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Cases of Divorce for Several Causes; Viz. I. Memoirs of the Life of. Divorce, Great Britain.
Cases of Divorce for Several Causes; Viz. I. Memoirs of the Life of...
Cases of Divorce for Several Causes; Viz. I. Memoirs of the Life of...
Cases of Divorce for Several Causes; Viz. I. Memoirs of the Life of...
Cases of Divorce for Several Causes; Viz. I. Memoirs of the Life of...
Cases of Divorce for Several Causes; Viz. I. Memoirs of the Life of...
Cases of Divorce for Several Causes; Viz. I. Memoirs of the Life of...
Cases of Divorce for Several Causes; Viz. I. Memoirs of the Life of...

Cases of Divorce for Several Causes; Viz. I. Memoirs of the Life of...

"The Dissolution of Marriage" [Divorce]. [Great Britain]. Cases of Divorce for Several Causes; Viz. I. Memoirs of the Life of Robert Feilding, Esq., Containing an Account of his Amours: With a True Copy of his Last Will and Testament. II. The Case of Barbara, Late Dutchess of Cleaveland, With the Whole Proceedings Between Her Grace. And Major-General Feilding in Doctors-Commons; And Sir John Cooke's Definitive Sentence at Large in this Remarkable Tryal. III. The Case of Sir George Downing, Bart. And Mrs. Mary Forester. IV. The Case of John Dormer, Esq. V. The Case of the Lord Roos. VI. The Judgment of the Most Eminent Divines, &c. Concerning the Dissolution of Marriage. London: Printed for E. Curll, 1723. [x], xlvi [i.e.xlvii], [1], 144, 36 pp. Portrait frontispiece (of Robert Feilding). 12mo. (6" x 3-3/4"). Contemporary sheep, gilt rules to boards, gilt-edged raised bands to spine. Light rubbing and a few minor scuffs to boards, spot of worming to rear board, moderate rubbing to extremities, corners bumped and somewhat worn, early armorial book plate to front pastedown, hinges cracked. Moderate toning to text, somewhat heavier in places, light foxing to a few leaves, light soiling and early owner signature to title page, early owner annotation to front free endpaper, which has a short tear to its lower outside corner. $1,500. * Second and final edition. First published in 1715, this anonymous work offers salacious accounts of five notable seventeenth and eighteenth-century divorces proceedings involving members of the aristocracy for such causes as adultery, impotence and bigamy. The final section is a collection of documents on the "dissolution of marriage," many of them concerning impotance. It is a fine example of Curll's press, which specialized in salacious and otherwise offensive material. He is remembered today as the nemesis of Alexander Pope. Both editions of this work are scarce. OCLC locates 4 copies of the second edition in North American law libraries (Harvard, Library of Congress, San Francisco Law Library, University of Victoria). English Short-Title Catalogue T76889.

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