Lot 284Oxfordshire – Crime and Punishment The Tryal of...

Auction Date: 2/09/2014 at 01pm



Oxfordshire – Crime and Punishment The Tryal of Mary Blandy, spinster for the murder of her father, Fancis Blandy, gent. 1752. Folio, 46pp unbound, some dusting and fraying, modern repair to final page which is missing one section at the top but otherwise appears complete. Rare. The case of Mary Blandy, from Henley on Thames, Oxon, who poisoned her father with arsenic was celebrated at the time mainly because there was considerable debate as to whether she was truly guilty or misguided. She claimed that she thought the arsenic was some sort of love potion which would make her father approve of her relationship with an Army Officer she loved. She was nevertheless found guilty and hanged outside Oxford Gaol on April 6th 1752

Hammer Price: £80.00

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