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THE CONSTANTINE AFFLICTION.  A PIMM AND SKYE ADVENTURE., Payton, T. Aaron.
121 Payton, T. Aaron. THE CONSTANTINE AFFLICTION. A PIMM AND SKYE ADVENTURE.
San Francisco Night Shade Books 2012 1597804002 / 9781597804004 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket art by Mark Nelson. 
279 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). "1864. London is a city in transition. The Constantine Affliction - a strange malady that kills some of its victims and physically transforms others into the opposite sex - has spread scandal and upheaval through society. Scientific marvels and disasters, such as clockwork courtesans, the alchemical fires of Whitechapel, electric carriages, and acidic monsters lurking in the Thames, have forever altered the face of the city. Pembroke 'Pimm' Halliday is an aristocrat with an interest in criminology, who uses his keen powers of observation to assist the police or private individuals - at least when he's sober enough to do so. Ellie Skyler, who hides her gender behind the byline 'E. Skye', is an intrepid journalist driven by both passion and necessity to uncover the truth, no matter where it lies. When Pimm and Skye stumble onto a dark plot that links the city's most notorious criminal overlord with the Queen's new consort, famed scientist Sir Bertram Oswald, they soon find the forces of both high and low society arrayed against them. Can they save the city from the arcane machinations of one of history's most infamous monsters - and uncover the shocking origins of 'The Constantine Affliction'?" Very minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wear/wrinkling, soft wrinkle at top of rear panel, minor rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF THE PRAIRIE PROVINCES TO 1953 WITH BIOGRAPHICAL INDEX., Peel, Bruce Braden, compiler.  Foreword by J.H. Archer.
122 Peel, Bruce Braden, compiler. Foreword by J.H. Archer. A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF THE PRAIRIE PROVINCES TO 1953 WITH BIOGRAPHICAL INDEX.
Toronto University of Toronto Press 1973 0802019722 / 9780802019721 Second Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ No Jacket 
780 pp, 9 3/4" H. Orange cloth with black lettering on spine and front board, green endpapers. Contents: Foreword; Preface to the Second Edition; Preface to the 1963 Supplement; Preface to the First Edition; Libraries, Collections, and Other Sources Cited; Bibliography of the Prairie Provinces; Subject Index - The Environment / The People / History / History, Local / Explorers, Surveyors, and Travellers / Pro Pelle Cutem / Red River Settlement / Rebellions and Regimental Histories / Maintiens le Droit: Royal Canadian Mounted Police / Communications / Settling the West / Ranching / The Wheat Economy / Co-operation / Politics and Government / Laws, Statutes, etc. / Medicine and Nursing / The Spiritual Life / Education / Indian Languages / Literary Works / Journalism / Bibliography - Title Index; Author Index with biographical notes; Initials, Pseudonyms, and Religious Names. Light browning to edges of endpapers, one small soft corner bump. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
BURIED ON SUNDAY., Phillips, Edward.  Inscribed by author.  Cover art by Clive Dobson.
123 Phillips, Edward. Inscribed by author. Cover art by Clive Dobson. BURIED ON SUNDAY.
McClelland and Stewart, Toronto, 1986. 
192 pp, 8vo (8 1/4" H), soft cover. McClelland and Stewart Signature Series. INSCRIBED ON TITLE PAGE: "FOR (IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER) ____ AND ____ - WITH GOOD, BETTER, AND BEST WISHES - LIKEWISE MUCH LOVE - TED, 18/3/89". ISBN 0771069928 "Fifty-th ree-year-old Montreal lawyer Geoffrey Chadwick (last seen in Edward Phillips' acclaimed novel, 'Sunday's Child) accepts an invitation for a weekend in the country with friends. His idea of roughing it is 'complaining about room service,' b u t a t l e a st it's not another Westmunt wine and cheese party. This excursion into Quebec's cottage country becomes fraught with emotional complications and surface tensions; but the weekend proceeds as weekends do until the household is inter ru pt e d by th re e unexpected guests, in flight from the police. The intrusion of the criminal element into this upper-middle-class gathering is perfect fodder for humorist Edward Phillips. He exposes the comic and not so comic aspects of meeti ng for me r lov e rs in un expected places and retaining good manners when lives are at stake, revealing along the way some harsh yet familiar truths about human nature. His cast of wonderfully eccentric characters will delight and outrage." Inter ior - b ook s ligh tl y c rac ked at pages 78/79, otherwise clean with no other ownership marks. Exterior - book slightly cocked, light crease on spine, very minor edge wear. Very Good- 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
LEASIDE., Pitfield, Jane.
