Boston: J.E. Farwell & Company, 1869. Original printed wrappers, the front wrapper illustrated with a man in prison and a legend explaining the different objects appearing in the picture. The rear wrapper is a portrait of the bearded, formally dressed author. Title page repeats the portrait. Stitched. 89, [3 blanks] pp. Light wear. Very Good.
A second edition issued in 1870 adding, after page 89, 46 pages of "Additional Evidence." Bradford had a penchant for getting into a lot of trouble resulting from small misunderstandings, originating in disputes about a bill and then to charges of breaking and entering. The pamphlet's contribution is its narrative of prison life in New England in the 1860's. Bradford describes-- doubtless with some embellishment-- the difficult physical and psychic environment of confinement at the New Hampshire State Prison. Damp and cold quarters, sadistic guards, corrupt bureaucrats, and an unresponsive system of justice are described.
OCLC records sixteen locations as of December 2017. Item #34461