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Bertillon, Alphonse; Edited under the supervision of Major R. W. McLaughry
Signaletic Instructions including the Theory and Practice of Anthropometrical Identification, Translated from the latest French edition.
Chicago, New York, London: The Werner Company, 1896. "with 115 figures, plates, and tables, fully illustrating the Bertillon methods of measurement, description, and statement of peculiar marks...". First Edition in English, 1896. xx, 260 pp., 65 pp. of plates (some folded), 35 pp: illustrations, photographs, 8vo. Bound in publisher's contemporary brown half hard-grain morocco over pebbled brown morocco, marbled end papers. Very Good, rubbing at edges, large fold-out chart "The Colors of the Human Iris" at rear with tears at folds. A solidly bound, sturdy copy, quite SCARCE. Alphonse Bertillon, (1853-1914), was chief of criminal identification for the Paris police from 1880 on, and developed anthropometry, also called the Bertillon System, for describing and identifying criminals. Although later superseded by fingerprinting, he is still given credit for popularizing the use of the "mugshot".Alphonse Bertillon, (1853-1914), was chief of criminal identification for the Paris police from 1880 on, and developed anthropometry, also called the Bertillon System, for describing and identifying criminals. Although later superseded by fingerprinting, he is still given credit for popularizing the use of the "mugshot". . First Edition in English. Morocco. Very Good/No Jacket, As Issued. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: Dale Steffey Books [United States]
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