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The Trial of James Stewart in Aucharn in Duror of Appin : for the murder of Colin Campbell of Glenure, Esq., Factor for His Majesty on the forfeited estate of Ardshiel

before the Circuit Court of Justiciary held at Inverary on Thursday the 21st, Friday the 22d, Saturday the 23d, and Monday the 25th of September last; by His Grace the Duke of Argyll, Lord Justice-General, and the Lords Elchies and Kilkerran, Commissioners of Justiciary.

with the Appendix containing, the whole proof brought in the preceding trial, both on the part of the prosecutors, and on the part of the Pannel.  with the writings produced and read in presence of the jury, as evidence for either party. and a list of witnesses cited by the pannel

Edinburgh, printed for G. Hamilton and J. Balfour, 1753

1st edition. pp[iii] 288, 149. folding map.

slight worm damage to lower corner of last few pages. a little foxing and marking, but generally a clean copy in a contemporary mid-18th century plain leather binding with gilt decoration to spine. light rubbing to spine, with some wear to top and foot. old ‘Downfield’ armorial book-plate.

the first printed edition of the account the notorious Appin murder, immortalised by Robert Louis Stevenson in ‘Kidnapped’. Possibly fanciful, but it interesting to note that the surname of one of the publishers was Balfour…..

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