Lot 54 of 515:
Life of the Notorious Stephen Burroughs - signed 1810  

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Lot closed - Sold For:$390
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$400 - $600

Title:
Sketch of the Life of the Notorious Stephen Burroughs: Containing the Most Interesting Events of His Life as Given by Himself
Author:
Burroughs, Stephen
Place:
Otsego
Publisher:
Printed by H. & E. Phinney
Date:
1810
Description:

100 pp. (18mo) 13.5x8 cm (5½x3½"), period calf-backed boards, spine label.

A signature on the final page of text appears to be that of the author. 
 

Stephen Burroughs was a thief, a counterfeiter and a convicted criminal. His exploits began during the Revolutionary War when he ran off to join—then depart—the Continental Army three times at the age of 14. By the time he was 33, he had lived and misbehaved vigorously enough to make up the first version of his autobiography. So far, Memoirs of the Notorious Stephen Burroughs has been published with slightly differing titles in more than 30 editions over a span of more than 200 years. This is the rare 1810 edition. 

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Condition:
Fair amount of wear and soiling to boards, some tearing to calf; interior sound with toning, scattered foxing and finger soiling, areas of staining to title page; good.
 
Item number:
309060
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