"A Most Notorious Highwayman" [Turpin, Richard (1706-1739)]. The Life of Richard Turpin, A Most Notorious Highwayman. Giving a Particular Account of All His Daring Robberies and Burglaries, Trial, Execution, Burial, &c. Glasgow: Printed for the Booksellers, [c. 1825]. 24 pp. 12mo. (5-3/4" x 4"). Disbound stab-stitched pamphlet (chap-book) in self-wrappers, title page, featuring an image of a Turk, printed with woodcut border. Negligible light soiling, light edgewear, border at head of title page affected by trimming. $250. * 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 1825. OCLC locates 13 copies in North America, 1 in a law library (Yale).
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