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Byrnes, Inspector Thomas
Professional Criminals of America
Cassell & Company, New York, 1886. First edition. Large heliotyped portrait frontispiece of Inspector Byrnes, one full page heliotyped plate, With one full page photographic plate and 204 photographic images of criminals on 34 leaves. 433 pp. 1 vols. 4to. An important precedent in the world of criminology and an enduring object of fascination. This rogues gallery presenting mugshots of over 200 criminals of late-19th century America was assembled by famed New York City Chief of Detectives, Inspector Thomas Byrnes (1842-1910). Each photograph is supplemented by text providing a physical description of the criminal and his past exploits and known associations. Original three-quarter brown morocco and pebbled cloth, rebacked with restoration to corners, new endpapers, upper cover lettered in gilt. Two small holes and rubbing to frontis, pp 111/112 repaired, a few edgetears, plates clean Large heliotyped portrait frontispiece of Inspector Byrnes, one full page heliotyped plate, With one full page photographic plate and 204 photographic images of criminals on 34 leaves. 433 pp. 1 vols. 4to [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA [New York, NY, U.S.A.]
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