Boston: Printed at the Daily Mail Office, . 1st printing (McDade 1059). 64 pp. Text double column. Now housed in an archival mylar sleeve. Cut of courtroom to p. 1; cut of Mass. Medical College to p. 64. 8vo. 10" x 6-1/8". Printed self-wrappers, 4 untrimmed quires, stitched. Now housed in a clear archival mylar sleeve. General wear & soiling. Stitching a bit loose. Very Good. Item #45017
Per McDade, "The murder in the Harvard Medical School of Dr. George Parkman, a prominent Bostonian and Harvard alumnus, by Professor John W. Webster was, in the words of Edmund Pearson, 'America's classic murder.'" It seemed Webster owed Parkman money, and after Parkman threatened Webster with loss of his position, Webster killed Parkman, and began a gruesome process of disposing of the evidence. Webster was hanged for his efforts.