Sensational Accounts of "A Notorious Highwayman" and a "Man Eater" [Turpin, Richard (1706-1739)]. [Beane, Alexander "Sawney" (16th-17th c.)]. The Life and Trial of Richard Turpin, A Notorious Highwayman: Containing a Particular Account of His Adventures, From His Being First Put an Apprentice to a Butcher in Whitechapel, To His Execution at York for Horse-Stealing. To Which is Added the Life of Sawney Beane, The Man Eater. A New Edition, With Additions. London: Printed by Thomas Maiden, Sherbourn-Lane, For J. Roe, [1800?]. [iii], 6-38 pp. Octavo (7" x 4-1/4"). Disbound stab-stitched pamphlet. Light soiling and edgewear, moderate toning, light foxing to a few leaves. $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 1800. Alexander "Sawney" Beane was another legendary (possibly mythical) criminal. He was the head of a large family of murderers and cannibals who lived in a cave in Scotland. No copies located on OCLC. 7 copies located on COPAC, all in the United Kingdom. English Short-Title Catalogue N63606.
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