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

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TWELVE BAD MEN. Original Studies of Eminent Scoundrels by Various Hands. Edited by Thomas Seccombe. With Sixteen Illustrations.
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Place Published: London
Publisher: T. Fisher Unwin.
Date Published:
Edition: Third edition
Binding: Hardcover
Condition: Very Good
Book Id: 4014

Description

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.

Comments

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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