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Statutes of the Province of British Columbia 1929

By: N/A

Price: $17.50

Publisher: Victoria, BC, King's Printer: 1929

Seller ID: 11163

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


Quarter leather spine with marbled paper covered boards shows wear to extremities, missing free endpapers. Some separation rear board, light foxing of page edges ; Statutes 'passed in the session held in the nineteenth year of the reign of His Majesty King George V. Being the first session of the seventeenth Parliament of British Columbia, begun and holden at Victoria on the 22nd January, 1929, and ending on the 20th March 1929 View more info

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A Concise History of Capital Punishment in Canada, Hanging in Canada

By: Anderson, Frank W.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Calgary, AB, Frontier Publishing: 1973

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 18919

Condition: Very Good+


Light wear to yellow stapled wraps ; A bright, solid book ; A Frontier publication; B&W Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 80 pages; "Capital punishment in Canada dates back to Canada's earliest history, including its period as a French colony and, after 1763, its time as a British colony. From 1867 to the elimination of the death penalty for murder on July 14, 1976, 1,481 people had been sentenced to death, and 710 had been executed. Of those executed, 697 were... View more info

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Commission of Inquiry into Certain Events at the Prison for Women in Kingston

By: Arbour (Commissioner), The Honourable Louise

Price: $16.50

Publisher: Toronto, Public Works and Government Services Canada: 1996

Seller ID: 15463

ISBN: 0662243552

Condition: Very Good


Light bumping of corners of card covers ; A bright, solid book Text unmarked; Trade PB; B&W Illustrations; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 311 pages View more info

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Colour-Coded A Legal History of Racism in Canada, 1900-1950

By: Backhouse, Constance

Price: $24.95

Publisher: Toronto, University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 18429

ISBN: 0802047122

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


Only slight wear ; A bright, solid book dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped.; Osgoode Society for Canadian Legal History; B&W Photographs; 8.90 X 6.10 X 1.40 inches; 488 pages; "Historically Canadians have considered themselves to be more or less free of racial prejudice. Although this conception has been challenged in recent years, it has not been completely dispelled. In Colour-Coded, Constance Backhouse illustrates the tenacious hold that white supremacy had on our le... View more info

The Law Marches West; Sir Cecil E. Denny & The North-West Mounted Police

By: Denny, Sir Cecil E.; edited by W.B. Cameron

Price: $14.50

Publisher: UK, Denny Publishing Ltd: 2001

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 13475

ISBN: 190368000X

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket


Half inch closed tear top DJ ; A bright, solid book, DJ in protective Mylar sleeve; B&W Illustrations; 300 pages; This was originally published in 1939 View more info

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The Mob Politics, a Memoir

By: Drapeau, J. Paul

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Self Published: 2008

Edition: Second Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 17096

Condition: Very Good+


Signed by Author; Card covers show light edge wear, Index at back of text has been stapled into book. ; A tight solid book. ; Inscribed by the author. This is a revised edition. In eastern Canada there has been much speculation about mob involvement with politicians and corruption. Drapeau looks at a some of these instances including the Dorion Inquiry and the Montreal Olympics View more info

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The Bruce Dubbin Memoirs ; Stories of a Police Officer

By: Dubbin, Bruce

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Self Published: 2011

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 15759

ISBN: 0988075504

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Signed by Author; Only slight edge wear.; Inscribed by author on front free end paper. A bright, solid book, DJ in Mylar. ; B&W Photographs; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 166 pages; The youngest of nine children, Bruce was born in Saskatoon on August 22, 1932. After his early schooling there, he moved with his family to Alberta and attended Springbank School before settling in Calgary near 27th Avenue and 4th Street, finishing Grade 9 at Balmoral School. He later upg... View more info

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Quoniam Attachiamenta

By: Fergus, T.D.

