Twenty-six beautiful folio prints…

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Printed on only one side with engraving above and letterpress text below.
Various printmakers and artists. Plates signed: T. Atkins, I, Basire, W. Jett, T. Bowles, Jos. Nicholls, Parr, W. Pritchard, and Toms.

  • Title: Twenty six beautiful folio prints, design’d by able masters, and curiously engrav’d : representing the most remarkable transactions of twenty six celebrated malefactors, either highwaymen, pyrates, murderers, shop-lifters, street-robbers, or pick-pockets. Together with an entertaining account, under each print, of the life and fortune of its particular hero or heroine, more especially of the action therein represented.
  • Published: London : Sold by J. Janeway, printer, in White-Friars; and Tho. Bakewell, printseller, in Fleet-Street; and by most booksellers in the country, MDCCXXXVI [1736]

Catalog record

Folio 724 736T

Acquired December 2012

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The Lewis Walpole Library, a department of the Yale University Library since 1980, is an internationally recognized research collection in the field of British eighteenth-century studies. Its unrivalled collection of Walpoliana includes half the traceable volumes from Horace Walpole's famous library at Strawberry Hill and many letters and other manuscripts by him. The Library's book and manuscript collections, numbering over 32,000 volumes, cover all aspects of eighteenth-century British culture. The Library is also home to the largest and finest collection of eighteenth-century British graphic art outside the British Museum; its 35,000 satirical prints, portraits, and topographical views are an incomparable resource for visual material on many facets of English life of the period. Located in Farmington, Connecticut, forty miles north of New Haven and within easy distance of Boston and New York, the Lewis Walpole Library's collections also include drawings, paintings, and furniture, all housed on a 14-acre campus with four historically important structures and extensive grounds. The Library runs an active fellowship program and sponsors conferences, lectures, and exhibitions in cooperation with other Yale libraries and departments.

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