SOME CONSIDERATIONS
YORKE, Charles. Some Considerations on the Law of Forfeiture, for high Treason … The fourth Edition.
London: Printed for T. Cadell, Jun. and W. Davies, (Successor to Mr. Cadell,) … 1795.  
8vo (207 × 139 mm), pp. xx, 238; printed on wove paper watermarked 1794; some light spotting; pencil underlining and side-ruling in places; nineteenth-century calf, rubbed, marbled edges and endpapers, remains of bookplates to front endpapers.
First published by the then Lord Chancellor in 1745, in response to the Jacobite rising, Yorke’s Considerations went through several editions. The present edition, published 25 years after its author’s death, was occasioned by the trials for treason of the radicals John Thelwall, John Horne Tooke, and Thomas Hardy; all were acquitted.

Provenance: with the ink ownership inscription of Henry Alworth Merewether (1780–1864), dated 1813, to the title. Barrister and bibliophile (Quaritch, Dictionary of English Book-Collectors, p. 340), he later served as town clerk of the Corporation of London. ‘It was said by those among the corporation who knew him that the office of town clerk had never been filled with such dignity as in his time’ (Oxford DNB). Subsequently given to Buckinghamshire County Library (stamp to blank title verso), recently withdrawn.
WorldCat and COPAC list 6 copies in the UK only (BL, Cambridge, Nat. Lib. Scotland, Sheffield, Aberdeen, Middle Temple).
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