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The history and romance of crime from the earliest time to the present day.

Author: Arthur Griffiths
Publisher: London, Grolier Society, 19--
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Griffiths, Arthur, 1838-1908.
History and romance of crime from the earliest time to the present day.
London, The Grolier Society, 19--
(OCoLC)646848296
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Arthur Griffiths
OCLC Number: 2275963
Notes: Each volume has also special t.p. giving author's name.
"Edition deluxe limited to one thousand registered and numbered sets. Number 235."
Also published under title: The world's famous prisons: an account of the state of prisons from the earliest times to the present day, with the history of celebrated cases.
VII. Modern French prisons: Bicêtre-St. Pélagie-St. Lazare; La force-the Conciergerie; La Grande and La Petite Roquettes; Mazas-La Santé.--VIII. German and Austrian prisons: prisons of Prussia, Bavaria, Saxony and Austria-Hungary; the foretresses of Magdeburg and Spielberg.--IX. Spanish prisons: the inquisition at home and abroad; prisons past and present.--X. Italian prisons: St. Angelo-the Piombi-the Vicaria; prisons of the Roman inquisition.--XI. Russian prisons: St. Peter and St. Paul; the Schlüsselberg; the Ostrog at Omsk; the story of Siberian exile; Tiumen, Tomsk, Saghalien.--XII. Oriental prisons: prisons and crime in India; the Andaman islands; Burmah-China-Japan-Egypt; Turkey.
Description: 12 volumes fronts, plates, portraits 23 cm
Contents: I. Chronicles of Newgate from the twelfth to the eighteenth century.--II. Chronicles of Newgate from the eighteenth century to its demolition; a sketch of the Tower.--III. Milbank penitentiary; an experiment in reformation.--IV. Non-criminal prisons: English debtor's prisons and prisons of war; French war prisons; American war prisons; with references to those of other lands.--V. Prisons over seas: deportation and colonization; British and American prisons of to-day.--VI. Early French prisons: Le Grand and Le Petit Châtelets; Vincennes-the Bastile-Loches; the galleys; revolutionary prisons.

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