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Trials and Executions of the Unhappy Prisoners this Morning at the...
1840. London, 1840. 28-3/4" x 14-1/4" "Unhappy Prisoners" [Broadside]. [Executions]. [London]. Trials and Executions of the Unhappy Prisoners this Morning at the Old Bailey. [London]: Printed by J. Catnach, [c.1840]. 28-3/4" x 14-1/4" broadside mounted on illustration board. Text in five columns below headline, seven woodcut vignettes, one of them depicting an execution, woodcut arms of London. Moderate browning and light soiling, fainst fold lines, some wrinkling, a few chips and some edgewear, lower left-hand corner lacking with minor loss to text. $1,500. * A broadside recording the final days of several men and women convicted of robbery (and related crimes). The text focuses on the mental and spiritual state of the convicted as they awaited their execution. Two woodcuts show dejected prisoners in chains, others depict lamenting prisoners and their farewells as they are taken to the scaffold. The final column ends with six stanzas of verse. The first stanza begins: "Oh! Ye who have a feeling heart, Give ear to what I say, And by my sad disgraceful end, Avoid each wicked way." No copies located on OCLC.
      [Bookseller: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.]
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