Trials of the Cato Street Conspirators [Trials]. [Cato Street Conspiracy]. Gurney, William Brodie, Reporter. The Trials of Arthur Thistlewood, James Ings, John Thomas Brunt, Richard Tidd, William Davidson, And Others, For High Treason: at the Sessions House in the Old Bailey, On Monday the 17th, Tuesday the 18th, Wednesday the 19th, Friday the 21st, Saturday the 22nd, Monday the 24th, Tuesday the 25th, Wednesday the 26th, Thursday the 27th, And Friday the 28th of April, 1820: With the Antecedent Proceedings. London: Sold by J. Butterworth, 1820. 694; 663,  pp. 2-pp. publisher advertisement at end of Volume II. Octavo (8-1/2" x 5-1/4"). Later library cloth, red and black lettering pieces and small location labels to spines. Light soiling, light rubbing to extremities, minor chipping to spine labels. Moderate toning to text, faint embossed and ink library stamps to title pages, early repair to head of pp. 661-662. A pleasant set. $300. * Only edition. Led by Arthur Thistlewood, the event known as the Cato Street Conspiracy was an attempt to murder all of the ministers and prime minister of King George IV in 1820. Motivated in part by the economic depression of the period, the conspirators wished to avenge earlier protests suppressed by the state, such as the Paterloo Massacre. The conspirator's goal was to overthrow the government and initiate a revolution similar to the French Revolution. Catalogue of the Library of the Harvard Law School (1909) II:1206.
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