Anonymous ("One of America's Most Famous Detectives")
Title The Great Cronin Mystery
Book Condition Very Good Minus
Jacket Condition No Jacket
Publisher Boston A.E. Wilson & Co. 1889
Seller ID 002429
Boston: A.E. Wilson & Co., 1889. " A Complete and Accurate History of the Assassination of Dr. Patrick Henry Cronin, the Search for the Murderers, the Inquest, the Trial, and the Verdict." Illustrated with many engravings. Cronin, an Irish patriot, was murdered for political reasons in what was known as "the crime of the century" (actual title of a competing volume of popular history by a rival publisher). This is a Very Good (Minus) copy of a reprint of Laird & Lee's First Edition by a different publisher. Brown decorative cloth binding. Blindstamped portrait of Dr. Cronin and the motto "Or the Irish Patriot's Fate. A Complete History of the Greatest of Modern Crimes" on the front cover. Clean text; 527 pages. POS on the Title Page. Rubbed at the margins. A Very Good (Minus) copy, as ther gutters are cracked, giving a loose feel to the book. Quercus notes that interest in this murder mystery was comparable to the Lindbergh kidnapping or OJ Simpson; a fascinating nook of American Irish history, and surprisingly scarce. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Rep[rint.. Decorative Cloth. Very Good Minus/No Jacket.