Book #73307
Report of the Trial of Watson against Carr. Trial, Thomas Carr, Defendant.

Report of the Trial of Watson against Carr

Assault and False Imprisonment [Trial]. Carr, Thomas, Defendant. Report of the Trial of Watson Against Carr, For an Assault and False Imprisonment, Before Sir John Bayley, Knt. One of the Justices of His Majesty's Court of King's Bench, Westminster, At the Guildhall, Newcastle, On Saturday, August 2d, 1823. Newcastle: Printed for John Sykes, Bookseller, 1823. 36 pp. Woodcut title page vignette of Samuel Johnson. Octavo (8-1/2" x 5"). Disbound stab-stitched pamphlet. Moderate toning, light foxing in a few places. $200. * Only edition, one of at least 2 issues from the same year. Scarce trial report concerning the beating and false imprisonment of Thomas Watson by Carr. The latter claimed as his defense his position as Town Constable during the time of incident, and engaged Henry Brougham as his lawyer. The jury found for Watson and Carr was subject to a fine and court costs. Other copies we have seen have a different title page vignette depicting Newcastle's Guildhall. OCLC locates 7 copies of this title, 4 in North America (Harvard Law School, University of Georgia Law School, Temple University, University of Pennsylvania Law School).

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