Hartford: S.S. Scranton & Company, 1888.
First Edition. Hardcover. Very good. 560 pp + illustrations, in publisher's maroon pebbled cloth with gilt lettering and illustration on front board. Ownership signature dated 1888 on front pastedown, two ink stamps of another owner on front free endpaper and flyleaf, some scuffing to boards. Binding tight, text clean. Bidwell was an American con man who masterminded a substantial theft from the Bank of England using forged bank notes.