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  • Forty Years in Canada – Colonel B Steele- First Edition 1915

    Forty Years in Canada – Colonel B Steele- First Edition 1915

    A super perhaps companion book to our book by Haydon on the Mounties published a few years earlier.

    This scarce London First edition published by Herbert Jenkins in 1915. An insert tells us that it was ready to go in August 1914 but postponed because of the outbreak of WWI.

    The longer title provides … Reminiscences of the Great North-West with some Accounts of His Service in south Africa by Colonel S.B. Steele CB MVO late of the N.W.M. Police and the S. African Constabulary – Edited by Mollie Niblett with an introduction by J.G. Colmer CMG.

    Large Royal octavo, 428 pages, 17 plates from relevant photographs, frontispiece of the fine chap etc.

    A mots interesting and highly detailed personal account of a man of action in the Canadian North-West and despite the overarching title some extensive experience in the Military in South Africa where he commanded Strathcona’s Horse. This guy could ride. Soapy Smith – Sitting Bull etc.

    Canadian North West history personal and in detail by a man like his name made of Steele

    $90.00

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  • The Riders of the Plains – A Record of the Royal North-West Mounted Police of Canada 1873-1910 – A.L. Haydon – First Edition London 1910

    The Riders of the Plains – A Record of the Royal North-West Mounted Police of Canada 1873-1910 – A.L. Haydon – First Edition London 1910

    The go to book re the “Mounties” of the era. And really a book about the vast region they held responsibility for the various goings on and in particular references to the indigenous people of this cold region and the incredible topography and diversity.

    A scarce first London edition published by Andrew Melrose in 1910. Thick “Royal” octavo, 382 pages plus publisher’s catalogue, super illustrations from period photographs throughout, very helpful annotated map and various diagrams re Fort layouts etc. Original crimson cloth covered boards, gilt titles and embellishments. Very good if not better overall condition.

    A comprehensive account … too much to precis easily. Starts with the history of the region, the coming of the “Police”, outposts in the Wilderness and the Indian Treaty with the “Blackfeet” – then the Sioux invasion and “Sitting Bull” … various rebellions and attacks on Forts – tough times.

    The history of the vast area patrolled by the Mounties.

    $90.00

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