Rogues on the Loose Adopt a Book 2013 CL 5

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. Catalog Record | Enlarge Image

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.

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