124 Pitfield, Jane. LEASIDE.
Toronto Dundurn 2000 1550028758 / 9781550028751 Second Edition Soft Cover Fine David Peacock, cover illustration. 
324 pp, large 8vo (9" H). B&w photographs, reproductions, maps. "Leaside, the jewel of a planned residential and industrial town west of the Don Valley, owes its name to the Lea family and, in particular, to the octagonal house built by William Lea in the early 1850s. Home to such early enterprises as Durant Motors of Canada, Canada Wire and Cable and the Thorncliffe Race Track, Leaside grew from a railway settlement into a prosperous urban town. Remember the wartime munitions plant at Leaside? - the site of the first airmail delivery? - the Olympic calibre ski jump by the Don Valley? Now part of Toronto and continuing to evolve, Leaside proudly retains its identity and its strong sense of community." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
LEASIDE., Pitfield, Jane.
125 Pitfield, Jane. LEASIDE.
Toronto Dundurn 2000 1550028758 / 9781550028751 Second Edition Soft Cover Near Fine David Peacock, cover illustration. 
324 pp, large 8vo (9" H). B&w photographs, reproductions, maps. "Leaside, the jewel of a planned residential and industrial town west of the Don Valley, owes its name to the Lea family and, in particular, to the octagonal house built by William Lea in the early 1850s. Home to such early enterprises as Durant Motors of Canada, Canada Wire and Cable and the Thorncliffe Race Track, Leaside grew from a railway settlement into a prosperous urban town. Remember the wartime munitions plant at Leaside? - the site of the first airmail delivery? - the Olympic calibre ski jump by the Don Valley? Now part of Toronto and continuing to evolve, Leaside proudly retains its identity and its strong sense of community." Inside - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
POLICE: GREATEST HITS.  PIANO/VOCAL/CHORDS., Police.
126 Police. POLICE: GREATEST HITS. PIANO/VOCAL/CHORDS.
Columbia Pictures / Hal Leonard, n.p., 1984. 
83 pp, 4to (11 7/8" H), soft cover. Music and lyrics for: The Bed's Too Big Without You; Behind My Camel; Bring on the Night; Can't Stand Losing You; Deathwish; Driven to Tears; De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da; Don't Stand So Close To Me; Every Breath You Take; Every Little Thing She Does is Magic; Invisible Sun; King of Pain; Man in a Suitcase; Message in a Bottle; Omegaman; On Any Other Day; Peanuts; Roxanne; So Lonely; Spirits in the Material World; Synchronicity II; Too Much Information; Walking on the Moon; Wrapped Around Your Finger. Interior - two small ghost sticker marks on first page, small notation in ink in margin of page 32. Exterior - light to moderate edge wear, a few small soft creases on covers, small area of surface paper loss at bottom of spine, two small sticker residue stains on front cover. VG- 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
127 Powell, Patrick; Sharp, Ben; Palmer, Bill; Farwell, Ian; Fournier, Denny, Maj, Mary; Smith, Debbie; Stradwick, Karen; Casey, Shelley; Brown, Wynna; Marshall, Alison; Balfour, Nicola; Grimbly, Bob; Downey, Bob; Patience, Michell; Walker, Jenny; et al. BRASS TACKS. VOL. 2 NO. 1 DECEMBER, 1979.
Burlington, Ontario Brass Tacks 1979 Stapled in Wraps Good 
48 pp, 10 7/8" H. B&w photographs, drawings. "(P)roduced by a group of high school students and teachers who endeavor to share the history and folk-lore of Halton County". Contents: Milton Jail and Courthouse; Leonard - My Husband (reminiscences of Mrs. Margaret McKindley); Lowville - Lost in Time; Good Old School Days (Lowville & Waterdown); Blue Knights of Long Ago (Hamilton Police Force); A Special Kind of Witch (water witching/dowsing); Oakridge Farm since 1837; Full Steam Ahead (steam traction engines); Yesterday is Yours (an interview with the curator of Battery Lodge, Dundurn Castle); Dolls: 4000 Eyes from the Past; "We Are The Church" (Oakville's African Methodist Episcopal Church); "They Held Nothing Sacred" (history/development of Maple Avenue, Burlington); "One Tin Soldier" (Doug Jarvis' collection). Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear - more on spine, light rubbing on covers - more near spine, creases at top corner of front cover, soft wrinkles on covers - mostly at spine area. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
BEFORE I FORGET: AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY., Rackham, Reg.  Signed.
