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OLIVER HAZARD PERRY AND THE BATTLE OF LAKE ERIE.  REVISED EDITION., Altoff, Gerard T.  Illustrated by Robyn Opthoff Lilek.
1 Altoff, Gerard T. Illustrated by Robyn Opthoff Lilek. OLIVER HAZARD PERRY AND THE BATTLE OF LAKE ERIE. REVISED EDITION.
Perry Group, Put-in-Bay, Ohio, 1999, revised edition. 
99 pp, 9" H, soft cover. ISBN 1887794034 B&w maps/battle plans, portraits. Appendices - American / British Squadron Armament - 10 September 1813; Roll of Honor. Interior - previous owner's small stamp on inside of front cover, otherwise clean an d tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - slight bump at top of spine, tiny soft corner creases on front cover, minor rubbing. Very Good+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
2 Armstrong, G.H. THE ORIGIN AND MEANING OF PLACE NAMES IN CANADA.
Macmillan of Canada, Toronto, (1972), reprint. 
312 pp, 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. "From a lifetime of careful and painstaking research G.H. Armstrong has selected the names of hundreds of Canadian cities, towns, rivers and lakes and provided an authoritative and helpful reference guide to their origin and meaning. Arranged alphabetically, each entry tells how the name was derived, what it means, and other details which provide a fascinating glimpse into Canadian history." 'Discard' stamp on titile page and on free, labels, etc., light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wear, tiny tears/creases at top of spine/front hinge area, tiny chips at top of flap-folds, light browning along top edge. VG/VG- 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
3 Associated Screen News. THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS OF CANADA.
Associated Screen News, Montreal, n.d. (c1950). 
18 full page colour photogravures of the stunning scenery - glaciers, lakes, falls, tunnels, mountains and hotels - in the wonderful nostalgic style of the time. Oblong large 8vo card covers, spiral binding. Interior - faint foxing to inside of covers and facing pages, otherwise tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light edgewear. VG 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
THE CONFLICT OF EUROPEAN AND EASTERN ALGONKIAN CULTURES 1504-1700:  A STUDY IN CANADIAN CIVILIZATION., Bailey, Alfred Goldsworthy.
4 Bailey, Alfred Goldsworthy. THE CONFLICT OF EUROPEAN AND EASTERN ALGONKIAN CULTURES 1504-1700: A STUDY IN CANADIAN CIVILIZATION.
Toronto University of Toronto Press 1969 802015069 Second Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good 
218 pp, 10" H. "This study examines the conflict between the Europeans and the Indians precipitated by the arrival of the French in the New World. The Indians were necessarily affected by the fur trade and the religious and social development of New France, and the meeting of contrary cultures resulted in most cases in the obliteration of that of the Indian. However, a fusion of Indian and European elements sometimes occurred, resulting in the birth of a 'Canadian' culture. First published in 1937, this volume is a reprinting of the original text with the addition of an index and a chapter appraising some of the leading developments of the past few years." Contents: Preface to the First Edition; Reappraisals; The Aboriginal Population; Occasional Contact on the Gulf Coast; Acadia at the Turn of the Century; The Eastern Algonkians and the Balance of Power; The Displacement of Materials; Drunkeness and Regulation; Disease and Treatment; Political Modification, Social Disintegration; The Effect of Contact on the French; Religion; Art, Pictography, and Music; Mythology; Bibliography; Notes; Index. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling, minor soiling on rear panel 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
5 Ball, Norman R., senior editor. Preface by William D. Hurst. (Phyllis Rose, Larry McNally, Paul-Andre Linteau, Christopher Andreae, Robert Passfield, A.A. Den Otter, Arnold Roos, Letty Anderson, Douglas Baldwin, Mark Fram, Jean Simonton, et al.) BUILDING CANADA: A HISTORY OF PUBLIC WORKS.
