"Unjust Judges" [Philo-Dicaios]. The 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, Hang'd at Tyburn, And All the Rest of the Judges of England (Save One) Banished in K. Rich. The 2ds Time. III. The Crimes of Empson and Dudley, Executed in K. Henry the 8th's Days. IV. The Proceedings of the Ship-Money-Judges, In the Reign of K. Charles the First. V. Diverse Other Presidents, Both Ancient and Modern. To Which is Added, VI. The Judges Oath, And Some Observations Thereupon. Humbly Dedicated to the Lord Chief Justice Scroggs. London: Printed for Benjamin Harris, 1681. [iv], 36 pp. Octavo (8" x 5"). Disbound stab-stitched pamphlet. Light soiling to exterior, light wear to spine ends and corners, moderate toning to interior, light foxing and light browning to a few leaves. $950. * First edition. 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. Later editions were published in 1732 and 1735. OCLC locates 7 copies of the first edition in North American law libraries (Duke, Georgetown, Harvard, Library of Congress, University of Cincinnati, UT-Austin, York). English Short-Title Catalogue R3571.
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