Price: $33.95

Publisher: Edinburgh, Stair Society: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 17655

ISBN: 1872517099

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


A bright, solid book, dark blue cloth covered boards with gilt print on spine. Written in the original Latin on left hand pages with the English on the right, edited and translated by T.D. Fergus ; The Stair Society; 403 pages; "Quoniam Attachiamenta belongs to the latter part of the 14th century . . . It is a systematic handbook of procedure in the Scottish feudal courts, written by an experienced practitioner; . . . the book may be accepted as a guide to the practi... View more info

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Ready for the Defense

By: Garbus, Martin

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, Farrar, Straus and Giroux: 1971

Edition: Uncorrected Proof

Seller ID: 13714

ISBN: 0374247668

Condition: Very Good-


Blue card covers show edge wear, first page missing top fore corner, paper rust marks extend to title page. ; A tight solid book. This is an uncorrected proof galley copy - 11' x 6" with card covers, pages are hand numbered. Publisher has pasted on label with title and author's name typed in and proposed release date and price pasted on. Out-of-print. ; Trade PB; Thin 4to 11" - 13" tall; 208 pages; Garbus was a civil rights lawyer and this book is comprised ... View more info

Report of the Gove Inquiry into Child Protection in British Columbia A commission of inquiry into the adequacy of the services, policies, and practices ... abuse, and death of Matthew John Vaudreuil

By: Gove, The Honourable Judge Thomas J.

Price: $36.50

Publisher: Victoria, BC, Government of British Columbia: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 11660

ISBN: 0772627347

Condition: Very Good


Light edge wear, previous owner's name in all 3 volumes, light soil to covers ; A tight solid books, text unmarked ; Trade PB; Report of the Gove Inquiry into Child Protection - 3 volumes; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 743 pages; Included are all three volumes; 1. Matthews Story - includes biography of Matthew Vaudreuil, actions of Child Services after his death, policy for Child Services after a child's death, letters and appendices, 329 pages`. 2. Matthew's Legacy - in... View more info

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Arctic Justice On Trial for Murder, Pond Inlet, 1923

By: Grant, Shelagh D.

Price: $24.95

Publisher: Montreal, Mcgill Queens University Press: 2002

Edition: 1st

Seller ID: 16794

ISBN: 0773523375

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector. A bright, solid book.; McGill-Queen's Native and Northern; 9.74 X 6.30 X 1.25 inches; 342 pages; "Arctic Justice is the story of the execution of a white fur trader by an Inuk. Shelagh Grant recounts how this event was crucial in establishing law enforcement in the High Arctic and documents its tragic consequences for Inuit in the subsequent decades. This compelling and generously illustrated account combines archival history w... View more info

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The Riders of the Plains; A record of the Royal North-West Mounted Police of Canada 1873-1910,

By: Haydon, A. L

Price: $19.50

Publisher: Edmonton, AB, M. G. Hurtig: 1971

Edition: Facsimile; Second Printing

Seller ID: 18315

ISBN: 0888300387

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket


Previous owner's name address on FFEP. ; A bright, solid book, dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped. ; 5 X 4 X 1 inches; 380 pages; A B&W frontispiece and fold-out maps illustrate this history of the organization (Royal North-West Mounted Police of Canada) which formed the basis of the RCMP (Royal Canadian Mounted Police). This is from the excellent facsimile series of early Canadiana and exploration put out by Mel Hurtig in the 1970's. It was originally published in 1910. View more info

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On the Rock twenty-five years in Alcatraz : the prison story of Alvin Karpis as told to Robert Livesey

By: Karpis, Alvin

Price: $21.50

Publisher: Don Mills, ON, Musson Book: 1980

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 15128

ISBN: 0773700471

Condition: Very Good+ in Good+ dust jacket


Some edge wear and chipping of dust jacket, a few short tears top of DJ spine, closed tear bottom back panel. Small patch of sticker damage to front panel. Light wear to book.; A bright, solid book, DJ in protective Mylar sleeve, unclipped. ; 1.4 x 8.8 x 6 Inches; 306 pages; '"On the Rock" is the personal story of Alvin Karpis, the most sought after Public Enemy in American History. Karpis takes us inside the walls and cells of the mysterious superprison wher vio... View more info

