Cluverius Defended by a Friend of the Family, McDade 194 [Leigh, Phillip]. [Cluverius, Thomas J. (1861-1887), Defendant]. Lillian Madison's Marriage and Murder: Cluverius Did Not Kill Her. The Sequel Told. Richmond, VA: Patrick Keenan, Printer, 1887. 29 pp. Octavo (7-3/4" x 5"). Stab-stitched pamphlet in printed wrappers. Some soiling, staining and edgewear, toning and light foxing to text. Early signatures to front cover, internally clean. A solid copy of a rare title. $650. * Only edition. Dedicated to Willie Cluverius, this is a defense by a friend of the Cluverius family. Cluverius had a secret romantic relationship with his cousin, Lillian Madison. "He finally had her come to Richmond, where he murdered her and threw her body into the reservoir. He was quickly traced, tried, and executed" (McDade). OCLC locates two copies (at the New-York Historical Society and the University of Michigan, Clements Library). McDade, The Annals of Murder 194.
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