TWELVE BAD MEN. Original Studies of Eminent Scoundrels by Various Hands. Edited by Thomas Seccombe. With Sixteen Illustrations. Thomas SECCOMBE.

TWELVE BAD MEN. Original Studies of Eminent Scoundrels by Various Hands. Edited by Thomas Seccombe. With Sixteen Illustrations.

London: T. Fisher Unwin. [1911]. Third edition. Hardcover. Third edition. Octavo, original dark brown cloth blocked in red and green. 373 pp + [4] pp. publisher's ads. Index. Illustrated with portraits. Spine a trifle faded. a sound, clean copy; very good. ¶. Very Good. Item #4014

¶ As the title indicates, a collection of 12 biographies of scoundrels, scalliwags and low-lifes throughout history, including James Hepburn, Earl of Bothwell (1536-1578); Sir Edward Kelley, Necromancer (1555-1595); Matthew Hopkins, Witchfinder (d.1647); George Jeffreys, Unjust Judge (1648-1689); Titus Oates, Perjurer (1649-1705); Simon Fraser, Lord Lovat (1667-1747); Colonel Francis Charteris, Libertine (1675-1732); Jonathan Wild, Thieftaker (1682-1725); James Maclaine, The Gentleman Highwayman (1724-1750); George Robert Fitzgerald "Fighting Fitzgerald" (1748-1786); Thomas Griffiths Wainewright, Poisoner (1794-1852); & Edward Kelly, Bushranger (1855-1880).

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