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"MAC", Captain.
Canada; The Country, its People, Religions, Politics, Rulers, and its apparent Future, Being A Compendium Of Travel From The Atlantic To The Pacific, The Great Lakes, Manitoba, the North-West, and British Columbia.
Montreal: 1882..
8vo. pp. 1 p.l., 353, [22]ads. numerous text illus. (most full-page). original blind-stamped cloth. Enlarged Edition. Dionne III 1931.
$150 USD                          Book Number: elala3715                         Order / Enquire



(EMIGRATION GUIDE).
CANADA In The Years 1832, 1833, And 1834. Containing Important Information And Instructions To Persons Intending To Emigrate Thither In 1835. By An Ex-Settler, Who Resided Chiefly "In The Bush" For The Last Two Years.
Dublin: Philip Dixon Hardy & London: Richard Groombridge, 1835..
12mo. pp. 3 p.l., [5]-132. original cloth, rebacked (covers stained, some foxing & light browning). First Edition. Scarce. The anonymous author remarks on prospects, the difference in the management of farms, the danger of being defrauded in the purchase of land, the comparative desirability of "the bush" and of a "cleared farm", the incivility and rudeness of the lower classes, equipment, hotels, choice and prices of land, cost of clearing land, wages, cattle and live stock, sawing timber, dairies, crops, &c. Casey I 1476. Dionne II 1104. Sabin 10379. TPL 1826.
$649 USD                          Book Number: elala3104                         Order / Enquire



(FITZROY, Augustus Henry, Third Duke of Grafton [1735-1811).
A First Letter To The Duke Of Grafton.
London: Printed for Isaac Fell, 1770..
8vo. pp. 3 p.l., 39. lacking half-title? disbound. First Edition. An attack on the Duke of Grafton's conduct while caretaker of the Ministry during Pitt's illness, including condemnation of misrule in the North American colonies.
$350 USD                          Book Number: elala1963                         Order / Enquire



(JAY'S TREATY). GREAT BRITAIN. TREATIES, &C.
Treaty Of Amity, Commerce, and Navigation, Between His Britannick Majesty And The United States of America, Signed at London, the 19th of November, 1794. Published By Authority.
Quebec: William Vondenvelden, 1796..
4to. pp. 45. text in French & English on opposite pages. modern wrs. The definitive text, with American and British ratification, of Jay's Treaty of 1794, which arranged reciprocal concessions regarding trade and commerce between the United States and British North America, and provided for the appointment of a commission to settle the north-east boundary and for the withdrawal of British troops from American territory. Tremaine notes that the Quebec edition was probably reprinted from a copy of the edition printed in London by Edward Johnson in 1795 which had been despatched by Portland to Gov. Dorchester and laid before the Council at Quebec, May 17, 1796. The present copy includes (pp. 42-45) the 'Explanatory Article', sometimes not present, in which the rights of free intercourse and commerce as set forth in article 3, are re-affirmed and signed by P.Bond and Timothy Pickering. Tremaine 986. TPL 678. Vlach 284. Vlach, IQ, 579. Dionne I 44 & Lande 394 (pp. 39; without the 'Explanatory Article').
$1850 USD                          Book Number: elala6005                         Order / Enquire



(MONK, Maria [1817?-1849]).
AWFUL EXPOSURE Of The Atrocious Plot Formed By Certain Individuals Against The Clergy And Nuns Of Lower Canada, Through The Intervention Of Maria Monk. With An Authentic Narrative Of Her Life, From Her Birth To The Present Moment And An Account Of Her Impositions, Etc.
New York: Printed For Jones & Co. of Montreal, 1836..
12mo. pp. 11, 131. original patterned cloth (some chipping to extremities & spine label, some foxing). First Edition. Pointing out the manifest absurdities, contradictions and falsehoods of the Awful Disclosures of Maria Monk (1836), including sworn documentary evidence and a biographical sketch of Maria Monk. Maria Monk's narrative is one of the most famous examples of nineteenth century American anti-Catholic propaganda. The mysterious Maria Monk found ready help and encouragement in the publication of her charges by men associated with the American nativist movement, the Rev. George Bourne and the Rev. W.C.Brownlee. Within a few years of the appearance of her slanderous and scandalous disclosures of the wicked activities engaged in at the Hotel Dieu nunnery in Montreal (from where, she claimed to have just escaped), Maria Monk had slipped back into obscurity. She died on Welfare Island where she was imprisoned on charges of petty thievery and immorality. For an interesting account of the Maria Monk controversy, see Ralph Thompson's article 'The Maria Monk Affair' in 'The Colophon', Part Seventeen. TPL 7395. Lande 1992. Gagnon II 86. Sabin 49994.
$400 USD                          Book Number: elala2067                         Order / Enquire



