University of Alberta Press

Book details

Publication date: April 2017
Features: 134 B&W and colour illustrations, bibliography
Series: Bruce Peel Special Collections
Keywords: RCMP / Book Collecting
Subject(s): ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES / Books, ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES / Canadiana, ART / Canadian, RCMP / Book Collecting, Literary studies: c 1900 to c 2000
Publisher(s): Bruce Peel Special Collections

Alert Henry (Al) Lund. Alert Henry (Al) Lund served as a distinguished Staff Sergeant of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, retiring from the RCMP in 1988.

"Often with his close friend and fellow Mountie, Bill Hulgaard, Al criss-crossed Canada and the United States, scouring used bookstores, while stopping at Mountie memorials and historic points of interest, always keeping an eye out for new treasures. The age of the internet allowed him to target those areas of his collection that required completion. In total, he amassed a collection of over 9,000 individual items, a feat that will likely not be repeated. Believed to be the largest ever collectionof Mountie books, magazines and comics, it reflects a cultural history of the Force." The Quarterly, Fall 2017

D/Commr. Peter German (retd.), The Quarterly


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ISBNs: 9781551953694 978-1-55195-369-4 Title: mounties on the cover