A Volume of Four Rare and Scarce Nineteenth-Century American Trials [Trials]. [United States]. [Sammelband of Four Murder Trials and One Adultery Trial, 1830-1846]. Octavo (9" x 5-1/2"). Stab-stitched pamphlets bound into contemporary three-quarter morocco over marbled boards, raised bands and gilt title (reading Miscellany) to spine. Light rubbing to boards, slightly heavier rubbing to extremities, corners lightly bumped. Moderate toning, occasional light foxing, some leaves have minor tears or edgewear, early owner signature (Prof. F.M. Dodge. Wenham, Mass) to front free endpaper. $2,000. * Contents: -Citizen of Danvers, A Biographical Sketch of the Celebrated Salem Murder, Who for Ten Years Past has been the Terror of Essex County, Mass. Including a Full and Authentic Account of His Daring Exploits; Together with Many New and Interesting Particulars of the Late Murder. Boston: Printed for the Author, 1830. 24 pp. Woodcut frontispiece. Wrappers lacking. Foot of text block trimmed. OCLC locates 10 copies. McDade, The Annals of Murder 564. -A Full Report of the Trial of Albert John Tirrell for the Murder of Mrs. Maria Ann Bickford in Boston, To Which is Added, The Argument of Hon. Rufus Choate, With the Judge's Charge, And the Verdict. Boston: S.n., 1846. 32 pp. Text in parallel columns. Self-wrappers. Not in McDade. OCLC locates 1 copy (U.S. Supreme Court). -[Trial of Henry G. Green, For the Murder of His Wife. Containing the District Attorney's Opening, The Testimony Complete, Judge Parker's Charge in Full, The Verdict and Sentence, The Letter of His Mother, To Green, A Poem Suggested by the Occasion. Troy: Printed at the Budget Office, 1845]. 48 pp. Text in parallel columns. Wrappers lacking. McDade 388 OCLC locates 14 copies. -Trial of Professor John W. Webster, For the Murder of Dr. George Parkman in the Medical College, November 23, 1849. [Boston]: John A. French, Boston Herald Steam Press, 1850. 91,  pp. Text in parallel columns. Two full-page plates of Webster and Parkman, several text illustrations. Wrappers lacking. "Perfect Likeness" in contemporary hand to foot of Parkman plate. McDade 1067.
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