First Edition, Inscribed by William Roughead [Trial]. M'Lachlan, Jessie [1834?-1899], Defendant. Roughead, William [1870-1952], Editor. Trial of Mrs. M'Lachlan. Glasgow and Edinburgh: William Hodge & Company, . Notable Scottish Trials. c, 339 pp. 9 plates, 1 folding. Frontispiece. 4 pp. publisher advertisement (for Notable British Trials). Original cloth, gilt title to spine, top edge gilt. Moderate rubbing with some wear to spine ends and corners, front hinge cracked. Moderate toning to interior, "Charles Young Esq. with the compliments of the Editor." $250. * First edition. A title in the series Notable Scottish Trials. M'Lachlan was tried in Glasgow, 1862, for the murder of Jessie M'Pherson (Richardson), a fellow servant in the house of Glasgow accountant John Fleming. She was found guilty and sentenced to death, but this sentence was later commuted to life in prison after irregularities were noted in the trial.
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