Account of an Adultery Trial Published to Block an Academic Appointment [Trial]. Ure, Andrew [1778-1857], Plaintiff. [Chapman, Nathaniel, Editor]. The Whole of the Proceedings, Duly Authenticated, In the Case of Divorce of Andrew Ure, M.D. v. Catharine Ure, For Adultery with Granville Sharpe Pattison. Tried in the Consistory Court at Edinburgh, On the 30th of January, 1819. [Philadelphia: W. Fry, Printer, 1821]. [ii]; viii; ; ; 39, ; vi pp. Preface (viii pp.) preceding title page, signed: N. Chapman, then a statement of the printer, signed and dated 1 Sept. 1821, followed by the title page. Complete, final section (Analysis) numbered [i]-vi and not iii-viii as in Cohen. Octavo (8-1/4" x 5-3/4"). Disbound stab-stitched pamphlet. Light toning, occasional light foxing and faint dampstaining to upper corner and top-edge not affecting legibility, light edgewear to several leaves, upper portions of half-title lacking, text unaffected, early annotations to head of half-title and ownership signature of Andrew Kean to title page. $750. * Only edition. "This compilation was prepared by Nathaniel Chapman, a Philadelphia doctor, in order to block Granville Sharpe Pattison's academic appointment in this country. Pattison, a Scottish Anatomist, had been named co-respondent in the Ure divorce.": Cohen. Andrew Kean [1775-1837], an Irish immigrant and army surgeon in the War of 1812, was a Virginia physician employed by Thomas Jefferson and other notables. Cohen, Bibliography of Early American Law 11459.
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