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FOX, Charles James (1749--1806)
Proceedings in an action for debt between the Right Honourable Charles James Fox, plaintiff, and John Horne Tooke, Esq. defendant. Published by the defendant.
London: printed for J. Johnson, 1792.
[2], 85, [1] p. ; 21.5 cm. (8º)

A protest against the bribery used in the Westminster elections of 1784 and 1788. Tooke lost the 1790 election for Westminster to Fox; his petition to the House of Commons regarding the election was found to be 'frivolous & vexatious', making him, according to a new law, responsible for the costs incurred, for which Fox brought this action against him. The case was heard before Lord Kenyon at Westminster-Hall on April 30, 1792 and determined for the plaintiff. Final page is blank. ESTC t44497.

Copy Notes Manuscript annotations in pencil in an unidentified hand on the subject of the jury upside down on final page of text, cropped by the binder at the edges. Possibly acquired at the same time as the copy of the 1780 edition of the satirical Anticipation attributed to Richard Tickell, in an identical binding (q.v.).

Binding Late C18th half sprinkled sheep,blue paper boards, gilt-ruled spine, red morocco spine-label.

Reference Number 156


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