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  • Monty
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    Originally posted by Chris Scott View Post
    Hi Monty
    The William Dominic Davis I mentioned is in the new A to Z, page 132
    regards
    Chris
    Chris,

    Youre correct, apologies.

    Monty

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  • Chris Scott
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    Originally posted by Monty View Post
    Just to point out, Davis is not in the current edition of the A-Z.

    He has been ommitted.

    Monty
    Hi Monty
    The William Dominic Davis I mentioned is in the new A to Z, page 132
    regards
    Chris

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  • Monty
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    William Dominic Davis

    Just to point out, Davis is not in the current edition of the A-Z.

    He has been ommitted.

    Monty

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  • Chris Scott
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    Hi Phil
    Good luck with your bid - keep us posted how things go
    Fingers crossed:-)
    You say "the seller has now changed the description of the article" - is that as regards condition or content?
    The Ebay listing and sellers's comments says this book is not listed in any state or private Serb library, and as the seller's location is given as Belgrade, it is possible it has never left the country, so may be previously unknown.
    Chris S

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  • Paul Kearney A.K.A. NEMO
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    Seems to be a lot of damage to the pages

    I was wondering about that "binding" as it looks home-made

    The damage to numerous title pages implies to me that the binding has fallen off or been removed in the past

    I wonder if the seller put them together to sell

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  • Phil Carter
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    Originally posted by How Brown View Post
    Thank you Chris...I should have looked in the A to Z.

    I had found a Detective Davis ( City ) in 1892..
    Hello Howard,

    Try looking around for a "Davies" too... the seller has now changed the description of the article, listed the faults with each volume, and even changed the price.

    I reckon, given it's present price ($140), I can get this knocked down to a much better price if there are no bids. I have sent the seller a private offer in an email on the subject.

    best wishes
    Phil

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  • Howard Brown
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    Thank you Chris...I should have looked in the A to Z.

    I had found a Detective Davis ( City ) in 1892..

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  • Chris Scott
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    Hi How
    According to the new A-Z William Davis was Acting Supt. of J Division and wrote a special report on the Nichols murder which mentioned Pizer

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  • Howard Brown
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    Good work, Phil.

    Chris...was Detective Davis a City policeman ?

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  • Chris Scott
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    Many thanks for that Phil - sounds like this could be a VERY rare work indeed.
    The diary reference certainly grabs the attention - I can't wait to see if there is any more info forthcoming.
    It is not clear if the Ripper diary and the notes of Detective "Davis" (William Dominic Davis perhaps??) are literary devices or whether the author is claiming these were real and he based this huge novel on them...
    Thanks again
    Chris S

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  • Paul Kearney A.K.A. NEMO
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    It still seems a bit long for a novel based on the WM

    Interesting reference to a JtR diary though

    I'd read it if an English version exists

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  • Phil Carter
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    Hello all,

    Oh boy.. you lot will chuckle at this.. Caz, get ready ...

    Here is the reply from the seller to my questions..

    "Hello!
    Yes, all 10 vols refer entirely to Jack the Ripper. There are no detailed informations since there are no copies registered in any Serbian library. Also, I can't find any informations about this work on the internet.
    This is literal work, a novel. It says in the subtitle that it is written upon the notes of famous London detective Davis and personal diaries of the Ripper himself.
    The complete title in translation is: Jack the Ripper, mysterious killer of women in London / The most interesting crime novel from the life of London / Upon the notes of famous London detective Davis and diary of Jack himself.
    Concerning your offer: let us wait for the auction to end.
    Best wishes and regards


    - sigedon"

    I am still having thoughts of certain people rubbing their hands with glee. A NEW diary reference.. from 1920.. and I thought Ripperology anno 1990-odd was bent...

    best wishes

    Phil

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  • Chris Scott
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    Originally posted by Mike Covell View Post
    It's Robert D'Onston Stephenson attacking George Marsh whilst Thomas Roots looks on. :cool:
    Hmmmmm - how did I miss that???

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  • Howard Brown
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    Chris:

    I have a copy of that depiction....and the translated Cyrillic Serbian text.

    It's shocking,amigo...simply shocking:cool:

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  • Mike Covell
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    It's Robert D'Onston Stephenson attacking George Marsh whilst Thomas Roots looks on. :cool:

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