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A Treatise on the Police of the Metropolis; Containing a Detail of the Various Crimes and Misdemeanors by Which Public and Private Property and Security Are, at Present, Injure and Endangered: And Suggesting Remedies for Their Prevention
London, H. Fry, 1797. Leather. London: H. Fry, 1797. Leather. Very Good Indeed. 8.5" by 5". None. The fourth edition of Patrick Colquhoun's fascinating look at the crime and police forces in London in the late eighteenth century, illustrated with a folding table. The fourth edition of this work. Rebacked in a half calf binding with the original marbled paper to the boards. 'A Treatise on the Police of the Metropolis' discusses in-depth of the police in London at the end of the eighteenth century. At this time, there wasn't a police force as we know them today. Instead, law enforcement was organised by local communities, with the government having no involvement in the policing. The first professional police was the City of Glasgow Police, which was established in 1800. For that reason, this is a very interesting work, to see how law enforcement was developed before the establishment of the modern police force. This century was also a time of greatly increased crime in the capital, with poverty quickly rising as London became a much more densely populated city. In this work, Colquhoun presents problems and issues faced by the police and the public, and offers his solutions. With a half-title. With one folding table. Written by Patrick Colquhoun. Colquhoun was a Scottish merchant, and was the founder of the first regular preventive police in England, the Thames River Police. The Thames River Police, also known as the Marine Police Force, was founded in 1798, aiming to tackle heft and looting from ships anchored in the docks of the Thames. The first registe … [Click Below for Full Description]
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