Three Items About a Plot to Assassinate King George III with a Poison Dart, One Inscribed by an Alleged Plotter [Trials]. Lemaitre, P[aul] T[homas] [1776-1864], Defendant. High Treason!! Narrative of the Arrest, Examinations Before the Privy Council, And Imprisonment of P.T Lemaitre, Accused of Being a Party in the Pop-Gun Plot, or, A Pretended Plot to Kill the King! In Which is Introduced the Correspondence with the Privy Council. London: Printed for P.T. Lemaitre, 1795. [iv], 60 pp. [Bound with] [Lemaitre, Paul Thomas]. Petitition of Paul Thomas Lemaitre Against the Suspension of the Habeas Corpus Act. Extract from the Journals of the House of Commons. Lunae, 23 die Juniii, 1817 (No. 41) [drop-head title]. [(London): Causton, Printer, Birchin-Lane, Cornhill, (1817)]. 4 pp. [And] Crossfield, Robert Thomas [1759-1802], Defendant. Gurney, Joseph [1744-1815], Reporter. The Trial of Robert Thomas Crossfield, For High Treason, At the Sessions House in the Old Bailey, On Wednesday the Eleventh, And Thursday the Twelfth of May, 1796. Taken in Short-Hand. London: Sold by Martha Gurney, 1796. 328, iii,  pp. With two leaves of publisher advertisements. Octavo (8-1/2" x 5-1/2"); Petition, Folio (11" x 7-1/2"), bottom margin trimmed, bound along gutter, and folded twice. Two stab-stitched pamphlets and one bifolium bound into 20th-century cloth, "Pop-Gun Plot" and "1795-96" gilt stamped to spine. Negligible shelfwear, moderate toning to interior, light foxing in a few places, presentation inscription from Lemaitre "to his friend Miss Starling" to half-title of High Treason!!. $1,250. * High Treason!!: second edition; Trial, Petition: only edition. The Popgun Plot was an alleged 1794 conspiracy by members of the London Corresponding Society, a British Radical organization, to assassinate King George III with a poison dart fired from a pop-gun (airgun). Lemaitre and Crossfield were two of four men indicted as conspirators and charged with treason. All four were acquitted in May 1796 because the chief witness against them died. The first edition of Lemaitre's account was first published in 1794. Both editions are rare. OCLC locates 16 copies of both editions, 1 in a North American law library (Social Law, which has a first edition). OCLC locates 9 copies of Trial in North Am.
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