Hunt, Henry M.
Title The Crime of the Century; or, The Assassination of Dr. Patrick Henry Cronin.
Book Condition Very Good Plus
Jacket Condition No Jacket
Edition First Edition.
Publisher Harrisburg, PA Pennsylvania Publishing 1889
Seller ID 001377
Harrisburg, PA: Pennsylvania Publishing, 1889. In one of the most fascinating murder cases of the 19th Century, Dr. Patrick Henry Cronin (1846-1889) an Irish-American activist was abducted and assassinated, presumably by members or agents of the Clann-na-Gael. The premier source for our knowledge today is the work of the "Noted Journalist" Henry M. Hunt, whose book was published by H.L. & D.H. Kochersperger in 1889. Offered here is a SALESMAN'S SAMPLE for Hunt's book, which contains partial chapters of the eventual publication. The Title Page is the same as the First Edition except "Pennsylvania Publishing" was removed. In the rear are 3 pages with numerous "Comments of the Press" and 16 pages ruled to enter Subscriber's names. Quercus notes that the salesman was notably unsuccessful, as no subscribers appear. The publisher advertises that the book will be "about 475 pages." It is likely that Hunt had not completed his manuscript, as the eventual Kochersperger edition ran to 576 pages. Very Good Plus copy of an intriguing and scarce publication. Green cloth binding with gilt lettering on the front panel. Mildly bumped, with a few small stains, not particularly noticeable. Decorative endpapers. Clean and supple text; a fascinating read, if frustrating due to the abbreviated nature of the chapters! No dustjacket; in an archival plastic protector. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good Plus/No Jacket. Salesman's Dummy. First Edition.