Unrecorded Imprint With an Added Hand-Colored Portrait of the Criminal [Trial]. Turpin, Richard [c.1705-1739], Defendant. Kyll, Thomas, Reporter. The Whole Life and Trial at Large of the Notorious Highwayman Richard Turpin, At York Assizes, On the 22d Day of March, 1739, Before the Hon. Sir William Chapple, Knt. Judge of Assize, And One of His Majesty's Justices of the Court of King's Bench. Taken Down in Court by Mr. Thomas Kyll, Professor of Short-Hand. To Which is Prefix'd, An Exact Account of the Said Turpin, From His First Coming Into Yorkshire, To the Time of His Being Committed Prisoner to York Castle; Communicated by Mr. Appleton of Beverly, Clerk of the Peace for the East-Riding of the Said County. With a Copy of a Letter which Turpin Received from his Father, While Under Sentence of Death. To which is Added, His Behaviour at the Place of Execution, On Saturday the 7th of April, 1739. Together with the Whole Confession he Made to the Hangman at the Gallows; Wherein he Acknowledg'd Himself Guilty of the Facts for Which he Suffer'd, Own'd the Murder of Mr. Thompson's Servant on Epping-Forest, And Gave a Particular Account of Several Robberies which he Had Committed. The Sixth Edition. To Which is Prefix'd, a Large and Genuine History of the Life of Turpin, From his Birth to his Execution; And of All his Transactions and Robberies, And the Various Methods he Took to Conceal himself. The Whole Grounded on Well-Attested Facts, And Communicated by Mr. Richard Bayes, At the Green Man on Epping-Forest, and Other Persons of the County of Essex. York: Printed by Ward and Chandler Booksellers, At their Printing-Office in Coney-Street; And Sold at Their Shop without Temple-Bar, London, 1739. (Price Sixpence). [vi], , 18, iii-vii, , -25,  pp. Copperplate portrait frontispiece of Richard "Dicky" Dickinson. Added Colored portrait of Turpin dated 1742 preceding p. iii. Complete. Octavo (8" x 5"). Stab-stitched pamphlet with untrimmed edges bound into recent cloth, gilt title to spine, small bookplate (Waite Collection) to front pastedown. Moderate toning, somewhat heavier in places, light foxing to title page and a few other leaves, faint dampstaining to margins of Turpin portrait. $1,850. * Sixth edition. Turpin, a charismatic highwayman, was one of the "media sensations" of his day, especially after his executi.
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