(Sherlockiana) The Walking-Stick Method Of Self Defence By An Officer Of The Indian Police

(Sherlockiana) The Walking-Stick Method Of Self Defence By An Officer Of The Indian Police

By: Herbert Gordon Lang

£475.00

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First edition, (1926). Published by the Athletic Press, London. Original red cloth, lettered in black. Dustwrapper. pp. xvii + 66. Occasional slight foxing and edges of the cloth slightly faded else a very good, tight, bright, clean copy in good only, nicked, chipped and rubbed, very fragile dustwrapper which has some loss to the spine and top of the front panel and a few closed tears.

Lang was born on 3 December 1887 in Grenada, West Indies. He rose to the rank of Deputy Commissioner in the Indian Police Service and in 1925 was awarded King’s Police Medal. He was awarded his OBE as a Superintendent of Police by the Governor of Bombay at Government House on 27th of Feb 1931. This method was adopted by the Indian Police, used by the Hebrews in the second World War and has a small but loyal following among martial arts enthusiasts. Variants of this form of stick-fighting were used by Sherlock Holmes in 'The Adventure of The Empty House'.

Very scarce in dustwrapper.

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