The Specials: How They Served London. The Story of the Metropolitan Special Constabulary. Colonel W. T. REAY.
The Specials: How They Served London. The Story of the Metropolitan Special Constabulary.

The Specials: How They Served London. The Story of the Metropolitan Special Constabulary.

London: William Heinemann, 1920. [Great War Policing] FIRST EDITION with associated signature. Octavo (19 x 13cm), pp.xii; 223 [57]. With eight photographic plates, including a frontispiece portrait of Chief Staff Officer, Colonel Sir Edward Ward, SIGNED by Ward in blue ink to lower margin, and dated January 1921. Publisher's aquamarine cloth with black titles to spine and upper. With the blue illustrated dust-jacket, priced at 5s to spine. Small modern bookseller's label to front pastedown. Light spotting to edges, endpapers and preliminaries. Jacket largely toned to grey, as expected, with rubbing and chipping to edges. Near fine. The story of the Special Constables recruited in 1914 to meet the new demands of total war in London. By the Australian-born journalist and soldier, who served as inspector-general of the Metropolitan Special Constabulary during the Great War. Item #57053

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