Book #73852
Item #73852 Murder of a Policeman at Highbury. [London, 1842]. Broadside, Execution, Thomas Cooper, Timothy Daly.
Murder of a Policeman at Highbury. [London, 1842]

Murder of a Policeman at Highbury. [London, 1842]

A Fatal Shootout with the Police [Broadside]. [Murder]. Cooper, Thomas [d.1834]. Murder of a Policeman at Highbury. [London]: Printed and Published by E. Lloyd, [1842]. 19" x 14-1/2" broadside hinged (with two small circular stickers at top-edge) onto 24" x 17" board. Text in five columns and woodcut vignette depicting the murder below headline. Moderate toning, horizontal and vertical fold lines, creasing in places, particularly along fold lines, light soiling at edges, upper left corner lacking without loss to text, hole at center with loss to text and minor loss to bottom of image, small tear at foot of last column with minor loss to text but not legibility. Rare. $2,750. * When Thomas Cooper, an unemployed bricklayer turned highwayman, was confronted by a group of policemen and concerned citizens, he shot two men and killed another, constable Timothy Daly. After being taken to the police station, Cooper took poison which he had apparently managed to smuggle in. He survived (though whether he would do so was unclear at the time this broadside was issued) and was tried, convicted and executed for murder. This broadside appears to be unrecorded. No copies located on OCLC or Library Hub.

Price: $2,750.00

Book number 73852