FROM CONSTABLE TO COMMISSIONER The Story of Sixty Years Most of Them Misspent.

Author: Smith, K.C.B. (Lieut.-Col. Sir Henry)
Year: 1910
Publisher: Chatto & Windus
Edition Details: 1st Edn.
Book Condition: G.
Price: 325.00
Hardback. A book of Reminiscences by one of the senior police officers (City of London Police) involved in the unsolved Jack the Ripper murders which took place in Whitechapel, 1888. He was one of the few who was given a favourable press at the time. Chapter XVI is entitled 'Of the Ripper and His Deeds - And of the Criminal Investigator, Sir Robert Anderson'. An important Ripper associated book, and one of the rarest. One Portrait Frontis. with printed signature and tissue-guard. 237pp. lge. 8vo. h/back. Original red cloth with gilt lettering to fr. cover and sp. titles. Teg, uncut edges, Unfortunately, this scarce book has sustained water damage to pretty much all of the pages (the image looks worse than it actually is). It's mostly to the page margins, leaving the text unaffected. The covers have also been affected, but is almost imperceptible being confined mostly to the lower quarter. The tail of the sp. has also been damaged (see image). There is an embossed 'Presentation Copy' stamp to the top right-hand corner of the tp. Still an acceptable copy of an extremely rare police memoir. A fairly heavy book which will require additional postage if shipped overseas. G. only

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