MONTREAL

[ Titanic victim ] Autograph Note Signed "Leopold Weisz" to "White", about his services.

Author: 
Leopold Weisz, sculptor, Titanic victim
Publication details: 
[ Printed address ] Bromsgrove Guild, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire. 4 May 1909.
£150.00

One page, 12mo, good condition. Note says: "If you have nothing to do, we cn make use of your services for 4 or 5 weeks, perhaps longer. | Please let me know if you can come." NOte: Weisz "found work in Montreal carving the frieze for the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts at 1379 Sherbrooke St. W., then was contracted by Edward Wren to carve the stone shields representing Canada's nine provinces which decorate the Dominion Express Building at 201 St. Jacques St. W. Both examples of his work still remain."

[John Percival Day, Professor of Economics, McGill University, Montreal.] Six large notebooks, filled with autograph lectures on economic affairs and history, delivered at the Dundee School of Social Study and Training and McGill University, Montreal

Author: 
John Percival Day (1880-1949), Professor of Economics, McGill University, Montreal [University of St Andrews; University of London; Stephen Leacock]
Publication details: 
Dundee School of Social Study and Training (University of St Andrews), Scotland; McGill University, Montreal, Canada. Dating from between 1920 and 1942.
£2,500.00

A total of 1290 pages, in six 4to notebooks. Internally clean, on lightly aged paper, in worn and repaired bindings, with the back cover of one of the volumes loose. Day has signed three of the covers, and decorated the cover of one volume with the crests of three Universities: Montenegro, St Andrews and London. All the texts are carefully written out Day's neat, close hand, with tables and graphs, some titles in red ink, and occasional pencil annotations. A list of the contents of the six volumes ends this description.

[Printed 'University of London Institute of Education' pamphlet.] Quebec and South Africa. A Study in Cultural Adjustment. A Lecture given in the Institute.

Author: 
F. Clarke, M.A., Professor of Education in McGill University, Montreal [University of London Institute of Education]
Publication details: 
[University of London Institute of Education.] Published for the Institute of Education by Oxford University Press. London: Humphrey Milford. 1934.
£80.00

29 + [1]pp., 4to. In grey printed wraps. In good condition, on lightly-aged paper, in worn wraps. Stamps, shelfmarks and label of the Ministry of Education Reference Library, London. Eight copies on COPAC.

[Printed item] The School Book Question: Letters in reply to the Brown-Campbell Crusade against the Educational Department for Upper Canada.

Author: 
['The Brown-Campbell Crusade against the Educational Department for Upper Canada' (George Brown; James Campbell); Augustus Egerton Ryerson; John Lovell; Thomas Nelson; the Montreal Globe]
Publication details: 
Montreal: Printed by John Lovell, St. Nicholas Street. 1866.
£180.00

Full title: '[Printed item.] The School Book Question: Letters in reply to the Brown-Campbell Crusade against the Educational Department for Upper Canada: with copious notes, further illustrating and confirming what is contained in letters, and refuting various other misstatements which have appeared in the "Globe" since their publication. | 1. First Letter of Rev. Dr. Ryerson. | 2. Letter of Mr. John Lovell. | 3. Second Letter of Rev. Dr. Ryerson. | 4. Third Letter of Rev. Dr. Ryerson. (Seven additional misstatements corrected.) | 5. Correspondence of Mr.

[John Reade, 'the grand old man of Canadian letters'.] Autograph Letter Signed to Frederick M. Hopkins of New York, regarding his book of poems ['The Prophecy of Merlin and other Poems'].

Author: 
John Reade (1837-1919), Irish-born Canadian journalist, essayist and poet, 'the grand old man of Canadian letters', literary editor of the Montreal Gazette
Publication details: 
270 Laval Avenue, Montreal [Canada]. 9 and 18 October 1897.
£120.00

3pp., 12mo. Bifolium. In good condition, on aged paper, with a couple of short closed tears along creases. The body of the letter, written on 9 October 1897, reads: 'Dear Sir, | I have published only one small volume of verse which has long been out of print ['The Prophecy of Merlin and other Poems', published in 1870]. I will see if from some friend I can borrow a copy to send you. | I have written some occasional and other verse besides that of the little book, but for some years have done little expect writing for the press.' In a postscript of 18 October 1897, signed 'J.

