The Newgate Calendar: Comprising Interesting Memoirs of the Most Notorious Characters who have been Convicted of Outrages on the Laws of England Since the Commencement of the Eighteenth Century
The Newgate calendar : comprising interesting memoirs of the most notorious characters who have been convicted of outrages on the laws of England since the commencement of the eighteenth century : with occasional anecdotes and observations, speeches, confessions, and the last exclamations of sufferers (Four Volumes)
Knapp, Andrew; Baldwin, William
J. Robins, 1824
[A Collection of Stories of Notorious English Criminals: The Malefactors' Bloody Register] 4 volume set. Bound in 20th century law-buckram, with red and black leather spine labels. Some rubbing to spine labels. Hardcover. Solid bindings and covers. Internally quite nice, clean, white, unmarked pages. Text printed in two columns. Numerous, often lurid, woodcut illustrations in the text. iv, 514, [2-Index]; [ii], 500, [2-Index]; [ii], 499, [3-Index]; [ii], 404, [2-Index] pp.
The Newgate Calendar refers to the Newgate Prison in London where condemned prisoners were held before public execution at Tyburn. In this edition two lawyers collected a the stories of number of the most infamous criminals. Later these accounts were reprinted as Penny Dreadfuls.