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    A Veritable Rogues Gallery of Prints

    [Criminals]. Eighteen Prints of Early English Criminals and Characters. [London]: 1735-1818. Portraits of various people from the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries in England, convicted of and/or executed for bizarre crimes. An interesting "rogues gallery", featuring the likes of Henry Rogers, Daniel Dawson, Tobias Hobson, Captain Ludgate, John Bellingham, Alderman Cornish, Miles Corbet, John Marriot, Jeremiah Brandreth, Elizabeth Canning, Mr. Hobson, Richard Patch, Eugene Aram, a man named Addams, and others less dastardly. Eighteen prints, twelve of which are laid on paper. Some edge wear, occasional smudges or light soiling, few creases or minor tears, otherwise in very good condition. From the Krown & Spellman Collection.
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    1. Henry Rogers: Pewter of the County of Cornwall, 1735. Prosecuted for five murders, tried and convicted for three. 10.5 x 14.5 inches, full page.

    2. Daniel Dawson, 1812. Confined on charges of poisoning horses at Newmarket. 5.5 x 11 inches.

    3. Tobias Hobson. "The Cambridge Carrier and first man who Let out Hackney-Horses, and from whom Originated the famous adage "Hobson's Choice, that or none." 1802. 4.5 x 6 inches, laid on paper.

    4. "The Chymical Macaroni - Capt. Ludgate. With what sweet Chymic Airs, he leads ye City Band.". 1772. 5 x 7.5 inches, laid on paper.

    5. John Bellingham, the Murderer of Mr. [Spencer] Percevale. 1812. 5 x 6 inches, laid on paper.

    6. Alderman Cornish Executed Oct. 23, 1685. 6 x 7.5 inches, laid on paper. Holograph pencil note reads: "Charged unjustly of conspiring & executed by Charles II-".

    7. The English Jesuit, 1771. 4 x 6 inches, laid on card stock.

    8. The Pedestrian, 1818. 5.5 x 9 inches.

    9. John Metcalf [Blind Jack of Knaresborough] Aged 79. 1795. This is a beautiful detailed half-length portrait drawn by J.R. Smith. 3.5 x 6.5, laid on paper.

    10.  Coll. [Miles] Corbet. Regicide. Executed at Tyburn 1662. 1810. 6 x 8 inches, laid on paper.

    11. "Here to your view's presented the great Eater, [John] Marriot the Lawyer, Grayes-Innes Cormorant; Who for his Gutt is become a meer cheater: Those that will feed him councell shall not want." [n.d.]. 6 x 7.5 inches, laid on paper.

    12. Jeremiah Brandreth. Beheaded for High Treason at Derby. 1817. 5.5 x 7 inches, laid on paper.

    13. Elizabeth Canning Ages 19, the remarkable Quaker. Convicted of Perjury May 8, 1754. 1803. 4.5 x 6.5 inches, laid on paper.

    14. Mr. Hobson."Laugh not to see so plaine a Man in print." [the Cambridge Carrier]. With eight line poem. Circa 1815. 5.5 x 8 inches.

    15. Richard Patch. "From an original Drawing taken in Court during the Trial by G. Simpson, for the express purpose of this Publication." 1806. Patch was accused of shooting his master, Isaac Blight. He was found guilty and hung the day after this portrait was drawn and only five days before it was published. 5 x 7.5 inches, laid on paper.

    16. "Eugene Aram convicted at York Assized Aug. 3, 1759. For the murder of Daniel Clark of knaresborough in the county of York. Executed fourteen years after the murder." Circa 1810. 5 x 7 inches.

    17. "Addams. Transported in the Year 1763." A bearded convict being transported to the American Plantations. Circa 1770. 5 x 7.5, laid on paper. Inner margins with minor tearing, not affecting engraving.

    18. Unidentified print. Tall man with pamphlet in coat "For Sale by the Candle. At G. ways." 7.5 x 11 inches, tear in lower left corner and stain in upper left corner.

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