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The Trial of Jane Butterfield for the Wilful Murder of William Scawen, Esq; At the Assizes held at Croydon . . . Before the Right Honourable Sir Sidney Stafford Smythe . . . Taken in Short-Hand, By Joseph Gurney and William Blanchard. A New Edition. Folio
A case of many twists in which the victim had sought to seduce and then raped the defendant, then "made amends" by providing for her education, fell into ill-health and was nursed and then allegedly poisoned by her, the jury quickly acquitting. Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, definite browning, else a good wide-margined copy; with the half-title. Printed for W. Owen . . . and G. Kearsly . . . in Fleet-street, London, 1775.
      [Bookseller:  Meyer Boswell Books, Inc.]
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