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1896 Easter Ham & Bacon LAING PACKING Montreal Meat Processing Advertisment
1 1896 Easter Ham & Bacon LAING PACKING Montreal Meat Processing Advertisment

A superb piece of butchery memorabilia from the early days of organized meat-processing in Canada. Advertising hams and bacon for the Easter trade, dated March 16th, 1896. Easter Sunday fell less than three weeks later, on the 5th of April. Laing Packing and Provision Co., Montreal: "Anchor Brand". For such a piece of ephemera to survive is uncommon; the high quality of printing, including the use of gold ink for the border and meats, is remarkable. Tipping the ad one sees iridescence in the shining gold not seen in our scan. There are three closed tears: one short to the left and right margin and the other on the right intruding into the right hand ham. The sheet has two horizontal creases. Measures 8.25 x 5.5 inches. 
Price: 65.00 CDN
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1955 Prize Meeting of the Dominion of Canada Rifle Association to be held at Connaught Rifle Ranges, Ottawa. Programme, Prize List, Regulations and General Instructions
2 1955 Prize Meeting of the Dominion of Canada Rifle Association to be held at Connaught Rifle Ranges, Ottawa. Programme, Prize List, Regulations and General Instructions
Ottawa Dominion of Canada Rifle Association 1955 Card Covers Very Good 16mo. 
141 pages, plus ads. 6.75 x 4.75 inches. Very good condition: clean and unmarked in sound binding with sunning to spine and light soiling to rear cover Export ad as seen. The first 3 pink leaves are creased. 
Price: 71.50 CDN
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Advertising Bookplate 1940s VI-CO Chocolate Milk
3 Advertising Bookplate 1940s VI-CO Chocolate Milk

A great piece of dairy advertising in a 1940s hardcover copy of Shirley Temple and the Spirit of Dragonwood By Kathryn Heisenfelt, illustrated by Henry E. Vallely, published by Whitman. In fair to good condition with hinges split but holding, with dust jacket. The Vi-Co advertising bookplate is intriguing. The substance appears similar to modern-day wear-off tattoos applied with water and pressure: very thin and shiny. The bookplate would have been applied by rubbing. It measures 4.25 x 2.5 inches. Searching the web offers interesting, and in some cases conflicting, information. I do not know which company first marketed "chocolate milk" under the brand name Vi-Co, or whether that name and recipe was sold to various dairies throughout North America. It was being produced by Laiterie Shawinigan Dairy in Quebec as early as 1934 [front page ad introducing Vi-Co in La Review de Shawinigan Falls, 4 Aug. 1934]. Certainly it was popular in Saskatchewan at least from the 1950s (where, for some, as in Quebec, Vico remains synonymous with chocolate milk). As of 1989 the Malaysian company Maestro Swiss produces Vi-Co, and our bookplate proves an interesting forerunner to their website game where one may "fight evil Choco Creeps in outer space in the Planet Vico game". I can find no on-line reference to, or image of, this bookplate. Even googling the plate's catch phrase "Drink Vi-Co For Health" turns up nothing. Same goes for "the vi-co twins", the two kids to the left of the delightfully absurd villainous mascot Rasco the Rat or for any of his cautionary ditty: I'm Rasco the Rat I plunder and rob / To be like me I would not advise / For when I am caught they finish the job / So you can see I'm not very wise / Drink Vi-Co for Health. The note in pen to front endpaper states the book was given as a Christmas gift 1946; I presume the bookplate dates to the 1940s but it could be earlier. I would not place it in the 50s as the child whose name appears on the endpaper has signed the bookplate in a childish hand. 
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4 ALABASTINE Design Catalogue: Homes Healthful and Beautifull : Sane and Sanitary Decoration of Homes. Illustrated with Designs in Alabastine Tints with Descriptive Letter Press
Paris, ON The Alabastine Co. 1906 Card Covers Very Good oblong short folio 
12.3 x 6.25 inches. Seventeen interior views in full color showcasing the versatility of the product. Binding is sound; staining to covers as seen, number 25 at top right of title page and yellowing to foot of title page. Designed and Printed by The Alabastine Co., Paris, ON, 24 December, 1906. A pleasing example of turn-of-the-century design advertising. Original promotional book of 36 pages, plus card covers. A fine work of design in itself, with hand-stitched gold cord binding. 
