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Trial of George Henry Lamson
edited by Hargrave L Adam
Hardback, no DJ; 192pp + B/W plates
Withdrawn from the University of Auckland Law School Library
The Notable (British) Trials series of books, consisting of 83-85 volumes published between 1905 and 1959, was intended primarily for law students, but accessible to the layperson - referred to on half-title page of this book as Notable British Trials (English Series) and on the spine as Notable English Trials.
The NBT texts have been republished in various forms, including a multi-volume "Famous Trials" (abridged) series by Penguin in the 1950s, and more recently in e-book form. This is an original!
A Notable British Trial is neither a "camouflaged thriller" nor a legal text-book. The trial, rather than the crime, is the focus of the text.
A forensic medicine classic. Lamson, a medical practitioner from Bournemouth, was tried and sentenced to death in 1881 for poisoning his brother-in-law, Percy Malcolm John, with aconite.
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Second-hand book in VG condition for its age. Blue cloth binding has some patches of spotty lighter discoloration near spine (silverfish?) Spine is discoloured and slightly bumped top/bottom. Silverfish have munched small patch of left corner front endpaper. Front endpaper is very brown, with signature (dated 1957), library annotation and red ink withdrawn stamp. Rear endpaper also browned. Library annotations on page opposite dedication page. Book is printed on heavy paper which shows light foxing and browning throughout. Stitching solid. No internal annotations.
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