Not in McDade [Trial]. Tirrell, Albert J., Defendant. The Trial of Albert J. Tirrell, Charged with the Murder of Mrs. Maria A. Bickford. Before the Suprteme Court in Boston. Boston: Daily Mail Report-Full and Complete, . 37 pp. Text in parallel columns. Portraits. Illustrations. Octavo (8-1/2" x 5-1/4"). Disbound stab-stitched pamphlet in pictorial wrappers, rear wrapper lacking. Portrait of Tirrell on front wrapper, depiction of crime scene to verso; portrait of Bickford on p.37. Light soiling, small chip to upper corner of front wrapper, moderate toning, light foxing to a few leaves. $650. * Only edition. "The murder of a harlot seems to lend a special interest to a case which is measurable by the many publications which ensue. (...) The Tirrell case is one of the triumphs of Rufus Choate, who convinced the jury that his client did not cut the throat of Mrs. Bickford, or, if he did, he did it in his sleep. The defense of somnambulism by Choate might well join that other classic of defense put forth by Delphin Michael Delmas, who as counsel for Harry K. Thaw pleaded 'dementia Americana'" (McDade). Our 37-page account is not among the 8 accounts in McDade, which lists a similar account with 32 pages. OCLC locates 11 copies, 3 in law libraries, (Harvard, University of Missouri, Yale). McDade, The Annals of Murder, note to 986.
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