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  • BROOKS, Collin, editor
    THE ROYAL MAIL CASE: Rex v. Lord Kylsant, and another

    Edition: First Canadian issue

    Toronto: Canada Law Book Company, 1933. Octavo, red cloth, spine gilt lettered. pp (xliv), 276 + frontispiece and five other photos + large folding chart at rear. 1933 ink name of a notable Toronto Crown Attorney and Justice of the Supreme Court at front, VG clean and unworn copy. Made from sheets of the British (Hodge) edition. A volume in the Notable British Trials series. Royal Mail Steam Packet Company, stock fraud.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 46583
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  • CHAMBERS, (Captain Ernest J.)
    THE ROYAL NORTH-WEST MOUNTED POLICE. A Corps History.

    Toronto: Coles, 1972. Facsimile reprint of the scarce Montreal, 1906, first edition. Card covers, in card slipcase. Ink inscription to front free endpaper, soft crease and edge nick to rear cover, else fine, slipcase is VG. Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra postage may be required.

    Condition: Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Binding: Softcover

    Book ID: 10461
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  • Kenealy, Dr. (Edward Vaughan Kenealy, 1819-1880)
    The trial at bar of Sir Roger C.D. Tichborne, bart, in the Court of Queen's Bench at Westminster : for perjury, commencing Wednesday, April 23, 1873, and ending Saturday, February 28, 1874. To which is prefixed a biographical sketch of the defendant.

    London: "Englishman" Office, 1875. (Half-title page and cover title: Introduction to the trial of Sir R.C.D. Tichborne, Bart.) Folio, 34 cm. Original reddish brown cloth gilt, cream endpapers. pp (4), 336, text in triple columns. Frontispiece portraits of the author and the Queen, numerous other illustrations in text. Spine ends worn; cracked inner hinges neatly repaired; armorial bookplate inside front cover (motto "Mediocria Firma"); large armorial bookplate on front pastedown of "Lionel Cresswell of the Middle Temple and Burley in Wharfedale, Esq." Rubber stamped owner name at top of half-title leaf; front free endpaper has the rubber stamp and ink name of a later owner (Toronto, 1957). At bottom of front free endpaper is the ink note "Everyone is…

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    London: "Englishman" Office, 1875. (Half-title page and cover title: Introduction to the trial of Sir R.C.D. Tichborne, Bart.) Folio, 34 cm. Original reddish brown cloth gilt, cream endpapers. pp (4), 336, text in triple columns. Frontispiece portraits of the author and the Queen, numerous other illustrations in text. Spine ends worn; cracked inner hinges neatly repaired; armorial bookplate inside front cover (motto "Mediocria Firma"); large armorial bookplate on front pastedown of "Lionel Cresswell of the Middle Temple and Burley in Wharfedale, Esq." Rubber stamped owner name at top of half-title leaf; front free endpaper has the rubber stamp and ink name of a later owner (Toronto, 1957). At bottom of front free endpaper is the ink note "Everyone is a crook who opposes Dr. Kenealy, who unfortunately lost his case & was disbarred for his good work !!! Poor Dr. K. !!". Page edges browned, book a bit leaned. In all, just good externally, text VG - clean, tight and unworn. The Tichborne Case was a sensational trial in Victorian England. Sir Roger Tichborne, heir to the Tichborne baronetcy, was presumed to have died in a shipwreck in 1854. But his mother believed him still alive and, hearing a rumour that he was living in Australia, advertised and offered a reward for information. Presently one "Thomas Castro" of Wagga Wagga made a claim to be Sir Roger. The mother accepted him but the family did not. In due course he was brought to trial, charged with perjury, and identified as Arthur Orton of Wapping, London. Orton was sentenced to 14 years and his counsel, Edward Kenealy, condemned by the judge for his conduct, was subsequently disbarred. This is the introductory volume to a set that ran to nine volumes by 1880. Note: 2.5 kg parcel, extra shipping will be required.

