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Image for Lords of the scaffold: a history of the executioner

Lords of the scaffold: a history of the executioner

By: Abbott, Geoffrey

Price: £8.00

Publisher: Robert Hale: 1991

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 61108

ISBN: 0312065590

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


Very clean & tightly bound hardback book with no inscriptions, in a bright unclipped dustjacket. Appears little used. 192 pages, 23 illustrations on plates, bibliography, index View more info

Image for Dead and buried: the horrible history of bodysnatching

Dead and buried: the horrible history of bodysnatching

By: Adams, Norman

Price: £8.00

Publisher: Aberdeen, Impulse Books: 1972

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 65062

ISBN: 0901311200

Condition: Very Good in Good dust jacket


Clean & tightly bound hardback book with no inscriptions, in a priceclipped dustjacket which is sunned at the spine. viii + 152 pages, illustrations on 16 plates, bibliography View more info

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Profession: foreigner

By: Agranovsky, Valery

Price: £7.50

Publisher: Orbita Publishers: 1991

Edition: First English Edition

Seller ID: 33988

Condition: Good


Clean and tightly bound paperback original, no inscriptions, card covers rubbed at the edges, appears little used. 180 pages, text in English View more info

Image for The Barney case: newspaper records of the evidence

The Barney case: newspaper records of the evidence

By: Anon

Price: £20.00

Publisher: Associated Newspapers: 1932

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 29313

Condition: Good


Paperback original, yapped card folder with pages held in by red silk tie, blindstamp of Jonathan Goodman to cover, contents excellent. 27 pages, printed on one side only. The contemporary newspaper reports of the celebrated case in which Elvira Barney murdered her lover Michael Stephen. Scarce item - marked 'For private circulation only' View more info

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Justice of the peace reports - 1911: volume 75

By: Anon

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Charles Bond: 1911

Edition: New edition

Seller ID: 33018

Condition: Good


Larger format hardback tightly bound in red cloth with gilt titles, top edge red, cloth is worn at corners, repaired split at base of spine, contents very good, no inscriptions. iv + 606 pages, index. Includes some early motoring cases, and Rex v. Crippen. Heavy book View more info

Selection of papers relating to the murderer Frederick Seddon including the post mortem of Eliza Mary Barrow and police reports and a witness statement from the collection of Jonathon Goodman

By: Anon

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Metropolitan Police: 1911

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 59923

Condition: Very Good


12 copies of papers (letters, statements, post mortem reports) which relate to the murder of Eliza Mary Barrow by Frederick Seddon View more info

The reluctant hangman: the story of James Berry, executioner 1884 - 1892

By: Atholl, Justin

Price: £10.00

Publisher: John Long: 1956

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 65486

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Very clean hardback book with no inscriptions, tightly bound in black cloth with gilt titles. 192 pages, 9 illustrations on plates, index View more info

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Famous cases of Norman Birkett K.C.

By: Bardens, Dennis

Price: £7.00

Publisher: Robert Hale: 1963

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 65351

Condition: Very Good in Good dust jacket


Clean hardback tightly bound in red cloth with gilt titles, fox-spotted at the bottom edge, in a priceclipped dustjacket which has a closed repaired tear at the rear panel, faded at the spine, internally has a pencilled inscription on the front endpaper, which could easily be erased if thought necessary. 240 pages, 12 photos on plates, index; View more info

Hell's Angel: the life and times of Sonny Barger and the Hell's Angels Motorcycle Club

By: Barger, Sonny & Zimmerman, Keith & Kent

Price: £8.00

Publisher: Fourth Estate: 2000

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 58880

ISBN: 1841153354

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


Very clean & tightly bound hardback book with no inscriptions, in a bright priceclipped dustjacket. Appears little used. xii + 260 pages, photos & illustrations in the text View more info

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Palmer: the Rugeley poisoner

By: Barker, Dudley

Price: £8.00

Publisher: Duckworth: 1935

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 65345

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


Clean hardback tightly bound in orange cloth with black titles, cloth dulled at spine & has minor rubbing at corners, corner clipped from endpaper, no inscriptions. 192 pages, chronology View more info

Image for Leicestershire and Rutland tales of mystery and murder

Leicestershire and Rutland tales of mystery and murder

By: Bell, David

Price: £6.50

Publisher: Newbury, Countryside Books: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 41673

