Fair. No dust jacket. faded spine, chipped edges top and bottom of spine, p/o name inside cover, clean and tight otherwise. 286 p. : front., plates, ports.; 24 cm. Purple cloth boards. Bibliography: p.  Gaius Caesar Caligula. --Thomas Dun. --Gille de Rais. --Ivan "the Terrible" of Russia. --Alice Arden. --Mary Frith ("Moll Cutpurse"). --William Nevison. --Jonathan Wild. --John Gow. --Anna Maria Zwanziger. --Gaetano Mammone. --Andrew Bichel. --Pierre Francois...
Good. 8vo-over 7¾-9¾" tall Good with fading to cloth along and adjacent to spine. Printed in England. 16 plates. "This is not a book for the squeamish. When a writer sets out to write about horrible persons, he does not deal with rosewater and pleasant Sunday Afternoons. The seeker after pleasant pages must look elsewhere." All about murderous people. NOTE: some pages are not yet separated, as issued. Use a playing card edge to separate carefully.
Good with no dust jacket. Philadelphia: Macrae Smith Company Publishers no date [reportedly 1930]. Good with no dust jacket. 1930. First Edition Thus. Hardcover. Presumed first US edition [no statement of printing]. Purple cloth with paper spine label, 286 pages, illustrated. Bookplate of M. J. Miller affixed to the front paste-down. Good only copy [toning to the spine including the paper label and to the board edges, several spot stains, spine ends lightly bumped, corners bumped, scattered foxing throughout the text; all plates present but the one facing page 96 is detached]. This edition is scarce..
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