The History of Capital Punishment: Including an Examination of the Case For and Against the Death Penalty

By: Scott, George Ryley

Price: NZ$46.40

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Book Condition: Good in Poor dust jacket


Previous owner's rubber stamps. "Central Book Club" rubber stamp on front endpaper. Some foxing. Large 8" tear and 3" tear to dust wrapper, with yellowing adhesive tape on reverse side. Dust wrapper in plastic jacket with adhesive at edges. Dust wrapper is price clipped.; xx, [2], 312 pages + frontispiece + plates. Blue cloth boards with gilt lettering on spine and front board. Page dimensions: 216 x 136mm. Selected contents: Murder and its Causation; The Craze for Judicial Killing; The War on Capital Punishment; The State's Responsibility for Crime; Awaiting the Day of Doom; The Executioner; Crucifixion, Pressing to Death, Drawing and Quartering, Breaking on the Wheel, Strangling, "Death by the Thousand Cuts"; Self-Execution by Hari-Kiri, and Shooting to Death; Decapitation; Hanging - Through the Ages; Electrocution and other Scientific Methods; Does the Death Penalty Prevent Murder?; The Slaughter of the Innocents; Can Life Imprisonment take the place of the Death Penalty?; Bibliography. ; 8vo

Title: The History of Capital Punishment: Including an Examination of the Case For and Against the Death Penalty

Author Name: Scott, George Ryley

Categories: Other,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: London, Torchstream Books: (1950)

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Good in Poor dust jacket

Seller ID: 11499