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RED COATS ON THE PRAIRIES: THE NORTH-WEST MOUNTED POLICE 1886-1900., Beahen, William and Horrall, Stan.
1 Beahen, William and Horrall, Stan. RED COATS ON THE PRAIRIES: THE NORTH-WEST MOUNTED POLICE 1886-1900.
Centax, Regina, Saskatchewan, (1998). 
351 pp, small 4to (10 3/4" H), soft cover. B&w photos, reproductions. ".(C)uts through the romantic fantasies to expose the real heroes. It examines the social background of the men, their living conditions, their indiscretions, health, habits, training, discipline, benefits and marital relations. 'Red Coats on the Prairies' documents the influential role of the North-West Mounted Police in the political, social and cultural life of the developing western community." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - three tiny light marks on fore-edge of textblock, light crease on spine, very light soiling on bottom of textblock, book slightly cocked. VG 
Price: 25.00 USD
I WOULD DO IT AGAIN:  REMINISCENCES OF THE ROCKIES., Campbell, Robert E.  Foreword by T.U. "Tommy" Primrose.
2 Campbell, Robert E. Foreword by T.U. "Tommy" Primrose. I WOULD DO IT AGAIN: REMINISCENCES OF THE ROCKIES.
Toronto Ryerson Press 1959 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good- Good- 
204 pp, 8 5/8" H. B&w photographs. "Urged many times to write the story of his life, Mr. Robert Campbell, now in his eighty-eighth year, finally acceded to the request. The result is this very readable book of reminiscence, rich in humour and history, adventure and anecdote, told by a master storyteller. In a breezy and colloquial style the author tells of his experiences in and around Banff, of his political life, experiences in the army during World War I, and his encounters with important visitors in the Canadian Rockies. This is not only a fascinating story, but a valuable record of early days when the Rockies were just beginning to attract attention as a tourist centre for the world." A few scattered very small light stains on page 49, light edge wear, small bump at three corners, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling, creases at top of rear panel, several edge tears archivally taped, light rubbing/soiling. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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
4 Howard, Gordon T.; Purdon, Charles J.; Belton, John A. CANADIAN JOURNAL OF ARMS COLLECTING. VOL. 1, NO. 1.
Mont Royal, Quebec Canadian Journal of Arms Collecting 1965 Soft Cover Good+ 
24 pp, 10 5/16" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps). B&w illus. Contents: Chief's Gun...Or What?; Firearms of Canada's Mounties; The .600 Nitro-Express Cartridge; Two Experimental Pattern-14 Enfield Rifles of Note; The Irish Duel Code of Honor. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor rubbing, three small light stains on rear cover, remains of label and glue on front cover, two small creases at fore-edge of book, a few tiny indentations on covers. 
Price: 10.00 USD
Longmans, Green, Toronto, (1957), first edition. 
252 pp, 8vo (8 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. "Here's an exciting sequel to 'Sukanabi', D.R. King's popular story of fur traders and Indians. Reunited with his family in Fort Edmonton, young Ted MacDonnell quickly makes a name for himself as a hunter and rifle shot. But he does not stay long in the fort. His father plans to return as a settler to the Spitzee Anota - the country around the Spitzee River - where once he traded with the Indians; and Ted goes ahead to reconnoitre..." Whiskey traders, capture by hostile Blackfeet, a prairie fire, living with the tribe of his friend White Calf and the arrival on the scene of the Mounted Police all figure in the adventures Ted experiences in the Assiniboia region. Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, tiny soft crease at top corner of approx. page 80 to page 180, very small bump to top corners of boards. Dust jacket has small tears at top of spine and flap-folds, tiny chips at bottom of spine and flap-folds, light edge wear/wrinkling, 1/2"x1/4" piece missing at bottom edge of rear panel, light rubbing, very light edge browning, corner crease on rear flap, front panel illustration is bright and complete. VG/G+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1989 0771068077 / 9780771068072 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good+ 
294 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). Map on front endpapers, reproductions of letters on rear endpapers. "Few people know that Charles Dickens had a son who served in the North-West Mounted Police in the days when the Canadian West was wild. Those historians who mention his twelve years in the force (1874-1886) dismiss him as a round peg in a square hole, a fat, stammering, slightly deaf, alcoholic Englishman with a tendency to fall off his horse in the course of tense confrontations with Indian warriors. These recently discovered letters home to England set the record straight, and reveal the true Dickens. Not only do these letters tell us much about the Dickens family, even to the point of parodying 'Pa's' purple prose, they also tell us a great deal about early Canada as Dickens saw it in Ottawa, Toronto, Montreal, and Winnipeg, and in forts all across the prairies. Dickens met everyone worth meeting in the West - including Crowfoot, Gabriel Dumont, Sam Steele, Jerry Potts, and Louis Riel - and even encountered famous visitors such as Sitting Bull, the Governor General, and Col. Harry Flashman (whom he calls 'a humbug'). And while he may have blotted his copy-book surrendering Fort Pitt to Riel's rebels, we learn here that he deserves credit for inspiring the Mounties' Musical Ride and the phrase 'a Mountie always gets his man'. Editor Nichol's wonderful skills have brought this man so alive that when we part from Frank Dickens at the end of the book, we do so with the sense of having lost a friend." Small area of light browning on top of text block. Dust jacket has tiny dent on rear panel, very minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 15.00 USD
THE FRIENDLY FORCE., Spettigue, Douglas.
7 Spettigue, Douglas. THE FRIENDLY FORCE.
Longmans, Green, Toronto, n.d. 
134 pp, 8vo (8 3/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photographs. "...tells the story of one of the world's most famous police forces - the Royal Canadian Mounted Police...The opening chapters tell how, under the name Northwest Mounted Police, the Force was formed in 1873, and describes its stirring exploits in the early days of the West. Mr. Spettigue then takes us to the school at Rockcliffe, where recruits...undergo the rigorous training that will fit them for the strenuous duties to come...We are taken on a tour of the fabulous Identification Branch in Ottawa...We visit laboratories where scrapings of blood, samples of hair, or tiny bits of cloth are examined microscopically to provide evidence that may convict or free a suspec t; where bullets are inspected under the comparison microscope to determine whether they were fired from the same gun; where experts can tell what typewriter was used to produce an incriminating letter...we visit the Mounties on their lonely patrols of the Canadian North - taking a sick Indian to hospital, bringing news and the warmth of human companionship to isolated trappers, or tracking down a criminal across miles of wilderness. Two chapters on the Marine Division tell thrilling tales of the pursuit and capture of smugglers, and of the rescue of ships in distress...The final chapter, 'On Being a Mountie', sums up what it is to be a member of the Force, and contains the inspiring story of the work that the Mounties have voluntarily undertaken in befriending underprivileged youths and helping to combat juvenile delinquency." Very small crease at top corner of approx. pages 20 to 65, small light soiling marki in margin of page 54, scattered tiny foxing marks on top of textbloc k. Dust jacket has large chips, tears - some archivally taped, creases, moderate rubbing on rear panel, now in mylar sleeve. VG/Poor 
Price: 12.50 USD
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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