stephen Leacock Collection of 17 items

Leacock Stephen Leacock Collection. Featuring Sunshine Sketches 1912, 1st American issue with the very rare dust jacket and four items unknown to Leacock’s bibliographer. Collection further includes Leacock 9 pieces of ephemera including; 2 signed letters; broadsheet; 2 signed advertising leaflets; 3 B&W photos and 4 books (two signed).

17 items with it's own fully detailed listing page and many more photos.

Click here to view full details and or order the Stephen Leacock Collection US$16,000.00 USD LDRB item # 7394

#2) Joseph Heller Collection

A signed typed photocopy manuscript of "Something Happened" and other ephemera including signed letters....

Click here to view full details and or order the Joseph Heller Collection US$2,700.00 USD LDRB item # 7392

#3) Louis MacNeice Collection

with signed carbon typescript of The Dark Tower and first edition of  his book....

Click here to view full details and or order the Louis MacNeice Collection US$1,800.00 USD LDRB item # 7449

#4) John Masefield Collection

of ephemera (signed), books and photo, including signed carbon copy of "August 1914" poem

Click here to view full details and or order the John Masefield Collection US$1,500.00 USD LDRB item # 7450

#6) Roloff Beny Collection

of signed book with 12 letters and ephemera.

Click here to view full details and or order the Roloff Beny Collection US$900.00 USD LDRB item # 7445

#8) Henry John Cody Collection

of 2 handwritten notebooks and 10 various ephemera most from his time at St. Paul's Anglican Church, Bloor Street, in Toronto. 1889-1937.

Click here to view full details and or order the Henry John Cody Collection US$850.00 USD LDRB item # 7447

#9) The Treaty of Washington Collection

1871-1875 collection of British Parliamentary documents.....

Click here to view full details and or order the The Treaty of Washington 1871-1875 Collection US$4,500.00 USD LDRB item # 4368

#10) Port Folio War of 1812 Print Collection

19 Port Folio Engravings  - 1810 to 1816  (American focus) .....

Click here to view full details and or order the Port Folio War of 1812 Print Collection US$750.00 USD LDRB item # 3584

#11) Sully Prudhomme Collection

Stances et poëmes signed dedicated book plus 4 ephemera items including signed letter and hand written poem:  .....

Click here to view full details and or order the Sully Prudhomme Collection US$950.00 USD LDRB item # 4800

#12) Upper Canada Road Maintenance Collection

47 Upper Canada Road Maintenance manuscript receipts collection (Mono Township).....

Click here to view full details and or order the Upper Canada Road Maintenance Collection US$750.00 USD LDRB item # 4351

#13) Sarah Hannah Grier collection

A collection of five autographed Letter Signed (ALS) by Sarah Hannah Grier.....

Click here to view full details and or order the Sarah Hannah Grier collection US$100.00 USD LDRB item # 4926

#14) Douglas W. Ashby Collection of 12 diaries

Douglas W. Ashby Collection of 12 diaries, 1926-9, 1931, 1945-8. Totaling 2,326 diary pages in all as well as 24 hand-drawn maps and other pen-and-ink vignettes. Plus 3 Ashby related books......

Click here to view full details and or order the Douglas W. Ashby Collection of 12 diaries US$3,600.00 USD LDRB item # 7516

#15) Mary Mapes Dodge Collection

Mary Mapes Dodge Collection of 7 Autographed Signed Letters (ASL); 2 Ephemera, 1 Photo and 3 Books inscribed  to Dodge (owned by Dodge)...

Click here to view full details and or order the Mary Mapes Dodge Collection US$2,800.00 USD LDRB item # 7519

#16) J.B. (John Boynton) Priestley Collection

J.B. (John Boynton) Priestley collection of 10 Typed Signed Letters (TSL), 2 Signed Typescripts, 27 B&w photos and a small medal....

Click here to view full details and or order the J.B. (John Boynton) Priestley Collection US$2,880.00 USD LDRB item # 7526

#17) Henry van Dyke Collection

Henry van Dyke Collection of 9 Autograph Letters Signed, 9 Typed letters Signed, 6 Manuscripts, 6 Autographed signed notes/ cards and 10 Ephemera pieces.

Click here to view full details and or order the Henry van Dyke Collection US$2,850.00 USD LDRB item # 7528

#18) John Hersey Collection

John Hersey collection of 7 Autographed Letters Signed, 2 Typed Letters Signed, 17 Ephemera and 2 books.

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#19) Christopher Fry Collection

Christopher Fry collection includes 1 Typescript; 3 Autographed Letters Signed; 1 Typed Letter Signed; 1 photo and 1 Book.

