Title TRIAL OF PROFESSOR JOHN W. WEBSTER FOR THE MURDER OF DR. GEORGE PARKMAN at the Medical College, November 23, 1849.
Book Condition VG
Publisher Boston Herald Steam Press John A. French 1850
Seller ID 901937
92pp. Illus. in text. Original paper covered booklet FINELY REBOUND in tan buckram with polished, blind decorated calf spine with red morocco and gilt title label. New endpapers. Title page and one portrait have been expertly laid-on and a few page edges have also been professionally restored. Some tanning to lower edge and endpapers, but not affecting text, o/w a little scattered foxing. The trial of the highly respected Professor of Chemistry and Mineralogy at the Massachusetts Medical College in 1849. Webster financed his extravagant lifestyle by borrowing money from various sources, including Dr George Parkman who grew resentful when he would not repay his debt. He went to Webster's college rooms and demanded his money back but in the ensuing argument Dr Parkman was killed. His body was dissected and put in the assay oven. A college janitor had seen Dr Parkman enter Webster's room. He investigated the oven and found the remains of the body.
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