PROCEEDINGS UPON THE TRIAL OF THE ACTION BROUGHT BY MARY ELIZABETH SMITH (b. 1825).; Against the Right Hon. Washington Sewallis Shirley Earl Ferrers (1822-1859) for Breach of Promise of Marriage damages laid at L20,000 before Mr. Justice Wightman and a special jury of the 14th 16th 17th and 18th of February 1846 in the Queen's Bench Westm

London: William Pickering, 1846. First Edition. 8vo, pp. [iv], 412 + the November, 1846 Pickering catalogue. Bound, with new endpapers, in 3/4 crimson morocco (spine faded), a very nice untrimmed copy. Item #30466

The case whose facts William Roughead felt surpassed those of "Bardell v. Pickwick", with the plaintiff audaciously forging an entire series of correspondence in an unsuccessful attempt to prove the promise.

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