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Police Register from Olympia City, state capital of Washington.
Olympia, WA: Police Department, 1895-1912. Olympia, WA: Police Department,, 1895-1912. A fascinating desk sergeant's ledger from turn-of-the-century America Folio (449 x 287 mm). Original reversed calf by the Pioneer Book Bindery, Tacoma, WA (with their label), spine with four broad raised bands (three panels with reddish-brown calf bands that run around onto front and back covers, black calf twin labels lettered "Police Register/ City of Olympia Washington"), sides divided into panels by a black decorative roll tool, inner hinges strengthened with dark green pebble-grain cloth, marbled endpapers. 209 double-page leaves (418 pp.) divided into 13 columns with headings: No.; Name Person Arrested; Charge by Whom; Arrested When; Before Whom Tried; Result of Trial; Amount of Fine; Costs; When Committed; When Discharged; Reason for Discharge; Remarks. Labels chipped, some scuffs and wear to edges, minor staining, but, considering the nature of the book and its being in constant use over a period of some seventeen years, in remarkably good condition. A wonderful survival that pulls back the curtain on crime and police procedure in turn-of-the-century America: a substantial police register or desk sergeant's ledger from Olympia, Washington, giving a record of lawbreaking that spans nearly two decades (there is a break between 1898 and 1904 when presumably another ledger was in use). Olympia is situated in the Pacific Northwest on Puget Sound and was a bustling commercial hub, a multiracial melting pot that included Chinese workers and Swedish lumberjacks. There was an iron work … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Peter Harrington [United Kingdom]
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