A Famous English Case Involving Abduction and Assault [Trial]. Gordon, Loudoun Harcourt, Defendant. An Apology for the Conduct of the Gordons; Containing the Whole of Their Correspondence, Conversation, &c. With Mrs. Lee: To Which is Annexed, An Accurate Account of Their Examination at Bow Street, And Their Trial at Oxford. London: Printed for John Ginger, 1804. xxxiv, -143 pp. Octavo (8" x 5"). Disbound stab-stitched pamphlet, title page mounted and re-hinged. Light soiling to exterior, light toning to text, "3" in early hand to head of title page. $150. * Later edition. This colorful trial for abduction and assault was the result of a misguided love affair. The plaintiff, Mrs Lee, claimed that she had been abducted by Lonsdale Gordon and his brother, the author of this pamphlet. Both were ultimately acquitted. British Museum Catalogue (Compact Edition) 10:951.
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