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Ross Dowson V. RCMP. A Vivid Episode in the Ongoing Struggle for Freedom of Thought and Social Justice in Canada . Foreword by Clayton Ruby
Toronto: Forward Publications, 1980.
Card covers. pp 64. Faint spine sunning, else fine. Dowson was Executive Secretary for The League for Socialist Action (LSA) 1961-1972, when he became chairman. He was targeted by the RCMP in its Operation Checkmate. Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced, depending upon your location.
$10.00 Book Number: 26082 Order / Enquire
ROYAL CANADIAN MOUNTED POLICE QUARTERLY
Ottawa: Royal Canadian Mounted Police, 1954.
Volume 19, no., 3, January, 1954, to Volume 20, no. 2, October, 1954. Full year, four issues, bound in red buckram, spine gilt lettered, original colour covers bound in. Small chip to front cover of first issue, else fine, no owner nor library marks. Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra postage may be required.
$40.00 Book Number: 44843 Order / Enquire
ROYAL CANADIAN MOUNTED POLICE QUARTERLY
Ottawa: Royal Canadian Mounted Police, 1956.
Volume 21, no., 3, January, 1956, to Volume 22, no. 2, October, 1956. Full year, four issues, bound in red buckram, spine gilt lettered, original colour covers bound in. Fine, no owner nor library marks. Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra postage may be required.
$40.00 Book Number: 44844 Order / Enquire
THE LIFE AND DEATH OF GAMALIEL RATSEY, a famous thief, of England, Executed at Bedford the 26th of March last past. [TOGETHER WITH] Ratsey's Ghost or The Second Part of his Madde Pranks and Robberies
London: Oxford University Press for the Shakespeare Association, 1935.
Octavo, yellow card covers. Introduction by S.H. Atkins. Facsimile of the editions of 1605. Fine copy. Shakespeare Association Facsimiles No. 10.
$19.95 Book Number: 46023 Order / Enquire
THE HONOURABLE SOCIETY OF OSGOODE HALL. With an appendix on the history and architecture of the fabric by E.R. Arthur
Toronto: Clarke, Irwin, 1952.
Red cloth. pp 60 + plates. Ink name at front, faint endpaper yellowing, else fine. Dust jacket has nicks and small chips to spine ends, somee tear to front panel, VG otherwise. Osgoode Hall, built in the Georgian Palladian and Neoclassical styles 1828-32, located in the heart of Toronto, is the headquarters of the Law Society of Upper Canada. Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced.
$17.95 Book Number: 44839 Order / Enquire
BIERSTADT, Edward Hale
ENTER MURDERERS ! : eight studies in murder
Garden City, New York: Doubleday, Doran, 1934.
Octavo, red cloth. 302 pp. Sticker stain at front, else a VG+ clean and unworn jacketless copy.
$10.00 Book Number: 41850 Order / Enquire
BORROW, George (Edward Hale Bierstadt)
CELEBRATED TRIALS and remarkable cases of criminal jurisprudence from the earliest records to the year 1825. First complied & edited by George Borrow and now newly revised & edited by Edward Hale Bierstadt
London: Cape, 1928.
Two volumes, red cloth. pp (xl), 480; (6), 481-(990),  + 18 plates. Spines lightly sunned; armorial bookplate at front of Vol. I; yellowing to free endpapers; small dark spots to upper fore edges of Vol. I; else a VG clean, tight and unworn pair. 2.5 kg parcel.
$60.00 Book Number: 47685 Order / Enquire
CHAMBERS, (Captain Ernest J.)
THE ROYAL NORTH-WEST MOUNTED POLICE. A Corps History.
Toronto: Coles, 1972.
Facsimile reprint of the scarce Montreal, 1906, first edition. Card covers, in card slipcase. Ink inscription to front free endpaper, soft crease and edge nick to rear cover, else fine, slipcase is VG. Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra postage may be required.
$18.95 Book Number: 10461 Order / Enquire
Corey, Henry B. (Henry Bascom), b. 1863. Haigh, Henry A. (Henry Allyn), b. 1854
The American agriculturist law book: a compendium of every day law, for farmers, mechanics, business men, manufactures, etc. ... / by Henry B. Corey together with a special supplement on farm law by H.A. Haight [i.e. Haigh]
New York: For American Agriculturist, 1886.
Squarish 12mo. Original terra cotta decorated cloth stamped in black and gilt, with "Judd Company" spine imprint. Yellow floral decorated endpapers. pp 404, xx (Index). Bit of wear to head of very lightly sunned spine; rear inner hinge neatly repaired with clear archival paper tape; acidic text paper is yellowed; else a VG clean, bright and tight copy of a fragile and somewhat uncommon book.
$35.00 Book Number: 27157 Order / Enquire
SELECTED ESSAYS ON THE CONFLICT OF LAWS
Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 1963.
Octavo, dark grey cloth. pp x, 761. Private ink name at front; upper inner margin of pp 185-86 torn away with loss of only two letters; else a VG clean, tight and unworn jacketless copy, no text marks. Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra postage may be required.
$50.00 Book Number: 30325 Order / Enquire
Deane, R. Burton
Mounted Police Life in Canada : A Record of Thirty-One Years' Service
Toronto: Prospero Books, 2001.
Facsimile reprint of the 1916 Cassell edition. Black boards. Photos in text, one folding map. Fine in jacket.