Price: 97.50 CDN
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Alcoholics Anonymous: The Story of How Many Thousands of Men and Women Have Recovered from Alcoholism. Vancouver 1950s Gastown association]
5 Alcoholics Anonymous: The Story of How Many Thousands of Men and Women Have Recovered from Alcoholism. Vancouver 1950s Gastown association]
New York Works Publishing 1950 First Edition, Thirteenth Printing Cloth Very Good Fair 8vo. 
viii, 400 pages. Original jacket, with Thirteenth Printing on spine and front flap [and in book on copyright page]. Jacket with considerable chipping, long closed tears, and 2 small portions adrift: now stabilized in brodart, a removeable archival sleeve. Former owner's signature to front free endpaper, else clean and unmarked. Binding sound, hinges secure. Stamp to lower textblock edge: Office of Alcohol Field Worker Room 1 - 306 Abbott Street. That puts this in the Gastown district of Vancouver. 
Price: 552.50 CDN
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6 Annie Savage. Drawings and Watercolours
Montreal Sir George Williams Art Galleries 1975 Card covers Very Good 8vo 
16 pages. Exhibition catalogue for Atlantic provinces, 1975. Clean and unmarked. 
Price: 19.50 CDN
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Belcher's Farmer's Almanac. For The Maritime Provinces, Dominion of Canada, for the Year of Our Lord 1906 [annotated]
7 Belcher's Farmer's Almanac. For The Maritime Provinces, Dominion of Canada, for the Year of Our Lord 1906 [annotated]
Halifax, NS McAlpine Publishing 1905 Hardcover Fair 8vo 
408 pages. Chock full of typical farmers' almanac material including tide tables, light houses, railway and post office information, customs and tariffs, justices of the peace, &c. Trove of advertisements. More recent former owner's bookplate between pages 68 and 69. Many of the blank ruled leaves have been filled in diary style in pencil and pen. Owner lived in Windsor, NS. Cover detached in one piece. Text block otherwise securely bound. Complete with no missing pages. Date written on spine in an old hand. Union Blend Tea stamped on fore-edge. 
Price: 52.00 CDN
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Belcher's Farmer's Almanac. For The Maritime Provinces, Dominion of Canada, for the Year of Our Lord 1910
8 Belcher's Farmer's Almanac. For The Maritime Provinces, Dominion of Canada, for the Year of Our Lord 1910
Halifax, NS McAlpine Publishing 1910 Card covers Very Good 8vo. 
456 pages. Covers stained and chipped; binding is sound. 
Price: 50.00 CDN
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Belcher's Farmer's Almanac. For The Maritime Provinces, Dominion of Canada, for the Year of Our Lord 1916 [annotated]
9 Belcher's Farmer's Almanac. For The Maritime Provinces, Dominion of Canada, for the Year of Our Lord 1916 [annotated]
Halifax, NS Royal Print & Litho 1915 Hardcover Very Good 8vo 
416 pages. Chock full of typical farmers' almanac material including tide tables, light houses, railway and post office information, customs and tariffs, justices of the peace, &c. Trove of advertisements. More recent former owner's bookplate between pages 76 and 77. Many of the blank ruled leaves have been filled in diary style in pencil and pen. Entries in this volume include July 23: 112th Battalion leaving Windsor for Halifax, including 16 year old son of writer. Owner lived in Windsor, NS. Covers secure and binding sound, with tearing at staples in rear gutter. Complete with no missing pages. Date written on spine in an old hand. S. Cunard & Co. stamped on all three edges. 
Price: 97.50 CDN
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Belcher's Farmer's Almanac. For The Maritime Provinces, Dominion of Canada, for the Year of Our Lord 1921 [annotated]
10 Belcher's Farmer's Almanac. For The Maritime Provinces, Dominion of Canada, for the Year of Our Lord 1921 [annotated]
Halifax, NS Royal Print & Litho 1920 Hardcover Very Good 8vo 
464 pages. Chock full of typical farmers' almanac material including tide tables, light houses, railway and post office information, customs and tariffs, justices of the peace, &c. Fewer advertisements than earlier issues. More recent former owner's bookplate between pages 88 and 89. Many of the blank ruled leaves have been filled in diary style in pencil and pen. Owner lived in Windsor, NS, with his signature to first leaf. Covers secure and binding sound. Complete with no missing pages. Date written on spine in an old hand on a paper label. S. Cunard & Co. stamped v. lightly on all three edges. 
