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JACK THE RIPPER. - GRIFFITHS, Arthur, Major. Mysteries of Police and Crime.
London : 1898First edition, this set with a superb Jack the Ripper association. Inscribed by the author, a well-regarded prison governor and penologist, to his friend the Assistant Chief Commissioner of the Met during the "Autumn of Terror"; "Robt. Anderson, with the kindest regards of his old friend the author, Arthur Griffiths, Xmas, 1898". The work contains the... Learn More£3,750.00
Stock Code: 139890
HOWARD, John. The State of the Prisons in England and Wales,
Warrington : 1777 & 1780First edition of Howard's pioneering work on prisons and penal reform, "the first major practical work on the subject" (PMM), here bound with the 1780 Appendix in a particularly attractive contemporary binding from the library of James Ogilvy, 7th Earl of Findlater and 4th Earl of Seafield (1750-1811), with his bookplate to the front pastedown. "From... Learn More£4,750.00
Stock Code: 136194
HOOTON, Earnest Albert. The American Criminal.
Cambridge,Massachusetts : 1939First edition, first printing. The American anthropologist Earnest Albert Hooton (1887-1954) is best known for his anthropometric studies in criminology in the 1930s, which followed in the tradition established by Cesare Lombroso and the so-called Positivist School in criminology in Italy during the 1870s. "In 1927 Hooton began a massive project that... Learn More£350.00
Stock Code: 127791
FIELDING, Henry. An Enquiry Into the Causes of the late Increase of Robbers, &c.
London : 1751First edition of the author and magistrate's most important social tract. As the principle judge of the Bow Street Police Court, Fielding drafted several bills to reorganise and reform the constabulary, authorised frequent and successful raids against street gangs, highwaymen, and gaming houses, and formed the group of so-called "thief-takers" which... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 118445
GALLEY, Edmund - WHITE, F. Faulkner (illuminator). The Galley Memento.
[Exeter : 1879]Handsomely bound and illuminated presentation album, one of just two copies, presented to honour the work of solicitor and county clerk Ralph Sanders, one of two men instrumental in reversing the miscarriage of justice in the case of Edmund Galley, who became an international cause célèbre after being wrongfully convicted of murder and transported... Learn More£15,000.00
Stock Code: 132619
HOWARD, John. The State of the Prisons in England and Wales,
Warrington : 1777First edition of Howard's pioneering work on prisons and penal reform, "the first major practical work on the subject (Beccaria's book was primarily theoretical)" (PMM). Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 118449
ALLEN, Mary S. The Pioneer Policewoman.
London : 1925First edition, first impression, presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "with every good wish, from Mary S. Allen", with an autograph note loosely inserted, "Hoping you will accept this - If in your part of the world I will certainly let you know. M. S. Allen".
The Pioneer Policewoman was Mary Sophia Allen's (18781964)... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 131558
BENTHAM, Jeremy. The Elements of the Art of Packing, as applied to special Juries, particularly in cases of Libel Law.
London : 1821First published edition, originally printed in 1810, of Bentham's criticism of English libel law, which he had always detested and which more than once stood in the way of the free publication of his opinions. When the work was written, the law's injustice had recently been made obvious in a series of prosecutions for libelling the Duke of York. The... Learn More£975.00
Stock Code: 101352
LEE, Clarence D. The Instrumental Detection of Deception.
Springfield, IL : 1953First edition, first printing. Lee, a retired police chief, details how to use lie detector tests outside of police work: "Since the psychograph has now extended its usefulness beyond criminal investigation into other fields, this book will prove of great importance to workers in psychiatry, psychiatric social work, personnel administration, experimental... Learn More£125.00
Stock Code: 146063
EDGWARE ROAD MURDER. A volume of contemporary newspaper clippings, pamphlets and broadsheet publications relating to the Edgware Road Murder.
London : 1837A fascinating assemblage of printed material relating to the cause celebre of 1837, the brutal murder and dismemberment, on Christmas Eve 1836, of Hannah Brown by James Greenacre (1785-1837), forever after known as the Edgware Road Murderer. This collection was compiled by someone eagerly following the case and attests to the grip that it exerted on... Learn More£1,850.00
Stock Code: 119351
GRANNAN, Joseph C. Grannan's Pocket Gallery of Noted Criminals of the Present Day,
Cincinnati, OH : 1892;Rare fourth edition of this terrific and highly evocative mug shot book, an online search of institutional libraries showing one copy only, at Public Library of Cincinnati, all early iterations being very scarce. This copy is paired with an attractive exemplar of the handsome official badge issued to detectives and stamped on verso "This Badge is Not... Learn More£2,750.00
Stock Code: 120206
LUCAS, Charles. Appendice à la théorie de l'emprisonnement,
Paris : 1838First edition of the leading prison theorist and Inspector General's supplement to his influential work, De la réforme des prisons, published two years previously.
