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Report of the trial before the High Court of Justiciary, Her Majesty's Advocate against the directors and the manager of the city of Glasgow Bank and of the procedure upon the petition for bail; with lithographs of the scroll abstracts of accounts and the report of the investigators.

Couper, Charles Tennant


The Edinburgh Publishing Company



viii, 476 pp.Illustrated with one photogravure and 10 mounted albumen photographic portraits by J. Horsburgh depicting men involved in the case. With 3 of 4 folding facsimiles of bank ledgers at rear. (8vo) 24.5x15.2 cm (9¾x6"), period polished calf bordered in blind, lettered in gilt on red morocco spine label, raised bands, edges stained red. 

This scarce and important historical document is a complete report of the first criminal trial in Scottish history to arise from the collapse of a bank. The trial revealed false accounts and liabilities of over 12 million pounds and resulted in the fraud convictions and imprisonment of staff and directors.

Lot Amendments

Front joint cracked with spine panel lifting, a few scuffs; hinges cracked, one facsimile detached and laid in; photographs very good or better; overall about very good.

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