London: J. Robins and Co. n.d. [c. 1826].
Commonly found in four or five volumes (as indicated on some of the title pages), this set expanded with the sixth volume. Six volumes. 8vo. Illustrated with 6 vignette title pages and 58 (of 60) engraved plates. Bound for Lauriat by Bayntun in full frown straight-grained morocco with marbled endpapers, the text block edges stained yellow, the spines with red and green title labels gilt, the spine panels densely gilt, the covers with rolled gilt rope borders, dentelles in blind. The spines just a bit lighter than the sides, else fine, the contents with occasional spotting, altogether nicely presentable. Item #21197
Sometimes called "The Malefactors' Bloody Register", the title continues: "With Occasional Essays on Crimes and Punishments, Original Anecdotes, and Observations on Particular Cases; the speeches, Confessions, and Last Exclamations of Sufferers, to Which is Added, A correct Account of the various Modes of Punishment of Criminals in different Parts of the World."