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DAVID LIVINGSTONE.  FAMILY LETTERS 1841-1856.  VOLUME TWO: 1849-1856., (Livingstone, David).  Edited, with an introduction by I. Schapera.
1 (Livingstone, David). Edited, with an introduction by I. Schapera. DAVID LIVINGSTONE. FAMILY LETTERS 1841-1856. VOLUME TWO: 1849-1856.
Chatto & Windus, London, 1959, first edition. 
320 pp, 8vo (8 5/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. VOLUME II ONLY. "David Livingstone's letters are the most important source of information about his activities, beliefs and opinions. The present collection, drawn chiefly from family archives, c overs not only the whole of his career as a missionary in Bechuanaland, but also his first great crossing of the continent from Loanda to Quilimane. Extracts from a few have appeared in various biographies, but the great majority have never b e e n p u blished before. Vivid and sometimes extremely outspoken, they contain much detail about his relations with fellow missionaries, Boers and Native chiefs, and about his own journeys into the interior; they afford new insights into his re li gi ou s o ut lo ok, conceptions of missionary enterprise, scientific and linguistic interests, and medical knowledge." Very small dint and tiny stain on top of text block, soft crease/wrinkle on pages 25 to 28, very small red ink dot on front fr ee end pap er , sli ght browning to edges of text block, light wrinkling at bottom of spine, one tiny corner bump. Dust jacket has minor edge wear/wrinkling, light browning - mainly on spine and rear panel, minor soiling. Very Good/Very Good- 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE ROYAL SCOTS GREYS (THE 2nd DRAGOONS).  FAMOUS REGIMENTS SERIES., Blacklock, Michael.  Introduction by Lieut.-General Sir Brian Horrocks.
2 Blacklock, Michael. Introduction by Lieut.-General Sir Brian Horrocks. THE ROYAL SCOTS GREYS (THE 2nd DRAGOONS). FAMOUS REGIMENTS SERIES.
Leo Cooper, London, 1971, first edition. 
126 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0850520886 B&w photographs, reproductions. Music for Regimental Quick March (The Garb of Old Gaul), Bugle Charge, and Regimental Quick March for Pipes & Drums (Highland Laddie). "At Waterlo o they charged the French shouting 'Scotland for ever!' and Sergeant Ewart captured the Eagle of the 45th French Regiment. As Napoleon exclaimed, 'Qu'ils sont terribles, ces chevaux gris', and he spoke from the heart: he was referring to t h e R o y a l Scots Greys. As it was at Waterloo, so it was at Balaclava where the Greys, as part of the Heavy Brigade, went through the Russians like a knife through butter; in South Africa, where they scattered the Boers like grass in the path of a sc yt he . T h e grey horses gave way to tanks in 1941 but the spirit of Sergeant Ewart lived on in the Second World War, and in no 'Grey' more so than Lt.-Col. Geoffrey Keyes, posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross for his daring raid on R omm el' s He adq uar te rs in North Africa. The story of the Royal Scots Greys - whether they are charging French, Russians or Germans as cavalry, or fighting in North Africa, Italy or North-West Europe in tanks - will stir the blood of every man who has e ver sold iere d a nd man y civilians besides." Very light cigarette odor, very light browning to edges of text block and in margins of pages, small bump to bottom ofspine. Dust jacket has wrinkling at bottom of spine, minoe edge wrink ling, very li ght brown ing a t ed ges . V ery Good/Very Good 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
3 Bowen, Robert; Baxter, I.M.; Knight, Ian; Turnbull, Stephen; Leigh, Mark; Krott, Rob. MILITARY ILLUSTRATED. NO. 159.
Publishing News Ltd., London, 2001. 
66 pp, 11 11/16" H, soft cover (magazine format - stapled in wraps). Profusely illustrated in color and b&w with photographs, drawings, reproductions. Contents: Screaming Eagles at Bastogne: Caught in German Surprise Attack; Zhukov - Defender of R ussia: Surviving under Stalin; Battle of Blood River: Boer Fight for Vengeance; Suicide at Kamakura: Wagnerian end to Samurai dynasty; Red Storm in the East: Crushing the Japanese (WWII); Combat Jump in the Congo: Rescue mission in heart of darkness (1964); Not a good year (re-enactments). Interior - light cigarette odor, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light wear on spine, minor wrinkling on covers at spine and at edges, very light browning to edges of textblock. VG+ 
Price: 9.95 USD
 
 
THE INNISKILLING DIARIES 1899-1903.  1st BATTALION, 27th ROYAL INNISKILLING FUSILIERS IN SOUTH AFRICA., Cassidy, Martin.  Foreword by Brigadier W.J. Hiles.
