Cassell, 1956, Hardcover (Original Cloth), Book Condition: Fair Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: Poor, First Edition
252 pp., last blank, acknowledgements, list of illustrations, and index. The text is illustrated with either black and white photographs or illustrations. Black coloured boards with gilt writing on the spine. Plain text dustwrapper with yellow, white and red writing on the front panel and white on spine. In this book the author "...spotlights various aspects of British justice over the past 200 years by selecting a variety of 'causes celebres' which had raised unusual legal or moral issues.". -- from the front fold over panel blurb. Corners of the book are slightly rubbed and shelf wear evident to the top and bottom book edges. There has been a loss of colour to the book cloth on the bottom edge of the front cover. The loss of colour is less to the back cover and splotches are present to the top rear cover. The head and the heel of the spine are soft and bumped and gilt writing has started to fade. Foxing marks to the paper edges and there are foxing marks to the first few pages and the last few pages of the book. The dustwrapper is very rubbed and faded, particularly along edges. The corners are chipped and there are tears with associated creasing and small pieces missing from both the top and bottom dustwrapper edges. The top spine gutter front edge has a tear measuring 2.5 "and then runs a cross the full width of the spine and to a little bit to the front cover. Grubby marks have also occurred and foxing is visible along the edges and verso of the dustwrapper. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Law & Criminal Studies; History -- British; Legal ; Inventory No: 0101570.