Forging His Chains. the Autobiography of George Bidwell, the Famous Ticket-Of-Leave Man…his Trial and Incarceration in English Prisons Fourteen Years on a Life Sentence for "The $5, 000, 000 Forgery on the Bank of England"

New York: Bidwell Publishing Company, 1889. Black & White Frontispiece Portrait, Illus. Full cloth. Octavo. 560 pages. Lacking half title leaf. Hinges sound, a few minor extremity rubs to exterior.

Bidwell recounts his Puritan upbringing, successful struggles against poverty, his career as a merchant, his commercial misfortunes and temptations, and his ultimate fall. Well illustrated with a tissue-guarded frontispiece portrait and many woodcut illustrations in the text.

Item #10799.176

Price: $50

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