Author:Roughead, William


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Trial of Deacon [William] Brodie (Notable British Trials Series)

By: Roughead, William

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Sweet & Maxwell, Limited / William Hodge and Company: 1906

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2290612

Condition: Good

First edition. Spine slightly faded with minimal loss from head, front and end matter foxed. 1906 Hard Cover. 354 pp. 8vo. An account of the trial of Deacon William Brodie, a well-respected member of society by day, and the leader of a gang of burglars by night. Brodie’s last crime and ultimate downfall was an armed raid on His Majesty’s Excise Office in Chessel’s Court, on the Canongate. Although Brodie had planned the burglary himself, things went disastrously wrong. Ainslie and Brown were caught and turned King’s Evidence on the rest of the gang. Brodie escaped to the Netherlands, b... View more info