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book #78202
Gurney (rptr.), Joseph
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.]
Sold by Martha Gurney, No. 128, Holborn-Hill, London, 1793.
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)
Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, a very good copy, without the final two advertising leaves; the Taussig copy
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$ 1250.00
criminal law, trials

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