Scottish Criminal Conversation Trial, Interesting for Issues Concerning Intercepted Letters [Trial]. Murray, William, Defendant. Report of Trial in the Action of Damages for Crim. Con.: Poor Alexander Bell, Teacher, Dundee, Versus William Murray, Now or Lately Rector of the Dundee Academy, Taken in Short-Hand; Containing a Discussion Upon the Law of Intercepted Correspondence. Edinburgh?: s.n., 1834. 63 pp. Octavo (8-1/2" x 5"). Stab-stitched pamphlet bound into recent quarter cloth over marbled boards, printed title to spine. Light soiling to cloth and negligible wear to corners, front hinge cracked, rear hinge starting at ends, printed shelfmark and residue from removed bookplate to inner front board. Light toning to interior, light foxing in a few places. A nice copy of a scarce title. $250. * Only edition. This trial involved a teacher who was allegedly cuckolded by the rector of his school. The plaintiff's case rested on the admissibility of a letter said to have been sent by the wife to Murray, but not received by him. OCLC locates 14 copies, 7 in North American law libraries. Catalogue of the Library of the Harvard Law School (1909) II:1015.
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