A Treatise on the Police of the Metropolis; Containing a Detail of.

Colquhoun, Patrick

Publication Date: 1797
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London, 1797. 5th ed. An Innovative Study of Police and Criminology Colquhoun, P[atrick] [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. London: Printed by H. Fry, Finsbury-Place, For C. Dilly, Poultry, 1797. [vi], 444, xxxviii pp. Octavo (8-1/2" x 5"). Recent period-style quarter calf over marbled boards, endpapers renewed. Some toning to interior, internally clean. A handsome copy. $200. * Fifth edition, "revised and enlarged." Colquhoun was a tireless reformer and public-minded citizen. First published in London in 1796, his treatise on police is really a broad study of criminology. It includes several innovative (and influential) proposals, such as the appointment of public prosecutors and paid magistrates, productive labor by convicts and a system of preventative police. Immediately popular, it went through five editions by 1797; a Philadelphia edition followed in 1798. English Short-Title Catalogue T140441. Bookseller Inventory # 13826

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Title: A Treatise on the Police of the Metropolis; ...

Publication Date: 1797

Binding: Hardcover

Illustrator: London, 1797. 5th ed.

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