An illustrated chapbook on the murder of prostitute Helen Jewett, ca. 1878

An illustrated chapbook on the murder of prostitute Helen Jewett, ca. 1878

The Truly remarkable life of the beautiful Helen Jewett, who was so mysteriously murdered. The strangest and most exciting case known in the police annals of crimes and mysteries in the great city of New York.

 

Philadelphia, Barclay & Co, [1878]. Ca. 23,5 x 14,5 cm. [3], 20-64 pp. With 4 full-page wood engraved illustrations (one repeated on the wrappers). 

 

Original illustrated blue-grey wrappers. The wrappers show some light wear, most not