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  1. [TREASON.]

    A Collection of the several Statutes and Parts of Statutes now in Force relating to High Treason and Misprision of High...

    London, Charles Bill and the executrix of Thomas Newcomb, 1709.

    First edition, published shortly after the Treason Act 1708, in its contemporary binding. Issued following the revision of laws relating to high treason following the Union of 1707, the texts were printed by the printers to Queen Anne and are often found in black morocco bindings to this design,...

    £650

  2. [THISTLEWOOD, Arthur.]

    The Trials of Arthur Thistlewood, and others, for high treason, at the Old Bailey Sessions-House, commencing...

    London, Sherwood, Neely, & Jones … and J. Asperne, Cornhill, 1820.

    First edition, a fairly deluxe account by the usual standards, of the Cato Street Conspiracy trials. In 1820 five conspirators, probably from a much larger group of Spenceans centred on the radical Marylebone Union Reading Society, including one black man, Thomas Davidson, were hanged and beheaded...

    £450

  3. THORNTON, Edward.

    A gazetteer of the territories under the government of the East-India Company, and of the native states on the...

    London, Wm. H. Allen, 1854.

    A handsome set of the first edition of this extraordinarily detailed overview of India in the mid-19th century. Thornton (1799-1875) worked at East India House between 1814 and 1857, serving as head of the maritime department from 1847. His six-volume History of the British Empire in India appeared between...

    £2000

  4. [PETERLOO.]

    In the King’s Bench. Between Thomas Redford, plaintiff; and Hugh Hornby Birley, Alexander Oliver, Richard Withington,...

    Manchester, Wheeler, 1822.

    First edition of this report of the private prosecution brought by Thomas Redford, a hatter from Middleton and a flag-carrier at the St. Peters Field meeting , against members of the Yeomanry, including Hugh Hornby Birley who led the charge. It contains numerous eyewitness reports of the Peterloo...

    £550