Toronto University of Toronto Press 1988 0802034497 / 9780802034496 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good 
336 pp, small 4to (10 1/4" H). B&w photographs, reproductions. "(T)ells the story of the public works that helped to transform Canada from wilderness to a modern country." Contents: Bridges; Roads, Streets, and Highways; Urban Mass Transit; Railways; Waterways; Irrigation and Flood Control; Electricity; Sewerage; Solid Waste; Public Buildings; Airports; Building Cities. Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very minor edge wear/wrinkling, very light rubbing on rear panel, a few tiny dents on rear hinge. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
FOUR YEARS ON THE GREAT LAKES, 1813-1816.  THE JOURNAL OF LIEUTENANT DAVID WINGFIELD, ROYAL NAVY., Bamford, Don and Carroll, Paul.  Foreword by Barry Gough.  (Lieutenant David Wingfield).
6 Bamford, Don and Carroll, Paul. Foreword by Barry Gough. (Lieutenant David Wingfield). FOUR YEARS ON THE GREAT LAKES, 1813-1816. THE JOURNAL OF LIEUTENANT DAVID WINGFIELD, ROYAL NAVY.
Natural Heritage, Toronto, 2009, first edition. 
277 pp, 9" H, soft cover. ISBN 9781554883936 B&w photographs, drawings, reproductions, maps, colour plates. "David Wingfield joined the Royal Navy in 1806 at the age of fourteen. His service took him to the Great Lakes during the War of 1812. C aptured, he was a POW in the United States for nine months. Following his release, Wingfield had some intriguing adventures on the Upper Great Lakes before returning to England. Once home, he used his handwritten notes, kept during his time i n N o r th America, as the basis for an account of his experiences there. This, the only account of the War of 1812 as seen through the eyes of a young seaman, provides a fascinating snapshot of people and places, and of a time that represents a t ur n in g po int in the history of the Great Lakes region. Also included is a Wingfield genealogical description that spans the modern world." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - one very soft small corner c rea se. Nea r Fin e 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
7 Blower, James. Foreword by Grant MacEwan. GOLD RUSH: A PICTORIAL LOOK AT THE PART EDMONTON PLAYED IN THE GOLD ERA OF THE 1890s.
Toronto Ryerson Press 1971 007092919X / 9780070929197 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
199 pp, oblong (8 3/4" H x 10 5/8" D). Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, reproductions. "By 1898 all roads led to the Klondike. One such road was to pass through the tiny Edmonton community, and Edmonton was never to be the same again. As the gateway and principal outfitting centre to one of the most popular - albeit treacherous - overland trails to the Yukon gold fields, Edmonton, then only 1500 strong, found itself playing host to over 2000 rough and hearty Klondikers. Within two years the town population doubled, local merchants prospered, business boomed. They were colourful times, not to be missed, and James Blower recounts them fondly. He salutes those boisterous, hopeful men equipped with pack horses, ox teams or dog sleds, embarking on a wild journey of more than 1600 miles through forests, swamps, perilous rivers and lakes. Parties of men never heard from again - did they strike it rich in the gold fields or were they victims of drowning, scurvey, starvation? Fortunately, Edmonton boasted two excellent photographers during the Klondike days - W.C. Mathers and Ernest Brown - who recorded on film this extraordinary period in history. Their photographs, most of which have never been published before, represent the greater part of this book." Faint thin red pen mark on top of text block. Dust jacket has minor efge wrinking, two very small edge tears archivally taped, an areas of a four tiny scuffs on front panel, very light soiling on rear panel. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
GRAIL KNIGHTS OF NORTH AMERICA:  ON THE TRAIL OF THE GRAIL LEGACY IN CANADA AND THE UNITED STATES., Bradley, Michael.
8 Bradley, Michael. GRAIL KNIGHTS OF NORTH AMERICA: ON THE TRAIL OF THE GRAIL LEGACY IN CANADA AND THE UNITED STATES.
Toronto Hounslow Press 1998 0888822030 / 9780888822031 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good+ 
414 pp, 9" H. B&w photographs, reproductions. "Realizing from mediaeval documents that the initial Nova Scotia refuge of A.D. 1398 must have harboured many Grail believers, and that the secret colony must have expanded, Bradley began to trace evidence of Grail Knights from Nova Scotia, through New Brunswick to the St. Lawrence River, and on to the Great Lakes as far as Niagara, New York State, and central Pennsylvania. Evidence of their presence has been uncovered on both the Canadian and American sides of this great waterway. Bradley poses compelling questions about his discoveries, and offers plausible and provocative answers as we travel with him and his companions (both academic and amateur) along the trail of the 'Grail Knights of North America'." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - tiny bump at bottom edge of rear cover. 
