Andre Deutsch, 1958, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good, Dust Jacket Condition: Good, First
introduction by author and index. Black coloured board's with gilt coloured titles to the backstrip. Illustrated at dustwrapper with black and red coloured titles to the front panel and backstrip. The author, a former director of the Criminal Investigation of the Surete Nationale, was in a unique position to observe the moral decline of France which precipitated the debacle of 1940. For, as a front fold over panel blurb states "... For the causes of this decline included not only systematic and pains of obscene libel against public men, but also criminal conspiracy, trafficking arms, blackmail and murder, committed deliberately as a means of furthering extremist political ambitions." Translated by Ronald Matthews. Softening of the backstrip edges with bumping of the book corners. Browning and foxing to the textblock edges with light browning of the pages. Offset tanning and foxing to the endpapers. Creasing to the dustwrapper edges with chipping of the backstrip edges. Very noticeable browning and staining to be backstrip. There is a 0.25 " tear to the lower edge of the rear panel. Browning and staining to the verso, predominantly the backstrip area. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 240 pages,. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Law & Criminal Studies; Corruption; France; Politics & Government. Inventory No: 0118814.