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. By a Magistrate...

London: Printed by H. Fry for C. Dilly, 1796. Third edition. 8vo. xviii, (6), 440, xxviii pp. Nineteenth century full tan calf, spine with raised bands, gilt lettered label, engraved armorial bookplate of Sir Robert Johnson Eden to the front pastedown. Joints neatly repaired, spine darkened, else very good. The author spent the early part of his working life in commerce before moving to London and devoting himself to public service. He was appointed to the position of magistrate in 1792 and subsequently campaigned for the development of a rudimentary police force. The scheme that he submitted to the authorities was ill thought through and easily dismissed. However, in attempt to garner wider public support for his arguments he published his analysis, a move which met with much success and led to multiple editions within a few years. His reputation enhanced, Colquhuon subsequently helped to found the Thames Police. Item #22629

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