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Title:       Report of the Proceedings Before the Court of Session, in the Case
             of M'Iver v. M'Iver
Publisher:   William P. Nimmo, 2 St. David Street, Edinburgh, 1859.
Description: The husband's divorce action which, though unsuccessful, discloses
             the risks to a wife of the slightest suspicious action, a split
             court finding that Mrs. M'Iver's meeting with a youthful love
             fatally ill with consumption just barely not adultery
Condition:   Brown cloth, faded, but sound
Book No.:    W-52693                Price: $     175.00
Category:    SCOTLAND, divorce, trials
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Title:       An Account of the Tryal of Richard Lyddel, Esq; At His Majesty's
             Court of Common-Pleas, Before the Right Honourable Lord Chief
             Justice Eyre, For Carrying on a Criminal Conversation With the
             Late Lady Abergavenny. Folio
Publisher:   Printed for A. Moore, near St. Paul's [etc.] [a false imprint?],
             London, 1730.
Description: A rare contemporary printing of a famous adultery case reprinted
             later in the century, "a gripping moral epic of sin, guilt,
             repentance, and punishment", the award of 10,000 pounds damages
             effectively and designedly putting Lyddell in prison for life
Condition:   Original stabbed self wraps folded in half horizontally, front and
             back dusty but otherwise a very good copy in original state; five
             copies in ESTC
Book No.:    W-18121                Price: $     850.00
Category:    trials, adultery
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Author:      Tebbs, H.V.
Title:       Essay on the "Scripture Doctrines of Adultery and Divorce, and on
             the Criminal Character and Punishment of Adultery, by the Ancient
             Laws of England and other Countries"
Publisher:   Printed for F.C. and J. Rivington [etc.], London, 1822.
Description:
Condition:   Later 3/4 morocco, joints cracking, discreetly ex-library, else a
             good copy
Book No.:    W-48031                Price: $     225.00
Category:    adultery, women's law
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Title:       An Authentic Account of the Proceedings . . . in an Action in the
             Court of King's Bench in Which the Right Hon. the Earl of Elgin
             was Plaintiff, and William Ferguson, Esq., Defendant, for Criminal
             Conversation with the Plaintiff's Wife [etc.]
Publisher:   Printed for J. Hatchard, Bookseller to Her Majesty [etc.], London,
             1808.
Description: A rare, principal account of the action brought by Lord Elgin (of
             the Elgin Marbles), represented by William Garrow, against "the
             man who had run away with his wife", the adultery admitted,
             damages assessed at an enormous 10,000 pounds, as claimed
Condition:   Modern red cloth, gilt, the boards a bit bubbled, the title dusty,
             and the binding somewhat strained, else a good, usable and
             untrimmed copy
Book No.:    W-63578                Price: $     850.00
Category:    trials, criminal conversatn, women's law
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Author:
Title:       The History Of the Most Remarkable Tryals in Great Britain and
             Ireland, in Capital Cases, viz, Heresy . . . Incest, Poisoning,
             Adultery, Rapes, Sodomy, Witchcraft, Pyracy . . . by the unusual
             Methods of Ordeal, Combat, and Attainder [etc.]. Two Volumes
Publisher:   Printed for A. Bell in Cornhill; J. Pemberton [etc.], London,
             1715-16.
Description: First edition of the first English work to collect both important
             trials of state and sensational criminal cases, with the emphasis
             upon the mode of proof; some three dozen trials in all, including
             those of Anne Boleyn, Lord Audley and Captain Kidd
Condition:   Modern cloth, gilt, light browning, else a very good set
Book No.:    W-77027                Price: $    1500.00
Category:    trials, criminal law
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Author:      Arnot, Hugo
Title:       A Collection and Abridgement of Celebrated Criminal Trials in
             Scotland, From A.D. 1536, to 1784.  With Historical and Critical
             Remarks. Quarto
Publisher:   Printed for the Author; By William Smellie, Edinburgh, 1785.
Description: First edition of the first work devoted exclusively to Scots
             criminal law, collected and examined by Arnot, himself an
             advocate, with chapters on treason and murder, piracy, incest,
             adultery, blasphemy and witchcraft, among others
Condition:   Contemporary 3/4 calf over marbled boards, all edges marbled, a
             bit rubbed and scraped and unevenly faded, yet an appealing,
             attractive copy
Book No.:    W-76210                Price: $     850.00
Category:    criminal law, SCOTLAND, trials
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Author:      Hickes, George
Title:       The Spirit of Fanaticism: Exemplify'd in the Tryals of Mr. James
             Mitchel . . . and Major Thomas Weir . . . who was Burnt between
             Edinburgh and Leith April the 11th, 1670 . . . Written by an
             Advocate of the Civil Law of Scotland. Straus p.212
Publisher:   Printed for E. Curll, at the Dial and Bible [etc.], London, 1710.
Description: First Curll edition of the account of the trial of Thomas Weir,
             "one of Scotland's most famous wizards", strangled and burned for
             witchcraft, incest with his sister (who was hanged) and
             stepdaughter, bestiality with mares and cows and adultery
Condition:   Early 1/4 black morocco over decorated boards, a portion of the
             spine lacking, some browning and foxing, a somewhat fragile but
             usable copy
Book No.:    W-76221                Price: $     850.00
Category:    trials, criminal law, adultery, witchcraft, Gay and Lesbians, SCOTLAND
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Author:
Title:       The Whole Proceedings in the Trial of an Ejectment between Richard
             Goodright, on the Demise of Mary Done, Widow, against David
             Ackerley, Gentleman; at the Portmote Court of the City of Chester
             . . . Taken in Short-hand by Mr. Joseph Gurney [etc.]
Publisher:   Printed by J. Fletcher [etc.], Chester, 1788.
Description: The rare, sole report of a sensational trial involving a will
             executed by an allegedly insane testator unduly influenced by a
             menage a trois consisting of his wife, a paramour, and a key
             witness, with Erskine (unsuccessfully) for the defense
Condition:   Contemporary sheep, very worn, early tape labels hand lettered,
             first leaves stained at their inner margins, else clean; two
             copies in OCLC none in ESTC
Book No.:    W-78317                Price: $     850.00
Category:    trials, insanity, adultery
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Title:       The Duke of Norfolk's Case: With Reasons for Passing his Bill.
             Wing D2514
Publisher:   No publisher stated, London?, 1699?.
Description: A rare part of a major Parliamentary divorce case, one involving
             England's premier dukedom (and two admitted adulterers), and
             possibly the first divorce bill in English history not first to
             pass through the ecclesiastical courts; four copies in ESTC
Condition:   Broadsheet measuring about 8x13 inches, browned, edges chipped and
             one margin strengthened, all legibility preserved; the Taussig
             copy
Book No.:    W-79642                Price: $    1500.00
Category:    divorce, marriage, adultery, Acts, Parliament, Ecclesiastical Law
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