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Paris: Quantin, 1884. Translated into the French by Charles Baudelaire, rubricated title, illustrated with 13 engravings, tissue guards, tall 8vo, handsomely rebound in 1/4 crimson morocco with the original printed wrappers bound in, decoratively gilt spine, marbled boards. Paris: A. Quantin, 1884. Fine.
Souvenir typescript signed "G. Simenon", 4to. 1 page, three paragraphs, being an excerpt from 'Aboard the Aquitine', in part: "...And what about the stolen wallet? No one was even sure, although Genier was arrested two years later for the same sort of theft, in a large Hotel in Deauville." Boldly signed and in fine condition. Belgian writer who published nearly 500 novels and numerous short works in a career that spanned over 50 years.
St. Louis: Autolycus, 1973. Portrait of the author by William Eubank. Introduction, and co author on one essay, by Michael Murphy. 63pp., tall, thin 8vo, black cloth. St. Louis: Autolycus Press, (1973). A near fine copy. Contains a limited black & white photo of the author One of 500 copies signed by Starrett and Michael Murphy.
London: Whittaker & Co. Translated from the French. 4 volumes, small 12mo. 237, 266, 251, 275 pp., 4 volumes, small 12mo., 3/4 burgundy calf, marbled boards, gilt spines, rubbed, top edges gilt. London: Wittaker & Co., n.d. ca. 1840. Very good. These memoirs, published originally in French (Paris: 1828-29) are cited for their enormous influence on detective-story writers to come, especially on Poe. Vidocq's memoirs display his transition from rogue to detective. Vidocq wrote only the first volume, the others.....