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Item #78460 The Trial of Dr. John W. Hughes, for the Murder of Miss Tamzen. Trial, Dr John W Hughes, Defendant.
The Trial of Dr. John W. Hughes, for the Murder of Miss Tamzen...
The Trial of Dr. John W. Hughes, for the Murder of Miss Tamzen...

The Trial of Dr. John W. Hughes, for the Murder of Miss Tamzen...

An "Unparalleled" Record of Love, Bigamy and Murder: A Variant of McDade 493 [Trial]. Hughes, Dr. John W., Defendant. The Trial of Dr. John W. Hughes, For the Murder of Miss Tamzen Parsons; With a Sketch of His Life, As Related by Himself. A Record of Love, Bigamy and Murder, Unparalleled in the Annals of Crime. Cleveland: Printed by the Leader Company, 1866. 58 pp. Text mostly in double columns. Octavo (9" x 5-3/4"). Disbound stab-stitched pamphlet, with later staples, in pictorial wrappers, publisher advertisements to rear wrapper. Browning to wrappers, rust to staples, chips to corners, a few bits of binding material to spine. Light toning to interior, light foxing to a few leaves. $350. * Only edition, one of two issues. "Jealous and intoxicated, Hughes, on the streets of Bedford, Ohio, shot the seventeen year old girl he had seduced. At his execution, he spoke for fifteen minutes until the sheriff reminded him 'Time is going.' Then he dropped" (McDade). McDade notes the existence of this 58-page printing "which adds a farewell letter." McDade, The Annals of Murder 493.

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