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1 BAK, Greg BARBARY PIRATE. The Life and Crimes of John Ward, the Most Infamous Privateer of His Time
Stroud, Glos. Sutton Publishing 2006 0750943505 / 9780750943505 First Edition Hardcover Fine Fine 
xiii+255pp+illus. In 1603 John Ward, a sailor of James I's navy, led a mass desertion, stole a civilian vessel from Portsmouth Harbour and defected to the Ottoman Empire's outpost of Tunis. From there his unbridled and brutal piracy saw him become the most feared privateer of his time, revelling in ill-gotten wealth and - in the final rejection of his native land - embracing Islam. He led a revolution in seafaring tactics and attacked Christian shipping of all nations, soon being pursued by pirate-hunters across the world. A man who rose from nothing to became a brilliant naval commander and successful, if amoral, entrepreneur. Bibliography and Index. 
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2 BEBBINGTON, W ROGUES GO RACING.
London Good & Betts c1950 1st hardcover VG small 8vo 
189pp+frontis. VG in red cloth. Not dated but probably c1950. In his Introduction Mr Geoffrey Gilbey states that the author was the man who had done the most for racing between the wars, despite the fact that his name was not well-known. Born in Manchester and serving nearly 25 years in the services, in April 1920 Mr Bebbington secured an appointment with the Royal Calcutta Turf Club as Assistant to the Clerk of the Course. In due course he became Senior Jockey Club Supervisor of Racecourse Detective Personnel and this book is the story of that career. Stories of blackmailers, cardsharpers, confidence tricksters, Tic-Tac men, doping, the Jockeys, the Bookmakers, frauds, Ascot, Windsor & Headquarters, Chaotic Gaming laws, etc. 
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3 BERRY, James MY EXPERIENCES AS AN EXECUTIONER
London David & Charles Reprints 1972 0715354302 / 9780715354308 Reprint Hardcover Nr Fine Nr Fine 8vo 
144pp. Illus. in text. Bookplate inside cover. Light foxing to endpapers and foxing to fore-edge, but still pages very clean internally. A facsimile reprint of the scarce original 1892 edition. Berry, who plied the gallows trade from 1884 to 1892, was the first - and the last - British hangman to write freely about the techniques of execution. He describes not only his personal attitude towards the ultimate punishment but also that of many of the condemned prisoners whose fall he engineered. A fascinating social document. Includes new Introduction by Jonathan Goodman and an Appendix outlining the history of capital punishment. 
Price: 40.00 GBP
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4 BRADLEY, John L. Ed ROGUE'S PROGRESS. The Autobiography of "Lord Chief Baron" Nicholson.
Boston Houghton Mifflin 1965 Reprint Hardcover VG VG 
xiii+330pp+frontis. Reprinted for the first time since 1860, the story of the self-styled Lord Chief Baron - rascal, cheat and hypocrite. Jailed for debt at 21 he went from being a pawnbroker to promoting doubtful 'spectacles' and founded the Judge and Jury Society for staging mock trials. All the atmosphere of seamy Victorian London with all the thieves, noblemen, prize-fighters and underworld characters. A very nice copy. 
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5 BUNN, Frank L. NO SILVER SPOON. The Autobiography of a 'Ranker'.
Stoke on Trent F.L.Bunn. First Edition Hardcover VG VG just slightly chipped 8vo 
239pp+illus. No date, but c1970. The ex-Chief Constable of Stoke on Trent recalls his career from railway policeman through seven County and Borough Forces. He was later one of the few senior officers to become a practising barrister. Many stories from his career with anecdotes illustrating how closely the man on the beat related to the public, so much in contrast to the present day. 
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6 CAMPBELL, George IMPOSTER AT THE BAR. William Fuller, Gent. 1670-1733.
London Hodder & Stoughton 1961 First Edition Hardcover VG  Sl. Chipped Dj 8vo 
250pp+illus. Bookplate inside cover. One of the most notorious scoundrels and libellers of the 17th and 18th centuries, Fuller was a double-spy for William III and James II. When unmasked he conducted some scandalous campaigns against leading politicians and was closely associated with the Warming Pan Plot - a baseless story claiming that James II and Mary of Modena had made a bastard son Prince of Wales. Contains some previously unpublished correspondence on Fuller's later life. Index.  
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7 CASH, Martin MARTIN CASH. The Bushranger of Van Dieman's Land in 1843-4
Hobart J.Walch & Sons 1911 4th Impression (1st 1870) Printed card Wrapper Very Good 8vo 
178pp+illustrations. Green card covers sl. chipped. Top of title page neatly trimmed, no loss of text. Little browning to few page edges. Cash came from Wexford, Ireland. In 1828 he was convicted of attempted murder and transported to New South Wales. In 1843 he and some accomplices began a spree of murder, robbery and kidnap finally shooting a police officer. 