4 Cassidy, Martin. Foreword by Brigadier W.J. Hiles. THE INNISKILLING DIARIES 1899-1903. 1st BATTALION, 27th ROYAL INNISKILLING FUSILIERS IN SOUTH AFRICA.
Leo Cooper, Barnsley, 2001, first edition. 
252 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0850528240 B&w plates, maps. "One hundred years ago, the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, along with many other British regiments, were fighting a desperate campaign many thousands of mi les from their native land. The Second Boer War tested the resolve and resources of what was then the mightiest Empire in the world. A succession of reverses raised the real spectre of defeat at the hands of the Boers; an unthinkable humi l i a t i o n . The depth of public interest and concern felt at the time is reflected in continual fascination in this conflict. Thus Martin Cassidy's careful editing of the graphic diaries of three members of the Regiment's 1st Battalion (two o ff ic er s an d on e p rivate soldier) is to be greatly welcomed. Through the differing angles of these fine accounts we witness not just the drama of battle but the harsh conditions that the British troops had to endure. To read first-hand record s o f t he ex tra or din ar y deeds such as those performed at Inniskilling Hill and the Relief of Ladysmith is a privilege that will mean much to those closely associated with the Regiment and to all with an interest in military history." Tiny bum p at top of sp ine. V ery min or wrinkle at top of spine. Near Fine/Near Fine 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
BELMONT/GRASPAN/MODER RIVER/MAGERSFONTEIN.  BATTLEGROUND SOUTH AFRICA SERIES - KIMBERLEY., Childs, Lewis.
5 Childs, Lewis. BELMONT/GRASPAN/MODER RIVER/MAGERSFONTEIN. BATTLEGROUND SOUTH AFRICA SERIES - KIMBERLEY.
Leo Cooper, (Barnsley, 2001), Ist edition. 
176 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), soft cover. B&w photos, reproductions, battle plans, maps. Contents: Background; Belmont; Graspan; Modder River; Magersfontein; Kimberley under Siege; ...And Afterwards. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor rubbing. Near Fine 
Price: 16.95 USD
 
 
THE SIEGE.  BATTLEGROUND SOUTH AFRICA SERIES - LADYSMITH., Childs, Lewis.
6 Childs, Lewis. THE SIEGE. BATTLEGROUND SOUTH AFRICA SERIES - LADYSMITH.
Leo Cooper, (Barnsley, 1999), Ist edition. 
144 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), soft cover. B&w photos, reproductions, battle plans, maps. Contents: Background; Talana Hill 20 October 1899; Elandslaagte 21 October 1899; Ladysmith Under Siege; Platrand 5/6 Jan 1900; After Platrand, and afterwards still. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very minor rubbing. Near Fine 
Price: 16.95 USD
 
 
ESTABLISHING A LEGACY: THE HISTORY OF THE ROYAL CANADIAN REGIMENT 1883-1953., Horn, Bernd, Colonel.  Foreword by Lieutenant-General (Retired) J.E. Vance.
7 Horn, Bernd, Colonel. Foreword by Lieutenant-General (Retired) J.E. Vance. ESTABLISHING A LEGACY: THE HISTORY OF THE ROYAL CANADIAN REGIMENT 1883-1953.
Dundurn, Toronto, 2008, first edition. 
406 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 9781550028218 B&w photographs, maps, reproductions. "Created as an infantry school corps to train the Militia, The Royal Canadian Regiment quickly grew to serve the national interest a t home and abroad. From it first operational mission in Canada's ruggest Northwest to assist in quelling the Riel Rebellion to the harsh veldt of South Africa to help defeat the Boers, Canada's oldest permanent force infantry regiment produce d a l e gacy of courage and professionalism. This proud history was continued in the furnace of both world wars in Europe and shortly thereafter in Korea. What becomes evident is that in its first 70 turbulent years of existence, The Royal Canad ia n R e gi me nt established a heritage of honour and service to Canada, paid for in the blood, bravery, and tenacity of its members." Dust jacket has very minor rubbing on rear panel. Fine/Near Fine 
Price: 55.00 USD
 
 
ESTABLISHING A LEGACY: THE HISTORY OF THE ROYAL CANADIAN REGIMENT 1883-1953., Horn, Bernd, Colonel.  Foreword by Lieutenant-General (Retired) J.E. Vance.
