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book #91852
The Tryal and Condemnation of Arundel Coke alias Cooke Esq; and of John Woodburne Labourer, for Felony, In Slitting the Nose of Edward Crispe Gent. Contrary to the 22 & 23 Car. II. cap. 1. intitled, An Act to prevent malicious Maiming and Wounding [etc.]
Printed for John Darby . . . and Daniel Midwinter [etc.], London, 1722.
The first conviction obtained under the Coventry Act, unusually involving a barrister as one of two defendants, his argument that he sought to kill but only maimed rejected, the spirit of the statute said to have been met, with both men hanged
Original ?self stabbed wraps, disbound with spotting and browning to some leaves, showing wear, else sound; with the imprimatur leaf
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