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

Author: Laurence (John)
Year: 1932
Publisher: Sampson Low, Marston
Edition Details: 1st Edn.
Book Condition: NrVg.
Price: 15.00
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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. Lightly browned and foxed edges and eps, lightly marked fr. cover (see image), small split to head of sp. Nr. Vg.

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