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    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 46080
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  • THE TROOPER POLICE OF AUSTRALIA: a record of mounted police work in the commonwealth from the earliest days of settlement to the present time by HAYDON, A.L.
    HAYDON, A.L.
    THE TROOPER POLICE OF AUSTRALIA: a record of mounted police work in the commonwealth from the earliest days of settlement to the present time

    Edition: First printing

    London: Andew Melrose, 1911. Tall octavo, dark green cloth gilt lettered, with arms of Oz in blue, red, white, and gilt on front cover, green floral endpapers, top edges gilt. pp [2], xviii, 431, (2, ads), [2] + frontispiece and 6 other sepia portraits wth tissue guards + 38 photo plates + colour folding map at rear; one portrait. one illustration, and 5 maps in text. Bit of wear to spine ends; partial cloth split to front joint neatly and not very noticably repaired; rubber stamped name and ink notation on blank recto of frontispiece; gutter crack at title leaf neatly repaired, tissue guard there has a crease to inner margin and nicks to edges; yellowing and light foxing…

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    London: Andew Melrose, 1911. Tall octavo, dark green cloth gilt lettered, with arms of Oz in blue, red, white, and gilt on front cover, green floral endpapers, top edges gilt. pp [2], xviii, 431, (2, ads), [2] + frontispiece and 6 other sepia portraits wth tissue guards + 38 photo plates + colour folding map at rear; one portrait. one illustration, and 5 maps in text. Bit of wear to spine ends; partial cloth split to front joint neatly and not very noticably repaired; rubber stamped name and ink notation on blank recto of frontispiece; gutter crack at title leaf neatly repaired, tissue guard there has a crease to inner margin and nicks to edges; yellowing and light foxing to page edges; light spots to rear cover; in all, about a VG copy, now tight in the binding; text clean and unworn. Uncommon book. Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra shipping will be required.

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    Condition: Binding: Hardcover.

    Book ID: 39330
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  • THE TRYAL OF SIR HENRY VANE, Kt at the King's Bench, Westminster, June the 2d. and 6th, 1662... by (VANE, Henry, Sir, 1613-62)
    (VANE, Henry, Sir, 1613-62)
    THE TRYAL OF SIR HENRY VANE, Kt at the King's Bench, Westminster, June the 2d. and 6th, 1662...

    Edition: First edition

    London: 1662. Title page continues: "Together with what he intended to have spoken the day of his sentence (June 11) for arrest of judgment, (had he not been interrupted and over-ruled by the court) and his bill of exception. With other occasional speeches, &c. Also his speech and prayer, &c. on the scaffold." pp (3)-(135). 19.5 cm. Modern quarter calf and patterned boards, spine with red label and gilt rules, by Pride's Crossing Bindery. Title page has an 1834 ink name in upper corner and a crease to lower inner corner; text paper a little yellowed; a couple small dark spots to pp 101-04; a few small dark spots to last leaf; near fine, text clean and unworn, externally fine.…

