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The Boorn Mystery: an episode from the judicial annals of Vermont

Author: Sherman Roberts Moulton
ISBN #: B002J4CX4G
Price: $12.00
Publisher: Vermont Historical Society
Publisher Location: Montpelier
Book Condition: Very Good
Dust Jacket Condition: no jacket
Edition: First edition
Pub Date: 1937
Very light wear to the book; no jacket. First printing, no others noted. A narrative recounting a famous 19th century Vermont incident in which the Boorn brothers, Stephen and Jesse, were convicted of murdering their brother-in-law, Russell Colvin. Convicted seven years later after a trial featuring junk science, false confession, superstition and the ever classic jail house snitch the brothers were awaiting execution. Colvin was found to be alive and the brothers were freed. Every effort is made to ship all books and other items within 24 hours. Clean recycled packing material will be used when possible. The Book Shed has a been a member of the Vermont Antiquarian Bookseller's Association since 1997. An online bookseller with a bookshop sensibility!