[ Pamphlet. ] Sensational Revelations! Life in English Prisons.

H. H. Duncan [ David Nicholl [ Sheffield Anarchist Group; the Walsall Anarchists ]
Publication details: 
'The Anarchist. Vol. 2 - No. 18. June, 1895.' Printed and Published by David Nicholl, 7, Broomhall Street, Sheffield.
SKU: 17734

16pp., 12mo. Disbound without covers. In good condition, on lightly-aged paper, with reverse of last leaf browned. Separate title-page, with only the following on it: 'SENSATIONAL REVELATIONS! | Life in | ENGLISH | PRISONS. | ONE PENNY.' Drophead title on p.3 with details of 'The Anarchist'. Duncan's article runs from p.4 to p.8, and is titled: 'Life in English Prisons. | The First Night in the Cells. | Tricks of Detectives - How "Confessions" are obtained from Prisoners - Insanitary Police Cells - The "Black Maria" - A Living Tomb - A Peep through a Prison Window - The Silent System' and 'The Political Superstition'. Pp.3-4 carry a piece on 'West End Scandals', pp.8 to 11: 'The Political Superstition', p.11: 'Sheffield Anarchist Group', pp.12-13: 'The Walsall Anarchists. | A Letter from Prison'; p.13: 'The Suppression of Anarchy'; p.14: 'May Day Celebrations'; pp.14-16 (ending 'To be concluded'): 'The Featherstone Massacre'. The reverse of the title carries a publisher's list of 'Anarchist Pamphlets'. Scarce: no copy of this item on COPAC. A few years later Nicholl published a similar piece: 'Life in English prisons : Mysteries of Scotland Yard - Startling Revelations.'