"Violating Her Conjugal Vow" [Trial]. Bayntun-Rolt, Maria Alicia Coventry, Lady. The Trial of the Right Honourable Lady Maria Bayntun, Daughter of the Right Hon. George William, Earl of Coventry, And Wife of Andrew Bayntun, Esq; Son of Sir Edward Bayntun, Baronet, In the Arches Court at Doctors Commons, For Committing the Crime of Adultery, And Violating Her Conjugal Vow. To Which is Added, A Very Pathetic and Affecting Letter, From Lady Maria to Her Husband, After the Discovery of Her Illicit Amours. London: printed for the editor, and sold by G. Lister, [1781?]. 103,  pp. Includes one-page publisher list. Copperplate frontispiece. Octavo (8-1/4" x 5"). Stab-stitched pamphlet bound into recent period-style three-quarter calf over marbled boards, gilt title and gilt-edged raised bands to spine, endpapers renewed. Light toning to text, somewhat heavier in places, light foxing to a few leaves. $1,850. * Only edition. A colorful account, with ten supporting depositions, of Lady Maria Bayntun-Rolt's unfaithfulness to her husband, Andrew Bayntun-Rolt. Andrew's nephew, John Allen Cooper, a recent veteran of the American Revolution, had moved into the Bayntun Household and, soon after, Lady Bayntun-Rolt's bed, when Mr. Bayntun was away. The servants conspired to reveal the affair and Mr. Bayntun-Rolt sued for divorce. OCLC locates 4 copies in North America, 2 in law libraries (Osgoode Hall, University of Minnesota). English Short-Title Catalogue T95762.
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