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The History of the Bow Street Runners. 1729 - 1829.

London: Wishart & Co. n.d. Hardcover. Four laid-in early engravings of murderers, consistent with their descriptions. Rather scarce. Minimal shelf/edge wear, spine lightly toned, minor foxing to preliminaries, else tight, bright, and unmarred. Black cloth boards, red lettering on spine, red topstain, frontispiece. No dustjacket. 8vo. 293pp. Illus. (b/w plates)...  Item #5780
Price: $125.00
 

Mind of the Murderer.

New York: Sears Publishing Company, Inc. [1930]. First American Edition. Hardcover. Uncommon in nice condition. Moderate shelf/edge wear, spine sunned, else tight, bright, and unmarred. Burgundy cloth boards, gilt lettering on spine. No dustjacket. 8vo. 288pp.  Item #5781
Price: $30.00
 

Murder & Its Motives.

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1924. First Edition. Hardcover. Minor shelf/edge wear, several small stains and toning on spine, several pages roughly opened, not affecting text, else tight, bright, and unmarred. Magenta cloth boards, paper label on spine. No dustjacket. 8vo. 259pp. Bibliography.  Item #5771
Price: $25.00
 

The Trial of Ruth Snyder and Judd Gray.

Garden City, NY: Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc. 1938. First Edition (presumed). Hardcover. Minor shelf/edge wear, minor soiling on boards, minor foxing at tops of illustrations, else tight, bright, and unmarred. Red cloth boards, black ink label and gilt lettering on spine, in-blind decorative element on front board, red topstain...   Item #5766
Price: $45.00
 

Man-Hunters of Scotland Yard:. The Recollections of Forty Years of a Detective's Life.

Garden City, NY: Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc. 1933. First Edition, as stated. Hardcover. Minimal shelf/edge wear, minimal foxing on endpages, else tight, bright and unmarred. Black cloth boards, red lettering, red topstain. No dustjacket. 8vo. 275pp. Illus. (b/w plates).  Item #5769
Price: $45.00
 

Norfleet:. The actual experiences of a Texas Rancher's 30,000-mile transcontinental chase after five confidence men.

Sugar Land, TX: Norfleet, Inc. 1924. Early Reprint. Hardcover. Title page has a paper label attached that says, "Subsequent editions of this book will be issued by Norfleet, Inc., Sugar Land, Texas." Copyright page has paper label attached at bottom that says, "Rights of William Franklin White, transferred to Norfleet...  Item #5770
Price: $25.00
 

Murder at Smutty Nose and Other Murders.

Garden City, NY: Doubleday, Page & Company, 1926. Hardcover. Hard to find in nice condition. Minor shelf/edge wear, spine heavily sunned, ffep has some toning from laid-in news article, sporadic light toning, else tight, bright, and unmarred. Navy boards, gilt lettering on spine and front board. No dustjacket. 8vo. 330pp...   Item #5763
Price: $45.00
 

Trial of Lizzie Borden.

Garden City, NY: Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc. 1937. First Edition (presumed). Hardcover. Transcript and story of one of the most famous American trials of the 19th century. Reasonably uncommon in nice condition. Minor shelf/edge wear, else tight, bright, and unmarred. Red cloth boards, black ink label and gilt lettering...   Item #5765
Price: $75.00
 

The Autobiography of a Criminal.

New York: Duffield & Company, 1930. Reprint. Hardcover. rather uncommon, scarce in DJ (even impaired). Minimal shelf/edge wear, light foxing on frontispiece and titlepage, small bookseller ticket on ffep, else tight, bright, and unmarred. Dustjacket toned, two large chips head and heel, also involving rear and loss of title, small...   Item #5762
Price: $65.00
 

Corpus Delicti: An Enquiry Into the Various Methods By Which Famous Murderers Have Disposed of the Bodies of their Victims.

London: Geoffrey Bles, 1936. First Edition. Hardcover. Minor shelf/edge wear, minor foxing at preliminaries, else tight, bright, and unmarred. Yellow cloth boards, black lettering and decorative element on spine and front board, frontispiece. No dustjacket. 8vo. 256pp. Illus. (b/w photographs).  Item #5779
Price: $25.00