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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134 Collections offered...

#1) Joseph Heller Collection
#2) Louis MacNeice Collection
#3) John Masefield Collection
#4) Henry Cockshutt Collection
#5) Edward William Thomson Collection
#6) Henry John Cody Collection
#7) Upper Canada Road Maintenance Collection
#8) Douglas W. Ashby Collection of 12 diaries
#9) Mary Mapes Dodge Collection
#10) J.B. (John Boynton) Priestley Collection
#11) Henry van Dyke Collection
#12) Christopher Fry Collection
#13) Jerome K. Jerome Collection
#14) Henry Miller Mini-collection
#15) Benjamin Apthorp Gould Mini-collection
#16) Sir Wilfred Thomason Grenfell Collection
#17) Louis Untermeyer Collection
#18) Emlyn Williams celebrated play, "Night Must Fall" Collection
#19) Gertrude Atherton Collection.
#20) Arlo Bates Collection.
#21) John Toland Collection.
#22) Donald G. Mitchell Collection.
#23) Wallace family [N.C. Wallace & T.G. Wallace] collection of over 28 pieces of ephemera
#24) George Washington Cable Collection
#25) Lloyd Cassel Douglas Mini-collection.
#26) Red Army 25th Anniversary dinner collection
#27) George Augustus Sala collection
#28) Susan Cheever collection primarily school Juvenilia
#29) Robert Hichens collection
#30) Edita Morris & Frank Lenthall collection
#31) William Allen White collection
#32) Mark Van Doren collection
#33) John Galsworthy collection
#34) Hall Caine Collection
#35) Kathleen Thompson Norris collection
#36) Gladys Hasty Carroll collection
#37) Edward Everett Hale collection
#38) Jan Struther (Joyce Anstruther) collection
#39) Alfred Austin collection
#40) Russell Markland collection
#41) Walter D. Edmonds collection
#42) Frank Swinnerton collection
#43) William J. Locke collection
#44) Agatha Christie collection combined with Heron Carvic collection
#45) Margaret Deland collection
#46) Carolyn Hale Russ Collection
#47) Robert Leighton unpublished typescript novel "Sir James Bridges" collection
#48) Martha Martin poetry collection
#49) Rupert Hughes collection
#50) Gypsy Rose Lee collection
#51) Colette Willy collection
#52) Eugenio Florit 5 early first editions from 1933 to 1955 signed Spanish books collection
#53) Ezra Pound collection
#54) George Bruce, Robert Bruce and Alexander Bruce holograph collection of 1 diary and 2 letters
#55) William Edward Norris collection
#56) Dean Koontz collection
#57) Genevieve Taggard collection
#58) Zona Gale collection
#59) Arthur Guiterman collection
#60) Malcolm Cowley collection
#61) Rumer Godden collection.
#62) Dorothy Livesay collection
#63) John Kendrick Bangs collection
#64) Father Charles E. Coughlin collection
#65) Mowat / Pierre Berton three association collection (inscribed and provenance) items
#66) Hans Poulsen Egede collection (1686-1758)
#67) Hendrik Willem Van Loon collection
#68) William Dean Howells collection
#69) Bayard Taylor collection
#70) Album of American sheet music and patriotic ephemera.
#71) Hugh MacLennan collection
#72) Elihu Geer collection
#73) Captain Frederick Marryat collection
#74) Lawrence Hill collection.
#75) Lord Dufferin 6 ephemera items collection
#76) John Campbell, 9th Duke of Argyll, Marquis of Lorne collection
#77) Alec Waugh collection
#78) Henry Wadsworth Longfellow collection
#79) Elinor Glyn collection
#80) Hallie Erminie Rives collection
#81) Helen Mason Grose collection
#82) Booth Tarkington collection
#83) George Cruikshank collection
#84) Daphne du Maurier collection
#85) Sally Benson collection
#86) Charles and Henry Kingsley collection
#87) Sir Stephen Spender collection
#88) A.S.M. Hutchinson collection
#89) Early Niagara Falls Suspension & Clifton Suspension Bridge Archive / Collection
#90) Samuel Smiles collection
#91) Judge James Reid Quebec legal archives early (1730-1837) collection and archives
#92) Anna Jameson collection
#93) Emile Boutroux collection
#94) E. Phillips Oppenheim collection
#95) Beatrice Harraden collection
#96) The Universe of Light book (signed book with two TLS plus photo)
#97) Anita Loos Collection III
#98) Sir John Johnson, John Jacob Astor and others legal documents regarding Sir William Johnston USA land ownership dispute
#99) Kate Douglas Wiggin Collection III
#100) Joyce Cary collection
#101) Robert Pinsky collection
#102) Charles Dudley Warner collection
#103) Thomas Keneally collection
#104) Collection of a group 13 items of miscellaneous, ephemera, letters and photographs of Navy ships relating to Canada including HMCS Provider, HMS Ariadne, other Ships and Bou-Mahni Mines Algiers materials
#105) Allen Blakeney collection
#106) Nellie McClung collection of 14 books by and about her
#107) Ten (10) 1838 Maine Daily Journal (Augusta) newspapers with content 1837-38 Canadian Rebellion
#108) Twelve (12) 1838 New York American (NY) newspapers with content 1837-38 Canadian Rebellion
#109) War of 1812 - 24 issues from 1813 of New England Palladium, Boston newspapers
#110) War of 1812 - 43 issues from 1814 of New England Palladium, Boston newspapers
#111) Collection Twenty-four (24) 1838 Albany Argus (NY) newspapers with content 1837-38 Canadian Rebellion
#112) War of 1812 - 38 The Weekly Messenger, Boston newspaper collection from 1813 to 1815
#113) James B. Pond Lyceum Theatre Lecture Bureau & Agency collection
#114) Frank Allen Peake archives collection
#115) Kathleen Winsor collection
#116) Eliot George Fielding archives collection
#117) Emily Post collection
#118) Winston Pote Photography and Ephemera collection
#119) Doris Lessing Signed Books collection
#120) Sir Charles George Douglas Roberts collection
#121) War of 1812 - 15 USA newspaper issues dating from 1812 to 1815
#122) Carolyn Wells collection
#123) W.W. Jacobs and Louis N. Parker collection
#124) Warwick Deeping collection
#125) Lydia Ethel Farmer Painter collection
#126) Alfred Kreymborg collection
#127) Frank Lee Farnell literary archives collection
#128) Edward Bellamy collection
#129) William Gerhardi collection
#130) Francis Parkman Jr. collection
#131) Charles Morgan collection
#132) Henry J. Morgan collection
#133) Norman Davey collection.
#134) Grant Allen mini-collection

#1) 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

#2) 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

#3) 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$1,600.00 USD LDRB item # 7450

#6) Henry John Cody Collection

Henry John Cody collection of 15 items dating from 1898 to 1937 specifically, 2 handwritten notebooks, three letters and 10 various ephemera most from his time at St. Paul’s Anglican Church, Bloor Street, in Toronto. 1889-1937.

