Mr Cockatrice. Van Diemen's Land, MDCCCXXX.


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110 numbered copies only, initialled by the publisher. 4to. 93pp, frontis illus. Cloth with dustwrapper. Fine [new]. ***The great libel case, Gamaliel Butler v. Andrew Bent - Butler as 'Mr Cockatrice', after the fabulous reptile; reported by Robert Lathrop Murray, the greatest of the colonial editors. The first trial by civil jury in the Supreme Court of Van Diemen's Land, May 1830. Alfred Stephen for Butler and J.T. Gellibrand for Bent, before Chief Justice J.L.Pedder. With notes on the lawyers and others.

Title: Mr Cockatrice. Van Diemen's Land, MDCCCXXX.

Author Name: MURRAY, R.L.

Categories: Tasmania,

Publisher: Adelaide, James Dally: 2003

Seller ID: 17016

Keywords: 19th century cat56 law law cases libel tasmania Van Diemen's Land,