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Author:      Gurney (rptr.), Joseph
Title:       The Whole Proceedings on the Trial of an Information Exhibited ex
             Officio by the King's Attorney-General Against Thomas Paine For a
             Libel upon the Revolution and Settlement of the Crown . . . and
             also upon the Bill of Rights . . . and upon the King [etc.]
Publisher:   Sold by Martha Gurney, No. 128, Holborn-Hill, London, 1793.
Description: First edition of the most extensive account of the trial of Thomas
             Paine, including Erskine's famed if futile defense, emphasising
             the crucial difference between mere words and words designed to
             incite illegal action (and so anticipating Holmes)
Condition:   Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, a very good copy, without the
             final two advertising leaves; the Taussig copy
Book No.:     W-78202                Price: $    1250.00
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