Price: 52.00 CDN
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Belcher's Farmer's Almanac. For The Maritime Provinces, Dominion of Canada, for the Year of Our Lord 1923 [annotated]
11 Belcher's Farmer's Almanac. For The Maritime Provinces, Dominion of Canada, for the Year of Our Lord 1923 [annotated]
Halifax, NS Royal Print & Litho 1922 Hardcover Very Good 8vo 
464 pages. Chock full of typical farmers' almanac material including tide tables, light houses, railway and post office information, customs and tariffs, justices of the peace, &c. Fewer advertisements than earlier issues. More recent former owner's bookplate between pages 78 and 79. Many of the blank ruled leaves have been filled in diary style in pencil and pen, including: "Nov. 1st Bluenose came in first in fisherman's race but Columbia won on technicality. Bluenose went on wrong side of one of the buoys." Owner lived in Windsor, NS; with his signature to first leaf. Covers secure and binding sound. Complete with no missing pages. Date written on spine in an old hand. 
Price: 58.50 CDN
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Belcher's Farmer's Almanac. For The Province of Nova Scotia, Dominion of Canada, for the Year of Our Lord 1894 [annotated]
12 Belcher's Farmer's Almanac. For The Province of Nova Scotia, Dominion of Canada, for the Year of Our Lord 1894 [annotated]
Halifax, NS D. McAlpine's Sons 1893 Hardcover Fair 8vo 
264 pages. Chock full of typical farmers' almanac material including tide tables, light houses, railway and post office information, customs and tariffs, justices of the peace, &c. Trove of advertisements. More recent former owner's bookplate between pages 78 and 79. Many of the blank ruled leaves have been filled in diary style in pencil. Owner lived in Windsor, NS. Cover detached in one piece, final two leaves detached; text block otherwise securely bound. Complete with no missing pages. 
Price: 45.50 CDN
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Belcher's Farmer's Almanac. For The Province of Nova Scotia, Dominion of Canada, for the Year of Our Lord 1898 [annotated]
13 Belcher's Farmer's Almanac. For The Province of Nova Scotia, Dominion of Canada, for the Year of Our Lord 1898 [annotated]
Halifax, NS McAlpine 1897 Hardcover Good 8vo 
252 pages. Chock full of typical farmers' almanac material including tide tables, light houses, railway and post office information, customs and tariffs, justices of the peace, &c. Trove of advertisements. More recent former owner's bookplate between pages 72 and 73. Many of the blank ruled leaves have been filled in diary style in pencil. Owner lived in Windsor, NS. Remains securely bound. Top corner of pages up to p. 80 are clipped, with no loss of text. Complete with no missing pages. Date is written on spine in an old hand. 
Price: 65.00 CDN
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Belcher's Farmer's Almanac. For The Province of Nova Scotia, Dominion of Canada, for the Year of Our Lord 1900 [annotated]
14 Belcher's Farmer's Almanac. For The Province of Nova Scotia, Dominion of Canada, for the Year of Our Lord 1900 [annotated]
Halifax, NS H. M. McAlpine 1899 Hardcover Fair 8vo 
264 pages. Chock full of typical farmers' almanac material including tide tables, light houses, railway and post office information, customs and tariffs, justices of the peace, &c. Trove of advertisements. More recent former owner's bookplate between pages 76 and 77. Many of the blank ruled leaves have been filled in diary style in pencil. Owner lived in Windsor, NS. Cover detached in one piece, first two leaves detached; text block otherwise securely bound. Complete with no missing pages. Date written on spine in an old hand. 
Price: 45.50 CDN
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Belcher's Farmer's Almanac. For The Province of Nova Scotia, Dominion of Canada, for the Year of Our Lord 1901 [two copies. annotated]
15 Belcher's Farmer's Almanac. For The Province of Nova Scotia, Dominion of Canada, for the Year of Our Lord 1901 [two copies. annotated]
Halifax, NS H. M. McAlpine 1900 Hardcover Fair 8vo 
272 pages. Two copies of the same Almanac, offered together due to the personal annotation in each. Chock full of typical farmers' almanac material including tide tables, light houses, railway and post office information, customs and tariffs, justices of the peace, &c. Trove of advertisements. More recent former owner's bookplate between pages 78 and 79 and 68 / 69 in the other copy. Many of the blank ruled leaves have been filled in diary style in pencil and ink. Owner lived in Windsor, NS. Covers attached though boards wobbly; text block securely bound. Complete with no missing pages. Date written on spine in an old hand. 
