CANADIAN MILITARY HISTORY FROM 1711 TO 1945
AQUATINTS, ENGRAVINGS, ETCHINGS & LITHOGRAPHS
DRAWINGS & PAINTINGS
WAR OF THE SPANISH SUCCESSION (QUEEN ANNE’S WAR)
1. [DUMMER, Jeremiah] [1681-1739]. A Letter To A Noble Lord, Concerning the Late Expedition To Canada. 8vo. pp. 1 p.l., 3-26. lacking half-title. modern bds. (lightly embrowned). London: Printed for A.Baldwin, 1712. $3,500
First Edition. The second of Dummer's pamphlets on the Walker expedition against Quebec. He here (1) outlines of what importance the conquest of Quebec would have been to the Crown had it succeeded and whether it was worth the expense of undertaking, (2) considers whether the expedition was well-concerted, and (3) defends the efforts made by Massachusetts in the expedition against charges levelled by Walker that its failure was entirely due to the lack of cooperation by the colonies. Walker himself also wrote an account in an attempt to vindicate his conduct in the affair; this was published in 1720 as A Journal; Or Full Account Of The Late Expedition To Canada.
Casey I 71. Dionne II 315. European Americana 712/78. Howes D-555. JCB I 166. Sabin 10507. Winsor V pp. 109, 562. TPL 6362.
2. WALKER, Sir Hovenden [1656?-1728]. A Journal: Or Full Account Of the late Expedition To Canada. With An Appendix Containing Commissions, Orders, Instructions, Letters, Memorials, Courts-Martial, Councils of War, &c. relating thereto. 8vo. pp. 1 p.l., 304. lacking initial advert leaf. woodcut head & tailpieces & initials. 1 diagram in the text. contemporary calf, rebacked preserving endleaves (paper lightly embrowned, small paper repair in blank portion of title). London: Printed for D.Browne, W.Mears, and G.Strahan, 1720. $3,500
First Edition of British naval commander, Sir Hovenden Walker’s account of his failed attempt to capture the city of Quebec in August 1711. Published nine years after the expedition and five years after his peremptory dismissal from service, it is basically an attempt at self-vindication.
The British Government’s decision to attack Quebec was made in the wake of the easy conquest of Port-Royal (Annapolis Royal, N.S.) in 1710 by British and American forces commanded by Francis Nicholson. Such a spectacular military success under Tory auspices would reap political rewards and bring a swift and favourable end to the war. The project, however, was shrouded in secrecy, ill-planned, and attended by disaster. Lacking adequate provisions and without reliable and competent pilots, the force, consisting of nine ships of war, two bomb vessels, and sixty transports and tenders, carrying approximately seventy-five hundred troops and marines, met with gale and heavy fog. Seven transports and one storeship were wrecked, and nearly nine hundred lives were lost. After two months, Walker abandoned all attempts to complete his mission and returned to England.
The disaster was forgotten until 1715 and the accession of George I, who called the Whigs back to power. Walker’s name was struck from the list of Admirals and the half-pay list and he was summoned to account for his conduct. Retiring to South Carolina for two years, he composed this detailed and personal record of the affair, based on memory, a pocket diary, and various letters and documents supplied to him by the secretary of the Admiralty, Josiah Burchett (most of Walker’s original books, journals and charts from the expedition perished in an explosion in 1711).
Bell W25. Dionne II 354. European Americana 720/236. Gagnon I 3690. Howes W-39. JCB I 295. Lande 886. Sabin 101050. TPL 148. Vlach 749. DCB II pp. 658-62. Story p. 819.
SEVEN YEARS’ WAR (FRENCH AND INDIAN WAR)
3. (AMHERST). REYNOLDS, Joshua [1723-1792] (After). WATSON, James [1740?-1790] (Engraver). [Sir Jeffrey Amherst, Knight of the most honorable Order of the Bath, Governor of Virgnia, Colonel of His Majesty’s 15th & 60th Regiment of Foot, Lieutenant General, & Commander in Chief of His Majesty’s Forces in North America from 1758 to 1764]. J. Reynolds pinxt. J. Watson fecit. 1766. 16 ¼” x 13” (image; 41.4 x 32.8 cm). mezzotint (side & top margins trimmed to image, horizontal tear just below upper border – reinforced & some surface scratching). $2,500
First State (?), proof before arms, imprint and title and artist’s names in “scratched lettering”; Goodwin states first state “before the plate was cleaned” and second state “plate not wholly cleaned”.
Reynold’s portrait depicts Sir Jeffrey Amherst resting his arm on a truncheon; his helmet and truncheon are anchoring a map (untitled in the first and second states). The left side of the print shows English troops advancing in boats on the rapids of the St. Lawrence River.
Goodwin, British Mezzotinters Thomas Watson James Watson, pp. 104-105, No. 38 (State 1?). Russell, English Mezzotint Portraits, p. 378. Russell, English Mezzotint Portraits, p. 378.
4. [BOWLES, Thomas] [fl. 1700-1763] & [BOWLES, John] [1701-1779]. A View of the Taking of Quebec September 13th, 1759. Shewing the manner of debarking the English Forces, & of the resolute scrambling of the light Infantry…Also a view of the signal Victory obtained over the French regulars, Canadians and Indians, which produced the surrender of Quebec…[French title]. Printed for Robert Wilkinson No. 58 Cornhil & Bowles & Carver No. 69 St. Pauls Church Yard London [c1795]. 13 ¾” x 16 ½”. original colour. engraving (several tears & small holes & margins discolouration with surface abrasions – professionally restored). $1,500
Bowles successors, Robert Wilkinson and Bowles & Carver re-issued A View of the Taking of Quebec (first issued circa 1760). Robert Wilkinson was active from 1785 to 1825 and Bowles & Carver published maps and prints from 1794-1832.
cfJefferys, A Catalogue Of The Sigmund Samuel Collection, 362. cfSpendlove, The Face of Early Canada, p.10. cfWebster, Catalogue Of The John Clarence Webster Canadian Collection (Pictorial Section), 1387 (1797 Laurie & Whittle edition).
5. BRADLEY, A.G. The Fight With France For North America… Third Edition. 8vo. pp. ix, 391, . b/w frontis & 6 maps (incl. 2 folding). index. cloth (head of spine chipped, extremities rubbed, few tears to one map, few pages roughly opened). London: Archibald Constable & Co. Ltd., 1908. $75
6. BRADSTREET, Lieut. Col. An Impartial Account Of Lieut. Col. Bradstreet’s Expedition To Fort Frontenac To Which Are Added A Few Reflections On The Conduct Of That Enterprize… 8vo. pp. 31. frontis. of Fort Frontenac & 1 map. bds. (covers bit rubbed & soiled & former owner’s bookplate on inner front cover). Toronto: Rous & Mann Limited, 1940. $75
7. DOWNEY, Fairfax. Louisbourg: Key To A Continent. 8vo. pp. xii, , 255, . 8 double-sided b/w plates. endpaper maps. biblio. index. cloth. (short tear to spine). Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: . $50
8. FREGAULT, Guy. Canada: the war of the conquest… 8vo. pp. xii, , 427. cloth. dw (dw spine sunned). Toronto: Oxford University Press, 1969. $60
First Edition of English Translation.
9. FURNEAUX, Rupert. The Seven Years War (‘The British At War’ Series). 8vo. pp. 205, . many illus. (some full & double-page colour). endpaper maps. biblio. index. cloth. dw. London: Hart Davis MacGibbon, . $40
10. JEFFERYS, Thomas [c1710-1771]. An Authentic Plan of the River St. Laurence from Sillery, to the Fall of Montmorenci, with the Operations of the Siege of Quebec under the Command of Vice-Adml Saunders & Major Genl. Wolfe down to the 5. Sepr. 1759. Drawn by a Captain in his Majesties Navy. [London: 1760]. Price 2d. 13” x 18 ¾” (measurements within borders; 33.1 x 47.8 cm). engraving (paper weak at upper right corner owing to tape removal on verso, tape present at upper left corner of verso, short upper & lower centre fold tears, former owner’s embossed stamp at lower left corner). $3,000
First State; issued with dedication to Pitt signed Thos. Jefferys, but without publisher’s imprint in The Natural and Civil History of the French Dominions An important plan of the siege of Quebec dedicated to William Pitt. The map shows the location of the French army and defences, including the batteries and Citadel. The positions of the British army, commanded by General Wolfe, and Admiral Saunders fleet are pinpointed. Two insets are included: ‘Part of the Upper River of St. Laurence’ and ‘A View of the Action gained by the English Sepr. 13. 1759. near Quebec. Brought from thence By An Officer of Distinction’.
Fite & Freeman 53. Johnson, America Explored, p. 185. Phillips, Atlases, 1196. Kershaw 1016.
11. JEFFERYS, Thomas [c1710-1771]. A Plan of the City Of Quebec the Capital of Canada. as it surrender'd 18 Septembr. 1759 to the British Fleet and Army Commanded by Vice Adml. Saunders & Brigadr. Genl. Townshend. Published According to act of Parliament Jany. 15 1760 by Thos. Jefferys... [London: 1760]. 13 ¼” x 19" (33.6 x 48.2 cm; engraved surface). engraving (light offsetting, top margin closely trimmed). $2,500
Third State; with a key added below the title and additional information on fortifications and buildings. Compiled from French sources, notably Bellin, and information gained from British military and naval personnel, Jeffery's plan of Quebec locates fortifications, batteries, convents (Ursuline Nuns, Recollect Friars and Nuns of the Congregations), the Jesuits College and Church, the Intendant and Commandant's houses &c.
cfLibrary of Congress, Maps and Charts of North America, 608. Kershaw 1059 & Plate 818. Verner & Stuart-Stubbs pp. 60 & 244.
12. JEFFERYS, Thomas [c1710-1771]. Plan of the Town and Fortifications of Montreal or Ville Marie in Canada. Published by Thos. Jefferys… [London:] Jan. 30. 1758. 13” x 20” (within borders; 33 x 56 cm). engraving (margins, except for left, trimmed within platemark, few small stains near lower border, backed on linen). $2,500
Jefferys’ plan of Montreal shows the Market Place, Parish Chruch, Seminary, Nunnery Hospital, Sisters of the Congregation’s Convent &c. A keyed reference at the upper left locates and descirbes the fortifications: “A. A dry Ditch about 8 foot deep. B. The Town Wall the Parapet of which is only about 4 feet thick of Masonry…” This map was included in A General Topography of North America (1758) and The Natural And Civil History of the French Dominions in North and South America (1760-1761).
Library of Congress, Maps and Charts of North America, 619. Kershaw IV 1091. Trudel, An Atlas of New France, p. 211. Samuel, The Seven Years War in Canada, Plate No. 51.
13. (MONTCALM). DESFONTAINES (Artist) & MORET (Engraver). Mort De Montcalm… Paris, chez Blin, Imprimeur en Taille-Douce…A.D.P.R. Desfontaines del. 1789 Moret Sculp. Upper left corner: “B” & Upper right corner: “No. 12”. 9 ¾” x 6 ¼” (24.9 x 15.6 cm). original hand-coloured aquatint (trimmed to borders, mounted on a larger sheet, staining to corners mostly noticeable on verso). $1,200
“A rare fanciful production much prized by collectors.” (Webster) The print (5 ¼” x 6”) shows officers supporting Montcalm and tending to his wounds with the battlefield in the background. Two columns of text describe Montcalm’s military accomplishments.
Webster, Catalogue Of The John Clarence Webster Canadiana Collection, 1135. Spendlove, The Face of Early Canada, p. 382.
"One of the most important documents in American colonial history"
14. [MOREAU, Jacob Nicolas] [1717-1803]. Mémoire Contenant Le Précis Des Faits, Avec Leurs Pièces Justificatives, Pour servir de Réponse aux Observations envoyées par les Ministres d'Angleterre, dans les Cours de l'Europe. 12mo. pp. viii, 275. full modern mottled calf (a few scattered stains). Paris: l'Imprimerie Royale, 1756. $3,700
First Duodecimo Edition. Published the same year as the first edition, in quarto. This is the French reply to an English memorial addressed to the courts of Europe, stating their position on the war on the Ohio, justifying their actions and setting forth their claims to the region west of the Alleghenies. Accusing the English of unprovoked aggression and foul play, the French sought to demonstrate that it was Washington's 'assassination' of Jumonville in the Fort Necessity campaign, among other offensive actions, which had sparked the war. Most of the text is composed of 'pièces justificatives', comprising documents and letters written between 1749 and 1755, by La Jonquière, Governor of New France, Albemarle, Rouillé, General Braddock, Contrecoeur, Villiers, Sir William Johnson, George Washington, and Robert Stobo, an engineer with Washington who had planned Fort Necessity. Among the more important papers are translations of the instructions given to Braddock by the British Crown, letters to and from Braddock and Sir William Johnson and various officials, two of Johnson's 'harangues' to the Indians, and the first printing, although in French translation, of extracts from the journal kept by George Washington in the 1754 expedition to fortify the forks of the Ohio that ended with the British surrender to the French at Fort Necessity in July, 1754 (pp. 109-146). This is quite distinct from Washington's first journal, of his mission for Governor Dinwiddie late in 1753, printed at Williamsburg in 1754. Most of these British papers were seized by the French following the capitulation at Fort Necessity. An early work on the French and Indian War, described by Lawrence Wroth in his John Carter Brown Library report for 1945-46' as "one of the most important documents in American colonial history."
Dionne II 548. JCB I 1123. Lande 657. Sabin 47511. TPL 250. Vlach 549. cfHowes M-787 (different pag.). cfGagnon II 1369 & cfStreeter II 1013 (first, in 4to.). Wroth, American Bookshelf, p. 22.
15. PATTEN, Thomas. An East View of Montreal, in Canada…Drawn on the Spot by Thomas Patten Engraved by P. Canot. Publishd according to Act of Parliament Novr. 11. 1762. by Thos. Jefferys at Charing Cross. 13 ¾” x 20 ¼” (34.8 x 51.4 cm). engraving (trimmed beyond platemark & right margin chipped – professionally restored). $3,500
“This is believed to be the first engraved view of the city after its occupation by the British.” (Jefferys)
Jefferys, A Catalogue of the Sigmund Samuel Collection, 55. De Volpi, Montreal Vol. 1, Plate 7.
The Spy of Beauséjour
15a. [PICHON, Thomas] [1700-1781]. Lettres Et Mémoires Pour servir à L'Histoire Naturelle, Civile et Politique Du Cap Breton, Depuis Son établissement jusqu'à la reprise de cette Isle par les Anglois en 1758. 12mo. pp. xvi, 327. complete with half-title. contemporary mottled calf, gilt back (corners & head of spine worn). The Hague: Pierre Gosse...London: John Nourse, 1760. $1,800
First Edition. Pichon's work, composed in the form of letters written from Louisbourg, beginning in 1752 and ending with the capitulation of that fortress to the English in 1758, constitutes one of the few reliable published sources about the French in Acadia during the 18th century." (DCB) The letters provide a clear and accurate description of Île Royale and Île Saint-Jean (Prince Edward Island), the trade with New England, the manners and customs of the Micmac and Malecite Indians, the French government at Louisbourg, military events and the causes of the war, &c.
Pichon came to Louisbourg in 1751 as secretary to the Governor, Jean Louis de Raymond. One of his major responsibilities during his brief appointment was that of preparing the Governor's reports to France, a task which allowed him to gather much of the valuable information he was to use in the writing of his book. Sent to Fort Beauséjour, Chignecto in 1753, he succumbed to the bribes of the commmanding officer at Fort Lawrence, Captain George Scott, and for more than a year, engaged in espionage and subterfuge against the French under the assumed name of Tyrell. The information he sold to Scott apparently enabled Col. Robert Monckton to capture the French fort at Chignecto in 1755. After some time spent as a prisoner of war, Pichon retired to England, where he was awarded a pension.
Dionne II 639. Lande 710. JCB I 1275. Morley p. 119. Sabin 62610. TPL 274. DCB IV pp. 630-32. Story p. 636.
Memoirs of a French Commander in the Seven Years’ War
16. POUCHOT [DE MAUPAS], [Pierre] [1712-1769]. Mémoires Sur La Dernière Guerre De L’Amérique Septentrionale, Entre La France Et L’Angleterre… 3 Volumes. 12mo. pp. xli, [blank leaf], 184; 2 p.l., 308; 2 p.l., 379, . complete with all 3 half-titles. 3 folding engraved maps & plans. woodcut title vignettes & ornaments. contemporary sprinkled calf (there are several small wormholes in the spines & some intermittent modest toning, but these are really minor imperfections – this is a very nice set). a few old neat red pen markings on large map. Yverdon: 1781. $12,750
First Edition of the most important contemporary French authority on the Seven Years’ War, written by a prominent participant in the conflict. A professional French soldier and engineer, Pouchot came to Canada in 1755 with the Béarn regiment. He was initially posted to Fort Frontenac (Kingston, Ontario), where the superior quality of the entrenchments which he constructed led Governor Vaudreuil to entrust him with the rebuilding of the defences of Fort Niagara. Following exemplary service in the capture of Chouagüen (Oswego) in 1756, Pouchot was appointed by Vaudreuil, on the advice of Montcalm, commandant of Fort Niagara, being the first officer in the French regular army to hold the post. In this position he managed to attract many Indian allies to the French cause and also effected the completion of the defences. Replaced in command by Captain Jean-Baptiste Mutigny de Vassan of the colonial regular troops through back-room intrigues, Pouchot next participated in the successful defence of Carillon (Ticonderoga) against James Abercromby in 1758. He was subsequently awarded two further pensions, was chosen to act as geographer for Governor Vaudreuil, acted as an adviser to Montcalm on the defence of Canada, and was reinvested with the command of Fort Niagara. However, in July of 1759, he was forced to surrender that major strategic French stronghold to Sir William Johnson. “The loss of Fort Niagara, believed by many to be impregnable, meant that the French had lost control of the vital portage linking Lake Ontario with the posts of the upper lakes.” (DCB) Following an exchange of prisoners, Pouchot returned to Montreal, and early in March 1760, was given command of Fort Lévis (Galop Island in the St. Lawrence near Ogdensburg, New York). After an heroic defence against overwhelming odds, Pouchot surrendered this 250-man garrison to General Amherst in August of 1760, although he succeeded in delaying the British army’s descent of the St. Lawrence River by thirteen days. Repatriated to France after the fall of Montreal, Pouchot found himself accused of having shared in the corruption that contributed to Canada’s downfall.
While his Mémoires were written hastily with motives of self-vindication and exaggerate his role in events, they are a valuable record of the war, particularly of the sieges of Forts Niagara and Lévis. Pouchot discusses the low morale of the French troops, the corruption in the colonial administration, notably the transgressions of Bigot, Cadet, Le Mercier, and Péan, and also provides, in the third volume, lengthy and detailed accounts of the topography of Canada, and native warfare, manners and customs. The engraved plates include a plan of Fort Niagara and Pouchot’s defences, a map of part of the St. Lawrence, showing Fort Lévis, the adjacent islands and the position of Lord Amherst’s flotilla, and a large map, entitled ‘Carte des Frontières Françoises et Angloises dans le Canada depuis Montréal jusque au Fort Du Quesne’.
Bell P460. Dionne II 849. Howes P-516 (incorrect pagination for Vol. III). JCB II 2724. Lande 716. Sabin 64707. Streeter II 1033. TPL 6586. Vlach 699. DCB III pp. 534-37. Story p. 659. Winsor V p. 616.
17. RELATION De Ce Qui S'Est Passé Au Siège De Québec, Et De La Prise Du Canada; Par Une Religieuse De l'Hospital Général De Quebec: Adressée À Une Communauté De Son Ordre En France [Cover Title]. 12mo pp. 24. engraved plate of Quebec. modern quarter cloth, original printed wrs. bound in. [Montreal]: Inprimé [sic] Au Bureau Du Mercury Rue Buade, 1855. $225
Casey I 2491. Dionne I 557. Gagnon I 2978. Sabin 69257. TPL 297.
18. [SAINTE-CROIX, Guillaume Emmanuel Joseph Guilhem De Clermont-Lodève, Baron de] [1746-1809]. De L'État Et Du Sort Des Colonies, Des Anciens Peuples Ouvrage dans lequel on traite du gouvernement des anciennes républiques, de leur droit public, &c. avec des observations sur les Colonies des Nations modernes, & la conduite des Anglois en Amérique. 8vo. pp. xiv, [blank leaf], 336. complete with half-title. modern quarter calf, portion of original gilt spine mounted, marginal dampstaining in first gatherings). Philadelphia [ie. Paris]: 1779. $1,000
First Edition. An interesting treatise, discussing and comparing the government and conduct of the ancient nations of Carthage, Phoenicia, Greece and Athens, and the administration and conflicts of the French and English colonies in the West Indies and North America (the disputes over Acadia and the Ohio Valley, the treaties of Utrecht and Aix-La-Chapelle, the expulsion of the Acadians in 1755 and 1758, the Seven Years' War and the conquest of Canada by the English). The section on America is covered in the last chapter (pp. 298-336), and the work ends with an ominous warning to the British and their ravaging ambitions.
Bell S62. Cioranescu III 59312. Dionne II 839. Howes S-44. Sabin 75529. Kress B229. JCB 2550. cfTPL 6572 (Yverdon imprint).
19. [SHEBBEARE, John] [1709-1788]. A Fourth Letter To The People Of England. On The Conduct of the M-----rs in Alliances, Fleets, and Armies, since the first Differences on the Ohio, to the taking of Minorca by the French. 8vo. pp. 2 p.l., 111. with half-title. disbound (occasional foxing, half-title chipped & browned). signatures of Samuel Wharton (probably the Philadelphia merchant & land speculator, 1732-1800) & Joseph Bradley, dated 1801. London: Printed for M.Collier, 1756. $400
First Edition. In this letter Shebbeare is severely critical of British impotence in the face of bold encroachments by the French on British territory in America. He gives an account of the friction between the two powers in the Ohio region, caused by the French abduction of some American traders to Quebec and the building by the French of block-houses and forts along the trade routes. He also narrates the feeble efforts made to check the enemy by the expeditions under Generals Braddock and Shirley.
Casey I 203. Howes S-368. Kress S4066. Sabin 80045. TPL 6436. Vlach 674. cfGoldsmiths’ 9197. cfLande 783.
20. [SHEBBEARE, John] [1709-1788]. Le Peuple Instruit; Ou Les Alliances dans lesquelles les Ministres de la Grande-Bretagne ont engagé la Nation, & l’emploi qu’ils ont fait de ses Escadres & de ses Armées, depuis le commencement des troubles sur l’Ohio… 12mo. pp. 1 p.l., xxiv, 212. woodcut headpiece & initial. A nice copy in contemporary calf, gilt back (joints partly cracked, extremities worn). [Paris?]:1756. $400
First Edition of the French Translation (?) by Edme Jacques Genet of A Fourth Letter To The People Of England (London: 1756). Apparently the work was issued in quarto, octavo & duodecimo format the same year.
Dionne II 557. Howes S-368. JCB I 1134. Sabin 80054. cfLande S2062 (4to., 1757). cfVlach 675 (8vo. edn., 1756). cfCasey I 203. cfGoldsmiths’ 9197. cfKress S.4066.
21. SHORT, Richard [Active 1759-1761]. A View Of The Church Of Notre Dame De La Victoire; Built in Commemoration of the raising the Siege in 1695, and destroyed in 1759…[French Title]. Drawn on the Spot by Richd. Short. Engraved by A. Bennoist. London, Publish’d according to Act of Parliament Sept. 1761, by Richd. Short & Sold by Thos. Jefferys… 13 ¼” x 18 ½” (entire sheet; 33.8 x 47.1 cm). original hand-coloured engraving (trimmed beyond borders). $3,500
Short’s drawings of post 1759 Quebec were engraved and published in 1761. “They are the most accurate record we possess of many of the buildings of Quebec, and also show the devastating effects of the English naval bombardment. In addition to their historical value, the pictures are well composed and drawn with minute accuracy.” (Spendlove p. 9)
Spendlove, The Face of Early Canada, p. 9 & Plate 15. Toronto Public Library, Landmarks of Canada, 2058. De Volpi, Quebec, Plate 21. Jefferys, A Catalogue of the Sigmund Samuel Collection, 53.
22. SHORT, Richard [Active 1759-1761]. A View of the Inside of the Jesuits Church… [French Title] Drawn on the Spot by Richard Short. Engraved by Anthony Walker. London, Publish’d according to Act of Parliament by Richd. Short & Sold by Thos. Jefferys… . 14 ½” x 20 ¼” (entire sheet; 36.5 x 51.5 cm). original hand-coloured engraving (trimmed within platemark, left & right margins trimmed to borders with old repairs, upper margin ragged, masking tape remnants on verso upper edge). $3,000
Spendlove, The Face of Early Canada, p. 9 & Plate 9. Toronto Public Library, Landmarks of Canada, 2060. Jefferys, A Catalogue of the Sigmund Samuel Collection, 47.
