An Interesting Victorian-Era Police Manual Vincent, Charles Edward Howard [1849-1908]. The Police Code, And General Manual of the Criminal Law for the British Empire. Preceded by an Address to Constables on Their Duties, And Prefaces. London: Francis Edwards, and Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co., 1895. IV, , 204, V-VII,  pp. Text preceded and followed by 4 pp. of publisher advertisements on pink paper. Octavo (6-1/2" x 4"). Original black-stamped red cloth. Light rubbing and a few faint stains, binding slightly cocked, light fading to spine, ownership signature (of J.W. Womsley) to front pastedown. Light toning, partial crack in text block between pp. 80-81, all leaves secure, very light foxing to a few leaves. $100. * Ninth edition. Vincent was the head of the Criminal Investigation Department for the Metropolitan Police. First published in 1881, his alphabetically digested police code was a popular and essential resource for Victorian police officers. OCLC locates 3 copies of the ninth edition (New York Public Library, Louisiana State University, University of Haifa).
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