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A general history of the lives, murders and adventures of the most notorious rogues

Johnson, Charles, active 1724-17312021
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Buoyed by the runaway success of his bestselling 'A General History of the Pirates', Captain Charles Johnson went on to publish a much-expanded edition of the work to include a further 80 accounts of some of the most extraordinary British criminals of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. He added further pirate biographies but expanded the cast to include a ferocious band of ruthless and vicious highwaymen, murderers, and wider criminals. Originally published in folio size complete with fine engravings, this new collection of rogues includes the very best of these original decorative plates but also presents a series of related illustrations, playbills, and portraits from the British Library collections.
Main title:
A general history of the lives, murders and adventures of the most notorious rogues / Captain Charles Johnson ; edited and introduced by Sam Willis.
Imprint:
London : British Library Publishing, 2021.
Collation:
400 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
ISBN:
9780712353397 (hbk. :)
Dewey class:
364.30941364.3094364.309 JOHN364.309
Language:
English
BRN:
5040438
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