23. [SMITH, William, Provost] [1727-1803]. A Brief State Of The Province Of Pennsylvania, In Which The Conduct of their Assemblies for several Years past is impartially examined, and the true Cause of the continual Encroachments of the French displayed, more especially the secret Design of their late unwarrantable Invasion and Settlement upon the River Ohio. To which is annexed, An easy Plan for restoring Quiet…In a Letter from a Gentleman who has resided many Years in Pennsylvania to his Friend in London. 8vo. pp. 45. lacking half-title. disbound. London: Printed for R.Griffiths, 1755. $1,100
First Edition. "An attack on the Quakers for their policy in Assembly of refusing support to plans for the defense of the Province, and accusing them of influencing the ignorant German vote by improper means. The remedy suggested is the forcing of all members of the Assembly to take the oath of allegiance to the king, and disenfranchising the Germans until they should understand the language and constitution of the Province. Means of bringing about this education are outlined." (Sabin) Bell S347. Higgs 1251. Howes S-686. Sabin 84589. Streeter II 959. TPL 6420.
cfCasey I 176 & cfJCB I 1082 (2nd Edn.).
24. [SMITH, William, Provost] [1727-1803]. A Brief View Of The Conduct of Pennsylvania, For the Year 1755; So far as it affected the General Service of the British Colonies, particularly the Expedition under the late General Braddock. With an Account of the shocking Inhumanities, committed by Incursions of the Indians upon the Province...In a Second Letter to a Friend in London. 8vo. pp. 88. disbound. London: Printed for R.Griffiths...Sold by Mr. Bradford, 1756. $1,400
First Edition. A sequel to Smith's Brief State of the Province of Pennsylvania (1755), in which he defends his position against published criticisms and continues his attack on the Quakers for their policy in the Assembly of refusing support to plans for the defence of the Province: "Before I conclude, I shall fully prove against the Assembly, that it is not Libelling of them, to say that they are a factious Cabal, effectually promoting the French Interest, and a dead weight upon his Majesty's Service. This, and every other Charge which is brought against them in the Brief State, I shall support with fresh and undeniable Evidence." (p. 9) Smith goes on to relate the Indian atrocities committed on the frontier settlements in October and November of 1755, the defeat of Braddock's expedition and Montcalm's capture of Oswego, and stresses the colony's helplessness in repulsing the French and their Indian allies.
Casey I 196. Field 1446. Howes S-687. JCB I 1132 (incorrectly calling for pp. 87). Sabin 84594. Streeter II 962. TPL 6440.
25. [SMITH, William [1727-1803] & Abbé Jean Ignace DE LA VILLE]. État Présent De La Pensilvanie, Où L’On Trouve Le Détail de ce qui s’y est passé depuis la défaite du Général Braddock jusqu’à la prise d’Oswego, avec une Carte particulière de cette Colonie. 12mo. pp. 128. folding engraved map. woodcut ornaments & initials. modern quarter morocco. [Paris?]: 1756. $2,000
First Edition of the French Translation of Smith's Brief View of the Conduct of Pennsylvania (1756). The abridgement of Smith's text, and the substantial additions made by the translator De La Ville actually render this quite a different work, and it is only listed under Smith's name in one of the bibliographies consulted (TPL). Streeter remarks that it was probably published with the intention of bolstering public enthusiasm in France over the progress of the struggle with the English in North America following the defeat of Braddock and Montcalm's capture of Oswego. Smith's text, pp. 21-80, outlines the Indian atrocities committed on the frontier settlements of Pennsylvania in October and November, 1755, and stresses the colony's helplessness in repulsing the French and their Indian allies. De La Ville has appended further remarks ('Relation contenant la suite de ce qui s'est passé en Pensilvanie') and a translation of an act for the establishment of a Pennsylvania militia, and prefixed a brief description of Pennsylvania, which is accompanied by a map.
Casey I 194. Dionne II 535. Howes P-216. JCB I 1111. Sabin 19370. Streeter II 960. TPL 252. Not in Lande or Vlach.
26. SMYTH, Hervey [1734-1811] (after). A View of Quebec from the Bason. Painted from the Drawing of Hery. Smith Esq. By Frances Swain. P. C. Canot Sculpt. London Printed for T. Bowles...F. Bakewell & H. Parker...Robt. Sayer... [c1760’s]. 13" x 17 1/2" (engraved surface). modern colour. line engraving (upper corner of right margin restored, soiling, chips & tears to margins – two affecting small portion of engraved surface – backed on archival tissue). $3,000
Bowles, Bakewell, Parker & Sayer issue of Smyth’s A View of Quebec. This view of Quebec was drawn by Captain Smyth, the aide-de-camp to General Wolfe, and executed by Swain. The print shows Admiral Saunder's fleet in the St. Lawrence with Quebec in the distance. The keyed reference identifies the batteries and buildings, including the Governor's House, Jesuits College, Bishops Palace, Seminary, Hotel Dieu, Intendants Palace, Hospital &c.
Jefferys, A Catalogue Of The Sigmund Samuel Collection, 377. de Volpi, Quebec, Plate 12. Toronto Public Library, Landmarks of Canada, 2083.
27. SMYTH, Hervey [1734-1811] (after). A View of the Landing Place above the Town of Quebec, describing the Assault of the Enemys Post, on the banks of the River St. Lawrence, with a Distant View of the Action between the British & French Armys, on the Hauteurs D’Abraham Septr. 13th. 1759. Cap. Hery. Smyth Delin. Francis Swain Pinxit. P.C. Canot Sculpt. London Printed for Robt. Sayer…at the Golden Buck in Fleet Street [c1760]. 13 ¼” x 17 ¾”. later hand-colour. engraving (few small holes – one affecting few letters of first line of descriptive text, minor loss to upper margin with tear repaired, two inch tear to lower portion – backed). $4,000
Drawn by Captain Smyth, the aide-de-camp to General Wolfe, and executed by Swain, the print shows the combined British forces preparing to take Quebec on September 13, 1759. The scene depicts troops advancing from Cape Rouge and Point Levy and disembarking from ships and boats, the Plains of Abraham, the batteries at Sillery and Cape Diamond.
Spendlove, The Face of Early Canada, p. 10. Jefferys, A Catalogue Of The Sigmund Samuel Collection, 361. Crookshank, Prints Of British Military Operations, pp. 27. Toronto Public Library, Landmarks of Canada, 2089 (issue with Bowles, Bakewell & Parker imprint).
28. [THURLOW, Edward, first Baron Thurlow] [1731-1806]. A Refutation Of The Letter To An Honble. Brigadier-General, Commander of His Majesty's Forces In Canada. By An Officer. 8vo. pp. 1 p.l., 52. A fine copy in modern half calf, top edge gilt. London: Printed for R. Stevens, 1760. $950
First Edition. A reply to charges of incompetence levelled against General George Townshend for his conduct during the campaigns in Canada. Townshend succeeded to the command of the British forces after the death of Wolfe. According to the DNB, the attribution of the work to Thurlow is merely conjectural.
Casey I 195. Dionne II 643. Gagnon I 2958. Howes T-250. JCB I 1268. Lande 840. Sabin 36904. Lande 840. Sabin 36904. TPL 6481 [vide title]. cfVlach 646 (2nd Edn.).
29. TIRION, Isaak [d. 1769]. Quebek, De Hoofdstad van Kanada; aan de Rivier van St. Laurens: door de Engelschen belegerd en by Verdrag bemagtigd, in't jaar 1759. [Inset of the St. Lawrence River]. [Amsterdam: c1769]. 13 ¼” x 17" (33.7 x 43.2 cm). later colour. $700
Based on Jefferys Authentic Plan, Tirion's map of the taking of Quebec in 1759 shows the French encampments and fortifications, British army positions, Admiral Saunders and Holmes' fleets.
Koeman III Tir 4. Kershaw 1018 & Plate 777.
30. [WARBURTON, George Drought] [1816-1857]. The Conquest Of Canada. 2 Volumes. 8vo. pp. xxxi, 432; 2 p.l., 508. with half-titles & errata slips. 2 engraved frontis. portraits. original blind-stamped cloth (Vol. I with fraying to joints & spine ends & several gatherings sprung). London: Richard Bentley, 1849. $200
First Edition. A good narrative history of the period 1534-1760, stressing that the difference between the French and British colonial systems was a key factor in the struggle for control of the continent. The author, an artillery officer, was on military duty in Canada from 1844 to 1846.
TPL 2814n. Sabin 101274. Morgan p. 387. cfGagnon I 970. cfDionne II 1292.
"the sweets of peace amidst the horrors of war"
31. WOLFE, [James] [1727-1759]. General Wolfe's Instructions To Young Officers: Also His Orders for a Battalion and an Army. Together With The Orders and Signals used in Embarking and Debarking an Army by Flat-bottom'd Boats...The Second Edition. 12mo. pp. 1 p.l., ix, , 106. 2 full-page diagrams in the text. ads on verso of title. A pretty copy bound in paneled mottled calf by Bayntun, spine richly gilt, all edges gilt (hint of foxing to outer leaves). London: Printed for J.Millan, 1780. $1,900
A tribute to the military glory and genius of the 'conqueror of Quebec', published nine years after Wolfe's death. The work is divided into two parts, the first containing Wolfe's orders to the troops stationed at various towns in England and Scotland, the second composed of his instructions to the troops in Canada at Halifax, Louisbourg, Point Orleans, Montmorenci, Cape Rouge, and Sutherland. Also included are a brief laudatory biographical sketch of the British general and the text of the placard which Wolfe published on his arrival in the River St. Lawrence, 1759, requesting the surrender of the Canadians and extending to them "the sweets of peace amidst the horrors of war".
Casey I 601. JCB II 2674. Lande 903. Morgan p. 401. Sabin 104989. TPL 305. cfDionne II 745, cfGagnon I 3726, cfTPL 305 (1st edn.: 1768).
32. (WOLFE). WAUGH, W.T. James Wolfe Man And Soldier. 8vo. pp. 333. 20 illus. on 18 plates (incl. frontis.), 3 folding maps & endleaves maps designed by S.H. Maw. lettering on title & covers designed by Thoreau MacDonald. index. cloth (covers spotted & rubbed, scattered pencil markings, mainly to margins, & faint dampmarks to inner margins throughout). Montreal & New York: Louis Carrier & Co., 1928. $75
33. (WOLFE). WHITTON, F.E. Wolfe And North America… 8vo. pp. , 322. frontis. & several plates & illus. index. cloth (extremities bit frayed). dw. (dw. chipped & tattered with tear & stain to rear dw.). Boston: Little, Brown, And Company, 1929. $75
34. (WOLFE, James) [1727-1759]. WEST, Benjamin [1738-1820] (After). GUTTENBERG, Carl (Engraver). Der General Wolf, Her Befehlshaber des Englischen Krigs Heeres in Nord Amerika... Gegraben von Carl Guttunberg. Nurenberg bei D. A. Hauer a Paris chez Guttenberg [c1780]. 9 3/4" x 11 1/4" (image). engraving. $800
Crookshank, Prints Of British Military Operations, p. 27.
35. (WOLFE, James) [1727-1759]. WEST, Benjamin [1738-1820] (After). WOOLLETT, William [1735-1785]. To The King’s most excellent Majesty, This Plate, The Death Of General Wolfe, is with his gracious permission dedicated by his Majesty’s most dutiful Servant… Painted by B. West… Engraved by Wm. Woollett. Published as the Act direct January 4th 1776 by Messrs. Woollett, Boydell & Hyland London. 18 ¾” x 24 ¼” (47.6 x 71.5 cm). engraving. $1,200
Spendlove, The Face Of Early Canada, p. 81 & Plate 117. Toronto Public Library, A Catalogue Of The Sigmund Samuel Collection, 30. Mugridge & Connor, An Album of American Battle Art, pp. 7-8 & Plate 6. Samuel, The Seven Years War In Canada, Plate 29.
36. (WOLFE). WILLSON, [Henry] Beckles [1869-1942]. The Life And Letters Of James Wolfe. 8vo. pp. xiv, 522, [1 leaf]. with half-title. title in red & black. photogravure frontis. portrait, 32 plates & 6 text plans. original gilt-stamped cloth, t.e.g., others untrimmed. New York: Dodd Mead & Company & London: William Heinemann, 1909. $175
First American Edition.
37. WOOD, William [Charles Henry] [b. 1864]. (Editor). The Logs Of The Conquest Of Canada. 8vo. pp. xxvi, 335, blank, ads. 3 folding charts & 3 colour plans on 1 folding sheet in rear pocket. original gilt-crested cloth, t.e.g, others untrimmed. Toronto: Champlain Society [Publication No. IV], 1909. $300
First Edition, Limited to 520 numbered copies.
38. [SMITH, William, Provost] [1727-1803]. Relation Historique De L'Expédition Contre Les Indiens De L'Ohio En MDCCLXIV. Commandée par le Chevalier Henry Bouquet...Traduit de l'Anglois, Par C.G.F. Dumas. 8vo. pp. xvi, 147, . complete with half-title. 3 folding engraved maps & plans by Thomas Hutchins, folding engraved plate of troop formations & 2 engraved plates after Benjamin West (1 partly hand-coloured). 19th century half calf (spine & corners worn, hole in blank portion of half-title repaired). Amsterdam: Marc Michel Rey, 1769. $3,300
First Edition of the French Translation by C.G.F. Dumas of this account of Colonel Henry Bouquet's decisive campaign of 1763-64 in the Ohio region, which put an end to Pontiac's conspiracy. The work was originally published at Philadelphia in 1764, and then at London the following year. Appearing here for the first time is a brief prefatory biography of Bouquet written by the translator; according to the DAB, this is the sole authority for Bouquet's European career.
Although long believed to have been written by Thomas Hutchins, who accompanied the expedition and executed the engraved plans, it is now established that this account was prepared by Provost Smith from Bouquet's notes at his request. Bouquet came to North America in 1756, where he proved himself to be a brilliant commander, serving largely on the western frontier, and quickly adapting himself and his troops to the exigencies of wilderness warfare. In 1763 he marched a small army of Royal Americans and Highlanders to relieve Fort Pitt in the Ohio region, repulsing a group of Delawares and Shawnees at Edgehill, and crushing an Indian attack at Bushy Run. The following year he commanded the southern of two expeditions sent to pacify the Indians. Leading a small force of provincials and regulars to the forks of the Muskingum, he succeeded in forcing the surrender of all prisoners in Indian hands and concluded a general peace, thus ending the conspiracy of Pontiac. In recognition of his services, he was publicly thanked by the King and by the assemblies of the southern provinces, awarded the rank of brigadier, and given command of the southern district.
The plates include a map of the Ohio region, showing the course of the Ohio and Muskingum Rivers and the positions of the Indian villages relative to the army of Colonel Bouquet, a plan of the battle of Bushy Run, a map showing the route of Bouquet's march across the Indian territory in 1764, a plate of troop formations, and two engravings after Benjamin West, which originally appeared in the London edition of 1766, one representing the conference between Bouquet and the Indians in October 1764, the other showing the English captives being returned by the Indians to Colonel Bouquet in November 1764.
Bell S349. Dionne II 748. Field 1443. Howes S-693. Lande S2099. Sabin 84647. cfStreeter II 972. cfTPL 6521. Winsor VI p. 699.
AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR
39. AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR. RECUEIL D'ESTAMPES Représentant Les Différents Évenemens de la Guerre qui a procuré l'Indépendance aux États unis de l'Amérique. 4to. 16 engraved plates (incl. title). contemporary bds., rebacked in calf. Paris: Ponce & Godefroy, [c1784]. $7,000
First Edition. An attractive series of sixteen plates and maps of the American Revolution, engraved by Nicolas Ponce and François Godefroy, after designs by Fauvel, Marillier, Le Paon and other notable French artists of the period. Recorded here are some of the major events of the War and of the larger global conflict between Great Britain and France, including the tarring and feathering of John Malcom at Boston, the battle of Lexington, the capitulation of Burgoyne at Saratoga, the capture of Dominica, Senegal, Grenada, Pensacola, and Tobago, the surrender of Cornwallis at Yorktown, the battle of St. Eustache, the siege of Fort S.Philippe, and the attack on Brimstomhill. There is also a general map of the United States and a composite map of the Gulf of Mexico, Barbary, Minorca, and Tobago. Below each view, forming part of the engraved surface, is brief explanatory text by Niquet. The engraved title contains a précis of the War, surmounted by five inset views of military and naval engagements, while the final plate, decorated with four similar insets, gives a précis of the Treaty of Versailles in 1783 and a list of the principal officers killed or wounded in the war. Howes describes this as the first French book with a title-page mentioning the United States. Another issue of the book is also recorded, with additional title-page Collection d'estampes..., and with several of the plates unnumbered.
Cohen-De Ricci 862. Howes C-576. Sabin 68421. Winsor VI p. 185. cfJCB II 2997.
40. [ANBUREY, Thomas]. Travels Into The Interior Parts Of America. In A Series Of Letters. By An Officer. 2 Volumes. 8vo. pp. vii, plate list, list of subscribers, errata, 467; 2 p.l., 558. complete with half-titles. folding engraved map, 6 engraved plates (5 folding) & 4 facsimile plates of American dollars printed in red & black on recto & verso of 2 leaves. engraved dedication headpiece. contemporary calf, rebacked with gilt spines mounted (extremities worn, several abrasions to covers, some offsetting & foxing to titles plates & neighbouring leaves, 1 plate with short fold tear – no loss). London: Printed For William Lane, 1789. $2,600
First Edition of this valuable first-hand account of the expedition from Canada, which culminated in the disastrous surrender at Saratoga in 1777. Anburey, who came to America as an officer in General Burgoyne’s army, here attempts to vindicate the General’s conduct in the British defeat. The work is arranged in the form of 79 letters, many of the earlier ones being addressed from Canada (Quebec, Montreal, St. John’s, and from H.M.S. Howe off the coast of Newfoundland). Most of the second volume relates Anburey’s experiences as a prisoner-of-war in Virginia and Maryland.
The large folding plates include several fine views of military encampments and major battle locales of the American Revolutionary War: ‘View of St. John’s, upon the River Sorell, in Canada, with the Redoubts, Works, &c.’, ‘A View of a Saw Mill & Block House upon Fort Anne Creek, the property of Gen. Skeene, Which on Gen. Burgoyne’s Army advancing, was set Fire to, by the Americans’, ‘View of the West Bank of the Hudson’s River 3 Miles above Still Water, upon which the Army under the command of Ltd. General Burgoyne, to post on the 20th Sept. 1777’, and ‘Encampment of the Convention Army At Charlotte Ville in Virginia after they had surrendered to the Americans’. Our copy is complete with the list of subscribers, which is often wanting.
Bell A190. Clark I 192. Howes A-226. JCB II 3247. Lande 7. Sabin 1366. TPL 541. Vlach 7.
41. BALCH, Thomas (of Philadelphia). Les Francais En Amérique Pendant La Guerre De L'Indépendance Des États-Unis 1777-1783. 8vo. pp. viii, 237. 3 plates (incl. Frontis portrait of Rochambeau) & large folding coloured map. several text illus. later half roan (head of spine chipped, map with short splits along fold – no loss). Paris: A. Sauton, Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott, & Leipzig: J.A. Brockhaus, 1872. $275
41a. [BARBÉ-MARBOIS, François, Marquis de] [1745-1837]. Complot D’Arnold Et De Sir Henry Clinton Contre Les États-Unis D’Amérique Et Contre Le Général Washington. Septembre 1780... 8vo. pp. 2 p.l., 184. with half-title. engraved frontis. plan. 2 engraved portraits of Washington and Arnold drawn by Simitier and engraved by Adam. Uncut in 19th century quarter morocco, top edge gilt (joints cracked, scattered light foxing). Paris: P.Didot, 1816. $750
First Edition of this account of Arnold’s complicity in the plot to surrender West Point to the British.
TPL 6988. Howes B-114. Sabin 3302.
42. BOTTA, Carlo [Giuseppe Guglielmo] [1768-1837]. Storia Della Guerra Dell’Independenza Degli Stati Uniti D’America. 4 Volumes. 8vo. pp. 2 p.l., xi, 363; 2 p.l., 543; 2 p.l., 553; 2 p.l., 477. with half-titles. An excellent set in contemporary tree calf, gilt backs (spine labels chipped or lacking). Paris: D.Colas, 1809. $2,000
First Edition. Howes enthusiastically endorses this work by the eminent Italian historian as the “most valuable history of the Revolution up to its date.” It enjoyed great popularity and was frequently reprinted. “Military history predominates. The work closes with the retirement of Washington in 1783. The most valuable of the earlier histories of the Revolution, and not yet considered antiquated.” (Larned)
Brunet I 1144. Howes B-636 & Sabin 6818 (both calling for a further 8 pages at the beginning of Vol. I; these leaves, which are not noted in the table of contents, are not present here nor were they ever bound in). Rich II p. 48. cfLarned 1241.
43. BURGOYNE, Lieutenant-General [John] [1722-1792]. A Letter From Lieut. Gen. Burgoyne To His Constituents, Upon His Late Resignation…Second Edition. 8vo. pp. 1 p.l., 37, ad. modern bds. London: Printed For J.Almon, 1779. $400
Shortly after his capitulation at Saratoga, Burgoyne requested that he be allowed to return to England, where he was greeted with the most intense official criticism and disapprobation. Elected member of parliament for Preston, Burgoyne soon resigned all of his civil and military employments when ordered by the King to return to America and rejoin his captive army. This letter explains his conduct and includes, in the appendix, the King's orders as transmitted by Lord Barrington, and Charles Jenkinson's letters, informing Burgoyne that, in view of the neglect of his duty, the King accepted his resignation.
Adams 79-12b. Howes B-962. Sabin 9251. cfJCB II 2530. cfCasey I 576. cfDionne II 836. cfLande 68. cfTPL 6570.
Capitulation at Saratoga
44. BURGOYNE, Lieutenant-General [John] [1722-1792]. A State Of The Expedition From Canada, As Laid Before The House Of Commons…And Verified By Evidence; with A Collection Of Authentic Documents, And Additions Of Many Circumstances Which Were Prevented From Appearing Before The House By The Prorogation Of Parliament… 4to. pp. viii, 140, lxii, [1 leaf]ad. 6 folding engraved maps & plans (5 partially coloured; 2 with onlays). 1 table. 19th century half calf (rubbed, joints partly cracked, extremities worn, light dampstain to upper margin of some leaves otherwise very good). London: Printed For J.Almon, 1780. $10,000
First Edition. Burgoyne’s defence of his actions in the northern campaign of 1777, which led to his surrender with 6,000 men to General Gates at Saratoga, constitutes one of the best sources on the campaign. His main argument against the criticisms lodged against him in parliament and press was that his army was half the size he had requested, and was badly provided for. The map and plans engraved by William Faden depict the battle positions and actions of the opposing armies: Huberton, the attack at Walmscock, the encampment at Swords House, Braemus Height, the position at Saratoga, and a general map of Lake Champlain and district.
Dionne II 841. Howes B-968 (calling incorrectly for only 5 maps). JCB II 2620. Lande 69. Sabin 9255. Streeter II 794. TPL 6576. Vlach 125. cfGagnon I 613 (2nd Edn.).
45. [CLINTON, Sir Henry] [1738?-1795]. Memorandums, &c. &c. Respecting The Unprecedented Treatment Which The Army Have Met With Respecting Plunder Taken After A Siege, And Of Which Plunder The Navy Serving With The Army Divided Their More Than Ample Share, Now Fourteen Years Since. 8vo. pp. 2 p.l., 106, ads. with half-title. Uncut & unopened in modern quarter calf (half-title browned & with duplicate stamp & repaired tear, title also with repaired tear, edges of title & half-title repaired). London: 1794. $1,500
First Edition. “Concern[s the] capture of Charleston [South Carolina] and sale of American property.” (Howes). According to Henry Stevens, Son & Stiles, “The pamphlet was privately printed for Sir Henry Clinton but he withdrew it at the moment of issue on account of the death of Admiral Arbuthnot, to whom in a great measure it refers. It is very rare.” (Stevens, 1926, 52)
46. CLINTON, Sir Henry [1738?-1795]. Narrative Of Lieutenant-General…Relative To His Conduct During Part Of His Command Of The King’s Troops In North America; Particularly to that which respects the unfortunate Issue of the Campaign in 1781. With An Appendix, Containing Copies and Extracts of those Parts of his Correspondence With Lord George Germain, Earl Cornwallis, Rear Admiral Graves, &c. Which are referred to therein. Seventh Edition. 8vo. pp. 2 p.l., 87. with half-title. contemporary marbled bds., rebacked in calf (some light foxing). London: Printed for John Debrett, 1785. $2,000
Adams 83-21g(n). Howes C-496. JCB II 3021. Sabin 13751. cfStreeter II 800. cfCasey I 648.
[BOUND WITH:] CORNWALLIS, [Charles Cornwallis, first Marquis & second] Earl [1738-1805]. An Answer To That Part Of The Narrative Of Lieutenant-General Sir Henry Clinton, K.B. Which relates to the Conduct of Lieutenant-General Earl Cornwallis, During The Campaign In North-America, In The Year 1781. 8vo. pp. 1 p.l., xvi, , 260. 2 tables on one foldout sheet. errata slip. (title browned). London: Printed for J.Debrett, 1783.
