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Tingley, H.F.
INCIDENTS IN THE LIFE OF MILTON W. STREETER, THE JEALOUS AND INFATUATED MURDERER, WHO MURDERED HIS BEAUTIFUL AND YOUNG WIFE, ELVIRA W. STREETER, AT SOUTHBRIDGE, MASS., A FEW MONTHS SINCE: CONTAINING ALL THE INTERESTING INCIDENTS OF HIS LIFE- ALL THE PARTICULARS OF THE MURDER- HIS TRIAL, WHICH OCCURRED RECENTLY, SENTENCE, &C
A.W. Pearce, Printer, Pawtucket, R.I, 1850. Original printed wrappers, stitched, 96pp. Full-page illustration of the murder scene. The rear wrapper advertises, "Agents Wanted to sell this book in all parts of the United States and the British Provinces, and in all parts of Europe where the English language is spoken." Very Good plus. "Streeter's wife decided to leave him because of his insane threats and suspicions. When she started a suit to do so, he cut her throat as well as his own, though he survived. His death sentence was commuted to life imprisonment" [McDade]. Phrenological information is provided. "The disordered mind of Milton W. Streeter" is described in detail. As Cohen points out, the book is "An early psychological approach to a domestic murder, in which the reader's sympathy is developed for both the victim and the murderer, the latter having been deprived of a Christian upbringing" [Cohen]. McDade 945. Cohen 13053. Sabin 95848. [Attributes: Soft Cover]
Bookseller: David M. Lesser, ABAA [Woodbridge, CT, U.S.A.]
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