9 February 2000
[GIBBS, Charles]. Mutiny and Murder. Confession of Charles Gibbs, a Native of Rhode Island. Who, with Thomas J. Wansley, was doomed to be hung in New-York on the 22d of April last, for the murder of the Captain and Mate of the Brig Vineyard, on her passage from New-Orleans to Philadelphia, in November 1830. Providence: Israel Smith, . 12o (200 x 115 mm). Hand-colored engraved frontispiece and full page engraved illustration in text, partially colored by hand (losses at sheet edges, soiled). 36 pages (title and first text leaf repaired, some soiling throughout). Later black straight-grained morocco. FIRST EDITION. The author tells in high, flamboyant style of the despicable deeds of Gibbs and Wansley, including of the murders of hundreds of sailors and even of an "innocent and beautiful female." Sabin 27295.
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