The Adventures of a New England Highwayman [Criminals]. [Massachusetts]. [Allan, James (1809-1837)]. Narrative of the Life of James Allen, Alias George Walton, Alias James H. York, Alias Burley Grove, The Highwayman. Being his Death-Bed Confession, To the Warden of the Massachusetts State Prison. Boston: Harrington & Co., Publishers, 1837. 32 pp. Octavo (9-1/4" x 5-3/4"). Disbound stab-stitched pamphlet. Light soiling, a few tiny stains and edgewear to exterior, "23" in small early hand to head of title page, a few signatures starting to detach, moderate toning to text, light foxing to a few leaves. Ex-library. Small bookplate to verso of title page. $500. * Only edition. This pamphlet details the colorful criminal adventures of a highwayman in Massachusetts and other New England States. It is apparently based on a deathbed confession to the warden of the Massachusetts State Prison, where he spent the last two years of his life. OCLC locates 18 copies, 3 in law libraries (Harvard, Library of Congress, Northeastern, University of Missouri).
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