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#7) 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$500.00 USD LDRB item # 4351

#8) 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

#9) Mary Mapes Dodge Collection

Mary Mapes Dodge was an American children's writer best known for her story Hans Brinker (1865). She was also editor of the illustrated magazine Hearth and Home and the phenomenally successful children's periodical, St. Nicholas Magazine.

This collection includes 16 items dating from 1866 to 1902, specifically 8 Autographed Signed Letters (ASL); 3 Ephemera, 1 Photo and 3 Books inscribed  to Dodge (thus owned by Dodge) and 1 book written by Dodge.

Click here to view full details and or order the Mary Mapes Dodge Collection US$3,100.00 USD LDRB item # 7519

#10) 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....

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#11) Henry van Dyke Collection

Henry Van Dyke (1852-1933), Presbyterian clergyman, author, and professor.

Henry van Dyke Collection contains 91 items dating from 1892 to 1931, specifically 36 Autograph letters signed, 29 Typed letters signed, 6 Manuscripts, 11 Autographed signed notes / cards and 12 Ephemera.

 

 

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#12) 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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#13) 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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#14) 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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#15) 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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#16) 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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#17) 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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#18) 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$1,125.00 USD LDRB item # 7663

#19) 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.

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#20) 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.

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#21) 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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#22) Donald G. Mitchell Collection.

Donald Grant Mitchell, pseudonym Ik Marvel, was an American essayist and novelist known for nostalgic, sentimental books on American life. He is particularly known for his essay collection, Reveries of a Bachelor, which focuses on the dream-like lives of mid-nineteenth-century Americans. His other works include Doctor Johns (1866) and My Farm of Edgewood: A Country Book (1863). In 1846, he wrote newspaper articles for the Morning Courier and New York Enquirer under the pseudonym Ik Marvel. Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr., called him "one of the pleasantest of our American writers."

The Donald G. Mitchell Collection consists of 4 ALS, 1 Manuscript, 1 Signature, 1 CDV and 3 signed books with material dating from 1864 to 1907;

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#23) 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

#24) 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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#25) 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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#26) 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.

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#27) 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.

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#28) 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.

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#29) 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 16 items dating from 1902 to 1932, specifically 14 autographed letters signed, a partial letter, 1 book with ALS affixed and 1 signed photo.

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#30) 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.


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#31) 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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#32) 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, 5 Typescripts signed, 1 Autographed signed note, 3 B&w photos, 2 books with 2 ALS and Ephemera and 2 Artifacts.

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#33) 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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#34) 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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#35) 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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#36) 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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#37) 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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#38) 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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#39) 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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#40) Russell Markland collection

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


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

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#41) 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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#42) 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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#43) 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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#44) 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.

Click here to view full details and or order the Agatha Christie collection combined with Heron Carvic collection US$900.00 USD LDRB item # 7823

#45) 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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#46) 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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#47) 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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#48) 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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#49) 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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#50) 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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#51) 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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#52) 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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#53) 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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#54) George Bruce, Robert Bruce and Alexander Bruce holograph collection of 1 diary and 2 letters

George Bruce, Robert Bruce and Alexander Bruce collection of 2 holograph diaries and 17 other documents

The collection includes 19 items, specifically, two holograph Ontario diaries by Alexander D. Bruce, one 61 page diary (March 1884-April 15, 1885) one 64 page diary (Apr. 10, 1886, to Apr. 23, 1887, three holograph letters and 4 Cheese Factory related documents plus 9 original photos of family members and one large photo copy of 15 other family members. These Bruce family members were very successful Scottish emigrants in 1842 to Upper Canada (Markham area) in business, farming, milling (Carrick Mills renamed later to Bruce's Mill). They were all very active politically as evidenced by the content, authors and other people referred to. Absolutely fascinating first hand political perspective from a local, to national perspective.

 

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#55) William Edward Norris collection

W.E. Norris was a prolific English novelist and writer of short stories. Son of the Chief Justice of Ceylon. He was born in London and educated at Eton College. He travelled abroad, abandoned the idea of joining the diplomatic service, qualified as a barrister in 1874, and eventually chose to follow a literary career. He wrote more than sixty novels. He lived in Torquay. During the winter he went to Algiers or the Riviera. Some of his best known works are Matrimony (1881), My Friend Jim (1886), The Widower (1898), Nature’s Comedian (1904), and Pauline (1908).
The collection dates from 1883 to 1908 and consists of 11 signed letters and a signed note.

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#56) Dean Koontz collection

Dean Koontz is a best-selling American author in the genres of suspense, horror fiction, science fiction, thriller, and fantasy. He has also used approximately ten different pen names. His books have sold more than 450 million copies. Many of his books have been made into films.

The collection contains 35 items dating from 1977 to 2011, specifically, sixteen letters, five photos, two books, four posters, five newsletters, an autographed card and an interview. Many of the letters are signed typed form letters (“At certain times of the year, I’m able to answer readers’ letters with a line of two, more personally than I am able to do right now….”) with a paragraph written by Koontz to each correspondent.

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#57) Genevieve Taggard collection

Genevieve Taggard was an American poet of thirteen poetry collections. The author of the biography The Life and Mind of Emily Dickinson (1930), she edited the anthologies May Days: An Anthology of Verse from Masses-Liberator (1925) and Circumference: Varieties of Metaphysical Verse, 1456-1928 (1929). She was a contributing editor to the Marxist journal The New Masses.

The collection consists of 21 items dating from 1922 to 1939, specifically five letters and notes written by Taggard, five letters written by others related to Taggard, three books (two with ALS), a program, two B&W photos, and several news clippings.

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#58) Zona Gale collection

Zona Gale was American novelist, short story writer, poet, journalist, and Pulitzer prize winner for drama in 1921.
The collection consists of 13 items dating from 1906 to 1937 specifically, 6 letters, 3 books, an autographed note, 2 photographs, and a postcard.

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#59) Arthur Guiterman collection

Arthur Guiterman was an American poet of humorous verse, a co-founder of the Poetry Society of America 1910, President, Poetry Society of America, 1925-26 and an editor of Woman’s Home Companion and the Literary Digest.

The collection contains 15 items dating from 1920 to 1938 specifically,  eleven letters, a manuscript of a poem, a publisher’s advertising flyer, a program, and a printing block.

 

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#60) Malcolm Cowley collection

Malcolm Cowley was an American literary critic, poet, editor and a social historian who went on to become a representative of the America’s ‘Lost Generation’ after the World War I. In 1939, he received the ‘Harriet Monroe Memorial Prize’ for his poetry. In 1980, he was honored with the ‘National Book Award for Biography’ for his exceptional work, ‘And I Worked at the Writer’s Trade’.

The collection contains 23 items dating from 1930 to 1980, specifically 12 letters, 3 poems, 7 books, 1 photo and 1 signed newspaper article.

 

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#61) Rumer Godden collection.

