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Title:The Rise and Fall of Squizzy Taylor, Larrikin Crook
Price:AUD$10.80 (about USD$7.20)
Item ID:SB00-0118453
Publisher:Pan Books Ltd, Sydney, 1981
Pan Books Ltd, 1981, Softcover, Book Condition: Good, Reprint, Illustrated By: Photographic

introduction by author, notes on sources and Postscript. Between pages 84 and 85 there are eight pages of black and white photographs, illustrations or maps. Illustrated card cover with gold, black and blue coloured titles to the front panel with gold and black coloured titles to the backstrip. "Melbourne in the twenties – a crime-polluted city with the puritanical facade. No innocent citizen was really safe. Guns barked in Fitzroy vendettas, police were shot, gangs operated in hotels and bottles, citizens rioted ... Through it all starred – and slipped – the notorious Squizzy Taylor – not a spot of blood on his immaculate clothing, not a speck of evidence to give him away. He and his associate smothered law and order with a network of crime. The activities of the gang brought to a head such public issues as keeping jurors' names secret, abortion and prostitution, police corruption and capital punishment." -- from the rear panel blurb. Why, how and who was this criminal of the 20s, and wide does his name still resonate in Melbourne to this day? Creasing to the book corners with rubbing of the book edges and panels. Browning to the edges,textblock edges and pages. Size: 12mo (standard paperback). 196 pages,. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Australia; 1920s; Law & Criminal Studies. ISBN: 0330270109. ISBN/EAN: 9780330270106. Inventory No: 0118453.
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