David Griffiths Reference Library of Token Books (6 October 2010)

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Date of Auction: 6th October 2010

Sold for £190

Estimate: £100 - £150

[Anon], The Trial, at Large of William Booth, and His Associates, George Scot, the Three Yates’s, John Barrows, and Elizabeth Chidlow, for Forgery, Coining, &c. At The Stafford Summer Assizes, 1812, Before Mr Justice Le Blanc. Wolverhampton, Printed and sold by Gower and Smart, nd (? 1812). 10mo, half-calf, marbled boards. 46pp. With Hamer’s manuscript notes ‘Very scarce, I never saw a copy advertised in any second hand catalogue, before this. S.H. Hamer’ and ‘Jany. 30 1916. A copy was advertised, half calf. 7/6’. £100-150

Footnote

Provenance: Ex libris S.H. Hamer, with his bookplate