Philadelphia: Jones Bros. & Co., . Two broadsheets, each approximately 12.75 x 6 inches. Previously folded, with minor separations at old folds. One broadsheet with several small closed tears and tape repairs at edges. Light tanning. Good plus, overall. Item #1546
Two appealing broadsheet advertisements for the extensive trial account and biography of Charles Guiteau, penned by H.H. Alexander, the trial court stenographer. One sheet provides a lengthy treatment of the book itself, the comprehensiveness of its account, and the dramatic nature and popularity of the story. The second offers more detailed information to agents and salesmen regarding prices, terms, and conditions. Both sheets feature illustrations for the books, comprising scenes of the assassination and of Guiteau being brought to court, a portrait of the assassin, and an engraving of the gun and a bullet used in the shooting.