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Title:Detectives of Europe and America or Life in the Secret Service
The J.B. Burr Publishing Co, Hatford, 1878. Sub-title - "A selection of celebrated cases in Great Britain, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Russia, Poland, Egypt and America. A revelation of struggles and triumphs of the most renowned detectives on the globe for the past twenty-five years." Brown cloth over bevelled boards. Decorated on front and spine with gilt and black. Fading to spine and to a lesser extent the front. Considerable wear and fraying to corners, edges and spine ends. Contents tight. Tears to bottom of title page, rear e/p has been glued. Hinge cracked at Preface page. Faded previous owner name and tear to prelim page. 848pp. Age discolouration and foxing throughout. Full page illustrations. This is a heavy book so please check postage with bookseller.
Second hand Hardback