Price: 27.50 USD
 
 
9 Cain, W.C.; Zavitz, E.J.; Rorke, L.V. REPORT OF THE MINISTER OF LANDS AND FORESTS OF THE PROVINCE OF ONTARIO FOR THE YEAR ENDING 31st OCTOBER 1934. SESSIONAL PAPER NO. 3, 1935.
Toronto Thomas E. Bowman 1935 Hard Cover Very Good 
117 pp, 9 3/4" H. Medium blue covers with gilt lettering on spine/front board, gilt Ontario crest on front board. Minister's Annual Report; Department Inside Officers and Clerks; Department Outside Agents and Inspectors; Statement of Lands Sold and Leased, with Collections; Gross Revenue; Revenue Refunds; Receipts (Special Funds); Disbursements; Timber Cut and Amounts Accruing re Dues, etc.; Revenue from Woods and Forests; Acreage under License; Timber Areas disposed of; Locations, etc., under Free Grant Section, Public Lands Act; Lands Sold and Patented; Instruments Issued; Report of Records Branch; Report of Surveyor-General; Statement of Crown Surveys in Progress; Ditto Completed; Statement of Muncipal Surveys Ordered; Ditto Confirmed; Survey Township of Vermillion Additional, District of Kenora; Survey of Dam site and countour traverse of proposed storage basins on Grand River, near Waldemar, Township of East Garafraxa, County of Dufferin; Traverse of Lakes Tendinendah or Matinenda, Moon, Chiblow and other lakes in Townships 161 and 167, District of Algoma; Forestry Branch Report: Forest Fire Protection / Report of Director of Air Service / Reforestation. Light toning to page edges, light browning at inside rear hinge, very light soiling on boards - a few tiny stains on rear board, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
THE FRANCES SMITH: PALACE STEAMER OF THE UPPER GREAT LAKES, 1867-96., Cameron, Scott L.  Foreword by C. Patrick Labadie.
10 Cameron, Scott L. Foreword by C. Patrick Labadie. THE FRANCES SMITH: PALACE STEAMER OF THE UPPER GREAT LAKES, 1867-96.
Natural Heritage, Toronto, 2005. 
265 pp, large 8vo (9" H), soft cover. ISBN 1897045042 B&w photographs, reproductions, maps. Contents: Steamboats on the Upper Lakes; Captain W.H. Smith Arrives on Georgian Bay; Economic Prospects Around Georgian Bay, 1865; The Construction of the 'Frances Smith'; Aground in Georgian Bay; The Red River Affair; Aboard a Palace Steamer in the 1870s-80s; The Great Storm of '75; Serious Challenges; Delivering the Royal Mail; Troubles on the Lakes; Confrontation with United States Customs; C h a n g i ng Fortunes; Brutal Outrage on the 'Baltic'; Farewell to the 'Baltic'; Appendices; Notes; Resources; Index; About the Author. Inside - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. Fine 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE WEXFORD: ELUSIVE SHIPWRECK OF THE GREAT STORM, 1913., Carroll, Paul.  Foreword by David L. Trotter.  Article by Tim Cumming.  Appendix by David Bannister.
11 Carroll, Paul. Foreword by David L. Trotter. Article by Tim Cumming. Appendix by David Bannister. THE WEXFORD: ELUSIVE SHIPWRECK OF THE GREAT STORM, 1913.
Dundurn, Toronto, 2010, first edition. 
326 pp, 9" H, soft cover. ISBN 9781554887361 B&w photographs, maps, plan, colour plates. Chapter headings: Historical Perspectives: Great Britain to the Great Lakes; The Skipper's Log; The Final Voyage; The Crew List, November 1913; A Memorial: November 16, 1913; Weather Forecasting in 1913: Descriptions of the Storm; The Carnage of the Storm; The Aftermath: Consequences Abound; The Goderich Inquest; Searching for the 'Wexford'; The Wreck Today; The Plunder of the 'Wexford'; Remembering the 'Wexford', November 11, 2000; Appendices; Notes; Bibliography; Index; About the Artists; About the Author. Inside - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright, slight waviness to top/bttom edges of text bloc k. Very Good+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE ST. LAWRENCE SEAWAY UNDER CONSTRUCTION., Chevrier, Lionel, foreword.
