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. 1878 Excerpt: ...and the dome of mighty St. Paul's is hid away from the vision. In this Old Jewry is a court-yard hidden away. There are jewelers' shops, ...Read MoreThis 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. 1878 Excerpt: ...and the dome of mighty St. Paul's is hid away from the vision. In this Old Jewry is a court-yard hidden away. There are jewelers' shops, silk-mercers' shops, and chop-houses of the better class on either side, and a man, in a blue cloth uniform of heavy fabric, walks up and down, day and night, with a pasteboard helmet on his head. His wrists are trimmed with bands of crimson and white flannel, and one row of gilt brass buttons bifurcate his blue, close-fitting coat, and meet to part no more at his throat and waist. The face of the man is homely, and his black eyes burn under his helmet of a hat, and in the glare of the street lamp. Not a soul stirring in the Old Jewry to-night but this silent patrol-man, who looks up and down the lane, now to Cheapside, now over the roofs as if he would like to get a glimpse of St. Paul's, whose bell booms with an affrighting suddenness and energy on the air, through the beating rain and blinding fog. "Is this the Central Detectives' Office?" I ask of the helmcted patrol. "Yes, sir. This 'ere is the Central Hoffis of the City of Lunnun; the hother hoffis is down Scotland-yard wiy in Parliament street, hopposite the Hadmiralty and the 'Oss Gy-a-ads." I find my way past the patrol, and around me I can see a court-yard fifty by a hundred feet in size, and at either side a gas-lamp burns dimly, and the wind whistles down from above, and the rain patters unceasingly. It is like a play-ground or school-yard, but there is in it the RELICS OF CRIME. 321 quietness of a deserted 'church. Turning to the right, I ascend two steps and enter a hall, where another morose-looking patrolman demands my business. "Who do you want to see, sir? Oh, LTinspector Bailey. Well, sir, he is werry busy just now; got a preciou...Read Less
Very Good+ in Very Good jacket. Reprint of a book first published in 1870. Very clean maroon cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. Tasteful previous owner bookplate on front free endpaper. 218 pgs. with illustrations from original edition. Dustjacket is quite clean (some light soiling to rear panel, unchipped, with one 1" closed tear at top edge of rear panel, has been price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Great Britain.
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