A Handsome Set From the Library of Lady Diana Duff Cooper Jackson, William, Principal Author. The New and Complete Newgate Calendar, Or, Malefactor's Universal Register. Containing, New and Authentic Accounts of the Lives, Adventures, Exploits, Last-Dying-Speeches, Confessions, (As well as Letters to their Relatives, never Before Published) Of the Most Notorious Criminals, and Violators of the Laws of their Country (of Both Sexes and All Denominations), Who Have Suffered Death, And Other Exemplary Punishments, For Murder, Burglary, Felony, Horse-Stealing, Bigamy, Forgery, Highway Robbery, Footpad Robbery, Perjury, Piracy, Rapes, Riots, Mobbing, Sodomy, Starving to Death, Sheep-Stealing, Swindling, Treason, Mutiny, Sedition, And Other Misdemeanors. Interspersed with Notes, Reflections, Remarks, And Inferences, Arising from the Several Subjects, Moral, Instructive, And Entertaining. Comprehending the Most Material Passages in the Sessions Papers for Upwards of a Century; Together with the Ordinary of Newgate's Account of the Capital Convicts; And Complete Narratives of the Most Remarkable Trials. The Whole Containing the Most Faithful Narratives ever Yet Published of the Various Executions, And Other Exemplary Punishments, Which Have Happened in England, Wales, Scotland, And Ireland, From the Year 1700 to the Present Time. The Whole Properly Arranged from the Records of the Courts. London: Printed for Alexander Hogg & Co., Paternoster-Row, 1810. Six volumes, in seven books. Complete set. Pagination occasionally irregular, text complete. 39 engraved copperplates, 6 of them frontispieces. Octavo (8-1/2" x 5-1/2"). Near-contemporary three quarter morocco over marbled boards, gilt rules to boards, raised bands and gilt titles and ornaments to spines, top-edges gilt, deckle fore and bottom-edges, marbled endpapers. Negligible light rubbing and a few minor scuffs to boards, faint crease to front board of Volume II, some rubbing to spines, corners bumped and somewhat worn, front hinges of Volume I and II cracked, other hinges starting, bookplate of Lady Diana Duff Cooper to front pastedowns. Moderate toning to interiors, light foxing and faint dampstaining in a few places, faint offsetting from plates, repairs to corners of a few leaves with no loss to text. A handsome set. $3,500. * This popular work began as a monthly record.
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