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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66 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) Upper Canada Road Maintenance Collection
#12) Sarah Hannah Grier collection
#13) Douglas W. Ashby Collection of 12 diaries
#14) Mary Mapes Dodge Collection
#15) J.B. (John Boynton) Priestley Collection
#16) Henry van Dyke Collection
#17) Christopher Fry Collection
#18) Bert Leston Taylor Mini-collection
#19) Jerome K. Jerome Collection
#20) Henry Miller Mini-collection
#21) Benjamin Apthorp Gould Mini-collection
#22) Sir Wilfred Thomason Grenfell Collection
#23) Louis Untermeyer Collection
#24) Emlyn Williams celebrated play, "Night Must Fall" Collection
#25) Gertrude Atherton Collection.
#26) Arlo Bates Collection.
#27) John Toland Collection.
#28) Donald G. Mitchell Collection.
#29) Wallace family [N.C. Wallace & T.G. Wallace] collection of over 28 pieces of ephemera
#30) George Washington Cable Collection
#31) Lloyd Cassel Douglas Mini-collection.
#32) Mixed complete set of 5 "Views of the Great Falls of Niagara"
#33) Red Army 25th Anniversary dinner collection
#34) George Augustus Sala collection
#35) Susan Cheever collection primarily school Juvenilia
#36) Robert Hichens collection
#37) Edita Morris & Frank Lenthall collection
#38) William Allen White collection
#39) Mark Van Doren collection
#40) John Galsworthy collection
#41) Hall Caine Collection
#42) Kathleen Thompson Norris collection
#43) Gladys Hasty Carroll collection
#44) Edward Everett Hale collection
#45) Seton family collection
#46) Jan Struther (Joyce Anstruther) collection
#47) Alfred Austin collection
#48) Edward S. Ellis collection
#49) Will Rogers and Homer Croy Collection
#50) Russell Markland collection
#51) Walter D. Edmonds collection
#52) Frank Swinnerton collection
#53) William J. Locke collection
#54) Agatha Christie collection combined with Heron Carvic collection
#55) Margaret Deland collection
#56) Carolyn Hale Russ Collection
#57) Robert Leighton unpublished typescript novel "Sir James Bridges" collection
#58) Martha Martin poetry collection
#59) Rupert Hughes collection
#60) Gypsy Rose Lee collection
#61) Colette Willy collection
#62) Eugenio Florit 5 early first editions from 1933 to 1955 signed Spanish books collection
#63) Ezra Pound collection
#64) Norman Davey collection.
#65) Grant Allen mini-collection
#66) Allen Tate 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

Joseph Heller was an American satirical novelist, short story writer, and playwright. His second novel, "Something Happened" published in 1974, spanning thirteen years after Catch-22, his best-known work. Something Happened has failed to achieve the renown of Catch-22 but has a cult following, with some considering it one of Heller's finest works.

This collection includes 12 items dating from 1967 to 1993, specifically, 1 Heller signed 1974 typed photocopy manuscript of "Something Happened”, 6 signed letter, 2 post cards, 1 signed sketch of Heller and 2 signed books.

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$695.00 USD LDRB item # 3584

#11) Upper Canada Road Maintenance Collection

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

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#12) 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

#13) 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

#14) 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

#15) 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

#16) 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.

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#17) Christopher Fry Collection

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

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#18) 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.

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#19) 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

#20) 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.

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#21) 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.

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#22) 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.

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#23) 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.

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#24) 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.

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#25) 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

#26) 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

#27) 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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#28) 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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#29) 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

#30) 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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#31) 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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#32) 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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#33) 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

#34) 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

#35) 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

#36) 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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#37) 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

#38) 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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#39) 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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#40) 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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#41) 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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#42) 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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#43) 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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#44) 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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#45) 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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#46) 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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#47) Alfred Austin collection

The collection contains 15 items in total: 2 signed manuscripts of poems; 10 Autographed Letters Signed and 3 Ephemera all covering time from 1895 to 1910.

 

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#48) Edward S. Ellis collection

This collection has 20 items in total with the primary dates of 1897 to 1898, specifically 9 Typed Letters Signed (TLS), 8 Autographed Letters Signed (ALS), 1 small booklet and 2 ephemera.

