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1 Ahern, Frances Robin. Edited by Dr. Mary P. Bentley. OAKVILLE: A SMALL TOWN, 1900-1930.
Erin, Ontario Oakville Historical Society / Boston Mills Press 1981 0919822460 / 9780919822467 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good 
213 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H). B&w photographs, map. Local history of Oakville, Ontario. Contents: "Beautiful Oakville"; Industries, 1900-1930; The Firefighters; Oakville in Motion; Dundas Street (Trafalgar Road)(Station Road); Educating the Young; Lakeshore Road and Colborne Street (South Side); Lakeshore Road and Colborne Street (North Side); "The Main Street"; Navy Street; Recreation, 1900-1930; An Era of Gracious Living; Appendix - Origin of Street Names; Surveys; Schools; Churches; Banks; The Post Office; The Library; Customs Collection. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear, tiny corner creases on covers, spine flat with one crease. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
OAKVILLE:  A SMALL TOWN, 1900-1930., Ahern, Frances Robin.  Edited by Dr. Mary P. Bentley.
2 Ahern, Frances Robin. Edited by Dr. Mary P. Bentley. OAKVILLE: A SMALL TOWN, 1900-1930.
Erin, Ontario Oakville Historical Society / Boston Mills Press 1981 0919822460 / 9780919822467 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good 
213 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H). B&w photographs, map. Local history of Oakville, Ontario. Contents: "Beautiful Oakville"; Industries, 1900-1930; The Firefighters; Oakville in Motion; Dundas Street (Trafalgar Road)(Station Road); Educating the Young; Lakeshore Road and Colborne Street (South Side); Lakeshore Road and Colborne Street (North Side); "The Main Street"; Navy Street; Recreation, 1900-1930; An Era of Gracious Living; Appendix - Origin of Street Names; Surveys; Schools; Churches; Banks; The Post Office; The Library; Customs Collection. Interior - previous owner`s name, place and date in ink on free front endpaper, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - tiny light stain on spine, minor wear at bottom corner of front cover. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
FOR HOME AND COUNTRY:  THE CENTENNIAL HISTORY OF THE WOMEN'S INSTITUTES IN ONTARIO., Ambrose, Linda M.
3 Ambrose, Linda M. FOR HOME AND COUNTRY: THE CENTENNIAL HISTORY OF THE WOMEN'S INSTITUTES IN ONTARIO.
(Federated Women's Institutes of Ontario, Guelph, Ontario, 1996), Ist edition. 
256 pp, oblong 8vo (8 3/4" H x 10" D), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photos, maps, reproductions. "...provides a lively account of the organizational life of the Women's Institutes of Ontario. First established in 1897 in Stoney Creek, Ontario, the WI set out to improve the conditions of life for rural women through the promotion of domestic science education. That mandate soon expanded to include self-improvement, government lobbying, and community betterment. At the same time the organization spread geographically, with branches forming in virtually every rural community in Ontario, then across the country and around the world. Tracing that growth, this history concentrates on the activities of members in their own communities, and explains the enduring popularlity of the Women's Institutes...based on extensive research in provincial records, local Institute sources from across the province, and oral history interviews with dozens of members..." Light waviness to top/bottom edge of textblock. Dust jacket has very light edge wear/wrinkling, tiny chip at top of spine, light rubbing. VG+/VG 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
4 Ashe, David and Burnell, Joyce. OAKVILLE STREET NAMES & LANDMARKS.
London, Ontario Burnell Creighton 2007 0978428803 / 9780978428808 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
168 pp, small 4to (10 1/4" H). B&w and colour photographs and reproductions. "This collection is based on the life's work of David Ashe, who while employed as a draftsperson with the Town of Oakville compiled a listing of legal survey plans and registry information on the streets of Oakville. Being a researcher at heart, he went further and spent countless hours of his spare time gathering the history behind Oakville's streets. Joyce Burnell has picked a selection of Ashe's street histories and has added several Oakville landmarks - some of which are not longer here. Add to this, interesting archival images - some never before seen - combined with newer colour photographs and you have an intriguing reflection of Oakville's unique history. With close to 100 street name histories and over 40 landmarks featured, these interesting vignettes make for an easy, enjoyable read. This book links Oakville's street names to local, regional, national and international people, places and things. With such a diverse selection and varied inspirations, you may be surprised!" Very small bump at top/bottom of spine, a few very small bumps at bottom edge of front board, tiny tear at bottom of rear hinge. Dust jacket has some light wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and bottom of front flap, tiny tear at bottom of rear hinge - archivally taped. 
