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Trials for Adultery: or, the History of Divorces. 7 Vols. A Civilian. Criminal Conversation.

Trials for Adultery: or, the History of Divorces. 7 Vols.

The Most Extensive Compilation of Eighteenth-Century English Divorce Trials [Trials]. [Criminal Conversation]. A Civilian. Trials for Adultery: Or, the History of Divorces. Being Select Trials at Doctors Commons, for Adultery, Fornication, Cruelty, Impotence, &c. From the Year 1760, to the Present Time. Including the whole of the Evidence on Each Cause. Together With the Letters, &c. That Have Been Intercepted Between the Amorous Parties. The Whole Forming a Complete History of the Private Life, Intrigues, and Amours of Many Characters in the Most Elevated Sphere: Every Scene and Transaction, However Ridiculous, Whimsical, or Extraordinary, Being Fairly Represented, as Becomes a Faithful Historian, Who is Fully Determined Not to Sacrifice Truth at the Shrine of Guilt and Folly. Taken in Short Hand, by a Civilian. London: Printed for S. Bladon, 1779-1780. 7 Vols. 30 plates. 40, 42, 40, 45, 54, 122, 48; 68, 28, 45, 14, 98, 24, 38, 76; 54, 26, 78, 29, 82, 38, 19, 76; 70, 20, 199, 25, 20, 26, 22; 52, 48, 22, 305; 202, 28, 22, 17, 59, 15, 70; 122, 50, 34, 23, 23, 39, 15, 21, 16, 20, 24 pp. Reprinted 2006 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. ISBN-13: 9781584774686. ISBN-10: 1584774681. Hardcover. New. $295. * With 30 plates. This is the most extensive compilation of scandalous divorce cases produced in eighteenth-century England. Produced for amusement and titillation, the accounts in these volumes are valuable nevertheless for their combination of accurate reports and vivid background histories. In all, this collection is a fascinating document of English social and legal attitudes toward adultery and divorce at the dawn of an era of unprecedented social change.

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