Reverend Taylor is Tried for Blasphemy [Trial]. Taylor, Robert [1784-1884], Defendant. Trial of the Rev. Robert Taylor, A.B. & M.R.C.S.: Upon a Charge of Blasphemy, With His Defence, As Delivered by Himself, Before the Lord Chief Justice and a Special Jury, On Wednesday, October 24, 1827: And as Corrected and Supplied with the Additions which Occurred in Delivery, From the Morning Chronicle, Herald, Times, Sun, &c. London: Printed by John Brooks, 1827. 34 pp. Portrait frontispiece. Octavo (8-1/4" x 5"). Disbound stab-stitched pamphlet. Light rubbing to extremities, frontispiece partially detached, moderate toning to text, somewhat heavier in places, "6" in early hand to head of title page. $500. * First edition, one of two editions published in 1827. Taylor was tried for blasphemy after delivering an unorthodox sermon about Christ's character. He was convicted and sentenced to a year in prison. OCLC locates no copies of the first edition in North America and only 7 of the second, 3 in law libraries (Harvard, University of Missouri, Worcester, MA, Trial Court Library). COPAC locates 1 copy of the first edition (London Library). McCoy, Freedom of the Press T38.
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