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Days of My Years

Macnaghten, Melville Leslie

Published by Arnold, London, 1914
Condition: Very Good. No DJ. Hardcover
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Light shelf/edge wear, sun toning at spine, three small indents at top/bottom and foredge of front board, bottom tips gently bumped, minor toning/foxing at endpages, else tight, bright, and unmarred. Red cloth boards, gilt lettering, frontispiece. 8vo. xii, 300pp. Illus. (b/w plate). Sir Melville MacNaghten C.B., was Chief of the Criminal Investigation Department of Scotland Yard. A scarce tome and cornerstone volume for Jack the Ripper collections. "Macnaghten did not join Scotland Yard unti 1889 and was therefore not involved with the investigation of the five canonical Ripper murders, yet his views on the case are perhaps the most widely publicized of any police official. This is due to a memoranda he authored in 1894 listing three of Scotland Yard's top suspects; Druitt, Kosminski, and Ostrog. Rediscovered in 1959, the "Macnaghten Memoranda" has since become one of the cornerstones of Ripper study." (from the Casebook: Jack the Ripper) In addition to naming Druitt, Ostrog and Kosminski in his famous memoranda, Macnaghten also stated that ".I have a very clear idea who he was and how he committed suicide." (Daily Mail) and "Although.the Whitechapel murderer, in all probability, put an end to himself soon after the Dorset Street affair in November 1888, certain facts pointing to this conclusion, were not in possession of the police till some years after I became a detective officer." (Days of My Years, 1914) Macnaghten was the son of the last Chairman of the East India Company. Overall, a handsome copy of a book difficult to find in presentable condition. Bookseller Inventory # 5778

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Title: Days of My Years

Publisher: Arnold, London

Publication Date: 1914

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good. No DJ.

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: First Edition.

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