12 Chevrier, Lionel, foreword. THE ST. LAWRENCE SEAWAY UNDER CONSTRUCTION.
Ottawa St. Lawrence Seaway Authority 1957 First Edition Stapled in Wraps Very Good Good+ Tom Hey. 
Unpaginated (approx. 32 pages including one fold-out), 12" H. Spiderweb patterned clear dust jacket. B&w and colour illustrations (photographs, maps, drawings). Contents: Foreword; Present Conditions of Navigation on the St. Lawrence; From the Atlantic to Montreal; Montreal to Lake Ontario; Lake Ontario to the Head of the Lakes; The St. Lawrence Seaway Authority; Work in Progress (Lachine Section / Spanning Bridges / Soulanges Section / Lake St. Francis Section / International Rapids Section / Welland Ship Canal / Thousand Islands Section); Hydraulic Models; Men and Machines. Postage for this light item will be reduced to most destinations. Interior - some areas of very light browning on pages - opposite colored areas on opposite pages, soft bump at bottom corner of pages. Exterior - minor faint foxing and soft corner bump on rear cover, minor edge wear, light crease at bottom corner of front cover. Dust jacket has a few edge tears - some with tiny pieces missing, light edge wrinkling, a few tiny brown stains, light browning at edges. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
13 Connon, Peter. Introduction by Lord Wakefield of Kendal Kt. IN THE SHADOW OF THE EAGLE'S WING: A HISTORY OF AVIATION IN THE CUMBRIA, DUMFRIES AND GALLOWAY REGION, 1825 TO 1914.
Penrith, Cumbria St. Patrick's Press 1982 095082870X / 9780950828701 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good- Very Good- 
134 pp, 11 7/8" H. Map endpapers. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, reproductions, drawings. "(C)hronicles the significant aeronautical events which took place in the Cumbria, Dumfries and Galloway region from 1825 to 1914. The uninformed reader glancing at the topographical map may wonder as to what possible level of pioneering aviation activity could be sustained in a predominantly mountainous region where man is grossly outnumbered by sheep - yet between these years it was to encapsulate almost all aspects of man's aeronautical endeavour, from ballooning, parachuting, gliding, aircraft and airship construction to aero engine production. Cumbria is the birthplace of both British naval and civil marine aviation and for the first time the full exciting story is told aided by many previously unpublished documents and photographs." Small bump at top/bottom of spine and at bottom corner of both boards. Dust jacket has minor edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, very light rubbing, a few tiny dents on rear panel/hinge. 
Price: 95.00 USD
 
 
STEAM NAVIGATION AND ITS RELATION TO THE COMMERCE OF CANADA AND THE UNITED STATES., Croil, James.
14 Croil, James. STEAM NAVIGATION AND ITS RELATION TO THE COMMERCE OF CANADA AND THE UNITED STATES.
Toronto Coles 1973 Facsimile Edition. Hard Cover Fine Very Good 
381 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. B&w photographs, drawings, reproductions, maps. A facsimile of the edition published by William Briggs, Toronto, 1898. "(This) is an exciting study of the development of steam navigation in Canada. In tracing the transition from sailing ships to the paddle-steamer, and from the paddle-steamer to the revolutionary screw-propeller, the author writes with the kind of imaginative insight that brings back to life a past age of challenge. One of the delightful features of this book is the vivid study of shipping on the Great Lakes. Croil's account of the lake ships catches the imagination with its comprehensive study of past glories: LaSalle's schooner of ten tons, whose journey was halted by the Niagara Falls; the first lake steamer, the 'Frontenac' (1816), said to be the best example of naval architecture in North America; the 'Queen Charlotte' (1818), which carried passengers from Prescott to the stage-coach station at the head of the Bay of Quinte; the 'Gore', built at Niagara in 1838, which was one of the earliest passenger steamers on Georgian Bay; and the 'Bruce Mines', which carried copper ore on Lake Huron. The reader will be equally delighted by the large number of illustrations Croil provides. (They) present a glorious pictorial record of early shipping, showing the curious Miller Twin-Boat of 1788, C.P.R.'s astonishingly modern 'Empress' line of 1891, the Ottawa river steamer, the 'Sovereign', and the 'Passport', a mail paddle-steamer which sailed from Lake Ontario to Montreal." Dust jacket has minor edge rubbing, very tiny tear at bottom of spine. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
