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THE THREE TRIALS OF WILLIAM HONE, FOR PUBLISHING THREE PARODIES : VIZ. THE LATE JOHN WILKES'S CATECHISM, THE POLITICAL LITANY, AND THE SINECURIST'S CREED; ON THREE EX-OFFICIO INFORMATIONS, AT GUILDHALL, LONDON, DURING THREE SUCCESSIVE DAYS, DECEMBER 18, 1
THE THREE TRIALS OF WILLIAM HONE, FOR PUBLISHING THREE PARODIES : VIZ. THE LATE JOHN WILKES'S CATECHISM, THE POLITICAL LITANY, AND THE SINECURIST'S CREED; ON THREE EX-OFFICIO INFORMATIONS, AT GUILDHALL, LONDON, DURING THREE SUCCESSIVE DAYS, DECEMBER 18, 1
Author: Hone, William
Edition: Mixed Editions, Nineteenth, Fifteenth, and Fifth
Place of Publication: London
Publisher: William Hone
Publication Date: 1818/1817

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William Hone's victorious court battles against government censorship in 1817, of which he was acquitted, marked a turning point in the fight for British press freedom.; The subscriptions received in the rear list out major benefactors, known (His Grave the Duke of Bedford £‎105, The Earl of Darlington £‎105, Lord Cochrane £‎100) and anonymous (A Member of the House of Lords - an enemy to persecution, and especially to religious persecution, employed for political purposes £‎100, The Constitution, the whole Constitution, and nothing but the Constitution £‎10, One who abhors an arbitary [sic] and merciless Judge £‎1, A swarm of B's from Somersetshire, whose stings are for the oppressors of Law, and whose honey is for the oppressed by Law £‎5, "For Shame !!!" £‎1)

Contains: The Three Trials of William Hone, London: William Hone, 1818, The First Trial of William Hone, London: William Hone, 1818, Nineteenth Edition, 48 pages, The Second Trial of William Hone, London: William Hone, 1817, 45, [1] pages, The Third Trial of William Hone, London: William Hone, 1818, Fifteenth Edition, 44 pages, Trial By Jury and Liberty of the Press - The Proceedings at the Public Meeting, December 29, 1817, at the City of London Tavern, for the purpose of enabling William Hone to surmount the difficulties in which he has been placed., London: William Hone, 1818, Fifth Edition, 28 pages;

The three trials bound together in mixed editions, separate title pages for each section, with a new overall titlepage, as usual. The add in the rear of Trial By Jury and Liberty of the Press advertise the collection of the three trials and the fact that they can also be acquired separately.

Octavo, [iv], 48, 45, [1], 44, 28 pages. In Very Good condition. Bound in early three-quarter brown calf with brown cloth boards, morocco label and gilt titling to paneled spine. Boards show some mild rubbing and scraping to binding (particularly hinges and corners) with dent to top panel of spine. Text block shows scattered light foxing. Page edges and end papers marbled. RW consignment. Shelved case 7.
Item: 1361452
THE THREE TRIALS OF WILLIAM HONE, FOR PUBLISHING THREE PARODIES : VIZ. THE LATE JOHN WILKES'S CATECHISM, THE POLITICAL LITANY, AND THE SINECURIST'S CREED; ON THREE EX-OFFICIO INFORMATIONS, AT GUILDHALL, LONDON, DURING THREE SUCCESSIVE DAYS, DECEMBER 18, 1 THE THREE TRIALS OF WILLIAM HONE, FOR PUBLISHING THREE PARODIES : VIZ. THE LATE JOHN WILKES'S CATECHISM, THE POLITICAL LITANY, AND THE SINECURIST'S CREED; ON THREE EX-OFFICIO INFORMATIONS, AT GUILDHALL, LONDON, DURING THREE SUCCESSIVE DAYS, DECEMBER 18, 1 THE THREE TRIALS OF WILLIAM HONE, FOR PUBLISHING THREE PARODIES : VIZ. THE LATE JOHN WILKES'S CATECHISM, THE POLITICAL LITANY, AND THE SINECURIST'S CREED; ON THREE EX-OFFICIO INFORMATIONS, AT GUILDHALL, LONDON, DURING THREE SUCCESSIVE DAYS, DECEMBER 18, 1 THE THREE TRIALS OF WILLIAM HONE, FOR PUBLISHING THREE PARODIES : VIZ. THE LATE JOHN WILKES'S CATECHISM, THE POLITICAL LITANY, AND THE SINECURIST'S CREED; ON THREE EX-OFFICIO INFORMATIONS, AT GUILDHALL, LONDON, DURING THREE SUCCESSIVE DAYS, DECEMBER 18, 1 THE THREE TRIALS OF WILLIAM HONE, FOR PUBLISHING THREE PARODIES : VIZ. THE LATE JOHN WILKES'S CATECHISM, THE POLITICAL LITANY, AND THE SINECURIST'S CREED; ON THREE EX-OFFICIO INFORMATIONS, AT GUILDHALL, LONDON, DURING THREE SUCCESSIVE DAYS, DECEMBER 18, 1