Triumphs Over Unjust Judges [Philo-Dicaios]. Triumphs of Justice Over Unjust Judges: Exhibiting, I. The Names and Crimes of Four and Forty Judges, Hang'd in One Year, In England, As Murderers, For Their Corrupt Judgments; II. The Case of Lord Chief Justice Tresilian, Hanged at Tyburn, And All the Rest of the Judges of England, (Save One) Banished in King Richard the Second's Time. III. The Crimes of Empson and Dudley, Executed in King Henry the Eighth's Days. IV. The Proceedings of the Ship-Money-Judges, In the Reign of King Charles the First. V. Divers Other Precedents, Both Ancient and Modern. To Which is Added, VI. The Judges Oath, And Some Observations Thereupon. VII. The Case of William Penn, For a Riot in Fenchurch Street. London: Re-Printed for J.J. Franklin (Grand Nephew to Dr. Franklin, of America) [by] White and Morgan, Printers, . [iv], 36 pp. Octavo (8" x 5"). Disbound stab-stitched pamphlet, moderate toning, light soiling to exterior, light foxing to final leaf. $500. * Originally printed in 1681, this essay on judicial error and judicial corruption reflects the tensions between King Charles II and his subjects near the end of his reign. It details the fates of Royalist judges during the reign of Charles I and earlier times. Probably inspired by the political repression relating to the Napoleonic Wars, corn laws, economic unrest and the suffrage movement, this 1817 reprint contains a seventh section, The Case of William Penn. J.J. Franklin was the grand nephew of Benjamin Franklin. OCLC locates 11 copies of this imprint, 4 in North America (Hamilton College, Southern Illinois University, UCLA, University of Missouri-Columbia). Sweet & Maxwell, A Legal Bibliography of the British Commonwealth 2:220 (11).
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