128 Rackham, Reg. Signed. BEFORE I FORGET: AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY.
N.P. Self-published 1991 0969582609 / 9780969582601 Hard Cover Very Good + Very Good Signed by Author
191 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w photographs. **SIGNED ON TITLE PAGE: "REG RACKHAM". The reminiscences of a former Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officer. Previous owner's place, date and signature on free front endpaper, small tear with crease at bottom of free rear endpaper - archivally taped, light wrinkling at top of spine. Dust jacket has very light edge wear, light edge wrinkling - mainly at top of spine and top/bottom of flap-folds, a few soft creases at bottom of rear panel, a few very small faint liquid marks on front panel, light rubbing - mainly on rear panel. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
OUR LITTLE ARMY IN THE FIELD:  THE CANADIANS IN SOUTH AFRICA, 1899-1902., Reid, Brian A.
129 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.
130 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
 
 
AFTER WAR., Renn, Ludwig.
131 Renn, Ludwig. AFTER WAR.
Dodd Mead, New York, 1931, Ist U.S. edition. 
311 pp, small 8vo (7 5/8" H), hard cover (light grey/green boards with navy blue lettering on spine and front board) - no dust jacket. Patterned endpapers. A fictionalized look at Germany and the German army at the end of World War I. Contents: In Prison Camp; Break-Up of the Old Army; The Army of Security; Against the Intelligence Corps; The Socialization; As Assistant to the Castle Commander; Disbandment of the Army of Security; With the Security Police During the Kapp Putsch; In the Police Recruiting Office. Interior - endpapers browning lightly, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear, one tiny corner crease, faint small water splashes on boards, light rubbing, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, edges of text block browning. G+ 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
BRITISH AVIATION.  BRITISH LIFE AND THOUGH SERIES NO. 8., Robertson, F.A. de V., Major.
132 Robertson, F.A. de V., Major. BRITISH AVIATION. BRITISH LIFE AND THOUGH SERIES NO. 8.
London Longmans Green 1942 Second Revised Edition Soft Cover with Self Flaps Good+ 
52 pp, 8 1/2" H. B&w photographs. Contents: Civil Aviation (Air Transport and Civil Flying / Air Transport in the Dominions / Imperial Airways Limited / The Empire Air Mail Scheme / Flying in Britain); The Royal Air Force (R.A.F. Organisation / The Air Defence of Great Britain / The R.A.F. Overseas / Police Bombing / India / Singapore / The Fleet Air Arm); The Air Side of the War (The Luftwaffe / British Achievements / The Air War at Sea / The Empire Training Scheme / The Air War in 1941). Interior - bump at bottom of page gutters, clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - bump to bottom of spine, minor lean to spine, light wrinkling at spine edges and bottom edge of front cover, minor soiling, tiny bump to fore-edge of text block. 
Price: 22.00 USD
 
 
133 Robertston, Heather. MEASURING MOTHER EARTH: HOW JOE THE KID BECAME TYRRELL OF THE NORTH.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 2007 0771075391 / 9780771075391 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
348 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w photographs, maps. "One of Canada's first scientific explorers, Joseph Burr Tyrrell began his career in the late nineteenth century by surveying the Rocky Mountains on foot and mapping remote northern regions from a birchbark canoe; he ended it at the dawn of the Atomic Age, flying across the wilderness in bush planes. Among his many accomplishments, Tyrrell discovered Canada's first dinosaur, Albertosaurus, and an Ice Age glacier he named Keewatin. He risked his own and his companions' lives charting the Dubawnt and Kazan river networks west of Hudson Bay, and rescued the maps and records of Canada's great geographer, David Thompson, from oblivion. After he failed to find gold in the Klondike, Tyrrell gambled on buying a gold mine in Kirkland Lake, Ontario, and won millions." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, very minor edge wear. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
FOR MOST CONSPICUOUS BRAVERY:  A BIOGRAPHY OF MAJOR-GENERAL GEORGE R. PEARKES, V.C., THROUGH TWO WORLD WARS., Roy, Reginald H.  (George R. Pearkes, V.C.)
