The Wandring whore continued a dialogue between agdalena a crafty bawd, Julietta an exquisite ehore, rancion a lascivious gallant, and Gusman a pimping Hector

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  • A publication discussing prostitution and criminal activity in London with an aim to titilate rather than inform.


  • Attributed to John Garfield, who was imprisoned after the Restoration for writing an obscene newsbook. Cf. Williams.
  • Text is headed by an added caption title.
  • Titles vary.
  • Imprints include year of publication.
  • Note following title: "Discovering their diabolical practises at the half-crown chuck-office. With a more perfect list of the names of the crafty bawds, common whores, wanderers, pick-pockets, night-walkers, decoys, Hectors, pimps and trappanners."
  • Note above imprint: Delivered to the publisher hereof by a late Hector, several deep pyemen, and decayed gamesters amongst them.
  • Description based on: Num. 2 ([Decemb. 5] 1660); month and day from Thomason's Ms. date of purchase on the title page.
  • Issue number from head of title.
  • Nelson and Seccombe, 668
  • Williams, J. B. History of English journalism to the foundation of the Gazette, p. 146
  • NCBEL, II:1339
  • Microfilm. No. 5 (1661) Marlborough, England : Adam Matthew Publications ; Oxford, England : Bodleian Photographic Service. 1993. 1 microfilm reel ; 35 mm.

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