Adams 83-29. Casey I 649. Howes C-781. JCB II 2851. Sabin 16811. Streeter II 800.
[BOUND WITH:] CLINTON, Sir Henry [1738?-1795]. Observations On Some Parts Of The Answer Of Earl Cornwallis To Sir Henry Clinton’s Narrative…To Which Is Added An Appendix; Containing Extracts Of Letters And Other Papers, To Which Reference Is Necessary. 8vo. pp. 2 p.l., 113, , ads. with half-title. folding table. (some foxing to outer leaves). London: Printed for J.Debrett, 1783.
Adams 83-22. Howes C-499. JCB II 2845. Sabin 13754.
The major documents in the Clinton-Cornwallis paper war relative to the disastrous capitulation in 1781 of General Cornwallis at Yorktown, which finally ended the war of American Independence. In his narrative, Clinton denies all responsibility for the catastrophe, leaving Cornwallis to answer for his misrepresentations of the orders sent him. In his indignant reply, Cornwallis produces a chain of correspondence between the two commanders during the campaign referred to in order to exonerate himself. Public opinion favoured the bold and daring Cornwallis in the dispute.
47. [DUBUISSON, Paul Ulric] [1746-1794]. Abrégé De La Révolution De L’Amérique Angloise, Depuis le commencement de l’année 1774, jusqu’au premier Janvier 1778. 12mo. pp. 2 p.l., 452. contemporary calf, gilt back, all edges gilt (wear to head of spine & corners). Paris: Chez Cellot & Jombert, 1778. $750
First Edition. An account of the events of the American Revolution from Gage’s arrival at Boston until French recognition. At the end of the volume is the text of the Treaty of Friendship and Commerce concluded between the French King and the American colonies on February 6, 1778 (pp. 433-50).
Howes D-528. Sabin 21037.
48. [FOX, Ebenezer] [1763-1843]. The Revolutionary Adventures Of Ebenezer Fox, Of Roxbury, Massachusetts. 12mo. pp. vi, -238. engraved frontis. portrait. original cloth (frayed & discoloured, some foxing). Boston: Munroe & Francis, 1838. $150
First Edition. Relating Fox’s confinement on a British prison ship in New York, transport to Jamaica, escape and duty on board the American frigate Flora.
49. [GALLOWAY, Joseph] [1731-1803]. Letters To A Nobleman, On the Conduct of the War In The Middle Colonies. The Fourth Edition. 8vo. pp. 1 p.l., [v]-viii, 101, ads. lacking half-title. folding engraved map (frontis.). modern quarter morocco (upper margin of title clipped). London: Printed for G.Wilkie, 1780. $1,100
Disturbed by the British government's attempt to gloss over the failure of the American campaigns of 1776-78, Galloway in this pamphlet charged that the forces despatched were indeed adequate for success and the failure was due entirely to the gross incompetence and negligence of the British generals, particularly William Howe. The folding plan of the Philadelphia region, with an array of troop positions, shows how General Washington might have been defeated by better tactics.
Adams 79-44e. Howes G-43. JCB II 2642. Nebenzahl 124. Sabin 26436.
50. GLOVER, Michael. General Burgoyne in Canada and America Scapegoat For A System. 8vo. pp. , 254. 5 text maps. cloth. dw. (edges of dw. bit chipped & tattered). [London]: Gordon & Cremonesi, . $45
51. HANGER, George, fourth Baron Coleraine [1751?- 1824]. The Life, Adventures, And Opinions Of Col. George Hanger, Written By Himself. To which is added, Advice to the Prelates and Legislators... 2 Volumes. 8vo. pp. 2 p.l., 339; 2 p.l., 475 + 4(ads). complete with half-titles. wood-engraved text illus. of a hanging man. modern bds. London: Printed For J. Debrett, 1801. $650
First Edition. Hanger fought with distinction during the American Revolutionary War; he was Clinton's aide-de-camp during the seige of Charlestown. He was also the author of a number of works, including several on military matters. Compiled by William Coombe from Hanger's original papers, this work contains information on his military career, his opinions on a variety of subjects and a section on his service during the American Revolutionary War (Vol. II pp. 351-441). In this section, he accurately prophesized: "...one of these days, the Northern and Southern powers [of the United States] will fight as vigorously against each other, as both have united to do against the British." (pp. 427)
Sabin 30227. Howes H-185.
52. HATCHFORD, Robert McConnell. Thrust For Canada The American Attempt On Quebec In 1775-1776… 8vo. pp. xiv, , 295. frontis. map & 6 double-sided b/w plates. biblio. index. cloth-backed bds. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1979. $40
53. HENRY, John Joseph [1758-1811]. An Accurate And Interesting Account Of The Hardships And Sufferings Of That Band Of Heroes, Who Traversed The Wilderness In The Campaign Against Quebec In 1775. 12mo. pp. 225 [i.e. 221; pp. 205-08 omitted in pagination]. printed copyright notice mounted on verso of title. contemporary marbled sheep (spine ends bit chipped, covers pitted in spots). printed book label of Jonathan Carpenter. Lancaster: Printed By William Greer, 1812. $500
First Edition. An intense and colourful account of Arnold’s expedition into Canada and his joining with General Montgomery in an unsuccessful attack on Quebec, being the recollections of an active participant, dictated late in life to his daughter. Sabin calls the book the “first and best edition of a narrative of real interest” while Gagnon remarks that it is probably the best and most complete account of the siege of Quebec in 1775. Included is a biographical sketch of the author written by his daughter. The author later became a judge in his native Pennsylvania.
Dionne II 950. Gagnon I 1653. Howes H-423. Lande 428. Sabin 31400. Shaw and Shoemaker 25634. TPL 465. Vlach 388.
54. HOWE, Sir William, [fifth Viscount Howe] [1729-1814]. The Narrative Of Lieut. Gen. Sir William Howe, In A Committee Of The House Of Commons, On The 29th Of April, 1779, Relative To His Conduct, During His Late Command Of The King's Troops In North America: To Which Are Added, Some Observations Upon A Pamphlet, Entitled, Letters to A Nobleman. The Third Edition. 4to. pp. 1 p.l., 110. modern wrs. London: Printed By H.Baldwin, Sold By R.Baldwin, P.Elmsley, And Almon And Debret, 1781. $800
Howe succeeded Thomas Gage as commander-in-chief of the British forces in America in 1775, and during the course of the next two years defeated the colonial troops on Long Island, took possession of New York, defeated Washington at White Plains, captured Fort Washington with its garrison of two thousand men, defeated Washington at Brandywine, and entered Philadelphia. Although he repulsed the attack of Washington at Germantown, he made no attempt to drive the weak and half-starved American forces from their camp at Valley Forge, and instead spent the winter of 1777-78 in Philadelphia with his army, according to his critics, in "the eager pursuit of pleasure". Dissatisfied with his conduct, the British government recalled Howe in May of 1778, appointing Sir Henry Clinton his successor. On the investigation of his military conduct by parliament in 1779, Howe was acquitted of blame by Lord Grey, Lord Cornwallis, and other military men, who affirmed that he had done what he could considering the insufficiency of his force. Pages 35-110 contain Howe's response to charges of gross incompetence and negligence leveled against him by Joseph Galloway in the latter's Letters to a Nobleman.
Adams 80-43d. Howes H-729. JCB II 2706. Sabin 33342. Winsor VI pp. 329 & 414. 78.
55. JACOB, John J. A Biographical Sketch Of The Life of the Late Captain Michael Cresap. 4to. pp. 158. title printed in red. Uncut in original bds. (spine chipped with portions wanting, bookplate removed from front pastedown, few institutional rubberstamps. Cincinnati, Ohio: William Dodge, 1866. $85
Reprinted from the Cumberland Edition of 1826, with notes and appendix; issued without the 23 pp. Boyer Journal found in some copies.
Howes J-32. Sabin 35489.
56. LANCTOT, Gustave. Canada & the American Revolution 1774-1783. 8vo. pp. xiv, 321.biblio. index. cloth (former owner’s stamp on front paste-down). dw. (dw. edges bit worn & tattered). London, Toronto…: George G. Harrap & Co., . $40
57. [LE BOUCHER, Odet Julien]. Histoire De La Dernière Guerre, Entre La Grande-Bretagne, Et Les États-Unis De L’Amérique, La France, L’Espagne Et La Hollande, Depuis Son Commencement En 1775, Jusqu’À Sa Fin En 1783… 4to. pp. xxxiv, , 357, privilege & errata. 4 folding engraved maps. 2 folding tables. A fine uncut copy in original plain blue wrs. (spine label chipped away, occasional light spotting). Paris: Brocas, 1787. $6,750
First Edition. This anonymously published account is considered to be one of the best French accounts of the American Revolution, and particularly valuable regarding the naval aspects and engagements of the war. The work also covers the events in the larger conflict between France and Great Britain. The two folding tables list the ships lost by the belligerents as well as the names of the officers in the French navy. The seven folding maps include two large maps of the southern and northern United States and Canada, copied by permission, from the Neptune Américo-Septentrionale and others of the Lesser Antilles, the Gulf of Mexico, St. Christopher’s, the Bay of Bengal, and the Bay of Trincomalee, copied from Bellin’s Atlas Maritime and Hydrographie François. The Histoire has sometimes been incorrectly attributed to both Pierre and Jonathan Boucher.
Bell L153. Howes L-169. Lande 52 (vide BOUCHER; no plate count). JCB II 3110 [vide BOUCHER; calling for 6 maps). Sabin 39613. cfDionne II 868. Not in TPL.
58. MAHAN, A[lfred] T[hayer] [1840-1914]. The Major Operations Of The Navies In The War Of American Independence. 8vo. pp. xxiii, 280. 14 illus. on 9 plates & 27 maps. 7 plans (1 folding). original cloth, top edge gilt (extremities trifle rubbed). London: Sampson Low, Marston & Company, Limited, . $175
First London Edition.
59. MANDRILLON, J[oseph] [1743-1794]. Le Spectateur Américain, Ou Remarques Générales Sur L’Amérique Septentionale Et Sur La République Des Treize-États-Unis; Suivi De Recherches Philosophiques sur la découverte du Nouveau-Monde… 8vo. pp. 1 p.l., xx, 519. with half-title. 2 folding tables. lacking engraved map. woodcut ornaments. contemporary mottled calf, gilt back (rubbed, joints starting to crack, tail of spine chipped, short tear to table – no loss). Amsterdam…Brussels: Emmanuel Flon, 1785. $700
Second Enlarged Edition of this survey of the natural and political history, trade and commerce of the thirteen American states, with extensive discussion of the American struggle for independence, Also included are chapters on Canada, Hudson’s Bay, Labrador, Newfoundland, Cape Breton, Isle St.-Jean and Acadia. Mandrillon’s was one of the earliest accounts of the new nation to appear after the Revolutionary War. Mandrillon had visited America prior to opening a banking house in Amsterdam. At the beginning of the French Revolution he went to Paris where he joined the party of constitutional royalists. Accused of corresponding with the Duke of Brunswick, he was guillotined by order of the revolutionary tribunal in 1794.
Bell M106. Howes M-248. JCB II 3035. Muller 930. Sabin 44240. cfKress B750.
60. (MONTGOMERY). TRUMBULL, John [1756-1843] (after). The Death of General Montgomery at Quebec. Painted by J. Trumbull Esq. Engrav'd by W. Kellerlinus 1799. London Published Sepr. 17. 1801 by A.C. de Poggi. 15" x 19 ½” (38.1 x 49.5 cm). engraving (tear to title area repaired & small abrasion). $1,000
Based on Trumbull's painting of the death of General Montgomery, this print was first published in London by de Poggi in 1798. This print dramatizes the death of the American General at Quebec and symbolizes the defeat of the Continental army in their Canadian campaign. Critics regretted Trumbull's choice of heroes and the fact "...the artist had chosen to depict another triumph of Britain over America; unlike General Wolfe who died triumphantly, 'surrounded by his friends in the moment of victory', Trumbull's 'dying men are nothing more than that -dying men.'" (Jaffe p. 93)
Jefferys, A Catalogue Of The Sigmund Samuel Collection, 80; Spendlove, The Face Of Early Canada, p. 82 & Plate 119 (1798 issue). Samuel, The Seven Years War In Canada, p. 216 (Plate 64). Jaffe, John Trumbull, p. 93. de Volpi, Québec, Plate 25. Crookshank, Prints of British Military Operations, p. 30.
61. PAUSCH, [Georg]. Journal Of Captain Pausch, Chief Of The Hanau Artillery During The Burgoyne Campaign. Translated And Annotated By William L. Stone. Introduction by Edward J. Lowell. 4to. pp. 3 p.l., vi, 185 [i.e. 187], errata. with half-title. title in red & black. engraved frontis. portrait. 4 text illus. (2 full-page; incl. 2 maps). printer's device on title. decorative ornaments & initials. uncut in original cloth (rubbed & bit frayed, spine label wanting, shaken, rear hinge cracked). Albany, N.Y.: Joel Munsell's Sons, 1886. $150
62. RAMSAY, David [1749-1815]. The History Of The American Revolution. A New Edition. 2 Volumes. 8vo. pp. xii, 357; 2 p.l., x, 360. modern buckram, crest of the Law Society of Upper Canada stamped in gilt on upper covers (small date stamp on verso of titles, ads & preface misbound in Vol. II). London: Printed For John Stockdale, 1793. $500
Second London Edition. This classic history is particularly important in portraying American opinion and motivations during the early periods of the revolution. Separate chapters are devoted to the American invasion and operations in Canada. Ramsay served in the Continental Congress and was long President of the South Carolina Senate.
Howes R-35. Sabin 67687.
63. SABINE, Lorenzo [1803-1877]. Biographical Sketches Of Loyalists Of The American Revolution, With An Historical Essay. 2 Volumes. 8vo. pp. xii, 608; 1 p.l., 600. Uncut in original bds. (joints cracked, front cover of Vol. II detached, spines partly defective). Boston: Little, Brown And Company, 1864. $250
Second Enlarged Edition. A valuable historical work, based on many years of research and study, these sketches include a great deal of material on the Loyalists who settled in Canada, particularly New Brunswick.
Gagnon I 3117. Howes S-3. North York Bib. 389. Sabin 74773. cfTPL 4752 (1st Edn.).
64. SAUTHIER, Claude Joseph / FADEN, William [1750-1836]. A Map of the Inhabited Part Of Canada from the French Surveys; with the Frontiers of New York and New England from the Large Survey By Claude Joseph Sauthier. Engraved by Wm. Faden, 1777. London, Published as the Act directs, Feby. 25, 1777 by Wm. Faden... 23 ½” x 34 ½” (59.6 x 87.1 cm). original colour (faded). (several short tears to folds & chips to upper margins professionally repaired & faint slanted four inch crease near lower fold). $1,750
Faden published a number of important maps of the Revolutionary War campaigns. This state of the Sauthier/Faden map of New York and Quebec has the dedication to Major General John Burgoyne. The table of the “Winter Quarters Of The King’s Army In Canada, 1776” is not included in this state (Nebenzahl’s third state).
Sauthier was employed as a surveyor by the governor of New York during the American Revolutionary war period. The map shows the New York route from Lake George to Prattsburg, the St. Lawrence River from Lake Ontario to north of the Isle D’Orleans and the Chaudiere River route Colonel Benedict Arnold's forces followed when they invaded Canada in 1775.
cfLibrary of Congress, Maps and Charts of North America and the West Indies, 152. Nebenzahl, A Bibliography Of Printed Battle Plans Of The American Revolution, 43. cfKershaw, Early Printed Maps Of Canada, 677 & Plate 483.
65. SNOWDEN, Richard. The American Revolution: Written In Scriptural, Or Ancient Historical Style. 12mo. pp. 360. contemporary sheep (worn, covers detached, internally browned & foxed). Baltimore: Printed by W.Pechin, . $150
[BOUND WITH, as issued:] SNOWDEN, Richard. The Columbiad; Or A Poem On The American War, In Thirteen Cantoes. 12mo. pp. 44. Baltimore: Printed by W.Pechin, .
Sabin 85590 (incl. 85992). Shaw & Shoemaker 3089-90.
66. STANLEY, George F.G. Canada Invaded 1775-1776 (‘Canadian War Museum Historical Publications’ Number 8). 8vo. pp. xiv,186. many b/w illus. & maps. index. bds. dw. Toronto & Sarasota: Samuel Stevens Hakkert & Company, 1977. $50
67. SULLIVAN, W[illiam]. The Public Men Of The Revolution. Including Events From The Peace Of 1783 To The Peace Of 1815. In A Series Of Letters. 8vo. pp. 463. engraved frontis. portrait. original blind-stamped cloth (joints, spine ends & corners frayed, some foxing – generally light but heavier on frontis.). Philadelphia: Carey And Hart, 1847. $125
Howes S-1130. Sabin 93559.
68. UNITED STATES. CONTINENTAL CONGRESS. Extracts From The Votes And Proceedings Of The American Continental Congress, Held At Philadelphia, On The Fifth Of September, 1774. Containing, The Bill Of Rights, a List of Grievances…Published By Order Of The Congress. 8vo. pp. 2 p.l., 82, ads. with half-title. modern bds. (half-title partly stained). London: Reprinted For J.Almon, 1774. $2,750
First London Edition of the extracts from the proceedings of the First Continental Congress, containing some of the most important documents of the American Revolution: the resolutions of October 14th whereby the colonists first declared their rights and liberties, the colonies’ association agreement of October 20th, their Address to the People of Great Britain, and the October 21st address To The Inhabitants of the Colonies. The final document, the Letter Addressed to the Inhabitants of the Province of Quebec on October 26, 1774, denounced the Quebec Act and its violation of the natural and civil rights of Quebeckers and appealed for them to join in the Revolutionary struggle against Great Britain.
Adams 74-83b. Howes E-247. JCB II 1925. Sabin 15528. cfTPL 457. cfLande 852. cfDionne II 790. cfCasey I 459. cfVlach 282.
69. VERREAU, [Hospice Anthelme Jean Baptiste] [1828-1901] (editor). Invasion Du Canada Collection De Mémoires Recueillis Et Annotés. 3 Volumes. 8vo. pp. Xix, [1 leaf], 240; 2 p.l., -394; 44. with half-titles. uncut in original printed wrs. (spines chipped, 2 small holes in rear wr. Of Vol. II). Montreal Eusèbe Senécal, 1873. $275
Collection of memoirs and eye-witness accounts relating to the invasion of Canada by the Americans in 1775, printed from manuscripts in Verreau's collection. Several of these were also issued separately and are found listed independently in the bibliographies, notably (Vol. II:) LORIMIER, [Claude Nicolas Guillaume De] [1744-1825]. Mes Services Pendant La Guerre Américaine De 1775... (TPL 489) and (Vol. III:) Narration Authentique De L'Éxchage Des Prisonniers Faits Aux Cèdres Pendant La Guerre Américaine De 1775. Traduit De L'Anglais Par Marcel Ethier. (Casey I 3892. Dionne I 1248. Howes A-412. TPL 494.): “First Printed in English in 1777, the English version of the circumstances which led to the repudiation by Congress of a cartel between Arnold for the Americans and Foster for the British concerning an exchange of prisoners. The prisoners mentioned in the title were the American garrison at Cedar Repids, on the St. Lawrence, thirty miles west of Montreal, and a relief party, taken by English and Indians, May 19-20, 1776. Congress refused to ratify the exchange on the grounds that the Americans had been maltreated after surrender.” (TPL)
Dionne I 394 & 1248. Gagnon I 3647. Howes V-78. TPL 499.
WAR OF 1812
70. AUCHINLECK, G[ilbert]. A History Of The War between Great Britain and the United States of America During The Years 1812, 1813 & 1814. 8vo. pp. vii, -403, iii. text in double columns. frontis. portrait. folding plan. 5 full-page text illus. (incl. plans). index. cloth. dw (2 short tears in upper edge of dw). [London & Redwood City]: Arms and Armour Press in association with Pendragon House, . $40
Reprint of the 1855 first edition.
71. BARNES, James. Naval Actions Of The War Of 1812...Illustrations By Carlton T.Chapman. 8vo. pp. xiv, 263. 24 plates (incl. frontis.). original blind-stamped cloth. New York: Harper & Brothers, . $150
72. BERTON, Pierre. Flames Across the Border 1813-1814. 8vo. pp. xiv, 15-492. maps in the text. biblio. index. untrimmed in quarter leatherette, gilt back. matching slipcase. [Toronto]: McClelland and Stewart, . $75
First Edition, one of a limited number specially bound and slipcased.
73. BERTON, Pierre. The Invasion of Canada 1812-1813. 8vo. pp. 1 p.l., xi, -363. maps in text. biblio. index. untrimmed in quarter leatherette, gilt back. matching slipcase. [Toronto]: McClelland and Stewart, . $75
First Edition, one of a limited number specially bound and slipcased.
74. CAFFREY, Kate. The Lion and the Union The Anglo-American War 1812-1815. 8vo. pp. 340. 6 double-sided plates. biblio. index. music on endleaves. cloth. dw. [London]: Andre Deutsch, . $45
75. COBBETT, William [1763-1835]. Letters on the Late War Between the United States and Great Britain: Together With Other Miscellaneous Writings on the Same Subject. 8vo. pp. vii, -407. later half roan, deckle edge visible on many leaves (rubbed, small library stamp on title, gilt crest on upper cover, paper lightly embrowned). New York: J.Belden and Co., 1815. $275
First Edition. Cobbett was uncompromising in his opposition to the war with America and his prophecies that it would end with Great Britain giving up all the points of substance were justified by events. He infuriated the Tories at home by his advocacy of the American cause…but he made many new friends in America who could overlook his old Toryism…”. (Pearl)
Pearl 78. Gaines 68a. Sabin 13889. Gagnon I 917. Goldsmiths’ 21091. Kress B.6462. NCBEL III 1204. Howes C-518 7 TPL 1040 both call for a frontis. (TPL also calls for an unnumbered p. 407; while in the present copy it is numbered).
76. CRUIKSHANK, Ernest. The Battle of Fort George…Third Edition. [Niagara Historical Society No. 12]. 8vo. pp. 41, . wrs (spine & edges faded & inner margin holes to first two leaves relating to staples). Welland: Tribune Print, 1912. $35
77. CRUIKSHANK, E[rnest]. Inventory Of The Military Documents In The Canadian Archives Prepared By… [At Head of Title: Publications Of The Canadian Archives – No. 2]. 8vo. pp. 370. index. wrs. (corners of outer leaves & covers creased). Ottawa: Government Printing Bureau, 1910. $85
78. CRUIKSHANK, E[rnest]. Record Of The Services of Canadian Regiments in the War of 1812. The Glengarry Light Infantry [Drop Title]. 8vo. pp. -23. wrs. Reprinted from a jounal. [Toronto: Canadiana House, c1960’s]. $40
79. CRUIKSHANK, E[rnest] A[lexander] (Editor). Records Of Niagara A Collection of Contemporary Letters and Documents January to July 1813. [At Head of Title: Niagara Historical Society… No. 44]. 8vo. pp. 87. 1 plate (portrait). wrs. [Niagara-On-The-Lake]: Niagara Historical Society, 1939. $25
80. CURRIE, Emma A. The Story Of Laura Secord And Canadian Reminiscences. 1mo. pp. 3 p.l., 354. 25 plates (incl. frontis.). text illus. & facsimiles. pictorial cloth (extremities frayed, a few scattered library rubberstamps & rear pocket). St. Catharines: 1913. $45
81. CURZON, S[arah] A[nne]. The Battle of Queenston Heights, October 13th, 1812… [At Head of Title: Deeds Speak. Women’s Canadian Historical Society Of Toronto Transaction No. 2]. 8vo. pp. 12. wrs. [Toronto: 1899]. $25
82. DAVIS, Paris M. An Authentick History Of The Late War Between The United States And Great Britain, With A Full Account Of Every Battle By Sea And Land; The Massacre At The River Raisin; The Destruction Of The City Of Washington; The Treaty Of Peace In 1815. To which will be Added, The War With Algiers, And The Treaty Of Peace; The Treaties of Peace with the various Tribes of North American Indians, and the United States' Army Register, And Peace Establishment. 12mo. pp. 360. contemporary sheep (very worn but solid, lower spine chipped, free-endpapers wanting, paste-downs covered over, significant foxing & browning throughout). Ithaca: Printed For The Publishers By Mack & Andrus, 1829. $225
Howes D-128. Sabin 18875. TPL 7211.
83. DWIGHT, Theodore [1764-1846]. History Of The Hartford Convention: With A Review Of The Policy Of The United States Government, Which Led To The War of 1812. 8vo. pp. 447. original cloth (cloth discoloured, spine ends frayed & label chipped, some light foxing). New-York: N. & J. White & Boston: Russell, Odiorne, & Co., Printed by D. Fanshaw, 1833. $125
First Edition. Account of the December 15 meeting of delegates from the Federalist Party of the New England States to protest the acts of the Administration promoting the war, by the secretary of the convention. The work includes the journal of session and other documents.
