THE HISTORY OF THE CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION DEPARTMENT AT SCOTLAND YARD From Earliest Times Until To-Day

Author: Prothero (Margaret)
Year: 1931
Publisher: Herbert Jenkins
Edition Details: 1st Edn.
Book Condition: Vg.
Price: 290.00
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Hardback. With 21 chapters which include : The Beginning of Detective Work, The Bow Street Runners; The "Peelers" and the Formation of the Detective Department; Some of the Earliest Detectives and Their Cases; The Events Leading Up to the Formation of the C.I,D.; The C.I.D. at Work Under Sir Howard Vincent; The Fenians and the Formation of The Special Branch; Anarchists and Nihilists; Scotland Yard Becomes Interested in the White Slave Traffic (1880-85); The Advent of Mr. Monro. The C.I.D. Builds Up Its Reputation (includes Jack the Ripper and Thomas Neil Cream); The General Organisation of the C.I.D. at the Present Time; The Special Branch. Political Agitators. "Red" Activities; The Flying Squad; Modern White Slave Traffic; The C.I.D. Fight the Night Clubs. The Goddard Case; Murder. Its Detection from the C.I.D. Point of View; The Story of the Crippen Case; The Murder of Vivian Messiter at Southampton; Limehouse - London's Chinatown. Opium Dens; The Drug Traffic; Women Criminals; The Savidge Case. The C.I.D. Under a Cloud. Illus., Bibliog. and Index. 319pp. lge. 8vo. h/back. V. lightly browned edges, faint previous owner's name insc. to fpd, pp. 181-184 have a 1.5" edge tear, small repaired split to head of sp, which also has an inverted crease down the middle, tiny mks. to fr. cover (see image). No foxing, clean pages. Green cloth/black lettering. A lovely bright Vg. copy of an extremely scarce title.

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