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Final Judgment. The Story of Nuremberg. With an introduction by Max Lerner., BERNSTEIN, VICTOR H.:
1 BERNSTEIN, VICTOR H.: Final Judgment. The Story of Nuremberg. With an introduction by Max Lerner.
Latimer House Limited. 1947 1st edition. 
Size 5.5 x 8.75 inches. In light brown cloth covers with red lettering to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. In very good condition with good dustwrapper (dw; spine slightly faded with small pieces missing at ends. Slightly rubbed around edges. Old reapirs with sticky tape. Handling marks. Not price clipped). Slight browning to endpapers.Owner’s bookplate to front endpaper. Else a clean and tight copy. 254pp. A moving and significant book. Primarily an account of the evidence heard. At the time of publication there was still debate as to whether or not the trials should have been held. 
Price: 4.00 GBP
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Ordeal by Innocence Crime Club Choice., CHRISTIE, Agatha;
2 CHRISTIE, Agatha; Ordeal by Innocence Crime Club Choice.
London, The Crime Club, Collins 1958 1st edition 
Hardback, 7.5 x 5 ins. Red papered ‘cloth’ hardback with black lettering to spine. In original dustwrapper. In near fine condition with very good dustwrapper (DW in protective sleeve, some darkening to rear side, some minor rubbing and small chips to corners. Not Price clipped, In protective sleeve.) Cloth clean and bright. Else a very clean and tight copy. 256pp. 
Price: 20.00 GBP
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Mr.Briggs’ Hat. A Sensational Account of Britain’s First Railway Murder., COLQUHOUN, KATE:
3 COLQUHOUN, KATE: Mr.Briggs’ Hat. A Sensational Account of Britain’s First Railway Murder.
Little, Brown. 2011 1st edition 
Size 6.25 x 9.5 inches. In black cloth covers with silver to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. Maroon endpapers. 339pp. With b/w photographs and illustrations. In near fine condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; Not price clipped). A very clean and tight copy. The story of the first railway murder in Britain, how it was investigated, solved, who did it and how he was caught. 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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Revised Proof., CONWAY, Peter;
4 CONWAY, Peter; Revised Proof.
Macdonald & Co. Ltd. 1947 1st edition 
Size 5 x 7.5 inches. In orange cloth with printed label-style lettering to spine. with original illustrated dustwrapper. In very good condition. Some minor rubbing to cloth at corners. Ends of spine slightly faded. Corners slgihtly bumped. Dustwrapper overall very good. Edges are rubbed and ends of spine nicked. Not price clipped. In plastic sleeve. Inside neat inscription to front endpaper with some minor foxing to pages/page edges. Else a clean and tight copy. 256pp. 
Price: 75.00 GBP
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Trial of Alma Victoria Rattenbury and George Percy Stoner. Notable British Trials series., JESSE, F. TENNYSON (ed):
5 JESSE, F. TENNYSON (ed): Trial of Alma Victoria Rattenbury and George Percy Stoner. Notable British Trials series.
William Hodge & Company, Limited. 1950 new ed. 
Tall 8vo. In red cloth covers with gilt to spine. 298pp. Frontispiece and plus 6 b/w Plates. In very good condition. Spine very slightly darkened. Small Foyles sticker to front endpaper. Else a clean and tight copy. The obsessive love affair between Alma Rattenbury and her young chauffeur/handyman which led to tragedy. Her 67-year-old husband Francis, a renowned architect, was murdered in their home - the Villa Madeira, Bournemouth - in 1935. She confessed to the killing but Stoner denied her involvement. He was convicted and Alma was acquittted, only to die later by her own hand. 
