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Item #78647 The Whole Proceedings on the King's Commission of the Peace, Oyer. Trials, Great Britain.
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The Whole Proceedings on the King's Commission of the Peace, Oyer...

A Year in the Life of the Old Bailey [Trials]. [Great Britain]. Gurney, Joseph [1744-1815], Reporter. The Whole Proceedings on the King's Commission of the Peace, Oyer and Terminer, Gaol Delivery for the City of London; And Also, The Gaol Delivery for the County of Middlesex; Held at Justice Hall in the Old Bailey.... London: Printed for Joseph Gurney (the Proprietor) And Sold by M. Gurney, 1779-1780. 796, [4] pp. 8 numbers, No. I in 2 parts, No. VI in 12 parts, all others in 3 parts. Each part with separate special title page and continuous pagination. Final part with index. Quarto (9" x 6-3/4"). Near-contemporary three-quarter sheep over paper-covered boards, blind fillets to sheep edges, gilt title and blind fillets to spine. Worn, paper of boards creased and partially abraded in places, front board separating, rear joint starting, wear to board edges, corners bumped, lower outside corner of rear board worn away, hinges cracked, free endpapers lacking, later bookseller description tipped onto front pastedown, faint later pencil doodles to rear pastedown. Moderate toning to interior, occasional light foxing and faint dampstaining, creasing and light edgewear to first and final few leaves, a few cracks to text block, a few leaves loosening slightly but secure, leaf 9H1 (pp. 765-766) misbound after 9H2 (pp. 767-768), text complete, trimming (or printing errors?) to a few leaves with loss to page numbers but not main text. $1,500. * Published in parts and later bound together, these reports of trials held at the "Court of Oyer and Terminer and Gaol Delivery for London and Middlesex," better known as Old Bailey, cover sessions held from December 8, 1779 to October 18, 1780. The trials deal with matters such as theft, assault, forgery and murder; the high number of capital cases and punishments reflects the punitive nature of British justice in the eighteenth century. Other convicts were sentenced to imprisonment, whipping and "navigation," which in practice meant hard labor or imprisonment during the suspension of transportation from 1776-1787 after the American Revolution. Complete volumes such as ours are scarce. OCLC locates 4 in North America for the years 1779-1780, 2 in law libraries (Yale, Library of Congress, which has an imperfect copy). English Short-Title Catalogue T073786.

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