COMPLETE COLLECTION OF STATE TRIALS AND PROCEEDINGS FOR HIGH TREASON AND OTHER CRIMES AND MISDEMEANORS FROM THE EARLIEST PERIOD TO THE PRESENT TIME [Volumes I - XXI, of 34]
London: Printed by T. C. Hansard for... 1809 - 1814. First Editions. Large Octavos, Twenty-one Volumes; G+; Rebound in 20th-century full beige cloth, with red and black morocco spine labels and gilt lettering; Boards show moderate soiling to cloth overall, some light chipping to spine labels, and light wear to edges; Textblock have light to moderate uneven age-toning to edges, with curling / light chipping to untrimmed fore-edges, and light sporadic foxing to pages interiorly throughout. RWO-LC. [Oversized book(s). Additional postage necessary for expedited/international orders. Economy International shipping unavailable due to size/weight restrictions. For international/expedited customers, please inquire for rates].
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The first 21 volumes of a 34-volume collection published between 1809 and 1828, initiated by the political radical, pamphleteer, and publisher William Cobbett. Begun in 1809 with Cobbett’s name on the title page as Cobbett’s Complete Collection of State Trials covering the years 1163-1684 in nine volumes was continued for the period 1684-1784 under the title A Complete Collection of State Trials and Proceedings for High Treason and Other Crimes and Misdemeanors from the Earliest Period to the Present Time in volumes 10-21 under the editorship of Thomas B. Howell. The set on offer here includes all of the original volumes edited by Cobbett and T. B. Howell. The later continuation of this series (not included here), including volumes 22-33, covered the years1784 to 1820, and were edited by Howell’s son, Thomas Jones Howell. Volume 34 was a general index to the series of 33 volumes.