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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

FITZGERALD, Percy

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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 with engravings. Housed in a custom slipcase with the name of former owner to one side. Very good plus overall. Both vols. show light to moderate edgewear, particularly at spines. Clean and sound throughout. 331pp. (Vol. I); 380pp. (Vol. II). PROVENANCE: Both volumes ex-libris noted antiquarian and alienist Thomas Nadauld Brushfield, with his handsome bookplate mounted to front pastedowns of each volume. (Item ID: 21468)

An interesting, 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. A book uncommon in its first edition, with an interesting provenance.



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