The Recollections of a Glasgow Detective Officer: With Special...
Memoir of a Nineteenth-Century Glasgow Detective McNaught, Thomas P. The Recollections of a Glasgow Detective Officer: With Special Experiences of Human Nature. London: Simpkin, Marshall & Co; Glasgow and Edinburgh: John Menzies & Co, . 4, 71, xii pp. Main text followed by 12 pp. of advertisements. Octavo (8-1/2" x 5-1/2"). Stapled pamphlet in printed wrappers, advertisement to rear wrapper, light soiling and heavy shelf wear, front wrapper detached, spine partially abraded, recent bookplate (Geoffrey Briggs) to inside of front wrapper. Internally clean. Rare. $150. * Reminiscences from McNaught about his time in the Glasgow police force, with musings on several figures of the time and such topics as "The Excellency of Woman as a Companion to Man" and "The Misery of the Bachelor." McNaught was also a writer of detective fiction and published several novels. OCLC locates no copies in North America.
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