Newcastle Assault



[004048] [Assault and False Imprisonment in Newcastle] Report of the Trial of Watson Against Carr, for an Assault and False Imprisonment, Before Sir John Bayley, Knt. One of the Justices of His Majesty’s Court of King’s Bench, Westminster, at the Guildhall, Newcastle, on Saturday, August 2d, 1823. Newcastle: John Sykes, 1823. First Edition? 8vo. Hardback. Pamphlet. Good. [5], 2-36pp. Later half roan and marbled paper over boards, title in gilt to spine

Rubbed to extremities, internally the title is foxed, with some light browning and foxing throughout, but tolerably clean

Original upper plain wrapper bound in, with a presentation inscription ‘presented to Mr. Jackson by Iona Walton’ (presumably related to William Walton, who was a member of the jury). Bookplate of J. Cresswell to front pastedown

Carr was a constable and watchman in Newcastle, but the jury found for Watson and he was awarded 40s and costs. There was another issue (possibly later, 1828?), with a vignette of Samuel Johnson to the title page, instead of the Newcastle Guildhall as here. Sykes’ bookseller sign was ‘Johnson’s Head’, and another printed by George Angus with a frontispiece, in the same year

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