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Title:
Crim. Con., Actions and Trials and Other Legal Proceedings Relating to Marriage before the Passing of the Present Divorce Act
Publisher:
N.p., London, 1857?].
Description:
A review of the most famous crim con cases spanning three centuries, in which husbands sued their wives' paramours for civil damages caused by the "criminal conversation" and ensuing loss of consortium; with two involving Thomas Erskine as counsel
Condition:
Original 1/4 black morocco, gilt, over marbled boards, showing wear and somewhat strained, else a good untrimmed copy
Book No.:
W-71567
Price:
$ 350.00
Category:
criminal conversatn, trials, marriage, divorce
 
Author:
Title:
Defending Criminal Cases in Virginia, Virginia Lawyers Handbook
Publisher:
Virginia State Bar, 1966.
Description:
Condition:
Printed wraps, spiral-bound, one edge dampstained; 177 pages
Book No.:
W-30790
Price:
$ 20.00
Category:
criminal conversatn, criminal law, Virginia, criminal law
Author:
Title:
Report of Trial in the Action of Damages for Crim. Con. Poor Alexander Bell, Teacher, Dundee, versus William Murray, Now or Lately Rector of the Dundee Academy . . . Containing a Discussion upon the Law of Intercepted Correspondence
Publisher:
N.p., Edinburgh?], 1834.
Description:
A trial ingeniously hinging on the admissibility of a letter said to have been sent by the wife to her alleged paramour, never received by him, showing clearly the judicial disabilities frequently suffered by women in cases involving sexual issues
Condition:
Modern canvas backed marbled boards, ex-library?, sound; 63 pages
Book No.:
W-64090
Price:
$ 250.00
Category:
criminal conversatn, trials, SCOTLAND, Evidence
Author:
Title:
Report of the Cause between Charles Sturt . . . and the Marquis of Blandford . . . for Criminal Conversation with the Plaintiff's Wife; Tried in the Court of King's Bench . . . before Lord Kenyon, and a Special Jury [etc.]. Third Edition
Publisher:
Printed for J. Ridgway, York Street, St. James's Square, London, 1801.
Description:
A case in which Erskine was atypically unsuccessful, his client awarded but 100 pounds damages, with both arguments by Erskine reported at length, his difficulty his client's own infidelity, which Lord Kenyon instructed forbade damages
Condition:
Modern cloth, gilt, quite browned, the margin of the last leaf chipped (no text affected); a usable copy
Book No.:
W-75658
Price:
$ 750.00
Category:
trials, criminal conversatn
Author:
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
Author:
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 pages
Book No.:
W-77670
Price:
$ 850.00
Category:
criminal conversatn, trials
 
Author:
Title:
Proceedings on the Trial of Francis Sykes, Esq. for Criminal Conversation with the Wife of Captain Parslow . . . before Lord Kenyon and a Special Jury, In the Court of King's Bench, Westminster, on Wednesday 9th December 1789
Publisher:
No publisher, London?, no date.
Description:
The trial which Erskine states is "the most atrocious case that ever came before the consideration of an English Court of Justice", with Lord Kenyon in his charge agreeing and, seemingly, the jury as well, awarding an enormous 10,000 pounds damages
Condition:
?Original stabbed self-wraps, repaired, a plain front wrap, likely extracted from a larger work, with a hand colored frontispiece; pages 285-308
Book No.:
W-79190
Price:
$ 350.00
Category:
trials, criminal conversatn

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