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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
 
 
SPITFIRE:  THE CANADIANS., Bracken, Robert.  Foreword by A.V.M. J.E. "Johnnie" Johnson.
2 Bracken, Robert. Foreword by A.V.M. J.E. "Johnnie" Johnson. SPITFIRE: THE CANADIANS.
Erin, Ontario Boston Mills Press 1995 1550461486 / 9781550461480 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Ron Lowry. 
160 pp, 4to (12 1/4" H). Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs (most copied from the veterans' own albums), color profiles by Rob Lowry, and technical drawings. "The result of nine years of research and over two hundred interviews with former Spitfire pilots and ground crew from across Canada, (this book) is a momentous collection of personal memories and wartime aviation history. The stories are told with complete candour, in the pilots' and crew members' own words. Full of priceless historic photographs and intimate first-hand accounts, 'Spitfire: The Canadians' is perhaps the most important wartime aviation book published in many years." Minor colour loss at top of free front endpaper due to pencil erasure, book slightly cocked, tiny dint on top edge of front board, light waviness to edges of text block. Dust jacket has been price-clipped on front flap, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine - slight at top/bottom of flap-folds, two soft creases on spine, minor rubbing. 
Price: 55.00 USD
 
 
SPITFIRE:  THE CANADIANS., Bracken, Robert.  Foreword by A.V.M. J.E. "Johnnie" Johnson.  Artwork by Ron Lowry.
3 Bracken, Robert. Foreword by A.V.M. J.E. "Johnnie" Johnson. Artwork by Ron Lowry. SPITFIRE: THE CANADIANS.
Erin, Ontario Boston Mills Press 1995 1550461486 / 9781550461480 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Ron Lowry. 
160 pp, 4to (12 1/4" H). Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs (most copied from the veterans' own albums), color profiles by Rob Lowry, and technical drawings. "The result of nine years of research and over two hundred interviews with former Spitfire pilots and ground crew from across Canada, (this book) is a momentous collection of personal memories and wartime aviation history. The stories are told with complete candour, in the pilots' and crew members' own words. Full of priceless historic photographs and intimate first-hand accounts, 'Spitfire: The Canadians' is perhaps the most important wartime aviation book published in many years." Top corners of both boards are bumped. Dust jacket has creasing at top of flap-folds, minor edge wrinkling elsewhere. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
4 Dobrowolsky, Helene. Foreword by Dr. William Beahen. LAW OF THE YUKON: A PICTORIAL HISTORY OF THE MOUNTED POLICE IN THE YUKON.
Whitehorse, Yukon Lost Moose 1995 0969461267 / 9780969461265 Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
192 pp, 12 1/4" H. B&w and colour photographs, maps, reproductions. Contents: Introduction; The First Post - Fort Constantine; The Klondike Gold Rush; Reinforcements Meet the Great Stampede; After the Rush; First Nations People and the Police; Crime, Conspiracy and Court; Women and the Force; Patrolling the Yukon; At Ease; Wartime and Alaska Highway Construction; Dog Stories; Policing Today; Honour Roll; Reference: Endnotes; Selected Bibliography; Illustrations; Index. Minor bump at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling, minor rubbing, very soft crease at top of rear panel and flap, 1" faint line indentation on front panel. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
ALWAYS A STRATHCONA., Fraser, W.B.
5 Fraser, W.B. ALWAYS A STRATHCONA.
Calgary, Alberta Comprint 1986 Second Printing Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine 
252 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs, colour uniform studies, maps. A history of the Regiment from its inception in 1885 to the mid-1970s. Contents: Foreword; Battle Honours; Introduction; Strathcona's Horse; Lord Strathcona's Horse (Royal Canadians); The Outbreak of the First World War; The Search for Mobility; Moreuil Wood; Canada's Hundred Days; The Long Armistice; Wartime Training and Service; Italy; Melfa River Crossing; Up the Italian Boot; To Northern Europe; Peace and War; Keeping the Peace; Genealogy; Chronological Historical Outline; Honorary Appointments; Commanding Officers and Regimental Sergeant Majors; Roll of Honour; Index. Very minor edgewear to bottom of boards. Dust jacket has very minor edgewear. 
