A HISTORY OF CAPITAL PUNISHMENT. With Special Reference to Capital Punishment in Great Britain.

Author: Laurence (John)
Year: 1932
Publisher: Sampson Low.
First Edition
Edition Details: 1st UK edn.
Book Condition: Vg+/G.
Price: 20.00
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Hardback. An outline of scaffold history. The author's book was regarded as a classic study of this important subject. He does not state the pros and cons for Capital Punishment - here the plain story is told, and leaves the reader to draw his own conclusions. Features beheadings, burnings-at-the-stake, hangings, electrocutions and miscellaneous forms of execution for the most paltry crimes. Contents also include : Thurtell, Mary Blandy, William Marwood, George Webb and Richard Russel, the Cato Street conspirators, Earl Ferrers, William Corder + much more. Profusely Illus., Bibliog. and Index. 242pp. 8vo. h/back. From the library of true crime writer, Wilfred Gregg, with his personal b/pate. Lightly sunned edges, covers Vg+ in sunned, frayed and torn G. only dw.

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