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1 CUNNINGHAM, John & Donald A. Sinclair MURDER DID PAY. 19th-Century New Jersey Murders
Newark, NJ New Jersey Historical Society 1982 0911020047 / 9780911020045 First Edition Hardcover Nr Fine  VG Dj 
193pp. Illus. in text. Tiny chips to dj only, spine very sl. sunned. Dozens of celebrated murder cases from 19th-century New Jersey were immortalised in contemporary pamphlets, professing to deter other would-be slayers but more often than not just making profit for the publishers. Four of these excellent pamphlets are reproduced here. Antoine le Blanc and the murder of the Sayre family, 1833; John Erpenstein, convicted of poisoning his wife; Irish serving girl, Bridget Dergan, who murdered Dr Coriell's lovely wife and Jewish abortionist, Jacob Rosenzweig, for causing the death of Alice Bowlsby. The murders, trials, confessions and executions, giving a fine insight into social attitudes of the day and the working of Jersey justice. Very well illustrated with Bibliography of Murders in Print, 1692-1901.  
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