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Title:The Thief-Takers
Price:AUD$19.80 (about USD$13.50)
Item ID:SB00-0116010
Publisher:Museum Press Limited, London, 1958
Condition:Very Good
Dust Jacket:Good
Museum Press Limited, 1958, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good, Dust Jacket Condition: Good, First, Illustrated By: Illustrated

list of illustrations, list of sources and index. Black-and-white illustrated frontispiece, showing Jonathan Wild, the father of the C. I. D. Within the text there are another four contemporary black and white illustrations. Dark maroon coloured boards with gilt coloured titles to the backstrip. Purple coloured tint to the top textblock edge. Illustrated dustwrapper with black coloured titles to the front panel and backstrip. In this book the author looks at four 'private detectives', who plied their trade, roughly between 1750 to 1850, till the formation of Britain's C. I. D. As the front fold over panel blurb states of the private detectives, they "... were the most effective agents are discovering and arresting (and sometimes making) criminals until the formation of the C. I. D." The detectives studied are: – Jonathan Wild, the City Marshall; Sir Thomas de Veil, the police magistrate, Joseph Cox, the High Constable; and Mr. Denovan, the semi private detective. Minor softening of the backstrip and rubbing of the book corners and lower book edges. Light browning and foxing to the textblock edges with light browning of the pages. Offset tanning to the end pages. Chipping to the backstrip edges and to the book corners. Rubbing to the dustwrapper panels with some stains and marks to the panels. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. [6], 7-224 pages,. Dust Jacket price-clipped. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Illustrated. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Law & Criminal Studies; Britain/UK; History. Inventory No: 0116010.
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