Report of the Trial of the Action, Bogle Versus Lawson, For a Libel...
One of the Most Detailed Accounts of a Major Nineteenth-Century Financial Swindle [Trial]. Hughes, W. Hughes, Editor. "The Times" Testimonal: Report of the Trial of the Action, Bogle Versus Lawson, For a Libel Published in "The Times" London-Newspaper, Tried at the Summer Assizes for the Country of Surrey, Held at Croydon, Monday, August 16, 1841, Before the Right Honourable Sir Nicholas Conyngham Tindal, Knt. Lord Chief Justice of the Court of Common Pleas, And a Special Jury; Together with the Proceedings of a Public Meeting of Merchants, Bankers and Others, Held at the Mansion House, London, Friday, October 1, 1841, On the Subject of Such Action, And of the Committee then Appointed; And Also a List of Subscribers to "The Times" Testimonial. Published by the Committee. London: John Hatchard and Son, Henry Butterworth and Pelham Richardson, 1842. 186 pp. Octavo (8-1/2" x 5"). Contemporary cloth, gilt titles to front board and spine. Faint dampstaining and light rubbing to boards , spine ends and corners bumped, later owner bookplate (Geoffrey G. Briggs) to front pastedown, (illegible) owner signature to front free endpaper, front hinge cracked, partial crack in text block between pp. 70-71. Moderate toning to interior, presentation from Hughes to (Alexander Dobie Esq.) $150. * Third and final edition. A sensational case of a million-pound plot to defraud continental bankers with forged letters of credit. The plot was exposed by a Times of London correspondent. This sensational case exposed the largely unregulated banking practices associated with letters of credit. The present report is without much doubt one of the most detailed accounts of a major financial swindle of this period, particularly one involving letters of credit. A second edition was published the same year as the first, and the third and final edition in 1842. All three are rare. OCLC locates 5 copies worldwide of the third edition, 2 in law libraries (Harvard, Social Law). British Museum Catalogue (Compact Edition) 3:778.
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