NARRATIVES FROM CRIMINAL TRIALS IN SCOTLAND

London: Chapman and Hall, 1852. First Edition. Hardcover. Examines in great detail the proceedings against Clan Gregor, the Darien Expedition and the trial of Captain Green for privacy and murder, the burning of Frendraught, the trials for witchcraft, proceedings against the Covenanters, etc. Best known for his Life (1846) of philosopher David Hume and his seven-volume History of Scotland (1853, 1867-70), Burton (1809-81) was an advocate who served as secretary of the Scottish Prison Board from 1854 to 1877. Octavo, two volumes in one: 310 p. and 319 p. In a one-half brown calf over red cloth binding, with black morocco spine labels, decorative gilt stamping, five raised bands, and marbled endpapers and edges. Minor dust staining to the top edge, with a bit of scuffing to the extremities; else very good. Very good. Item #73696

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