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The Life of Dr. Samuel A. Mudd. (signed by four of Mudd's grandchildren)

Nettie Mudd (ed.)

Published by Dixk Wildes Printing, La Plata, MD, 1991
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Fine, fresh example. Issued without dust jacket. Hardcover in forest green cloth lettered and decorated in gilt with a gilt-stamped portrait of Mudd. Reissue of the 1975 Continental Book Company edition which was in turn a facsimile reprint of the original 1906 Neale edition. 383 pp. with addenda of Mudd genealogy to 1975, transcription of letters not printed in the original edition, a chapter on Publicity in the Dr. Samuel Mudd Case,a nd a final addition of letters not printed in any edition prior to this one. Signed on the front free endpaper by four of Mudd's grandchildren. Assembled by his daughter, a defense of convicted Lincoln assassination conspirator Dr. Samuel Mudd, the Maryland phyiscian who treated John Wilkes Booth's broken leg during his flight fter the murder at Ford's theatre. Historians consider the case against Mudd to quite weak and he was release after serving a 4-year prison sentence at Fort Jeffersona nd then Dry Tortuga Island. Letters he wrote during this imprisonment are reprinted here as are the formal statements of Mrs, Mudd, Mudd himself and Edward Spangler as well as General Ewing's argument over jurisdiction, law and facts in the case. Bookseller Inventory # E15942

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Title: The Life of Dr. Samuel A. Mudd. (signed by ...

Publisher: Dixk Wildes Printing, La Plata, MD

Publication Date: 1991

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: reissue

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