The Cuckold's Chronicle; being Select Trials for Adultery, Incest, Imbecillity, Ravishment, &c. - H. Lemoin [Editor] 1793 - printed for H. Lemoin, London - First Edition In two volumes. Rare and classic, the pinnacle of publications to satisfy the late 1700’s fascination with divorce cases - contemporary pornography. Containing a large number of trials, fascinating, and in many cases bizarre, some 'never before published', such as 'The celebrated Case and Trial of the Marquis de Gesvres, upon the complaint of his Lady, Mademoiselle de Mascranny, who, after three years Marriage, commenced a Suit against him, at Paris, for Imbecility and Impotency'; and 'The Case of John Bury, Esq. of the County of Devon, who was divorced for want of his Testicles.   Other cases include: 'The Trial of Samuel Hawker, Esq. for Seducing and Debauching the Wife of Hooker Barttelot, Esq. Before Lord Kenyon, at Westminster Hall, June 26, 1790; 'The Trial of Job Wells, for a Rape on the Body of his own Daughter. At the Assizes held at Hertford, in August, 1753'; 'The Trial of Mrs. Piper, for Adultery with Joseph Alamaze, a Black Servant. In the Bishop of London's Court, Doctor's Commons, 1780'; 'The Trial of John Curtis, a Publican, in Bishopsgate-street, London, for a Rape upon Sarah Tipple, Spinster, during the Old Bailey Sessions, in February 1793'.

Two volumes. 8vo. Volume I with publishers advert leaf at the rear, lacking the two plates and all pages before a2 (starts with Preface), some browning, volume II with piece torn from gutter margin of Rr2 and Rr3 (latter with slight loss of text), book tickets to paste downs, hinges split, volume II front free endpaper detached.
  Condition: Very good. Missing several plates, adverts in volume I, and titles to volume II. Some browning, and small tears. All said, this is still a rare set in presentable condition.   Ref: 102243   Price: HK$ 16,000