Muder, Magic, Madness: The Victorian Trials of Dove and The Wizard (Owen Davies)

Muder, Magic, Madness: The Victorian Trials of Dove and The Wizard (Owen Davies) soon to be presented for sale on the exceptional BookLovers of Bath web site!

Published: Harlow: Pearson Educational, 2005, Hardback in dust wrapper.

Contains: Black & white plates;

From the cover: This is the extraordinary story of magic, marital strife, poisoning and public execution that became one of the biggest newspaper sensations in mid-Victorian England. In 1856 William Dove, a young tenant farmer, was tried and sent to his death at the gallows for poisoning his wife Harriet. The trial might have been a straightforward case of murder, but when Doves involvement with Henry Harrison, the Leeds Wizard, and his Faustian pact with the Devil were reve…

Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper.

Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XIII] 238 pages. Index. Bibliography. 9½” x 6¼”.

Of course, if you don’t like this one, may I beguile you with my offerings from my intriguing History catalogue?

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