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1 ALTICK, Richard D EVIL ENCOUNTERS. Two Victorian Sensations
London John Murray 1987 First Edition Hardcover Nr Fine VG 
vii+164pp. Illus. in text. In July 1861, London newspapers excitedly reported a 'Deadly Encounter in Northumberland Street', off the Strand, between Major Murray, a retired Army Officer and William Roberts, a moneylender. The encounter left Murray with bullet wounds in his head and neck and Roberts with several bones in his skull shattered. On the same day the papers were full of news about the attempt by a French nobleman, the Baron de Vidil, to bludgeon his son to death while out riding along a secluded lane in Twickenham. Index. 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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New York Macmillan 1951 2nd printing hardcover VG GOOD 
viii+338pp. VG in slightly worn dust-jacket, not price-clipped. Small bump to corner of front cover - black cloth with gilt titles. Exposing frauds, exploding hoary errors, making discoveries and calling on the aid of science to clear up baffling mysteries - a scholar's exciting adventures among great writers and great literature. Dr Altick includes the forgeries of Thomas J. Wise; the dramatic uncovering of Boswell's papers; detective work in Christopher Marlowe's untimely death; the Brontes' microscopic books; bowdlerizing of Hawthorne's journals, and more fascinating stories. Index. 
Price: 25.00 GBP
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3 ALTICK, Richard D. THE SHOWS OF LONDON. A Panoramic History of Exhibitions 1600-1862.
Massachusetts & London Belknap Press of Harvard University Press 1978 0674807316 / 9780674807310 1st hard cover VG VG 
Prelims. + 553pp, 181 illustrations. Size approx. 10" x 10". VG copy in slightly chipped dust-jacket, closed tears but no loss. Little light foxing and slightly dusty on fore-edge. Small printed number on endpaper, but otherwise internally a very nice clean copy. A very well illustrated and much never-before-used information, the Author traces the London Exhibitions as they evolved from the display of relics in pre-Reformation churches through to collections of 18th-century virtuosi, the first science museums and public art galleries. An entertaining range of material from freaks to popular science, funeral effigies at Westminster Abbey to Madame Tussauds. Includes Notes & Index. (Very heavy edition, will send by best courier rate in UK. Please ask for overseas postal rates). 
Price: 95.00 GBP
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