Price: 30.00 GBP
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Criminal Chronology; or, The New Newgate Calendar. Being Interesting Memoirs of Notorious Characters who have been Convicted of Outrages on The Laws of England during the Seventeenth Century;  And Chronologically Arranged, and... Essays on Crime and Punishments, Original Anecdotes... Last Exclamations... and A Correct Account of the Various modes of Punishment in different Parts of the World., KNAPP, ANDREW / BALDWIN, WILLIAM (Attorneys at Law):
6 KNAPP, ANDREW / BALDWIN, WILLIAM (Attorneys at Law): Criminal Chronology; or, The New Newgate Calendar. Being Interesting Memoirs of Notorious Characters who have been Convicted of Outrages on The Laws of England during the Seventeenth Century; And Chronologically Arranged, and... Essays on Crime and Punishments, Original Anecdotes... Last Exclamations... and A Correct Account of the Various modes of Punishment in different Parts of the World.
London, Nuttall, Fisher & Dixon, Liverpool, 1809 
4 vols. Hardback, 8.5 x 5 inches. Quarter bound in light brown calf leather and marbled paper boards. Red leather spine labels lettered in gilt, with raised and gilt banding to spines. Maroon endpapers, speckled edges. In very good conditions. Professionally relaid spines with contemporary leather to spines and original boards neatly laid over. Corners and edges a little bumped and rubbed, some minor rubbing to boards. Some darkening and foxing to plates, some minor spots and darkening to pages. Red stamps to title pages “Egerton Castle.” Else very clean and tight copies. Illustrated with 30 engraved plates including frontispieces and portraits. 559, 544, 560 & 511pp. Record of this country's legendary criminals, famous crimes and trials Accountings of curious cases concerning extortioners, forgers, highwaymen, housebreakers, arsonists, frauds and con-men, murderers, mutineers, pirates, pick-pockets, traitors and many more. Newgate, one of the seven gates of the City of London was also a prison. Very few spent long there, most were despatched to Tyburn to be hanged. 
Price: 275.00 GBP
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The Grass Widow’s Tale. Sergeant Felse Investigates., PETERS, ELLIS:
7 PETERS, ELLIS: The Grass Widow’s Tale. Sergeant Felse Investigates.
Macdonald and Co. 1991 1st thus 
Size 5.5 x 8.75 inches. In green cloth covers with silver to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. In near fine condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; spine slightly faded. Price clipped). A very clean and tight copy. 192pp. A Sergeant Felce crime story from the creator of Brother Cadfael. 
Price: 9.00 GBP
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The House of Green Turf. Inspector Felse Investigates., PETERS, ELLIS:
8 PETERS, ELLIS: The House of Green Turf. Inspector Felse Investigates.
Macdonald and Co. 1991 1st thus. 
Size 5.5 x 8.75 inches. In green cloth covers with silver to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. In near fine condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; spine slightly faded. Price clipped). A very clean and tight copy. 192pp. An Inspector Felce crime story from the creator of Brother Cadfael. 
Price: 9.00 GBP
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Cheating at Cards. The Cases in Court., WELCOME, JOHN:
9 WELCOME, JOHN: Cheating at Cards. The Cases in Court.
Faber and Faber. London. 1963 1st edition. 
Size 5.25 x 8.5 inches. In pictorial hard card covers. In very good condition. Corners slightly bumped. Slight browning to endpapers. Hinges strengthened with fabric tape. Else a clean and tight copy. 235pp. Three court cases where people were accused of cheating at cards. Each case involved men of high standing in their day who had everything to lose. 
Price: 5.00 GBP
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The Trial of Hawley Harvey Crippen. With notes and an introduction. Notable British Trials., YOUNG, FILSON:
10 YOUNG, FILSON: The Trial of Hawley Harvey Crippen. With notes and an introduction. Notable British Trials.
Wiliam Hodge & Company, Limited. 1950 2nd edition. 
Hardback, 8.5 x 5.5 inches. Red cloth with gilt lettering to spine, blind embossed monogram to front. In illustrated dustwrapper. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper. (DW some small marks and darkening, spine darkened, rubbing to edges. Not price clipped. In protective sleeve.) Cloth clean and bright. Some minor spots page edges else a very clean and tight copy. 211pp. With 7 b/w plates. The trial of Dr Crippen, convicted of the murder of his wife Cora. The case was notable for the use of radio in contacting the ship on which he was travelling to the USA with his lover. 
Price: 45.00 GBP
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