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Original orange cloth, framed and lettered in black on front board, lettered in gilt on spine. Lightly scuffed, owner's signature (1905) at head of front board and (1907) on front free endpaper, otherwise very good. Griffiths was H. M. Inspector of Prisons from 1878 to 1896, and had a lifelong interest in crime and criminology. The stories in this volume are based on his own experiences: "Moving episodes in town and country; gaol outbreaks, affrays, assaults; escapes that have succeeded or failed; sentences borne by the wrong people; great frauds that failed; wild schemes of vengeance for wrongs real or fancied; restitution made unsought and unexpected; instances of faith and self-sacrifice expected by poor souls sunk deep in crime".