A Collection Owned by a Nobleman Expelled from the House of Commons for Fraud [Trials]. [Great Britain]. Preston, Richard Graham, Viscount [1648-1695], Primary Defendant. The Arraignment, Trials, Conviction and Condemnation of Sir Rich. Grahme Bart., Viscount Preston in the Kingdom of Scotland, And John Ashton, Gent. For High-Treason against Their Majesties King William and Queen Mary [...]. London: Printed for Samuel Heyrick and Thomas Cockerill, 1691. [iv], 26, , 27-138 pp. With imprimatur leaf; trial of John Ashton has separate title page and continuous register. [Bound With] [Mackenzie, Sir George (1636-1691), Attributed]. A True and Plain Account of the Discoveries Made in Scotland, Of the Late Conspiracies Against His Majesty and the Government. [...] Together with an Authentick Extract of the Criminal Process and Sentence Against Mr. Robert Baillie of Jerviswood. Extracted by Command of His Majesties Most Honourable Privy Council of Scotland; And Published by His Majesties Command. Reprinted at London: By Thomas Newcomb, For Susanna Forrester, 1685. [ii], 61,  pp. With 2 folding tables; Baillie trial has separate title page and continuous register. [And] [Five Trials and Essays Dealing with Treason, Conspiracies Against the Crown, And Related Legal Issues]. Folio (11-3/4" x 7-1/2"). Six pamphlets bound in contemporary marbled boards, rebacked in recent cloth, raised bands and retained lettering piece to spine. Light rubbing to boards, rubbing and wear to board edges and corners, which are bumped, hinges mended, armorial bookplate of Sir Archibald Grant to front pastedown with small ink shelfmarks to pastedown and front free endpaper and his ownership signature to head of first title page. Moderate toning to interior, somewhat lighter or heavier in places, light foxing and soiling in a few places, a few corners folded or lacking without loss to text, light creasing to title page of third title. Penultimate title (A Compleat Collection of the Protests of the Lords) only: dampspotting and staining to upper quarter of text block, top-edge of title page and last several leaves affected by trimming and wear with loss to text. An interesting collection. $1,850. * These seven titles, mostly trials or commentaries on trials, deal primarily with treaso.
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