Two Titles Related to the Murder of Thomas Thynne [Trial]. [Great Britain]. [Thynne, Thomas (1648-1682)]. The Tryal and Condemnation of George Borosky Alias Boratzi, Christopher Vratz, and John Stern; For the Barbarous Murder of Thomas Thynn, Esq; Together with the Tryal of Charles John Count Coningsmark, As Accessary before the Fact to the Same Murder. Who was Acquitted of the Said Offence. At the Sessions in the Old Bailey, Tuesday February 28. 1681. London: Printed for Thomas Basset, 1682. [vi], 56 pp. Photostat of a c.1734 copperplate depiction of the murder bound after imprimatur leaf. [Bound With] Burnet, Gilbert [1643-1715]. Horneck, Anthony [1641-1697]. The Last Confession, Prayers and Meditations of Lieuten. John Stern, Delivered by Him on the Cart Immediately Before His Execution, To Dr. Burnet. Together with the Last Confession of George Borosky, Signed by Him in the Prison, And Sealed Up in the Lieutenants Pacquet. With Which an Account is Given of their Deportment Both in the Prison and at the Place of their Execution, Which was in the Pall-Mall, On the Tenth of March, In the Same Place in which they had Murthered Thomas Thynn, Esquire, The Twelfth of February before, 1681/2. London: Printed for Richard Chiswell, 1682. [ii], 12, 15-28 pp. Complete. Folio (12" x 6-3/4"). Stab-stitched pamphlets bound into recent quarter cloth over marbled boards, edges rouged. Moderate toning to interior, occasional light foxing and soiling, light spotting in a few places. Leaf of early ms. notes describing execution of defendants bound between titles. $650. * Only editions. While riding in his coach on February 12, 1862, Thomas Thynne was shot by three men, George Borosky, Christopher Vratz and John Stern. The three were suspected to have acted on the orders of Count Karl Johann von Konigsmark, who had been pursuing an affair with Thynne's wife. All four were arrested, and Konigsmark was charged as an accessory before the fact. The trial was apparently fraught with language barriers, since the men were all foreign nationals, but the three primary defendants were duly convicted and hanged on March 10, 1682. Konigsmark escaped the noose himself, to some controversy. The ESTC indicates a portrait frontispiece to the Tryal, but we have found many copies catalogued without the plate and our copy lack.
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