Adventures of an Outlaw: Prison Colony Memoirs of Ralph Rashleigh 1825-1844, New South Wales (NSW) Australia 1929 illus by Zhenya Gay

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Title: Adventures of an Outlaw: The Memoirs of Ralph Rashleigh, A Penal Exile in Australia 1825-1844

Author: Ralph Rashleigh, with introductory notes by Joseph Wood Krutch and the Rt. Hon. The Earl of Birkenhead
Illustrator: Zhenya Gay

Description: Dark green cloth boards with gilt on spine. Interior is clean and unmarked; some foxing on pages. Top edge of text block dust stained. Copyright pages states ''Second Printing July 1929 (Before Publication)''. Dust jacket (''3rd Large Printing'' noted on front panel) is rubbed; shows light general soiling; some spotting on the rear panel; in an archival mylar sleeve. Eight full-page illustrations (including frontispiece) by Zhenya Gay. xxii, 349 pages.

Considered to be the authentic memoirs of a British criminal, disguised by its author in the form of a novel. Our subject, alias Ralph Rashleigh, was convicted in London of burglary in the early 1800s and placed on a prison ship bound for the penal colony of New South Wales (Australia). He writes of the many terrible realities encountered.

Binding: Hardcover
Condition: Very Good+
Jacket Condition: Very Good–

Publisher: Jonathan Cape and Harrison Smith
Place: New York
Year: 1929

Keywords: Zhenya Gay, Australia, New South Wales, history, penal colony, memoirs,

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