Author: Andrews (William)
Year: 1899
Publisher: William Andrews & Co.
Edition Details: 1st Edn.
Book Condition: NrVg
Price: 15.00
Hardback. During the course of 25yrs prior to publication, the author had investigated the history of obsolete punishments, the results of which subsequently first appeared in various newspapers and magazines, under varying titles. This work was the author's final production on the subject. Chapter headings include : Hanging; Hanging in Chains; Hanging, Drawing, and Quartering; Pressing to Death; Drowning; Burning to Death; Boiling to Death; Beheading; The Halifax Gibbet; The Scottish Maiden; Mutilation; Branding; The Pillory; Punishing Authors and Burning Books; Finger Pillory, The Jougs; The Stocks; The Drunkard's Cloak; Whipping and Whipping-Posts; Public Penance; The Repentance Stool; The Ducking Stool; The Brank, or Scold's Bridle; Riding the Stang. Illus. with line drawings + Index. 311pp. 8vo. h/back. Teg. with gilt titles to sp. With previous owner's personal b/plate and address label to fpd with neat name insc. to ffep. Lightly browned edges and eps, fr. hinge just beginning to show. Covers rubbed and showing shelf-wear. Overall Nr. Vg. A fairly heavy book which will require additional postage if shipped overseas.


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