The Trial of "Weeping Billy" [Trials]. Greenaway, Thomas ("Weeping Billy"), Defendant. Duncan, William, Defendant. Maycock, John, Defendant. Pope, John, Defendant. Augustus, John, Defendant. The Trial of Weeping Billy, For the Wilful Murder of Ann Webb. Also, the Trials of William Duncan, For the Wilful Murder of W. Chivers, Esq., John Maycock and John Pope, For the Wilful Murder of A.M. Pooley, At Horsleydown, And John Augustus, For the Wilful Murder of his Shipmate, Peter Williams. London: Published by F.Lye, . 23 pp. Etched frontispiece. Octavo (8-1/2" x 5-1/2" ). Disbound stab-stitched pamphlet. Moderately toning and light edgewear, all signatures detached from one another, frontispiece detached and edgeworn, "10." in small early hand above image. $500. * Only edition. The best-known case in this collection of sensational trials is that of Thomas Greenaway. Known as "Weeping Billy" for his emotional demeanor, he was tried for murder, but ultimately acquitted. OCLC locates 9 copies worldwide, five in US law libraries (Library of Congress, Social Law Library, University of Minnesota, Worchester Trial Court Library, Yale).
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