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Murder at Belly Butte and Other Stories From the Mounted Police

By Longstreth, T. Morris; Vernon, Henry

Toranto: The Maclean Publishing Company Ltd.. 1931. F First Edition. H Hard Cover. Very Good. 349 pp, list of 4 b&w illustrations, Murder at Belly Bute; The O'Brien Murders; Five Men in a Boat; The Unquestioned Alibi; Rounding Out the Sea; The Spanish Consul Case; The One-Eyed Partnership; The Affair at Isle St. Therese; A Piece of String; The Case of Ernest Cashel; Pretty Wolverine's Fifth Husband; A Serial Solution; the Eye of a Needle; The Invisible Ring. Lightly foxed prelims and edges with minor edgewear, and only slightly rubbed boards in spots. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Red cloth with black lettering to front board and spine.

$22.50

Murder in France

By Kershaw, Alister

London: Constable and Company Ltd.. 1955. F First Edition. H Hard Cover. Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 188 pp, b&w frontis: The Guillotine, introduction, Murder on Principle: Jean-Louis Verger (1826-57), Murder in Solitude: Joseph Vacher (1869-98, Murder with Mushrooms: Henri Girard (1875-1921), Murder in High Places: Henriette Caillaux (1878-1943), Murder by Consent: Michel Henriot (1910-45), Murder for Profit: Marcel Petiot (1897-1946, Murder by a Gentleman: Bernardy de Sigoyer (1905-47). Price clipped. Lightly soiled at rear dj panel with inked name on ffep. else, Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Dark blue cloth with silver lettering to spine.

$17.50

Trial of Simon, Lord Lovat of the '45

By MacKay, David N. (ed.)

Holmes Beach, FL: Gaunt, Inc.. 1995. Reprint. H Hard Cover. Near Fine. lv (ii), 314 pp, b&w frontis of Lord Lovat in old age (after Hogarth's Portrait), editor's note, list of 7 b&w illustrations, Introduction, Preliminary Proceedings in the House of Commons; Preliminary Proceedings in the House of Lords; List of Managers for the House of Commons; List of Counsel and Solicitors for the Accused; The Trial (Monday, 9th March, 1747- Thursday, 19th May, 1747): Proclamation Appointing a Lord High Steward; Articles of Impeachment for High Treason; Lord Lovat's Answer to the Articles of Impeachment; Opening Speeches by the Managers; Evidence of Witnesses in support of the Impeachment; Speeches against the Admissibility of the Evidence of John Murray of Broughton; Replies of the Managers; Evidence of Witnesses in Support of the Impeachment (cont.); Speech for the Managers; Speech by the Accused; Reply by the Solicitor- General; Subsequent Proceedings; The Verdict of the Peers; Lord Lovat's Statement before being Sentenced; Demand by the House of Commons that Sentence Be Pronounced; Speech by the Lord High Steward When Pronouncing Sentence; Lord Lovat's Final Declaration; Appendices: I. The Last Days of Lord Lovat; II. Biographical Notes; III. Note as to Impeachment; IV. Books Dealing with Lord Lovat; V. A Perspective View of Westminster Hall; index. Notable English Trials series, Reprint, 1995. Scarce Title. "Simon Fraser, 11th Lord Lovat (1667-1747), Scottish Jacobite, chief of clan Fraser, noted for his violent feuds and changes of allegiance. Lovat was largely instrumental in founding (1739) the Jacobite Association. After the Jacobite defeat at Culloden he urged Charles Edward, the Young Pretender, to continue the campaign. Lovat was eventually captured, and charged with attempted subversion of the existing regal order. He was condemned by the House of Lords on March 18, 1747, and, with a great show of bravado to the last, was executed on Tower Hill, London." Seven pages of Introduction have some brief ink underlinings. Thin rubbed line to front board, else, Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Red leatherette with gilt lettering to front board and spine.

$75.00

The Repression of Crime: Studies in Historical Penology

By Barnes, Harry Elmer

New York: George H. Doran Company. 1926. F First Edition. H Hard Cover. Very Good + +. xvi, 382 pp, preface, I. Crime in the Light of Modern Social Science; II. Criminal Codes and Penal Institutions of Colonial Times; III. The Historical Origin of the Prison System in America; IV. The Place of the Pennsylvania Prison Society in American Prison Reform; V. Some Leading Phases of the Evolution of Modern Penology; VI. The Evolution of American Criminal Jurisprudence as Illustrated by the Criminal Code and Penal Legislation of Pennsylvania; VII. The Historical Development of Prison Industry; VIII. How Prisons Punish the Human Mind; IX. Trial by Jury; X. recent Literature on Crime and Prisons; XI. Summanry and Conclusions; index. First Edition, 1926. Lightly foxed edges with only the faintest wear to fore-edge corner tips, else, Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Red cloth with black lettering ro front board and spine.

$24.00

Landru

By Mackenzie, F. A. [Edt.]

