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Kuhne, Frederick, The Finger Print Instructor, New York, Munn & Co., Inc., 1935, second edition, 8vo (9.25" x 6.25"), HB, green cloth boards w/ gilt titles and illus. of the palm of a hand, VG- / none. Some pages dog-eared, edges worn, extremities bumped, endpapers age-toned.

184 pp, profuse b/w photos, diagrams, examples. Index. First edition 1916. Written by a "[Former] Sergeant, Bureau of Criminal Identification, Police Department, City of New York." Laid into a pocket affixed to the rear bd are 11 sample identification plates, a card with "Numerical Value Patterns" on one side and a "Classification Chart" on the other, and a linoleum & plastic pocket.

"Based upon the Sir E.R. Henry System of Classifying and Filing with the Modification and Extension devised by the United States Bureau of Investigation…..A text book for the guidance of Finger Print Experts and an instructor for persons interested in the study of Finger Prints.”    [Book ID # 1752]


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