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A GENERAL HISTORY OF THE LIVES AND ADVENTURES OF THE MOST FAMOUS HIGHWAYMEN, MURDERERS, STREET-ROBBERS, &C, 1736 SECOND EDITION, WITH 26 FOLIO COPPERPLATE ENGRAVINGS

JOHNSON, Charles. General History of the Lives and Adventures of the Most Famous Highwaymen. London, 1736.

Second—and often preferred—edition of this scarce pirate history, with frontispiece and 25 copper-engraved plates, wonderfully bound by Zaehnsdorf in full morocco with gilt skull motifs. $16,800.

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“THIS VENERABLE MANSION WAS DEDICATED TO THE MYSTERIOUS RITES OF UNRESTRAINED LOVE”

(JOHNSON, Charles). Chrysal: or, the Adventures of a Guinea. London, 1822. Three volumes. Later edition of this amusing satire, illustrated with 12 hand-colored plates. The copy of Paul Francis Webster, the famous book collector and Academy Award-winning lyricist, with his morocco booklabel. $1100.

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