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Image for Shadow of the Gallows. Mr Atholl deals with all aspects of Judicial hanging and its History. With 10 Illustrations.

Shadow of the Gallows. Mr Atholl deals with all aspects of Judicial hanging and its History. With 10 Illustrations.

By: ATHOLL, JUSTIN:

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, John Long, 1954 (1st.).:

Seller ID: 81720


Hardback, approx 8.5 x 5.5 inches. Black cloth with gilt lettering to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper. (DW rubbing to edges and corners, some handling marks to front and back sides, tear to bottom of spine. Not price clipped. In protective sleeve.) Cloth clean. A couple of minor spots to endpapers with bookplate to front “Hans Tasiemka.” Else pages all very clean and tight throughout. 224pp. Illustrated with 10 b&w plates. View more info

Image for Mr.Briggs’ Hat. A Sensational Account of Britain’s First Railway Murder.

Mr.Briggs’ Hat. A Sensational Account of Britain’s First Railway Murder.

By: COLQUHOUN, KATE:

Price: £4.00

Publisher: Little, Brown. 2011 1st edition:

Seller ID: 73625


Size 6.25 x 9.5 inches. In black cloth covers with silver to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. Maroon endpapers. In near fine condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; Not price clipped). A very clean and tight copy. 339pp. With b/w photographs and illustrations. The story of the first railway murder in Britain, how it was investigated, solved, who did it and how he was caught. View more info

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Revised Proof.

By: CONWAY, Peter;

Price: £75.00

Publisher: Macdonald & Co. Ltd. 1947 1st edition:

Seller ID: 74998


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. View more info

Image for The Smugglers, Picturesque Chapters in the Story of an Ancient Craft. Illustrated by Paul Hardy, by the author and from old prints and photographs.

The Smugglers, Picturesque Chapters in the Story of an Ancient Craft. Illustrated by Paul Hardy, by the author and from old prints and photographs.

By: HARPER, C. G.:

Price: £35.00

Publisher: London, Chapman & Hall, 1909 1st:

Seller ID: 79948


Hardback, approx 9 x 6 inches. Green cloth with gilt lettering to spine, black on front, and black pictorial designs to front and spine. Top edges gilt. In very good condition. Corners a little bumped on front board, edges a little rubbed. Some minor handling marks to pages, else overall a very clean and tight copy. 252 pp. Illustrated with 36 B&W plates by Paul Hardy and the author from old prints and photographs. View more info

Image for Men Who Made Rhodesia A Register of Those Who Served in the British South Africa Company’s Police. SIGNED BY AUTHOR.

Men Who Made Rhodesia A Register of Those Who Served in the British South Africa Company’s Police. SIGNED BY AUTHOR.

By: HICKMAN, Col. A. S.:

Price: £120.00

Publisher: Southern Rhodesia, The British South Africa Company, 1960 1st edition:

Seller ID: 81471


Hardback, approx 10 x 6 inches. Navy blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine and vignette to front. In very good condition. Spine faded and some fading to top quarters of boards. Edges rubbed, some nicks to cloth at top end of spine. Authors inscription to front endpaper “William S. Rees, with best wishes now and for the future, A.S. Hickman, August 1960.” Some minor light foxing spots and handling marks to endpapers and page edges, else a very clean and tight copy. 462pp. Illustrated with 23 B&W photo plates and 2 folding maps. View more info

Image for Famous Bank Forgeries, Robberies and Swindles With 23 Illustrations, and an introduction by Vincent J. Seligman.

Famous Bank Forgeries, Robberies and Swindles With 23 Illustrations, and an introduction by Vincent J. Seligman.