Click here to view full details and or order the Christopher Fry Collection US$1,500.00 USD LDRB item # 7520

#20) Bert Leston Taylor Mini-collection

Bert Leston Taylor mini-collection relating to Bliss Carman includes 1 Autograph Manuscript Signed; 2 Books; 1 Ephemera and 1 Autographed Letter Signed by Carman.

Click here to view full details and or order the Bert Leston Taylor Mini-collection US$1,000.00 USD LDRB item # 7527

#21) Jerome K. Jerome Collection

Jerome K. Jerome was an English author best known for his comic masterpiece Three Men in a Boat. This collection covering a period 1888-1929 consists of 6 pieces of ephemeral and 21 books in total.

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#22) Henry Miller Mini-collection

Mini-collection includes three items;  A signed Book, a Type Signed Letter (TSL) and a signed post card.
• “Insomnia or The Devil at Large” book, 8-1/2 x 12 inches
• TLS to Mr. Cornell, n.d. [post-1945?]
• Signed postcard to Violla Ruffer, post-marked 3 November 1944

This collection is on consignment with LDRB.

Click here to view full details and or order the Henry Miller Mini-collection US$1,200.00 USD LDRB item # 7655

#23) Benjamin Apthorp Gould Mini-collection

This Benjamin A. Gould mini-collection includes 3 items;
#1) Gould’s scarce 1897 book titled Cordoba Photographs ;
#2) an autograph signed letter (ASL) ;
#3)  a small card with Gould’s image.

This mini-collection is on consignment with LDRB.

Click here to view full details and or order the Benjamin Apthorp Gould Mini-collection US$1,100.00 USD LDRB item # 7656

#24) Sir Wilfred Thomason Grenfell Collection

This collection includes:
• 6 Wilfred Genfell Typed Letters Signed (TLS) ;
• 6 Lady Anne Grenfell Typed Letters Signed (TLS) ;
• 2 Photos ;
• 7 Ephemera and
• 1 Artifact dating form 191? to 1940.

This Collection is on consignment with LDRB.

Click here to view full details and or order the Sir Wilfred Thomason Grenfell Collection US$1,700.00 USD LDRB item # 7659

#25) Louis Untermeyer Collection

This collection includes 1 Autographed Letter Signed ; 4 Typed Letter Signed ; 2 Other Typed Letters ; 3 Books and 1 Ephemera. Covers from 1925 to 1969.

Click here to view full details and or order the Louis Untermeyer Collection US$1,300.00 USD LDRB item # 7662

#26) Emlyn Williams celebrated play, "Night Must Fall" Collection

This Emlyn Williams collection includes 1 Typed Theatre Script ; 4 Books ; 2 Ephemera and 1 Photo. Time period covers is primarily 1935. All material is related to Williams’s celebrated play, Night Must Fall, a psychological thriller, when he became an overnight star.  Williams played the lead role of a psychopathic murderer. The play was noted for its exploration of the killer's complex psychological state, a step forward for its genre.  It was first performed in 1935 and then made into a film in 1937, 1954, and 1964. The 1937 film by MGM, which starred Robert Montgomery, Rosalind Russell, and Dame Mae Whitty, was named the best film of the year by the National Board of Review.

Click here to view full details and or order the Emlyn Williams celebrated play, "Night Must Fall" Collection US$1,500.00 USD LDRB item # 7663

#27) Gertrude Atherton Collection.

This collection contains 11 items; 2 Autographed Letters Signed (ALS), 4 Typed Letters Signed (TLS), 1 Autographed Note Signed (ANS), 1 Black & White Photo, 1 Book signed and 2 Ephemera dating from 1888 to 1942.

Click here to view full details and or order the Gertrude Atherton Collection. US$1,300.00 USD LDRB item # 7694

#28) Arlo Bates Collection.

This collection includes 8 Autographed Signed Letters (ASL), 1 note (signed) and two books (one signed and one with Bates bookplate) dating from 1883 to 1897.

Click here to view full details and or order the Arlo Bates Collection. US$1,400.00 USD LDRB item # 7693

#29) John Toland Collection.

This collection includes approximately 400 pp. of annotated tss. of stories and novellas, 1 ms. notebook (60 pp.), 60 letters, 50 b&w photos (army related, amateur shows and skits), and 4 programs. The collection pertains to the early period of his career 1936 to 1950’s when he desperately aspired to be a playwright, short story writer, and novelist.  Looking back on this unsuccessful period of his life as a writer, he claimed to have written 6 complete novels, 26 plays, and a hundred short stories before completing his first sale, a short story for which The American Magazine paid him $165 in 1954

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#30) Donald G. Mitchell Collection.

