UNLOCKING ADVENTURE: The Autobiography of a World-Famous Locksmith

New York and London: Whittlesey House, 1942. Hardcover. Second printing. Master locksmith Charles Courtney of Manhattan achieved international fame in the 1920s and '30s with daring feats that included unlocking the safes of the Egypt, torpedoed during World War I with a cargo of gold and diamonds, and the underwater recovery of gold from the wreck of the British cruiser Hampshire. Octavo: 335 p. with textual photographs. Original cloth binding, with brown titles. A file copy, with the label of the Music Corporation of America (MCA) to the front flyleaf. Small nick to the spine head, which corresponds with a chip to the dust jacket, which is a touch faded along the spine; otherwise very good. Very good / Very good. Item #73858

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