Gallery 18

Aubrey Bell

Gallery 18 is an online shop specializing in Prince Edward Island collectibles including fine art, antique maps and prints, old and collectible books, early photography and ephemera. G18 offers original works by noted Island and Canadian artist Robert Harris (1849-1919). Also on offer are works by P.E.I. artists Elaine Harrison, Henry Purdy, Georgie Read Barton, Erica Rutherford, Ben Stahl and others. In addition, G18 carries a good selection of books devoted to island community history and local family genealogy.

Gallery 18 is always interested in purchasing quality items. As well, we are pleased to assist with starting or enhancing a collection for pleasure or investment. We can also assist with the disposal of collections, either through auction or purchase. In addition, G18 offers advice on the best methods of art and paper conservation, picture framing and book rebinding. We also provide an appraisal service.

Gallery 18 is owned and operated by Aubrey Bell and Patricia Bennett. It began operation in Charlottetown in 1996. Now, it’s located near Borden-Carleton on P.E.I.’s south shore.

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(902) 315-3203

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Borden-Carleton, Prince Edward Island C0B 1X0
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1. In Flanders’ Fields Sheet Music

Item Price: $25

Item Description: A nice early piece of sheet music in which the poem by John McCrae, In Flanders’ Fields, is set to music. The melody was composed by Frank E. Tours. The sheet music was published by M. Witmark & Sons of New York in 1918. McCrae’s famous WWI poem was set to music several times, but this is the version sung by John McCormack.
The song sheet shows surface soiling from handling, and some edge wear. A few short closed tears have been reinforced with archival tape. Overall, we rate the condition as fair to good.

Gallery 18 is required to collect GST/HST on all sales within Canada. Buyer pays for packing and shipping. Gallery 18 is happy to combine items for packing and shipping where possible. Contact Gallery 18 with any questions about this item.

2. The Legacy of Captain Kidd

Item Price: $50

Item Description: “Treasure and Intrigue” is a 21st century reexamination of the legacy of the famous 17th-century pirate Captain Kidd. The book takes a close look at Kidd’s claim to have buried a vast fortune, and concludes the claim may well be true. This copy of “Treasure and Intrigue” is signed by the author and dated (2002) on the title page. The author is Graham Harris, who took up writing following a career as a civil engineer. Harris was born in Coventry, England, in 1937. He studied Civil Engineering at Imperial College in London, graduating in 1961. As an engineer, Harris would gain broad experience in the practical application of geotechnical engineering to large projects in the United Kingdom, Sierra Leone, South Africa, and Canada. He retired to Bedeque, Prince Edward Island in 1993, following which he turned his attention to writing. Harris died on P.E.I. in 2014.

Gallery 18 is required to collect GST on all book sales within Canada. Buyer pays for packing and shipping. Gallery 18 is happy to combine items for packing and shipping where possible. Contact Gallery 18 with any questions about this item.

3. A Canadian Senator’s 19th-Century Scrapbooks

Item Price: $500

Item Description: The books form the last two volumes of political scrapbooks maintained by Senator Robert Haythorne. The 2 folio-sized volumes are filled with 19th-century newspaper clippings relating mainly to political and economic matters both Canadian and international. The contents cover the final four years of Haythorne’s life and time in the Senate. Also included are numerous hand-written notes in Haythorne’s hand, including an index. The covers on both volumes are detached, but present. Robert Poore Haythorne (1815-1891) was a prominent P.E.I. landowner. He entered provincial politics as a Liberal in 1867. Haythorne was premier on two occasions, from 1869 to 1870, and from 1872 to 1873. He was named to the Senate by Sir John A. MacDonald in 1873, the year P.E.I. joined Canada. Haythorne remained a Senator until his death.

Gallery 18 is required to collect GST/HST on all sales within Canada. Buyer pays for packing and shipping. Gallery 18 is happy to combine items for packing and shipping where possible. Contact Gallery 18 with any questions about this item.

