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Signed first edition with dustwrapper. Illustrated dustwrapper with price: "5/- NET", lightly foxed and toned, edges browned and rubbed. Black cloth boards with red titles to spine. Dedication to front-endpaper: "To R. E. Neale, With many thanks for your helpful advice & kindly interest. very sincerely yours Sydney Hatton." Clean text throughout. "In his preface, the author explains that his book is intended to create a public interest in that “ little, friendly, perky, cheerful sparrow-the London street boy.” In this he has been very happily successful, for his book pro- vides reading of such an attractive nature that the average person will feel that he wants to know and experience further of the subject. The author knows his lads, and he brings home to his reader the necessity, a compelling necessity, intimately to study the question of the bad boy at close quarters. He says, “ Save your bad boys and you will empty your prisons ”, and anyone who has been engaged in such reformative work will accept this little book as a definite inspiration and those who have not will feel spurred on to enquire and to consider if there is not some contribution that they can make to a service so obviously of value from a national reckoning. The book makes very interesting realng and is well worth study and thought..." - See The Howard Journal Of Criminal Justice, 1932. ** R. E. Neale appears to have been a director of Chapman And Hall Limited - See A Year to Remember: A Reminiscence of 1931, By Alec Waugh.
Title: London's Bad Boys by S. F. Hatton .
Publisher: London: Chapman & Hall, 1931 . 0:
ISBN Number: 0
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