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Title The northern impostor : being a faithful narrative of the adventures and deceptions of James George Semple, commonly called Major Semple, alias Major Harrold, Major Maxwell, Major Grant, Major Cunningham, Major Winter, &c. &c. &c
Edition Fifth edition / with considerable additions, particularly facts lately authenticated from Russia, containing an account of his artifices in that part of the world
Published London : Printed for G. Kearsley, 1786
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 13-120 pages) : frontispiece (portrait)
Series World trials library.
Notes "With an account of his devices at Lord Salisbury's, Sir Thomas Dundass's, Mr. Pitt's, the Marquis of Landsdown's, Baron Hompesch, Dr. Prettyman, &c., &c. Also the various inventions by which he obtained goods of different tradesmen ; and the names of the persons who were the objects of his depredations. Likewise an account of his trial before Mr. Justice Gould and the recorder at the Old Bailey, for defrauding Mr. John Lycett of a post-chaise, value fifty guineas, of which he was convicted. Likewise Mr. Garrow's motion on the last day of the sessions for deferring judgment."
Subject Semple, James George, 1759-
Impostors and imposture -- Great Britain.
Soldiers -- Great Britain -- Biography.
Trials (Larceny) -- England -- London.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Form Electronic book
Other Titles Memoirs of Major Semple, the northern impostor