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The Life and Character of the Late Lord Chancellor Jefferys [sic].

London: J Pottinger and J Seymour, 1764 [1725]. Second Edition. Hardcover. A wonderfully unflattering short biography of the notorious Judge Jeffreys. Jeffreys infamously presided over the trial of Titus Oates and numerous other significant cases...bringing his unusual blend of apathy, arrogance and brutality to the bench. It is said that he was "reckless of everything save his own advancement." This volume contains a list of some 240 names, organized by towns, of those who suffered his convictions. A very handsome copy of this minor classic. Very Good+ [Textblock Fine]. Item #5740 Light shelf/edge wear, tips through, minor scratch in paper front board, else tight, bright and unmarred. Quarterbound, burgundy leather spine, marbled paper boards. Small 8vo. 54pp plus 2pp ad.
Price: $325.00     Item #5740