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  • Woodhall For Sale On Ebay

    I just noticed that there’s a 1937 Woodhall on sale on eBay at the moment with a starting bid of 125 with 9 days left in case anyone is looking for one.
    Regards

    Herlock




    “...A yellow fog swirls past the window-pane
    As night descends upon this fabled street:
    A lonely hansom splashes through the rain,
    The ghostly gas lamps fail at twenty feet.
    Here, though the world explode, these two survive,
    And it is always eighteen ninety-five.”

  • #2
    Out of interest, Herlock, do you (or does anyone else) know whether or not Woodhall considered Tabram to be a Ripper victim?

    I’d also like to know the same about William Stewart, whose book is unobtainable, and on the rare occasions when it is, I don’t plan on spending four figures just to satisfy my curiosity on that point!

    Incidentally even the 1990s reprint of Woodhall is fetching premium prices: $95 on amazon.com, $133 and change on alibris. So at 125 that original copy might be a good investment, depending how high the bidding goes. I’m surprised there hasn’t been a reprint of Stewart.

    I have the impression that just about every early writer on the Ripper took Tabram for granted--certainly Leonard Matters did--until the McNaghten Memo was dropped like a bombshell into the debate at the end of the 1950s. That derailed previous opinions on the topic for an entire generation. But it would be nice to have my suspicions confirmed that Woodhall, Stewart, and possibly others included Tabram as part of a "Canonical Six."

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Gordon View Post
      Out of interest, Herlock, do you (or does anyone else) know whether or not Woodhall considered Tabram to be a Ripper victim?

      I’d also like to know the same about William Stewart, whose book is unobtainable, and on the rare occasions when it is, I don’t plan on spending four figures just to satisfy my curiosity on that point!

      Incidentally even the 1990s reprint of Woodhall is fetching premium prices: $95 on amazon.com, $133 and change on alibris. So at 125 that original copy might be a good investment, depending how high the bidding goes. I’m surprised there hasn’t been a reprint of Stewart.

      I have the impression that just about every early writer on the Ripper took Tabram for granted--certainly Leonard Matters did--until the McNaghten Memo was dropped like a bombshell into the debate at the end of the 1950s. That derailed previous opinions on the topic for an entire generation. But it would be nice to have my suspicions confirmed that Woodhall, Stewart, and possibly others included Tabram as part of a "Canonical Six."
      I just checked my facsimile copy of Woodhall and on the first page he talks of Jack the Ripper's first victim. Martha Tabram. I don't have a William Stewart though but someone on here probably does. Christian probably has for eg.
      Regards

      Herlock




      “...A yellow fog swirls past the window-pane
      As night descends upon this fabled street:
      A lonely hansom splashes through the rain,
      The ghostly gas lamps fail at twenty feet.
      Here, though the world explode, these two survive,
      And it is always eighteen ninety-five.”

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      • #4
        I kinda thought so. Thanks, Herlock.

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