Highway Robbery [Trial]. Laidly, William, Defendant. Authentick Coppie of the Tryal of Scot and Mackpherson, Anno 1712: Laid Before the House, Pursuant to Their Lordships Order for that Purpose, 18 Aprilis, 1737. London: Printed by John Baskett, 1737. 33,  pp. Folio (12-1/2" x 8"). Later quarter morocco over cloth, gilt title to spine, endpapers renewed. Some rubbing to extremities, minor blistering to boards, partial crack near center of text block. Light toning to text. Later annotations in pencil to endleaves, interior otherwise clean. $250. * Trial of William Laidly (alias Scot of Mossphennan) for assault and robbery before the High Court of Justiciary. Laidly, assisted by his brother and three servants, attacked McPherson and stole 5 of 6 of his cattle. During the attack several cattle were driven over a cliff and died. Laidly and his brother were convicted and punished with substantial fines. OCLC locates 13 copies in North America, 3 in law libraries (Yale, Harvard and the University of Washington). English Short-Title Catalogue T22795.
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