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Book Description

The Whole containing, I The Substance of the Indictment or Charge II The Evidence III The Prisoner's Defence. IV The several Points of Law arising. V The Event of the Trial, or Fate of the Prisoner, &c. In this Abridgement are inserted Several Trials not to be found in any other Collection also Some Trials taken in haste, are now brought into regular Order; and many Deficiencies throughout the Whole supply'd with Several curious Remarks on each Trial, shewing what the Law in Criminal Cases anciently was; and how it has been alter'd and stands at this Time. Likewise Impartial Memoirs of the Times, and Characters of the Sufferers.
Dealer Notes
Very scarce with contemporary binding. Folio. Panelled calf boards, spine of six bands, title gilt on crimson morocco, lower board detached, upper board hinge cracked though holding very firmly, abrasions to calf which is peeling and marked, chipping to spine extremes, bookplate G M B Napier Esq. to fep, ffep missing, title page printed in red and black creased, preface with tear without text loss, pages generally browned with spotting here and there, page edges dusty, some tearing to lower right pages in P - R and without text loss, lower eps not present, text block very firm generally in very good condition. Title partially accords with ESTC 5646 with iv, 922pp, lacks 8 page index and latter 1 page advertisements. Copac shows 12 UK institutions holding copies of the 1738 edition. 3.5 kg.
Author T Salmon, (Editor of the State Trials at Large)
Date 1738
Binding Contemporary Panelled Calf
Publisher Printed for J and J Hazard et al.
Condition Good.
Pages 922

Price: £285.00

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