Good. No Jacket. 4to-over 9¾"-12" tall. BOOK: Previous Owner Markings; Spine Bumped; Light Shelf Rub to Boards; Spine Slightly Cocked; Light Moisture Damage; Edges Lightly Soiled. DUST JACKET: Missing. CONTENTS: Author's Note; A Note on the Illustrations; Heyday of Highwaymen; The Gallows and the Gibbet; Crooked Cavaliers; Claude Duval; Gentlemen of the Road; Jonathan Wild; Jack Sheppard; The Real Dick Turpin; Sixteen-String Jack; The Bushrangers of Australia; The Road Agents of America; Select Bibliography. EXCERPT: Author's Note-In relating the stories of celebrated highwaymen I have concentrated first on the English variety, followed by their cousins-in-crime, the "bushrangers" of Australia and the "road agents" and railway bandits of America's Wild West, a cavalcade of highway robbery starting in the mid-seventeenth century and ending in the early years of the twentieth century. In writing this volume I have consulted many books and journals and hereby acknowledge my debt to other authors. For readers who wish to pursue this fascinating subject further, a select bibliography of the best and most easily obtained works appears at the end of the book. Peter Newark, Brentwood, Essex, 1979.
Ver y Good in Near Fine jacket. 157 pages, color plates, numerous b/w illustrations, select bibliography, 4to, black boards. Very good+, light spotting all edges; dust jacket near fine. Serving the antiquarian and used book world since 1980.
Very Good/Good. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall 0906379156 Hardback The English highwayman holds a special place in the annals of crime. A gentleman thief, he elicited extraordinary respect and admiration from the general public. A cut above the villainous footpad, the highwayman was a bold, romantic figure leading a hazardous life, onestep away from the gallows. This book reveals both the fact and fiction surrounding the heyday of highway robbery. some wear and tear to d/j(We carry a wide selection of titles in The Arts, Theology, History, Politics, Social and Physical Sciences. academic and scholarly books and Modern First Editions, and all types of Academic Literature. )
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