Rumer Godden was a poet, memoirist, an English author of more than 60 fiction and nonfiction and children’s books. She was born in Sussex, but grew up in India, in Narayanganj. Many of her 60 books are set in India. Nine of her works were made into films, most notably Black Narcissus in 1947.

The collection contains 13 items dating from 1936 to 1995, specifically, nine letters (one on a leaflet), three photos, a movie poster, and first edition of her first published book-length work.

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#62) Dorothy Livesay collection

Dorothy Livesay is considered one of Canada’s pre-eminent poets and the winner of two Governor General’s Awards (1944, 1947). Following the publication of Green Pitcher (1928) when she was only nineteen years of age, she published Signpost (1932). This was followed by twenty-two other volumes of poetry and three memoirs.

This Dorothy Livesay collection material dating from 1928 to 1987, specifically, thirteen books and booklets of poetry, and three pieces of ephemera (a university convocation invitation 2 UofT programme booklets:). Most items are signed by Livesay. Many are association copies of other Canadian poets, especially Miriam Waddington. Some of these works are quite scarce. Practically all items are in very good or fine condition.

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#63) John Kendrick Bangs collection

John Kendrick Bangs was an American author, humorist, editor, and satirist. and the creator of modern Bangsian fantasy the school of fantasy writing that sets the plot wholly or partially in the afterlife.  

The collection items date from 1894 to 1921, specifically contains twelve letters, two books, one poster, and a note.

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#64) Father Charles E. Coughlin collection

Father Charles E. Coughlin was an American Canadian Roman Catholic Priest born in Hamilton, Ontario and ordained to the priesthood in Toronto in 1916 with the Basilian Fathers. He taught at Assumption College, also operated by the Basilians, in Windsor, Ontario.
When his religious order was re-organized in 1923, he moved to Detroit. In 1926, he ministered at the Shrine of the Little Flower in Royal Oak, Michigan, and began his radio broadcasts, reaching an audience of 30 million people. In 1934, he organized the National Union for Social Justice (later the Christian Front) through which he argued that neither capitalism nor democracy had a future in America. However, he often engaged in anti-Semitic attacks, supported fascist policies, and became a harsh critic of Franklin D. Roosevelt. His public career ended in May 1942 with the forced cancellation of his radio program and his newspaper, Social Justice. He served as a parish pastor until his retirement in 1966.
Collection material dates from 1931 to 1966 and includes 146 items, specifically, 129 Social Justice Newspapers, 4 Books, 9 B&W Photos, 3 Ephemera and 1 Medal.

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#65) Mowat / Pierre Berton three association collection (inscribed and provenance) items

Pierre Berton / Farley Mowat three association collection (inscribed and provenance) items. The three items are all personally connected to these two Canadian literary giants. Born less than a year apart, Berton and Mowat were passionate story tellers of non-fiction and popular culture. They were the best of friends with Jack McClelland, their flamboyant publisher. Their own relationship blew hot and cold.

Two Farley Mowat related items;
1) The Regiment. Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, 1955. First edition.(inscribed to Pierre (Burton)
2) Typed letter igned (TLS) to Clyde Gilmour (a Canadian broadcaster and journalist), 31 October 1994.

Pierre Berton provenance, related item;
Fox, George, 1624-1691. A Journal,  1694. Multiple provenance: on title page, “Walter Tothills Book Bedford Street London”; on front free endpaper, “Thomas Thompson Grocer | Appleby | 16th of the 8th month 1813 | Tho. Thompson | Liverpool | 1845 | to his son | Wm. Thompson”; obtained from the Pierre Berton estate. Thomas Phillips Thompson, Pierre Berton’s grandfather, was a journalist, author, and labour organizer.

 

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#66) Hans Poulsen Egede collection (1686-1758)

Greenland missionary work collection contains 4 items dating from 1818 to 1954 specifically 3 books and one ALS letter.
• James Montgomery. Greenland, and Other Poems. London: Printed by Strahan and Spottiswoode for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1819. First edition
• Hans Egede. A Description of Greenland. London: T. and J. Allman, 1818. A new 2nd edition with an historical introduction and a life of the author.
• Louis Bobé. Hans Egede: Colonizer and Missionary of Greenland. Copenhagen, Denmark: Rosenkilde and Bagger, 1952. Paper covers, near fine. First Edition

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#67) Hendrik Willem Van Loon collection

Hendrik Willem van Loon (1882-1944) was a Dutch-American historian, journalist, illustrator, and award-winning children’s book author winning the first Newberry Medal in 1922 for “The Story of Mankind”. In 1942 he was knighted by Queen Wilhelmina for his contribution to the Dutch resistance.
 
The collection contains 18 items dating from 1925 to 1942, specifically, 7 B&W photos, 5 books with 3 letters laid in 2 books (one letter in another hand commenting on Van Loon’s character), and three pieces of ephemera.

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#68) William Dean Howells collection

William Dean Howells nicknamed “The Dean of American Letters”, was a prolific realist novelist, literary critic (Atlantic Monthly), poet, and playwright. He was a close colleague and friend with many major American writers of the nineteenth century, including Henry Adams, William James, Henry James, and Mark Twain.

The collection contains 16 items dating from 1874 to 1916 specifically, of eight letters (two in two books and one in a framed a photoprint) and five cards with signatures.

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#69) Bayard Taylor collection

Bayard Taylor (1825-1878) was an American poet, novelist, literary critic, translator, travel writer, and diplomat. Taylor is widely accredited with writing the first American gay novel: Joseph and His Friend: A Story of Pennsylvania.

The collection contains 15 items dating from 1844 to 1890 specifically, 2 ALS letter, 3 cartes-de-visite, 2 books (including his first book), 5 postcards, a pictorial playing card and Engraving and paper with signature.

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#70) Album of American sheet music and patriotic ephemera.

Album of American sheet music and patriotic ephemera. A collection of 35 pieces of sheet music published between 1848 and 1865, many composed during the Civil War. There are two versions of The Star Spangled Banner and also a very scarce piece by Stephen C. Foster. With this collection are two early handwritten patriotic poems.

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#71) Hugh MacLennan collection

Hugh MacLennan (was a Canadian novelist and English professor at Lower Canada College and McGill University. He won five Governor General's Awards.
The collection contains 6 items dating from 1941 to 1988 specifically, two signed books, a pamphlet, a magazine, a letter, and a photo.

 

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#72) Elihu Geer collection

Elihu Geer was a printer and publisher in Hartford, Connecticut. He operated a printing shop and stationery store. Geer also published the Hartford Journal from 1843-1844 and Geer's Hartford Directory. Geer 's Hartford City Directory for 1876-7 has a listing for Mark Twain. Twain and his family lived in Hartford from 1874 to 1891. Twain wrote his most important works during the years he lived there, including Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, and A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur 's Court.

The collection contains 12 items dating from 1838 to 1876 specifically three letters and 8 imprints.

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#73) Captain Frederick Marryat collection

Captain Frederick Marryat was a Royal Navy officer, a novelist, and an acquaintance of Charles Dickens. He is noted today as an early pioneer of the sea story, particularly for his semi-autobiographical novels and for his children's novels. He is probably one of the most important authors to write historical naval fiction books.

