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DUBLIN LAWYER'S TRIAL FOR ADULTERY

[TRIAL] PHILLIPS, Mr. The truly eloquent speech of Mr. Phillips, at full length, in the Court of Common Pleas, Dublin, in the case of Guthrie, v. Sterne for Adultery.

London. Printed by W. Glindon, [1815?].
8vo. 16pp. Unbound, with remains of original stitching. Edges, first and final leaves dust-soiled, uncut, small tear to outer blank margin of two leaves and gutter of last, little spotting.
A speech delivered to the jury at a trial for adultery in Dublin by the lawyer Mr Phillips - an 'exquisite display of eloquence'. It comments on the fact that led Mr Guthrie, the plaintiff he was representing, and Mr Sterne to face one another in court, as the latter had a relationship with Mrs Guthrie and convinced her to escape with him. The repenting Mrs Guthrie, 'a poor wretch', returned home after Mr Sterne began to beat her. It was a very successful speech - 'a burst of applause from the whole Bar and auditory followed the delivery of the passage'. An interesting ephemeral survival shedding light on Irish marital law.

COPAC records a single copy (Oxford); OCLC adds no further.
£ 250.00 Antiquates Ref: 19449