Saco, Me. William S. Noyes & Co., 1874. iv,,180,25,69,40,66pp. Early 20th-century buckram, gilt leather labels. Cloth somewhat soiled, labels chipped, front hinge loosening. Paper shelf label on spine, institutional ink stamp on titlepage. Nine interior leaves detached and chipped. Moderate tanning. Good. Item #WRCAM52928
A scarce trial account of an 1874 Maine island murder, motivated by robbery and accomplished after a great feat of endurance. "Wagner believed that $600 was in the house of a family living on the Isle of Shoals, a spot of land ten miles out to sea from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. He rowed out there one night and killed two women with an ax, a third escaping into the night to hide among the rocks. He was convicted and executed for the crime" - McDade. McDADE 1032.