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Title:       Proceedings on the Trial of Captain G[ambier] . . . for Crim. Con.
             with Ad[miral] K[nowle's] Lady; Which was tried in the Court of
             King's Bench . . . When One Thousand Pounds Damages were given to
             the Plaintiff. With an Introductory Preface
Publisher:   Printed for H. Owen, at the Britannia Printing-Office [etc.],
             London, 1757.
Description: The rare first edition of a sensational criminal conversation
             trial before Lord Mansfield, the defendant "gain[ing] notoriety"
             (and recently called "the penurious old reptile") for his
             dalliance with the Admiral's wife; no copy in ESTC in the UK
Condition:   Modern blue wraps, worn, some chips and tears, but all text
             legible, a fragile but untrimmed, unsophisticated survival; 56
Book No.:     W-77670                Price: $     850.00
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