15 Croil, James. STEAM NAVIGATION AND ITS RELATION TO THE COMMERCE OF CANADA AND THE UNITED STATES.
Toronto Coles 1973 Facsimile Edition. Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
381 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. B&w photographs, drawings, reproductions, maps. A facsimile of the edition published by William Briggs, Toronto, 1898. "(This) is an exciting study of the development of steam navigation in Canada. In tracing the transition from sailing ships to the paddle-steamer, and from the paddle-steamer to the revolutionary screw-propeller, the author writes with the kind of imaginative insight that brings back to life a past age of challenge. One of the delightful features of this book is the vivid study of shipping on the Great Lakes. Croil's account of the lake ships catches the imagination with its comprehensive study of past glories: LaSalle's schooner of ten tons, whose journey was halted by the Niagara Falls; the first lake steamer, the 'Frontenac' (1816), said to be the best example of naval architecture in North America; the 'Queen Charlotte' (1818), which carried passengers from Prescott to the stage-coach station at the head of the Bay of Quinte; the 'Gore', built at Niagara in 1838, which was one of the earliest passenger steamers on Georgian Bay; and the 'Bruce Mines', which carried copper ore on Lake Huron. The reader will be equally delighted by the large number of illustrations Croil provides. (They) present a glorious pictorial record of early shipping, showing the curious Miller Twin-Boat of 1788, C.P.R.'s astonishingly modern 'Empress' line of 1891, the Ottawa river steamer, the 'Sovereign', and the 'Passport', a mail paddle-steamer which sailed from Lake Ontario to Montreal." Light wrinkling at top of spine. Dust jacket has light rubbing, one edge tear archivally taped 
Price: 22.50 USD
 
 
LOVELL'S GAZETTEER OF BRITISH NORTH AMERICA:  CONTAINING THE LATEST AND MOST AUTHENTIC DESCRIPTIONS OF OVER SIX THOUSAND CITIES, TOWNS AND VILLAGES, Crossby, P.A., editor.
16 Crossby, P.A., editor. LOVELL'S GAZETTEER OF BRITISH NORTH AMERICA: CONTAINING THE LATEST AND MOST AUTHENTIC DESCRIPTIONS OF OVER SIX THOUSAND CITIES, TOWNS AND VILLAGES
Montreal John Lovell 1873 Hard Cover Good 
464 pp +(4 pp) 'List of Montreal Telegraph Company's Own Offices' + 115 pp 'The Railway and Steamboat Routes in British North America; Accompanied by a Table Showing the Cities, Towns and Villages, Alphabetically Arranged, and Giving the Distances from Each Place to the Nearest Station or Port; + (1 pp) Addenda/Errata + 44 pp (Advertising Section). Title page continues: "In the Provinces of Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Prince Edward Island, Manitoba, British Columbia, and the North West Territories; and General Information, Drawn from Official Sources, as to the Names, Locality, Extent, etc., of over Fifteen Hundred Lakes and Rivers, with a Table of Routes, Showing the Proximity of the Railroad Stations, and Sea, Lake and River Ports, to the Cities, Towns, Villages, etc., in the Several Provinces." Black cloth with gold lettering/decoration on spine, gold crest on front board. Laid in at front is a partial column newspaper clipping dated 1874, calling for proposals for "the erection of a line of telegraph along the general route of the Canadian Pacific Railway". Some small areas of surface paper loss on inside hinges, very light browning to pages, light water stain at fore-edge of rear endpapers, browning to edges of text block, light to moderate edge wear, moderate wrinkling to cloth on boards, light soiling/rubbing. 
Price: 100.00 USD
 
 
PENLAKE:  REFLECTIONS ON PENINSULA LAKE., Darling, Anna Mirrette Campbell, preface.
17 Darling, Anna Mirrette Campbell, preface. PENLAKE: REFLECTIONS ON PENINSULA LAKE.
Boston Mills Press / Stoddart, Erin / Toronto, 1993. 
