The Tryal of John Giles at the Sessions-House in the Old Bayly...
by Trial; Giles, John, Defendant
1681. Notable Seventeenth-Century Case of Assault and Battery [Trial]. Giles, John, Defendant. The Tryal of John Giles at the Sessions-House in the Old Bayly: Held by Adjournment from the 7th Day of July, 1680 Until the 14th Day of the Same Month the Adjournment Being Appointed on Purpose for the Said Giles, His Trial for a Barbarous and Inhumane Attempt to Assassinate and Murther John Arnold, Esq. London: Printed by Thomas James for Randal Taylor, 1681. 58 pp. Folio (11-1/2" x 7-1/4"). Stab-stitched pamphlet bound into recent buckram, gilt-stamped title to spine. Negligible light toning to text, light foxing to a few leaves. Early hand-lettered numbers to upper left-hand corners of each leaf, most affected by trimming, interior otherwise clean. * Only edition. An account of a sensational case of assault and battery. John Arnold, a justice of the peace from Monmouth, was attacked by a gang of men armed with knives and swords. Stabbed several times, Arnold survived the attack. One of these men, Giles, was apprehended and brought to trial. He was convicted, fined, compelled to offer sureties for good behavior for the rest of his life and sentenced to three hour-long sessions in the pillory over the course of three days, one facing Lincoln's Inn, another facing Gray's Inn and a third "by the May-Pole in the Strand." OCLC locates 13 copies, 3 in North American law libraries (Harvard, Osgoode Hall, Yale). English Short-Title Catalogue R24640. (Inventory #: 65824)
Law & Legal History, International Law, Trials, Americana, Criminology, Early Printed Law Books, Legal Ephemera, Manuscripts: Law, Political Science
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