[True Crime]. [George Thompson]. Life and Exploits of "Bristol Bill," The Notorious Burglar. Boston: [1850, with cover date as 1851].

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    [True Crime]. [George Thompson]. Life and Exploits of "Bristol Bill," The Notorious Burglar; being compiled from his own confessions and the Records of Crime in England and America. Boston: Willis Little & Co., [1850, with cover date as 1851 and imprint of William Berry, as issued].

    First edition. [Bound with]: The Merry Wives of London. Boston: William Berry, 1851. Chapters 1-3 only. Octavo. 100; [5, sic]-18 pages. With frontispiece (reckoned within pagination) and three engraved plates throughout. Separate engraved title-page for Merry Wives of London. Original engraved wrappers. Wrappers worn and chipped, text worn, soiled and chipped. Still, a good copy of this fragile item. An interesting early True Crime title.

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