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Eugene Francois Vidocq
MEMOIRS OF VIDOCQ Agent of the French Police ~ First US Edition 1859 ~ Eugene
Philadelphia: T.B. Peterson, 1859. Memoirs of Vidocq The Principal Agent of the French Police by Eugene Francois Vidocq Engravings by Cruikshank First American edition, first printing of the French private detective's memoir that inspired detective mysteries as a genre Philadelphia: T.B. Peterson, 1859. 580, [2]-12, [1] pp. Publisher's brown pebbled cloth, front stamped in blind, gilt spine lettering, yellow ad endpapers. First American edition, first printing. (Follows the original French and some multi-volume British editions with ghostwritten material tacked on.) A Very Good+ copy with cloth worn away along head and tail, lettering a little oxidized and rubbed, light sporadic foxing, penciled name on first blank, erased pencil on title page, plates toned. The autobiography of the first private detective, Eugene Francois Vidocq, a former criminal and father of criminology. His exploits inspired Edgar Allan Poe to create detective fiction as a genre. [Attributes: First Edition]
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