By W. Blanchard
London   J. Almon and J. Debrett
8.5" by 6" [5], 2-152pp
The first edition of this very scarce account of John Donellan's trial for the murder of his brother in law, Sir Theodosius Boughton, 7th Baronet.
By W. Blanchard

1781 Proceedings at Large on the Trial of John Donellan, Esq. for the Wilful Murder (by Poison) of Sir The. Edward Allesley Boughton, Bart. Late of Lawford-Hall, in the County of Warwick.

London   J. Almon and J. Debrett
8.5" by 6" [5], 2-152pp
The first edition of this very scarce account of John Donellan's trial for the murder of his brother in law, Sir Theodosius Boughton, 7th Baronet.
£195.00
: 0.5kgs / : 907F30

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First Edition, Very Scarce

The very scarce first edition of this work.

A very scarce account of a trial as 'taken in short-hand, by Permission of the Judge, by William Isaac Blanchard.

The work describes the trial of Captain John Donellan, sometimes referred to as "Diamond" Donellan because of a large diamond he had brought back to England from India.

In 1781 Donellan was charged with poisoning his brother-in-law, Sir Theodosius Boughton, 7th Baronet of Lawford, so that the estate would pass to his sister.

Despite his claims of innocence, Donellan was convicted, condemned and executed on 2 April 1781.

Undated; dated 1781 via the London Library.

ESTC T93428

Loosely inserted in modern paper wraps, with a handwritten title to the front wrap.

A fascinating account of a significant murder trial.

Condition

Disbound, retaining the original calf back strip. Handling marks and spotting to first and last leaves. Internally, firmly bound. Light spotting throughout, with pages lightly age toned.

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