Price: 27.50 USD
 
 
THE QUEEN'S OWN RIFLES OF CANADA, 1860-1960:  ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF CANADA., Barnard, W.T., Lieutenant-Colonel.
5 Barnard, W.T., Lieutenant-Colonel. THE QUEEN'S OWN RIFLES OF CANADA, 1860-1960: ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF CANADA.
Don Mills, Ontario Ontario Publishing Company 1960 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Maps drawn by Captain R.A. With. Inscribed By Author
398 pp, 8vo (9 1/4" H), black boards with silver lettering on spine, silver insignia on front cover - no dust jacket (as issued). Map endpapers, b&w photographs, fold-out maps and diagrams. Inscribed by author on half title page: "To K____ A____ with all good wishes from the author W.T. Barnard Jan/85". Appendices include: The Victoria Cross; The Roll of Honour; Honours and Awards; Battle Honours; Succession Rolls; The Buffs; The King's Royal Rifle Corps; Characteristics of a Rifle Regiment; Rifles and Rifle Shooting; Dress; The Military Band; The Bugle Band; The Queen's Own Rifles of Canada Association; Regimental Designations and Battalions; The Queen's Own Rifles of Canada Chapter, Imperial Order, Daughters of the Empire. Previous owner's small name stamp at top of front pastedown, tiny bump at bottom corner of rear board, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very minor browning to edges of text block. 
Price: 65.00 USD
 
 
THE QUEEN'S OWN RIFLES OF CANADA, 1860-1960:  ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF CANADA., Barnard, W.T., Lieutenant-Colonel.
6 Barnard, W.T., Lieutenant-Colonel. THE QUEEN'S OWN RIFLES OF CANADA, 1860-1960: ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF CANADA.
Don Mills, Ontario Ontario Publishing Company 1960 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good - Maps drawn by Captain R.A. With. 
398 pp, 8vo (9 1/4" H), black boards with silver lettering on spine, silver insignia on front cover - no dust jacket (as issued). Map endpapers, b&w photographs, fold-out maps and diagrams. Contents: Preface; The Formation of the Regiment, 1860-66; The Battle of Ridgeway, 2 June 1866; Canada and the Green Jackets, 1866-77; The Victorian Heyday, 1877-84; The North-West Rebellion, 1885; War and Peace, 1886-1909; The Fiftieth Anniversary, 1910; The Regimental Record, 1911-18; Peace with Pacificsm, 1919-39; The 1st Bn. QOR of C, Toronto and Camp Borden, 1940; Newfoundland and New Brunswick, 1940-41; Preliminary Training in England, 1941-42; Final Training in England, 1943 - 5 June 1944; The Battle of Normandy, 6 June - 2 July 1944; The Battle of Normandy, 3 July - 22 August 1944; The Channel Ports, September 1944; The Breskens Pocket and the Nijmegen Bridgehead, 2 October 1944 - 7 February 1945; The Battle of the Rhineland, 8 February - 27 March 1945; The Final Victory, 28 March - 17 December 1945; The Post-War Era, 1945-60; Appendices: The Victoria Cross; The Roll of Honour; Honours and Awards; Battle Honours; Succession Rolls; The Buffs; The King's Royal Rifle Corps; Characteristics of a Rifle Regiment; Rifles and Rifle Shooting; Dress; The Military Band; The Bugle Band; The Queen's Own Rifles of Canada Association; Regimental Designations and Battalions; The Queen's Own Rifles of Canada Chapter, Imperial Order, Daughters of the Empire. Light browning to edges of endpapers, very light toning to edges of pages, browning to edges of text block, light cigarette odor, small corner crease on one fold-out map, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. 
Price: 55.00 USD
 
 
PRAIRIE FIRE:  THE 1885 NORTH-WEST REBELLION., Beal, Bob & Macleod, Rod.