Sabin 21537. TPL 982.
84. GERSON, Noel B. Mr. Madison's War 1812: The Second War For Independence... 8vo. pp. 109, [1 leaf]. 3 full-page maps. biblio. index. cloth. dw (slightly worn dw). New York: Julian Messner, . $30
85. GILPIN, Alec R. The War Of 1812 In The Old Northwest. 8vo. pp. vii, 286. biblio. index. cloth. dw (light wear to spine of dw). Toronto: Ryerson Press & East Lansing: Michigan State University Press, 1958. $70
86. GREEN, Ernest. Lincoln At Bay A Sketch Of 1814. 8vo. pp. , 78. 2 text maps (1 full-page). wrs. (upper spine chipped). Welland: Tribune-Telegraph Press, 1923. $75
87. [HANSON, Alexander Contee] [1786-1819]. Reflections Upon The Late Correspondence Between Mr. Secretary Smith, And Francis James Jackson, Esq. Minister Plenipotentiary Of His Britannic Majesty. 8vo. pp. 97, [blank leaf]. uncut & stitched as issued, laid in cloth drop-back box (moderate foxing & browning throughout). Baltimore: Published For The Author. Benjamin Edes. Printer, 1810. $135
Sabin 30257. Shaw & Shoemaker 20278.
88. HEADLEY, J[oel] T[yler] [1813-1897]. The Second War With England. 2 Volumes. 12mo. pp. xiii, blank, -346, ads; ix, blank, -328, ads. with half-titles. 10 wood-engraved plates (incl. 2 plans, 1 folding). original blind & gilt-stamped cloth (extremities chipped & frayed, some foxing to plates). New York: Charles Scribner, 1853. $200
TPL 8300. Sabin 31160 (Baker & Scribner imprint). Gagnon I 1640 (citing incorrect date 1856, probably a misprint).
89. HITSMAN, J. Mackay. The Incredible War of 1812 A Military History. 8vo. pp. x, [2 leaves], 265. 4 double-sided plates. 8 text maps (4 full-page, 1 double-page). 2 full-page text illus. (incl. frontis.). biblio. index. cloth (embossed stamp on 1 leaf). [Toronto]: University of Toronto Press, . $50
90. HORSMAN, Reginald. The War Of 1812. 8vo. pp. xi, , 286. 6 double-sided plates. 4 full-page maps. illus. on endleaves. index. cloth (defective). dw. London: Eyre & Spottiswoode, . $40
First London Edition.
91. JAMES, William. A Full And Correct Account Of The Chief Naval Occurrences Of The Late War Between Great Britain And The United States Of America; Preceded By A Cursory Examination Of The American Accounts Of Their Naval Actions Fought Previous To That Period… 8vo. pp. xv, errata, 528, ccxvi, index. 3 engraved plates. later half morocco (rubbed, head of spine defective, scattered foxing). London: Printed For T.Egerton, 1817. $600
First London Edition. From 1801 to 1813, the author was engaged as an attorney of the Supreme Court in Jamaica, and practiced as a proctor in the vice-admiralty court. At the time of the declaration of war between Great Britain and the United States in 1812, James happened to be visiting America en route to England, and was taken prisoner. Shortly thereafter, towards the end of 1813, he managed to escape to Halifax. There he published a pamphlet entitled An Enquiry Into The Merits of the principal Naval Actions between Great Britain and the United States (1816), of which the present work is a greatly expanded version. His harsh and uncomplimentary remarks aimed at the Americans aroused much angry criticism in the American press. James later became one of the standard authorities on British naval history.
Gagnon I 1775. Howes J-53. Lande 467. Sabin 35717. TPL 1057.
92. JOHNSON, Rossiter. A History Of The War Of 1812-’15 Between The United States and Great Britain. 12mo. pp. vi, 360. double-page frontis. original black & gilt-stamped pictorial cloth (extremities frayed, staining to covers, lacking front blank). New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, . $100
93. [KIMBALL, Horace]. American Naval Battles: Being A Complete History Of The Battles Fought By The Navy of the United States From Its Establishment In 1794 To The Present Time... 8vo. pp. v, -278, [1 leaf]. additional engraved title & 19 full-page engravings. lacking 2 plates? contemporary sheep (worn, front cover detached, spine ends chipped, scattered foxing, marginal dampstaining to frontis. & prelims, light dampstaining to upper margins). Boston: J.J. Smith, Jr. 1831. $100
Howes K-135 (calling for 21 plates). Sabin 1165.
94. LAMB, W. Kaye. The Hero of Upper Canada [Sir Isaac Brock]. 8vo. pp. 28. few b/w illus. cloth with medallion portrait on front cover. Toronto: Rous & Mann Press Limited, 1962. $60
First Edition, limited to 775 Copies.
95. LINDSEY, Charles. William Lyon Mackenzie… Edited With Numerous Additions By G.G.S. Lindsey. [At Head of Title:] The Makers Of Canada. 8vo. pp. xviii, 542. frontis. portrait. cloth (light spotting to lower front cover). Editor’s presentation copy. Toronto: Morang & Co., Limited, 1909. $75
Revised Edition (First Edition: 1862).
96. LUNDY’S LANE HISTORICAL SOCIETY. The Centenary Celebration Of The Battle of Lundy’s Lane July Twenty-Fifth Nineteen Hundred And Fourteen. 8vo. pp. 150, . 22 plates (incl. frontis.). wrs. (reverse of frontis. spotted). slipcase. Niagara Falls: 1919. $50
97. MAHON, John K. The War of 1812. 8vo. pp. xii, 476. numerous full-page text illus. & maps. biblio. index. maps on endleaves. cloth. (dw. chipped & tattered & foldover separated, but present). Gainesville: University of Florida Press, 1972. $85
98. MANSFIELD, Edward D[eering] [1801-1880]. The Life Of General Winfield Scott. 8vo. pp. x, -366. engraved frontis. portrait by J.F.E.Prudhomme after R.W.Weir, 4 wood-engraved plates & 6 full-page text illus. (incl. 5 maps). original blind & gilt-stamped cloth (extremities chipped & frayed, light foxing, front flyleaf wanting). New York: Published By A.S.Barnes & Co., 1846. $200
First Edition. Including chapters on General Scott’s service in the War of 1812 (pp. 33-141: battles of Queenston Heights, Chippewa, Lundy's Lane and the capture of York), the Aroostock War (1832), the Seminole War (1835-1837), and his role on the Niagara frontier during the 1837 Rebellion.
Sabin 44367. cfTPL 7977.
99. NORTON, Major John. The Journal Of…1816 Edited With Introductions And Notes By Carl F.Klinck And James J.Talman. 8vo. pp. cxxiv, 391, xix. colour frontis. portrait & 3 full-page maps. gilt-crested cloth, t.e.g. Toronto: The Champlain Society [Publication No. XLVI], 1970. $200
First Edition, Limited to 850 copies.
100. PARSONS, Usher [1788-1868]. Battle Of Lake Erie. A Discourse, Delivered Before The Rhode-Island Historical Society, On The Evening Of Monday, February 16, 1852...Published At The Request Of The Society. 8vo. pp. 36. original printed wrs. (rear wr. wanting, front wr. spotted). folding calf-backed box & slipcase. Providence: Benjamin T.Albro, Printer, 1853. $275
First Edition. A defence of Commodore Oliver H.Perry, under whom Parsons served as surgeon at the battle of Lake Erie in 1813. Parsons performed extraordinary service during the engagement, was warmly commended by Perry, and was awarded prize money and a silver medal by the government.
Sabin 58917. cfTPL 955.
101. POOLE, J.I. The Fight at Battle Hill. A Paper Read…Before The Middlesex Historical Society at London, Ont… 1903 [Cover Title]. 8vo. pp. 36. text in double columns. 1 full-page plan. wrs. (edges of covers & upper spine chipped). Inscribed from the author. ms. corrections in the author’s hand. [London: 1903]. $45
102. PULLEN, H.F. The Shannon and the Chesapeake. 4to. pp. xviii, 174. tipped-in colour frontis., 8 double-sided plates, text illus. & illus. on endleaves. biblio. index. cloth. dw. (worn dw.). Toronto & Montreal: McClelland and Stewart Limited, . $45
103. READ, D[avid] B[reakenridge] [1823-1904]. Life And Times Of Major-General Sir Isaac Brock, K.B. 8vo. pp. 1 p.l., viii, [ix]-266, . 3 plates (incl. frontis) & 3 text illus. original gilt-stamped cloth (ex-lib., flyleaves detached). Toronto: William Briggs..., 1894. $100
104. REILLY, Robin. The British at the Gates The New Orleans Campaign In The War Of 1812. 8vo. pp. 1 p.l., 379. 8 double-sided plates. several maps in the text (some full-page & 1 double-page). maps on endleaves. biblio. index. cloth. dw (dw worn at edges). New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1974. $45
105. RIDDELL, William Renwick. A Canadian’s View of the Battle of Plattsburgh. A Canadian’s View of the Battle of New Orleans. The Century of Peace and its Significance. Address… [Cover Title]. 8vo. pp. 42. wrs. np: [c1915]. $60
106. ROSENBERG, Max. The Building Of Perry’s Fleet On Lake Erie, 1812-1813. 8vo. pp. viii, 72. 2 b/w plates (incl. frontis.). wrs. (former owner’s bookplate on inner front cover & light spotting to front blank & inner cover). Harrisburg: Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission, 1950. $30
107. SCOTT, Sir James [1790?-1872]. Recollections Of A Naval Life. 3 Volumes. 12mo. pp. xii, 312; vi, 324; vi, 372. untrimmed in original cloth (spinal extremities chipped, foxing & browning throughout). London: Richard Bentley, 1834. $1,100
First Edition. Scott variously served in the East Indies, the West Indies (where he took part in the reduction of Martinique in 1809), the west coast of Africa, and North America during the War of 1812. Most of Vol. III is devoted to the War of 1812, during which Scott acted as Admiral Cockburn’s aide-de-camp at Bladensburg, Washington, and Baltimore.
Howes S-225. National Maritime Museum II 1303.
108. SELLAR, Robert [1841-1919]. Hemlock [At Head of Title: A Tale of the War of 1812.]. 8vo. pp. 455, 30, [1 leaf]. frontis. & 4 other text illus. (3 full-page). original cloth (corners & extremities chipped & frayed, horizontal tear to spine, text partly embrowned). Huntingdon, Quebec: Gleaner Bookroom, 1918. $60
First Collected Edition. Also including Gleaner Tales [Drop Title], pp. -455, and The 5th Anniversary of Confederation [divisional title], pp. 30 at end.
cfWatters p. 388 (1890 edn.).
109. SNIDER, C[harles] H[enry] J[eremiah]. The Glorious “Shannon‘s” Old Blue Duster and other Faded Flags of Fadeless Fame… 8vo. pp. xv, 430, [1 leaf]. 6 colour plates (incl. frontis.). numerous illus. (some full-page). index. gilt-stamped pictorial cloth. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart Publishers, . $150
110. SNIDER, C[harles] H[enry] J[eremiah]. In The Wake of The Eighteen-Twelvers Fights & Flights of Frigates & Fore-'n'-afters in the War of 1812-1815 on the Great Lakes. 12mo. pp. xxi, [1 leaf], 291, . 31 plates (incl. frontis.). cloth (tear to upper spine). London: John Lane. 1913. $75
111. SNIDER, C[harles] H[enry] J[eremiah]. Leaves From The War Log of The Nancy Eighteen Hundred And Thirteen… 8vo. pp. 1 p.l., v-xlviii. double-page colour map & several illus. pictorial wrs. np: Reprinted From The Rous & Mann Press Original By The Huronia Historical Development Council, Ontario Department of Tourism and Information, nd. $30
112. SOLEY, James Russell [1850-1911]. The Boys Of 1812 And Other Naval Heroes. 8vo. pp. x, -338. numerous text illus. (many full-page). original pictorial bds. (some chipping to joints & spine ends, rear hinge cracked). Boston: Estes And Lauriat, . $150
113. [STEPHEN, James] [1758-1832]. The Dangers Of The Country. By The Author Of War In Disguise. 8vo. pp. iv, 227. contemporary tree calf, gilt back (rubbed, front joint starting to crack, scattered light foxing). London: Printed For J.Butterworth and J.Hatchard, 1807. $175
First Edition. Chiefly concerned with the Napoleonic threat, but also containing a lengthy section on the evils of the slave trade (pp. 163-227), Stephen’s pamphlet provides insight into the events leading up to the War of 1812.
Sabin 91235. Goldsmiths’ 19531. cfTPL 813. cfKress S.5895.
114. STEVENSON, James. The War Of 1812 In Connection With The Army Bill Act. 8vo. pp. 79. original cloth (small stains to lower front cover). Montreal: W.Foster Brown & Co., Publishers, 1892. $100
Dionne III 2412
115. TUPPER, Ferdinand Brock [b. 1795]. Family Records; Containing Memoirs Of Major-General Sir Isaac Brock, K.B., Lieutenant E.W.Tupper, T.N., And Colonel William De Vic Tupper, With Notices Of Major-General Tupper And Lieut. C.Tupper, R.N. To Which Are Added The Life Of Te-Cum-Seh, A Memoir Of Colonel Havilland Le Mesurier, &c.&c.&c. 8vo. pp. 2 p.l., [vii]-xii, 218. lacking half-title. 3 lithographed plates (incl. frontis.). contemporary full straight-grained morocco with initials ‘S.R.G.’ in gilt on upper cover, all edges gilt (lower spine chipped, scattered light foxing, plates lightly embrowned & with a few marginal dampstains). printed label tipped in of Henry Gray, Bookseller and Publisher, Leicester Square, London. Guernsey: Printed And Published By Stephen Barbet; May Also Be Had Of Baldwin And Cradock, London, 1835. $2,200
First Edition. “This work includes a short memoir on Brock, written by Tupper, a relative, about 1832; also excerpts from newspapers and other publications. Brock came to Canada in 1802 as lieutenant-colonel of the 49th regiment. Appointed administrator of Upper Canada in 1812, he organized the defence of the province, captured Detroit on Aug. 15 and died winning the battle of Queenston on Oct. 13, 1812.” (TPL) An interesting Channel Islands imprint.
Howes T-415. Lande 849. Sabin 97449. TPL 5064. cfGagnon I 3588.
116. WHITE, Samuel. History Of The American Troops, During The Late War, Under The Command Of Colonels Fenton And Campbell, Giving an account of the crossing of Niagara by the troops under Gen'ls Gaines, Brown, Scott and Porter. The taking of Fort Erie, the battle of Chippewa, the imprisonment of Col. Bull, Major Galloway and the author (then captain) and their treatment together with an historical account of the Canadas. 12mo. pp. 107.An uncut copy in original cloth-backed bds. (small piece chipped from upper blank margin of title). [Rochester: Reprinted for George P.Humphrey, By Charles Mann, 1896]. $225
Fourth Edition, Limited to 300 copies. This is numbered 103 and initialed by Humphrey. The author was a volunteer from Adams County, Pennsylvania. His first-hand account of the capture of Fort Erie and the battle of Chippewa (pp. 5-76) is followed by topographical descriptions of Upper (pp. 77-92) and Lower Canada (pp. 92-107).
Howes W-370. cfLande 896 & cfTPL 1021 (first edn.: 1829).
117. WILLIAMS, Edward T. A Short History Of Old Fort Niagara. 8vo. pp. 79. several b/w illus. cloth-backed wrs. [Niagara Falls]: Old Fort Niagara Association, Inc., . $25
118. [WILLIAMS, Samuel]. Sketches Of The War, Between The United States And The British Isles: Intended As A Faithful History Of All The Material Events From The Time Of The Declaration In 1812, To And Including The Treaty Of Peace In 1815: Interspersed With Geographical [sic] Descriptions Of Places And Biographical Notices Of Distinguished Military And Navy Commanders. Volumes I. and II [bound in 1]. 8vo. pp. iv, 496. 2 text illus. (plans). contemporary sheep (rubbed, paper browned & foxed, flyleaves wanting, significant browning & foxing throughout). Rutland, Vt.: Fay and Davison, 1815. $600
First Edition of this detailed contemporary account of the events of the War of 1812. The Sketches, eight in number, were originally issued in serial form as the war progressed, and have been variously attributed to Gideon Minor Davison [1791-1869], one of the publishers, by Halkett and Laing, to Samuel Williams [1786-1859], author of Two Western Campaigns in the War of 1812 (1870), by Howes, and to another Samuel Williams [1743-1817], author of theological works and The Natural and Civil History of Vermont (1794), by McCorison.
Howes W-479. McCorison 1801. Rich 1815:12. Sabin 104351. Shaw & Shoemaker 36580. TPL 1073.
REBELLION OF 1837-38
119. BOWLES, [Sir William] [1780-1869]. Suggestions For The Speedy And Secure Conveyance Of Our Reinforcements To Canada. 8vo. pp. v, blank, -13. [PRINTED WITH:] BOWLES, [Sir William]. A Second Letter On The Conveyance Of Troops To Canada. [At Head of Title: For Private Circulation.]. pp. 1 p.l., -31. disbound. [London]: Printed For The Author [by William Clowes And Son, 1838]. $1,600
“[The first] letter [was] written by Captain, afterwards Admiral, Bowles to the First Lord of the Admiralty, in 1826, and published, by the Author, in 1837, when a large reinforcement of troops was to be sent to the army in Canada.” (TPL) In the second letter, Bowles stated that England had only one war vessel available to send to Canada when news of the rebellion reached England at the end of December 1837. The 36-gun ‘Inconstant’ set sail for Halifax on January 7, 1838, to be later followed by the 36-gun ‘Pique’, 74-gun ‘Hercules’, and the 26-gun ‘Vestal’ on January 23, February 27, and March 3. Scarce.
Lande 54. Gagnon I 555. cfTPL 5092 & 5115 (separate printings). cfSabin 7081. cfCasey I 2360.
120. DENT, JOHN Charles [1841-1888]. The Story of the Upper Canadian Rebellion; Largely Derived From Original Sources And Documents. 2 Volumes. 4to. pp. viii, -384; vi, [1 leaf]errata, -382. with half-titles. 2 stell-engraved titles & 5 plates (incl. 3 steel-engraved portraits). original black & gilt-stamped cloth, gilt edges (spines & rear covers somewhat soiled, traces of library markings on spines & lower margin of engraved titles, library pockets, inner hinges taped, otherwise internally very good & the front covers nice & bright). Toronto: C.Blackett Robinson, 1885. $275
Gagnon I 1099.
120a. [FITZGIBBON, James] [1780-1863]. An Appeal To The People Of The Late Province Of Upper Canada [Drop Title]. 8vo. pp. 65. lacking A1 (half-title?). disbound. [Montreal: Lovell and Gibson, Printers, 1847]. $1,600
First Edition. Fitzgibbon, an 1812 veteran and public servant, was acting adjutant-general when the Rebellion of 1837 broke out, and commanded the force that dispersed the rebels at Montgomery’s Tavern. His relations with Lieutenant-Governor Sir Francis Bond Head were strained during this period and he resigned his post the following day. Fitzgibbon was lauded for having rescued the citizens of Toronto from civil war, but various proposals and appeals to award him financial compensation were disallowed and ignored until 1845, when the legislature gave him 1,000 pounds, less than half of the estimated value of the land grant originally proposed in 1838. Fitzgibbon, who was burdened with debts, wrote the present pamphlet seeking further recompense, outlining his service and presenting numerous supporting documents, but his efforts were in vain, and the Legislative Council of Canada retired him from his position of clerk.
The present copy, like TPL’s and Gagnon’s, has no title-page. A1, either a blank or a title has clearly been removed. Gagnon suggests that the title was printed on the wrs., not present here. Scarce.
TPL 2845. Casey I 2058. Dionne III 514. Gagnon I 793. Sabin 24615. Not in Lande. DCB IX p. 266.
121. GUILLET, Edwin C. The Lives And Times Of The Patriots An Account of the Rebellion in Upper Canada, 1837-1838, and The Patriot Agitation in the United States, 1837-1842… 8vo. pp. xiv, 304. 71 illus. index. cloth. dw (dw tattered & torn with majority of spine wanting). Toronto…: Thomas Nelson and Sons, . $125
Lower Canada Rebellion Trials
121a. (LOWER CANADA REBELLION TRIALS, 1838-39). Report Of The State Trials, Before A General Court Martial Held At Montreal In 1838-9: Exhibiting A Complete History Of The Late Rebellion In Lower Canada. 2 Volumes. 8vo. pp. 2 p.l., 376; 565, iii. complete with half-titles. A fine set in original bds., rebacked with spines mounted & original publisher's labels preserved (small labels on spine). Signature of Alexander Stewart, 1839 on titles [perhaps Alexander Stewart, jurist & politician (1794-1865)]. Armorial bookplates of the Canadian physician, George Ahern (1887-1927). Montreal: Armour and Ramsay, 1839. $4,100
First Edition. Sir John Colborne's handling of the second rising in Lower Canada was quick, efficient and severe. He proclaimed martial law, took seven hundred and fifty- three prisoners within a week, of which one hundred and eight were promptly brought to trial before courts-martial, suspended three French-Canadian judges who challenged the suspension of habeus corpus, and refused to allow French-Canadian lawyers to defend the rebels. These two volumes contain the complete transcripts of the trials for high treason of the one hundred and eight prisoners, including Joseph Narcisse Cardinal, Chas. Huot, Guillaume Lévesque, Jos. Robert, J.-B.-H. Brien, Charles Hindelang, Pierre Rémi Narbonne, James Perigo, Louis Bourdon, Charles Guillaume Bouc, Benjamin Mott, Joseph Duquette, &c. Of these, twelve were executed (including Cardinal, Duquette, Narbonne, & Hindelang), fifty-eight were transported to the penal colony of New South Wales, two were banished and twenty-seven were freed on bond; the rest remained in prison for a year before being released.
TPL 2305. Lande 752. Dionne III 364. Sabin 10588. Story p. 699. Sweet & Maxwell III 178.
122. MACKENZIE, William Lyon. Mackenzie’s Own Narrative Of The Rebellion with Notes Critical And Explanatory Exhibiting The Only True Account Of What Took Place at the Memorable Siege of Toronto In The Month Of December 1937. 8vo. pp. 30. bds (edges of spine worn). Toronto: Rous & Mann Limited, 1937. $60
The Burning of the 'Patriot' Ship 'Caroline'
123. McLEOD, D[onald] [1779-1879]. A Brief Review Of The Settlement Of Upper Canada By The U. E. Loyalists And Scotch Highlanders, In 1783; And of the grievances which Compelled The Canadas To Have Recourse Of Arms In Defence Of Their Rights And Liberties, In the years 1837 and 1838; Together With A Brief Sketch Of The Campaigns of 1812, '13, '14: With an account of the Military Executions, Burnings, And Sackings of Towns and Villages, by the British, in the Upper and Lower Provinces, during the Commotion Of 1837 and '38. 12mo. pp. 292 [i.e. 288; pp. 145-148 omitted in pagination]. modern quarter calf, gilt back (some foxing throughout, inner margin of title renewed with loss of first 2 letters from word ‘Compelled’ in title). Cleveland: Printed For The Author, By F..B.Penniman, 1841. $1,500
First Edition. An important contemporary record of the 1837 Rebellion, of the background and grievances which led up to it, and of the reprisals which followed, including an account of the organization of the patriot army in Ohio and New York for the invasion of Canada. The author, a veteran of the War of 1812, and publisher of the reform newspaper, the 'Grenville Gazette', fled to the United States shortly after the outbreak of the Rebellion and became a senior officer in the Patriot army. McLeod was a dedicated supporter of the idea of Canadian independence: "Canada must be free!.. We fervently cherish the hope, that the day is not far distant when the Eagle of Liberty shall soar triumphant over this vast continent, - when a vestige of tyranny will not remain, and that the step towards this glorious consummation, will be the liberation of Canada." (Preface)
Howes M-158. Lande S1435. Sabin 43535. Story pp. 498, 699. TPL 2292.
124. McLEOD, Alexander [1796-1871] (Defendant). Trial Of Alexander M'Leod, For The Murder Of Amos Durfee, At The Burning And Destruction Of The Steamboat Caroline, By The Canadians, December 29th, 1837. Reported By Marcus T.C.Gould, Stenographer, Assisted By H.Fowler, Esq., Stenographer, of Canada [Cover Title]. In GOULD’S STENOGRAPHIC REPORTER, Published Monthly In The City Of Washington, And Devoted To The Recording Of Important Trials, For Treason, Murder, Highway Robbery, Mail Robbery, Conspiracy, Riot, Arson, Burglary, Seduction, Etc. Also Miscellaneous Speeches…Vol. II 1841 [Title p. 1]. 8vo. pp. 416. 2 wood-engraved plates (incl. portrait of McLeod & a view of Navy Island as seen by the light of the burning Caroline. original printed blue bds., rebacked in cloth. Ownership entry on title of Quebec lawyer (later judge) C[harles Joseph Elzéar] Mondelet [1801-1876]. New York: Gould, Banks & Co. & Albany: William A.Gould & Co., Nov. 1, 1841. $2,000
Stenographic record of the trial of Alexander McLeod for the murder of Amos Durfee and the burning and destruction of the steamboat Caroline, a notorious incident in the 1837 Rebellion. The American steamer Caroline had been used by the rebels and their American sympathizers to bring men and supplies to the rebel camp on Navy Island above Niagara Falls. On the night of December 29, 1837, determined to cripple this supply line, a party of Canadians under Captain Andrew Drew seized the vessel, cut her adrift and set her ablaze. During the incident, one American named Amos Durfee was killed. Three years later, Alexander M'Leod, former deputy sheriff of the Niagara district, who allegedly took part in the affair, was arrested in Buffalo and charged with Durfee's murder. He was imprisoned for eleven months before he was tried and acquitted.
