SIX VENTURES IN VILLANY. With Frontispiece and 6 pages of half-tone Illustrations.

London: Cassell & Company. [1955]. First edition. Octavo, original cloth. 227 pp., Plates. A fine copy in a nice dust wrapper which has a touch of wear at the edges and mild fading to the spine panel (affecting the red ink only). A collection of Six Biographies of Criminals during the reign of George III, including two Ventures in Cupidity (The Stock Exchange Fraud, 1814 & The Case of Richard Patch, 1805); two Ventures in Kidnapping (Major George Johnson, 1811 & Anthony Stoney Bowes, 1786); and two Ventures in Lechery (The Earl of Kingston, 1797 & Lord Baltimore, 1768). Item #4792

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