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The Life of Thomas Munn, alias, the Gentleman Brick-Maker, alias, Tom 4he Smuggler, who was executed with John Hall, alias Rich, on Friday the 6th of April, 1750, at Chelmsford, and hung in Chains near Rumford Gallows, for robbing the Yarmouth Mail on the 20th of July last. Containing, A full Account of his Behaviour during a great Number of Years, as a notorious Smoggler, Gamester, &c. Together with the many Pranks he play'd at Canterbury, Cranbrook, and other Parts of Kent; at Horsham, and other Parts of Sussex: Likewise at Salisbury, Bridgwater, Bristol, Portsmouth, Southampton, Yarmouth, Woodbridge, Ipswich, Colchester, and other Parts in England; also his Expedition to France, &c. Publish'd from the Copy all wrote with his own Hand, an
Printed for Thomas Harris at Aldersgate, C. Corbett in Fleet-Street, and sold at all the Booksellers and Pamphlet-Shops in Town and Country, and by the Hawkers who carry the News,, London 1750 - First edition. A rare highwayman's narrative, purporting to be autobiographical, of Thomas Munn of Benenden and Canterbury. Munn, from a relatively prosperous family of Kentish brick-makers became notorious in Canterbury as a bogus wine merchant before decamping for Essex where he met his end; being hanged for robbing the Yarmouth mail.The Huntington library holds a copy (perhaps unique) with variant imprint, also Harris, but with Essex and Suffolk booksellers named. 8vo (180 × 105 mm), pp. [2], 21, [1] (advert). Woodcut ornaments. Small flaw to title not affecting any text, closely cut at head throughout. Preserved in recent wrappers, to style. [ESTC: BL, Birmingham and Kansas only.] [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]
      [Bookseller: Justin Croft Antiquarian Books Ltd ABA]
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