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The life, voyages and adventures of Bampfylde-Moore Carew, commonly called, king of the beggars : being an impartial account of his life, from his leaving Tiverton School, at the age of fifteen, and entering into a society of gypsies, to his death ... : with a history of his travels twice through great part of America / collected and amended from his own writings, by Thomas Price ... ; to which is added, a dictionary of the cant language, used by the mendicants.

Publication:
London : Printed for J. Barker ..., Mr. Brown, Bristol; and Mr. Fish, Exeter, [1785?]
Format/Description:
Book
[4], 212 p., [1] leaf of plates : port. ; 18 cm. (12mo)
Subjects:
Carew, Bampfylde Moore, 1693-1770?.
Beggars -- England.
Romanies.
Cant -- Dictionaries.
United States -- Description and travel -- To 1783.
Notes:
The authorship has been ascribed variously to Thomas Price, Robert Goadby, Mrs. Goadby and Carew himself. There are numerous versions with varying titles.
Signatures: [A]² B-S⁶ T⁴.
Engraved port. of Carew on frontispiece.
A dictionary of Cant terms on p. 205-212.
Local notes:
Acquired for the Penn Libraries with assistance from the Albert C. Baugh Book Fund.
Penn Chronology:
1785?
Cited in:
ESTC (RLIN), N55155
Contributor:
Carew, Bampfylde Moore, 1693-1758.
Price, Thomas.
Goadby, Robert, 1721-1778.
Goadby, Robert, Mrs., 18th century.
Collection of British and American Fiction, 1660-1830 (University of Pennsylvania)
Albert C. Baugh Book Fund.
OCLC:
13071746
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