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A Report from the Committee Appointed by Order of the House of Commons to examine Christopher Layer, and Others [With] The Particular and Inventory of all and Singular the lands, tenements, and Hereditaments, goods, chattels, debts, and personal estate whatsoever, of the Right Honourable sir Robert Sutton [With] A True and Exact Particular and Inventory of all and Singular The Lands, Tenements and Hereditaments, goods, chattels, debts, and personal estate whatsoever, Which I Sir Archibald Grant.. [With] A True and Exact Particular and Inventory of all and Singular The Lands, Tenements and Hereditaments, goods, chattels, debts, and personal estate whatsoever, of Denis Bond [With] A True and Exact Particular and Inventory of all and Singular The Lands, Tenements and Hereditaments, goods, chattels, debts, and personal estate whatsoever, of William Burroughs Esq [With] A True and Exact Particular and Inventory of all and Singular The Lands, Tenements and Hereditaments, goods, chattels, debts, and personal estate whatsoever, of Thomas Warren [With] A True and Exact Particular and Inventory of all and Singular The Lands, Tenements and Hereditaments, goods, chattels, debts, and personal estate whatsoever, which Richard Woolley was Seized or Possessed of.. [With] An Excerpt from 'Minutes of the evidence taken at the trial of Warren Hastings Esquire'

By The House of Commons; William Pulteney

1722-88

Jacob Tonson : London

14.5" by 9"

31, [2], 3-10, [2], 3-16, 13-64, [2], 2, [2], 44, 31, [5], 1-58, 20, 10, 20, 15; 28; [4], 5-30, [2]; [4], 5-36; [4], 5-73, [1]; [4], 5-33; [4] 1-46; 321-358pp

 

 

 

DETAILS

A scarce collection of legal works comprising of two separate works on two famous trials and several accounts of the inventory of many landowners in the eighteenth century.

Being eight works bound as one, but being three separate works bound as one. The first part to this volume is 'A Report from the Committee..'. To this part we are lacking the report and only have the appendices present. The second part forms of six separately published tracts in the same vein and from the same series, regarding the inventories of six noted individuals of the early eighteenth century. The third part is an excerpt from a wider work tracking the proceedings of Warren Hastings' impeachment trial. The first work is from the first edition, the first two 'Inventory' tracts are first editions, with the final four being second editions, and the excerpt from the minutes of Warren Hasting's trial is a first edition. A. Foreign Correspondnece AA. Papers Relating to Captain Halstead B. A List of Papers Relating to Christopher Layer BB. Papers Relating to An Intended Insurrection C. Papers Relating to John Plunket D. Papers Relating to the Bishop of Rochester E. Papers Relating to George Kelly F. Papers Relating to Denis Kelly G. Papers Relating to John Sample H. Papers Relating to the Duke of Norfolk and Others I. Papers Relating to Scotland ESTC No. T122580. Numeration to pages 13-16 in B are repeated (*D-*D2) as they are cancels. This is called for. According to ESTC collation, would seem that this work is lacking three leaves to the rear, three pages appear to be blanks and two pages following this may be publisher's adverts. 'Part printed by William Bowyer; his records show an initial printing of 3000 ordinary and 1500 fine-paper copies, followed by three printings of 1000 copies each, and a final printing of 500 copies' - ESTC. Cyphers The second work to this volume, as stated above, forms of six separately published tracts in the same vein, regarding the inventories of six noted individuals of the early eighteenth century. The full title of the first work is 'The particular and inventory of all and singular the lands, tenements, and hereditaments, goods, chattels, debts, and personal estate whatsoever, of the Right Honourable Sir Robert Sutton. Which he was Seized or Possessed of, or Intituled unto in his own Right, and which any other Person or Persons was or were Seized or Possessed of, or Intituled unto, in Trust for him, or to or for his Use or Benefit, upon the First Day of January, One Thousand Seven Hundred and Thirty, or any Time after, &c.' This is ESTC No T43694. In this edition sig F. on p.17 is under 'p' in 'paid' and the 8th line of the title page reads 'estate whatsoever'. To the next five of these tracts there is a preliminary leaf explaining that 'We do appoint Samuel Buckley to print the several inventories deliver's to us by the persons following, viz. Sir Robert Sutton, Knight of the Bath, Sir Archibald Grant, Bart, Denis Bond, Esq, William Burroughs, Esq, Thomas Warren, and Richard Woolley'. This work was commissioned by J Comyns and W Thomson. The second of these tracts regards the inventory of Sir Archibald Grant. The ESTC no of this is T51806, with the press figure '1' to page 22. The third of these tracts regards the inventory of Denis Bond, with the ESTC no. T51800. This is the second edition, with the press figure '3' on page 6. The ornament to the title page has two birds. The fourth of these tracts regards the inventory of William Burroughs with the ESTC no. T51804. This work is the second edition, with the press figure '3' on page 8 and page 73 correctly numbered. This was printed by William Bowyer not Buckley and has the records showing this work had 850 copies and was entered 10 Feb 1733. The fifth of these tracts regards the inventory of Thomas Warren and has the ESTC reference no. T51798. This tract is also the second edition printed by Buckley and has the press figure '2' to page 6. The sixth and final of these inventory tracts regards Richard Woolley. This tract is ESTC reference no. T51871 and has the signature 'F' on page 17 beneath the 'G' in Grocer. The third part of this volume is an excerpt from the trial of Warren Hastings. It is pages 321-358 of 'Minutes of the Evidence Taken at the Trial of Warren Hastings Esquire, Late Governor General of Bengal' which was published from 1788-94. The impeachment of Warren Hastings was a failed attempt to impeach the first Governor - General of Bengal in the Parliament of Great Britain. He was accused of misconduct during his time in Calcutta. These pages appear to be of a deposition of one John Benn. These pages regard the 10th April 1788 and the 11th April 1788.

CONDITION

In a quarter calf binding with cloth covered boards. Externally, generally smart with rubbing to the joints and extremities. Crest to the front board is rubbed. Joints are cracked, with the hinges strained but firm. Bookplate to the front pastedown, Longton Public Library. Stamp for 'Public Library Longton' to the occasional page at the margin, not affecting the text. Internally, firmly bound. Final leaf of the 'Inventory' tracts is browned.

Overall Condition: Good

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