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METCALFE J. - The life of John Metcalfe,

METCALFE J. - The life of John Metcalfe,
commonly called Blind Jack of Knaresborough. With many entertaining anecdotes of his exploits in hunting, card-playing, etc. Some particulars relative to the expedition against the Rebels in 1745, in which he bore a personal share; and also a succinct account of his various contracts for making Roads, erecting Bridges, and other undertakings, in Yorkshire, Lancashire, Derbyshire, and Cheshire; which for a series of years, have brought him into public notice, as a most extraordinary character.

E. & R. Peck, York (1795)
vi + 153pp and engraved frontispiece. 1st ed., a very clean copy lacking only part of free front end paper in old grey paper covers with new spine and slipcase. Much on life in Knaresborough, road making under the turnpike system and the 1745 rebellion.

£200.00