Regretfully, due to Covid-19, we have decided to cancel our fairs up until the end of December.  However, at this stage, we cannot confirm if our London Christmas Fair will take place but we will keep you updated.
TWO DAYS TO GO UNTIL OUR NEXT ONLINE FAIR OPENS - WE GO LIVE 29TH OCTOBER AT 12 NOON. 
Book Description
First edition, original publisher's cloth, portrait and folding map complete. A well-written, readable, firsthand account of smuggling in nineteenth century East Devon. Our copy has the very rare map, lacking in most copies; so rare in fact that it seems it was not available when a facsimile reprint was issued in 1964.
Dealer Notes
The full title (which I'm not allowed to put in the 'title' box because it's too long!) reads:-
"Memoirs of a Smuggler, Compiled from his Diary and Journal: Containing the Principal Events in the Life of John Rattenbury, of Beer, Devonshire; Commonly called "The Rob Roy of the West". With a Portrait, and a correct Map of the Coast and Country Twenty Miles each way round Beer."
Author John Rattenbury.
Date 1837
Binding Original publisher's cloth, rebacked.
Publisher Sidmouth: Printed, Published, and Sold by J. Harvey. London: Longman and Co., etc.
Illustrator Portrait frontispiece and folding map.
Condition Portrait spotted, otherwise very good.
Pages pp iv, 108.

Friends of the PBFA

For £10 get free access to our fairs, updates from the PBFA and much more.

Join PBFA

Membership of the PBFA is open to anyone who has been trading in antiquarian and second-hand books for a minimum of two years subject to certain criteria.
Find Out More