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Verbatim report of the action for libel in the case of Buckingham versus Bankes, tried in the Court of King's Bench, ... on Thursday, the 19th day of October, 1826.
London: printed by Cheese, Gordon, and Co., and sold by all booksellers, 1826.
91, [1] p. ; 21.7cm. (8°)

The traveller and antiquary William John Bankes, who had joined Sir Henry Salt and Giovanni Belzoni for his second journey along the Nile in 1818 and later travelled with Buckingham in Jerusalem, Damascus and Aleppo, published an anonymous critical review in the Quarterly Review for January 1822, and later a letter, alleging that Buckingham's Travels in Palestine, 1821, had plagiarised drawings and observations from Bankes's own notebooks. The resulting libel trial led to the award of £400 in damages to Buckingham.

Copy Notes Copy 1: Bought from T. &W. Boone for 2s. 6d. on 18 November 1826. (Priv. Corr. XVI.E.6.12).
Copy 2: Bound (2) with the special edition of the 'Appendix' to Buckingham's Travels in Mesopotamia presented by the author to Soane in May 1827 (q.v.), and possibly presented at the same time.

Binding Copy 1: C19th half calf, blind triple-rule borders, gilt triple-rule spine, red spine-label, dark red paper boards. Payment of 2s. 6d. to Hood & McCullock for binding, 4 June 1829. (Archive 7/10/24, Book binding).
Copy 2: C19th diced russia, gilt roll-tool borders, gilt double-rule spine, direct-lettered in gilt, marbled edges. Uniform with the author's Travels in Mesopotamia, 2 vols, 1827 (q.v.), the three volumes bound by Edwin Hutchinson for 15s., 5 January 1830. (Archive 7/14/40, Book binding).

Reference Number 1989


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