CURTIS, Robert. The Irish Police Officer. Comprising the Identification, and other Tales, founded upon remarkable trials in Ireland. By Robert Curtis, County Inspector of the Irish Constabulary. Bound with: Curiosities of Detection; or, The Sea-Coast Station. Contents ‘James M’Grath; or, Time’s Changes’ and ‘The Twin Joyces.’ Two volumes in one.
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London: Ward and Lock, 1861/1862. Post octavo. pp. vi, , 216; viii, 320. Contemporary scarlet half calf on marbled boards, title in gilt on elaborate gilt decorated spine; marbled endpapers; red and gold endbands. A small area of rubbing to the calf on the lower board. Previous owner’s bookplates on front pastedown and neat blind-stamp “Flasby Hall Cargrave” on titlepage. Previous owner’s signature on verso of front endpaper “P N Preston 1859” i.e. apparently two years before the book was published. Flasby Hall in Yorkshire was the seat of the Preston family. A very good copy of an extremely rare item.
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