134 Roy, Reginald H. (George R. Pearkes, V.C.) FOR MOST CONSPICUOUS BRAVERY: A BIOGRAPHY OF MAJOR-GENERAL GEORGE R. PEARKES, V.C., THROUGH TWO WORLD WARS.
Vancouver University of British Columbia Press 1977 0774800682 / 9780774800686 Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
388 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w photographs. The career of George Pearkes, V.C., from homesteading in Alberta, his service in the Yukon with the Royal North West Mounted Police, through trench warfare on the Western Front and on through the Second World War and political and diplomatic service in the post-war years. Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, one tiny corner bump. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, two tiny tears, minor browning and a few tiny scuffs on spine. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
135 Schulze, Carl. BRITISH 24 AIRMOBILE BRIGADE. EUROPA MILITARIA No 23.
Marlborough Crowood Press 1999 1861262760 / 9781861262769 First Edition Soft Cover Near Fine 
64 pp, 10 1/4" H). Profusely illustrated with color photographs. Contents: Introduction: structure and history of 24 Airmobile Brigade - the future; The Airmobile Infantry Battalion; Inside an Airmobile Infantry Company: B Coy, Ist Bn The Royal Scots; 3 & 4 Regiments, Army Air Corps; 19 Regiment, Royal Artillery; Brigade Headquarters & Signal Squadron; Support Helicopter Force; 51 Field Squadron, Royal Engineers; 21 (Gibraltar) AD Battery, Royal Artillery; 19 Airmobile Field Ambulance; Brigade Provost Unit, Royal Military Police; Combat Service & Support Battalions; Multinational Division Central (Airmobile) Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright, very minor rubbing. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
THE GERMAN OCCUPATION OF JERSEY:  A COMPLETE DIARY OF EVENTS FROM JUNE 1940 TO JUNE 1945., Sinel, Mr.  Harrison, A.G., foreword.
136 Sinel, Mr. Harrison, A.G., foreword. THE GERMAN OCCUPATION OF JERSEY: A COMPLETE DIARY OF EVENTS FROM JUNE 1940 TO JUNE 1945.
Evening Post, Jersey, 1945. 
298 pp, 8vo (8 1/8" H), soft cover. From the Foreword: "I have been in the position, perhaps more than anyone else, to appreciate the risks that Mr. Sinel took in this work and a witness to the fact that on many occasions notes for the Diary were being written at 'The Evening Post' Office under the very eyes of the Germans. It was not in ignorance of the risks involved that the author undertook this work, for a short time after the arrival of the Germans in the Island a senior member of 'Th e Evening Post' staff was imprisoned by the Secret Police for six weeks merely on the suspicion of writing a diary of local events, although they were unable to find or prove anything. So this Diary has been compiled, and I feel sure that i t s o b j e c tiveness and the omission of the fantastic rumours which were continually in circulation in the rumour-infested Island will prove it to be an accurate record of day-to-day happenings during this little Island's ordeal by German domina ti on . " I nt er io r - binding firm, moderate browning to pages, some damage to corners and edges of preliminary pages and last few pages. Exterior - moderate edge wear and creases on covers, corners missing/damaged on covers, small pieces missi ng fro m pa per sp ine co ver, wrinkles and creases on spine, water stain on front cover, light soiling, heavy browning to edges of text block. Poor. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
OSWALD MOSLEY., Skidelsky, Robert.
137 Skidelsky, Robert. OSWALD MOSLEY.
Holt, Rinehart and Winston, New York, 1975. 
