Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller
The Chronicles of Crime; on, The New Newgate Calendar. Being a Series of Memoirs and Anecdotes if Notorious Characters who have Outraged the Laws of Great Britain from the Earliest Period to 1841
The Chronicles of Crime; on, The New Newgate Calendar. Being a Series of Memoirs and Anecdotes if Notorious Characters who have Outraged the Laws of Great Britain from the Earliest Period to 1841
The Chronicles of Crime; on, The New Newgate Calendar. Being a Series of Memoirs and Anecdotes if Notorious Characters who have Outraged the Laws of Great Britain from the Earliest Period to 1841

The Chronicles of Crime; on, The New Newgate Calendar. Being a Series of Memoirs and Anecdotes if Notorious Characters who have Outraged the Laws of Great Britain from the Earliest Period to 1841

London: Reeves and Turner, 1886. Hardcover. Quarto. xii, 592pp., 25 plates, viii, 636pp., 20 plates. Bound in three-quarter red Morocco over red cloth with gilt lettering and tooling on spine; raised bands. Binding by George Bayntun, Bath, England. Top edges gilt. Decorative endpapers. Two frontispiece engravings with tissue guard in volume one, and one in volume two. Embellished with forty-eight full page engravings, including frontispieces, from original drawings by "PHIZ" (Hablot K. Browne). A comparison of offenses and the relating punishments of the last century. "Few words are necessary to introduce to our readers a work, the character and the object of which are so legibly written upon its title-page. "Chronicles of Crime" must comprise details, not only interesting to every person concerned for the welfare of society, but useful to the world in pointing out the consequences of guilt to be equally dreadful and inevitable." (Preface). Some light wear to cloth of covers. Blocks lightly age-toned, not affecting engravings; some light offsetting form engravings to facing pages. Overall in very good+ condition. vg+. Item #44788

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