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1 BAILEY, Brian HANGMEN OF ENGLAND. A History of Execution from Jack Ketch to Albert Pierrepoint.
London W.H. Allen 1989 1st hardcover FINE NR FINE 
ix+206pp. The author traces the origins of punishment methods and looks at the development of penal reforms. From the appointment of Jack Ketch in 1663 to the abolition of the death penalty in 1969, England saw three hundred years of hanging for a multitude of crimes. A portrait of the men who chose to perform the duty, including Marwood, Calcraft, Berry, Ellis, Pierrepoint etc., with some excellent illustrations. Bibliography and Index. 
Price: 12.00 GBP
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2 BAILEY, Brian THE ASSASSINATION FILE. A Casebook of Crime, Conspiracy and VIP Victims
London W.H. Allen 1991 1852272031 / 9781852272036 1st hardcover NR FINE NR FINE 
xii+179pp+illus. Sig. to rear end-paper. Ranging from the ritual sacrifice of monarchs in primitive societies to the modern political outrage of the terrorist bomb, the author documents more than two hundred treacherous killings from around the world. Chapters include Revolution and Revenge; The Age of Anarchy; War Crimes; The Hired Assassin's Trade, etc. with stories of Prime Minister Spencer Perceval; Abraham Lincoln; Tsar Alexander II; Empress Elizabeth of Austria; Archduke Ferdinand; Rasputin; Trotsky; JFK; Indira Gandhi and more. Includes Select Bibliography and Index. 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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