Hardback. SIGNED BY ETHEL VINCENT (wife of Sir Howard). Sir Howard Vincent was the founder and Director of the C.I.D. and amongst his many other achievements, wrote the Police Code consisting of instructions for police officers. This Biography was commissioned by his wife Ethel, but unfortunately, the original biographer S.H. Jeyes, died in June 1910, before the book was completed. Ethel Vincent was left with a half-finished Biography on her hands necessitating a search for someone willing to complete it. F.D.How very kindly agreed to undertake the task of finishing the work of another author. Chapter headings include : Early Years; War Correspondent; First Political Ambitions; Travel, The Bar, The Press; Director of Criminal Investigations; At Scotland Yard; Fighting Fenians and Anarchists; Beginning a Parliamentary Career; The Carnarvon Interview; Imperial Preference and Protection; Sir Howard as an Author; Sir Howard Vincent as a Volunteer; The Public Trustee Act; 1895-1899; The Boar War; 1900-1901; The Aliens Bill, etc.; The Friend of Foreign Countries; Last Days plus much more. With Frontis. Portrait/tissue-guard, Illus. + Index. 391pp. lge. 8vo. h/back. Blue cloth/gilt lettering. Teg. Foxed and lightly browned edges, back hinge just beginning to show, a little loss of blue cloth covering to back cover (see image), sl. wear to head of sp., small mks to fr. cover, but still a Vg. copy of an extremely rare police biography. A fairly heavy book which will require additional postage, particularly if shipped overseas.