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Woodcut of the notorious gentleman highwayman Capt. DuVall preparing to rob a bourgeois parvenu in Windsor Forest
— from A Complete History of the Lives and Robberies of the Most Notorious Highwaymen, Footpads, Shoplifts and Cheats of Both Sexes, Wherein their most Secret and Barbarous Murders, Unparalleled Robberies, Notorious Thefts, and Unheard-of Cheats are set in a true Light and exposed to Public View, for the Common Benefit of Mankind, Alexander Smith, 1719.


More images of this dastardly cad may surface. Beware.

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joopy
Nov. 3rd, 2003 06:42 pm (UTC)
That would be a tombi (or tonbi), yes. That's actually the name of a bird (kite; called either tonbi or tobi), so you may end up finding more results for that; the garment's named after it because it (supposedly?) resembles the bird's wings. It's also known as an inverness, which is what Sherlock Holmes wore.
scythrop
Nov. 3rd, 2003 07:58 pm (UTC)
Oh thank you!

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