Boston: May, 1833. Second Edition. 191, [1 blank] pp + attractive folding map of the crime area. Scattered fox, Good+.
[offered with] AVERY'S TRIAL. [SUPPLEMENTARY EDITION.] REPORTED BY B.F. HALLETT. [Boston: 1833]. 40pp, light soil. Good+.
[offered with] THE ARGUMENTS OF COUNSEL IN THE CLOSE OF THE TRIAL OF EPHRAIM AVERY, FOR THE MURDER OF SARAH M. CORNELL...REPORTED WITHOUT ABRIDGEMENT, BY BENJAMIN F. HALLETT. ALSO, A LITERAL REPORT OF THE MEDICAL TESTIMONY OF PROFESSOR WALTER CHANNING AND DR. WILLIAM TURNER, REVISED BY THE WITNESSES, AND NOT BEFORE PUBLISHED. Boston: June, 1833. 94pp + [1 advertising leaf]. Good+. Disbound.
Three pieces on this notorious trial. "When Sarah Cornell was found hanging from the frame of a haystack in Tiverton, Rhode Island, it might easily have been called suicide but for a note she had left in her bandbox saying, 'If I should be missing, enquire of the Rev. Mr. Avery, of Bristol,- he will know where I am.' This was the beginning of the Reverend's troubles and one of the most famous nineteenth-century cases." McDade 33. Sarah had been five months' pregnant, allegedly by Avery; a 27-day trial resulted in Avery's acquittal.
McDade 52, 34. II Harv. Law Cat 1008. Item #25563