Newgate Calendar; containing the lives of the most notorious characters who have violated the laws of their country.

  • (Newgate Calendar) Thompson, G.
  • Newcastle-upon-Tyne: Published by W. and T. Fordyce 1841

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Description

16mo, pp. [3]-384 + engraved frontispiece. Original purple cloth, boards blocked with an elaborate blind frame, spine lettered in gilt. Toned and spotted. Front flyleaf excised, binding a touch worn at extremities, cloth dulled and marked. Ownership inscription of William Balderston of Kettlewell to recto of frontispiece.

Notes

An unrecorded printing of the Newgate Calendar, a reprint of the edition with the editorship attributed to G. Thompson (first published 1840) - though Thompson's text is largely copied from Knapp and Baldwin's 1824 edition. The Library of Congress holds a copy with the imprint 'London: Walker & Co, Newcastle: Fordyce' dated 1840 - Fordyce may have printed the edition for Walker - but this is the only reference we have found to a copy with the involvement of the Fordyce's, and we have found none at all dated 1841.

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