Illustrated Account of Two English White-Collar Criminals Who Were Transported to Australia J.B. Redpath, Leopold [1816-1891]. Robson, William James [1820?-1884]. Scenes from the Lives of Robson and Redpath. London: W.M. Clark, . 112 pp. Woodcut illustrations. Octavo (8-1/4" x 5-1/4"). Stab-stitched pamphlet bound into near-contemporary quarter morocco over cloth, gilt rules to boards, lettering piece to spine. Some bubbling to boards, moderate rubbing to extremities, corners bumped and somewhat worn, front hinge cracked, small owner label (dated 1888) and later library bookplate to front pastedown, first two signatures of text partially detached but secure, a few partial cracks to text block. Light toning to text, somewhat heavier in places, wear to corners of a few leaves, some soiling and small embossed bookseller stamp to title page. $750. * Only edition. Presented as educational, this is a biography of two unrelated criminals who amassed huge fortunes through fraud and were eventually convicted and transported to Australia. Robson pursued a variety of schemes over several decades; Redpath, a clerk for the Great Northern Railway Company, defrauded his employer. OCLC locates 11 copies, 5 in North America, 1 in a law library (Social Law). British Museum Catalogue (Compact Edition) 2:34.
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