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Title:       The Tryal of Thomas Colley . . . For the cruel and inhuman Murder
             of Ruth Osborne . . . by ducking her in Marlston-Mere . . . under
             Supposition of her being a Witch [together with the accounts of
             several other trials]
Publisher:   Printed for T. Brown in the Little Old Bailey [etc.], London,
Description: First edition of a rare trial account arising from the last
             instance of the death in England of an accused witch, drowned by a
             lynch mob led by Thomas Colley, himself then convicted of the
             murder and executed; three copies in ESTC, none in England
Condition:   Original ?self-wraps, disbound, the imprint and lower margin
             shaved, one line sometimes lost (supplied in manuscript); a
             delicate but usable survival
Book No.:     W-76100                Price: $    1250.00
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