The Trials of Arthur Thistlewood, and Other, for High Treason, at the Old Bailey Sessions-House,commencing On Saturday, the 15th, and ending on Thursday, the 27th of April, 1820. Taken in Short Hand, According to the Method Invented by John Byrom, Esq. F.R.S. Illustrated by Back and Front Views of the Premises in Cato Street, Edgeware Road, London; and by several Original Portraits of the principal Conspiritors and Witnesses connected with these Proccedings. With An Appendix containing circumstantial details of the Execution and decapitation of Thistlewood, Tidd, Ings, Davidson, and Brunt.
Small 4to, original boards rebacked, later title label on spine; pp. iv + 200; 9 plates. Inner hinges strained. Some foxing.
Interesting advert for Byrom's short hand. The trial of the Cato Street conspirators, who planned to murder Prime Minister Lord Liverpool and his entire cabinet in 1820. The conspirators were sentenced to be hung, drawn and quartered; however this was commuted to hanging and beheading. Although the decapitation was performed by a surgeon, it caused enough unrest that this punishment was never used again.
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