Philadelphia: Barclay & Co., [1881?]. , -44,  pp [as issued]. Stitched in original printed and illustrated purple wrappers [light edge and spine wear]. Three full-page woodcut plates, including the murder and the lynching, and a small cut of Snyder in death. Very Good.
An attractive and typically lurid Barclay production. "Jacob and Annie Geogles were murdered with an ax on December 27, 1880, by Snyder who was hanged by a mob." McDade. They were "butchered while asleep in their beds, at their home on Monocacy creek, about three miles north of Bethlehem." Snyder, their boarder, was consumed with "brutal lust for the daughter Alice. While living with the Geogles he made repeated attempts to debauch her." Rebuffed, and threatened by her parents with eviction, he took his revenge. With much on the crime and the mob's dirty work, graphically illustrated. McDade notes another printing in addition to this one.
McDade 893. Marke 1005. Item #39590