$16.95 Book Number: 23634 Order / Enquire
DeGroot, Morris H.; Stephen E. Fienberg, and Joseph B. Kadane
Statistics and the Law
New York: Wiley, 1994.
Card covers, pp 484, indexed. Fine copy, no owner marks.Describes a wide variety of applications of statistical concepts in legal settings, as well as cases in which statistical analyses were important elements. Several chapters are devoted to employment discrimination and antitrust violation, two areas of litigation that rely heavily on statistics. Contributors discuss the correct choice and use of statistical techniques in the assessment of damages, the measurement and quantification of skill (in a case deciding whether video poker games require skill), the determination of disputed paternity and elections, and other areas where statistics are used in legal cases. Many of the chapters are written by the statisticians who actually participated in the cases under discussion. Available from the publisher at CAD 230.40.
$45.00 Book Number: 47508 Order / Enquire
FIVE YEARS OF MY LIFE 1894-1899
New York: McClure, Phillips, 1901.
Tan and dark blue cloth stamped in gilt. pp (xvi), 310. Includes an introductory essay by the unnamed editor, and a map, diagram, and facsimile. Spine browned but gilt stamping bright; light rubbing to dark blue panel on front cover; yellowing to page edges, text paper lightly toned; front inner hinge neatly repaired with rice paper, ink owner name and used book store rubber stamp on front endpapers; else a VG unworn copy.
$30.00 Book Number: 43659 Order / Enquire
THE OUTLAW OF MEGANTIC
Toronto: McCelland and Stewart, 1973.
Cream cloth. pp 157, . Fine in bit used, good jacket. Story of Donald Morrison, who in 1888 won a gun duel in Megantic, Quebec, with a man who was out to kill him. He eluded a massive manhunt for nearly a year.
$9.95 Book Number: 45801 Order / Enquire
FLYNT, Josiah and Francis Walton (pseuds. of Josiah Flynt Willard and Alfred Hodder)
POWERS THAT PREY
London: Ward, Lock, no date (1901), 1901.
Dark green pictorial cloth stamped in black and white, spine gilt lettered. pp (2), x, (260). Spine gilt a mite dulled, with quite minor rubbing to spine ends; a little rubbing to the delicate white stamping in upper inner corner of front cover; small engraved name label of E.D. Manchee inside front cover; endpapers tanned from binding materials; rear endpapers browned from something once laid in; light foxing to title page; else a VG+ copy. A collection of 10 fictionalized stories about the lower classes, the criminal underworld, and corrupt officials in New York City. Includes a six page Introduction in which the authors point out that the differences between the underclasses and the upper classes are more a matter of circumstances than psychology. Williard (1869-1907), a nephew of Francis E. Willard, was an American amateur sociologist and writer. Gaining years of personal experience as a vagrant, he published TRAMPING WITH TRAMPS in 1899, thereby becoming America's leading authority on the subject. Afterwards, he became one of the lowest of the low, a railroad "bull", persecuting his former mates. Jack London facetiously dedicated his own hobo book THE ROAD to him. Williard succumbed to alcoholism at age 37. Willard and Hodder published a series of articles in McClure's magazine in 1900 under the title of "True Stories from the Under-World", which were one of the earliest examples of "muckraking" journalism and were the basis of the present book. A nice copy of an uncommon and interesting book which was reprinted in The Making of the Modern Law series.
$75.00 Book Number: 44832 Order / Enquire
THE LEGEND OF DANIEL WILLIAMS
London: Robert Hale, 1958.
Octavo, green boards. pp 256. Fine copy, no owner names. Dust jacket has small chips and tears, VG otherwise. Story of an ex Negro slave who became an outlaw in the Canadian North West. "The little courtroom in Fort Saskatchewan was all but empty on a cold March day in the year 1880. The judge glanced at the giant Negro prisoner, Daniel Williams, and the accused outlaw, thief and murderer rose to his feet roaring 'Jesus, save me !' " - jacket flap.
$25.00 Book Number: 31044 Order / Enquire
Magistrates, Police, And People: Everyday Criminal Justice in Quebec And Lower Canada, 1764-1837
Toronto: Univeristy of Toronto Press, 2006.
Maroon cloth gilt. pp (xviii), (471), (7). Tables and illustrations in text. Fine in fine jacket. Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra postage may be required.
$25.00 Book Number: 38069 Order / Enquire
THEY HANGED MY SAINTLY BILLY.
London: Cassell, 1957.
Black boards. (xii), 269 pp. 23 illustrations in the text. Fine copy. Price-clipped dust jacket has s few small tears, VG otherwise. Story of William Palmer, Staffordshire surgeon and racehorse owner who was hung in 1856. One of the great Victorian villains.
$20.00 Book Number: 43208 Order / Enquire
GREENSPAN, Edward L. and George Jonas
GREENSPAN: the case for the defence
Toronto: Macmillan, 1987.
Grey boards. pp xii, 468. Index. Fine in fine jacket. Autobiography of Canada's premier criminal lawyer. Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra postage may be required.
$14.95 Book Number: 45159 Order / Enquire
GREENWOOD, F. Murray
LEGACIES OF FEAR: Law and Politics in Quebec in the Era of the French Revolution.
Toronto: The Osgoode Society., 1993.
Octavo, maroon cloth gilt, maroon endpapers. (xxxii), 359 pp. Photos and maps at front in text. Fine copy, no previous owner marks. Dust jacket has a crease to front flap, else fine.
$19.50 Book Number: 32558 Order / Enquire