The discoveries of John Poulter, alias Baxter who was apprehended for robbing Dr. Hancock, of Salisbury, on Clarken Down, near Bath; and thereupon discovered a most numerous Gang of Villains, many of which have been already taken. Being, a full Account of all the Robberies he has committed, and the surprizing Tricks and Frauds he has practised for the Space of five Years last past, in different Parts of England. Written wholly by himself. To which he has added for the Service of the Publick, to make all the Amends in his Power for his past Offences, Directions to secure Houses from being broke open. How to prevent Horses from being stolen out of Grounds, Commons, or elsewhere. Useful Cautions to Tradesmen and Others who travel the Roads, to prevent their being robbed. And to prevent any unwary Persons from being imposed upon and defrauded, an exact Account of the Manner in which Gamblers and other Sharpers impose upon People at Fairs, &c. The Arts the Horse Dealers make Use of there to draw in People to buy or exchange their Horses; and the various other Cheats practised at Fairs, as giving Notes for Goods, Pricking at the Belt, exchanging Saddles and Great Coats at Inns, &c. In what Manner Shopkeepers are cheated by Shoplifters: With every other Trick and Species of Villainy made use of by Rogues and Sharpers, laid open in so plain a Manner, and their Behaviour and Language so fully described, that every one who reads the Book, may certainly know them at any Time, and so be upon their Guard against being cheated by them

Main Author: Poulter, John
Format: eBook
Published: [Sherborne] Printed for R. Goadby in Sherborne; and sold by W. Owen, Bookseller, at Temple-Bar, London 1754, MDCCLIV. [1754]
Edition:The eleventh edition, with additions
Online Access:
Collection: Eighteenth Century Collections Online / ECCO - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Item Description:English Short Title Catalog, T134155. - Reproduction of original from British Library
Physical Description:Online-Ressource (48p) 8°