Mr Cockatrice Van Diemen's Land Mdcccxxx


Published by Adelaide, James Dally, 2003. Limited Edition
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Hardcover, 4to., cloth boards in dustjacket with minor fading to top edge, frontis woodcut, index of persons, 92 pp. Limited to 110 copies this being copy number 20, and a loosely laid in note from James Dally under his letterhead. Libel case held in Tasmania Supreme Court in 1830. Bookseller Inventory #

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Title: Mr Cockatrice Van Diemen's Land Mdcccxxx
Publisher: Adelaide, James Dally, 2003. Limited Edition

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Published by James Dally, Adelaide (2003)
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Book Description James Dally, Adelaide, 2003. 110 numbered copies only, initialled by the publisher. 4to. 93pp, frontis illus. Cloth with dustwrapper. Fine [new]. ***The great libel case, Gamaliel Butler v. Andrew Bent - Butler as 'Mr Cockatrice', after the fabulous reptile; reported by Robert Lathrop Murray, the greatest of the colonial editors. The first trial by civil jury in the Supreme Court of Van Diemen's Land, May 1830. Alfred Stephen for Butler and J.T. Gellibrand for Bent, before Chief Justice J.L.Pedder. With notes on the lawyers and others. *** Please use [Ask Bookseller a Question] option below to confirm availability and get accurate postage quote for this item (the amount quoted is for an 'average' hard-cover book of up to 1kg in weight). Bookseller Inventory # 17016

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