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Palmer (William), "The Rugeley Poisoner".- Illustrated

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Palmer (William), "The Rugeley Poisoner".- Illustrated
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NO RESERVE Palmer (William), "The Rugeley Poisoner".- Illustrated Life, Career, and Trial of William Palmer of Rugeley, wood-engraved portrait, double-page facsimile of Palmer's diary entry featuring his victim Cook's death, illustrations, 1856 § Illustrated and Unabridged Edition of The Times Report of the Trial of William Palmer, for Poisoning John Parsons Cook, at Rugeley, large folding wood-engraved frontispiece of the courtroom (tear to inner edge), wood-engraved title-vignette and illustrations, 1856, together 2 works in 1 vol., title of the first browned, some soiling, original cloth, rubbed and marked § [Paltock (Robert)] The Life and Adventures of Peter Wilkins, a Cornish Man...By R.S. a Passenger in the Hector, 2 vol. in 1, 5 engraved plates, ink signature to title, plates browned, contemporary roan-backed boards, rubbed, 1816; and another, 8vo et infra (3)

⁂ William Palmer (1824-56) or the "Rugeley Poisoner" was a doctor, racehorse owner and gambler who was convicted and hanged for poisoning his friend John Parsons Cook, after Cook's horse had won a race at Shrewsbury in 1856, rather than Palmer's. Some thirty thousand spectators watched him hang at Stafford Gaol at 8am on 14 June 1856. Charles Dickens called him, "The greatest villain that ever stood in the Old Bailey".
The second item is a novel of 1750 inspired by both Robinson Crusoe and Gulliver's Travels concerning a man shipwrecked on an island who encounters a race of flying people.
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Palmer (William), "The Rugeley Poisoner".- Illustrated

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0148: Palmer (William), "The Rugeley Poisoner".- Illustrated

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NO RESERVE Palmer (William), "The Rugeley Poisoner".- Illustrated Life, Career, and Trial of William Palmer of Rugeley, wood-engraved portrait, double-page facsimile of Palmer's diary entry featuring his victim Cook's death, illustrations, 1856 § Illustrated and Unabridged Edition of The Times Report of the Trial of William Palmer, for Poisoning John Parsons Cook, at Rugeley, large folding wood-engraved frontispiece of the courtroom (tear to inner edge), wood-engraved title-vignette and illustrations, 1856, together 2 works in 1 vol., title of the first browned, some soiling, original cloth, rubbed and marked § [Paltock (Robert)] The Life and Adventures of Peter Wilkins, a Cornish Man...By R.S. a Passenger in the Hector, 2 vol. in 1, 5 engraved plates, ink signature to title, plates browned, contemporary roan-backed boards, rubbed, 1816; and another, 8vo et infra (3)

⁂ William Palmer (1824-56) or the "Rugeley Poisoner" was a doctor, racehorse owner and gambler who was convicted and hanged for poisoning his friend John Parsons Cook, after Cook's horse had won a race at Shrewsbury in 1856, rather than Palmer's. Some thirty thousand spectators watched him hang at Stafford Gaol at 8am on 14 June 1856. Charles Dickens called him, "The greatest villain that ever stood in the Old Bailey".
The second item is a novel of 1750 inspired by both Robinson Crusoe and Gulliver's Travels concerning a man shipwrecked on an island who encounters a race of flying people.

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