This is a substantially more detailed and scarcer account than the one published the same year at the Sun Office (pp. 32; see TPL 2469).
Howes M-157. Lande 1954. Sabin 91226. Story p. 154. TPL 2470. cfGagnon II 1419.
125. MANN, Michael. A Particular Duty The Canadian Rebellions 1837-1839. 8vo. pp. xi, 211. few b/w maps & illus. biblio. index. cloth. dw. [Salisbury]: Michael Russell, . $35
125a. MILLER, Linus W[ilson] [1818?-1880]. Notes Of An Exile To Van Dieman’s Land: Comprising Incidents Of The Canadian Rebellion In 1838, Trial Of The Author In Canada…And Transportation To Van Dieman’s Land. Also, An Account Of The Horrible Sufferings Endured By Ninety Political Prisoners During A Residence Of Six Years In That Land Of British Slavery, Together With Sketches Of The Island, Its History, Productions, Inhabitants, &c.&c. 8vo. pp. xi, 378. original cloth (pieces chipped from head & foot of spine, corners worn). Fredonia, NY: Printed By W.McKinstry & Co., 1846. $2,000
First Edition. Following the Rebellion in Upper Canada in 1838, 139 prisoners were taken, 20 of whom were executed, and 119 of whom were sentenced to transportation to the penal colonies in New South Wales and Van Dieman’s Land. Nine of those political exiles left published narratives of their experiences, of which Miller’s is one. It contains a vivid and interesting first-hand account of the Rebellion, Miller’s trial, conviction, and transportation, his experiences as a prisoner in Van Dieman’s Land, subsequent pardon and return home.
Ferguson 4347. Lande 1980. Sabin 49037. TPL 2790. Story p. 699.
126. PRICE-BROWN, [John]. The Mac’s of ’37 A Story of The Canadian Rebellion. 8vo. pp. , 332. cloth (slightly shaken with extremities of covers rubbed). Toronto: McLeod & Allen, . $75
127. READ, Colin & Ronald J.STAGG (Editors). The Rebellion Of 1837 In Upper Canada A Collection Of Documents. 8vo. pp. c, 471, [2 leaves]. frontis., 12 double-sided plates & 8 full-page maps in the text untrimmed in gilt-crested cloth. Toronto: The Champlain Society in Cooperation with the Ontario Heritage Foundation [Ontario Series Publication No. XII], 1985. $150
First Edition, Limited to 1293 copies.
128. ROBERTON, Thomas B. The Fighting Bishop John Strachan - The First Bishop of Toronto… 12mo. pp. 179. cloth (covers bit spotted & frayed & former owner’s name on half-title). Ottawa: Graphic Publishers Limited, 1926. $50
First Collected Edition; essay on Sir Francis Bond Head and the 1837 Rebellion published for the first time and the first three on Strachan and the War of 1812 reprinted from the Manitoba Free Press.
129. SCHULL, Joseph. Rebellion The Rising in French Canada 1837. 8vo. pp. xii, 226. few b/w illus. biblio. index. cloth (previous owner’s inscription on front end paper). dw. (edges worn). Toronto: Macmillan of Canada, . $40
130. THELLER, E[dward] A[lexander] [1804-1859]. Canada In 1837-38, Showing, By Historical Facts, The Causes Of The Late Attempted Revolution, And Of Its Failure; The Present Condition Of The People, And Their Future Prospects, Together With The Personal Adventures Of The Author, And Others Who Were Connected With The Revolution. 2 Volumes. 12mo. pp. 264; 316. original blind-stamped cloth (spinal extremities chipped, pencil notes on endleaves & blanks in Vol. I). Philadelphia: Henry F. Anners & New York: J.& H.G. Langley, 1841. $800
First Edition. An interesting first hand account of the major events of the 1837-38 Rebellion in Upper and Lower Canada and its aftermath. An American, Theller had studied and practised medicine for a number of years in Montreal. Returning to the United States, he enlisted in the patriot cause and joined the American filibusterers along the Canadian border. He was captured on Lake Erie while in command of a privateer, and was tried and condemned for high treason. His narrative contains considerable detail regarding his trial and imprisonment, and his subsequent escape from the Citadel at Quebec, as well as accounts of the trials and sentencing of other rebels and American sympathizers, including Sutherland, Lount, Matthews, Montgomery, Morden, Anderson, Hunter, Morrison, Durand, and Wolfred Nelson.
Dionne II 1207. Gagnon I 3513. Lande 832. Morgan p. 370. Sabin 95297. Story p. 699. TPL 2217.
130a. WAIT, Benjamin [1813-1895]. Letters From Van Dieman’s Land, Written During Four Years Imprisonment For Political Offences Committed In Upper Canada…Embodying, Also, Letters Descriptive Of Personal Appeals In Behalf Of Her Husband…By Mrs. B.Wait. small 8vo. pp. vi, -356. wood-engraved frontis. & folding map of Van Diemen’s Land. contemporary quarter roan (head of spine chipped, foxed, staining to lower margins of outer gatherings, short tears to first 3 leaves repaired). Buffalo: A.W.Wilgus, 1843. $775
First Edition. One of nine Canadian exile narratives written by participants in the Rebellion of 1837-38 in Upper and Lower Canada. Wait was convicted of high treason and condemned to death, but his sentence was later commuted to permanent exile to Van Diemen’s Land. He managed to escape to the United States before news reached him that he had received a pardon in 1842.
TPL 2622. Lande 2283. Sabin 100969. Ferguson 3762.
RIEL & NORTHWEST REBELLIONS
131. BEAL, Bob & MACLEOD, Rod. Prairie Fire The 1885 North-West Rebellion. 8vo. pp. 384. few b/w illus. biblio. index. cloth. dw. Edmonton: Hurtig Publishers,. $50
132. BEGG, Alexander [1939-1897]. Alexander Begg’s Red River Journal And Other Papers Relative To The Red River Resistance Of 1869-1870 Edited With An Introduction By W.L.Morton. 8vo. pp. xxii, , 636, xvi. 5 plates (incl. frontis. portrait) & 1 folding map. largely unopened in gilt-crested cloth, t.e.g, others untrimmed. Toronto: The Champlain Society [Publication No. XXIV], 1956. $250
First Edition, Limited to 600 copies.
133. BLATCHLY, William Daniel [1838-1903] (Lithographer). Battle Of Cut Knife Creek... From Topographical Sketches by Capt. Rutherford… Grip P. P. Co. Toronto. Entered according to Act Of Parliament Of Canada, in the year one thousand eight hundred & eight-five...Toronto Lithographing Co. 18 ½” x 24 ½”. chromolithograph. $800
134. BOULTON, Major Charles A. I Fought Riel A Military Memoir…Edited by Heather Robertson. 8vo. pp. xvi, 225. cloth. dw. Toronto: James Lorimer & Company,1985. $35
Abbreviated version of Boulton’s 1886 Reminiscences of the North-West Rebellions.
135. CURZON, F.W. Battle Of Fish Creek…Sketches by Mr. F.W. Curzon… Published by Grip P.P. Co. Toronto. Entered according to Act Of Parliament Of Canada, in the year one thousand eight hundred & eight-five...Toronto Lithographing Co. 17 ½” x 24 ½” (within borders; 44.7 x 62.3 cm). chromolithograph. $800
136. CURZON, F.W. The Capture Of Batoche, From sketches by the Special Artist of the “Canadian Pictorial and Illustrated War News,” Sergt. Grundy and others. Published by the Grip Printing and Publishing Co. .Toronto Lithographing Co. 17 ¼” x 24 ½” (within borders; 44 x 62 cm). chromolithograph. $800
137. BUTLER, William. Sir William Butler An Autobiography. 8vo. pp. xi, 476. 4 photogravures (including frontis) & 2 folding maps. index. cloth (previous owners inscription on front end paper, spine discoloured with chips & tears to extremities). London: Constable and Company Ltd., 1911. $100
138. HAULTAIN, T[heodore] Arnold [1857-1941]. The Souvenir Number Of The Canadian Pictorial And Illustrated War News. A History Of Riel’s Second Rebellion And How It Was Quelled. 2 Parts in 1. folio. pp. 1 p.l., 44 [i.e. 40; pp. 12-15 omitted in pagination]. text in 4 columns. 2 tinted lithographed front wrs. 3 double-page & 23 full & half-page lithographed text illus. on 12 pp., all hand-coloured. 1 small text illus. & several illus. in ads on rear wrs. modern cloth, piece of original cloth with title mounted on upper cover (some minor tears & repairs in outer margin). Toronto: Grip Printing and Publishing Company, 1885. $1,700
An interesting pictorial record of the Northwest Rebellion, representing the principal events and battles: the fight at Duck Lake, the defence of Fort Pitt, the attack on the rebels at Fish Creek, the battle of Cut Knife Creek, the capture of Riel, the capture of Batoche, &c. As usual this copy does not have the 2 double-page coloured lithographed plates of Middleton and his commanding officers.
Casey II 787. Lande S1044. Peel 1461.
139. HUYSHE, G[eorge] L[ightfoot] [d. 1874]. The Red River Expedition. small 8vo. pp. xi, , 276. complete with half-title. 1 folding table. 3 folding maps (incl. frontis.), 1 plate (portrait of Riel) & 2 text illus. original cloth (spine faded, extremities frayed & chipped). ownership entry of J. Jones Bell, 1st Ontario Rifles, Red River Expedition. London & New York: Macmillan & Co. & Toronto: Adam, Stevenson And Co., 1871. $450
First Edition. Huyshe was captain of the Rifle Brigade on the military expedition commanded by Col. Garnet Wolseley, sent to restore order at the Red River Settlement in 1870 after the Riel Rebellion. His narrative relates the experiences of the troops en route. Setting out from Port Arthur's Landing on Thunder Bay, the expedition proceeded via Lac des Milles Lacs, Lac La Croix, Rainy Lake, Fort Frances, Fort Louisa, Lake of the Woods, Islington, Fort Alexander, Lake Winnipeg, and down the Winnipeg River to Fort Garry.
Lande 1243. Peel 329.
140. McCOURT, Edward. Remember Butler The Story of Sir William Butler. 8vo. pp. xii, 276. several b/w illus. cloth. dw (dw extremities a bit rubbed). Toronto & Montreal: McClelland & Stewart Limited, . $50
141. MORTON, Desmond & ROY, Reginald H. (Editors). Telegrams Of The North-West Campaign 1885. 8vo. pp. ciii, 431, xxi. frontis. portrait & 5 full-page maps. largely unopened in gilt-crested cloth, t.e.g., others untrimmed. Toronto: The Champlain Society [Publication No. XLVII], 1972. $200
First Edition, Limited to 1,000 copies.
142. NEEDLER, G.H. The Battleford Column Versified Memories of a Queen’s Own Corporal in the Northwest Rebellion 1885. 12mo. pp. 92. few b/w illus. wrs (extremities rubbed). Montreal: Provincial Publishing Co. Ltd., [nd]. $35
143. OPPEN, William A. (Compiler). The Riel Rebellions: A Cartographic History… (Cartographica Monograph No. 21-22 1978, Special Edition). oblong folio. pp. x, 107, . b/w maps. bds. (ex-lib – many library markings). [Toronto]: University of Toronto Press in association with the Public Archives of Canada and the Canadian Government Publishing Centre, . $50
144. (WOLSELEY, Garnet Joseph, first Viscount) [1833-1913]. HOLL, Francis Montague [1845-1888] (after). Wolseley. Painted By Frank Holl R.A. Engraved By Richard Josey. London, Published March 31st, 1884 by Henry Graves & Co… 19 ¾” x 13” (50.5 x 33 cm). mezzotint (one tear to margins). $1,000
145. (BLACK WATCH). FALCONER, Simon. Canada’s Black Watch An Illustrated History of the Regular Force Battalions, 1951-1970. oblong 4to. pp. 165, . many illus. (some colour). index. bds. dw. [Fredericton]: Goose Lane Editions, . $35
146. (CANADIAN GRENADIER GUARDS). DUGUID, Colonel A. Fortescue. History Of The Canadian Grenadier Guards 1760-1964. 8vo. pp. xxiii, 520. 26 double & single-page plates (incl. frontis.) & many folding maps. cloth. Montreal: Gazette Printing Company (Limited), 1965. $200
147. (CANADIAN MEDICAL SERVICES). FEASBY, W.R. (Editor). Official History Of The Canadian Medical Services 1939-1945… Illustrated with Paintings and Photographs by Canadian War Artists and Photographers… 2 Vols. 8vo. pp. 568; 537. 10 colour plates (incl. 2 frontis.), many b/w plates & maps (some folding). cloth (blindstamp on title & bookplate on pastedown of Vol. II, label removed from spine of Vol. 1) Ottawa: Edmond Cloutier…Queen’s Printer…, 1956. $200
148. (FORTY-EIGHTH HIGHLANDERS OF CANADA). BEAL, George W. Family of Volunteers An Illustrated History Of The 48th Highlanders Of Canada. oblong 8vo. pp. 176. numerous illus. (some colour). index. wrs. Toronto: Robin Brass Studio, . $60
149. (FORTY-EIGHTH HIGHLANDERS OF CANADA). BEATTIE, Kim. 48th Highlanders of Canada 1891-1928. 8vo. pp. 434. tipped-in colour frontis., 12 b/w illus. & 7 maps. cloth (extremities bit rubbed). [Toronto]: 48th Highlanders of Canada, 1932. $300
150. (FORTY-EIGHTH HIGHLANDERS OF CANADA). FRASER, Alexander. The 48th Highlanders Of Toronto. Canadian Militia. The Origin And History Of This Regiment, And A Short Account Of The Highland Regiments From Time To Time Stationed In Canada. 4to. pp. 128. with half-title. frontis. & other illus. (some full-page). A near fine copy in original tartan-patterned cloth, rebacked with spine mounted (repair to outer margin of title). Crested Presentation card to Mrs. Fred Wyld “With The Compliments Of The Seasons And Best Wishes For The New Year From Lieut. Colonel Macdonald And Officers Of The 48th Highlanders, Headquarters, Toronto, 1st Jany. 1901. Toronto: E.L.Ruddy, 1900. $500
151. (GOVERNOR GENERAL’S HORSE GUARDS). MARTEINSON, John. The Governor General’s Horse Guards Second to None…with Scott Duncan… 4to. pp. 319, . biblio. numerous illus. & maps (some colour). index. cloth. dw. Toronto: Published for The Governor General’s Horse Guards Foundation by Robin Brass Studio Toronto, . $85
152. (LOYAL EDMONTON REGIMENT). STEVENS, G.R. A City Goes To War [History Of The Loyal Edmonton Regiment (3PPCLI)]. 8vo. pp. 431. b/w frontis., several double-sided b/w plates & 11 folding maps. index. cloth. dw. (dw. bit scuffed with few chips to upper edges). [Edmonton: Edmonton Regiment Association], 1964. $100
153. (NORTH SHORE REGIMENT). BIRD, Will R. North Shore (New Brunswick) Regiment. 8vo. pp. 629. colour frontis. many b/w illus. 10 maps on 8 folding leaves. cloth (covers bit scuffed). dw. (8 cm tear, creases & stains to dw.). [np]: Brunswick Press, 1963. $150
154. (QUEEN’S OWN CAMERON HIGHLANDERS OF CANADA). QUEEN-HUGHES, R.W. Whatever Men Dare A History of The Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders of Canada 1935-1960… 8vo. pp. xi, 247. colour frontis., several b/w plates & text maps. with errata slip. cloth. dw. (edges of dw. chipped & bit tattered). [Winnipeg]: Published by Authority of the Commanding Officer on the occasion of the Fiftieth Anniversary Of The Regiment, 1960. $150
155. (QUEEN’S OWN RIFLES OF CANADA). BARNARD, W.T. The Queen’s Own Rifles Of Canada 1860-1960 One Hundred Years Of Canada. 8vo. pp. xiii, 398. many illus. & folding maps. index. cloth (head of spine & front joint chipped, extremities bit frayed, front pastedown & endpaper discoloured). inscribed & initialled ‘W’ (possibly by the author). [Toronto]: Ontario Publishing Company Limited, 1960. $150
156. (ROYAL CANADIAN ENGINEERS). KERRY, A.J. & McDILL, W.A. The History Of The Corps Of Royal Engineers. [Vol. 1: 1749-1939. Vol. II: 1936-1949]. 2 Vols. 8vo. pp. xx, 389; xix, 713. many illus. & 16 folding maps. indexes. cloth (Vol. II covers bit spotted). dws. (upper edges chipped, light staining & fading to dws.). Ottawa: Military Engineers Association of Canada, 1962-1966. $200
157. (ROYAL HAMILTON LIGHT INFANTRY). BROWN, Kingsley, Senior, BROWN, Kingsley, Junior & GREENHOUS, Brereton. Semper Paratus The History of The Royal Hamilton Light Infantry (Wentworth Regiment) 1862-1977… Revised and Edited by Brereton Greenhous. 8vo. pp. xv, , 446. colour frontis., 11 double-sided colour plates & many b/w illus. 6 maps. cloth. dw. (several tears & light wear to dw.). Hamilton: RHLI Historical Association, . $150
158. (ROYAL REGIMENT OF CANADA). BELL, Ken & STACEY, C.P. 100 Years The Royal Canadian Regiment 1883-1983. 4to. pp. 184. many illus. (several colour). cloth (owner’s inscription on front blank & extremities of covers rubbed). dw. (scuffed & few short tears to edges). [Toronto]: Collier Macmillan Canada, Inc., . $60
159. (ROYAL REGIMENT OF CANADA). CHAMPION, Thomas Edward [1843?-1910]. History Of the 10th Royals And Of The Royal Grenadiers From the formation of the Regiment until 1896. small 8vo. pp. 279. . numerous plates (incl. 2 frontis. – 1 in colour). original half roan over gilt-stamped cloth sides, gilt edges (front joint cracked & weak, hinges reinforced, spine chipped). Toronto: Hunter Rose, Company, Ltd., 1896. $275
First Edition. Including chapters on the Fenian raids, the Northwest rebellion, company lists of the Royal Grenadiers’ officers, non-commissioned officers and privates in 1895 and during the Northwest campaign, &c.
160. (ROYAL REGIMENT OF CANADA). GALLOWAY, Strome. A Regiment At War The Story Of The Royal Canadian Regiment 1939-1945. 8vo. pp. 238. few b/w illus. wrs. (covers bit scuffed & crease to upper corner of back cover). inscribed by the author. np: 1979]. $75
Second Edition (first published in 1946 under the title, ’55 Axis’).
161. (ROYAL REGIMENT OF CANADA). GOODSPEED, D.J. Battle Royal A History of the Royal Regiment of Canada 1862 – 1962. 8vo. pp. , 703. many illus. (1 colour) & 24 folding maps. index. cloth (upper front cover discoloured). [Toronto]: Royal Regiment of Canada Association, . $150
162. (YORK RANGERS). HUNTER, A.T. History Of The 12th Regiment, York Rangers With Some Account Of The Different Raisings Of Militia In The County Of York, Ontario. 4to. pp. title, 5-90, ads, index & list of patrons. 2 maps & several b/w illus. (some full-page). cloth (covers stained, extremities frayed, front hinge starting to crack & stains to inner margins). Toronto: Murray Printing Company Limited, . $200
First Edition. Dornbusch 298.
FIRST WORLD WAR
163. BEAVERBROOK, Lord [AITKEN, William Maxwell]. Men and Power 1917 1918 (Primarily 8vo. pp. xlii, 43-447, . index. many b/w plates. cloth (1 leaf loose, but present & covers scuffed). London: Hutchinson, 1956. $60
164. BINDON, Kathryn M. More Than Patriotism Canada at War 1914-1918… 8vo. pp. 192. numerous b/w illus. index. cloth. dw. (few short tears & chips to edges of dw.). [Toronto]: Nelson, . $50
165. BLACK, Ernest C. I Want One Volunteer. 8vo. pp. 183. cloth (corners bumped). dw. (dw. worn with few tears). Toronto: Ryerson Press, . $40
166. BRANGWYN, Frank [William] [1867-1956]. The Ruins Of War. “Canadian War Memorials”… 6 lithographs: ‘Church of St. Martin’ (Title), ‘Ypres’, ‘Cambrai’, ‘Vimy’, ‘Canadians Entering Cambrai’ & ‘Dixmude & ‘Arras’. signed in pencil. 26 ½” x 32” (size of sheet). loosely inserted in paper portfolio with lithographed label (upper corner worn & label with coloured pencil notes mounted on portfolio). $10,000
The Canadian War Memorials Commission, under the direction of Lord Beaverbrook, hired many prominent British artists to portray the Canadian Expeditionary Force in World War 1. The distinguished British printmaker, Frank Brangwyn, produced this series of lithographs showing the ruins of war for the Commission. Brangwyn shows Canadian troops in the ruins of Cambrai, Arras, Vimy and Diksmuide. “Only in Brangwyn’s work is there a suggestion of horror, and indication that the bricks, timbers, and stones that once were buildings might now be human graveyards.” (Tippett, Art at the Service of War, p. 64)
167. BRITAIN. IMPERIAL WAR GRAVES COMMISSION. The Register Of The Names of Soldiers of the Overseas Military Forces of Canada who fell in France during the Great War, whose graves are not known, and who are commemorated on the Vimy Memorial France Part Two (C-E). 4to. pp. , 67-130, . wrs. (covers bit creased). London: Imperial War Graves Commission, 1930. $35
168. BRITAIN. IMPERIAL WAR GRAVES COMMISSION. The War Graves Of The British Empire The Register of the names of those who fell in the Great War and are buried in Fosse No. 10 Communal Cemetery and Extension, Sains-en-Gohelle, Beuvry Communal Cemetery and Extension… France (Canadian & British War Graves). 4to. pp. 51, . several plans. Minister of National Defence card loosely inserted. wrs. (covers chipped & creased with few stains & lower corners curled, first two leaves lower corners creased). London: Imperial War Graves Commission, 1928. $100
169. BUSH, Frederick Thwaites [b. 1887]. Ypres [Title In Stone]. Ruins at Ypres [Lower Margin Title]. signed & dated Nov. 1917 in stone. [Upper Margin:] Printed in England. The Fine Art Publishing Company Limited Copyright London. 8 ½” x 12” (stone; 21.6 x 30.2 cm). 10 ¼” x 13” (within borders; 25.7 x 32.9 cm). colour lithograph. $600
Born in England in 1887, Bush joined the Canadian army in Vancouver in 1914. He served with the 29th Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Forces. At the time of his discharge, he held the rank of lieutenant.