On the whole, Lucas's work in penal reform was received favourably by his contemporaries; his Du système pénal et du système répressif en général de la peine de mort en particulier... Learn More£125.00
Stock Code: 91149
AINSWORTH, William Harrison. Jack Sheppard.
London : 1839First edition of one of the most popular and polarising "Newgate" novels, accompanied by some of Cruikshank's best illustrative work. "Praised for its vivid writing, especially its depiction of a storm on the Thames and its account of Jack Sheppard's escape from Newgate prison, the novel became so popular that by the end of 1839 nine different theatrical... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 118496
PALAIS-ROYAL. Le Palais-Royal,
Paris : 1815First edition of this guidebook for the newcomer to the notorious Palais-Royale, known pejoratively as a hotbed of gambling and sex work in Revolutionary and Napoleonic France.
The book reveals the argot of the Palais and the tricks of the fraudsters and crooks supposedly using it, as well as providing profiles of the gambling dens which sat... Learn More£625.00
Stock Code: 143571
CRIPPEN, Hawley Harvey - YELLON, Evan. Surdus in Search of his Hearing:
London : 1906First edition of this extremely uncommon account of an encounter with Dr Crippen in his guise as a homoeopathic ear doctor. Evan Yellon, resident in 1906 at Eton Wick and in 1910 in St Albans, had made it his business to expose quacks who tried to con money from people with deafness or hearing problems with the lure of "cures". Yellon was himself deaf,... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 135206
KOESTLER, Arthur, & Albert Camus. Réflexions sur la peine capitale.
Paris : 1957First edition, number 209 of 260 large paper copies on vélin teinté paper, of which 250 are numbered and 10 are hors commerce. Edited by the French legislator and journalist Jean Bloch-Michel, one of Camus's friends and a former colleague at Combat, this work includes two polemical essays in opposition to capital punishment - Camus's Réflexions sur... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 118368
NACAVEVA, Angelo. Diario de un Narcotraficante.
Mexico City : 1967First edition, first printing, of what has been described as "the very first literary work centred on drug traffickers" (Beard); 4,000 copies were printed. Institutional representation is confined to some three dozen copies solely in North American libraries, with none showing in the UK or Europe; commercially the book is extremely uncommon.
Nacaveva... Learn More£3,000.00
Stock Code: 142615
TOWNSEND, Walter, & Leonard. Black Cap: Murder Will Out.
London : 1930First edition, first impression. This work, an account of various murder trials, was initially intended to be a study of the trials of the Home Office pathologist Bernard Spilsbury (1877-1947), entitled, "Sir Bernard Spilsbury and his Famous Trials". Spilsbury, however, threatened legal action against Marriott, upon receipt of the proof,writing in April... Learn More£350.00
Stock Code: 128592
GALTON, Francis. Finger Prints.
London : 1892First edition of Galton's work designed to assist with classifying and indexing large numbers of fingerprints.
"The use of fingerprints for the identification of criminals had been advocated in 'Nature' in 1880 by both Henry Faulds and Sir William Herschel, but was put on a scientific basis only in Galton's book on Finger Prints, published in... Learn More£1,000.00
Stock Code: 143521
REED, Lear B. Human Wolves:
Kansas City, MO : 1941First edition, this copy inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "To Bill Rogers, sincerely Lear B. Reed". Remarkable memoir by a former FBI agent detailing his years struggling against corrupt politicians and the mob, fighting prostitution, drug trafficking, and political subversion; "Mr. Reed combined in his person the formidable characteristics... Learn More£150.00
Stock Code: 114049
PASLEY, Fred D. Muscling In.
[New York] : 1931First edition of this stark exposé of the impact of the Mob at the onset of the Great Depression. " 'There is scarcely a commodity exposed for sale today that does not cost more because of the racket ' Col. Robert Isham Randolph, President, the Chicago Association of Commerce" (epigraph). The author details how the Mob made its moves into legitimate... Learn More£375.00
Stock Code: 114051