The collection contains 4 items, dating from 1844 to 188?, specifically 1 book with laid in signed note and 2 ephemera.

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#74) Lawrence Hill collection.

Lawrence Hill (b1957) is a Canadian novelist, essayist, educator, and documentary writer. His epic novel, The Book of Negroes, tells the spell-binding story of a girl, Aminata Diallo, forcefully brought to South Carolina from West Africa at the time of the American Revolution. The novel won the Commonwealth Writers' Prize, the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize, and the CBC Radio Canada Reads competition.
Dan Hill, (b1954) Lawrence’s older brother, is a Canadian pop singer songwriter and author. He has had two major international hits with his songs "Sometimes When We Touch" and "Can't We Try".

The collection is comprised of 6 signed books dating from 1983 to 2015 (5 books inscribed by Lawrence Hill  and one book signed by Dan Hill), a dozen signing photos of Lawrence Hill and a few pieces of ephemera inside the books.

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#75) Lord Dufferin 6 ephemera items collection

Collection of 6 items circa 1870 to 1880 of 6 ephemera items; 1 albumen Cabinet Card, 3 albumen CVD's, Dufferin cut signature with long salutation and Ontario's Farewell to the Earl of Dufferin booklet.

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#76) John Campbell, 9th Duke of Argyll, Marquis of Lorne collection

John Campbell, 9th Duke of Argyll, Marquis of Lorne collection includes 26 items dating from 1868 to 1911 specifically, 7 holograph letters, 2 holograph ephemera and 17 Albumen Photo Cards (all CVD’s except one signed Cabinet Card)

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#77) Alec Waugh collection

Alec Waugh was a British novelist and travel writer. He was the son of Arthur Waugh (author, literary critic, and publisher) and elder brother of Evelyn Waugh. Waugh was a successful author of over 50 works, and lived in many exotic places throughout his life which later became the settings for some of his texts.

The collection consists of 17 items dating from 1930 to 1973 specifically, 9 Autographed Signed letters, 5 photos, 2 inscribed books and a singed postcard.

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#78) Henry Wadsworth Longfellow collection

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was the author of Evangeline, The Song of Hiawatha, and many poetry collections, Longfellow (1807-1882) was America’s greatest poet of the nineteenth century. He was also a translator, educator, and novelist.

The collection consists of 52 items dating from 1850 to 1911 specifically, 2 letters, 4 books, 2 Autograph albums, 27 Photo cards (6 CVD’s, 4 Cabinet Cards, 19 Post cards), 5 pieces of sheet music, 4 others (card, first day of issue envelope with 3 Longfellow stamps and reading circle/statue association memberships, 2 calendars, 2 cigar labels and 2 Engraved Prints

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#79) Elinor Glyn collection

Elinor Glyn was an English author, journalist and screen writer and best known for Three Weeks (1907) a steamy romance novel which was shocking for its time. She specialised in romantic fiction which was considered scandalous for its time, although her works are relatively tame by modern standards. Her vibrant romances dealt with aristocracy and issues of morality in society. She popularized the concept of the It-girl and had tremendous influence on early 20th-century popular culture and, possibly, on the careers of notable Hollywood stars such as Rudolph Valentino, Gloria Swanson and, especially, Clara Bow.

This large collection contains 153 items dating from 1902 to 2009, specifically, 49 Ephemera and archives, 99 Books and 5 Books about Elinor Glyn and related material.

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#80) Hallie Erminie Rives collection

Hallie Erminie Rives was a best-selling novelist and wife of the American diplomat Post Wheeler. Rives was the recipient of several poems written in her honour.
The collection consists of 9 items dating from 1894 to 1924 specifically, 4 letters, a composite photo, and 4 books (2 signed).

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#81) Helen Mason Grose collection

Helen Mason Grose was born and buried in Providence, Rhode Island, Helen Mason Grose (née Helen Bowen Mason, was an artist and book illustrator.
This collection is comprised of the remnants of Grose’s personal papers (circa 1900-1964). The archive has approximately 100 b&w photos, most of which at one time were pasted into a photo album. Many depict Grose in youth and old age, painting and drawing, pencil and paintbrush often in hand, her husband (Howard Bristol Grose), gardens and residences, children, students in a classroom setting, men in uniform, and members of Grose’s family. Many of the photos are unidentified. There are also a dozen images of Grose’s works, 4 of which are real photos, postcard size and smaller. A highlight of the archive is a water color painting, apparently entitled “Cherry Blossoms”, signed by Grose in pencil in the lower right hand corner, frame measures 16 3/8 × 13 ¾ inches, single matted, with an image opening of 9 13/16" × 7 3/8". There are approximately 80 letters and cards in the correspondence. A major correspondent is Jacqueline Rambaud in France, a librarian in Paris and a specialist in old manuscripts, who Grose sponsored during and after.

 

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#82) Booth Tarkington collection

Booth Tarkington was an American novelist, dramatist, and Pulitzer Prize winner. During the 1910s and 1920s, he was considered America’s greatest living author. He is one of only three novelists to win the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction more than once, along with William Faulkner and John Updike.

The collection consists of 24 items dating from 1909 to 1941, specifically 3 letters, 1 signed page, 5 photos, 2 books, and 13 ephemera (2 pieces of sheet music, 7 programs and playbills, 2 lobby cards, and 2 post cards). One of the playbills prints letters of appreciation from Woodrow Wilson and Theodore Roosevelt to Alexandra Carlisle, an English actress and suffragist who settled in the United States.

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#83) George Cruikshank collection

George Cruikshank was a celebrated British caricaturist, book illustrator, and friend of Charles Dickens.

The collection consists of 5 items dating from 1831 to 1872, specifically a manuscript, 3 books formerly owned by Cruikshank and a carte-de-visite,

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#84) Daphne du Maurier collection

Daphne du Maurier collection pertaining to two books: her novel, The Glass-Blowers (published 1963); and Myself When Young (published 1977).

The collection consists of 8 items dating from 1977 to 1963, specifically;
• Novel The Glass-Blowers 1 manuscript notebook, 1 letter from an American agent, and 2 books (one inscribed) plus 2 complete typescript of two books,
• Novel Myself When Young 1 Typescript and 2 Final Galley Proofs of Myself When Young.

The Glass-Blowers (published 1963) material:
In her novel The Glass-Blowers, du Maurier recounts the tale of her forebears, the Busson family of master glass-blowers, leading up to and through the French Revolution. Sophie Duval reveals to her long-lost nephew the tragic story of a family of master craftsmen in eighteenth-century France. Drawing on her own family's tale of tradition and sorrow, du Maurier weaves an unforgettable saga of beauty, war, and family.

