Baltimore: William Wood & Company, 1937.
Hardcover. 10" X 7 1/4". xvi, 284pp. Black embossed cloth over boards, with spine lettered in gilt. Moderate edgewear to bidning, wth corners turned in, warping to bottom corner of rear board, soiling, and scattered rubbing. Toning to endpapers. Previous owner's stamp to front free endpaper. Hinges a touch tender. Binding remains sound. Pages are clean and unmarked. A solid copy of this guide to the medico-legal aspects of the 1936 murders conducted by Dr. Buck Ruxton, "The Savage Surgeon," of his wife and housemaid, a case also called Bodies Under the Bridge as well as the Jigsaw Murders, due to the mutilation of the bodies. The case is remembered for being one of the most publicised murder cases of the era as well as for the innovative forensic techniques required to identify the bodies and prove that the murderer was indeed a member of the household. Illustrated throughout in 172 graphic photographic illustrations. Good. Item #3944