London: Selwyn & Blount (1928) Ltd.,Paternoster House, Paternoster Row, E.C.4. n.d. . First Edition. Large crown octavo, original dark grey cloth lettered and ruled in gilt on spine panel, front panel bordered in blind. 288 pp., eight full-page black & white plates inserted in the text. Pencilled name on front free endpaper, a fine copy in the original colour pictorial dust jacket priced at 18/ on the lower front flap. The jacket is frayed at the spine tips and has small scratches, tears and tiny chips but is overall a very attractive example. Very uncommon. Item #312038
¶ Historical crime. "In this volume Elliot O'Donnell has collected together a startling number of unsolved mysteries... the Great Dagenham Mystery, in which an unfortunate policeman figured so tragically; the Sibley Mystery of the eighties, surely one of the most extraordinary on record; the Great Barge Mystery that centered round a poor idiot boy whose lifeless body was found on the shores at Chelsea; the gruesome discovery in the field at Pangbourne; and the unsolved mysteries of 1857 and 1873. Chapter X, titled 'Was it Jack the Ripper", concerns the May, 1887 discovery of a dismembered corpse at Rainham.