THE NEWGATE CALENDAR

Author: Mitchell (Edwin Valentine) Ed. by:
Year: 1926
Publisher: Garden City Publishing
Edition Details: 1st US Edn.
Book Condition: Vg+
Price: 12.00
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Hardback. Intro' by Henry Savage. 'Comprising Interesting Memoirs of the Most Notorious Characters who have been convicted of Outrages on the Laws of England. With Speeches, Confessions, and last Exclamations of Suffered'. The Newgate Calendar was a general title given to a number of popular publications of the late 18th century. The books began as compilations of the broadsheets sold by peddlers at fairs and public executions. These broadsheets fed public interest in the crimes, trials and punishments of notorious criminals. The original issue was published in 1773 and reported on crimes from 1700 to the date of publication. Illus. + Index. 265pp. 8vo. h/back. With name insc., bookshop rubber stamp, clipped fep. Lightly browned edges, v. sl. sunned sp., with tiny split at tail. Vg+

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