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#49) Will Rogers and Homer Croy Collection

The complete collection consist of 41 items dating form 1927 to 1953, specifically Rogers collection has 22 B&W photographs and the
Croy collection has 19 items; 9 Typed Letters Signed (TLS), 1 notes signed and 1 unsigned, 3 envelopes, 2 signed books and 3 B&w photos.

Will Rogers was a widely popular American actor, cowboy, social commentator, newspaper columnist, and humorist of the vaudeville stage and of silent and sound films.

Homer Croy was an American author and occasional screenwriter who wrote fiction and non-fiction books about life in the Midwestern United States.

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#50) Russell Markland collection

Russell Markland, who sometimes wrote under the pseudonym of R.M. Ingersley, was an English poet and WWI soldier.


The collection consists 4 items dating from 1916 to 1928, specifically, 1 Manuscript, 2 books of poetry, and 1 Pamphlet.

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#51) Walter D. Edmonds collection

Walter D. Edmonds was an American novelist and author of children’s and historical novels, including his best-selling work, Drums Along the Mohawk in 1936. This large collection contains 58 items dating from 1935 to 1990, specifically, an archive of 46 Walter D. Edmonds correspondence, post cards and ephemera, 1 uncorrected proof of book galley sheets, 2 Books signed, 5 Letters signed (2 Autographed Signed Letters (ALS) and 3 Typed Signed Letters (TLS) and 1 Photo

 

 

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#52) Frank Swinnerton collection

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, 8 signed letters (6 Autographed Letters Signed (ALS); 2 Typed Letters Signed (TLS;), 1 signed note, 1 photo, and 1 book with 1 ALS inside.

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#53) William J. Locke collection

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.

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#54) Agatha Christie collection combined with Heron Carvic collection

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.

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#55) Margaret Deland collection

Margaret Deland was an American novelist, short story writer, and poet. She is generally considered part of the literary realism movement and frequently portrayed small-town life. In 1926 she was elected to the National Institute of Arts and Letters.

The collection consists of 12 items dating from 1895 to 1933, specifically, 7 letters (3 Autographed Letters Signed (ALS) and 4 Typed Letter Signed (TLS), 3 signed books and 2 Ephemera.

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#56) Carolyn Hale Russ Collection

Carolyn Ernestine Hale Russ of Boston, Mass. was an elocutionist, reader, and a popular figure that performed dramatic recitals during the late 1880s and 1890s. She was active with the Daughters of the American Revolution. Her parents were Richard Lunt Hale and Hannah Sewell Perley. Carolyn Hale Russ edited her father’s journal of his trip to the gold fields of California from 1849 to 1854.

The collection consists of 21 items dating from 1887 to 1938, specifically, 17 pieces of ephemera, 3 letters to Russ (1 ALS & 2 TLS) and 1 book.

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#57) Robert Leighton unpublished typescript novel "Sir James Bridges" collection

Robert Leighton unpublished typescript novel "Sir James Bridges" collection

Robert Leighton (1858-1934) wrote many adventure stories for boys and was the first literary editor of the Daily Mail. His wife was Marie Connor Leighton (1865–1941) who wrote a large number of sensational novels. They had three children, Clare (1898-1989), Roland (1895-1915) and Evelyn (1901-1969). Their son, Roland Leighton (1895-1915), died tragically in World War I. He was the fiancé of Vera Brittain, immortalized in her heart-wrenching memoir, Testament of Youth.

Collection contains an unpublished novel circa 1903, "Sir James Bridges”, with 2 readers’ reports, including a report from the novelist Robert Leighton. Although deemed unsatisfactory as a work of creative fiction, this novel presents an interesting perspective of Victorian life among the upper class at the turn of the 20th century.

