Articles, Speeches and Poems of Carlyle W Harris. McDade 444.
Murdered with Poisoned Sleeping Pills: McDade 444 Harris, Carlyle [1869-1893]. [Harris, Francis McCreedy], Editor. Articles, Speeches and Poems of Carlyle W. Harris. Edited by "Carl's Mother" (Hope Ledyard). New York: J.S. Ogilvie, . 205 pp. Portrait frontispiece. Octavo (7-1/4" x 4-3/4"). Original cloth, blind fillets to front board, gilt title and blind fillets to spine, patterned endpapers. Some rubbing to extremities, spine ends and corners bumped, small bump to head of front board, crack in text block between frontispiece and title page. Moderate toning to interior, minor tears and creases to heads of two leaves at rear of text (pp. 197-200). $350. * First and only edition. This was a famous case in which Harris, a medical student, murdered his wife with poisoned sleeping pills. He was convicted and executed in the electric chair at Sing Sing Prison. Harris's mother, who believed her son to be innocent, was the author of several edifying books for children and young women published under the pen-name Hope Ledyard. OCLC locates 1 copy in a law library (Harvard). McDade, The Annals of Murder 444.
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