Manual for Agents
[Pittsburgh]: Office of Administrator, Prohibition District No. 4, . Cloth over flexible boards. Sixteenmo. [ii], 53 pages. Near fine. Bound in black cloth over flexible boards, with no exterior titles. A few faint spots to lower board. Binding sound.
A rare manual issued by Prohibition District No. 4, Pittsburgh as a pocket guide to help its Revenue and Prohibition agents build strong cases as they enforced the Volstead Act in the field. The contents are distilled (ha) from Treasury Department Regulations 12 and 60, and aimed at avoiding procedural mistakes during investigations, sting operations, and arrests. Think Eliot Ness making sure his "i"s are dotted and "t"s are crossed so the bootleggers don't walk on a technicality.