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An Encyclopedia of Crime Detection

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An Encyclopedia of Crime Detection
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McWatters, Officer George S. KNOTS UNTIED: OR, WAYS AND BY-WAYS IN THE HIDDEN LIFE OF AMERICAN DETECTIVES. A NARRATIVE OF MARVELLOUS EXPERIENCES AMONG ALL CLASSES OF SOCIETY,--CRIMINALS IN HIGH LIFE, SWINDLERS, BANK ROBBERS, THIEVES, LOTTERY AGENTS, GAMBLERS, NECROMANCERS, COUNTERFEITERS, BURGLARS, ETC., ETC., ETC. Hartford: J.B. Burr and Hyde, 1871. 8vo, original maroon cloth decorated in blind and gilt. xx, 21-665, (1) pages; lithographic frontispiece portrait of the author and 29 other lithographed plates. Binding quite worn and faded, but holding; some spotting. Very good or so. One of the most popular detective works of the nineteenth century America. The work contains much of numismatic interest, including chapters entitled Extensive Counterfeiting; Payne and the Counterfeiters; The Marked Bills; William Roberts and His Forgeries; and Counterfeit Money Speculators. Ex David Davis library.