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MURDER IN SHEFFIELD

[MURDER - PEACE, Charles]. Charles Peace. Authentic Account of the Life, Trial and Execution of the Notorious Burglar & Murderer.

[Manchester]. [Published by the Daisy Bank Printing and Publishing Company], [s.d., c.1905]
8vo. [32]pp. Title from wrapper. Original publisher's blue printed paper wrappers, stapled. Slight rubbing to extremities, somewhat poor printing quality (as often with this publisher)
An early twentieth century true crime 'dreadful' reprint of a rare nineteenth- century account of the life, crimes, trials and finally execution of the notorious Blackheath burglar and murderer Charles Peace (1832-1879). A recidivist with a history of inciting prison mutiny, Peace was sentenced to death and executed at Armley Gaol, Leeds, in 1879, for the murder of Mr Dyson in Banner Cross, Sheffield, in 1876, having evaded capture for several years by moving to London, and with the aid of a female accomplice.

COPAC and OCLC locate copies of this edition, published by the Manchester publishers who specialised in works of popular and often gruesome disposable literature, at just four libraries (Bishopgate, BL, Chetham's and Leeds). OCLC adds a single further copy, at Harvard.
£ 200.00 Antiquates Ref: 22081