Aggregated by George Theodore Wilkinson, Esq. The Newgate Calendar was a "work of improving literature" that basically was a catalog of executions; this abridged edition came in three parts, and this is the first set of "blood-soaked pages of the most infamous chronicles of crime" of ages past. Other editions' covers aren't quite so bodice-ripping in their depiction of the contents, but: this is what we've got in stock.
This paperback is nearing fifty years old, and in quite good shape for its age: some edgewear and creasing to the covers, and a fold/crease on the back, as well as page toning. But the spine is uncracked and the pages are clean; a solid research copy of a book you don't see often on this side of the pond.