Author: MacNaghten (Sir Melville L.)
Year: 1915
Publisher: Edward Arnold.
First Edition
Edition Details: 2nd UK impression (1st pub. 1914)
Book Condition: NrF.
Price: 425.00
Hardback. 2nd impression. The autobiography of the ex-Chief of the CID, Scotland Yard, and author of the infamous 'MacNaghten Memoranda', which named 3 Scotland Yard Jack the Ripper suspects : M.J. Druitt, Kosminski, and Michael Ostrog (Chapter 4 entitled 'Laying the Ghost of Jack the Ripper'). Chapter 6 of the memoirs is entitled The Hampstead Murder (Mrs. Pearcey); other contents include : Adolph Beck; Neil Cream; The Camden Town Murder (Robert Wood); The Muswell Hill Murder (Milsom and Fowler); The Deptford Murder (the Stratton brothers who were the first to be convicted of murder by fingerprint evidence); Houndsditch and Sidney Street; Sidelights on the Crippen Case + much more. Includes two loosely inserted b/w pictures of Dr. Crippen's actress wife, Belle Elmore (see images), the originals of which were auctioned at Sotheby's in 1976, along with letters which helped to hang Dr. Crippen, (the first murderer caught with the help of radio), on November 21, 1910 for the murder of his wife. With Portrait Frontis. + tissue-guard and Index. 300pp. lge. 8vo. h/back. Red covers/bright gilt lettering to sp. and fr. cover. Lightly browned eps, minimal signs of small label removal to fpd, neat date insc. to fep plus neat previous owner's name insc. to tp. Uncut edges. A lovely Nr. F. copy of a scarce 'Ripper' related title. A fairly heavy book which will require additional postage if shipped overseas.

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