Almanac of world crime.
New York: Anchor/Doubleday, 1981. 1st US. VG+ red cloth h/b with gilt lettering to spine; VG red d/w with black illus & yellowwhite lettering, not pc or chipped, in protective cover. 16cms x 24cms, 452pp. B/w illus throughout. 22 chaps, bib, index. Clean, unmarked copy. Weight 947g. 0385150032. (Book ref. 1953) £6.00
Men of Bad Character. The Witham Fires of the 1820's. (Studies in Essex History No.1).
Chelmsford: Essex Record Office, 1991. 1st edition. "In the evening of 5 November 1828, two fires broke out in Witham. One was in the barn of John Crump, an Anglican overseer, at Freebornes Farm in the main street, and the other in a stack belonging to James Catchpool, a Quaker malster, in the Lion Fields behind the street. At first the cause was thought to be rockets from Guy Fawkes festivities; then an 'organised gang' was blamed, and rewards were offered for the apprehension of its members. Arson was subject potentially to the death penalty..." Pp.37. Paperback. VG. (Book ref. 38017) £5.00
CRIME, PROTEST, COMMUNITY AND POLICE in NINETEENTH-CENTURY BRITAIN.
Routledge & Kegan Paul, London. 1982. xi+247pp. Virtually unused copy. VG+++ in VG dw. (Book ref. 13744) £19.50
Autograph Letter Signed ('Samuel Hey') to Twining, giving details of an arson attack [on his church?].
17 January 1822; 'Steeple-Ashton near Trowbridge | Wiltshire'. 12mo, 3 pp. Bifolium. Forty-nine lines of text, clear and complete. Good, on lightly-aged paper. In a neat, childish hand. Begins by asking for ten pounds to be paid to the bearer, Thomas Fairfax Carlile, on Hey's account. A 'hand bill' has been 'published on the occasion - but without effect', and fifteen of his 'near neighbours' have - 'without consulting me' - subscribed ten pounds each. 'A man was apprehended - but for want of sufficient evidence he was liberated to appear before the magistrate when called for, upon penalty of 40£. This man is generally - if not universally - believed to be the incendiary'. The man, to whom Hey had shown 'more than common kindness' over a period of 'more than thirty years - in youth & manhood - in sickness and in health', took against Hey on account of his displeasure at 'his very improper conduct towards his Wife'. '[D]uring the conflagration he was laughing and exclaiming "it is brought home to 'em now". According to the Victoria County History for Wiltshire Hey 'left 1,139 books and some articles of furniture for the use of future vicars. Most of the volumes were destroyed for salvage during the Second World War, but the works of Chrysostom and about 250 volumes of Hey's books survive.' From the Twining family archive. (Book ref. 9175) £85.00
Suffragette Fire at Levetleigh, St. Leonard's, Sussex:
(Sussex Photographic Company, no date) An original real photographic postcard for collectors of original suffragette / Votes for Women memorabilia. Photograph shows damage caused by a suffragette arson attack in April 1913 at Levetleigh, St. Leonard's, Sussex, the mansion home of Arthur du Cros, M.P. Du Cros was an ardent opponent of the cause for women's suffrage. The fire was believed to have been started by suffragette Kitty Marion. The Sussex Photographic Co.'s Real Photographic Series. The card has not been posted and there is no stamp or postmark. Electronic image has been watermarked with the word "protected", to prevent image theft. This, of course, is not present on the card itself. Light soiling to rear and light soiling / rubbing to front. Small crease to lower left-hand corner, rubbing to edges, otherwise very good condition. pp (Book ref. C14834) £32.00
Shipwreck : the strange fate of the Morro Castle ... FINE, .
Published by Dell, New York, 1974, Standard American paperback. Condition: FINE. On September 8, 1934, the luxury cruise liner 'Morro Castle', carrying 316 passengers and 230 officers and crew, caught fire a few hours away from New York harbour on a return voyage from Havana. This book investigates the cause of the fire in which 134 people died. What was the true nature of George White Rogers, the man who at the time was hailed as a hero, and now is known to be one of the most sinister figures ever to put to sea? Packed weight 300g. (Book ref. 15426) £6.95
Going CRAZY in Public ... FINE American p/b, .
New York: Avon (Hearst), 1997. ISBN 0380724375. Standard paperback. Condition: FINE. Rare in the UK: no other example found on internet at time of listing. Weight 300g. SEND NO MONEY! Order this book now and pay when you've received it (any country!) (Book ref. 4792) £7.99
FILE UNDER: ARSON
HODDER & STOUGHTON LTD Published by Hodder & Stoughton Ltd in 1994. Hardback with Dust jacket.. Number of pages: 224. Condition: Like NEW. No defects, may have been previously read. Shipped from UK. Delivery is usually 2 - 3 working days from order by Royal Mail, International Delivery is by Airmail. (Book ref. 8787514) £5.00
Reichstag Fire February, 1933 Hitler Utilizes Arson to Extend His Dictatorship.
