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Grey cloth with blue titles, 16 by 23.4 cm, 492  pp. Light wear to the spine titles, a few small stains on the covers, and a light punk dampstain on the inside of the fore-edge of the back cover and fore-edge of the textblock (see image). Inscribed and signed by the author: “A souvineer [sic] of New Bedford. May 7, 1935. Compliments of Mass Police Ass’n., Albert B. White treas.” A rather in depth, though plainly written manual on police procedures, including an interesting glossary of terms incase you wanted to know the difference between fornication and seduction or a tramp and vagabond in 1931 cop-speak. Includes chapters on the classification of crimes; legal terms and definitions; evidence; powers of the police; search warrants; misdemeanors; the right to arrest; homicide; burglary, robbery and larceny; narcotics; dangerous weapons; preparation and presentation of criminal cases in the lower courts of Massachusetts; and, the bulk of the volume, general questions and answers with short discussions on everything from dealing with superiors and treason to stealing goats and issuing permits to allow persons to labor on the Lord’s Day. There are a handful of corrections made within the text.