Knots Untied: Or, Ways and By-Ways in the Hidden Life of American Detectives. A Narrative of Marvelous Experiences Among All Classes of Society, - Criminals in High Life, Swindlers, Bank Robbers, Thieves, Lottery Agents, Gamblers, Necromancers, ...

By: McWatters, George S.

Price: $56.00

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Book Condition: Good


xvi.665pgs. Good condition brown cloth hardcover. Case narratives of Civil War era New York police detective. Gilt decoration to front and spine, spine faded, edges and corners rubbed and frayed, with a one inch closed tear to upper left corner of front cover. Binding weakened but holding under front endpaper, sewn signatures remain sound. Light sporadic foxing to endpapers and margins, owner name in neat fountain pen on front endpaper. Extensive biographical notes of and about Officer McWatters are followed by narratives of case studies based on his experiences as a New York City police detective. Various historical events and commentary on the social climate of this era are interspersed throughout the book. Frontis portrait with an additional 29 woodcut illustrations throughout text. Illustrator unattributed. Contents: Publisher's Introduction, Biographical Notes, The Gambler's Wax Finger, Lottery Ticket No. 1710, Payne and the Counterfeiters, The Geneological Swindlers, Hattie Newberry the Vermont Beauty, About Bogus Lotteries, The Borrowed Diamond Ring, The Mystery at 89- Street New York, A Sorceress' Trick; How She Was Caught, Dishonest Clerk and Fatal Slip of Paper, The Thousand Dollar Lesson, The Wolf in Sheeps Clothing, A Forced Marriage Scheme Defeated, The Marked Bills, The Cool-Blooded Gold Robber, $1,2500,000 or the Private Mark, William Roberts and His Forgeries, Old Mr. Alvord's Last Will, The Confidential Clerk, The Peculiar Advertisements, Col. Novena Prince of Confidence Men, Circumstantial Evidence, The Counterfeit Money System, The Detective System. Book# 2588.

Title: Knots Untied: Or, Ways and By-Ways in the Hidden Life of American Detectives. A Narrative of Marvelous Experiences Among All Classes of Society, - Criminals in High Life, Swindlers, Bank Robbers, Thieves, Lottery Agents, Gamblers, Necromancers, ...

Author Name: McWatters, George S.

Categories: Gift Ideas, First Editions, Collectible, Antiquarian and Pre 1900, Short Stories, Anthologies, Tales, Myths, Non-Fiction, Text and Reference Books, Fiction, Literature, Mystery, Classics, COMPLETE CATALOG,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Hartford, CT, J.R. Burr and Hyde: 1871

Binding: Cloth Hardcover

Book Condition: Good

Size: 8vo, 8.5 x 5.25 Inches

Seller ID: 2588

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