The Trial of John Peltier, Esq. for a Libel against Napoleon Buonaparte, First Consul of the French Republic, at the Court of King's-Bench, Middlesex, on Monday the 21st of February, 1803.

By: Adams, James; Mackintosh, James

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French and English text. Hinges weakening with first gathering loosening, boards lightly soiled and discolored. 1803 Hard Cover. xxxii, 312, clii pp. 4to. Blind-stamped brown cloth with cloth title label affixed (the label is likely newer, as it does not match the style of the rest). An account of the trial of John Peltier, who published a journal called L'Ambigu after fleeing France for England in the late 18th century. He was charged with libel, specifically for his criticisms of Napoleon, and was found guilty despite a spirited effort by Sir James Mackintosh in his defense ('His greatest performance,' - Dictionary of National Biography). The war between England and France resumed on the same day the trial took place, so not much came of it.

Title: The Trial of John Peltier, Esq. for a Libel against Napoleon Buonaparte, First Consul of the French Republic, at the Court of King's-Bench, Middlesex, on Monday the 21st of February, 1803.

Author: Adams, James; Mackintosh, James

Categories: Early Imprints, Law & Legal Reform, French, French,

Publisher: London, Printed by Cox, Son, and Baylis... for M. Peltier: 1803

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Good

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Seller ID: 2305162

Keywords: LAW LEGAL HISTORY NAPOLEON BONAPARTE BUONAPARTE FRENCH TRIAL,