The important results of an elaborate investigation into the mysterious case of Elizabeth Fenning :
being a detail of extraordinary facts discovered since her execution, including the official report of her singular trial, now first published ... /
by John Watkins, LL.D. ; with thirty original letters written by the unfortunate girl ....
|Main Creator:||Hone, William, 1780-1842.|
A treatise following the execution of Elizabeth Fenning, a cook accused of adding arsenic to her employers' food. Hone publicized the victimization of a young woman by the current legal system.
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London : printed for William Hone, 1815.
Half-title: Mysterious case of Elizabeth Fenning.
Cf. A. Bowden, William Hone's political journalism, 1815-1821, pp. 33 and 79 for Hone's authorship according to an autograph note written by Hone (Br. Museum Add.Mss. 40,120).
Dedication p. [iii]: "... the ensuing report of the fatal proceedings before their recorder, in the case of Elizabeth Fenning, and other circumstances connected therewith, is most respectfully dedicated, by the editor."
Copy in contemporary 1/2 leather marbled boards.
Formerly in the personal collection of Anne and F.G. Renier.
Physical description: [xiv], 194 p. ; 22 cm.
Citations/References: Hackwood, F.W. Hone, 6
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