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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
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
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
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
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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
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
Author:
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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