"Mr. Thomas Walker Commenced his Virulence Against Me..." [Trial]. Roberts, William, Defendant. Gurney, Joseph, Reporter. The Whole Proceedings on the Trial of an Action Brought by Thomas Walker, Merchant, Against William Roberts, Barrister at Law, For a Libel. Tried by a Special Jury at the Assizes at Lancaster, March 28, 1791, Before the Hon. Sir Alexander Thomson, Knight, One of the Barons of his Majesty's Court of Exchequer. Taken in Short Hand by Joseph Gurney. Manchester: Printed by Charles Wheeler, 1791 208 pp. Lacking half-title. [Bound with] [Roberts, William]. Supplementary Facts and Observations Occasioned by Mr. Walker's Publication of His Prosecution of Mr. Roberts; With Notes, &c. [Manchester?: S.n., 1791?]. 24 pp. Octavo (7-3/4" x 4-3/4"). Recent marbled boards, printed title label to spine, speckled edges. Moderate toning, light foxing and minor stains to a few leaves, light soiling to title pages, minor staining along gutter of the title page to The Whole Proceedings. A handsome volume. $500. * Only editions. Unhappy with his treatment by Walker during a lawsuit, Roberts circulated a flyer reading: "Mr. Thomas Walker commenced his virulence against me like a BULLY, has conducted it like a FOOL, has acted in it like a SCOUNDREL, has ended it like a COWARD, at last has turned BLACKGUARD and unworthy of association with, or notice of any Gentleman, who regards his own character." Walker won his case; Roberts paid damages of ?100. The Whole Proceedings is scarce, OCLC locates 9 copies in North American law libraries; Supplementary Facts is rare, OCLC locates 4 copies worldwide, 2 in North America, Princeton University, Temple University). English Short-Title Catalogue T99785, N37623.
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