The Donald G. Mitchell Collection consists of 3 ALS, 1 Manuscript, 1 Signature and 3 signed books with material dating from 1864 to 1907;

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#31) Wallace family [N.C. Wallace & T.G. Wallace] collection of over 28 pieces of ephemera

A 28 piece collection of ephemera spanning two generations of a well to do family headed by first Nathaniel Clarke Wallace (1844-1901) [8 items] and his son, T. G. (Thomas George) Wallace (1879-1921) 20 items]. The family was based in Woodbridge, Ontario however were located in Ottawa...

Click here to view full details and or order the Wallace family [N.C. Wallace & T.G. Wallace] collection of over 28 pieces of ephemera US$150.00 USD LDRB item # 7507

#32) George Washington Cable Collection

This collection contains 5 Autographed Letters Signed (ALS) ; 2 Notes signed and 2 Books each with signed paper affixed. Covering period form 1879 to 1910.

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#33) Lloyd Cassel Douglas Mini-collection.

This mini collection includes only two items, both extremely scarce and important to any Lloyd C. Douglas or religious collection. There is a Douglas Typed Letter Signed (TLS) and his very first publication copyright 1905, More Than a Prophet.

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#34) Mixed complete set of 5 "Views of the Great Falls of Niagara"

Mixed complete set of 5 "Views of the Great Falls of Niagara" prints collection
VIVIAN, William Capt. (artist)  [1825] London, Published by R. Ackermann
First edition. Mixed complete set of "Views of the Great Falls of Niagara" with five lithographed engravings in total, each drawn from nature by W. Vivian, on stone by T. M. Baynes and printed on chine. Four B&W engravings and one coloured engraving.
1) American Fall From a Ravine Opposite, B&W
2) Horse Shoe Fall From the Canada Bank, B&W
3) Niagara. American Fall from the Bank Above, B&W
4) Side of the American Fall & Horse Shoe Fall in the Distance, B&W
5) British or Horse Shoe Fall, Coloured

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#35) Red Army 25th Anniversary dinner collection

The Red Army 25th Anniversary dinner was held at the Hotel Commodore, New York City, 22 February 1943, under the auspices of the magazine Soviet Russia Today. Albert Einstein, Thomas Mann, and Edgar Lee Masters agree to sponsor the dinner.
This collection contains 8 items in total dated all 1943, specifically 3 Typed carbon letters, 3 telegrams, 1 B&w photo and 1 magazine.

Click here to view full details and or order the Red Army 25th Anniversary dinner collection US$1,000.00 USD LDRB item # 7748

#36) George Augustus Sala collection

George Augustus Henry Sala (1828–1895) was an author and journalist who wrote extensively for the Illustrated London News as G. A. S.This collection dating from 1876 to 1895 includes 11 items in total; 3 Autographed Letters / Note Signed (ALS/ANS), 1 book, 2 volumes, one grangerized with 5 ALS/ANS and one double sided page with a different dated manuscript on each side and two pieces of ephemera.

Click here to view full details and or order the George Augustus Sala collection US$1,400.00 USD LDRB item # 7742

#37) Susan Cheever collection primarily school Juvenilia

Susan Cheever is a novelist,  nonfiction author, journalist, literary historian, teacher, and biographer. Cheever was a Guggenheim Fellow in 1983. She graduated from Pembroke College in Brown University. Her father was a celebrated American novelist and short story writer.
This collection contains approximately 43 pieces with about 150 pages dating from the 1950's to 1977.

Click here to view full details and or order the Susan Cheever collection primarily school Juvenilia US$3,650.00 USD LDRB item # 7744

#38) Robert Hichens collection

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 15 items dating from 1902 to 1932, specifically 13 autographed letters signed, a partial letter, 1 book with ALS affixed and 1 signed photo.

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#39) Edita Morris & Frank Lenthall collection

Collection includes 34 items dating from 1948 to 1978, specifically,  3 Edita Morris Inscribed books: Edita Morris to Franklyn Lenthall 10 ephemera items and other correspondence of 21 items to Franklyn Lenthall mini-archive.

Edita Morris was a Swedish-American writer and political activist. Morris is the author of the 3 books in this collection. One of the books is Morris' best known book, The Flowers of Hiroshima.  Another of the books is Charade. The book of Charade was dramatized by Mark Walker (his copy of this inscribed Charade book). Charade was brought to the stage by Franklyn Lenthall, the co-owner of the Boothbay Playhouse (summer stock) in Boothbay Harbor, Maine. Also included in this collection is a Franklyn Lenthall mini-archive of 28 items of letters and ephemera. Franklyn Lenthall, was an actor, director, author and teacher.


