The MYSTERIOUS STRANGER, or, Memoirs of the Noted Henry More Smith: Containing a Current Account of his Extraordinary Conduct During the Thirteen Months of his Confinement in the Jail of King's County, Province of New Brunswick, where he was convicted of Horse Stealing and under sentence of death. Also a Sketch of his Life and Character From his first appearance at Windsor, in Nova Scotia, in the year 1812, to the time of his apprehension and confinement. To Which is Added A History of his Career Embracing an Account of his Imprisonments and Escapes, Selected from the most authentic sources, both public and private. True Crime, Walter . Smith Bates, Henry More - Subject, 1760 - 1842.
The MYSTERIOUS STRANGER, or, Memoirs of the Noted Henry More Smith: Containing a Current Account of his Extraordinary Conduct During the Thirteen Months of his Confinement in the Jail of King's County, Province of New Brunswick, where he was convicted of Horse Stealing and under sentence of death. Also a Sketch of his Life and Character From his first appearance at Windsor, in Nova Scotia, in the year 1812, to the time of his apprehension and confinement. To Which is Added A History of his Career Embracing an Account of his Imprisonments and Escapes, Selected from the most authentic sources, both public and private.
The MYSTERIOUS STRANGER, or, Memoirs of the Noted Henry More Smith: Containing a Current Account of his Extraordinary Conduct During the Thirteen Months of his Confinement in the Jail of King's County, Province of New Brunswick, where he was convicted of Horse Stealing and under sentence of death. Also a Sketch of his Life and Character From his first appearance at Windsor, in Nova Scotia, in the year 1812, to the time of his apprehension and confinement. To Which is Added A History of his Career Embracing an Account of his Imprisonments and Escapes, Selected from the most authentic sources, both public and private.
The MYSTERIOUS STRANGER, or, Memoirs of the Noted Henry More Smith: Containing a Current Account of his Extraordinary Conduct During the Thirteen Months of his Confinement in the Jail of King's County, Province of New Brunswick, where he was convicted of Horse Stealing and under sentence of death. Also a Sketch of his Life and Character From his first appearance at Windsor, in Nova Scotia, in the year 1812, to the time of his apprehension and confinement. To Which is Added A History of his Career Embracing an Account of his Imprisonments and Escapes, Selected from the most authentic sources, both public and private.

The MYSTERIOUS STRANGER, or, Memoirs of the Noted Henry More Smith: Containing a Current Account of his Extraordinary Conduct During the Thirteen Months of his Confinement in the Jail of King's County, Province of New Brunswick, where he was convicted of Horse Stealing and under sentence of death. Also a Sketch of his Life and Character From his first appearance at Windsor, in Nova Scotia, in the year 1812, to the time of his apprehension and confinement. To Which is Added A History of his Career Embracing an Account of his Imprisonments and Escapes, Selected from the most authentic sources, both public and private.

Saint John, N. B. Printed by Geo. W. Day, Corner Prince Wm. and Princess Sts. 1887. "Fifth Edition" [stated]. The First Edition published in 1816 (cf. Sabin 3947; Watters, p. 462). 82 pp. Wood engraved vignette to front wrapper. 8vo. 8" x 5-1/4". Late 19th C. 3/4 blue sheep binding with marbled paper boards. Marbled eps. Original pale green printed wrappers retained. Rear wrapper an advert for Geo. Day. Binding shows some extremity wear. Original wrappers & text paper show age-toning, with rear wrapper having a chip from the fore-edge. A VG copy. Item #41538

"Henry More Smith (also known as Henry Frederick Moon, Henry J. Moon, Henry Hopkins, Henry Frederick More Smith and William Newman) was a confidence man, master puppeteer, hypnotist, seer, liar, and above all else a superlative escape artist who lived for a while in New Brunswick, Canada. Chains, handcuffs, shackles, even made-to-fit iron collars could not hold him." [Wiki].

The author, Bates, was the sheriff of Kings' County, New Brunswick.

Uncommon in the trade.

Price: $375.00