Notable Historical Trials:

Socrates To The Gunpowder Plot; Galileo To Admiral Byng; Boston Massacre To Queen Caroline; Burke & Hare To Oscar Wilde

Selected and Edited by Justin Lovill

with Introduction by John Mortimer

(The Folio Society - First Folio Society Edition, 1999) 

Overall Book Condition – Very Good

Overall Slipcase Condition – Good+ 

The First Folio Society Edition of this collection of famous trials including The Knights Templar, Sir Thomas Moore, Urbain Grandier, the Witches of Salem, Elizabeth Hervey - Countess of Bristol, the Assassination of Abraham Lincoln and Whistler v. Ruskin  (please see our photographs below for the full contents lists).

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Details Of Book Condition

Physical Description: Hardbacks, tall 8vo, approx 10 x 6 inches / 25 x 16cm, xviii + 521; x + 498;  x + 514 and x + 554 pages with colour frontispieces and mono / colour plates all confirmed present as indexed.
External Conditions: Very light wear to the red buckram and marbled paper boards and spines, gilt spine letterings clear and bright.
Internal Conditions: All four volumes securely bound with hinges fully intact and text blocks sound (strips of very light to moderate glue shadowing adjoining the plain endpaper hinges, light patches of binder's glue discolouration to three bottom edges), no previous ownership inscriptions, a couple very isolated spots of light internal paper discolouration / glue spotting but all four volumes internally Fine in a very clean and clear condition.
Slipcase Condition: Light  shelf wear, light to moderate bump to one of the rear top corners, very clean and sturdy.

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