Trial of Charles Pinney


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[004058] Gurney, Mr. [Short-Hand] Trial of Charles Pinney, Esq. In the Court of King’s Bench, on an Information, Filed By His Majesty’s Attorney-General, Charging Him with Neglect of Duty, in His Office as Mayor of Bristol, During the Riots. Bristol: Cadel and Blackwood and Co., 1833. First Edition. 8vo. Hardback. Good. [5], vi-xxxviii, [3], 2-251, [252-255], 252-432pp. Original cloth, rebacked with new paper label to spine

Bumped to corners, rubbed to extremities, lightly browned internally, but generally quite clean. With a small advertisement slip for the work bound in at the rear

The rejection of the Reform Bill in 1831 led to rioting in Bristol, with several killed and many injured. Pinney was Mayor of Bristol at the time and was charged with neglect of duty, but was found not guilty