Publisher: London: Published and Sold by W. Bristow, .
Edition: Second edition.
Condition: Title-page partially detached and chipped at the gutter; a good copy. Rare.
Book ID: 21865
Description8vo, disbound, 86 pages.
CommentsA 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).