The Genuine Life and Trial of George Barrington…
The Genuine Life and Trial of George Barrington, from his birth, in June, 1755, to the Time of his Conviction at the Old-Bailey, in September, 1790, For robbing Henry Hare Townsend, Esq. of his gold Watch, Seals, &c.

London: W. Clements & J. Sadler, 1791.

Octavo in fours, with wood-engraved frontispiece.

With Barrington's speeches from the dock

Very rare: the second issue of this scarce pamphlet celebrating the misdeeds and famous speeches from the dock of Australia's most famous convict. This is one of the earliest and most cheaply produced of the Barrington pieces, rarely seen complete with its frontispiece which depicts Barrington picking the pocket of Townsend.

Very rare: the second issue of this scarce pamphlet celebrating the misdeeds and famous speeches from the dock of Australia's most famous convict. This is one of the earliest and most cheaply produced of the Barrington pieces, rarely seen complete with its frontispiece which depicts Barrington picking the pocket of Townsend.

This copy is in characteristic condition for such an ephemeral work: in addition to the usual general soiling, there is a contemporary inscription - now partly cropped - in ink on the blank recto of the frontispiece: 'John Bell His Bo[ok] March 28 1797'.

Ferguson, 98a; Garvey, 'George Barrington', B11.

Price (AUD): $2,400.00  other currencies     Ref: #3002002

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