Title Report of the Cause between Charles Sturt, Esq, Plaintiff and the Marquis of Blandford, Defendant for Criminal Conversation with the Plaintiff's Wife; Tried in the Court of King's Bench On Wednesday, the 27th May 1801, before Lord Kenyon, and a Special Jury with a Preface and Appendix. FIRST EDITION.
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Printed for J. Ridgway, York Street, St. James's Square. London. 1801. First edition. Slim 8vo. xxiii, [i] advert, 149 pages + [i] page advert. Bound in full early 19th century tan calf, gilt. Spine and edges rubbed, upper hinge slightly tender, top corners very worn. Small bookplate, dated 1857, to front pastedown. Pages browned and lightly foxed otherwise a clean and sound copy of the extraordinary court case that followed the public scandal between George Spencer Churchill, fifth Duke of Marlborough and Charles Sturt, who had discovered that his wife had been having an affair with Churchill. SCARCE.