"For the Wilful Murder...Of His Own Father" [Trial]. Hitchcock, Robert, Defendant. The Trial at Large of Robert Hitchcock, At the Lent Assizes Held at Oxford, On the 4th Day of March, 1778, Before Sir George Nares, Knt. One of the Justices of His Majesty's Court of Common Pleas, For the Wilful Murder of Edward Hitchcock, His Own Father. Taken in Short-Hand, by W. Williamson, Short-Hand Writer in London. Oxford: Printed for W. Jackson; and J. Bew, London. Sold by R. Raikes, Gloucester; and Mess. Carnan and Co. Reading, . 15,  pp. Text in parallel columns. Quarto (8-1/2" x 6-1/2"). Stab-stitched pamphlet bound into recent cloth, gilt title to spine. Margins trimmed (just touching text at foot of title page), light toning, faint stains to a few leaves, light soiling to title page. $750. * Only edition. Robert Hitchcock was found guilty and hanged on March 9, 1778. "After hanging upwards of half an hour, he was cut down, and carried, in the same cart that attended his execution, to the Anatomy School at Christ Church, and there delivered, for the use of anatomical lectures" (15). OCLC locates 6 copies, 2 in North America (Yale Law School, York University Law School). English Short-Title Catalogue N66619.
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