Report of the trial of Leavitt Alley, indicted for the murder of Abijah Ellis, in the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts.

HEARD, Franklin Fiske

Published by Little, Brown & Co., Boston, 1875
From Robert McDowell Antiquarian Books (Concord, MA, U.S.A.)

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8vo. pp. [8], 176. Bound in period brown pebbled publisher’s cloth. Tight copy. Front outer hinge and head and tail caps neatly restored. Some wear to extremities; spotting along the inner and upper edges of the front board. Bookseller’s ticket on front free end paper. A name penciled on front blank leaf – "G.A. Sanderson Feb. 20 1911" – perhaps the same G.A. Sanderson who was a District Attorney in Middlesex County, Ma. around this time. Interior pages are clean. Report of the sensational Boston trial of Leavitt Alley, a local teamster, for the murder of Abijah Ellis a local merchant. Ellis’s dismembered body was found in a barrel floating in the Charles River. The prosecution alleged that the motive for the murder was a financial debt. The case was based on circumstantial evidence, and Alley was ultimately acquitted. This case has been compared to the 1849 Webster-Parkman murder case[See Philips, Famous cases of circumstantial evidence. Boston, 1873, p. 149 et al.]. Bookseller Inventory # 000408

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Title: Report of the trial of Leavitt Alley, ...

Publisher: Little, Brown & Co., Boston

Publication Date: 1875

Binding: Hardcover

Edition: First edition.

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