Meyer Boswell Books, Inc.
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- 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
- Printed for A. Moore, near St. Paul's [etc.] [a false imprint?], London, 1730.
- 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
- 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
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- $ 850.00
- trials, adultery
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