Scottish Murder Trial, This Imprint Not in the ESTC [Trial]. Standsfield, Philip [d. 1688], Defendant. The Tryal of Philip Standsfield Son to Sir James Standsfield of New-Milns, For the Murder of His Father, And Other Crimes Libel'd Against Him. Published by Authority. Edinburgh: Printed by the Heir of Andrew Anderson, Printer to the King's Most Sacred Majesty, Anno Dom., 1688. 44 pp. Folio (11" x 7"). Later three-quarter calf over marbled boards, rebacked, gilt title to spine, endpapers renewed. Moderate rubbing to board edges, corners bumped and somewhat worn. Light browning and occasional faint dampspotting to text, light soiling to title page, small fragment of label (?) near center. $950. * First edition. One of three issues from 1688, ours not recorded in the ESTC. Sir James Standsfield, the founder and director of a woolen mill, was murdered by his son Philip after he was disinherited for leading a dissolute life. The ESTC lists a similar copy, with 32 pages and the same title, publisher and date (R217941). We located copies with a collation identical to ours at Harvard Law School and Indiana University. All issues are scarce; taken together, OCLC locates 14 copies, 3 in North American law libraries (Harvard, which has 2 copies, University of Minnesota).
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