The Campden Wonder. Crime, the Late Viscount Maugham, Dr. D. Russell Davis, Sir George CLARK.

The Campden Wonder.

London: Oxford University Press, 1959. First Edition. Hardcover. Small Octavo. 156pp. Peach cloth lettered in gilt on spine. B/w frontis. & illustrations. An exploration of the famous events known as "The Campden Wonder" which saw three individuals (one of whom confessed) hanged for the supposed murder of a rent collector in 1660, only for the "victim" to suddenly reappear several years later, with a most unlikely account of the reasons for his disappearance. This collection incorporates two well known earlier accounts, by John Paget and Andrew Lang, and adds two more "which were specially written for this book by Lord Maugham, a former Lord Chancellor, and Dr. Russell Davis who writes from the point of view of psychology." From the collection of Dr. M. H. Coleman, with his ex-libris seal blind-stamped on the front free endpaper. Tiny bump to top-corner of front board, top-edge age-toned, previous owner's name on front free endpaper, otherwise a tight, clean VG+ copy in VG + dust jacket (dust jacket price-clipped, lightly rubbed, slightly discolored). Item #47397

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