THE ILLUSTRATED POLICE NEWS.

Author: Purkess (George) Ed. by:
Year: 1974
Publisher: Peter Way Ltd.
Edition Details: Facsimile reprints.
Book Condition: Vg+
Price: 130.00
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'The Illustrated Police News', first published in 1864, was a weekly illustrated newspaper which was one of the earliest British tabloids. It featured sensational and melodramatic reports and illustrations of murders and hangings and was a direct descendant of the execution broadsheets of the 18th century. Its standards of illustration and tone were reminiscent of an earlier publication, 'The Newgate Calendar', and the popular "Penny dreadfuls". It gained a reputation for sensationalism during the Jack the Ripper murders of 1888. These are facsimile copies of 5 editions of 'The Illustrated Police News', featuring the 'Ripper' killings. Saturday, September, 8, 1888, no. 1282 featuring Bucks Row; Saturday, September 22, 1888, no. 1284 featuring Chapman; Saturday, October 6, 1888, (not numbered) featuring the Double Event; Saturday, October 20, 1888, no. 1288 featuring the Double Event; Saturday, November 17, 1888, no. 1292 featuring Kelly. Elephant Folio (23" x 16") Very lightly browned. All papers have been folded (each one has its own protective sleeve), but are still Vg+ and v. scarce as a set.

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