With a Striking Color Frontispiece by George Cruikshank [Turpin, Richard (1706-1739)]. [Cruikshank, George (1792-1878)]. The Life of Richard Turpin, The Notorious Highwayman; Containing an Account of His Adventures, Trial and Execution. London: Printed for R. Harrild, [c. 1830]. 36 pp. Hand-Colored frontispiece by George Cruikshank. 12mo. (7" x 4-1/2"). Stab-stitched pamphlet in recent plain wrappers. Negligible light soiling to exterior and title page, light edgewear, moderate toning to text, early over signature (Henry North) to verso of frontispiece. $850. * Turpin, a charismatic highwayman, was one of the "media sensations" of his day, especially after his execution for horse theft in 1739. He assumed legendary status after his death. Popular interest in his exploits continued into the nineteenth century, as we can see in this account published around 1830. The frontispiece has the following caption: "Turpin on Black Bess stopping a mounted Traveller." No copies located on COPAC. OCLC locates 3 copies (Harvard, Princeton, University of Praetoria). Cohn, George Cruikshank: A Catalogue Raisonne 810.
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