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#85) Sally Benson collection

Sally Benson was an American screenwriter and short story author, best known for her semi-autobiographical stories collected including the creator of Judy Graves, the awkward, ungainly yet curiously appealing adolescent heroine of the “Junior Miss” stories in The New Yorker and “Meet Me in St. Louis,” published in 1942, which comprised pleasant fragments about a year in the life of a family of St. Louis. Hollywood made it into a popular musical in which Judy Garland sang “The Trolley Song.”

The collection consists of 22 items dating from 1942 to 1949, specifically, 12 letters from her husband, 3 photos, 1 film script, 2 pieces of sheet music, 3 lobby cards, and 1 press kit for a movie.

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#86) Charles and Henry Kingsley collection

Charles Kingsley (1819-1875) was an Anglican clergyman, university professor, historian and novelist, the author of many books including The Water-Babies and Westward Ho!. He was a friend and correspondent with Charles Darwin. A hotel opened in 1897 in Bloomsbury, London, was named after Kingsley. The hotel was founded by teetotallers who admired Kingsley for his political views and his ideas on social reform. It still exists and is now known as The Kingsley by Thistle. In 1905 the composer Cyril Rootham wrote a musical setting of Kingsley's poem Andromeda: the work was performed at the Bristol Music Festival in 1908. Like Kingsley, Rootham had been educated at Bristol Grammar School.

Henry Kingsley (1830 -1876), his younger brother, was an English Writer; Novelist; Artist; Painter; Draughtsman; Gold-miner and exponent of Muscular Christianity. He attended King's College School and in 1850 matriculated to Worcester College, Oxford. He decided to migrate and arrived at Melbourne and stayed in Australia from 1853 to 1857. Kingsley's first novel, The Recollections of Geoffry Hamlyn, was published in mid-1859 and was immediately successful. Ravenshoe, generally considered his best novel, ran as a serial in Macmillan's Magazine from January 1861 to July 1862.

The collection consists of 14 items dating from 1857 to 1870, specifically, 5 letters, 1 note, 7 photos (cartes-de-visite), and 1 post card

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#87) Sir Stephen Spender collection

Sir Stephen Spender was an English poet, novelist, editor and essayist who concentrated on themes of social injustice and the class struggle in his work. He was appointed Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the United States Library of Congress in 1965.
The collection consists of 11 items dating from 1954 to 1994, specifically, 6 letters, 1 typescript, and 4 books from Spender’s library.

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#88) A.S.M. Hutchinson collection

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

The A.S.M. Hutchinson collection consists of 21 items dating from 1922 to 1947, specifically, 10 letters, 2 pieces of sheet music, 1 book, 7 b&w photos and 1 colour photo cigarette card.

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#89) Early Niagara Falls Suspension & Clifton Suspension Bridge Archive / Collection

This Early Niagara Falls Suspension & Clifton Suspension Bridge Archive / Collection of 16 items enables one to follow the evolution of some events along the NFSB & CSB growth and history during the 1847-53 period and after. Most items are scarce to rare.

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#90) Samuel Smiles collection

Samuel Smiles (1812-1904) was a Scottish non-fiction author and a government reformer. His best known work, Self-Help, combined Victorian morality with sound free market ideas into moral tales, showing the benefits of thrift, hard work, education, perseverance, and character. He also drew upon the personal success stories of the emerging self-made millionaires in the pottery industry (Josiah Wedgwood), the railway industry (Watt and Stephenson), and the weaving industry (Jacquard) to make his point that the benefits of the market were open to anyone.

The collection consists of 12 items, dating from 1867 to 1890, specifically, 7 letters, 1 portion of another letter/note, 3 cartes de visite, and 1 book.

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#91) Judge James Reid Quebec legal archives early (1730-1837) collection and archives

The Honorable Judge James Reid was born in Scotland and came to Canada around 1788. He was called to the bar of Lower Canada in 1794 and in 1807 was appointed a judge of the Court of King’s Bench at Montreal. He filled the judicial office of one of the Judges of the Court of King's Bench, Lower Canada, for a period of thirty-three years, fifteen of which he presided as Chief Justice. During that time he handled many legal cases including many Fur Trade related cases including that of the North West Company.

Archive Content Summary:
• 81 Files (approx. 3,560 original pieces in English and French)
• approx. 454 Autographed Letters Signed (ALS)
• approx. 2,814 legal documents
• approx. 292 receipts.
• Covering 1730-1837 with 1798-1807 predominant.
• 9 Boxes - 1-6 are arranged chronologically by year.
• 2 separate case file folders

 

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#92) Anna Jameson collection

Anna Brownwell Jameson was a multi-talented Victorian Irish author and art critic. Anna Jameson was one of the few female writers in the late 1820s to gain notoriety as not only an amazing writer, but also as a strong supporter of the feminist movement in all genres of literature. She contributed on a range of subjects, including early feminism, art history, travel, Shakespeare, poetry, and German culture. Her circle of friends included Lady Byron, Jane Carlyle, Fanny Kemble, Elizabeth Gaskell, the Brownings and Harriete Martineau.

The Anna Jameson collection contains 10 items, dating from 1828 to 1857, specifically 6 ALS & ANS, 3 books (one signed) and 1 engraved print.

 

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#93) Emile Boutroux collection

Étienne Émile Marie Boutroux was an eminent 19th century French philosopher of science and religion, and an historian of philosophy. He was a professor of history of modern philosophy at the Sorbonne in Paris, and an elected a member of Academy of the Moral and Political Sciences in 1898.
This collection consists of 18 Boutroux autographed letters signed (ALS) all written in French and dating from 1908 to 1913.

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#94) E. Phillips Oppenheim collection

E. Phillips Oppenheim was a best-selling English novelist who wrote approximately 100 novels and 40 anthologies of short stories. He is considered one of the originators of the thriller genre, his novels also range from spy thrillers to romance, but all have an undertone of intrigue.

The collection contains 12 items dating from 1913 to 1940, specifically, 5 letters, 5 photos, 1 autograph, and 1 book.

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#95) Beatrice Harraden collection

Beatrice Harraden was an influential British novelist, publishing seventeen novels, besides journalism and letters to the editor, short stories, a suffrage play and pamphlet, and children's books. She was a leader of the suffragette movement, the Women’s Social and Political Union. Her novel, Ships That Pass in the Night (1893), a love story set in a tuberculosis sanatorium, sold over one million copies. In 1883, she received her BA degree as well as an honors degree in Classics and Mathematics, which would have been a noteworthy feat for a woman in this era.


The collection contains 12 Autographed Letters Signed, circa 1890s-1914.

