GOD'S REVENGE AGAINST ADULTERY, Awfully Exemplified in the Following Cases of American Crim. Con. I. The Accomplished Dr. Theodore Wilson (Delaware,) Who for Seducing Mrs. Nancy Wiley, Had His Brains Blown Out by Her Husband. II. The Elegant James O'Neale, Esq. (North Carolina) who for seducing the Beautiful Miss Matilda Lestrange, was Killed by Her Brother.

(Baltimore: Ralph W. Pomeroy & Co., 1815).

VERY RARE FIRST EDITION, AND AN AUTOGRAPH PRESENTATION COPY FROM THE AUTHOR. A sketch of two cases of adultery and the consequences rendered by the acts. Mason Weems was a writer driven by the very conservative religious attitudes of the time. He authored a work on George Washington in which he advanced for the first time the story of the future President and the cutting down of the cherry tree. Item #70146

Very Rare First Edition, Autograph Presentation Copy from the Author to John Pierpont. 8vo, publisher's original wraps, printed in black 32 pp. (wanting pp. 33-48). A well preserved copy with the usual wear from age, some edge-wear and some mellowing from time.

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Price: $450.00