[Chicago: F.J. Schulte & Co.], 1889. Variously paginated, as issued. Contemporary blue cloth, gilt titles. Minor wear to edges, light rubbing to gilt. Text somewhat tanned. Very good. Item #3220
A salesman's dummy for a true crime account concerned with an Irish American gang called the Clan-na-Gael. The work includes the relevant front matter, sample chapters, and a few pages at the end for taking down subscriptions for the final, published work. Dr. Patrick Henry Cronin was an Irish immigrant to the United States and a physician, who was a noted member of the Clan-na-Gael. A rival of Cronin's accused him of being a spy for the British. Soon after, the group turned on Cronin and murdered him. The resulting investigation and the trial became one of the longest-running legal events in U.S. history at the time.