An Account of the Trial of Thomas Muir, Esq, Younger, of Huntershill, Before the High Court of Judiciary at Edinburgh, on the 30th and 31st days of August, 1793, for Sedition. Thomas Muir.

An Account of the Trial of Thomas Muir, Esq, Younger, of Huntershill, Before the High Court of Judiciary at Edinburgh, on the 30th and 31st days of August, 1793, for Sedition.

Edinburgh: Printed by J. Robertson, and ...by H. D. Symonds,... and James Ridgeway... London, 1793. Robertson's Edition. Hardcover. Thomas Muir the Younger of Huntershill (1765 – 1799), was a Scottish political reformer and the first political prisoner transported to Australia. Muir was sentenced to 14 years transportation for the the crime of sedition; for campaigning for parliamentary reform and for distributing copies of Thomas Paine's 'The Rights of Man'. His trial became one of the great sensations of the day; he was one of the group known as the 'Scottish Martyrs', who were sentenced in Scotland in 1793-4. 8vo, (3), 160pp, frontispiece. Quarter dark brown calf and tan cloth. Title in gilt at spine. Cloth covers a bit dusty, calf at top of spine a bit worn, slightly loose. Ferguson 158; C & C, 28; OCLC: 3119131. Very good overall. Item #20221

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