This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1888 Excerpt: ...a Warning for all Strangers to depart the Prison; but for the Dignity of his Office, he is now exempt from those Services, and others in his ...
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1888 Excerpt: ...a Warning for all Strangers to depart the Prison; but for the Dignity of his Office, he is now exempt from those Services, and others in his stead are appointed to perform them. This Officer's salary is two Shillings and eight Pence per Month, and a Penny of every Prisoner at his Entrance, if his Garnish1 amount to sixteen Pence; and a Dish of Meat out of the Lord Mayor's Basket. "The Upper Steward, or Master of the Box, is, by all the Prisoners held in equal Esteem with the Keeper of the Prison; and to his Charge is committed the keeping of all the several Orders of the House, with the Accounts of Cash received upon Legacies; the Distribution of all the Provisions sent in by the Lord Mayor, and others; the cash received by Garnish, and begging at the Grates, which he weekly lays out in Bread, Candles, and other Necessaries. He likewise keeps a List of all the Prisoners, as well those that 1 "Garnish" was the footing that every prisoner paid on his entrance, and woe become him if it were not forthcoming; he was simply stripped of his clothes. Ludgate Prison. 197 are upon the Charity, as those that are not; to each of whom, by the Aid of the Assistant for the Day, he distributes their several proportions of Bread and other Provisions. He receives the Gifts of the Butchers, Fishmongers, Poulterers, and other Market People, sent in by the Clerk of the Market, by the Running Post, for which he gives a Receipt, and, afterwards, in the Presence of the Assistant for the Day, exposes for Sale to the Charity Men, by Way of Market; and the Money arising thereby is deposited in the Common Stock, or Bank. "This Officer, with the Under Steward, Assistants, and Church-wardens, are elected monthly by the Suffrages of the Prisoners; but all the other Of...
Very good. No dust jacket. Ex-library. Usual library markings, light wear to ends of spine and tips of corners, some small whitish spots on covers. xvi, 385 p. : illus., fold. map.; 23 cm. Includes: Illustrations, Maps.
Fair. No dust jacket. 1889. 389 pages. No dust jacket. This is an ex-Library book. Quarter bound in maroon leather to spine with gilt lettering and decoration and maroon cloth covered boards. Good copy with firm binding. Ex library book with inserts and stamps to endpapers. Former owner's name to front pastedown. Detached B&W frontispiece. Mild finger marking and tanning to endpapers and pages. Sunning and lean to spine with rub wear and creases. Light rub marking, bleached spots and scratching to boards with bumps to corners. Mild edge wear to the boards and spine. World of Rare Books Item ref. 1465805627BJN (Use this ID when enquiring about this item. )
Alibris, the Alibris logo, and Alibris.com are registered trademarks of Alibris, Inc.
Copyright in bibliographic data and cover images is held by Nielsen Book Services Limited, Baker & Taylor, Inc., or by their respective licensors, or by the publishers, or by their respective licensors. For personal use only. All rights reserved. All rights in images of books or other publications are reserved by the original copyright holders.