India Madras Police Book titled ‘Anthropometry as applied to the Identification of Criminals’, 2nd Edition, revised up to December 1896, 40 pages, hardback. Extremely Rare Colonial Police publication.
Condition: cover showing evidence of wear and tear, slight damp and staining, the pages however mostly clean.
Provenance: formerly the property of Deputy Inspector General N.E.Q. Mainwaring, K.P.M., Madras Police, whose medals are also being sold by the London Medal Company.
This book contains a number of useful illustrations, and very early references to the process of Finger Printing and identification of criminals.