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London Elder & Co. 1897 First Edition Hardcover VG  
xii+529pp+frontis. Navy cloth just very sl. marked, with gilt titles, very sl. wear to spine extremes and corners. Very minor foxing to endpapers but o/w a very clean, crisp copy. Thomas Cochrane, 10th Earl of Dundonald, had a remarkable career as a world-famous naval officer and fiery Member of Parliament, who also speculated on securities on the stock exchange. In 1814 false rumours were started alleging that the French were defeated and Napoleon killed. Lord Cochrane, Charles Random de Berenger and six others were charged with conspiring in a fraudulent conspiracy designed to make Government securities rise in value. In his Preface, Edward Downes Law, grandson of Lord Ellenborough, tells how various books written by successive Earls of Dundonald had contained grievous attacks on his grandfather and when he realised that they actually believed these stories, he sent all the family papers to J.B. Atlay so that he could present this more accurate account of the events.  
Price: 120.00 GBP
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2 ATLAY, J.B., Editor TRIAL OF THE STAUNTONS. The Penge Mystery.
Edinburgh. William Hodge. Notable British Trials. 1930 NEW Edition hardcover Ex-Library but VG VG 
327pp+illus. A VG reading copy. Ex-library with usual stamps, but red cloth covers with gilt titles are in very nice condition and the dust-jacket is only a little chipped and dusty. Lightly foxed on fore-edge but o/w internally a nice clean copy. Louis Staunton, his mistress Alice Rhodes, his brother Patrick and Patrick's wife Elizabeth, were all charged with murdering Harriet, Louis' 36-year-old wife, by starving her to death. Harriet brought an endowment of some 3,000 to the marriage but Louis began an affair and sent her to live with his brother at Penge. In 1877 Harriet's child was left at a hospital where it died from its starved condition and Harriet died from starvation and neglect. 
Price: 20.00 GBP
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