Book #79189
Item #79189 The Trials of Patrick Maxwell Stewart Wallace, And Michael Shaw. Trials, Patrick Wallace, Michael Wallace.
The Trials of Patrick Maxwell Stewart Wallace, And Michael Shaw...

The Trials of Patrick Maxwell Stewart Wallace, And Michael Shaw...

Transportation for Life [Trials]. Wallace, Patrick Maxwell Stewart, Defendant. Wallace, Michael Shaw Stewart, Defendant. The Trials of Patrick Maxwell Stewart Wallace, And Michael Shaw Stewart Wallace, For Wilfully Destroying the Brig Dryad, Off Cuba, With Intent to Defraud the Marine Assurance Companies and Underwriters. London: Printed and Published by Williams and Son, 1841. viii, 294 pp. Octavo (8-3/4" x 5-1/4"). Publisher's blind-stamped textured cloth, blind fillets and gilt title to spine. Moderate rubbing, a few small stains to boards, some fading to extremities, chipping to spine ends, joints starting, corners bumped and worn, rear hinge starting, early owner signatures and later bookplate to front endleaves. Light toning to interior, negligible light foxing to a few leaves, early presentation inscription to head of title page. $200. * Only edition. The Wallace brothers were accused of leading a conspiracy to sink the ship Dryad en route from Liverpool to Cuba in an insurance fraud scheme. They were convicted and sentenced to transportation for life to Van Diemen's Land. British Museum Catalogue (Compact Edition) 26:587.

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