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The Tryal and Condemnation of Sir John Friend, Knight, For Conspiring. Trial, Sir John Friend, Defendant.
The Tryal and Condemnation of Sir John Friend, Knight, For Conspiring.

The Tryal and Condemnation of Sir John Friend, Knight, For Conspiring.

Tried for Treason Without Benefit of Counsel [Trial]. Friend, Sir John [d.1696], Defendant. The Tryal and Condemnation of Sir John Friend, Knight. For Conspiring to Raise Rebellion in These Kingdoms, In Order to a French Invasion: Who Upon Full Evidence was Found Guilty of High-Treason, At the Sessions-House in the Old Bayly, March 23th 1695/6. London: Printed for Brabazon Aylmer, 1696. 35, [1] pp. Folio (12" x 7-1/4"). Recent period-style three-quarter calf over marbled boards, raised bands and lettering piece to spine, endpapers renewed. Moderate toning to text, light soiling to title page and verso of final leaf. $650. * Only edition. Friend was charged with high treason for his role in the 1696 Jacobite assassination plot, one of a series of Jacobite plots to reverse the Glorious Revolution of 1688-1689. Friend's trial was the penultimate instance under English law in which a defendant was tried for treason without benefit of counsel. The Treason Act of 1695, which allowed counsel in cases of treason, went into effect two days later. English Short-Title Catalogue R37160.

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