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|HONEST COP: Lewis J. Valentine, Being a Chronicle of the Commissioner's Thirty-Six Years in the New York Police Department
Limpus, Lowell M.
- 1939- E.P. Dutton and Co., New York- FIRST EDITION ('First Edition' stated on copyright page)- This is NOT an ex-library book; it is NOT a reprint edition- BINDING is ORIGINAL blue cloth HARDCOVER with titles in GOLD on cover; binding and text are generally clean and solid, GOOD; light overall wear, corner bumping, and age coloration (some fading/age toning to edges and spine), but square and tight. SIGNED and INSCRIBED by Lewis J. Valentine. Inscription reads: "July 30 1940. to Sgt. George Noel, Kindest regards and best wishes. LEWIS J. VALENTINE." Deckle edge pages. 299 pp. with INDEX. (Index includes NAMES and PLACES of PEOPLE and LOCATIONS in NEW YORK such as: AL CAPONE, BROOKLYN NAVY YARD, CALVIN COOLIDGE, GANGSTER ('TACTICS AGAINST, used by Lewis J. Valentine), POLICIES and PROCEDURES implemented and conducted by Lewis J. Valentine while at the NEW YORK POLICE DEPARTMENT, J. EDGAR HOOVER, 'IRISHTOWN,' J.P. MORGAN, PROSTITUTION, and much more goings on of the NEW YORK POLICE DEPARTMENT during the author's time). ALSO INCLUDES laid-in VINTAGE B&W PHOTOGRAPH of fellow NEW YORK POLICE DEPARTMENT OFFICER, with SIGNATURE and INSCRIPTION of said officer (see photograph; inscription: "To My Pal Harry. from D..." cursive signature of name). ILLUSTRATED with many PHOTOGRAPHS of NEW YORK POLICE DEPARTMENT and it's PERSONNEL, including Lewis J. Valentine and his associates. A solid, attractive collector's copy of a rare POLICE OFFICER BIOGRAPHY, signed by the subject of the biography himself, along with a rare AUTOGRAPH and PORTRAIT of his associate officer.
|THE SUNRISE ROUTE: A History of the RAILROADS of WASHINGTON COUNTY, MAINE
Zimmermann, Michael W. (SIGNED / LIMITED EDITION)
1985- Cay-Bel Publishing, Brewer, Maine- FIRST EDITION ( 'First Edition' / LIMITED EDITION #1537 of 2000 STATED)- This is NOT an ex-library book- BINDING is illustrated paperbound softcover; binding and text are neat, clean and solid, VG with NO extraneous writings or bookplates. Just light wear. There are NO rips, tears or missing pieces. Overall, a nice, SOLID COLLECTOR COPY of a fairly UNCOMMON MAINE RAILROAD title... Some of the 'CONTENTS' are: 'MACHIASPORT RAILROAD'; 'Calais Railway and Calais & Baring RR.'; 'European & North American Railway and the LEWY'S ISLAND RAILROAD'; 'St. Croix & Penobscot Railroad'; 'Bangor & Calais Shore Line Railroad'; 'MAINE SHORE LINE RAILROAD'; 'Photographic and DOCUMENTS Section'; The PEOPLE'S RAILROAD'; 'Construction of the WASHINGTON COUNTY RAILROAD'; and much more. 227 pages ILLUSTRATED with VINTAGE B&W PHOTOGRAPHS and reproductions; Appendixes; BIBLIOGRAPHY; and with '1901 REPRODUCTION BOOKLET' with MAP in pocket at rear.