POINTS ON DETECTIVE WORK AND SECRET INVESTIGATION, FOR MERCHANTS, BANKERS, LAWYERS, RAILWAY COMPANIES, PUBLIC AND PRIVATE CORPORATIONS AND INDIVIDUALS.

[Chicago: Chicago Legal News Company, 1887]. 27pp. Original printed gray-green wrappers. Minor chipping to wrappers, light soiling and toning, small circular library stamp for the Lowell Historical Society on front wrapper and titlepage. Text a bit toned but otherwise clean. Very good. Item #WRCAM55700

A rare promotional pamphlet touting the services of Stanley's Western Detective Agency in Chicago. The company was formed in the year of this pamphlet's publication by Charles E. Stanley, a well-respected thirteen-year veteran of Pinkerton's. The text contains information on the services the agency could provide; brief vignettes of several famous cases involving Stanley himself, including murder, confidence scams, western train robbery, and a child abduction case, among others; and a list of legal and law enforcement personnel associated with the agency, in Chicago, Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Connecticut, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Kansas, Iowa, and Colorado. The front wrapper reads "CALL IN A DETECTIVE" and the rear wrapper bears an ad for Stanley's Detective Agency with contact information. Rare, with no copies in auction records and only one copy recorded in OCLC, at the University of Regina in Saskatchewan. OCLC 56278798.

Price: $500.00

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