8 Horn, Bernd, Colonel. Foreword by Lieutenant-General (Retired) J.E. Vance. ESTABLISHING A LEGACY: THE HISTORY OF THE ROYAL CANADIAN REGIMENT 1883-1953.
Dundurn, Toronto, 2008, first edition. 
406 pp, large 8vo (9" H), soft cover. ISBN 9781550028171 B&w photographs, maps, reproductions. "Created as an infantry school corps to train the Militia, The Royal Canadian Regiment quickly grew to serve the national interest at home and abroad. From it first operational mission in Canada's ruggest Northwest to assist in quelling the Riel Rebellion to the harsh veldt of South Africa to help defeat the Boers, Canada's oldest permanent force infantry regiment produced a legacy of courage and professionalism. This proud history was continued in the furnace of both world wars in Europe and shortly thereafter in Korea. What becomes evident is that in its first 70 turbulent years of existence, The Royal Canadian Regiment establishe d a h e ritage of honour and service to Canada, paid for in the blood, bravery, and tenacity of its members." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor rubbing. Near Fine 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
CAMILLO RICCHIARDI, ITALIAN BOER WAR HERO., Lupini, Mario.
9 Lupini, Mario. CAMILLO RICCHIARDI, ITALIAN BOER WAR HERO.
Scripta Africana, Melville, RSA, 1988, no. 775 of limited edition of 1,000 copies. 
228 pp, 4to (11 1/8" H), burgundy faux leather covers with gold lettering on spine and front board, top edge gilt, integral ribbon bookmark - in slipcase. ISBN 0947025472 No. 775 of limited edition of 1,000 copies. Pictorial endpapers, b&w photog raphs. "Camillo Ricchiardi's love for war took him to South Africa to fight for the Boers, where he originated the most successful foreign volunteer corps of the Anglo-Boer War. A strict disciplinarian, he was to become the only foreign of f i c e r w h o managed to stay in control of his corps throughout the war; would remain a close aide to General Botha from their first meeting at the Tugela Front to their partings at Komatipoort; be acclaimed by the Italian colony on the Rand and P re to ri a a s th e saviour, during the dark days that followed the 'Begbie explosion', culminating in a fiery mob-march down the dusty streets of the rip-roaring mining town of Johannesburg. The Italian Scouts' renown and occasional notoriety c ata pul ted th em o nt o t he front pages of most newspapers of the time, attracting many blue-blooded noblemen who eagerly sought the adventurous forays for which Ricchiardi was to become famous. A reward of 2,000 Pounds was placed on his head b y th e Br itis h, w hic h w as furt her exacerbated by his marriage to Myra Francyska Guttman, a granddaughter of General Piet Joubert and niece by marriage of President Paul Kruger. This close association with the Boer cause found him involved dee ply w ith t he fi rst B oer emig ran ts to Argentina." Slipcase has light to moderate rubbing causing some color loss, light edge wear - mainly at corners. Fine/Very Good- 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
THE LIFE OF LORD WOLSELEY., Maurice, F., Major-General Sir and Arthur, George, Sir. ` Foreword by General Sir R. Wingate, G.C.B.
10 Maurice, F., Major-General Sir and Arthur, George, Sir. ` Foreword by General Sir R. Wingate, G.C.B. THE LIFE OF LORD WOLSELEY.
Garden City, New York Doubleday, Page 1924 Hard Cover Very Good - 
375 pp, 8 7/8" H. Black cloth with gilt lettering on spine, gilt lettering, crest and banding on front board, top edge gilt. Corrigenda slip tipped in at beginning of Chapter I. B&w reproductions, maps (two fold-out), photographs - collated. Contents: Foreword; The Army on the Eve of the Crimean War; Burma - Crimea - Indian Mutiny - China; Canada - American Civil War - Red River; Cardwell Reforms - Ashanti Expedition; Natal, 1875 - Cyprus, 1878; South Africa, 1879-1880; Quartermaster-General - Egypt, 1882; The Attempt to save Gordon, 1884-1885; The War Office and Preparation for War, 1885-1890; In Command in Ireland; Commander-in-Chief, 1895-1900; Preparation for the South African War; Afterword; Bibliography; Index. Very light browning to pages - mainly at margins, bump at top corner of text block - tiny to small from front to back of book, small bump at top rear corner, light browning to fore-edge and bottom of text block, shelf soiling on bottom of text block, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, slight fading to spine color and spine lettering, spine has a very slight lean and light waviness, minor edge wear. 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
THE WASHING OF THE SPEARS: A HISTORY OF THE RISE OF THE ZULU NATION UNDER SHAKA AND ITS FALL IN THE ZULU WAR OF 1879., Morris, Donald R.