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    London: 1662. Title page continues: "Together with what he intended to have spoken the day of his sentence (June 11) for arrest of judgment, (had he not been interrupted and over-ruled by the court) and his bill of exception. With other occasional speeches, &c. Also his speech and prayer, &c. on the scaffold." pp (3)-(135). 19.5 cm. Modern quarter calf and patterned boards, spine with red label and gilt rules, by Pride's Crossing Bindery. Title page has an 1834 ink name in upper corner and a crease to lower inner corner; text paper a little yellowed; a couple small dark spots to pp 101-04; a few small dark spots to last leaf; near fine, text clean and unworn, externally fine. >>> Sir Henry Vane the younger, a devout Puritan, emigrated to Massachusetts in 1635, and was elected Governor in 1636. An advocate of religious tolerance, his single term as Governor was not a successful one - he engaged the colony in war with the Pequots, for one thing - but he was instrumental in the founding of Harvard College and he was also a supporter of Roger Williams and the foundation of Rhode Island. Sir Harry returned to England in 1637, now more radical and anti-clerical, becoming a member of the Short and Long Parliaments, and advocating for the separation of church and state. After the fall of Cromwell and the Restoration, Vane was granted clemency for his part in the Glorious Revolution, but it was overturned. He stood trial for high treason, and as was the custom of the time, was forced to defend himself without benefit of counsel. The court was packed with Royalists and he was convicted and subsequently beheaded on Tower Hill. Samuel Pepys was present and wrote "He made a long speech, many times interrupted by the Sheriff and others there; and they would have taken his paper out of his hand, but he would not let it go. But they caused all the books of those that writ after him to be given the Sheriff; and the trumpets were brought under the scaffold that he might not be heard. Then he prayed, and so fitted himself, and received the blow; but the scaffold was so crowded that we could not see it done....He had a blister, or issue, upon his neck, which he desired them not hurt: he changed not his colour or speech to the last, but died justifying himself and the cause he had stood for; and spoke very confidently of his being presently at the right hand of Christ; and in all things appeared the most resolved man that ever died in that manner, and showed more of heat than cowardize, but yet with all humility and gravity. One asked him why he did not pray for the King. He answered, 'Nay,' says he, 'you shall see I can pray for the King: I pray God bless him !" Lowndes says "THE TRYAL was written by a Sectarist in favor of Vane and printed by stealth." Sir Henry's views on the ultimate power of the governed over the governors were the crux of the thinking which lead to the Declaration of Independence in the American colonies. Sabin 98500. ESTC R21850. Wing T2216. Lowndes, p. 2753. DAB XIX, pp 191-93. The only edition. Rare.

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    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 49743
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  • GUILLET, Edwin C.
    THIS MAN HANGED HIMSELF ! A study of the evidence in The King versus Newell. Twenty Illustrations

    Edition: First Edition

    Toronto: Ontario Publishing Co, 1943. Octavo, red cloth. pp (xviii), 210 + plates. Fine copy, no owner names. Jacket has short tears, creases, VG otherwise. "Famous Canadian Trials" . Murder of Anne Newell in 1940.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 38425
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  • SHORE, W. Teignmouth, editor
    TRIAL OF FREDERICK GUY BROWNE AND WILLIAM HENRY KENNEDY

    Edition: First Canadian issue

    Toronto: Canada Law Book Company, 1930. Octavo, red cloth, spine gilt lettered. pp (xii), 218, [2] + frontispiece and 13 other plates. Ink name and bookplate of a notable Toronto Crown Attorney and Justice of the Supreme Court at front; yellowing to front endpapers and page edges; rear cover a little bowed, with damp staining nicely touched up; VG clean and unworn copy. Made from sheets of the British (Hodge) edition. A volume in the Notable British Trials series.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 46585
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  • YOUNG, Filson, editor
    TRIAL OF HERBERT ROWSE ARMSTRONG

    Edition: First Canadian issue

    Toronto: Canada Law Book Company, 1927. Octavo, red cloth, spine gilt lettered. pp (xii), 396 + frontispiece and four other photos. 1927 ink name of a notable Toronto Crown Attorney and Justice of the Supreme Court at front, VG clean and unworn copy. Made from sheets of the British (Hodge) edition. A volume in the Notable British Trials series. Armstrong was the only solicitor in British history to be hanged for murder (of his wife).

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 46581
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  • Mackay, David N., editor
    Trial of James Stewart (The Appin Murder)

    London: Sweet & Maxwell, no date (1907). Green cloth, top edge gilt. pp xvi, 367 + frontispiece and 6 other plates + map at rear. Spine and page edges a bit darkened; some foxing early and late; VG otherwise. Notable Scottish Trials series.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 47694
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  • SMITH, A. Duncan, editor
    TRIAL OF MADELEINE SMITH

    Edition: First Canadian issue

    Toronto: Canada Law Book Company, no date (192-). Octavo, red cloth, spine gilt lettered. pp (xii), (377) + frontispiece and 6 other plates. Twice rubber stamped ink name of a notable Toronto Crown Attorney and Justice of the Supreme Court at front; nick at head of spine; yellowing and light soiling to front endpapers; else a VG clean and unworn copy. Made from sheets of the British (Hodge) edition. A volume in the Notable British Trials series.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 46589
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  • JESSE, F. Tennyson, editor
    TRIAL OF MADELEINE SMITH. New Edition.

