ALPHONSE BERTILLON Father of Scientific Detection.

Author: Rhodes (Henry T.F.)
Year: 1956
Publisher: Harrap.
First Edition
Edition Details: 1st edn
Book Condition: Vg+/G+
Price: 15.00
Hardback. The first biography of Alphonse Bertillon (1853-1914) to appear in the English language. Bertillon will always be associated with the identification system he established for the French police. His great achievement was to devise the means whereby measurements of the head and body could be standardised and given the maximum of precision. His work had far-reaching effects and did much to raise the standard of the inefficient and corrupt police methods of the 19th century. Features amongst others the Dreyfus case in which Bertillon was an important witness. With 11 plates in half-tone, Appendices, References and Index. 238pp. 8vo. h/back. With personal b/plate of previous owner to fpd, together with a neat name/date insc. o/w Vg+ in G+ protected dw. which has 3 large notches to fr. and back cover (see images).

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