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Isaacs, Ralph - Crime Victim. Riley, William; Coakley, John; Simcock, Thomas; Atkinson, George - Defendants. Brancker, Sir Thomas - Judge. Coakley, Patrick - Receiver of Stolen Goods
Liverpool: W. Bethell, Printer, 1834. 1st printing (presumed). Age-toned. Edge-chipping, with largish chunk [~1" square] from top edge [just touching headline title]. Old tape repair to the right of missing chunk. A Good copy.. Broadside, printed four column after a 9 line drophead title, with two horizontal typographical ornament seperators. 19-1/2" x 15" "Trial of William Riley, aged 29; John Coakley, aged 27; Thomas Simcock, aged 18; and George Atkinson, aged 28; by Sir Thomas Brancker, for having feloniously borken and entered the Shop of Ralph Isaacs, and stolen 80 Watches, 130 Spoons, 100 Rings, 30 Forks and other Articles the Property of the said Ralph Isaacs -- Patrick Coakley, aged 73, for receiving divers and sundry property, knowing the same was stolen; and Elizabeth Cumpsty, aged 35, charged upon oath with having feloniously incited, aided and abetted, hired and commanded John Coakley, William Riley, and Thomas Simcock, feloniously to break and enter the Shop of Ralph Isaacs and steal therin the property before recited." So proclaims the headline of this crime broadside, followed by 4 columns of text describing the trial of the accused individuals, with the result that the jury "after being absent for about half-an-hour, returned, and found all the prisoners GUILTY." No copies found on OCLC. Rare.
Bookseller: Tavistock Books, ABAA [U.S.A.]
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