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#96) The Universe of Light book (signed book with two TLS plus photo)

The Universe of Light. London: G. Bell & Sons Ltd, 1933. Greenish blue cloth in slightly chipped dust jacket. 283 pages with 26 illustrated plates, some in colour. Minor rubbing of the boards but otherwise, very good. Signed by Bragg on the title page. With 2 TLS to Jerome Alexander, 26 May and 29 May 1933, about sending a copy of the book to Alexander’s colleague, Mr. Foley, and 2 obituary notices of Bragg (Science, 12 June 1942 by W.F.G. Swann; news clipping). B&w photo

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#97) Anita Loos Collection III

Anita Loos was an American screenwriter, playwright and author, best known for her blockbuster comic novel, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. She wrote film scripts from 1912, and became arguably the first-ever staff scriptwriter, when D.W. Griffith put her on the payroll at Triangle Film Corporation. She went on to write many of the Douglas Fairbanks films, as well as the stage adaptation of Colette’s Gigi. "In attempting to chronicle the sordid end of Anita's life, Carey is restricted by the impassive voice he has assumed. In her last few years, Anita devoted herself to Gladys and her young charge, Miss Moore. But when Anita was ill, Gladys was 70 years old and possibly had a drinking problem. Carey's description of the battle over Loos' will and her friends scandalized reaction to her relationship with Gladys and Miss Moore, who are African-American, is blank, uninflected. The sadness and tragedy of Anita's loneliness are left unexamined. Quoted from Aline Brosh review of Gary Carey's 1988 Anita Loos a Woman in a Man's World book.

The collection consists of 8 items dating from 1924 to 1966, specifically, 2 books, 1 typescript, 2 letters, 1 photo, 1 movie herald and Loos’s signature on a card.

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#98) Sir John Johnson, John Jacob Astor and others legal documents regarding Sir William Johnston USA land ownership dispute

15 Legal documents prepared for a potential very high profile court case and documents dating circa 1798. Herman Leroi, William Bayard & Gerrit Boon James Jackson, Peter Smith, William Laight & John Jacob Astor are some plantiffs. The documents refer to the eligibility of a group of men in Canada to make claim for losses due to land confiscations in the American Revolution. Most plantiffs were United Empire Loyalists who left the Mohawk Valley of New York from land owed by Sir William Johnson.

These legal documents are primarily drafts and final depositions from men who swore that the petitioners did not own the land on which they resided in the Mohawk Valley as they were actual tenants on land owned by Sir William Johnson.

 

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#99) Kate Douglas Wiggin Collection III

Kate Douglas Wiggin was the author of numerous children's books, notably, Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm; she also founded the first free kindergarten in San Francisco, and devoted much of her working life to children's welfare and charities. While Wiggin’s book’s attract great interest and attention this collection provides might greater personal insight and association with this charming author. A great opportunity for any Kate Douglas Wiggin new or existing fan to enhance their Wiggin collection.

The collection consists of 14 items dating from 1900 to 1938, specifically, 4 books, 2 calendars, 1 letter, 1 photoprint, 2 leaflets, and 2 photo postcards. A few unrecorded.

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#100) Joyce Cary collection

Joyce Cary was an Anglo-Irish novelist and artist with a place in three literatures (English, Irish, Nigerian) His most well-known book was The Horse's Mouth. He developed a trilogy form in which each volume is narrated by one of three protagonists. Cary is often identified with Modernism. “Mr. Cary…has actuality like Defoe, humor and energy like Dickens, hand-made prose and improvisation like both these great writers.” - The New York Times

The collection includes 22 items dating from 1936 to 1962, specifically 1 ALS, 8 lobby film cards, and 13 books.

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#101) Robert Pinsky collection

Robert Pinsky is an American poet, essayist, literary critic, translator, and academic. From 1997 to 2000, he served as Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress. Pinsky is the author of nineteen books, most of which are collections of his poetry. His published work also includes critically acclaimed translations, Dante Alighieri's Inferno and The Separate Notebooks by Czesław Miłosz.

The collection is comprised of 19 items dating from 1968 to 2017, specifically, 1 typescript, 6 books, 1 letter, 8 photos, 1 small broadside and 2 e-mail exchanges.

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#102) Charles Dudley Warner collection

Charles Dudley Warner was an American essayist, novelist, lawyer. After the Clemens family moved to Hartford in 1871, Warner and Samuel Langhorne Clemens (Mark Twain) became friends, and collaborated on The Gilded Age (1873–74). It is for his share in this book, the first novel by either writer, that Warner is now best remembered. Warner was assistant editor (1860) and editor (1861-7) of The Hartford Press, and after The Press was merged into The Hartford Courant, was co-editor with Joseph R. Hawley; in 1884 he joined the editorial staff of Harper's Magazine, for which he conducted "The Editor's Drawer" until 1892, when he took charge of "The Editor's Study." He died in Hartford on the 20th of October 1900.

The collection consists of 15 items in total dating from 1863 to 1894, specifically, 10 letters, 4 signatures on cards or paper, and 1 book.

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#103) Thomas Keneally collection

Thomas Keneally is a prolific Australian novelist, playwright and author. He won the Booker Prize in 1982 with Schindler's Ark, later made into the Steven Spielberg Academy Award-winning film Schindler's List. 

The collection contains 18 items dating from 1972 to 1993, specifically, 5 letters, 3 cards, 2 commemorative envelopes, and 8 books.

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#104) Collection of a group 13 items of miscellaneous, ephemera, letters and photographs of Navy ships relating to Canada including HMCS Provider, HMS Ariadne, other Ships and Bou-Mahni Mines Algiers materials

Collection of a group 14 items of miscellaneous, ephemera, letters and photographs of Navy ships relating to Canada including HMCS Provider, HMS Ariadne, other Ships and Bou-Mahni Mines Algiers materials. Dates on photos are period dates not we believe when the prints were made.

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#105) Allen Blakeney collection

Allan Blakeney Collection consists of 7 item dating from 1979 to 1981, specifically, four typed letters on Saskatchewan Office of Premier signed, two of the same color photographs signed and 1 colour printed portrait autopen signed. All in near fine condition.

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#106) Nellie McClung collection of 14 books by and about her

A nice collection of 14 McClung books and two biographies about her. all books are generally in good condition.
1908 Sowing Seeds in Danny
1910 The Second Chance
1912 The Black Creek Stopping-House
1917 The Next Of Kin : Those Who Wait and Wonder
1918 Three Times Out
1921 Purple Springs
1925 Painted Fires with DJ
[1926] All We Like Sheep
1935 Clearing in the West: My Own Story with DJ
[1936] Leaves From Lantern Lane with DJ and signed
1937 More Leaves from Lantern Lane with DJ and signed
1945 The Stream Runs Fast
1980 Our Nell (soft-cover) by Candace Savage
1993 Firing the Heather with DJ and signed by authors Marilyn Davis and Mary Hallett

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#107) Ten (10) 1838 Maine Daily Journal (Augusta) newspapers with content 1837-38 Canadian Rebellion

Ten (10) 1838 Maine Daily Journal (Augusta) newspapers with content 1837-38 Canadian Rebellion

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#108) Twelve (12) 1838 New York American (NY) newspapers with content 1837-38 Canadian Rebellion

Twelve (12) 1838 New York American (NY) newspapers with content 1837-38 Canadian Rebellion

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#109) War of 1812 - 24 issues from 1813 of New England Palladium, Boston newspapers

24 issues from 1813 War of 1812 New England Palladium, Boston, newspapers. About 40% with some written content descriptions, virtually all with some War of 1812 related content. The papers are in only fair condition, heavy rag paper with foxing and tears.