11 Morris, Donald R. THE WASHING OF THE SPEARS: A HISTORY OF THE RISE OF THE ZULU NATION UNDER SHAKA AND ITS FALL IN THE ZULU WAR OF 1879.
Simon & Schuster, New York, 1986, reprint. 
655 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 067163108X B&w photographs, maps/battle plans. "(The) definitive account of a tragic and awe-inspiring story: the rise of the Zulu nation in southern Africa under the great ruler Shaka , and its fall under Cetshwayo in the Zulu War of 1879. For more than a century after the European landing at Capetown in the seventeenth century, the Boers had advanced unopposed into the vast interior of Africa. It was not until 1824 that E u r o p e ans came face to face with another expanding and imperial power, the Zulus - the most formidable nation in black Africa. That confrontation eventually culminated in a bitter war betwen the Zulu warriors and Victoria's British Army. It wa s th e la st despairing effort of Africans to stem the tide of white civilization. The result was a dramatic, legendary, and bloody defeat at Isandhlwana for the British; the aftermath was the defeat and fall of the remarkable Zulu nation." V e ry li ght w rin kli ng at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 19.95 USD
 
 
EMPEROR'S CHAMBERMAIDS: THE STORY OF THE 14th/20th KING'S HUSSARS., Oatts, L.B., Lt.-Colonel.  Foreword by M.R.D. Foot.
12 Oatts, L.B., Lt.-Colonel. Foreword by M.R.D. Foot. EMPEROR'S CHAMBERMAIDS: THE STORY OF THE 14th/20th KING'S HUSSARS.
Ward Lock, London, 1973. 
518 pp, large 8vo (9 15/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 706310012 B&w photographs, reproductions, maps, colour plates. "....the story of two Cavalry regiments, the 14th and 20th Light Dragoons, which were eventually amalgamated after the First World War to form the 14th/20th King's Hussars. Colonel Oatts has written a fascinating and often amusing story of the two Regiments in peace and war, deftly intertwined, and presented against a background of the history of Europe and the dev elopment of the British Empire. He takes us from the Jacobite Rebellions through the long struggle with Napoleon, the Indian Wars, with both Regiments fighting the Boers in South Africa at the turn of the nineteenth century. The horrors a n d d i s c o m forts of the Great War in France and Mesopotamia are fully described. With the rise of Hitler's Germany the horse gave way to the tank and the amalgamated Regiment went through its frustrating period of the Second World War and t he p os t -w ar p er io d as part of the Royal Armoured Corps. The Author takes us up to 1970, with the first visit to the Regiment of the newly appointed Colonel-in-Chief, H.R.H. The Princess Anne. Part of the Regiment was shortly destined to s erv e, for t he fir st tim e, in the Far East and after 1971 play its part in turbulent Ulster....The title of the book is the nickname of the 14th dating from 1813 when the Regiment captured the silver chamber-pot, originally owned by Napoleon, f rom Kin g Jo sep h B onap art e's car ria ge after the battle of Vittoria. It has since been a valued possession of the Officers' Mess." Cigarette odor, minor browning in page margins, very light browning to edges of textblock, light wrinkling at top/ bott om of spi ne, very ligh t ed ge w ear, light fading to top 1" of boards and spine, small corner bumps on boards, minor soiling to bottom of textblock. Dust jacket has been lined with stiff paper (glued on), light browning to edges and s pine, mode rate e dge w ear/ wrink ling, a fe w sma ll te ars/creases. Good+/Fair 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
THE BEDFORDSHIRE AND HERTFORDSHIRE REGIMENT (THE 16TH REGIMENT OF FOOT).  FAMOUS REGIMENTS SERIES., Peters, G.W.H.  Introduction by Lt.-General Sir Brian Horrocks.
