“Only a little tributary to the Thames, the River Fleet, generally, and ignominiously, called the Fleet- ditch, yet it is historically interesting….the reminiscences of its Prison stand by themselves…to be recorded as valuable in illustration of the habits, and customs, of our forefathers”.
ASHTON, John (1834-1911). The Fleet Its River, Prison, and Marriages.
Folding frontispiece, engraved title page, illustrations within the text, folding map at the rear (last panel of map is detached but present, chipping and staining to corners of map).
Interior: Sporadic spotting and foxing
Exterior: Publisher’s pink/red pictorial cloth (Wear- tearing and fraying).
8vo. London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1888.
Chapter includes: “Course of the Fleet…”, “Cold Bath Fields Prison”, “Fighting- Hockley-in-the-Hole- Bear Baiting…Bull Baiting”, “Bridewell -Montfichet Castle..”, Prisoners-Puritans-Bibliography of Fleet Prison..”, Illegal Marriages-Cost of Marriage..”, “Escape of Prisoners-A Gang of Forgers -Abolition of Imprisonment for Debt…”
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