170. [CANADA. CANADIAN WAR RECORDS OFFICE]. Canadian War Memorials Exhibition 1919 Under The Direction Canadian War Records Office. 16mo. pp. ads, 48. wrs. (short tears & creases to covers, small chip to lower inner front cover, front cover & staining to front cover & ad leaves).[Ottawa: 1919]. $150
171. [CANADA. CANADIAN WAR RECORDS OFFICE]. Canadian War Memorials Paintings Exhibition 1920 New Series The Last Phase [Cover Title]. 16mo. pp. 25, . 8 double-sided b/w plates. wrs. Ottawa: 1920]. $150
172. CANADA. DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC INFORMATION. Canada’s Part in the Great War [Cover Title]. 16mo. pp. 64. wrs. (edges of covers chipped & tattered & upper corners curled). Ottawa: July 1919. $30
173. CANADA. DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS. Valour Remembered Canada and the First World War 1918 – November 11 – 1978 (Text: Patricia Giesler). 8vo. pp. 29; 31. many b/w illus. colour maps on inner covers. text in English & French. wrs. (few small creases to outer margins). [Ottawa: 1982]. $25
174. CANADIAN BANK OF COMMERCE. Letters From The Front Being A Record Of The Part Played By Officers Of The Bank In The Great War 1914-1919. 2 Vols. 8vo. pp. clix, , 344, ; xlix, 498, . folding map & 75 plates (62 double-sided, mostly portraits; some included in pagination). index. cloth. [Toronto & Montreal: c1920-21]. $150
175. CANADIAN EXPEDITIONARY FORCE. Oh, Canada! A Medley Of Stories, Verse, Pictures, And Music Contributed by Members Of The Canadian Expeditionary Force. 4to. pp. 95, . colour frontis. & many single & double-page b/w plates. cloth. dw. (one chip to outer edge of dw. & tears to edges). London: Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co. Ltd., . $125
176. CANADIAN FIELD COMFORTS COMMISSION. With The First Canadian Contingent Published On Behalf Of The Canadian Field Comforts Commission. 8vo. pp. 119, . many b/w illus (some tipped-in). cloth (front blank discoloured with owner’s name, stain to back cover & few paper remnants on front cover). Toronto: Hodder & Stoughton & Musson Book Company Limited…, . $100
177. COOK, Tim. At The Sharp End Canadians Fighting The Great War 1914-1916 Volume One. 8vo. pp. viii, 599, . many b/w illus. & maps. index. bds. dw. [Toronto]: Viking Canada, . $40
178. COOK, Tim. Shock Troops Canadians Fighting The Great War 1917-1918 Volume Two. 8vo. pp. viii, 27, . many b/w illus. & maps. index. bds. dw. [Toronto]: Viking Canada, . $40
179. COWLEY, Deborah (Editor). Georges Vanier: Soldier The Wartime Letters And Diaries 1915-1919. 8vo. pp. 333. index. many b/w illus. cloth. dw. (lower corners bumped). Toronto & Oxford: Dundurn Press, . $40
180. DUGUID, Colonel A. Fortescue. Official History Of The Canadian Forces In The Great War 1914-19… Published By Authority Of The Minister of National Defence. 2 Vols. [All Published]. 8vo. pp. xxv, , 596; liii, , 464. 10 sketches & maps (including front endpapers) & 14 folding colour maps inserted in Vol. II rear pocket. index. bound in leather with arms of Canada & maple leaves on covers, gilt inside dentelles, all edges gilt (joints rubbed). Ottawa: J.O. Patenaude…, 1938. $400
181. DUGUID, Colonel A. Fortescue. Official History Of The Canadian Forces In The Great War 1914-19… Published By Authority Of The Minister of National Defence. 2 Vols. [All Published]. 8vo. pp. xxv, , 596; liii, , 464. 10 sketches & maps (including front endpapers) & 14 folding colour maps inserted in Vol. II rear pocket. index. slip loosely inserted “With the Compliments of the Hon. Ian A. Mackenzie…Minister of National Defence. cloth (minor shelf wear to lower edges). Ottawa: J.O. Patenaude…, 1938. $300
182. DURKIN, Douglas Leader. The Fighting Men of Canada. 12mo. pp. 85, . cloth. dew. Toronto: McClelland, Goodchild & Stewart Publishers, 1918. $40
183. ENGLISH, John. Borden His Life and World. 8vo. pp. 223. numerous illus. (few in colour). index. cloth. dw (edges of dw worn). Toronto…: McGraw-Hill Ryerson Limited, . $40
184. HEZZELWOOD, Oliver (Compiler). Trinity War Book A Recital Of Service And Sacrifice In The Great War. 12mo. pp. xiv, , 368. illus. of Trinity Methodist Church & many b/w portraits. cloth (extremities bit rubbed, small stain to front cover, light foxing to upper margins). Toronto: Trinity Methodist Church…, 1921. $70
185. JEFFERYS, Charles William [1869-1951]. [Departure of the Siberian Battery from Petawawa Camp 1919]. signed in pencil. signed & dated 19 in image. 22 ¾” x 19” (57.6 x 48.2 cm). transfer offset lithograph. $900
Jefferys issued four prints of World War I training camps for the Canadian War Memorials Fund. This print “…is the most realized, depicting newly trained soldiers marching robotlike under a stormy sky, towards an uncertain fate.” (Tovell p. 147)
Tovell, A New Class of Art, 58 & p. 147 (Fig. 169).
186. KAY, Hugh R. The History of the Forty-Third Battery C.F.A. Part One [All Published]. 12mo. pp. 23. wrs. [np: The Battery Association, 1955]. $100
Second Edition, Revised (first printing, 1917).
187. McCRAE, John. In Flanders Fields And Other Poems… With An Essay in Character By Sir Andrew Macphail… 12mo. pp. ix, 141. 4 b/w plates (incl. frontis.). cloth (covers frayed & spotted). Toronto: William Brigs & New York: G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 1919. $125
188. NASMITH, George W. Canada’s Sons In The World War A complete and authentic history of the commanding part played by Canada and the British Empire… With An Introduction By Gen. Sir Arthur W. Currie… 2 Vols. 8vo. pp. 338; 344. many full-page b/w illus. & text maps. cloth (some browning, covers rubbed & bit frayed, staining to front cover & short tears to lower margins of few gatherings). Toronto: John C. Winston Co., Limited, 1919. $125
189. NOLAN, Brian. Hero The Buzz Beurling Story. 8vo. pp. xi, , 201. several double-sided b/w plates. biblio. index. cloth. dw. [Toronto]: Lester & Orpen Dennys, . $40
190. OSGOOD, Ross Reverdy [1867-1946]. Mont St. Eloi. signed & dated 1917 on recto. 21 ½” x 26 “. oil on canvas. $3,000
This painting is a second version of a work currently in the collection of the Officers’ Mess, Elgin Regiment RCAC. “While serving with the Royal Canadian Engineers [13th Field Company], Osgood was issued a permit to sketch battlefield scenes. He returned with the idea of creating a War Album. “Mont St. Eloi” was a ruined abbey approximately six miles from Arras, France. On the back of [this] painting [Cat. no. 27], Osgood describes how he worked while German troops were bombing just below the hill. Unlike others of his war paintings, there is not the eerie glow of fire. Instead, he depicts the church in a melancholy mood, perhaps echoing his own feelings about the never-ending war.”
Elliot. “A Tribute to St. Thomas”, The Art Gallery of St. Thomas-Elgin, June 17 to August 29, 1981, Exhibition Catalogue, pp. 8 & 15.
191. RAWLINSON, James H. Through St. Dunstan’s to Light. 12mo. pp. 89. 9 b/w plates. cloth (covers scuffed). Toronto: Thomas Allen, 1919. $50
192. RUTTER, Guy Warwick [1893-1952]. Hun Hunting [Cover Title]. folio. 32 drawings on 10” x 12” cards. ‘Hun Hunting’ brochure (chipped & tattered), 4 pages on one 10” x 15 ¾” leaf loosely inserted, with a biography and portrait of Rutter, pricing information for newspapers & three samples of Rutter’s cartoons. contemporary bds. front cover with title in ink & original ink caricature of a soldier (covers detached, very worn & chipped, front cover in two pieces with remnants of cellotape repairs, some soiling, wear & staining to margins, slanted crease to one drawing, one with pinholes, one with insect damage & another with tear to lower margin).
[With]: Signed copy of a rare pamphlet written, illustrated and privately published by Lieutenant Rutter in 1919 is included. Frightfulness includes cartoons and humorous sketches on his wartime experiences. “…We used to think we were Cavalry once (They call us the C.M.R.’s)… We used to strut around with Whips and Spurs And Pistols and Stetson Hats, But now we’re holding the Front Line Trench The C.M.R.’s – and the Rats.! Capt. Tweedie…(Apologies to Rudyard Kipling).”
[With]: Letters Guy W. Rutter June 10th 1915 to Dec. 31st 1915 [Cover Title]. (Letters from Valcartier (Quebec), Shorncliffe (England), Flanders, Front Line Trenches in Belgium). 8vo. [ff. 175; versos blank). contemporary roan (covers worn & tear to lower spine).
[With]: Letters Guy W. Rutter Jan. 4th 1916 to May 14th 1916 [Cover Title]. (Letters from Belgium). 8vo. [ff. 118; versos blank. five leaves loosely inserted). contemporary roan (covers worn).
[With]: sixteen printed reunion invitations illustrated (and possibly captioned) by Rutter from 1938 to 1951. Most include cartoons and humorous text relating to the First World War. “It’s Just Twenty Years Since The War To End War Assured All And Sundry Of Peace Evermore. Now, From Rumours We Hear, It Is Only Too Plain That Before Very Long We’ll Be At It Again! The Good Old Days, Lousy And Mud-Soaked Are Gone…Two Machine Guns Per Company, Unsteady And Slow – Six Planes In The Heavens Were Really A Show!”. (Fourteenth Annual Reunion Nov. 12th, 1938)
[With:] Several miscellaneous drawings (one of Hitler), initials and J.D. Woods & Gordon Limited advertising material are also included. $15,000
Guy Warwick Rutter, son of Arthur F. Rutter of Warwick Brothers & Rutter, enlisted in 1915. A Lieutenant in the 4th Canadian Mounted Rifles, he served at Neuve Eglise, Ploegsteert, Wulverghem, Poperinghe, Ypres Salient and Mount Sorrel from November 1915 to June 1916. He was wounded in the right arm and leg at the Battle of Mount Sorrel (Sanctuary Wood) on June 2nd, 1916. After hospitalization and thirteen months of treatment, Lieutenant Rutter regained partial use of his right arm.
Lieutenant Rutter is mentioned in Bennett's regimental history of the 4th Canadian Mounted Rifles: "On December 3rd, a patrol discovered a German working party on the Wulverghem-Messines Road beyond the low ground on the rather wide No-Man's Land on this sector. Lieutenant G.W. Rutter, a Sergeant, a Corporal and ten men of "C" Squadron volunteered. The raid was to take place behind the screen of an artillery bombardment but unfortunately this drew the enemy's fire in a counter-bombardment and put the opposing troops on the alert. Lieutenant Rutter scattered his party, took one man and crossed the marshy ground to the barrier, making a complete reconnaissance, although entirely exposed to the enemy by flares and rockets which lighted the whole ground." (Bennett, The 4th Canadian Mounted Rifles 1916-1919, pp. 11-12)
193. SHELDON-WILLIAMS, Ina Maud (THOMPSON) [British, 1876-1956]. The Artist’s Husband. signed & dated 1936 on recto. 27 ¼” x 21 ¼”. oil on canvas. $20,000
Born in Britain, a painter of flowers, landscapes and portraits in oil and watercolour (there is also some indication she may have made engravings). Studied in Paris and in London at the Slade. Married Inglis Sheldon-Williams, 1904 (they met in London at the school). She exhibited in London at the Royal Academy [1908-1955], the London Salon, the New English Art Club, the Royal Miniature Society, Walkers Art Gallery, and at other venues. There is a photograph of the artist at her easel in the collection of the National Portrait Gallery, London.
The painting depicted in the background of this work was one of two large canvases commissioned from Inglis Sheldon-Williams (an Official War Artist, France, 1918) by the Canadian War Memorials. This particular painting, entitled “The Return to Mons”, is currently in the collection of the Canadian War Museum, Ottawa. It was also used as the frontis. to The Canadian Front in France and Flanders, London, 1920.
Exhibited Royal Academy, London, 1938, remains of label on verso (also inscribed in black ink to one of the labels “Exhibited R. Academy, 1938”). The verso of the frame also bears the remains of at least four other unknown exhibition labels.
Royal Academy Exhibitors 1905-1970. A Dictionary of Artists and their work in the Summer Exhibitions of the Royal Academy of Arts”, Vol. III p. 480, Vol. III; Johnson & Greutzner. The Dictionary of British Artists, 1880-1940, p. 456; Regina Public Library Art Gallery. Inglis Sheldon-Williams [1870-1940], Paintings and Drawings from Regina Collections, drawing study for painting “The Artist’s Husband” illustrated p. 4; MacDonald, A Dictionary of Canadian Artists, Vol. 8, pp. 447-448.
194. STEVENS, Dorothy [1888-1996] (RCA, OSA & CPE). Ready for Shipment Aeroplane Factory No. 2. signed & titled with the number ‘22’ in pencil. . 11 ¾” x 15” (30 x 38.2cm). etching. $1,300
This factory, first established in 1915 by the American firm Curtiss Company on Strachan Avenue, was taken over by the Imperial Munitions Board in 1917. Renamed Canadian Aeroplanes Ltd., it was the only factory of its kind in Canada during World War One.
Firth. Toronto in Art, pp. 108-109.
195. SWETTENHAM, John. Allied Intervention In Russia 1918-19 And The Part Played By Canada. 8vo. pp. 315. several double-side b/w plates & maps. index. cloth. dw. (dw. bit worn with price sticker remnant to upper front cover). Toronto: Ryerson Press, . $50
196. TIPPETT, Maria. Art at the Service of War Canada, Art, and the Great War. 8vo. pp. xii, 136. 51 plates. index. cloth. dw. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, . $75
197. URQUHART, Hugh M. Arthur Currie The Biography Of A Great Canadian… 8vo. pp. xix, 363. b/w frontis., several double-sided plates & colour maps. cloth (covers bit spotted with light shelf wear to lower extremities & several names on front blank). dw. (dw. very chipped & tattered with most of spine absent). Toronto & Vancouver: J.M. Dent & Sons (Canada) Limited, . $75
198. WILSON, Barbara M. (Editor). Ontario and The First World War 1914-1918 A Collection of Documents. 8vo. pp. 201. untrimmed in cloth. Toronto: The Champlain Society, 1977. $80
First Edition, Champlain Society edition limited to 1,250 numbered copies.
199. WISE, S.F. Canadian Airmen And The First World War. The Official History of the Royal Canadian Air Force. Vol. 1. 8vo. pp. 769. many b/w plates & maps (some colour folding). index. cloth. dw. Toronto: Published by University of Toronto Press in co-operation with the Department of National Defence…, . $100
200. WORTHINGTON, Larry. Amid The Guns Below The Story of the Canadian Corps 1914-1919. 8vo. pp. 171. several b/w illus. biblio. index. cloth (former owner’s ink inscription on verso of half-title). dw. (dw. bit scuffed & upper edges bit chipped & tattered). Toronto & Montreal: McClelland & Stewart, 1965. $50
201. ZUEHLKE, Mark. Brave Battalion The Remarkable Saga Of The 16th Battalion (Canadian Scottish) In The First World War. 8vo. pp. x, 289. 4 double-sided b/w plates & 21 text maps. biblio. index. bds. dw. [Mississauga]: John Wiley & Sons Canada, Ltd., . $37
CANADIAN FIRST WORLD WAR POSTERS
Condition reports for posters available upon request.
202. Aidons Notre Région À Gagner Ce Drapeau. Drapeau d’Honneur. Emprunt de la Victoire 1918… 36” x 24”. colour offset lithograph on paper. marked “W. P. 9” in the plate. $550
203. Back Him Up! Buy Victory Bonds. 36” x 24”. colour offset lithograph on paper. (backed on archival tissue). marked “W. P. 6” in the plate. [Ottawa: c1915-1918]. $1,000
Stacey, The Canadian Poster Book, p. 23 (illus. 8).
204. Britain Buys 1,077,154,000 lbs. Canada’s Beef Opportunity… 24 ¼ x 18 1/8 inches. colour offset lithograph on paper. [Ottawa: Canada Food Board. Printed by Howell Litho, Hamilton, Ontario, 1918]. $300
205. Canada’s Butter Opportunity! Canada Must do Better Than This…“Keep Britain’s Butter Plate Full”. 24 ½” x 18 ¼”. colour offset lithograph (some chipping lower right edge). [Ottawa: Canada Food Board. Printed by Howell Litho, Hamilton, Ontario, 1918]. $300
206. Chauffeurs, Mechanics, Horse Drivers, Clerks Wanted For Canadian Army Service Corps (Overseas) “Delivers The Goods”. Apply Recruiting Office Armouries Toronto. 11” x 22”. colour offset lithograph on paper. $400
207. Doing My Bit, Four Years. Do Yours, Buy Victory Bonds. 36 x 24 inches. colour offset lithograph on paper (some wrinkling). marked in the plate “W. P. 4”. . $1,100
208. Every Dollar Spent in Canada. Victory Loan. Prosperity. 35 7/8 x 24 inches. colour offset lithograph on paper. marked in the plate “W. P. 6”. [c1915]. $800
209. FAITH in Canada Use it all for Victory Bonds. 34 x 22 ¼ inches. colour offset lithograph on paper. marked in the plate “W.P. 3”. [c1918]. $1,150
210. Forward to Victory with the 245 Overseas Canadian Grenadier Guards Battalion. In Command: Lt. Col. C. C. Ballantyne. Recruiting Base Grenedier Guards Armoury Esplanade Avenue, Montreal. 41 x 27 inches. colour offset lithograph on paper (restored chips to edge, backed on archival tissue). Montreal: Canadian Grenadier Guards; Montreal Litho. Co. Limited, [c1914-1918]. $1,400
211. “Let His Heart A Thousandfold Take The Field Again!” Are You One Of Kitchener’s Own? Now Recruiting Under Lt, Col, F.M. Mcrobie. High School Barracks, 197 Peel Street, Montreal. 41 ½” x 27”. colour offset lithograph (restored edge chips & tears, backed on archival tissue). Montreal: Montreal Litho. Co. Limited, [c1914-1918]. $1,200
212. MEN Wanted. Canadian Army Service Corps For Overseas Service Without Delay…. 28” x 22”. colour offset lithograph on paper (backed on archival tissue, some discolouring & repairs to top two corners). Toronto. $450
213. PAVE the way to Victory Buy Victory Bonds. 24” x 36”. colour lithograph (backed on archival paper). marked “W. P. No. 5” in the plate. [c1918]. $1,400
214. ROYAL Naval Canadian Volunteer Reserve Overseas Division Wants Men Ages. 18 To 38 Seaman & Stokers Join Today. 28” x 42”. lithograph. stamped in green: “Commodore Aemillius Jarvis Naval Recruiting Officer For Ontario 103 Bay Street, Toronto”, stamped on recto in blue “Or Apply at the Nearest Bank” also stamped in blue “Accepted Men On Enrollment Receive Their Kits and Are Despatched Overseas Immediately”. [Printed by]: The Mortimer Co. Ltd. Ottawa, Montreal, Toronto: $1,000
215. THEY Serve France How Can I Serve Canada? Buy Victory Bonds. 35” x 24”. colour offset lithograph on paper. marked in the plate “W. P. 7”. [c1914-1918]. $1,100
Adapted from a photograph by Brown Brothers Ltd., Toronto.
216. Yours not to do and die – Yours but to go and buy Victory Bonds 1918. 36” x 24 ¼”. colour offset lithograph on paper. marked “W.P. No. 8” in the plate. [Ottawa: 1918].
Stacey, The Canadian Poster Book, p. 24 (illus. 22); Choko, Canadian War Posters, Plate XII (French text).
SECOND WORLD WAR
217. BANK OF MONTREAL. Field Of Honour The Second World War 1939-1945. 4to. unpaginated. brief biographies & many b/w portraits. cloth (spine bit discoloured). slipcase (very worn). [Montreal: 1950]. $75
218. BARTLETT, Lieut. E.H. Bartlett. Royal Canadian Navy 1940-1941 With Official Photographs [Cover Title]. 8vo. [pp. 44]. many b/w illus. self-wrs. (short tear to upper back cover & light wear to edges). [Ottawa?: c1941]. $35
219. BELL, Ken. The Way We Were. 4to. pp. 255, . numerous b/w & colour illus. cloth. dw. Toronto…: University of Toronto Press, . $75
220. BISSELL, Claude. The Imperial Canadian Vincent Massey In Office. 8vo. pp. 361. b/w illus. index. cloth. (previous owner’s inscription on front end paper). dw (upper edge of dw spine bumped). Toronto…: University of Toronto, . $45
221. BLACKBURN, George G. The Guns of Normandy A Soldier’s Eye View, France, 1944. 8vo. pp. xxiii, 511. several double-sided b/w plates & 3 b/w maps. index. bds. dw. [Toronto]: M & S, . $45
222. (BOBAK, Molly Lamb). GOSSAGE, Carolyn (Editor). Double Duty Sketches and Diaries of Molly Lamb Bobak Canadian War Artist. 4to. pp. 156. numerous illus. (several colour). biblio. wrs. Toronto & Oxford: Dundurn Press, 1992. $40
223. BURROW, Len & BEAUDOIN, Emile. Unlucky Lady The Life & Death of HMCS Athabaskan 1940-1944. oblong 4to. pp. , 198. many illus. (some colour). cloth. dw. (dw. scuffed with cellotape repair to short tear). Reprint of the 1982 edition. [Toronto]: McClelland and Stewart, . $70
224. CANADA. DEPARTMENT OF NATIONAL DEFENCE. Canadian Army Training Pamphlet No. 1 A General Instructional Background for the Young Soldier 1940. 12mo. pp. 206. many illus. (3 full-page colour). wrs. Ottawa: J.O. Patenaude…, 1940. $30
225. CANADA. DEPARTMENT OF NATIONAL DEFENCE. The Canadian Army At War The Canadians In Britain 1939 – 1944… 8vo. pp. 4 p.l., -172. many illus. & folding map. wrs. (covers worn & soiled with label remnant to front cover). Ottawa: [c1946]. $40
226. CANADA. DEPARTMENT OF NATIONAL DEFENCE. The Canadian Army At War From Pachino To Ortona The Canadian Campaign in Sicily and Italy, 1943… 8vo. pp. 160. many b/w illus. & 5 maps. wrs. (one leaf detached, but present, covers worn & soiled & tears to upper spine). Ottawa: . $40
227. CANADA. NAVAL INFORMATION SECTION. Canada’s Battle Of The Atlantic…illustrated entirely by photographs from the Naval Photo Section… [At Head of Title:] To our growing Naval Tradition this book is dedicated. 4to. [pp. 48]. illus. self-wrs. (first & last leaves very tattered & chipped – three pieces wanting affecting few illus., some curling & tears to edges, lower corners of first few leaves chipped). [Ottawa: c1942]. $50
228. CANADA. ROYAL CANADIAN AIR FORCE. The British Commonwealth Air Training Plan 1939-1945 An Historical Sketch And Record Of The Ceremony At R.C.A.F. Station Trenton [Cover Title]. 4to. pp. , 58. several b/w illus. wrs. (covers bit spotted & discoloured). [Ottawa: Edmond Cloutier, 1949]. $40
229. CANADA. ROYAL CANADIAN AIR FORCE. RCAF Logbook A Chronological Outline Of The Origin, Growth And Achievement Of The Royal Canadian Air Force Air Historical Section, January 1949. 8vo. pp. 96. several b/w illus. addition slip stapled to last leaf. wrs. (back cover bit soiled & creased). Ottawa: Edmond Cloutier, 1949. $50
230. [CANADA. ROYAL CANADIAN NAVY]. [HMCS Meon K269]. In service from February 7, 1944 to April 23, 1945 & finally scrapped in 1966. 17 ½” x 21 ¾” (44.5 x 55.7cm). Photograph. [Ottawa: c1944]. $500
The HMCS Meon, K269, a river class frigate, was used by the Royal Canadian Navy from February 1944 until it was returned to the Royal Navy in April 1945
231. CANADIAN KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS. War Services of Canadian Knights Of Columbus 1939-1947 A History Of The Work Of The Knights Of Columbus Canadian Army Huts. 8vo. pp. 260. several double-sided b/w plates. cloth. [np: 1948]. $75
232. CARR, William Guy. Checkmate in the North The Axis planned to invade America. 8vo. pp. 304. few b/w plates. cloth (owner’s inscription on front blank). dw. (edges of dw. tattered & lower edge chipped). Toronto: Macmillan Company of Canada Limited, 1944. $50
233. CLARK, Gregory. War Stories Foreword by Hugh Shaw. 12mo. pp. , 171. cloth (upper edges & rear dw. cover foxed). dw. Toronto: Ryerson Press, . $35
234. COLVILLE, Alex. Alex Colville Diary Of A War Artist Compiled by Graham Metson and Cheryl Lean. folio. pp. 159. numerous illus. (some colour). cloth (former ower’s inscription on front blank). dw. (edges of dw. worn & bit tattered – three tears repaired with cellotape). [Halifax]: Nimbus Publishing Limited, . $100
235. COMFORT, Charles Fraser. Artist at War. 8vo. pp. xvii, , 187. 13 illus. (1 colour). cloth. dw. Toronto: Ryerson Press, . $75
236. COMFORT, Charles Fraser. The Moro River and Other Observations. 8vo. [pp. 40]. frontis. portrait. several manuscript pen corrections. wrs. (light wear to edges & outer spine). inscribed & signed by the author. [Hull: Privately Printed, c1970]. $60
Edition limited to 250 numbered copies.
237. COPP, Terry. No Price Too High Canadians And The Second World War…with Richard Nielsen… 4to. pp. 255. many b/w illus. index. bds. dw. (dw. scuffed & upper edges bit creased). Toronto…: McGraw-Hill Ryerson Limited, [1996. $40
238. COUGHLIN, [William Garnet] “Bing”. The Army Maple Leaf Album. A portfolio of cartoons drawn on the Italian battle front especially for the Maple Leaf, Canadian Army newspaper. 8vo. pp. 63. numerous b/w illus. wrs. (few creases & tears to covers). [Rome: No. 2 Canadian Public Relations Group, 1944]. $75
First Edition; Couglin’s cartoons originally appeared in The Maple Leaf, the Canadian army newspaper published in Italy.
