OUTLAWS OF THE FOX RIVER COUNTRY, STORY OF THE WHITEFORD AND SPENCER TRAGEDIES, THE ASSASSINATION OF JUDGE RICHARDSON, THE EXECUTION OF JOHN BAIRD, AND THE MOBBING OF W.J. YOUNG.

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Hannibal. 1882. 138pp., plus six inserted plates. Modern three quarter calf and marbled boards, spine gilt. Titlepage wrinkled, a bit stained, reinforced along the gutter, and with a few short tears, expertly repaired. Final blank leaf creased, with a few short repaired tears. Occasional minor foxing, with marginal stains to a few leaves. Overall, about very good. A scarce account of criminal acts in Missouri, Iowa, and Ohio in the 1860s and '70s, with views of the scenes of the crimes and portraits of the participants. Murphy begins by recounting the fate of Joseph and Hyrum Smith at Nauvoo, moves on to some of the same crimes described by Edward Bonney in BANDITTI OF THE PRAIRIES, and then brings the story of midwestern crime up to the Civil War and beyond. Crimes, captures, and trials are all described in a gripping manner, enhanced by illustrations of crime scenes and perpetrators. "Lurid narrative of midwestern crime, comparable to Bonney's classic BANDITTI OF THE PRAIRIES" - Howes. "History of the outlaws of the Nauvoo country.The author, an Alexandria, Missouri, editor, was personally acquainted with many of the desperate characters in this chronicle" - Adams. HOWES M907, "aa." ADAMS, SIX-GUNS 1581. GRAFF 2935. FLAKE 5673. Bookseller Inventory #

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