A Handbook on Hanging: Being a Short Introduction to the Fine Art of Execution....

By: Charles Duff

Price: $62.50

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Book Condition: Very good


FULL TITLE: A Handbook on Hanging: Being a Short Introduction to the Fine Art of Execution, and Containing Much Useful Information on Neck-Breaking, Throttling, Strangling, Asphyxiation, Decapitation and Electrocution; As Well as Data and Wrinkles for Hangmen, an Account of the Late MR. Berry's Method of Killing and His Working List of Drops; To Which Is Added a Hangman's Ready Reckoner and Certain Other Items of Interest; All Very Proper to Be Read and Kept in Every Family ##### New York: Hale, Cushman & Flint, 1929. First Edition. 16mo; Black cloth with printed spine label. 129pp + hangman's "Ready Reckoner" drop chart at back. Patterned gallows endpapers. Lacks dust jacket. A satirical handbook on hanging and other methods of capital punishment. Hailed as a "minor classic" by Dylan Thomas, the book was reprinted in 1999 under the NYRB Classics imprint. Spine label chipped, otherwise a VG-near fine copy.

Title: A Handbook on Hanging: Being a Short Introduction to the Fine Art of Execution....

Author Name: Charles Duff

Categories: Unusual, Eclectic & Bizarre., Reference, Non-Fiction, General, Humor, Crime & Detective,

Edition: 1st edition

Publisher: Hale, Cushman & Flint, New York: 1929

Book Condition: Very good

Item: 2.00 lbs

Seller ID: k200325a

Keywords: execution, hanging, humor, satire