London: A. Millar, 1752. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. Good. Item #3186
"Miss Mary Blandy's own Account of the Affair between Her and Mr. Cranstoun, from the Commencement of their Acquaintance; in the Year 1746. To the Death of her Father, in August 1751, with all the Circumstances leading to that unhappy Event... Together with an exact Relation of her Behaviour, whilst under sentence; and a Copy of the Declaration signed by herself, in the Presence of two Clergymen, two Days before her Execution, Published at her dying Request."
Mary Blandy's account of her love affair with Scottish Nobleman and Officer William Henry Cranstoun and the poisoning of her farther, Francis Blandy. Blandy purportedly poisoned her father with arsenic believing it was a "love potion" that would cause her father to approve of the relationship she was having with Cranstoun. Mary was hanged outside Oxford Castle Prioson for the crime of parricide.
Original 64 PP text with fold-out woodcut illustration of Mary Blandy intact. Rebound in red cloth with red leather spine and tips. Front board loose. Scuffing and wear to binding. A bit of pencil to title-page. Light foxing and toning.