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Red cloth binding rubbed at extremities & slightly cocked; backstrip sunned & browned; boards soiled; hinges & a few points in textblock cracked, front hinge nearly separated & frontis photo starting to detach; edges of a few leaves nicked; leaf edges, eps & margins foxed, else an intact, clean volume. No dj. ; B&w photos, ils.; Small 8vo 7½" - 8" ; 309 pages. N° de réf. du libraire
Titre : The Escape and Suicide of John Wilkes Booth,...
Éditeur : J.L. Nichols & Company
Date d'édition : 1907
Reliure : Hardcover
Etat du livre : Good+
Description du livre Memphis, TN: The Historical Publishing Co. [Historical Publishing Company], 1907., 1907. Poor condition. Full title: THE ESCAPE AND SUICIDE OF JOHN WILKES BOOTH OR THE FIRST TRUE ACCOUNT OF LINCOLN'S ASSASSINATION CONTAINING A COMPLETE CONFESSION BY BOOTH MANY YEARS AFTER THE CRIME GIVING IN FULL DETAIL THE PLANS, PLOT AND INTRIGUE OF THE CONSPIRATORS, AND THE TREACHERY OF ANDREW JOHNSON, THEN VICE-PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES. WRITTEN FOR THE CORRECTION OF HISTORY. , 309 pages plus unpaged b/w plates. Paperback: H 19cm x L 13.25cm. Original paper covers (i.e. wraps) soiled and edgeworn; both covers detached from spine paper with old lengthwise tape repair more-or-less keeping covers attached to one another. First leaf present is detached unpaged frontispiece followed by detached initial unpaged three leaves (title/copyright leaf, dedication leaf, and first Preface leaf); pages 1-6 also detached; other early leaves also tenuous. All pages well age-toned with some brittleness with edge chipping to aforementioned early leaves plus large loss (but not affecting text) to page 309. Top edges of pages 91-174 chipped with the deepest being approximately .5cm into top margin and again not affecting text. A poor copy but one that could still be rescued by a paper conservator/book restorer. Early editions of THE ESCAPE AND SUICIDE OF JOHN WILKES BOOTH are now quite uncommon. Six different publishers issued editions of unknown priority in 1907 of which three were in Memphis - Pilcher Printing Company, Bates Publishing Company, and The Historical Publishing Company. As author Finis Bates was a Memphis resident, it is likely one of the three Memphis editions is the true first. N° de réf. du libraire NEW-0810