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Achilli Vs. Newman. A Full Report Of This Most Extraordinary.
1852 - The Libel Trial of Cardinal Newman [Trial]. Newman, John Henry [1801-1890], Defendant. Achilli Vs. Newman: A Full Report Of This Most Extraordinary Trial For Seduction And Adultery Charged Against Dr. Achilli, The Apostate Catholic Priest, By The Celebrated Dr. Newman, The Oxford Puseyite, Both Of Whom Are Seceders From Their Former Creeds. The Only Correct Edition, Being The Verbatim Testimony From The London Reports. New York: Dewitt & Davenport, 1852. 31, [1] pp. Text printed in parallel columns. Includes one-page publisher advertisement. Octavo (8-1/2" x 5-3/4"). Recent stiff marbled wrappers, printed title label to spine. Light toning, faint stains to title page and a few other leaves, some edgewear and minor tears to final leaf. "6" in early hand to head of title page, otherwise clean. * Only American edition. In 1852 Newman, an English Roman Catholic priest, delivered a lecture that criticized the anti-Catholic writings of Dr. Giacinto Achilli, an ex-Dominican friar. Newman also said Achilli was not trustworthy because he was a seducer and adulterer. This led Achilli to sue Newman for libel. Tainted by a recent wave of anti-Catholic sentiment, the criminal proceedings were biased against Newman. Found guilty, he was sentenced to pay a fine of ?100. He also owed about ?14,000. for his defense, a sum that was quickly raised by public subscription. This pamphlet is prefaced with comments from the anonymous editor of the vicious anti-Catholic Confessional Unmasked. Cohen, Bibliography of Early American Law 13357. [Attributes: Soft Cover]
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