London: Geoffrey Bles, 1928. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo. vii, 244 pp, list of 4 b&w illustrations, 18 chapters. The Famous Trial Series. First Edition, September 1928. "Henri Désiré Landru (1869-1922) was a French serial killer and real-life 'Bluebeard', began his murderous career by putting advertisements in the lonely hearts sections in Paris newspapers, usually along the lines of 'Widower with two children, aged 43, with comfortable income, serious and moving in good society, desires to meet widow with a view to matrimony'. Between 1914 and 1918, Landru claimed 11 victims: 10 women plus the teenaged son of one of his victims. Landru stood trial on all 11 counts of murder in November 1921. Convicted on all counts, he was sentenced to death, and Landru was the inspiration for Charlie Chaplin's film Monsieur Verdoux (1947), and Bluebeard's Ten Honeymoons (1960) with George Sanders." 3/4" tear to cloth at top edge joint with minor edgewear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Red cloth.

$20.00

The Oxford Book of Villains
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The Oxford Book of Villains

By Mortimer, John [Edt.]

Oxford: Oxford University Press. 1992. F First Edition. H Hard Cover. Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. xii, 431 pp, introduction, I. The Spirit of Evil; II. Master Crooks; III. Minor Crooks; IV. Murderers; V. Seducers and Cads; VI. Con Men; VII. Hypocrites; VIII. Traitors and Spies; IX. Tyrants; acknowledgments, indices. First Edition, 1992. Price clipped. Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Black cloth with gilt lettering.

$14.00

Blood Accusation: The Strange History of the Beiliss Case

By Samuel, Maurice

Philadelphia, PA: The Jewish Publication Society of America. 1966. F First Edition. H Hard Cover. Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. (6) 282 (ix) pp, acknowledgments and advice, introduction, I. The Setting of the Case; II. Empire in Senility; III.The Second Phase; IV. The Showdown; epilogue, notes, bibliography, index. First Edition, 1966. "The account of the infamous 1911 case in which the discovery of the mutilated body of a young boy on the outskirts of Kiev resulted in the arrest of a Jewish workman Mendel Beiliss, and gave rise to the fantastic truumped-up charge of ritual murder of making matzos for Passover. The real intent behind the conspiracy was the creation a climate for a new pogrom that would destroy the rising liberal dissident spirit in Russia." from the jacket flap. Not Price Clipped. 3/4" and 1/4" closed tears coined by a light crease to top edge dj with minor edge wear, else, Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Maroon cloth with author's initials in silver on front board, silver lettering to spine, and light brown top text block edge.

$15.00

The Murder of Stanford White

By Langford, Gerald

Indianapolis, IN: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, Inc.. 1962. First American Edition. H Hard Cover. Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good - Fine. 270 pp, 1. June 25, 1906; 2. Stage Setting; 3. The Opening of the Trial; 4. Delmas's Master Stroke; 5. The Vivisection of a Woman's Soul; 6. Jerome's Dilemma; 7. Repeat Performance; 8. Aftermath; index with b&w illustrations. First American Edition, 1962. "Stanford White (1853-1906) was an American architect and partner in the architectural firm McKim, Mead & White, the frontrunner among Beaux-Arts firms. He designed a long series of houses for the rich, and numerous public, institutional, and religious buildings. His design principles embodied the 'American Renaissance'. White was also a serial seducer of teenage girls. He maintained a multi-story apartment with a rear entrance on 24th street in Manhattan; its interior design was intended to fulfill one primary purpose: to function as an opulent, seductive lair where White and his female conquests could "wine and dine" in seclusion. One green hued room was outfitted with a red velvet swing, which hung from the ceiling suspended by ivy-twined ropes. This is where Evelyn Nesbit, a popular chorus girl and model, and other young women 'in varying degrees of undress' would provide the entertainment. White was murdered by millionaire Harry Kendall Thaw over White's relationship with Thaw's wife, actress Evelyn Nesbit. This led to a court case which was dubbed 'The Trial of the Century' by contemporary reporters." Price clipped. Minute chipping along top and bottom edge spine dj with a small closed tear to bottom edge rear panel, and equally minute rubbing to some edges of same. Faintly age-toned text block edges, else, Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Maroon cloth with brown backstrip, gilt motif and lettering to front board spine.

$17.50

The Unknown Murderer

By Reik, Theodor

London: Hogarth Press/The Institute of Psycho-Analysis. 1936. F First English Edition. H Hard Cover. Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good - Fine. 260 pp, 31 chapters, final note, notes, index. Translated from the German by Dr. Katherine Jones. Published by Leonard and Virginia Woolf at the Hogarth Press and The Institute of Psycho-Analysis.The International Psycho-Analytical Library series, No. 27: First Edition, 1936. Scarce Title with Dust Jacket. "The author focuses on the murderer's psychology, and explains through the method provided by psycho-analysis certain hitherto ver puzzling facts, such as the criminal'scarelessness, his return to the scene of the crime, his lavish provision of clues, etc. He does not limit himself to recent crimes and institutions, but gives a full analysis of primitive as well as Greek and old German mentods in the detection and punishment of crime, always keeping in touch with the realities of his own time by comparing them with modern methods, and goes on to describe his ideas about the judicial procedure of the future and the contributions psycho-analysis will make to it." from the jacket flap. Not Price Clipped. Two minute closed tears to top edge spine dj with faded spine and spine edge at front wrapper of same. Lightly age-toned text block edges, else, Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Green cloth with gilt lettering to spine.

