The Tichborne Trial; The Summing Up by the Lord Chief Justice of England, together with the Addresses of the Judges, the Verdict, and the Sentence; the whole accompanied by a history of the case, and copious alphabetical index.
London: Ward, Lock & Tyler, 1874. First edition. Hardcover. A Victorian fraud case with Australian connections which fascinated England in the 1870s. The individual was sometimes referred to as Thomas Castro or as Arthur Orton, but usually was called "the Claimant". He claimed to be the missing heir to the Tichborne baronetcy. Orton, claiming to be Sir Roger Charles Doughty Tichborne, was tried in the Court of Queen's Bench, April 23, 1874, for perjury.
This was one of the longest trials at an English court, lasting 188 days. The verdict declared that the Claimant was not Roger Tichborne, that he had not seduced Katherine Doughty, and that he was indeed Arthur Orton. Orton was convicted of perjury and was sentenced to two consecutive terms of seven years' imprisonment.
8vo, xvi, 302pp. Deaccessed by the NY Association of the Bar Library, with their stamp on the title page. Tan library cloth binding with leather gilt title labels, library numbers lettered at base of spine. Boards sunned and marked; title labels chipped at edges. Pages clean and bright. OCLC: 3460453. Trove 40744357. Good + condition. Item #23959