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The trial of William Brodie wright and cabinet maker in Edinburgh

Author William Brodie, Aeneas Morison
Title The trial of William Brodie wright and cabinet maker in Edinburgh
Imprint Edinburgh: Charles Elliot
Date of Publication 1788
Language English
Notes This is the first issue, in original wrappers, of Elliot's publication of Aeneas Morison's account of the trial, published on 6 September 1788, which does not have the appendix (pp. [261]-279 of subsequent issues) and the frontispiece portrait of Brodie. As indicated in William Roughead's 'Trial of William Brodie' (Glasgow, 1906 - p. 233), in the introductory paragraph to the appendix it states that the inclusion of the extra material, relating to but not actually covered in the trial itself, was the result of a misunderstanding with William Creech. Creech had included this material in his published account of the trial and Aeneas Morison felt that readers of his version of the trial should not be disadvantaged: he is of the opinion, that he intitled to put the purchasers of his account of the trial on a footing with those who have purchased Mr Creeche's [sic], by furnishing them gratis with the following Appendix (p. [261]).
Shelfmark AB.3.214.146
Reference Sources W. Roughead, 'The trial of William Brodie', Glasgow, 1906.
Acquired on 30/05/14
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