7 Beal, Bob & Macleod, Rod. PRAIRIE FIRE: THE 1885 NORTH-WEST REBELLION.
Hurtig, Edmonton, (1984). 
384 pp, 8vo (9" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0888302622 B&w photos, maps, drawings. "(T)ells us about the Metis, who simply wanted the long-standing boundaries of their river-lot farms respected by the government as Ottawa divided up the land to sell it to homesteaders. It tells about the Indians, whose land had been sold by the government and tradition and self-support destroyed, and who were now literally starving while the government broke its promises or tried to tie them to concessions. It tells us of local government officials, who could not agree among themselves whether the Indians should be treated with discipline or with food. It tells us about the frightened settlers and townspeople, caught between the Indians and Metis they often sympathized with and the government they looked to for support. And it tells about the soldiers, who heroically set out to quell a rebellion, but whose greatest ordeal was the long train journey on which they were beset by freezing cold and extreme shortages of food." Minor wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling, slight fading to spine color. Very Good+/Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
RIDLEY:  THE STORY OF A SCHOOL.  2 VOLUMES IN SLIPCASE., Beattie, Kim.  With collaboration in research by A.H. Griffith  Introduction by Arthur L. Bishop.
8 Beattie, Kim. With collaboration in research by A.H. Griffith Introduction by Arthur L. Bishop. RIDLEY: THE STORY OF A SCHOOL. 2 VOLUMES IN SLIPCASE.
St Catharines, Ontario Ridley College 1963 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good - 
Volume One: 612 pp.- Volume Two's pagination runs 613-1265, 9 1/4" H, black boards with gilt lettering and school crest on front boards, orange spines with black title blocks/gilt lettering. Black endpapers with illustration by Edward Goodall. B&w photographs, reproductions. A history of Ridley College, St. Catharines, Ontario. Light rubbing and soiling on boards and spines. Volume One has minor discoloration at top corner of front board. Volume Two has faint foxing marks on front board, one slight corner bump. Slipcase has moderate wear and rubbing, one top rear corner is bumped. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
RUNNING LATE ON THE BRUCE.  "A SUPPLEMENTARY PHOTO GALLERY OF THE C.P.R. BRUCE DIVISION"., Beaumont, Ralph & Filby, James.
9 Beaumont, Ralph & Filby, James. RUNNING LATE ON THE BRUCE. "A SUPPLEMENTARY PHOTO GALLERY OF THE C.P.R. BRUCE DIVISION".
Cheltenham, Ontario Boston Mills Press 1980 0919822320 / 9780919822320 First Edition Soft Cover Near Fine 
60 pp, 11" H. B&w photographs with captions. Contents: Introduction; Section A: C.P.R. Inventory (Toronto-Bolton-Orangeville Mainline / Orangeville-Owen Sound Mainline / Teeswater Branch); Section B: Miscellany; Toronto-Orangeville Mainline; Orangeville-Owen Sound Mainline; Elora Branch; Teeswater Branch; Walkerton Branch. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
10 Birrell, Andrew. BENJAMIN BALTZLY. PHOTOGRAPHS & JOURNALS OF AN EXPEDITION THROUGH BRITISH COLUMBIA: 1871.
Toronto Coach House Press 1978 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Benjamin Baltzly, photographer. 
159 pp, oblong (9" H x 10 3/4" D). Illustrated with 71 of Baltzly's magnificent b&w photographs, plus a folded map (on thin tissue paper) - "Detail of map of British Columbia drawn by Joseph Trutch, 1871". "(B)rings together for the first time the photographs and journal of Benjamin Baltzly from his trip through British Columbia in 1871. Baltzly was a talented photographer working in the Montreal studio of William Notman. His trip to British Columbia was made with a party sent out by the Geological Survey of Canada to examine the geology along one of the proposed routes for the Canadian Pacific Railway - the North Thompson River through the Yellowhead Pass. Although a few of Baltzly's photographs have appeared in print, they have never been examined as a body. His journal, which appeared in 'The Gazette' of Montreal in 1872, is one of the very few written records left by Canadian photographers of the (19th) century. The photographs are probably the earliest taken of the rugged British Columbia interior." Two very small ink smudges on title page, tiny ink mark at bottom edge of rear pastedown. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling, light wrinkle at bottom of spine and tiny tear at nottom of rear hinge. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
