THE BEAUTIFUL VICTIM OF THE ELM CITY. BEING A FULL, FAIR, AND IMPARTIAL NARRATIVE OF ALL THAT IS KNOWN OF THE TERRIBLE FATE OF THE TRUSTING AND UNFORTUNATE JENNIE E. CRAMER, GIVING ALL THE EVIDENCE THAT LED THE JURY TO HOLD JAMES MALLEY, JR. AS HER MURDERER, AND TO DENOUNCE WALTER E. MALLEY AND BLANCHE DOUGLASS AS AIDERS AND ABETTORS. IN THIS TERRIBLE SOCIAL TRAGEDY.

New York: M.J. Ivers & Co. [1881]. 64pp, stitched. Illustrated front pink wrapper [detached], lacks rear wrap. Wrap worn at edges and spine, last two leaves detached with some chipping at spine edge [loss of several letters along edge of one leaf]. Good.

The wrapper calls this the "2d edition. Complete." McDade says, "This is a New Haven, Connecticut, case in which Jennie Cramer was found dead, face down in water... Malley was cleared and the death may have been accidental. Edmund Pearson credits this case with starting the famous series of dime novels in which was introduced one of the most celebrated detectives of paperback fiction: Old Cap Collier." Malley, a member of New Haven's wealthy family which owned the Malley Company, a cornerstone of New Haven's retail merchants [until the early 1960's, when it was torn down], was one of Jennie's many admirers. Allegations of undue influence in high places, bribery, and witness tampering tainted the investigation.
McDade 666. Not in Harv. Law Cat. Item #28143

Price: $150.00

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