$48.00

Four Against the Bankof England

By Huxley, Aldous

New York: The Citadel Press. 1970. First American Edition. H Hard Cover. Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good - Fine. x, 188 pp, list of b&w illustrations, author's note, 23 chapters, bibliography, index. Price clipped. A few slightly rubbed spots, else, Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Black half-cloth with orange boards.

$17.50

The Police of Paris

By Stead, Philip John

London: Staples Press Ltd.. 1957. F First Edition. H Hard Cover. Very Good ++. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good -. 224 pp, foreword, acknowledgments, Part I: The Historical Outline (the tradition - 1944), Part II: The Prefecture of the Police Today, appendices and refferences. Price clipped with small owner's book plate on front pastedown. Minor edgewear to dj with lightly rubbed front panel and slightly soiled rear panes. Only slightly foxed edges and endpapers, else, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Red cloth.

$15.00

Secrets of a Private Eye: Or, How to Be Your Own Private Investigator

By Blye, Irwin; Friedberg, Ardy

New York: Henry Holt & Company. 1987. F First Edition. H Hard Cover. Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 195 pp, acknowledgments, 13 chapters, PI lexicon, investigator associations, index. Price clipped with slightly age- tanned at top edge rear panel of same, else, Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Black half-cloth with blue boards.

$14.00

Famous Criminal Cases 3

By Furneaux, Rupert

New York: Roy. H Hard Cover. Near Fine. xxi, 209 pp, list of b&w illustrations, introduction, 12 chapters. No Date. Only slight edgewear at bottom corner spin and fore-edge tip, else, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Red cloth.

$14.00

Here's to Crime

By Cooper, Courtney Ryley

Boston: Little, Brown and Company.. 1937. Reprint. H Hard Cover. Near Fine. xi, 454 pp, introduction, 19 chapters. Reprinted February, 1937. The author questions the old saw 'crime doesn't pay', examinating, among other topics, the rackets, crime syndicates, sex perversion and crime, shysters, quacks, and narcotics. Very lightly foxed edges with only slightly age- tanned endpapers, else, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Black cloth with red lettering and ruled border.

$14.00

The Peltzer Case

By Harry, Gerard

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons. 1928. F First Edition. H Hard Cover. Very Good +. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. vii, 243 pp, list of b&w illustrations, introduction, Part I: The Prologue, Part II: The Trial, Part III: The Epilogue, appendix. Dustline along top edge with only slight edgewear at board tips, lightly age-tanned endpapers, else, clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Red cloth.

$20.00

Famous Feats of Detection & Deduction

By Gribble, Leonard R.

Garden City: Doubleday, Doran & Company. 1934. First American Edition. H Hard Cover. Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Good - Very Good. ix, 314 pp, note, preface, Part I: France & Belgium, Part II: England, Part III: America. Price clipped. 3/4" chip top edge dj spine with small chips to corners and front fore- edge same, small tears, and lightly soiled rear panel, else, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Tan cloth.

$22.50

Great Hoaxes and Famous Imposters
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Great Hoaxes and Famous Imposters

By Wade, Carlson

Middle Village, NY: Jonathan David Publishers, Inc.. 1976. F First Edition. H Hard Cover. Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 239 pp, introduction, 20 chapters. Only very slight edgewear at dj tips and spine edges, else, Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Red faux leather.

$14.00

Trial of Madeleine Smith

By Smith, A. Duncan [Edt.]

Edinburgh: William Hodge & Company. 1921. H Hard Cover. Very Good -. xi, 371 pp. + facsimile of letter, prefatory note, list of b&w illustrations, introductory, The Trial: Tuesday (30th June - 8th July, 1857), appendices I-XIII. Reprinted in Notable British Trials Series, March, 1921. 1/2" chip to bottom spine, with edgewear. Age-tanned prelims/endpapers, else, clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Red cloth.

$17.50

Remarkable Rogues: The Careers of Some Notable Criminals of Europe and America

By Kingston, Charles

London: John Lane the Bodley Head. 1921. F Second Edition. H Half-Leather. Very Good -. x, 290 pp, list of 8 b&w illustrations, preface, 20 chapters, index. Darkened spine with small soiling to bottom front board, and minor edgewear. Age-tanned endpapers, else, clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Tan cloth with impressed ruled lines on front board.

$20.00

Murder Out Yonder: An Informal Study of Certain Classic Crimes in Back-Country America

By Holbrook, Stewart H.

New York: The Macmillan Company. 1941. F First Edition. H Hard Cover. Very Good - Fine. 255 pp, 11 chapters, index. Owner's bookplate on front pastedown with minor edgewear to boards, else, clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Black cloth.

$15.00

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