Confessions of a Thug, Meadows Taylor, Folio Society book, hardback
Folio Society book, Confessions of a Thug by Meadows Taylor about a criminal and murderer in early 19th century India.
Ameer Ali perpetrated his gruesome crimes on hundreds of boat passengers cruising the Indian rivers. It seems that the novel is only partly fictional - this really was happening in the area and the book was intended to be an expose to make the British public aware of the facts. The book was originally published in 1839 and was reprinted in 1873.
This particular Folio Society version was published by The Folio Society of London in 1974, with an introduction by Brian Rawson and illustrations by Clarke Hutton. There are 364 pages of text, with a Glossary at the back. The book covers are linen-bound in a light brown with a decorative black pattern to the top. It in protected by a marble-effect cardboard sleeve dust cover.
Condition is good, with no serious marks or scuffs to the book and only one or two to the dust cover (see first photo).
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