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The Hangmen of England.
London: Chapman & Hall, 1929. First Edition. Hardcover. How they hanged and Whom they hanged. The life story of "Jack Ketch" through two centuries... Scarce. Spine sunned, owner inscription on ffep, minor foxing on endpages and several intermal pages, else tight, bright and unmarred. Black cloth boards, gilt lettering on... Item #5834
The Reign of Soapy Smith: Monarch of Misrule In the Last Days of the Old West and the Klondike Gold Rush.
Garden City, NY: Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc. 1935. First Edition. Hardcover. Minimal shelf/edge wear and soiling, toning on spine, else tight, bright, and unmarred. Orange cloth boards, black ink spine label and decorative element on front board, decorative endpages, orange topstain, frontispiece. No dustjacket. 8vo. 299pp. Illus. (b/w photographs)... Item #5767
Traitors Within:. The Adventures of Detective Inspector Herbert T. Fitch.
London: Hurst & Blackett, Ltd. 1933. Third Impression. Hardcover. Author's memoirs, from the Special Branch, New Scotland Yard. Includes sections on Anarchism, Espionage, and the author's Reflections. Minimal wear at head and tail, small water spot on cover, minor foxing, else tight, bright and unmarred. Red cloth boards, gilt lettering... Item #5837
Lives of the Most Remarkable Criminals:. Who have been Condemned and Executed for Murder, the Highway, Housebreaking, Street Robberies, Coining or other offences.
New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1927. First Edition Thus. Hardcover. "Collected from Original Papers and Authentic Memoirs, and Published in 1735." This book is effectively a 'stage one' grangerized volume as there are numerous laid in plates from earlier works (one dated 1777) of the various criminals. Some shelf/edge... Item #5830
Forgery, Perjury and an Enormous Fortune: 2,303 Claimants to the Ella Wendel Estate (1931).
United States: Persea Books, 1984. First Edition. Trade Paperback. "Ella Wendel died leaving no close relatives and the largest real estate empire in the United States, worth over thirty-five million dollars. Due to her odd family history, her bizarre lifestyle as a recluse and her most curious will, claimants came... Item #5776