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Memoirs of the northern impostor; or prince of swindlers. Being a faithful narrative of the adventures and deceptions of James George Semple, commonly called Major Semple, alias Harrold, Maxwell, Grant, &c. &c. With an account of his devices at Lord Salisbury's, Sir Thomas Dundass's, Mr. Pitt's, the Marquis of Lands-Down'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. To which is annexed his trial, and sentence.

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Northern hero


London : printed for G. Kearsley, No. 46, Fleet-Street, 1786.

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25,*24-*25,26-73,*73-103,*100-*103,104-119,*120-*126,*103,128-147p. ; 8⁰.


The seventh edition, very much enlarged.

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ESTC N11305



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