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William Vivian Butler - The Durable Desperadoes

London, Macmillan, 1973.  First edition.  Corners bumped with DJ showing wear to extremities and inexpert tape repair.  A look at what the author calls the Gentleman Outlaw; solving crimes whilst skating right up to the edge of the legal code.  Starting in the 1920s and including such notables as Raffles, Lupin, Bulldog Drummond, up to 007 himself.  $27.50.