11 Bourinot, J.G. THE STORY OF CANADA.
Toronto Copp, Clark 1896 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good - No Jacket Inscribed By Author
463 pp, 7 3/4" H. Decorated green boards. A volume from The Story of the Nations series. Inscribed on front free endpaper: "T. Tait Esq. / with the best wishes of the author, / J.G. Bourinot / Ottawa, / 29th Dec 1886." B&w illustrations - photographs, reproductions, drawings, maps - some fold-out. Book is lightly cracked at two places - pages firmly held, small printing ink mark in bottom margin of pages 344 & 345, light edge wear, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, slight bump at corners, two light scuff marks on front board, light browning to edges of text block. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
12 Brimacombe, Philip. THE STORY OF OAKVILLE HARBOUR. A HISTORY BY PHILIP BRIMACOMBE.
Boston Mills Press/Oakville Historical Society, Oakville, Ontario, 1975. 
43 pp, 8vo, stapled in pictorial wraps. ISBN 0919822983 Maps on inside of front/rear cover, b&w photos. A short history of Oakville Harbour from the late 1700's to the 1930's, covering its development, local industries (shipbuilding, etc.), the b ridges, ships, passenger and freight trade, etc. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - small ghost sticker mark and one tiny corner crease on rear cover. Very Good+ 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
13 Burnell, Joyce. GHOSTS OF OAKVILLE & HAUNTED HALTON. B00 TOO.
Oakville, Ontario Self-published 2004 Stapled in Wraps Very Good Karen Stephenson. Signed by Author and Illustrator.
57 pp, 8 1/2" H. B&w drawings. Signed and dated by author and illustrator on page facing the title page. A collection of stories about hauntings in Oakville, Ontario and the surrounding area. Includes: The Captain and the Mystery Light; Spirit Seen at St. Paul's; Sixteen Mile Creek; Burnhamthorpe Road; The Haunted Statue; The Coachman; Free Spirit Returns to Freestone House; Wallpaper; etc., etc. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - tiny tear (archivally taped) with soft crease at bottom of front cover, light color fading on spine. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
14 Burnell, Joyce. GHOSTS OF OAKVILLE & HAUNTED HALTON. B00 TOO.
Oakville, Ontario Self-published 2004 Stapled in Wraps Very Good Karen Stephenson. Inscribed By Author
57 pp, 8 1/2" H. B&w drawings. Inscribed facing the title page: "For your entertainment only - Joyce Burnell. Jan. 2005". A collection of stories about hauntings in Oakville, Ontario and the surrounding area. Includes: The Captain and the Mystery Light; Spirit Seen at St. Paul's; Sixteen Mile Creek; Burnhamthorpe Road; The Haunted Statue; The Coachman; Free Spirit Returns to Freestone House; Wallpaper; etc., etc. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light fading to color of spine, two very small light soiling marks on front cover - tiny mark on rear cover. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
15 Charters, Dean. Introduction by Angela M. O'Connell. MOUNTIE, 1873-1973: A GOLDEN TREASURY OF THOSE EARLY YEARS.
Don Mills Collier-Macmillan 1973 029734207 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good+ 
253 pp, 10 1/4" H. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs. "1973 marks the centennial anniver- sary of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. (This book is) a pictorial tour of adventure through those glorious early days. One hundred years is not long when we are talking about history, but a glance at these photographs shows the phenomenal growth of Canada during that period. And the man who laid the groundwork for this phenomenal growth was the Mountie. Without his work of pacification, the task of settling and civilizing the Canadian west could not have been carried out. The photographers who took these pictures must have been imbued with the same spirit of adventure that motivated the Mountie. The proof is here. Wherever the men of the N.W.M.P. went, the photographers followed. The results of their work are here, a fitting tribute to the men of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police." Tiny soft bump at top corner of pages 163 to end of book, previous owner's small label on front pastedown, very faint tiny foxing marks on bottom of text block, minor wrinking at bottom of spine. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has light edge wear/wrinkling - moderate on rear flap-fold, several edge tears (some with creases) archivally taped, light rubbing 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
CHEADLE'S JOURNAL OF TRIP ACROSS CANADA, 1862-1863., Cheadle, Walter B.  Introduction and notes by A.G. Doughty and Gustave Lanctot.  Introduction to new edition by Lewis H. Thomas.
