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Smith, Alexander, Captain [pseud.],
The History of the Most Noted Highway-Men, vol. 2 (London: J. Morphew/ A. Dodd, 1714).

THE| Second Volume| OF THE| HISTORY| OF THE| LIVES| Of the most Notorious| High-way-Men,| FOOT-PADS,| And Other| THIEVES,| AND| Murderers,| Of both Sexes, for above fifty Years| last past; Continu'd from Du Vall,| and the German Princess, which com-|pleats the History to the present time.| Wherein their Thefts, Cheats, and Murders,| committed in GREAT-BRITAIN, and| IRELAND, are farther expos'd.| [rule]| By Capt. ALEXANDER SMITH.| [rule]| LONDON,| Printed for J. Morphew near Stationers-Hall,| and A. Dodd, without Temple-Bar. 1714.


titlepage/ p.i-vi preface signed: Alexander Smith/ [16] pp. "Table" alphabetical, names and crimes; last page in verso: books published by J. Morphew/ p.1-288/ 12.


{L: 615.a.15.(2)}.

Bibliographical Reference

ESTC: t140206.

History of Publication

Cf. 1st edition of pt. 1 (1714)link


Titel, preface: "History" im Sg., though several lives are reported within.


Preface making it obvious that Smith does not exist. The biographies follow the pattern of pt.1, maybe the protagonists are less witty. Cf. p.23-48, "The German Princess" (German edition p.332-61) refelcting the effects of novels and romances.