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COLQUHOUN, Patrick (1745--1820)
A treatise on the police of the metropolis; containing a detail of the various crimes and misdemeanors by which public and private property and security are, at present, injured and endangered: and suggesting remedies for their prevention. The third edition, revised and enlarged. By a magistrate, ...
London: printed by H. Fry, for C. Dilly, 1796.
xvii, [7], 440, xxviii p., fold. letterpress table ; 22.8 cm. (8º)

First edition also 1796. 'A Magistrate' = Patrick Colquhoun who was appointed one of the stipendiary magistrates by the Act of 1792. He was a friend of Bentham and a pioneer of preventive policing and published notably on jurisprudence and criminology. Page 288 is misnumbered 88. ESTC records two final advertisement leaves, not present in the Soane copy which is bound in boards as issued. ESTC t99184.

Copy Notes Lacking the two leaves of advertisements recorded in ESTC. Inscribed in ink on front free-endpaper John Soane / 1796; two page references to Public felonies p. 249 and Duffers. - p. 166 inscribed in ink on rear free-endpaper, in Soane's hand. A duffer was a pedlar of pretended smuggled goods and other poor quality items. Soane became a magistrate in 1798.

Binding C19th publisher's light blue paper boards, buff paper spine, printed paper spine-label reading 'Police Of The Metropolis. Price 7s. in Boards.'.

Reference Number 140


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