ISBN: 185306758X

Condition: Very Good


Clean and tightly bound paperback original, no inscriptions but mark on edge of page 20. 126 pages, photos in the text, bibliography View more info

Image for Holy War Inc.: inside the secret world of Osama Bin Laden

Holy War Inc.: inside the secret world of Osama Bin Laden

By: Bergen, Peter

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 5500

ISBN: 0297829122

Condition: As New in As New dust jacket


New book in an unclipped dustjacket. Unread. 292 pages.; View more info

Ronnie Biggs: his own story

By: Biggs, Ronald

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Sphere Books Limited: 1981

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 53189

Condition: Fair


Clean, tightly bound paperback, spine creased, card covers rubbed at corners, pages age-toned, no inscriptions. 238 pages, photos on plates View more info

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Gentlemen of the law

By: Birks, Michael

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Stevens & Sons Limited: 1960

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 40385

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Clean hardback tightly bound in cream leatherette with gilt titles on a green background, boards have minor rubbing and marks, boards bumped at corners, booksellers sticker on front paste down. 304 pages, 15 illustrations on plates, bibliography, index; View more info

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The hangmen of England

By: Bleackley, Horace

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Chapman & Hall: 1929

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 65027

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Clean hardback tightly bound in black cloth with gilt titles, cloth has minor rubbing at corners, pencilled annotations to pages 4, 5 and the index, contemporary newspaper clipping tipped in at rear, else no inscriptions. xx + 272 pages, 19 illustrations on plates, appendices, bibliography, index View more info

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Madeleine Smith

By: Blyth, Henry

Price: £8.00

Publisher: Gerald Duckworth & Co Ltd: 1975

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 64891

ISBN: 0715609165

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


Very clean & tightly bound hardback book with no inscriptions, in an unclipped dustjacket which is lightly sunned at the spine ends. xii + 226 pages, 12 plates, chronology, index View more info

Image for The red web: MI6 and the KGB master coup

The red web: MI6 and the KGB master coup

By: Bower, Tom

Price: £7.00

Publisher: Aurum Press Ltd: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 32559

ISBN: 1854100807

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


Very clean, tightly bound book with no inscriptions, in an unclipped dustjacket which is slightly faded at the spine. Appears little used. x + 214 pages, photos on plates, notes, glossary, bibliography, index View more info

Image for Heaven knows who: the trial of Jessie M'Lachlan

Heaven knows who: the trial of Jessie M'Lachlan

By: Brand, Christianna

Price: £7.00

Publisher: Michael Joseph: 1960

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 65340

Condition: Good in Good dust jacket


Very clean & tightly bound hardback book with no inscriptions, corner clipped from endpaper, in a bright priceclipped dustjacket. Appears little used. 284 pages, couple of illustrations in the text & a foldout plan at the rear, index View more info

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Murder in fact and fiction

By: Brookes, Canon J. A. R.

Price: £8.00

Publisher: Hurst & Blackett: 1925

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 64782

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


Clean hardback tightly bound in blue cloth with gilt titles, cloth has minor rubbing at corners, presentation copy given by the author to the 'Author's Club' in Dec 1929, with their bookplate on the pastedown, and an inscription (presumably by the author, but not signed) to that effect on the endpaper. Also has a small sticker 'Ex Libris Jonathan Goodman' on the same page. 284 pages View more info

The Justice of the Peace and Parish Officer: five volumes

By: Burn, Richard; Chetwynd, George

Price: £80.00

Publisher: A. Strahan: 1825

Edition: 24th edition

Seller ID: 59358

Condition: Poor with No dust jacket as issued


Four (of the five) are hardback volumes bound in matching full light brown calf with gilt titles on red & green spine labels, 5 raised bands, dentelles at edges. Volume three is the 25th edition of 1830, and is in original card wraps, page edges untrimmed, partly uncut. All 4 leather bindings are worn and the boards are off as follows - vol 1 both off, vol 2 rear board off, vol 4 both still attached, vol 5 rear board off. Both the spine labels are missing from vol 5, and the 'volume' label is missing from 1 - most of 2, and part of that to 4, are still present. The first three leaves of vol. 1... View more info