Price: 55.00 USD
 
 
ALWAYS A STRATHCONA., Fraser, W.B.
6 Fraser, W.B. ALWAYS A STRATHCONA.
Calgary, Alberta Comprint 1986 Second Printing Hard Cover Very Good - Very Good- 
252 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs, colour uniform studies, maps. A history of the Regiment from its inception in 1885 to the mid-1970s. Contents: Foreword; Battle Honours; Introduction; Strathcona's Horse; Lord Strathcona's Horse (Royal Canadians); The Outbreak of the First World War; The Search for Mobility; Moreuil Wood; Canada's Hundred Days; The Long Armistice; Wartime Training and Service; Italy; Melfa River Crossing; Up the Italian Boot; To Northern Europe; Peace and War; Keeping the Peace; Genealogy; Chronological Historical Outline; Honorary Appointments; Commanding Officers and Regimental Sergeant Majors; Roll of Honour; Index. Small taped tear with creases at fore-edge of two illustration page leaves - edges are unevenly trimmed, faint erased pencil marks on frent free endpaper. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling, minor rubbing, small dent on rear hinge, area of very small indentations on rear panel. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
NOR'EAST FOR LOUISBURG., Fraser, William Douglas.
7 Fraser, William Douglas. NOR'EAST FOR LOUISBURG.
Toronto Amethyst 1978 0920474012 / 9780920474013 Soft Cover Very Good - 
221 pp + section of b&w plans, photographs at rear, 8vo (9" H). B&w plans, maps, reproductions throughout text - plans and photographs at rear. "(A)n adventure tale of sweeping grandeur: the personal history of a youth who volunteered for war as a loyal subject of George II when New England rose against the French fortress of Louisburg commanding the Gulf of St. Lawrence and the approaches to Quebec and menacing the Boston fishery. The story is a romance in the true sense: it tells of the fears and awareness of a vast world opening to the mind of a young soldier and mariner early away from home and toughened by the cruelty and challenge of armed conflict and the harsh reality of the elements. The novel is based on a single page of pencil-written journal left behind by a young volunteer from Massachusetts: the author has not been able to determine the boy's name or where he lived but only that he served in Pomeroy's regiment at the capture of Louisburg in 1745. The history of Jonathan Steele unfolds as that of a God-fearing thoughtful man whose love of humanity does not blind him to the irony and tragedy of people living in difficult days, nor to their weakness or folly." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light to moderate edge wear, small soft corner crease on front cover, spine slightly twisted. 
Price: 14.95 USD
 
 
TAPESTRY OF WAR:  A PRIVATE VIEW OF CANADIANS IN THE GREAT WAR., Gwyn, Sandra.
8 Gwyn, Sandra. TAPESTRY OF WAR: A PRIVATE VIEW OF CANADIANS IN THE GREAT WAR.
Toronto HarperCollins 1992 000215787X / 9780002157872 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
552 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w photographs, reproductions. "For some, like the aging man-about-town Agar Adamson, and the promising politician Talbot Papineau, the war was both the climax and the denouement of their careers. For others, like Harold Innis, just off an Ontario farm, the horror of the trenches changed the direction and purpose of their lives. For Vancouver secretary Grace MacPherson, war was a great adventure; for Ottawa socialite Ethel Chadwick, it was a wave that pushed her aside and left her stranded for life. For Max Aitken, better known as Lord Beaverbrook, it was an opportunity to be exploited. For Newfoundlander Owen Steele, it was an heroic duty that ended in a rain of bullets at Beaumont-Hamel. Sandra Gwyn has woven the intimate threads of these lives into a composite portrait that is overwhelming in its power." Minor wrinkle at top of hinges. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling, tiny scuff on front panel. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
SIXTY YEARS OF CANADIAN CRICKET., Hall, John E. And McCulloch, R.O.  Introduction by G.G.S. Lindsey.  Remarks by  Mr. F.W. Terry.  (Colonel Wallace, V.H. Steele, T.C. Patteson, Rev. T.D. Phillipps, Frederick Gale.)
