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Wakefield, Edward Gibbon - Facts Relating to the Punishment of Death in the Metropolis.

London, Ridgway 1831. Octavo, uncut in original boards (neatly rebacked); xii,198,[2 advert]pp. A crisp copy. ¶ First edition. Parents of underage heiresses may have wished Wakefield hanged but he wasn't in any great danger in Newgate. So he was able to become a good example of his own precept - that it was certainty rather than severity of punishment that works: he never kidnapped another wealthy teenager.
AUD 900.00 [Appr.: EURO 625 US$ 640.98 | £UK 528.5 | JP¥ 85558] Book number 10921

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