Trial of Warren Hastings, a day by day account, 1796

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The History of the Trial of Warren Hastings. Esq. late Governor-General of Bengal, before the High Court of Parliament in Westminster Hall, on an Impeachment by the Commons of Great Britain, for High Crimes and Misdemeanours. Containing the whole of the Proceedings and Debates in both Houses of Parliament, relating to that celebrated prosecution., from Feb. 7, 1786, until his Acquittal, April 23, 1795. to which is added, An Account of the Proceedings of Various General Courts of the Honourable United East India Company, held in consequence of his Acquittal. Printed for J. Debrett [London] 1796 1st edition 8vo.

Portrait frontispiece, [v. contents], xvi, folding plan [unintended thin fold along the top edge], 104pp, 81pp, 76pp, 104pp, 136pp liii [Supplement], pp157-320. Old stout full leather binding with later title label, text block sound but pulling from the binding between the frontispiece and title page, stain to frontis, small loss of paper at top centre of title page, last page of text discoloured, ffep with old inscription Wm. H. Wade-Gery …. Williesden Aug 8th 1889, top of title page with contemporary inscription Blechynden.  A complete copy of this comprehensive day by day account of the trial. The pagination follows a series of parts, which were possibly issued separately over the years of the trial. An essential research tool for the student of this period of Indian history.     apr9/2

The 96th day of the Trial was Tuesday February 19, 1793, the second day  of 6th Session of the Trial.

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