144 pp, square large 8vo (9 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 155046096X Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs. "Between these covers lies the fascinating story of pioneer life and early cottaging on one of Muskoka's most beautiful and pristine lakes. In its 150 historical photographs and lovingly researched text, 'Penlake' captures the essence of cottage life. For anyone who has spent time in Cottage Country, this wonderful volume will rekindle memories, reawaken the senses, delight and entertain." Fine/Fine 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
RINGING THE CHANGES: AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY., de la Roche, Mazo.
18 de la Roche, Mazo. RINGING THE CHANGES: AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY.
Macmillan Company of Canada, Toronto, 1957, first edition. 
304 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photographs. "Jalna, the tremendous tribe of Whiteoaks, the distant Canadian background, with its maple trees, its great lake, its fascinating mixture of primitive outdoors and civilised comfo rt: was it from such a background that Mazo de la Roche sprang? In this long family chronicle stretching from generation to generation, has she been telling us something of herself? (This book) answers these questions. Here is a vivid re-cr e a t i o n of (her) life, in some ways so like the life of a Whiteoak, but always individual and characteristic. The background is the same, the beautiful section of Ontario that borders on one of the great Canadian lakes, but the experience is d if fe re nt . S he gives us a spontaneously written account of the rather strange childhood of one who was born with the writer's eye, who grew to use her gifts, and for whom discerning Fortune gave the opportunity of finding a world-wide audience, ap pro ach ed in so many languages, retained through so many years. - But (it) is not only about a writer's work. It is a story of friendships and travel, of animal friends as well as human ones; and of a perfect companionship that has endured n earl y a life tim e, and is honoured in the dedicatory inscription to the book." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has been price clipped; has light edge wear and tiny chip/tears at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds; moderate br ownin g on rear pan el, spi ne and flap-folds, slight waviness along top/bottom edges of both panels. Very Good+/Very Good- 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
MOUNTED POLICE LIFE IN CANADA;  A RECORD OF THIRTY-ONE YEARS' SERVICE., Deane, R. Burton, Captain.
19 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
 
 
WE HAVE MET THE ENEMY.  OLIVER HAZARD PERRY: WILDERNESS COMMODORE., Dillon, Richard.
20 Dillon, Richard. WE HAVE MET THE ENEMY. OLIVER HAZARD PERRY: WILDERNESS COMMODORE.
McGraw-Hill, New York, 1978. 
231 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0070169870 Map. "Perry fought perhaps the most perfect single battle in American naval history. More - he insured the success of William Henry Harrison's Northwest Territory campaign, in which he soldiered as a volunteer aide to General Harrison. He ended Tecumseh's plans for an Indian Confederation. He dashed forever Britain's dream of blocking the United States in its westward march. In 1811 Perry was named to create a f l e e t on Lake Erie. He chose Presque Ile Bay as the one harbor safe from the existing British lake fleet. Perry spent the spring and summer of 1813 doing the impossible - building first a shipyard, then a fleet of ten vessels in the frontie r o ut po st o f Erie, Pennsylvania. The bar at Erie was not deep enough to pass Perry's ships out into the lake. (But neither could the British enter the bay over the shallows; hence his choice of harbor.) He bided his time till his opponent Ca pt ai n R obe rt Bar clay sailed away for a brief respite. Then his men, in a fenzy of activity, emptied their ships of all guns and heavy gear and buoyed them with pontoons until they could be boosted across the sandbar. Perry got them safely int o d eep wat er i n t he n ick of time. And when Barclay's fleet came up to resume the blockade of Erie, Perry bluffed them away with his still undermanned and almost unarmed flotilla. Once reinforced by a unit under the command of Jesse D. Elliot t, P erry atta cked the Briti sh fleet in his flagship 'Lawrence'; Elliott was to bring the 'Niagara' into action beside him. Elliott, unaccountably, hung back, and the 'Lawrence' was shot to pieces by the three strongest Britishers. How Perry tu rned certa in def eat i nto a monu mental victory is one of the greatest naval achievements of all time." Previous owner's name in ink on free front endpaper, minor soiling on boards, light edge wear, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, tiny sp eck o n fore -edge o f text blo ck. Du st jacket has been price-clipped, has very light wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, a few tiny tears at top/bottom of spine - taped at top inside, light edge browning, light fading and tiny scuff on spi ne, smal l ghost stic ker mark /residue on front panel. Very Good-/Very Good- 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
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