Rogues on the Loose

Rogues on the Loose

The Wonderful Exploits of Those Two Notorious Rogues Dick Turpin and Jack Sheppard.  Philadelphia & New York: Turner & Fisher, ca. 1841-1842. 

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This wood engraving of robbery and mayhem is taken from a sensational account of the infamous Dick Turpin who led a gang of thieves on a rampage throughout England before his execution by hanging at age 33 in 1739.  This book was published by Turner & Fisher, a firm that issued many cheap picture books, showing the easy connection between picture book publishing for children and illustrated sensational pulp crime accounts for youth.

Adopted by Richard and Irene Q. Brown

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