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MEREDITH, Sir William (?1724/5--1790)
Punishment of death. A series of short articles, to appear occasionally in numbers designed for general circulation. No. 1. Speech of the Right Hon. Sir William Meredith, Bart. in the House of Commons, May 13, 1777, in committee on a bill creating a new capital felony. Fifth edition.
London: printed for the Society for the Diffusion of Information on the subject of Capital Punishments. Published by Harvey and Darton. Sold by Hatchard and Son, Piccadilly; and J. Nisbet. Also by W. Oliphant, Edinburgh; R.M. Tims; and W. Curry and Co., Dublin; and to be had of all booksellers, [1832].
8 p. ; 22.5 cm. (8°)

With a list of the Society's committee members on p. [2]. According to a statement at the foot of the title-page 145,000 copies of this tract were published in five editions in 1831--32, 'Price 1s. 6d. per dozen' or 2s. per dozen 'In covers'. Details of four further tracts in the series are given on p. 8, which also bears the imprint of 'Teape And Son, Printers, Tower-Hill.'

Copy Notes Bound (and probably distributed) in a copy of the March 1832 issue of The Gentleman's Magazine (q.v., copy 4).

Reference Number 2768


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