The fatal effects of gambling exemplified in the murder of Wm. Weare, and the trial and fate of John Thurtell, the murderer, and his accomplices : with biographical sketches of the parties concerned and a comment on the extraordinary circumstances developed in the narrative in which gambling is proved to be the source of forgery, snobbery, murder, and general demoralization : To which is added, the Gambler's scourge; a complete exposé of the whole system of gambling in the metropolis / with memoirs and anecdotes of notorious blacklegs ; illustrated by portraits drawn from life and other copper-plate engravings of peculiar interest.
- Additional Title(s):
Murder of Weare
- London : Published by Thomas Kelly, Paternoster-Row, MDCCCXXIV 
- Physical Description:
- xxii, 512 p.,  leaves of plates : ill. ; 22cm.
- Rare Books and ManuscriptsHV6722.G9 L62 1824Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon CollectionView by request in the Study Room [Request]
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- Copyright Status:
- Copyright Not Evaluated
- Full Orbis Record:
- Abbey, J.R. Life in England in aquatint and lithography, 1770-1860, 324
BEIN: Owned by Herbert B. Lazarus
Added engraved t.-p.
Spine title: Murder of Weare.
"The gambler's scourge : an exposee of the whole system of gambling, as practised in the most notorious London hells": p. -472.
Includes accounts of Thurtell's accomplices, William Probert and Joseph Hunt.
Thurtell was a trainer and backer of pugilists for several years.
BAC: British Art Center copy is the Abbey copy.
Printed by William Clowes.
- Subject Terms:
- Boxing -- Great Britain.Clowes, William -- PrinterEtching -- Specimens -- 1824Gamblers -- England -- Biography.Gambling -- England -- London.Hunt, Joseph, fl. 1839.Kelly, T. -- PublisherLazarus, Herbert B. -- Ownership.Probert, William, d. 1825.Thurtell, John, 1794-1824 -- Trials, litigation, etc.Trials (Murder) -- Great Britain.Weare, William, d. 1823.
- Aquatints -- 1824
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Thurtell, John, 1794-1824, The fatal effects of gambling exemplified in the murder of Wm. Weare, and the trial and fate of John Thurtell, the murderer, and his accomplices , MDCCCXXIV 
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