[Royal Visit to Canada, 1959.] Typed 'draft of Press Release to be issued in Ottawa with the itinerary'.

Author: 
[Royal Visit to Canda, 1959; Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip]
Publication details: 
[Ottawa, Canada.] 'Not for publication or broadcast before 3.30 G.M.T. Tuesday, January 20, 1959.'
£150.00

Press release and itinerary totalling 6pp., foolscap 8vo, and 1p., 4to. Stapled and folded into a blue cover with a duplicated map of Canada with the 'Queen's route' on the reverse.

[Royal Visit to Canada, 1959.] Typed 'draft of Press Release to be issued in Ottawa with the itinerary'.

Author: 
[Royal Visit to Canda, 1959; Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip]
Publication details: 
[Ottawa, Canada.] 'Not for publication or broadcast before 3.30 G.M.T. Tuesday, January 20, 1959.'
£150.00

Press release and itinerary totalling 6pp., foolscap 8vo, and 1p., 4to. Stapled and folded into a blue cover with a duplicated map of Canada with the 'Queen's route' on the reverse.

[Halifax Explosion, Nova Scotia, Canada, 6 December 1917.] Twelve postcards of scenes of devastation by the largest non-nuclear man-made explosion in history, by Underwood & Underwood of New York.

Author: 
Underwood & Underwood, N.Y. [Halifax Explosion, Nova Scotia, Canada, 6 December 1917]
Publication details: 
Copyright Underwood & Underwood, N.Y. [New York.] 'Novelty Mfg. & Art Co., Limited, Montreal [Canada]'. Undated [1917 or 1918].
£100.00

The largest man-made explosion before the the development of nuclear weapons, with a force equivalent to nearly 3 kilotons of TNT, occurred when the French cargo ship SS Mont-Blanc, laden with wartime munitions, collided with the Norwegian vessel SS Imo in the Narrows, a strait connecting the upper Halifax Harbour to Bedford Basin. The explosion devastated the Richmond District of Halifax, killing 2000 and injuring 9000. Each postcard carries the words 'Copyright Underwood & Underwood, N.Y.' next to the caption beneath the image, with 'Novelty Mfg.

[Printed pamphlet.] [Drophead title] The Claims of Capital considered. By William Browne.

Author: 
William Browne [of Montreal, Canada] [John Lovell (1810-1893), Canadian printer and publisher; John Stuart Mill]
Publication details: 
'Published by JOHN LOVELL, Montreal, and Rouse's Point, N.Y.' [1870?]
£180.00

16mo, 36pp. Printed in small type. Disbound. In good condition, on lightly-aged paper. A separate title-page may have been printed on a front wrap, now lacking. The pamphlet begins in stirring style: 'The conflict between labor and capital becomes more and more the struggle of the age. On both sides there are titanic powers engaged in what appears to be headlong and indiscriminating war. There may be now and again a lull in the contest - there may be some kind of truce proclaimed - some good sort of people may approach the combatants andn induce them for a season to lay down their arms.

Seven Sonnets and A Psalm of Montreal.

Author: 
Samuel Butler [R. A. Streatfeild, ed.]
Publication details: 
Cambridge: Printed for Private Circulation. 1904.
£95.00

12mo, 15 pp. In original green printed wraps. Disbound. Vertical fold. On aged paper with fading to wraps and slight damage to spine from disbinding. As Streatfeild explains in his two-page introductory 'Note', five of the seven poems appear here for the first time. Uncommon. COPAC lists copies at Cambridge, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Oxford and the British Library.

Two Letters in a Secretarial Hand, one of them signed by Amherst ('Amherst'), both to the Rev. Charles William Tonyn (d.1805) of Radnage, Bucks.

Author: 
Jeffrey Amherst, first Baron Amherst (1717-1797), field-marshall, conqueror of Canada
Publication details: 
The signed letter: 18 June 1781, Whitehall. The unsigned letter: 9 March 1782, Whitehall.
£400.00

The signed letter: 4to, 1 p. 11 lines of text. With the address on a separate and similarly-sized leaf. Franked 'War Office | ', and bearing two circular postmarks, one of them in red with the word 'FREE'. Good, on aged and creased paper. Assuring Tonyn that it will give him 'much pleasure' to recommend Tonyn's nephew George Augustus Tonyn for an army commission, 'as soon as I may be able to do it consistently with the very great number of Applications which I have already on my hands'.

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