16 Cheadle, Walter B. Introduction and notes by A.G. Doughty and Gustave Lanctot. Introduction to new edition by Lewis H. Thomas. CHEADLE'S JOURNAL OF TRIP ACROSS CANADA, 1862-1863.
Edmonton M.G. Hurtig 1971 0888300352 / 9780888300355 First Thus Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
311 pp, 7 5/8" H. B&w illustrations, fold-out map at rear."The incredible journey of William Fitzwilliam, Viscount Milton, and his long-suffering companion, Dr. Walter Butler Cheadle, over the uncharted Yellowhead route in 1862-63 was a highly improbable, miraculously successful expedition, well-seasoned with comic relief though it very nearly ended several times in tragedy. Dr. Cheadle's 'Journal' first appeared in 1931, sixty-six years after publication of 'The North-West Passage by Land', a bestselling account of the expedition supposedly co-authored by the young Lord Milton and his companion. Besides confirming suspicions that the first book was in fact Cheadle's, the 'Journal' is more candid about the two adventurer's motives ('we were a mere party of pleasure'), and a much more precise record of life and travel in the Northwest during the latter days of the fur trade era. Cheadle acknowledges the heavy debt owed by all of the early explorers to the plains Indians, who passed on to the first white men their sophistication in the ways of the wilderness. He also records the gradual demoralization of the native people under the impact of European culture. His own Assiniboine guide was an invaluable support to Cheadle, who had to cope not only with Lord Milton's constant petulance and frequent illness, but with the most obnoxious hitchhiker ever to cross the Rockies." On or two small faint areas of browning on edges of text block. Dust jacket has light edge wear and tiny tears/creases - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds (archivally taped), slight fading to spine color, faint small writing impressions on front panel. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
17 Cole, Jean Murray. EXILE IN THE WILDERNESS: THE BIOGRAPHY OF CHIEF FACTOR ARCHIBALD McDONALD, 1790-1853.
Don Mills, Ontario Burns & MacEachern 1979 0887680844 / 9780887680847 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good 
268 pp, 9 1/4" H. Map endpapers, b&w illustrations. "At the age of twenty-two, Archibald McDonald was responsible for the health and well-being of all ninety-four members of the 1813 party of Lord Selkirk's ill-fated Red River settlement. (He) responded to this heavy burden as he did to all the other difficulties that he experienced in his life as adminstrator and fur trader in the days of the Red River settlement and the early history of the Pacific Northwest - with an engaging combination of practicality, good humor, and hard work. Drawing extensively from McDonald's letters, reports, and diaries, (the author) lets the subject of this biography tell his own story: of the enmity between the Red River settlers and the violent, vindictive Nor-Westers, who were determined to destroy the Red River colony; of his years of service in the Hudson's Bay Company, where he became commander of forts on the Lower Fraser and Columbia Rivers; and of the long canoe voyages through the untamed Canadian wilderness." Dust jacket has one small edge tear archivally taped, minor edge wear/wrinkling, tiny scuff at top of rear hinge. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
WHERE THE HECK IS BALAHECK?  UNUSUAL PLACE-NAMES FROM EASTERN ONTARIO., Dawber, Michael.
18 Dawber, Michael. WHERE THE HECK IS BALAHECK? UNUSUAL PLACE-NAMES FROM EASTERN ONTARIO.
General Store Publishing, Burnstown, Ontario, 1995, first printing. 
