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MURDER FOR PROFIT by  William Bolitho - Hardcover - 1926 - from William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-ILAB and Biblio.co.uk

MURDER FOR PROFIT

by Bolitho, William

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London: Jonathan Cape, 1926. Gilt cloth. Slight offset to endsheets from jacket flaps, spine very slightly cocked, otherwise a near fine, bright copy, in very good, modestly soiled dust jacket. First edition. Biographical sketches of serial and professional murderers: William Burke, J.-B. Troppmann, G. J. Smith, Henri Désiré Landru, and Fritz Haarmann.

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Cloth
"Cloth-bound" generally refers to a hardcover book with cloth covering the outside of the book covers.The cloth is stretched ove...[more]
offset
A technique of printing where the inked image or text is transferred from a plate to a rubber blanket, and finally to surface o...[more]
gilt
The decorative application of gold or gold coloring to a portion of a book on the spine, edges of the text block, or an inlay in...[more]
fine
A book in fine condition exhibits no flaws. A fine condition book closely approaches As New condition, but may lack the crispne...[more]
G
Good describes the average used and worn book that has all pages or leaves present. Any defects must be noted. (as defined ...[more]
jacket
Sometimes used as another term for dust jacket, a protective and often decorative wrapper, usually made of paper which wraps aro...[more]
First Edition
In collecting, the first edition is the earliest published form of a book. A book may have more than one first edition in cases ...[more]
flap(s)
The portion of a book cover or cover jacket that folds into the book from front to back.  The flap can contain biographical...[more]
cocked
Refers to a state where the spine of a book is lightly "twisted" in such a way that the front and rear boards of a book do not a...[more]
soiled
Generally refers to minor discoloration or staining.

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