Hardback. A book dealing only with plays which were based on actual crimes. The author records and illuminates with quotation and theatrical anecdote, the various stage productions of the lurid but sometimes lovable characters of earlier reading; Paul Jones, Claud Duval, Turpin, Clifford Jonathan Bradford, Sweeney Todd and a host of others. Illus., Index. 284pp. lge. 8vo. h/back. With Publisher's Compliments rubber stamp to tp, previous owner's personal b/plate to fpd, corners sl. bumped, plus a small split to head of sunned sp. and outside hinge of back cover. Nr. Vg. A fairly heavy book which may require additional postage if shipped overeas.