Boston: Russell, Odiorne and Co.... 1834. 74pp, disbound, last couple of leaves moderately spotted. One folding map of the crime area [with an expertly repaired closed tear, without loss], one full-page map of Narragansett Bay. Good+.
"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 ensued, which resulted in Avery's acquittal.
FIRST EDITION. McDade 53. Item #28511