THE NEWGATE GARLAND Or, Flowers of Hemp Being a choice Noosegay gathered in the pleasant fields of Victorian canting and flash literature. To which is added an authentic Autobiography of a Thief, written in thieves' and prison slang

Author: Hanchant (W.L.) diligently assembled and set forth by:
Year: 1932
Publisher: Desmond Harmsworth (London)
Edition Details: 1st Edn.
Book Condition: NrF/NrF
Price: 25.00
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Hardback. The book features a selection of verses from Victorian canting and flash literature and from the popular songs of the period. It includes all the verses known to be extant of the celebrated Jack Fireblood, upon the remains of whose projected 'Flowers of Hemp' (the rightful authorship of which is here for the first time properly established) the book is based. Among other contributing authors are : Harrison Ainsworth, G.W.M. Reynolds, Bulwer-Lytton, Pierce Egan, Leman Rede, Bon Gaultier, John Labern, W.E. Henley, G.R. Sims, Doss Chidderdoss of 'The Pink 'Un' and the celebrated Anon. To all of which is added an anonymous but authentic 'Autobiography of a Thief' written in the late 1870s for the Rev. T. W. Horsley, the last Chaplain to Clerkenwell Prison. With Glossary. 150pp. 12mo h/back. From the library of true crime writer, Wilfred Gregg, with his personal b/plate. V. lightly browned edges o/w Nr. F. in sl. sunned Nr. F. dw.

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