The English Rogue : described in the life of Meriton Latroon, a witty extravagant. Being a complete history of the most eminent cheats of both sexes.

By: HEAD, Richard & Francis Kirkman.

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4to. 660pp, 12 plates (one as frontis). Original navy blue cloth, gilt decoration & title on spine; the spine a little sunned, a little light flecking. Edges and endpapers a little yellowed, otherwise very clean. Good to very good. ***Richard Head (1637-86) was a minor literary figure whose gambling habits reduced him to earning a meagre living scribbling 'just that brand of indecency which then, as now, ensured a good buying public'. First published in 1665, after it had been initially refused license to publish on the grounds of gross indecency, The English Rogue in revised version sold extrememly well and the bookseller Kirkman published several follow-up volumes. It is unclear if Head assisted with these. Chapter One includes a Canting Vocabulary (underworld slang).

Title: The English Rogue : described in the life of Meriton Latroon, a witty extravagant. Being a complete history of the most eminent cheats of both sexes.

Author Name: HEAD, Richard & Francis Kirkman.

Categories: Literature,

Publisher: London, George Routledge: 1928

Seller ID: 28962

Keywords: 17th Century english literature satire,