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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35 Collections offered...

#1) Stephen Leacock Collection
#2) Canada Company Collection
#3) Joseph Heller Collection
#4) Louis MacNeice Collection
#5) John Masefield Collection
#6) Henry Cockshutt Collection
#7) Roloff Beny Collection
#8) Sir John Bowring Collection
#9) Edward William Thomson Collection
#10) Henry John Cody Collection
#11) The Treaty of Washington 1871-1875 Collection
#12) Port Folio War of 1812 Print Collection
#13) Sully Prudhomme Collection
#14) Upper Canada Road Maintenance Collection
#15) Sarah Hannah Grier collection
#16) Anna Jameson [1794-1860], 4 book set Collection
#17) Douglas W. Ashby Collection of 12 diaries
#18) Mary Mapes Dodge Collection
#19) J.B. (John Boynton) Priestley Collection
#20) Ella Wheeler Wilcox Collection
#21) Henry van Dyke Collection
#22) John Hersey Collection
#23) Christopher Fry Collection
#24) Bert Leston Taylor Mini-collection
#25) Jerome K. Jerome Collection
#26) Henry Miller Mini-collection
#27) Benjamin Apthorp Gould Mini-collection
#28) Sir Wilfred Thomason Grenfell Collection
#29) Erica Jong Collection
#30) Louis Untermeyer Collection
#31) Emlyn Williams celebrated play, "Night Must Fall" Collection
#32) Norman Davey collection.
#33) Grant Allen mini-collection
#34) Allen Tate Collection.
#35) 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) The Canada Company Collection of 12 items

All are relating to various aspects of the Canada Company Collection we are offering...

 

Canada Company Collection of 12 items are listed below and each item has it's own detailed listing page.

  1. [1820] Attractive engraved portrait, signed by John Galt
    LDRB item #2292 $495
  2. 1825 Canada Company, minutes of the intended arrangements between Earl Bathurst, His Majesty's Secretary of State, and the proposed "Canada Company" 15 APRIL 1825 #7644 $450
  3. 1825 A Bill to Enable His Majesty to Grant a Company, to be Incorporated By Charter, to be Called "The Canada Company," 18 APRIL, 1825
    LDRB item #4527 $545
  4. 1825 A Bill to Enable His Majesty to Grant to a Company, to be incorporated by Charter, to be called "The Canada Company," AMENDED BILL MAY 2, 1825
    LDRB item #4526 $445
  5. 1825 An Act to enable His Majesty to grant to a Company, to be incorporated by Charter, to be called "The Canada Company," JUNE 27, 1825
    LDRB item #4395 $245
  6. 1828 A Bill entitled an Act to alter and amend an Act for enabling His Majesty to grant to a Company JUNE 23, 1828.
    LDRB item #4600 $395
  7. 1828 An Act to alter and amend an Act for enabling His Majesty to grant to a Company JULY 15, 1828.
    LDRB item #4597 $295
  8. An Act for Granting certain additional Powers and Authorities to the Canada Company JUNE 23, 1856
    LDRB item #5462 $245
  9. 1833 The Autobiography of John Galt
    LDRB item #0986 $1,750
  10. 1894 A Canada Company Office Toronto (with logo) receipt - Document signed
    LDRB item #2559 $1,75
  11. hand-written Canada Company letter Sept. 20th, 1841 signed by Frederick Widder to Dr. Robert Alling of Guelph Document signed
    LDRB #4724 $375
  12. hand-written Canada Company letter Dec. 21st, 1860 signed by Frederick Widder to Sheriff Robert Moderwell of County of Perth in Stratford document signed
    LDRB #4725 $175

Click here to view full details and or order the Canada Company Collection US$3,000.00 USD LDRB item # 4654

#3) 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$3,000.00 USD LDRB item # 7392

#4) 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$2,000.00 USD LDRB item # 7449

#5) 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

#7) 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) Sir John Bowring Collection

of 22 ASL letters, with all but one addressed to him.

Click here to view full details and or order the Sir John Bowring Collection US$1,000.00 USD LDRB item # 7446

#10) 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

#11) 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$3,500.00 USD LDRB item # 4368

#12) 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

#13) 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

#14) 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

#15) 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

#17) 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$4,000.00 USD LDRB item # 7516

#18) 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

#19) 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$3,200.00 USD LDRB item # 7526

#20) Ella Wheeler Wilcox Collection

Ella Wheeler Wilcox collection of 10 ASL, 12 TSL, 2 signed post cards, long poem signed manuscript, unsigned Cabinet Card of a young Wilcox, 3 framed poems and metal plate, signed ephemera, 2 signatures, typed letter and 19 post cards relating to Wilcox

Click here to view full details and or order the Ella Wheeler Wilcox Collection US$4,150.00 USD LDRB item # 7529

#21) 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$2,700.00 USD LDRB item # 7528

#22) John Hersey Collection

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

Click here to view full details and or order the John Hersey Collection US$1,600.00 USD LDRB item # 7522

#23) 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

#24) 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

#25) 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.

Click here to view full details and or order the Jerome K. Jerome Collection US$2,800.00 USD LDRB item # 7618

#26) 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

#27) 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

#28) 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

#29) Erica Jong Collection

This collection includes; 1 Autographed Letter Signed (ASL) ; 1 Typed Review Proof Draft (signed) ; 2 Books (signed) ; 10 Photos and 2 Ephemera.

Click here to view full details and or order the Erica Jong Collection US$900.00 USD LDRB item # 7661

#30) 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

#31) 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

#32) 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.

Click here to view full details and or order the Norman Davey collection. US$1,600.00 USD LDRB item # 7632

#33) 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.

Click here to view full details and or order the Grant Allen mini-collection US$1,200.00 USD LDRB item # 7634

#34) 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).

Click here to view full details and or order the Allen Tate Collection. US$1,500.00 USD LDRB item # 7633

#35) 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.

Click here to view full details and or order the Ethel Mannin Collection US$1,300.00 USD LDRB item # 7635