LOST LONDON The Memoirs of an East End Detective

Author: Leeson (Ex-Det. Sergeant B.)
Year: 1934
Publisher: Stanley Paul/Treasure Library
Edition Details: 1st Edn. (later issue)
Book Condition: Vg+
Price: 150.00
Hardback. 1st edn. later issue in the Treasure Libraries Series. The author was an East End detective who figured prominently in the most notorious crime episodes of the previous quarter of a century. Leeson, known as "the man who was shot at Sidney Street", penetrated the haunts of London's worst criminals. He knew them as suspects, prisoners and as condemned men. Includes a chapter on Jack the Ripper + Lenin, Trotsky, Stinie Morrison, the bare-knuckle bruisers of London markets, the Odessian gang leaders, the Anarchists etc., etc. A documentary account of an underworld that was gradually disappearing. With Frontis. and Index. 223pp. 8vo. h/back. Green cloth with patchy white lettering to sp. With previous owner's neat name/date insc. together with small embossed stamp to ffep, lightly browned edges o/w a really nice Vg+ copy of a Jack the Ripper associated title that is now becoming scarce.


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