Book #73259
Recollections of a Sheriff's Officer, London, c 1868. Waters, William Russell.
Recollections of a Sheriff's Officer, London, c 1868.
Recollections of a Sheriff's Officer, London, c 1868.

Recollections of a Sheriff's Officer, London, c 1868.

"Murder Will Out" "Waters" (Russell, William [1806-1876]). Recollections of a Sheriff's Officer. London: Aldine Chambers, [c.1868]. [iv], 140 pp. Octavo (6-3/4" x 4-1/4"). Contemporary cloth, blind fillets and gilt title to spine, speckled edges. Some soiling, faint dampstaining and fading to boards and spine, corners just bumped, hinges cracked, light offsetting to endleaves, contemporary armorial bookplate to front pastedown. Moderate toning to interior, light foxing in a few places, crack in text block between pp. 94 and 95, small tear to lower edge of second leaf not affecting text. Rare. $450. * Second edition. This fine example of the genre of Victorian detective fiction first appeared in 1840 under a different imprint. Short anecdotes narrated by down-on-his-luck sheriff's officer William Sharpe cover murder, abduction and theft. Contents include "Murder Will Out," "Diamond Cut Diamond," "Very Mysterious," "The Dead Alive," "A Writ of Capias" and "Nobs and Snobs." Russell was an early and prolific writer of crime stories and detective fiction, sometimes under his own name and sometimes, as here, under the pseudonym "Waters" or "Thomas Waters." OCLC locates 2 copies of all editions and 1 copy of the present edition (UT-Austin). Hubin, Crime Fiction, 1749-1980: A Comprehensive Bibliography 416.

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