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#110) War of 1812 - 43 issues from 1814 of New England Palladium, Boston newspapers

43 issues from 1814 War of 1812 New England Palladium, Boston, newspapers. About 40% with some written content descriptions, virtually all with some War of 1812 related content. The papers are in only fair condition, heavy rag paper with foxing and tears.

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#111) Collection Twenty-four (24) 1838 Albany Argus (NY) newspapers with content 1837-38 Canadian Rebellion

Collection Twenty-four (24) 1838 Albany Argus (NY) newspapers with content 1837-38 Canadian Rebellion

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#112) War of 1812 - 38 The Weekly Messenger, Boston newspaper collection from 1813 to 1815

War of 1812 - 39 issues from The Weekly Messenger, Boston, Massachusetts newspapers
About 60% with some written content descriptions, virtually all with some War of 1812 related content. The papers are in good to fair condition, heavy rag paper with foxing and some tears.

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#113) James B. Pond Lyceum Theatre Lecture Bureau & Agency collection

POND WAS ONE OF THE FIRST LITERARY AGENCIES IN AMERICA. The collection contains 40 items, dating from 1855 to 1959 specifically, 4 books, 13 photographs, over 50 pages of ts. and ms., 14 letters, 2 advertising brochures, 1 news letter journal, news clippings, and other various related ephemera.

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#114) Frank Allen Peake archives collection

The Frank Allen Peake archives collection contains approximately 220 pieces ranging in dates from 1903 to 1936 of correspondence and archival material.

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#115) Kathleen Winsor collection

Kathleen Winsor (1919-2003) was an American novelist, best known for her best-selling novel Forever Amber. Winsor graduated in 1938 from the University of California, Berkeley. Winsor’s interesting personal life includes being married four times.
The collection consists of 11 items dating from 1948 to 1979, specifically, 2 letters, 1 movie herald, 5 books, and 3 photos.

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#116) Eliot George Fielding archives collection

Born in Brooklyn, New York, George Fielding Eliot (1894-1971) was an author of historical naval fiction, a commentator, and military analyst. He was a Second Lieutenant in the Australian army in World War I. He became a member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and later a Major in the Military Intelligence Reserve of the United States Army. He was the author of 15 books on military and political matters in the 1930s through the 1960s, wrote a syndicated column on military affairs, and was the military analyst on radio and on television for CBS News during World War II. From the outbreak of the war in 1939 until 1947, his column on military affairs appeared daily in The Herald Tribune and 34 other papers, and was said to have had five million readers. Major George Fielding Eliot was one of several prolific war fiction writers for the pulps. Eliot resided in New York City during much of his writing and broadcasting career.

The archives collection contain approximately 170 items dating from 1936 to 1970, specifically, 2 passports (1936-40; 1946-50) and approximately 165 letters and replies with many news clippings, articles, and other enclosures on political and military issues from the onset of WWII to the Vietnam War.

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#117) Emily Post collection

Emily Post was an American novelist, author, columnist, socialite, and an authority on etiquette. "Etiquette," she once said, "is the science of living. It embraces everything. It is the code of sportsmanship and of honor. It is ethics." More than half a century after her death, her name is still used in titles of etiquette books.

The collection includes 40 items dating from 1936 to 1951 specifically, 3 letters, 24 mimeo radio transcripts, 2 books, 2 photos, 4 postcard/prints, 4 brochures/leaflets, and a card.

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#118) Winston Pote Photography and Ephemera collection

The collection is comprised of 24 items dating from 1929 to 1983, specifically, 11 photos, 7 letters, and 5 postcards.

Winston H. Pote was one of America’s earliest ski photographers. His career in the 1920s paralleled the rise of alpine skiing in America. For example, he took photos of Charley Proctor, the only native-born American, on the 1928 US Olympic team. He began working as a druggist in Swampscott, Mass., was as an amateur guide and photographer, and then became a winter mountaineer and lecturer specializing in aerial photography of the New Hampshire mountains during winter. After his first expedition to the White Mountains in the winter of 1923, Pote returned often to Mt. Washington in all seasons. He took the earliest movies and aerial photographs of the mountain. During World War II, he volunteered for the “ski troops” and was the official still photographer of the U.S. Army 10th Mountain Division in the Colorado Rockies. After the war he returned to civilian life and moved with his wife, Marion, to a farm in Lancaster, Coos County, New Hampshire. He became one of America’s most celebrated photographers of scenic views (mountains and high valleys) for Christmas cards and calendars. He was the author of Mountain Troops, 10th Mountain Division, Camp Hale, Colorado (1982) and Mount Washington in Winter: Photographs and Recollections, 1923-1940 (1985).

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#119) Doris Lessing Signed Books collection

Doris Lessing was a British-Zimbabwean (Rhodesian) novelist. She was awarded the 2007 Nobel Prize in Literature.

The collection has 8 signed books dating from 1957 to 2000

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#120) Sir Charles George Douglas Roberts collection

Sir Charles George Douglas Roberts Known as the Father of Canadian Poetry, Charles G.D. Roberts was a poet and prose writer who inspired creativity in other poets of his generation, among them Bliss Carman (his cousin), Archibald Lampman and Duncan Campbell Scott. Together, these four poets became known as the "Confederation" poets.
Charles G. D. Roberts collection contains 10 items dating from 1892 to 1930, specifically 9 Books & 1 signed inscription.

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#121) War of 1812 - 15 USA newspaper issues dating from 1812 to 1815

15 issues from 1812 to 1815 of various USA newspapers. 100% with some written content descriptions, all with some War of 1812 related content. The papers are in only fair to good condition, heavy rag paper with some foxing and tears.

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#122) Carolyn Wells collection

Carolyn Wells was a prolific American poet, mystery novelist, and children’s author, who married Hadwin Houghton, the heir of the Houghton-Mifflin publishing empire. Wells often traveled to England and cultivated a wide circle of literary friends on both sides of the Atlantic. She wrote approximately 170 books. Several of her books have been turned into films, "Dearie" (1927), "The Woman Next Door" (1919), "The Mark Of Cain" (1917), "The Countless Charming" (1917), and "He Got There After All" (1917).

The collection contains 13 items dating from 1900 to 1939, specifically, 1 partial manuscript, 4 letters, 3 books, 2 cards, 1 note, 1 decorative envelope, and 1 title page.

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#123) W.W. Jacobs and Louis N. Parker collection

William Wymark Jacobs was an English author of short stories and novels, best known for his farcical comedies and his horror story, “The Monkey's Paw”.
Louis N. Parker was an English dramatist, composer and translator. His 1911 Broadway play, Disraeli, was made into silent films in 1916 and 1921 and a talking film in 1929; the actor George Arliss won the Academy Award for best actor in a leading role in the 1929 film adaptation.
Jacobs and Parker collaborated together on a number dramatic projects, including the 1907 stage adaptation by Parker of “The Monkey's Paw”.
The collection contains 30 items dating from 1900 to 1920, specifically, 3 letters, 1 signed quotation, 2 books (ALS and laid in signature), 6 theatre programs, and 14 photo cards.

