Apr 15, 2021 - Sale 2564

Sale 2564 - Lot 247

Price Realized: $ 750
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 500 - $ 750
(ABRAHAM LINCOLN.) George Alfred Townsend. The Life, Crime, and Capture of John Wilkes Booth. frontispiece plate and 2 full-page illustrations. 64, [2], plus 6 erratically paginated leaves of publisher's ads (unopened). 8vo, publisher's illustrated wrappers, worn and lacking rear wrapper; dampstaining, unevenly opened. New York: Dick & Fitzgerald, [1865]

Additional Details

First edition. Howes T315 ("aa", calls this the scarcer of two issues, priority undetermined); Monaghan 781 (calls this the first edition).

With--"Booth's Theatre: Behind the Scenes." Frontispiece portrait, numerous illustrations. 16 pages. 8vo, original illustrated wrappers, worn; minor foxing and wear to contents. New York: Henry L. Hinton, 1870.