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THE MAID AND THE MAGPIE or, the real Thief detected. An Entertaining Tale. Founded upon a well-known fact an Amiable Girl who was sentenced to suffer upon strong circumstantial Evidence of stealing various Articles of Plate, which were afterwards found to have been stolen by a Magpie. 1814.
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Title THE MAID AND THE MAGPIE or, the real Thief detected. An Entertaining Tale. Founded upon a well-known fact an Amiable Girl who was sentenced to suffer upon strong circumstantial Evidence of stealing various Articles of Plate, which were afterwards found to have been stolen by a Magpie.
Published London. R. Harrild. No date [watermarked 1814].
Stock Code 13982
Description 29 [28] pages. Hand-coloured frontispiece and hand-coloured engraved vignette to title. Later decorative paper wrappers. 172 x 107 mm. Pages 27 and 28 incorrectly numbered as 28 & 29. Some light marking and occasional staining; small stain to the frontispiece, else very good. Scarce. Copac list s a similar title, issued by R. Pratt, of a similar date, but this issue is not recorded.