9 Hall, John E. And McCulloch, R.O. Introduction by G.G.S. Lindsey. Remarks by Mr. F.W. Terry. (Colonel Wallace, V.H. Steele, T.C. Patteson, Rev. T.D. Phillipps, Frederick Gale.) SIXTY YEARS OF CANADIAN CRICKET.
Toronto Bryant Printing and Publishing 1895 First Edition Hard Cover Good- 
572 pp, 9" H. Green cloth with black lettering on spine, black lettering/decoration on front board. Errata slip tipped in at rear. 56 b&w plates, including frontispiece, showing individual players and teams. Contents: Preface; Introduction; Remarks; Early Canadian Cricket: 1834-1860; Parr's English Eleven in Canada; Canadian Cricket: 1860 to 1870; Canadian Cricket: 1870 to 1880; Reminiscences of Canadian Cricket, by Colonel Wallace; Cricket in Ottawa, by V.H. Steele; Canadian Cricket: 1880 to 1890; Canadian Cricket: 1890 to 1894; Reminiscences, by T.C. Patteson; International Matches from 1844 to 1894: United States v. Canada; Upper Canada College v. The Province of Ontario; Fitzgerald's Eleven in Canada, 1872; Halifax Tournament, 1874; The Australians in Canada, 1878; Hamilton in the United States, 1879; Daft's English Eleven in Canada, 1879; Gentlemen of Ireland in Canada, 1879; Early Cricket at Upper Canada College, by the Rev. T.D. Phillipps; Intercollegiate Matches: Trinity College School v. Upper Canada College; Canadian Cricket, with some sound advice to Canadian Cricketers, by Frederick Gale; Canadians in England, 1880; Tours of American Clubs in Canada, 1880; Chicago Club in Canada, 1881 and 1882; Winnipeg's Tour of 1882; Pittsburg in Canada; English Gentlemen in Canada in 1885; Tour of the West Indian Cricketers in Canada, 1886; Mr. E. J. Sanders' English Eleven in Canada, 1886; Tour of the Belmont Club, 1887; Canadian Gentlemen in England, 1887; Seabright, N.J., in Canada, 1888; Tour of the St. Paul's School Club in Canada, 1889; Tour of Manitoba and the Northwest, 1890; Rosedale (Toronto) in the United States, 1891; Tour of the Germantown Club in Canada, 1891; University Matches; Lord Hawke's English Eleven in Canada, 1891; Tour of the Phoenix Club of Chicago in Canada, 1892; Brooklyn Cricket Club in Canada, 1892; Halifax Tournament of 1892; Australia in Canada, 1892; Philadelphia's Tour in Canada, 1892; Interprovincials, East and West, I Zingari, etc. Ex-library copy with minimal library markings (number and label residue at bottom of spine, old label covered with newer white card on front pastedown, number and small date stamp on copyright page, label removal residue on free rear endpaper); one illustration page has damaged edges - small pieces missing and creases; book is cracked at several places but pages are holding; some light creasing on title page; light foxing at top of endpapers; book is slightly cocked; light to moderate edge wear; tiny ears at top/bottom of spine; slight corner bumps; edges of text block are darkened; light soiling on boards. 
Price: 250.00 USD
 
 
10 Issenman, Robert M., ed. Inscribed. (Margaret M. Adams, Maureen Andrew, Nancy Butt, Robert Evans, Joseph Jacobs, Dorothy Jessop, Patricia M. MacKay, Angus B. Macmillan, Charles H. Malcolmson, Hugh M. O'Brodovich, K.R. Mohan Pai, Jocelyn Paine, et AMBULATORY CARE OF THE SICK CHILD.
