Well-Illustrated Account Of Sensational Nineteenth-Century Adultery Trial [Trial]. Beecher, Henry Ward [1813-1887], Defendant. Marshall, Charles F. The True History of the Brooklyn Scandal: Being a Complete Account of the Trial of the Rev. Henry Ward Beecher, Or Plymouth Church, Brooklyn, Upon Charges Preferred by Theodore Tilton, Including All the Original Letters, Documents and Private Correspondence, With Biographies of the Leading Actors in the Great Drama. Containing Also the Full Statements of Moulton, Beecher, And Tilton, And Many Additional Facts, Private Letters, Etc., Never Before Published. Illustrated with Numerous Fine Engravings and Portraits. Philadelphia: National Publishing Company, . 609,  pp. 7 woodcut plates, woodcut text llustrations. Includes 8-page publisher catalogue. Octavo (8-1/4" x 5-1/2"). Original pebbled cloth, blind frames to boards, gilt caption (Is He Guilty? Mystery Explained) to front board, gilt title to spine. Moderate rubbing to boards, heavier rubbing to extremities with some fraying to spine ends, corners bumped, hinges cracked, rear endleaf lacking. Moderate toning to text, occasional marks to margins in faint pencil, finger smudges and tiny clean tears to a few leaves, tiny early owner mark to front pastedown. $300. * Only edition. The pastor of Brooklyn's Plymouth Congregational Church and a spokesman for abolition and other progressive causes, Beecher was one of the most prominent clergymen and and public intellectuals in nineteenth-century America. In the famous scandal known as the Beecher-Tilton Affair he was tried on charges that he had committed adultery with a friend's wife, Elizabeth Tilton. Tilton sued Beecher in 1875. Though probably guilty, Beecher was not convicted and his reputation survived intact.
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