The three trials of William Hone :
for publishing three parodies : viz. The late John Wilkes's catechism, The political litany, and The sinecurist's creed : on three ex-officio informations, at Guildhall, London, during three successive days, December 18, 19, & 20, 1817 : before three special juries, and Mr. Justice Abbott, on the first day, and Lord Chief Justice Ellenborough, on the last two days : to which is added the trial by jury.
|Main Creator:||Hone, William, 1780-1842.|
A collection of all three trials celebrating Hone's innocence on charges of profane and seditious libel and upholding freedom of the press.
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London : printed by and for William Hone, 1818.
Trials in the Court of King's Bench.
Each trial has separate t.p. and paging with ed. and imprint: First trial, 10th edition, 1817; second trial, 1st edition, 1817; third trial, 3rd edition, 1818. "Trial by jury" is dated 1818.
On wrappers: "Re-printed by W. Dugdale, 16, Holywell Street, Strand.
Publisher's advertisements by W. Dugdale on  p. following second trial.
Reprint copy in original printed wrappers.
Formerly in the personal collection of Anne and F.G. Renier.
Physical description: 48, 45, , 44 p. ; 22 cm. (8vo)
Citations/References: Hackwood, F.W. Hone, 29-32