DELUXE LIMITED EDITION IN HALF MOROCCO
GRIFFITHS, Major Arthur ~ The World’s Famous Prisons. (English). ‘The Chronicles of Newgate’ & ‘Millbank Penitentiary’.
London: The Grolier Society, 1905
3 volumes, 9 inches tall. A superb and scarce title in half crushed morocco with gilt raised bands, titles and top edges. There are excellent centre tools representing the sword and scales of justice on red calf onlays in the panels. Slight fading to the spines but still very bright. Published by the Grolier Society, the Connoisseur Edition is limited to 150 copies, of which this is is number 122. This 3 volume set on English prisons is complete in itself though published as part of a 12 volume set. The first 2 volumes consist of 'The Chronicles of Newgate', the 3rd being 'The Millbank Penitentiary'. There are no overall volume numbers on the spines or within the text. The plates are in 2 states.