Discussion of an 1834 Murder Case by a "Medical Advisor" to the Defense Counsel Fletcher, John [1792-1836]. Remarks on the Trial of Robert Reid, For the Murder of His Wife, Before the High Court of Justiciary at Edinburgh on the 29th of June, 1835. Edinburgh : John Carfrae & Son, 1835. 54 pp. Tipped-in errata sheet. Octavo (8-1/2" x 5-3/4"). Stab-stitched pamphlet in recent red wrappers. Light rubbing to extremities, light toning to text, "From the author" to head of title page, lower margin removed with no loss to text. $450. * Only edition. Fletcher was a "Medical Adviser" to Robert Reid's legal counsel during Reid's trial for the murder of his wife in 1834. This pamphlet summarizes the comments he offered at the trial and tears apart the testimony of the Crown's expert. OCLC locates 11 copies in North America, 4 in law libraries (Harvard, Library of Congress, Social Law, University of Minnesota).
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