Fine copy in the original elaborately gilt-tooled leather, over gilt-tooled cloth-backed boards, with raised bands. All edges gilt. The classic Gryphon Editions design. An exceptional example; corners sharp with an overall tight, bright and clean impression. Still in the publisher's cardboard packaging. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 250 pages; Description: Physical desc.: 6 p. ., 250 p : front., pl., ports., facsim ; 22 cm. Subjects: Jeffreys, George Jeffreys, Baron, 1645?-1689. Great Britain --Assize Courts --Bloody Assizes, 1685. Summary: England's turbulent history in the last quarter of the seventeenth century records the name of George Jeffreys in a most unflattering manner. Jeffreys became lord chief justice in 1682 and held, in 1685, the brutal assizes following the defeat of Monmouth's rebellion. By his order, hundreds of prisoners were condemned to gruesome deaths without adequate evidence of their guilt. The story of these notoriously defective trials is now added to the Notable Trials Library. THE BLOODY ASSIZES, edited by J. G. Muddiman, amply documents why the word "bloody" became permanently attached to the judgments of the 1685 Western Circuit and puts a human face on the consequences. Professor Alan M. Dershowitz refers, in his Introduction to our facsimile of the 1929 edition, to an important connection with the early United States: "This terrible event in British history was well known to the framers of our Constitution, and the rights included in that document--and in the Bill of Rights that followed soon after--were designed to prevent the wrongs inflicted on British citizens by the infamous Jeffreys." --Publisher's website. 1 Kg. 250 pp. Bookseller Inventory # 171272
Title: The Bloody assizes / edited by J.G. Muddiman
Publisher: Delanco, N.J.: Notable Trials library, division of Gryphon Editions
Publication Date: 2004
Edition: Fine Facsimile Reprint.
Book Description Delanco, N.J.: Notable Trials li, 2004. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Very Good. Gently used with NO markings in text; binding is tight. Pasadena's finest independent new and used bookstore. Seller Inventory # mon0000282349