Click here to view full details and or order the Edita Morris & Frank Lenthall collection US$1,300.00 USD LDRB item # 7759

#40) William Allen White collection

William Allen White was an American newspaper editor, politician, poet, novelist, biographer of presidents, a founding editor of the Book of the Month Club, “the Sage of Emporia”). He won the 1923 Pulitzer Prize for editorial writing. In 1947 White posthumously won his second Pulitzer Prize for his book, "The Autobiography of William Allen White".

This collection includes 22 items dating from 1916 to 1943, specifically 17 typed letters signed (TLS), 2 photos, 2 Ephemera and 1 book. Included are 7 TLS, 1 ALS, 1 signed inscribed photo from White to Edna Ferber* a very close family friend for 30 years.

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#41) Mark Van Doren collection

Van Doren, Mark was an American professor of English at Columbia University; poet, novelist, and critic. He won a Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1940.
This collection contains 11 item dating form 1935 to 1967, specifically, 4 Typescripts signed, 1 Autographed signed note, 3 B&w photos, 2 books with 2 ALS and Ephemera and 2 Artifacts.

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#42) John Galsworthy collection

John Galsworthy was an English novelist and playwright. In 1921 he was elected as the first president of the PEN International literary club and was appointed to the Order of Merit in 1929. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1932. He is best known for his novels, particularly The Forsyte Saga, 1922 which was also a hugely successful television adaptation in 1967.

This collection contains 18 items dating from 1907 to 1933, specifically, 1 Manuscript, 12 Autographed Signed Letters (ALS), 1 Medal, 2 Photos, 1 Bookmark and 1 Book signed.

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#43) Hall Caine Collection

Sir Thomas Henry Hall Caine CH KBE, usually known as Hall Caine, was a British novelist, dramatist, short story writer, poet and critic of the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. He was secretary to Dante Gabriel Rossetti. Caine's popularity during his lifetime was unprecedented.

Collection contains 24 items dating from 1889-1931, specifically, 12 Autographed Letters Signed, 2 Typed Letters Signed, 1 B&w photo signed and 9 Ephemera.

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#44) Kathleen Thompson Norris collection

Kathleen Norris was an American novelist, poet and newspaper columnist. She was one of the most widely read and highest paid female writers in the United States.

Collection contains 33 items dating from 1914 to 1944, specifically Two Autographed Letters Signed and 1 Autographed Note Signed, 1 card with signature, 4 B&w Photos and 5 Books with 10 items in total inserted inside books including a book written and by her husband, Charles G. Norris along with 3 ALS inserted inside.

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#45) Gladys Hasty Carroll collection

Gladys Hasty Carroll was an American novelist.  Carroll believed that the history of common folk mattered most and her works (fiction and non-fiction) most presented their stories about the rural Maine of her childhood. Carroll earned a Pulitzer Prize nomination for her 1933 work, ''As the Earth Turns,''

Collection consist of 34 items dating from 1933 to 1963, specifically, 8 Autographed Letters Signed and 2 cards, 4 Books and 21 Ephemera.

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#46) Edward Everett Hale collection

Edward Everett Hale American author, historian, editor, social reformer, and Unitarian minister. He was a long term member of the American Antiquarian Society. He is best remembered for his short story “The Man Without a Country.”

Collection includes 31 items dating from 1864 to 1917, specifically, 16 ALS, 2 partial ALS, 1 ledger account book, 4 books with ALS in one, 2 photos and 5 Ephemera.

 

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#47) Seton family collection

Collection of a total of 13 items dating from 1902 to 1958.
Ernest Thompson Seton 8 items and  Anya Seton 5 items.

 

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#48) Jan Struther (Joyce Anstruther) collection

The collection contains 11 items dating from 1939 to 1953, specifically, 1 signed letter, 5 Struther signed books, 3 photos, 1 cigarette card and 1 poster.

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#49) Norman Davey collection.

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.  A unique literary archive of Norman Davey (1888-1949), an English engineer, poet, and novelist.

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#50) Grant Allen mini-collection

Collection includes Allen autographed signed letter and Allen's book with inscription to Andrew Lang  
Grant Allen, (Canadian-English science writer and novelist). Andrew Lang (1844-1912) was a Scottish poet, novelist, literary critic, and contributor to the field of anthropology. Lang was a friend of Allen's and communicated often.

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#51) Allen Tate Collection.

Contents include 2 Autographed Signed Letters (ASL) ; Typed poem signed and  Mr. Pope and Other Poems book with signed bookplate.

Allen Tate (American poet, critic, essayist and Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress).

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#52) Ethel Mannin Collection

Collection includes over 40 pages of Typed  Letter Scripts (TLS), many signed describing her books and how they were written, travels in various countries, Fleet’s family and the death of his wife, the Arab Israeli conflict, literature (Virginia Woolf, D.H. Lawrence), old age, drinking too much, etc.

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