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1 Smith, Captain Alexander, Edited By Arthur L. Hayward A Complete History of the Lives and Robberies of the Most Notorious Highwaymen. Footpads, Shoplifts & Cheats of Both Sexes; Wherein Their Most Secret and Barbarous Murders, Unparalleled Robberies, Notorious Thefts and Unheard-of Cheats are Set in . . .
New York Brentano's Cloth Very Good 
4to - over 9. Book. Undated, circa 1926. xxiii + 607 pp. With black and white illustrated plates. This is a re-issue of the fifth edition of Smith's work from 1719. Tight, with minor foxing/soilage. Overall attractive copy of entertaining work about crooks and criminals of 18th century and before, some of whom were immortalized in ballads, movies, etc. Essential for student of English cultural history and crime culture. Especially valuable is glossary of thieves jargon, as well as other general discussion of their lifestyles. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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