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Pinkerton, William A.
SAMMELBAND OF SIX WORKS FROM THE PINKERTON DETECTIVE AGENCY, INCLUDING FOUR ADDRESSES DELIVERED BY WILLIAM A. PINKERTON TO THE ANNUAL CONVENTION OF THE INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF CHIEFS OF POLICE IN THE FIRST DECADE OF THE 20th CENTURY]
[Chicago and New York, 1907. Typed contents leaf and six pamphlets in original printed wrappers bound in one volume, as described below. Illustrations. Thick square 12mo. Later 20th-century buckram, gilt leather labels. Light edge wear. Internally clean, two short repairs to titlepage of one pamphlet. Overall very good plus. A bound collection of six separately- published works by the Pinkerton Detective Agency, four of which are speeches by William A. Pinkerton to the International Association of Chiefs of Police in various cities between 1904 and 1907. All six works are illustrated with images of Pinkerton agents, law enforcement officials, and/or criminals. All of the pamphlets are quite rare. William A. Pinkerton (1846-1923) was the eldest son of Alan Pinkerton, founder of the famed (and infamous) detective agency and ran the company from Chicago while his younger brother Robert maintained the offices in New York. Here, William Pinkerton uses colorful anecdotes and stories from the annals of the Pinkerton firm that provide good evidence why he was a sought-after speaker at these police conventions and other events. After his father's death in 1884, William moved the company's focus from detective work to anti- labor and strike-breaking activities. The Pinkertons thereafter participated in the suppression of several major strikes, including the Homestead Strike of 1892. The pamphlets present here, in bound order, are as follow: 1) ADAM WORTH, ALIAS "LITTLE ADAM." THEFT & RECOVERY OF GAINSBOROUGH'S "DUCHESS OF DEVONSHIRE" 1904. January, 1904. [12],23pp., plus twelve photo … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana [New Haven, CT, U.S.A.]
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