Hamilton, Ontario McMaster University Press 1985 0920603025 / 9780920603024 Soft Cover Very Good 
136 pp, (8 3/4" H). INSCRIBED BY DR. ISSENMAN ON INSIDE OF FRONT COVER. Contents: The Care of Children with Chronic Diseases; Hickman Catheters in Outpatient Management of Malignant Disorders; Nebulizers, Spirometers, and Customized Medical Regimes with Asthma; Home Care of Children with Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia; Continuous Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis; Lesson From Hemophilia; The Newly Diagnosed Diabetic Child; Monitor Usage in Sudden Infant Death Syndrome; Home Enteral Feeding; The Emotional Impact of Chronic Disease; Research in Pediatric Home Care; Neighborhood and Community Support; The Role of the Pediatrician in Home Care; Structuring the Home Environment for Success; The Perverse Economics of Alternatives to Inpatient Care. Inside - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, very small bump at top of front hinge - migrates into first few pages, minor rubbing, very small ink mark on spine, tiny faint mark on front cover. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
11 Marshall, Bess. AN HOUSE FOR HIS KINGDOM: WESTMINSTER CENTENNIAL STORY, 1837-1979.
Orangeville, Ontario Westminster United Church 1979 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good 
466 pp (plus ten additional pages that are numbered, but blank), 10" H. Maroon simulated leather covers with gold lettering on spine and front board. B&w photographs, floor plans, reproductions, map. "Bess Marshall's recounting of the spiritual and temporal struggles of Orangeville's forefathers and their descendants is pure homespun. Their joys and sorrows, their ambitions and attainments, their unwavering faith in God, and the homely grass roots events of their lives are more meaningful history than battles, politics and treaties." Dust jacket has very light edge wear, light edge wrinkling, light wrinkling on hinges, minor rubbing/soiling. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
LETITIA:  NURSERY CORPS, U.S.A., Martin, George Madden.  (Mrs. Attwood R. Martin, 1866-1946.)
12 Martin, George Madden. (Mrs. Attwood R. Martin, 1866-1946.) LETITIA: NURSERY CORPS, U.S.A.
New York McClure 1907 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good- No Jacket Steele Inscribed By Author
206 pp, 7 3/4" H. Dark blue ribbed cloth with white lettering on spine, red shield with white lettering and decoration on front cover. 16 b&w plates, including tissue-covered frontispiece, by 'Steele' (collated). Inscribed on front free endpaper: "Mrs George W. Atkins - / To my dear Miss Mary, / with the love and best / regards of / George Madden Martin. / Anchorage, Ky. 1907." A story of army family life, as experienced by the little girl, Letitia. "The essential most necessary to make the admirable army woman is that instinct which, on a night's halt, can create the feeling of home out of Dougherty cushions and blankets if it should come to that. In the nomadic life of the army, stability and morals are represented in the home." Two very small tears with a crease between them at the fore-edge of a preliminary page and at the bottom edge of the frontispiece - archivally taped, several light foxing marks on the frontispiece - mainly on verso and also on the tissue guard, light foxing marks at the edges of the illustration page opposite page 52, slight separation between some page gatherings that are still firm in the binding, light browning and scattered tiny light foxing marks on edges of text block, small slight bump at three corners on boards, light edge wear to boards and at top/bottom of spine, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor rubbing on boards. 
Price: 125.00 USD
 
 
JOURNAL OF THE SOCIETY FOR ARMY HISTORICAL RESEARCH.  SEPTEMBER, 1957.  VOL. XXXV.  NO. 143., McGuffie, T.H., ed.  (Lt-Col. M.B. Savage, Peter Wickins, R. Scurfield, Captain P.E. Abbott, W.Y. Carman, Lt-Col. Ernest Ryan, L.G. Farncombe, Captain Russell V. Steele, C.R. Butt, et al.)
13 McGuffie, T.H., ed. (Lt-Col. M.B. Savage, Peter Wickins, R. Scurfield, Captain P.E. Abbott, W.Y. Carman, Lt-Col. Ernest Ryan, L.G. Farncombe, Captain Russell V. Steele, C.R. Butt, et al.) JOURNAL OF THE SOCIETY FOR ARMY HISTORICAL RESEARCH. SEPTEMBER, 1957. VOL. XXXV. NO. 143.