By: HOPKINS, R. Thurston: SELIGMAN, Vincent J.:

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Stanley Paul, 1936 1st:

Seller ID: 81678


Hardback, 8.5 x 5.5 inches, red cloth, blind paneled boards, gilt lettering to spine. In very good condition. Minor bumps to corners. Some minor rubbing to edges. Slight darkening to endpapers. Small stamp to bottom of title page “With the Publishers Compliments.” Else pages all very clean and tight. 288pp + 8pp cat. Illustrated with 23 B&W illustrations on full-page plates, including frontis. View more info

Image for The Dungeons of Old Paris Being the Story and Romance of the Most Celebrated Prisons of the Monarchy and the Revolution.

The Dungeons of Old Paris Being the Story and Romance of the Most Celebrated Prisons of the Monarchy and the Revolution.

By: HOPKINS, Tighe:

Price: £35.00

Publisher: New York and London, G. P. Punam’s Sons, 1897 1st edition:

Seller ID: 80899


Hardback, approx 9 x 6.5 inches. Green cloth with gilt lettering to spine and pictorial vignette to front. In very good condition. Extremities rubbed, corners bumped, some fading and handling marks to boards. Front endpaper is pasted down. Some minor handling marks to title and prelim pages else a very clean and tight copy. 265pp + 2pp cat. Illustrated with 12 B&W plates. View more info

Image for Lancashire's Crime and Criminals With Some Characteristics of the County. It’s People, Dialect, Humour and Progress; to which are added “The Constable Old and New,” and “Prisons Ancient and Modern.” From the Note Book of Richard Jervis.

Lancashire's Crime and Criminals With Some Characteristics of the County. It’s People, Dialect, Humour and Progress; to which are added “The Constable Old and New,” and “Prisons Ancient and Modern.” From the Note Book of Richard Jervis.

By: JERVIS, Richard:

Price: £30.00

Publisher: Southport, J. J. Riley, “Guardian” Office, 1908 1st:

Seller ID: 79946


Hardback, 8.5 x 5.5 inches. Pebbled green cloth with gilt lettering to front. Floral endpapers. In very good condition. Some minor rubbing to corners and edges of cloth. Endpapers partly faded/darkened. Some darkening to main title page. Else a very clean and tight copy. 96pp. Illustrated with a B&W photo portrait of the author and decorative chapter tailpieces. View more info

Image for Trial of Alma Victoria Rattenbury and George Percy Stoner. Notable British Trials series.

Trial of Alma Victoria Rattenbury and George Percy Stoner. Notable British Trials series.

By: JESSE, F. TENNYSON (ed):

Price: £30.00

Publisher: William Hodge & Company, Limited. 1950 new ed.:

Seller ID: 64363


Tall 8vo. In red cloth covers with gilt to spine. In very good condition. Spine very slightly darkened. Small Foyles sticker to front endpaper. Else a clean and tight copy. 298pp. Frontispiece and plus 6 b/w Plates. 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. View more info

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A History of the Guillotine

By: KERSHAW, Alister:

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, John Calder, 1958 1st edition:

Seller ID: 81682


Hardback, approx 8.5 x 5.5 inches, red cloth, gilt lettering to spine. In illustrated dustwrapper. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (DW a couple of small nicks to corners, in protective sleeve. Not price clipped. Owners stamp to inner flap.) Some minor rubbing to edges and minor dark spot to front of cloth, bookplate to front endpaper “Hans Tasiemka,” Else a very clean and tight copy. 147pp. Illustrated with 16 b&w illustrations. View more info

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Jack the Ripper, The Final Solution,

By: KNIGHT, Stephen:

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Harrap, 1976 (1st.).:

Seller ID: 81680


Hardback, approx 8.5 x 5.5 inches. In black cloth with gilt lettering to spine. In glossy illustrated dustwrapper. In very good near fine condition, with very good dustwrapper (dw: some minor rubbing to edges, not price clipped.) Cloth clean, no penned inscriptions. Else a very clean and tight copy. 284 pp. Illustrated with B&W plates. View more info

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The Identity of Jack The Ripper

By: McCORMICK, Donald:

Price: £28.00

Publisher: London, Jarrolds, 1959 1st:

Seller ID: 81721


Hardback, approx 8.5 x 5.5 inches. Black cloth with silver and red lettering to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper. (DW Some minor darkening to spine and top edges, some rubbing to top end of spine. Not price clipped. In protective sleeve.) Cloth clean. Endpapers clean, no penned inscriptions. A very clean and tight copy. 192pp. View more info

Image for The Grass Widow’s Tale. Sergeant Felse Investigates.

