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Author:
Hayter, Thomas
Title:
An Essay on the Liberty of the Press, Chiefly as it Respects Personal Slander. The Second Edition. Not in McCoy
Publisher:
Printed for J. Raymond, London, 1755.
Description:
A work "original and startingly libertarian", proposing that freedom of speech (and press) are fundamental aspects of man's capacities and thus reserved natural and constitutional rights predating civilization's social compact
Condition:
Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, gilt, a very clean crisp copy; without the half-title
Book No.:
W-74711
Price:
$ 550.00
Category:
18TH CENTURY, criminal law, freedom of press, libel and slander
Author:
Plowden, Francis
Title:
The English Liberty of the Press, Exemplified in Some Practices of the Hucksters in the Journal Mart, During the Month of December, 1824
Publisher:
Printed for the Author, and Sold by Amyot, rue de la Paix, Paris, 1825.
Description:
The last work of Plowden, the Middle Temple barrister and Roman Catholic, deploring the alleged anti-Catholic bias of France's sole English language journal against the "proscribed, and persecuted victims of [England's] sanguinary code of laws"
Condition:
Original printed ?self-wraps, disbound, some mainly marginal staining, presentation copy ("From the Author"), a good copy, 26 pages; two copies in COPAC
Book No.:
W-76611
Price:
$ 350.00
Category:
freedom of press
Author:
Heath, Robert
Title:
A Machavillian Plot, or, A Caution for England, Presented In a time when Princes were so Pious, and Iudged durst bee Valiant to declare against Vnhonest Slaverie. Quarto. Wing H1339
Publisher:
London. Printed Anno Dom. 1642, London, 1642.
Description:
Only edition of the sole work published during the lifetime of Heath, Chief Justice of King's Bench who "stood among the ablest crown officials of the early Stuart period", suggesting over two dozen ways of controlling dissent and increasing taxes
Condition:
Modern gray boards, the spine with a printed paper label, light browning, else well preserved with good margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-80132
Price:
$ 650.00
Category:
Parliament, taxation, freedom of press

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