I CAUGHT CRIPPEN (SIGNED)

Author: Dew (Ex-Chief Insp. Walter) Memoirs of :
Year: 1938
Publisher: Blackie & Son
Edition Details: 1st Edn.
Book Condition: F/Vg
Price: 700.00
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Hardback. 1st edn. SIGNED. Inspector Dew was the first policeman on the scene of the Mary Jane Kelly murder (allegedly) and tells how clue after clue was followed up and how near the police were 'to laying their hands on the probable murderer.(pp. 85-163 incl. 'The Hunt for Jack the Ripper'). Dew's other claim to fame of course was the fact that he was the man who caught Dr. Hawley Harvey Crippen. He was in charge of the case from the time Belle Elmore disappeared up to the time of Crippen's arrest and trial. Also includes shorter accounts of many other crimes - fraud, blackmail, coining, burglary etc. A vivid account of Dew's life at Scotland Yard. With 4 b/w plates, 242pp. 8vo. h/back. SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY BOTH WALTER DEW AND HIS WIFE FLORENCE. From the library of Paul Daniel, ex-editor of the 'Ripperologist' magazine (December 1996 No. 8 - February 2000 No. 27), with a tipped-in post-it note written by Paul to bep. V. lightly foxed edges (with no foxing or browning to eps) o/w F. in an incredibly scarce Vg. sl. faded protected pcdw which has an internal repair, a sl. chipped/creased head of sp. with a closed tear. Probably a unique copy of a Ripper associated title with a dw. and these 2 signatures.

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