"One of the Most Determined Felons in Existence" [Broadside]. [Execution]. Peace, Charles [d.1876]. Copy of Verses Giving an Account of the Trial and Sentence of Charles Peace, The Banner Cross Murderer, And Notorious Blackheath Burglar. [Sheffield]: S.n., . 9-1/2" x 7-1/4" broadside, text in two columns below headline, columns and headline separated by rules. Eight stanzas of verse (with chorus). Light browning and soiling, a few small holes, chipping, tears and creases to edges. Rare. $950. * Peace, "described as a picture frame dealer," was sentenced to death for the murder of Arthur Dyson, a civil engineer, in Banner Cross, Sheffield. On an earlier occasional he killed a police officer during a robbery attempt in Blackheath, London, and escaped capture. He also engaged in highway robbery. "This man who has become so celebrated in the annals of crime, and who is now in Armley Gaol, Leeds, under sentence of death, is proved to be one of the most determined felons in existence, being Housebreaker, Highwayman and Murderer, and after a long career of crime, will finally end his wicked life on the Gallows." No copies listed worldwide on OCLC or Library Hub.
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