THE ANNESLEY CASE. James Annesley, Andrew Lang.


Pp. [viii]+372(last blank), frontispiece, plus 3 plates, title page printed in red & black, appendix; red cloth, spine lettered and ruled in gilt, publisher's device in blind at centre of upper board, soiled and slightly flecked, with a couple of small damp stains, edges of boards a trifle rubbed, fore-corners slightly bruised; t.e.g.; free endpapers offset, inked annotation (about the trial) on the lower pastedown, scattered light foxing and occasional slight soiling; William Hodge & Company, Edinburgh, 1912. Notable English Trials series. *'The great Annesley case, the set of four trials in 1742-1745, connected with the claim of James Annesley to be the legitimate son and heir of Arthur Lord Altham' [p. 1]. The case is thought to have been the inspiration for Robert Louis Stevenson's novel Kidnapped. Item #145093

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