Springfield: Tannatt & Co., Publishers, 1826. 44pp. Stitched in original drab wrappers. Some spotting, several closed tears without loss. Good+.
"After threatening several times to do so, Leonard killed his wife with an ax and then cut his own throat" [McDade]. Cohen states, "We have been unable to locate a first edition and none appears in N.U.C." McDade and American Imprints do not designate an edition, although Imprints also records a "third edition" in the same year. The Appendix at pages 37-44 "contains a statement of the principle facts in the case" [Cohen]. The Sermon indicates that Leonard's Universalist beliefs may have contributed to his foul deed: the doctrine of universal salvation tends "practically to nullify the threatening of God."
McDade 601. Cohen 4169. Not in Marke or Harv. Law Cat. AI 26122. Item #35596