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Execution Broadsides, Three Examples, London, Mid-19th Century.

Auction:
2891T
Lot:
1028
Sold for:
$1,599$1,300

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Auction:
Books & Manuscripts - 2891T
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
May 18, 2016 12:00PM

Description:

Execution Broadsides, Three Examples, London, Mid-19th Century. Life, Trial, Confession & Execution of Catherine Wilson, the Female Poisoner who was executed at Newgate, on Monday, Oct. 20th [1862], for the murder of Mrs. Soames, wood-type headline, with a large woodcut showing the street scene and scaffolding, text in four columns below, with a woodcut of the accused bottom central, surrounded by six-stanza poem, 19 x 14 1/2 in.; The Life, Trial, Sentence, and Execution of William Cogan, for the murder of his wife in Newton St., Holborn, with a large woodcut of the hanged man below the wood-type headline, typographical ornamental border, the text in four columns separated by rules, with a full-length portrait woodcut of Cogan standing in his cell at the foot of the second column, 19 x 14 1/2 in.; [and] The Trial and Execution of Captain W. Mori, for the murder of William Malcolm, title in wood type, two eight-sided woodcuts below, one showing the crime, mounted on his horse, the nobleman shoots a poacher, five columns below, at bottom center another eight-sided woodcut showing Moir in his cell with his family, flanked by typographical ornaments and "Solemn Verses," 19 x 14 1/2 in., each matted and framed. (3)
Estimate $400-600


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Keywords

William Malcolm, William Cogan, W. Mori, Moir, London, Broadside, Catherine Wilson, Hanging, Relief printing, Woodcut

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