578 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0030865808 B&w plates. "The theme of Robert Skidelsky's brilliant biography is one of double tragedy - the self-destruction of Mosley and the failure of the British ruling class to meet the challenge of the twentieth-century. Describing Mosley's early life, Mr Skidelsky lays particular stress on his landed background and his experiences in the trenches during the first world war, both vital factors in forming his character and outlook . There follows his meteoric political rise in the 1920s, when as one of the few politicians who became 'Keynesians' he seemed more than anyone to have grasped the economic problems facing Britain. Frustrated and disillusioned by Ramsay M a c D o n a l d ' s leadership, he resigned from the Labour Government in 1930 at the age of thirty-four and founded first the short-lived New Party, then the British Union of Fascists. (The author) describes Mosley's turbulent career in the 1930 s wh en t he B UF ' to ok politics into the streets', his period in prison during the war as 'Churchill's guest', and finally his present view of world problems. Mr Skidelsky squarely confronts Mosley's most controversial fascist activities: th e gre at ral lie s a nd mar che s w hich often led to violence; his attack on the Jews and his campaign in the East End of London; and his opposition to the second world war which ended with his detention under Regulartion 18B. Drawing extensively on hit her to u npub lish ed Cabi net Pape rs and police reports (including those of the Special Branch), the author skilfully disentangles fact from mythology, and presents for the first time the full evidence on which an informed judgment on Mosl ey' s mot ives and respo nsibi lit y in thes e mat ters can be based; as well as shedding a new and unexpected light on police and government attitudes to fascism in the 1930s...." Minor soft crease at fore-edge page approx. pages 353 to 383, a fe w li ght so iling mark s on f ore-ed ge o f tex tbloc k, min or edge wear, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling, small piece missing from top of rear flap-fold, several small closed tears taped on insid e, so me area s of e dge we ar have benn r e-col ored w ith bl ack pen , very light rubbing. Very Good/Good+ 
Price: 47.50 USD
 
 
138 Snow, Hank. With Jack Ownbey and Bob Burris. THE HANK SNOW STORY.
Urbana University of Illinois Press / Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame 1994 0252020898 / 9780252020896 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine 
555 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs. "(Traces Hank Snow's) life from humble beginnings, through his emergence as an entertainer in Canada, the United States, and throughout the world, to his stature as one of the most influential figures in country music today. But more than a rags-to-riches memoir, this book presents Hank's life and career in his own voice, with remarkable candor and incredible detail. It provides the first extensive look at the early development of country music in Canada, reveals the inner workings of the music industry (including Hank's vital and unsung role in launching Elvis Presley's career), frankly discusses the nonglamorous side of stardom, and offers the reflections of an outspoken artist who has been professionally involved with country music for nearly sixty years. Through Ernest Tubb's intercession, he made his debut on Nashville's Grand Ole Opry. Disheartened by the lack of audience response, Hank nearly abandoned his dream. Then he recorded a song he had written, 'I'm Movin' On'. It climbed to the top of the charts, staying at number one for twenty-nine weeks. More hits followed, and his life and career changed forever. Over the years, Hank has entertained servicepeople on military bases in Korea, Europe, and Vietnam. Remembering his own (difficult) childhood, he established the Hank Snow Foundation for the Prevention of Child Abuse. (He was) elected to the Country Music Hall of Fame and to the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences Hall of Fame." Minor twist to spine. Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling otherwise clean and bright. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE HISTORY OF ORGANIZED CRIME:  THE TRUE STORY AND SECRETS OF GLOBAL GANGLAND., Southwell, David.
139 Southwell, David. THE HISTORY OF ORGANIZED CRIME: THE TRUE STORY AND SECRETS OF GLOBAL GANGLAND.
Sevenoaks, London, 2006. 
224 pp, 4to (11 1/2" H), hard cover in glazed pictorial boards - no dust jacket. ISBN 1862003424 Profusely illustrated with colour and b&w photographs. "From London's back streets to neon-soaked Las Vegas, fromTokyo's corporate boardrooms to the shantytowns of Brazil and India, organized crime is the world's oldest and largest business. Finally, the historical and modern secrets of the most powerful outlaw organizations - their key crimes, personalities and methods - have been told. With the latest intelligence from police agencies across the globe, as well as interviews with gangsters themselves, the underworld's code of silence has been broken. In this shocking and compelling book, crime writer David Southwell traces the history and evolution of organized crime in every major territory in the world....From the distant past to the most recent events, the hidden history of global gangland has never been told in such chilling, entertaining and fascinating detail." Minor rubbi ng on boards, very light edge wear, very small dint at top and bottom edge. Very Good 
Price: 27.50 USD
 
 
THE FRIENDLY FORCE., Spettigue, Douglas.
140 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
 
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