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The Life of Major J. G. Semple Lisle; Containing A Faithful Narrative of his Alternate Vicissitudes of Splendor and Misfortune
The Life of Major J. G. Semple Lisle; Containing A Faithful Narrative of his Alternate Vicissitudes of Splendor and Misfortune
The Life of Major J. G. Semple Lisle; Containing A Faithful Narrative of his Alternate Vicissitudes of Splendor and Misfortune
The Life of Major J. G. Semple Lisle; Containing A Faithful Narrative of his Alternate Vicissitudes of Splendor and Misfortune

The Life of Major J. G. Semple Lisle; Containing A Faithful Narrative of his Alternate Vicissitudes of Splendor and Misfortune

SEMPLE-LISLE, Major J. G.

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James George Semple-Lisle was a celebrated 18th-century adventurer transported to Australia for his crimes as a con-man. His extraordinary wandering life makes for exciting reading, which probably explains why this copy has been so well-thumbed! He died in prison soon after this first edition of his escapades was published.

Publication Info

  • Publisher: W. Stewart
  • Edition: First Edition
  • Date Published: 1799
  • Place Published: London
  • ISBN: n/a

Details

  • Condition: Fair
  • Signed: No
  • Dust Jacket: No
  • Jacket Condition: n/a
  • Details:
    xxii, 382 p. 23 cm. Stipple-engraved portrait frontispiece. Publisher's wraps. Leather is worn and cracking at hinges. Rear hinge loose. Replacement spine label has title and date printed in pencil. Corners worn down to the board. Front pastedown endpaper has "London and Westminster Circulating Library" label. Ink scribbles opposite page as well as rear endpapers. Half of rear loose endpaper is missing. Mild to medium foxing, page edges roughened.