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8 CHADWICK, William. REMINISCENCES OF A CHIEF CONSTABLE.
Longendale Amenity Society 1974 Facsimile Edition hardcover NR FINE VG 8vo 
vi, 166pp+advertisements. Dj lightly faded at spine edge. Not price clipped. Although born in Mottram in 1822, Chadwick first joined the Metropolitan Police in 1851. After two years in the slums of London, he left to join the Cheshire County Constabulary and was stationed at Duckinfield. He later became Inspector of Ashton-under-Lyne Police and in 1862 was made Chief Constable of Stalybridge, a post he held until his retirement in 1899. An excellent facsimile of the original edition published at the turn of the 20th-century. Illustrated by R. Wallace Coop. 
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9 CLEGG, Brian THE MAN WHO STOPPED TIME. Eadweard Muybridge - Pioneer Photographer, Father of the Motion Picture, Murderer
Stroud, Glos. Sutton Publishing 2007 0750948620 / 9780750948623 First Edition Hardcover Fine Fine 8vo 
x+265pp. Illus. in text. In 1878, with his battery of automatically-operated cameras, Eadweard Muybridge proved conclusively that horses fly - with all four feet off the ground simultaneously. His experiment won acclaim for his rich employer, Leland Stanford, made Muybridge both famous and infamous. Only three years earlier, however, he had been facing the gallows for murdering his wife's lover. He claimed the act was justifiable. It was only his photographic achievements that persuaded the jury to acquit him. He later ended up in court again, suing his old employer for copyright to the 'flying horse' photographs. Selected Bibliography and Index. (Heavy volume, may require additional postage on overseas orders). 
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10 COOKRIDGE, E.H. TRAITOR BETRAYED
London Pan 1962 Original Paperback Soft Cover Sl. chipped covers, still VG  
191pp. Pages lightly browned. The full story of George Blake, the spy employed by MI6, sentenced at the Old Bailey in 1961 to 42 years imprisonment, told by a former secret agent who knew Blake for 18 years. Includes Index.  
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11 CRAIG, Nute THRILLS 1861 TO 1887
Oakland, CA N.N. Craig First Edition Hardcover VG No Jacket 8vo 
61pp+illus. Maroon cloth with gilt titles, very slightly rubbed at extremes. Not dated but 'Six Guns' Reference 507 shows 1931. The author's reminiscences about his life including stories of his experiences as - A soldier in the Civil War at 15; A Missouri Farmer at 19; Telegrapher in Wyoming Territory at 23; Married at 28; Visit with Thomas A. Edison on his first vacation at Rawlins, Wyoming, at 29; Member of the Legislature of Wyoming at 33; Sheriff at Cheyenne at 35; Moving to California in 1887. Includes two plates of the Author and his home in Oakland, and copy of letter from Thomas A. Edison dated 1927. 
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12 CRISPE, Thomas Edward REMINISCENCES OF A K.C. SIGNED COPY.
London Methuen & Co. 1909 2nd (1st also 1909) hardcover GOOD no dj 8vo 
xxi+306pp+two portraits+ Pub.Cat. SIGNED presentation copy: 'A Burt Esq. with the very kind regards of the author, Thos. E. Crispe'. Bound in re-backed green cloth with gilt titles, little worn on extremes, new endpapers. Little foxing to early pages and fore-edge with spots to some pages, but generally clean internally. Twenty-two detailed chapters on all aspects of the author's life and career. Contains sections on Victorian Judges; County Court Judges; Advocates and Legal Wits; Criminal Lunatics; The Country Girl and Druce Cases; The Bar as a Profession; Cross Examinations; The Frippery of the Bar, etc. Includes Index. 
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13 DEACON, Richard MATTHEW HOPKINS: WITCHFINDER GENERAL.
London Frederick Muller 1976 1st hardcover VG no dj 8vo 
222pp+illus. VG in black cloth with silver titles, very clean internally. Witch-finding in the 17th-century began when the practice of exorcism was discontinued in the English church and its Protestant-inspired fervour spread to the new colonies in America. The author explains how hatred built up towards Hopkins and his sinister methods of obtaining confessions in this barbaric crusade. Chapters include Malaise of Witch Hunting; Witchcraft in East Anglia; The Suffolk Trials; Hopkins goes North; Trials in the Fen Country, etc. Includes Bibliography and Sources plus Index. 