13 Peters, G.W.H. Introduction by Lt.-General Sir Brian Horrocks. THE BEDFORDSHIRE AND HERTFORDSHIRE REGIMENT (THE 16TH REGIMENT OF FOOT). FAMOUS REGIMENTS SERIES.
Leo Cooper, London, 1970, first edition. 
120 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0850520347 B&w photographs, reproductions. "Raised at Reading in 1688 the 16th were to see action one year later at Walcourt. Throughout Marlborough's campaigns they distinguished themselve s as steady, reliable fighting troops, and by the end had earned themselves five battle-honours. The long list of foreign stations includes Canada, America, India, Chitral, South Africa, where the Regiment's mounted infantry company played a l a r g e part in the final surrender of the Boers; and so up to the Great War. Twenty-two battalions were raised by the Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment, battalions who saw action from Flanders to Gallipoli, from Egypt to Jerusalem. T h e S ec on d Wa r b rought the Regiment glory at Dunkirk, in Singapore they lost a whole battalion, their skill as part of General Orde Wingate's Chindits was a source of bewilderment to the enemy; from North Africa to Italy they were an omnipresen t me na ce to wh oev er t ried to stop them. These, then, are the men of the Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment, brave, thorough and skilled, and this book is worthy of them." Includes music of the Regimental March. Slight cigarette odor, m in or bro wni ng to page s, bro wning to edges of textblock, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, one tiny corner bump. Dust jacket has been price clipped, has moderate edge wear/wrinkling, small chips and tears, browning and water stains on spi ne and fla p-fo lds , l ight wat er s tains at top edge. Very Good-/Fair 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
14 Pyrah, G.B. IMPERIAL POLICY AND SOUTH AFRICA 1902-10.
Oxford University Press, Oxford, 1955. 
272 pp, 8vo (8 5/8" H), hard cover (dark blue cloth with gold lettering on spine) - no dust jacket. Contents: List of Events; The Liberals and the Empire; South Africa: The War, and Formulation of Ideas on the Settlement (A. The Background - B. Th e Situtation Within the Party - C. Official Views on the War); The Moral Basis of the Settlement; The Non-European Majority; The Political and Constitutional Settlement; Social and Economic Aspects of the Settlement; The Advent of Union; T h e P r o t e c t orates; The Methods of Warfare; Bibliography; Biographies of Statesmen; Index. Very light browning to pages, small tear at top of gutter of page 271 - archivally taped, browning to edges of textblock, light rubbing to boards, lig ht w r in kl in g at t op /bottom of spine, very light edge wear, very small ink mark on bottom of textblock, very minoe soiling on front board, two tiny corner bumps. Very Good 
Price: 22.50 USD
 
 
THE GREAT TREK., Ransford, Oliver.
15 Ransford, Oliver. THE GREAT TREK.
Readers Union, Nreton Abbott, 1973. 
248 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w plates, maps. "The Great Trek from Cape Colony across the Orange River into what is now the Transvaal, the Orange Free State and Natal is one of the great feats of human endurance in modern hi story. Armed only with muskets, but with unlimited faith, a few thousand Africaner men and women, the pilgrim fathers of the veld, trekked into the wild opposed by the two most powerful Bantu military empires of the time - the Matabele an d t h e Z u l u . They were migrating north to escape the restrictions to their freedom imposed by the British who took the Cape from the Dutch during the Napoleonic wars, and to set up a state of their own....This early nineteenth century migrat io n h ad f a r re ac hi ng consequences. Within twenty years the advance had doubled the area of effective white settlement in South Africa and because they had thrust themselves amongst the Bantu the emigrant farmers had greatly increased the s ub co nti nen t's r ac e p rob lem s...." Book slightly cocked, very small bump at corners, slight bump at top/bottom of spine and at bottom edge of front board, minor soiling to edges of textblock. Dust jacket light edge wear/wrinkling - moderat e a t t op/b otto m of sp ine and fla p-fo lds, some tape on inside edges, two very small stains on rear panel. Very Good/Very Good- 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
CAMP VERNON:  A CENTURY OF CANADIAN  MILITARY HISTORY., Rayment, Hugh & Sherlock, Patrick.  Foreword By Pierre Berton.
