Augmented Edition of Cluverius's Account of His Life and Trial [Trial]. Cluverius, Thomas J. [1861-1887]. Cluverius. My Life, Trial and Conviction. Enlarged. Richmond: Published by S.S. Dudley, 1887. 128 pp. Quarto (5-3/4" x 4-1/2"). Printed wrappers. Light soiling, light rubbing to extremities, spine reinforced with archival tape, light toning to interior. Ex-library. Small inkstamp to verso of front wrapper, shelf mark to verso of title page. A well-preserved copy. $150. * Second edition. "Cluverius came from one of the 'better' Virginia families. He had married Lillian Madison, a country girl, but had kept the marriage a secret from his family and friends. 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). Both editions of Cluverius's memoir were published in 1887. The second edition adds an account of his execution. Both editions are scarce. McDade, The Annals of Murder 193.
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