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Johnson, Charles
A GENERAL HISTORY OF THE LIVES AND ADVENTURES OF THE MOST FAMOUS HIGHWAYMEN, MURDERERS, STREET-ROBBERS, &C. PRINTED FOR AND SOLD BY J. JANEWAY, 1734
Estimate
3,0005,000
LOT SOLD. 6,250 GBP
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Johnson, Charles
A GENERAL HISTORY OF THE LIVES AND ADVENTURES OF THE MOST FAMOUS HIGHWAYMEN, MURDERERS, STREET-ROBBERS, &C. PRINTED FOR AND SOLD BY J. JANEWAY, 1734
Estimate
3,0005,000
LOT SOLD. 6,250 GBP
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Johnson, Charles
A GENERAL HISTORY OF THE LIVES AND ADVENTURES OF THE MOST FAMOUS HIGHWAYMEN, MURDERERS, STREET-ROBBERS, &C. PRINTED FOR AND SOLD BY J. JANEWAY, 1734
folio, FIRST EDITION, catchword "As" on the first page of the introduction, title page printed in red and black, 26 plates, woodcut initials and ornaments, full red morocco by Bedford, ruled in gilt with floral sprays at each corner, spine gilt in compartments, gilt dentelles, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers, joints and head and foot of spine rubbed, occasional light browning
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Provenance

Robert Hoe III (1839-1909), New York, businessman and bibliophile, booklabel; sale of his library, Anderson Auction Company, 8 January 1912, lot 1797

Literature

ESTC T127401

Catalogue Note

Johnson's famous compilation of excerpts from Alexander Smith's History of the Lives of the Most Noted Highwaymen (1714) and Johnson's own earlier publication A General History of the Robberies and Murders of the most Notorious Pyrates (1724). The book was published in seventy-two weekly numbers. "Charles Johnson" is thought to be pseudonym, and although his work was attributed to Defoe in the 1930s, this claim has since been generally rejected.

English Literature, History, Children’s Books and Illustrations, including The Garrett Herman Collection: The Age of Darwin

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