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#124) Warwick Deeping collection

Trained as a medical doctor at Cambridge University, Warwick Deeping served in the Royal Army Medical Corps during World War I. He abandoned medicine and became a full-time author. Seven of his novels were best-sellers, notably Sorrell and Son. During his career he published at least one or two novels annually as well as hundreds of short stories. His early work is dominated by historical romances. His later novels attempted to keep alive the spirit of the Edwardian age.

The collection contains 37 items dating from 1913 to 1950, specifically, 34 Autographed Signed Letters, 1 movie herald, 1 photo card, and 1 book (signature laid in).

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#125) Lydia Ethel Farmer Painter collection

Lydia Ethel Farmer Painter (G.E.X. pseud.) was born on 14 April 1842 in Sandy Spring MM, Columbiana, Ohio, the daughter of James Farmer (1802-1891) and Meribah Butler Farmer (1805-1898). She was an American author, poet, traveler, and the owner of the Cleveland and Pittsburgh Railroad. On 17 January 1861, she married John Vickers Painter (1835-1903), a banker, businessmen, and associate of John D. Rockefeller. She died on 8 March 1909 in Santa Barbara, California. Prior to the stock market crash, the Painter family was one of the wealthiest families in the USA. Their son, Kenyon Vickers Painter (1867-1940), was a financier, big game hunter, art collector, and philanthropist.

The collection contains 6 items dating from 1897 to 1908, specifically 2 Autographed Signed Letter, 3 books and 1 advertising brochure.

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#126) Alfred Kreymborg collection

Alfred Kreymborg was an American poet, novelist, playwright, literary editor, and anthologist. The son of a cigar-store owner, he attended public school in Manhattan and became a chess phenomenon by the age of ten. He began writing poetry in his late teens and soon became an active figure in the Greenwich Village literary circles. The first writer to be involved with Alfred Stieglitz’s 291 gallery, he joined forces with the avant-garde photographer Man Ray in 1913 to create The Glebe, a Modernist journal. His first book of poetry, Mushrooms: A Book of Free Forms (1916), solidified his reputation as one of the first writers utilizing free verse. By the end of his life at the age of eighty-two, Kreymborg had edited several notable little magazines, written forty books, lectured, taught, and served as associate director of the Federal Radio of the W.P.A., president of the Poetry Society of America, and judge of the Pulitzer prize competition.

The collection contains 15 items dating from 1916 to 1955 specifically, 7 typed signed letters, 1 autographed post card, 5 signed books, and 2 photos.

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#127) Frank Lee Farnell literary archives collection

Frank Lee Farnell, born in New Haven, Conn., was the editor of Young Folks’ Letter Bureau (Boston), Frank Leslie’s Pleasant Hours for Boys and Girls (1890s), Frank Leslie’s Popular Monthly (1895-), and The Authors’ Journal (New York, 1895-6). He was also the president and secretary of New York’s Philomathean Society in 1898 (member in the 1880s onwards), the head of the United Literary Press / Bureau (after 1898), and founder and president of the Writers’ Club of the Brooklyn (established 1895). His father, Alfred Francis Farnell (1835-1908), was an antiquarian bookseller who emigrated from Yorkshire, England to New Haven in 1865, set up a circulating library, and moved to Brooklyn, New York with businesses under the names of A.F. Farnell & Sons and Ye Olde Booke Shoppe (the bookstore that purchased Herman Melville’s library in 1891). The Farnell family also included Maud M. Farnell, Henry A. Farnell, and Fred W. Farnell. Frank Lee Farnell married Genevieve Lucile Browne of Cincinnati in 1898.

The archives collection consists of approximately 250 pp. of poems, stories and articles, 3 photos; 12 letters and notes. 1880-1898, and ephemera

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#128) Edward Bellamy collection

Edward Bellamy was an American author, journalist, and political activist, best known for his utopian novel, Looking Backward, 2000-1887 (1888), in which a Boston gentleman is placed in a trance in 1887, awakens in the year 2000, and is transported from a world of war and want to one of peace and plenty. In his fictitious time-traveling story, Bellamy predicted shopping malls, credit cards, and cars. His socialist vision inspired the formation of numerous “Nationalist Clubs” dedicated to the propagation of his political ideals. The Nationalist, a monthly magazine for the nationalization of industry and the brotherhood of humanity, was produced in May 1889 by the Boston Club No. 1. This short-lived magazine was succeeded on 31 January 1891 by a weekly magazine, The New Nation, which attempted to reach a broader readership.

The collection dates from 1888 to 1892, and contains 16 items, specifically, 1 letter, 1 book, and 14 issues of two magazines.

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#129) William Gerhardi collection

William Gerhardi, later 1971, Gerhardie, was an Anglo-Russian playwright and novelist. At the beginning of his career, he was the toast of literary London and won praise from Evelyn Waugh, H.G. Wells, Edith Wharton, and other notable authors. The reaction of the general public never approached the literary response, however. In 1939, he stopped publishing. Thereafter, he lived in relative seclusion, although he told his friends that he was writing a novel entitled “The Present Breath”, a tetralogy in one volume (see correspondence below with Neville Braybrooke).
This collection includes 16 items dating from 1960 to 1976, specifically, 14 letters, 1 partial manuscript/typescript and 1 photo.

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#130) Francis Parkman Jr. collection

Francis Parkman Jr. was an American historian, best known as the author of The California and Oregon Trail and his monumental seven-volume France and England in North America.
The collection consists of 6 items dating from 1849 to 1893, specifically 3 letters, 2 books with signatures, and 1 signed postcard.

 

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#131) Charles Morgan collection

Charles Morgan was a British playwright, novelist and essayist, noted for his dedicated craftsmanship to English prose. He was awarded the French Legion of Honour in 1936 and was elected a member of the Institut de France in 1949. From 1953 to 1956, he was the President of PEN International. He enjoyed an immense reputation during his lifetime, and was awarded the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for fiction in 1940.

The collection contains 18 items dating from 1951 to 1952, specifically, 16 letters, 1 telegram, and 1 colour cigarette photo card

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#132) Henry J. Morgan collection

Henry J. Morgan was a Canadian civil servant, lawyer, and author, best known for publishing collections of biographical sketches of notable Canadians such as Sketches of Celebrated Canadians, Bibliotheca Canadensis, and The Canadian Men and Women of the Time. He was a founding member of the Canada First movement, a Canadian nationalist movement that promoted the British Protestant component as central to Canadian identity. One of his most significant achievements was the accumulation and description of state records, an effort that helped lay the foundation for the later development of a national archives. He retired from the government in 1895 and devoted the remainder of his life to writing.

The collection contains 11 items dating from 1875 to 1909, specifically, 1 manuscript petition, 5 letters, and 5 letters and printed forms with biographical information in manuscript.

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#133) 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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#134) 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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