Trial of the Assassins and Conspirators for the Murder of Abraham Lincoln, and the Attempted Assassination of Vice-President Johnson and the Whole Cabinet. LINCOLN ASSASSINATION.

Trial of the Assassins and Conspirators for the Murder of Abraham Lincoln, and the Attempted Assassination of Vice-President Johnson and the Whole Cabinet....

Philadelphia: Barclay & Co., [1865].

Title continues: The Most Intensely Interesting Trial on Record. Containing the Evidence in Full, with Arguments of Counsel on Both Sides, and the Verdict of the Military Commission. Correct Likenesses and Graphic History of all the Assassins, Conspirators, and Other Persons Connected with their Arrest and Trial. Octavo, pp. 21-102, in original pink wrappers illustrated with a portrait of Mary Surratt. The wrappers are heavily chipped, both wrappers have archival tape repairs on the inside, the front wrapper has an early ownership signature along the right margin, and about 1/4 of the back wrapper is missing. The frontispiece is also missing a large chip and is detached and laid in. Otherwise the contents are complete and clean. Good.

A scarce early publication of excerpts from the trial of David E. Herold, George A. Atzerodt, Lewis Payne, Michael O'Laughlin, Edward Spangler, Samuel Arnold, Mary E. Surratt, and Samuel A. Mudd before a military commission in Washington, DC. In addition to the frontispiece, there are 11 full-page illustrations, including views of the courtroom and the Arsenal Building (where the trial was held), portraits of the accused, a map showing where John Wilkes Booth was killed and David Herold was captured, another showing the area around Ford's Theatre, and a portrait of "Jeff. Davis in his Wife's Clothes" -- the latter based on the rumor spread by Union generals that the Confederate president was disguised in a dress when captured. Howes L-343.

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