He Poisoned His Wife with Arsenic [Trial]. Green, Henry G., Defendant. Trial of Henry G. Green, For the Murder of His Wife. New York: Printed for the Publisher, 1845. 32 pp. Text to p. 22 in parallel columns. Octavo (9" x 5-1/2"). Disbound stab-stitched pamphlet, woodcut portrait frontispiece of Green to title page. Moderate toning and light foxing, corners of a few leaves dog-eared, lower right corner lacking from final leaf of text with minor loss. $950. * Only edition. "Green, twenty-two years old, met his wife, Mary Ann Wyatt, eighteen years old, during some Temperance lectures. They had been married less than a week when he poisoned her with arsenic at Berlin, New York. The crime seems to have been induced by his mother's disapproval of his wife" (McDade, annotation to 384). Our New York imprint appears to be based on a 48-page account published in Troy, NY. OCLC locates 6 copies, 2 in law libraries (Harvard, University of Pennsylvania). McDade, The Annals of Murder 389.
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