An Important Scottish Divorce Case [Trial]. Dodson, John, Reporter. [Dalrymple Divorce Cause]. A Report of the Judgment, Delivered in the Consistorial Court of London, On the Sixteenth Day of July, 1811, By the Right Honourable Sir William Scott, Chancellor of the Diocese, In the Cause of Dalrymple the Wife, Against Dalrymple the Husband. With an Appendix Containing the Depositions of the Witnesses, the Letters of the Parties, and Other Papers Exhibited in the Cause. London: Printed for J. Butterworth, 1811. vii, 96, iv, cclxxvi pp. Octavo (8" x 5"). Later library cloth, lettering piece and small location label to spine. Light soiling, light rubbing to extremities, hinges cracked, front free endpaper partially detached, rear free endpaper lacking. Moderate toning to text, library stamps and early owner signature to title page, brief library annotations to verso. $250. * Only edition. An important case in Scottish marriage law. In 1804 John Dalrymple met Johanna Gordon in Edinburgh, began a secret relationship with her, then left for Malta with the military. Upon returning a few years later, he married someone else, an act which provoked Ms. Gordon's suit for breach of contract. Catalogue of the Library of the Harvard Law School (1909) II:1056.
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