Book #71343
Police Court Pictures at Richmond, Virginia. Peter J. Burton.

Police Court Pictures at Richmond, Virginia.

"The Lighted Candle of Crime" Burton, Peter J. Police Court Pictures at Richmond, Virginia. Richmond: C.N. Williams, 1892. [iv], 84, [4] pp. Includes eleven pages of advertisements. Octavo (6-3/4" x 4-1/2"). Stab-stitched pamphlet in pictorial wrappers. Light soiling, some rubbing to spine with wear to ends, light browning to interior. $350. * A collection of anecdotes, most of them racist. "[The] theatrical concert, the operatic and 'nigger' minstrel show in full blast, do not possess more attractions than seem to shine in the dangerous blaze of the lighted candle of crime that draws within its scorching rays the rank and wicked moths that are singed and allowed to flop and fall on the filthy bed of disgrace that they have made for themselves" (4). OCLC locates 2 copies in law libraries (University of Richmond, Yale).

Price: $350.00

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