Book #71118
The Walworth Tragedy, London, c1840. Broadside, Murder, Great Britain.

The Walworth Tragedy, London, c1840

A Rare Unrecorded Murder Broadside [Broadside]. [Murder]. [Great Britain]. The Walworth Tragedy. London: Published at Taylor's Song Mart, Brick Lane, Near the Railway Arch. Hawkers and the Trade Supplied, [c. 1840?]. 10-1/2" x 7-1/2" verse broadside mounted on backing paper, text in two columns within woodcut typographical border. Light toning, edgewear to left-hand margin, border and text not affecting printed surface. $500. * This verse ballad, sung to "The Nightingale," narrates a sad story of rumored infidelity, which led a husband to jealousy and murder. Rare and unrecorded, we have not been able to locate any copies on OCLC or COPAC. (It is not to be confused with the two other broadsides with the same title, one, from 1855, about the case of Thomas Fuller Bacon, who murdered his mother (and possibly his children), the other, from 1860, about William Youngman, who killed his mother, two brothers and girlfriend.).

Price: $500.00

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