Boston [MA]: Russell and Cutler, Belcher and Armstrong, and Oliver and Munroe, n.d. (ca.1806). First edition. 8vo.; 168, (8)pp., including a table of contents, sketch map of the crime scene, and errata sheet. Bound in cloth-backed drab green boards. Two bumps to fore-edge of front board; edgewear; foxing. Neat old paper repair to verso of title page (no loss of text). Contemporary ownership signature at head of title page. Item #44991
McDade 860: "The killing of Austin by Selfridge arose out of a political dispute between Selfridge and the victim's father. The grand jury refused to indict him for murder; the charge was manslaughter. The case was long an authority on the law of self-defense." (see also McDade 861, for this particular printing).