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Title:       Luther J. Verrill, The Supposed West Auburn Murderer. Entered
             according to Act of Congress, in the year 1867, by C.C. Conlon, in
             the Clerk's Office of the District of Maine
Publisher:   C.C. Conlon, Portland?, 1867.
Description: The rare photograph of Verrill, the white male charged but not
             convicted of murder, accused by Clifton Harris, the African
             American hanged for the crime, as the murders' perpetrator,
             leading in part to Maine's abolition of the death penalty in 1887
Condition:   Photograph measuring about 2 1/2 x 3 3/4 inches, a good clear
             image showing Verrill standing, left hand on hip, right hand on
             chair; no copy located
Book No.:    W-79030                Price: $     250.00
Category:    capital punishment, criminal law, law and photography
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Author:      De Feis, P. Leopoldo
Title:       Il Patibolo Della Croce, Secondo la Bibbia e i Monumenti Assiri
Publisher:   Tipografia Del Cav. V. Salviucci, Roma, 1900.
Description: An examination of the Cross as Christian gallows, here separately
             printed, originally appearing in Bessarione, the Review of
             Oriental Studies; with nine figures reproduced
Condition:   Original printed, sewn wraps, worn; 30 pages
Book No.:    W-51650                Price: $      35.00
Category:    capital punishment
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Author:      Montagu, Basil
Title:       Essays [I. Thoughts upon the Punishment of Death II. Thoughts upon
             Liberty, and the Rights of Englishmen III. Thoughts upon the
             Conduct of the Understanding in the Discovery of Truth IV.
             Thoughts upon Imprisonment for Debt]
Publisher:   Printed for R. Hunter [and three others], London, 1824.
Description: First edition of the collected essays of Montagu, the Lincoln's
             Inn barrister, noted reformer, and close friend of Coleridge,
             Godwin, Wordsworth, and others, upon the four principal subjects
             for which he is known; with the map and folding tables
Condition:   Contemporary straight grained morocco, lightly rubbed and a trace
             of foxing, presentation copy "With B Montagus / affectionate
             regards / 24 Nov / 1824"
Book No.:    W-76624                Price: $     650.00
Category:    capital punishment, philosophy of law, Imprisonment for Debt, English constitutional law
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Author:      Christian, Edward
Title:       A Vindication of the Criminal Law, and the Administration of
             Public Justice in England, from the Imputation of Cruelty: In a
             Charge Delivered to the Grand Jury at the Assizes Held at Ely
Publisher:   Printed by Richard Watts . . . For Clarke and Sons [etc.], London,
             1819.
Description: Christian's charge given as Chief Justice of Ely as the movement
             to abolish the death penalty gained force, contending that as a
             practical matter juries and judges, and alternate punishments,
             greatly mitigated the imposition of capital punishment
Condition:   Modern marbled wraps, the title and verso of the last leaf dusty
             and marked, a bit strained, a usable copy; 77 pages
Book No.:    W-76672                Price: $     350.00
Category:    criminal law, capital punishment, juries, Grand Jury Charges
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Author:      Cardozo, Benjamin N.
Title:       What Medicine Can Do For Law
Publisher:   Harper & Brothers Publishers, New York, 1930.
Description: Justice Cardozo's address before the New York Academy of Medicine,
             his first effort to discuss extra-judicially capital punishment
             and mental responsibility, inter alia, inscribed by him in full
             ("Benjamin N. Cardozo") on the first free endpaper
Condition:   Original maroon cloth backed boards, a very little faded, else
             well preserved, the edges untrimmed and largely uncut; with the
             half title
Book No.:    W-78666                Price: $    1250.00
Category:    Supreme Court, Inscribed or Presentation Copy
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Author:      Montagu, Basil (comp.)
Title:       The Opinions of Different Authors upon the Punishment of Death.
             Two Volumes
Publisher:   Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme, Paternoster Row,
             London, 1809-12.
Description: First editions of the first two volumes of Montagu's valuable
             compilation (a third volume appeared in 1813), part of his
             sustained effort to abolish capital punishment; with extracts from
             Bentham, Blackstone, Montesquieu and John Howard, inter alia
Condition:   Original boards, one volume rebacked, the second with its spine
             chipped, else good, unsophisticated, untrimmed copies with
             generous margins
Book No.:    W-76304                Price: $     650.00
Category:    capital punishment
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Author:      Duff, Charles
Title:       A Handbook on Hanging, Being a short Introduction to the fine art
             of Execution, and containing much useful information on Neck-
             Breaking, Throttling, Strangling, Asphyxiation, Decapitation and
             Electrocution [etc.]
Publisher:   Grant Richards and Philip Sainsbury at The Cayme Press, London],
             1927.
Description: Clarence Darrow's copy, presented to him by Duff, the inscription
             on the first free endpaper reading "To Clarence Darrow / with
             kindest regards / & highest esteem / from Charles Duff / 28/10/29"
Condition:   Original boards, the spine worn and loose at the back joint
Book No.:    W-55496                Price: $     850.00
Category:    capital punishment
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Author:      Fielding, Henry
Title:       An Enquiry Into the Causes of the late Increase of Robbers, &c.
             With Some Proposals for Remedying this Growing Evil. In Which . .
             . the Laws that relate to the Provision for the Poor, and to the
             Punishment of Felons are largely and freely examined
Publisher:   Printed for A. Millar, opposite to Katharine-Street [etc.],
             London, 1751.
Description: First edition of the novelist Henry Fielding's famed proposals for
             reforming English criminal law, derived from his first-hand
             experiences as a London magistrate, "easily the most distinguished
             and ambitious of Fielding's social [publications]"
Condition:   Modern 1/4 green morocco over cloth boards, gilt lettered, light
             browning, else a good usable copy with ample margins; the Taussig
             copy
Book No.:    W-79227                Price: $     425.00
Category:    criminal law, legal reform, capital punishment, Law and Literature, poor law
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