The Grass Widow’s Tale. Sergeant Felse Investigates.

By: PETERS, ELLIS:

Price: £4.00

Publisher: Macdonald and Co. 1991 1st thus:

Seller ID: 71257


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. View more info

Image for The House of Green Turf. Inspector Felse Investigates.

The House of Green Turf. Inspector Felse Investigates.

By: PETERS, ELLIS:

Price: £4.00

Publisher: Macdonald and Co. 1991 1st thus.:

Seller ID: 71258


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. View more info

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Jack The Ripper

By: RIVETT, Miriam: WHITEHEAD, Mark:

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Herts, Pocket Essentials, 2006:

Seller ID: 81689


Small hardback, 7.5 x 5 inches. Black paper covered boards with silver lettering to spine. Illustrated glossy dustwrapper. Map illustrations to endpapers. In very good near fine condition with near fine dustwrapper. As new. A very clean and tight copy. 160pp. View more info

Image for Trial of Gozawa Sadaichi and Nine Others. Vol. 3. War Crimes Trials

Trial of Gozawa Sadaichi and Nine Others. Vol. 3. War Crimes Trials

By: SLEEMAN, C.:

Price: £28.00

Publisher: William Hodge & Company, 1948 (1st.ed.):

Seller ID: 79838


Hardback, 8.5 x 5.5 inches. Red cloth with gilt lettering to spine, blind embossed monogram to front. In very good near fine condition. Slight fading to spine. Endpapers darkened. Else inside pages all very clean and tight. 245pp. Illustrated with 22 B&W plates and a map. View more info

Image for Trial of Nikolaus von Falkenhorst Formerly Generaloberst in the German Army. With a Foreword by Sir Nornam Birkett.  The War Crimes Volume VI.

Trial of Nikolaus von Falkenhorst Formerly Generaloberst in the German Army. With a Foreword by Sir Nornam Birkett. The War Crimes Volume VI.

By: STEVENS, E.H.(ed):

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, William Hodge and Company, Limited. 1949 1st edition.:

Seller ID: 79832


Hardback, 8.5 x 5.5 inches. Red cloth with gilt lettering to spine, blind embossed monogram to front. In very good near fine condition. Spine slightly faded. Else a very clean and tight copy. 278pp. With b/w photographs and fold out maps. Nikolaus von Falkenhorst planned and commanded the German invasion of Denmark and Norway in 1940, and was commander of German troops in Norway from 1940 to 1944. He had passed on the Führerbefehl known as the "Commando Order" which required captured saboteurs to be shot (several were), and was therefore convicted and sentenced to death in 1946.... View more info

Image for On The Gallows (Author of “The Torture Chamber” etc.) With a frontispiece of the Author and twenty-four illustrations.

On The Gallows (Author of “The Torture Chamber” etc.) With a frontispiece of the Author and twenty-four illustrations.

By: VAN DER ELST, Violet:

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, The Doge Press, 2nd edition, n.d.:

Seller ID: 81676


Hardback, 7.5 x 5 inches. Half bound with brown pebbled cloth spine and red cloth boards. Gilt lettering to spine and gilt vignette to front corner “Pitie avec Justice.” In very good condition. Bottom corners slightly bumped, some minor rubbing to edges. Some minor staining to cloth on rear top corner. some minor darkening to endpapers else a very clean and tight copy. 288pp. With 26 B&W photo plates including frontis. View more info