Price: 78.00 CDN
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Canadian Army Manual of Training: ARTILLERY TRAINING (Survey). Field Astronomy For Artillery Units. 1961 CAMT 4-6-3.
16 Canadian Army Manual of Training: ARTILLERY TRAINING (Survey). Field Astronomy For Artillery Units. 1961 CAMT 4-6-3.
Army Headquarters, Ottawa 1961 Card covers Very Good 8vo. 
This manual supersedes Artillery Training, Volume 6, Pamphlet No. 3: 1952. 8.3 x 5.3 inches. x, 122 pages including 39 plates (many folding) plus blank leaf "restricted" for notes at rear. Clean and unmarked; no odor. Also included is the sheet with one side type-drill "Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of the party" and on the other side what appears to be an original song poem (I can find no reference to it elsewhere): The Gun Numbers Song. It begins : Now number one is in charge of the gun, / And this is what he must do. / He listens to the GPO and passes all the orders to the crew. / (Chorus:) So Come and join the Artillery / You'll have some fun when you fire the gun / In the First Field RCA / {then follows 6 four-line stanzas the last of which is:} Now Seven is the 2 IC / He sets the charge and fuse / And runs the old fuse setter / And drinks the Sergeant's booze. The gentleman from whom we purchased this volume was a Major in the 52nd Battalion, 1st Field Regiment, R.C.A. 
Price: 58.50 CDN
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Canoe Trips in Canada. Issued under the Authority of the Honourable Jean Lesage, Minister of Northern Affairs & National Resources
17 Canoe Trips in Canada. Issued under the Authority of the Honourable Jean Lesage, Minister of Northern Affairs & National Resources
Ottawa, ON Canadian Government Travel Bureau 1956 Saddle Stapled Card Covers Very Good 8vo. 
14 pages plus covers. NS Legislative oval stamp and May 28 1956 stamp to cover, else clean and unmarked. Light creasing to pages. Brief text for each route (no maps, as issued), and lists at rear for suggested outfitting supplies. Type of fish and quality of fishing noted for most trips. 
Price: 32.50 CDN
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Catalogue: British, Danish, and Canadian Paintings, British, Danish, and Canadian Sculpture, British, Danish and Canadian Applied Art, American Mural Sketches, International Graphic Art and Salon of Photography. [Catalogue of Fine Graphic & Applied Arts.
18 Catalogue: British, Danish, and Canadian Paintings, British, Danish, and Canadian Sculpture, British, Danish and Canadian Applied Art, American Mural Sketches, International Graphic Art and Salon of Photography. [Catalogue of Fine Graphic & Applied Arts.
Toronto Canadian National Exhibition 1929 Card covers Very Good 8vo. 
Cover title: Catalogue of Fine Graphic & Applied Arts & Salon of Photography Canadian National Exhibition August 23rd. To September 7th. 1929. Unpaginated [c. 200 pp.]. Illustrated, and includes prices. Yapped edges creased and chipped; binding is sound; interior unmarked. 
Price: 143.00 CDN
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Collections of the Nova Scotia Historical Society For the Years 1893 - 1895. Volume IX [9]
19 Collections of the Nova Scotia Historical Society For the Years 1893 - 1895. Volume IX [9]
Halifax Nova Scotia Printing Company 1895 Hardcover Good 8vo. 
207 pages. Paper over boards, chipped along spine. First few leaves stained; text complete and quite clean. Topics covered include: Voyages and Discoveries of the Cabots / Township of Onslow NS / Louisbourg: An Historical Sketch / Ships of War Lost on the Coast of Nova Scotia and Sable Island during the Eighteenth Century / Richard John Uniacke. 
Price: 31.25 CDN
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Colour Litho Advertising Blotter Life-Buoy Rubbers Caoutchoucs Kaufman
20 Colour Litho Advertising Blotter Life-Buoy Rubbers Caoutchoucs Kaufman

Early and uncommon bi-lingual pictorial blotter advertising Life-Buoy Rubbers of the Kaufman company (established 1907 in Berlin / Kitchener, Ontario). Measures 6.1 x 3.4 inches.Condition very good, with minor edgewear. Original, unused. 
Price: 45.50 CDN
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