RECOLLECTIONS OF A DETECTIVE POLICE-OFFICER (First Series) & RECOLLECTIONS OF A DETECTIVE POLICE-OFFICER (Second Series)

Author: Waters (aka William Russell)
Year: 1856
Publisher: J. & C. Brown & Co. (London) & W. Kent & Co.
Edition Details: 1st UK Edn. (1856 and 1859)
Book Condition: Vg.
Price: 2,500.00
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Hardback. Two Volumes Yellow Back format. First and Second Series. Described as the most important of the early Yellow Backs. The first series contains 12ss, the second series contains 9ss, and was not published in the USA. 2 x 12mo. h/backs. Publisher's original paper-covered pictorial yellow boards. Clean and bright with some light repairs and new eps to vol. 2. Fr. hinge beginning to show in vol. 1, sl. soiling to both vols. This set came from the library of Erich Quayle (a highly respected and renowned author and authority, writing on many different aspects of book collecting and bibliography), with his neat pencil notations to the fr. pd of the first vol. Protected by a tailor-made, leather spined, black morocco clamshell case. The first English detective Yellow Back, together with Series 2 published in 1859. A landmark book: a Haycroft Queen cornerstone of crime/detective mystery fiction. Vg.

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