The History and Curious Adventures of Bampfylde-Moore Carew, King of the Mendicants
The History and Curious Adventures of Bampfylde-Moore Carew, King of the Mendicants

The History and Curious Adventures of Bampfylde-Moore Carew, King of the Mendicants

London: Robert Davies, [1866].

Copyright Edition. Hardcover. 7" X 5". 160pp. Red cloth over boards, with spine lettered in gilt. Heavy sunning and fading to cloth, with mild edgewear, bumped corners, some spots of soiling, and tear to bottom 1/2" of spine, no losses. Hinges very tender. Bookseller notations pencilled to endpapers. Text block separating at pages 144, 145. Pages are clean and unmarked. The story of the infamous Bampfylde-Moore Carew, rogue, vagabond, impostor, and self-proclaimed King of the Beggars. This edition contains "Vocabulary of Words Used by the Scottish Gipsies" and "A Dictionary of the Cant Language Generally Used by Mendicants," full of poetic and humorous panhandling terms and phrases. Good. Item #1915

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