John C. R. MacDonald with Foreword by August Vollmer - Crime is a Business: Buncos, Rackets, Confidence Schemes
California: Stanford University Press, 1939. Presumed first edition. Hardcover. Large 8vo. Orange boards with black lettering. 263pp. Fair condition. Faint (previously erased) pencil annotation to the upper edge of the front end-page (see photos). Previous owner book-plate pasted to reverse of titular end-page (see photos). Fair condition. Minor separation of the text-block from the spine. The spine is very slightly rolled. Creasing, toning, scratching, smudging, and discoloration to the outer/inner boards, end-papers, pages of the text, and the text-block edge. The dust jacket is not price-clipped (shows original price of $3.00) and is in fair condition. Light sun-fading to the spine. Edge-wear to the perimeter of the dust jacket. Creasing, toning, scratching, smudging, and discoloration to all faces of the dust jacket. Some chipping to the upper/lower dust jacket spine. Some wear and chipping to corners and hinges. Area of pen marking/drawing to the upper edge of the rear dust jacket cover (see photos).
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