Captain James Hind of Chipping Norton

The declaration of Captain James Hind (close prisoner in New-gate and his acknowledgment. protestation and full confession at his examination before the Councel of State, on the 10 of this instant Novemb. 1651 [...] )

Published: London, printed for G. Horton, 1651 but Sturt facsimile

Date: c.1815

[ii], 6 pages. With a portrait print of Captain Hind pasted to the title page [as issued]. No indication that it is a reprint, but printed in the early 19th century by James Baker for J. Sturt. Printed on earlier paper - there is ink writing on page 1 under the printing. Spotting throughout. Bound in early 19th century paper covered boards with narrow leather spine and corner pieces. There is space in the binding for at least one more pamphlet, so it would appear that at least one item has been removed from the volume at some point. Hind was a highwayman and royalist from Chipping Norton in Oxfordshire. He was executed for treason in 1652.

A.T. Hazen, J Sturt the facsimilist. Transactions of the Bibliographical Society New Series. Vol XXV, Nos 1,2. June-September 1945. Pages 72-79. Number 11 in Hazen's list of facsimiles. ESTC R5367 for the original. For more information about Hind see the ODNB or Meades, The adventures of Captain James Hind of Chipping Norton: the Oxfordshire highwayman. 1985.


Offered by Stephen Rench