 

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#58) Martha Martin poetry collection

Martha Martin, born in 1875, in Montreal who later moved to New York City. She supported herself by her prolific pen, publishing ten volumes of poetry and one novel. Her poetry met the interests of others - one volume was accepted by the New York Board of Education for school use, while many of her love poems were set to music by well-known composers. One of her song lyrics, "Slumberland," was accepted by Hollywood for the Picture Song Contest of 1948. Even her travel was connected to literature—out of her participation in the Canadian Authors Association overseas tour to Britain in 1933 came one of her volumes: Poets' Pilgrimage (1938). Quoted from Canada's Early Women Writers. SFU Library Digital Collections. Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC, Canada

The collection consists of 23 items dating from 1934 to 1940, specifically, five signed books, a signed photoprint of the poet in her younger days, 2 signed Christmas cards, typed pieces of Martin's poems from correspondence with the author, 2 of which are signed (15 extra poems in all).

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#59) Rupert Hughes collection

Rupert Hughes was an American novelist, composer, musicologist, Oscar-nominated screenwriter, military officer and film director. More than 50 movies were written and/or directed by Hughes or were based upon his stories and novels. He was also the uncle of Howard R. Hughes, Jr.

The collection consists of 17 items dating from 1913 to 1951, specifically, 6 signed letters, 2 signed notes, 2 photos, 2 programs, 1 b&w print of a painting of Hughes, 1 small color poster, 2 pamphlets, and 1 signed book.

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#60) Gypsy Rose Lee collection

Gypsy Rose Lee was an actress, author, playwright and ecdysiast, famous for her burlesque act (she featured the tease in striptease). Gypsy had something about her, an approachable, self-deprecating demeanor aligned with a quiet self-certainty. She was  perhaps the most singularly likeable stripper in the world in her time. The musical bearing her name guaranteed her lasting show business fame.

An unusual and interesting small ephemera archive of 8 Gypsy Rose Lee items, only one dated, 1941, specifically, 3 letters; 1 autographed letter signed (ALS), 1 typed letter signed (TLS) and 1 autographed note signed (ANS) ; 3 photographs and 2 B&w printed images.

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#61) Colette Willy collection

Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette was of the most famous of modern French writers and nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1948. She wrote over 50 novels including Gigi (1944), and "Cheri" (1920) She was also a mime, an actress, and a journalist. Colette was married three times and her first husband, Henri Gauthier-Villars was a journalist writing under the name of "Willy". Colette was elected to the Belgian Royal Academy (1935), first woman president of the Académie Goncourt (1945, and President in 1949), and a Chevalier (1920) and Grand Officer (1953) of the Légion d'honneur. Colette died on 3 August 1954 in her apartment in the Palais-Royal, aged 81. She was given a state funeral.

This most interesting and scarce Colette ephemera archive contains 7 items dating early 1900's to 1944 specifically, 5 Autographed Letters Signed (ALS), one with small photo and 2 unused post cards.

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#62) Eugenio Florit 5 early first editions from 1933 to 1955 signed Spanish books collection

First Editions from 1933 to 1955. An interesting archive of five early titles in Spanish by the Cuban poet, translator, critic and scholar Eugenio Florit. 4 of 5 books inscribed to his friend and colleague, H. R. (Hoffman Reynolds) Hays, American poet, novelist, critic, playwright, translator, social anthropologist, and educator. Hays had a special interest in Spanish language writers and was the author of "12 Spanish American Poets" 1943 of which Eugenio Florit was one of the poets.

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#63) Ezra Pound collection

Ezra Pound was an expatriate American poet and critic, and a major figure in the early 'modernist' literature - that is, experimental literature written during the first part of the twentieth century. He is one of the most influential, and most controversial poets of the twentieth-century however, Pound's antisemitism soured evaluation of his poetry.

The collection consists of 4 items dating from 1966 to 1979, specifically, two scarce association copies of private press books signed by Ezra Pound and both with “DP’s” initials (Ezra Pound's wife Dorothy Pound) provenance. Two pieces of ephemera by Omar Shakespear Pound (1926-2010), Ezra Pound’s son with one signed by the poet Omar S. Pound and inscribed to Greg Gatenby, the Canadian author and founder of the Harbourfront Reading Series and the other, signed by Omar Pound and inscribed by him to Greg Gatenby: “For Greg from Omar Oct 1979”

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#64) 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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#65) 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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#66) 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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