16 Rayment, Hugh & Sherlock, Patrick. Foreword By Pierre Berton. CAMP VERNON: A CENTURY OF CANADIAN MILITARY HISTORY.
Vernon, B.C. Kettle Valley 2003 0968791719 / 9780968791714 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
524 pp, 10 1/4" H. B&w photographs, reproductions. Camp Vernon officially celebrated "its Centennial as an army training camp in 2008. However, historical records indicate that discussions for its formation and actual military training activities began as early as 1896. This is a book of historical events and the personal stories of people training for war. You will find these men and women to be ordinary people, foot soldiers, who lived, trained and fought and, often died for freedoms we enjoy today. Open the door to an exciting part of Canadian Military History, a journey that will take you from soldiers on horseback to warriors in massive tanks bent on terrible destruction. Read onward, to the peacetime days of Cadets, the Reserve Army and a still active institution useful daily to its founding community, always at the ready for ever imminent war in today's fragile international political environment." Chapter headings: The Early Times, 1800-1898; The Boer War, 1898-1902; Building the Camp, 1903-1913; World War I, 1914-1918; Twixt World Wars, 1919-1938; The Farm Boy's Diary, 1939-1945; World War II, 1939-1945; And on to Korea, 1946-1953; The Cadets, Present Day; In Search of Peace, Ongoing. Very minor toning to edges of page margins and edges of text block, minor waviness to top/bottom edges of text block, tiny wrinkle and slight colour darkening at bottom edge of spine. Dust jacket has very light toning to spine and at top/bottom edges, tiny dent on rear hinge. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
THE BOER WAR.  THE WAR CORRESPONDENTS., Sibbald, Raymond.
17 Sibbald, Raymond. THE BOER WAR. THE WAR CORRESPONDENTS.
Bramley 1997 185833733X / 9781858337333 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
243 pp, large 8vo (9 13/16" H). B&w photographs, reproductions, maps. "This collection of reports sent back to Britain by newspaper correspondents in the field reflects the tensions felt during the progress of the war, including the uneasy match between patriotism and a critical appreciation of events on the battlefield. The individualism of the Victorian reporters shines through, despite the haphazard attempts of the State to manage the news, presenting, along with over fifty contemporary photographs, a fresh, first-hand perspective on a campaign which heralded the advent of twentieth-century warfare." Light wrinkling at top of spine, minor rubbing on rear board. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling - mainly at top of rear panel, very light rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
18 Stewart, Robert. SAM STEELE: LION OF THE FRONTIER.
Toronto Doubleday Canada 1979 038513598X / 9780385135986 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Fair Inscribed By Author
303 pp, 8 3/8" H. Map endpapers, b&w photographs. Inscribed on title page: "To Mr. Walter Loudon / an old Nor'Wester / Robert Stewart". "Young Sam Steele joined the North-West Mounted Police at its founding in the spring of 1873. His physical strength, skill with a horse, and determined character made him an ideal recruit for the fledgling force faced with the task of policing an area the size of Western Europe. Those first Mounties, ill-equipped and undermanned as they were, managed to bring order to a vast frontier and made possible the preservation of the fragile Canadian confederation. As he rose through the ranks, (he) took part in the great and small events of the opening of the Canadian West. Whether dealing with the refugee Sioux Chief Sitting Bull or tracking down cattle rustlers and murderers - and then dispensing justice in a tent courtroom - Steele displayed a combination of bravery, commonsense, fairness, and ingenuity. Thanks to Sam and the thirty men under him, not a mile of the Canadian Pacific Railway was lost to lawlessness during its construction through the prairies. Durng the gold rush of '98, he gained the respect of the roughnecks and dance hall girls alike in Dawson City, becoming known as the Lion of the Yukon. As commander of Lord Strathcona's Horse in the Boer War, Fighting Sam and his Big Stirrups rode the veldt as they had the Canadian prairie. This is a rich and exciting biography of the most famous Mounted Policeman of his day; it is also the story of a fascinating and formative period in Canadian history." Slight wrinkling at bottom of spine, tiny scuff on front board, one tiny corner bump, a few tiny bumps on bottom edge of front board, two ssmall scuffs to fore-edge of text block. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has several tiny chips and small tears archivally taped, small edge creases, light soiling on rear panel, light liquid stain at bottom of rear flap-fold, two 3" tears on front panel with old tape on inside, slight browning. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 


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