Trial of Mungo Campbell.....for the Murder of Alexander Earl of Eglintoun.....
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[London, printed for D.Wilson & G.Nicol, 1770].
a celebrated 18th century Scottish murder trial. Mungo Campbell was charged with the murder of Alexander, Easr of Eglintoun, following an argument about poaching on the Earl's lands near Ardrossan.
Campbell claimed that the fatal shooting was accidental, but he was found guilty and sentenced to hang.
Campbell cheated the hangman by taking his own life in prison. 8vo. pp111.
bound with "Information for Mungo Campbell, late officer of excise at Saltcoats......against Archibald Earl of Eglintoun, and James Montgomery, Esq., His Majesty's Advocate....." pp76 + frontispiece plan showing the locality of the murder.
lacks the title-page, otherwise complete.
some heavy browning. in a plain cloth binding, gilt lettered to the spine. hinges pulled.