[Augusta ME: 1848]. 40pp, caption title (as issued). Disbound. Double columns. Light wear, minor spotting to title page. Good+.
Dr. Coolidge "dispatched him with a shot of brandy laced with prussic [hydrocyanic] acid" [McDade]. The "overextended, badly pressed doctor" killed Mathews for money, and was found guilty. Before being arrested, Coolidge "had the distinction of performing the autopsy on his own victim." Dr. C. killed himself "almost immediately" after his conviction. Id.
FIRST EDITION. McDade 211. Cohen 12457. Item #28522