THE TRAIN ROBBERS

Author: Read (Piers Paul)
Year: 1978
Publisher: J.B. Lippincott Company (Philadelphia & New York)
First Edition
Signed by the author
Edition Details: 1st US edn.
Book Condition: F/Vg
ISBN: 0397012837
Price: 250.00
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Hardback. 1st US edn. SIGNED BY : BRUCE REYNOLDS, BUSTER EDWARDS, RONNIE BIGGS and PIERS PAUL READ. From 'The Great Train Robbery & Ronnie Biggs' auction held on June 16, 2015 by J P Humbert Auctioneer Ltd'. On August 8, 1963, 15 masked men stopped the night mail train from Glasgow to London and robbed it of 2,500,000. It was called the crime of the century, and the thieves were pursued relentlessly by Scotland Yard until half the gang were brought to court and sentenced to long terms of imprisonment. Two escaped from prison (Ronnie Biggs remained free), but 13-yrs. later most of the gang were released on parole. They combined to tell their story for the first time. Illus., Maps, Appendix + Sources. 255pp. 8vo. h/back. Includes loosely inserted 'lot no. tag' from J P Auctioneers Ltd. SIGNED BY : BRUCE REYNOLDS, BUSTER EDWARDS, RONNIE BIGGS and PIERS PAUL READ. F. in protected Vg. dw.

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