145 pp, 9" H, soft cover. ISBN 189618216X "(E)xplores the origin of more than 400 fascinating place names around Eastern Ontario. You'll find folklore - like the tale of the 'Bastard' township - and documented history, such as the true story of t he Breakaway of Hilton Creek. You'll find the stories behind our forgotten, and nearly forgotten place names - maybe even a name you haven't heard for generations! Dawber has driven along the back roads, through the crossroads, and even along t h e abandoned railroads to record the vanishing history of our place names. The old rhyme of Cankerville, the race horses of La Renouche, the famous fight of Bullies Acre - these stories, and the names springing from them, are all part of (this bo ok ). " Arranged under: Glengarry County; Stormont County; Dundas County; Prescott County; Russell County; Carelton County (Region of Ottawa-Carleton); Grenville County; Leeds County; Lanark County; Renfrew County; Frontenac County; Lennox & Ad din gto n C ou nty; Prince Edward County; Hastings County; Northumberland County; Peterborough County; Haliburton County; The Old County of Durham; Victoria County; Nipissing District: The Upper Madawaska. Interior - clean and tight with no previou s ow ners hip mar ks. Exterior - one soft corner crease. Very Good+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
BENEATH MY FEET: THE MEMOIRS OF GEORGE MERCER DAWSON., Dawson, George Mercer.  With Phil Jenkins.
19 Dawson, George Mercer. With Phil Jenkins. BENEATH MY FEET: THE MEMOIRS OF GEORGE MERCER DAWSON.
McClelland and Stewart, Toronto, 2007, first edition. 
350 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), pictorial hard cover - no dust jacket (as issued). ISBN 9780771043888 B&w photographs, maps. "George Mercer Dawson is a towering figure in Canadian history and science. Travelling by horse and canoe, he was a ground breaker in the Geological Survey's opening up of the Canadian West. In 1895, he became its director. A tough life for anyone, it was an extraordinary achievement for Dawson, who was crippled by a childhood illness that severely stunted his growth but heightened his lively spirit. An avid photographer, amateur painter, poet, and professional geologist, Dawson wrote constantly, but he never penned his memoirs. So, more than a century after his death in 1901, Phil Jenkins has lent him a hand. In Dawson's own words, Jenkins seamlessly relates the life of a great Canadian in the exciting age of exploration. It is a dazzling literary accomplishment. Dawson knew the pain of unrequited love, suffered the bite of a million mosquitoes, and yet he forged ahead, over mountainous physical odds, to become one of the most respected and enjoyed of Victorian Canadians." Minor rubbing. Near Fine 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
MOUNTED POLICE LIFE IN CANADA;  A RECORD OF THIRTY-ONE YEARS' SERVICE., Deane, R. Burton, Captain.
20 Deane, R. Burton, Captain. MOUNTED POLICE LIFE IN CANADA; A RECORD OF THIRTY-ONE YEARS' SERVICE.
Toronto Coles 1973 Facsimile Edition. Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good- 
312 pp, 8 5/8" H. Burgundy cloth with black title block, gilt lettering/banding on spine, gilt lettering/banding on front board - one of the Coles Canadian Collection. Fold-out map. A facsimile of the edition published by Cassell and Company, London, 1916. "When Inspector Burton Deane left for Regina in 1883 to join the staff of the headquarters of the Royal North-West Mounted Police, he was told in Ottawa that he would find the Mounties an 'armed mob'. He was not disappointed. The ten-year-old force did not have one standing order or regulation, and it was his responsibility to compose regulations for the force, and to establish Mounted Police law. As adjutant to the commissioner and supervisor of the Regina post, he was responsible for establishing all administrative procedure, and he was always at the nerve-centre of every major development on the Prairies in those years. He administered the white man's dealings with the Indians, and in 1885 the captured Riel was put in his custody. His intimate contact with his prisoner makes fascinating reading. But shortly afterward, conflict with the controversial and difficult new commissioner, Lawrence Herchmer, led to his transfer to Lethbridge, where he was Supervisor for 'fourteen happy years'. His ardent persecution of cattle and horse thieves and smugglers led him to arrest a good friend of a Dominion Cabinet minister, winning him a transfer to the remote and tiny outpost of Maple Creek. There he patrolled a large section of the Canadian Pacific Railway, until friendlier forces in government assigned him to command of the post at Calgary." Faint line indentation across spine. Dust jacket has very light edge wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, knife cut across spine - archivally taped on inside, very small tear at bottom of rear flap-fold - archivally taped. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
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