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book #80196
Gonson, John
The Charge of Sir John Gonson, Kt. to the Grand Jury of the City and Liberty of Westminster, &c. At the General Quarter Sessions of the Peace, Held the Twenty fourth Day of April 1728 in Westminster Hall [etc.]. ESTC N27645
Printed and Sold by Joseph Downing . . . near West Smithfield, London, 1728.
First edition of the first grand jury charge of Gonson, the Inner Temple barrister and "zealous prosecutor" depicted by Hogarth (twice) in "A Harlot's Progress", in satiric poetry, and--for his evangelical fervour -- by Pope in his "An Essay on Man"
Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, crimson morocco label gilt ruled and lettered, very clean and bright; the Taussig copy
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$ 650.00
Grand Jury Charges, justices of peace, Poetry, Law and Literature, humor

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