Taken From the First Edition of English State Trials Salmon, Thomas [1679-1767]. A New Abridgement and Critical Review of the State Trials. Wherein are Inserted, Several Trials Not in Any Other Collection. Also, Some Trials That were Taken in Haste and Scarce Intelligible, Are Brought into Regular Order; And Many Deficiencies Throughout the Whole Supply'd. Likewise, Remarks are Made on Each Trial, Shewing What the Law in Criminal Cases Anciently Was; And How it Has Been Altered, And Stands at this Day. Together, With Impartial Memoirs of the Times and Characters of the Sufferers. To Which is Added, A Compleat Alphabetical Index of the Names of the Prisoners Tried, The Times When, Their Crimes, And Their Punishment. London: Printed for Mess. J.R. & J. Hazard [et al.], 1737. iv, 922,  pp. Main text in parallel columns. Last page is a publisher catalogue. Folio (14-3/4" x 9-1/4"). Recent period-style quarter calf over cloth boards, blind fillets to calf edges, raised bands and lettering piece to spine, endpapers renewed, edges rouged. A few negligible spots and stains to boards and spine, light rubbing to extremities, corners bumped. Title page printed in red and black. Moderate toning and light foxing to interior, somewhat heavier in places. $450. * Second edition. First published in 1735, this is an abridgement by Salmon of the first edition of his four-volume Compleat Collection of State-Tryals (1719). Its final edition was published in 1765. English Short-Title Catalogue T174071.
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