CRIME -- A collection of eleven rare tracts and broadsides inlaid into a quarto album entitled 'Remarkable Criminals, Trials, Confessions 1661-1750' [in fact 1770], with related iconography, including engraved strip narratives extracted from John Reynolds' The Triumph of God's Revenge against Murder (1678 and 1679 editions). Later 19th-century red half roan, gilt edges (extremities worn). Provenance: Charles Lilburn (bookplate) -- Alan Angele (book label). These rare printings include:
The Full and True Relation of All the Proceedings at the Assizes holden at Maidstone. [London? : s.n., 1680?]. 2°. Wing F-2316A. 4 copies located -- The Tryal of Captain Langston, Mr. Comes, and Mr. Wise at the ... Old-Bayly ... 15 ... July, 1663. London: William Sanders, 1663. 4°. 2 copies (Bodleian and Worcester College Oxford). Wing T-2179B -- The True Speeches and Confession of Ralph Taylor, Thomas Day, Benj. Childerson, and Thomas Man. London: R. Wood, 1662. 4°. 7,p. A VERY EARLY EXAMPLE OF THE CRIMINAL CONFESSION. NOT IN WING OR ESTC -- The Case of a Murther in Hertfordshire. Found amongst the papers of that eminent lawyer, Sir John Maynard. London : [s.n.], 1699. 2°. 1 sheet ( p). 6 copies, none in USA -- MARTIN, Henry. A Bloody Almanack and Prognostication for the year, 1662 ... predicting ... prodigious effects, rapines, murders, plundrings and blood-shed. London: Robert Mothbee [i.e. Mottibee], 1661. 4°. ONLY ONE COPY RECORDED (Bodleian). Wing A-1937A -- News from Newgate: or, A True and Exact Accompt of the most Remarkable Tryals of Several Notorious Malefactors. London: R.V., 1674. 4°. ONLY ONE COPY RECORDED (Henry E. Huntingdon Library). Wing N-985A -- The Battle of Fontenoy. [London? s.n., 1745?] 2°. 1 sheet. Woodcut at head. A ballad on the battle of Fontenoy fought on 11 May 1745. NOT IN ESTC -- The Last Words and Actions of John James, at his execution at Tyburne, the 26. of Novem. 1661. Wherein you have his confession and prayer under the gallowes. London: R. Vaughan, 1661. 4°. ANOTHER RARE AND EARLY CRIMINAL CONFESSION. 6 copies recorded (not in BL). Wing J-429 -- [WILSON, James?] The Clinchiad. A curious poem on a gentleman who came out of his chariot and stole a hen from a poor widow woman at the Dean. [Edinburgh: 1770.] 2°. 1 sheet. Woodcuts at head. Mr. Clinch was an actor appearing in Edinburgh. ONLY ONE RECORDED COPY (NLS) -- A True Relation of the Sentence and Condemnation of Thomas Dangerfield, at the Kings Bench Bar, for his horrid crimes and perjuries. London: Walter Davis, 1685. 2°. 1 sheet ( p.) Woodcut at head. 6 copies recorded, none in USA. Wing T-3044.