How to Commit a Murder

Ahearn, Danny

Published by Ives Washburn, 1930
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; SCARCE; A non-fiction how-to about committing major crimes, by a gangster and ex-con. Also includes helpful hints on robbing jewelry and fur stores, dope dealing, and much, much more. Some of Ahearn's stories were used by Hollywood as the basis for the films Escape from Crime (1942) and Bulldog Edition (1936) . ; Tight, Clean, Unmarked Copy w/ Light Tanning to Pages; Bright Red Cloth Covers w/ Bold Title in Yellow on Front Boards and Spine; Very Light Fraying Just Evident at Spine Ends and Corners; Attractive Copy! ! !. Bookseller Inventory #

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Title: How to Commit a Murder
Publisher: Ives Washburn
Publication Date: 1930
Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: Very Good
Edition: First Edition

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Book Description Ives Washburn, 1930. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fair. 1930. 254 pages. No dust jacket. This is an ex-Library book. Blue cloth boards with black lettering and contains pictorial plates. Pages are moderately yellowed with light cracking to hinges exposing netting causing boards to be a little limp, ex library stamps included. Light foxing and scuffing to text block edge, moderate water staining to the endpapers. Binding is firm with light corner bumping and moderate staining to boards. Spine is tanned with light shelf wear and staining also. book. Bookseller Inventory # 1480508141AL

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Ahearn, Danny
Published by Ives Washburn, New York (1930)
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Book Description Ives Washburn, New York, 1930. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Good. No Jacket. First Edition. First printing (same date on TP and CP with no additional printings listed). Red cloth with yellow lettering. 254 pp. The spine is creased, darkened, and frayed at the ends. The corners have small worn spots. The frontispiece page is loose from the binding. The front flap of the dust jacket, with $2.50 price, is affixed to the front free endpaper. A bookstore's name and address are rubber-stamped on the front pastedown and the copyright page. The hinges are narrowly cracked. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 011155

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Book Description Ives Washburn, 1930. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good-. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket. First Edition. SCARCE; A non-fiction how-to about committing major crimes, by a gangster and ex-con. Also includes helpful hints on robbing jewelry and fur stores, dope dealing, and much, much more. Some of Ahearn's stories were used by Hollywood as the basis for the films Escape from Crime (1942) and Bulldog Edition (1936). ; Tight, Clean, Unmarked Copy w/ Light Tanning to Pages and Very Faint Dampstain Accompanied by Very Light Rippling Along Bottom Edge of First Several Pages (Rather Minor) ; Bright Red Covers w/ Bright Title in Yellow and Dampstain Along Bottom Edge; 254 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 3376

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Book Description Ives Washburn, Inc., New York, 1930. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. 1st Edition. Half-page ink inscription to noted Hollywood columnist and publicity man JIMMY STARR. A very good copy with light age-toning to paper in a good dust jacket with some chipping along spine. Striking 'gun barrel' image on front panel of jacket. Sensational material with chapter titles like: "How to Rob a Jewelry Store,"How to Stick Up a Fur Joint," "Straight Stickups," "Easy Money," More Rackets", "Taking a Crap Game," etc. Inscribed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 112988

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