First edition. 8vo. Original light blue pictorial wrappers, 32 pp., illustrated. McDade's Annals of Murder # 6 says "Almy, a rejected suitor, murdered Christie Warden on July 17, 1891, at Hanover, New Hampshire. He lived for a month in the Warden family barn while posses were searching for him, and when he was captured, it was discovered that he was the George Abbott who had escaped over the wall of the New Hampshire State Prison while serving a fifteen-year term for burglary." After his escape from the Vermont State Prison, Abbott had headed south to Texas where he worked for a time on a ranch. Large splits at head and toe of spine, wrappers lightly soiled and foxed along with creasing to top and bottom corners or wrappers and pages. An old water stain to top corner of front and rear covers, fore-edges have a few closed tears and minor chips. Good clean copy of a scarce item.
Inventory Number: 45359