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CHRONICLES OF BOW STREET POLICE-OFFICE, With An Account of The Magistrates, "Runners," and Police; and A Selection of the Most Interesting Cases [Two-Volume Set, Inscribed With a Note From Fitzgerald]


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London: Chapman and Hall, 1888. First Edition. 8vo. Dark gray cloth with gilt titles and illustration of handcuffs to front boards. Illustrated throughout with engravings. SIGNED by Fitzgerald in both volumes (at the title page of Vol. I and the half title of Vol. II.), with an additional note written at the dedication page: "This book illustrated the facility with which a work of a cerain class may be put together. I had bought a collection of cuttings, pictures & c., [and] showed them to my friend Ned Chapman, the publisher. He consulted his Reader George Meredith, who [suggested] the idea of writing a book. I did so for £100 - the cuttings & c. having cost me a pound or two." Both vols. show light to moderate edgewear, with small chips and head and tail of spines. Clean and sound throughout. Very good. 331pp. (Vol. I); 380pp. (Vol. II). (Item ID: 21467)

A semi-fictionalized account of the Bow Street Runners, the eighteenth-century London police force commonly known as the first of its kind in the city. The force was founded by the novelist Henry Fielding, at the time serving as London's chief magistrate, and was later managed by his half-brother John Fielding. Fitzgerald's book, described in the preface as an "account of what took place within those narrow precincts," is comprised in large part of invented dialogue but appears to be broadly based in fact. This copy contains an interesting boast written by the author, noting the ease with which he wrote the book and the profit he derived from it, having apparently come upon a collection of documents relating to the magistrates' office which he used in writing the text. Fitzgerals would later become better known for his works about Charles Dickens, with whom he was clse. The first edition of BOW STREET is uncommon on its own, it is scarce signed ñ especially with so reveleaing an inscription.

By This Author: FITZGERALD, Percy
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