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THE FATAL EFFECTS OF GAMBLING EXEMPLIFIED IN THE MURDER OF WM. WEARE,
- and the trial and fate of John Thurtell, the murderer, and his accomplices. to which is added, the Gambler's Scourge; a complete expose of the whole system of gambling in the metropolis, with memoirs and anecdotes of notorious blacklegs. Illustrated by portraits drawn from life, and other copperplate engravings of peculiar interest. Pp. xxii+512, engraved frontispiece portrait and vignette title page with tissue guard, plus 10 plates, appendix; early diced calf boards with decorative gilt border, lightly worn, later calf spine and gilt lettered dark green morocco title label; marbled endpapers; upper hinge starting, some light foxing and browning; Thomas Kelly, London, 1824. First edition in book form. F. 955. One of several contemporary accounts of the murder of William Weare; also issued in 22 parts. After the trial, one of the accused, Joseph Hunt, was transported to Botany Bay. Hunt was granted a ticket of leave in 1832, and eventually became a police constable. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
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