London: T. Harper, 1811. Hardcover. Libel trial of Laurence Halloran, rector of a public school in Cape Town, South Africa, for his satire, 'Capabilities, or South African Characteristics', mocking Lieutenant General H. G. Grey, which he penned after being ordered to stop interceding in a local court martial case.
Halloran was tried in the above case, found guilty, banished from South Africa and returned to England, where he posed as a clergyman. In 1818 he was charged with forging a tenpenny frank, was found guilty, and was sentenced to seven years transportation to Australia.
In Sydney Halloran established a school for "Classical, Mathematical and Commercial Education" known as Sydney Grammar School.
8vo, 711pp. Deaccessed by the NY Association of the Bar Library, with their stamp on the title page. Tan library cloth binding with leather gilt spine label, and paper label. Cloth sunned at spine, leather label chipped; slightly cracked inner front hinge; ffep partially detached. OCLC: 222398996 (1 copy) State Library of New South Wales. Trove 14295450. Good + overall. Item #23976