The Life, Crime, and Capture of John Wilkes Booth, with a Full Sketch of the Conspiracy of which he was the Leader, and the Pursuit, Trial and Execution of His Accomplices. George Alfred Townsend.

The Life, Crime, and Capture of John Wilkes Booth, with a Full Sketch of the Conspiracy of which he was the Leader, and the Pursuit, Trial and Execution of His Accomplices

New York: Dick & Fitzgerald, Publishers, (1865). Woodcuts. Disbound. Octavo. 79, [I] pages. Very Good. Bound wrappers over sewn binding, lacking the covers (though remnants of a printed title seem apparent on spine). Expert paper restoration and repair to title page, including backing with Japanese tissue. There is some staining to title page.

Perhaps the first book on the Lincoln assassination, originally published about a month after the event. George Alfred Townsend was a pioneering war correspondent during the Civil War, and covered the Lincoln assassination and its aftermath for the New York World. His early dispatches to them were gathered here and published at the start of the trial of the conspirators on May 18, 1865. This variant issue contains Townsend's reports on the trial and executions. HOWES T315; MONAGHAN 781; MCDADE 617, etc.

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