Finkelman, Paul, Editor. A Brief Narrative of the Case and Tryal of John Peter Zenger Printer of the New York Weekly Journal. New York: Brandywine Press, . vii, 175 pp. Reprinted 2000 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. ISBN-13: 9781584770510; ISBN-10: 1584770511. Attractive smyth sewn blue cloth hardcover with gilt stamped spine and front cover. New. $19.95 * The 1736 edition of the trial narrative is reproduced in this edition, along with Finkelman's scholarly introduction that explains the legal significance of Zenger's case. Zenger was tried for seditious libel and his 1735 acquittal is generally regarded as the first major victory for freedom of the press in the American colonies.
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