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A Companion to Murder: a dictionary of Death by Poison, Death by Shooting, Death by Suffocation and Drowning, Death by the Strangler's Hand; 1900 - 1950; with a note on the British Judicial System

by E. Spencer Shew

Condition: Very good/Without Dustjacket


New York, New York: Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., 1961. First edition. Hardcover--cloth. Very good/Without Dustjacket. Octavo, 8 1/2" tall, 303 pages, green cloth. A very good, very clean, hardcover first edition, with light shelf wear, some fading to green cloth color at the spine, hinges and binding solid, paper creamwhite. Without dust jacket.


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