The Detective Guide Co.: 21 Seitz Block, Detroit, Mich. 1896. Paperback. Very Good. Item #21-7352
Illus., 6.5 x 4.5", pict stiff wraps, 69pp. Covers soiled, rubbed, worn, torn, missing small pieces, contents toned and brittle, first two pp detached, a few corners lacking, small pieces missing from a couple of pp. Textblock tight. Chapters include "The Slick Traveling Crook", "Burglary", "Different Kinds Of Pickpockets", "The Check Writer", "Private Detective Duties". From the preface: "The object of this work is to show the different branches of detectives' secrets, and how detectives do different kinds of work in the pursuit of their profession..." In NUC but not LC. Very SCARCE Detroit publication. Fragile condition. First (and only?) edition.