SIGNED. First edition, first printing. Fine hardcover in a Fine dust jacket, protected by a clear mylar cover. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. Edited with text by Luc Sante. 99 pages; 55 full-page b&w plates plus illustrated photo captions; 10.75 x 8.75 inches. SIGNED BY SANTE on the title page and inscribed in 1998. Taken between 1914 and 1918 by the NYC Police department, these photos of murder and other scenes describe not only evidence of crime committed but also an era long gone. The extended captions describe the social fabric of the times, the texture of the lives depicted, and the progress of the forensic use of photography. Poetic, horrific and oddly beautiful. By the author of "Low Life."