FREEMAN, R. Austin.
When Rogues Fall Out.
First edition, a rare advance copy in the advance dust jacket lacking text on the lower panel and flaps. The book features Freeman’s “medical jurispractitioner” Dr John Thorndyke, one of the first forensic detectives in literary history.
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Octavo. Original light blue cloth, titles to spine and upper board in black. With the advance dust jacket. Spine faded and a little tanned at the head with a few short splits in the cloth, a little spotting to edges of text block occasionally affecting the margins of the contents. An excellent copy in the advance dust jacket that is rubbed and nicked with a chip from the head of the faded spine panel affecting the title, closed tears, and tape repairs on the verso.