Book #77416
Item #77416 The Bermondsey Murder: A Full Report [with] The Only Correct. Trial, Frederick George Manning, Maria Manning.
The Bermondsey Murder: A Full Report [with] The Only Correct...
The Bermondsey Murder: A Full Report [with] The Only Correct...
The Bermondsey Murder: A Full Report [with] The Only Correct...
The Bermondsey Murder: A Full Report [with] The Only Correct...
The Bermondsey Murder: A Full Report [with] The Only Correct...
The Bermondsey Murder: A Full Report [with] The Only Correct...
The Bermondsey Murder: A Full Report [with] The Only Correct...
The Bermondsey Murder: A Full Report [with] The Only Correct...

The Bermondsey Murder: A Full Report [with] The Only Correct...

Thomas McDade's Copy [Trial]. Manning, Frederick George [1820-1849], Defendant. Manning, Maria [1821-1849], Defendant. The Bermondsey Murder. A Full Report of the Trial of Frederick George Manning and Maria Manning, For the Murder of Patrick O'Connor, At Minver-Place, Bermondsey, On the 9th of August, 1849. Including Memoirs of Patrick O'Connor, Frederick George Manning, And Maria Manning. With their Portraits, And Several Other Engravings. At head of title: Clark's Edition. London: Printed and Published by W.M. Clark, 1849. 64 pp. Illustrated. [Bound with] The Only Correct Account of the Confession and Execution of Frederick George Manning and Maria Manning, For the Murder of Patrick O'Connor. At head of title: Appendix to Clark's Edition. At head of title: Appendix to Clark's Edition. [London: Printed and Published by William Mark Clark, (1849)]. 16 pp. Octavo (8" x 5"). Stab-stitched pamphlets bound in later three-quarter sheep over marbled boards, gilt fillets and lettering piece to spine, edges rouged, marbled endpapers, later bookplate of Thomas McDade to front pastedown. Light rubbing to extremities, front joint and hinges starting, brief annotation to verso of front free endpaper. Blank leaves added before and after text block, 48 pp. of contemporary newspaper clippings about the trial, one with brief annotations, pasted onto blank leaves at rear. Light toning to interior, occasional light foxing, soiling and faint staining to top-edge of rear blank leaves, small tears to bottom-edge of leaf D5 (pp. 57-58) of Trial. $1,750. * Only (stated) editions, each one of two 1849 issues. O'Connor, a domestic servant, was the former lover of Marie DeRoux Manning. He was murdered by Marie and her husband, Frederick George Manning. The motivation was greed; O'Connor was a successful moneylender and investor. The case attracted a good deal of public attention and became known as the "Bermondsey Horror." Eventually apprehended, the husband and wife were hanged on November 13, 1849. This execution was the first time a husband and wife had been executed together in England since 1700. Dickens witnessed the execution and wrote an account of it that was published in The Times. He based a character on Marie Manning, Mademoiselle Hortense, Lady Dedlock's maid in Ble.

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