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Book Description

Illustrated by b/w. prints, maps & drawings; an extensive introduction gives the background to the family & locality of this notorious eighteenth century rogue; "Bampfylde Moore Carew 'was a Rogue in the grand tradition. An idler, a swindler, a knave and a rascal, ... a wit and a practical joker'. So Dr Breitmeyer describes this West Country folk hero in his introduction to the two 19th century pamphlets re-printed here for the first time as facsimilies of the originals, which recount Bampfylde's Life and adventures. Born 1690, the second son of an ancient, wealthy and much respected Devonshire family, Bampfylde renounced the comfortable life that might have been his almost by right as a gentleman for that of an itinerant beggar. Choosing the freedom of the road in place of security, adventure not domesticity, and looking always for new experiences, Bampfylde established himself as a true 'King of the Beggars' Although no Scholar-Gipsy but a rogue by any standard of morality, he must have often laughed heartily and he made many others laugh very pleasantly with him."; as-new copy.
Dealer Notes
First Thus; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Author Breitmeyer, Hugo ( Introduction by )
Date 1985
Binding Card Covers
Publisher Kennard Press; London
Condition Near Fine Condition
Pages 60

Price: £20.00

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