SIX VENTURES IN VILLANY. With Frontispiece and 6 pages of half-tone Illustrations.
Price: $20.00 USD
Publisher: London: Cassell & Company. .
Book Id: 4792
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).