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Title:The Great Oyer of Poisoning: The Trial of the Earl of Somerset for the Poisoning of Sir Thomas Overbury in the Tower of London and various matters connected therewith from contemporary MSS
Price:GBP£75.00 (about USD$101.80)
Item ID:B009-4047
Publisher:Richard Bentley, London, 1846
Binding:Hardcover (Original Cloth)
Condition:Very Good
Dust Jacket:No
Richard Bentley, 1846, Hardcover (Original Cloth), Book Condition: Very Good, Dust Jacket Condition: No, First

bound in textured blue cloth with, front & rear, a blind-stamped, floral bordered, panel with two outer blind-stamped lined borders; yellow end-papers; b/w. frontis. portrait of Sir Thomas Overbury (lacking tissue guard) & one other, tissue-guarded , of Frances, Countess of Somerset. The Earl of Somerset, Robert Carr, a favourite of James I, was to marry Frances Howard, the divorced wife of the Earl of Essex but Carr's friend Sir Thomas Overbury objected to the marriage pointing out publicly that she was already "noted for her injury and immodesty." Eventually Overbury was manoevred into refusing a Royal Commission overseas and was sent to the Tower of London by James I where he later died. It was alleged that Frances Howard had visited him there and administered poison. By this time Carr was no longer a favourite of the King and was charged, along with his wife, with Overbury's murder. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 551 pages. minor mark to front cover. armorial book plate of Joseph Watson Overbury inside front cover plus signature of a previous owner. . Deckled edges (rough cut), top edge browned. Gilt titles spine. Front hinge starting, small hole to spine, corners bumped. Includes appendix. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: History; Trials; Seventeenth Century History; Sir Thomas Overbury; England; Renaissance 16thc to 17thc; Law & Criminal Studies. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 4047.
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