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A Complete Collection of State-Trials and Proceedings for High-Treason, and Other Crimes and Misdemeanours; from the Reign of King Richard II. To the Reign of King George II. In Six Volumes. With Two Alphabetical Tables to the Whole. Third Edition.
London 1742 - Complete set, 6 volumes of 6. 6 full-leather volumes with bands to spine and gilt titling to spines. Volume I has a title page followed by introductory section of xxiv pages (preface, alphabetical table of the names of the persons tried, their crimes, where tried, punishments inflicted; list of trials contained in the first volume), followed by 1044 pages of trials. Each of volumes 2 to 5 have a title page followed by a list of trials held in the book, followed by roughly 1100 pages of trials. Volume 6 has a title page, the list of trials in the volume, 825 pages of trials, two pages of contents, a 60 page appendix, an alphabetical table of the principal matters contained in all the six volumes (ie an index). There are 197 trials altogether, ranging in date from 1388 to 1741. Cosmetically, the spines have darkened, the gilt has mostly faded away, and the title labels are chipped or absent. The leather has some tears, chips and gashes, and the joints are cracked. (The books look as though they have come straight out of the Restricted section of the library in J K Rowlings' Hogwarts). All the boards are attached (though some are slightly loose) and the internal pages are tight. The front stuckdowns have an owner bookplate and a handwritten 1818 library inscription. There are watermarks and some small stains to some of the margins (mainly to the outer pages) but the pages are otherwise clean. Extensive photographs available and inspection is welcome at our Sydney premises. Extremely heavy, 24kg unpacked. Will need shipping in several boxes and overseas shipping costs are likely to be prohibitive. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
      [Bookseller: Mayger & Mayger Pty Ltd]
Last Found On: 2014-10-02           Check availability:      AbeBooks    


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