GRACE BROWN'S LOVE LETTERS READ IN THE HERKIMER COURT HOUSE, November 20, 1906, at the Trial of Chester E. Gillette, Charged with her Murder. Grace BROWN.

GRACE BROWN'S LOVE LETTERS READ IN THE HERKIMER COURT HOUSE, November 20, 1906, at the Trial of Chester E. Gillette, Charged with her Murder.

Herkimer, NY: Citizen Publishing Co., (c1906). One of two 1906 editions. 8vo. 23 pp. [text printed double-column]. Prints 12 long letters written by Brown to Gillette earlier in 1906, used by the prosecution in its case against Gillette who was found guilty and executed. Theodore Dreiser used the circumstances of the case in his novel An American Tragedy, extensively quoting from the letters. OCLC locates eight copies (Fenimore Art Museum, Hamilton, New York State Library, SUNY-Geneseo, Library of Congress, Clements, Kent State, Pennsylvania). Original printed cream wrappers, front wrapper illustrated with a photographic portrait of the author, rear wrapper with one of Gillette, stapled. Spine repaired, else very good. Item #66700

Price: $250.00

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