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1 Sykes, Christopher Simon, Photos & Illustrations BLACK SHEEP
New York, NY: The Viking Press, 1983 
Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 8" - 9" Tall Octavo. 285 pp, quarterbound w/red boards w/black spine, glossy black dj w/wht-red-black lettering, illustrated endpapers. A three-century chronicle of ruined reputations and appalling misdeeds. The author presents the colorful stories of the rakes, gamblers, cheats, cowards, frauds, and spendthrifts whose exploits over the last three centuries earned them the sobriquet of black sheep. Some of the stories are of Lord Castlehaven, whose orgies w/his servants & unwilling wife shocked Stuart England, Lord William Paget, a spendthrift who broke his father's heart, Jane Digby, Lady Ellenborough, who turned her back on Victorial society and fled to the arms of exotic Eastern lovers, plus many more. 
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