The Spirit of Robin Hood [Criminals]. [Ireland]. O'Hanlon, Redmond. Irish Freebooter; Or, Surprising Adventures of Captain Redmond O'Hanlan, a Celebrated Robber, Who, For Many Years Commanded a Banditti, And Laid a Considerable Part of the Country Under Annual Contributions. Together with the Life and Adventures of Humphrey Kynaston, Who, After Spending a Splendid Fortune Commenced Robber [sic], And Supported Hundreds of the Poor, By Depredations on the Rich. New York: Published by W. Borradaile, 1823. 22 pp. Woodcut frontispiece. Octavo (7-3/4" x 4-1/4"). Stab-stitched pamphlet in printed wrappers, untrimmed edges. Moderate soiling, wrappers split along spine, but secure, light browning and foxing to text. $650. * First American edition. First published in London in 1819, this is a chapbook account of famed robbers who followed in the path of Robin Hood. Appended is a further account of "The Remarkable Case of Wm. Butterworth and F. Jennison for the murder of Mr. Groundwater." The front wrapper is dated 1824 and contains a list of "Pamphlets, &c." published by Borradaile at 130 Fulton St., NY. OCLC locates 5 copies of this imprint (American Antiquarian Society, Arizona State University, Harvard, Rollins College, University of Kentucky). American Imprints 12931.
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