Murder Broadside Overlooked by COPAC and OCLC [Broadside]. Gould, Richard, Defendant. Trial of Gould Alias Nicholson for the Murder of Mr. Templeman. [London]: Birt, Printer, 39 Great St. Andrew Street, Seven Dials, [April 14, 1840]. 9-3/4" x 7-1/2" broadside. Text in single column below headline. Moderate toning, a faint stains, light edgewear, early repair to tear in lower right-hand corner, date and early owner signature at foot of text. $950. * According to circumstantial evidence, Gould murdered Templeman while robbing his home. Provided with counsel, Gould was acquitted of murder. Gould conducted his own defense for his robbery trial, was found guilty and sentenced to transportation to Australia. Both trials had a number of irregularities. They attracted a good deal of contemporary attention in the London periodicals and were described in detail in such publications as the 1841 Annual Register of World Events (Volume 82). Our broadside was printed at the beginning of Gould's murder trial. No copies listed on OCLC or COPAC.
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