UK: Franklin Watts, 1973. First. Hard Cover. Good/Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 1973. Hard Cover. first edition hardcover Binding firm. Text clean. fair exlibris copy/good dustwrapper. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. pp87 bw plates bibliography index. The Reichstag fire (German: Der Reichstagsbrand) was an arson attack on the Reichstag building in Berlin on February 27 1933. The event is seen as pivotal in the establishment of Nazi Germany. Inside the building, a thorough search conducted by the police resulted in the finding of a naked Marinus van der Lubbe. Van der Lubbe was a Dutch insurrectionist, council communist and unemployed bricklayer who had recently arrived in Germany, ostensibly to carry out his political activities. The fire was used as evidence by the Nazis that the Communists were beginning a plot against the German government. Van der Lubbe and four Communist leaders were subsequently arrested. Adolf Hitler, who had been sworn in as Chancellor of Germany four weeks before, on 30 January, urged President Paul von Hindenburg to pass an emergency decree to counter the "ruthless confrontation of the Communist Party of Germany". With civil liberties suspended, the government instituted mass arrests of Communists, including all of the Communist parliamentary delegates. With them gone, and their seats empty, the Nazis went from being a plurality party to the majority; subsequent elections confirmed this position and thus allowed Hitler to consolidate his power. 500g. (Book ref. 001812) £17.00
A Bill to amend the LAW as to BURNING FARM BUILDINGS.
London: House of Commons, 1844. 2pp. Folio. British Parliamentary Papers. HC 487. Dated 12th July 1844. A very clean copy. Punishable by transportation, imprisonment, etc., .. (Book ref. 148605) £8.00
Modern Criminal Investigation
New York: Funk & Wagnalls, 1952. Fourth Edition. H. Back. Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall Brown cloth boards, o/w a littl bumped and marked. Ex-library copy - library stamped to endpapers, f.f.e.p. torn out. Fore edge lightly spotted. pp 557. (Book ref. 054775) £6.00
A RETURN of the Number of PERSONS Committed for TRIAL in NEW SOUTH WALES, in the Years 1829 to 1835 inclusive.
London: House of Commons, 1838. 4pp. Folio. Paper wrappers. British Parliamentary Paper. HC 410. CONVICTS, NEW SOUTH WALES. Ordered by The House of Commons to be Printed, 21 May 1838. Rear wrapper some grubbying otherwise a clean copy. Return of the Number of Persons charged with Criminal Offences who were committed to the different Goals in NEW SOUTH WALES and *VAN DIEMEN'S LAND ...... For category of crime see Keywords. Last part shows those committed for Trial, how subsequently disposed of, Sentences passed on those Convicted (broken down into Death, Transportation or Hard Labour, Imprisonment, Factory and Fines and how disposed of (the number of Executions, Commuted or Reprieved). All broken down into whether Male or Female. (Book ref. 147340) £10.00
Collins Crime Club 1991 First VG/VG 190pp 8.5 x 5.5 410g An Inspector Charlie Salter novel (Book ref. 21060) £8.25
TRIAL BY FIRE
BCA 1995 VG/VG 290pp 8.5 x 5.5 370g Stella Cataloni, rising star of the Dallas DA's office has everything, good looks, TV fame and much more.But success has its price, in theenmity of her ex-husband, rivalry of her colleagues, estrangement of her beloved brother, and the mental and physical scars of a fire which 16 years ago destroyed her parents and almost herself. That 16 year old nightmare is resurrected, branding her a murderer and arsonist...... (Book ref. 5539) £4.00
TRIAL BY FIRE
BCA 1995 VG/VG 290pp 8.5 x 5 370g Stella Cataloni, rising star of the Dallas DA's office has everything, good looks, TV fame and much more.But success has its price, in theenmity of her ex-husband, rivalry of her colleagues, estrangement of her beloved brother, and the mental and physical scars of a fire which 16 years ago destroyed her parents and almost herself. That 16 year old nightmare is resurrected, branding her a murderer and arsonist...... (Book ref. 21114) £4.00
DEATH DU JOUR
BCA 1999 reprint VG/VG edgewear 379pp 8 x 5.5 415g March in Montreal - a bitterly cold night and in the grounds of an old church a forensic anthopologost digs carefully. Dr Temperance Brennan is there to exhume the remains of a nun proposed for sainthood. the body has been moved to an unmarked grave in a far corner of the cemetery. what will she discover when her tools finally penetrate the frozen ground ? (Book ref. 5624) £4.00
THE RETURN OF VAN WEIK
Cassell 1952 First VG/VG edgewear small tears 222pp 7.5 x 5 310g Bombay 1944. Suddenly the humid air is shattered by the roar of a dockside explosion. When the dust has settled on the debris, Charles D. Van Weik, smuggler, racketeer, and murderer is no more - or so it would appear. (Book ref. 1187) £10.00
The Concise Encyclopedia of Crime and Criminals.
London: Bookplan, 1965.. 10" x 7.5". original binding with dustwrapper. 351 pages. a few black + white photographs and illustrations. book is in very good condition. dustwrapper shows slight wear to edges otherwise good. V.G.+/G+. (Book ref. 3819) £7.50
Bedford School and the great fire
Quiller Press, 1984. 0907621376 First Edition. Hardcover. Fine in Fine dust jacket. Very clean, tightly bound book with no inscriptions, in a bright unclipped dustjacket. Appears little used. 168 pages, 13 colour photos on plates, many photos and drawings in the text; pages (Book ref. 23787) £8.00
File Under: Arson
Hodder & Stoughton Ltd 1994 "Hardcover,ex-library, with usual stamps and markings,in fair all round condition, suitable as a reading copy., 550grams, ISBN:0340607858" (Book ref. 892566) £4.00