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Michael Howe : the last and worst of the bushrangers of Van Diemen's Land : a facsimile reproduction
Bib ID 67897
Format BookBook
Author
Bent, Andrew, 1791-1851, author, printer, publisher
 
Edition Facsimile edition of Bent's 1819 printing. 
Description Hobart : Platypus Publications, 1966 
36 p. ; 19 cm. 
Notes

The work was originally published anonymously. In 1926, shortly after a manuscript copy of it in the hand of Thomas Wells was discovered, the authorship was attributed to him but there is nothing in the manuscript itself to indicate whether Wells was the author or just a copyist. Andrew Bent states on page 93 of his 1829 Tasmanian Almanack that he (Bent) compiled, printed and published the pamphlet.

"This edition is limited to 500 copies for sale ... and 30 copies for presentation".

Facsimile of: Michael Howe, the last and worst of the bush rangers of Van Diemen's Land: narrative of the chief atrocities committed by this great murderer and his associates during a period of six years in Van Diemen's Land, from authentic sources of information. Hobart Town: Printed by Andrew Bent, [1819].

National Library of Australia's N and NL copies are both unnumbered/30 presentation copies.

Subjects Howe, Michael, 1787-1818.  |  Bushrangers -- Biography.  |  Criminology -- Tasmania -- Biography.
Other authors/contributors Wells, T. E. (Thomas E.), 1782-1833

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