Curious Punishments of Bygone Days.
Chicago, IL: Herbert S. Stone & Company, 1896. First Edition. Hardcover. Frontispiece designed by Frank Hazenplug. "In ransacking old court records, newspapers, diaries and letters for the historic foundation of the books which I have written on colonial history, I have found and noted much of interest that has not been used or referred to in any of those books. An accumulation of notes on old-time laws, punishments and penalties has evoked this volume." -- From the introduction. Very Good+. Minor shelf/edge wear, spine moderately toned, small spot of rubbing at rear, else tight, bright, and unmarred. Tan buckram with decorative frame enclosing device five and lettering on sides, in brown and red ink, teg. 8vo. 149pp. Illus. (b/w plates (the pen and ink drawings in old woodcut style, are printed on butcher's brown paper)). Includes Stone catalogue No I, 8pp bound in. Printed by Lakeside Press, Chicago. Item #10108