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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 : 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 [1824]
Physical Description:
xxii, 512 p., [10] leaves of plates : ill. ; 22cm.
Rare Books and Manuscripts
HV6722.G9 L62 1824
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
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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. [343]-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 -- Printer
Etching -- Specimens -- 1824
Gamblers -- England -- Biography.
Gambling -- England -- London.
Hunt, Joseph, fl. 1839.
Kelly, T. -- Publisher
Lazarus, 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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