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Committee of Inquiry into the Case of Mr Adolf Beck, Report from the. by Trial; Great Britain; Home Office - 1904 - from The Lawbook Exchange Ltd (SKU: 69407)

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Committee of Inquiry into the Case of Mr Adolf Beck, Report from the.

by Trial; Great Britain; Home Office

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1904. London: HMSO, 1904. London: HMSO, 1904. A Notorious Case of Wrongful Conviction that Led to the Creation of the English Court of Criminal Appeal [Trial]. [Adolf Beck Case]. Committee of Inquiry into the Case of Mr. Adolf Beck. Report from the Committee; Together with Minutes of Evidence, Appendix, And Facsimiles of Various Documents. Presented to Both Houses of Parliament by Command of His Majesty. London: Printed for His Majesty's Stationary Office, 1904. xix, [5], [7]-334 pp. 4 folding tables of facsimile documents. Complete. Contemporary library buckram, red and black calf lettering pieces and gilt library name to spine, faint embossed library stamp to front board, endleaves added, and later removed. Light rubbing to extremities, light scuffing to lettering pieces, faint binder (?) stamp to front pastedown, hinges partially cracked, light toning to text, a few minor creases and tears to folding tables. $1,500. * Adolf Beck was twice the victim of wrongful conviction (on two related cases) due to mistaken identity. The efforts of the judge who presided over his second trial led to the establishment of a committee of inquiry chaired by the noted jurist and Master of the Rolls Sir Richard Henn Collins [1842-1911]. The committee determined that Beck was convicted twice through unreliable methods of identification, erroneous eyewitness testimony and a rush to convict the accused. Along with its influence on police procedure, the committee's report led to the creation of the English Court of Criminal Appeal in 1907. OCLC locates 4 copies in North America, 2 in law libraries (University of Michigan, Yale). Other copies located at Harvard Law School and the Library of Congress. Catalogue of the Library of the Harvard Law School (1909) II:1014.

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Committee of Inquiry into the Case of Mr Adolf Beck, Report from the.
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Trial; Great Britain; Home Office
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London: HMSO, 1904
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Date Published
1904
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rubbing
Abrasion or wear to the surface. Usually used in reference to a book's boards or dust-jacket.
spine
The outer portion of a book which covers the actual binding. The spine usually faces outward when a book is placed on a shelf.... [More]
gilt
The decorative application of gold or gold coloring to a portion of a book on the spine, edges of the text block, or an inlay in... [More]
facsimile
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buckram
A plain weave fabric normally made from cotton or linen which is stiffened with starch or other chemicals to cover the book... [More]
calf
Calf or calf hide is a common form of leather binding.  Calf binding is naturally a light brown but there are ways to treat... [More]
cracked
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