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The Trial of the Rev Robt Wedderburn, (A Dissenting Minister of. Trial, Robert Wedderburn, Defendant.

The Trial of the Rev Robt Wedderburn, (A Dissenting Minister of...

An English Radical is Charged with Blasphemy in Defense of a Fellow Radical [Trial]. Wedderburn, Rob[er]t [1762-1835/36?], Defendant. Perkins, Erasmus, Editor. The Trial of the Rev. Robt. Wedderburn, (A Dissenting Minister of the Unitarian Persuasion,) For Blasphemy, Before Sir Charles Abbott, Knight, Lord Chief-Justice, And a Special Jury, In the Court of King's Bench, Westminster, The Sittings After Hilary Term, 1820; Containing a Verbatim Report of the Defence. London: Printed for the Editor, 1820. 23. [1] pp. Includes 1 pp. publisher advertisement. Octavo (8-1/4" x 5-1/4"). Disbound stab-stitched pamphlet. Light soiling to exterior, a few minor chips and tears to title page, light browning to interior. Two faint library inkstamps to title page, "4" in early hand to upper margin, internally clean. $500. * Only edition, one of two accounts of this trial. Wedderburn was a mixed-raced Jamaican-born Unitarian minister, radical leader and anti-slavery advocate. He was convicted for blasphemous comments made about the Bible in connection with the trial of Richard Carlile, a fellow-radical. Wedderburn was found guilty and served a brief term in prison. OCLC locates 12 copies, 2 in North American law libraries (Harvard, Social Law). McCoy, Freedom of the Press 107.

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