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SHARP, Granville
A tract on duelling: wherein the opinions of some of the most celebrated writers on Crown law are examined and corrected either by the authority of the same writers, declared in contradictory sentiments on the same subject collated from other parts of their works. Or, by the solemn decisions of more ancient writers of (at least) equal authority; in order to ascertain the due distinction between manslaughter and murder.
London: first printed in second edition with additions printed for B. White and Son;. and C. Dilly. 1790, 1773. 8vo., xix + (1) + 80 + 73 - 73 + (1)pp., a very good, crisp, uncut copy in contemporary marbled card covers, rebacked. A presentation copy inscribed in ink by the author on the title-page ('17 Jan 1790 from the author').> This is actually an expanded and reworked version of Sharp's Remarks on the opinions of some of the most celebrated writers on Crown Law, respecting the due distinction between manslaughter and murder: being an attempt to shew that the plea of sudden anger cannot remove the imputation and guilt of murder, when a mortal wound is wilfully given with a weapon .> (London, B. White, 1773). Granville Sharp's vehement opposition to the practice of duelling was inevitably overshadowed by ,his opposition to the slave trade and his campaign for American representation in Parliament. [Attributes: Signed Copy]
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