Robertson (1808) Aaron Burr’s Trial (Sabin 9434) Volume 1 Only


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Robertson, David. Reports of the Trials of Colonel Aaron Burr (Late Vice President of the United States,) for Treason, and for a Misdemeanor, in Preparing the Means of a Military Expedition against Mexico, a Territory of the King of Spain, with whom the United States were at Peace, in the Circuit Court of the United States, held in the City of Richmond, in the District of Virginia, in the Summer Term of the Year 1807. (Philadelphia: Hopkins and Earl, 1808) (Sabin 9434)

Octavo. Volume one only. [x], 596 pages. Hardcover. Half calf with marbled paper covered board. Black spine label entitled “Burr’s Trial” in gilt. Four raised bands.

Condition: VG. Boards are attached, though they feel fragile. Previous owner’s stamp on front and rear free end-papers. Some staining to end-papers not extending to text-block.  Bookseller’s label inside rear cover.

Provenance: R. Potter, Loudon, NH

The Burr conspiracy was a suspected treasonous cabal of US planters, politicians, and army officers in the early 19th century. The alleged cabal was led by Aaron Burr, the former Vice President of the United States (1801–1805). According to the accusations against him, his goal was to create an independent country in the center of North America including the Southwestern United States and parts of Mexico. Burr’s [vision] was that he intended to farm 40,000 acres (160 km2) in the Texas Territory which had been leased to him by the Spanish Crown. – Wikipedia