Hart-Davis, MacGibbon, 1975, Hardcover, Book Condition: Good Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: Poor, First Edition, Illustrated By: Photographic
VIII, 296 pages, last page blank, author's note, acknowledgements and list of illustrations. Map illustrated endpapers, showing a map of the world and the routes taken by Ronald Biggs, in various countries, to avoid recapture after his escaping. The text is illustrated with 16 black-and-white photographs, facsimiles of documents between pages 136 and 137. Black coloured boards with red titles to the backstrip. Colour illustrated dustwrapper with black and red titles to the front panel and backstrip. Colour photograph of Ronald Biggs to the rear dustwrapper panel. The story of Ronald Biggs and his many years of travelling to escape recapture after escaping an English jail in 1965. He participated in "The Crime of the Century" -- The Great Train Robbery in 1963 and its this robbery, its trial and its aftermath which is at the centre of this book. Bumping and rubbing to the backstrip and to the book corners. Shelf wear to the lower book corners. Rubbing and some marking to the book panels very heavy browning and faint foxing to the text block edges. Browning and some handling marks to the internal text. Rubbing and chipping to the dustwrapper corners and to the backstrip edges. There is a 0.5 " tear to the top left-hand corner of the front dustwrapper panel and a 1.5 " tear to the lower left-hand corner of the front dustwrapper panel and a split in the front spine gutter, which a previous owner has supported with tape on the front, tape still in situ. Heavy rubbing, handling marks and yellowing to the dustwrapper panels. Rubbing and creasing to the dustwrapper panels and various nicks and chips are also present. Faint foxing to the verso of the dustwrapper. Black-and-white photograph of the author and Ronald Biggs to the rear fold over panel. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Biography & Autobiography; True Crime ; Britain; ISBN: 0246108347. ISBN/EAN: 9780246108340. Inventory No: 0108001.