239. COUGHLIN, [William Garnet] “Bing” (Illus.) & M[acFARLANE], J[ames] D[ouglas]. Herbie! Text By J.D.M. 8vo. pp. 190, . many b/w illus. cloth (lower extremities of covers rubbed & ink marking to lower edges). dw. (dw. very chipped & tattered). Second Impression. [Toronto]: Nelsons, [c1946]. $60
240. COUGHLIN, [William Garnet] “Bing” [b. 1912]. [Mr. Sparrow – What Kind Of A Board “Seal” Did You Ask Mr. Coates To Order]. signed ‘Bing’ in ink. 10 ¼” x 8 ¾” (26.2 x 21.2cm). ink on paper. $450
Coughlin spent the Second World War drawing humorous caricatures and cartoons of the Canadian troops in Italy. His cartoons were printed in The Maple Leaf.
Desbarats & Mosher, The Hecklers A History of Canadian Political Cartooning, p. 230.
241. DOUGLAS, W.A.B. The Creation of a National Air Force The Official History of the Royal Canadian Air Force Volume II. 8vo. pp. xix, 797. many b/w illus. & maps (some folding). index. cloth. dw. [Ottawa]: Published by University of Toronto Press in co-operation with the Department of National Defence and the Canadian Government Publishing Centre…, . $100
242. DUNCAN, Donald Albert. Some Letters and Other Writings of…(Letters of a soldier in the Winnipeg Light Infantry who died in France in 1944). 8vo. pp. 199, . several b/w plates. cloth (bit rubbed & frayed). [Halifax: Printed by Imperial Publishing Company Limited for Private Distribution, 1945]. $75
243. DUNMORE, Spencer. In Great Waters The Epic Story of the Battle of the Atlantic 1939-45. 8vo. pp. xiii, 342. several double-sided b/w plates. index. cloth. dw. [Toronto]: M & S, . $40
244. ENSOR, Arthur John [1905-1995] (Society of Industrial Artists of Great Britain. National Registered Designer. Pres. Assoc. of Canadian Industrial Designers. Royal Canadian Academy. Official War Artist, British Ministry of Information). South Coast Anti-Robot Defenses (title recto); U.K. Defenses Past and Present, Dover Castle & Anti Robot Artillery (title verso). signed, titled, & dated 44 on recto. also titled on verso. 15 5/8” x 20 7/8”. watercolour with white pencil over graphite on grey paper. $1,200
Born in Lianishen, Wales. Studied at l’Accademia di Belle Art, Florence, Polytechnic School of Art [1923-26] and Royal College of Art, London [1926-29]. Worked for Empire Marketing Board [1930-31]. Travelled through Africa and did commissions for Empire Marketing Board and Imperial Airways. Returned to London, worked as industrial designer for Imperial Chemical Industries (1935-37). In 1939 travelled across Canada on a visit to sister in Victoria (B.C). Stopped to paint and exhibit work (department stores, church halls, art galleries) and give lectures (service clubs, art clubs, schools). Returned home, served with Royal Engineers Corps in Britain and France. Part-time official war artist for British Ministry of Information. Came to Canada with wife in 1948, settled in Toronto and established Ensor Industrial Design Associates. Summer of 1951 attended Massachusetts Inst. of Technology (USA). 1964 moved to Ottawa and became design consultant for Dept. of Industry, Trade & Commerce [1964-73]. Completed portfolio of 150 paintings (90 purchased by Esso Resources). Work published in The Geographical Magazine  and The Studio Magazine . Made murals for Science Museum and industrial exhibitions (UK); posters for Empire Marketing Board, Bell Telephone, Rhodesian Railways and Imperial Airways. Held solo shows in Vancouver, Victoria, Portland, Los Angeles, Calgary, Edmonton, Toronto (Laing Gallery), Ottawa (Wells Gallery), and Imperial Institute London. Work in numerous private and public collections including: NGC, LRA & HM, (London, Ontario), Canadian War Museum, Imperial War Museum, and British Museum. A painting chosen for Canadian Centennial stamp. Died in Sidney, B.C. at the age of 90.
See MacDonald, Dictionary of Canadian Artists, Vol. 1, pp. 685-686a.
245. ESSEX, James W. Victory In The St. Lawrence… Canada’s Unknown War. 4to. pp. 159, . many b/w illus. errata slip loosely inserted. cloth. dw. [Erin: Boston Mills Press, . $50
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246. EVANS, Lindsay A. [1892-1976]. Home Guard, London 1945. signed, titled, & dated on recto. 21 ¾” x 15 ¾”. oil on board. $2,200
Born in Chelsey, Massachusetts. Studied at the Pape School of Fine Arts in Boston  and at St. Martins, London. Parents homesteaded in Western Canada and eventually settled in Lloydminster. Painted portraits, ranch-life, homesteads, oilfields and streets of Lloydminster. Went overseas with Engineers Demolition Corps in 1940. Commissioned by Military Headquarters to produce portraits and works depicting military life. A founding member of the Lloydminster Art Club, Evans was a long-time friend of A. Y. Jackson.
247. EVANS, Lindsay A. [1892-1976]. Col. …Hospital, Ward 9. signed on recto. signed, titled, & dated “Oct 24, 45” on verso. 12” x 15 ¾”. oil on canvas-board. $1,500
248. EVANS, Lindsay A. [1892-1976]. Memories, London 1940-45. signed, titled, & dated 1956 on recto. 21 7/8” x 15 ½” oil on board. $2,200
249. EVANS, Lindsay A. [1892-1976]. Sgt. T.C. Poelger, Cdn: Engineer. signed “C.P.R. Evans L.A., C.M.H.Q., 45” & titled on recto. signed “SPR. Evans L.A., M-4720, C.M.H.Q., QMG-1” & titled on verso. 30 ½” x 19 ¼” oil on board. $3,000
250. EVANS, Lindsay A. [1892-1976]. Sappers. signed & titled on recto. 23 ¾” x 20”. oil on board. $2,500
251. FLYNN, Bernard Joseph [b. 1910]. Service Club Evening. Red Triangle Club Ottawa. signed & dated 45 on recto. signed, titled, dated, & inscribed on verso “Address- 90 Fifth Ave. Ottawa”. 15” x 21”. ink & watercolour on paper. $1,500
From 1939 to 1946 the National Council of YMCA’s of Canada offered its experience and resources to the Canadian government. The Minister of National Defense set up a Directorate of Auxiliary Services to coordinate the work of National Voluntary Organizations (YMCA, YWCA, Canadian Legion, Knights of Columbus, Salvation Army, IODE, National Defense Chaplaincy Services). In addition to serving wherever there were Canadian troops outside Canada, the YMCA opened its 72 buildings across Canada to all servicemen. Hospitality centres known as Red Triangle Huts (Clubs) were opened in the downtown areas of Canadian cities. Concerts, dances, games and off-duty programs were organized. In addition to Canadian military personnel in Canada and abroad, YMCA services were also rendered in Canada to all trainees in the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan, and to the merchant navy. The Red Triangle Club in Ottawa operated from 1941-1946.
Ottawa, National Gallery of Canada, “Artists in Canada. A Union List of Artists” p. 219; Montreal, Private Fonds and Collections from the Holdings of Concordia University Archives. “National Council of YMCAs of Canada, 1892-1996… textual records, graphic materials, photographs.”
252. FROST, Colonel C. Sydney. Once A Patricia (Memoirs of a Junior Infantry Officer in World War II). 8vo. pp. , 564. 62 illus. on 12 double-sided b/w plates & 8 maps. cloth (lower corners frayed & fore-edges bit soiled). dw. (two tears repaired with cellotape). St. Catharines: Vanwell Publishing Limited, . $40
253. GRAHAM, Dominick. The Price Of Command A Biography Of General Guy Simonds. 8vo. pp. xv, , 345. 8 double-sided b/w plates & 9 b/w maps. biblio. index. cloth. dw. [Toronto]: Stoddart, . $35
254. GRANATSTEIN, J.L. & MORTON, Desmond. Canadians and the D-Day Campaign 1944 Bloody Victory. 8vo. pp. 240. 4 double-sided colour plates many illus. (few colour). cloth. dw. Toronto: Lester & Orpens Dennys, . $60
255. GRIFFIN, D.F. First Steps To Tokyo The Royal Canadian Air Force in the Aleutians… Cover Design by Sergeant Donald Anderson, R.C.A.F. 12 mo. pp. vi, 50. biographical leaf loosely inserted. bds. (spine & extremities rubbed). Toronto & Vancouver: J.M. Dent & Sons (Canada) Limited, . $50
256. GUNNING, C. North Bay`s Fort Chippewa 1939-1945. 8vo. pp. , vi, 138. many b/w illus. wrs. (back cover bit soiled & creased). [North Bay]: 1991. $30
257. HADLEY, Michael L. U-Boats against Canada German Submarines In Canadian Waters. 8vo. pp. xxii, , 360. several double-sided b/w plates & maps. index. cloth. dw. Kingston & Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press, . $50
258. HARVEY, J. Douglas. Laugher-Silvered Wings Remembering the Air Force II. 8vo. pp. 277. many full-page b/w illus. cloth. dw. (few short tears to edges of dw.). [Toronto]: McClelland & Stewart, . $50
259. HEATHCOTE, Blake. Testaments Of Honour Personal Histories Of Canada’s War Veterans (Including Alex Colville, pp. 253-265 8vo. pp. xviii, 341, . many b/w illus. cloth (former owners’ names on title). dw. (scuffed). [Toronto]: Doubleday Canada, . $45
260. HEWER, Howard. In For A Penny In For A Pound The Adventures And Misadventures Of A Wireless Operator In Bomber Command. 8vo. pp. xix, , 272. several double-sided b/w plates & map in text. index. bds. dw. Author’s Signed Presentation Copy. [Toronto]: Stoddart, . $60
261. KAUFMAN, David (Editor). A Liberation Album Canadians in the Netherlands 1944-45… Historical text by Michiel Horn Based on the film “Liberation!”… 4to. pp. 175, . numerous b/w illus. (several full & double-page). cloth. dw. (minor spotting & wear to edges). Toronto…: McGraw-Hill Ryerson Limited, . $50
262. KING, W.L. Mackenzie. The British Commonwealth Air Training Plan… Sunday, December 17, 1939. 8vo. 17. self-wrs. Ottawa: J.O. Patenaude, 1939. $20
263. KING, W.L. Mackenzie. Canada And The Fight For Freedom. 8vo. pp. xxiv, , 326. b/w frontis. portrait. cloth. dw. (rear dw. stained & extremities chipped & tattered). New York: Duell, Sloan And Pearce, 1944. $50
First American Edition?
264. KING, W.L. Mackenzie. Canada And The War. Canada’s Support Of The Army Overseas. Broadcast by…Ottawa, November 8, 1944 [Cover Title]. 8vo. pp. 11,  self-wrs. [address & postal markings on last leaf). Ottawa: Edmond Cloutier, 1944. $20
265. KING, W.L. Mackenzie. Canada at the Side of Britain… Sunday, September 3, 1939. 8vo. pp. 5. self-wrs. (upper front cover discoloured). Ottawa: J.O. Patenaude, 1939. $25
266. KING, W.L. Mackenzie. The Organization Of Canda’s War Effort Parliament and the Government… Tuesday, October 31, 1939. 8vo. pp. 16. self-wrs. Ottawa: J.O. Patenaude, 1939. $25
267. KING, W.L. Mackenzie. The Struggle For Enduring Peace Address… At The Canadian Corps Reunion Toronto July 30th, 1938 [cover title]. 8vo. pp. 5. self-wrs. (sunned with crease in front cover). Ottawa: J.O. Patenaude, 1938. $20
268. (KING, W.L. MacKenzie). PICKERSGILL, J.W. (Vols. 1-IV) & FORSTER, D.F. (Vols. 2-IV). The Mackenzie King Record (Vol. 1: 1939-1944. Vol. II: 1944-1945. Vol. III: 1945-1946. Vol. IV: 1947-1948). 4 Vols. 8vo. pp. xiv, , 723. several double-sided b/w plates. indexes. cloth (light shelf wear to lower edges of two Vols.). dws. (tears, chips & creasing to dws. of three Vols.). [Toronto]: University of Toronto Press, [1960-1970]. $200
269. LANGFORD, R.J.S. Corporal To Field Officer… 3rd Edition Amended Up to Date… 12mo. pp. xvi, 176. cloth (extremities very frayed). Toronto: Copp Clark Company, Limited, 1940]. $30
270. LONG, Marion [1882-1970] (OSA & RCA). Norwegian Airman. signed & titled on verso. [c1941]. 42” x 32”. oil on canvas. $4,500
The Royal Norwegian Air Force, in-exile, had a training camp called “Little Norway” near Toronto during WW II. Marian Long painted a series of portraits of the officers and airmen stationed at the base. This particular work may be a portrait of Captain C.F. Jean-Hansen, one of the commandants of “Little Norway”. Some of the portraits originally hung at the base and others were exhibited at the RCA and OSA. At the end of the war the artist received the Haakon VII medal for her contribution to the war effort.
MacDonald. A Dictionary of Canadian Artists, Vol. 4, pp. 890-891; [Royal Norwegian Air Force (in-exile), Toronto], Little Norway in Pictures (R.N.A.F. in Canada).
271. MACDONALD, Grant (Illus.). PRATT, E.J. (Text). Behind the Log… 8vo. pp. xiv, , 47. illus., title-page decorations & dust wrapper designed by Grant MacDonald. cloth (head of spine bumped). dw. (few very short tears). Toronto: The Macmillan Company of Canada Limited, 1947. $45
272. MACDONALD, Grant. Sailors. 4to. pp. v, 153. 100 b/w illus. of the men and women of the Royal Canadian Navy by MacDonald. cloth (light wear & fraying to extremities) Toronto: The Macmillan Company of Canada Limited, published under the Auspices of The Navy League of Canada, 1945. $125
273. MacDONALD, Thomas Reid [1908-1978] (RCA. Official War Artist, CA, WWII). [Bombed-out palace, Italy]. signed on recto. 23 7/8” x 31 7/8”. oil on canvas. $3,000
274. MacLAREN, Roy. Canadians Behind Enemy Lines 1939-1945. 8vo. pp. 330. 3 maps & 37 illus. cloth. dw. author’s presentation copy. Vancouver & London: University of British Columbia Press, 1982. $40
275. McINNIS, Edgar. The War First Year… 8vo. pp. 312. several text maps. cloth. London, Toronto…: Oxford University Press, 1940. $50
First Collected Edition; originally published in five separate parts (Oxford Periodical History of the War) under sponsorship of the Canadian Institution of International Affairs.
276. McINNIS, Edgar. The War Second Year… 8vo. pp. 318. several text maps. cloth. London, Toronto…: Oxford University Press, 1941. $50
First Collected Edition; originally published in five separate parts (Oxford Periodical History of the War) under sponsorship of the Canadian Institution of International Affairs.
277. McINNIS, Edgar. The War Fifth Year… 8vo. pp. 401. several text maps. cloth (covers stained & old price rubberstamp on front blank). dw. (dw. worn & chipped with pieces wanting). London, Toronto…: Oxford University Press, 1945. $40
First Collected Edition; originally published in four separate parts (Oxford Periodical History of the War) under sponsorship of the Canadian Institution of International Affairs.
278. McINNIS, Edgar. The War Sixth Year… 8vo. pp. 344. several text maps. cloth (covers stained & old rubberstamped & crayon prices on front blank). dw. (dw. worn & edges chipped & tattered). Toronto…: Oxford University Press, 1946. $35
First Collected Edition; originally published in four separate parts (Oxford Periodical History of the War) under sponsorship of the Canadian Institution of International Affairs.
279. MacPHERSON, Ken & MILNER, Marc. Corvettes Of The Royal Canadian Navy 1939-1945. 4to. pp. 174, . many b/w illus. 3 folding plans & endleaves maps. index. cloth. dw. St. Catharines: Vanwell Publishing Limited, . $70
280. MALONE, Dick. Missing From The Record. 8vo. pp. xxi, 227. cloth (covers bit spotted & upper corners bumped & frayed). Toronto: Collins, . $35
281. MELLOR, John. Forgotten Heroes. The Canadians At Dieppe. 8vo. pp. 167. several double-sided b/w plates & maps. cloth. dw. (dw. scuffed with wear, nick & tear to edges). Toronto…: Methuen, . $40
282. MELVILLE, Lieut. Tom. Barbed Wired Ballads [Written from Oflag VII/B; Dedicated to the men of the Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders of Canada & South Saskatchewan Regiment]. 8vo. pp. 61, . few b/w illus. wrs. (covers bit worn & creased). Regina & Toronto: School Aids & Text Book Publishing, [c1944]. $100
283. METSON, Graham (Editor). An East Coast Port Halifax at War 1939-1945. 4to. pp. 157. many b/w illus. wrs. (covers bit scuffed & creased, horizontal tear to spine). Toronto…: McGraw-Hill Ryerson Limited, . $30
284. MORDAL, Jacques. Dieppe The Dawn Of Decision. 8vo. pp. 285. several double-sided b/w plates & maps. biblio. cloth. dw. (light wear to edges of dw.).Toronto: Ryerson Press, 1963. $30
First Canadian Edition.
285. MORRIS, Jerrold. Canadian Artists and Airmen 1940-45…A wartime memoir With 97 reproductions Of works by War Artists from the collection of the Canadian War Museum, Ottawa. 8vo. pp. 207. 97 b/w illus. cloth (light wear to lower spine). dw. (edges of dw. chipped with few tears). signed by the author, ‘Jerrold’. Toronto: The Morris Gallery, nd. $100
First Edition, limited to 1,000 copies.
286. OTTAWA. NATIONAL GALLERY OF CANADA. Exhibition Of Canadian War Art. 8vo. pp. 22. wrs. (minor spotting & creasing to covers, institutional rubberstamp on title & scattered black & red ink & pencil eradications & corrections). Ottawa: 1945. $100
287. PEDEN, Murray. A Thousand Shall Fall… A Pilot for 214. 8vo. pp. xiii, 490. b/w illus. index. cloth. dw. [Stittsville]: Canada’s Wings, . $75
Second Edition, Second Impression.
288. PIERSON, Ruth Roach. “They’re Still Women After All”: The Second World War and Canadian Womanhood. 8vo. pp. 301, ads. many b/w illus. biblio. index. wrs. ( bit browned & few creases to spine). [Toronto]: M & S, . $30
289. POPE, Lt.-Gen. Maurice A. Soldiers And Politicians The Memoirs Of… 8vo. pp. viii, , 462. b/w frontis. & 3 double-sided b/w plates. cloth. dw. (edges of dw. worn with several tears). [Toronto]: University of Toronto Press, . $75
290. PUGSLEY, William H. Sailor Remembered. 8vo. [pp. 4], 185. 270 b/w illus. cloth (front cover bowed). dw (edges of dw. worn with chips & tears).Toronto: Collins, . $60
291. PUGSLEY, William H. Saints, Devils and Ordinary Seaman Life on the Royal Canadian Navy’s Lower Deck. 8vo. pp. xiii, 241. several double-sided b/w plates. cloth (previous owners inscription on front end paper). Toronto: Wm. Collins Sons & Co., . $85
292. ROBERTS, James Alan. The Canadian Summer The Memoirs Of… 8vo. pp. viii, , 253, . several b/w illus. endpaper maps. cloth (dampmarks to upper margins). dw. (light wear to edges of dw.). [Toronto]: University Of Toronto Bookroom, . $35
293. ROBERTSON, Terence. The Shame And The Glory Dieppe. 8vo. pp. x, [432, . several double-sided illus. & maps. index. cloth (front pastedown & endpaper discoloured). dw. (dw. bit worn with short tears & creases to edges). [Toronto]: McClelland & Stewart Limited, . $40
294. SALLANS, G.H. With Canada’s Fighting Men [Cover Title]. 12mo. pp. 46. several b/w illus. self-wrs. (chips & tears to front cover & creasing to upper inner margins throughout). Ottawa: Director of Public Information…, . $40
295. SCHULL, Joseph. The Far Distant Ships An Official Account of Canadian Naval Operations in the Second World War. 8vo. pp. xix, 327. colour frontis. & many b/w plates & colour maps. index. cloth. dw. (edges of dw. worn with few chips & tears). Ottawa: Minister of National Defence, 1961. $125
296. SCISLOWSKI, Stanley. Not All Of Us Were Brave… 8vo. pp. 368. 8 double-sided b/w plates & several full-page maps. wrs. (light wear to edges of covers & remnant of price sticker on back cover). Toronto & Oxford: Dundurn Press, . $30
297. SMITH, Waldo. What Time The Tempest An Army Chaplain’s Story. 8vo. pp. , 305. frontis. & 4 double-sided plates. cloth (lower corners bumped). dw. (dw. chipped & tattered). Toronto: Ryerson Press, 1953. $35
298. STACEY, C.P. & WILSON, Barbara M. The Half-Million The Canadians in Britain, 1939-1946. oblong 8vo. pp. xii, 198. many b/w illus. index. cloth. dw. Toronto…: University of Toronto Press, . $50
299. STACEY, C.P. The Canadian Army 1949-1945 An Official Historical Summary… 8vo. pp. 354. 12 colour plates (incl. frontis.) & many maps (most colour folding). index. cloth (some light spotting to front cover & fore-edges). Ottawa: Edmond Cloutier…, 1948. $100
300. STACEY, C.P. The New Canadian Corps Reprinted from Canadian Geographical Journal, July 1941 [Drop Title]. 4to. pp. 49, . many b/w illus. self-wrs. (few stains to covers). [Ottawa?: c1941]. $75
301. STACEY, C.P. & NICHOLSON, Lt.-Col. G.W.L. Official History Of The Canadian Army In The Second World War. Volume I: Six Years Of War The Army In Canada, Britain And The Pacific. Volume II: The Canadians In Italy 1943-1945. Volume III: The Victory Campaign The Operations In North-West Europe, 1944-1945. 8vo. pp. xiii, 629; xv, 807; xi, 70. 3 colour frontis., numerous b/w plates & maps (many colour folding). indexes. cloth. dws. (dws. bit scuffed & edges bit tattered). Ottawa: Roger Duhamel…Queen’s Printer, 1966. $200
302. WHITAKER, Denis & WHITAKER, Shelagh. Dieppe Tragedy To Triumph. 8vo. pp. xv, , 372. 8 double-sided b/w plates & several maps. index. cloth. dw. Toronto & Monreal: McGraw-Hill Ryerson, . $40
303. WHITAKER, Denis, WHITAKER, Shelagh & COPP, Terry. Victory At Falaise The Soldier’s Story. 8vo. pp. xi, , 371, . several double-sided b/w plates & maps. biblio. index. bds. dw. [Toronto]: Harper Collins Publishers Ltd., . $40
304. WOOD, Lieutenant J.E.R. (Editor; Royal Canadian Engineers). Detour The Sory Of Oflag ICV… Drawings by Lieut. J.F. Watton Border Regt. (Including essays by Canadian officers). cloth (covers bit spotted & soiled). [London]: The Falcon Press, 1946. $75
305. YOUNG, Scott. Red Shield In Action A Record of Canadian Salvation Army War Services In The Second Great War. 8vo. pp. 149, xix. several double-page b/w ilus. cloth. dw. (tattered with portions wanting). Toronto: F.F. Clarke & Company, . $75
306. ZIEGLER, Mary. The Story Of The Women’s Division Royal Canadian Air Force. 8vo. pp. , 173, . 15 double-sided b/w plates. index. cloth. [Hamilton: R.C.A.F. (W.D.): 1974]. $65
307. ZUEHLKE, Mark. Terrible Victory First Canadian Army And The Scheldt Estuary Campaign: September 13-November 6, 1944. 8vo. pp. , 545, . 8 double-sided b/w plates & several maps. biblio. index. bds. dw. Vancouver, Toronto…: Douglas & McIntyre, . $38
CANADIAN SECOND WORLD WAR POSTERS
Condition reports for posters available upon request.
308. ABUGOV. If The Cap Fits Wear It! Canada Needs You Somewhere on the War Front. 36” x 24”. colour offset lithograph on paper. signed in the stone. Ottawa: Issued by the National Film Board. Printed in Canada. . $950
309. [AIRCRAFT PRODUCTION]. WHEN? It’s Up to You! 31 ¼” x 21” colour offset lithograph on paper. [Ottawa]: Published and distributed under the authority and direction of the Director General of Aircraft Production. Donated to Canada’s War Effort by Canadian Wright Limited. $1,400
310. [AIRCRAFT PRODUCTION]. Roll ‘em Out! 31” x 21”. colour offset lithograph. [Ottawa]: Published and distributed under the authority and direction of the Director General of Aircraft Production. Donated by Aluminum Company of Canada, Limited. [c1942]. $1,400
311. [AIRCRAFT PRODUCTION]. Daddy Helps Build Them. To Protect Our Freedom. 30” x 20” colour offset lithograph on paper. [Ottawa]: Published and distributed under the authority and direction of the Director General of Aircraft Production. Donated to Canada’s War Effort by British Aeroplane Engines Limited, Montreal. [c1942]. $1,200
312. [AIRCRAFT PRODUCTION]. The Lives Of These Men Depend On Your Work. 30” x 20” colour offset lithograph on paper. [Ottawa]: Published and distributed under the authority and direction of the Director General of Aircraft Production. Donated to Canada’s War Effort by Canadian Car and Foundry Company Limited. [c1942]. $1,400
313. [AIRCRAFT PRODUCTION]. Keep Them Both Flying. Speed is Vital. 30 ¼” x 20” colour offset lithograph on paper. [Ottawa]: Published and distributed under the authority and direction of the Director General of Aircraft Production. Donated to Canada’s War Effort by Northern Electric Company Limited, Montreal. [c1942]. $1,200
314. ALDWINCKLE, Eric [1909-1980]. Whatever Your Job May Be Fight. 30” x 20” colour offset lithograph. signed in the stone. Ottawa: D.P.I. Issued By The Director of Public Information, Under Authority of The Minister of National War Services, [c1941-42]. $1,250
Choko, Canadian War Posters, p. 60, illus. 42 (French version).
