The Trial of Mrs. Harriet Errington . . . for Committing Adultery with Augustus Murray Smith . . . Captain Buckley . . . Captain Southby . . . The Reverend Thomas Walker . . . and Many Others. LAW.

The Trial of Mrs. Harriet Errington . . . for Committing Adultery with Augustus Murray Smith . . . Captain Buckley . . . Captain Southby . . . The Reverend Thomas Walker . . . and Many Others.

Publisher: London: Printed for R. Randall, 1785.
Edition: First edition, one of three recorded issues, all with minor variations.
Bibliographical References: ESTC T95752, which records three copies of this issue (BL, Oxford and one copy in Europe) and five copies of the other two issues (BL twice, Oxford, Cornell and one copy in Europe).
Condition: Binding a little rubbed and worn; very good copy.
Book ID: 26194

Description

8vo, modern blue quarter morocco, blue cloth boards, gilt lettering. Frontis. Terminal leaf of publisher's advertisements.

Comments

¶ A collection of 21 depositions documenting the wanton and, if true, sometimes bizarre behavior of Harriet Errington. She became infamous for her numerous and aggressive acts of unfaithfulness to her husband George, who petitioned the courts to divorce her. Several pamphlets were published about the salacious details of her bawdy acts, one poetical epistle, and the publisher of this pamphlet, R. Randall, also published her anonymously written memoirs, which were clearly not by her. The frontis depicts three scenes from the depositions by “a person intimately acquainted with the parties in this cause, and who was present at most of the scenes exhibited . . .” All of the contemporary publications about Harriet Errington are rare.

Price: $2,500.00

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