29th Nov, 2023 10:00

Books & Works on Paper
  Lot 5

[Trial of John Friend]

[Trial of John Friend]

The Arraignment, Tryal, and Condemnation, of Sir John Friend, Knight, for High Treason…, First & only edition, imprimatur leaf, light browning, occasional spotting, bound in modern quarter calf, [ESTC R37160], folio, Printed for Samuel Heyrick, 1696.

*** Friend was charged with high treason for his role in the 1696 Jacobite assassination plot, one of a series of Jacobite plots to reverse the Glorious Revolution of 1688-1689. The Treason Act of 1695, which allowed counsel in cases of treason, went into effect two days later.

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