In two parts: the patent itself is followed by "A short treatise of the virtues of Dr. Bateman's pectoral drops" with separate title page, pagination and register.
Title page to "A short treatise of the virtues of Dr. Bateman's pectoral drops" has a woodcut of the seal of each bottle, depicting a boar's head encircled with the words "By the King's patent."
The patent is followed by a series of testimonies, some of which are dated.
Woodcut tailpiece on p. 21.
John Peter Zenger was a German American printer and journalist in New York City. In 1733, Zenger began printing The New York Weekly Journal, in which he voiced opinions critical of the colonial governor, William Cosby. He was arrested in 1734 and brought to trial for criminal libel after the publication of satirical attacks. Zenger's lawyers, Andrew Hamilton and William Smith, Sr., successfully defended Zenger in this landmark case, and his acquittal was important in establishing freedom of the press in America.
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