4.  Parliamentary Affairs Signed

Item Price: $75

Item Description: A copy of Parliamentary Affairs – The Journal of the Hansard Society – for 1951-52. This one is signed in ink by the Honorary Editor Stephen King-Hall on the front free endpaper. William Stephen Richard King-Hall, Baron King-Hall (1893–1966), was a British naval officer, writer, politician and playwright. Among his numerous lifetime achievements, King-Hall founded the Hansard Society in 1944. The society was created to promote parliamentary democracy. The book is an octavo with 519 pages. It’s bound in green cloth with gilt titles, and includes the dust jacket. The contents deal with a wide range of parliamentary issues. The focus mainly on the parliamentary system in the UK, but articles examine politics as it is done in other countries as well.

Buyer pays for packing and shipping. Gallery 18 is required to collect 5% GST on all book sales within Canada. Contact Gallery 18 by email or telephone with any questions about this item. Gallery 18 is happy to combine items for packing and shipping where possible.

5. Antique Map of Prince Edward Island by Des Barres

Item Price: $1200

Item Description: This is an uncommon large-format map titled, “The southeast coast of St. John’s Island, from Wood Island to the Rollo River.” The map is by Joseph F.W. Des Barres (1721-1824) and was liberated from a copy of his 18th-century marine atlas, The Atlantic Neptune. The map was printed in London in 1780. It shows the south-east coast of present day Prince Edward Island and is based on the survey work of Captain Samuel Holland. The map measures 40 ¾” x 30” (103.5 x 76.2 cm) to the outer neater line. Relief is shown by way of hachures. Depths are shown by soundings. The hand-coloring is contemporary to the age of the map. The chart consists of two sheets, which have been secured in place on the reverse with archival tape. This is the extreme eastern section of much larger chart from the Atlantic Neptune.

Gallery 18 is required to collect GST on all book sales within Canada. Buyer pays for packing and shipping. Gallery 18 is happy to combine items for packing and shipping where possible. Contact Gallery 18 with any questions about this item.

6. British Columbia Gold Rush Sheet Music

Item Price: $100

Item Description: Cariboo March is a little known piece of sheet music issued in 1934 during the heyday of the community of Wells, British Columbia. While the rest of the world was suffering through the Great Depression of the 1930s, Wells and the Cariboo Country were in the midst of a gold rush attracting fortune hunters from around the world. Any number of musical compositions were written and published to “cash-in” on the boom, but copies of this one, Cariboo March for Banjo & Piano, are exceedingly rare. Published by Peter Derek of London, UK, the composer is identified as J.R. Alexander. Information about the composer is unknown, but there’s speculation they may have had some tie to the community. This copy shows edge wear and minor damp staining. It also carries a signature on the front, which appears to be a facsimile. The economic boom in Wells came to an end with the start of WWII when the community’s gold mine was declared non-essential to the war effort.

Gallery 18 is required to collect GST/HST on all sales within Canada. Buyer pays for packing and shipping. Gallery 18 is happy to combine items for packing and shipping where possible. Contact Gallery 18 with any questions about this item.

7. 1851 Lintie O’Moray 1st Printing Signed

Item Price: $400

Item Description: The Lintie O’Moray is a collection of poems composed for and sung at anniversaries of the Edinburgh Morayshire Society, from 1829 to 1841. The benevolent society was dedicated to helping the less fortunate. Most of the poems were written and performed by William “Willie” Hay (1794-1854). Hay became a member of the society in 1828 and was soon a favorite at the group’s gatherings. Having produced one or two songs which took the fancy of the members, he was soon elected its Laureate. The poem/songs were first collected and printed at the office of the Gazette community newspaper in Forres, northern Scotland, in 1851. The founder and owner of the paper was John Miller. It’s understood he also published the first edition of The Lintie O’Moray. This copy is signed by “The Publisher” with an inscription to William Watson “by his brother-in-law, May 1852, Charlottetown. Miller was married to Watson’s sister, Margaret. How the book came to be signed at Charlottetown remains unclear. The book is 82 pages, and has been professionally re-backed. The interior pages show age toning and occasional foxing. A previous owner’s label appears on the front endpaper.