(MUSKOKA: CLEVELANDS HOUSE CASINO).
SOUVENIR Of The Casino Minett and Newton Lake Rousseau - Muskoka.
[Ottawa: Photogelatine Engraving Co., Limited], nd..
oblong 12mo. accordion foldout of 10 tinted photo-based views. wrs.
$75 USD                          Book Number: elala4506                         Order / Enquire



(NIAGARA FALLS).
THE FALLS Of Niagara: Being A Complete Guide to all the Points of Interest around and in the Immediate Neighbourhood of the Great Cataract. With Views Taken From Sketches By Washington Friend, Esq., And From Photographs.
London, Edinburgh & New York: T.Nelson & Sons & Toronto: James Campbell, 1858..
16mo. pp. 1 p.l., [v]-vi, [7]-64. lacking half-title? 12 colour plates, 1 map, 1 text illus., & title vignette. original bind-stamped cloth, gilt back (extremities frayed, hint of foxing). First Edition. Sabin 55116. Casey I 2678. TPL 8657. cfLande S2427 & cfDow II p. 1226 (later editions).
$150 USD                          Book Number: elala1841                         Order / Enquire



(QUEBEC DIRECTORY). BOULANGER & MARCOTTE.
L'Indicateur De Québec & Levis...The Quebec & Levis Directory...1902-1903.
Quebec: Wm. Marcotte, 1902..
8vo. pp. ii-xvi(ads), 711. original blind & gilt-stamped cloth (extremities chipped & frayed, stain to rear cover).
$200 USD                          Book Number: elala4508                         Order / Enquire



(SOUTH SEA COMPANY).
REMARKS Upon Several Pamphlets Writ in Opposition to the South-Sea Scheme. Particularly, An Examination and Explanation of the South-Sea Scheme, &c. And A Farther Examination and Explanation, &c. And A Letter of Thanks from the Author of the Comparison between the Proposals of the Bank and the South-Sea, to the Author of the Argument shewing the Disadvantage that would accrue to the Publick from obliging the South-Sea Company to fix what Capital Stock they will give for the Annuities.
London: Printed for J.Roberts, 1720..
8vo. pp. 56. woodcut headpiece. modern quarter morocco. First Edition. "A criticism of three pamphlets which had espoused a conservative position regarding the national debt taken by the Bank of England." (Bell) Bell R218. Goldsmiths' 5863. Hanson 2801. JCB I 293. Kress 3295. Sabin 69523. Sperling 233. European Americana 720/199.
$1499 USD                          Book Number: elala1995                         Order / Enquire



(USSELINX, Willem] [1567-1647]). SWEDEN. SOVEREIGNS, &c., 1594-1632, (Gustavus II Adolphus).
Octroy Eller Privilegium Som.Gustaff Adolph.Thet Swenske nyys uprättadhe Söder Compagniet nädigst hafwer gifwit och bebrefwat.
Stockholm: Ignatius Meurer, 1626..
small 4to. [ff. 8]. woodcut arms on title. modern bds. (lower & inner margin of title repaired). "Charter of the Swedish Söder Compagniet, [or South Company], drafted by Willem Usselinx, granting it commercial and navigational rights in 'Africa, America and Magellanica'. (Alden) Desirous of securing for his country a share in the spoils of the New World, King Gustavus of Sweden invited Usselinx, chief organizer of the Dutch West India Company, to establish a general trading company in Sweden in October of 1624. Shortly thereafter Usselinx's draft of the charter was prepared, a prospectus for the company, originally known as the 'Australian Company', was issued, and royal assent was given. The Company played a fundamental role in the establishment of the colony of New Sweden in Delaware. Alden 626/130. Bell S823. Jameson 17. Sabin 98202. Winsor IV pp. 443-502.
$4995 USD                          Book Number: elala1915                         Order / Enquire



[1846-1917].
True Tales Of The Plains.
New York: Cupples & Leon Company, 1908..
12mo. pp. 2 p.l., 259, [6]ads. 16 plates (incl. frontis.) & numerous text illus. original cloth with mounted portrait of Buffalo Bill on front cover (faded). Second Edition. Howes C-532. Graff 789. Rader 861.
$125 USD                          Book Number: elala1722                         Order / Enquire



