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Two Accounts of the Life and Adventures of Bampfylde Moore Carew, the King of the Beggars

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Title:Two Accounts of the Life and Adventures of Bampfylde Moore Carew, the King of the Beggars
Price:GBP£20.00 (about USD$25.10)
Category:History
Book ID:B009-HST00065
Quantity:1
Publisher:Kennard Press, London, 1985
Edition:First Thus
Binding:Card Covers
Condition:Near Fine
Dust Jacket:N/A
Kennard Press, 1985, Card Covers, Book Condition: Near Fine, Dust Jacket Condition: N/A, First Thus

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; 60 pages. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Quantity Available: 1. Category: History; West Country; England; 18th century; Biography & Autobiography. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: HST00065.
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