An account of the River Fleet, the small tributary in London of the River Thames, including sections on the Fleet Prison, and the irregular marriages carried out there. The Popular Edition, published 1889, comprises 395 pages, and includes many black and white illustrations, a pull-out drawing as the frontispiece, and a pull-out map at the rear, followed by a publisher's catalogue. Slightly cocked. Blue cloth boards, with pictorial front cover and spine, gilt titling to spine, and publisher's mark on the rear cover. The boards and spine are quite heavily stained, the spine margins are rubbed, and the head and tail of the spine are rubbed with a few chips. The corners are heavily bumped. The rough cut page edges are dusty. Front and rear hinges are split, with some exposed webbing, but holding. There is scattered foxing and staining throughout.