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Smith, Alexander, [pseud.],
Leben und Thaten der berühmtesten Strassen-Räuber, Mörder (Franckfurt/ Leipzig, 1720).

Leben und Thaten| Der berühmtesten| Strassen-Räuber| Mörder| Und| Spitzbuben,| So| In denen letzten funffzig Jahren| in dem Königreich England sind| hingerichtet worden;| Worinnen| Ihre seltsame Aventuren, listige Rän-|cke, theils lustige Begebenheiten, theils er-|schreickliche und grausame Thaten, nebst ihren| traurigen Lebens-Ende, mit Historischer| Feder beschrieben werden| Von| Capitain Alexander Smith,| Aus dem Englischen übersetzet.| [rule]| Franckfurt und Leipzig.| 1720.

Description

frontispiece [3 scenes: a coach robbed; theft in a street; burglary at night]/ black and red titlepage/ p.[1]-7 preface signed: Alexander Smith/ p.8-889/ 8.

Shelf-markslink

{7: HSD:DD91.A.33841}.

History of Publication

Cf. The History of the Most Noted Highway-Men (London: J. Morphew/ A. Dodd, 1714).link

Translator

Generally attributed to Meletaon, i.e. Johann Leonhard Rost (1688-1727);link - a Hamburg based translator would be more probably.

Self-classification

p.[1]: "eine Historische Lebens-Beschreibung" - pl. even though numerous lives get presented.

Remarks

Cf. The History of the Most Noted Highway-Men (London: J. Morphew/ A. Dodd, 1714).link The German translation is very accurate. Bringing pt. 1 and 2 into one volume it dismissed, however, the second preface.

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