The Compleat Smuggler :: J. (Joseph) Jefferson Farjeon soon to be presented for sale on the fabulous BookLovers of Bath web site!
London, Toronto, Bombay & Sydney: George G. Harrap & Co., 1938, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Includes: Line drawings; Black & white plates; Chapter headpieces; Chapter tailpieces; Frontispiece;
From the cover: This is a vade mecum of smuggling. It can be picked up and dipped into with enjoyment at any time, for each of the chapters is self-contained, although they are all linked up.
The early chapters describe the activities of the first organized smugglers, the owlers of Romney Marsh, whose trade consisted of smuggling wool out of England. Then the import-smugglers appear on the scene, followed closely by the smuggling gangs. The story of the murder of Galley and Ghater, the high spot in English smuggling, is, to use the authors words, enough to make the most hardened thriller-writer wipe his forehead. After the gangs came the organization of the preventive service, culmin…
Very Good in Good Dust Wrapper. Plain paper dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with a little loss to the head of the spine. A little age-toning to the edges of the text block.
Blue boards with Black titling to the Spine. 320 pages. 8¾” x 5¾”.
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