AN APOLOGY FOR THE LIFE OF MR. BAMPFYLDE-MOORE CAREW, Commonly called The KING of the BEGGARS: Being an impartial Account of his Life, from his leaving Tiverton School, at the Age of Fiftee, and entering into a Society of Gypsies, to the present Time; wherein the Motives for his Conduct will be explained .. With his TRAVELS twice through great part of AMERICA. A Particular Account of the Origin, Government, language, Laws, and Customs of the Gypsies ..And a Parallel drawn, after the Manner of Plutarch, between Mr. Bampfylde-Moore Carew and Mr. Thomas Jones. The Ninth Edition.
London, R. Goadby, W. Owen & J. Towers 9th edition 1775 . Duodecimo half calf gilt to spine with gilt title (tips sl.rubbed but a nice binding with marbled boards) xxiv (Titlepage, dedication & To reader) +iv (Apology) +347pp +p booklist. Lacks the portrait (if called for) but has the Gypsy cant vocabulary at the end. One page torn without loss and 3 margins repaired also without loss, some foxing at begining & end and a few other signs of use but crisp and clean. *Variously ascribed to Thomas Price, Robert Goadby, Mrs Goadby and to Carew himself. Based on the anonymous 'Life and adventures of Bampfylde-Moore Carew' pub. in Exeter in 1745. Includes a dictionary of the Gypsy cant language (ESTC T110480). A fascinating life of deception quick wit, luck, and travel including fascinating account of Carew's travels in Maryland & Virginia.
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