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Image for London's Bad Boys by S. F. Hatton .

London's Bad Boys by S. F. Hatton .

By: HATTON, S. F. [Sidney Frank Hatton ].

Price: £58.00

Publisher: London: Chapman & Hall, 1931 . 0:

Seller ID: 45489

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 o... View more info

Crime Within The Square Mile. The History of Crime in the City of London. By Ex-Chief Detective-Inspector Ernest Nicholls... With an introduction by Ex-Chief Detective-Inspector John Willis of the City of London Police.

By: NICHOLLS, Ernest / WILLIS, John (Introduction) .

Price: £200.00

Publisher: London: John Long, Limited, 34, 35 & 36 Paternoster Row, 1935 . 0:

Seller ID: 44385

Scarce First edition signed by the Author. A very good tight binding 8vo. pp.293/[3pp. - blanks]/pp.4 - Adverts . Well illustrated with 16 full-page black & white plates. Later blue cloth covered boards with printed title to spine. Recent endpapers. Newspaper cutting: "The Book That "Pinned Me To My Chair" (Daily Express) laid-down to loosley inserted sheet of paper . Light spotting to half-title and title-page. Frontis portrait with light brown stain to margins. Neat dedication to title-page: "My Dear Houston with my best thanks for your kind help. Ernest Nicholls 9th May 1935... View more info

Image for The Book of Vagabonds and Beggars with a Vocabulary of Their Language and a Preface by Martin Luther.

The Book of Vagabonds and Beggars with a Vocabulary of Their Language and a Preface by Martin Luther.

By: THOMAS, D.B (editor) / HOTTEN, J.C. (translator).

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London: The Penguin Press, 1932.:

Seller ID: 45336

First translated into English by J.C.Hotten and edited anew by D.B.Thomas. Contents includes: Preface to Hotten's Edition; Introduction: Vagabonds and Beggars; The Liber Vagatorum: Bibliography; English Books on Vagabonds; Penal Measures Directed Against Vagabonds; The Practice of Begging; The Beggars' Lingo : Rotwelsch; Liber Vagatoru: Luther's Preface; Glossary; Select Bibliography. Pp.xvi/186, frontispiece + 3 further black & white plates, slight toning to endpapers. Black cloth, title to spine very dulled. VG. View more info