Book #73508
Celebrated Trials and Remarkable Cases of Criminal Jurisprudence 6 vol. Trials, George Borrow.
Celebrated Trials and Remarkable Cases of Criminal Jurisprudence 6 vol
Celebrated Trials and Remarkable Cases of Criminal Jurisprudence 6 vol
Celebrated Trials and Remarkable Cases of Criminal Jurisprudence 6 vol
Celebrated Trials and Remarkable Cases of Criminal Jurisprudence 6 vol
Celebrated Trials and Remarkable Cases of Criminal Jurisprudence 6 vol
Celebrated Trials and Remarkable Cases of Criminal Jurisprudence 6 vol
Celebrated Trials and Remarkable Cases of Criminal Jurisprudence 6 vol
Celebrated Trials and Remarkable Cases of Criminal Jurisprudence 6 vol

Celebrated Trials and Remarkable Cases of Criminal Jurisprudence 6 vol

A Fascinating Compendium of "Celebrated" Trials in a Handsome Binding [Trials]. [Borrow, George H., Editor]. Celebrated Trials and Remarkable Cases of Criminal Jurisprudence from the Earliest Records to the Years 1825. London: Printed for Knight & Lacey, 1825. Six volumes. 35 engraved plates, 3 folding. Complete. Octavo (7-3/4" x 4"). Later signed tree-calf binding by Root & Son, gilt frames and fillets to boards, raised bands, gilt ornaments and gilt title to spines, gilt tooling to board edges, all edges gilt, gilt inside dentelles, marbled endpapers, ribbon markers, front board of Volume II carefully reattached. Moderate rubbing to extremities, minor chipping to spine ends of a few volumes, front joint of Volume II cracked, small morocco book label of William Armistead Moale Burden II to front pastedown of each volume. Light toning to interiors, light foxing in a few places. A very handsome set. $1,600. * First edition. The first collection devoted exclusively to important state and criminal trials, this set contains over four hundred cases from the fifteenth to nineteenth centuries. Regarding other collections, Borrow criticized the Newgate Calendar for being too sympathetic to its subjects; he found the State Trials to be intolerably dull. Borrow also includes famous trials from France, Sweden, Denmark and the United States. For France, he adapted trials from Causes Celebres and to the tastes of "English reading" by stripping them "of all their verbosity." In addition to its more animated language, Celebrated Trials is enlivened by its numerous engravings depicting courtroom scenes and executions (by various means). William Armistead Moale Burden II [1906-1984] was a prominent banker, art collector, bibliophile and philanthropist. He was Eisenhower's ambassador to Belgium from 1959 to 1961. Sweet & Maxwell, A Legal Bibliography of the British Commonwealth 2:36.

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