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Metropolitan Special Constabulary Official Handbook 1938. 96pp. pocketbook, orig. printed card wraps. Metropolitan Police. 1938  #49685
[HLMainPic] CONFIDENTIAL guidance for 'Specials' on the organisation of the Met., policing methods & procedures, &c. VG & scarce survaival. See illustration on our website.   £30
[RICHARDSON (James C.)] The Living, And the Living Dead, By An Old Soldier: Ruminations, Whims, Fancies, Jokes & Philosophies with A Batch of War Experiences Thrown in After 1914-1918. 1st Ed., 206pp. Arthur H. Stockwell. [1923].  #56138
[HLMainPic] Several curious chapters of philosophising preface the author's main war memoirs. He had apparently served in the Boer war, rushed to enlist at the Whitehall Recruiting Office on 4th August 1914, where he was kept as a clerk in the recruiting of others. In November he left Whitehall for Aldershot then for France in December where he was attached (with the Military Mounted Police - MiC refers) to 5th Cav. Bde. HQ, invalided by a kick from a horse in May 1915, he went out to Egypt in Jan. 1916, was i/c XV Corps HQ (MP details presumably - he mentions that one of his duties at Port said was looking out for spies) then with 22 Div. HQ in Salonika & Macedonia. He observed some interesting events in Flanders & the Middle East & makes interesting comments on the local inhabitants of the countries in which he served, the relationship between the French/Flemish peasants & the British soldiery, &c. Orig. blue/green cloth, gilt to front & sp., minor wear, generally VG & rare. See illustration on our website.   £75

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ATKIN (Ronald) Maintain the Right: The Early History of the North West Mounted Police, 1873-1900. 1st Ed., 400pp., 34 illus., 3 sketch maps. VG in dw. Macmillan. 1973  #55918
[HLMainPic] Law & order in the Canadian west, 1873-1900. VG in dw. See illustration on our website.   £20
GRIFFITHS (Sir Percival) To Guard My People: The History of the Indian Police. 1st Ed., xii+444pp., 40 plates, fldg. map. VG in sl chipped dw. Benn. 1971  #56488
[HLMainPic] Standard history of the Indian Police. See illustration on our website.   £15
HARDING (Col. Colin, CMG, DSO) Frontier Patrols: A History of the British South Africa Police & Other Rhodesian Forces. 1st Ed., xii+372pp., portrait frontis., 19 photos., 2 fldg. maps. Bell & Sons. 1937  #57685
[HLMainPic] Including Mashona (Shangani Patrol &c.) & Matabele Campaigns, Jameson Raid, Boer War (defence & relief of Mafeking &c.), WW1 German South-West & German East Africa campaigns (includes services of the Northern Rhodesia Rifles & 2nd Rhodesia Regt.). Rolls of Hon. for these campaigns, roll of awards made for WW1. "A sound history" - Perkins. Orig. dec. blue cloth, gilt, VG. See illustration on our website.   £85
MOORE (Charles) The Sheriffs of Fort William from 1775 to 1926: Their Dealings with some of the Judges of the East India Company; The old Jail at Calcutta; Jurors, Constables, Public Meetings; Early Municipal Elections, Doctors, Attorneys, Merchants, Barristers & other matters relating to the city of Calcutta during the past century. 2nd Ed., ix+516pp., approx. 30 portraits & other plates. Calcutta: Thacker, Spink & Co. 1926  #57249
[HLMainPic] Detailed work on policing, jails, administration of the law &c., in Calcutta & Bengal based on the "mass of documents... accumulated in the Sheriff's Office, which reveals, at first hand, much that may be of interest..." Orig. brown cloth, gilt, minor wear, VG. See illustration on our website.   £95
WYNNE (Martin) Ed. On Honourable Terms: The Memoirs of Some Indian Police Officers 1915-1948. 1st Ed., orig. dec. card wraps., [iv]+xii+248pp., photos. & maps. BACSA. 1985  #57517
[HLMainPic] Incorporates accounts by around twenty contributors who served with the police in India & Burma. VG. See illustration on our website.   £15
YOUNG (P.J.) Boot & Saddle: A Narrative Record of the Cape Regiment, the British Cape Mounted Riflemen, the Frontier Armed Mounted Police & the Colonial Cape Mounted Riflemen. 1st Ed., [xvi]+193pp., 7 illus., map. VG in sl. chipped dw. Cape Town: Maskew Miller. 1955  #55039
[HLMainPic] Various South African frontier forays inc. Kaffir Wars, Bechuanaland &c., the Boer War & German SW Africa 1914-15. Several rolls & service records of some officers. Orig. cloth, VG in chipped dw. See illustration on our website.   £75




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