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Reports of the Trials of Colonel Aaron Burr, (late Vice President of the United States,) for Treason, and for a Misdemeanor, In Preparing the Means of a Military Expedition against Mexico, a Territory of the King of Spain, with whom the United States were at Peace, in the Circuit Court of the United States, Held at the City of Richmond, in the district of Virginia, in the Summer Term of the year 1807, to which is added, an Appendix, Containing the Arguments and Evidence in Support and Defence of the Motion Afterwards Made by the Counsel for the United States, to Commit A. Burr, H. Blannerhassett and I. Smith, to be Sent for Trial to the State of Kentucky for Treason or Misdemeanor, Alleged to be Committed There. Taken in Short Hand by David Robertson, Counsellor at Law. Two Volumes
Philadelphia: Hopkins and Earle, 1808. Hardcover. First edition of this contemporary account of the famous treason trial of Aaron Burr, for which he was found not guilty. Two volumes bound in full brown leather with red title labels and black volume numbers to spine. Leather is scuffed, abraded, bumped, and worn. Joints are tender but text block is tight. It appears that there were small labels on the front covers at some point, and there are debossed library stamps on title pages. Volume I title page also has library deaccession stamp. Bookplate of Wight on front pastedowns.Tear to rear free endpaper in Volume II. Interior pages have offsetting, scattered browning and foxing, but still quite legible. Not quite very good but still a nice copy of this important historical work. Octavo. Volume I: 596 pages; Volume II: 539 pages. AMERHIST/051921. Very Good -.