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book #77782
The Case of Insufficiency Discuss'd; Being the Proceedings at Large, Touching the Divorce between the Lady Frances Howard, and Robert Earl of Essex, upon a Bill of Complaint exhibited by the Countess against the Earl . . . for Impotency [etc.]. Straus p.217
Printed for E. Curll, at the Dial and Bible . . . in Fleet-street, London, 1711.
A sensational trial in English history, borrowing from Thomas Aquinas's doctrine that witchcraft could make a man selectively impotent and nullify a marriage, this early Curll printing of it part of his revolutionizing of English obscenity law
Modern cloth-backed boards, gilt-lettered, a good tall copy, with the half-title
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$ 1500.00
divorce, obscenity, witchcraft

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