The Trial of Archibald Stewart Esq; Late Lord Provost of Edinburgh.: Trial; Stewart, Archibald, ...

The Trial of Archibald Stewart Esq; Late Lord Provost of Edinburgh.

Trial; Stewart, Archibald, Defendant

Publication Date: 1747
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Stewart, Archibald, Defendant. A Turncoat? [Trial]. Stewart, Archibald [1697-1780], Defendant. The Trial of Archibald Stewart Esq; Late Lord Provost of Edinburgh, Before the High Court of Justiciary in Scotland, For Neglect of Duty, and Misbehaviour in the Execution of His Office, As Lord Provost of Edinburgh, Before and at the Time the Rebels Got Possession of That City in the Month of September 1745. Extracted Under the Hand of the Clerk of Justiciary, From the Books of Adjournal of that Court; And Containing the Whole Procedure had Therein, From Mr. Stewart's First Appearance Before that Court, The 24th March 1747. Till his Final Acquittance Therefrom, The 2d November Thereafter. Edinburgh: Printed for Gideon Crawfurd, 1747. 178; 203, [1] pp. Two parts. The second has the drop-head title: Proceedings in the Second Trial of Archibald Stewart, Esq. Octavo (7-1/2" x 4-1/2"). Later buckram, calf lettering piece to spine. Light soiling, corners bumped and lightly worn. Moderate toning to text, soiling and edgewear to title page, lower corner lacking with minor loss to text. Ex-library. Stamps to boards, edges and endleaves, bookplate to front pastedown, perforated stamps to title page, following leaf. $250. * Only edition. Stewart was tried for his failure to prevent Jacobite troops from taking Edinburgh. After a long trial he was acquitted, though many believed he was a secret Jacobite who handed Edinburgh to the rebels. OCLC locates 9 copies in North American law libraries (Harvard, Indiana Supreme Court, Library of Congress, Social Law, UC-Berkeley, University of Georgia, University of Miami, University of Minnesota, University of Pennsylvania). English Short-Title Catalogue T140658. Bookseller Inventory # 64982

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Title: The Trial of Archibald Stewart Esq; Late ...

Publication Date: 1747

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Illustrator: Stewart, Archibald, Defendant

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