The Genuine Account of the Life and Trial of Eugene Aram, School-Master, for the Murder of Daniel Clark . . . [cover-title].

Publisher: London: Published and Sold by W. Bristow, [1759].
Edition: Second edition.
Condition: Title-page partially detached and chipped at the gutter; a good copy. Rare.
Book ID: 21865


8vo, disbound, 86 pages.


A contemporary account of the dramatic life of Eugene Aram, the philologist and teacher who was convicted and hanged for murder, and whose life and trial later were popularized in a ballad by Thomas Hood and in a best-selling novel by Bulwer-Lytton. The brief biography and trial is followed by Miscellanies, which consists of an essay on a plan for a new arrangement of a dictionary, the origins and antiquity of the Melsupper, poems and letters, all written by Aram from prison and sent to Bristow. See the DNB online for a fine account of Aram's life and crime. Interesting provenance: from the library of American revolutionary soldier and statesman, John Dickinson (1732-1808), with his signature in the top margin of the title-page (slightly trimmed).

Price: $1,750.00

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