Blaming the Parish Priest [Trial]. Brady, Thomas, Defendant. Cavan Sessions, Monday January 15, 1828. Mary Reilly, v. The Rev. Thomas Brady, Of Cavan [Caption Title]. [Ireland: s.n., 1828]. 14,  pp. Octavo (7-1/2" x 5"). Stab-stitched pamphlet recently resewn in plain wrappers. Small fold line to lower corner of front wrapper. Moderate toning to interior, light foxing, soiling, and edgewear, small tears to gutter and final leaf neatly mended with tissue without loss to text. Rare. $650. * Only edition. Mary Reilly, alias Kilkenny, alias Kenny, sued Brady for the maintenance of her two illegitimate children, whom she claimed were his. Brady was defended by Richard Lalor Sheil, a notable Irish lawyer, orator and politician. Our account of the trial includes Sheil's impassioned (and successful) speeches for the defense. OCLC locates 2 copies (University of Illinois, National Library of Ireland).
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