The Murderers of Doom. Miserable Death of J. Wilkes Booth, the Assassin of President Lincoln. / Shot through the head by Sergeant Boston Corbett in a Barn on Garrett's Farm, near Port Royal, near the Rappahannock, April 25, 1865 [caption title below image].

Philadelphia, (PA): J.L. Magee, nd [1865]. First edition. Lithograph in black-and-white, 12 1/2 x 17 inches (image size: 8 5/8 x 12 1/2 inches), "an image of John Wilkes Booth seen falling into a fire in a barn. He holds a gun in his proper right hand, his proper left leg bandaged and his crutches and a knife fall to the ground. A man at left stands at the barn door, while a group of soldiers outside the barn look in, one pointing a gun at Booth" (OCLC). Magee also published the famous print "Death Bed of Abraham Lincoln." OCLC locates one copy (American Antiquarian Society); copies are also at the Library of Congress and the Huntington Library. Margins a little browned, but very good, light creases from folding. Matted, glazed, and framed. (#6283). Item #59310

Price: $2,250.00

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