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TILLOSTON, F. H. (AN OLD DETECTIVE OF TWENTY-FIVE YEARS EXPERIENCE)
HOW TO BE A DETECTIVE. A COMPLETE TEXT BOOK OF THE METHODS AND PRACTICES USED BY THE BEST DETECTIVES IN DEALING WITH THE CRIMINAL. TOGETHER WITH A CRIMINAL VOCABULARY
Kansas City: Hailman Printing Company, 1909., 1909. First edition. First edition. 16mo. Original maroon cloth, titles in white on the front cover, decorated end papers, 187 (1) pp., numerous illustrations from photos. Includes biographical sketches and pictures of criminals and gunmen of the day, including several Western outlaws and bank robbers such as Ben Cravens (then still at large), Pat Crowe, Dutch Weber, James Hall and Thomas Minor ("Alfalfa Red"), Thomas Wilson ("Denver Frenchy"--still at large), and his partner Georgie Ridgley, et al. Many of the gunmen were incarcerated in the Nebraska State Prison for crimes committed in that state, and in Kansas, Oklahoma, and Missouri. Plus descriptions of bank robberies in Kansas along with photos of destroyed safes from having been blown apart. Six Guns 2214 says, "Scarce." Very good, clean, square copy.
Bookseller: BUCKINGHAM BOOKS [GREENCASTLE, PA, U.S.A.]
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