    London: William Hodge, 1949. Second printing in the Notable British Trials series, edited by F. Tennyson Jesse (first published 1905, edited by A. Duncan Smith, in the Notable Scottish Trials series, first Notable British Trials edition in 1927). Red cloth. (xii), 413 pp + plates. Spine has a small puncture hole near top and a half inch repaired cloth tear at foot; VG clean and tight copy otherwise, no owner names.

    Condition: Book: Good, Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 35220
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  • STEUART, A. Francis, editor
    TRIAL OF MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS

    Edition: First Canadian issue

    Toronto: Canada Law Book Company, 1923. Octavo, hardcover, red cloth. pp (xvi), 184, (18, ads), [2] + 7 plates. Small tear at head of spine, VG otherwise. Notable British Trials Series. Made from Hodge sheets.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 46754
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  • MELVILLE, Lewis, editor
    TRIAL OF THE DUCHESS OF KINGSTON

    Edition: First Canadian issue

    Toronto: Canada Law Book Company, 1927. Octavo, red cloth, spine gilt lettered. pp (xii), 328 + frontispiece and 8 other plates. Ink name of a notable Toronto Crown Attorney and Justice of the Supreme Court at front; damp streak to rear cover; else a VG clean and unworn copy. Made from sheets of the British (Hodge) edition. A volume in the Notable British Trials series.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 46587
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  • KNOTT, George H., editor (Eric R. Watson)
    TRIAL OF WILLIAM PALMER. Second edition, revised by Eric R. Watson

    Edition: First Canadian issue

    Toronto: Canada Law Book Company, no date (1923). Octavo, red cloth, spine gilt lettered. pp (xii), (353) + frontispiece and 10 other plates, facsimile letter in text at rear. 1928 ink name of a notable Toronto Crown Attorney and Justice of the Supreme Court at front; light spotting to covers; tanning to free endpapers; else a VG clean and unworn copy. Made from sheets of the British (Hodge) edition. First edition was in 1912. A volume in the Notable British Trials series.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 46591
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  • Donkin, John G
    Trooper in the far North-West: Recollections of life in the North-West Mounted Police, Canada, 1884-1888

    Saskatoon: Western Producer Prairie Books, 1987. Card covers. pp 289. VG clean and unworn copy, no owner names. Reprint of the original London, 1889, edition (scarce), adding a new Foreword to this Spetra trade paperback edition by Murray Malcolm.

    Condition: Binding: Softcover

    Book ID: 48719
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  • HARTMAN, Mary S.
    VICTORIAN MURDERESSES: A True History of Thirteen Respectable French and English Women Accused of Unspeakable Crimes

    Edition: First printing

    New York: Shocken Books, 1977. Cloth & boards. pp 318, index, notes. Ink owner name, else fine. Dust jacket has a short tear, nicks, rubbing to front flap, VG otherwise.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 47951
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  • War Crimes. The Legacy of Nuremberg by Cooper, Belinda, editor
    Cooper, Belinda, editor
    War Crimes. The Legacy of Nuremberg

    Edition: First printing

    New York: TV Books, 1999. Cloth & boards. pp 350. Review copy with promotional sheets laid in. Fine in fine jacket.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 48404
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  • SANDERS, Helen Fitzgerald and William H. Bertsche, Jr., editors
    X. BEIDLER: VIGILANTE. With a Foreword By A. B. Guthrie, Jr.

    Edition: First edition.

    Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press, 1957. Red patterned boards. (xviii), (166) pp, illustrations in text. Small ink name, else fine in VG dust jacket. Story of John Xavier Beidler(1831-1890), a vigilante active in Montana in the 1860s, told in his own words. The eighth volume in the publisher's Western Frontier Library series.

    Condition: Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Binding: Hardcover.

    Book ID: 22188
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