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14 EVANS, Stewart P. EXECUTIONER. The Chronicles of James Berry, Victorian Hangman.
Stroud Sutton Publishing 2004 0750934077 / 9780750934077 1st hardcover FINE FINE 8vo 
ix+356pp+illus. James Berry, a pious Yorkshireman, was Britain's hangman during the latter half of Queen Victoria's reign and throughout the period of the Whitechapel murders. Berry was capable of cold, callous detachment but he was so affected by his duties that he was often unable to speak before an execution. During his eight years as hangman he executed over 130 men and women and even claimed to have hanged Jack the Ripper. He enjoyed publicity and toured the country talking of his experiences, yet in later life suffered from deep depression. A detailed biography containing much previously unpublished material. Bibliography and Index. 
Price: 14.00 GBP
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15 FISH, Donald AIRLINE DETECTIVE. Foreword by Ian Fleming.
London Collins 1962 1st hardcover VG VG 8vo 
224pp+illus. FOREWORD by Ian Fleming. Light foxing to fore-edge, dj dusty. The career of a top security man, including investigations on the London Airport Raid, diamond thefts, gold and heroin smuggling, missing bullion and even murder, all crimes committed on the world's airlines. Ian Fleming describes the chapters in this book as 'some of the best I have ever read'. Once the author had retired he was able to tell his amazing story. 
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16 HANRAHAN, David C COLONEL BLOOD. The Man who Stole the Crown Jewels
Stroud Sutton Publishing 2003 0750933275 / 9780750933278 first hardcover FINE FINE 8vo 
xii+212pp+illus. Colonel Thomas Blood's audacity and wit led him to be the only person ever to successfully steal the crown jewels from the Tower of London. Born into a prominent Anglo-Irish family, he changed sides in the Civil War but lost his property and fortune with the restoration of the Monarchy. Bent on revenge he hatched several treasonable plots and he was already a wanted man with a price on his head in 1671 when he embarked on his most notorious escapade. He was caught but escaped punishment - why was Charles II so lenient? Was Blood really a secret government agent? Bibliography and Index. 
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17 HEALY, Maurice THE OLD MUNSTER CIRCUIT.
London Michael Joseph 1948 (1st 1939) 3rd impression hardcover VG VG 8vo 
272pp+coloured frontis. caricature portrait by C.N. Kough. VG in dj, just very slightly chipped and rubbed at extremes. Inscription to endpaper and little foxing to fore-edge but o/w a very nice, crisp copy. The author's story of the Irish circuit - the characters, events, scandals, trials and humour from his first court 'appearance' in 1893 at 5-years-old! He recounts the stories of a wide variety of crimes and criminals and some often amusing views of many lesser-known Irish cases. 
Price: 45.00 GBP
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18 HENDLEY, Nate THE BLACK DONNELLYS. The Outrageous Tale of Canada's Deadliest Feud.
Alberta, Canada Altitude Publishing 2004 1st trade paperback nr fine 8vo 
125pp. Illus. in text. True Canadian Amazing Stories series. The gruesome saga of the Black Donnellys around which a thick layer of rumour, legend and hearsay has built up over the years. The murderous events that took place in Lucan, Ontario in the 1870s which led to the brutal murders in February, 1880. Includes short Bibliography. 
Price: 9.00 GBP
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19 HOFFA, James R. As Told to Oscar Fraley HOFFA - The Real Story. The Only Authorized Book of Hoffa's Life.
New York Stein & Day 1975 0812818857 / 9780812818857 1st Edition Hard Cover Nr Fine Nr Fine 8vo 
242pp+illus. Hoffa says he made two disastrous mistakes in his life - the first was coming to grips with Robert F. Kennedy and the second was naming Frank Fitzsimmons as his successor. The third mistake was the meeting he went to on July 30th, 1975 when he disappeared. Hoffa tells his own story, his personal life, his powerful labor union, what he thought about organized crime, frame-ups and what they did to him in prison. Well illustrated. 
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20 HOPE, Stanton GOLD PATROL. The True story of Tom Hockley of the Mounties
London W.H. Allen 1945 First Edition Illustrated Paper Covers VG 8vo 
64pp. Just a little foxing to fore-edge, little dusty on rear cover. A fascinating edition in a series which the Publishers intended to meet the large demand from service men and women for books not relating to war subjects. Events such as finding of gold in the Klondike caught the imagination of the world, and this is the story of a member of the Mounted Police who upheld the law in territory where lawlessness was rife. The author was a close friend of Constable T.E. Hockley, Reg. No. 2440 and he produced an interesting biography of the life and duties in the world famous police force. (Postage will adjusted on this light item). 
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