7TH TOWN HISTORICAL SOCIETY.
7TH Town/Ameliasburgh Township Past & Present.
np: [1984]..
8vo. pp. xi, 754. 2 double-page maps & numerous b/w illus. cloth. First Edition.
$58 USD                          Book Number: CHH7TH T74                         Order / Enquire



ABDY, E[dward] S[trutt] [1791-1846].
Journal Of A Residence And Tour In The United States Of North America, From April, 1833, To October, 1834.
London: John Murray, 1835..
3 Volumes. 12mo. pp. xii, 395; viii, 415; 1 p.l., [v]-viii, 408. contemporary half calf (bit rubbed). First Edition. Abdy accompanied humanitarian William Crawford on the latter's tour of inspection of the prison systems of the United States. He visited the major cities of New England and New York, Virginia and Kentucky, and his narrative is largely devoted to social and economic questions: education, trade unions, prisons and prison discipline, asylums for the poor, lunatics and disabled, poor laws, banking, gambling and slavery. In August of 1833, he made a brief unofficial excursion to Niagara Falls and Toronto. "The description though short, V.1, p. 288-315, is interesting, as it compares the social and economic status of servants, negroes and Indians in the United States and Canada at this time." (TPL) Clark III I. Howes A-8. Sabin 45. TPL 1817.
$961 USD                          Book Number: CDYurABD44                         Order / Enquire



ABERDEEN [AND TEMAIR], [Ishbel Maria (Marjoribanks) Hamilton-GORDON, Marchioness of] [1857-1939].
The Canadian Journal Of Lady Aberdeen 1893-1898 Edited With An Introduction By John T. Saywell.
Toronto: Champlain Society [Publ. No. XXXVIII], 1960..
8vo. pp. lxxxiv, 517, xvi. 2 plates. original gilt-crested cloth, top edge gilt, others uncut (staining to upper cover). First Edition, Limited to 600 copies. The journal covers Lord Aberdeen's tenure as Governor-General of Canada. "...[Lady Aberdeen's] open sympathy with the liberals and her interference in politics were resented by conservatives and were sometimes embarrassing to liberals and to senior civil servants." (Story p. 2) Lady Aberdeen founded the Aberdeen Association to send books and papers to settlers on the prairies, for which the Canadian government gave free postage, organized the National Council of Women in 1893, and assisted in founding the Victorian Order of Nurses in 1897.
$90 USD                          Book Number: elala5363                         Order / Enquire



ACRELIUS, Israel.
Beskrifning Om De Swenska Forsamlingars Forna och Narwarande Tilstand, Uti Det saa kallade Nya Swerige Sedan Nye Nederland, Meri nu for tiden Pensylvanien, samt nastliggande Orter wid Aelfwen De la Ware, Wast-Yersey och New-Castle uti Norra America.
Stockholm: Harber & Hesselberg, 1759..
small 4to. pp. 10 p.l., 533 [ie. 503], [1]. woodcut ornaments. 19th century morocco, gilt back, inside dentelles, gilt edges (lightly browned throughout, spine dull, later inscriptions in Swedish on old flyleaves; a good copy with wide margins). First Edition of "the most trustworthy contemporary authority on Swedish settlements on the Delaware." (Howes) The author was Provost over the Swedish congregation in America and pastor of the Church at Christina [Wilmington, Delaware] from 1749 to 1756. Besides the Swedish historians, Campanius, Swedberg, Biorck, and others, Acrelius made extensive use of various manuscripts and documents in the Royal Archives at Stockholm and the Archives at New York, including a valuable unpublished manuscript by the Rev. Anders Rudman, pastor of the Swedish Lutheran congregation at Wicacoa from 1697 to 1701. Acrelius' account contains a history of the colonies under Swedish, Dutch and English government, with a general description of the land, natural resources, major towns, &c., an ecclesiastical history from 1655 to 1697, with a list of the names of all the Swedish inhabitants of Pennsylvania in 1693, and an ecclesiastical history of the congregations at Wicacoa, Christina, Racoon and Pensneck. "This important work is hardly less scarce than that of Campanius.especially when in good condition; it has, besides, the merit of being much more extensive and of reproducing a large number of documents, partly unpublished." (Muller) A complete English translation was not published until 1874. Bell A55. Howes A-34. JCB I 1202. Muller 1134. Rich I 132. Sabin 133. Winsor IV 494-95.
$2997 USD                          Book Number: CREskACR66                         Order / Enquire


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