by Trials; Great Britain
1744. Select Collection" of British Trials [Trials]. [Great Britain]. A Select Collection of Remarkable Trials: In One Volume. Viz. of The Duke of Norfolk, And the Lady Mary Mordaunt, For a Divorce. Patrick Hurley, For Perjury. Dr. Henry Sacheverell, For a Misdemeanor. James Earl of Derwentwater, William Lord Widdrington, William Earl of Nithisdale, Robert Earl of Carnwath, And William Lord Nairn, For High Treason. George Earl of Wintoun, For High Treason. Robert Earl of Oxford, For High Treason, And other High Crimes and Misdemeanors. Major Stede, Bonnet, And Thirty-Three Others, For Piracy. Jeffery Gilbert, Lord Chief Baron of Ireland, John Pocklington, Esq.; And Sir John St. Leger, Barons of the Exchequer, For a Contempt of the House of Lords. Hugh Reason and Robert Tranter, For the Murder of Edward Lutterel, Esq.; Arundel Coke, Alias Cooke, and John Woodbourne, for Slitting Mr. Crispe's Nose. Christopher Layer, Esq.; For High Treason. London: Printed for Henry Anderson, near St. Paul's, 1744. [iv], 524 pp. Octavo (8" x 5"). Later library cloth, red and black lettering pieces and small location label to spine. Light soiling, light rubbing to extremities, some chipping to spine labels, library bookplate to front pastedown. Moderate toning to text, library stamp and early owner signature to title page, brief library annotation and stamp to verso. $250. * Only edition, A re-issue, with a cancel titlepage, of Volume 8 of State Trials and Proceedings Upon High Treason (1730-1735). A collection of eleven trials from 1699 to 1722, including trials for divorce, perjury, high treason, piracy, misdemeanors and murder. The 1718 trial of Stede Bonnet [1688-1718] and his associates for piracy begins on p. 337. English Short-Title Catalogue T108298.
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