WINSLOW, Lyttelton Forbes.

The Insanity of Passion & Crime

With 34 Photographic Reproductions of Celebrated Cases.

London: John Ouseley, Ltd, 1913 Stock Code: 141925
£500.00

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First and only contemporary edition, genuinely uncommon. A remarkable series of case studies illustrated with photographs, many provided by Dr. Alphonse Bertillon of anthropometry fame, and Valentin Magnan of St. Anne's, Paris, and which Winslow explains, "... are sad, as illustrating fallen humanity; but they are instructive, as actually depicting the very types which it is my intention to describe..."

The son of Forbes Benignus Winslow, expert on insanity and the law and operator of a number of private madhouses, Winslow (1844-1913) took over the running of his father's asylums on his death. He later turned his attention to the solving of crimes "by Sherlock Holmesian methods." His persistence in putting forward G. Wentworth Smith, a Canadian, as a suspect for Jack the Ripper, led to police briefly suspecting him for the murders. He was the author of a number of works on insanity including Mad Humanity, and the Handbook For Attendants on The Insane. This copy from the Oliver Collection, formerly in Royal Holloway College, bookplate to the front pastedown

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Description

Octavo, original light brown slub cloth, title gilt to spine and front board.

Illustrations

Tissue-guarded halftone frontispiece and 9 other halftone plates.

Condition

Spine lightly sunned, top corner of the front board heavily bumped with an accompanying scrape to the cloth, free endpapers differentially browned, light toning to the text-block, some pages slightly clumsily opened, but overall a very good copy.

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