Society for Army Historical Research, London, 1957. 
Paging runs 95 - 142, 10" H, soft cover. Colour frontispiece, 6 pages sepiatone illustrations, 1 b&w drawing. Contents include: Officers of the 38th South Staffordshire Regiment, 1853; The Indian Mutiny Journal of Private Charles Wickins of the 9 0th Light Infantry; Early British Regulation Revolvers; Some More Artillery Badges; Two Miniatures of Eighteenth-Century Indian Officers; Arms, Uniforms and Equipment of the Yeomanry Cavalry. / Notes: Colours of the Royal African Colonial R e g i m e n t ; The Last Indian Mutiny Survivors at the Royal Hospital, Chelsea; etc. Question; Replies (Regimental Belts; Postal Arrangements for the Army in Napoleonic Days; etc.) Museum Supplement No. 32 September, 1957 laid in. Interior - mi no r br ow ni ng t o pages, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear, light to moderate edge wrinkling, very light browning, issue number written in ink on spine. Very Good- 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
MARCHING TO ARMAGEDDON:  CANADIANS AND THE GREAT WAR, 1914-1919., Morton, Desmond and Granatstein, J.L.
14 Morton, Desmond and Granatstein, J.L. MARCHING TO ARMAGEDDON: CANADIANS AND THE GREAT WAR, 1914-1919.
Toronto Lester & Orpen Dennys 1989 0886192099 / 9780886192099 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good - 
288 pp, small 4to (10 1/4" H). Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, reproductions, maps/battle plans, colour plates. "Much more than a military history, (this book) evocatively recreates the effect of the war years on ordinary Canadians. All the facets of the war - the blunders, the heroism, the battles and the suffering - are vividly brought home by action pictures of the day, by poster and war art, and by the incisive text of two of Canada's most highly regarded and popular historians." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light to moderate wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, small tape repair at top of rear flap-fold. 
Price: 18.00 USD
 
 
15 Nichol, Eric, editor. (Francis Dickens.) DICKENS OF THE MOUNTED: THE ASTONISHING LONG-LOST LETTERS OF INSPECTOR F. DICKENS NWMP, 1874-1886.
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
 
 
HISTORIC GUELPH:  THE ROYAL CITY.  VOLUME XVII.  1977-1978., Pollard, Ruth and Pollard, Eber, editors.  (Dr. Elizabeth Waterston, Dorothy Farquharson, Judith M. Nasby, Norman Hacking, Professor Charles Corke, William S. Steele.)
16 Pollard, Ruth and Pollard, Eber, editors. (Dr. Elizabeth Waterston, Dorothy Farquharson, Judith M. Nasby, Norman Hacking, Professor Charles Corke, William S. Steele.) HISTORIC GUELPH: THE ROYAL CITY. VOLUME XVII. 1977-1978.
Guelph Historical Society, Guelph, Ontario, 1978. 
78 pp, 9" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps). ISBN 03170721 B&w photographs, reproductions. Contents: John Galt, the Founder of Guelph; A Chronological Outline of the Life and Literary Works of John Galt, the Founder of Guelph; Canada Company Lett er concerning Funding of Guelph Schools; Roberta Geddes-Harvey, Mus. Bac. (1849-1930), Composer and Organist; A Painter of Guelph - David Johnston Kennedy; The Hacking Family; Early Photography and Photographers in Guelph and area; The Pas s e n g e r P i g eon in Wellington County, Ontario; Presentation to Queen Elizabeth II on the occasion of her Silver Jubilee; About our Contributors; Guelph Historical Society Officers for 1977-78. Interior - previous owner's name on first page, ot he rw is e cl e an a nd tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear and minor browning on spine. Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
OUR LITTLE ARMY IN THE FIELD:  THE CANADIANS IN SOUTH AFRICA, 1899-1902., Reid, Brian A.
