Sodomy, "Transitory Insanity" and Murder: McDade 13 [Trial]. Andrews, Samuel M. [b.1830], Defendant. Davis, Charles G. [1820-1903], Reporter. Report of the Trial of Samuel M. Andrews, Indicted for the Murder of Cornelius Holmes, Before the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts, December 11, 1868. Including the Rulings of the Court upon Many Questions of Law, And a Full Statement of Authorities upon the Subject of Transitory Insanity. New York: Published by Hurd and Houghton; Cambridge: Riverside Press, 1869. [iv], 287,  pp. Double sided frontispiece (maps). Octavo (9-1/4" x 5-3/4"). Contemporary three-quarter morocco over marbled boards, raised bands and gilt title to spine. Light rubbing and a few minor scuffs to boards, moderate rubbing to extremities. Moderate toning to text, light edgewear to a few leaves. An attractive copy. $450. * Only edition. "Holmes was beaten to death with stones by Andrews, whom he had named as his heir in his will. The defendant pleaded insanity and self-defense, for he had to fight off Holmes' attempted act of sodomy" (McDade). Davis was the defense attorney in this case. McDade, The Annals of Murder 13.
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