29th Nov, 2023 10:00

Books & Works on Paper

  Lot 8

Criminal trials.- Sammelband

Criminal trials.- Sammelband

A bound collection of 6 titles, including:

Creech (William) An Account of the Trial of William Brodie and George Smith…, second edition, half-title, two engraved plates, Edinburgh, 1788; Gordon (Loudon Harcourt) An Apology for the Conduct of the Gordons…, fourth edition, John Ginger and Thomas Hurst, 1804; The genuine account of the trial of Eugene Aram, for the murder of Daniel Clark…, second edition, John Mitchell, 1832; Sibly (Job) The Trial at Large of Holloway and Haggerty, for the Wilful Murder of J. C. Steele…, first edition, engraved frontispiece and folding plan, R. Butters and J. Sibly, c. 1807; Lindsay [Colin, Earl of Balcarres] An Account of the Affairs of Scotland, Relating to the Revolution in 1688…, title lacking upper corner affecting text, wormholing, 2 pp. publisher’s advert at rear, J. Baker, 1714, also bound with the 16pp. ‘Key to the Account’, J. Moor; Grant (John) The trial of John Grant, sheriff-clerk depute of the shire of Inverness..., lacking final blank?, [ESTC T51689], J. Robertson, Edinburgh, 1793;

manuscript contents page to front free endpaper, bookplate of Edward Ellice to front pastedown and his signature throughout, earlier signature of J. C. Colquhoun to front flyleaf, bound in 19th century half calf gilt, worn, some splitting at head of spine, 8vo.

***Edward Ellice the Elder (1783 - 1863), known as the "Bear", was a director of the Hudson's Bay Company and a prime mover behind the Reform Bill of 1832.

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