17 Reid, Brian A. OUR LITTLE ARMY IN THE FIELD: THE CANADIANS IN SOUTH AFRICA, 1899-1902.
St. Catharines, Ontario Vanwell 1996 1551250241 / 9781551250243 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 
206 pp, large 8vo (10" H). B&w photographs, maps. "The Boer War, 1899-1902, saw the first Canadian troops sent overseas to fight. Many units of the present Canadian army first distinguished themselves in South Africa, and still proudly bear the Battle Honours earned there. This is the story of the Canadian soldiers in the Boer War, how they overcame the limitations of the old-style British army, and how they defeated very tough, unconventional warriors. (This book) uses extensive archival research to shed new light on some of the failures and controversies, as well as the obvious successes, of the Canadians in South Africa." 
Price: 27.50 USD
 
 
OUR LITTLE ARMY IN THE FIELD:  THE CANADIANS IN SOUTH AFRICA, 1899-1902., Reid, Brian A.
18 Reid, Brian A. OUR LITTLE ARMY IN THE FIELD: THE CANADIANS IN SOUTH AFRICA, 1899-1902.
St. Catharines, Ontario Vanwell 1996 1551250241 / 9781551250243 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Near Fine 
206 pp, large 8vo (10" H). B&w photographs, maps. "The Boer War, 1899-1902, saw the first Canadian troops sent overseas to fight. Many units of the present Canadian army first distinguished themselves in South Africa, and still proudly bear the Battle Honours earned there. This is the story of the Canadian soldiers in the Boer War, how they overcame the limitations of the old-style British army, and how they defeated very tough, unconventional warriors. (This book) uses extensive archival research to shed new light on some of the failures and controversies, as well as the obvious successes, of the Canadians in South Africa." Book is Fine. Dust jacket has very minor rubbing. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
19 Stanley, George F.G. TOIL & TROUBLE: MILITARY EXPEDITIONS TO RED RIVER.
Toronto / Ottawa Dundurn / Canadian War Museum 1989 1550020595 / 9781550020595 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
303 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). Canadian War Museum Publication No. 25. Map endpapers, b&w photographs, reproductions, maps. "Dealing briefly with the Swiss and Canadian mercenaries sent to Red River by Lord Selkirk in 1818, and the British garrisons supplied by the Imperial Government during the 1840s and 1850s, Dr. Stanley recounts in detail the organization and despatch of British and Canadian troops under the command of Colonel G.J. Wolseley to the newly formed province of Manitoba in 1870, the subsequent reinforcements sent to the West between 1871 and 1873 and the organization of the first militia units in Manitoba. The success of these several expeditions was owing, in large measure, not only to the officers and soldiers who took part, but also to the fledgling Department of Militia in Ottawa. These troop movements were facilitated by the construction of roads and the establishment of water communications between Fort William and Fort Garry. Drawing upon official documents and contemporary narratives, the author has written a fascinating account of the Red River Expeditions, bringing a fresh perspective to the story of Louis Riel in Manitoba, the Fenian Raids of 1871, and the military history of the Canadian federation." Light bump at top/bottom of spine, tiny paper pull at top edge of rear endpapers. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine - minor wrinkling elsewhere, minor rubbing. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
20 Steele, Ian K. BETRAYALS: FORT WILLIAM HENRY AND THE "MASSACRE".
Oxford University Press, New York, 1993, 8th printing. 
250 pp, 8vo (8 1/4" H), soft cover. ISBN 0195084258 B&w illustrations. "...gives us the true story behind James Fenimore Cooper's classic 'The Last of the Mohicans', bringing to life people such as British commander of Fort William Henry George M onro, French General Montcalm, captive Susannah Johnson, Iroquois chief Hendrick, and the wild frontier world of captives and warriors. Explaining the motives for the most notorious 'massacre' of the colonial period, Steele offers a grippi n g t a l e o f a fledgling America, one which places the tragic events of the Seven Years' War in a fresh historical context." Contents: Approaches; To Battle for Lake George; Fort William Henry, 1755-1757; Siege; "Massacre"; Aftermath; Percepti on s; Ap pe nd ix : M issing New England Parolees; Notes; Index. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor corner wear, small crease at corners of front cover. Very Good 
Price: 14.00 USD
 
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