The Life and Adventures of Robert Bailey From His Infancy Up to December, 1821. Interspersed with Anecdotes, and Religious and Moral Admonitions. Written by Himself. Robert Bailey.

The Life and Adventures of Robert Bailey From His Infancy Up to December, 1821. Interspersed with Anecdotes, and Religious and Moral Admonitions. Written by Himself

Richmond: Printed for the Author by J. & G. Cochran, 1822.

First Edition. Hardcover. Octavo. 348 pages, [1] page "Directions to the Binder", [1] page blank. Polished brown calf leather ruled with decorative borders on the boards. Gilt dots and leather title label on the spine. Frontispiece illustration of the author. Illustrated with 3 plates in text. The frontispiece illustration has approx. a 1.5" thin v shaped chip and small tear on the left margin. The rear end sheet is chipped. Light edge wear to the boards, joints and spine. Light to moderate toning and foxing to the text. Both the front and rear end sheets are dark brown. Pasted down on the verso of the right front flyleaf are two old clipped book sellers descriptions. On the blank recto of the frontispiece is the previous owner's inscription - M. C. Causten Washington D.C. Mch 1858." Robert Bailey was the son Revolutionary War fame Major William Bailey. Bailey was a native of Pennsylvania. Bailey was a notorious Gambler of his period.

Howes B 34 - "Autobiography of an engaging scoundrel. A Southern prototype of Stephen Burroughs." Good. Item #18920

Price: $400.00

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