315. ALDWINCKLE, Eric [1909-1980] & Albert Edward CLOUTIER [1902-1965]. Canada’s New Army Needs Men Like You. 36” x 24”. colour offset lithograph on paper. signed in the stone. Ottawa: Issued for the Dept. of National Defense by the Director of Public Information. . $2,000
316. CASSON, A. J. [1891-1992]. Donnes-Nous Les Outils Et Nous Finirons La Tâche. Il Faut En Finir! Souscrivez À L’emprunt De La Victoire. 36” x 24”. colour offset lithograph on paper. signed in the stone. [Ottawa: Victory Bond Campaign, c1942]. $1,750
A. J. Casson won a competition for a war bond poster with this design.
317. COMFORT, Charles [1900-1994]. They Also Buy Victory Bonds. This picture is a direct reproduction from an Official Canadian Army War Picture. It depicts Canadian infantry clearing a German strong point badly smashed up by artillery. The sketches from which it was painted were made on the spot at the time by Major C.F. Comfort, Official Canadian War Artist (army) who later incorporated them in this oil painting. 36” x 48”. colour offset lithograph on paper. $1,700
318. EVELEIGH, Henri [1909-1999] (Fellow, Institut International des Arts et des Lettres de Kreuslingen; Membre de la Société des Designers Graphiques du Québec) Let’s Go….Canada! 36 ½” x 24 ¼”. colour offset lithograph on paper. Ottawa: Issued by the Director of Public Information, Under the Authority of Hon. J.T. Thorson, Minister of National War Services, Ottawa. $800
319. FREMLIN, Gwen. Think! Freedom or Slavery? Buy The New – Victory Bonds. 23 ¾” x 17 ½”. Colour offset lithograph on paper. signed in the stone. [Ottawa: Second Victory Loan Campaign, January, 1942]. $750
320. LEONARD, Jac. Beware – The Walls Have Ears. 24” x 18 ½” colour offset lithograph on paper. signed in the stone. Ottawa: Issued by Wartime Information Board. Printed in Canada Design, Courtesy Walls Have Ears Organization. $600
321. ODELL, Gordon K. Keep These Hands Off. Buy the New Victory Bonds. 23” x 17”. colour offset lithograph. signed in stone. [Ottawa: Second Victory Loan Campaign, January, 1942]. $850
322. ROGERS, Hubert [1898-1982]. Attack on All Fronts. 36 x 24 inches. colour offset lithograph on paper. signed & dated 43 in stone. Ottawa: Issued by Wartime Information Board, Printed in Canada. $1,100
323. ROGERS, Hubert [Canadian, 1898-1982]. Men Of Valor They Fight For You Lt.-Col. Dollard Ménard, D.S.O., O.C. Les Fusilliers Du Mont-Royal At Dieppe... 35 ¾” x 23 ¾”. colour offset lithograph. signed & dated  43 in the stone. Ottawa: Issued by Wartime Information Board. $1,200
324. [ROYAL CANADIAN NAVY RESERVE]. Serve Proudly In The Naval Reserve. 38” x 28”. colour offset lithograph on paper. $800
325. SAMPSON, Joseph Ernest [1887-1946]. “Gangway” Buy Victory Bonds. 36” x 23 ¾”. signed in stone colour offset lithograph on paper.. $800
326. SAMPSON, Joseph Ernest [1887-1946]. All For One…One For All, For Victory. Buy Victory Bonds. 36 ½” x 24” colour offset lithograph. signed in the stone. [Ottawa: Fourth Victory Bond Campaign, April-May 1943]. $850
One of a series of posters produced for the “Fourth Victory Bond Campaign, 1943.
327. SAMPSON, Joseph Ernest [1887-1946]. À Vous Maintenant D’agir. Souscrivez. Il Faut En Finir. À L’emprunt De La Victoire. 36” x 24”. colour offset lithograph. signed in the stone. . $1,000
328. SURREY, Philip Henry Howard [1910-1990] (Royal Canadian Academy, Canadian Society of Graphic Artists, Eastern Group of Painters, Contemporary Arts Society. Every Canadian Must Fight. 30” x 21”. colour offset lithograph. Ottawa: Issued By The Director Of Public Information, Under Authorty Of Hon. J.T. Thorson, Minister Of National War Services, [c1941-42]. $1,350
Choko, Canadian War Posters, [p. 85, illus 48] (French version).
329. TREVOR, Leslie J. [1907-1991]. Big Guns Of The Home Front Action Stations Everyone. 30” x 20”. colour offset lithograph. signed in the stone. Ottawa: Issued By The Director Of Public Information, Under Authority Of Hon. J.T. Thorson, Minister Of National War Services. Printed in Canada IE-4, [1941-42]. $1,000
Choko, Canadian War Posters, p. 158, Plate XXXVI (French text).
330. [VICTORY LOAN DRIVE]. Help Finish the Job. Buy Victory Bonds. 26” x 18 ¾” colour offset lithograph with metal edges top & bottom. [Ottawa: First Victory Loan Campaign. June, 1941]. $850
331. [VICTORY LOAN DRIVE]. Achetez des Obligations de la Victoire. 24” x 18” red and b/w offset lithograph. [Ottawa: Victory Loan Drive, c1939-1945]. $600
332. [VICTORY LOAN DRIVE]. To Berlin and Tokyo. Buy Victory Bonds. 36” x 23 ¾”. colour offset lithograph. [Ottawa: c1944-45]. $750
333. WILCOX, Charles Richard [1906-1963]. To Victory. 13 ½” x 9”. colour offset lithograph. signed in the stone. Ottawa: Issued By The Director Of Public Information Under The Authority of Hon. J.T. Thorson. Minister of National War Services… . $250
This poster won second prize in a national competition sponsored by the Art Gallery of Toronto for a war recruitment poster.
GENERAL MILITARY & MULTI-WAR HISTORIES
334. ARBUCKLE, Graeme. Customs and Traditions of the Canadian Navy. 4to. pp. 179. many b/w illus. cloth. dw. (dw. bit scuffed & lower edges sunned). [Halifax]: Nimbus Publishing Limited, . $75
335. AULICH, James. War Posters Weapons Of Mass Communication (Imperial War Museum Collection, including few Canadian). folio. pp. 256. 303 colour & 26 b/w illus. wrs. [London]: Thames & Hudson, . $38
336. BARNES, Leslie W.C.S. Canada’s Guns An Illustrated History of Artillery. Canadian War Museum Historical Publication No. 15. 8vo. many b/w illus (creases to corners of few leaves & some pencil scoring). [Ottawa]: National Museum of Man, . $30
337. [BOIS, Louis Édouard] [1813-1889]. Le Colonel Dambourgès. Étude Historique Canadienne. 8vo. pp. 58. disbound. former owner Henri Pelletier has pasted his typed name on a slip of paper over a ms. ownership entry at head of title. also pasted in above the imprint is printed slip: ‘Arthémis T.Garant, Libraire, 19, Rue St. Jean, H.V., Québec. Quebec: Des Presses De A.Coté Et Cie., 1866. $135
First Edition. “François Dambourgès [1742-1798] emigrated from France in 1763. He took an important part in the defence of Quebec in 1775 and received a commission in the 84th regiment for his conduct on that occasion. He later became a colonel in the militia.” (TPL) From 1792 to 1796 he represented Devon in the Legislative Assembly of Lower Canada. The author was parish priest of Maskinongé in Lower Canada.
Casey I 3352. Dionne I 936. Gagnon I 1041. TPL 4791. cfSabin 18363. Not in Lande.
338. BULL, W[illia]m Perkins. From Brock To Currie The Military Development And Exploits Of Canadians In General And Of The Men Of Peel In Particular 1791 to 1930. 8vo. pp. 4 p.l., xv-xxiv, -772, [1 leaf]. with half-title & tipped-in errata slip. 14 colour plate, 94 double-sided b/w plates, 1 folding plate, 2 maps on 1 folding plate, & numerous text illus. (some full-page). index. half cloth. Signed Presentation Copy to Senator McGuire. Toronto: The Perkins Bull Foundation, George J.McLeod Ltd. . $250
339. BURNS, Lt. Gen. E.L.M. Memoirs of Two World Wars General Mud. 8vo. pp. xii, 254. 4 double-sided b/w plates & several maps. cloth. dw. (edges of dw. bit chipped & tattered with some soiling). Toronto & Vancouver: Clarke, Irwin & Company Limited, 1970. $35
340. CANADA. COMMITTEE ON THE DEFENCES OF CANADA. The Defences Of Canada. 1st January, 1886. [At Head of Title: CONFIDENTIAL. Copy n. 16.]. 8vo. pp. v, 171. woodcut arms on title. copy number '16' on title entered in manuscript. original cloth (spine discoloured & frayed at ends, corner bumped). Presentation Copy, inscribed “This copy is respectfully presented (by permission of the Minister of Militia & Defence of Canada) to Vice Admiral Sir J. Edmund Commerell, KCB, VC...by his obedient Servant Colin Campbell, Asst. Paymaster (retired). Ottawa: Printed By Maclean, Roger & Co., 1886. $400
Listing correspondence and reports from sessional papers, negotiations abstracted from records of the Privy Council of Canada, other reports and memoranda, orders in council, recommendations in departmental annual reports, &c., and a list of maps and plans, all dating from 1862-1885. Some of these are marked confidential. An index to the main points of the correspondence occupies pp. 159-171; these include topics such as torpedo boats, reports on the defences of Canada by Lt.-Col. Jervois and the defences of Kingston by Ltd.-Col. Hewett and Major Walker, fortifications, the introduction of the gatling gun into the Canadian service, the militia, the North-West rebellion, the organization of the “Rocky Mountain Rangers”, &c. The recipient, Vice Admiral Commerell is also listed in the index for offering co-operation in developing naval and coast defences, offering to organize naval defence, and approving of the organization of Marine Militia. Four copies are located in Canadian institutions by Amicus, the Canadian National Catalogue.
341. CHOKO, Marc H. Canadian War Posters 1914-1918 1939-1945. folio. pp. 199. numerous illus. (many full-page colour). biblio. wrs. [Ottawa]: Méridien, . $40
342. CLARKE, Major G.S. Notes On A Tour In The United States In September And October, 1888. [At Head of Title:] Confidential. [Paper A 154, B579-698wo]. folio. pp. 44. 15 lithographed plates. numerous text diagrams. original printed wrs. (spine chipped, tear to front wr. repaired). London: Printed At The War Office By Harrison And Sons, 1888. $750
Apparently, only 100 copies of this confidential report on the military capabilities of the United States were printed. Major Clarke's paper describes American weaponry, the principal government establishments and private manufactories, including the Naval Academy at Annapolis, the Naval War College, Torpedo Station at Newport, West Point, United States Cartridge Works at Lowell, the National Armoury at Springfield &c. "The general impression I derived was that, thanks to the high technical training provided at Annapolis and at West Point, the United States possess, both in the Naval and Military Service, a quite exceptional number of experts. The results of the knowledge thus diffused would, without doubt, be very marked in the event of war...".
343. DUNWOODY, James M. The Colonel Some reminiscences… To those valorous men and officers of the Fort Garry Horse who lost their lives in two World Wars… pp. , 36. few b/w illus. wrs. Signed Presentation Copy. [Oakville: Privately Published, 1972]. $60
344. DYER, Gwynne & VILJOEN, Tina. The Defence Of Canada In The Arms Of The Empire 1760-1939. 8vo. pp. 375. several double-sided b/w maps & maps in the text. biblio. index. cloth. dw. (dw. scuffed & creased with tear to outer edge). signed & inscribed by Dyer. [Toronto]: M & S, . $35
345. FETHERSTONHAUGH, R.C. McGill University At War 1914-1918 1939-1945… 8vo. pp. 437. colour frontis. & many b/w plates. indexes. cloth (embossed stamp on front blank). Montreal: McGill University, 1947. $75
346. THE FIELD OF MARS: Being An Alphabetical Digestion Of The Principal Naval And Military Engagements In Europe, Asia, Africa, And America. Particularly Of Great Britain And Her Allies, From The Ninth Century To The Present Period...
2 Volumes. thick 4to. unpaginated. text in double columns. with half-titles. 31 engraved maps & plans (3 folding) & 26 engraved plates (inc. 2 frontis.). contemporary calf (rubbed, joints cracked, some offsetting from plates, small hole in map of Atlantic with loss of 'o' in 'Azores'). London: Printed For J.MacGowan, 1781. $2,300
Second Edition or Issue (first: 1780). The work contains numerous entries for North American battles of the Seven Years' War, American Revolutionary War, &c., including Annapolis Royal, Beauséjour, Brandy-Wine, Lake Champlain, Charlestown, Fort Frontenac, Louisbourg, Fort Necessity, Fort Niagara, Penobscot, Fort Pitt, Quebec, Saratoga, Ticonderoga, New York, &c. Appended are an essay on fortification, an explanation of naval terms, and a four-page list of subscribers. Among the subscribers listed are two from St. John's Newfoundland: Alexander Dunn and Nicholas Gill.
cfSabin 24297 (listing editions for 1780 and 1801; no mention of plates).
347. FOSTER, J.A. Muskets To Missiles A Pictorial History Of Canada’s Ground Forces. 4to. pp. 251. profusely illus. in b/w. cloth. dw. Toronto, New York…: Methuen, . $60
348. GOODING, S. James. An Introduction to British Artillery in North America. 8vo. pp. , 54. many b/w illus. wrs. (short tear to upper edge of front cover & some light creasing & minor discolouration to covers). Ottawa: Museum Restoration Service, 1965. $25
349. GOODSPEED, D.J. (Editor). The Armed Forces Of Canada 1867-1967 A Century Of Achievement. 4to. pp. 289. numerous illus. (some colour). cloth (extremities bit frayed & rubbed). Ottawa: Directorate of History Canadian Armed Forces Headquarters, 1967. $60
350. GORDON, P.H. Fifty Years In The Canadian Red Cross. 8vo. pp. , 100. cloth. signed by the author. [Toronto?: Canadian Red Cross Society, 1969]. $60
351. GOUIN, Jacques & Lucien BRAULT. Legacy of Honour The Panets, Canada’s Foremost Military Family.... 8vo. pp. 240. several b/w illus. index. cloth. dw. Toronto, New York, London…: Methuen Publications, . $40
352. HAMMOND, John Martin. Quaint And Historic Forts Of North America. 8vo. pp. photogravure frontis. & 54 half-tone plates. original cloth (spine dull, extremities frayed, library stamp & repair on title, bookplate removed from front paste-down, front hinge partly cracked). Philadelphia & London: J.B.Lippincott Company, 1915. $85
353. HANNON, Leslie F. Canada at War. 4to. pp. 127, . many illus. (several colour). leatherette. dw. [Toronto]: Canadian Illustrated Library [McClelland And Stewart Limited], . $20
354. KOSTENUK, Samuel & GRIFFIN, John. RCAF Squadron Histories And Aircraft 1914-1968 [Historical Publication 14 Canadian War Museum]. folio. pp. xix, 255, . numerous b/w illus. cloth. dw. Toronto: Hakkert & Company & Sarasota: Samuel Stevens, 1977. $100
355. LEASK, J.C. & H.M.McCANCE. The Regimental Records of The Royal Scots (The First or The Royal Regiment of Foot). large 8vo. pp. xxiv, 787. 46 plates incl. photogravure frontis. (14 colour). numerous text illus. tipped-in errata slip. full calf, gilt crest on upper cover, t.e.g., others uncut (extremities rubbed, spine faded). Dublin: Alexander Thom and Co., Ltd., 1915. $600
First Edition. The regiment saw action at Louisbourg, Ticonderoga, Crown Point, and Newfoundland, during the Seven Years’ War, Sackett’s Harbour and Niagara in 1812, Lower Canada during the 1837 Rebellion, numerous engagements in the West Indies, others in Egypt, the Crimea, China, India and South Africa, the Peninsular Wars, &c.
356. MacBETH, Jack. Ready, Aye, Ready An Illustrated History of the Royal Canadian Navy. folio. pp. 176. many illus., including reproductions of paintings from the Canadian War Museum (some colour). index. cloth (light fading & wear to lower edges of covers). dw. (small puncture to lower front dw.). [Toronto]: Key Porter Books, . $60
357. MACDONALD, Roger. The British Martial Register; Comprehending A Complete Chronological History of all the most celebrated Land Battles, By Which The English Standard has been distinguished in the Field of Mars, From The Earliest Periods To The Present Time... 4 Volumes. 12mo. 40 engraved plates (incl. frontis., 1 folding; 41 plates included on the plate list, but 'Battle of the Pyramids in Egypt' listed twice). uncut in original bds. (some chipping to spines, scattered light foxing). London: Albion Press Printed, Published By James Cundee, 1806. $775
First Edition. Macdonald's history of English battles provides information on the siege of Quebec, siege of Gibraltar, campaigns in India, capture of Cape Town, battles of the American Revolutionary War (Vol. III, pp. 1-128), and French Revolutionary War, &c.
358. MORTON, Desmond. Ministers And Generals Politics And The Canadian Militia 1868-1904. 8vo. pp. 237, . several double-sided b/w plates. index. cloth. dw. [Toronto]: University of Toronto Press, . $60
359. NEALE, Rev. Erskine [1804-1883]. The Life Of Field-Marshal His Royal Highness, Edward, Duke Of Kent, With Extracts From His Correspondence, And Original Letters Never Before Published. 8vo. pp. xx, 402, ads. with half-title. engraved frontis. portrait & added engraved title. original blind-stamped cloth, rebacked with spine mounted (covers bit spotted & soiled). London: Richard Bentley, 1850. $250
First Edition. The Duke of Kent commanded the 7th Regiment at Quebec from 1791 to 1793, and the forces at Nova Scotia and New Brunswick from 1794 to 1799. In 1799, he was raised to the peerage, made general, and appointed commander-in-chief of the forces in British North America. Ile-Saint-Jean was renamed Prince Edward Island in his honour.
Not in Sabin.
360. OLIVER, Dean F. & BRANDON, Laura. Canvas Of War Painting The Canadian Experience 1914 To 1945. 8vo. pp. xii, , 178. 110 colour & 9 b/w illus. 3 maps. bds. dw. Vancouver & Toronto: Douglas & McIntyre, Ottawa: Candian War Museum…, . $100
361. ROBERTSON, Heather. A Terrible Beauty The Art of Canada at War. oblong 4to. pp. 239, . profusely illus. (many colour). cloth (crease to endpaper). dw. (chipped & tattered). (Exhibition Catalogue). [Toronto]: James Lorimer & Company...in association with the Robert McLaughlin Gallery..., 1977. $100
362. SHORES, Christopher. History Of The Royal Canadian Air Force. 4to. pp. 128. many illus. (few colour). index. cloth (former owner’s name on front endpaper). dw. Toronto: Royce Publications, . $40
363. SECCOMBE, T[homas] S[trong]. The British Officer in Canada. T.S. Seccombe Captn. R.A. [London?: c1875]. 15 ½” x 11” (entire sheet; 39.4 x 28.3 cm). original hand-coloured lithograph (minor creasing). $1,800
364. SMITH, R. Guy C. (Editor). As You Were! Ex-Cadets Remember. 2 Vols. 4to. pp. 474, ; , 425, . 1 b/w illus. index. cloth (several stains to upper front cover of Vol. 1 & blank bookplate on verso of half-title of Vol. I & few leaves of Vol. II with creases to lower corners & pencil notes & underlining). [Kingston]: R.M.C. Club of Canada, [c1983]. $125
365. SMYTH, Sir James Carmichael [1779-1838]. Precis Of The Wars In Canada, From 1755 To The Treaty Of Ghent In 1814. With Military And Political Reflections...Edited By His Son, Sir James Carmichael, Bart. 8vo. pp. 2 p.l., -216, ads. with half-title. original cloth (spine darkened & with flight fraying to extremities). Bookplate of Princess Louise's Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders. London: Tinsley Brothers, 1862. $600
First Trade Edition. The Precis was originally printed at the suggestion of the Duke of Wellington in 1826 for strictly official and confidential use. The work was prepared just following Smyth's completion of his special mission to Canada in 1825 to inspect and report on the state of the military defences of the Canadian frontier. Through a pointed examination of military campaigns, operations, and battles of the Seven Years' War, the American Revolutionary War, and the War of 1812, Smyth sought to demonstrate the strategic value of the measures of defence recommended in his official report, which was privately printed in 1825. He maintained that if his proposals were implemented, Canada would be thoroughly protected from American invasion and conquest.
Howes S-728. Lande 802. Morgan p. 354. Sabin 85237. TPL 1375. cfDionne II 1031. cfGagnon II 2005.
366. STANLEY, George F.G. Canada’s Soldiers The Military History of an Unmilitary People Revised Edition… In collaboration with Harold M. Jackson… 8vo. pp. , 449. frontis. & 8 double-sided b/w plates. endpaper maps & 23 text maps. cloth. dw. (soiled, tattered & pieces wanting from upper dw.). Toronto: Macmillan Company Of Canada Limited, 1960. $50
Second Edition, Revised, of this history of the Canadian military from 1605-1960.
367. SUMMERS, Jack L. & René CHARTRAND. Military Uniforms In Canada 1665-1970 Illustrated by R.J. Marrion (Historical Publication No. 16). 4to. pp. , 192. many full-page colour illus. biblio. index. cloth. dw. (scuffed with few tears to edges). [Ottawa]: National Museum of Man..., . $70
368. SUZOR, L[ouis] T[imothée] [1834-1866]. Aide-Mémoire Du Carabinier Volontaire, Comprenant Une Compilation Des Termes De Commandement Usités Dans L’Armée Anglaise, Avec Quelques Notes Explicatives. Aussi: Le Manuel Du Sergent Et La Manière De Se Perfectionner Dans L’Art Du Tir, Précédés D’une Historique des Armes. 8vo. pp. 52. original printed wrs. Fine. Quebec: Stewart Derbishire et George Desbarats, 1862. $350
First Edition. A descendant of a surgeon in La Fayette’s army, Suzor played a major role in the development of the volunteer militia in Quebec, eventually reaching the rank of assistant to the deputy adjutant-general Melchior Alphonse de Salaberry in 1865. Suzor published a number of works on military subjects. “While training volunteer companies from 1862 to 1865, Suzor published no less than nine military works. Except for the ‘Traité d’Art et d’histoire militaires’, these volumes, published at Suzor’s own expense, are principally translations and adaptations of military manuals then in use. Nevertheless they represent a considerable body of work, amounting to about 3,000 pages of text. Published for instructional purposes and to assist Francophone volunteers, some of the volumes remained in use in Quebec for generations, for want of more modern manuals in French.” (Jean Yves Gravel, DCB)
TPL 4185. Casey I 2956. Dionne I 775. Lande 2239. DCB IX pp. 771-72.
369. SWETTENHAM, John. McNaughton. 3 Vols. 8vo. pp. xxi, , 370, ; , 381, ; , 396, . many b/w plates. index. cloth. dw. (dws. bit worn & tattered with spines of Vol. II-III faded ). Toronto: Ryerson Press, [1968-1969]. $225
370. TORONTO PUBLIC LIBRARY. The Queen’s Rangers…issued in connection with the presentation of the colours of the Queen’s Rangers to the Public Library of Toronto… 4to. pp. 30. wrs. (institutional ‘received’ rubberstamp on front cover). [Toronto: c1985]. $50
371. TUCKER, Gilbert Norman. The Naval Service of Canada Its Official History… 2 Vols. [Volume 1: Origins And Early Years. Volume II: Activities On Shore During The Second World War]. 8vo. pp. xii, 436; xiii, 579. 2 colour frontis., numerous plates (several colour) & maps. indexes. cloth. dws. Ottawa: Minister of National Defence, 1952. $250
372. UPPER CANADA HISTORICAL ARMS SOCIETY. The Military Arms Of Canada… Contributing Authors Edward J. Anderson Robert J. Dynes… (Firearms from 1608-1955). 8vo. pp. viii, 47. many b/w illus. wrs. (covers bit scuffed). West Hill: Museum Restoration Service, 1963. $20
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