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How Come I'm Dead

By: McDonald, Glen

Price: $16.95

Publisher: Surrey, BC, Hancock House: 1985

Seller ID: 19032

ISBN: 0888391870

Condition: Very Good


Card covers show light corner curl shelf wear, pages yellowed, initials on fly leaf. ; A tight solid book. ; B&W Illustrations; 8.30 X 5.60 X 0.80 inches; 264 pages; ".. Covers the highlights of 26 years in the career of Judge Glen McDonald, who was the colorful and often controversial Vancouver Coroner from 1954-1980 and Supervisory Coroner for the Province of British Columbia." Some of the cases covered are the death of Errol Flynn, the crash of a TCA North Sta... View more info

The Mind of the Terrorist

By: McKnight, Gerald

Price: $12.50

Publisher: London, Michael Joseph: 1974

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 14373

ISBN: 0718112849

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


Light edge wear and scuffing corners slightly bumped ; A bright, solid book, DJ in protective Mylar sleeve, unclipped. ; 182 pages View more info

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The Queen v Louis Riel: [Regina courtroom, 20th July - 1st August 1885]

By: Morton, Desmond (introduction); Canada. Regina Court. 1885.

Price: $17.50

Publisher: Toronto, University of Toronto Press: 1974

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 14494

ISBN: 0802021247

Condition: Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket


Ex Library, stamps and glue remnant, small stamps page edges and title page ; A tight solid book. DJ in protective Mylar sleeve, unclipped. ; Ex-Library; Social History of Canada 19; 383 pages; This is a record of the trial of Louis Riel with an extensive introduction by historian Desmond Morton and a list of the exhibits at the back. View more info

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Never-Ending Wrong

By: PORTER, KATHERINE ANNE

Price: $19.50

Publisher: London, SECKER & WARBURG: 1977

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 17516

ISBN: 0436378019

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


Boards show light edge wear, DJ is lightly scuffed with small tears. ; A bright, solid book, dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped. ; B&W Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 63 pages; From the Foreword of the book: "This book is not for the popular or best-selling list for a few weeks or months. It is a plain, full record of a crime that belongs to history. When a reporter from a newspaper here in Maryland asked to talk to me, he said he had heard that I was writing a... View more info

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Sam Steele Lion of the Frontier

By: Research & Agnes index: McFarlane & Brian Danchuk & Margo Embury & John Author photo: Sleeman & Robert Stewart

Price: $29.95

Publisher: Regina, SK, Centax Books & Distribution: 1999

Edition: Second Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 18590

ISBN: 1894022238

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Only slight wear ; A bright, solid book, dustjacket in Mylar. ; B&W Photographs and maps; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 316 pages; "Sam Steele: Lion of the Frontier Sam steele an authentic hero, a monumental man this lively and vital history is the definitive story of an intrepid individual living in extraordinary times. One of the first members of the North-West Mounted Police, he trained men and established posts in a land that was alive with danger. He didn't just... View more info

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Policing the Fringe The Curious Life of a Small-Town Mountie

By: Scheideman, Charles

Price: $19.50

Publisher: Madeira Park, BC, Harbour Publishing: 2009

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 15087

ISBN: 1550174827

Condition: Near Fine


Only slight wear.; A bright, solid book ; Trade PB; 0.94 x 8.35 x 5.43 Inches; 320 pages; "From the 1960s through the 1980s, RCMP Sergeant Charlie Scheideman spent much of his time patrolling the "dark corners of the Interior of British Columbia" where "the citizens would meet the modern criteria for redneck: if their veranda collapsed it would kill more than four dogs; they think 'harrass' is two words, and so on." Such places weren't much fun to pol... View more info

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Forty Years in Canada Reminiscences of the great North-West with some account of his service in South Africa

By: Steele, Samuel Benfield

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Toronto, McGraw-Hill Ryerson: 1972

Edition: Facsimile

Seller ID: 15336

ISBN: 0070774803

Condition: Very Good in Good dust jacket


Dust jacket heavily chipped with tears top spine, some creasing, spine faded. Some erasure top corner front free end paper. ; A tight solid book. DJ in Mylar. This is a facsimile edition of the 1915 hardcover published by McClelland, Goodchild & Stewart in Canada and Herbert Jenkins in Britain. ; The Ryerson archive series; B&W Photographs; 1.5 x 8.5 x 5.5 Inches; 428 pages; "Samuel Benfield Steele was born Orillia, Ontario, in 1851. Orphaned in his early teens. he ... View more info