Executed after a Failed Insurrection [Trial]. [Scotland]. [Mackenzie, Peter (1799-1875)]. Wilson, James, Defendant [1760-1820]. The Trial of James Wilson, For High Treason, With an Account of His Execution at Glasgow, September, 1820, Etc. Etc. Now Respectfully Submitted to the Consideration of the Reformers of Glasgow, By Their Faithful and Devoted Servant, The Exposer of the Spy System, &c. &c. Glasgow: Printed and Published by Muir, Gowans, & Co., 1832. 48 pp. 3 parts in one with continuous pagination. Octavo (8" x 5"). Disbound stab-stitched pamphlet. Light toning, more moderate to pp. 17-32, light foxing and soiling in a few places. $450. * Only edition, issued first as three parts and then a composite edition. Wilson, a Scottish radical and would-be revolutionary, led a march on Glasgow after being fed information by British government spies who claimed that England was in the midst of an insurrection and that the French were assisting the rebels. This was not the case, and upon his return Wilson was arrested and executed in August of 1820. Mackenzie was a journalist who wrote about the British infiltration of radical networks. OCLC locates 11 copies of this title, 4 in North America (Harvard, Princeton, New York Public Library, Queens University). Goldsmiths' Library of Economic Literature 27585.
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