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book #77975
Whole of the Proceedings at the Assizes at Shrewsbury . . . in the Cause of the King on the Prosecution of William Jones, Attorney at Law, Against the Rev. William Davies Shipley, Dean of St. Asaph. For a Libel. McCoy S342
Printed by H. Goldney, No 15, Paternoster Row, London, 1784.
The trial at which Erskine uttered one of his greatest jury arguments, seeking to establish the bedrock principle empowering the jury (rather than the court) to determine seditious libel, ultimately to be embodied eight years later in Fox's Libel Act
Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, a very good clean copy, without the 1/2 title if called for
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$ 1250.00
trials, criminal law, freedom of press

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