Buyer pays for packing and shipping. Gallery 18 is required to collect 5% GST on all book sales within Canada. Contact Gallery 18 by email or telephone with any questions about this item. Gallery 18 is happy to combine items for packing and shipping where possible.

8. Anne of Green Gables First Day Covers Signed

Item Price: $75

Item Description: This is the set of three Anne of Green Gables First Day Covers issued by Canada Post on June 20th, 2008. All three carry the cancellation marks for the seasonal post office in Cavendish, Prince Edward Island. In addition, all three have been signed in pencil by Ben F. Stahl, the artist who created the image of the fictional character Anne Shirley. Ben was born in Chicago, Illinois, in 1932. He’s the eldest son of the American illustrator Ben A. Stahl (1910-1987). Ben F. Stahl lives in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island.

Gallery 18 is required to collect GST/HST on all sales within Canada. Buyer pays for packing and shipping. Gallery 18 is happy to combine items for packing and shipping where possible. Contact Gallery 18 with any questions about this item.

9. Maritimers in the Boer War

Item Price: $350

Item Description: On offer is an early printing of Our Boys Under Fire by Annie E. Mellish. The book recounts the exploits of Maritime Volunteers in the Boer War. This book was printed in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, in 1900. The first edition appeared the same year and was dedicated only to the participation of volunteers from P.E.I. For the second edition, the author expanded the text to include information about volunteers from Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, as well as P.E.I. The book is 120 pages, and illustrated with numerous line drawings and half-tone engravings. It’s bound in red cloth with gilt titles. The cover shows minor edge wear. The contents are somewhat age toned.

Buyer pays for packing and shipping. Gallery 18 is required to collect 5% GST on all book sales within Canada. Contact Gallery 18 by email or telephone with any questions about this item. Gallery 18 is happy to combine items for packing and shipping where possible.

10. Moville, Ireland, by Robert Harris

Item Price: $1000

Item Description: This is a sketch titled, “From Deck of S.S. Sarmatian off Moville, 1887.” The painting is titled and dated on the reverse, and also attributed on the back to Canadian artist Robert Harris (1849-1919). The painting is further titled, “Off Moville,” on the front bottom left. It’s an oil on panel measuring 5″ x 7” (12.7 x 17.8 cm). Moville is an Irish coastal town located on the Inishowen Peninsula of County Donegal, close to the northern tip of the island. In the second half of the 19th century, Moville was a point of embarkation for travelers, especially emigrants, to Canada and the USA. It was also a popular port of call for ships en route from the UK in order to pick up additional passengers. The S.S. Sarmatian was launched in 1871 and . owned by the Allan Line (Montreal Ocean Steamship Company). Robert Harris and his wife, Bessie, sailed to England in 1886. They lived mainly in London leaving for Paris in June of the following year. He and Bessie returned to Montreal via Charlottetown in September 1887. The board shows edge wear. The surface of the painting shows some scuffing and soiling from handling.

Gallery 18 is required to collect GST/HST on all sales within Canada. Buyer pays for packing and shipping. Gallery 18 is happy to combine items for packing and shipping where possible. Contact Gallery 18 with any questions about this item.

11. Letterpress Booklets Signed by Gerald Giampa

Item Price: $150

Item Description: On offer are two examples of letterpress printing signed by Gerald Giampa (1950-2009). The titles include 1.) Under the Mistletoe by Charles Dickens, which was published by Cobblestone Press in Vancouver in 1978, and 2.) A Christmas Story, which was published by Northland Letterpress. Both are signed by Giampa on the respective colophon pages. Giampa operated Cobblestone Press from 1975 to 1981. He then expanded and renamed the company, calling it Northland Letterpress. In 1994, Giampa moved to Prince Edward Island, but a few years later much of his stock and equipment was damaged in a flood. Eventually, Giampa moved back to Vancouver where he died at age 59.

