Thursday, November 1, 2012

From Wall Street to Newgate via The Primrose Way

From Wall Street to Newgate via The Primrose Way 
by Austin Bidwell

Book Description: Bidwell Publishing Co., Hartford, CT, 1895. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Hardcover, navy-blue leatherette boards with silver title to cover and spine, decorative end papers, First Edition, Inscribed by Author (see photos), 40 full page illustrations, 535 pp. + 44 pp. Appendix,

Book Condition: Good, covers rubbed, scuffed and soiled, top dust dulled, corners bumped, frayed with boards exposed, spine slightly cocked, spine rubbed and has small chip (1/8"), spine extremes bumped and frayed, prior owner name stamped to front end papers, front hinge cracked, back hinge loose but intact, pages tanned and soiled otherwise unmarked, no dust jacket. Contents: Austin Bidwell was tried at the Old Bailey for $1,000,000 forgery on the Bank of England. Collectible, Inscribed, First Edition.

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