London: Printed by Order of The Committee for Managing the Affairs of Lloyd's, 1819. Hardcover. Octavo size, 416 pp. Good +. Item #19030302
This volume comprises the trial of several men for conspiring to commit piracy, originally transcribed in shorthand by William Brodie Gurney, Esq.; the text is a fascinating look at the implementation of the law in early nineteenth-century England, and contains a faithful reproduction of the questioning of witnesses and the examination of evidence pertinent to the case.
___DESCRIPTION: Half brown leather with marbled paper boards, the spine with four raised bands, gilt decorations and borders, and a black leather label with title in gilt, top edge stained brown, fore- and bottom edges speckled brown; octavo size (8.5" by 5.25"), pagination: [i-iv]  2-412.
___CONDITION: Volume is good plus, with clean boards, a strong, square text block, and the interior is clean and bright; some wear to the paper of the boards, cracking at the joints, overall rubbing to the edges, corners are gently bumped, and both hinges are starting to loosen, but text block is still strong.
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