FERRIER, J. Kenneth. Crooks and Crime: Describing The Methods of Criminals From The Area Sneak to the Professional Cardsharper Forger or Murderer & The Various Ways In Which They Are Circumvented & Captured.

(London): Seeley, Service & Co., 1928. Second edition. (Published the same year as the first edition). 314 pages. (and 14 pages of adverts) Superb volume on crime and its detection. Includes sections on card sharpers, pickpockets, women swindlers, confidence tricksters, forgers and more. Includes entertaining cases and details of detection methods. Illustrated with photographic plates. Fore-edges foxed, otherwise a nice bright copy in a very good example of the scarce dust jacket, jacket faded at spine.


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