Judge Jos. A. Wittner's thirty-three years trials and tribulations in Wheelerville (AL)

NP: np, ca. (1910). Printed gray wrappers stapled. 23 cm.; (2), 3 - 46 pp., (2) blank. Frontis. portrait. Judge was an honorary title, though he did deliver warrants in the area. Wheelersville (now absorbed by Mobile, Alabama) seems to have been an area filled by rough hewn individuals according to this account. The hard drinking characters trash the country store several times. Murders are commited with some frequency, and Wittner is not shy about giving the names of the perpetrators. We could verify that one man mentioned had been imprisoned for rape, escaped from prison and was murdered, just as this text says. Wittner's account gives the name of the killer, and given the correctness of parts there would be reason to give credence to the other murders and names given. According to the collector from whom we purchased this item, it was heavily suppressed, probably because names were named. Indeed there are no copies listed OCLC, though a 1990 reprint was made from somewhere. Light scattered stains on cover, signs of removal of a pricing sticker, small stain upper joint edge internally, else clean and tight. Item #59390

Price: $2,250.00

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