Gallery 18 is required to collect GST/HST on all sales within Canada. Buyer pays for packing and shipping. Gallery 18 is happy to combine items for packing and shipping where possible. Contact Gallery 18 with any questions about this item.

12. A Tangled Web by L.M. Montgomery

Item Price: $350

Item Description: This is a 1st edition/2nd printing of A Tangled Web by L.M. Montgomery. This edition was published by Frederick A. Stokes, New York, in October 1931, less than a month after the title’s 1st printing. This copy retains its original Art Deco dust jacket, which is not price-clipped. The dust jacket is protected in a mylar sleeve. A handwritten gift inscription appears on the front free endpaper. The page edges show foxing.

Buyer pays for packing and shipping. Gallery 18 is required to collect 5% GST on all book sales within Canada. Contact Gallery 18 by email or telephone with any questions about this item. Gallery 18 is happy to combine items for packing and shipping where possible.

13. Poems of Charles Churchill

Item Price: $200

Item Description: An early printing of the Poems of Charles Churchill in Two Volumes. This is the 4th Edition printed in London in 1769 by the poet’s brother, John Churchill, who was an executor of Charles’ estate. The final page of Volume II is signed by John Churchill, which is typical of this edition. Charles Churchill is best remembered as a satirist and poet.

Both volumes carry the bookplate for John Child Purvis (1747-1825), the noted Royal Navy officer best known for his service with the British Mediterranean Fleet during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars. The J.C. Purvis name stamp also appears on the rear fixed endpapers of both volumes.

Both volumes are bound in full leather. The spines of both volumes show wear and cracking with chipped title labels. Volume II lacks the front free endpaper. The contents of both volumes show minor age toning.

Buyer pays for packing and shipping. Gallery 18 is required to collect 5% GST on all book sales within Canada. Contact Gallery 18 by email or telephone with any questions about this item. Gallery 18 is happy to combine items for packing and shipping where possible.

14. Antique Map of the Canadian Maritimes

Item Price: $300

Item Description: On offer is a detailed 18th-century map of what is today known as the Canadian Maritime provinces. The title is Carte de l’Acadie et Pais Voisins, and is based on work by the French mapmaker Jacques Bellin. The engraved map shows Acadia (Nova Scotia), Isle Saint Jean (Prince Edward Island), Isle Royale (Cape Breton), and part of present day New Brunswick. It shows forts, towns, rivers, lakes, mountains, bays, islands, and includes a decorative rococo cartouche. Many versions of the map were printed during the third quarter of the 18th-century. This one was produced during the early 1770s. The image measures 8″ x 12 5/8″ (20.3 x 32.1 cm) to the outer neat line. The plate mark is clearly visible with ample margins. The map is hand-colored. There is a vertical centre-fold, as found. The paper shows minor foxing and age toning.

Gallery 18 is required to collect GST/HST on all sales within Canada. Buyer pays for packing and shipping. Gallery 18 is happy to combine items for packing and shipping where possible. Contact Gallery 18 with any questions about this item.

15.  Original Canadian Pacific Airlines London Poster

Item Price: $325

Item Description: Here’s an original Canadian Pacific Airlines poster promoting travel to London, England. Based on the stylized logo of a Canada Goose appearing on the tail of the plane, the poster dates from either the late 1950s or early 1960s. The artist is not identified. The poster measures 36″ x 24″ (91.4 x 61.0 cm). It shows minor creasing at the edges, and pinholes in the corners. The poster is not mounted on backing.

The poster was produced by Grant-Mann Lithographers of Vancouver. The company was formed in the early 1950s when Mann Litho bought out Grant Litho, another B.C.-based competitor. Grant-Mann remained in operation until it was purchased in the 1980s.

Gallery 18 is required to collect GST/HST on all sales within Canada. Buyer pays for packing and shipping. Gallery 18 is happy to combine items for packing and shipping where possible. Contact Gallery 18 with any questions about this item.