Book #74576

The Trial of Weeping Billy, For the Wilful Murder of Ann Webb, Also ..

The Trial of "Weeping Billy" [Trials]. Greenaway, Thomas, Defendant. Duncan, William, Defendant. Maycock, John, Defendant. Pope, John, Defendant. Augustus, John, Defendant. The Trial of Weeping Billy, For the Wilful Murder of Ann Webb. Also, the Trials of William Duncan, For the Wilful Murder of W. Chivers, Esq., John Maycock and John Pope, For the Wilful Murder of A.M. Pooley, At Horsleydown, And John Augustus, For the Wilful Murder of His Shipmate, Peter Williams. London: Published by F. Lye, [1807]. 23, [1] pp. Etched pictorial frontispiece of the murdered (and partially naked) Ann Webb. Final page is a publisher advertisement. Octavo (8-1/2" x 5-1/2" ). Disbound stab-stitched pamphlet bound into later quarter cloth over marbled boards, gilt title to spine, endleaves added. Moderate rubbing to extremities, corners bumped and somewhat worn, crack in text block between frontispiece and title page. Light browning and foxing to interior. $500. * Only edition. The best-known case in this collection of sensational trials is that of Thomas Greenaway. Known as "Weeping Billy" for his emotional demeanor, he was tried for murder, but ultimately acquitted. The account of his trial ends with the charge to the jury. OCLC locates 9 copies worldwide, 5 in North American law libraries (Library of Congress, Social Law Library, University of Minnesota, Worchester Trial Court Library, Yale).

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